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10000 Islands Emissary Update



Date: June 2018
Population: 1,260 (-49)
Delegate Endorsements: 405 (-5)
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for June 2018.

Government
As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~ Chief Executive: Woonsocket
~ WA Delegate: Alkasia
~ Senator of Lyonesse East: Flemingisa
~ Senior Senator of Himes West: Siuts
~ Senator of Blue Canaria North: Kozmix
~ Senator of New Republica South: Jabberwocky
~ Minister of Immigration: Lethoica
~ Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~ Minister of Education: United Royal Islands

Political News
- Numerous changes in laws and continuing discussion of a few reforms were the highlight of this month.
- An embassy request from Elparia has been rejected.

TITO Command
As of the publication of this report, TITO command consists of:
~ Commander-in-Chief: Woonsocket
~ Tactical Officer: Kortexia
~ Tactical Officer: Kanta Hame
~ Tactical Officer: Sorya
~ Tactical Officer: Aersoldorf
~ EF Tactical Officer: Smugglers and Mercs
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat

Military News
- A modest Knight's day was celebrated where fallen Knights of days past were remembered for their service.

Around the Islands
- Aersoldorf won the prestigious Poet Laureate Competition this month, making this their thirteenth overall victory. Congratulations, sir!
- The emissary to India has recently retired, so a new one will be appointed shortly!

- Taco Island:
~ WW61: The Millenial Mafia is now live and popular!
~ A new board of directors was named for Taco Island to care for its well being. As you can see, it is going great.
~ Are you brave enough?

June's Special Feature: The Poet Laureate's Poem for June 2018
Aersoldorf won the poet laureate competition this month, making this his 13th time holding the title. He graciously allowed me to use this poem as this month's special feature, so that our friends in various parts of the NS world can enjoy this delightful and wonderful poem. So, without further ado, this was their entry for the competition this month, with the theme "Flowers".

The Flower of My Youth

A forest filled with leafless trees,
Beneath a sky of lead.
Still sentinels surrounding me,
My Muse, my Love, is dead.

Their frozen fingers, rimed with ice,
Claw at, and chill, my soul,
Where once did beat a love-warmed heart,
They probe a gaping hole.

The Flower of my youth is gone,
In Winter's grip I'm held,
The songs of Joy, once everywhere,
Have had their voices quelled.

Ye offspring of the meadows, that
Of sun, and rain, are born,
Art hideous beside my bloom,
So bow your heads and mourn.

You, Gold of Kinabalu, are
Most dear, in price, to own,
And yet, a fortune meet her worth,
No man has ever known

The Udumbara, legend holds,
Three thousand years 'tween blooms,
My Muse, each day, more lovely grows,
A fairer form assumes.

O Middlemist camellia,
Quite rare, but two exist,
Yet common, thou, compared to her,
Unique in Time's deep mist.

Though trapped within an icy hell,
To Hope I firmly cling,
And pray each day that, come what may,
She'll bloom again, come Spring

Report Written by Kozmix

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10000 Islands Emissary Update


Date: July 2018
Population: 1,185 (-75)
Delegate Endorsements: 384 (-21)
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for July 2018.

Government
As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~ Chief Executive: Woonsocket
~ WA Delegate: Alkasia
~ Senator of Lyonnesse East: Dominion of Compassion
~ Senior Senator of Himes West: Siuts
~ Senator of Blue Canaria North: Kozmix
~ Senator of New Republica South: Jabberwocky
~ Minister of Immigration: Lethoica
~ Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~ Minister of Education: United Royal Islands

Political News
- Congratulations to Dominion of Compassion for winning the elections to the Seat for Lyonnesse East! Thank you to Flemingisa for their hard work.
- Hearty congratulations to Siuts on winning his reelection into Himes West. Also congratulations to New Minerve, who has filled the office of Deputy Senator of Himes West after Jabberwocky became Senator of New Republica South.

