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Hail, glorious leader! You are the rightful sovereign of this glorious land, through your firm but benevolent leadership you have advanced the people of this country. Although some foreign nations decry you as a dictator, you are loved and respected by your populace. Your military stand strong to defend this country, and your bureaucrats fair and just. Truly, it is by your immortal, Lich hands that this nation is great.

Or so it would seem.
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>>5326608
And yet, here you are, in one of the many fortified offices in your secret executive bunker slash catacomb network, wondering where it all went wrong. Documents litter your desk, reporting of troubles domestic or otherwise. While most of these reports are easily dismissable as hearsay, rumors, or enemy psyops, one is actually an executive order. A simple one, to appoint a new secretary for you. It's harmless enough, and you actually know the woman - she's loyal to you.

>SIGN THE ORDER WITH YOUR NAME
>□__________

(Contd.)
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>>5326610
As you put the order through the custom pneumatic cartridge system, you look toward your map wall and sigh. Your once-glorious country, now on the brink of ruin.

But there are four maps. Which one is yours?

>Bordec
A hilly and mountainous land, with temperate forests scattered between the villages and urban areas. Arable land is concentrated on the valleys and riverbanks. The land also forms a natural fortress around your capital, historically dissuading almost all invaders of this land. Abundance of mineral resources prop up your economy.

>Saint Charlotte
A small tropical island archipelago, dotted with volcanos and beaches. The biggest island from which the country's name derived from, Saint Charlotte island, is the agricultural center, while the other two bigger islands, Madrigal and Ellery island, contributes some mineral wealth. Plenty of sea-based resources such as fishing and offshore oil deposits around the archipelago, although your economy also benefited from a small number of tourists seeking pristine beaches.

>Zayyine
A desert nation of contrasts. On the east, the Kharei desert dominates the landscape, with what few settlements there huddling around oases. To the west, the Yaid river blesses its riverbanks with fertile land, and curses with its seasonal floods. Historically the economy had been propped up by agricultural exports of the west side, although in modern times oil deposits in the desert also greatly contributed to the economy.

>Paneira
A tropical equatorial country, most of its northwest side is dominated by the Baitros rainforest, from which the forestry and logging industry contributed a lot towards your economy. The Arepa river meanders through the center, creating a lush wetland and swamp to the south and fertile jungles on its riverbanks. Historically, the swamps had been the source of bog iron, but recently there's a pocket of oil detected under them. A mountain chain to the east became a natural border, supplying some mineral wealth.

>Which one is your country? (Each country has its own set of troubles, choose wisely)
>□ Bordec
>□ St. Charlotte
>□ Zayyine
>□ Paneira
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>>5326611
Paneira, time to take care of our banan republic.
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>>5326611
>□ St. Charlotte
WTF Indonesian Gentleman you absolute madman I like the last two options more in theory but I can't not vote for best(?) girl
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>>5326610
oh yeah
>LORD SAMUEL EVIL XII
heir of the illustrious Evil family
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>SAMUEL CHAINSAW EVIL XII JR. Sam for short.
>Paneira
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>>5326611
>Gaole
>Paneira
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>>5326610
>SAMUEL CHAINSAW
Without the fluff, leave the fluff for our speeches.
>Zayyine
I'm a bit divided between this and rainforest, but Egypt vibe is the best.
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>>5326611
>Paneira
WE'RE GOING TO BRAZIL!

p.s. what are these extra symbols in the vote options, I only see Unicode errors.
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>>5326714
They're just squares, they don't mean anything.
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>>5326610
>Samuel Chainsaw

>>5326611
>Zayyine
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>>5326714
>>5326731

I think they're theoretically boxes to tick/cross to signify them as a voting option.
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>>5326611
>Samuel Chainsaw
>Bordec
Bordec seems like the best choice, honestly...
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>>5326610
>Samuel Chainsaw
>>5326611
>Paneira
BR time
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OP I highly suggest investing in appropriate music, such as the OST of the Tropico games
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>>5326735
Seconded
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> Zayyine
Like most oil rich countries this is going to be hardcore mode.

