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IT's TOO LATE. I'VE DOOMED US ALL.

You'll just have to suffer with being the nation spotlight a second time

Oh no! What i've done to deserve this :(

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I fixed some formatting (and one fact), and this should be ready for posting in our embassies. Ambassadors, get to it! After you post it, take a look, and make sure the forum doesn't mess it up.

EDIT: Actually, you'll need to remove the space in the [/ code] tag right under the Ygg Cup results - if I fix that, you only can see half the code here.

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Volume 3 | Issue 8 | February 1st | Newsletter Editor: Vrolondia

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[b][u]Elections are in the Air![/u][/b]
Yes, at long last the Senatorial Elections have returned to Yggdrasil!
On the ballot this season are [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=elke_and_elba"]Elke and Elba[/url] for the seat of Aesir, and [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=doombringers"]Doombringers[/url] for Vanir. 
Since they are currently running unopposed, it seems that both candidates will get into office. Sources say that the current senator, [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=vrolondia"]Vrolondia[/url], has chosen not to run this season, and is instead taking a firmer stance towards inter-regional relations.

The current votes are as follows:
Aesir: Elke and Elba - 8 For / 0 Against
Vanir: Doombringers - 4 For / 3 Against

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[b][u]Yggdrasil Immigration Report[/u][/b]
With GRO's on a recruitment rampage we see a return of activity moving through Yggdrasil. More specifically, our region has grown significantly from what it previously was, raising from 107 nations to the current [b]159[/b], the[b] 63rd[/b] most in the world.

[b][u]New Embassy with Canada[/u][/b]
Yggdrasil has recently opened an embassy with [url="http://www.nationstates.net/region=canada"]Canada[/url], our neighbor to the north (Well, for some of us anyways). Sources say that Canada is an old region, founded way back in 2003, and has been founderless ever since. They have embassies with at least 4 of our current friends; 10K Islands, Texas, Wysteria, and Global Right Alliance. A fifth, Equinox, is rumored to have previously had an embassy with Yggdrasil as well, but this may very well just be Vrolondia's crazy wall whispers. [i]I'm not crazy. [b]You're crazy[/b]![/i]

Regardless of the vocal state of my walls, both regions have similar populations, Ideologies, and Friends. Here's to hoping the Friendship lasts a long time!

[b][u]Midgard Refounded[/u][/b]
Our Development Minister and Cartographer General [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=silvadus"]Silvadus[/url] has refounded the region of [url="http://www.nationstates.net/region=midgard"]Midgard[/url]. Previously owned by [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=Goddess%20Relief%20Office"]GRO[/url] as a Sister Region to Yggdrasil, the Council has voted in favor of keeping it as family due to the historic and cultural ties between not only the regions, but the inhabitants.

I hope the best for you Silvadus, may Midgard become as powerful and prosperous as you dream. Yggdrasil will always be here for you and Midgard!

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[b][u]YDS See action in SPACE[/u][/b]
The YDS Participated in a failed liberation of [url="http://www.nationstates.net/region=SPACE"]SPACE[/url] earlier this month in an attempt to free it from [url="http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_black_riders"]The Black Riders[/url]. Rumbles say leading the charge were members of the FRA, with various nations from other, smaller defender organizations.
[url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=Senjard"]Senjard[/url] was the first confirmed casualty of Yggdrasil, followed closely by [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=South%20Titania"]South Titania[/url], and [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=Goddess%20Relief%20Office"]GRO[/url].
It was around this time our endorsement count on the Defender Lead (Who shall remain anonymous for obvious reasons), peaked at 34, before settling down to 30, a mere 5-8 Endorsements to victory (Due to the actions of late sleepers, the endo count on the Invader lead lowered from 37 - 34, but they acted too late to change the outcome).

With the Invaders' counterattack, the defender line broke; but no retreats were seen in the RMB that day, only Insults and Banjections.

In the end, [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=zybodia"]Zybodia[/url], [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=silvadus"]Silvadus[/url] and [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=vrolondia"]Vrolondia[/url] also faced the almighty Ban hammer, and [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=fmxsoul"]FMxSoul[/url] retains his position over SPACE... For now.

On a more upbeat note, [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=Senjard"]Senjard[/url], due to his courage on the battlefield, was officially accepted by GRO into the YDS on the spot; something that has never happened in YDS history. Kudos to you, Senjard!

[u][b]Cross Regional Games[/b][/u]
[region]Wysteria[/region] has chosen to host an RP Olympics of sorts in the nation of [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=herzil"]Herzil[/url].
Those who are interested in signing up can [url="http://www.half-hp.net/yggforums/index.php?showtopic=6337"]go here for more information[/url], or should contact [url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=vrolondia"]Vrolondia[/url].
Sources say the participating regions are Wysteria, Yggdrasil, Texas, 10,000 Islands, and Canada, so if you would like to test your mettle in the biggest cross regional event since the Nation States World Tour, this would be the time!

[b][u]Yggdrasil Cup Returns to Yggdrasil[/u][/b]
Yes, the Yggdrasil Cup has returned to Yggdrasil; and is in it's second tier. The winners of the previous round are as follows;
FCNobreloen[Elke and Elba], KF Stálhöfn[Senjard], The Almugaurd Parliament[Alyekra], Pharallyx Basin Blues[Zybodia], FCDominions[Elke&Elba], with Doombringers junior football team in the lead by a landslide.

The current round score is as follows:

[code]                                                       PL  W  D  L  GD  PTS    

FCDominions[Elke&Elba]                                2   2  0  0  +2   +6
KF Stálhöfn[Senjard]                                  2   1  0  1  +3   +3
Doombringers junior football team[Doombringers]       2   1  0  1  +2   +3
The Almugaurd Parliament[Alyekra]                     2   1  0  1  -1   +3
FCNobreloen[Elke&Elba]                                2   1  0  1  -2   +3
Pharallyx Basin Blues[Zybodia]                        2   0  0  2  -4    0

* - Incumbent Champion[/ code]

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Resolution at vote: [b]Repeal "Protect War Correspondents"[/b]
Votes For: 5,579 (54%)

Votes Against: 4,712 (46%)

Voting Ends: in 13 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 5-10 (66% Against).

Your Regional WA Delegate, Alyekra, has not voted on this resolution.

The Observer urges all of Yggdrasil's member nations to take part in the regular World Assembly polls whether you are a WA member or not - Alyekra cannot represent the region properly if he does not know what the region wants... in the meantime, feel free to bother him about creating the polls. Tell him Vrolondia sent you!

[b]"Commend NewTexas"[/b] was passed [b]8,724[/b] votes to [b]1,681[/b]. Congratulations NewTexas! You deserved it!
I can hear the Texans partying from here. In fact, why not go give them a congratulatory visit? I'm sure they would love to have all of you!

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[u][b]The United Provinces of Senjard[/b][/u]

The United Provinces of Senjard is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Sigurður Helguson with an even hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate, hard-working population of 2.24 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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[i]Hahaha, Bing.[/i] - Silvadus, on talking about Bing's search engine

[i]Yeah Who would've thought that smilies would steal all your bank info[/i] -Doombringers, on a forum glitch

[i]Should check your computer after, those smiley are herpes of the computer world[/i] -Vrolondia

[i]I have no idea what any of you speak of.. computer herpes?! I knew sticking with Fire fox was the correct idea! [/i]-Thembria SSR

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This month, I decided to share with all of you a poem I wrote in honor of the fallen at SPACE.

[i]From little towns we came and fought, and marched into the throes,
the hellish nights of endless fears that heaven only knows
a thousand leagues across the sea, a hundred years from home
we gave them our eternity, and withered into bones

From little towns we came, and left, fought within, and died
from cannon bells and bullet shells ripping through the skies
and in the trenches we would see just who of us survived
the mornings hate of mortar shells while running for our lives

It doesn't matter who we are, who we fought or felled
if only you could understand that where we fought was hell
while marching forth to heavens gate with nothing but rounds
our memories and broken dreams, with family in the ground.

From little towns we came and fought, and marched into the throes,
To save the lives of someone else, we gave them all our own
but god forbid, a thousand leagues? I think we've always known
it was never for our freedom, and we didn't have to go
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[b][u]Emissary[/u][/b] - [i]100ƒ per Month[/i]
[url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=zybodia"]Zybodia[/url] is looking for a new Emissary for [url="http://www.nationstates.net/region=global_right_alliance"]Global Right Alliance[/url]. 
The chosen representatives responsibility's will be posting any news and official government statements in our embassy there, and become an active member of the community, while fostering good relations between our regions.
Those interested are urged to [url="http://www.half-hp.net/yggforums/index.php?showtopic=6339"]browse this thread for more information[/url].

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Which fact?

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The article on SPACE was old, and said "last night" - nothing major.

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Volume 3 | Issue 9 | March 1st | Newsletter Editor: Vrolondia | Guest Author: Zybodia

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Panic! In the Land of Vegetables!

One month ago, Garden Rocket, the founder of our ally, The Land of Vegetables, ceased to exist. About a week later, the Black Riders invaded the region. The Yggdrasil Defense Service was preparing for action, but Goddess Relief Office was able to contact Garden Rocket, and the region was restored. She has since placed The Land of Vegetables under a password, reflecting the reality of her activity and time commitments, but we look forward to the region's continued freedom.

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Yggdrasil Immigration Report

In the last issue of the Observer, we were pleased to report that our region had soared to 159 nations. Now, four short weeks later, Yggdrasil is home to 263 nations, the 33rd most in the world. Historically, we have tried to keep our population around 220-260 nations, so it will be interesting to see if GRO continues recruiting, or if she takes a break for a while.

Valhalla Immigration Report

GRO has started recruiting for Valhalla in earnest, and the results are already impressive. One month ago, Valhalla had 11 nations - after hitting a four-year low of nine in December and January - and as of today sits at 75 strong, good for 153rd in the world. Things are looking bright for the region's continued growth.

Yggdrasil Senate Election Results

As the last issue of the Observer went to print, senate elections were ongoing for both seats. Our government has been running at full capacity for the last month, as Elke and Elba claimed the Aesir seat 15-0 and Doombringers won the Vanir election by a vote of 10-4. Both candidates ran unopposed.

