Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

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Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Lauchenoiria » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:37 am

All across the IDU, Auroras lie awaiting orders that might never come. They live their seemingly normal lives… until the day they get a call.

During the peace talks in Haven, it was revealed that Charissa Clarke was a Kerlian sleeper agent, part of the mysterious "Aurora Programme". Lauchenoirians began to ask: what is this programme, how did the information come to be in the hands of a Resistance leader, and, most of all, are there more Auroras out there?

In search of these answers, the Lauchenoirian Intelligence Agency has decided to set up a taskforce, with the aim of tracking down any more Kerlian sleeper agents, and discovering just what Kerlile have been up to.

They invite other countries to join - after all, Auroras could be anywhere. And you wouldn't want one to become your Prime Minister, would you?

Rules
1. No WMDs
2. No invasions of Kerlile (or anywhere else, for that matter)
3. The majority of this RP will be covert ops. This will not become a war.
4. Don’t go killing others’ characters without permission.
5. Modern tech only
6. Open to all IDU nations, but please fill in the form at the end of this post to participate.
7. No graphic descriptions of torture - imply, don't describe.

What we know so far (IC):

The Aurora Programme was first revealed during the peace talks in Haven, Sanctaria which ended the Second Lauchenoirian Civil War. A USB containing information identifying Prime Minister Clarke as a Kerlian sleeper agent found its way into the hands of Jae Chung, a member of the Lauchenoirian Resistance who escaped Annatown during the Gonhogian assault. There is a link to the contents of the USB at the end of this post.

It is thought, although not proven, that Auroras are taken at the age of approximately 3 from orphanages in Kerlile to somewhere called the Aurora Centre in the Julietta Region of Kerlile. It was also heavily implied in the documentation that the girls’ parents are killed. In a later leak, it was revealed that the Pierre family of Kerlile are in charge of the Aurora Programme – however, the evidence for this was insufficient to secure a conviction of Pierre in court, so it is not strong.

The contents of the USB were collated by Councillor Carmen Robinson of Kerlile, some of them in 2017 – which is before Clarke was ordered to carry out her mission. So, Robinson has been collecting these for a while. She was in hiding for a while after that as a result, and later spent some time in a Kerlian prison and was tortured. The Robinsons have a family feud with the Pierres after Carmen’s grandmother tried to stage a coup against Pauline’s grandmother – which resulted in the death of the Joanne Robinson.

What we know OOC that is not yet known IC:
- There are between 6-8 Auroras in most countries
- These Auroras will have been born between 1966 and 2003. There will be none outside of this age range.
- They are exceptionally well trained in fighting, resisting torture (and in carrying it out).
- All Auroras will have false documents that 'prove' they are citizens of their assigned countries.
- They will speak all official languages of their assigned countries.
- They will have three names: a birth name, a training name, and a cover name. They will likely not know their own birth name.
- They tend to get jobs which will enable them to have influence: in politics, the civil service, the military etc. In super capitalist nations, potentially in big corporations.
- No two Auroras assigned to the same country will be the same age, or will be consecutive ages. It is likely that your Auroras will be an even spread of ages between 16 and 53.

Helpful stuff

Familiarity with the RP titled “Have I Got Coups for You” is not necessary, however there are several posts which are somewhat relevant, which it may be a good idea to familiarise yourself with. There are also posts in the TRC RP which may be relevant. These are linked below:
SpoilerShow
Charissa Clarke revealed to be an Aurora:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1815&start=150#p17873
(the relevant part is below the heading 19:00, the post is very long)

Contents of Jae Chung’s USB [VERY IMPORTANT]:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1815&start=150#p17882
(will be referenced extensively)

Lauchenoiria v. Pierre (TRC):
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1910&start=25#p19226

Lauchenoiria v. Clarke (TRC):
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1910&start=50#p19231
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You may use as many puppets as you wish. The question about WA membership is only so I know if you’re restricted by WA legislation in what you can do (provided, of course, you are compliant with the relevant resolutions).

The faction options are as follows: you may join the joint taskforce and work with Lauchenoiria to catch Auroras in your nations together. This task force may engage in some activities some nations may find... dodgy. Please join this taskforce if you are at any point planning to torture and/or kill Auroras. You may work alone to hunt down Auroras in your nation only. You may join the humane taskforce, which will also hunt down Auroras but will treat them well and will definitely not kill them - this taskforce will find their job harder. And, it is possible but unlikely, that you could work with Kerlile in trying to stop the Auroras being caught. And there is an option of none of the above, but if you choose this then please specify your general plan in further information.

