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    United Adaikes got a reaction from ALON in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Generally, the drafts are already good. Words are well thought out, and the content of each paragraph's theme are also good. I am also with Gio in using bullet points in highlighting each content for better emphasis. With that, I'll go with 2b.
    If someone else goes with me for 2b, I will make a motion (or you can, after choosing 2b, and I'll surely second if no one will) to now put it to a vote.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Giovanniland in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    I prefer 2b, it feels more organized. However, we should take some more time to improve the draft even more.
    Right now it feels like parts of the proposal are simply a list without going much further in detail, such as the "Regional Events" item that could use some description of each event and their importance to the region. Another example are the Karma and NPO treaties, the proposal should absolutely mention how they were an innovation in comparison to other TWP treaties by having a greater focus on culture and on developing deeper relations between each region's residents.
    One example of clause I like is this one:
    It describes Bran's creations and mentions the importance of them to the region; ideally this should be applied to the rest of the proposal. This suggestion would make the text a tad longer, but I'm not sure if that's really a downside.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Bran Astor in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Isn't that a strange thing? We'd rather repeat the word "no" seventeens times and call it poetry than write a simple statement of gratitude or appreciation.
    I appreciate the effort my community is putting into this project. Thank you.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Giovanniland in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Apologies for posting one week after this started, but I feel like commenting on this thread is a must for me since Bran has done so many things for the region and also helped me to get involved here. Some things below may already have been discussed before in the comments above, but for the sake of organization I will list everything I can remember of:
    Three times Guardian (2018-2018, 2019 and 2020-2021 per Bran's signature), beyond the usual task of keeping the region safe, some additional points can be added:
      a) stayed as Guardian after resigning WA on his main nation and used the remaining influence to eject a few nations, saving influence for other Guardians;
      b) broke several endo-related records such as most endos (975 at May 6, 2020) and highest yield rate (82,1% at August 26, 2020) - source: Index of Delegates;
      Cultural Renaissance (note that 1. many events here wouldn't be possible without other people but Bran played a big role to make them happen, 2. a list is not enough and the importance of these events to the region should be explained in the text of the commendation, 3. I may have missed some events):
      a) as Minister of Internal/Cultural Affairs during Halo's term: creation of the new roleplay map, first edition of the Three Perfections event, first edition of the Casserole of Humanity, first (?) edition of the Prom with Osiris;
      b) as Delegate: first Turkey Pardon, OWL-20 with Osiris and Lazarus, second edition of the Three Perfections event, second (?) Prom with Osiris, revamp of the West Pacifican and eventual name change to the Western Post, second edition of the Casserole of Humanity, transition from MoCA to Cultural Trust;
      Other important happenings during his term as Delegate in which he played an important role:
       a) creation of the University of the West Pacific and Bran's role in UTWP mentor new players;
       b) early-2020 Hall of Nations changes: Deputies elected instead of Ministries and given more duties; creation of Regional Commendations to be spearheaded by the Speaker;
       c) Regional Guide position (inspired by CommRangers): Guides welcome new players, occasionally post Today in the West, plan some cultural activities;
       d) treaties with the NPO and Karma;
      Commendable personal traits:
       a) use of his awesome art and design capabilities countless times for TWP (examples: TWPirate theme update, WFE designs, challenge coins, festival designs, etc);
       b) mentoring of new players through Regional Guides, UTWP and other means in order to teach them TWP culture and train future leaders;
       c) greater focus on culture rather than just gameplay during his delegacy; I acknowledge this list may not be complete and surely some of our older residents who were here the past few years can help in listing even more accomplishments or correct a mistake I may have made, but maybe the list can be used as a starting point for the proper commendation text.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Fhaengshia in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    From sensible reforms streamlining Regional governance, hardworking efforts to ensure that TWP culture is the envy of all, to utilising the influence gained as Delegate to secure the Region. No effort has seemed too large or too small for Bran to not only contribute to, but to take the lead in.
    Empowering older and newer players alike, clearly seen by the activity of the Guardians as one example. Bran ensured that TWP has thrived as the safest and most welcoming feeder for new players to learn the mechanics and history of NS, while keeping the richness and intelligence that sustains players who have played for over a decade.
    If the TWP community is a garden, then Bran has pruned us so we grow properly, fertilised us to make us stronger, removed the weeds that inevitably crop up and even danced so that it rains for us. From the care of a green-thumbed Sasquatch, TWP stands healthy and strong.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Saint Mark in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    This Commendation is a no-brainer. 
