Bregir

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  1. Indeed. Should our actions be (or have been) contrary to those principles, give me a heads up.
  2. Like all other troops, regardless of allegiance (that includes Corlander troops not part of the garrison) they will have been denied access to the city by the garrison. Failure to accept this will force the garrison to open fire as detailed by the recent statement by Major William Bradley. Will the WGO troops accept this?
  3. Thank you. And I am not going to ask you to reorder anything, only to accept some basic tenants of roleplaying: Give us time to respond. Don't define our actions. Only define your own and respect and await the response to these actions. Accept the IC consequences of your actions. That's all. Then we can have fun. Thanks. :)
  4. BTW, I forgot to comment on the Moc which is very nice, both the landscaping, the burned houses and particularly those redcoats! ;)
  5. OOC: This is a hobby and Corrington runs things democratically. I ask you to accept that this means things require time. If you believe we are stalling, you are wrong. But we need time to respond. If Eslandola cannot respect that IC or OOC we will have issues in both the short and the long run! :P
  6. A despatch from the Corlander commandant arrives posthaste to be read out in all corners of Nova Malto. "To the representatives of Eslandola and WTC, and anyone else contemplating intervention. Any troops, be they national, militia, mercenary or any other military capacity, will be denied access to the city, and failure to accept this demand will be met with deadly force. The garrison has orders to maintain the neutrality of the city with any means, and until ordered otherwise, we shall follow these orders till our dying breath, duty-bound to Her Royal Majesty, our beloved Queen Anetta. The status of Nova Malto is to be decided through proper diplomatic channels, not by the logic of force, and no Corlander or Eslandian citizen is to act in contrary to such. The troops at Nova Malto has no wish to be part in a diplomatic incident, nor no wish to shed blood. But by the Gods, if we are forced to do so, we will be relentless! Major William Bradley Commander Nova Malto" And a quickly scribbled personal note to Governor Willem Guilder from Montoya: "Pardon my Olean, but damn your eyes, sir! Are you willing to cause incident, and possibly war for nothing but impatience?! Corrington reserves the right to contemplate a proper reply, not to mention present it to Queen and Parliament for debate. If your impertinent impatience leads to bloodshed, by the Gods, it shall be on your conscience! With all necessary respect M. "
  7. A despatch from the Corlander commandant arrives posthaste to be read out in all corners of Nova Malto. "To the representatives of Eslandola and WTC, and anyone else contemplating intervention. Any troops, be they national, militia, mercenary or any other military capacity, will be denied access to the city, and failure to accept this demand will be met with deadly force. The garrison has orders to maintain the neutrality of the city with any means, and until ordered otherwise, we shall follow these orders till our dying breath, duty-bound to Her Royal Majesty, our beloved Queen Anetta. The status of Nova Malto is to be decided through proper diplomatic channels, not by the logic of force, and no Corlander or Eslandian citizen is to act in contrary to such. The troops at Nova Malto has no wish to be part in a diplomatic incident, nor no wish to shed blood. But by the Gods, if we are forced to do so, we will be relentless! Major William Bradley Commander Nova Malto"
  8. A despatch from the Corlander commandant arrives posthaste to be read out in all corners of Nova Malto. "To the representatives of Eslandola and WTC, and anyone else contemplating intervention. Any troops, be they national, militia, mercenary or any other military capacity, will be denied access to the city, and failure to accept this demand will be met with deadly force. The garrison has orders to maintain the neutrality of the city with any means, and until ordered otherwise, we shall follow these orders till our dying breath, duty-bound to Her Royal Majesty, our beloved Queen Anetta. The status of Nova Malto is to be decided through proper diplomatic channels, not by the logic of force, and no Corlander or Eslandian citizen is to act in contrary to such. The troops at Nova Malto has no wish to be part in a diplomatic incident, nor no wish to shed blood. But by the Gods, if we are forced to do so, we will be relentless! Major William Bradley Commander Nova Malto"
  9. "Halt!" The Corlander officer presents a flag of truce and ventures forth from the ruined gate to meet the Eslandian troops, his sharpshooters poised on the wall, rifles trained to fire. "If you take another step forward, I shall be required by duty to open fire. I am under orders to protect the neutrality of this settlement with any means necessary, and I am already stretching my authority by meeting you thus. However, my orders insist upon the necessity of maintaining good relations with Eslandola and I understand that negotiations for the status of Nova Malto are underway." Sighing and sending a distraught glance at his Eslandian counterpart, he continues: "I appeal to your own sense of duty, in that you may understand that I cannot ignore my orders. I shall have my orderly appoint you a suitable camp site outside the range of my guns, near water, and ensure that you are well provisioned, should you not have brought the means to be self-sustaining. There, you will await negotiations under the flag of truce. I appeal to your sense of right and wrong. Please do not force me to act in what is certain to lead to a diplomatic incidence with ramifications we cannot even begin to imagine... " The Corlander officer sends his counterpart a worried, expectant glance, as his sharpshooter adjust their aim, all looking competent but distraught of the thought of firing at their fellow men. "Will you accept my suggestion?"
