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The Chronicle of Restoria

#1 2020-02-25 20:58:37
Dear Colonists,

Although at first sight game looks very simple, it gives us quite a few data which are very stimulating to do some role-playing; or it is just me with some unwanted free time ;)

Initial idea is that this topic will be written from fictional, inside perspective. Please think about some kind of newpaper or something like that. The game offers its internal measure of time – years and months as of now, if I remember correctly – and this way of computing passing time will be used in these writings. It will be noted by acronym ACC (lat. ab colonia condita), as in AUC (lat. ab urbe condita).

Also please acknowledge fact that I am not an English native speaker. So please do not hesitate to correct me if I am wrong. This topic is also meant to be my incentive to start to write in English, therefore correcting me you will in fact help me to improve my ability to effectively use this new lingua franca.

I would like to say thank you to @bastecklein for creating this surprisingly wonderful game and to @IzDaBait for assurance that this forum is the place to go with planned content. And for all Colonists who helped me right in the beginning of my first game. You are simply wonderful community!

Uff. That was long. If you still are here I congratulate ;)

So, off we go!
#2 2020-02-25 21:33:32

ACC 7-7: Changes


What a sitting was yesterday in Colonial Assembly! Chair tried to calm down right honourable members of the Assembly, rather in vain, and one could even hear shouts like “treason”, “off with him”, and so on in the debating chamber.

And why all this?

During the yesterday morning session a motion has been proposed to sever ties with Restoria’s metropolis, Commonwealth of homey and changing it to the Commonwealth of Bait. As was stated in the motion paper, there was a risk of lack of effective communication with Commonwealth of homey. Restoria’s Administration was afraid that this state of affairs was dangerous for such a young, small colony like ours.

However not all honourable members of Colonial Assembly shared that view. Those not in an Administration majority accused the rest of – to say it simple – treason. Opposition leader The Hon. Eustace Cary MCA argued that a big part in putting such motion on the table was that there where other High Powers willing to accept colonies under their leadership in exchange for some gifts.

Majority leader The Rt Hon. Elias Coffyn MCA stated that indeed there were gifts involved but not for ruling officers, as was implied by the Opposition, but for the good of the whole Colony. It was – stated Mr Coffyn – a matter of utmost importance to seize such opportunity in the interest of Restoria.

The Opposition, however, seemed to remain extremely critical. Administration asked Chair for a short adjournment. As The Chronicle understands, during this pause, majority leader and Administration’s whip made concerted efforts to ensure unanimity, albeit to no avail.

Finally there was a division in the afternoon which Administration won by 9 votes to 3. No one abstained. Without further a-do the Restoria Allegiance Bill was sent to the Lander for assent and almost at once Chair of the Colonial Assembly received a formal note from the Lander stating that assent was given. Bill became Restoria Allegiance Act.

The events developed onward astonishingly quickly. Formal diplomatic note was sent to the Commonwealth of Bait right after the Lander note was received and it was immediately responded to with acceptance by the Commonwealth of Bait's government. So Restoria became a colony of Commonwealth of Bait. And all that in a matter of fewer than 24 hours!

The Chronicle can disclose now that right after establishing fully-fledged Transmission Hub, a message has been sent to the Commonwealth of homey but there was no answer. This information has been told us by a source close to the Administration on the condition of anonymity.

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