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  1. I dunno, my daughter once said I'm Batman and named one of my cars 'The Batmobile'. (I no longer have it though)
  2. Westwind is like that sometimes.
  3. Lemme see, What shall this one be, Marvel or DC?
  4. Hail! *pulls flask form his crimson jacket pocket, swigs rum*
  5. Crimson Press Release From the Office of the Crimson King The Crimson Order, Press Release #1 February 13, 2020 Greetings to all Friends and Members of The Crimson Order, May the Sun shine down upon you with the Abundant Blessings of Max! Reformation of The Crimson Order, Phase Two: Reorganization The Crimson King descended from his mountaintop retreat carrying scrolls of parchment with details of Phase Two of the Reformation: The Reorganization. The Sacred Order had been organized into The Cardinals (The Council of Inquisition), The Knights of The Sacred Order, The Granted Titles and Positions of The Sacred Order, and The Acolytes. These are hereby Reorganized by Reformation into The Codex of The Crimson Order" The Codex of The Crimson Order The Crimson Order Encourages the Spirit of Activity in NationStates in all it's Righteous forms; Appreciates with Thankfulness the Blessings of Creator Max Barry and his Administrators and Moderators; Recognizes the Inescapable Foundations of Game Mechanics and Rules; and Supports the Sovereignty of Players and the Health of their Communities. I. The Kingship The King 1. The Highest Authority of The Crimson Order shall be The Crimson King. 2. The Crimson King may make appointments and Grants of Title at will. 3. The Crimson King may delegate authorities at will. 4. The Crimson King may revise the Codex at any time by publication and public notice. The Court 5. The Court of The Crimson King shall serve as the Cabinet of the King. a. The Court shall advise The King, and Represent the King and the Order as appointed. b. The Regent of The College of Cardinals and the Governor General of The Crimson Congregation shall sit as Members of The Court. c. Other Members, Titles, and Authorities of The Court shall be granted at the discretion of The King. II. The College of Cardinals The College 1. The College of Cardinals serves as Guardians of The Crimson Order. 2. Cardinals serve by appointment of The Crimson King. 3. The College shall have the Right to give it's Advice to The King. 4. The College of Cardinals shall have sole authority to name a successor to the King in the event of a loss of the King. The Regent 5. The Regent of The College of Cardinals shall serve as the Presiding Officer of The College. a. The Regent shall be appointed by The King with the Consent of The College. b. The Regent shall serve as Representative of The College of Cardinals to The Court of The Crimson King. The Inquisition 6. The Inquisition shall serve as the Judicial process of The Crimson Order. 7. Inquisitions may be initiated by call of The King, or by decision of The College. 8. The Regent shall preside as The Grand Inquisitor in the event a Council of Inquisition is called. 9. Inquisitions shall be heard by a Council of Inquisition. a. Members of a Council of Inquisition shall be called Inquisitors during the Hearing. b. A Council of Inquisition may consist of The College of Cardinals as a whole, or any number of Cardinals chosen by decision of The College. 10.. The College shall have authority to design and enforce it's own rules and procedures regarding Inquisition. 11. The Congregation may Petition for an Inquisition by The College. a. The College may accept or decline the request of The Congregation. 12. Decisions and Rulings of Inquisition may be appealed to The King. III. Knights of The Crimson Order The Knights 1. The Knights of The Crimson Order honors those Members that have been recognized by The Crimson King for their Honorable military service in NationStates. 2.Recognition may be made by Decree of The King, or by Recommendation of The College upon approval of The King. 3. The Congregation may Petition for a Recommendation of The College. 4. Honored Knights are under no obligation to act on, or participate in actions of The Crimson Order. IV. Heroes of The Crimson Order The Heroes 1. The Heroes of The Crimson Order consists of those recognized by The Crimson Order with Granted Titles and Awards in Honor of their Accomplishments, Talents and Service. 2. Heroes are announced by declaration of The King, and may be recommended to The King by The College. 3. Membership in The Crimson Order is not required for recognition. V. The Mystery Schools The Mystery 1. The Crimson Order, in order to promote and enhance the NationStates Experience, recognizes The Mystery Schools of the the Concepts, Ideologies, and Schools of Thought that are expressed across the NationStates world. a. Mystery Schools are listed by Acknowledgement and Grant of Charter by The King. b. Mystery Schools may be recommended for recognition to The King by The College and The Congregation. c. Mystery School Grants of Charter may be revoked at any time by Decree of The King or by Hearing of a Council of Inquisition. VI. The Crimson Congregation The Congregation 1. The Crimson Congregation is hereby established as the Assembly of All Members of The Crimson Order. 