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[b]Nation name:[/b]
[b]Is your nation a WA member?[/b]
[b]Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8 ):[/b]
[b]Faction:[/b]
[b]Does your nation ever torture prisoners?[/b]
[b]Does your nation have the death penalty?[/b]
[b]Speciality of your intelligence service (if any):[/b]
[b]Any further information:[/b]
Note: please disable emojis in your reply with the form or the 8) shows up as someone with glasses

This RP will begin on the 9th November. Also, if anyone wants to suggest a good title, be my guest! Just post your suggestion in this thread. Once I have a few suggestions I will either put it to a vote or just choose one, depending on whether I am in a democratic Lauchenoirian, or dictatorial Kerlian, mood.

The RP is open to all, however, I reserve the right to veto any storylines involving Kerlian or Lauchenoirian citizens (including Auroras themselves), and to deny participation to individuals who refuse to comply with the rules, or who I have strong suspicion intend to refuse to comply with the rules.

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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Lauchenoiria » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:47 pm

[further information will be added here]

This post will contain further information on the Auroras themselves.

Aurora Profile Example:

Every participant will be asked for the ages of their assigned Auroras, and then I will fill out part of the following form for each assigned Aurora in a country. This will be sent to the other participant who will fill out the other sections. What follows is an example of an Aurora profile for Charissa Clarke written from the perspective of someone in April 2018 (i.e. before the coup). Sections in blue will be filled out by the participant.

If you have an Aurora between the ages of 44 and 49, please contact me so we can discuss the Aurora's mission in more detail - as due to Kerlian history Auroras assigned in the years 1984-1989 are slightly more complicated.

Aurora Profile

Kerlian Citizen ID Number (KCID): 25817349
Training Name: Diana
Age: 48
Year of Assignment: 1983
Country of Assignment: Lauchenoiria

Cover Name: Charissa Clarke
Occupation: Politician, Member of Parliament
Town/City of Residence: Buttercity, Fleura Province
Spouse (yes/no): No
Children (yes/no, number): No


General foreign policy aims at time of assignment and likely general mission:
In 1983, Councillor Joanne Robinson attempted to overthrow President Susanna Pierre. She was found dead in the Council Chamber the next morning. As a result, the Matriarchy was on high alert this year. Pierre’s anger at the scenario led her to develop Operation Unicorn, a plan where an Aurora would infiltrate and overthrow a foreign government.

Auroras from this year would have been told to seek jobs in politics. As teenagers when assigned, they would have joined political movements which Kerlile deemed showed promise for either keeping or gaining power in your nation. For dictatorships this was easy, for democracies not so much. Your Aurora will probably be a member of the dominant political party in this year – or of a party which was making large gains at that time.

General lifestyle, occupation & specific mission of Aurora:
Charissa Clarke is a Communist Party Member of Parliament. She claims to be an orphan, and previously served in the Lauchenoirian military. She has no family and has dedicated her life to her career. She is friendly with other Communist MPs. She was activated in January 2018. She is currently in contact with Suleman Chaher, Home Secretary within the Moore administration, and is encouraging him to overthrow Prime Minister Laura Moore next month, and helping him gather votes. This is part of a plan in which she will aim to take over the Lauchenoirian government for the Matriarchy.


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Participants by Faction:

Joint Taskforce:
Lauchenoiria
Trive
Libertas Omnium Maximus
Shuell
Zamastan

Pro-Kerlile:
Kerlile
Kvask
Xiomera

Humane Taskforce
Eiria
Aertemedia
Laeral
Gardavasque

Working Alone:
Shen
Lauchenoiria & Kerlile's formsShow
Lauchenoiria's form:
Nation name: Federation of Lauchenoiria
Is your nation a WA member? Yes
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): 7
Faction: Joint taskforce
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? No
Does your nation have the death penalty? No
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Hacking, also knows a lot of stuff about Auroras cause they've been investigating them since the end of the civil war

Kerlile's form:
Nation name: Matriarchy of Kerlile
Is your nation a WA member? No
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): N/A
Faction: Kerlile
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? Yes
Does your nation have the death penalty? Yes
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Sleeper agents, infiltration

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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Trive » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:55 pm

Nation name: Ruthenian Empire of Trive
Is your nation a WA member? Yes
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): 7
Faction: Joint Taskforce
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? No
Does your nation have the death penalty? No
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Not existing
Any further information:
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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Kvask » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:56 pm

Nation name: Kvask
Is your nation a WA member? Nej
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): 5
Faction: Kerlile
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? Nej
Does your nation have the death penalty? Technically nej
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Multi-Cellular
Any further information: Kvask is working with Kerlile to get the Auroras back home alive, not to protect them indefinitely.

