Syrixia's Worldbuilding Game

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  1. Syrixia

    Syrixia The one, the true, the great. - - -

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    Welcome to the Worldbuilding Game! I've ported this game over from the RP server. The gist of it is:

    1. I ask a question relating to some component of worldbuilding every once in a while, whenever I can think of one

    2. You all put in your answers (and feel free to discuss them further either here or in the server- or both!)

    3. I catalog all the answers in the OP for posterity!

    4. Rinse and repeat!


    PREVIOUS QUESTIONS (AND ANSWERS):

    WIP
     
  2. Syrixia

    Syrixia The one, the true, the great. - - -

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    Here's a question for you guys:

    What are some unique sayings in your nation?
     
  3. Syrixia

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    SYRIXIA:

    "तैयारी में असफलता का अर्थ असफलता की तैयारी है!"

    "taiyaaree mein asaphalata, ka arth asaphalata kee taiyaaree hai!"

    "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!"
     
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    Himika:

    "怠惰な飢餓、勤勉な宴会"

    "When the lazy starve, the hard-working feast"
     
  5. Darcania

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    "A friendly dragon is still a dragon."
     
  6. Midir

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    The D.D.M: "The only way to a bright future is hard work."​
     
  7. Kanerlad

    Kanerlad Kanerland - -

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    "The earth is flat"
     
  8. Ninhundland

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    Est niest verandere te sei irgende ist veränderte.

    It isn’t change unless something is changed.
     
  9. Andrenne

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    Andrenne

    “Den mordaan ast visaar äin den kvälta.”

    “The morning is wiser than the evening.”

    Skanda

    “ᨄᨀ ᨄᨂᨌᨀᨀᨚᨀ ᨂᨀᨈᨀᨂ ᨁᨀᨌᨕᨋᨔᨀ, ᨃᨊʻᨂᨀ ᨄᨀ ᨂᨄᨊ ᨓᨕᨂᨄᨀᨋᨀ ᨋᨂᨈᨀᨁᨀ ᨃᨀᨙᨂ.”

    “Ka kinada iatai hanomua wāʻia ka ikā yoikama mitaha wei.”

    “The body enjoys itself when the stomach is well filled.”
     
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  10. Sanjurika

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    "Eucalyptus is the healer for all wounds"
     
  11. Syrixia

    Syrixia The one, the true, the great. - - -

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    SYRIXIA: (Truongla)

    "เมื่อน้ำตกลงไปหินจะมองเห็นได้"

    "Meụ̄̀x n̂ảtk lng pị h̄in ca mxng h̄ĕn dị̂."

    "When the water falls, the stone becomes visible."
     
  12. Syrixia

    Syrixia The one, the true, the great. - - -

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    A couple questions (semi-related to each other) for you guys:

    What is the most important holiday in your nation, and why?

    What is Christmas called in your nation? (Bonus: what's the etymology behind your nation's name for it?)
     
  13. Darcania

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    I don't have a name for it, but the night of the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. As Darcania's moon goddess Arosa is also the goddess of creation, the people celebrate life and creation during this night. They often create something of their own, whether it's a song, a sculpture, or whatever.
    Darcania doesn't celebrate Christmas, and the above holiday predates it. However, it falls very close to Christmas, so the tradition of gift-giving is often combined with our own traditions, with dragons gifting their creations to others.
     
  14. Syrixia

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    1.

    SYRIXIA: The most important holiday in the Empire is Samraati Jayanti, the Emperor's Birthday. It's currently on April 19, and is accompanied with celebrations throughout the Empire. It's a combination of a patriotic day and an important cultural holiday.

    VALLAND: The most important holiday in Valland is Christmas. 'Nuff said. :P
    2.

    SYRIXIA:
    Most Syrixians don't celebrate Christmas, however the Janapadhis and Kaleta do. The Janapadhi name, Svajanma, which means "Birth of the Lord" in Suchari, is, however, not used by the Samnadhis (nor the Truong), who simply use the Mercanti word but in their local accent. The Kaleta call it Boże Narodzenie, which means "God's Birth".