2. The Congregation may elect a Governor General of The Crimson Congregation to serve as Presiding Officer. a. The Governor General of The Congregation shall also stand as Representative of The Congregation to The Court of The Crimson King. 3. The Congregation may design and enforce it's own rules and procedures with the consent of The King. 3. The Congregation may Petition The King and The College. VII. Membership 1. Membership in The Crimson Order is available to both Individuals and Regions. 2. Membership shall be granted to those Individuals and Regions that give Assent to The Seven Concepts: The Guidance of Max and Admin The Primacy of Game Mechanics The Authorities of Delegates and Founders The Sovereignty of Regions and Nations The Rights and Obligations of Rebellion The Necessity of Activity in it's Many Forms The Harmonies and Diversities of Communities 3. Membership is voluntary and may be withdrawn by the Individual or Region at any time. 4. Membership may be declined by The Crimson King for any reason. 5. Membership can be revoked by The Crimson King or a Council of Inquisition. _______________________ Thank you for your kind attention, this concludes Phase Two of the Reformation of The Crimson Order. Phase Three: Ascension will come soon. May the Blessings of Max and ADMIN be upon you! Hail The Crimson Order! The Crimson King, Westwind Duke of Zhoushan and Youxia of The West Pacific Emeritus Rex and Co-Founder of Equilism Founder of The Watchtower "Former Everything"
  6. But you could spend thousands of dollars on the latest jewelry to help retailers soften the impact of a slow sales quarter!
  7. Oh Dear, it's that time of year again. Do you enjoy Valentines Day?
  8. Thankfully, The West Pacific has the best chocolate, with the Blessings of Darkesia.
  9. Hail! *swigs rum* Hmm....I forgot how much drinking this position requires.
  10. Press Release From the Office of The Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order The West Pacific February 5, 2020 Greetings to all Friends and Members of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific, May the Sun shine down upon you with the Abundant Blessings of Max! As was announced on January 23, 2020, Reformation of The Sacred Order was Initiated by The Grand Inquisitor. And now the time has come for the Three Phases of Reform to begin: Phase One: Reformation Phase Two: Reorganization Phase Three: Ascension High upon the Sacred Mountain, The Grand Inquisitor entered his mountaintop retreat to meditate and prepare for the coming Reformation. As Betelgeuse dims in Orion and the Sacred Numbers aligned in the first Palindrome Day in 909 years on 02/02/2020, a day of Wealth, Abundance, and New Beginnings, The Universe provided ample Confirmations and Agreements that the time of Reformation has arrived. That time is Today, a Master Number day on the Calendar. "I, Westwind, Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order of the West Pacific, hereby Invoke the Fourteenth of the The Thirty-Six Stratagems of Ancient China; Jiè shī huán hún (借屍還魂/借尸还魂):" "Take an institution, a technology, a method, or even an ideology that has been forgotten or discarded .... ..Revive something from the past by giving it a new purpose or bring to life old ideas, customs, or traditions and reinterpret them..." The Sacred Order of The West Pacific was built upon Foundations and Ideals that pre-date The Sacred Order. Thus, The Seven Concepts shall remain in our Heart through this Reformation: The Guidance of Max and Admin The Primacy of Game Mechanics The Authorities of Delegates and Founders The Sovereignty of Regions and Nations The Rights and Obligations of Rebellion The Necessity of Activity in it's Many Forms The Harmonies and Diversities of Communities All with Respect and Thankfulness for NationStates Creator Max Barry, the Beneficent actions of his Administrators and Moderators, and all Players that have Enlivened the Spirit of the Game. Today, I announce the Phase One Reformation. From this time forward we shall no longer be known as The Sacred Order of The West Pacific,and today restore our Foundations as, The Crimson Order Phase One Reformation: 1. The Sacred Order, while no longer an organization with membership, shall remain in our Hearts, in recognition of the Many Orders of NationStates that adhere (formally or informally) to The Seven Concepts. 2. The Crimson Order, being Inter-regional in scope, shall no longer append "of The West Pacific", or any other regional name to it's designation, except in cases where a Local Regional Membership or Individual Membership may append the name of the Region in which they reside. 3. The Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order is hereby Reformed and Restored as The Crimson King. 4. The Crimson Order shall be Reorganized in Phase Two by Decree of The Crimson King. 5. All Members in Good Standing of The Sacred Order are now Members of The Crimson Order. 6. All titles of The Sacred Order are hereby Translated to The Crimson Order, until otherwise Reformed in Phase Two. 7. Members-in-Waiting shall attain Ascension to The Crimson Order in Phase Three. Thank you for your kind attention and May the Blessings of Max and ADMIN be upon you! Hail The Crimson Order! The Crimson King, Westwind Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order Duke of Zhoushan and Youxia of The West Pacific Emeritus Rex and Co-Founder of Equilism Founder of The Watchtower "Former Everything"