    Bran tirelessly shared his huge talents with TWP throughout his tenure as Internal Affairs Minister and continued to do so throughout his Delegacy.
    Time, talent, heart ... I can't think of anyone who has contributed more to the region.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Nagaraningrad in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Not sure i could really adding up to the commendation, since i only joined last September and i think few days after it or after N-day (i may mistaken in the exact date), bran is plan to stepped down. Because of Bran's foundation on TWP that make me stay. The only people that actually can speaks the goodwill of what Bran Astor has done is the people that recognize and affected by his ideas and merit in TWP (aka. Old people of TWP, sorry ) in which led him to become The Guardian, Minister of Internal Affair(before it become Cultural Affair), and dearest Delegate of TWP.
    based on my research (also called lurking around), there's a point that i consider a commendable. The idea of making a new generation of player for the future of TWP. Willing to teach on how to manage and organize. I saw it on archived RP in Discord(not sure whether it's admissible evidence). also UTWP are the great idea in NS sense of gameplay and TWP governing.
    an idea: for further Regional Commendation, we should add in the end with "Thank You, [this great person]" or something like that.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Fuentana in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Some ruminations:
    I actually think that one of Bran's biggest contributions as TWP artist is to push for the best possible art that people can generate. When you have a pool of talented people, it's not too difficult to come up with something decent. But Bran wanted to see and pushed to bring out the best in each contributor so that we'd do something memorable. Not perfect, but memorable, or at least something that you know you can say was damn good. Modeling and driving for excellence is what makes things memorable. Examples that come to mind: Three Perfections (and other Discord festivals), West Pacifican over the last year. 
    This will need more filling out, but I think it's extremely important to acknowledge Bran's role in demanding and maintaining a standard of high ethical conduct to make the game safe for a wide range of players. There's at least one statement on this forum, plus Bran's "Dad" TG during Pride. Then there's loyalty to the region's history and culture and how that motivated his priorities and style with encouraging newer players. 
    As for TITW, I'd especially emphasize that he always made sure that the flow of TITW was less about having things to do and more about how offering things to do generates/cultivates character, awareness, a sense of what is right and good and meaningful. There's an intentionality here too that makes our approach to driving activity different. Other regions do fun things. I don't think many offer the depth that we do to social concerns and realities. 
    More can be said, but perhaps this will prompt/trigger memories of the many things that Bran has done for the region or spur some digging on the forum, RMB, Discord, etc. 
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    United Adaikes reacted to ALON in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    This discussion will be a little different. As the Hall of Nations transitions to a new purpose, I would like to start by encouraging greater participation in recording TWP history by writing Regional Commendations. Our Delegate, Dilber, has selected Bran Astor as the next player to be commended. I want to know why you think Bran should be commended. I have started a list of reasons (purposely vague). Please add to and expand upon this list.
    delegate of TWP guardian of TWP TWP artist updated the TWPirate theme for TWPAF If everyone in the Hall of Nations could add or expand upon one thing, that would be amazing!
    Draft 1:
    Draft 2a:
    Draft 2b:
    Draft 3
     
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    United Adaikes reacted to Altino in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Obviously Bran needs to be commended. The last several years of TWP success owe some measure of gratitude to him, whether he helped in planning, inspired new ways of thinking, did the art for it, or any number of ways he always has a hand in helping out. Even things he doesn't like to do personally he still whole-heartedly supports. He tried raiding when I was Captain in TWPAF and didn't end up sticking around, but he always made sure he was available for me to bounce ideas off of, to create art for us, and to encourage other folks to join up. He's kept a very respectful balance between traditional TWP and trying new things - allowing us to build on our own culture without destroying the good things we already had going. He is very creative himself, obviously, and does art for literally everything we do, but he encourages creativity and thinking outside of the box from the rest of us too, which is what I really respect. TWP's treaty with Karma would be possible without Bran, but it would not be the special and honest thing that it is without him. 
    Bran is the best. Like I want to see a whole laundry list from you guys. 
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    United Adaikes reacted to Zoran in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Bran has done a lot for TWP. Like Alti said he has encouraged creativity among members. He created the RP Map, the badges for regional events, and a lot of other regional art work. Bran also started the Today in the West morning announcements on the RMB from before he was delegate. But he has also done a lot in terms of relations with other regions like the Better Together treaty as well as the totally excellent treaty with Karma(like what Alti said).