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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Aertemedia » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:22 pm

Nation name: Aertemedia
Is your nation a WA member? yes
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): 3
Faction: Humane task force
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? no
Does your nation have the death penalty? Extremely rarely
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): prevention of maritime piracy and smuggling
Any further information: Aertemedia supports the Joint Task Force, but wishes for the fair and humane treatment and possible rehabilitation of the Auroras.
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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Lauchenoiria » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:24 pm

Aertemedia wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:22 pm
Nation name: Aertemedia
Is your nation a WA member? yes
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): 3
Faction: Joint Task-force (conditionally)
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? no
Does your nation have the death penalty? no
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): prevention of maritime piracy and smuggling
Any further information: Aertemedia supports the Joint Task Force, but wishes for the humane treatment and rehabilitation of the Auroras.
Would you refuse to participate in the joint taskforce if these demands were not met?

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Post by Aertemedia » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:31 pm

yes, if any Auroras are unjustly executed or inhumanely treated in a JTF action, we would no longer support the group.

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Post by Democratic Republic Of Eiria » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:39 pm

Nation name: Democratic Republic of Eiria
Is your nation a WA member? Yes
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): 6
Faction: International Taskforce
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? Extremely Rarely, and only psychological if so. Around a one in a million chance.
Does your nation have the death penalty? Nope
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Subtle Information gathering and Sabotage, and other operations.
Any further information: Eiria wants Aurora agents to be returned to Kerlile and the shutdown of the Aurora program, if possible, and humane but fair treatment of the Auroras.

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Post by Libertas Omnium Maximus » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:06 pm

Nation name: Libertas Omnium Maximus
Is your nation a WA member? Yes
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8 ): 7 (one is dealt with circa 1991)
Faction: Joint Taskforce
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? No, not to nationals at least
Does your nation have the death penalty? No but we reserve the right to kill any foreign nationals convicted of espionage
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): We have multiple intelligence services. They all have different specialties. The one working on this would probably be the NBI, they are all a rounders who operate domestically and internationally. We also have the DIS who could be working on this as well.
Any further information: We will kill any auroras we find. We take a very hard stance on treasonous people. The NBI and DIS are both huge organizations that have gotten themselves above most oversight. Lord help anyone who ends up in an interrogation room with them.
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Post by Shuell » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:53 pm

Nation name: Incorporated States of Shuell
Is your nation a WA member? Yes
Number of Auroras in your nation: 7
Faction: Joint Taskforce
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? Yes
Does your nation have the death penalty? Yes
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Interrogation, Field Operations

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Post by Laeral » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:08 am

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 intelligence service (if any): Infiltration.
Any further information: Laeral hasn't suffered from any Aurora actions yet (as far as they know) so they may be complacent.

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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Shen » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:14 am

Nation name: Shen Empire
Is your nation a WA member? no
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): 4
Faction: none (( for now ))
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? yes, but only as a means of punishment, not to exatract information
Does your nation have the death penalty? yes
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): The Yingzi rén are specialized in covert information gathering, and building networks of informants
Any further information: "our mission is to capture, interrogate, and imprison the auroras. we are not to kill them, unless absolutely necessary"

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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Xiomera » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:17 am

Nation name: The Huenyan Empire of Xiomera
Is your nation a WA member? Yes
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8 ): 6
Faction: Pro-Kerlile
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? Not officially
Does your nation have the death penalty? Yes
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Counter-insurgency, counter-intelligence operations, counter-terrorism operations (basically anything useful for clamping down on domestic dissent and infiltration)
Any further information: The goal of the Xiomeran government will be to identify any Auroras in Xiomera and safely repatriate them to Kerlile as quickly as possible.

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Post by Zamastan » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:11 pm

Nation name: Zamastan
Is your nation a WA member? No
Number of Auroras in your nation: 5
Faction: Joint-task force
Does your nation ever torture prisoners?: Not officially (Torture banned under 2003 Unjust Interrogation Measures Bill)
Does your nation have the death penalty?: No
Specialty of your intelligence service (if any): Zamastanian Intelligence Service (Z.I.S.) Covert-operations, counter-intelligence, intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism, assassination, cyber warfare, psychological operations
Any further information: The Zamastanian government has long suspected Kerlian operatives have been working in Zamastan under cover, but have never had definitive proof to link any connections. This is obviously about to change with the revelation of the Aurora program.