  11. Westwind is a half hour away from a nice big mountain lake, and about five hours from a cold ocean beach.
  12. Sorry for the late forum publication.... Press Release From the Office of The Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order The West Pacific January 23, 2020 Greetings to all Friends and Members of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific! It is my privilege to announce to you today that a long overdue overhaul and impending Reformation of The Sacred Order has been initiated by this Office. Under consideration of The Grand Inquisitor are a number of Reforms, as The Sacred Order looks forward into the new Decade in NationStates. These Reforms will be announced as they are implemented. Reforms will aim to bring greater relevance, recognition and organization to The Sacred Order, as well as to modernize membership and purpose in alignment with the current State of The Game of NationStates. The Foundations of the Ideals of The Sacred Order will remain true: The Primacy of NationStates Game Mechanics, The Sovereignty of Individual Nations, The Inherent Authorities of Delegates and Founders, and The Necessity of Activity. Cardinals, Knights, and all members of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific, are hereby given Official Notice of The Impending Reformation of The Sacred Order. A bit of history. The Sacred Order of The West Pacific Imperium was announced six years ago on February 11, 2014, in order to provide a theme for the Imperium Government of The West Pacific under Grand Inquisitor and Delegate All Good People. That change was unanimously ratified by The Holy Grand Assembly of the West on February 22, 2014. "Take a look at the use of a theme in Lazarus as a recent example. Or look to the longevity of the NPO. Or the successful works to bring activity to a dead NationStates with The Crimson Order and others. Look to our fellow GCRs. In addition to Lazarus and The Pacific; Balder has its Nordic theme, Osiris has its Egyptian theme. The Rejected Realms has it's defender focus, and The East Pacific has adopted defenderism along with its Masonic backgrounds and long history of RolePlay. The South Pacific focuses on it's form of Democracy and widening it's military activity. The North Pacific is a bastion of legislation, legalism, and debate." Following the Delegacy of [nation]All Good People[/nation], the Sacred Order of The West Pacific continued as a non-governmental entity within The West Pacific, with relationships that extend outside of the region. This continues to be the status of The Sacred Order today, while The West Pacific has progressed through time into the Imperial China theme that was announced by then Emperor and Delegate [nation]The Holy Principality of Saint Mark[/nation] one year ago tomorrow, January 24, 2019. A listing of the Membership, Titles, and Organization of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific as it exists prior to Reformation can be reviewed here: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=218063 Thank you for your kind attention and May the Blessings of Max and ADMIN be upon you! Westwind of All Good People, Grand Inquisitor of The Sacred Order of The West Pacific
  13. *pauses in thought* Where would you rather vacation? Sorry, my random polls are limited to two options.
  14. Is that Sasquatch on Sherman Pass? The Washington State Department of Transportation posted this photo suggesting it “might be Sasquatch.” https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/jan/22/is-that-sasquatch-on-sherman-pass/
  15. Except when it's ADN's fault. If Dark finds out..... .....yeah, probably best to blame ADN rather than Dilber.
  16. On rechecking, it is only the Chambers that I cannot post in. Might check if it's the same for you.
  17. Thanks for the link, I'd thought that there was an announcement, but did not find it. I figured the appointment would be listed in the Hall of Peers though. Often times new forums are requested without posting rights in the first place, and then opened to the public later. I've been wondering why no one requested posting permissions be granted there since last March, but RL was rather busy back then for me, and as an involuntary Admin, I mind my own business unless the Admin team needs help. Might want to put in an Admin request if you want Peers to be able to post in there.
  18. As a member of the Hall of Peers, I have a couple questions. I am unable to ask them in the Hall itself, as posting is restricted there (even for Admins). 1. Shouldn't posting rights be granted to Peers to post in their Chambers? There's been no posts or discussions beyond the Delegate's Spring 2019 announcements as a result. 2. The Manners of The West Pacific state: Who is The Chancellor of The Hall of Peers? I'm not finding any appointment noted. 3. Is the current list of Peers up to date? It just seems that the Peers will have a difficult time carrying out their Manners prescribed duties, should the need or desire arise, without a Chancellor or posting rights.
  19. Pick your theory! Will the Universe Expand forever, or will it collapse into The Big Crunch?
  20. In the 1980's my friends once told me I should move to Montana and start a cult, but that's hardly worldwide. I stopped signing up on new forums years ago. NS Life is less stressful that way.
  21. "Well, there you go again." - Ronald Reagan It's quite an experience isn't it? Welcome!
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