    I would add more but unfortunately I don't have much time to dig deeper into Bran's historic impact in TWP but I know that he has done so much more than what I have put.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Teralyon in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    Since I'm a sheltered TWP child and refuse to leave the safety of TWP unless its accompanied by belligerent Pirates I can only compare Bran to other TWP delegates and in doing so I can hole heartedly say Bran is definitely worthy a commendation. Here is some things I feel are commendable:
    Going through what Alti and Zoran wrote one thing that really needs to be highlighted is the Art. There is so much of it just for TWP related events and the special challenge coins handed out for those events. That takes time to make, so just the amount of time it took to create all that art we probably take for granted should be commendable in itself. 
      Bran is one of the major factors of why I kept playing, probably not a commendable enough reason on its own but I feel he's a had the same effect on others.
      From what I've seen, Bran Is always honest and decisive, maybe brutally honest to some and it drove others away but for me personally, It is one of his greatest traits, I always thought one day he would finally say something I wouldn't agree with but I can honestly say that I believe that I always ended up agreeing with his position on matters, and his actions were always beneficial to TWP in the long run.
    (EDIT: I don`t know if I conveyed what I mean here correctly, While yes the Delegate has supremacy and that is the law we all agree with, that does not make us yesmen. Had I ever disagreed with Bran I would of still accepted his judgment, his word was law, but I also would have messaged him my concerns on the matter and trust him enough to know we can have had a honest talk about it)
      Bran is a great teacher, things he taught the inaugural class of UTWP still stick with me, Bran was able to get us to think about ways of expressing TWP culture in different mediums, taught that its important to think outside the box on how to make ideas happen. (He is also the reason my comics exist for the rest of TWP to see.)
      Analysis Paralysis. This is a personal one but my post so whatever. I credit Bran with teaching me how to stop myself from over analyzing things I've created, I still do it, but now I also get someone to look over what I've done and bounce ideas back and forth. I guess that's what I can say he can be commend for, encouraging teamwork making sure you know there's more then just you.  
     
     
     
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    United Adaikes reacted to Reçueçn in [Discussion] Commend Bran Astor   
    I saw this earlier and thought I'd come back to it when it had more responses. I'm shocked there's still so few. Bran has accomplished so much for this region in the short time (relative to NS) that I've been around to witness it. I'll let others who were more involved during his term as delegate say more about his political achievements, but to me what will always stand out was the sheer amount of effort Bran put into TWP culture. When he was Minister of Cultural Affairs under Halo (the title might have been different then) he sort of single-handedly catalyzed many of the cultural traditions that we still know and love. Cultural events like 'Prom' with Osiris and other discord festivals began with him, and wouldn't have happened without him spearheading them. The Regional Guides and Today In The West were shaped by him. When he came into his own delegacy, his energy shifted from being mainly concentrated on cultural matters to having to orchestrate regional policy and activity on all issues. This meant less focus on the areas I was involved in with the Cultural Affairs ministry, but he was still the one who changed that into its current form as the Cultural Trust. Personally, I probably wouldn't have been involved in cultural affairs at all had it not been for Bran's mentorship.
    I'm realizing as I write this that the above paragraph is maybe not super useful as a starting place for drafting a commendation, and is more just my fond reflections. I wasn't involved in as wide an array of activities as Bran was, so I probably can't name/remember as many good things to put in a commendation as some in his cabinet might. But for me his work with TWP culture should be at or near the top of the list (and probably should be a list itself... I won't pretend I remember how many of our traditions were started or revitalized by him, because the list always surprises me in a "wow! I forgot he did that too!" kind of way). I think a lot of the things in UTWP were his brainchildren (not to mention the program itself), maybe that would be a good place to start for a list.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Fhaengshia in [Factbook] The Most Gilt Republic of Fhaengshia   
    Civics for Dummies - The Most Gilt Republic of Fhaengshia
     
    Without getting into all the nuts and bolts of sessions and prorogation, resignations and vacancies, quorums and on and on. This guide aims to provide the important information needed to understand just how the Government works here in Fhaengshia.
    The current system, the 3rd Republic, began with the current constitution being the final document out of the previous Supreme Court after the collapse of the 2nd Republic. The Constitution came into effect on the 1st of October, 1356, a day now celebrated as Constitution Day. This is the day after National Day which celebrates the end of the Kingdom of Fhaengshia back in 1218.