As for a name apparently everybody just decided to go with Samuel Chainsaw
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>>5326796
But will he have a rogue older/younger half-brother named Bruce Boomstick?
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>>5326796
Look at this guy. He looks like if Skeletor was made during WW2. It's not the worst name for him.
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>>5326807
absolutely.
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>>5326631
Changing my vote for the location from Paneira to Zayyine. Let's go into denial (both kinds!)
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>>5326611
>Zayyine

>>5326610
Lord Samuel "Chainsaw Sam" Evil XII.
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>>5326610
The Real McCoy; nicknamed “Bones”

>>5326611
>Paneira
Would honestly prefer Bordec or Saint Charlotte, but the last thing I want is to play as a shitty desert nation.
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>>5326611
>Samuel Chainsaw
>Paneira
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>>5326611
>Bordec
Decimus Steinbrecher
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>>5326610
+1 to Samuel Evil, but I think it should be pronounced, like... "eh-VILLE".

>>5326611
Bordec.
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>>5326611
>BARON SAMUEL "CHAINSAW" E. VILLE IV, SAVIOR OF HUMANITY, MOST HIGH CUSTODIAN OF THE SACRED LAND, SOVREIGN RULER OF THE MOST SERENE LAND, AND CREATOR OF THE AUTOMOBILE.
>PANEIRA
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>>5326897
Oops nevermind
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>>5326611
>>□ Bordec

Can't vote. Doing it anyways.
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...So we're going to cut off our leg/arm/di*k/head and replace it with a chainsaw right?
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>>5327275
legs/arms*
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>>5327275
Why did you censor dick?
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>>5327289
I don't like posting swear words.
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>>5327275
The arm, maybe. He still has to have children, after all. Gotta get a successor.
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>>5327324
But... He's a lich.
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>>5327337
The thing about immortal people is that, by chance of probability, they always die
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>>5327348
If they die, then they're clearly not immortal, are they? Ageless would be a better word.
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>>5327348
I meant that he's a skeleton, and undead, and probably has no dick and can't reproduce.
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>>5327350
No, i meant Immortal. Immortal people die because of probability. If you live forever, then eventually something will happen that will take you out. It's a mathematical certainty
>>5327352
No idea, but he looks like he has normal hands.
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>>5326611

>Paneira: 6
>Bordec: 3
>Zayyine: 3
>St. Charlotte: 1

Why, the Republic of Paneira is yours, of course. You kept the other three maps up for different reasons: Paneira exports wood to Bordec and imports oil from Zayyine, and you've longed to go to St. Charlotte and visit the beaches there.

Anyways, your mind wanders towards your desk, and there's a placard with your name engraved on it. 'Samuel "Chainsaw Sam" Evil', it proudly displays on front. Half-read reports litter the desk's surface, refocusing your mind towards the factions within Paneira.

>Baitros Indigenos
Native inhabitants of the Baitros rainforest to the west, they have a strong desire to protect their rainforest. May know jungle magics.

>Wetlands Indigenos
The natives of the wetlands is less attached to their swamps, but more economically opportunistic. A bit more modernized than their jungle counterpart.

>Ranchers
Mostly Metis (half-Indigenos), these ranchers are mostly in the northeast, although recently some had tried raising cattle in the wetlands. Has a free and wild culture.

>Plantation Workers
Descendants of imported slave laborers called Neges, they have a significant demographic impact. Mostly settled around the Arepa river. Looked down on by non-Indigenos.

>Loggers
Harvesting the Baitros rainforest are local and foreign lumberjacks, they lived in lumber camps near the jungles. Most are only there for the money.

>Academia
The intellegentsia of the urbanites, they strongly benefit from the scientific discoveries of the rainforest and swamps.

>Eco Cult
Also known as Hippies, these supposedly peaceful cults seek harmony with the environment. Mostly from abroad.

>Gangs
These barely organized criminals are a dime a dozen in the urban centers. Mostly stays in the barrios and fights among themselves.

>Airforce
Your airforce is a proud one, full of pilots with high marks. They've accumulated some aces during the last border skirmish with your neighbor, even though they're the smallest of your military branches.

>Army
Your army is big, mostly recruiting from former gangers and Neges who don't want the plantation life. As a result, they are very good at defensive urban and rural combat, despite their slightly outdated equipment.

>Navy
Guarding the coasts and rivers, they don't stand out much, but they do make results against river pirates and drug smugglers. Reliable on that end, at least.

>Spies
Your espionage and intel division is mostly a mystery to you, although they've successfully foiled plots in the past, they tend to give short-term warnings rather than long-term ones. Whether this is because they wanted more accuracy or plots of their own is hard to say.

Looking back on your reports, you wonder which ones are loyal and which ones are troublemakers in these dark times.

