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by Laeral
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: International Affairs
Topic: The Hunt for Auroras
Replies: 80
Views: 3322

Re: The Hunt for Auroras

Bureau of External Affairs, Laeralsford, Laeral February 8, 2020 "The suspect still is refusing to talk," the BEA interrogator said. "Still insists that she's Sharon Quan, a Kerlian refugee and employee of the Kerlile Human Rights Initiative." "So there's still absolutely nothing out of her?" Espoi...
by Laeral
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Planners' Office
Topic: A Coalition For Vulkaria (OOC Thread)
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: A Coalition For Vulkaria (OOC Thread)

Nation name: Laeral Coalition or Solo: Coalition Your nation’s relationship to Vulkaria: Member of the coalition supporting the Vulkarian government during the Second War in Vulkar. Partner in development and rebuilding aid to Vulkaria post-war. Cordial relations with the Vulkarian government, incl...
by Laeral
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: International Affairs
Topic: The Hunt for Auroras
Replies: 80
Views: 3322

Re: The Hunt for Auroras

Althea, Laeral January 25, 2020 Espoir Landais, one of the Bureau of External Action agents investigating Auroras in Laeral, was sick and tired of papers. On the desk in front of her at the BEA house in Althea were stacks of relevant information regarding the Kerlile Human Rights Initiative, a non-...
by Laeral
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Nations of the IDU
Topic: The Free Land of the IDU
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: The Free Land of the IDU

I feel that the Free Land of the IDU should be the size of a city, but not quite so small as LOM seems to be suggesting above. Given all of the various functions that the capital territory would need that Bears mentioned above, I think it's likely that we'd see the city start to develop beyond just ...
by Laeral
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Nations of the IDU
Topic: International Democratic Union Custom Census
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: International Democratic Union Custom Census

Hi all! I haven't really gotten a chance to be active since moving to the IDU, but I figured I could put my programming and the NationStates API to good use by potentially developing custom census data (think niceness, charmlessness, etc.)! I'm sure at first the data might be a little rough, but wi...
by Laeral
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Festivals
Topic: Amicus Unio Award Voting Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Amicus Unio Award Voting Thread

While greatly appreciative of Xiomera's contributions to the region, Laeral casts its vote for Lauchenoiria, for the reasons listed in her nomination.
by Laeral
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: International Affairs
Topic: The Conference at Maivers (IC Thread)
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: The Conference at Maivers (IC Thread)

President Liu stood up and nodded in recognition as President Tyagi-Kennedy - ETK, as she was commonly known- finished her statement. Liu was fond of the younger woman; however much her political opponents might criticize her for it, ETK's academic demeanor lent itself well to one of the most level-...
by Laeral
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Festivals
Topic: Amicus Unio Award Nomination Thread (2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Amicus Unio Award Nomination Thread (2019)

Name of Nominee: Lauchenoiria Name of Nominator: Laeral Tribute to the Nominee: Lauchenoiria is an obvious choice for this honor because of her tremendous contributions to the IDU as a community. In the roleplay field, Lauchenoiria was among the most important nations in establishing the IDU's role...
by Laeral
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: International Affairs
Topic: The Conference at Maivers (IC Thread)
Replies: 11
Views: 572

The Conference at Maivers (IC Thread)

https://i.imgur.com/beyhQtG.jpg The Conference at Maivers Château de Maivers, Choisel, Laeral In the centuries-old banquet hall of the Arrivée lord's manor house sat the leaders and highest officials of seven nations. Four Presidents, a Prime Minister, a Chancellor, three princes, six cabinet minis...
by Laeral
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Cartography, Vexillology, and Historiography
Topic: OFFICIAL MAP 2019 - SOAP (Suggestions, Opinions, Applications, and Polls)
Replies: 67
Views: 2507

Re: OFFICIAL MAP 2019 - SOAP (Suggestions, Opinions, Applications, and Polls)

As a heads up in case people are curious - I'm considering creating an additional nation that will operate as my puppet nation. I have no puppet nations in existence, so this will be a new endeavor for me. The nation will likely be a small Monte Carlo-like casino haven bordering Zamastan - it will ...
by Laeral
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: International Affairs
Topic: The Hunt for Auroras
Replies: 80
Views: 3322

Re: The Hunt for Auroras

Written with the assistance of the talented  Shen . Laeralsford Espoir Lanais's first day partnered with Joseph Wu had gone exactly according to the procedure she'd learned in training. There had been a meeting in a conference room at the BEA's headquarters, where she'd watched with the other dozen...
by Laeral
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: International Affairs
Topic: The Hunt for Auroras
Replies: 80
Views: 3322

