The North Pacific & Greater Dienstad Roleplay and Cultural Exchange
National Leaders Debate
National Leaders Debate
Host Nation: The Syrixian Empire
Host World: Eras
The camera pans across the audience and to the centre of the auditorium as a voice over plays: "LIVE from the Golden Palace it's time for the National Leaders Debate"
Bharti Shailaja* a veteran of news media sits in front of the large audience at a small podium. As the camera pans down towards her, her smile shifts to a serious demeanour as she begins to address the known universe.
"Ladies and Gentlemen good evening; This is Bharti Shailaja, SNN News. Thank you for joining us for tonight's National Leaders Debate.
"Tonight's National Leaders Debate is hosted in Pataliputra, imperial capital of the Syrixian Empire.. Founded over two thousand years ago, and often aptly described as the apple of the Empire's eye, Pataliputra is also the Empire's largest city. We'd like to take this moment to thank His Majesty the Emperor, for hosting us at the Golden Palace here on stunning Elephant Island in the centre of Pataliputra.
"Tonight, we gather together the leaders of the nations of various worlds from across the known universe to answer your questions. As your leaders, whether they be anointed, elected, appointed, or imposed upon you by the powers that it be - it is they who are ultimately responsible for providing for their people and ensuring the stability of their nations. Your leaders stand before you. They are ready to face off, and if you closely follow the politics of the known world, you'd know that very well anything could happen here over the next few hours.
"This debate is airing on GBK networks in the Syrixan Empire and on affiliated networks across all known worlds..Now, I am sure that both our audience here, and our debaters are ready to get this debate well underway.
"But first, we will discuss the rules of tonight's debate. I will be the moderator. I will ask questions of the candidates. I will ask follow up questions where necessary. I will attempt to guide the discussion on matters of relevancy and remind our Leaders of the topics of discussion.
"Our goal for this evening is a debate. A debate where our leaders can come together and address one another on matters that they differ. Where our leaders will set forth their ideological and political principles and allow others to respond in-kind. Now. Let us begin.
"I will invite each leader to take 30 seconds to introduce himself or herself to our audience".
*Please note that the debate moderator character will be played by either myself or Prydania depending on who is available.