    There is a key date from the constitution, the 3rd Saturday of January. Every five years there is a cycle of 3 events that happen on this day over three years. The first is the Census, this last happened in 1418, and it splits the nation into Local Council Areas (LCAs) of close to 20’000 people. The year after the Census has Local Council elections on the 3rd Saturday of January, where five Councillors are elected for each LCA. The five councillors elect one amongst them to become Mayor. And the year after Local Council elections is the Grand Assembly election, where a Grand Assembly Member is elected from each LCA, 728 in total.
    Grand Assembly Members are split into 13 groups, one for each territory. This is for making laws that only affect the territory. They are also split into 6 groups for the first vote the Grand Assembly holds after its election; voting for the Senior Councillors. Each of the 6 groups vote one of their members to become a Senior Councillor, this is for the full 5 year term and the same member can’t be elected twice in a row.
    The 6 Senior Councillors are part of Cabinet and they elect a Member of the Grand Assembly to be Consul for the full 5 year term, also the same member can’t be elected Consul twice in a row.
    Grand Assembly members then vote 24 of themselves (from those amongst them that are qualified justices) to sit on the Civil and Criminal Supreme Courts (12 on each). These justices sit for the full 5 years, and can be elected repeatedly.
    After that, the Grand Assembly votes 60 of themselves to be the National Council. The National Councillors sit for the full 5 years, and can’t be elected twice in a row. The National Council, along with the Supreme Courts, and the 24 highest ranking military officers of the Fhaengshian Armed Forces make up the Grand Council.
    A Consul was mentioned before, but there are two Consuls, the other Consul is elected for life. This begins with 5 National Councillors nominating a member of the Grand Assembly. When the majority of National Councillors agree on a list of nominees that each have 5 National Councillors nominating them (and no-one nominating more than one nominee) then a secret ballot is held by the Grand Assembly to elect the Consul from the list.
    One thing the Consul for life does is choose a Chief Justice for each of the Supreme Courts. This is only for 1 year, and they can only be Chief Justice for 2 years in a row. The 2 Chief Justices alongside the 6 Senior Councillors and the 2 Consuls make up Cabinet. Cabinet is in charge of managing what happens day to day in the Grand Assembly, the National and Grand Councils, and the Supreme Courts. To manage the 12 mainland territories, Cabinet chooses a member of the National Council to become a Governor for each group of Grand Assembly members. These 12 Governors serve for the full 5 year term, but can only be Governor once.
    Any member or councillor or justice who is elected to a new position no longer sits in their old position, for example someone can’t be a Governor, National Councillor and Grand Assembly member at the same time.
    Laws for a territory only need to have a majority of the Grand Assembly members of that territory voting for it, then approval from the Governor assigned to that territory. Laws for the nation need a majority in both the Grand Assembly and the Grand Council. Cabinet can veto a law, but if it receives a majority again from both chambers it is then law.
    Sounds confusing? It was made to try and balance some autonomy for the regions, and guaranteeing they have at least some say in the larger picture. Also it tries not to give too much power to any one group, and allows the military and justices to have a small say so there is perspective (but also to prevent coups or too many laws being struck down which is what ended the 2nd Republic). There’s also a really important Grand Committee Against Corruption which checks on all areas and has a whole bunch of even more complicated methods for its election, but other than the investigation in 1408, not much interesting comes out from there.
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    United Adaikes reacted to Giovanniland in 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup [rosters, roleplays, results]   
    Giovannilandian Rugby Report - Epilogue
    Welcome to... the Giovannilandian Rugby Report? I'd bet you are surprised to see us here after Giovanniland was eliminated in group stage. But seeing as quite many things have happened, we decided to make one more report on the 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup. We'll comment about the semifinals, 3rd place match and the great final, as well as a retrospective about our Giovannilandiana Equipa!
    Last report we talked about the semifinals—Dalimbar vs United Adaikes on one side, Kurabis vs Zoran on the others. Unfortunately for the Giovannilandians watching at home and the few still in Dilber, the Dalimbari were victorious against the Adaikesians with a score of 9-5. However, the other semifinal was nice to watch, because the only Auran nation left in the knockout stage, Zoran, triumphed against Kurabis and went on to the final! 
    On the next day, the last games happened—the 3rd place match and the very awaited Final! On the former, United Adaikes scored a strong 14-0 win against Kurabis. On the latter, the winner was Zoran! It was a tough match for Zoranians and Dalimbari alike, but the report from Zoranian Times say their team had a little help from... refugees? Yes, you heard that right. Sometimes, weird things happen in rugby matches. What matters is that, in the end, an Auran nation had won the 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup! Congratulations to the Zoranian team.