>Choose 3 factions you deem loyal, and 3 factions you deem troublemakers, and also roll 6d100 for their levels of loyalty/delinquency (highest 3 gets picked)
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Rolled 98, 23, 55, 48, 33, 35 = 292 (6d100)

>>5327514
>Loyal
>>Army
>>Spies
>>Wetland idigenos

>Troublemakers
>>Gangs
>>Academia
>>Eco Cult

Fucking eggheads
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Rolled 39, 26, 42, 29, 9, 88 = 233 (6d100)

>>5327521
>>5327514

Support
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>>5327514
Loyal:
>Ranchers
We were a rancher, once, maybe...
>Army
>Academia
Look at our aesthetic. We are definitely a magical military-industrial skellington.

Troublemakers:
>Eco Cult
>Gangs
Dissidents be dissin', and we can't have that.

>Spies
I just don't trust 'em.

I see you there with your Cyber Six reference, IG.
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Rolled 89, 84, 53, 70, 2, 31 = 329 (6d100)

>>5327525
+1
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Rolled 85, 52, 85, 48, 99, 46 = 415 (6d100)

>>5327514
LOYAL
>Academia
>Rancers
>Army

TROUBLEMAKERS
>Spies
>Gangs
>Baitros Indigenos
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>>5327538
blessed rolls
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Rolled 54, 56, 5, 56, 1, 72 = 244 (6d100)

>>5327514
>LOYAL
Army
Plantation Laborers
Loggers

>TROUBLEMAKERS
Gangs
Eco Cult
Baitros Indigenos
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Seriously, our nickname has CHAINSAW in it. How could the Loggers NOT be loyal to us?
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>>5327543
I considered that, but if using a chainsaw in your job was enough to get nicknamed "Chainsaw Sam", every logger named Same would be a "Chainsaw Sam". Plus, they're just here for the money; how loyal can they be?
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>>5327514
>Loyal
>>Army
>>Spies
>>Academia
Even if we lose air superiority, we have boots on the ground and all of the people who could shank us on our side. And academics are known espionage vectors IRL. All we need to do is have one of our guys get a pity degree at a richer nation and keep him feeding stuff back to the glorious motherland.
>Troublemakers
>>Gangs
>>Eco Cult
>>Baitros Indigenos
Fuck yo rainforest and fuck yo hood, we're an industrial, 'civilized' society.
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Rolled 6, 10, 79, 100, 50, 76 = 321 (6d100)

>>5327556
Aw shit, my bad
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Rolled 6, 66, 69, 17, 62, 43 = 263 (6d100)

>>5327514
Loyal
>Army
Not to diminish the strength of our other armed forces a strong army is essential for protecting our nation and taking what we need from our enemies
>Loggers
Our primary export is our lifeblood, to shun the good workers who support our nation is suicidal
>Academia
It is imperative that we foster smart thinkers and geniuses to strengthen our society

Troublemakers
>Eco Cult
Well to do foreign do-gooders who will relentlessly oppose our every action to provide for our citizenry. There can be no harm done excising them from Paneira
>Gangers
Any ganger of use will have release their talents would be put to better use in our indomitable army, these stragglers should be kept under control
>Spies
While they are certainly useful to keeping the peace, they wield such control of information that we must keep a constant vigil on them lest they attempt to dispose of us, or worse, turn us into unknowing puppets for their personal agenda
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Rolled 8, 4, 16, 42, 78, 40 = 188 (6d100)

>>5327514
>Loyal
>>Army
>>Plantation Workers
>>Spies

In my left hand, instruments of war and death, so my people shall never know such a thing. In my right, I stretch out to those who break their own backs for us. And on my back, are those I trust with my very life.
Was considering switching Workers with Academia, but we just can't completely forget about our every man (There are a majority of them right?) We can always just give the Loggers more money if they get unhappy, can't do that with the workers. And I just don't trust Spies being just "neutral".

