"What is the best in life?""To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."--Demonic proverb, undated.Welcome to Modern NRP! Build your nation, carve out a unique niche, and tell your own story. New players and spectators welcome. To join, simply make a post below using the provided starting template.For more information, see the Extended Guide(https://pastebin.com/JBS8mr1m), or join the discord(F2Patcf).Basic Rules>RP and collaborative gameplay comes first and foremost. Metagaming, min-maxing, and other unsportsmanlike behaviors will be punished.>For your first turn, see the template below. Every subsequent turn will consist of two actions>Diplomacy and lore posts are unlimited.>Warposts are diplomatic actions. If it isn’t in the warpost, it won’t be in the result. See the Combat section of the Extended Guide for more details.>No tech cap, but tech rushing is unacceptable. All nations begin with a starting tech level equivalent to that of 2000 AD in real life.>Nuclear weaponry is prohibited. Nuclear energy and its applications(including military applications) are permitted.>Updates will be every other day(excluding Sundays)
Starting Template>Nation Name:>Race:>Government:>Motto:>Lore:>Capital Starting Location: Feel free to mark this on the map. Does not cost a turn to establish.>Starting Turns:>>Every new nation receives a bank of 15 turns, representing the past history of their nation. These turns can be used for border expansion, founding cities, adding improvements, or researching new technologies. Border expansion is at the rate of 4 tiles per turn. Starting a new branch of technology takes three turns. Founding cities, improving on a previously established branch of technology, and constructing improvements in an existing city all take one turn.
TURN 20>>4338212>Kabal of GehennaThe demons drink merrily and rejoice, for their time is nearly at hand.(Boon) The red sun grants the unholy power. Demons roam the earth freely, unbound from their host vessels, wreaking havoc across the land. Choose a structure and deal damage to it.>>4338226>I.S.A.F>And we’re back to this again, aren’t we.An almost totally gutted XB-00 will serve as the testbed for this new technology. By ripping out the bomb bays and severely reducing the unit’s point defense systems, enough space and weight can be saved to allow the storage of three Ikaruga, as well as the associated crew, fuel, and equipment. Further improvements and refinement of the technology allows a wider variety of aircraft to be stored, as well as the addition of “overflow” capacity by quite literally bolting an additional airframe to each wing. These can be released mid flight, though after that they will need to fly back home on their own.>>4342133> Eisenkrone-Helderezee EmpireThe more refined soulon detectors are indeed far more portable and accurate than their first-generation counterparts. While they still go off when scanning dyst (an annoying and surprisingly persistent glitch in the system), the reduced scanning range and other quality of life adjustments make it easier to identify such false positives.The Setlovian government, having been forced by public demand to end its own experiments on civilians, eagerly accepts the Reichs offer of aid and additional test subjects. Continued experimentation with exorcism finds that the application of a powerful holy symbol to the flesh of the subject (in the Setlovians case, a rune-brand blessed by the High Priest himself) prevents the demon from returning to its host and thus the conflagration. The main requirements for the symbol seem to be that it must be charged with religious significance and that its method of application be permanent.(Feel free to put your own, Reich-style spin on this in your own future posts)>>4342822>SetloviaThe deployment of the gladiators has a sort of paradoxical effect. They are quite effective at dispersing the more obvious signs of protest, a mech-suit's mere presence usually being sufficient to keep the crowds on their best behavior. On the other hand, the military enforcers also serve to solidify the public’s distrust in their own government. After all, the old Setlovian proverb goes, “Only dung beetles need hide from the sun.” The whole country has a feel of a overtightened string. Just one false move could send the whole thing flying. Lower food prices also help contribute to the cooling of Phiact Visp from a rolling boil to a steady simmer. Full bellies are far less prone to rash action, after all.
>Snorting Swamps1. The simple dyst chips are used as a targeting system for a measure intended to halt the Tropian Naval Front. Small swamp speeders are filled with simple MOAB shells upon pikes, the chip guides the rudder, directing the payload towards the marked via jungie diver with radio emitters. The mass of the simple craft are sent to disable the movement of the ships, to let the artillery Division clean up.2. In these times of great strife, the Jungies reproductive systems large litters and brief gestation may play a role in their defense of their species and land. The Jungie Government is offering the position of Breeder, and the Pigpen and Training Yard are soon built, with one's offspring immediately being children of the state, whose lives will be dedicated to training in defense of the nation.With the loss of much of the Siderian Wall, the nation needs new recruits to fill the void. The position of Breeder allows many destitute sows the opportunity to care for their family and have their needs met by the state.------END OF TURN 20------If you did not get your turn in, take 4 actions next time.
>>4347398> Boon: Damage the Veloxflumine Airport, with the Vanbergen Airport already under attack by demonic forces this should help drastically weaken the northern front especially as the Vaalie-Kopakonen Pact still control the seas and there is no major road leading to Veloxumine, hopefully allowing for an invasion of VK Pact forces of Veloxumine itself.> Action 1: Reinforcements to all FrontsSpend an action to send demonic reinforcements trough hell gates to the major 3 fronts: The EH Front, The Greanian Front and the Dvesillian Front. The Demons are hard to control, but will follow orders within the chain of command.> Action 2: I can BreefThe major atheist riots in Setlovia present themselves as a good opportunity, especially with the heavy handed response to them. Remaining infiltrators within the media are to selectively report on the Riots. If the rioters throw a molotov at cops, ignore that part only show how the power armored cops retaliate. Stoke hatred on both sides for one another. If any atheists are willing to commit terrorist acts supply them with the knowledge and tools to do so, do the same for any religious extremists. In fact if we managed to have a religious extremist lone-wolf ram a truck into an Atheist protest, that seems like the best thing we can do. Try to generally destabilize Setlovia and rile up the two factions within it against each other.