    Anyways, we now present you a nice retrospective about Giovanniland in this Rugby Cup. As you should know, we did not get past the group stages. We played four matches in Group 2, resulting in two wins and two losses. Coincidentally, our points for and points against were also equal! 34 points scored by our team and 34 by our opponents. Most of the points against came from The Mashers from Mediobogdum, who scored 16 against the Giovannilandians. The Minsuns, who were the other team to win against us, also scored a fair amount of points—twelve. Finally, the 6 other points against came from our match against Dalimbar. The Bobkians were the only team failing to score against the Giovannilandians.
    From the 34 points scored by our team, 12 came from our win against Bobki, and 10 against Dalimbar. The remaining 12 points were scored throughout both our losses against Mediobogdum and Min-Su, 6 points on each match. Last but not least, we'll review which players of Giovanniland scored the most! Our tighthead prop Gustavo Borges scored 10 points from two tries, followed by Arabella Jacques with 7 points (a conversion and a try) and Rio Schmidt with 5 from another try. Finally, the players Ana Silvia Lee, Flavio Ruwibert, Lukas Jung and Thomas Khan all scored 3 points each, from drop goals.
    That's it for this Rugby World Cup! We hope that you liked our reports, and we hope to give more reports about other sport competitions when Giovanniland takes part on them! 
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    United Adaikes got a reaction from Giovanniland in 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup [rosters, roleplays, results]   
    Sharks showed best defense ever seen in the tournament, grabs 3rd place!!
    In the penultimate game of the tournament, when everything matters for the two teams playing, the United Adaikes National Rugby Team showed their best defensive game when they did not let Kurabis score against them. A try with a successful conversion was scored by the Sharks in the 17th minute when they saw an opportunity from the Kurabis defense. In the second half, with their fresh legs, Kurabis tried to get as many opportunities as they can muster but they cannot even get their drop goals in. The Sharks increased their lead in the 68th minute with another try and another successful conversion.
    What was only a previously unheard nation with a team that just wants to try the feeling of playing in the international rugby scene just clinched the 3rd place in the 2nd Rugby World Cup. Many pundits, fans, and observers (sports or not) alike, will take this chance to watch this nation and monitor what they can show more in the different opportunities where they can. The pressure is also in the shoulders of United Adaikes to ensure the same or get to a higher level, not only in playing their rugby, but also in the other events in TWP.
    HT: United Adaikes 7-0 Kurabis
    FT: United Adaikes 14-0 Kurabis
    Reporter: Ms. Raquel Lamanilao
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    United Adaikes reacted to Clarkov in 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup [rosters, roleplays, results]   
    Härtferdsierndeambeu Ragbi Junjen - Update

    Hello and welcome to the final proper news section from the Hertfordshire and Jammbo Rugby Union for The West Pacific Rugby World Cup 2. This report is haphazardly put together because we have received word that Stratosfera Park, the home stadium of the HRJ, has commissioned a new Hall of Fame type thing to be built out of existing corridor. The working title is simply 'The West Pacific Rugby Union Trophy Cabinet' although the name 'Platinum West' named after the colour/metal most commonly utilized in national sporting awards is the frontrunner for the final name. Many others have been suggested. This new project will be designed to recognise the best of individuals and teams from across TWP. The first order of business is the specific area for teams as a whole. Exactly put, the teams that have been on the podium in this Rugby World Cup and the previous. Segments for 3rd placers Giovanniland & United Adaikes have already been finished as have segments for 2nd placers Fujai & Dalimbar. You'll be hard pressed to find these two near each other willingly, unless it is for trading insults and what not. In the wake of the Clan's victory in the current world cup, the segments for TWP Rugby World Cup winners Hertfordshire and Jammbo & Zoran has commenced construction. Expected completion time is a few weeks from now, give or take the occasional month. As stated previously, the final report will be on the individual and team themes as requested by fellow Andolian nation New Velka.

     
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    United Adaikes got a reaction from Zoran in 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup [rosters, roleplays, results]   
    Sharks showed best defense ever seen in the tournament, grabs 3rd place!!
