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10000 Islands Emissary Update
Date: November 2017
Population: 1,310
Delegate Endorsements: 298
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for November 2017.

Regional Events
The Council of Nine (government of 10000 Islands) at report's date of publication is composed of

- Woonsocket (Chief Executive)
- Dominion of Compassion (WA Delegate)
- Markanite (Minister of Education)
- Tuga Nation's Dragon (Minister of Immigration)
- Paffnia (Minister of Labor)
- Alkasia (Senior Senator for New Republica South)
- Hakketomat (Senator for Blue Canaria North)
- United Royal Islands (Senator for Lyonesse East)
- Siuts (Senator for Himes West)

Political News
- Markanite took over the position as Minister of Education after Sorya stepped down.
- United Royal Islands and Siuts have been reelected as Senator for Lyonesse East and Senator for Himes West respectively.



Military
TITO Command at report's date of publication consists of:
- Woonsocket (Founder/Commander-in-Chief)
- Kortexia (Tactical Officer)
- Kanta Hame (Tactical Officer)
- Lenlyvit (Tactical Officer)
- Louisistan (Tactical Officer EF)
- Hakketomat (Executive Officer)

TITO News
- Magthere was promoted to TITO Knight Armada Commander


Around the Islands
- The featured nations of November were Jagow and Sarramte.
- Islanders have become frustrated in Ted's inability to answer the door.
- Ironically, words cannot describe what has been going on during the Bachelor Party before the wedding of Woonsocket and Wordy. But then again... it wasn't meant for Wordy to know about.

Poem by the Poet Laureate

Morning sun over the Islands glows
All are sleeping, none have rose
Partied all night
Twas a glorious sight
Now dreaming of tacos we doze

-Kortexia


Report written by Hakketomat

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10000 Islands Emissary Update
Date: December 2017
Population: 1,161
Delegate Endorsements: 277
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for December 2017.

Regional Events
The Council of Nine (government of 10000 Islands) at report's date of publication is composed of

- Woonsocket (Chief Executive)
- Dominion of Compassion (WA Delegate)
- Markanite (Minister of Education)
- Tuga Nation's Dragon (Minister of Immigration)
- Paffnia (Minister of Labor)
- Alkasia (Senior Senator for New Republica South)
- Hakketomat (Senator for Blue Canaria North)
- United Royal Islands (Senator for Lyonesse East)
- Siuts (Senator for Himes West)

Political News
- Three former nations of 10000 Islands had their ban lifted by the Council. The nations are Benevolent Thomas, Guy, and Church of Satan.



Military
TITO Command at report's date of publication consists of:
- Woonsocket (Commander-in-Chief)
- Kortexia (Tactical Officer)
- Kanta Hame (Tactical Officer)
- Lenlyvit (Tactical Officer)
- Louisistan (Tactical Officer EF)
- Hakketomat (Executive Officer)

TITO News
- United Royal Islands, Farun, Shy Guy, and Lenlyvit were Knighted
- Klopstock was awarded the Anime Daisuki Cross
- Grub was awarded the 10000 Islands Medal of Honor


Around the Islands
- The featured nations of December were Lethoica and Slugville.
- Mayor Ater Nox has set up a Task Force to eradicate Anime from Taco Island. Criticizers have argued that the Mayor is only employing fans of anime who in turn are persecuting those who are vehemently against anime.
- After about a month, the Islanders are still unsure as to what exactly can be found in the exotic Hakketomat Hug.
- Mayor Ater Nox made a wise move in making allies with the Norwegian King Harald along with fellow Islanders Boltor, Tanzoria, and Hakketomat. The alliance has been dubbed the Norwegian BATH Alliance and Taco Island is already noticing the benefits of such an alliance.



Report written by Hakketomat

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10000 Islands Emissary Update



Date: January 2018
Population: 1,170 (+9)
Delegate Endorsements: 286 (+9)
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for January 2018.

Government
As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~ Chief Executive: Woonsocket
~ WA Delegate: Dominion of Compassion
~ Senior Senator of Lyonesse East: United Royal Islands
~ Senator of Himes West: Siuts
~ Senator of Blue Canaria North: Kozmix
~ Senator of New Republica South: Ater Nox
~ Minister of Immigration: Tuga Nation's Dragon
~ Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~ Minister of Education: Markanite

Political News
- The Islanders Party's members Ater Nox and Kozmix were elected into office in this election season. Ater Nox is the current Senator of New Republica South and Kozmix, of Blue Canaria North.
- Kozmix was chosen as Rookie of Quarter by newly promoted Senior Senator United Royal Islands.
- The Houses of Flemingisa and Tuga Nation's Dragon were accepted and inaugurated this month.
- New Dawns was chosen as the Featured Nation by the Department of Education. Read here
- Decisions to establish embassies with the regions The Hole to Hide In and Portugal were passed unanimously.


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
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat

Military News
- EF Tactical Officer Louisistan stepped down from the position.


Around the Islands
- USSR/Hahiha won this year's Paffnia Prize for the idea to create and use the XKI discord server. United Royal Islands won second place for their work in the Regional Reserve and Kozmix was placed third for their idea of a new Casino Game, Sic-Bo Sunday.

- XKI and The South Pacific are proud to present to all its allies "Harry Potter and the Festival of Friends". It is being held on the regional forums and on discord:
~ Discord Link
~ The Harry Potter themed Werewolf Game is being held here
~ The Yule Ball, every Hogwarts student's fantasy, is also being hosted here

- The Islands Quiddich League began their drafting season
- The XKI University has been restructured and reopened thanks to the efforts of Dean Ater Nox.

- Taco Island:
~ Ater Nox and Tanzoria are battling it out for Presidency in a series of threads!
~ The Department of Labor has promoted the spamming industry here
~ Codenames 3 is underway
~ The One night Ultimate WW competition was held, by game master Sauron
~ The Starship Spammerprise is on its mission across galaxies, to spam where no man has spammed before.
 


January's Special Feature: Taco Island Charities

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Taco Islands Charities has been a very prominent part of the Regional Reserve until very recently, when its activities went beyond the RR's parlance. So Regional Reserve Chairwoman United Royal Islands provided TIC with their very own board! This, coupled with the fact that TIC's increase in activity in the last and this month has been rather impressive. As of now, TIC have four active activities, more than 10 completed ones, including the famed Paffnia Prize and Mortimer Disaster Relief Funds and over 35 contributors! Very recently, TIC released its largest program yet, the nation's longevity program, where the nation is entitled to a certain number of Tacos for every month they are active on XKI, for the period of a year.

This report covers some basic aspects of the Charities and something about the person behind it all: Paffnia, current Minister of Labor and long-time Islander.

Kozmix: We all know what charities are used for traditionally (in RL I mean). What was the inspiration behind TIC?
Paffnia: TIC was actually founded over a decade ago, before I got to XKI. After going through periods of activity and inactivity, TIC was dormant by late 2014, when I took it on. The mission for TIC that I try to live up to was laid out by former TIC Chair Twobagger, who said that TIC aimed at a combination of three major goals: encouragin new islanders to stay, encouraging old members to contribute to the Islands and build the reputation of TIC as an organization devoted to helping the region, so that it may more effectively reach out to the other nations in the region. In general, TIC strives to be a force for nation retention, for increased activity, for donor recognition, and for overall good fun in the Islands.
Unlike how a real charity works, no one in XKI is hurt by lack of Tacos or in true need. However, the inspiration for me for TIC is to keep the Island active and fun, and to give new members a reason to stay active.

Kozmix: How successful, would you say, TIC has been, in its attempts to achieve its objectives?
Paffnia: would say very successful at spurring activity and rewarding creativity. The Paffnia Prize, the (soon to be opened again) annual Hahiha Nation Creation Contest, etc. all have tremendous responses. Encouraging new Islanders to stay around is a work in progress, though I am proud of the New Nation Longevity Rewards launch.

Kozmix: What do you have planned for TIC in the coming future?
Paffnia: Well, the Hahiha Nation Creation should open soon. After that, the Time Capsule will be opened, and a new one likely started.

Kozmix: Where do you see TIC going in future? Do you have any plans as to it's activities or mission in future?
Paffnia: Keep growing its reserves through the new TIC endowment, more activities to engage and retain new nations, and the same spirit of fun and generosity.

Kozmix: Thank you so very much. TIC is a wonderful part of the Islands and I wish you all the best in all the future ideas and endeavors.

Some resources:
TIC Overview
TIC Activities

Written by Kozmix.

Edited by Paffnia

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10000 Islands Emissary Update



Date: February 2018
Population: 1,359 (+189)
Delegate Endorsements: 282 (-4)
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for February 2018.

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

Political News
- The Minister of Immigration created a new recruitment competition named ELIXIR Championship after Heart of Islands Awarded recruiter Escanaba. It will be held all of next month.
- New rules for the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board (RMB) were enacted this month. These rules replaced the older regulations about RMB Etiquette. Find them here
- The decision to establish embassies with the region The LCRUA was confirmed by the Council this month.
- Lethoica was appointed the Deputy Minister of Immigration and Flemingisa was appointed the Deputy Senator of Lyonnesse East.
- As an effort towards reducing corruption, the Council passed the Tacos in Elections Act, recognizing bribery on the political party's front and attempting to curb it.


