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Mursilis

TNPer

10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: December 2018
Population: 1172
Delegate Endorsements: 350
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for December 2018.

Government

As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:

~ Chief Executive: Woonsocket
~ WA Delegate: Kuriko
~ Senator of Lyonesse East: Louisistan
~ Senator of Himes West: Siuts
~ Senator of Blue Canaria North: Sargon Reman
~ Senior Senator of New Republica South: Jabberwocky
~ Minister of Immigration: New Ecopia
~ Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~ Minister of Education: The United Royal Islands of Euramathania


TITO Command

As of the publication of this report, TITO command consists of:
~ Commander-in-Chief: Woonsocket
~ Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~ Tactical Officer: Kortexia
~ Tactical Officer: Aschente
~ Tactical Officer: Aersoldorf
~ EF Tactical Officer: Smugglers and Mercs
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat

News Around The Islands

- Nominations for the Seventh Annual Paffnia Prize are now open.
- Longtime Islander Mutanatia has returned to XKI!
- The stock market is back online after a brief period of being down, thanks to Louisistan.
- Election nominations are open for Blue Canaria North, New Republica South and Himes West.
- The 14th House Cup and Shield Competition has begun as of January 1st and will last until January 31st.
- Delegate Kuriko has authored and successfully passed Condemn Macedon.
- In December Delegate Kuriko led a weekend visit to The Hole To Hide In.
- 10000 Islands accepted and opened an embassy with South Pacific.

Written by Sargon Reman
 

Mursilis

TNPer

10000 Islands Emissary Update


Date: January 2019
Population: 1,114
Delegate Endorsements: 335
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for January 2019.

Government

As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:

~ Chief Executive: Woonsocket
~ WA Delegate: Kuriko
~ Senator of Lyonesse East: Louisistan
~ Senator of Himes West: Twobagger
~ Senator of Blue Canaria North: Sargon Reman
~ Senior Senator of New Republica South: Jabberwocky
~ Minister of Immigration: New Ecopia
~ Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~ Minister of Education: Markanite

TITO Command

As of the publication of this report, TITO command consists of:

~ Commander-in-Chief: Woonsocket
~ Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~ Tactical Officer: Kortexia
~ Tactical Officer: Sorya
~ Tactical Officer: Shy Guyia
~ EF Tactical Officer: Smugglers and Mercs
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat
~ Executive Officer: Aschente

Political News

An election was held in January for the Senate seats of Blue Canaria North and New Republica South, with a special election for the Himes West Senate seat as well. Sargon Reman ran unopposed for Blue Canaria North while Twobagger and Siuts ran in a very tight race for Himes West. Jabberwocky and the esteemed Markanite contended for the New Republica South Senate seat but Markanite withdrew after being chosen as the new Minister of Education just three days before the conclusion of the election. Sargon Reman, Jabberwocky and Twobagger are the January election winners.

News Around The Islands

- Senior Senator Jabberwocky has won Taco Island Charities' Seventh Annual Paffnia Prize! Kortexia has won the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ruby Prize and Kuriko and Alkasia have won the Baden-Wuerttemberg Opal Prize.
- Chief Executive Woonsocket has named Markanite as the next Minister of Education
- Delegate Kuriko led a visit to the region of Canada.
- Minister of Education Markanite has hired Na Kanaka Isles, The Tasmanian Islands, and Alemputo to the 10000 Islands Official Welcome Committee.
- Minister of Education Markanite has hired The Soylent Green Party, Free Land of Rebellium, Dustwind, and The Tasmanian Islands to the TIBOE (Ten thousand Islands Brigade of Official Endorsers) program.
- Tuga Nation has been named Deputy Minister of Education.
- The Council rejected NS 286-1: Driselbia Embassy Request by consensus because members of the region were active raiders/imperialists.
- The Council rejected NS 286-2: New Western Atlantic Embassy Request Request by consensus due to the result of the last embassy request vote.
- The Council passed NS 286-3: South Pacific Embassy Request 4-0, with 1 abstention and 4 delegations to the delegate's prerogative
- Paffnia, longtime 10KI citizen, was Commended by the WA Security Council. Congratulations Paffnia! This brings the number of Commended islanders to five.
- Sargon Reman has been appointed Regional Reserve Chair.

Written by Sargon Reman
 

Mursilis

TNPer


10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: February 2019

Population: 1,101

Delegate Endorsements: 333

Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com



The following is a Special Notification from 10000 Islands.


On Sunday, February 17th 2019, Chief Executive Woonsocket of 10000 Islands declared his intent to resign from his position after two years of running the region. As his successor he has chosen Markanite, three time WA Delegate and Heart of the Islands recipient. Both Woonsocket and Markanite are highly well like among the community of XKI, and while many of us are sad to see Woonsocket step down after doing such a good job we know that he couldn't have made a better choice for the person to replace him.

In his statement of resignation Woonsocket had much to say about his successor, and much to say about his time as Chief Executive. To the delight of many, he has also declared his intent to stick around and not leave the community entirely.

Woonsocket resignation letter:

After several years of having the honor of being your Chief Executive, I am stepping down from the position. I have chosen Markanite as my successor as Chief Executive. This is a good choice - Mark has unquestioned seniority, has served in the government in a variety of positions, is a Heart of the Islands recipient, is a TITO knight, participates in the election process as a contributing member of The Islands Party (TIP), and is a person that people look up to here as a steady and solid contributor. He will expertly lead us into the future.

Thanks to you all for letting me serve you for the last couple of years; this is an amazing region with amazing people in it and I am blessed to have had a chance to be a part of it! I am not leaving the Islands though, I will be staying around and continuing to participate in our fine region! The transition will happen over the next couple of days as I continue to work with Mark to make this a smooth transfer of power.

Please give Markanite your full support, as you have me these last several years. VIVA Markanite! VIVA 1000 Islands!

The Council of 9 wish to let the international community know that the transition is going along smoothly, and that we remain steadfastly committed to our allies and friends as before. We also welcome you all to join us on our forum in thanking Woonsocket for his service as Chief Executive, and wishing Markanite well in his new role as Founder and Chief Executive of 10000 Islands. The pertaining thread can be found in our general area on our forum.
 

El Fiji Grande

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Greetings, friends of 10000 Islands! We would like to invite you to partake in a game of Werewolf, hosted on our regional forum. The game is set in 1945 Berlin, after the end of WWII. The start is set for March 8th 2019, and sign-ups are still open in a thread on our regional forum. So, without further ado, come join us for some fun!!!

Sign-up Thread: 10000islands.proboards.com/thread/36839/ww63-signup-thread-werewolves-rockets
Thanks for thinking of us! I'd love to join.
 

Mursilis

TNPer

10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: February 2019
Population: 1,110
Delegate Endorsements: 344
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for February 2019.

Government

As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:

~ Chief Executive: Markanite
~ WA Delegate: Kuriko
~ Senator of Lyonesse East: Louisistan
~ Senator of Himes West: Twobagger
~ Senator of Blue Canaria North: Vacant
~ Senior Senator of New Republica South: Jabberwocky
~ Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
~ Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~ Minister of Education: Tuga Nation

TITO Command

As of the publication of this report, TITO command consists of:

~ Commander-in-Chief: Markanite
~ Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~ Tactical Officer: Kortexia
~ Tactical Officer: Sorya
~ Tactical Officer: Shy Guyia
~ EF Tactical Officer: Smugglers and Mercs
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat
~ Executive Officer: Aschente