    VALLAND: The Vallish call it Kerstjål, which essentially means "Christ's Yule". Unlike many other Nordic countries, Valland came under significantly greater Messianist culturo-religious influence in the early days of Messianist conversion; and consequently its name for Christmas is not simply a Vallish version of Yule, the word for the old Nordic pagan holiday. As for the word "Yule" itself, the exact etymology is unknown.
     
  15. Prydania

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    It would probably be Októberhátíð/Oktoberfest.
    Which reflects Prydania’s Gothis roots.

    The holiday is important because it serves as a massive celebration of the harvest, which has always been vital to Prydania.

    Kristurjól. Which is a combination of Christ and “Yule,” the old Nordic winter holiday the Christmas holiday supplanted. It’s not uncommon to hear Christmas referred to as simply “Jól.”

    This is reflected in the name of Blárjól, which directly translates to “Blue Yule,” but which is more properly understood to mean “Blue Christmas.”
    It’s held on the Winter Solstice (on or around 21 December) and is seen as the official “start” of Christmas celebrations.
     
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    Hanga á útibú.
    Hang onto a branch.
    Wait a minute.

    Refurinn giftist konu úlfurinnar.
    The fox is marrying the wolf’s wife.
    It’s raining with the sun out.

    Eins og björn með staf.
    Like a bear with a stick.
    To look very confused.

    Til að hafa mús upp ermi þína.
    To have a mouse up your sleeve.
    Someone has a mischievous plan.

    Ekki hrista kjúklinginn.
    Don’t shake the chicken.
    Don’t overdo it.

    Þú ert að klóra kúlur með sofandi úlfur með stutta staf.
    You’re scratching a sleeping wolf’s balls with a short stick.
    You’re being very arrogant.

    Rúfa hunang á munni einhvers.
    Rubbing honey on someone’s mouth.
    Kissing someone’s ass, buttering them up, sucking up to someone.
     
  17. Syrixia

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    Coming soon :P
     
  19. Ninhundland

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    What is the most important holiday in your nation, and why?

    Vereinichtdag/Unity Day celebrated on 14 September, is Ninhundland’s equivalent for National Day to commerate the unification of Ninhundland back in 1453. Although Ninhundland has been through several political changes in the past few centuries, the country’s borders have stayed pretty similar minus lands previously under Ninhundish control that now belong to neighbouring countries such as Andrenne, Cojedes, Gotmark, etc as well as overseas colonies. This date marks the founding of the modern Ninhundish nation.

    What is Christmas called in your nation? (Bonus: what's the etymology behind your nation's name for it?)

    Weihedag, is the Ninhundish word for Christmas. Weihedag roughly translates to hallowed day and is celebrated over a two day period starting on 24 December. Many Christmas celebrations such as dinner, family get togethers, gift giving, and evening mass happen on the 24th while the 25th is when many open their presents.

    While the winter solstice isn’t part of Christmas, it can overlap and is obvservsed around the 21st and 22nd. Julesnacht/Night of Yule is an old Gotic holiday celebrating the beginning of the winter season and leading up to the holidays of Christmas and New Years.
     
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    Notable Sayings

    C̣'acênahñî dikâ sînyugwe k'asûlû. (typically abbreviated: C̣'acêna)
    The cold doesn't care about the crown (of/on) a head.
    To remind someone not to be arrogant about their wealth.

    Taṇyehñî bwu lûya c̣i
    The past rides a pale horse
    Past actions will inevitably catch up with you.

    Eṇduñe wal dikâ teluṇg'u gallû du bwenêlâ
    Snow takes the color of blood and cherries.
    People will adapt to their surroundings.

    Most Important Holidays

    Depending on the location within the isles, the "most important" holiday varies. In many areas, it would not be entirely inaccurate to consider the "Festival of Winter Demons" to be the most important, though the festival itself stretches a week and typically marks a time of contemplation in the wake of the harvest season, rather than a time of jollity necessarily.

    First Planting, which is somewhat the opposite of the Festival of the Winter Demons, is another festival relevant throughout much of the Stan Yera, celebrated on the day the first seeds of the summer growing season are planted - as such its exact date varies depending on where one is in the isles.