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Yggdrasil Cup Ends

The Yggdrasil Cup football championship ended in February, as FCNobreloen shut out KF Stalhofn of Senjard 2-0 in the semifinals to set up an all Elke and Elba final, their countrymates FCDominions having crushed the Doombringers junior team 4-1 earlier in the day. The final was a tense match, but FCDominons clinched the 2-1 win with a go-ahead goal in the 74th minute to become the Yggdrasil Cup champions. In the third place match, the boys from Senjard took down a much tougher than expected Doombringers team 4-3.

The final standings are:

1st: FCDominions [Elke&Elba]

2nd: FCNobreloen [Elke&Elba]

3rd: KF Stalhofn [senjard]

The top three competitors received cash prizes, while all teams that participated were awarded a limited-edition Yggdrasil Cup 2014 pin.

Cross Regional Games to Begin

One sporting event ends, but another begins, as registrations are closing for the first ever Cross Regional Games, hosted by Wysteria. Delegations from 10000 Islands, Canada, Texas, Wysteria, and Yggdrasil are busy preparing for the medieval-themed games, which begin March 11-12. Sixteen different disciplines will be tested, ranging from Jousting to Goat Throwing to Witchcraft by Dunking. We wish all our athletes the best as they make their journey to Wysteria to compete.

Regional Award Ceremony Held

On Medal Day, which fell this year on the 28th of February, Goddess Relief Office hosted the Eighth Regional Awards Ceremony. In addition to praising the contributions of the members we have lost over the years, specifically King Lionheart, RedIron, Travancore-Cochin, and WookieO, the Goddess presented a number of awards. For their lifetime service to the region, ministers Silvadus, South Titania, and Zybodia were all awarded Distinguished Service Medals. The Shield of Freya was awarded to both Alyekra and The Phoenix Flame for their actions in protecting the region when GRO ceased to exist. For their work in the World Assembly, Elke and Elba was awarded an Achievement Medal. Finally, for their work and assistance in strengthening our region and our relation with 10000 Islands, Islanders Grub and the late Shelter from the Storm were awarded the Order of the Rising Sun and the Harbinger of Peace medal respectively.

Congratulations to all the winners! A description of all the awards of Yggdrasil may be found here.

Anime Girls, and Puppies, and Dragons (Oh my!)

A Cutest Flag contest was held on the Yggdrasil RMB earlier this month, using the new poll feature. Ten nations participated, and thanks to a bit of sympathetic voting, nobody ended up with fewer than two votes. South Titania's cute planet was crowned the winner, with eleven out of the forty-seven votes cast. Doombringers and Space Nekos took second and third with eight and seven votes respectively. Well done to all who participated - we saw some very cute flags during that time, and some of them have stayed with us.

Valhalla Reignites Historic Flame with Council of Narnia, The Proletariat Coalition, and others

Valhalla has been active in foreign affairs this month, opening relations with a total of five regions, including New Warsaw Pact, The Crown Federation of Recon, Nordland, and The Proletariat Coalition, and reopening embassies with The Council of Narnia. Combined with the population boom the region is experiencing, this is an exciting time for Valhalla, as they expand their presence both domestically and abroad.

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GA Resolution at Vote: Reproductive Freedoms

Votes For: 7,542 (68%)

Votes Against: 3,558 (32%)

Voting Ends: in 9 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 17-3 (85% For).

Your Regional WA Delegate, Alyekra, has not voted on this resolution.

SC Resolution at Vote: Commend Auralia

Votes For: 5,532 (66%)

Votes Against: 2,913 (34%)

Voting Ends: in 1 day 21 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 7-6 (53% For).

Your Regional WA Delegate, Alyekra, has not voted on this resolution.

With the recent news that this resolution is illegal, having been submitted by a WA multi of Auralia, voting is trending Against, despite the now-irrelevant nature of the vote.

Speaking of illegal resolutions, our own GRO - in the guise of Anime Daisuki was the subject of the previous Security Council commendation resolution, which would have passed by a 4-to-1 margin if a Rule 4 violation had not been found while the resolution was already at vote. We are all confident that the well-deserved commendation will happen in time, but we're starting to despair of an SC resolution actually making it through voting.

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Valhalla is looking for a map! Anyone interested in creating and managing it please message GRO II or Goddess Relief Office

Silvadus is a month behind on Yggdrasil's map, but we ask for anybody who has claimed some land to go ahead and roleplay as though you are already settled there; after all, it does take time for maps to be created, even in the real world.

In addition, since I am writing an issue of the Observer for the first time, and I highly suspect nobody reads this far anyway, I would like to point out that 'cartography' only has one 'r', and this has been bothering me for years.

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"*looks from afar* God this region is kawaii." - Gamhound

"Have u seen the Dateline episode where someone murders his neighbor's family due to prolonged stereo blasting? He couldn't sleep, so he poisoned them all by injecting cynide into coke bottles lol ♥" - GRO, in response to Thembria's excitement over blasting the radio

"*Is now feeling left out with nothing sitting on his head*" - Vrolondia, with no context necessary

"Everything is single serving size if you put your mind to it." - Zybodia, discussing the metric system, and the possibility of meterlong sub sandwiches

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The Hobbits of Lullary

The Hobbits of Lullary is a massive, devout nation, ruled by Octavian Eladar with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 1.099 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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Vrolondia Taking Leave of Absence

Vrolondia posted on the RMB on February 28th that due to something coming up in real life, he will not be around for an unknown period of time. Although not a current government official, Vrolondia is one of our most active members, being a regular both on the RMB and in the Spam areas. He ran the most recent Yggdrasil Cup, and he is also a diplomat, serving as our emissary to Wysteria, as well as our representative on the Cross Regional Games committee. In addition, he is the editor of the Observer. His presence will be sorely missed, not least of all by Thembria, who has taken to perching atop Vrolondia's head.

If I were Vrolondia, I would have composed a poem to honor his service, but instead I will just offer my heartfelt wish that his real-life issues may be dealt with swiftly and excellently, and that he comes back to us as soon as he is ready and able.

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Emissary - 100ƒ per Month

Zybodia is looking for a new Emissary for Global Right Alliance.

The chosen representatives responsibility's will be posting any news and official government statements in our embassy there, and become an active member of the community, while fostering good relations between our regions.

Those interested are urged to browse this thread for more information.

Valhalla Cartographer

The region of Valhalla has no cartographer, but with recent growth is in search of somebody to create and maintain a map in consultation with GRO. Interested parties should speak with GRO.

Cross Regional Games Representative

For the Cross Regional Games, hosted on Wysteria's forum, we will need somebody to cross post results. Ability to be on both forums at least daily is a must. Contact Zybodia for more information.

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Volume 3 | Issue 9 | March 1st | Newsletter Editor: Vrolondia | Guest Author: Zybodia

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[b][u]Panic! In the Land of Vegetables![/u][/b]
One month ago, [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=garden_rocket]Garden Rocket[/url], the founder of our ally, [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_land_of_vegetables]The Land of Vegetables[/url], ceased to exist. About a week later, the Black Riders invaded the region. The Yggdrasil Defense Service was preparing for action, but [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=goddess_relief_office]Goddess Relief Office[/url] was able to contact Garden Rocket, and the region was restored. She has since placed The Land of Vegetables under a password, reflecting the reality of her activity and time commitments, but we look forward to the region's continued freedom.

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[b][u]Yggdrasil Immigration Report[/u][/b]
In the last issue of the Observer, we were pleased to report that our region had soared to 159 nations. Now, four short weeks later, Yggdrasil is home to [b]263[/b] nations, the [b]33rd[/b] most in the world. Historically, we have tried to keep our population around 220-260 nations, so it will be interesting to see if GRO continues recruiting, or if she takes a break for a while.

[b][u]Valhalla Immigration Report[/u][/b]
GRO has started recruiting for Valhalla in earnest, and the results are already impressive. One month ago, Valhalla had 11 nations - after hitting a four-year low of nine in December and January - and as of today sits at [b]75[/b] strong, good for [b]153rd[/b] in the world. Things are looking bright for the region's continued growth.

[b][u]Yggdrasil Senate Election Results[/u][/b]
As the last issue of the Observer went to print, senate elections were ongoing for both seats. Our government has been running at full capacity for the last month, as [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=elke_and_elba]Elke and Elba[/url] claimed the Aesir seat 15-0 and [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=doombringers]Doombringers[/url] won the Vanir election by a vote of 10-4. Both candidates ran unopposed.

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[b][u]Yggdrasil Cup Ends[/u][/b]
The Yggdrasil Cup football championship ended in February, as FCNobreloen shut out KF Stalhofn of Senjard 2-0 in the semifinals to set up an all Elke and Elba final, their countrymates FCDominions having crushed the Doombringers junior team 4-1 earlier in the day. The final was a tense match, but FCDominons clinched the 2-1 win with a go-ahead goal in the 74th minute to become the Yggdrasil Cup champions. In the third place match, the boys from Senjard took down a much tougher than expected Doombringers team 4-3.

The final standings are:
1st: FCDominions [Elke&Elba]
2nd: FCNobreloen [Elke&Elba] 
3rd: KF Stalhofn [Senjard]

The top three competitors received cash prizes, while all teams that participated were awarded a limited-edition Yggdrasil Cup 2014 pin.

[b][u]Cross Regional Games to Begin[/u][/b]
One sporting event ends, but another begins, as registrations are closing for the first ever Cross Regional Games, hosted by [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=wysteria]Wysteria[/url]. Delegations from [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=10000_islands]10000 Islands[/url], [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=canada]Canada[/url], [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=texas]Texas[/url], [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=wysteria]Wysteria[/url], and [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=yggdrasil]Yggdrasil[/url] are busy preparing for the medieval-themed games, which begin March 11-12. Sixteen different disciplines will be tested, ranging from Jousting to Goat Throwing to Witchcraft by Dunking. We wish all our athletes the best as they make their journey to Wysteria to compete.

[b][u]Regional Award Ceremony Held[/u][/b]
On Medal Day, which fell this year on the 28th of February, Goddess Relief Office hosted the [url=http://www.half-hp.net/yggforums/index.php?showtopic=6413]Eighth Regional Awards Ceremony[/url]. In addition to praising the contributions of the members we have lost over the years, specifically King Lionheart, RedIron, Travancore-Cochin, and WookieO, the Goddess presented a number of awards. For their lifetime service to the region, ministers [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=silvadus]Silvadus[/url], [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=south_titania]South Titania[/url], and [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=zybodia]Zybodia[/url] were all awarded Distinguished Service Medals. The Shield of Freya was awarded to both [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=alyekra]Alyekra[/url] and [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=the_phoenix_flame]The Phoenix Flame[/url] for their actions in protecting the region when GRO ceased to exist. For their work in the World Assembly, [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=elke_and_elba]Elke and Elba[/url] was awarded an Achievement Medal. Finally, for their work and assistance in strengthening our region and our relation with [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=10000_islands]10000 Islands[/url], Islanders [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=grub]Grub[/url] and the late [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=shelter_from_the_storm]Shelter from the Storm[/url] were awarded the Order of the Rising Sun and the Harbinger of Peace medal respectively.