News Around The Islands

- Former Chief Executive Woonsocket resigned from the post, passing the job on to long time Islander Markanite.
- Former Deputy Minister of Education Tuga Nation has chosen Matt From Wii Sports as the new featured nation of the month.
- Last month's house competitions, run by Senator for Lyonnesse East Louisistan, have come to a close. The House of Wordy has won the House Cup; The House of Enigmatic, led by Senator for Himes West Twobagger, has won the House Shield; and Escanaba of the House of Wordy has won the House Sceptre.
- The Council rejected NS 287-1: Roumania Embassy Request by consensus.
- The Council passed NS 287-2: Name Neutrality United House Steward of the House of Grub 8-0, with 1 abstention.
- The Council passed NS 287-3: Name Twobagger House Steward of the House of The Enigmatic Nation 8-0, with 1 abstention.
- Regional Reserve Chair Sargon Reman has hired United Royal Islands as Deputy Regional Reserve Chair, returning a valuable team member to The Regional Reserve.
- Regional Reserve Chair Sargon Reman has named Ater Nox winner of the first-ever Account of the Quarter award.
- Chief Executive Markanite has named Sargon Reman as the next Minister of Immigration, replacing New Ecopia.
- Aersoldorf has won the latest Poet Laureate Contest.
- Jabberwocky has been hired as a forum Buddy.
- Delegate Kuriko has hired Alemputo as Emissary to Heart.
- Delegate Kuriko has also hired Twobagger as Emissary to Greater Dienstad.
- Delegate Kuriko has additionally hired Triora as Emissary to Philosophy 115.
- The Council passed NS 288-1: Modify Rookie of the Quarter Eligibility 8-0, with 1 vacancy.
- The Council passed NS 288-2: Close Embassy with The East Pacific 6-0, with 1 delegation to the delegate's prerogative and 2 vacancies.
- Chief Executive Emeritus Woonsocket has been hired as a Pollster.
- Delegate Kuriko has hired Shy Guy as Emissary to Philippines.
- Chief Executive Markanite has hired The Tasmanian Islands as a Buddy.
- Chief Executive Markanite has also hired The African Emirates as a Buddy.
- Tuga Nation's Dragon has been named Minister of Education.
- The Tasmanian Islands has been hired as Deputy Minister of Immigration by Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman.
- Senior Senator Jabberwocky has named Na Kanaka Isles as the latest Rookie of the Quarter.
- Delegate Kuriko has hired Wallachian States as Ambassador to The Rejected Realms.

Written by Kuriko
 

Mursilis

TNPer

10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: March/April 2019
Population: 1,116
Delegate Endorsements: 286
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

TITO Command
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Kortexia, Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Sorya.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Election Season
March saw an unusually busy election season, with a Delegate election and a vacated Senate seat meaning that we'd need to hold a total of four contests. Islanders hoping for a hard-fought election with plenty of fireworks were surely not disappointed by the Delegate election, which featured Lower Columbia, United Royal Islands, and Witchcraft & Sorcery.

In the first round of balloting, no candidate won a majority, with Lower Columbia receiving 3 votes, and United Royal Islands and Witchcraft & Sorcery each receiving 24, sending the election to a runoff. This runoff was one of the more intense elections in recent memory, with both candidates and their supporters campaigning vigorously on the forums, the RMB, and our regional Discord. Further, the runoff saw a live Delegate debate on Discord, which is perhaps the first debate of its kind in regional history. During the debate, the candidates made their case to the voters, exchanging competing ideas on foreign affairs, transparency and reform, and the R/D game. The runoff election was a real barn-burner, with the two candidates remaining within 3 votes of each other for virtually the entire 3-day runoff period. In the end, however, United Royal Islands carried the election, with 27 votes to Witchcraft & Sorcery's 22.

In the other elections, Twobagger emerged victorious against Hakketomat in the campaign to fill the shoes left behind by Sargon Reman, while Kuriko and Triora both ran successful (unopposed) campaigns for the other two senate seats. At the time of writing, the Council of Nine is as follows:

Chief Executive: Markanite
Delegate: United Royal Islands
Ministers: Paffnia (Labor), Sargon Reman (Immigration), Tuga Nation's Dragon (Education)
Senators: Jabberwocky (Senior Senator), Triora, Twobagger, Witchcraft & Sorcery*
*Note: Kuriko resigned shortly after taking office, and Witchcraft & Sorcery was appointed to the vacancy.

Fun and Games in the Islands
While many Islanders were busy paying attention to the regional elections, others were enjoying the wide variety of regional games that 10000 Islands has to offer. March saw the newly knighted Mingulay Isle host a Cold War-themed Werewolf game, titled "WW63: Werewolves and Rockets." This game ended with the Americans securing their advantage in the Cold War, prevailing over the Soviets. Thanks to Mingulay Isle for hosting, and for everyone (guests and Islanders alike) for participating in a great game!

Also wrapping up in March was our region's take on nation creation competitions, the Fifth Annual Hahiha Contest for Nation Creation! Named for a prominent Islander, this contest had a total of 17 different nations vying to create the best (or least worst!) nation, trying to stay away from the bottom of each day's World Census Report. In the end, the Republic of Tikistan outlasted the competition, taking home the grand prize. Close behind were Mingulay Isle in second, and Neutrality United in third place. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to Taco Island Charities for hosting, and to all participants for helping to ensure that the competition was a success.

Finally, our regional baseball league, the 10KI Baseball League, heads into its first ever postseason. The Maple Bats (from Cromwell Protectorate) emerged from the regular season as heavy favorites after rampaging through the regular season. The Peoples Players (True Pacific) and New Austin Express (Texan faction) also qualified for the playoffs, with the Sola City Bandits (Twobagger) juuuuust squeaking in to the last playoff spot. As of this writing, the Maple Bats and Peoples Players have advanced to the World Series, with the Maple Bats holding a 1-0 edge in the best of 3 series.

If you think playing games with friends sounds like fun, or if some of these games mentioned above have piqued your interest and you want to see what it's all about, or you just want to see your nation's name in articles like this one, why not take part in the games yourself? Most games are open to the public, including Werewolf games. Feel free to hop on in to our regional forums or Discord for information on how to sign up for the next round of games.

Around the Islands
March's Nation of the Month was none other than Free Earthian Yap, who is new to our forums and discord this month. Despite being new, Free Earthian Yap hasn't been shy about wading onto the WA part of our forum to debate some of the resolutions with other Islanders. Congratulations!

Also this past month, our University saw a bit of a revitalization under the direction of our Minister of Education (Tuga Nation's Dragon). We've had a plethora of debate threads pop open, with Islanders weighing in on topics from the ethics of assisted suicide/euthanasia to whether or not recreational marijuana should be legal. A hearty thanks to Tuga Nation's Dragon for spurring activity in this oft-overlooked part of our forum!

Last, but certainly not least, Mingulay Isle has been knighted this month! Mingulay Isle has been ever-present on our forums and Discord lately, so it came as a surprise to no one when he was knighted. Congratulations to Mingulay Isle, our 110th Knight, on earning membership to this hallowed group of defenders.
 

Mursilis

TNPer

10000 Islands Emissary Update
Date: May/June 2019
Population: 1,024
Delegate Endorsements: 302
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/

The Following is the Emissary Report for May/June 2019

TITO Command
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Kortexia, Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Government

As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
-Chief Executive: Markanite
-WA Delegate: United Royal Islands
-Senator of Lyonesse East: Triora
-Senator of Himes West: Flemingisa
-Senator of Blue Canaria North: Tanzoria
-Senator of New Republica South: Dominion of Compassion
-Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
-Minister of Labor: Paffnia
-Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

May was election season in the 10000 Islands, and saw a great change in the make-up of the Government. Senators Jabberwocky, Twobagger and Witchcraft and Sorcery decided not to run for re-election. If citizens were hoping for exciting campaigns to find their replacements they would be let down. Flemingisa and Dominion of Compassion were elected to their seats without opposition, and Tanzoria cruised to victory against his opponent, USSR/Hahiha. All three newly elected senators represent the Mayor Shelter Political Party. A further shake-up was made with the appointment of Sargon Reman as minister of Immigration early last month, replacing the outgoing Tuga Nations Dragon.