  10. To all concerned, While the Crown of Corrington appreciates all efforts to improve relations, her Royal Majesty would like to emphasise that all negotiations are to be conducted with her Royal Majesty's official representatives, and, in turn, that she expects her subjects to adhere to official agreements. Sincerely, Don Isaac Montoya Consul Corrington OOC: Very cool builds, Mesabi - definitely some of your best yet! Also, it is nice to see new members taking part in collaborative activities and getting involved in IC communications(the above IC message is not a rebuffal) and the IC world of BoBs. As I said elsewhere, I really like the wall build, with the damages to both gate and walls, the damaged carts and burning wreckage and the different scenes you have included. The fort is really nice too, and I like how it looks like it's built into the cliffs. The inclusion of a barracks with an interior is a great addition. Apart from some polishing(some tiles perhaps, and some more details here and there), I think these builds are really well executed. I would still like to have an overview pictures of each of them, though. ;) The ship is actually pretty nice too. Much improved from the first wip shots I saw, and as I said elsewhere, i am really impressed you went with a custom hull so early! Well done! If I am to give you three things to work on for the next ship these would be it: 1) I would suggest integrating the cabin more into the hull. It is a personal preference for realism, as I am aware Lego tends to have cabins placed on top of the hull like here. :) I think it makes for more elegant ships. 2) If you feel up for the challenge, you can try using string for the standing rigging (stays, shrouds). It is a lot more flexible and can really improve the look of a moc. There are quite a few examples of that amongst the ships of BoBs, if you need inspiration. :) 3) Again, I am impressed, as you have used custom sails. Although a bit rudimentary, you are off to a good start. I'd suggest taking a look at some pictures of real rigs as some of your proportions are a bit off. Overall, though, this is criticism on a fairly high level, especially considering how new you are in our ranks! Well done and keep up the great work! :)
  11. To the citizens of Eslandola, representatives of the colonial and continental council, and the honourable Admius Legistrad, Corrington highly prizes the long and lasting friendly relation to Eslandola. Despite Eslandolan reluctance to commit formally to an alliance of friendship, even a defensive one, and despite an Eslandian policy of aggressive expansion without as much as a letter of intent to us, your brother folk, we have maintained good diplomatic connections. We went as far as to commit troops and medical aid when you first landed on Isla de Victoria. Corlander citizens have aided you in the war, committing vessels and resources to your cause. Some might even say these efforts were instrumental in wresting Terra Versa from the despotic clutches of Mardierian rule. Many individuals enjoy close relations and cooperation across our borders. It is our hope and wish that this relation may last, and that these efforts will not be in vain. Enmity between our nations is far from the hearts and minds of our people, our Parliament, and Her Royal Majesty. Up until recently, we have repeatedly been assured that these sentiments were shared across the Eslandian Empire, and that you were as committed, if not more, to continued friendly relations with Her Majesty's Corrington. Further, we have had firm and continued reassurances from your official representatives that the action on Isla de Victoria was not an act of aggressive expansion to expand the influence of Eslandola in Terra Nova with the brutal use of force, but simply a military imperative brought on by the illegitimate Mardierian incursions on your trade, and a necessity to deny them the use of Isla de Medio for strategic operations against your territories. In our best evaluation, operation Pax Corlandia falls well within the strategic objectives presented to us by your representatives, as well as within general humanitarian and political principles. The establishment of a demilitarised, neutral port in no way endangers fulfilling your official strategic objectives. We are thus surprised to find that our efforts are regarded as hostile action towards anyone by the oppressive Mardierian rule, which has long disregarded the plight of the lower classes on Isla de Victoria, rather than as the parallel and complementary effort of an ally it is meant as. Are we perhaps to surmise, based on your recent despatch, that former communications are to be disregarded? It would sadden us extraordinarily to be forced to conclude that official communication from our friends in Eslandola are not to be trusted, and it would be most damaging to our continued positive relations. Most patiently awaiting your reply Your servant Don Isaac Montoya Consul Corrington
