NOTE: The lore talked about in this post refers to actual roleplay events that took place on this forum between Marrakechia, Inquista, Red Croatia and the Sahwari Union. If you look at the Sahwari Union plot on the EU map, you'll notice that it and Neo-Venetia are different from all the other plots. Those are the only two parts of the EU map alerted as a consequence of war between actual roleplayers."Irene" taking photos for the Rechroatian press before attending the meeting described below. This image taken by a Rechroatian press photographer is currently being shared across the European Union. This is the first image that the world outside of Red Croatia will see of the woman who led the country since it's brief return to isolation. No information is available other than her name, Irene, and her appearance in this photo"Over the years, I've built up a reputation for being a tough, cold person." Irene gazed over her audience of workers, knowing damn well which of them called her a bitch behind her back. She enjoyed seeing them clear their throats and get nervous, not knowing where she is going with this. "Tough? Maybe. But cold? Never. It's just that I don't show emotion unless the occasion calls for it... and this occasion does. No, I'm not getting married. No, I'm not pregnant. No, Whitney Houston isn't here tonight to grace us with her presence. I have something that's actually worth getting excited over..." she paused, building up anticipation. "Red Croatia's newfound claim over Sahara.""We've been ruling..." she chuckled. "I'm sorry, protecting..." the whole room laughed, knowing damn well why Red Croatia and Inquista took Sahara away from Marrakechia. "...the Sahwari Union with Inquista for the last two years, but now we have a reason to believe that Red Croatia should be the sole protector.""As we all know, the ethnicity we now refer to as Rechroatian is actually not pure, but a mix of blood of five tribes that once inhabited our land and merged out of common interest. We still don't know exactly why and how this occurred..." Irene actually knew exactly what happened between the five tribes, as did a select few people in the country, but Rechroatian authority was not only secretive about it's history to other nations - it hid important historical facts from it's own people. "...but we know that the northernmost tribe, Nami, was composed of people with black skin." it was clear that the dark skinned woman's appearance was mostly affected by her Nami ancestry."However, what we didn't know up until now is where did the Nami originally come from and why was their skin different from that of other Rechroatian tribes' fair-skinned inhabitants. Well, now we do." Irene's demeanor became increasingly cold. She was about to unveil a huge discovery but she wanted to do it extremely casually, like it was nothing. Irene loved playing the part of the only person in the room who isn't impressed. "Nami originally came from Sahara, but they escaped to the north of what is now Rechroatian territory. They were driven away from their homeland.""We know this because as soon as Red Croatia became... one of Sahwari Union's protectors..." she barely contained her laughter. "...we wanted to get more familiar with the land we were protecting. Little did we know that we would discover ancient Nami archeological sites that prove our ancestors once ruled Sahara." This wasn't entirely true. The Nami people definitively inhabited a large part of the Sahara desert, but she has no way of knowing just how much of the land was theirs. "We have managed to find out the exact history of the tribe. Everything from how they ruled Sahara to why they were forced to abandon it.""Because we now know that Rechroatian blood traces back to the kings and queens of Sahara, I feel that it's time to reclaim what is rightfully ours. Inquista not only has no historical connection to Sahara, but the tiny nation isn't competent enough to handle territory ten times its size. Red Croatia must protect the land alone.""Kosovo is Serbia.""Sahara is Red Croatia."
Craticus took a bite from his fruit trifle while he nodded in agreement. Craticus then took a sip of water, cleared his throat, and addressed Hillary.
"Of course. I would like to thank you for generously hosting me. This meeting here, at the extraordinary Uluru, has indeed been extraordinary. While we don't always see eye-to-eye, it is assuring to know that the partnership between Inquista and Australia supersedes all political boundaries. As you say, there are many commonalities between our nations, and I believe that we have proven that steadfast cooperation can be forged as long as we look to unite those commonalities."
Then looking at the rest of the Australian delegation separately, Craticus thanked them.
"Thank you, Tanya, Chris, Richard and Tony for also hosting me. You have all been delightful and very welcoming this evening. Should any of you find yourselves in Saint Dominico, please let me know, and I will make sure you are taken care of."
Craticus then gave Bill his side-eye.
"Oh... and how could we forget Bill? You are certainly welcome in Inquista as well, Bill. Just remember, God is watching you in Inquista. Keep that ring on."
