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The dark skinned man quickly looks into my pocket rule book for the Yggdrasil Union while showing blatant indifference for the countries plight. After a quick skim threw he leans forward and speaks into his microphone.

"Alright, after a quick review, your request is in legal standing within the union. But, despite the fact that it is a legal request, I do not entirely understand what you seek. Economic aid? Military support? Perhaps you would prefer supplies to be given.

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King Aysko nods, takes a sip of his coffee and shifts in his seat toward the speaker.

"Are we to understand that you are requesting help from the Yggdrasil Union in aiding your revolution?"

"If such proves to be the perogative of the Alyekran government, then I would indeed be requesting intervention in tandem with the revolution. In truth though; simple ultimatums and demands of armed response are not my place to give, seeing as I have come with only the basest of aspirations. Mayhaps my pessimism is unfounded, but I would be foolish to place my goals so high as Kentosani's palace walls on the 'morrow. To this regard I can adamantly tell you that even a small humanitarian mission will be received as a blessing."

The dark skinned man quickly looks into my pocket rule book for the Yggdrasil Union while showing blatant indifference for the countries plight. After a quick skim threw he leans forward and speaks into his microphone.

"Alright, after a quick review, your request is in legal standing within the union. But, despite the fact that it is a legal request, I do not entirely understand what you seek. Economic aid? Military support? Perhaps you would prefer supplies to be given.

"I apalogise for the seeming ambiguity of my speech, but I trust that my comments to Raja Aysko were of some help. The provisional government is treading into unknown territory and has instructed me to leave any requests open towards each nation's wants and the decisions of the Union."

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"If such proves to be the perogative of the Alyekran government, then I would indeed be requesting intervention in tandem with the revolution. In truth though; simple ultimatums and demands of armed response are not my place to give, seeing as I have come with only the basest of aspirations. Mayhaps my pessimism is unfounded, but I would be foolish to place my goals so high as Kentosani's palace walls on the 'morrow. To this regard I can adamantly tell you that even a small humanitarian mission will be received as a blessing."

"I apalogise for the seeming ambiguity of my speech, but I trust that my comments to Raja Aysko were of some help. The provisional government is treading into unknown territory and has instructed me to leave any requests open towards each nation's wants and the decisions of the Union."

King Aysko grins.

"There's no reason for your humility. We are all equals here. If you want something, just ask for it. I will have the Dodecumvirate deliberate on what we can send you.

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King Aysko grins.

"There's no reason for your humility. We are all equals here. If you want something, just ask for it. I will have the Dodecumvirate deliberate on what we can send you.

Siddhartha chuckled and shot a mirthful glance at his livid counter-part before descending the podium to shake hands with the genial king.

"The Ahn-Khejimari Revolutionary Republic, it's people and myself thank you for your time and consideration, Raja Aysko. May your discussions bear the fruits of tomorrows beautiful and promising peace."

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Siddhartha chuckled and shot a mirthful glance at his livid counter-part before descending the podium to shake hands with the genial king.

"The Ahn-Khejimari Revolutionary Republic, it's people and myself thank you for your time and consideration, Raja Aysko. May your discussions bear the fruits of tomorrows beautiful and promising peace."

Frowns at King Aysko and says scornfully.

My my ambassador Aysko. Is that all it takes for it to buy your support. A few nice words and a smile.

I turn my head back to ambassador Siddhartha

Now ambassador, I feel for you and your people, and we would like to help. However, let me make this perfectly clear; We will not send our soldiers to die in this war. However as far as economic supplies and weapons, we would be more than willing to help you.

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Frowns at King Aysko and says scornfully.

My my ambassador Aysko. Is that all it takes for it to buy your support. A few nice words and a smile.

I turn my head back to ambassador Siddhartha

Now ambassador, I feel for you and your people, and we would like to help. However, let me make this perfectly clear; We will not send our soldiers to die in this war. However as far as economic supplies and weapons, we would be more than willing to help you.