Congratulations to all the winners! A description of all the awards of Yggdrasil may be found [url=http://www.half-hp.net/yggforums/index.php?showtopic=239]here[/url].

[b][u]Anime Girls, and Puppies, and Dragons (Oh my!)[/u][/b]
A Cutest Flag contest was held on the Yggdrasil RMB earlier this month, using the new poll feature. Ten nations participated, and thanks to a bit of sympathetic voting, nobody ended up with fewer than two votes. [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=south_titania]South Titania[/url]'s cute planet was crowned the winner, with eleven out of the forty-seven votes cast. [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=doombringers]Doombringers[/url] and [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=space_nekos]Space Nekos[/url] took second and third with eight and seven votes respectively. Well done to all who participated - we saw some very cute flags during that time, and some of them have stayed with us.

[b][u]Valhalla Reignites Historic Flame with Council of Narnia, The Proletariat Coalition, and others[/u][/b]
Valhalla has been active in foreign affairs this month, opening relations with a total of five regions, including [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=new_warsaw_pact]New Warsaw Pact[/url], [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_crown_federation_of_recon]The Crown Federation of Recon[/url], [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=nordland]Nordland[/url], and [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_proletariat_coalition]The Proletariat Coalition[/url], and reopening embassies with [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=the_council_of_narnia]The Council of Narnia[/url]. Combined with the population boom the region is experiencing, this is an exciting time for Valhalla, as they expand their presence both domestically and abroad.

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GA Resolution at Vote: [b]Reproductive Freedoms[/b]
Votes For: 7,542 (68%)
Votes Against: 3,558 (32%)
Voting Ends: in 9 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 17-3 (85% For).
Your Regional WA Delegate, Alyekra, has not voted on this resolution. 

SC Resolution at Vote: [b]Commend Auralia[/b]
Votes For: 5,532 (66%)
Votes Against: 2,913 (34%)
Voting Ends: in 1 day 21 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 7-6 (53% For).
Your Regional WA Delegate, Alyekra, has not voted on this resolution. 

With the recent news that this resolution is illegal, having been submitted by a WA multi of Auralia, voting is trending Against, despite the now-irrelevant nature of the vote.

Speaking of illegal resolutions, our own GRO - in the guise of [url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=anime_daisuki]Anime Daisuki[/url] was the subject of the previous Security Council commendation resolution, which would have passed by a 4-to-1 margin if a Rule 4 violation had not been found while the resolution was already at vote. We are all confident that the well-deserved commendation will happen in time, but we're starting to despair of an SC resolution actually making it through voting.

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Valhalla is looking for a map! Anyone interested in creating and managing it please message GRO II or Goddess Relief Office

Silvadus is a month behind on Yggdrasil's map, but we ask for anybody who has claimed some land to go ahead and roleplay as though you are already settled there; after all, it does take time for maps to be created, even in the real world.

In addition, since I am writing an issue of the Observer for the first time, and I highly suspect nobody reads this far anyway, I would like to point out that 'cartography' only has one 'r', and this has been bothering me for years.

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[i]"*looks from afar* God this region is kawaii."[/i] - Gamhound

[i]"Have u seen the Dateline episode where someone murders his neighbor's family due to prolonged stereo blasting? He couldn't sleep, so he poisoned them all by injecting cynide into coke bottles lol ♥"[/i] - GRO, in response to Thembria's excitement over blasting the radio

[i]"*Is now feeling left out with nothing sitting on his head*"[/i] - Vrolondia, with no context necessary

[i]"Everything is single serving size if you put your mind to it."[/i] - Zybodia, discussing the metric system, and the possibility of meterlong sub sandwiches 

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[b][u]The Hobbits of Lullary[/u][/b]

The Hobbits of Lullary is a massive, devout nation, ruled by Octavian Eladar with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 1.099 billion have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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[b][i]Vrolondia Taking Leave of Absence[/i][/b]
[url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=vrolondia]Vrolondia[/url] posted on the RMB on February 28th that due to something coming up in real life, he will not be around for an unknown period of time. Although not a current government official, Vrolondia is one of our most active members, being a regular both on the RMB and in the Spam areas. He ran the most recent Yggdrasil Cup, and he is also a diplomat, serving as our emissary to Wysteria, as well as our representative on the Cross Regional Games committee. In addition, he is the editor of the Observer. His presence will be sorely missed, not least of all by [url=http://nationstates.net/nation=thembria_ssr]Thembria[/url], who has taken to perching atop Vrolondia's head.

If I were Vrolondia, I would have composed a poem to honor his service, but instead I will just offer my heartfelt wish that his real-life issues may be dealt with swiftly and excellently, and that he comes back to us as soon as he is ready and able.

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[b][u]Emissary[/u][/b] - [i]100ƒ per Month[/i]
[url=http://www.nationstates.net/nation=zybodia]Zybodia[/url] is looking for a new Emissary for [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=global_right_alliance]Global Right Alliance[/url]. 
The chosen representatives responsibility's will be posting any news and official government statements in our embassy there, and become an active member of the community, while fostering good relations between our regions.
Those interested are urged to [url=http://www.half-hp.net/yggforums/index.php?showtopic=6339]browse this thread for more information[/url].

[b][u]Valhalla Cartographer[/u][/b]
The region of [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=valhalla]Valhalla[/url] has no cartographer, but with recent growth is in search of somebody to create and maintain a map in consultation with GRO. Interested parties should speak with GRO.

[b][u]Cross Regional Games Representative[/u][/b]
For the Cross Regional Games, hosted on [url=http://www.nationstates.net/region=wysteria]Wysteria[/url]'s forum, we will need somebody to cross post results. Ability to be on both forums at least daily is a must. Contact Zybodia for more information.

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I never noticed Cartographer had two R's in it

Also, you seem to have left Cross Regional Games to Begin in the 'In Brief' section

Thanks for doing this month, I should be back in a week or two

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Also, you seem to have left Cross Regional Games to Begin in the 'In Brief' section

Pretty brief, isn't it? :P That's why we need you to edit - I'm not going to go through and change it everywhere now.

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Pretty brief, isn't it? :P That's why we need you to edit - I'm not going to go through and change it everywhere now.

One more edit, GRO is a HE.

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One more edit, GRO is a HE.

AD is a he, but the Goddess is clearly female, and has always been referred to as such around here.

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Volume 3 | Issue 10 | April 1st | Newsletter Editor: Vrolondia |

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Is that a Skeleton in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

Our own Minister of the Interior South Titania (Or, as he claimed, that dashing rogue "Vrolondia ") once again started something with The Skeleton Army. Soon after, Yggdrasil received a lively visit from the dead who decided to invade us with Barbecues, Flap-jacks, and a series of hi-jinks involving a fridge, squirrels, and Bilge Rat Ronnie .

Regardless, despite some resistance led primarily from Doombringers and Royal Imperious Yggdrasil fell to the skeletal hoard. After a few days of fighting, though, the war took a turn to the tasty and Yggdrasil has never smelt better.

Our sources say after the invasion of Yggdrasil The Skeleton Army moved on to Glorious Nations of Iwaku, let us all pray for their safety.

The skeletons safety, I mean, as Iwaku is known for it's Monsterous Cuddlotus.

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Yggdrasil Immigration Report

Falling a little bit since last month, from 263 to 249 nations, the 39th most in the world. Let us all raise our hands in thanks to the great celestial goddess in the sky for keeping our little tree afloat!

Valhalla Immigration Report

Valhalla is falling a little bit harder than Yggdrasil, down from 75 to 49 nations, the 243rd.

More Elections!

More elections this month, with Minister of Development and Yggdrasil Union speaker up for grabs. So far, only Vrolondia and Elke & Elba have jumped for them, the latter having dropped out shortly after.

Goddess Relief Office had decided to become the new speaker of the Yggdrasil Union since nobody is running; this is sure to be an interesting term!

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Cross Regional Games, anyone?

With the Cross Regional Games coming to a close let us recap on the Medals Yggdrasil/Valhalla has won thus far:

Hardy-Thoor family from Lullary has claimed Gold in Motte and Bailey; good work, Hobbits!

Cpt. Volon Holdens team from Junto has claimed Gold in Leech & Ditch; Good job Junto, you looked the most anemic of all the contestants!

Anysu Anir from Vrolondia has claimed Silver in Archery; Good work Handsome Devil!

Sinni Merseburg of Solskin has won Silver in Horse Racing; Good work... you... you!

Jack Hart from Doombringers also won Silver for Wrestling; good job Doombringers!

From this it looks like we god Big or go Home; no Bronze medals to report this year.

Next up is Siege Weapons, though, lets try our best to win that too!

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Strategic Arms Reduction

Votes For: 915 (18%)

Votes Against: 4,120 (82%)

[Delegate Votes]

Voting Ends: in 3 days 12 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 2-2 (50% For).

Your Regional WA Delegate, Alyekra , has not voted on this resolution.

Repeal "Liberate Slavia"

Votes For: 5,308 (91%)

Votes Against: 515 (9%)

[Delegate Votes]

Voting Ends: in 3 days

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 7-1 (87% For).

Your Regional WA Delegate, Alyekra , has not voted on this resolution.

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Silvaaaaaaaaaduuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus! I summon you from on high! Lay down your mastery of the world, and make your word reality!

Also, Aalondin Created a new map for Valhalla. Feel free to bug him about it, or GRO to make it official.

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Just you wait, South Titania, Little Cute International Menace. Others can be Little Cute Menaces too! - A spade

Reminds me of Shelob bumping into those shelves in The Local Supermarket, and insisting The skeleton soldiers did it. But surely, South Titania can't have been spying on us while we were shopping there, right? - The Bone of Contention

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The Empire of Royal Imperious

The Empire of Royal Imperious is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its compassionate, cynical population of 207 million are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

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Emissary - 100ƒ per Month

Zybodia is looking for a new Emissary for Global Right Alliance.