The Prime Minister leaned onto his wodden desk, writing neatly with blue fountain pen:
"On behalf of His Majesty's Government I, Xävier Bettel, Prime Minister of The Kingdom of Montenbourg, under the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Riksdag, and the people of Montenbourg, in this present Free Trade Agreement, I do sign this agreement."
"There we go. Excellent!" he nodded and shock hands with the Archbishop."I'm very glad we have been able to come to agreement, Paul."
THE EU’S TOP 10 MOST SHOCKING ASSASSINATIONS/ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS
This is a comprehensive list of the EU’s top 10 most SHOCKING assassinations. Or, well... assassination attempts. When you think of the most shocking murders that have happened in the EU, you don’t think of the assassination attempt of someone important like Acwellan Devoy – you think of these. As always, this ranking has been backed-up by quantitative and qualitative data analysis, peer-review, and intense, week-long focus grouping.
10. The Assassination of Julia Glorious
Already ranked as one of the biggest villains of the EU, President Julia Glorious’ assassination lives on as one of the most epic movements of much deserved karma. Once Pax Aurea’s corrupt president was finally deposed, everyone in Europe was left thinking, ‘Finally! She really had that coming.’
9. The Assassination of François Beaufort
Mr. François Beaufort was a justice of the ECoJ who was run over by a car whilst exiting a hotel. The motive? Gallambria was looking to take Pravoslaviya to the EU’s top court. You can never trust Pravoslaviya. The case has never been settled and lives on as a mystery.
8. The Assassination of Doc Mustard
The assassination of a much-beloved EuroVoice contestant is naturally very tragic. Doc’s death, however, was particularly shocking, and the Ministry of EuroVoice’s fingerprints on the events has left everyone in fear.
7. Queen Aleksandra Assassinating the Red Carpet with THAT Dress
We were all slain – although the red carpet was a particular victim - when Queen Aleksandra of Red Croatia walked the red carpet in her yellow dress.
6. The Assassination of Archbishop Chad Donwick
By far the most important assassination that happened on December 25, 2012. Also, it's the assassination that is by far the most important assassination of a former Inquistan Archbishop. Alexander Kligenberg who? Nope, nobody knows him. Everyone was shocked, however, when Archbishop Donwick was killed. Two out of three Inquistan archbishops have been killed, and one is left to go.
5. EuroVoice XVI Assassinating Beyonce's Musical Career
Why on Earth would Europe’s most beloved and successful musical artist degrade herself so badly that she would be willing to enter EuroVoice… never mind do it twice? First competing for Os Corelia, Beyonce managed to win the EuroVoice title, but then decided to come back for seconds as a representative for Occoron, where she did absolutely terrible.
4. Councillor Pickles Attempting to Assassinate Cannabis Legislation with 23 Amendments
Never has a pill been as poisonous as it was with a record-breaking 23 amendments. Could trying to kill legislation ever be less obvious? The assassination attempt failed.
3. The Assassination Attempt on Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift died whilst flying over the Teutonic States. Or so we thought. A few weeks later, Taylor Swift re-emerged in a hot-pink body suit. Or so we thought. She then got reconstructive plastic surgery in Inquista. Or so we thought. In reality, Taylor Swift has always been alive… in Pravoslaviya. Or so we thought. The Inquistan investigation into the whole affair continues.
2. The Assassination Attempt on King Nikolai II
King Nikolai II was assassinated by the Duchess of Saint Pierre who was trying to claim the throne for herself. Things turned on their head, however, when it was revealed that the King wasn’t really dead, and that he faked his own death during the assassination attempt. The Duchess would later be caught red-handed in all her schemes. THE DUCHESS THEN FLED THE SCENE BY FLYING HER HELICOPTER THROUGH THE CATHEDRAL WINDOW. Epic.
1. Jeff Speller's Assassination Attempt with a Bar of Soap
By far the most shocking assassination attempt in the EU, ever. Jeff Speller, ever the wisest, attempted to kill the Inimican Emperor with a bar soap. After slipping and falling on soaped-up floors, the Inimican Emperor put Jeff Speller to death for his attempted crime. Jeff Speller later returned to life as a zombie. Soap has now been recognized as a lethal weapon in Inimicus and all European politician view the body-cleaning commodity with suspicion.