((OOC: Just some friendly advice Temi (I honestly mean the friendly part): roleplaying generally occurs in third-person to indicate the speaker. Also; you are the Speaker of the Union and as such function similarly to the 'independent' Ban Ki Moon instead of a representative ambassador. ))

Siddhartha was taken aback somewhat by the Speakers boorish frankness, but withheld his mirth and instead focused on the first mark of success on his mission.

"I can not begin to express my elation in hearing your offer, Speaker Hamlett. The humanitarian relief alone will assuage the suffering of countless innocents and as such will forever endear you to the Kelwanese people. As outgunned as my nations military forces are, any weaponry would be greatly appreciated and make all the difference in leveling the playing field of this conflict."

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Ambassador Yormoney Ismine twitched in his seat. After a quick glance to his sides , he arose to face Ambassador Siddhartha.

Siddhartha was clearly caught unawares the first time. The egg's shell shattered against his forehead , and the yolk formed quite a contrast with his dark brown skin. However, the second egg missed - thanks to Siddhartha's new found perception of hostile intentions from the Titanian ambassador.

A morbid silence swept the hall , then laughter and anger. Siddhartha wiped off the yolk from his face and thundered at Ambassador Ismine,

"What is the meaning of this!?"

Ismine smiled.

"That's what we think of your nation , or what's left of it. We do not recognize your Provisional Government in this hall. You are rebels , and rebels you will be remembered as. Your intentions to drag all of us into your petty conflict puts all of us at jeopardy."

Ismine's aide was about to pass him another egg , but stopped on seeing the stern gaze from a Security Officer who had rushed to the spot.

"Well , I think I've made my point."

Ismine sat down in his seat and grinned to himself. He still hadn't lost his touch. Years ago during the war with North Titania , he'd been a Grenadier with the army. It was good to see that age still hadn't caught up with him....much

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Frowns at King Aysko and says scornfully.

My my ambassador Aysko. Is that all it takes for it to buy your support. A few nice words and a smile.

I turn my head back to ambassador Siddhartha

Now ambassador, I feel for you and your people, and we would like to help. However, let me make this perfectly clear; We will not send our soldiers to die in this war. However as far as economic supplies and weapons, we would be more than willing to help you.

Were I in the position to make a final discussion, I would be more careful in my support. As I am not, I find it more effective to begin with benevolence.

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Ambassador Yormoney Ismine twitched in his seat. After a quick glance to his sides , he arose to face Ambassador Siddhartha.

Siddhartha was clearly caught unawares the first time. The egg's shell shattered against his forehead , and the yolk formed quite a contrast with his dark brown skin. However, the second egg missed - thanks to Siddhartha's new found perception of hostile intentions from the Titanian ambassador.

A morbid silence swept the hall , then laughter and anger. Siddhartha wiped off the yolk from his face and thundered at Ambassador Ismine,

"What is the meaning of this!?"

Ismine smiled.

"That's what we think of your nation , or what's left of it. We do not recognize your Provisional Government in this hall. You are rebels , and rebels you will be remembered as. Your intentions to drag all of us into your petty conflict puts all of us at jeopardy."

Ismine's aide was about to pass him another egg , but stopped on seeing the stern gaze from a Security Officer who had rushed to the spot.

"Well , I think I've made my point."

Ismine sat down in his seat and grinned to himself. He still hadn't lost his touch. Years ago during the war with North Titania , he'd been a Grenadier with the army. It was good to see that age still hadn't caught up with him....much

(OOC: Please refrain from godmodding my character South Titania)

Sidddhartha grimaced as he took a damp cloth offered to him by an assitant and wiped the egg yolk from his face.

"Much as I would love to have you escorted from the premises for your boorish behaviour; I believe your outburst testifies adequetly to your lack of importance. His infantile lorship would be wise to take note that civilised and mannered peoples do not hurl eggs at those they disagree with. Civility is key in institutions such as this Union and I will not suffer to treat with those who are so callous and cruel as yourself. "

The Prince pierced the offending Ambassador with a glacial stare, but decided his eforts would be more wisely spent conversing with those more amiable.