  12. At first I didn't notice it was microscale! Great microscale rendition, Elos! I particularly like the door and the tudor style! You are inspiring me to build more at this scale! (I am thinking building a microscale at 16x16 and licensing it as a small, so that it fits the rules of the EGS, although it represents something bigger.) Great work, and good to see Puerta Desafio grow!
  13. To the Honourable Secretary of State, Myles Bowditch, representative for the Colonial and Continental Councils of Eslandola, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Annetta of Corrington, has conferred with the national parliament and her closest advisors, and decided to commit to a non-agression with your great nation. In the interest of peace and friendship, her Majesty hereby ratifies the treaty in its entirety and shall be looking forward to continued friendly relations to Eslandola. With hopes and wishes for peace and properity for all the people of the Brick Seas On behalf of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Annetta of Corrington Your humble servant Don Isaac Montoya Consul
  14. Malto was the smallest of the three Mardierian settlements on Isla de Medio and the one least visited by the upper classes. The negligence and arrogance of the Mardierian elite early on resulted in enmity and some degree of silent unrest from the main populace. During the recent war with Eslandola, Malto has suffered heavy shelling from both field artillery, mortars, and warships, as well as some Garveyan bomb vessels, which has left many of the buildings scarred and damaged. Additionally, as the Mardierian army evacuated, many buildings and stores were set ablaze to avoid anything of value falling into the hands of the enemy. This scorched earth policy served to sow further discontent from the populace, main parts of which were both unable and unwilling to flee to other Mardierian colonies. While the smallest and most plebeian of the cities, its strategic location has made it the main harbour of the Mardierian colony. Fearing reprisals from their new Eslandolan overlords, and the natives who the Mardierian forces are said to have savagely repressed, former Maltoan citizens and refugees from the other settlements have gathered in the ruins of Malto on the north of the Island. Their homes and crops burned, they are left with no where else to go. Former Mardierian Captain Giovanni Lorenzini, foreseeing the plight of his fellow countrymen before the Mardieran withdrawal, has deserted the Mardierian army and now attempts to safeguard his people. Feeling abandoned by Mardier, and fearful of Eslandola, he has turned to the Empire of Corrington for help. Much concerned about the civil rights and safety of the refugees, the crown of Corrington has set in motion Operation Pax Corlandia. This operation aims to establish an independent neutral zone on Isla de Medio in which those disowned by their former masters can seek safety from political prosecution, starvation, looting, and the elements, and establish a peaceful existence. Established on the ruins of Malto, it will be known as Nova Malto. To secure the status of the settlement, significant forces have been committed, both naval and army, most notably a full regiment of the Queen's Mardierian Legion, who has been selected as suitable to protect a populace mainly consisting of former Mardierian citizens. Marching in by Christian West Passing two damaged buildings a section of Corlander troops is being celebrated by the locals and refugees as liberators on their way towards the main square, where the following statement will be read out: "People of Malto, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Anetta of Corrington, hereby declares the settlement of Nova Malto and the surrounding territories neutral ground and extends the full protection of her armed forces, navy and army, to its continuing existence. However, putting aside narrow gains, Nova Malto shall remain independent of the Crown and under its own governance, by the office of a locally elected governor, answering