Consul of the Interior: Emerstari
Consul of Foreign Affairs: Akillian Talleyrand
Consul of Culture: Sacul Astoria
Tribune: Theio Altherio
"For the Hreater Good"
Population: 130 nations WA Delegate: Elvennai
Speaker: Akillian Talleyrand (TAP)
Lil La Luna (AUoCWSE)
Sacul Astoria (TAP)
Arda Episode XIV: THE NUCLEAR MENANCE
CONSULATE SHAKE UP - Sacul Astoria
Elections were recently upon us once again. The Senate saw no changes, with incumbent Sacul Astoria and Lil La Luna being the only candidates to run. For the Consulates things were different however – every position was contested, and two saw a change in leadership. Emerstari remained in charge of the Interior Consulate. After Theio Altherio announced his intention not to run for Consul of Foreign Affairs, Akillian Talleyrand took over as Consul of Foreign Affairs. Sacul Astoria replaced incumbent Consul of Culture Rarry Riket after defeating him in the elections.
CHANGE AIN'T BAD JUST BECAUSE IT'S FOREIGN - Theio Altherio
This month's been a busy one for the Foreign Consulate. Over the past month, a treaty with Kantrias has been approved, giving Arda en' Estel a leg up into the realm of NationStates Gameplay. An in-game embassy has been opened with Londinium, with an exchange of ambassadors likely to follow. But one of the big actions surely has to be the rationalisation of ambassadorships that took place; in the interests of ensuring that all our links are effective, embassies have been withdrawn from Equilism, Equinox, The Communist Bloc, and The Britannian Kingdom.
The other big action is that I, Theio Altherio, am stepping down as Foreign Consul. I've served for three and a half months, in which I provided ample administration; my successor shall bring inspiration.
HAVE A TAR - Theio Altherio
The Avatar Contests have been a long-standing tradition of Arda en' Estel, where the good folk of the region are called upon to find and bear images that accord closely to both them and to a given theme. Those who the region think have the best images are awarded the privilege the deciding the theme for the next contest. Under the tenure of Vlada and myself, there have been eleven such contests; the most frequent winners have been Sacul Astoria, with 3 victories in hand, and Lil La Luna, on 4. And at long last, the Senate - at my urging - has enshrined this beloved institution in law, with the passing of the Avatar Contests Act. The role of Avatar Commissioner has yet to be filled, but there is time enough before the next Contest to formalise the matter.
Lil La Luna and those who repeatedly try to defeat her in Avatar Contests
NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE - Sacul Astoria
Only a couple of months ago, Arda en’ Estel was faced with the threat of nuclear destruction for the first time in history. They formed a strong team of nuclear specialists, weapons experts and military strategists, who fought day and night to save our beloved region, and destroy all those meanies who bombed our homeland (along with a couple of innocent nations who unfortunately perished in the collateral damage). Their dedication brought Arda en’ Estel higher and higher up in the leaderboard, each milestone position being celebrated with loud screaming. And yes, they managed to fight their way gradually all the way to the top of the leaderboad after which they were totally obliterated, but you won’t find mention of that in the history books! Following that victory, when it was announced nuclear warfare would break out once again just days ago, we were of course confident that we would be totally fine. Thus, many decided to sit out the war while enjoying a cocktail or cigar, the region should do okay like last time, right? When the first bombs struck, an enthusiastic, albeit rather disorganised team set out to defend the region and spread terror throughout others. However, despite their dedicated work, the region was soon overrun by nuclear fallout. At the time of writing we are at a modest 765th place upon the leaderboard. We are thus sending this update out from our government bunker deep under the surface, in the hope that it will at least reach some regions… if there are any of you out there still alive.
- Siegfried Tyrus and Narcissus Astoria get engaged, reportedly after Sieg agreeing on a dowry of three sheep and a donkey with her father
- Rarry Riket marries Vaythria - bride faints when tying the knot
- Ye Olde Tavern has been occupied by a variety of monstrous alien beings, clientele seems unphased
For the Hreater Good!