Around the Islands

-Chief Executive Emeritus Woonsocket was commended by the Security Council for his long years of service to the region and the wider NS world, in a
resolution written by fellow Islander Sargon Reman. Congratulations Woon!
-Kortexia, Tuga Nation’s Dragon and Twobagger all received TITO promotions after reaching defending milestones.
-The Islands celebrated TITO Day on May 9th. Many exemplary Islanders were honoured with medals for their service.
-Long time islander Witchcraft and Sorcery announced he was stepping back from his roles in the 10000 Islands to pursue opportunities in The South
Pacific. Thank you and good luck, W&S!
-The Archpileago Territory has been named Deputy Minister of Education
-The Regional Reserve named Mingulay Isle as winner of the Account of the Quarter award for Q2 2019. His reward is 75000 Tacos.
-Escanaba was recruiter of the month, with Sargon Reman and Louisistan coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
-Vedrea, Hamletus and The Kingdom of Trivia have been selected as featured nations
-The Grand Debate Hall of the XKI University has been filled with discussion over hot button topics like Universal Basic Income, Abortion and
-Immigration and somewhat strangely, favourite numbers.
-In Taco Island, Aschente launched a rebellion against Mayor Ater Nox for not being
corrupt enough. The Mayor reacted with indignation at his credentials in the field of corruption being questioned.
-Tanzoria seems to believe Bolty has falsely convicted
Hakketomat of a crime, although it is unclear exactly when, where or why this happened.
 
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Kuriko

TNPer

10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: September 2019
Population: 1185
Delegate Endorsements: 285
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/

TITO
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
Commander-in-Chief: Markanite
Field Commander: Kante Hame
Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger, Mingulay Isle
Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente

Updates
- Since our last update, Kortexia has stepped down from his role as TO. TITO thanks him for his service.
- Additionally, Mingulay Isle has been promoted to TO.
- Finally, congratulations to our Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman on his promotion to be the 110th Knight of TITO.

Government

The current government of the 10000 Islands is:
-Chief Executive: Markanite
-WA Delegate: Kuriko
-Senior Senator for Himes West: Fleminigisa
-Senator for Lyonesse East: URI
-Senator for Blue Canaria North: HumanSanity
-Senator for New Republica South: Aschente
-Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
-Minister of Labor: Paffnia
-Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Election Season
Since our last update, Delegate elections have been held. Former Delegate Kuriko returns to her post after defeating Sargon Reman. Aersoldorf was forced to step down from his post as Senator for Lyonesse East due to real life – the region thanks him for his service. Flemingisa was reelected as Senator for Himes West.

In the most recent round of Senate elections, Tanzoria did not run for re-election to his seat as Blue Canaria North senator. For that election, HumanSanity of MSPP defeated Marxist Germany of TCP. URI of TCP ran unopposed for her old seat as Senator for Lyonesse East. Senior Senator for New Republic South Dominion of Compassion of MSPP lost reelection to Aschente of TCP, a long time TITO contributor making his first foray into regional government.

Legislative Changes


Around the Islands

Role Play
Himes West Senator Flemingisa is working on a forthcoming Quiddich Role Play.

Shelter’s Taco Island
- following the retirement of Mayor Ater Nox, Markanite appointed Louisistan to be the new Mayor of Shelter’s Taco Island. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37440/ater-departs-mayor-taco-island
- Louisistan immediately opened his Mayor’s Mansion. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37450/louisistans-mayors-mansion
- Delegate Kuriko was temporarily held by the Taco Island Police Department for a list of offenses. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700141/thread
- A deal was struck between rebel leader Aschente and Mayor Louisistan after a drawn out conflict dating back to Louisistan's appointment as Mayor. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37524/reasonable-louis
- The mysterious HATE group is beginning to make a mark on Taco Island. Their goals are as of yet unkown. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37641/group
- SweetHaven and United Royal Islands have started Werewolves #64: Chaos in the Carnival. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37771/ww64-chaos-carnival-game-thread
- New Mayor Louisistan inducted Ater Nox, the outgoing Mayor, into the Spammer Hall of Fame. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37504/ater-nox

Other
- Paffnia was appointed Cartographer-General by Chief Executive Markanite. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37578/new-cartographer-general
- Paffnia subsequently released the updated XKI Map. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37700/map-10000-islands
- Paffnia has appointed Free Earthian Yap as the Deputy Cartographer-General to help oversee the integration of the Map with RP. We look forward to seeing their continuing efforts! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37701/earthian-named-deputy-cartographer-general
- Senator for Lyonesse East United Royal Islands has posted the House Cup, Shield, and Sceptre competition and Prolific Posting Contest for the month of September. Thanks to URI for running it and to Taco Island Charities for funding the Prolific Posting Contest. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37712/house-cup-shield-fall-2019 and http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37713/october-2019-prolific-posting-contest
- 10000 Islands participated in N-Day this year as part of the Canopy faction, coming in second place with their many friends. See here:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=factions
- Regional Reserve Chairwoman United Royal Islands declared Paffnia the “Account of the Quarter”. Congratulations to Paffnia! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37672/account-quarter-q3-2019
- THX1138 was named a Featured Nation by The Tasmanian Islands! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37611/10000-islands-featured-nation-thx1138
- In the month of September, Escanaba was our top recruiter, relatively new recruiter THX1138 was our runner up recruiter, and HS and Jabberwocky made substantial contributions. The regional population is up 115 nations over the month of September. Good work to all!
- Escanaba was promoted to Deputy Minister of Immigration by Sargon Reman and Na Kanaka Isles was promoted to Deputy Minister of Education by The Tasmanian Islands
- Some of you are getting new Emissaries shortly! Ammotangadia has been appointed emissary to the Renegade Islands Alliance, The Tasmanian Islands has been appointed emissary to The Union of Democratic States, Ayunli was appointed Ambassador to The Rejected Realms, Marxist Germany was appointed emissary to The Hole to Hide In, THX1138 has been appointed emissary to Europe, Philosophy 115, and the Western Isles, and The Valencian Federation has been appointed emissary to The Coalition of Democratic Nations. Congratulations to all of our new emissaries and I hope everyone gets a chance to mix and mingle. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37610/emissaries-needed
- The Tasmanian Islands has hired Sargon Reman as a Buddy. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/24088/list-xki-buddies
- longtime 10000 Islands contributor and former Delegate Dominion of Compassion announced that he was leaving the region to pursue other interests. We wish him the best of luck in his future pursuits. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700572/thread
- for a more offbeat and upbeat take on recent 10000 Islands news, check out The Mad Surfer on the 10000 Islands forum thanks to Jabberwocky and his team! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37656/mad-surfer-september-2019
 

Kuriko

TNPer


10000 Islands Emissary Update


Date: October 2019
Population: 1177
Delegate Endorsements: 298
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the10000islands

TITO Command​

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Commander-in-Chief: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger, Mingulay Isle.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.


Government


As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): HumanSanity
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Flemingisa
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): United Royal Islands
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Aschente
~Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands
~Minister of Labor: Paffnia

-Following the coup of The East Pacific by Fedele/Scardino, Delegate Kuriko issued the following statement: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1270303
-Some of you are getting this update for the first time! We are excited to announce new embassies with Lazarus, Hartfelden, and a re-opened embassy with The East Pacific! HumanSanity has been dispatched as Emissary to Lazarus, Aschente to Hartfelden, and Hakketomat to The East Pacific. Our new emissaries look forward to meeting you all!


WA Affairs


The Council of Nine has recently opened the position of World Assembly Secretary to be tasked with recruiting and assisting aspiring WA authors, providing information to Islanders about WA proposals, and conducting international outreach for WA proposals. Markanite has named Sargon Reman our inaugural WA Secretary and he has named Mingulay Isle as the inaugural Deputy WA Secretary. Congratulations to them both! We're excited to see what this new office will do.
Hiring here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37938/new-wa-secretary-announced and here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37956/deputy-wa-secretary-appointment

Additionally, thanks to my new Deputy Senator, THX1138, we have a new section covering WA votes in 10000 Islands! It will briefly cover WA resolutions and 10000 Islands' regional vote on each.