The chosen representatives responsibility's will be posting any news and official government statements in our embassy there, and become an active member of the community, while fostering good relations between our regions.

Those interested are urged to browse this thread for more information.

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I don't have time to do a full proofread of this - and especially not to fix tags like I normally do - as real life is going full-tilt, but this looks good for posting in our embassies. Ambassadors who post it, please try to fix any broken tags. We are pretty much the only region which uses [nation] and [region] tags, and there are usually a couple other differences as well, depending on the region.

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Volume 3 | Issue 11 | June 03 | Newsletter Editor: Vrolondia |

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Closing of the Yggdrasil Union

The Yggdrasil Union, an RP based assembly of nations created by a former Development Minister, was shut down this month due to low activity. The Yggdrasil Union was responsible for giving a voice to non council members by passing laws and regulations to it's members; similar to the WA, but throughout Yggdrasil.

It was active for the first couple months of it's creation in 2009, but eventually dropped off in activity, and despite numerous attempts to revive it by the Speaker it remained that way until it's closing on May 27, 2014.

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Yggdrasil Immigration Report

Huge population boom recently, bringing our regional population from 249 to 337 nations, the 30th most in the world. Praise the sun!

Valhalla Immigration Report

Valhalla is also raising population wise, up from 49 to 66 nations, the 181st in the world.

Vote! Vote! Vote!

This month saw elections Yggdrasil hasn't seen in years. Alyekra, Yggdrasils previous Delegate, and Pyronis, the Delegate of Valhalla both stepped down from their positions. Along with the Delegate positions, the terms of Senator were also up for grab in Yggdrasil.

Eventually, a whopping 4 people ran for the positions, with Elke and Elba winning Delegate with 10/2 votes against Royal Imperious, NeoPacificus beating Lullary 6/4, and Chevaux de Frise winning 11/0.

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Repeal "Freedom to Contract"

5-19 (79% Against).

Voting Ends: in 2 days 21 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 5-19 (79% Against).

Your Regional WA Delegate, Elke and Elba, has voted AGAINST this resolution.

RepealRepeal "Liberate Liberal Haven"

Votes For: 1,793 (17%)

Votes Against: 8,738 (83%)

Voting Ends: in 20 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 4-24 (85% Against).

Your Regional WA Delegate, Elke and Elba, has voted AGAINST this resolution.

For the first time in a long time, our Delegate is active in the WA; Yggdrasil holds a lot of power in the WA as well, so make sure to visit the corresponding threads on the forum (And not the majority vote in the WA) to sway his vote!

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Vrolondia has decided to update the map in Silvaduses absence, if you want a plot now is the time!

Nobody ever reads this far, anyways. I should just start putting random song lyrics here.

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"I propose we enact a witch hunt against whoever voted for." - Alyekra, Repeal "Freedom to Contract"

"*Reason for edit* Wrong button. Sorry South Titania" Vrolondia, on trying to reply

"the hammer of thor is a high powered laser armed strike platform" Belltower PMC, RMB post

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The Mercenary army of Belltower pmc

The Mercenary army of Belltower pmc is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by markus greyson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its national health service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.052 billion are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

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Emissary - 100ƒ per Month

Zybodia is looking for a new Emissary for Global Right Alliance.

The chosen representatives responsibility's will be posting any news and official government statements in our embassy there, and become an active member of the community, while fostering good relations between our regions.

Those interested are urged to browse this thread for more information.

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Ambassadors and Emissaries, you know what to do! (At least I think you do; you're supposed to post this in our embassies.)

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Volume 3 | Issue 11 | June 03 | Newsletter Editor: Vrolondia

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[u][b]Closing of the Yggdrasil Union[/b][/u]

The Yggdrasil Union, an RP based assembly of nations created by a former Development Minister, was shut down this month due to low activity. The Yggdrasil Union was responsible for giving a voice to non council members by passing laws and regulations to its members; similar to the WA, but throughout Yggdrasil.

It was active for the first couple months of its creation in 2009, but eventually dropped off in activity, and despite numerous attempts to revive it by the Speaker it remained that way until it's closing on May 27, 2014.

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[b][u]Yggdrasil Immigration Report[/u][/b]
Huge population boom recently, bringing our regional population from 249 to [b]337[/b] nations, the [b]30th[/b] most in the world. Praise the sun!

[b][u]Valhalla Immigration Report[/u][/b]
Valhalla is also rising population wise, up from 49 to [b]66[/b] nations, the [b]181st[/b] in the world.

[b][u]Vote! Vote! Vote![/b][/u]
This month saw elections Yggdrasil hasn't seen in years. Alyekra, Yggdrasil's previous Delegate, and Pyronis, the Delegate of Valhalla, both stepped down from their positions. Along with the Delegate positions, the roles of Senator were also up for grabs in Yggdrasil.

Eventually, a whopping five people ran for the Yggdrasil positions, with Elke and Elba winning Delegate with 10/2 votes against Royal Imperious, NeoPacificus beating Lullary 6/4, and Chevaux de Frise winning 11/0.


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[b][url="http://www.nationstates.net/page=ga"]Repeal "Freedom to Contract"[/url][/b]
5-19 (79% Against).

Voting Ends: in 2 days 21 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 5-19 (79% Against).

Your Regional WA Delegate, Elke and Elba, has voted AGAINST this resolution.

[b][u][url="http://www.nationstates.net/page=sc"]Repeal "Liberate Liberal Haven"[/url][/b][/u]
Votes For: 1,793 (17%)

Votes Against: 8,738 (83%)

Voting Ends: in 20 hours

Amongst Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 4-24 (85% Against).

Your Regional WA Delegate, Elke and Elba, has voted AGAINST this resolution.

For the first time in a long time, our Delegate is active in the WA; Yggdrasil holds a lot of power in the WA as well, so make sure to visit the corresponding threads on the forum (And not the majority vote in the WA) to sway his vote!

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Vrolondia has decided to update the map while Silvadus is absent; if you want a plot, now is the time!

Nobody ever reads this far, anyways. I should just start putting random song lyrics here.

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[i]"I propose we enact a witch hunt against whoever voted for."[/i] - Alyekra, Repeal "Freedom to Contract"

[i]"*Reason for edit* Wrong button. Sorry South Titania"[/i] Vrolondia, on trying to reply

[i]"the hammer of thor is a high powered laser armed strike platform"[/i] Belltower PMC, RMB post

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[b][u]The Mercenary army of Belltower pmc[/u][/b]

The Mercenary army of Belltower pmc is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by markus greyson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its national health service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.052 billion are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

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[b][u]Emissary[/u][/b] - [i]100ƒ per Month[/i]
[url="http://www.nationstates.net/nation=zybodia"]Zybodia[/url] is still looking for a new Emissary for Global Right Alliance. 
The chosen representatives responsibility's will be posting any news and official government statements in our embassy there, and become an active member of the community, while fostering good relations between our regions.
Those interested are urged to [url="http://www.half-hp.net/yggforums/index.php?showtopic=6339"]browse this thread for more information[/url].

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Edition A| Issue 2 | June 13th, 2016 | Newsletter Editor: South Titania

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The Enemy Within

May 2016 was a very eventful month for Yggdrasil as a series of events lead to a region-wide panic and the unmasking of a traitor within our midst. Around the start of May, a nation by the name of Yugoslavia arrived in our region. At first , it seemed Yugoslavia was just another friendly visitor to our region - an assumption that was ill-advised in retrospect. He made a series of posts asking if anyone had heard of The Empire of France , an allegedly powerful raider region. Furthermore , he claimed to have information that the Empire of France was preparing a RAID on Yggdrasil.

Shortly after these posts on the RMB ,  New Fiera - the former editor of The Observer - claimed to have received telegrams from a nation within The Empire of France and subsequently sent a region wide telegram warning everyone of an imminent raid! Chaos seeped into the RMB with many nations raising questions even as the Council of Elders quickly formed an investigative committee into these allegations. It was quickly discovered that the so called "raider" region - The Empire of France - was quite minuscule in comparison to Yggdrasil and had very few WA nations. Suspicion at this point turned to New Fiera , after all....why did a Newsletter Editor receive the invasion threats rather than the Foreign Minister or even the WA Delegate, Skothafjordur

Goddess Relief Office then pulled New Fiera into a private discussion questioning these events. New Fiera was asked to explain the recent appearance of Yugoslavia (whose warnings of a raid coincided quite conveniently with the telegrams received by New Fiera) and was asked if Yugoslavia was his puppet. Unfortunately, that answer will never be revealed , for New Fiera subsequently left Yggdrasil.....making it clear that New Fiera & Yugoslavia were the same. New Fiera (now posing as Yugoslavia again) went to a number of other regions spreading word of the (non-existent) danger posed by The Empire of France. However , our agents had quickly informed these regions and Yugoslavia didn't last long before being banjected by the delegates.

Peace finally returned to Yggdrasil....and attention turned towards more pressing matters , like extinguishing the celebratory fires set by Thembria SSR.

 

This War of Mine

Barely had the flames (not Thembria's) from the invasion fiasco died down when the RMB was rocked again , this time it was a ideological war between nations in Yggdrasil. Our region is home to people with many thoughts and beliefs , discussions on the RMB are not uncommon and sometimes tend to go overboard. These discussions are always welcome in Yggdrasil and popcorn sales usually hit an all-time high during these events.

The clash in question was between Capitalism and Socialism. Decadent Capitalists lead by Neopacificus , Serjo and Tamanian held opinions that were strongly refuted by Glorious Socialists lead by Abenwald, The Shadow Republik and Canadian Davsland. A mini-war erupted on the RMB with neko-powered supercarriers , AK-47 kalashnikovs and other unrealistic weapons of mass destruction making appearances. Neopacificus even went as far as beheading Hatsune Miku to show his ruthlessness , only to accidentally turn on Abenwald.  In the midst of all this , Allemeine II decided the event would be best witnessed with popcorn while South Titania unsuccessfully attempted to create a Beer Volcano. After several million casualties were sustained by Serjo and The Shadow Republik's nations , Goddess Relief Office stepped in to defuse the situation.

One would've have thought that was the end , but the flames of war never do die down and the conflict erupted again this week with Serjo and The Shadow Republik choosing to engage in quaint Swordplay - well at least there are no more WMD's involved (not that there was anything left to bomb anyway). Stay tuned to see who will win this epic battle of empty threats!