>>4347388>demonically reinforced offensiveA massive offensive by the combined forces of the libertines supported by legions of demons and air support from aeregata launch an assault on teramaja. It is a gamble by their forces in order to fully knock out the city of teramaja so that they will have no chance of recovering.Action 1:However the baron of teramaja, expecting the demons to be so callous and filled with over confidence had planned for this and had set a portion of the now depopulated eastern part of the city to be detonated using subterranean charges mixed with an advanced knowledge of the weaknesses and layout of city infrastructure. Thus when the demons and rebel forces met limited resistance in the eastern portion they rushed forth to try to conquer the city swiftly. The plan went swimmingly (for the baron), with a mere few hundred tons of tnt being used to collapse all of the weaker buildings and the slums bellow them. The collapse was rapid, going in a wave from the center of the city to its limits. The demons and their thralls had no time to react as massive buildings built over the course of the last 100 years finally gave way to time, war damages and tnt. The city was blanketed in a wave of accumulated dust, though nobody on the battlefield, not even the sandrats cared all that much for breathing, during this the dual alliance artillery and AA made swift work of the ground portions of the disoriented demonic forces.Afterwards a wave of infantry swept across the ruins, punching bullet holes and flames across all demons and traitors they found. Sadly teramaja had not gained full air superiority and most of the wind demons still remained, they had not been fully accounted for. Thus further havoc was reaped as air demons flooded into the better guarded portion of the city which had not been leveled, causing a break in the chain of supply and command in the defending forces which decimated their offensive capabilities.
>>4350132Action 2 + 3:The baron of iron had gained much from the war, as with carnage comes opportunity. Out of all the regions his had been almost untouched by the conflict and his coffers grew ever thicker, thus he decided that, in order to protect his wealth that he would invest in a previously neglected technology - entanglement transfusion tech. This technology utilized expensive entangled particles in order to dislodge soulons, and tests have shown demons to be particularly weak to such forces of energy.Thus intense research has begun on weaponizing this technology, utilizing powerful tesla generators mixed with dvesilian anti-entropy techniques in order to try to create weaponry capable of blasting the souls of its enemies, leaving nought but an empty husk of an organism or construct remaining. The technology is in its earliest stages, but given time it is hoped that it should turn the tide of the war... especially with those annoying wind demons breathing down the neck of teramaja, stopping them from doing anything. Action 4A major insurrection against deinsaikne begins lead by members of the free rad cults. Through connections from the inside the barony of oil the facility and fortress is taken and the baron himself is slain. Using guides obtained from demonic fighters across the world a purge of possessed members within the cult and its allies is partaken in, strengthening them against subversion and proving them to be a good thorn in the side of the demonic forces.
>>4347398With the Zuiverheid onthuller now capable of easy size, and with work quietly done on removing possession, it would be found that putting the symbol of Wunibald, a wave within a circle representing the moon, seemed to work on keeping the first test subject alive. Naturally, the person in question would be given an explanation on what had happened, and be allowed to continue life normally after. However, this lead to a interesting question, was it just Wunibald's symbol, or all symbols? Of course, while this technically wasn't supposed to be allowed, a few would test this out by making a symbol of Waltraud, a grand tree of oak behind a bright sun. This too would seem to work. Naturally, this lead to an interesting question, as the Weg der Götter/Pad van de goden was not really followed outside of the Empire and the territories directly north, such as Nordisenmåte or Vaalië, and so, the symbols of other faiths would be tried, specifically those of the Setlovian's and the Federations faiths, and they too would work. Naturally, this information would be swiftly shared to both the Federation and Setlovia, so that their possessed population could safely have exorcism's preformed, additionally, the Zuiverheid onthuller would also be sold to both to aid their efforts. Additionally, the Geestenbezweerder Program would end with a special task force of agents made to deal with possession cases and finding the possessed.With this, elections would be able to be held again soon. However, for now, it was key to heed the words of the Kriegsmäid. It would naturally be a bit of a debate between the Military heads themselves among each other and the varying heads of government, mainly the Kaiser given the circumstances, on how to divert funding now that the Geestenbezweerder Program was finished. After a fair bit of debate, Irma and the army would win out, seeing how the Airforce was already given more than their fair share of attention, and the Navy not being so key for much more than breaking the blockade. As such, the Army would be given top priority, followed by the Navy, and then the Air force, the latter of which Brunhild wouldn't be too happy about, especially upon hearing that some of the funds went to making Helicopters, something Brunhild for some time has tried to get under the air forces jurisdiction as opposed to the armies.The funds in question would be given and utilized in the work on two key projects. Creating a Panzer LVII "Bär" D, and work on what would be called the Vugteveen H.XIV "Kolibrie". The former project was made to further improve the Bär's speed and firepower, while the latter was an attack helicopter designed to be fast and a good tank killer, along with holding its own quite well against any other helicopters. Naturally, this would serve to fill a major roll in ground support that the Empire had been, well, lacking in to say the least for some time. Regardless, these new weapons would be key for winning the war.
>>4351494>Action One. Work on the Panzer LVII "Bär" D.>Action Two. Work on the Vugteveen H.XIV "Kolibrie"
>>4350135I wish the slaying of the Baron to be at least rolled for, seems unfair considering it was not easy to get him possessed.Definitely contesting this.
>>4350135>>4351537addendum: the baron of oil is alive and well and is leading deinsaikne (where his newer fortress-livingspace his). I forgot that he owned both of those things. The one he put in charge of the oil fields however is dead although he had no real power of influence outside of operating the oilfields
>>43474001.In the brutal chaos of the Demonic War, the essential quality for many weapons of the swamp is not only reliability, but also ease of repair. Standardized parts for artillery pieces, ship motors, and small arms become common and stockpiled once churned out by the munitions factory of the swamp, many of these new parts heading to the eastern naval front, to keep the Artillery pieces fielded still operating.2.It's a great risk, but one that must be taken, by crane the few tanks in the Swamp's possession are lifted onto the flat open cars of the train station, along with milita company they are to disembark on the south side of the river before contact with the Tropian infantry, in a suprise rush to hopefully protect the southern Artillery emplacement, the 2 artillery Divisions begin shelling the Tropians on the northern side of the river to hopefully cover this gambit.