Oct 18, 2019 GA Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc: A brief resolution to prevent, in all member nations, the sterilization of minors or incompetent persons without the approval of an independent Institutional Review Board, that deems it necessary for the health of the individual.
Author: Imperium Anglorum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37889/resolution-ban-sterilisation-minors-etc
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 8
Delegate vote: Against (weight 293)
Final WA vote: For 10295 (77%) | Against 3128 (23%)
Result: Passed Oct 21, becoming GAR#472

Oct 22, 2019 GA Responsible Land Management: A comprehensive replacement for the recently repealed GA #432 'Preventing Desertification', suggesting measures for nations to take to reduce the effects of sapient impact on the environment, and specifically on the overuse and wear and tear on soils.
Author: Refuge Isle
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37910/ga-resolution-responsible-land-management
Regional vote: For 9 | Against 3
Delegate vote: For (weight 296)
Final WA vote: For 11330 (77%) | Against 3404 (23%)
Result: Passed Oct 25, becoming GAR#473

Oct 26, 2019 GA Financial and Economic Education: A safeguarding resolution outlining the specific forms of education a nation must provide to better inform inhabitants about the economic workings of their nation, and their responsibilities within it.
Author: Imperium Anglorum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37913/ga-resolution-financial-economic-education
Regional vote: For 3 | Against 9
Delegate vote: Against (weight 297)
Final WA vote: For 11415 (84%) | Against 2183 (16%) Result: Passed Oct 29, becoming GAR#474

Oct 27, 2019 SC Repeal: Condemn The Black Hawks: An effort to repeal SC#52, citing its inferiority to a second, standing condemnation against the same region, and bringing into question some of the assertions made in the target.
Author: Tinhampton
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37943/resolution-repeal-condemn-black-hawks
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 9 | Delegate's Prerogative 3
Delegate vote: For (weight 297)
Final WA vote: For 2202 (18%) | Against 10258 (82%)
Result: Failed to pass

Oct 30, 2019 GA Promoting Natural Sciences in Schools: A resolution to mandate, and in some cases subsidize, the education of sciences throughout the WA, in an effort to generate a fact-based understanding of the natural world.
Author: Kenmoria
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37961/resolution-promoting-natural-sciences-schools
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 2
Delegate vote: For (weight 301)
Final WA vote: For 13290 (91%) | Against 1244 (9%)
Result: Passed Nov 3, becoming GAR#475


Around the Islands


-Minister of Labor Paffnia has hosted the regional Poet Laureate contest this October - the theme was fright! Congratulations to poetry extraordinare Aersoldorf on his victory! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37856/poet-laureate-contest-10-19 and here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37884/voting-poet-laureate-contest-10
-Taco Island Charities has opened up a time capsule. In one year it will be opened, and if enough nations survive then a million tacos will be split between everyone who put an item in! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37781/second-louisistan-time-capsule
-XKI keeps NationStates relative time, and this October we entered NS Year 300! Welcome to the fourth century! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37909/happy-nationstates-year-300
-This month, Lyonnesse East Senator United Royal Islands is hosting the House Cup and Shield contest - a periodic recruiting event between XKI's Great Houses. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37712/house-cup-shield-fall-2019
-URI also hosted a prolific posting competition won by Houses Louisistan and Echolilia, with individual awards going to HumanSanity and URI. See contest here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37713/october-2019-prolific-posting-contest and results here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1706988/thread
-With new technological breakthroughs on thermionic desalination technology, Mortimer Report payouts based on the regional shop are higher this month for some items. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37906/thermionic-desalination-breakthrough-oct-2019
-Chief Executive Markanite posted a message to commemorate Empire of Power Annexation Day here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37903/empire-power-annexation-day
-Recruiting was at a steady hum in 10000 Islands in October. Escanaba was top recruiter once again, but this time Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman gave him a run for his money. Thanks to Naba, Sargon, and everyone else who pitched in!
-In celebration of the spooky Halloween holiday, Chief Executive Markanite has started a scavenger hunt! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37933/10000-islands-spooktacular
-BUT don't get too comfortable, little bitty ghosts are coming to attack and steal our candy! They've already popped up in our main discussion board and at a political rally! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37949/spooktacular-attack?page=1
-Haivon has been named Featured Nation by the Ministry of Education. Congratulations! http://10000islands.proboards.com/t...eatured-nation-haivon?page=1&scrollTo=1711532
-The 110th TITO Knight, Sargon Reman, has a new statue that has been added to the Hall of Heroes courtesy of Marxist Germany. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/5776/10000-islands-hall-heroes?page=6&scrollTo=1710483
-For a more... surf's up take on regional events, feel free to check out Jabberwocky's The Mad Surfer. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37848/mad-surfer-october-2019

The region has benefited from a significant number of new arrivals, and this has increased RMB activity exponentially over the last months. October saw open discussion on a variety of topics, from the true nature of Fascism to the merits of abortion. In this section, a curated collection of some of the best posts of the last month:

- First up, this excellent post by Finalanswer Archive in the context of a larger discussion around capitalism versus socialism, and wage equality: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36612720
- A cheeky and humourous post from the NS mods, who made quick work of removing an unwanted and offensive guest: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36668824
- A dark secret revealed by nation 1984 Commune: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36680269
- An even darker secret revealed by Evil Dictators Happyland: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36691807
- Jabberwocky, always with the existential questions: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36791063

Regional Poll of the month asked who played the best Catwoman: https://www.nationstates.net/page=poll/p=148619


Meet a Nation


We're adding another new feature! Each month, I'll sit down with one of our regional members so that everyone can get to know them a little bit better. This month I sat down with Republic of Tikistan, the 98th Knight of TITO!

HS: How did you originally hear about NationStates?
Tiki: I saw it in a message board of general stuffs
HS: When you signed up what were you expecting?
Tiki: I thought its gonna be about making my nation and laws and government and such
HS: How has that differed from why you've stayed around?
Tiki: I didn't know there will be a lot about acting with other nations and also I didn't know there is gonna be regions
HS: What specifically about "regions" and XKI specifically attracted you initially?
Tiki: I like to react with other ppl and also I like to be a defender. TKI is specially active.
HS: And what keeps you coming back day-in and day-out to play?
Tiki: Counting threads are fun also I like Tito Knights missions but I am using a app now and missions are hard to do. Probably I'm gonna not use the app soon.
HS: What would you say is your proudest accomplishment in NS?
Tiki: Being a TITO knight
HS: What is the time you've laughed the hardest playing this game? The time this game has upset you the most?
Tiki: Woonsocket made me laugh a lot but I can not remember 1 time only. I got little bit upset when people accused that I am a invader.
HS: Do you have anyone that you'd consider like a mentor to you in NS? Why and what did they do for you?
Tiki: Yes Woonsocket When I got a question always I tell him also he told me how I better do TITO missions and such.
HS: Do you have any goals in NS that you're working towards that you haven't accomplished yet?
Tiki: I wish I will get 100 battle stars but it is little bit slow now because I am using my phone for posting and it is harder to do missions on my phone.

Thanks all for reading! Until next month!

-HumanSanity and THX1138, Senator and Deputy Senator for Blue Canaria North, your 10KI Update staff​
 

Kuriko

TNPer

10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: November 2019
Population: 1143
Delegate Endorsements: 303
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the10000islands

TITO Command​
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay Isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

-Twobagger has stepped down as Tactical Officer. TITO thanks him for his service! THX1138 has stepped up as our new TO.

Government

As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): HumanSanity
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): United Royal Islands
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Aschente
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

In November, 10000 Islands held elections for its Himes West and Lyonnesse East Senate seats. United Royal Islands of The Circle Party was unopposed and secured re-election as Lyonnesse East Senator. Marxist Germany running as an Independent defeated Haivon of the Mayor Shelter Political Party to be elected Himes West Senator.