 

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A brand new Forum

The off-site forums received a much needed overhaul this month with nations appreciating many of the new features (foremost of which is the improved Chat room) and the ability to render HTML code directly with a simple copy-paste operation. Kudos to Goddess Relief Office on getting this setup in a short amount of time!

 

The World Destroyer strikes the forum

Just a few days after the new forum went up , a mysterious force sent several requests to the forum causing a DDOS and crashing it completely. Many were distraught and assumed New Fiera had come back exacting revenge. The IP address from which the requests were made was banned immediately. However , the identity of the true culprit remained unknown for a time thereafter.

One fine day , Abenwald reported that he couldn't access the forum as his IP address was banned. Coincidence? Apparently not , for it had been Abenwald who had "accidentally" caused the DDOS thanks to crappy decadent capitalistic Wi-Fi. Thus , the World Destroyer was born! The YDS has taken note of Abenwald's actions and has requested his assistance in covert operations to DDOS forums belonging to other nations. Go forth World Destroyer!

 

Yggdrasil's "The Observer" Newsletter gets a new editor!

In light of recent events with New Fiera's departure, The Observer - Yggdrasil's newsletter - has been taken up South Titania , a former delegate of the region.

 

A Murder of Puppets

Yggdrasil's population see-sawed dramatically over the last couple of weeks with several nations CTE'ing. The latest bunch to CTE were Miriliarith's puppets (numbering over 40) which caused the regional population to plummet to below 300 , which hasn't happened in a while. Yggdrasil's recruiters are working feverishly to correct this gross oversight. Expect more slaves to our dungeons next month!

 

Progress on the Yggdrasil Map

Anon Zytose continues his quest to create the quintessential regional map of Yggdrasil. Steady progress has been made with Zytose reporting that 60% of the work is complete. Nations held a day long celebration to motivate Zytose towards his goal and Goddess Relief Office too played her part in motivating Zytose with whips and oil (OUCH).

 

Embassy established with Osiris

One of the oldest regions on NationStates - Osiris - submitted an application to establish an embassy with Yggdrasil. Osiris is well known as one of the "sinker" regions (where CTE nations are resurrected). After deliberating , the Council of Elders unanimously decided to go ahead with establishing an embassy. Construction is expected to complete within 3 days. We hope that this will lead to a long and prosperous relationship with Osiris!

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General Assembly

Resolution at Vote: None

Security Council

Resolution at Vote: Condemn Macedonia

Votes For: 2,268 (25%)

Votes Against: 6,926 (75%)

Voting Ends on: April 20th, 2016

Among Yggdrasil residents, voting is currently 3-13 (81% Against).

Yggdrasil's WA Delegate, Skothafjordur, has not voted on this resolution.

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The Observer strongly urges all Yggdrasil's member nations to take part in the regular World Assembly polls, whether you are a WA member or not. Skothafjordur cannot represent the region properly if he does not know what the region wants. All Yggdrasil WA member nations are also urged to vote on all World Assembly resolutions; voting is one of the keystone principles of democracy.

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The Norwegian Kid's Club of Carrasastova

The Norwegian Kid's Club of Carrasastova is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.099 billion Carrasastovans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

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Full anything is bad; Full socialism became communist Russia and full capitalism became the lasse-faire USA. Need an even mix of both I think, one to grow and foster ideas the other to control the prices and regulate the commerce. - Vrolondia

*notes that someone called me old*   *is sad *  ;_;  - Goddess Relief Office

Some day i'm going to marry GRO and Vrolondia! - Thembria SSR

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*notices bottom line in quotes* AHHH! How did that get there!

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Volume 3 | Issue 13| July 30 2017 | Newsletter Editor: Dardona |             

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Yggdrasil Defense Service

The Yggdrasil Defense Service (YDS) is the common defense force of both Yggdrasil and Valhalla and defends our regions in time of peace or war. A few months back, our Yggdrasil Defense Service Officer, Wordy had ceased to exist. In the meantime, our founder Goddess Relief Office temporarily took the position. Happily for everyone, Wordy returned about a month ago and reclaimed command of the YDS.

The first mission after Wordy was refounded was to 10000 islands to secure Markanite's position of delegate after Markanite had accidentally resigned from the WA. YDS also deployed to Wysteria to place Hydroponic Nation back into the delegate's seat after the region was hit by an update raid.

The most recently deployed mission of YDS was to defend the region of Philippines after the region was being invaded by The West Pacific and other invaders, which removed the rightful delegate Ariusgrad. Evidence shows that the invasion happened shortly after its founder, The Holy Kingdom of Zombies of Puan Puri Naduk, ceased to exist. Spear Danes, along with other regions including Yggdrasil had come to an agreement to defend Philippines against The West Pacific. The mission ended successfully with Ariusgrad retaking the position of delegate.

 

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Philippines Proposed Embassy

Following our defense of Philippines, Yggdrasil has received an invitation to construct embassies with them. As Ramsea, our delegate stated on the RMB on the 27th of July:

Philippines proposed to construct embassies with us... we did help liberate them - Ramsea

 It is understood that the Foreign Minister has gotten in touch with the Philippines to process the application.


Tea Time With Who?

A year ago, Gahiland started the interviewing series, “Tea Time With Gahiland”.  The series included interviews with Vrolondia and South Titania. With Gahiland's CTE, the interview series came to an end.

Unsatisfied with this situation, Tiku suggested that the series be continued as everyone missed it. Conversations started as many opinions are stated that how should it be done. Telegram out for participants in the region is also suggested. The person who would take over the series is also unclear. So the series is now an unaddressed issue.

Until lately,  Imperium Germania stated in the RMB that he might be able to do with the series. Keep it up! We are looking forward to the series!

I'm sad I'm just discovering this now. It seems pretty fun to read. – Carrasastova

Can someone remind me, was someone going to be editor for the "Interview with/Tea with ____" series for Yggdrasil? – GRO

 

Banjection

There are not many reports of suspicious nations who immigrate to Yggdrasil but in this month, Wordy ejected a nation from our region. Nlfn is banned for moving through our region to help with a misguided raid against our friends in Forest. As Nfln was relocated to the rejected realms, it moved to Forest, and was ejected, then Texas, and was ejected, then it moved to Violet Irises and resigned from the WA.

 

New Editor For The Observer

Yggdrasil’s The Observer was inactive for the past year. Now it has gotten a new editor for our glorious region, The Jingoistic Republic of Dardona will be editing The Observer from now on. Pleased to do the work!


The Representative To The Cross Regional Games Committee

 The Cross Regional Games Committee is an interregional organization for events, especially, sporting events. The 2018 Committee consist of Wysteria, Texas, Yggdrasil, 10000 Islands and Canada. The former representative for Yggdrasil and Valhalla was Zybodia who is now resting in peace in the boneyard so in that case, Yggdrasil needs a new representative for the committee.

Recently GRO has appointed Miriliarith as the new representative for the committee and the committee has published a list of member of committee for 2018, as follows;

The PotPourri Octo of Herzil, Wysteria.
The Poetic Tendencies of Aersoldorf, 10k Islands.
The Familial Spirits of Devil Heart, Canada.
The Imperial Rule of Miriliarith, Yggdrasil, Valhalla.
The Riverboat Ron of Indian Empire, Texas
Congratulations and Good luck!


Polls, Polls, Polls

 In the past month there has been two polls in Yggdrasil;

1. Who is the best Spiderman? With the result of “I hate all three and literally a spider with that costume would have done better” beating Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland

2. Who are your closest to in your family? Why? With the surprising result of “I like ramen” beating a pet, mom, siblings, grandparents, and daddy.

Ramen is there when I'm hungry

Ramen is there when I'm thirsty

Ramen is there when I'm cold

Ramen is the only one who cares for me – Miriliarith


Attack On New Phone Site

Although NationStates is best played on the computer, it is also available on mobile sites such as android and iOS. In the past few days, NS has gotten a new look on mobile sites, with an updated menu tab and illusions of a part of the flag at the top of the screen. The picture of national flag running down at the side of telegram menu is also available.


Process on Maps

Our hard working cartographer, Anon Zytose, has finally finished his projects and the physical and national maps is now available for download in different qualities and formats on his dispatch. https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=840514 The mathematical rule for land claiming and expansion is also described.

Thank You for your hard work!

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Security Council

At vote – none

General Assembly

At vote – Enabling The Disabled in Academia

For: 9,219 (61.6%)

Against: 5,744 (38.4%)

Voting ended on : Tue Jul 25 2017

Your Delegate Ramsea didn’t vote on the resolution

The Observer strongly urges all Yggdrasil's member nations to take part in the regular World Assembly polls, whether you are a WA member or not. Ramsea cannot represent the region properly if he does not know what the region wants. All Yggdrasil WA member nations are also urged to vote on all World Assembly resolutions; voting is one of the keystone principles of democracy.

 
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The 📚 Novel of Wordy

The 📚 Novel of Wordy is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Wordy ღ with an even hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, unlimited-speed roads, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 11.115 billion Nepheliad have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

 
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“I am still very effective in being oppressive! Weird though you can see a slight rise in both political and civil freedoms though every small.. It is slowly happening.” -Thembria SSR

“If this was the real world the USAID and other supposedly humanitarian organizations would start setting up shop in Thembria SSR while Radio Free America will start boardcasting and CIA funds your opposition.... unless you sell oil to the US and allow bases to be set up, in which case you'll be alright.

Lucky we are on NationStates! No need to worry about external influences! You can be as dictatorial as you want! Ramen” -GRO

“I don't watch Game of Thrones... all I know is that it has something to do with the wars of the roses... and there's kings... and killing... and dragons... I think...” -Ramsea

 

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The Codes are REALLY BUGGY.

When copy and pasting on another forum, please make sure to re-write the IMG tags so the images show property. The CODES in this forum have a tendency to auto-convert {img}something something link{/img} to........ {img=something link}. The forum's being a smart ass and screwing things up.

 


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Volume 3 | Issue 13| July 30 2017 | Newsletter Editor: Dardona |             

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[b][u]Yggdrasil Defense Service[/u][/b]

The Yggdrasil Defense Service (YDS) is the common defense force of both Yggdrasil and Valhalla and defends our regions in time of peace or war. A few months back, our Yggdrasil Defense Service Officer, Wordy had ceased to exist. In the meantime, our founder Goddess Relief Office temporarily took the position. Happily for everyone, Wordy returned about a month ago and reclaimed command of the YDS.