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
~ EF Tactical Officer: Smugglers and Mercs
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat

Military News
- Smugglers and Mercs was appointed the new TITO EF Tactical Officer.
- Kanta Häme and Elite were promoted to become TITO Knight Legion Commanders.
- Republic of Tikistan was knighted after completion of 50 successful missions. Congratulations to all!


Around the Islands
- There is a Model United Nations Class being held in the University, which is held by the Islanders Lethoica and Kozmix.
- A New Wage Act was passed and almost all jobs across the Islands have now been given a fixed wage, handled by the Department of Labor
- The Poet Laureate Competition was held, and Kozmix was elected the new Poet Laureate.
- USSR/Hahiha stepped down as Dean of XKI University. We thank them for their hard work.
- Markanite steps down from the position of emissary to Deutschland, Greater Dienstad and Belgium. Thank you for your service.
- Dannesberg and Mingulay Isle were selected as the featured nations!

- Taco Island:
~ Tanzoria surrendered his battle for the President for.... Minions? Find out here
~ The best spammer and ardent minion hater Boltor received his own parade
~ The Regional Reserve has released the most revolting sanctions and laws.... all for minions of course
~ A new detective agency, the Taco Island Five-O has been established, crime fighters by day... and by night!
 


February's Special Feature: Poet Laureate
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In 2011, 10000 Islands' Council of Nine created a legislation that would become a part of their culture, promoting one of the most under rated of art forms, poetry. The establishment of a Regional Poet Laureate was a suggestion that the Council took seriously, creating a competition called the Poet Laureate; and the rest they say is history. Held in the months of February, June and October, the Poet Laureate is a position, representative of our artists of words, and of this representation of meaning.

XKI has had a rich history of poets, with the longest crowned Poet Laureate, Aersoldorf recognized by many as the "One True Poet", other Islanders have risen to take the position in the recent competitions, diversifying the cultural pool of poets. I had the pleasure of participating (and winning, surprisingly) this prestigious competition, so was more than happy to talk to a few of the newer winners of this competition, namely Sorya and Kortexia.

"So, in your opinion, what does the Poet Laureate represent? As in, do you think of it as a fun job or an embodiment of culture? Or is it something more?" I asked them, as I was also to know what position I'd be taking up. Kortexia firmly believes that it is a culmination of the two. "UHHHHHHHHH.... Both? I guess? Although I feel it is more so an embodiment of the poetic side of 10KI culture", he says, while also alluding to the culturally rich side of XKI. Intrigued, I wanted to know more. I asked about the competitive nature of this... competition. Sorya was of the opinion that diversity is the key aspect of the competition. "It’s easy for everyone to join in and the types of poetry chosen change each time so we have a variety of winners," he says, which was quite true. The theme for this quarter's competition was Terza Rima, which is an older format with a fixed rhyme scheme and number of syllables, while other competitions have featured other formats and techniques. Sorya's belief is that the ideal competition is one where there is maximum participation, to see what all people come up with!

Aersoldorf also spoke of his love for the islands and his goal as the Poet Laureate. "For me, poetry is a means to express myself here, and I have used my pen to try to honor the people who have meant the world to me during my time here and to try and entertain the masses," he says. Aersoldorf has taken this position more seriously than any other Islander, to the point where he believes that creativity is as important as the rules of the competition. The poetry fraternity here has been pioneered by him, and we know of his love for the art, and how much it means to him.

Lastly, I asked what poetry meant to them, while suggesting that it was an expression of beauty, art and aesthetics, all at once where the rhymes please the ears and the words touch the heart. Aersoldorf, the true patriot, says, "I view it as a means to express myself in the most creative manner possible. I try to express my love for this region and its inhabitants in the most creative way that I can imagine." Kortexia summed it up beautifully, "Poetry to me is a way to express emotions that otherwise are difficult to express with normal words, or to invoke those feelings in others."
And that concluded our brief talk. The report ends with this beautiful poem:


Poem for the month:

February!
Quite a bit shorter than his peers,
February was often teased for his stature,
Yet he took it with no complaint,
Because love was deep in his nature.

What does February even have, you ask,
January starts out the year,
March takes off the Winter's snowy mask,
Even Oktober has fests and beer!

February felt sad and lonely,
And St. Valentine felt sorry for him,
So he gave February a gift lovely,
Which made him quite happy and prim!

Wait, that's not why we celebrate Valentine's?

Important Links:
Office of the Poet Laureate
10000 Poets Society


Written by Kozmix

Edited by Paffnia

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10000 Islands Emissary Update



Date: March 2018
Population: 1,274 (+104)
Delegate Endorsements: 223 (-63)
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for March 2018.

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

Political News
Many major changes this month:
- This month, Markanite stepped down from the position of the Minister of Education. We thank them heartily for their amazing, dependable service as a Minister and Council Member. United Royal Islands have taken their place. Many many congratulations!
- Markanite also stepped don from the position from Registrar General, which Paffnia will be taking up now.
- Congratulations to Alkasia on their election as the 32nd Delegate of 10000 Islands. We look forward to six months of an amazing leadership.
- Also, many congrats to Flemingisa on being elected as the Senator of Lyonesse East and to Siuts for their re-election as Senator of Himes West, and promotion to Senior Senator.
- Jabberwocky was chosen as the Deputy Senator of Himes West.


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
~ EF Tactical Officer: Smugglers and Mercs
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat

Military News
- Hahiha/USSR was promoted to Knight Marshall Commander after achieving their 250th Battle Star.
- A whopping four knighthoods were given this month. Congratulations to the new Knight's Flemingisa, Siuts, Kozmix and Aschente for completing 50 successful missions!

Around the Islands
- Flemingisa was named Dean of XKI University. Congratulations!
- The House competitions were held for Winter 2018. House Wordy won the House Cup, House Flemingisa the Shield and Kozmix for House Markanite the House Scepter.
- The Hahiha/USSR Nation Creation Contest, held by Taco Islands Charities, was won by Kozmix's Public Pumpkins and Pizza.
- The ELIXIR Competition was won by recruiter Mingulay Isle, with the Peninsular coming in second and Kozmix coming in third.
- A major discussion about transparency and the debate of Council matters in open is currently open to consideration. Find the discussion here.
- On the request of many, our forum theme is also being reconsidered, discussion of which can be found here.
- Dragon Blade was selected as the featured nation for this month. Congratulations!
- LimpBizkit and Kozmix were chosen as pollsters for the region.

- Taco Island:
~ Tuga Nation's Dragon is holding to incredibly exciting games in Taco Islands. Codenames 4 and the new installment of Werewolves, WW59- A Star Wars Story are ongoing games now. They both have their Casino betting booths opened up as well, here and here respectively.
~ After the Sigh, is it time for the Thigh?
~ Islander Jabberwocky has taken the initiative to create a regional parody newspaper known as The Mad Surfer. The newspaper beholds some very interesting takes on the region's affairs. Check out the pilot version here.
~ The ripoff of the month was just an early April fools present from our beloved mayor. Click here for free tacos
 


March's Special Feature: The Buddy System
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What is a friend? Some say that it is a person who is there fore you even in the worst of times. Others say that it is the person that helps you see the world in a new light. While contemporary philosophy might have many understandings of this term, it was none other than 10000 Island's Ministry of Education who defined a simpler word, buddy. The Buddy System has been a part of the region since forever, records dating back all the way to 2008. This month, XKI Special Feature covers the Buddy System from the perspective of longtime Buddy, recently retired Minister of Education and three time Delegate Markanite. In the interview with Markanite, excerpts of which are given below, we discovered the work done by buddies, the some experiences, and overall ho it has impacted the Islands. Markanite has been one of the best buddies 10000 Islands has had, where he attempted to transcend the boundaries of his duties, and be something more, a friend.


Kozmix: So, first, what is the story behind the Buddy System? Who formulated and what was it's main goal to being with?
Markanite: To be honest I am not sure who invited the buddy system, it has been in place ever since I arrived here and I'm sure it was around long before that. I believe it's main goal was to help educate and guide new nations around the islands. The program is the first and probably the best way to help make a friend here in the Islands. Having someone to ask for help and get to know massively helps nation retention which is vital to the Islands. Previously you had to request a buddy but soon into my term as Minister of Education I made it that you were automatically assigned a buddy to help nation retention.

Kozmix: Has the Buddy System worked? Has it evolved a lot under you?
Markanite: Mostly it continued as it was when I took over. The biggest change I implemented was automatically assigning new nations a buddy. This was to help with nation retention and ensure that new nations were actively reached out to by our friendly and active buddies. Our buddy team has been amazing throughout the years and I would have been lost without them.

Kozmix: Do you mind sharing some experiences that you had with your buddy and the nations that you have been a buddy to?
Markanite: The vast majority of my experiences as a buddy have been positive. Two that stand out in my mind are as follows:

Back when I first started out as a buddy I had a really rude person assigned to me, he started off being generally rude then threatened to ruin my life in one message. Thankfully he was gone soon after!

Another was when I first was elected Delegate. I was assigned to a nation and then they replied to my first message with 'No habla Ingles' so I translated my message to spanish and they then replied 'Look dude, I didn't mean for you to send thst again in Spanish. I just really don't want to talk to you'.

I got the hint from that one.

Kozmix: Not always roses and raindrops, eh? Quite sad. So, any positive interactions, so positive that it made you a better buddy?
Markanite: The majority of my interactions were positive, I think I especially learned a lot in my first few months as a buddy. I made a lot of good friends and kept in touch with my own recruiter and buddy Lettgalia.