This election season saw the piloting of the new duties for the New Republica South Senator as Aschente hosted a formal debate for the Himes West candidates. You can see the debate here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38015/himes-west-election-debate

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1716383/thread

Additionally, 10000 Islands is proud to announce the signing of the Southern Islander Accords with our allies in The South Pacific. More information can be found here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38064/southern-islander-accords

WA Affairs
This is the first full month since the creation of the World Assembly Secretary position here in 10000 Islands. In celebration, I wanted to give a few special shout outs to 10000 Islanders who authored resolutions passed in the last month.

Congratulations to 10000 Islands Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman on the passage of his resolution SC#288 Commend Grays Harbor: https://www.nationstates.net/page=WA_past_resolution/id=288/council=2

Congratulations to 10000 Islands Himes West Senator Marxist Germany on the passage of his resolution GA#477 Convention on Animal Testing: https://www.nationstates.net/page=WA_past_resolution/id=477/council=1

Congratulations to 10000 Islands WA Delegate Kuriko on the passage of her resolution SC#290 Liberate "Aurelia": https://www.nationstates.net/page=WA_past_resolutions/council=2?start=289

Now, the full report:
Nov 3, 2019 GA Protecting Borrower Rights: A comprehensive resolution outlining mandatory protections to the indebted, and preventing nations from criminalizing debt or incarcerating debtors.
Author: Imperium Anglorum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37973/ga-resolution-protecting-borrower-rights
Regional vote: For 5 | Against 2 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 298)
Final WA vote: For 11637 (79%) | Against 3020 (21%)
Result: Passed Nov 7, becoming GAR#476

Nov 4, 2019 SC Commend Grays Harbor: Seeking to commend the target nation for outstanding work in the areas of diplomacy, security, authorship, and artistry.
Author: Sargon Reman (10000 Islands)
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37975/sc-resolution-commend-grays-harbor
Regional vote: For 12 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 294)
Final WA vote: For 11013 (82%) | Against 2464 (18%)
Result: Passed Nov 8, becoming SC#288

Nov 7, 2019 GA Repeal: "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc": Claiming, of the recently passed target resolution, a misleading title, a lack of clarity around the composition of the medical review board, and potential delays in emergency medical procedures.
Author: Arkhamanishka
Note: A Legality Challenge was issued against this repeal, citing a rule violation. The GA Secretariat voted to support that challenge, deeming the resolution illegal.
Result: Resolution withdrawn

Nov 11, 2019 GA The Amelioration of Maritime Conditions: A brief and imprecise attempt to regulate water pollution in nations, with mandates to track pollution levels, and reduce pollutants if above an international average.
Author: Radical Republic
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38007/ga-resolution-amelioration-maritime-conditions
Regional vote: For 1| Against 10
Delegate vote: Against (weight 300)
Final WA vote: For 3187 (21%) | Against 11757 (79%)
Result: Failed to pass.

Nov 15, 2019 SC Condemn Atlantic: A mainly retroactive condemnation of a once peaceable region that embarked on a ruthless, expansionist campaign, raiding numerous regions, and mistreating or ejecting native populations.
Author: Bormiar
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38021/sc-resolution-condemn-atlantic
Regional vote: For 2 | Against 4 | Delegate’s Prerogative 3
Delegate vote: Against (weight 305)
Final WA vote: For 10050 (76%) | Against 3223 (24%)
Result:. Passed Nov 18, becoming SC#289

Nov 15, 2019 GA Convention on Animal Testing: Seeking to ban animal testing for nefarious purposes, and presenting a framework for ethical testing of animals, with guidance for humane release, reintegration, or rehabilitation, afterwards.
Author: Marxist Germany (10000 Islands)
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38023/ga-resolution-convention-animal-testing
Regional vote: For 7| Against 2 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 306)
Final WA vote: For 7621 (51%) | Against 7310 (49%)
Result: Passed Nov 19, becoming GAR#477

Nov 20, 2019 SC Liberate Aurelia: Designed to empower the Security Council to remove a password from the target region, in order to oust occupying forces.
Author: Kuriko (10000 Islands)
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38039/sc-resolution-liberate-aurelia
Regional vote: For 13 | Against 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 312)
Final WA vote: For 12414 (85%) | Against 2236 (15%)
Result: Passed Nov 23, becoming SC#290

Nov 29, 2019 GA Repeal "Ban on Secret Treaties"[/u][/i]: This repeal attempt expresses concerns over the unnecessary bureaucracy created by the target resolution, and argues that it stands as barrier of clandestine but peaceable alliances. It also cites some confusing language with the text of the target.
Author: Refuge Isle
Note: A Legality Challenge was issued against this repeal, citing a rule violation. The GA Secretariat voted to support that challenge, deeming the resolution illegal.
Result: Resolution withdrawn

Around the Islands
-Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman is hosting a recruiting competition for the month of Novmeber. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37928/november-recruitment-competition

-Senior Senator HumanSanity with the help of Poet Laureate Aersoldorf hosted celebrations for two 10000 Islands holidays.
We celebrated Wootsockens Day on November 4th, which commemorates the anniversary of Woonsocket and Wordy's wedding: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37977/happy-wootsockens-day
We also celebrated Ananke II Day on November 5th, which commemorates the service of longtime 10000 Islands Delegate, TITO Knight, and former TITO Tactical Officer Ananke: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37981/happy-ananke-ii-day
In honor of Ananke Day, HS also restarted her old "Book Talk" thread: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37980/book-talk-2

-Deputy Cartographer-General Free Earthian Yap and Cartographer-General Paffnia released new versions of the 10000 Islands map for use in Role Playing including a physical geography map and a map with capitol cities. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37982/xki-map-versions
They have also introduced the concept of Trade Pacts to the regional map. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37984/introducing-trade-routes-pacts
Jumping off of that, Paffnia and HumanSanity established the Liberal Understanding and Agreement on Commerce (LUAC) Trade Pact. They were shortly joined by United Royal Islands. See more here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38044/liberal-understanding-agreement-commerce-luac
In other bright news for 10000 Islands Role Playing, Delegate Kuriko is starting conversations around world building for the 10000 Islands community! More here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37990/ooc-kuri-wants-create-world

-Lyonnesse East Senator United Royal Islands has wrapped up the House Cup, Shield, and Scepter competition from October. The House Cup is awarded to the Great House which sends the most recruiting telegrams in the month. The House Shield is awarded to the Great House which sends the most recruiting telegrams per WA member in the month. The House Scepter is awarded to the Great House which has the member with the most efficient recruiting telegram in the month. Great Houses are based on the lineage of who recruited members to 10000 Islands.
Congratuations to the House of Improving Wordiness, led by Escanaba, on winning the House Cup; to the House of Sargon Reman on winning the House Shield; and to the House of Echolilia's HumanSanity for winning the House Scepter. Thanks to all who participated!: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1714176/thread

-Minister of Labor Paffnia has commissioned new medals for our N-Day and Z-Day contributors! Thanks to Almonaster for their work on the designs. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37989/medals-needed?page=1#scrollTo=1714566

-Mayor of Shelter's Taco Island Louisistan and HumanSanity are hosting a Gravedigging contest in Taco Island. Islanders have been digging through thread archives going back as far as 2004 to bring back old favorites. See more information about the compeitiotn, and maybe if one of the threads catches your eye, here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38019/shelters-taco-island-gravedigging-bonanza

-In the Regional Reserve, the Mortimer Report came out with profits despite a meteor hitting 10000 Islands! Thanks to Regional Reserve Chairwoman United Royal Islands and Deputy Regional Reserve Chairbull Woonsocket for their work on this! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38036/meteor-hits-islands
Additionally, the pilot project of Universal Post Count Payments in response to the difficulties with receiving Tacos for mobile posts was integrated into the Mortimer Report by the RRC. More information is here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/t...e-posts-pilot-program?page=1&scrollTo=1714595
Lastly in RRC news, Congratulations to WA Delegate Kuriko on winning Account of the Quarter for the fourth Quarter. See the announcement here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38025/account-quarter-q4-2019

-Taco Island Charities, long staffed primarily by Chairman Paffnia, has expanded its staff to include Sargon Reman and United Royal Islands. Congratulations to Sargon and URI, and we all look forward to seeing what this new team can accomplish! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38018/tic-announces-board-directors?page=1&scrollTo=1714589

-Mayor of Shelter's Taco Island Louisistan has opened elections to the informal, non-governmental, fun Taco Island Parliament! Voting threads are scattered throughout the Taco Island sub-board - the announcement and information may be found here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37883/taco-island-general-election-announced

-Lastly, Poet Laureate Aersoldorf penned this beautiful poem regarding life in Taco Island. I have re-printed it in its entirety here:

You're what you eat some people say
But I declare to you this day
Your actions tell so much ‘bout you
That people are that which they do

I spam all day and in the night
Yes when it’s dark and when it’s light
I simply, really, love to spam
So you can call me Spam-I-Am

That Spam-I-Am, that Spam-I-Am,
I do detest that Spam-I-Am,
Always spamming here and there,
I find his drivel everywhere

Would you like to spam with me?
It’s so much fun, just try, you’ll see
I do not want to spam with you,
I’ve more important things to do

Would you, could you, on the moon?
Would you want to spam with Woon?
What about while in a box?
Or perhaps with Ater Nox?