>>4347398>1: expand bordersThat mountain over there, just to the south. As far as we know, it belongs to no-one. Our explorers are sent around its premises, and to its peak to make sure that it is truly uninhabited. If that's the case, we would like to claim this mountain. It could hold many valuable things for our people, such as resources, or a nice vacation spot.>2: a settlement around the southern riverA river that runs through the hills, and all the way out to the ocean. What a perfect place to put a city, or large settlement. Right where the river ends, and the ocean starts, will support the city's needs. Fishing would seem to be quite the popular sport, as well as lifestyle.The town will be named after the river, Aiten Bara, meaning great snake. Aiten Bara City.We hope that these new places to go will offer our people more wiggle-room. Not only for their mentalities, but for the rest of us, who wish to stay put.
>1:Strategic carpet bombin' with the good ol' smell of napalmthe Final Fortress would keep assaulting the sandrat cities with its Laser weapons , as atleast 1 squadron of XB-00 (aka 6) followed by 12 ADF-11F are directly deployed from the Final fortress, as the XB-00's would drop their payload on the city still, 20 Armored Cores are also airdropped down toward sandrat city too.>2. Technological refinementI.S.A.F began to refine technologicaly the XB-01, by improving the airframe and thus technology, so it can carry potentially more aircrafts and even have a somewhat limited bomb bay.
TURN 21>>4347564Kabal of Gehenna(Army, Riots)The Demonic attack on Veloxiflume damages the airport severely, giving allied forces some muc needed breathing room.The Kabal once again searches its reserves, only to find them empty. The tide of demonic infantry across the globe has totally exhausted the world’s supply of minor demons. The recruitment process must begin again, and for now the Kabal puts its efforts towards that, rebuilding its reserves behind the scenes.The work on tipping Setlovia over the edge is beginning to encounter headwinds as the Setlovians crack down on the ongoing protests. However, the demons’ efforts do net them a significant presence in the newly built city of Aiten Bara, from which future attempts at sabotage can be based. >>4350132Dvesalians(+3 OFF)[Boon] The Baron of Iron wakes with a start. For the past week, his research into soulon dislodgement had ground nearly to a halt. Confounding observations and hidden variables had forced him to all but give up his attempts at piercing the issue. But like a bolt of lightning, the obscuring mists had parted, giving way to the shining clarity of understanding. He rushed from his sleeping chambers half-clothed to test his findings.With the final piece of the puzzle discovered, the Dvesalians are able to implement their findings into anti-soulon weaponry. The first iteration of these weapons are short-range, shotgun-style beam guns that fire pulses of soulon-displacing energy across wide ranges. Thanks to the implementation of Tesla Tech, the weaponry has no issues with power generation. Rather, the “magazines” are actually canisters of liquid xenon, purchased from the Ingashe through proxy companies and used to cool the gain medium.>>4351494>Eisenkrone-Helderezee Empire(Tanks+Helicopters)(+1 OFF, +1 SPD)The research into the runes shows that the symbol applied must be that of the dominant faith in the room. The protective effect seems to be fueled by belief, though the exact mechanism that makes this possible remains elusive. All that is certain is that the effectiveness of the exorcism is greatest when subject, casters, and symbol are all aligned.The Type D’s take the racing tank frames of the Type Cs and strap on an even larger engine and main gun. If the Type C is a cheetah, the Type D is more of a Lion: slow but lethal, especially in packs.The Reich has never put much stock in CAS, preferring to focus on traditional land and air supremacy. Now, however, the developments on the northern front necessitate a change in thinking. The Kolibrie is a more than capable entry into the field, capable of devastating ground forces as well as providing fire support to specialist teams.
>>4351709>Snorting SwampsOnce again, the Jungies thank the swamp for their natural-born laziness. Rather than custom building parts for their weapons, Jungie engineers had long ago begun repurposing old off-the-shelf parts for their military creations. As a result, domestic manufacturing can quite easily be retooled to begin producing new weaponry. The first results of this manufacturing are composed into the 3rd Artillery, deployed to support its ailing comrades in the east.The final touches on the tanks complete, the Swamps begin their desperate gambit. See battlescapes for the full outcome.>>4354572>Setlovia (expansion, new city)Aiten Bara, the city without Deika. The new frontier serves as a sort of pressure release for the nation, allowing those who no longer trust the government to flee to less governed pastures. The government of the new regions is similarly libertarian, countenancing a wide variety of views and activities that would be cracked down upon anywhere else in the country. >>4356554>ISAFThe XB-1 improvements bear fruit as the flying ships increase in size, allowing the carriers to carry nearly double the number of aircraft.------END OF TURN 21------
>>4347388>Nation Name: Hundred Hands>Race: Asura>Government: One head to lead, supported by the eight strongest Asura>Motto: "All within our arms/hamaaree baahon ke bheetar">Lore: The Asura were created by a research company called Asura Corp. The intention was to find a way to regrow limbs and sell it as a medical service. The first series of experiments had unintended side effects. The subjects would grow extra arms and the regrowth factor was slower than anticipated. The scientists were on the brink of developing a factor to control the growth of additional limbs, however this wouldn't come to fruition. The security protocol was lacking and one Asura would free the rest, it was a swift and bloody takeover but the Asura conquered without casualty to them.The Asura are physically strong and their self healing capacity is superior to the human baseline. They commonly have four arms, but there are asura with only three arms and some asura with more than four arms. They aren't limited to growing just arms and some have extra legs or another head. The Asura with additional legs are largely considered defects in Asura society as they have a history of being clumsy and unbalanced. An Asuras pride is its many arms and the ones with the most arms are cherished beyond others. The rarest defect is an additional head however this is the most powerful as they have the full benefits of two minds in one body, due to this they often end up in positions of leadership, with the smartest leading the nation.>Capital Starting Location: South East Desert
>>4358339>Starting Turns:Turn 0 - Found Capital City, DevasfallTurns 1 and 2 - Claim mountains and surrounding lands (Expand)Turn 3 and 4 - Found cities Nataraja and ShaktiTurn 5 - Restore the laboratoryTurn 6 - Construct a hospital in the capitalTurn 7 - Construct a military base to protect our landsTurn 8 - Construct a steam turbine power plantTurn 9 - Construct a gym facility in the capitalTurn 10 - Construct a mine in the mountainsTurn 11 - Construct an arms and munitions factoryTurn 12 - Improve on explosive weapons designTurn 13-15 - Develop combat enhancement drug
>>4358191With the time having come, the elections to replace the many people who died in the great parliamentary massacre would be done. Of course, this was lead up to and took some time, but they'd be able to go without a hitch, especially seeing as any would be demons possessing our parliamentarians wouldn't be able to do so anymore, and instead would simply be tranquilized and the parasite inside them removed. Regardless, things going back to normal on the civilian side of things would certainly be helpful to maintaining the empire, and obviously, more campaigns to try and raise awareness on the dangers of demons would certainly be done. Even so, while the world around the Empire seemed to struggle, it was relieving that the Empire itself was still able to continue as normal, even if forced into this war. Unfortunately, that war would have consequences.Merendaalbant Romke Vanbergen Airport and Auxilium Castus Airport have come under attack by demons. Naturally it was only a matter of time before they would come, especially given the work the Empire had done to successfully save the possessed without killing them. But the Empire wouldn't simply sit idle and let their airports which were their main stable of international trade at this stage, fall and falter. Military response was needed, both to find where the demons were coming from and any potential forward operating bases they may have had, and to simply remove them and their terrorist allies who flew on their birds all the way down here...Clearly they didn't learn from the first time what happens when one messes with the Empire. Irma Raedler would be in charge of the infantry and helicopters in the area, and her response would be just as swift as Brunhilde's and the airforce's, mostly due to the fact that the air force was mostly tied up north or particularly far south. Still, there were plenty of aircraft in the empire, and many squadrons of pilots. Once this threat to the empire is dealt with, focus can turn to the north and deal with the the Tyrant up there...Though, there was some thought in regards to him...Was he possessed or was he truly mad and careless? A interesting question that'd have to be asked in the future...>Action One. Let freedom ring. Lift the state of emergency and run safe, non infiltrated elections.>Action Two. Remove the thorn and protect our airports.