The first mission after Wordy was refounded was to [b]10000 islands[/b] to secure Markanite's position of delegate after Markanite had accidentally resigned from the WA. YDS also deployed to [b]Wysteria[/b] to place [b]Hydroponic Nation[/b] back into the delegate's seat after the region was hit by an update raid.

The most recently deployed mission of YDS was to defend the region of [b]Philippines[/b] after the region was being invaded by The West Pacific and other invaders, which removed the rightful delegate [b]Ariusgrad[/b]. Evidence shows that the invasion happened shortly after its founder, The Holy Kingdom of Zombies of Puan Puri Naduk, ceased to exist. Spear Danes, along with other regions including Yggdrasil had come to an agreement to defend Philippines against The West Pacific. The mission ended successfully with Ariusgrad retaking the position of delegate.

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[b][u]Philippines Proposed Embassy[/u][/b]

Following our defense of Philippines, Yggdrasil has received an invitation to construct embassies with them. As Ramsea, our delegate stated on the RMB on the 27th of July:

[i] Philippines proposed to construct embassies with us... we did help liberate them[/i] - Ramsea

 It is understood that the Foreign Minister has gotten in touch with the Philippines to process the application.


[b][u]Tea Time With Who?[/u][/b]

A year ago, [b]Gahiland[/b] started the interviewing series, Tea Time With Gahiland”.  The series included interviews with Vrolondia and South Titania. With Gahiland's CTE, the interview series came to an end.

Unsatisfied with this situation, Tiku suggested that the series be continued as everyone missed it. Conversations started as many opinions are stated that how should it be done. Telegram out for participants in the region is also suggested. The person who would take over the series is also unclear. So the series is now an unaddressed issue.

Until lately,  [b]Imperium Germania[/b] stated in the RMB that he might be able to do with the series. Keep it up! We are looking forward to the series!

[i]I'm sad I'm just discovering this now. It seems pretty fun to read.[/i]  Carrasastova

[i]Can someone remind me, was someone going to be editor for the "Interview with/Tea with ____" series for Yggdrasil?[/i]  GRO


[b][u]Banjection[/u][/b]

There are not many reports of suspicious nations who immigrate to Yggdrasil but in this month, Wordy ejected a nation from our region. [b]Nlfn[/b] is banned for moving through our region to help with a misguided raid against our friends in Forest. As Nfln was relocated to the rejected realms, it moved to Forest, and was ejected, then Texas, and was ejected, then it moved to [b]Violet Irises[/b] and resigned from the WA.


[b][u]New Editor For The Observer[/u][/b]

Yggdrasils The Observer was inactive for the past year. Now it has gotten a new editor for our glorious region, [b]The Jingoistic Republic of Dardona[/b] will be editing The Observer from now on. Pleased to do the work!


[b][u]The Representative To The Cross Regional Games Committee[/u][/b]

 [b]The Cross Regional Games Committee[/b] is an interregional organization for events, especially, sporting events. The 2018 Committee consist of Wysteria, Texas, Yggdrasil, 10000 Islands and Canada. The former representative for Yggdrasil and Valhalla was Zybodia who is now resting in peace in the boneyard so in that case, Yggdrasil needs a new representative for the committee.

Recently GRO has appointed [b]Miriliarith[/b] as the new representative for the committee and the committee has published a list of member of committee for 2018, as follows;

The PotPourri Octo of Herzil, Wysteria.
The Poetic Tendencies of Aersoldorf, 10k Islands.
The Familial Spirits of Devil Heart, Canada.
The Imperial Rule of Miriliarith, Yggdrasil, Valhalla.
The Riverboat Ron of Indian Empire, Texas
Congratulations and Good luck!


[b][u]Polls, Polls, Polls[/u][/b]

 In the past month there has been two polls in Yggdrasil;

1. [b]Who is the best Spiderman?[/b] With the result of I hate all three and literally a spider with that costume would have done better beating Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland

2. [b]Who are your closest to in your family? Why?[/b] With the surprising result of I like ramen beating a pet, mom, siblings, grandparents, and daddy.

[i]Ramen is there when I'm hungry

Ramen is there when I'm thirsty

Ramen is there when I'm cold

Ramen is the only one who cares for me[/i]  Miriliarith


[b][u]Attack On New Phone Site[/u][/b]

Although NationStates is best played on the computer, it is also available on mobile sites such as android and iOS. In the past few days, NS has gotten a new look on mobile sites, with an updated menu tab and illusions of a part of the flag at the top of the screen. The picture of national flag running down at the side of telegram menu is also available.


[b][u]Process on Maps[/u][/b]

Our hard working cartographer, [b]Anon Zytose[/b], has finally finished his projects and the physical and national maps is now available for download in different qualities and formats on his dispatch.[URL=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=840514]https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=840514[/URL] The mathematical rule for land claiming and expansion is also described.

Thank You for your hard work!

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[b][u]Security Council[/u][/b]

At vote  none

[b][u]General Assembly[/u][/b]

At vote  Enabling The Disabled in Academia

For: 9,219 (61.6%)

Against: 5,744 (38.4%)

Voting ended on : Tue Jul 25 2017

[b]Your Delegate Ramsea didnt vote on the resolution[/b]

The Observer strongly urges all Yggdrasil's member nations to take part in the regular World Assembly polls, whether you are a WA member or not. Ramsea cannot represent the region properly if he does not know what the region wants. All Yggdrasil WA member nations are also urged to vote on all World Assembly resolutions; voting is one of the keystone principles of democracy.

 
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[b][u]The 📚 Novel of Wordy[/u][/b]

[b]The 📚 Novel of Wordy[/b] is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Wordy  with an even hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, unlimited-speed roads, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 11.115 billion Nepheliad have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

 
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I am still very effective in being oppressive! Weird though you can see a slight rise in both political and civil freedoms though every small.. It is slowly happening.” -Thembria SSR

If this was the real world the USAID and other supposedly humanitarian organizations would start setting up shop in Thembria SSR while Radio Free America will start boardcasting and CIA funds your opposition.... unless you sell oil to the US and allow bases to be set up, in which case you'll be alright.

Lucky we are on NationStates! No need to worry about external influences! You can be as dictatorial as you want! Ramen -GRO

I don't watch Game of Thrones... all I know is that it has something to do with the wars of the roses... and there's kings... and killing... and dragons... I think...” -Ramsea

 

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Volume 3 | Issue 14| September 2 2017 | Newsletter Editor: Dardona |    

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  The Nuclear Day 2    
In this month, NS has a new event, “Nuclear Day 2” on 30th August 2017. Yggdrasil decided to take it easy and restored the faction “The Realm of Ramen” which was both attack many factions and being attacked by many factions. The first target is Sealos but the target varies over time. The activity become quieter as the Americas fell asleep. When it is 7 hours left, Tiku had joined and the faction became active and commanded again. 

When the event came to the end, The Realm of Ramen had got a score of -3105, 57 nations remaining, 561 nukes in store, 349 shields in stockpile, 1681 productions left, 1155 targets struck, and the radiation of 4260.

The Observer wants to thank all nations who participate in this event and hope the next N-Day will be as fun as this time!
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Tea Time with Brad!     
Last time with The Observer, the tea time with____ series was an unaddressed issue. This time, Imperium Germania had stated that he will continue the series under the title “Tea Time With Brad”. The first episode, interviewing our delegate, The Reboot I : Ramsea, had attracted viewers with 120 views in the dispatch. Stated at the end that the medium on which the interview was conducted was Discord. The feedbacks that came out were very good. Keep up the good work!

“Greetings to everyone, on this first return of the Tea Time With series following Gahilands retirement is me, Brad. With me today is our young, but devoted delegate, Ramsea! I hope that my reboot will at least meet your expectations. Let's begin!”

https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=870512

New Forest’s Ambassador Exchanged
Yggdrasil and Forest have had their embassies constructed since January 2013 and the diplomatic relationship established. The entente has been developing ever since and the regions have many coordinating activities. 

Until recently, there has been an ambassador exchanged, in order to strengthen our unbreakable relationship. With Yggdrasil sending North Haryona (puppet state of Dardona as the ambassador representing Yggdrasil to Forest and Palos Heights, the ambassador representing Forest to Yggdrasil, sent by Forest.

"Greetings good people of Yggdrasil! I am Palos Heights and I am the recently appointed ambassador to Yggdrasil from the lovely region of Forest! In addition to being your one-stop shop for all questions and matters related to my region of Forest, I am excited to talk with all of you and interact with you in your wonderful region of Yggdrasil!" – Palos Heights

Population Update

As of 30/08/2017, Yggdrasil contains 332 nations, the 34th most in the world. Arisen from the previous month which contained 292 nations. The highest ever recorded is 500 nation on 10/01/2016

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Map Update
On August 14th, Anon Zytose, our cartographer had updated and published the new maps of Yggdrasil. The map version 1.0.1 is up. Soquet and The Phoenix Flame have been added. Meanwhile, four other nations that ceased to exist over a month ago have been taken off.
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General Assembly
At Vote – Repeal: “Enabling The Disabled In Academia”
For: 10,400 (73.7%)
Against: 3,714 (26.3%)
Voting ended on: Sun Aug 6 2017

At Vote -  Repeal: “Internet Neutrality Act”
For: 9,305 (63.8%)
Against: 5,290 (36.2%)
Voting ended on: Mon Aug 21 2017

Security Council
At Vote - Condemn Reventus Koth
For: 12,073 (85.2%)
Against: 2,090 (14.8%)
Voting ended on: Fri Aug 18 2017

At Vote - Repeal: “Condemn Gest”
For: 11,061 (83.7%)
Against: 2,154 (16.3%)
Voting ended on: Tue Aug 22 2017

At Vote - Repeal: “Condemn General Halcones”
For: 11,836 (87.0%)
Against: 1,767 (13.0%)
Voting ended on: Sun Aug 27 2017

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The KRAKEN🐙 Republic of Ramsea
Ramsea is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Chairman Meow with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 1.69 billion Ramseans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ramseapolis. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

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“Found this on Forest's RMB, how can a buffalo say when his child go to school? 🐃 Bi-son.” –Dardona

“Bad news! The Ajisen Ramen store near my place just closed down.
>___<
Good news, I discovered there is a taco icon 🌮” –GRO

“Não acredito que tem outro brasileiro aqui nesse jogo. Quem diria hein?
É novato?” –Laeden
“To be honest, I just liked the flag and had to use google translate to read your comment but I know people from Brasil if that makes you feel better. :)” -Puppies and sparkles

Editor’s Note
That is all for this month. Promise next month will have more. ><
-Dardona
 

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Volume 3 | Issue 15| October 1 2017 | Newsletter Editor: Dardona |    

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 The Election Coming Up
    
Yggdrasil is one of the earliest regions founded in NationStates and many nations have served the region as Chancellors, or Delegates thus far. Some nations serve for many terms and some served for very long time. The longest serving delegate is South Titania-391 days.