Would you, could you on a boat?
What about upon a float?
Would you, could you in your car?
While downing drinks inside a bar?

Would you spam out in the rain?
Or riding on a speeding train?
Would you, could you in your house?
You can send it with your mouse.

I would not, could not, on the moon,
Nor will I with the bullish Woon.
I do not want to sit and spam,
You leave me be now Spam-I-Am.

Not in a box and not on a train,
I don’t know Nox and hate the rain,
Not on a boat or in a bar
Not while I float nor in my car.

I won’t have spam inside my house,
I will not send it with my mouse,
I do not like you Spam-I-Am,
So in your face my door I’ll slam

You do not like to send out spam?
I can’t believe that that’s true fam,
You don’t like it, so you say,
Try it, try it and you may.

Spam if you will let me be,
I will try it and you’ll see,
I’ll post some nonsense here and now,
Hey!! Eureka!! Holy Cow!!

Say, I think I like to spam,
Thank you, thank you Spam-I-Am,
Let’s spam all over these fair isles,
And bring to faces many smiles​

-And, lastly, on the game side:
Regional pollster Jabberwocky continues to press Islanders for their most beloved authors through history, and November saw a variety of options from the Edwardian era, but since we highlighted the Catwoman poll last month, it's only reasonable to find out whom XKI feels played the best Joker: www.nationstates.net/page=poll/p=149652

On the RMB, LimpBizkit had this to say about the Joker poll results www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36966777
Evil Dictators Happyland asked a burning question: www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36900132
A surprising turn of events: www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36904201
Which may explain why this debate keeps raging www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36916743
And finally, the enemy is revealed www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36989218

Meet A Nation Interview
This month I sat down with Hakketomat, a long time 10000 Islands resident and TITO XO, who has also served as Senior Senator in the past.

HS: How did you originally hear about NationStates? When you signed up what were you expecting? How has that differed from why you've stayed around?
Hakke: I was once looking for a game in which I could simulate a country or at least run a country in a way similar to a grand strategy game but not so reliant on warfare. Something more political. I was hoping that I would get something less text based but NationStates is what I found when I ran a Google search. That is to say... NationStates was one of the free games I found.
Why I stayed even though NationStates didn't meet my expectations is because as luck would have it, I received a recruitment letter that invited me to join 10000 Islands. Even though I was reluctant to take part in the forum activities, I managed to overcome that reluctance and spam a bit. Had it not been for that, I would most likely have quit the game soon after having started playing.
HS: What specific aspects of the forum / forum activities attracted you and got you involved?
Hakke: At first it was the World Assembly discussions. I was attracted to the WA and the lawmaking. Then I realized that the WA is mostly bollocks.
I got into the spam section Taco Island. It was there where I first started to make friends.
HS: That’s cool! Who were some of your first TI friends? Also, relatedly, is there anyone you’d identify as a mentor in NS or in any aspect of it? If so, who and how did they shape how you play?
Hakke: Some of my first friends... Aersoldorf welcomed me into his house and our friendship started from there. That was early on. That was on the suggestion of my assigned forum buddy Ardreas. Ater Nox became my spam buddy and managed to keep me interested in Taco Island.
But your question is specifically limited to Taco Island, and Ardreas wasn't much involved there as far as I could tell. So my first TI friends would be Aersoldorf, whom I spammed with in his Mayor Mansion thread, and Ater Nox and Louisistan.
As for mentor in NS... not anyone specifically.
HS: Is there anything that people do in NS that you've always wanted to try but never had the chance to try?
Hakke: I can't come up with anything that I feel like I would like to do. I've never gotten around to write WA resolutions. But I'm not too bummed out about that since I don't care for the WA.
HS: Haha that’s fair. What would you say is your proudest accomplishment in NS?
Hakke: I'm proud to have served on TITO Command as an Executive Officer for about two and a half years. That makes me the longest serving Executive Officer. I've also served on TITO Command under three different Commander in Chiefs.
Editor's Note: Hakketomat, Kanta Hame, and Kortexia all hold the distinction of serving under all three Commanders-in-Chief. Additionally, Paffnia holds the distinction of being the only Minister to serve under all three Chief Executives.
HS: What is one of your favorite things you've done in this game or the time you've laughed the hardest? What's one of the more stressful or frustrating things you've done?
Hakke: Oh... I've laughed a lot of times when reading funny posts and responses in Taco Island threads.
One thing that has been very frustrating is explaining to others the concept of vampires and how a cross and holy water isn't gonna help fending off vampires. Another thing that has been frustrating is explaining to my fellow Islanders that I'm a vampire and not something else. I'm not gonna mention what "something else" I'm talking about. It's actually a taboo subject.


Thanks for reading! Until next month, your 10KI Update staff Senator HumanSanity and Deputy Senator THX1138​
 

Kuriko

TNPer


Greetings, friends of the 10000 Islands! Our monthly report on our region is now out, which can be seen in the image above. If you wish to see the whole report, please click this link to see the pertaining dispatch. This is something new we're trying, so feedback is appreciated :).
 

Dorab

Citizen


Greetings from 10000 Islands. Our diplomatic staff is pleased to present the latest regional report, highlighting XKI news and events from February. In keeping with our new format, we have provided a preview image of the update dispatch. To view the report dispatch in full, please follow this link
 

Dorab

Citizen
10000 Islands is having a best flag and motto contest and we're inviting all our friends! To sign up you can send HumanSanity a telegram or post in the sign up thread at 10000islands.proboards.com.
 

Dorab

Citizen


Greetings from 10000 Islands. Our diplomatic staff is pleased to present the latest regional report, highlighting XKI news and events from April. In keeping with our format, we have provided a preview image of the update dispatch. To view the report dispatch in full, please follow this link
 

Grea Kriopia

Foreign Envoy
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Update from 10000 Islands! Here is the latest Emissary report from May. A preview image of the update dispatch can be seen here, to view the report dispatch in full, please follow this link
 

Grea Kriopia

Foreign Envoy
-
Hi friends,

Kuriko has released a statement following events that took place yesterday in our Discord.
You can find it here: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1424767

We appreciate all of the support other regions have shown us while the loss of so many memories has been keenly felt. Things will be back to normal soon!

Additionally, if you were banned in the mishap, all of the bans that occurred have been undone and you can find a fresh discord invite on our region's WFE.
 

Dinoium

Semi-retired legal nerd.
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Nice update! Thanks again, XKI.

Also belated, but godspeed to a speedy server recovery. I send my condolences.
 

Grea Kriopia

Foreign Envoy
-
That time of the month again! Enjoy September's Emissary Report:



10000 Islands Emissary Report
Date: September 2020
Population: 1,522
Delegate Endorsement: 414
Forum: https://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/4uWZbNS

TITO Command
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), THX1138, Controlitia, Grea Kriopia, Kuriko
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente

Government
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: HumanSanity
~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Controlitia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Wille-Harlia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Thedairos
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Wischland
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: Grea Kriopia
~Minister of Labor: Free Las Pinas

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.