TITO Command
As of the publication of this report, TITO command consists of:
~ Commander-in-Chief: Woonsocket
~ Tactical Officer: Kortexia
~ Tactical Officer: Kanta Hame
~ Tactical Officer: Aschente
~ Tactical Officer: Aersoldorf
~ EF Tactical Officer: Smugglers and Mercs
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat

Military News
- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary The Peninsular was knighted. Hearty congratulations!
- TITO Knight Sorya stepped down from their position as Tactical Officer, and the talented Aschente has taken their place. Congratulations!
- A hearty welcome back to our friends Globexanter and GolgariSwarm in TITO, and a warm welcome to Sargon Reman to the force as well.
- Thank you to The Order of the Grey Wardens for an amazing Defender Awards Ceremony. Congrats to Kuriko for the WASC Award, Kanta Hame for the Anake Award. Also, congrats to the organization, TITO, for the Eagles Disobey Award. *celebrations*

Around the Islands
- Sargon Reman was chosen the emissary to the region of India. I hope the new office finds you well!
- Fantasy Football XKI is here, hosted by the Lou Chance Gambling. Come one, come all!
- A landmark decision to open a new NSGP forum thread was passed this month by the Council of Nine.
- Embassies were established with the region of Heart (our very own Alemputo brought this request forward) and with Conch Kingdom. An embassy with Carolingia was rejected by the Council.

- Taco Island:
~ What do you say to interrupt a conversation? I chime in with some of these jewels.
~ The Taco Island Board of Directors has been presented with the following proposals.
~ The Taco Island Technical Support is back!

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August's Special Feature: The Answer to Life, Universe and Taco Island - The Mayor


This month, we start a two part interview with the ever busy mayor of Taco Island, Ater Nox. His eternal majesty, Lord of the Taco and Cream Cheese filling, among other things, graciously offered some of his time to answer a few questions for us. Take a look:

Kozmix: Thank you for your time. So, Mr. Mayor, what is it like, now that you have made it? What is the life of a Taco Island Mayor like?
Ater Nox: First of all, let me point out that I didn't personally make 'it', the construction of 'it' was outsourced to independent contractors and so any damages or injuries caused by 'it' is in no way my fault.

Secondly, my management of 'it' ensured the project came in only mostly over budget and behind schedule, ensuring Taco Islanders will not be pay quite as extensive an 'it' tax that they may have. You're all welcome.
Finally, 'it' is very good, which is a reflection of my own skills, expertise and genius.
The life of a Taco Island Mayor is very hard, and I can say that with a completely straight face. Every day I have to work incredibly long hours to send bribes, receive bribes, solicite bribes, ignore the requests of my constituents, blackmail Council of Nine members, institute unfair laws, transfer money from the treasury to my secret offshore accounts, ignore the demands of my constituents, slander my political opponents, spread rumours about people I don't like, laugh at poor people, donate official funds to my fake chairty, cover up my more heinous crimes and that's just on one of the quieter days. I know it must be hard for you to imagine, but some days I even need to get out of bed before noon in service of Taco Island. I truly am a man of the people after all.

Kozmix: That sounds like a lot of busy work, Mr. Mayor. So, tell us more about Taco Island, and how Mayor Ater Nox, the first of his name, has been different from the mayors before you?
Ater Nox: Well Taco Island has a long and complicated past, going all the way back to ancient times when it was lead by great and mighty Pharaoh's.
After many long years of war and destruction, society was brought into some semblance of order under the first and very wise Mayor of Taco Island.
Since then, the Mayors of Taco Island have ensured it leads the way in economic development, and thanks to our record breaking spam production, we are quite possibly the greatest island in all NationStates.
Now, am I going to claim to be the Greatest Mayor of Taco Island of all time? No, not explicitly. But I'm not saying I'm not the best, and I'm certainly not saying that I'm not not the worst.

Kozmix: What has been your favorite thread thus far?
Ater Nox: Which thread is my favourite? That's a hard question, I've made so many amazing threads. I mean, at the end of the day, what makes one work of art better than another? Of course, some pieces truly transcend the bounds of mortal art, threads such as d, The Schnitel thread, The SS Ator Boltor and my mansion all come to mind of course.

Kozmix: Do you believe that Taco Island is open to all?
Ater Nox: Of course, Taco Island is open to all. Assuming of course they have filed the proper paperwork, paid the appropriate fees and bribes, pay their taxes on time and don't try and bring any sembalance of sanity with them.

This made me question a lot about who I am as a person, and therefore the conversation had to be stopped here for now. We resume it in due course.

Written by Kozmix Edited by Paffnia

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