only to the citizens. The governor will be required to act within the stipulations set down in this statement and its accompanying treaties to secure continued neutrality and perpetual attendance to the civil rights of the populace. Nova Malto will remain open for any refugee or settler of any nation, unless explicitly deemed a threat to the neutrality and safety of the settlement. Refugees will be offered the same security and convenience as existing citizens. Until elections can be held, Captain Giovanni Lorenzini will hold the office of governor, his most important task being organising the relief efforts in cooperation with Corlander forces, and consequentially to hold proper and fair elections to either affirm his mandate or find a successor. Her Majesty will be watching developments carefully to ensure all obligations are fulfilled to her satisfaction. To ascertain it so neutrality, Nova Malto shall refrain from raising any military forces, including, but not limited to, militia, irregular forces, or naval assets. A reasonable constabulary force is excepted from these rules. Security will be ensured by the continued presence of a permanent Corlander garrison, currently commanded by Major William Bradley, as well as the additional naval and army assets necessary at any point in time. As a neutral protectorate of Corrington, the port of Nova Malto will be perpetually open to vessels of all nations. Visiting warships will be moored under the guns of Nova Malto to safeguard against any hostility, and shore leave will be strictly regulated to ensure a minimum of trouble. The Governor, the commandant, and the Crown of Corrington each reserves the right to, at any given time and without explanation, to deny any vessel or person access to the port, or any communications with shore, should it be deemed necessary to uphold the neutrality and safety of the territory and its citizens, and to take any measures consistent with its charter to ensure its continued existence. Her Royal Majesty grants her best wishes for the safety and well-being of the citizens of Nova Malto and trusts that you will hold the ideal and principles on which it has been established in the highest regard, serving as an example for others to follow. To relieve you of your immediate troubles, vessels are, as we speak, unloading provisions and medical supplies, offered directly from her Majesty's Royal stores. Long live Nova Malto. Long live the Queen." However, words are not sufficient to alleviate the hardships of war. Elsewhere in Nova Malto, Corlander troops are already hard at work. The Mardierian army left almost nothing intact when they withdrew the Isla de Medio, burning settlements and crops, destroying all critical infrastructure and taking anything of value they could carry. One of the most immediate tasks for the Corlander troops deployed on Operation Pax Corlandia is the provision of basic necessities to the remaining population. They have started on two of the most pressing priorities for the fledgling refugee camp at Nova Malto; access to clean drinking water and food security. Repairing the Well by Ayrlego Drinking water for the settlement of Malto had been serviced by a series of wells that draw uncontaminated water from deep aquifers underground. Mardierian troops had smashed these wells and attempted to foul them by dumping debris in them. Here a section of Royal Marines clears and repairs one of the larger wells. Ploughing the Fields by Ayrlego Re-establishing crops will take longer, but work has already began on ploughing and planting fields that had been allowed to go fallow due to the conflict. Here Royal Marines are assisting a farmer and his young son plough and plant a field with corn. BurnedOut3 by SilentWolf Legos In addition to water and food, shelter was another necessity for those left behind. The destruction by fire had been severe in some parts of the town and countryside. BurnedOut1 by SilentWolf Legos However, some of the building had not suffered structural damage. Boarding up a few windows and roofs would enable some of the scorched houses to be used as temporary residences even if a bit smoky. BurnedOut2 by SilentWolf Legos The troops are busy getting houses prepared for temporary residences as well as aiding in bringing the belongings of the refugees to their new abodes. More buildings will need to be constructed soon...
  15. In that case, I would simply suggest people announcing their builds in the faction threads. They could benefit from some activity anyways!