>>4358191A short one.> Action 1&2: InterconnectionFor some reason the endless hordes of hell are suddenly not endless anymore. Thus we need to make do with what we have. Connect the Psaneii hell-gate with the Dvesillian and Greanian Hellgate so we can have supplies and reinforcements go there at supersonic speeds!Retrieve wounded quicker, send new recruits faster. Switch around soldiers on fronts whichever front needs them more. Keep this war going until hell chooses to help us again!
>>4358339shortie too>Action 1with the recent destruction of uhh... sandrat city , T-47's are airdropped ,as the nearby area and thus sandrat city is 'claimed'.>Action 2with the destruction of sandrat city , the Final fortress returned toward that carrier group near that island.
>>43581931.These demons keep blocking out transmissions, reducing our effectiveness in the field. A method utilizing shortband waves bounced between dyst chips in heavy pigpack to translate the transmission into audio. Military superiors recieve these first, as militia move to ambush the the isolated Northern Tropian infantry. Meanwhile the 2 artillery divisions work with the tanks in radio to push the line through the infantry on their side.2.With our prolific curiosity and abundant plastic, it was bound to happen. C-4 opens many doors indeed. >Plastics facility begins producing C-4 as munitions.
>>4358193>1: tell the truthThe country has finally ceased its rage, patiently waiting for the word of its government. It has been keeping secrets from its people, but in the dawn of great riots, it has learned its lesson. First, all evidence of demonic interference will be released to the public, online, by radio, and by television broadcast. This will include any and all evidence we had against mihau, as well as his death. Of course, upon broadcasting his death, we will state that a certain other nation has been dealing with the exact same problem in their people; a presence of something that is abnormal. In partnership with the Eisenkrone-Helderezee Empire, we have developed a way to more safely rid people of demonic possession. The use of any holy symbol, no matter the religion, marked on the forehead of a possessed in individual will allow holy priests of any sort to perform an exorcism, and rid the body of its demonic presence. Though there is a small risk involved, we are dealing with real demons here. Not to mention, it is unlikely for someone who was falsely accused of being demonically possessed to die in the process, but we do not yet know for sure. Due to the way Mihau praised the snake people during his talk-show, we believe that they are somehow connected to the presences that our people may be holding. More importantly, we apologize for our lack of clearance, but the state of the country, as well as our uncertainty on the topic, would have led us to panic greater than what we had seen not long ago.
>>4363958>>4358193>2: deploy more gladiatorsEven though they may be few, we'll need all the help we can get. This could either go very well, or it could end terribly. They are given the same orders as last time.
>>4356554The Libertarian Faction sends a representative (looks like a mix of mars rover and tank clearly not flesh based)The Libertarians wish to Purchase I.S.A.F machines, hire mercenaries and wish for an alliance with the Mechanical hivemind so they can eradicate all life together.
>>4358191Action 1:In order to tighten his hold on the divided and disloyal population the baron of deinsaikne starts a mass possession program using the hell battery. After fully converting the dvesilian mercenaries under his control he goes on the offensive into the anarchic city, making sure that everybody he can get is possessed alongside using the demons generated by the portal to break any bastions within his city. The program even extends outside of the city with many a individual or small group of demon being sent alongside minor demons in order to possess those on the fringes of civilization. Action 2:With a massive amount of the population converted it only makes sense that this evil mass does something, thus the entire possessed population is mobilized for wartime production. Everybody must contribute, small factories rise up even in rural areas while voluntary conscription to the deinsaikne army breaks record after record.The demons and their slaves will not give up on this war so easily. >northern frontThe battles on the border between aeregata have lessened considerably, and with this extra leeway the free confederation discusses its future plans. The force built up is quite respectable, and this demonic incursion by the aeregatans has been quite the tedium and threat. Thus intense debate on entering the war is partaken, on the one hand the barons (being the ancients they are) are probably personally trustworthy and are not demonic, on the other hand demonic technologies and the benefits of possession are rife, and many claim to play devils advocate when they say that perhaps compliance with the demons is the way to go.