    Christmas

    Commonly referred to as Laṇlumal (roughly Messiah/Savior's Day) in the Messianist portions of the Stan Yera - it is not terribly relevant to the country as a whole, but has seen increases in popularity since the end of the civil war, the idea of gift-giving among families appealing to the close-knit Yeran culture, especially during the winter.
     
  21. Syrixia

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    Here's a question for you guys:

    Who are some notable leaders in your nation's history, and why are they notable? (NOTE: It can be any amount of people; whether it's 1 or 42.)
     
  22. Prydania

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    Vortgyn I Loðbrók
    reigned 1029-1044
    A descendent of Hróarr Loðbrók, viking king of Heorot. Vortgyn was born in Tempest Holm in what is now Prydania centuries after his ancestor was forced to flee from Oswald the Conqueror in Andrenne.
    Vortgyn wasn’t content to be Lord of Stormurholm, though, and waged a campaign to first unify all of the descendants of Hróarr’s followers under the Loðbrók banner once more, and then to conquer the native Bayardi.
    Vortgyn’s war lasted 15 years, ending with his victory in Stormhaven and his coronation of King of all Prydania in 1029. Prydanian monarchs continue to hold the title “Lord Uniter” in honour of him.

    Vortgyn II Loðbrók
    reigned from 1076-1102
    Vortgyn II reigned following the death of his father, Tobias I.
    Vortgyn honoured his father, Tobias I, and his piety by establishing the Holy Order of the Knights of the Storm. The Knights of the Storm would serve as the elite soldiers and bodyguards of the crown for centuries.

    Robert II Loðbrók
    reigned from 1357-1379
    Robert II’s early reign was consumed with fighting rebel lords who had resisted his father, Andrew II. Robert’s campaigns against the upstart lords proved inconclusive. Yet Robert’s forces were weakened enough to force a compromise. The resulting Skipulagsskráríkisins laid the foundations for the role of the King compared to that of the Alþingi.

    Harald II Loðbrók
    reigned from 1544-1575
    Harald II won the crown after a brief conflict with his cousin Prince Robert. Harald had become a convert of the new Lutheran movement, and the Courantist Church and their supporters feared what Harald would do when he succeeded his father Baldr III. His cousin Robert was thus propped up as a Courantist alternative. The brief conflict, the War of the Barons, saw Harald emerge victorious. His coronation ushered the Lutheran Reformation into Prydania.

    Erik VI Loðbrók
    reigned from 1660-1697
    The unification of Andrenne and Goyanes occurred during the last year of the reign of Erik's father, Robert IV. Erik considered the implications of the union, and foresaw the inevitable expansion of the new UKAG's influence. Erik, rather than risk losing his crown, travelled to Mitta and formally swore himself to the new King-Emperor of the UKAG, acknowledging him as his sovereign. Erik and his decedents remained sovereigns of Prydania within the UKAG imperial system, even as Prydania was split between Goyanes and Andrenne administratively. Erik also surrendered the title "King of Heorot" from the list of royal titles to appease the Andrennians.

    Richard III Loðbrók
    reigned from 1792-1826
    Richard's tenure as King began rather uneventfully. As King of Prydania within UKAG? His position as sovereign was mostly ceremonial. This changed during the Wars of the Callisen Republic. Revolutionary Callise cut northwards through Craviter, into Maloria and Norsia. Their invasion of Prydania, however, was met with fierce resistance. Richard, with only his small Prydanian army and UKAG soldiers stationed in garrisons, managed to drive the Callisens out of Prydania. The UKAG reinforcements that followed drove the Callisens out of Prydania, pushing them back southwards across the continent.
    The war with Callise was followed by the dissolution of the UKAG a year later. Prydanian national sentiment was already on the rise following Prydania's successful defensive war against the invaders, and Richard struck on that following the separation of the Andrennian and Goyanian crowns. Richard declared that without a unified Nordic emperor? He was free from the oath made by his ancestor Erik VI. Richard re-asserted Prydanian sovereignty, and became the first King of Prydania to rule in his own name since 1660.