I learned to message my buddies regularly and keep the conversation going, that's how to keep them interested in all the amazing things we have here in XKI! I also got to see what messages worked and didn't.

Having a lot of active buddies also meant easy votes in my early elections! I remember messaging all my old buddies each election scavenging for votes!

Kozmix: Haha, great policy for getting votes. So, last question, the buddy system has been a key feature of the warm and welcoming nature of the Islands. Is there anything you'd want to see become better with this system?
Markanite: I think it works well as it is. I'm hoping that with the great work of the welcome committee and the buddy system we will have some more amazing Islanders wash up on our shores and join the wonderful community we have here.

Kozmix: That is a great thought Mark. We do hope for a larger and ever-happy populace. Thank you!

A message from the Delegate:
Hi everyone! I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Alkasia and I am the newly elected Delegate of 10000 Islands. Through my work as an emissary, I've seen the benefits firsthand of interacting between regions and the friendships that grow because of it. I just wanted to leave a short message in this report saying that I am dedicated to the friendships XKI has with other regions and I look forward to growing them in my term. If anyone has any questions, feel free to TG me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your past and present friendship and for the many years of it to come.

-Alkasia, Delegate of 10000 Islands
Written by Kozmix

Edited by Paffnia

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10000 Islands Emissary Update



Date: April 2018
Population: 1,320 (+56)
Delegate Endorsements: 368 (+145)
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for April 2018.

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

Political News
- Finswedeway was chosen as the Deputy Senator of Lyonesse East this month. Congratulations!
- Embassy Requests from the New Mappers Union and Londinium were not accepted.


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
- Aersoldorf was made a new Tactical Officer. A salute to you, sir!
- Two old friends of different eras have come back to XKI and TITO. Tsim Sha Tsui and Lenlyvit, welcome back to you both.


Around the Islands
- Lethoica, Jabberwocky and Kozmix were appointed as the emissaries to the regions, Philippines, LCRUA and Renegade Islands Alliance respectively.
- Long time Texas ambassador Free Guns for All (Gunny) resigned this month, and Foreign Affairs Secretary, The Peninsular, has been given the honor. Thank you for your work, Gunny!
- Markanite, 3 time WA Delegate and long time Minister of Education was awarded the prestigious Heart of Island Award for their numerous contributions.
- Jabberwocky was awarded the first Rookie of Quarter of this year for his contributions. Congratulations!
- An XKI Mincraft Server is being developed by Islanders Flemingisa and Aschente

- Taco Island:
~ WW60: Quantum Werewolves is now live and popular! The betting thread for the same is open here
- 5 AM has been declared illegal in Taco Island!?
- Taco Island has purchased Karl's Burger
- Taco Island on the dark side of the force!? Find out here
 


April's Special Feature: XKI University
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XKI University is an embodiment of culture, studies and debate. It's lively halls have, since the recent renovations, been buzzing with activity. The new Dean, Flemingisa, has been at the helm of quite a few changes himself, bringing in the brand new XKI University Discord! With this and some new classes and other major plans, we decided to get an inside scoop on the best parts, the idea and understanding, and the changes to come to this august body of knowledge and skill.

Kozmix: So, firstly, what is the University to you, Flem?
Flemingisa: To me the University is a pinnacle of higher learning that is a bright light not only to 10000 Islands, but to NS as a whole. It is a shining beacon of culture to 10000 Islands.

Kozmix: I see. How has the University played that role so far? And how has it changed over the years?
Flemingisa: When I started playing NS the university was more a people run organization I feel. People chose when they wanted to teach classes and what curriculum they taught. It was popular amongst islanders but relatively unheard of outside of it. It went through a decline in recent years but I am pleased to see activity starting to rise again.

Kozmix: I see... And do you know how the University started? What was the inspiration behind such an idea?
Flemingisa: The University was initially established as back in NS Year 41, as a forum for distribution of lectures and the like. It was suspended in the NS Year 107, but was reinstated in the NS Year 125. Then on, the University has been flourishing and developing. There have been multiple language classes, among other subjects.

Kozmix: So, last question, what new changes can we expect in the University in the time to come? And their relations with other regional universities?
Flemingisa: Well you can expect to see more classes being offered by a wide variety of teachers. More emphasis will be placed on clubs and activities to make people feel engaged with the university as well. I also would like to hire people on a permanent basis to be teachers and have a specific class they teach.

Kozmix: Alright thank you so much, Flem, it's been a wonderful and enlightening talk!

Some important links:
XKI University
XKI University Discord Server

Attention all foreign dignitaries
The list provided here will provide you with an easy way to see who your counterpart is from 10000 Islands. The nations listed mentioned in the thread above act as the representative from our region to yours, so in case you need to know who to contact other than the XKI Delegate, you can just check this list!

Written by Kozmix

Edited by Paffnia

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

 


Date: May 2018
Population: 1309 (- 11)
Delegate Endorsements: 410 (+ 42)
Forum: 10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for May 2018.

Government
As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~ Chief Executive: Woonsocket
~ WA Delegate: Alkasia
~ Senior Senator of Lyonesse East: Flemingisa
~ 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
- Jabberwocky was elected as the Senator for New Republica South, after an intense election for the position. Congratulations! Also, thank you for your service, Ater Nox.
- Kozmix was re-elected as the Senator of Blue Canaria North. Congratulations!
- Tuga Nation's Dragon resigned as the Minister of Immigration, after a year of hard work and dedicated recruiting. Thank you for your service!
- Lethoica was nominated as the new Minister of Immigration. Congratulations!

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
- Four nations were honored with promotions including our respected executive officer, Hakketomat, and Knights 104 Banbury Road, Louisistan and Ater Nox.
- TITO Day 2018 (8th May) was celebrated with furor and festivity. Many badges and pins were awarded, along with Kanta Hame being awarded the prestigious Anime Daisuki Cross. Congratulations!

Around the Islands
- Shy Guy was chosen as the emissary to The Order of the Grey Wardens, after Sorya stepped down from the position. Thank you for your work, Sorya, and congratulations to Shy Guy.
- Kozmix has been chosen the emissary to Capitalist Paradise after Siuts stepped down. Congratulations!
- A 1,000,000 taco raffle is underway, and we urge all our diplomats to buy their tickets (2000 tacos per ticket only) for a chance to win BIG!!!
- The Mad Surfer was recently granted their own board for writing and developing their newspaper.
- Major wage reform thanks to Paffnia has helped hard working Islanders get the pay they deserve, on time, every time.

- Taco Island:
~ BREAKING NEWS IN TACO ISLAND brought to you by Lethoica, the rumor mill scandal master.
~ Interviews are ongoing for the Taco Island Accounting Firm's Manager. If you have what it takes, go on and apply today! :)
~ The Hurricane has a story to tell! It is very believable.
~ Sign up for WW 61- The Millennial Mafia hosted by Kozmix.
~ Find the latest release of the Mad Surfer here.
 


May's Special Feature: The WA Delegate
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The World Assembly Delegate of XKI is the most powerful elected office in the Region, and is the spearhead of internal, foreign and World Assembly affairs in the region. We sat with Alkasia, a Delegate with a decent outreach, and examined his office a little, to see what was their take on XKI's life is.

Kozmix: Thank you for agreeing to take time off your busy schedule, Alk!
Alkasia: No worries!

Kozmix: My first question to you would be this: What makes the position of a WA Delegate special in XKI? What makes it that coveted office, which only 32 nations have held in the last 15 years of our region's existence?
Alkasia: The position of WA Delegate in our region goes far beyond the simple voting on resolutions and garnering endorsements. It is a position of power where one can make real and lasting change to the region. The Delegate has far-reaching powers on foreign affairs and can shape it how they wish. Their impact is seen across the region, from the embassy board to the interregional community. In comparison, Senators have much more focused powers in certain aspects of the region. I believe many see it to be a stepping stone, an introduction to the administration of the region and the Council itself that they can use to further prospects as a Minister or Delegate. That being said, Senators are critical to the function of our region and being one is great experience to have.
Essentially, the Delegate is the face of 10000 Islands interregionally and, to an extent, domestically. Their image reflects on the region as a whole and they have the potential to make more executive and impactful decisions on their own, while also getting larger ideas through the Council.

Kozmix: That is fair. The Delegates of 10000 Islands have all been involved members of this region, whether it be militarily, on the diplomatic front, or in regional affairs. Which leads me directly to my next question: Does maintaining this balance feel pressuring at times? What factors do you take into account when faced with critical decisions, such as embassy requests and the like?
Alkasia: 10000 Islands always comes first in my decisions. I represent the region and its people and they will always be what matters most in my thought process. That being said, I also want to do my best to make sure that things like embassy requests and other interregional decisions have mutual benefit for both XKI and the other respective regions. I take no pride in one-sided decisions that only benefit XKI at the expense of friends or allies. I want the choices I make to go beyond just benefitting our region and make a positive impact on others.
Specifically with embassy requests, we can look at the recent declination of an embassy with Enadia. It was my personal opinion that a formal friendship with the region would not presently benefit XKI due to their recent controversial actions. But I want to view that denial not as a simple rejection but as encouragement for the region to do better and fix the issues that have caused backlash from the community. If they were to remedy these things, I would be much more open to supporting an embassy with them. It is my overall desire to improve both regions with the establishment of diplomatic relations, whether it be through an initial denial or an acceptance.