    In the penultimate game of the tournament, when everything matters for the two teams playing, the United Adaikes National Rugby Team showed their best defensive game when they did not let Kurabis score against them. A try with a successful conversion was scored by the Sharks in the 17th minute when they saw an opportunity from the Kurabis defense. In the second half, with their fresh legs, Kurabis tried to get as many opportunities as they can muster but they cannot even get their drop goals in. The Sharks increased their lead in the 68th minute with another try and another successful conversion.
    What was only a previously unheard nation with a team that just wants to try the feeling of playing in the international rugby scene just clinched the 3rd place in the 2nd Rugby World Cup. Many pundits, fans, and observers (sports or not) alike, will take this chance to watch this nation and monitor what they can show more in the different opportunities where they can. The pressure is also in the shoulders of United Adaikes to ensure the same or get to a higher level, not only in playing their rugby, but also in the other events in TWP.
    HT: United Adaikes 7-0 Kurabis
    FT: United Adaikes 14-0 Kurabis
    Reporter: Ms. Raquel Lamanilao
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    United Adaikes got a reaction from Fhaengshia in 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup [rosters, roleplays, results]   
    Sharks showed best defense ever seen in the tournament, grabs 3rd place!!
    In the penultimate game of the tournament, when everything matters for the two teams playing, the United Adaikes National Rugby Team showed their best defensive game when they did not let Kurabis score against them. A try with a successful conversion was scored by the Sharks in the 17th minute when they saw an opportunity from the Kurabis defense. In the second half, with their fresh legs, Kurabis tried to get as many opportunities as they can muster but they cannot even get their drop goals in. The Sharks increased their lead in the 68th minute with another try and another successful conversion.
    What was only a previously unheard nation with a team that just wants to try the feeling of playing in the international rugby scene just clinched the 3rd place in the 2nd Rugby World Cup. Many pundits, fans, and observers (sports or not) alike, will take this chance to watch this nation and monitor what they can show more in the different opportunities where they can. The pressure is also in the shoulders of United Adaikes to ensure the same or get to a higher level, not only in playing their rugby, but also in the other events in TWP.
    HT: United Adaikes 7-0 Kurabis
    FT: United Adaikes 14-0 Kurabis
    Reporter: Ms. Raquel Lamanilao
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    United Adaikes reacted to Dalimbar in TWP Rugby Rankings   
    Gold Medal and Bronze Medal Round:
    Away (Y/A)     Home (Z/B)  United Adaikes (51.50)   14   00   Kurabis (52.00+3)  Dalimbar (57.10) 06 10 Zoran (56.10+3) Day 8 Rankings:
    Zoran - 57.70 Dalimbar - 55.50 United Adaikes - 54.20 Big Bad Badger - 53.98 Hertfordshire and Jammbo - 53.77 Giovanniland - 53.64 Saint Mark - 53.04 Taledo - 52.80 Libterraria - 52.84 Fujai - 51.81 Recuecn - 51.22 Min-Su - 50.94 Dilber - 50.51 Bobki - 50.18 Fhaengshia - 50.01 Sensorland - 49.75 Bhang Bhang Duc - 49.67 Kurabis - 49.30 Larxia - 49.08 Tara & Cambray - 49.00 Mediobogdum - 48.65 Westwind - 47.59 Darkesia - 45.41 Teralyon - 44.92 Croblade - 44.92 Nieubasria - 43.85 OMI - 43.34 Nark - 42.39 Gold medalist @Zoran
    Silver medalist @Dalimbar
    Bronze medalist @United Adaikes
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    United Adaikes reacted to Reçueçn in 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup [rosters, roleplays, results]   
    Third-Place Game and Final
    What a tournament! Congratulations to the champs, and commiserations to all those who didn't make it! That's a wrap here in Dilber, and we'll see you all... next time!
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    United Adaikes reacted to Clarkov in 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup [rosters, roleplays, results]   
    Härtferdsierndeambeu Ragbi Junjen - Matchday 6 - Defeat
    Eliminated from The West Pacific Rugby World Cup 2
    Härtferdsierndeambeu Ragbi Junjen 16-22 United Adaikes Sharks
    Tries: Robert Lee (52'), Ongo Vidopliassova (59')
    Penalties: Jeremy Clarkson (7'), Damian Mladenov (63')
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    Tonight: Nothing goes here, because we've been knocked out.
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    Matchday 6 Report - Preview: Hello and welcome to the final matchday review of the entire tournament for us. Yes, you heard that right. We were defeated by a small debutant team from bloody Polaris. That damn continent again?! How much have they dominated sporting in recent memory, we wonder. It would be funny if it weren't so humiliating. This report has come late due to us really not wanting to make it, but a job's a job. So here goes nothing.