    Richard VI Loðbrók
    reigned from 1937-1956
    Richard VI was a proud, affable, and firm man. He also had an autocratic streak and remained suspicious of the spread of liberal democratic ideals that had begun under his predecessors. Grand Duke Richard, as he was known before his coronation, became an open supporter of emerging fascist thought, personally funding the Social Commonwealth Party, Prydania's homegrown fascist political party. His ascension saw him appoint his cousin, Prince Hans Loðbrók, as Prime Minister with the support of Social Commonwealth members of the Alþingi.
    Richard enthusiastically entered the Fascist War on the side of the Dominion, sending the bulk of Prydania's forces into Kanada to aid with the invasion of Cogoria. Though he did send select units to Gothis to aid the Andrennian Imperyk. Richard is more infamous than famous, however. The Dominion's crushing defeat in the war devastated popular support for the fascist movement in Prydania, and the Cogorian offensive through Kanada proved how ill-equipped the fasicsts were to actually wage this campaign.

    Robert VII Loðbrók
    reigned from 1956-1984
    Robert VII had a far different outlook on life and politics compared to Richard VI. Robert himself studied abroad in the IA, where he became a convert of humanist and enlightenment political philosophies. Whereas Richard was described as harsh and energetic, even as a child? Grand Duke Robert was described by his friends in the IA as laid back and unassuming.
    Robert was quick to dismantle the fascist government his father had built upon ascending to the throne, a task made easier with massive public support. He also complied with Allied requests for handing over Prydanian war criminals that the Cogorians and Allies had demanded, but whom his father had protected.
    Robert spent his tenure as king in the background, allowing the recently re-established parliamentary democracy take its course. He dealt with Prime Ministers of all parties, Conservative-Agrarian, Free Democrat, and Syndicalist. Economic tensions in the 1970s, however, pushed the Syndicalists to the extreme left of the political spectrum and allowed the Social Commonwealth fascists to re-establish themselves as a political force. Robert would be forced to play a more active role in politics to defend the democracy he'd ushered in. How successful he could have been is unknown. He, his eldest son Baldr, and youngest son, Andrew, were the target of an assassination attempt in 1984. The King and Grand Duke of Stormurholm died.

    Andrew III Loðbrók
    reigned from 1984-2002
    Duke Andrew of Hadden, Prince of Prydania, was bookish throughout his childhood and adult life. Like his father he was drawn to political philosophy, but unlike his father he found himself drifting towards the fascism of his grandfather. He also personally resented his elder brother Baldr, considering him lacking intellectually to reign as King. Andrew conspired with rogue elements within Prydania's intelligence organization, the ÖSU, to assassinate his father and brother. He too took a bullet, but a well placed shot spared his life and guaranteed him the crown.
    Andrew and Social Commonwealth leader Stephen Toft established a new fascist regime that quickly took over the country. Opposition was silenced, the Syndicalists further radicalized and driven underground, and the country re-shaped in the Social Commonwealth image. The Couratist Church was tolerated, but smaller religious communities outside of the Lutheran Church, such as the Shaddaist and Orthodox communities, were marginalized in public space. Degrees of legalized segregation were enacted in an effort to create a more "stable" and "whole" society. Homosexuality, bisexuality, and transexuality were also re-criminalized, classified by the new regime as "degenerate" and as "viruses of social decay."