Re: The Hunt for Auroras

9:30, Headquarters of the Bureau of External Affairs Laeralsford, Laeral "Hey, Wu?" a voice called through the office door. "Your new partner's here." "Send them in," Wu said. He set down the file folder he'd been carrying as he paced around his office, and shut his laptop screen. His office was a ...
by Laeral
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Office of the Delegate
Topic: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3565

Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

I'd like to make sure this is published at some point, yes.
by Laeral
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Planners' Office
Topic: The Conference at Maivers (OOC Thread)
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: The Conference at Maivers (OOC Thread)

Nation Name: Allied Provinces of Laeral Existing Relations with Other Attendees: Strong economic, defense, and political ties with Legionas; existing partnership with Zamastan; strong cultural ties and history of cooperation with Shen; general positive ties with Eiria, United New England, and Xiomer...
by Laeral
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Planners' Office
Topic: The Conference at Maivers (OOC Thread)
Replies: 7
Views: 430

The Conference at Maivers (OOC Thread)

https://i.imgur.com/beyhQtG.jpg The Conference at Maivers Increased tensions in the South Xiomeran Sea have led to aggressive naval maneuvers, military saber-rattling, and bellicose rhetoric on the part of numerous nations throughout the Catican continent. Hoping to serve as a trusted mediator to r...
by Laeral
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 25
Views: 2052

Re: What are you reading?

Reading "Beyond Charlottesville" by former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, describing his perspective on the Charlottesville protests in 2017, and "An Indian Dynasty" by Tariq Ali, discussing the lives of four Indian Prime Ministers of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
by Laeral
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 25
Views: 2052

Re: What are you reading?

Any Brandon Sanderson fans in the community? Brilliant fantasy writer. Currently reading the second book of his Mistborn series. I'm a big Sanderson fan. I started out with Mistborn, but I've read most of his by now- Stormlight, Mistborn Series 2, Reckoners, Skyward... And I met him once at a confe...
by Laeral
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: States Assembly House
Topic: IDUSA Assembly Hall (MegaThread)
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: IDUSA Assembly Hall (MegaThread)

I had some of the same concerns as LOM regarding electing judges; I agree that a term lasting as long as the existence of the Judge makes sense. I think we should also specify that if a judge CTEs but returns within a certain period of time (let's say two weeks) they can keep their seat, just in cas...
by Laeral
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Office of the Delegate
Topic: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3565

Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

I can try and do the TRC one, but it's a hard thing to summarise for those who don't know the backstory, and I'm moving in three days. How many paragraphs do you want it to be? As Zamastan said, it doesn't need to be long. Three short paragraphs would be perfectly sufficient. The post at the top of...
by Laeral
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Office of the Delegate
Topic: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3565

Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

Zamastan wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:51 am
Laeral wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Would you be willing to write an article? We're having to scramble to finish quickly, and so every bit of help with article-writing is appreciated.
What kind of article would you want written?
The post at the top of this thread has a list of articles that are needed.
by Laeral
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Office of the Delegate
Topic: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3565

Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

I've received LOM's article on the news threads, UNE's interview, and UNE's article on the Delegate elections, while I'm almost done with the wiki page article. Everything else still needs to be written, although we can drop one or two of the articles if we have to. Excited to see the final product...
by Laeral
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Office of the Delegate
Topic: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3565

Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

I've received LOM's article on the news threads, UNE's interview, and UNE's article on the Delegate elections, while I'm almost done with the wiki page article. Everything else still needs to be written, although we can drop one or two of the articles if we have to.
by Laeral
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Nations of the IDU
Topic: IDU Storefront
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: IDU Storefront

https://i.imgur.com/RXNMQ6k.jpg?1 Jane Tao is among Laeral's most popular singers. A teen singer and product of a major studio's publicity machine, Tao is best known for her upbeat and aggravatingly catchy songs from her early career, focusing largely on the common themes of unrequited love and tra...
by Laeral
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: IDU Olympiad
Topic: 2019 Olympics Event Signups (OOC Signups Thread) [CLOSED]
Replies: 37
Views: 3284

Re: 2019 Olympics Event Signups (OOC Signups Thread) [CLOSED]

Laeral National Trigram LRL RP permissions My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following... Choose my goalscorers: <Yes> Godmod scoring events: <No> RP injuries to my players: <Yes> Godmod injuries to my players: <No> Hand out penalties to my players: <Yes> Godmod other events: <No> High Fell...
by Laeral
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Planners' Office
Topic: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP
Replies: 22
Views: 2157

Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Nation name: Laeral Is your nation a WA member? Yes Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): 8 Faction: Humane Taskforce (for now) Does your nation ever torture prisoners? Not officially. Does your nation have the death penalty? On the books, but unused in a long time. Speciality of your intelli...