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"Now calm down Ambassador Siddhartha."

I rise from my chair and shoot a stern look at the Ambassador for South Titania.

"Now Ambassador Ismine, within this fine Union, we all have the right to express ourselves. However I can not condone the throwing of raw eggs within my assembly hall! This rule also applies for any other type of egg except for boiled, which must be thrown in a comical way and then be followed by a funny boiled pun. Now you don't have to apologize, but make sure it doesn't happen again."

The Imperator slowly sits back in his seat as he gains his thoughts.

"Ambassador Aysko, to you, I apologize. My statement was misplaced. However we can not be hasty in a decision that will undoubtedly affect our economies and our armed forces. I , though I am speaker, must speak on behalf of the republic that has delegated me here. And so far I see no particular reason to take part in such a war. Especially with forty-two thousand of your own men dead, this will no doubt be a brutal war even if we step in."

I pause and look the prince right into his eyes.

"Therefore in order for you to receive any aid, we will have to set some certain parameters. Two of which I believe should be non-negotiable. And they are as follows:

1. Each nation must receive full compensation for what they have given to you.

and

2. When the war is done, the Yggdrasil Union will be the one to draft your new constitution, while overseeing a transition of government in order to prevent any more...disturbance."

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(OOC : Kelewan , alright..I wasn't familiar with what the term Godmodding meant , but I do now)

Ismine arose again with an annoyed look on his face and addressed the Imperator

"I apologize for not using boiled eggs, your Excellency. However , I must question this show of support to the Kelewanese rebels. First of all, you do realize that the Union does not formally recognize what they call Sri Jaikhan. The Kelewanese delegation back there in this hall has been simmering for a while. Perhaps we should hear their side of the story before we make any further commitments?"

Leaning back in his chair, Ismine could not help but think of the absurdity of it all. Kelewan was an important trading partner , and had supplied the Cartel with mercenaries on many occasions for homeland security. Losing their support was definitely not in the best interests of the Cartel. "The union's getting too trigger happy" , he mused to himself.

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"Now Ismine you are..."

I pause for a second considering what had just been said.

"absolutely right."

I turn to the Prince

"Now I, as the Imperator of a prosperous republic, support the expansion of democracy at any turn. However what Ambassador Ismine cannot be ignored. The current Kelewanese government is the rightful rulers of their country. If indeed your story is true, which I can say is no doubt biased, they had every right to execute one of their own citizens if they felt the safety of their country was at stake. Now that is not to say you cannot attempt to persuade the Union, however I believe that before you do so, we should have the privilege of hearing the current Kelewanese side of the story before we decide anything."

I then motion for the current Kelewanese delegate to take the floor.

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"Now calm down Ambassador Siddhartha."

I rise from my chair and shoot a stern look at the Ambassador for South Titania.

"Now Ambassador Ismine, within this fine Union, we all have the right to express ourselves. However I can not condone the throwing of raw eggs within my assembly hall! This rule also applies for any other type of egg except for boiled, which must be thrown in a comical way and then be followed by a funny boiled pun. Now you don't have to apologize, but make sure it doesn't happen again."

The Imperator slowly sits back in his seat as he gains his thoughts.

"Ambassador Aysko, to you, I apologize. My statement was misplaced. However we can not be hasty in a decision that will undoubtedly affect our economies and our armed forces. I , though I am speaker, must speak on behalf of the republic that has delegated me here. And so far I see no particular reason to take part in such a war. Especially with forty-two thousand of your own men dead, this will no doubt be a brutal war even if we step in."

I pause and look the prince right into his eyes.

"Therefore in order for you to receive any aid, we will have to set some certain parameters. Two of which I believe should be non-negotiable. And they are as follows:

1. Each nation must receive full compensation for what they have given to you.

and

2. When the war is done, the Yggdrasil Union will be the one to draft your new constitution, while overseeing a transition of government in order to prevent any more...disturbance."