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Post by Gardavasque » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:23 am

Nation name: Gardavasque
Is your nation a WA member? Yes
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): Up to 3
Faction: Humane
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? No* (well, we don't think so)
Does your nation have the death penalty? No.
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any):
a) Psychological Surveillance and Intelligence (PSI): Psychological Profiling, Neuropsychiatric Diagnosis and Threat Assessment, Trauma recovery, Experimental Psychopharmacology
b) CyberCom: Information Assurance Strategies and Network Security, Data Encryption, Spyware, Advanced Persistent Threat Hacks
Any further information: *Gardavasque abolished its prison system in 2000 and replaced it with a robust restorative justice system. Sentences for the most severe violent crimes involve the offender submitting to a medication-assisted gradual re-exposure to the trauma they caused allowing them to experience the psychological pain they inflicted - and then heal from it - in a forensic psychotherapeutic process called "Forensic PsychoEmpathy." The process takes about a year to complete, and it's been, well, more effective than prisons ever were at rehabilitating criminal minds.

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Post by EcclesticalDominions » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:01 am

Nation name: Ecclesiastical Dominions
Is your nation a WA member? No, but we are treaty-bound to adhere to WA legislation
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): 1
Faction: Pro-Kerlile
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? Physical torture? Us? Officially, "NO." But... behind closed doors, it's a matter of conscience for the individual interrogator, isn't it?
Does your nation have the death penalty? No
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Inquisition... I mean, Interrogation.
Any further information: Ecclesiastical Dominions is Catholic theocracy and run mostly by aging celibate priests who are paranoid of having to share power with anyone, particularly women, especially and specifically Kerlian government officials seeking return of their assets (I'm sure they loathe Ecclesians too FWIW). The mere idea of an Aurora on the loose could temporarily paralyze the country with anxiety and mistrust.

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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by TheLavenderCountry » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:58 am

Nation name: The Lavender Country
Is your nation a WA member? No, however we are treaty-bound to adhere to WA legislation (long story).
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8): up to 2
Faction: Humane
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? No. The Lavender Country replaced it's prison system with a restorative justice system similar to Gardavasque's five years ago.
Does your nation have the death penalty? No.
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Disguise, illusion, infiltration, plastic surgery, phishing, trojan horse attacks, computer virus and DDOS attacks
Any further information: The Lavender Country is the place where misfits, Queer people, and untouchables of any kind can come and find refuge, inclusion, community, and ultimately a home.

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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Shuell » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:41 pm

Nation name: Iustos
Is your nation a WA member? No.
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8 ): 3
Faction: Joint Task Force
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? Yes.
Does your nation have the death penalty? Yes.
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Anti-guerrilla actions, Tactical and Strategic Flexibility, Counterinsurgency, Counterterrorism, Rapid Deployment.
Any further information: Iustos is a developing country known for having large amounts of unclaimed wilderness, heavy criminal activity, multiple guerrilla groups in said unclaimed wilderness, and close ties to the ISS.

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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Anglia-Saxia » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:48 pm

Nation name: Anglia-Saxia
Is your nation a WA member? Yes
Numbers of Auroras in your nation:2
Faction: Humane
Does you nation ever torture prisoners? No,torture was banned with the 1936 constituition.
Does your nation have the death penalty? Yes,but only to hediond crime
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Counter-terrorism and hacking.
Any further information: The Anglian-Saxian government is planning tighter relationship with Launchenoria,and will ally with it on Aurora's Hunting; However,we will not accept inhumane treatment.

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Re: Aurora Hunting: An Espionage RP

Post by Christos » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:18 am

Nation name: Essena
Is your nation a WA member? Yes
Number of Auroras in your nation (up to 8 ): About 3
Faction: Humane Taskforce
Does your nation ever torture prisoners? No
Does your nation have the death penalty? Yes but only for more heinous crimes. Treason is on a case by case basis
Speciality of your intelligence service (if any): Information gathering, secret police
Any further information: Being a new nation entering the a new region Essena's government has heard rumors from other nations about Auroras but naively dismisses their existence in the nation due to its recent move to the region. But with the increased diplomacy and an election of a new Chancellor there is a chance Auroras have infiltrated Essena to gain a foothold in its new government.

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