September Elections
Scheduled elections took place in September for the positions of Delegate, Senator for New Republica South, and Senator for Blue Canaria North.

HumanSanity of MSPP entered the race for Delegate, with strong support from the previous month's straw poll. Hakketomat also ran a playful campaign in the democratic spirit. Despite accusations of vehicular manslaughter, HS pulled through with an easy victory. Congratulations!

Incumbent Controlitia defeated Kohnhead and Solarampa to stay on as Senator for New Republica South.

Wischland ran unopposed to become Senator for Blue Canaria North following Grea Kriopia's transition to Minister of Education.

Congratulations to all candidate for a campaign well-run.

XKI thanks Kuriko for her invaluable service as Delegate.

New Government Appointments
~Minister of Education Grea Kriopia appointed Kohnhead as her deputy to assist her in collecting and organizing information about XKI
~ Ananke II and Eastern New England joined the Welcome Buddies team on the behest of Grea Kriopia to greet and mentor new Islanders
~Dokansia was made emissary to Forest and Yuwa was made emissary to Greater Dienstad
~Delegate HumanSanity hired Margaux as Secretary of State, to assist in the supervision of Emissaries and advise of FA matters
~Eastern New England was hired as Foreign Affairs Secretary

N-Day
This year's N-Day prompted great excitement within 10000 Islands. As the date grew nearer Islanders were eager to discuss N-Day in the RMB and every nation prepared for the nuclear apocalypse. XKI joined the Potato Alliance alongside many other spud-loving allies, with HumanSanity and Haivon serving as Potato Generals to lead XKI's operations.

Although the Potato Alliance had a rough start to N-Day, some expert strategy and the willingness of every member to grind away at the production of shields and nukes allowed for a quick recovery. Potato Alliance regained a positive score at about +12:56. From there, the faction climbed the ranks from last place up all the way to 2nd place, ending N-day with an astounding score of 284,847 and a grand total of 346,472 strikes!

Around the Islands
~September's Featured Nation was Yuwa. Consistent and undoubtedly reliable, Yuwa's dedicated work as a recruiter, TITO member, and emissary makes them more than worthy of the honor. Keep up the good work!
~Following the success of XKI's first TacoVision, Hakketomat quickly decided to host a round two. TacoVision II was even more popular, with 32 song submissions, an extended listening party, and a nail-biting live vote count! Congratulations to Ananke II for winning with the excellent song choice of Est-ce que tu m'aimes?
~A Short Story Contest hosted by Taco-Island-Charities asked Islanders to write a story about someone who "has been completely color blind for their entire life, seeing only grayscale, until they come across a stranger who appears in color." The contest concluded this month, with Jabberwocky taking the cake with his charming tale.
~Towards the end of the month, XKI was swept up in an Among Us craze, with Islanders gathering together every day to kill, sabotage, and accuse one another. Accidental self-reports, stab-happy imposter teams, and the clearly-audible sounds of murder coming from unmuted mikes led to a great deal of laughter and made everyone just a little sus.
~XKI joined the partea in the Tea House of Cards, where Islanders discussed trading cards and participated in fun events with friends from other region. Special congratulations to Eastern New England, for winning 1st place in the Quantitea and Regional categories of the Card Collecting Competition alongside Reimstagrad, and to Anisopterra for winning the I'm an Arteast section of Cute Animal Competition with their adorable drawing.

XKI Game-Side
A regional poll by THX1138 asked Islanders to pick their favorite kind of pole. XKI is evidently a fan of penguins as the South Poll became the clear winner!

The RMB picked up again in September with these wonderful revelations:

~Don't go clubbing with Krystalveil
~Fighting words
~NS is sus
~Make a wish!
~Give yourself a round of applause
~GK's #1 Fan
~Jaws 4: Coming to a Daycare Near You
~A true delegate
~Throwback Thursday

Meet A Nation Interview
HumanSanity has served in many government offices during his years in XKI, and has now taken on the mantel of Delegate. In this edition, he was gracious enough to give us a look into his plans for the region.

Wisch: First off, congratulations on becoming delegate! It's quite the achievement. What inspired you to run for the position?

HS: Since joining NS, regional government and region building have always been interesting to me. Throughout my time in 10000 Islands I've held a variety of government positions. This has always been something, simply put, that I find really fun. As I grow older, I especially love seeing my work succeed in building a strong community. I decided to run for Delegate for a few reasons.
First, it's sort of what's next for me. In XKI, I've held 2 of the 3 Minister positions (Labor and Immigration) and I am the only person to have been elected to each different Senate seat. But I had never been Delegate before, and I have an appetite right now to continue being a part of leading the region.
Second, I think the example provided by Kuriko was really instructive for me, and she certainly deserves credit for demonstrating to me how to effectively and tactfully advocate for defender values in NationStates. While I have my own approach and direction, Kuriko certainly guided me and helped hone my philosophy of XKI's foreign affairs.
Third, on a purely selfish level, I think this is going to be fun. Ultimately, we play NS because it's fun, and I think I'll enjoy both the gear of being Delegate that is about long-term improvements and projects and the gear where you address each problem and crisis as it arises. I think I'm going to have fun over the next 6 months, even if I'll be a bit exhausted

Wisch: You've certainly been very involved in XKI's government! Was anything different about your delegacy campaign than your previous campaigns for senator?

HS: More than anything it was different because I had planned it for a lot longer. I decided I was going to run for Delegate about 6 weeks before declarations open. Just emotionally there was a lot more build up and excitement associated with the election. Running for Delegate is a big decision: it's a 6 month term (not 4 months), it requires you to lock your WA nation from defending activity, and it requires you to serve as an informal figure head/head of state for the region (especially on site) in addition to performing specific job tasks.
Otherwise, it was pretty similar. Of course, I've never been accused of vehicular manslaughter before, but eh, that's not too big a deal.

Wisch: I'm sure getting elected gave you quite the sense of catharsis then. Now, let's look to the future. Could you detail some of your domestic goals as delegate? What's to come for XKI?

HS: My most important domestic goal as Delegate is to embody the spirit of 10000 Islands.
Whenever new nations arrive, they look to the Delegate as the nation's highest elected official. While the Delegate is not the highest member of our government, they are listed first on the main nation page, so they're someone who new nations look up to. It's important that the Delegate leads by example, providing a welcoming and positive presence on the main site, on the forum, and on Discord. Over time, I've gotten to see a lot of different Delegates, and I think this inviting atmosphere and community engagement was the hallmark of Ananke's two very highly regarded terms as Delegate.
Another purely domestic priority for the upcoming term is a bit of work with TIBOE. Vivolkha has done a fantastic job taking an informal leadership role in TIBOE, regularly and aggressively advocating for Delegate endorsements. I want to work with TIBOE and the WA Secretariat to connect TIBOE to the World Assembly Supremacy Program and our broader goals of using cross-endorsement to increase activity.

Wisch: And what can our friends in other regions expect from Delegate HS?

HS: My platform was entirely driven by a belief that expanded cultural and social ties will give us more tools to advocate for defender values on the world stage. Part of this is increasing the depth of our ties with other defender regions and part of this is working more with independent and unaligned regions.
To accomplish this, I am going assist several others in hosting a defender cultural summit shortly. Additionally, I am going to bring back the practice of weekend visits, but instead of attempting to run them every weekend, I'm going to pick and choose and invest more energy into planning each one so they can be more successful.
Lastly, and most importantly, I want my term to serve as an opportunity to clarify and promote a message of compassionate defender internationalism. For far too long "moralism" has been framed as a bad thing in favor of infinite relativism and competitive games playing. While the best defenders, both politically and on the battlefield, are tactical and clever, we cannot abandon our core values which are essential for recruiting, retention, and clarity of purpose.

Wisch: Of course, as delegate, you're going to be heavily involved in WA affairs. How are you planning on handling this new responsibility, especially in regards to upholding XKI's values?