"Calling Maharaja Maravarman the 'legitimate government' of our nation is an affront on the deepest level to all who have died. How could you, as the leader of a democratic and lawful institution, support a tyrannical regime responsible for blatant human rights violations, war crimes, mass-regicide and even possible genocide if recent news is to be believed?"

While Siddhartha had been dismayed at the Speakers obvious isolationist and seemingly inhumane ideology, he could do little but then progress to rage at hearing his hypocritical demands.

"Regardless of whatever government changes occur when nation-wide elections are finally able to be held; I can assure you, and will sign to such, that Kelewan will repay it's debts. As to your second term; To even suggest such a plan is maddening, Speaker Hamlett! Unless I was taught falsely, I believe that a core principle of democracy is the right to self-determination. Under your proposed terms, my people would be surrendering their independence and their very land to a foreign government. As a former colony of the British Empire, we will not allow such a mockery of our martyrs to occur. The Kelwanese people would rather treat with a despot like the Maharaja than thinly veiled imperialists such as yourself."

That blood soaked boor should rot in his next life. What did Alexandra and Mrs. Shah-Inamdar think would be accomplished here? Our pleas are falling on deaf ears and souls bought by the iron snake herself*.

*"The Iron Snake" - A nickname given to Union Ambassador Lavanya Nindraseer (Emperor Maravarman's Great Aunt)

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Hamlett quickly takes a deep breath and does a mental count to ten. This impudent prince has indeed gotten a rise from him, however he refuse to let him get the best of him. As the Speaker of the Union, The Assembly Hall is my domain. And I shall not be insulted.

"My dear prince.."

The Speaker says slowly, his voice as cold as ice.

"First i'm going to assume that you are not familiar with the art of diplomacy. So let me give you a little advice, it is never wise to insult the people you are seeking help from. Moreover Maharaja Maravarman, is your legitimate leader. He is your emperor and as it stands no power has been shifted. If this treaty you spoke of was signed by him before the war started, then we would be having a entirely different discussion. However since it was not, he holds the power to rule. The Pacistien Republic has since recognized Maharaja Maravarman as the head of Kelewan and as a lawful and democratic institution, we do not just go out and topple every dictator involved in a civil strife."

The Imperator pauses and takes another deep breath, allowing the calming effects of this relaxation exercise to wash over him.

"Now this I, nor will the Union hold against you. I believe within my assembly hall everyone should have the right to reach out for help. With that said reimbursement is important as to not adversely effect an nation's economy. So the fact that you are willing to pay any war reparations is good. However it does seem we have a misunderstanding. I , though I will be involved throughout the process, will not be writing your constitution single handily. The entire Union will be involved in writing it. From South Titania to Vrolondia, we will each input into the process of the new constitution. And of course you or someone of equal authority will be their to look out for you nations interest. It's not that I don't trust you to write your own constitution, it's just that when you originally wrote it, a war broke out. I'm just gonna make sure that doesn't happen again by placing the Union within your corner. If you accept these terms I will propose a union intervention. Now if you choose not to accept these generous terms, I will still place the proposal within the Union, but I can not guarantee support from Pacistien."

The speaker finally lets out a huff of breath. He knew the prince would not be happy with his reply, however this would be the best opportunity to set a precedent about the Yggdrasil Union involvement within member countries. A precedent that would no doubt bring some prestige back within this establishment.

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The Unsovereign Monarch mouths some words to himself, scribbles some notes on a pad of paper, indicates the writing to one of his attendants, then stands and addresses the Union.

"It seems we have some strong convictions among our members. These convictions, though, generally helpful, and by no means antagonistic to each other by any means, appear to be in conflict in this room due to surrounding circumstances. I hope I can sort this issue out.

"Ambassador Siddhartha, you take a strong stand against the tyranny of the nation from whence you came and, understandably, can not imagine that, even though they have not seen the horrors that you have, other democratic leaders could not be enraged at the atrocities of your former government. However, it is important to remember that there are more things that must be considered before invading even the most tyrannical nation. Even though the ambassadors and Heads of State may be rightly enraged by the Kelewanian Regime, declaring war puts the lives of his people at risk. If we do decide to end the regime, there will be soldiers who will not return home, children who will be fatherless and women will become widows. War is not a decision to be made lightly, and a leader must place his nation's well-being above all else. Furthermore, you can not expect the Union to assist you if you do not give us some sort of control. I know as a fact that Alyekra will not intervene if there is no assurance that the new government for which they are fighting will not be worse than the previous one.