Kozmix: A positive message from a seemingly negative outcome. That is a beautiful message.
And speaking of messages, you must receive multiple telegrams from resolution authors and WA campaigners. What is your criteria for approving a WA proposal. Has it ever been that you approved a proposal but voted against it?
Alkasia: To be entirely honest, I haven't approved many WA proposals. The General Assembly is something that I still don't consider myself well-versed in, so approving those on my own is a bit tougher. A really persuasive campaign telegram could sway me though. However, when an Islander asks me to approve a proposal I always oblige unless it is clearly contrary to the region's interests. Even if the proposal is destined not to reach quorum, it is that Islander's desire for it to do so. For Security Council proposals, it's a bit easier. In cut-and-dry liberation proposals like Liberate The Monarchist Entente, that's an instant approval from me. Commendations/Condemnations I use my own judgement on.
And yes, I have had to vote against certain things I've approved in the past. When an Islander asks me to approve something that makes it to quorum, but the vote of the Islands goes contrary to the wishes of that Islander, I will have to vote against it.

Kozmix: That's quite reasonable and the fact that you look out for the Islanders' opinions on WA proposals in vote is truly commendable.
Let's move on. I myself haven't been around for very long, but in that time, XKI seems to have shifted its stance on certain foreign policy aspects. Is my observation correct? Is this something that you believe is for the better?
Alkasia: I would say at the core our foreign policy remains as strong as ever. But the direction has shifted some and I do think it's been for the better. My foreign policy goal is essentially to bring the region closer to the rest of the community, as I believe we've become a bit separate from them. We've been rather slow to transition to new customs and while other regions have become more interconnected, ours remains somewhat removed. My hope is to speed us up a bit and get us back into connection with the rest of the world.

Kozmix: If I was to raise a particular aspect of this specifically, that being Culture and RP, what is your opinion on the multiple NS wide events? Would you like to participate, spectate and allow the same for other Islanders?
Alkasia: It would of course have to depend on who's hosting and what the event entails. I can't see XKI participating in something like RaiderCon 😂. But yes, I would like XKI to participate in more interregional events. The feeders and some other regions tend to organize a lot of festivals and those always turn out to be pretty fun. Getting more involved in that is something I'm looking into and I hope to co-host a festival with friendly region(s) in the near future.

Kozmix: My last question to you: Is there anything you would like to tell our respected embassy regions?
Alkasia: Most importantly, thank you for your continued friendship. Whether you're a region that just had an embassy established or one that's been alongside us for years, your camaraderie is always greatly appreciated. Secondly, my inbox is always open. If you wish to organize an interregional event, discuss other things of importance, or even just want to chat, you can contact me by telegram, personal message on the XKI forums, or on Discord (Alk#0216). I look forward to developing relations further and bringing 10000 Islands closer to the interregional community and especially closer with all of you.

Important Links:
Alkasia on NS
Alkasia on Proboards
Alk#0216 on Discord

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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 Edited by Paffnia

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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.

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10000 Islands Emissary Update



Date: September 2018
Population: 1,427
Delegate Endorsements: 323
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for September 2018.

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


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

Political News

The Election cycle gripped 10KI for most of September. The Election centered around the election of a new Delegate and two Senators.
Kuriko and Dominion of Compassion, both longtime Islanders, announced candidacy for Delegate with Kuriko ultimately winning with 69.05% of the vote.

For Senator of New Republica South Jabberwocky announced their bid for a second term. Sargon Reman initially announced their candidacy but soon withdrew their name and ran for the other Senate seat of Blue Canaria North, due to the fact that it was discovered that incumbent Kozmix had left for RL reasons. Both are in the same political party.
Jabberwocky and Reman both were elected unopposed with 89% of votes cast for each.

Around the Islands

-Paffnia was award the Heart of the Islands Award for years of hard work in the civil service.
- Kuriko's resolution, SC Resolution #262: Commend Frattastan II, has passed.
- The XKI University has a new Dean and Deputy Dean, Palman and Sargon Reman respectively.
- The Council has passed NS 280-1: Re-examination of the Banning of Land filled with People 4-0, with 4 delegations to the Chief Executive's prerogative and 1 vacancy. Chief Executive Woonsocket has accepted the Council's recommendation and unbanned him. The nominee is a known member of the defender community.
- XKI did very well in the annual N-Day nuclear event, with our faction STIFF-ARM placing high in the rankings. We would like to thank our nuclear allies in The Union of Democratic States and The Hole To Hide In, as well as others, for an amazing job during the event. Without them, XKI would not have made 5th overall!
- The Council passed NS 280-3: Force Embassy Request 8-0, with 1 vacancy.
-The Council passed NS 280-2: House Protection Act Repeal 8-0, with 1 vacancy.

Military News


Three TITO knights were promoted!

-First one up is Sir Kortexia! Our beloved Tactical Officer who also keeps our much beloved Discord Bot running. He has been promoted to TITO Knight Armada Commander and was awarded the Knight Armada Commander Medal!

-Second one up is Sir Kanta Hame! Sir Kanta Hame is the longest serving Tactical Officer currently on Command, serving since 2015. He has been promoted to TITO Knight Armada Commander and was awarded the Knight Armada Commander Medal!

-Third one up is Sir Flemingisa! Sadly, Sir Flemingisa had to step down from game related activities and is therefore was not present to receive his medal. He has been promoted to TITO Knight Commander and was awarded the Knight Commander Medal!

- TITO also welcomed back former member Hahiha / USSR.

- TITO also extends a warm welcome to new members silpes and lyreste.



Written by Sargon Reman Edited by Paffnia

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10000 Islands Emissary Update


Date: October 2018
Population: 1,453
Delegate Endorsements: 337
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for October 2018.

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


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 Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente

News Around The Islands

- The Council passed 283-2 establishing the New Dawn Generation.
- In October Delegate Kuriko led a visit to The Rejected Realms, Yggdrasil, and The Union of Democratic States.
- Long time citizen Aersoldorf has won the most recent Poet Laureate Contest.
- Witchcraft and Sorcery has become Whip of The Islands Party
- Sargon Reman has been made Rookie of the Quarter and his Security Council resolution Commend Minoa has passed.
- New Ecopia has been hired as Deputy Minister of Immigration. We wish you luck!
- On November 4th the Council of Nine ratified a Treaty of Friendship with The Rejected Realms, an announcement was made to this effect in 10KI's Gameplay embassy thread.
- The Council of Nine voted to close the embassy with Conch Kingdom.
- The Council of Nine voted to close the embassy with Force.
- The November Senate elections are beginning!

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

 


Date: November 2018
Population: 1,302
Delegate Endorsements: 346
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/

The following is the Emissary Report for November 2018.

Government

As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~ Chief Executive: Woonsocket
~ WA Delegate: Kuriko
~ Senator of Lyonesse East: Louisistan
~ Senator of Himes West: Siuts
~ Senator of Blue Canaria North: Sargon Reman
~ Senior Senator of New Republica South: Jabberwocky
~ Minister of Immigration: New Ecopia
~ Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~ Minister of Education: The United Royal Islands of Euramathania


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


Political News

The Senate seats of Himes West and Lyonnesse East both were up for election this November.
New Ecopia ran unopposed for Himes West on a agenda of reinvigorating the 10KI Casino, while Louisistan ran unopposed for Lyonnesse East on the basis of implementing the House Shield Competition that is the responsibility of the Senate seat.
Both eventually won but New Ecopia had to immediately vacate the Senate due to his appointment to the post of Minister of Immigration because Lethoica ceased to exist. Chief Executive Woonsocket thus appointed Siuts back to the position of Himes West temporarily until the next election is held in January 2019. The Himes West seat will then be held as a special election in January with Blue Canaria North and New Republica South. Meanwhile Jabberwocky was upgraded to Senior Senator in place of Siuts since the latter's reappointment.

News Around the Islands

- In November Delegate Kuriko led a week-long visit to Deutschland.
- The Council of Nine ratified a Treaty with its longtime ally Yggdrasil.
- Flemingisa was hired as Deputy Senator for Lyonnesse East.

Recent and Upcoming Holidays

November 4, Wootsockens Day – Celebrating and commemorating the union of Woonsocket and Wordy on the anniversary of their XKI wedding.
November 5, Ananke Day – commemorating former Delegate and Islander great Ananke.
November 15, Shelter’s Taco Island Day – commemorating Taco Island’s most popular forum, Taco Island.
December 1, Improving Wordiness Day – celebrating and commemorating Wordy.
December 6, TITO Medal Day – commemorating and honoring TITO nations who have received earned medals in the service and sacrifice to the Islands.

Written by Sargon Reman

 

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

 


Date: December 2018
Population: 1172
Delegate Endorsements: 350
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for December 2018.

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


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


News Around The Islands

- Nominations for the Seventh Annual Paffnia Prize are now open.
- Longtime Islander Mutanatia has returned to XKI!
- The stock market is back online after a brief period of being down, thanks to Louisistan.
- Election nominations are open for Blue Canaria North, New Republica South and Himes West.
- The 14th House Cup and Shield Competition has begun as of January 1st and will last until January 31st.
- Delegate Kuriko has authored and successfully passed Condemn Macedon.
- In December Delegate Kuriko led a weekend visit to The Hole To Hide In.
- 10000 Islands accepted and opened an embassy with South Pacific.

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

 


Date: January 2019
Population: 1,114
Delegate Endorsements: 335
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for January 2019.