    Thomas Nielsen
    President from 2002-2017
    The fascist policies of Andrew III and Stephen Toft were not enacted at once. They were slowly phased in, the regime gaining confidence the longer it was able to hold onto power. Public frustrations with the regime, its strict social structure, and its uncompromising moral code eventually boiled over into open defiance. The radicalized Syndicalists, led by Thomas Nielsen, were in the perfect position to take advantage of the populace's frustrations with the fascist government.
    The coup of 2002 allowed the Syndicalists to assume control of the country. Stephen Toft, the rest of the Social Commonwealth leadership, and most of the Royal family was executed publicly. A counter-revolution led by Conservative-Agrarian politician William Aubyn had secured the young Prince Tobias Loðbrók, but such a movement was no immediate threat to the Syndicalist Party's new grasp on power.
    Syndicalist authority was welcomed at first, as those deemed responsible for the fascist regime were done away with. Nielsen, in his position as Chairman of the Syndicalist Presidium, felt as if Prydania had to be radically transformed. He rode the wave of early popularity to advocate for the destruction of historic sites in Prydania, public executions at the hands of the mob, and for the re-organization of the Prydanian economy along industrial lines. Prydania had remained largely agrarian, whereas the Syndicalists emerged from the mining pits and urban factories. They tended to distrust rural farmers, who were steadfastly Agrarian Party or Free Democrat supporters.
    As such Nielsen felt as if the rural farming class had to be broken. Farmers, farm workers, and small town populations were emptied and transported to work as industrial "apprentices," uncompensated workers in factories and mines. The farms, meanwhile, would be managed by the Syndicalist government. Collectivized farming by under-qualified government bureaucrats and industrial labour bosses resulted in severe food shortages in a country that was still mostly agrarian.
    This had a spiralling effect, driving more and more into the arms of Aubyn's insurgency. Which in turn drove Nielsen to crack down harder and harder in the name of upholding political orthodoxy. Nielsen's reign of terror peaked with two events. The first, the Shaddaist Pogrom, occurred in the capital of Beaconsviði. The Syndicalist Party's Beaconsviði chapter engaged in a violent attack on the city's Shaddaist population, blaming the Shaddaist community for failing to comply with the Syndicalist Republic's state atheistic policies.
    The second event was the Harrying of Hadden. Small towns in the vicinity of Hadden had been supporting Aubyn's FRE insurgency in secret. When this was discovered? Jannik Leiftur, Nielsen's chief enforcer, was dispatched to make an example. He burned 90% of the crops that were ready to harvest around the city of Hadden. For a country dealing with chronic food shortages? This seemed to be a tipping point. Aubyn's FRE captured Hadden later that year. Within two years the Syndicalist Republic collapsed. Nielsen took his own life as FRE soldiers advanced through Beaconsviði.
     
  23. Syrixia

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    I thought of another question this morning:

    What are some notable quotes by leaders or other characters from your nation(s)?

    (Feel free to describe the context if you deem it necessary.)
     
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    "We are a nation of hugs"

    -Kommander Koala
     
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    "Vilhelm, If you piss three meters into the air straight up, and not get wet, I won't make you give a down payment on that land you wanted."
    -Grand Emperor Natan I, drunken, 1897

    "You will die."
    -Grand Emperor Anthony, 2017

    "You stupid fucks."
    -Prime Minister Jon Norberg, 2018
     
  26. Ema Skye

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    "Aliens are in fact, real."
    - Senate Minority Leader Masashi Nemoto at a Press Conference, 2017

    "You don't even deserve a proper funeral, for you are worse than Nystrom himself. I hope you choke a slow an painful death."
    - Then Associate-Justice of the Himikan Supreme Court, Asaka Shichirobei at the trial of former President Ivan Brezhnev, 1984

    "Under my administration, I will give Sinnitics the same rights as whites, but keep them completely separate. Instead of having little Sinnitic communities within the south, and the west, and other states where there can be conflicts with the white population. We should give the Sinnitics a settlement somewhere, let them set up their own communities, their own state, their own towns. This avoids the White and Sinnitic conflict, and gives everyone the exact same rights under the glorious Himikan flag."
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    Former President Viktor Kosior address to the Himikan Congress, 1961 (excerpt)
     
  27. Ninhundland

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    What are some notable quotes by leaders or other characters from your nation(s)?

    “Gränzeburg will not fall like this again! The glory and victory will be our hands someday whenever that may be!”
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    Gerhardt Himdach, 1931, Leader of the Greater Ninhundish Reich


    “When you're already having a bad day and then find out that people are posting junk spam about a baby. It's literally everywhere and I bet if this baby dies in birth then Fluttr will be a much more calmer place and useless topics wouldn't get in the way of useful ones like myself. Why does the baby need to be royal to be special. Just look at me and I'm not from a royal nation.”
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    Andrei Huhrmann, June 2017, Fluttr Post, Nephew of former Prime Minister Dominik Huhrmann
     