     
    Matchday 6 Report - First Half: Match begins, and the 7th minute sees us immediately take the deserved lead through a penalty by Jeremy Clarkson. Hammond & May weren't petty, but we did find a mysteriously smashed drumkit after the match. That was the limit of our scoring in the first half as the Sharks inexplicably raised their defensive performance and managed to shut out the HRJ's brutal attack power. Admittedly, we were missing 3 players, one of which was a front-line player, but that is no excuse for a team once utterly dominant on the field, only to see itself yanked off it's podium by force. Yadda yadda yadda, we don't want to make this so it is half-arsed, Adaikes scored in the 17th and 37th minutes with tries, the first of which had a conversion come with the deal. Half time arrives, the HRJ were down 3-12.
     
    Matchday 6 Report - Second Half: Like we said just before, this is completely half-arsed with little effort put in. The second half saw the HRJ go back to steamrolling the Sharks, placing immense pressure on their lines. They were, of course, rewarded with a 52nd minute try by captain Robert Lee and a 59th minute try by Ongo Vidopliassova. Coincidentally, both of them were two of the HRJ's best players in the first TWPRWC. Day of the veterans, almost. Adaikes responded immediately with a dubious penalty, before the Remnants responded to that response with a penalty of their own, Damian Mladenov eager to mentally break down the opponent. With that 11 minute blitz, despite the clearly incorrectly given Adaikes penalty, the HRJ were now back into the lead and quickly reasserting themselves as the superior team. It was clear to United Adaikes just why the Remnants had won the inaugural Rugby World Cup, here they were in their full glory, ready to plunge any and all hopeful adversaries into the despair of defeat, more often than not a crushing defeat. Damian's cruel tactics worked, for about 6 minutes, but when United Adaikes earned themselves a third try with added conversion bonus out of quite literally nowhere the tide turned. The brief silence of the crowds on both ends said it all really. Were United Adaikes about to pull off the shock of the tournament? The HRJ wasn't going to let that happen easily, pummeling the Adaikesian defenses with everything they could muster, including the natural randomness it held. Seriously though, have you seen this team's make-up, it is slightly ridiculous. What kind of place is Hertfordshire and Jammbo anyway?! Right, now that we are done plagiarising old reports, back to the game. Full-time struck and with it the hopes of retaining the title were torn in half. The Remnants had been defeated much to the joy of many other participants, most notably Fujai and Dalimbar who came close to actually agreeing with each other. Yeah, people really didn't want us to win a second time. They got their wish, hope they're happy because we certainly aren't. This game proved a few things. 1: No one can stay on top forever. 2: The superior team doesn't always come out the victors, shocks can and do happen. 3: Dear Lord, that Adaikesian defense were immensely good, they had to be in order to limit the HRJ to 16 points. It could have easily been something like HAJ 37-22 UAD if it weren't for them. 4: United Adaikes were the dark horse of the tournament, at least until they weren't. Full time score, 16-22 to United Adaikes. Oh cock!
     
    Next Time: Back to the land of the countryside for us. Do not expect the reports to end though. A special update consisting of all the themes of the players will be coming out in the near future. A fellow Andolian nation called New Velka asked all the other nations what their teams themes were. We aim to answer that question and then some. Based on margin of loss we have finished 7th in the tournament, at least we got the lucky number position. The Sharks on the other hand suffered a low scoring 9-5 defeat to, you guessed it, Dalimbar. That's not gone well. The landmine junta could be on the way to win it all if they can get past the refugee-wielding king of judo Zoran. Beware the Floridamen. They will most likely pull out all the stops from their seemingly bottomless pit of tactics. Considering that Zoran were handily defeated by us in this same tournament, and we made light work of the Dalimbari in the first Rugby World Cup, we think Dalimbar have what it takes to win the trophy and show the barbarians what for. Now if you'll excuse us, we need to vent our frustrations at some important details. Goodbye.
     
    Elsewhere: Remind us why the hell BetterBy Pharma drugs were found in the pre-match refreshments!!! That's just wrong!

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    Dalimbar held only to goal kicks, Sharks fail to enter championship..