Per Yggdrasillian constitution clause 4.1.2. “The Chancellor shall receive his mandate to office by being the regional ‘WA Delegate’ through a general election of all World Assembly member nations of Yggdrasil as defined by standing electoral law. The Chancellor's main duties are to ensure smooth day-to-day running of the region, promote a vibrant and active community, and in general act in the best interest of the region.

a) The Chancellor shall hold the title 'Lord Chancellor' and preside over the Cabinet.

B) The Chancellor may appoint to office the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Under this authority, the Chancellor may remove the Minister from the Council at his own discretion.”

c) The Chancellor shall be responsible for all World Assembly related matters. Including voting on each WA Resolution in accordance with the wishes of WA members. All WA members shall have the right to express their position on WA Resolutions by a poll in the forum.

d) The Chancellor shall have access to regional controls, except in cases of invasion threat and/or his inactivity.

The term of the incumbent delegate, Ramsea will end up shortly and the election will be held ten days after his term end. Currently on the RMB, there are two publically declared nations who will run for chancellorship, which are Tiku, the current sitting senator and Imperium Germania, the current foreign minister. If one of these two nations got elected, their positions will be vacant also.

The Observer strongly urges all Yggdrasil's member nations to take part in the election. The region’s democratic future depends on your votes since voting is one of the keystone principles of democracy.

“I'm considering running as delegate. This would of course, relinquish my position as FM.”- Imperium Germania
”The Geniocracy of Tiku wll also consider running for the position of WA Delegate as a sitting senator.” - Tiku

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RMB Editable

”For nine years, Regional Message Board posts just scrolled off into the void, to be lost forever. One day, we thought, ‘ Wait... what if that didn't happen? ‘ Thus was born the ability of an RMB to hold more than ten posts.

Today, a mere six years later, I am happy to unveil another great technological leap forward! No longer must perfectionist writers leave a string of self-deleted posts in their wake! Now you can hit that Edit button and correct embarrassing typos or gross factual inaccuracies before anyone notices. Such progress!”- Max Barry

Yes! Can you believe it? The RMB is now editable! No more self-deletes, no more typos. The technological advancement will assure your pleasant conversation on the RMB.

 

Dispatching Make Possible

For years, not only dispatch but also all writing in NS required the tabs. The administrator has finally decided to make a toolbar on the top of writing box! The toolbar includes the bold, underline, italic, nation, and region shortcut.

Keyboard shortcuts were also added in the feature of this new update. Nations who type with the keyboard can enjoy the classical Ctrl commands. The lists are as follow,

Bold - ctrl+B
Italic - ctrl+I
Underline - ctrl+U
nation - @ or ctrl+N or ctrl+M
region - @ or ctrl+R
Preview - ctrl+P or ctrl+E
Post - ctrl+Enter

Here's the official list.

 

The Observer’s Wiki

Writing dispatches is beyond just making impression for a nation but also gives factual information about someone or something. Wiki style is one of the most popular styles in writing dispatches as guided by Ponderosa. This month Dardona, the editor of the Observers, created a wiki style dispatch especially for the Observers! It described the history, the format, and the list of editors. Here is the site

 

Message Board’s Debate

Around six years ago, Canadian Davsland started a topic of discussion on the RMB about Catalonia’s independence. 

“Does anyone think that Basque Country and Catalonia should be independent? I personally think Catalonia could be, but probably not Basque Country, and as for the other regions maybe not, I also think Spain should NOT be federalized.”

This month, the topic was ignited again by himself and a furious debate on the RMB began throughout the month.

“I bring grim news. Spain is using their military and police to oppress the people of Catalonia. I thought the death of Franco was supposed to bring democracy to Spain, but it seems Rajoy has decided to revert to Franco's Authoritarian and even Fascist like tactics to suppress the freedom of the people.”

 “The referendum was illegal, of course they are going to arrest mayors....ok silencing pro referendum speech is against civil rights so you win at there.. however the raids were permitted by a judge so it is not illegal, they are using the military to stop the referendum (since they can't invade it because it is already Spanish land)”

“Spain is evil!”
“Spain is not evil!”

“For the love of god, it's obvious we're not gonna get anywhere on the RMB with this so can we please just agree to disagree?
If you're really into burning debates we can take this convo into Discord if we have to.”

And truce was settled after that. For full edition, please visit the RMB.

 

Cartographer’s Update

On September 5th, Anon Zytose, our cartographer had updated and published the new maps of Yggdrasil. The map version 1.0.2 is up. Aaronian Fleet was added into the map and the maps with borders but no nation names are published!

 

Population Update

As of 30/09/2017, Yggdrasil contains 288 nations, the 37th most in the world. Descended from the previous month which contained 332 nations nations. The highest ever recorded is 500 nations on 10/01/2016.

 

Votes on Polls

In September, there had been two polls started by Tiku, and was responded positively by the members.

1. How clean is your personal bedroom right now?

- CLEAN. like I can lick the carpet kind of clean - 10 votes

- Clean, I guess, I wouldn't mind bringing my partner in here! -  20 votes

- I have a path from the door to the bed. Follow the trail lest you step on Chinese Takeaway - 9 votes

- I can't see my bed. I could have sworn I left it right here 3 weeks ago. - 2 votes

2. Which is your favourite Drink / Bevarage?

- Water - 8 votes

- Juices; Orange, Pineapple, Guava, Custard Apple, Blood of Your Enemies, etc - 5 votes

- Red wine - 0 votes

- White wine - 0 votes

- Rosé - 0 votes

- Gin / Vodka / Tequila - 4 votes

- Scotch Whiskey - 2 votes

- Bourbon Whiskey - 0 votes

- Tea, including Chai, Green tea, Red tea - 14 votes

- Coffee, including Decaff - 5 votes

- Ramen / Other on the RMB - 9 votes

For further results, please see the site.

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General Assembly
At Vote – GA Resolution # 407 : Convention On Internet Neutrality
For: 13,899 (91.3%)
Against: 1,331 (8.7%)
Voting ended on: Fri Sep 15 2017

 

Security Council
At Vote – SC Resolution # 228 : Commend August
For: 11,806 (85.3%)
Against: 2,037 (14.7%)
Voting ended on: Mon Sep 4 2017

At Vote - SC Resolution # 229 : Commend Wopruthien
For: 10,827 (78.8%)
Against: 2,918 (21.2%)
Voting ended on: Fri Sep 8 2017

At Vote - SC Resolution # 230 : Repeal: “Condemn Kknight”
For: 11,209 (81.5%)
Against: 2,551 (18.5%)
Voting ended on: Tue Sep 12 2017

At Vote - SC Resolution # 231 : Repeal: “Commend Texas”
For: 10,160 (71.6%)
Against: 4,028 (28.4%)
Voting ended on: Sat Sep 16 2017

The Observer strongly urges all Yggdrasil's member nations to take part in the regular World Assembly polls, whether you are a WA member or not. Ramsea cannot represent the region properly if he does not know what the region wants. All Yggdrasil WA member nations are also urged to vote on all World Assembly resolutions; voting is one of the keystone principles of democracy.

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This month, we have two spotlights for two possible chancellor candidates!

 

The Geniocracy of Tiku

Tiku is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Panditji with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.536 billion Tikuans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kashmir. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

 

The Free Land of Imperium Germania

Imperium Germania is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.041 billion Germans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rohrfeld. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.0%.

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“I'm back! Someone was finally hired to help me at work so I think I'll have time to slack off and play NationStates again! :)” –Skothafjordur

“I decided to experiment with that Nazi rally issue.. Normally pick option one because stomping on free speech is what dictators do.. but they outcome is always good rather than evil.. weird.. so I tried option two:
The tenet of free speech is held dear.
Reclassification
Thembria SSR was reclassified from a Psychotic Dictatorship to an Authoritarian Democracy.
Thembria SSR's Political Freedoms rose from Few to Some.
Allowing Nazis creates democracy. Democracy is Nazism confirmed!”
“I'ma spend the next 6 months making trouble!” –Thembria SSR

“A NEW RMB PROBLEM. THE RMB SYSTEM MUST FOREVER BE IMPERFECT. OTHERWISE THE UNIVERSE WILL IMPLODE” –Carrasastova

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Volume 3 | Issue 16| October 31 2017 | Newsletter Editor: Dardona |  

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Tiku Delegated!

Last October, the general election was held in Yggdrasil, in which there were three candidates: Tiku, Imperium Germania, and Miriliarith who declared their intention on 8 October 2017 when Goddess Relief Office post the topic on the forum. The declaration period ended on 15 October 2017 as the election period started and lasted for one week. It was a competitive match between Tiku and Miriliarith (for Brad, or Imperium Germania, dissolved his campaign).

 

One week later, the citizens voted, media polled, and the council appointed your new Lord Chancellor, The Geniocracy of Tiku. Tiku defeated Miriliarith with the vote of 14 to 6. He will succeed Ramsea with the term for the next six month, becoming the thirtieth delegate of Yggdrasil. So congratulations!