  28. Prydania

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    "I won't bow to Hróarr nor will I bow to Bram. I won't bend the knee to any man, dead or alive."
    -Vortgyn I Loðbrók, 1028

    "Savage Trien hordes will break upon the shields of Jórvík knights."
    -Robert I Loðbrók, 1326

    "Only a fool would expect others to settle for anything less."
    -Harald Loðbrók, Duke of Hadden, Prince of Prydania, 1327

    "The King rules in God's name. A mass is therefore worth a charter."
    -Robert II Loðbrók, 1364

    "Does it snow in Callise?"
    -Richard III Loðbrók, 1818

    "We have served with honour, but when there is no one left to serve? Then what? We go our own way. There is no dishonour in an oath coming to an end, having been dutifully fulfilled."
    -Richard III Loðbrók, 1819

    "History is on the march."
    -Richard VI Loðbrók, 1937

    "Nothing is as dull yet deadly as politics."
    -Andrew III Loðbrók, 1985

    "We stand on the brink of victory. A new age awaits, if you all are willing to be worthy of this historical hour."
    -Prime Minister Stephen Toft, 1986

    "The state, the people, the old governing classes. They must all learn to serve true justice. And they will. Education is sometimes a strenuous thing, but all who are willing to learn end up better for it."
    -Chairman Thomas Nielsen of the Syndicalist Presidium, 2004

    "In the name of peace and decency...return home."
    -Tobias III Loðbrók, 2017
     
  29. Proxy of Demescia

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    "Life dies when faith dies." — Johan Endrik, Chief Premier & Delegate Premier of Demescia during the Fascist Wars.

    "Look upon us...an assemblage of freed lands, all divorced...all stranded on an island...well fed but hungry." — Pikard Combre, Co-Founder of Demescia; Co-Authors of La Komunumetalono; First Executor of Ojoso.

    "In 1888, the Demescians said 'don’t enslave us because we will enslave ourselves.'" — Serafino Ricci, Radio Show Host and Conspiracy Theorist.

    "Sasten is crumbling, and wants us to crumble with her." — Serafino Ricci, Radio Show Host and Conspiracy Theorist.

    "What world will you leave behind?" — Keno Gohan, Delegate Premier of Demescia subsequent to the Fascist Wars.

    "How does one go about changing a world he can't describe?" — Lauri Kopvaa, Co-Author of Regn-Konstruo.

    "The sun will shine on us again, but only if we survive the night." — Host Jugen, Secretary of State under the Sed Premiership.

    "Inform your fellow man—or woman. I know there's this weird taboo over discussing politics at the dinner table, but have the courage and integrity to do it anyway." — Dimitro Ilioraza, Current Chief Premier of Demescia; Former Columnist for La Epokspirito.

    "Ilio the Arriviste: canonized by the nationalist religion for aiming at the easiest target of his time." — Fredrik Sørensen, Columnist for La Epokspirito; Author of "Ilio, the Arriviste."
     
  30. Kanada

    Kanada TNPer

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    "That's land? Land! Finally! ...It looks a bit sad." -Kalga Surguard, Andrennian 'colonizer' of Kanada after seeing the bleak, empty, foggy landscape of what would be Kalgary.

    "I've seen both the long drawls of Parliament debating for hours, not producing anything helpful, in a nice warm building, and the most horrific battles, of mutilated men stumbling back to the surgeons, of blue and gray uniforms being dyed red by blood. I prefer the battles," -General Sean Kanad, about the Unification Wars and parliament.

    "My god. The ferocity and neverending morale on both sides... These men would be willing to fight until their knuckles are broken and bleeding, their bones are shattered, and their units have been decimated. I would have never imagined it would get this terrible." -General Peter Sej, Fascist War, about the intense fighting between the Cogorians and Kanadians that declared not a step back, not an inch lost.

    "Under Grace II, we would be ordered to do something, drag our ankles, groan, cry, and complain, only to complete it completely botched and delayed. Under Grace III, we understand now that when she tells the Parliament to do something, it should be done immediately, for our wellbeing." -Former Prime Minister Johann Leonit, 2018.