Government

As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:

~ Chief Executive: Woonsocket
~ WA Delegate: Kuriko
~ Senator of Lyonesse East: Louisistan
~ Senator of Himes West: Twobagger
~ Senator of Blue Canaria North: Sargon Reman
~ Senior Senator of New Republica South: Jabberwocky
~ Minister of Immigration: New Ecopia
~ Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~ Minister of Education: Markanite

TITO Command

As of the publication of this report, TITO command consists of:

~ Commander-in-Chief: Woonsocket
~ Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~ Tactical Officer: Kortexia
~ Tactical Officer: Sorya
~ Tactical Officer: Shy Guyia
~ EF Tactical Officer: Smugglers and Mercs
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat
~ Executive Officer: Aschente

Political News

An election was held in January for the Senate seats of Blue Canaria North and New Republica South, with a special election for the Himes West Senate seat as well. Sargon Reman ran unopposed for Blue Canaria North while Twobagger and Siuts ran in a very tight race for Himes West. Jabberwocky and the esteemed Markanite contended for the New Republica South Senate seat but Markanite withdrew after being chosen as the new Minister of Education just three days before the conclusion of the election. Sargon Reman, Jabberwocky and Twobagger are the January election winners.

News Around The Islands

- Senior Senator Jabberwocky has won Taco Island Charities' Seventh Annual Paffnia Prize! Kortexia has won the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ruby Prize and Kuriko and Alkasia have won the Baden-Wuerttemberg Opal Prize.
- Chief Executive Woonsocket has named Markanite as the next Minister of Education
- Delegate Kuriko led a visit to the region of Canada.
- Minister of Education Markanite has hired Na Kanaka Isles, The Tasmanian Islands, and Alemputo to the 10000 Islands Official Welcome Committee.
- Minister of Education Markanite has hired The Soylent Green Party, Free Land of Rebellium, Dustwind, and The Tasmanian Islands to the TIBOE (Ten thousand Islands Brigade of Official Endorsers) program.
- Tuga Nation has been named Deputy Minister of Education.
- The Council rejected NS 286-1: Driselbia Embassy Request by consensus because members of the region were active raiders/imperialists.
- The Council rejected NS 286-2: New Western Atlantic Embassy Request Request by consensus due to the result of the last embassy request vote.
- The Council passed NS 286-3: South Pacific Embassy Request 4-0, with 1 abstention and 4 delegations to the delegate's prerogative
- Paffnia, longtime 10KI citizen, was Commended by the WA Security Council. Congratulations Paffnia! This brings the number of Commended islanders to five.
- Sargon Reman has been appointed Regional Reserve Chair.


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10000 Islands Emissary Update

 


Date: February 2019
Population: 1,110
Delegate Endorsements: 344
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

The following is the Emissary Report for February 2019.

Government

As of this report's publication, the government of 10000 Islands consists of:

~ Chief Executive: Markanite
~ WA Delegate: Kuriko
~ Senator of Lyonesse East: Louisistan
~ Senator of Himes West: Twobagger
~ Senator of Blue Canaria North: Vacant
~ Senior Senator of New Republica South: Jabberwocky
~ Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
~ Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~ Minister of Education: Tuga Nation

TITO Command

As of the publication of this report, TITO command consists of:

~ Commander-in-Chief: Markanite
~ Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~ Tactical Officer: Kortexia
~ Tactical Officer: Sorya
~ Tactical Officer: Shy Guyia
~ EF Tactical Officer: Smugglers and Mercs
~ Executive Officer: Hakketomat
~ Executive Officer: Aschente

News Around The Islands

- Former Chief Executive Woonsocket resigned from the post, passing the job on to long time Islander Markanite.
- Former Deputy Minister of Education Tuga Nation has chosen Matt From Wii Sports as the new featured nation of the month.
- Last month's house competitions, run by Senator for Lyonnesse East Louisistan, have come to a close. The House of Wordy has won the House Cup; The House of Enigmatic, led by Senator for Himes West Twobagger, has won the House Shield; and Escanaba of the House of Wordy has won the House Sceptre.
- The Council rejected NS 287-1: Roumania Embassy Request by consensus.
- The Council passed NS 287-2: Name Neutrality United House Steward of the House of Grub 8-0, with 1 abstention.
- The Council passed NS 287-3: Name Twobagger House Steward of the House of The Enigmatic Nation 8-0, with 1 abstention.
- Regional Reserve Chair Sargon Reman has hired United Royal Islands as Deputy Regional Reserve Chair, returning a valuable team member to The Regional Reserve.
- Regional Reserve Chair Sargon Reman has named Ater Nox winner of the first-ever Account of the Quarter award.
- Chief Executive Markanite has named Sargon Reman as the next Minister of Immigration, replacing New Ecopia.
- Aersoldorf has won the latest Poet Laureate Contest.
- Jabberwocky has been hired as a forum Buddy.
- Delegate Kuriko has hired Alemputo as Emissary to Heart.
- Delegate Kuriko has also hired Twobagger as Emissary to Greater Dienstad.
- Delegate Kuriko has additionally hired Triora as Emissary to Philosophy 115.
- The Council passed NS 288-1: Modify Rookie of the Quarter Eligibility 8-0, with 1 vacancy.
- The Council passed NS 288-2: Close Embassy with The East Pacific 6-0, with 1 delegation to the delegate's prerogative and 2 vacancies.
- Chief Executive Emeritus Woonsocket has been hired as a Pollster.
- Delegate Kuriko has hired Shy Guy as Emissary to Philippines.
- Chief Executive Markanite has hired The Tasmanian Islands as a Buddy.
- Chief Executive Markanite has also hired The African Emirates as a Buddy.
- Tuga Nation's Dragon has been named Minister of Education.
- The Tasmanian Islands has been hired as Deputy Minister of Immigration by Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman.
- Senior Senator Jabberwocky has named Na Kanaka Isles as the latest Rookie of the Quarter.
- Delegate Kuriko has hired Wallachian States as Ambassador to The Rejected Realms.

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

 


Date: March/April 2019
Population: 1,116
Delegate Endorsements: 286
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com

TITO Command


Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Kortexia, Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Sorya.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.
 

Election Season


March saw an unusually busy election season, with a Delegate election and a vacated Senate seat meaning that we'd need to hold a total of four contests. Islanders hoping for a hard-fought election with plenty of fireworks were surely not disappointed by the Delegate election, which featured Lower Columbia, United Royal Islands, and Witchcraft & Sorcery.

In the first round of balloting, no candidate won a majority, with Lower Columbia receiving 3 votes, and United Royal Islands and Witchcraft & Sorcery each receiving 24, sending the election to a runoff. This runoff was one of the more intense elections in recent memory, with both candidates and their supporters campaigning vigorously on the forums, the RMB, and our regional Discord. Further, the runoff saw a live Delegate debate on Discord, which is perhaps the first debate of its kind in regional history. During the debate, the candidates made their case to the voters, exchanging competing ideas on foreign affairs, transparency and reform, and the R/D game. The runoff election was a real barn-burner, with the two candidates remaining within 3 votes of each other for virtually the entire 3-day runoff period. In the end, however, United Royal Islands carried the election, with 27 votes to Witchcraft & Sorcery's 22.

In the other elections, Twobagger emerged victorious against Hakketomat in the campaign to fill the shoes left behind by Sargon Reman, while Kuriko and Triora both ran successful (unopposed) campaigns for the other two senate seats. At the time of writing, the Council of Nine is as follows:

Chief Executive: Markanite
Delegate: United Royal Islands
Ministers: Paffnia (Labor), Sargon Reman (Immigration), Tuga Nation's Dragon (Education)
Senators: Jabberwocky (Senior Senator), Triora, Twobagger, Witchcraft & Sorcery*
*Note: Kuriko resigned shortly after taking office, and Witchcraft & Sorcery was appointed to the vacancy.
 

Fun and Games in the Islands


While many Islanders were busy paying attention to the regional elections, others were enjoying the wide variety of regional games that 10000 Islands has to offer. March saw the newly knighted Mingulay Isle host a Cold War-themed Werewolf game, titled "WW63: Werewolves and Rockets." This game ended with the Americans securing their advantage in the Cold War, prevailing over the Soviets. Thanks to Mingulay Isle for hosting, and for everyone (guests and Islanders alike) for participating in a great game!

Also wrapping up in March was our region's take on nation creation competitions, the Fifth Annual Hahiha Contest for Nation Creation! Named for a prominent Islander, this contest had a total of 17 different nations vying to create the best (or least worst!) nation, trying to stay away from the bottom of each day's World Census Report. In the end, the Republic of Tikistan outlasted the competition, taking home the grand prize. Close behind were Mingulay Isle in second, and Neutrality United in third place. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to Taco Island Charities for hosting, and to all participants for helping to ensure that the competition was a success.

Finally, our regional baseball league, the 10KI Baseball League, heads into its first ever postseason. The Maple Bats (from Cromwell Protectorate) emerged from the regular season as heavy favorites after rampaging through the regular season. The Peoples Players (True Pacific) and New Austin Express (Texan faction) also qualified for the playoffs, with the Sola City Bandits (Twobagger) juuuuust squeaking in to the last playoff spot. As of this writing, the Maple Bats and Peoples Players have advanced to the World Series, with the Maple Bats holding a 1-0 edge in the best of 3 series.