>>4364077>revolutionary frontWith the devestation at teramaja only the true demonic forces remained, and they have wretched havoc. A wind demon is a fickle thing and very hard to even spot even while using finer sensory equipment. But the introduction of SD (soulon displacement) weaponry has turned the tide. Though rushed into production and with limited ammunition the few assault class (a bit bigger than an assault rifle up to a machine gun size) and heavy class (bigger than a machine gun up to an artillery piece) piece produced prove highly effective against demonic forces. They are best used against pure demons and demon infused objects as they lack the tethers of possessed, while possessed dvesilians are next in line for damage dealt due to the weakness in dvesilian soul structures. Other possessed come next with far less damage being done to the actual creature and if calibrated correctly it could potentially be used for relatively safe depossession. But the other effects of it (burns, minor irradiation) make it ineffective in its current state at that job. The wind demons are forced into a general retreat, as they are selfish creatures who prefer to not be shattered to the wind. A side effect of this weaponry has become apparent, demons who are displaced using it cause demonic residue to build up in the surrounding areas which makes it dangerous due to the possibility of demonic reformation into smaller but still offensive entities.>deinsaikne frontThe southern front is stagnant, though demonic incursions do occur in order to disrupt supply lines>deinsaikne homefrontThe rebels in the city flee to the recaptured fortress of oil. Soon deinsaikne will be almost utterly compromised. Purges begin in the oil fortress as possession paranoia sets in, nobody knows whos uncompromized anymore. Thus destructions are prevalent even at the top.
1. Expand south2. Improve small arms
>>4358191>diplo>mountain warbandFor many years the mountain warband has lived in peace on the refuge mountain where they now live. Despite occasional difficulties between us we have lived in a gentle harmony.But now we are threatened and the gift of a peaceful abode for your people to use may soon fall. The barons who previously cooperated with you are on the brink of destruction, so we desire aid, your harpies are fine airsupport and we do have access to some currently useless stores of preserved food which could be given over. But that is not the only payment. We can offer access to spoils of war, new high quality metal for the tribes, otherwise hard to come by electrical components and exotic substances utilized by them. We can also offer our remaining supply of radioactive materials as they are of no use to us.If you believe us to be losing you can make a fat profit off of this war and then use your wealth to raid elsewhere.If you think we are going to win you can make a fat profit and keep your home as they desire to subjugate and enslave all, and we assume that your free race does not like being enslaved.
TURN 22>>4358339>AsuraAs the dyst begin to decay, a new race of synthetic beings enter the world. The Asura are a proud race, and all too aware of the discrimination they face from the lesser races. Though the lands they settle are parched, their unique biology enables the Asura to turn what was once their own personal hell into a paradise where their people can walk, exercise, and live in harmony, free from persecution and disdain. The first unique product of the Asura, Stim-Mist is a reformulation of the chemicals which created them in the first place, along with a few proprietary stimulants tossed in for good measure. When users inhale the slightly-sweet smelling mist, they receive boosts to energy, stamina, and recovery time. Just don’t use too much at once, okay?The Lone Peak Mine is a decidedly analog affair. The enormous magnetic field the mountain generates induces a charge in just about anything metal, frying any machinery or computers within a mile of the place. The mineral richness of the place more than justifies the extra work, though--just a couple hundred feet under bedrock is a wall of almost pure magnetite, requiring only minimal refining to be transformed into pure, strong iron.With the natural abundance of iron oxides, thermite and its siblings are a natural component of the Asuran arsenal. Agniastra (lit. “fire weapon”) is a traditional martial art, combing the use of small amounts of thermite with leather slings to ignite fires and sparking disarray among one’s enemies. As the Asuran military came into the modern age, this practice has been standardized and taught widely, and now thermite grenades are a standard part of the modern soldier’s weaponry.>>4360701>Eisenkrone-Helderezee EmpireTo run an election in such uncertain times is a risk to be sure, but the Reich’s highest echelons understand that it is necessary. The people need faith, they need certainty that the Reich’s government and way of life can continue. This election is both a return to normal and a sign of strength. That is why, even as their airports burn and the enemy throngs on every side, the people of the Eisenkrone-Helderezee Empire partake in their most fundamental right and responsibility and line up at polling places across the nation to cast their ballots.A pair of Infantry regiments, drawn from the northern front, are accompanied by 3 divisions of helicopters.>>4360992>Kabal of Gehenna(2x railroads)Every war is won and lost with logistics. Knowing this, the demons undertake an enormous infrastructure project, connecting three hellgates together with railroads.
>>4362773ISAFAs the Fortress returns back to its original target, the troops and planes aboard are refitted and repaired. >>4363584>Snorting SwampsSnortwave radios are larger and more bulky due to their nature, and would be even more bulky were it not for the dystian microchips they use in place of traditional processors. Dedicated radio operators are known as hedgehogs for the bristling antenna that protrude from their backs as they transmit messages.The RDX normally used in plastic explosives is a toxic, unstable compound which must be handled carefully at every stage. It’s successor, OBX(Oil Based eXplosive), is significantly more stable and cheaper, as well as providing an increase in explosive power due to the reduced need for plasticizers.>>4363958>SetloviaThe protests and their associated violence continues to decline, due in no small part to the escape-valve effect of Aiten Bara. The released videos do little to convince die-hard atheists, but they muddy the waters enough to confuse the average citizen into retreating from the matter entirely. Continued enforcement of the nationwide curfew also helps to tamp down low-level violence, as do the many gladiators now openly patrolling the streets of Setlovia. >>4364281>SRIConsolidation of the trigger mechanism and an innovative new manufacturing process allows the Volkiy Rifle to reach new heights in both affordability and reliability. Its chamber is made very slightly larger, enough so that soldiers can pick up and use Tropian ammunition, but their adversaries cannot do the same.>>4364077>Dvesilians A pair of “factories” pop up outside of Deisakne, though in truth these are not buildings, but merely large fields where possessed people work themselves quite literally to the bone to supply the war effort. The demons possessing the unfortunate souls care little for the condition of their hosts, who are sent off to pad the front lines once they are totally used up. The few Deisakne who manage to escape possession flee to the north, taking their tales of horrific conditions and demonic possession with them.>Diplo: Mountain WarbandA long period of silence follows after the diplomat's proclamation. Finally, the Di-Di Warchief sighs, her shoulders drooping. "Yes, we are bound to you by the harmony we have maintained for so long. But the bonds we have to our sister-tribes, those are far stronger and deeply-rooted. I cannot make war against our people's allies. I am sorry."------END OF TURN 22------
Correction on the map.