    "I was somewhat misinterpreted when I said the moment I became Queen, the people of Kanada became my children... It led to some speaking of the aggressive means used during the Sundeon riots. People seem to forget, children need to be disciplined." -Grace Severyn-Kanad, 2018, in the aftermath of the November Sundeon riots.
     
  31. Esplandia

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    Man was not born, nor created, divine.“
    — Rollo Teid, 1769

    “I’ll burn the entirety of the Vestrugat before I allow Uldred Arnaed and his Talamnic rabble to spread their hateful hypocrisy to Esplandia.”
    — Katharin I of Esplandia

    “Then you’re blood will be payment for treason.”
    — Mirek IV of Arrandal to Iancu Valteren

    “Eu jet aduc Stzurm!”
    *I will bring the storm
    — Aureljus I the Stormbringer in a letter to Dominar Konstantin X of the Argent Imperium
     
  32. Sasten

    Sasten Mad Computer - -

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    "If the fascists have managed to teach me anything, it is to never hate. I dislike fascists, I dislike corruption, I dislike idiots. But even still, there is one thing that makes me feel a rage, a sadness, a...hatred within me, and that is war. I hate war. Of all the hatreds I thought I'd left behind, I can never let go of this, not after all I've seen. And that is why I must always be prepared to fight them."
    - Azaras VI, television interview, 1971

    "I appear to have made a few miscalculations in my strategy."
    - Falkomander Valdren of Varaten to Azaras VI, just prior to his execution, 1948

    "If this is really all that's left, my Empire died long ago. I think it's time I put an end to its misery, time to move on."
    - Azaras II addressing one of her last remaining loyal generals on the state of the Imperial Army (the Empire would officially be dissolved by the winter solstice of the year), 1018

    "Civilization will not die with you. We will build a new society, a better one, even if it takes us ten thousand years to do it!"
    - Gordai of Kaizunel to unnamed Edzana polemarch, 6th century BCE, as recorded by Azaric historian Kalepai
     
  33. Syrixia

    Syrixia The one, the true, the great. - - -

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    "This land is ridden by centuries of blood and of political machination. For my father's project to succeed, such horrors must not be allowed to exist. Since they have already happened, history must be cleansed of them."
    - Rishabhanatha the Unifier; 56 AD; to his court upon his ascension to the throne, ordering the burning of thousands of ancient pre-Imperial historical chronicles

    "Burn the City! Burn the Empire itself! If my niece wishes to throw me down, then I will take her, her ilk, and everyone else on this island with me!"

    - Akbar II, the Mad Emperor; 1453; to his Sentinels on the eve of his overthrow by his niece

    "Furthermore, if you wish to wear your crown at all, it is time you learn to obey me!"
    - Rajesh I the King-Slayer; 1699; to Prince Haenrik of Esplandia following the Battle of Rathberg after the Prince confronted him

    "My greatness is without question. My human substance, my achievements, other people dream to have."

    - Dasharatha the Magnificent; 1761; to his friends at a small banquet

    "Free the Iraelians."
    - Rajesh II; 1954; last words on his deathbed following the reading of his will, directing the government to grant his beloved Iraelia full independence

     
  34. Andrenne

    Andrenne bastard

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    “Those afraid of consequences are not fit to rule in the first place. Send whatever you have at me, and they will return to their mothers covered with shrouds.” - Aaron Sven Arnsson (later Aron Sven Kejserne), responding to his “colleagues” worries of his consolidation of power via the “Väma Epistle”, c. 331 BC.

    “You goddamned degenerate piece of filth- this is the end of the line for you. Just wait until Prince Henry gets here; and keep your mouth shut before I’m forced to keep it shut for you with my rifle, you bastard.”
    - Vasamarskallkka (Field Marshall) Vjerm Yyriksson, after capturing Nyström alongside his division of the Andrennian Liberation Front, c. 1951, during the Battle of Mitta.

    “Andrenne has not yet died! Nor has its spirit! Nor has its freedom!” - Prince Henry “Prinz Andrensk” Kjellner, c. 1951, shortly after the Treaty of Mitta was signed.