If you think playing games with friends sounds like fun, or if some of these games mentioned above have piqued your interest and you want to see what it's all about, or you just want to see your nation's name in articles like this one, why not take part in the games yourself? Most games are open to the public, including Werewolf games. Feel free to hop on in to our regional forums or Discord for information on how to sign up for the next round of games.
 

Around the Islands


March's Nation of the Month was none other than Free Earthian Yap, who is new to our forums and discord this month. Despite being new, Free Earthian Yap hasn't been shy about wading onto the WA part of our forum to debate some of the resolutions with other Islanders. Congratulations!

Also this past month, our University saw a bit of a revitalization under the direction of our Minister of Education (Tuga Nation's Dragon). We've had a plethora of debate threads pop open, with Islanders weighing in on topics from the ethics of assisted suicide/euthanasia to whether or not recreational marijuana should be legal. A hearty thanks to Tuga Nation's Dragon for spurring activity in this oft-overlooked part of our forum!

Last, but certainly not least, Mingulay Isle has been knighted this month! Mingulay Isle has been ever-present on our forums and Discord lately, so it came as a surprise to no one when he was knighted. Congratulations to Mingulay Isle, our 110th Knight, on earning membership to this hallowed group of defenders.

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

 


Date: April 2019
Population: 1,024
Delegate Endorsements: 302
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/

The Following is the Emissary Report for April 2019

TITO Command


Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Kortexia, Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Government

As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
-Chief Executive: Markanite
-WA Delegate: United Royal Islands
-Senator of Lyonesse East: Triora
-Senator of Himes West: Flemingisa
-Senator of Blue Canaria North: Tanzoria
-Senator of New Republica South: Dominion of Compassion
-Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
-Minister of Labor: Paffnia
-Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

May was election season in the 10000 Islands, and saw a great change in the make-up of the Government. Senators Jabberwocky, Twobagger and Witchcraft and Sorcery decided not to run for re-election. If citizens were hoping for exciting campaigns to find their replacements they would be let down. Flemingisa and Dominion of Compassion were elected to their seats without opposition, and Tanzoria cruised to victory against his opponent, USSR/Hahiha. All three newly elected senators represent the Mayor Shelter Political Party. A further shake-up was made with the appointment of Sargon Reman as minister of Immigration early last month, replacing the outgoing Tuga Nations Dragon.

Around the Islands

-Chief Executive Emeritus Woonsocket was commended by the Security Council for his long years of service to the region and the wider NS world, in a
resolution written by fellow Islander Sargon Reman. Congratulations Woon!
-Kortexia, Tuga Nation’s Dragon and Twobagger all received TITO promotions after reaching defending milestones.
-The Islands celebrated TITO Day on May 9th. Many exemplary Islanders were honoured with medals for their service.
-Long time islander Witchcraft and Sorcery announced he was stepping back from his roles in the 10000 Islands to pursue opportunities in The South
Pacific. Thank you and good luck, W&S!
-The Archpileago Territory has been named Deputy Minister of Education
-The Regional Reserve named Mingulay Isle as winner of the Account of the Quarter award for Q2 2019. His reward is 75000 Tacos.
-Escanaba was recruiter of the month, with Sargon Reman and and Louisistan coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
-Vedrea, Hamletus and The Kingdom of Trivia have been selected as featured nations
-The Grand Debate Hall of the XKI University has been filled with discussion over hot button topics like Universal Basic Income, Abortion and
-Immigration and somewhat strangely, favourite numbers.
-In Taco Island, Aschente launched a rebellion against Mayor Ater Nox for not being
corrupt enough. The Mayor reacted with indignation at his credentials in the field of corruption being questioned.
-Tanzoria seems to believe Bolty has falsely convicted Hakketomat of a crime, although it is unclear exactly when, where or why this happened.

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10000 Islands Emissary Update



Date: September 2019
Population: 1185
Delegate Endorsements: 285
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/

TITO
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
Commander-in-Chief: Markanite
Field Commander: Kante Hame
Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger, Mingulay Isle
Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente

Updates
- Since our last update, Kortexia has stepped down from his role as TO. TITO thanks him for his service.
- Additionally, Mingulay Isle has been promoted to TO.
- Finally, congratulations to our Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman on his promotion to be the 110th Knight of TITO.

Government

The current government of the 10000 Islands is:
-Chief Executive: Markanite
-WA Delegate: Kuriko
-Senior Senator for Himes West: Fleminigisa
-Senator for Lyonesse East: URI
-Senator for Blue Canaria North: HumanSanity
-Senator for New Republica South: Aschente
-Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
-Minister of Labor: Paffnia
-Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Election Season
Since our last update, Delegate elections have been held. Former Delegate Kuriko returns to her post after defeating Sargon Reman. Aersoldorf was forced to step down from his post as Senator for Lyonesse East due to real life – the region thanks him for his service. Flemingisa was reelected as Senator for Himes West.

In the most recent round of Senate elections, Tanzoria did not run for re-election to his seat as Blue Canaria North senator. For that election, HumanSanity of MSPP defeated Marxist Germany of TCP. URI of TCP ran unopposed for her old seat as Senator for Lyonesse East. Senior Senator for New Republic South Dominion of Compassion of MSPP lost reelection to Aschente of TCP, a long time TITO contributor making his first foray into regional government.

Legislative Changes


Around the Islands

Role Play
Himes West Senator Flemingisa is working on a forthcoming Quiddich Role Play.

Shelter’s Taco Island
- following the retirement of Mayor Ater Nox, Markanite appointed Louisistan to be the new Mayor of Shelter’s Taco Island. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37440/ater-departs-mayor-taco-island
- Louisistan immediately opened his Mayor’s Mansion. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37450/louisistans-mayors-mansion
- Delegate Kuriko was temporarily held by the Taco Island Police Department for a list of offenses. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700141/thread
- A deal was struck between rebel leader Aschente and Mayor Louisistan after a drawn out conflict dating back to Louisistan's appointment as Mayor. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37524/reasonable-louis
- The mysterious HATE group is beginning to make a mark on Taco Island. Their goals are as of yet unkown. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37641/group
- SweetHaven and United Royal Islands have started Werewolves #64: Chaos in the Carnival. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37771/ww64-chaos-carnival-game-thread
- New Mayor Louisistan inducted Ater Nox, the outgoing Mayor, into the Spammer Hall of Fame. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37504/ater-nox

Other
- Paffnia was appointed Cartographer-General by Chief Executive Markanite. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37578/new-cartographer-general
- Paffnia subsequently released the updated XKI Map. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37700/map-10000-islands
- Paffnia has appointed Free Earthian Yap as the Deputy Cartographer-General to help oversee the integration of the Map with RP. We look forward to seeing their continuing efforts! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37701/earthian-named-deputy-cartographer-general
- Senator for Lyonesse East United Royal Islands has posted the House Cup, Shield, and Sceptre competition and Prolific Posting Contest for the month of September. Thanks to URI for running it and to Taco Island Charities for funding the Prolific Posting Contest. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37712/house-cup-shield-fall-2019 and http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37713/october-2019-prolific-posting-contest
- 10000 Islands participated in N-Day this year as part of the Canopy faction, coming in second place with their many friends. See here:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=factions
- Regional Reserve Chairwoman United Royal Islands declared Paffnia the “Account of the Quarter”. Congratulations to Paffnia! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37672/account-quarter-q3-2019
- THX1138 was named a Featured Nation by The Tasmanian Islands! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37611/10000-islands-featured-nation-thx1138
- In the month of September, Escanaba was our top recruiter, relatively new recruiter THX1138 was our runner up recruiter, and HS and Jabberwocky made substantial contributions. The regional population is up 115 nations over the month of September. Good work to all!
- Escanaba was promoted to Deputy Minister of Immigration by Sargon Reman and Na Kanaka Isles was promoted to Deputy Minister of Education by The Tasmanian Islands
- Some of you are getting new Emissaries shortly! Ammotangadia has been appointed emissary to the Renegade Islands Alliance, The Tasmanian Islands has been appointed emissary to The Union of Democratic States, Ayunli was appointed Ambassador to The Rejected Realms, Marxist Germany was appointed emissary to The Hole to Hide In, THX1138 has been appointed emissary to Europe, Philosophy 115, and the Western Isles, and The Valencian Federation has been appointed emissary to The Coalition of Democratic Nations. Congratulations to all of our new emissaries and I hope everyone gets a chance to mix and mingle. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37610/emissaries-needed
- The Tasmanian Islands has hired Sargon Reman as a Buddy. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/24088/list-xki-buddies
- longtime 10000 Islands contributor and former Delegate Dominion of Compassion announced that he was leaving the region to pursue other interests. We wish him the best of luck in his future pursuits. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1700572/thread
- for a more offbeat and upbeat take on recent 10000 Islands news, check out The Mad Surfer on the 10000 Islands forum thanks to Jabberwocky and his team! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37656/mad-surfer-september-2019

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

 


Date: October 2019
Population: 1177
Delegate Endorsements: 298
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the10000islands
 

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Commander-in-Chief: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Twobagger, Mingulay Isle.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.
 

Government



As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): HumanSanity
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Flemingisa
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): United Royal Islands
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Aschente
~Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands
~Minister of Labor: Paffnia

-Following the coup of The East Pacific by Fedele/Scardino, Delegate Kuriko issued the following statement: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1270303
-Some of you are getting this update for the first time! We are excited to announce new embassies with Lazarus, Hartfelden, and a re-opened embassy with The East Pacific! HumanSanity has been dispatched as Emissary to Lazarus, Aschente to Hartfelden, and Hakketomat to The East Pacific. Our new emissaries look forward to meeting you all!
 