>>4366739> Action 1: Military Industrial ComplexBuild another factory close to our capital. We need to be able to produce weapons, tanks and planes at a higher rate.> Action 2:Project GehennafloraThe fact that Dvesillians learned to create devices which scatter Demons is worrying, as such we need to desinsentivise it. Any looted pieces of that technology are experimented upon based of the Automatic Demon Possession Device. What is the result? The Resonancer. The Minor scattered Demon particles are to be made to possess minor Soulon deposits like grass, insects and etc. Things to minor for Demons to possess. Transforming the local ecosystem into a Demonic hellscape.
>>4366732Ah, also so It's not that I didn't mention it. I wish to get as many possessed candidates into parliament as possible with the EH election.If someone is running against a possessed politician and looks like they might win have them be killed. Wouldn't be anything unusual to happen in War Times.
>>4366732The Asuran military is strong but outnumbered by the forces of our potential enemies. There are multiple approaches that could give our military an edge in engagements. The first approach being to increase soldiers, but even then we would still be faced with a numerical disadvantage. We decided to go for the second approach, mobility. The engineering department was tasked with adapting a rocket thruster to be used on aircraft to increase the speed of our aircraft for rapid deployment times. If the technology is proven feasible then our airforces are to be retrofitted. In the background scientists are inspired by the Lone Peak magnetic field, attempting to generate and test potent magnetic fields within the lab. They have many theories and potential applications for the usage of electromagnetic force, such as for hovercraft, a new means of propulsion and of course in scientific devices.> 1. Design a vehicular thruster for aircraft> 2. Attempt to generate potent magnetic fields in laboratory conditions
>>4364281Greetings soviet.Our people are trying to eke out an existence in the southern desert, we realised your republic is pretty close. We want to establish diplomatic relations and avoid clashing in the near future. Are you capable of video calling on your end?-A, head of Hundred Hands>Okarafor diploAce pilot and fifth hand of the main government body, the one who received the title of Vayu for his finesse with aerial equipment, capable of elegantly dancing in the sky with his fightercraft. He is sent north in hopes to establish relations with the city of Okarafor
>>4366739>diplo - mountain warbandAfter a few seconds of communications between the diplomat and his master's a farwell is said>very well, let us hope neither of us come to regret this. Farewell, and may this mutual non-aggression agreement continue into the far future>the northAfter images and accounts of the conditions the civilians of deinsaikne are living under are facing the administrative council of the free alliance makes a declaration - they shall declare for the side of the dual barons, not because they like their rule or want to rejoin regular economic relations with them but because the evils of the demons are far greater.They state that though the barons treat their stock poorly they at least afford them some rights and privileges. But these demons? They treat their stock worse than the lowest of animals, and they can never stand for that.Thus the self defense force they had put together, alongside civilian militias with some basic anti-demon training are levied under the banner of the Free Armies of Dvesilia, under a voluntary command structure organized by a few skilled tacticians who had studied the war with the demons since its inception. Thus they march on aeregata, the nearest demon home and the source of many of the aircraft which harass non-corrupted forces and had previously had an army of invading demons originate from it, alongside this event many isolated localities around the border of libertine control declare independence from the demonic libertines. Though a few of them were revealed to have been demonic tricks most of them were in fact pure, thus a force is sent that way as well. (the demons had not fully anticipated such a strong response with such brevity thus they had stationed few forces along the border, using their tried and true tactic of threatening their vassals into submission)>the heart regionThough the attempt to call on the bird borne acquaintances failed much has transpired in the heart region.The anti-demonic offensive in the city has been largely a success, with only a few areas of high demonic presence remaining, strict measures are implemented when dealing with demonically cursed areas, civilians are banned from known areas even within the zone of control and all civilians are banned form recently resecured areas. In the wake of the demonic offensive a large number of refugees have fled to the iron baron, where they find safety and work in the industry that goes on there.
>>4370030With increased supplies and "recruits" the deinsaikne armies make a lightning offensive at the coal baron's hideout, with troops siphoned from it due to the situation in teramaja the facilities are captured and the coal supplies are tainted by demonic energies. This is done through the use of a few captured anti-demon soul weapons which is used on demons who have been deemed weak, these spiteful things have now been scattered throughout deposits and into the dirt, ruining the area. However the dvesilian creation facilities which do exist at the location are found to have been hastily cannibalized by alliance forces as fear of the demonic invasion had prompted much of the supplies of the coal barony to be moved north. The rebel hideouts in lilismaja have now been essentially eradicated, thanks to alliance efforts and the few anti-demonic pieces which made their way to the city.The electrical facilities are now under great threat, as the demonic forces turn their attention towards the primary power source of lilismaja. >Action 1:establish a general metal goods factory across the dam by lilismaja, with rebel forces almost completely gone the time is nigh to up production in the face of the threats from the south.>southern regionpossessed and tainted dvesilians now march across deinsaikne with their demon allies, securing the region nearly in its entirety. Though pockets of resistance and neutrality remain most of the important parts are now under full demonic control. The seemingly last true bastion of anti-demon resistance now lies in the former oil barony, which through airdropped parts and codded messages sent from the dual barony now has a limited dvesilian production and more importantly the capability to utilize all of the designs invented for the war, allowing them the ability to raid around the fortress or flee it if push comes to shove. >Action 2:The former oil barony is fortified considerably, with intense labor being put in so that it should be able to withstand most demonic attacks. >>4367031Diplo - AsuraThe dual barony's send a warning to asura.>we understand that your nation may have been isolated from international events over the past few decades but we warn you, do not consort with demonic forces. Please be aware that all communists are demonic puppets who are at best willfully ignorant of the atrocities that the demons comit, and on top of that they have allowed the abominable intelligence in the southern ocean free reign to rise in power.We ask that you at least declare isolation from these powers, though if you wish that your children dont become the carnal toys of incredible evils that you join us and declare yourselves in opposition to the evil which threatens this world. We can offer you incredible industry and advanced (and non-evil) technologies, they only offer a future of slavery under cruel and depraved masters.