    “I gave you all the chance to submit; to live your life as a thane or jarl under me, to prosper in your homelands! But here you are, at the end of my axe, waiting to be called up one by one to be made an example of! You’ve let down your home and your people. The only one missing from this group is that bastard Hroar. Ye pathetic wretches that dare call themselves men stand guilty of treason against the Grand King of Andrenne. Use your last words wisely.” - Grand King Oswald the Great addressing the former kings he conquered that refused to submit to his rule, c. 876 AD.

    “You’d think their navy would have put up more of a fight.” - Arno “Loki” Vande speaking to Goyanean Admiral Ragnar Fannin in reference to the Imperial Syrixian Navy during the Second Nordic-Imperial War, c. 1828.
     
  35. Ninhundland

    Ninhundland TNPer

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    “So what’s the issue today? Is it too rainy to work outside, are your tools broken, are you tired, or is it just that your motivation to work didn’t wake up with you! Looks like you aren’t getting 2 Gelder for the rest of the week and if you keep this attitude up you’ll lose all privileges and be just like the rest of your people. So you make the choice.”
    - Fredrick Helmsmann, 1851, Construction Overseer in Drachenburg, Demescia, Talking to Abuakar Fedhar (a higher ranking slave due to trust and loyalty to the Ninhundish Empire however doesn’t always have a good attitude which Fredrick Helmsmann will not tolerate)
     
  36. Cimmerien

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    “In the time I had while leading the government, all I have learnt while doing this job so far was this: better never means better for everyone. In fact, it always means worse for some.”

    The Right Honourable David Staedtler, former Prime Minister of Cimmeria, August 2017, during the
    Baschleidenheim incident.
     
  37. Proxy of Demescia

    Proxy of Demescia TNPer

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    What is the most important holiday in your nation, and why?
    Byysqeq, a massive traditional festival held in the steppe, is one of the most important holidays in Demescia, spanning more than a couple of days and attracting hundred-thousands of participants each day.

    What are some unique sayings in your nation?
    Cxjusono: "Kiel vi eliros?"
    How will you leave?

    What impact will you have brought upon the world when you die?

    Roru: "U foŝttŭ, u jequmttŭ, u lesmanttŭ; esi foŝttŭ, esi jequmttŭ, esi lesmanttŭ." - "Qanom Sta," Jobsta I
    He does not kill, he does not manipulate, he does not threaten; do not kill, do not manipulate, do not threaten."

    Do not commit crimes or show malice towards a person unless the person commits crimes or shows malice to you.
     
  38. Esplandia

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    What are some unique sayings in your nation?
    ‘Aekt um haert’
    ‘I am here’
    I don’t know.
    Used when someone asks a question that the listener would not have the knowledge to answer. Literally you’re telling them that you can’t know because you weren’t there.
     
  39. Kontara

    Kontara Registered

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    Unity over Strength. Strength over Defeat.

    Senta'rana, a fighting tournament assembled by the Academy of Redemption.

    If I'm going to be honest, we need to go back when Chii' Mara was still ten to twelve Kingdoms.

    In the midst of the night when a day of hell fell upon the Twelve Kingdoms, there was rumored to be a man. The man went by Terana Nikolas (Terana meaning Holy One). Nikolas had stumbled upon the field of battle while both sides were sleeping, which was lucky, as, back then, he had been a known criminal for murder. But one soldier woke up and detained him. He was brought upon the Chii' Maran Court and was issued a penalty of eternal community service. Of course, he's dead, but the tradition of "Judgement Day" remains true.

    Well, you have the current King, Stormstar, who united the Kingdoms under a single banner. And then the Ten Holy Knights, who were the founders of The Protectorate.

    "If you're old, and you refuse to defend your Highness, you show that you are weak. If you are young, and you show rebellious traits, you show that you're a traitor to the Military. But, if you show that you are merciless in following and protecting our laws... maybe, just maybe... will you be remembered."

    - King Stormstar
     
  40. Syrixia

    Syrixia The one, the true, the great. - - -

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    New question!

    Post your flags, and tell us the history behind them! (Bonus question: what do the colors/symbols on the flag(s) mean?)

    EDIT: Also, feel free to post any significant historical flags!