WA Affairs



The Council of Nine has recently opened the position of World Assembly Secretary to be tasked with recruiting and assisting aspiring WA authors, providing information to Islanders about WA proposals, and conducting international outreach for WA proposals. Markanite has named Sargon Reman our inaugural WA Secretary and he has named Mingulay Isle as the inaugural Deputy WA Secretary. Congratulations to them both! We're excited to see what this new office will do.
Hiring here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37938/new-wa-secretary-announced and here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37956/deputy-wa-secretary-appointment

Additionally, thanks to my new Deputy Senator, THX1138, we have a new section covering WA votes in 10000 Islands! It will briefly cover WA resolutions and 10000 Islands' regional vote on each.

Oct 18, 2019 GA Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc: A brief resolution to prevent, in all member nations, the sterilization of minors or incompetent persons without the approval of an independent Institutional Review Board, that deems it necessary for the health of the individual.
Author: Imperium Anglorum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37889/resolution-ban-sterilisation-minors-etc
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 8
Delegate vote: Against (weight 293)
Final WA vote: For 10295 (77%) | Against 3128 (23%)
Result: Passed Oct 21, becoming GAR#472

Oct 22, 2019 GA Responsible Land Management: A comprehensive replacement for the recently repealed GA #432 'Preventing Desertification', suggesting measures for nations to take to reduce the effects of sapient impact on the environment, and specifically on the overuse and wear and tear on soils.
Author: Refuge Isle
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37910/ga-resolution-responsible-land-management
Regional vote: For 9 | Against 3
Delegate vote: For (weight 296)
Final WA vote: For 11330 (77%) | Against 3404 (23%)
Result: Passed Oct 25, becoming GAR#473

Oct 26, 2019 GA Financial and Economic Education: A safeguarding resolution outlining the specific forms of education a nation must provide to better inform inhabitants about the economic workings of their nation, and their responsibilities within it.
Author: Imperium Anglorum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37913/ga-resolution-financial-economic-education
Regional vote: For 3 | Against 9
Delegate vote: Against (weight 297)
Final WA vote: For 11415 (84%) | Against 2183 (16%) Result: Passed Oct 29, becoming GAR#474

Oct 27, 2019 SC Repeal: Condemn The Black Hawks: An effort to repeal SC#52, citing its inferiority to a second, standing condemnation against the same region, and bringing into question some of the assertions made in the target.
Author: Tinhampton
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37943/resolution-repeal-condemn-black-hawks
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 9 | Delegate's Prerogative 3
Delegate vote: For (weight 297)
Final WA vote: For 2202 (18%) | Against 10258 (82%)
Result: Failed to pass

Oct 30, 2019 GA Promoting Natural Sciences in Schools: A resolution to mandate, and in some cases subsidize, the education of sciences throughout the WA, in an effort to generate a fact-based understanding of the natural world.
Author: Kenmoria
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37961/resolution-promoting-natural-sciences-schools
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 2
Delegate vote: For (weight 301)
Final WA vote: For 13290 (91%) | Against 1244 (9%)
Result: Passed Nov 3, becoming GAR#475
 

Around the Islands



-Minister of Labor Paffnia has hosted the regional Poet Laureate contest this October - the theme was fright! Congratulations to poetry extraordinare Aersoldorf on his victory! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37856/poet-laureate-contest-10-19 and here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37884/voting-poet-laureate-contest-10
-Taco Island Charities has opened up a time capsule. In one year it will be opened, and if enough nations survive then a million tacos will be split between everyone who put an item in! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37781/second-louisistan-time-capsule
-XKI keeps NationStates relative time, and this October we entered NS Year 300! Welcome to the fourth century! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37909/happy-nationstates-year-300
-This month, Lyonnesse East Senator United Royal Islands is hosting the House Cup and Shield contest - a periodic recruiting event between XKI's Great Houses. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37712/house-cup-shield-fall-2019
-URI also hosted a prolific posting competition won by Houses Louisistan and Echolilia, with individual awards going to HumanSanity and URI. See contest here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37713/october-2019-prolific-posting-contest and results here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1706988/thread
-With new technological breakthroughs on thermionic desalination technology, Mortimer Report payouts based on the regional shop are higher this month for some items. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37906/thermionic-desalination-breakthrough-oct-2019
-Chief Executive Markanite posted a message to commemorate Empire of Power Annexation Day here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37903/empire-power-annexation-day
-Recruiting was at a steady hum in 10000 Islands in October. Escanaba was top recruiter once again, but this time Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman gave him a run for his money. Thanks to Naba, Sargon, and everyone else who pitched in!
-In celebration of the spooky Halloween holiday, Chief Executive Markanite has started a scavenger hunt! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37933/10000-islands-spooktacular
-BUT don't get too comfortable, little bitty ghosts are coming to attack and steal our candy! They've already popped up in our main discussion board and at a political rally! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37949/spooktacular-attack?page=1
-Haivon has been named Featured Nation by the Ministry of Education. Congratulations! http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37968/10000-islands-featured-nation-haivon?page=1&scrollTo=1711532
-The 110th TITO Knight, Sargon Reman, has a new statue that has been added to the Hall of Heroes courtesy of Marxist Germany. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/5776/10000-islands-hall-heroes?page=6&scrollTo=1710483
-For a more... surf's up take on regional events, feel free to check out Jabberwocky's The Mad Surfer. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37848/mad-surfer-october-2019

The region has benefited from a significant number of new arrivals, and this has increased RMB activity exponentially over the last months. October saw open discussion on a variety of topics, from the true nature of Fascism to the merits of abortion. In this section, a curated collection of some of the best posts of the last month:

- First up, this excellent post by Finalanswer Archive in the context of a larger discussion around capitalism versus socialism, and wage equality: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36612720
- A cheeky and humourous post from the NS mods, who made quick work of removing an unwanted and offensive guest: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36668824
- A dark secret revealed by nation 1984 Commune: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36680269
- An even darker secret revealed by Evil Dictators Happyland: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36691807
- Jabberwocky, always with the existential questions: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=36791063

Regional Poll of the month asked who played the best Catwoman: https://www.nationstates.net/page=poll/p=148619
 

Meet a Nation



We're adding another new feature! Each month, I'll sit down with one of our regional members so that everyone can get to know them a little bit better. This month I sat down with Republic of Tikistan, the 98th Knight of TITO!

HS: How did you originally hear about NationStates?
Tiki: I saw it in a message board of general stuffs
HS: When you signed up what were you expecting?
Tiki: I thought its gonna be about making my nation and laws and government and such
HS: How has that differed from why you've stayed around?
Tiki: I didn't know there will be a lot about acting with other nations and also I didn't know there is gonna be regions
HS: What specifically about "regions" and XKI specifically attracted you initially?
Tiki: I like to react with other ppl and also I like to be a defender. TKI is specially active.
HS: And what keeps you coming back day-in and day-out to play?
Tiki: Counting threads are fun also I like Tito Knights missions but I am using a app now and missions are hard to do. Probably I'm gonna not use the app soon.
HS: What would you say is your proudest accomplishment in NS?
Tiki: Being a TITO knight
HS: What is the time you've laughed the hardest playing this game? The time this game has upset you the most?
Tiki: Woonsocket made me laugh a lot but I can not remember 1 time only. I got little bit upset when people accused that I am a invader.
HS: Do you have anyone that you'd consider like a mentor to you in NS? Why and what did they do for you?
Tiki: Yes Woonsocket When I got a question always I tell him also he told me how I better do TITO missions and such.
HS: Do you have any goals in NS that you're working towards that you haven't accomplished yet?
Tiki: I wish I will get 100 battle stars but it is little bit slow now because I am using my phone for posting and it is harder to do missions on my phone.

Thanks all for reading! Until next month!
 

-HumanSanity and THX1138, Senator and Deputy Senator for Blue Canaria North, your 10KI Update staff

 

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10000 Islands Emissary Update

 


Date: November 2019
Population: 1143
Delegate Endorsements: 303
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the10000islands


 

TITO Command



Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:

~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay Isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

-Twobagger has stepped down as Tactical Officer. TITO thanks him for his service! THX1138 has stepped up as our new TO.
 

Government



As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): HumanSanity
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): United Royal Islands
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Aschente
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~Minister of Immigration: Sargon Reman
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

In November, 10000 Islands held elections for its Himes West and Lyonnesse East Senate seats. United Royal Islands of The Circle Party was unopposed and secured re-election as Lyonnesse East Senator. Marxist Germany running as an Independent defeated Haivon of the Mayor Shelter Political Party to be elected Himes West Senator.

This election season saw the piloting of the new duties for the New Republica South Senator as Aschente hosted a formal debate for the Himes West candidates. You can see the debate here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38015/himes-west-election-debate

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1716383/thread

Additionally, 10000 Islands is proud to announce the signing of the Southern Islander Accords with our allies in The South Pacific. More information can be found here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38064/southern-islander-accords
 

WA Affairs


This is the first full month since the creation of the World Assembly Secretary position here in 10000 Islands. In celebration, I wanted to give a few special shout outs to 10000 Islanders who authored resolutions passed in the last month.