 

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Chancellor Tiku at the inauguration

 

“Denizens of Yggdrasil, the race to be Delegate is on and boy is it heating up already. Currently,  Tiku leads Miriliarith 4-3 , with Imperium Germania in last place with 0 votes. Can the long time lurker Miriliarith win with his dank memes or will (relative) newcomer Tiku upstage him? Or will the Foreign Minister Imperium Germania sneak in an upset?” – South Titania

 

“From Susannemariapulabaur (1st ever delegate) to Tiku (30th delegate thus counting), Yggdrasil has had delegates since 2003. Tiku, the eyes of the world set on you for an historic 30 delegate milestone. We stand behind you!” – Imperium Germania

 

“WA nations in Yggdrasil, please begin to endorse Tiku, our new delegate (p/s: @Tiku, please start endorsing all WA nations as well, it helps because when people get endorsed, they usually endorse you back). I'll like to take the opportunity to once again thank Ramsea, who did a great job as delegate this past 6 and half months and is now once again cute and tiny!! Ramsea I hope you will continue to stay active after this as we appreciate having you around very much.” – Goddess Relief Office

 

“Thank you ST and GRO! I would like to congratulate Ramsea for a prestigious tenure as Delegate. I would also like to thank Miriliarith and Imperium Germania being the opposition and for enriching the elections with diversity. I would like to thank all the nations that voted for me and all those that voted for my competitors for making me the 30th delegate of Yggdrasil! I am honoured and sobered to accept the responsibility :) Imperium Germania and everyone else who has congratulated me, I thank you sincerely” – Tiku

 

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Special Editions

Hello! Dardona’s speaking. Okay, if you had kept a close eye on the election as well as the Observer, you will recognized that there were two special editions regarding the election, which was interviewing the three candidates as a third party nation. Since Brad had also joined the election, I think it might be a good idea for the Observer to be the interviewer and after this, Brad will continue his perfect series.

 

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Dardona delivering the new editions to Ramsea's neighbourhood

 

I’m sure that most of you had already read them, but of you had not, here’s the links.

https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=896535

https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=898403

 

Slightly Invaded

On 27 October 2017, we'd gotten several nations that came into Yggdrasil. All of them were puppets, they were founded, most dismissed all issues and immediately jumped to Yggdrasil. We had 285. When Tiku took office on Sunday, there had been around 250 nations. So there were at least 20-30 new nations. The Chancellor had analyzed that I may be an invasion at the first sight, but after some discussions among defenders, he knew that they used us as a place to store puppets before they invade the final target.

 

Who was the invader? Nobody knows. Three hours after the suspicious rate of immigrated nation, Tiku decided to banject some of them whom he suspected to keep the true nations who wish to stay here stay. So the region was safe and sound ounce again. 

 

Solariia

A few days after the election had started, Brad Conley, or Imperium Germania, had gotten zero vote. Consequently, he declared on the RMB that he wish to dismiss his campaign and join his force with Tiku, resulting in many nations became heartbroken. Thus, nobody voted for him although he was not excluded on the poll.

 

“As the election results show my position in the rankings, I have officially dissolved my campaign and will instead be forming an agreement with Tiku. I will go in-depth once we have reached a full agreement and understanding on what is to come. I congratulate the other contestants of this election so far. Don't feel bad for me! I am perfectly fine with Tiku winning; I ultimately was a one-issue candidate while Tiku had a grand plan, so I figured we should incorporate each others issues into one :)” – Brad as Imperium Germania

 

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Serjo helping Solariia to move his thingy to his new office

 

Later on, Brad announced that he is going to retire Imperium Germania and instead, use the nation [nation]Solariia[/nation] and will continue his tenure as the foreign minister of Yggdrasil.

 

“Hey all! With this election season wrapping up, and I starting university, I am taking some time to clean up my footprint on NationStates. Imperium Germania is being retired and replaced by Solariia.” – Brad as Imperium Germania

 

New Councillors Appointed

As stated above, the current elected delegate, Tiku, was a Vanir Senator. According to the constitution, senatorial election should be held every four months. And now the seat is vacant until Tiku appointed Dardona to be the deputy senator until the second Tuesday of January 2018. He shall be the senator in charge of Yggdrasil as if he was an actual senator, according to the constitution. Tiku further appointed the old but new nation to be the next Foreign Affair Minister, which is of course Solariia. Solariia will be acting as the minister from now on instead of now-retired Imperium Germania.

 

“I would like to announce that Brad Conley (Owner of the nation Imperium Germania) has won a second term as the Foreign Affairs Minister under my administration. Brad has not only served Yggdrasil well as an FA minster but he was also the Delegate of Valhalla. For the record, I only received one application for the position and therefore much deliberation wasn't required. Brad would like to use his Main Nation for the position, retiring Imperium Germania. Therefore Yggdrasil, may I present to you, your Foreign Affairs Minister: The Solis Imperium of Solariia Again, a position with only one candidate who applied. However, the candidate in question is a well-known, highly active and is a Nation well loved by the community. I speak of course of our fantastic Editor-In-Chief Dardona! Dardona will be assisting us in the duties of a Senator without acquiring a seat in the council. This position is only valid until the 2nd Tuesday of January, when Fresh elections shall be held for the position of the Senator of Vanir. Presenting your new, Deputy. Senator of the Vanir: The Imperial State of Dardona” – Tiku on the regional telegram

 

New Embassy

Another successful diplomatic mission led by Solariia, Norden and Yggdrasil had agreed to construct a three month temporary embassies! Yay!

“Yggdrasil and Norden have officially reached an agreement to form a friendship based 3-month temporary embassy.” - Solariia

 

Sweet Wedding Sweet

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Woonsocket and Wordy at the pre-wedding

 

For ages, 10000 Islands and Yggdrasil have had a firm diplomatic relationship as well as both being defenders. Now the pact is becoming more united on this auspicious day with Woonsocket, the chief executive of 10KI and Wordy, our fearless commander, are going to NS-marry! As GRO announced on the regional RMB on the day that Tiku won the delegacy.

 

“Also another announcement, the Chief Executive of 10000 Islands, Woonsocket and at one point an ambassador to Yggdrasil, is getting NS-married to our lovely Wordy in a ceremony to be held in 10000 islands. We are all invited to attend next week at: Saturday November 4th, 2017 at 6pm Eastern Standard Time, 9am Sunday Melbourne time. *sings* Woonsocket and Wordy sitting on a tree...” – GRO 

 

The Observer invites all members of Yggdrasil and 10KI and all other invited guests to witness this romantic big day together on the 4th November 2017, 10 PM (GMT). 

 

Cartographer’s Update

Unfortunately, there were no new maps this month. But we have the news on the potential of how the new maps will look like. Anon Zytose had started the topic discussion as well as polls concerning should he add cities names on the map or not. And the result is as predicted, most nations are in favour of adding cities into the maps.

 

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Population’s Update

 

As of 29/10/2017, Yggdrasil contains Yggdrasil contains 308 nations, the 35th most in the world. Arisen from the previous month which contained 288 nations while the highest ever recorded is 500 nations on 10/01/2016.

 

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What is your favourite Social Network? - Tiku By 'Favourite' I mean which Social network do you frequent the most? Which do you use regularly? If this answer is different from the one for Which Social network do you *like* the most, then please explain on the RMB.

 

What should be the official regional greeting? - Ramsea I wanted to make one last poll before I resign...

 

What is your favourite cuisine to eat at a Restaurant? - Tiku You have a free evening and you and your friend want to go get some food. Your friend won't eat anything, because he doesn't have a stomach anymore, but will give you company. Also, your friend is blind and his nose doesn't work so he can't judge you for what you choose to eat. However, today is St. Tiku day where its free food all day. Where do you go and what type of food do you eat?

 

Should I add Capital Cities to the map? - Anon Zytose Version 1.1.0 is under development. This at least means thicker, textured national borders. I had also received a suggestion last month of adding cities. So, should I move forward with that idea?

 

GRO is... - Tiku [Notice: This is a poll intended for humour only. If you are not GRO please take no offence, if you ARE GRO then Dear Lord please take no offence, it was [nation]South Titania[/nation]'s idea]

 

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General Assembly

At Vote – General Assembly Resolution # 408: Ban On Secret Treaties

For: 9,189 (61.4%)

Against: 5,768 (38.6%)

Voting ended on: Mon Oct 2 2017

At Vote – General Assembly Resolution # 409: Ocean Noise Reduction 

For: 11,514 (76.2%)

Against: 3,587 (23.8%)

Voting ended on: Sun Oct 8 2017

At Vote – General Assembly Resolution # 410: Marriage Equality For:

10,476 (62.9%)

Against: 6,179 (37.1%)

Voting ended on: Thu Oct 12 2017

At Vote – General Assembly Resolution # 411: Repeal: “Marriage Equality”

For: 12,704 (79.8%)

Against: 3,219 (20.2%)

Voting ended on: Fri Oct 20 2017

 

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Security Council

At Vote – Security Council Resolution # 232: Repeal: “Condemn The Black Riders”

For: 11,145 (80.2%)

Against: 2,758 (19.8%)

Voting ended on: Tue Oct 3 2017

At Vote - Security Council Resolution # 233: Commend Zwangzug

For: 11,623 (79.0%)

Against: 3,087 (21.0%)

Voting ended on: Fri Oct 13 2017

At Vote - Security Council Resolution # 234: Commend Europeia

For: 12,150 (82.1%)

Against: 2,642 (17.9%)

Voting ended on: Sat Oct 21 2017

 

The Observer strongly urges all Yggdrasil's member nations to take part in the regular World Assembly polls, whether you are a WA member or not. Tiku cannot represent the region properly if he does not know what the region wants. All Yggdrasil WA member nations are also urged to vote on all World Assembly resolutions; voting is one of the keystone principles of democracy.

 

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Solariia The Solis Imperium of Solariia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Supreme Chancellor Marika Kagamino with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.993 billion Solariians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion. The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astromis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 14.9%.

 

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In this column, I shall post the topics that were submitted by the readers. You can announce your roleplaying or anything here. I shall receive submissions and suggestions here.

 

Roleplays from Dardona

Hello everybody! I'm proud to announce that I've started a diplomatic roleplay yay! Maybe it's quite late to join now but hey, it's fun! Let's play together, here. And at anytime, you are welcome to give me a review on my factbooks and dispatches. Please upvote if you like it!

 

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"After seeing this, I looked up "no stomach" and found that gastroectomy is a real procedure that is done on patients with stomach cancer. The stomach is removed and the esophagus is linked directly to the small intestines. I've seen a few articles that say the body can adapt to a lack of stomach by having the small intestines take up the role of sufficiently digesting food. However, I have yet to figure out exactly how that happens. In any case, I hope your friend is doing well. :o" - Anon Zytose

 

"We have no WA DELEGATE QUICK EVERYONE GOTTA ENDORSE TIKU NOW!!!" - Miriliarith

 

"GRO is a raider?" - well, literally everybody

 

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Brought to you by Dardona. Don't forget to upvote if you like it! And all Observers I've written will be stored here.

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