HS: Ultimately, barring exceptional discussions or last minute changes in circumstance (as occurred in my recent decision to override the Liberate Syria vote), I will vote according to forum polls.
Of course, I will exercise clear community leadership on SC discussions. It is important to me that XKI supports Commendations for hard-working defenders and defender regions who have a record of extensive service to the cause. It is also important that XKI supports Commendations for those who have dedicated themselves to building neutral, independent, or gameplay unaligned communities as well - RPers, issue writers and answerers, cards players, and region builders who have also done the quintessentially defender work of building a more inclusive and active game.
Additionally, I want to see a serious pushback against the trend of both Commending and Condemning raiders. Both of these badges for raiders and raider regions become recruiting and propaganda tools. In a strategic sense, defenders should be denying raiders these tools for advancing their agenda. This is obviously an intense politicization of the SC, but the SC is already intensely political.
Most importantly, liberations are the last line of defense we have when things have gone wrong on an operation and native sovereignty is on the line. In do or disappear situations for longstanding native communities, I will be fierce in my advocacy for SC liberations for founderless regions being griefed.

Wisch: Thank you so much for your time. Before we conclude the interview, do you have any final thoughts or comments you'd like to share?

HS: I'm really excited to be Delegate and I'm looking forward to it :)

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off – Wischland
 

Grea Kriopia

Foreign Envoy
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October's emissary report hot off the press for you:


10000 Islands Emissary Report
Date: October 2020
Population: 1476
Delegate Endorsement: 444
Forum: https://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/4uWZbNS

TITO Command
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), THX1138, Controlitia, Grea Kriopia, Kuriko
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente

Government
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: HumanSanity
~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Controlitia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Wille-Harlia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Thedairos
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Wischland
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: Grea Kriopia
~Minister of Labor: Free Las Pinas

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
New Government Appointments
~Vivolkha was named Chair of the XKI Brigade of Endorsers to organize efforts to increase the delegates endo count.
~Eastern New England appointed Dokansia as the Deputy World Assembly Secretary to assist in the coordination of FA policy.
~The position of Cultural Officer was taken over by Thedairos after Grea Kriopia stepped down. Thank you GK for all your hard work. We look forward to seeing what exciting events Thed has planned for the future!
~Serbianistan, Zaberaz Hapang, and Sulenia were all hired as Welcome Buddies by Minister of Education Grea Kriopia to help guide and support new Islanders.

The Liberty Gala
Islanders dressed up in their fanciest suits and ritziest ball gowns to rub shoulders and drink champagne with their fellow defenders at the first ever Liberty Gala. Players from all over NS joined in for the revelry and got to know one another through games of Among Us, impromptu VC parties, and a congo line to other regions' Discord servers. Besides making new friends, players paid respects to old ones, through panels and essays from experienced defenders, as well as an extensive family tree that traced mentor-trainee relationships through several generations.

But it wasn't all fun and games at the Gala, as players were also split into teams to compete in Defender Telephone, Trivia Relay, and a Detag/Chase competition. Players also had a chance to show off their individual skills in trigger jumping and chasing competitions, with results determined by a nail-biting few milliseconds! Despite the competitive nature of these events, players were quick to praise one another and keep their spirits high. In the end Team Obama proved themselves to be the best defenders (or perhaps just the most enthusiastic), and were awarded 1st place in the Defender Games. Though the end of the Gala is bittersweet, everyone returned home with new friends and plenty of fun memories!

Trick or Treat!
XKI went all in to celebrate Halloween this year, with plenty of events to get everyone is a spooky spirit!

~The Cultural Office hosted a Regional Pumpkin Event, in which Islanders could submit different designs for an XKI jack-o'-lantern. The simultaneously beachy and spooky palm tree design, suggested by THX1138 proved to be the region's favorite. Grea Kriopia, in a live pumpkin-carving session, expertly created this Halloween's fantastic Regional Pumpkin
~Chief Executive Markanite called upon Islanders to collect candy in a Trick-or-Treating themed Scavenger Hunt that had everyone scouring the forums for candy. Margaux proved themselves to be the most adept candy-hunter, finding an amazing 928 sweets, and winning 50,000 tacos as a prize! Wischland and Free Las Pinas also showed their candy finding skills, coming in second and third place respectively.
~The region didn't let the fun stop during Z-Day's zombie incursions. Islanders worked together to cure the zombie plague and save one another's nations, coordinating in Discord and the regional RMB. Player's cure spamming saved trillions of lives, and placed XKI on the Z-Day rankings at #13 for most survivors, and #5 for Most Survivors + No Quarantine. Meanwhile Louisistan led zombie-loving nation to spread the undead scourge from 10000 Zombies to the rest of the world. Whatever side Islanders took, they had a blast working with another to deal with the zombie threat.

Around the Islands
~Margaux was named Rookie of the Quarter. Besides his service as Secretary of state, Deputy Senator for Himes West, in TITO, and as a recruiter, Margaux has been a fixture on the forum and Discord, bringing joy to all with his formality and respectful discourse. Congratulations Margaux on the well-deserved award!
~Islanders sallied over the The Union of Democratic States to spend the weekend socializing with friends there. Members of XKI and UDS got together to play a variety of games and roleplay together in a mutual story-building event. Laughter and camaraderie abounded, and Islanders returned home with lots of new friends.
~Senator for Lyonnesse East Thedairos held the House Shield and Cup Competition, in which recruiters from XKI's different houses competed to contact and recruit as many new nations as possible. Led by the recruiting machine also known as United Counties of Escanaba, the House of Improving Wordiness took both the House Cup and House Shield. The House Sceptre went to the House of Aersoldorf thanks to Free Las Pinas's high recruiting success rate. Congratulations to the winning Houses and thank you to all recruiters!
~October's Featured Nation was Zaberaz Hapang whose excellent work as a Welcome Buddy and recruiter shows their diligence and commitment to making XKI an even better region. Keep up the good work ZH, we can't wait to see what you'll do next!
~Following HumanSanity's assumption of the Delegacy, October saw an Endorsement Drive to get HS's endo count up to an ambitious 500 endorsements. Although HS's endo count was still a bit short by the end of the month, the hard work of TIBOE prompted over 30 nations to give HS their endorsement, with more sure to come soon.
~The A Taco Archipelago International Convention concluded after a month of excellent roleplaying and nation-development, all hosted by Wille-Harlia and Thedairos. Islanders were asked to create factbooks on their nation's military, design a map for their nation, and even write a battle speech! The convention ended with a bevy of awards and congratulations for each event winner.

XKI Game-Side
A poll by Jabberwocky asked Islanders to pick which dinosaur they would save from extinction. Following lots of dino-based discussion in the RMB the Brontosaur and Raptors both proved popular.

There were lots of good vibes in the RMB this month:

~A Cheerful Hello
~Corruption? Who's She?
~Blessed by the Easter Bunny
~Prepare for the Elephant Rebellion
~We all know where Mozambique is
~THX is hip and with it
~NS Deep Fake
~"Good" is subjective
~The wonders of nature

Poet Laureate Competition

Aspiring poets of the region once again competed in October's Poet Laureate Contest, with poems centered on the theme of regret. After two tied votes, Margaux was declared winner of the competition with their poem "The Quiet Throne".

On top you stand alone,
and you have given everything to get there.
You sit on this lonely throne,
and you wonder, was it all fair.

How many dreams did you crush?
Who was hurt during your rise?
Because it was all a rush,
or was it all a bunch of lies.

They told you to be the best,
But did they tell you about the pain?
The endless time put into the contest,
through the snow, mud, and rain.

You pushed your friends and family away,
and only walked a lone path.
You hold the darkness at bay,
ever feeling life's wrath.

The aches and pain of it all,
never seem to disappear.
There is no one for you too call,
as you sit here in fear.

You look back and wonder,
what was it all for?
And as you hear the thunder,
what if you chose a different door?​

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off – Wischland
 
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