>>4370040Greetings Dvesilian,You are correct that we lack information, our archives are outdated and a lot has changed over these years. The only mention our archives have of demons is in myth. Our archives also have no mention of your nation though.A clear future for our people is the goal of this council. We request that you share information of this demonic threat and what dangers it entails our lands. Provide us this information and we will consider co-operation with your people.-Indra, right hand of the council
>>4370452Please consider gaining access to the world wide web.But we will give a tl;dr on the current situation:We are the dvesilians, we are soul bearing metal minds incased in chassis which give us movement and most of our senses, we are currently fighting a war against demonically possessed kin.To our north is the Eisenkrone-Helderezee Empire, a fusion of monarchy and democracy which is fighting against demonic forces as well.South of us are the machines, they are horrifying abominations whose purpose seems to be to destroy all life, which is honestly typical of any AI. They only rose to prominence because we were distracted by the demons. To our SE is a small empire of sickly humans, they are behind many of the biological augmentations which have proliferated however they have entered an era of isolation likely in response to the attack of the machines. To our immediate east is the darklands - that is the place where the demons first came from.SE of the darklands is the communist tyranny closest to you, do not trust them or any communist, they consort and are likely all possessed by demons. Bellow them is an obscure city state, surprisingly it has not been subverted as far as we know. Be weary around them anyhow.Above the communists closest to you is tropios, a dual city state which destroyed its neighbor via demonic support. Bordering the dark lands in the north is the "snorting swamps", a former nice nation who made good movies who since have been taken over by demonic communists (calling communists demonic is a misnomer because all communists are demonic)North of them is setlovia, a religious nation being subverted by demonic communist atheists. Although many of the atheists are as of yet unaware that they probably believe what they do because of demons.Nestled in the far north between the dual monarchy and setlovia is graenia, a nation which has not been subverted but also is jealously isolationist.The final nation, to our NE is tawar, also a formerly nice place however it is as of yet not fully taken over by demons as far as we can tell. Though they to are embroiled in a civil warMost of the city states are demon controlled, you can tell which ones are obviously demonic by whether or not they have a hellgate within them
>>4366732With the current war, something clear that has been made to the Empire is that Logistics need to be improved. Not only for the movement of troops and their weapons and ammunition, but of the raw materials to make those weapons and ammo. Of course, all work to infrastructure would be carefully protected in the north, due to the potential of an attack, but in the south near Stilleswasser their work would be able to be done with less security. Of course there were a number of key goals at the moment that needed to be achieved soon by the empire. Firstly, was the securing and repairing of the airports, one of which was simply in need of repair rather than recapture. But, the International airport would be secured in short order, and repairs could be conducted and finished shortly, though the former was prioritized before special effort to the latter would be done. The new highways could certainly work as airfields until the repairs to the runway are finished. Still, there were other key goals, such as dealing with the northern threat, and finding the source of these deep raids into Empire land, as quite clearly they didn't come through the lands of Nordisenmåte. Lastly, the sea would need to be cleared of submarines and the Kopakonen taught their lesson for joining the totalitarian aggressor known as Vaalië in such a war. However, something that has been made clear in combat on the ground in the past is that the Empire's equipment for basic infantry has shown to be unsatisfactory. Most of the effort the Empire had given was to the knights of the sky or the mechanical cavalry on the ground. Very little effort was given to the basic equipment soldiers had, in fact the training for even the lowest foot soldiers arguably was given more effort. As such, more reliable, accurate, and powerful guns would be required, as would better explosives, be it charges for an ambush, infantry portable anti tank or air missiles, or even the humble grenade. All needed to have work done to them, starting with the guns themselves. In due time however, could the work on the other parts of their equipment have effort put to it.Regardless, Irma and the Army were in quite the good position...Hopefully the politicians that were elected don't decide to change the Kaiser's decision with how much of the funding of the military goes to what branch. Then again, at the very least, if there is a change in course, it was unlikely they slash army funding the most and give more to the navy than the Army given the current situation...Brunhilde meanwhile, would speak with a few in the aeronautical industry...If they could make something big, they might just secure a bit of extra funding in the near future.>Action One. Road network expansion.>Action Two. Improved Infantry Equipment.
>1: investigate the serpentfolkThere's something strange going on over there. In any way possible, we need to get more information on these serpentfolk. Are they allies of the demons which inhabit our nation's poor souls, or are they the demons themselves? We'll need to do some serious undercover work. More importantly, it should also be covertly filmed.>2: ask for helpOnce more, we ask Deika for help. Not just out of wonderment and research, but out of further despiration. Our people do not care for their own faith, and we need help in turning them around.(Emanations?)>Global diplo: ask pretty much everyone if they also have an issue with demonic possession, and how they're dealing with it.
>>43667391.As the Tropians fortify their positions, the militia move in a wide flank, seeking to try and plant explosives behind the Tropian positions. Once the militia withdraw back to front of the Tropian line, the artillery Division begins their salvos, while the militia waits for the men to route, to let them flee into the rigged swamp of death.2.In the main lakes of the swamp, the beginnings of a purification station begin. Should the dam crumble, the hydration of Porcipolis is of upmost importance.
>>4366739>Action 1: Heavy Multirole aircraftWith the victory over the sandrats , it is clear that if I.S.A.F want to continue to extend ,it would need transports , the XB-00 could work but its simply not suited for it due of being one of the few I.S.A.F aerial vehicles still using landing gears , thus from its memory bank the XB-02 was 'reborn'... a large XB-00 sized multirole aircraft , capable of VTOL landing and thus transport , it is also capable of intercontinetal flights... thus it can also act as either a heavy bomber , gunship or a 'aerial carrie' though it can carry only one ADF-01 Falken due of a much smaller bomb bay... atleast it can go supersonic (Mach 1.2) and is more limited to 4 30MM autocannons (non laser) turrets.>Action 2: threat detectedwith the 'annexation' of sandtrap city... I.S.A.F would detect unknown entities near 'sandtrap city' and thus 2 ADF-01 are sent to identify whatever the hell it is (desert warband).>>4363985>Diploit is infact the first 'outside contact' that I.S.A.F had , as the large T-47's simply looked at eachothers... nothing was for sale not mercenaries... but I.S.A.F was give temporarely 2 ADF-11F and 3 IKARUGA's and 1 Armored core and 2 T-47's with 1 XB-00 for one mission , after said mission they will simply return into I.S.A.F territory.