He glances down at the paper for a moment

"Imerator Hamlett, your intentions to retain order in this room is commendable, but these people have come to us in their time of need to an organization that is intended to preserve the peace in Yggdrasil and though their concern about allowing a foreign power to write their constitution is misguided, it is understandable. You will earn no respect from the Union by being caustic and derisive."

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Ambassador Ismine bristled. His demand for the Kelewanese delegation to present their side of the story had been sidetracked skillfully by that wretched Siddhartha and his lackeys.

He slammed his fist down and arose angrily

"Enough of this endless banter. We have yet to hear the Kelewanese side of the story. I demand that we hear from them. Ambassador Siddhartha has spent too much time on the podium already , or did you not notice the Imperator beckoning for your true Government to represent themselves!? Wait...why aren't they here yet?"

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"Now calm down Ambassador Ismine, I understand your rage but within these halls we must conduct ourselves with dignity as King Aysko has stated. "

I turn my head and look at the official Kelewanese delegation

"Now I understand we have not heard your side of the story. And the accusations against you are quite serious. However i'm sure there are two sides to every story, so if you would please be so kind as to explain yours. This way the Union will be able to make a informed decision."

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While a blazing inferno of retort raged within Siddhartha's soul and longed to be set free, the young prince remained as cold and unflinching as a glacier during the Speaker's tirade.

"While I find your support of repression and mass murder quaint, this row over the legitimacy of the Imperial government will end now. Our definitions of what gives mandate to a reigning institution will remain polar and arguing over such will get us nowhere. Also, I spoke of no treaty Speaker Hamlett; rather, the word I used was 'treat' or to seek conference with. I will make this short and reject your terms. While the Provisional Government would gladly repay its benefactors in double should they be so asked to, a foreign or 'international' direction of our affairs will not be tolerated. The Kelwanese people will elect those of their peers whom they see fit and it will be these men and women who shall author our constitution, not the Union. A gentle reminder to yourself, Speaker Hamlett; Take care to not slander the holy and sacred. Placing blame upon the cherished name of Mahatma Upadhriti and those murdered alongside her for their peaceful disobedience will only earn you the ire of the heavens."

Such feelings and demeanour as drawn from the Speaker's speech soon softened though as he listened to the Alyekran Ambassador with an agreeing smile. A small round of soft applause from the revolutionary delegation followed the far more tactful and neutral speech.

"Thank you Ambassador Aysko. Your efforts to reign in the rising tempers of this chamber are admirable and very much appreciated. In such spirit; I would like to apologise to Speaker Hamlett for the derisive nature of my mentioned outburst, though I still retain it's meaning."

"As to your points; The concerns of the international community on this conflict are understandable and acknowledged by the Provisional Government. No sane person could expect a nation to be forthcoming with possibly lethal military matters and I will not begrudge those who will remain neutral or refrain from entering. I addressed the issue of a possible Union mandate of Kelwanese democratic transition in my reply to Speaker Hamlett. Such being said; I now strongly urge all those present to seize this chance. You have heard our pleas and are all presented with the opportunity to bring democracy to a war-torn country and better this world. My ancestors came to this beautiful world in search of new beginnings and to build a life free of Earth's troubles. These dreams have sadly gone unrealised and will continue to languish in texts until the day we are given the ability to bear them to fruition. Only a gardener of gentle love who is be-chained in Montesquieu can nurture this star-eyed sapling of hope. I now end my session and will relinquish the podium to Ambassador Nindraseer as requested"

((OOC: Please wait before jumping on the 'I want to hear the other side' train. I am working on Lavanya's reply from the Imperial stand point even as you read this.))

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