Congratulations to 10000 Islands Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman on the passage of his resolution SC#288 Commend Grays Harbor: https://www.nationstates.net/page=WA_past_resolution/id=288/council=2

Congratulations to 10000 Islands Himes West Senator Marxist Germany on the passage of his resolution GA#477 Convention on Animal Testing: https://www.nationstates.net/page=WA_past_resolution/id=477/council=1

Congratulations to 10000 Islands WA Delegate Kuriko on the passage of her resolution SC#290 Liberate "Aurelia": https://www.nationstates.net/page=WA_past_resolutions/council=2?start=289

Now, the full report:

Nov 3, 2019 GA Protecting Borrower Rights: A comprehensive resolution outlining mandatory protections to the indebted, and preventing nations from criminalizing debt or incarcerating debtors.
Author: Imperium Anglorum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37973/ga-resolution-protecting-borrower-rights
Regional vote: For 5 | Against 2 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 298)
Final WA vote: For 11637 (79%) | Against 3020 (21%)
Result: Passed Nov 7, becoming GAR#476

Nov 4, 2019 SC Commend Grays Harbor: Seeking to commend the target nation for outstanding work in the areas of diplomacy, security, authorship, and artistry.
Author: Sargon Reman (10000 Islands)
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37975/sc-resolution-commend-grays-harbor
Regional vote: For 12 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 294)
Final WA vote: For 11013 (82%) | Against 2464 (18%)
Result: Passed Nov 8, becoming SC#288

Nov 7, 2019 GA Repeal: "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc": Claiming, of the recently passed target resolution, a misleading title, a lack of clarity around the composition of the medical review board, and potential delays in emergency medical procedures.
Author: Arkhamanishka
Note: A Legality Challenge was issued against this repeal, citing a rule violation. The GA Secretariat voted to support that challenge, deeming the resolution illegal.
Result: Resolution withdrawn

Nov 11, 2019 GA The Amelioration of Maritime Conditions: A brief and imprecise attempt to regulate water pollution in nations, with mandates to track pollution levels, and reduce pollutants if above an international average.
Author: Radical Republic
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38007/ga-resolution-amelioration-maritime-conditions
Regional vote: For 1| Against 10
Delegate vote: Against (weight 300)
Final WA vote: For 3187 (21%) | Against 11757 (79%)
Result: Failed to pass.

Nov 15, 2019 SC Condemn Atlantic: A mainly retroactive condemnation of a once peaceable region that embarked on a ruthless, expansionist campaign, raiding numerous regions, and mistreating or ejecting native populations.
Author: Bormiar
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38021/sc-resolution-condemn-atlantic
Regional vote: For 2 | Against 4 | Delegate’s Prerogative 3
Delegate vote: Against (weight 305)
Final WA vote: For 10050 (76%) | Against 3223 (24%)
Result:. Passed Nov 18, becoming SC#289

Nov 15, 2019 GA Convention on Animal Testing: Seeking to ban animal testing for nefarious purposes, and presenting a framework for ethical testing of animals, with guidance for humane release, reintegration, or rehabilitation, afterwards.
Author: Marxist Germany (10000 Islands)
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38023/ga-resolution-convention-animal-testing
Regional vote: For 7| Against 2 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 306)
Final WA vote: For 7621 (51%) | Against 7310 (49%)
Result: Passed Nov 19, becoming GAR#477

Nov 20, 2019 SC Liberate Aurelia: Designed to empower the Security Council to remove a password from the target region, in order to oust occupying forces.
Author: Kuriko (10000 Islands)
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38039/sc-resolution-liberate-aurelia
Regional vote: For 13 | Against 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 312)
Final WA vote: For 12414 (85%) | Against 2236 (15%)
Result: Passed Nov 23, becoming SC#290

Nov 29, 2019 GA Repeal "Ban on Secret Treaties"[/u][/i]: This repeal attempt expresses concerns over the unnecessary bureaucracy created by the target resolution, and argues that it stands as barrier of clandestine but peaceable alliances. It also cites some confusing language with the text of the target.
Author: Refuge Isle
Note: A Legality Challenge was issued against this repeal, citing a rule violation. The GA Secretariat voted to support that challenge, deeming the resolution illegal.
Result: Resolution withdrawn
 

Around the Islands


-Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman is hosting a recruiting competition for the month of Novmeber. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37928/november-recruitment-competition

-Senior Senator HumanSanity with the help of Poet Laureate Aersoldorf hosted celebrations for two 10000 Islands holidays.
We celebrated Wootsockens Day on November 4th, which commemorates the anniversary of Woonsocket and Wordy's wedding: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37977/happy-wootsockens-day
We also celebrated Ananke II Day on November 5th, which commemorates the service of longtime 10000 Islands Delegate, TITO Knight, and former TITO Tactical Officer Ananke: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37981/happy-ananke-ii-day
In honor of Ananke Day, HS also restarted her old "Book Talk" thread: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37980/book-talk-2

-Deputy Cartographer-General Free Earthian Yap and Cartographer-General Paffnia released new versions of the 10000 Islands map for use in Role Playing including a physical geography map and a map with capitol cities. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37982/xki-map-versions
They have also introduced the concept of Trade Pacts to the regional map. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37984/introducing-trade-routes-pacts
Jumping off of that, Paffnia and HumanSanity established the Liberal Understanding and Agreement on Commerce (LUAC) Trade Pact. They were shortly joined by United Royal Islands. See more here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38044/liberal-understanding-agreement-commerce-luac
In other bright news for 10000 Islands Role Playing, Delegate Kuriko is starting conversations around world building for the 10000 Islands community! More here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37990/ooc-kuri-wants-create-world

-Lyonnesse East Senator United Royal Islands has wrapped up the House Cup, Shield, and Scepter competition from October. The House Cup is awarded to the Great House which sends the most recruiting telegrams in the month. The House Shield is awarded to the Great House which sends the most recruiting telegrams per WA member in the month. The House Scepter is awarded to the Great House which has the member with the most efficient recruiting telegram in the month. Great Houses are based on the lineage of who recruited members to 10000 Islands.
Congratuations to the House of Improving Wordiness, led by Escanaba, on winning the House Cup; to the House of Sargon Reman on winning the House Shield; and to the House of Echolilia's HumanSanity for winning the House Scepter. Thanks to all who participated!: http://10000islands.proboards.com/post/1714176/thread

-Minister of Labor Paffnia has commissioned new medals for our N-Day and Z-Day contributors! Thanks to Almonaster for their work on the designs. See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37989/medals-needed?page=1#scrollTo=1714566

-Mayor of Shelter's Taco Island Louisistan and HumanSanity are hosting a Gravedigging contest in Taco Island. Islanders have been digging through thread archives going back as far as 2004 to bring back old favorites. See more information about the compeitiotn, and maybe if one of the threads catches your eye, here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38019/shelters-taco-island-gravedigging-bonanza

-In the Regional Reserve, the Mortimer Report came out with profits despite a meteor hitting 10000 Islands! Thanks to Regional Reserve Chairwoman United Royal Islands and Deputy Regional Reserve Chairbull Woonsocket for their work on this! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38036/meteor-hits-islands
Additionally, the pilot project of Universal Post Count Payments in response to the difficulties with receiving Tacos for mobile posts was integrated into the Mortimer Report by the RRC. More information is here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37673/claim-mobile-posts-pilot-program?page=1&scrollTo=1714595
Lastly in RRC news, Congratulations to WA Delegate Kuriko on winning Account of the Quarter for the fourth Quarter. See the announcement here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38025/account-quarter-q4-2019

-Taco Island Charities, long staffed primarily by Chairman Paffnia, has expanded its staff to include Sargon Reman and United Royal Islands. Congratulations to Sargon and URI, and we all look forward to seeing what this new team can accomplish! See here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/38018/tic-announces-board-directors?page=1&scrollTo=1714589

-Mayor of Shelter's Taco Island Louisistan has opened elections to the informal, non-governmental, fun Taco Island Parliament! Voting threads are scattered throughout the Taco Island sub-board - the announcement and information may be found here: http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/37883/taco-island-general-election-announced

-Lastly, Poet Laureate Aersoldorf penned this beautiful poem regarding life in Taco Island. I have re-printed it in its entirety here:

You're what you eat some people say
But I declare to you this day
Your actions tell so much ‘bout you
That people are that which they do

I spam all day and in the night
Yes when it’s dark and when it’s light
I simply, really, love to spam
So you can call me Spam-I-Am

That Spam-I-Am, that Spam-I-Am,
I do detest that Spam-I-Am,
Always spamming here and there,
I find his drivel everywhere

Would you like to spam with me?
It’s so much fun, just try, you’ll see
I do not want to spam with you,
I’ve more important things to do

Would you, could you, on the moon?
Would you want to spam with Woon?
What about while in a box?
Or perhaps with Ater Nox?

Would you, could you on a boat?
What about upon a float?
Would you, could you in your car?
While downing drinks inside a bar?

Would you spam out in the rain?
Or riding on a speeding train?
Would you, could you in your house?
You can send it with your mouse.

I would not, could not, on the moon,
Nor will I with the bullish Woon.
I do not want to sit and spam,
You leave me be now Spam-I-Am.

Not in a box and not on a train,
I don’t know Nox and hate the rain,
Not on a boat or in a bar
Not while I float nor in my car.

I won’t have spam inside my house,
I will not send it with my mouse,
I do not like you Spam-I-Am,
So in your face my door I’ll slam

You do not like to send out

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