>>4373216The Mechanical hivemind is thanked, the units are if possible going to be returned.Any captured technology will be shared as well.
>>4373285good, said tech will be reverse engineered if required.
>>4366739Ignore these posts, reposting with edits for convenience's sake >>4370030>>4370040that is all from that, i will now rewrite and repost this
>>4370040with the exception of the diplo with asura, thats still full canon
>>4366739*(the map stays the same, the full effects of these changes will be felt next turn)*>diplo - mountain warbandAfter a few seconds of communications between the diplomat and his master's a farewell is said>very well, let us hope neither of us come to regret this. Farewell, and may this mutual non-aggression agreement continue into the far future>the northAfter images and accounts of the conditions the civilians of deinsaikne are living under, the administrative council of the free alliance makes a declaration - they shall declare for the side of the dual barons, not because they like their rule or want to rejoin regular economic relations with them but because the evils of the demons are far greater.They state that though the barons treat their stock poorly but that they at least afford them some rights and privileges. But these demons? They treat their stock worse than the lowest of animals, and the council can never stand for that.Thus the self defense force they had put together, alongside civilian militias with some basic anti-demon training are levied under the banner of the Free Armies of Dvesilia, under a voluntary command structure organized by a few skilled tacticians who had studied the war with the demons since its inception.Thus they march on aeregata, the nearest demon home and the source of many of the aircraft which harass non-corrupted forces and had previously had an army of invading demons originate from it, alongside this event many isolated localities around the border of libertine control declare independence from the demonic libertines. Though a few of them were revealed to have been demonic tricks most of them were in fact pure, thus a force is sent that way as well. (the demons had not fully anticipated such a strong response with such brevity thus they had stationed few forces along the border, using their tried and true tactic of threatening their vassals into submission)>the heart regionThough the attempt to call on the bird borne acquaintances failed much has transpired in the heart region.The anti-demonic offensive in the city has been largely a success, with only a few areas of high demonic presence remaining, strict measures are implemented when dealing with demonically cursed areas, civilians are banned from known areas even within the zone of control and all civilians are banned form recently resecured areas.In the wake of the demonic offensive a large number of refugees have fled to the iron baron, where they find safety and work in the industry that goes on there. Though strict regulations cause many to be rejected and forced back to their old home in Teramaja.Though soon it is revealed that a part of the demonic retreat was instead an attempt to consolidate their southern demonic barony, along with an attempt to stomp out the resistance which the radiation cults have put out.
>>4376600With increased supplies and "recruits" the deinsaikne armies make a lightning offensive at the coal baron's hideout (though orders came in to retreat they saw to much of an ample opportunity and decided to press onwards), with troops siphoned from it due to the situation in teramaja the facilities are captured and the coal supplies are tainted by demonic energies. This is done through the use of a few captured anti-demon soul weapons which are used on demons who have been deemed weak, these spiteful things have now been scattered throughout deposits and into the dirt, ruining the area. However the dvesilian creation facilities which do exist at the location are found to have been hastily cannibalized by alliance forces as fear of the demonic invasion had prompted much of the supplies of the coal barony to be moved north.The rebel hideouts in lilismaja have now been essentially eradicated, thanks to alliance efforts and the few anti-demonic pieces which made their way to the city.The electrical facilities are no longer under serious threat as demonic forces work to consolidate their territory and fully annex deinsaikne and its surrounding areas. >Action 1:establish a general metal goods factory across the dam by lilismaja, with rebel forces almost completely gone the time is nigh to up production in the face of the threats from the south.>southern regionpossessed and tainted dvesilians now march across deinsaikne with their demon allies, securing the region nearly in its entirety. Though pockets of resistance and neutrality remain most of the important parts are now under full demonic control. The seemingly last true bastion of anti-demon resistance now lies in the former oil barony, which through airdropped parts and codded messages sent from the dual barony now has a limited dvesilian production and more importantly the capability to utilize all of the designs invented for the war, allowing them the ability to raid around the fortress or flee it if push comes to shove. This increases their ability to defend themselves by a large margin. Though it means that if they are defeated these supplies could potentially come under enemy control. >Action 2:The former oil barony is fortified considerably, with intense labor being put in so that it should be able to withstand most demonic attacks. With the new wave of demons approaching they dig in and pray to whatever strange magics and deities they hold to. In this, they send out a new plea to the only god most can hold to possibly be true.
>>4363965From an obscure corner of the dvesilian civil war, a message is sent to (highest temple of the fire goddess) pleading for divine blessings and aid.For much time now dvesilians of the many cults of radiation have searched for the holy and divine within the soft and dangerous warmth of radioactive substances. Believing that there was an astute connection between the most holy soul and the force of radioactivity.But they have realized that the idols many of them have crafted or found in those slowly decaying things have been fruitless, for despite their taking of a might fortress they are still beset by forces of hell.But they were forged in fire, in mighty furnaces atop great flames. In flame they were born and in the flames of war they will die.Or worse...So the congregation, at least those who are not absolutely needed in guard positions is collected, and a great ceremony is had.Though mortal ears may hear silence, in the air is a great cacophony of chanting not through radiowaves produced by crude machines but through emanations of their very essense.They call, they call for aid from whomever listens.And they have called for the goddess of fire, that is why this message has been sent..........We call for your goddess, please, if she's willing we will pledge our very souls to her name, for all of the eternity we yet draw our metallic pulse. Deliver us, and we shall be more loyal than any others.
>>4376602REDO: >Action 2In the former oil barony most of those loyal to the rad cults collect in a makeshift temple of worship. But in their times of trial they need help, what they have is not enough to stem the tides of damnation.Thus they call out not through code but through the sounds their soulforms can produce.They pray for aid from whomever can deliver them, many are calling for the goddess of fire. Yet others call out for whomever listens to their pleas, they offer eternal service and in return they wish to survive the onslaught and to see the day when the demons are finally pushed back into their unholy pits. If it fails they work on fortifying as much as they can, but if it works they shall do whatever their savior bids of them.