    When two defensive teams go at each other, we'll surely have a tight and low score line. This was proven by the United Adaikes National Rugby Team as they held the Dalimbari to scoring drop goals only. The first half sent shivers to everyone with both teams not letting the other get past their 22-meter line in the first half with the ball possession getting back and forth the field with the game full of scrums, interceptions, and short runs. The first half ended with both teams tied nil-all.
    In the resumption of the game, Dalimbar scored a drop goal in the 43rd minute. The Sharks saw a glimpse of hope when they scored a try in the 52nd minute, but failed to get the conversion. That hurt them so much, as the Dalimbari scored another drop goal in the 67th minute, and a penalty goal kick in the 74th minute after a harsh high tackle from a Sharks player to a blitzing Dalimbari. Captain Miguel Gonzales apologized to the tackled player and to the Dalimbari head coach, and apologized again during the post-match conference as the game ended in favor of Dalimbar.
    Coach Gallardo said, "Well, just like what we have said yesterday, we've gone far as we haven't imagined. We're grateful for the experience, and we'll surely be returning for the next tournament. As for tomorrow, we'll still plan for it as business-as-usual, but we'll leave it to the players if they want to get the 3rd place. That's how we let them played today, and we're proud of them to just let the Dalimbari kick some points, but we'll have to do more if we want to be at the podium tomorrow."
    HT: Dalimbar 0-0 United Adaikes
    FT: Dalimbar 9-5 United Adaikes
    Reporter: Ms. Raquel Lamanilao
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    Dalimbar held only to goal kicks, Sharks fail to enter championship..
    When two defensive teams go at each other, we'll surely have a tight and low score line. This was proven by the United Adaikes National Rugby Team as they held the Dalimbari to scoring drop goals only. The first half sent shivers to everyone with both teams not letting the other get past their 22-meter line in the first half with the ball possession getting back and forth the field with the game full of scrums, interceptions, and short runs. The first half ended with both teams tied nil-all.
    In the resumption of the game, Dalimbar scored a drop goal in the 43rd minute. The Sharks saw a glimpse of hope when they scored a try in the 52nd minute, but failed to get the conversion. That hurt them so much, as the Dalimbari scored another drop goal in the 67th minute, and a penalty goal kick in the 74th minute after a harsh high tackle from a Sharks player to a blitzing Dalimbari. Captain Miguel Gonzales apologized to the tackled player and to the Dalimbari head coach, and apologized again during the post-match conference as the game ended in favor of Dalimbar.
    Coach Gallardo said, "Well, just like what we have said yesterday, we've gone far as we haven't imagined. We're grateful for the experience, and we'll surely be returning for the next tournament. As for tomorrow, we'll still plan for it as business-as-usual, but we'll leave it to the players if they want to get the 3rd place. That's how we let them played today, and we're proud of them to just let the Dalimbari kick some points, but we'll have to do more if we want to be at the podium tomorrow."
    HT: Dalimbar 0-0 United Adaikes
    FT: Dalimbar 9-5 United Adaikes
    Reporter: Ms. Raquel Lamanilao
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    United Adaikes reacted to Dalimbar in 2nd TWP Rugby World Cup [rosters, roleplays, results]   
    Match Report - Dalimbar (54.64) vs United Adaikes (53.96)
    Daaaaaaliiiiiiiimbaaarrrrr
    Marshal Markus Briand was in the top box in Garrison Stadium, watching down at the impressive play from the Dalimbari squad. Although the match was in Dilber, the entire pitch of the stadium in Saint Andreisburg was turned into a television, broadcasting for the 30,000 joyous Dalimbari supporters in their temple of the sport. Outside the stadium there were multiple screens playing the match, as rugby has become an important facet of society.
     Daaaaaaliiiiiiiimbaaarrrrr
    A thunder-clap erupted from the audience in both Dilber and Dalimbar. When the boys in blue entered the scrum, the thunder-clap erupted again. And again. Getting slightly faster each time from the crowd. Pushing the Dalimbari further and further down the field.
     Daaaaaaliiiiiiiimbaaarrrrr
    The tie in the first half built the tension further. Going into the second half the team huddled and figured any goal was a good goal at this point. The UA team was a hefty team to push through, and if penalties were the way to go, fine. The UA squad were a respectable force, holding their line like a brick wall. 
     Daaaaaaliiiiiiiimbaaarrrrr
    A final victory of 9-5 cemented Dalimbar's place in rugby history. The boys in blue came fourth in the first tournament, and now are either going to be first or second. And for the Dalimbari, gold is the only option.
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