>Troublemakers
>>Gangs
>>Eco Cult
>>Baitros Indigenos

It pains me for it to be the Baitros, we just CAN'T have one of our main pillars of military be disloyal to us.
>>5327543
We keep all the chainsaws for ourselves.
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>>5327562
>And I just don't trust Spies being just "neutral".
This. A neutral spy is a spy that works for your enemy half of the time, and we can't have that shit.
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>>5327514
Loyal
>Army
>Academia
>Gangs
Troublemakers
>Eco Cult
>Loggers
>Baitros Indigenos

I like the idea of the gangs being loyal to us as The Godfather, and the Forest alliance being naturally antagonistic and infighting alot.
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Rolled 62, 8, 11, 22, 36, 70 = 209 (6d100)

>>5327514
>>5327582
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>>5327565
Actually, I interpreted the Spies as being non-loyal to us personally, but the nation as a whole.
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Rolled 7, 15, 13, 58, 11, 76 = 180 (6d100)

>>5327514
>Loyal
Army, Spies, Wetland Indigenos

>Disloyal
Gang, Ecocult, Baitros Indigenos
>>5327525
ciber what now ?
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>>5327590
Cyber Six. Look it up.
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Rolled 95, 58, 63, 93, 31, 44 = 384 (6d100)

>>5327590
Fucking faggot. Are search engines blocked in your shit of a country?

>>5327514
>Airforce
>Ranchers
>Loggers


>Gangs
>Eco Cult
>Wetlands Indigenos
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>>5327609
Asking to the anon directly sometimes ends better and more summerized than a search
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>>5327538
>>5327521
>>5327556
>>5327558
>>5327609
>Gangs are the highest roll for troublemakers
What did the dice mean by this?
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>>5327610
Literally the first thing that pops up lazy nigger.
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>>5327611
>What did the dice mean by this?
We have Banana Republic Yakuzas to deal with.
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>>5327556
Hope is the forest people can grow more trees
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Rolled 97, 35, 4, 42, 82, 67 = 327 (6d100)

>>5327514
>Loyal
Loggers
Ranchers
Army

>Troublemakers
Gangs
Eco Cult
Wetlands Indigenos
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>>5327514
dice+6d100

>loyal
plantation laborers, army, spies

>disloyal
eco cult, gangs, wetlands indigenos
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>>5327683
write the dice in the options field to roll
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>>5327683
wait shit how do i roll this?
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>>5327688
just told you, write dice+6d100 in the options field instead of the regular comment field
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Rolled 67, 76, 4, 63, 62, 56 = 328 (6d100)

>>5327683
Rolling for you, then.
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Rolled 14, 3, 68, 20, 2, 54 = 161 (6d100)

>>5327514
Loyal:
>Spies
These guys are a must have. If we cant trust our intelligence networks, who can we trust?
>Army
These guys are next on the list of importance. The airforce and navy are important but the army is our main line of defence. Plus we can use members of the army to influence the plantation workers and gangs.
>Baitros Indigenos
We're a lich right? It would probably be good to know that the guys who can use magic are on our side.

Troublemakers:
>Loggers
>Eco Cult
These two are natural enemies, so they might be more preoccupied with fighting eachother instead of trying to depose us. At the very least we probably won't see them band together against us.
>Gangs
Honestly I didn't know what else to put here, but they already got a nat 100 so whatever.
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>>5327514
We were supposed to be called "Samuel Chainsaw", not "Samuel Evil"!
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>>5327851
SAMUEL CHAINSAW
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>>5327514

>Loyal:
>Army 98
>Loggers 97
>Airforce 95

A couple reports catch your eye - the first is of a successful joint training exercise between the Army and Airforce. It was one of their best in years, and foreign observers even applaud their cooperation. You can always count on them to do their jobs right, it seems.
The second is of an unveiling of a wooden statue of you in a logger camp outside the town of Samoros - apparently the loggers are really thankful for their prospering industry. Well, they had their reasons, namely that time you managed to subsidize chainsaws for every lumberjack in Paneira and earning your moniker, which you fancy a lot. That's right, your logging exports to Bordec is that profitable to be able to afford those chainsaws.

>Troublemakers:
>Gangs 100
>Eco Cult 88
>Baitros Indigenos 76

The good mood from reading those reports get soured quick when you read the next two reports.
One is of a massive gang war that blossomed almost overnight in your capital, Materia City, between two rival gangs: the foreign-based Kaminari gang and the local but more brutal Panteras Sudacas (PS) gang. Gunfights ring out day and night, drivebys and car bombs, people afraid of going outdoors in some of the worst affected districts. And it's only the second day! Ugh, no-good criminals causing chaos and calamity. The economy might even take a hit if this goes on or spreads further than the capital.
The other report is more annoying but just as worrisome: the Eco Cult organized another massive anti-logging protest near the Baitros rainforest's edge, at the town of Samoros. Apparently it was then joined by the Baitros Indigenos, also wanting the preservation of their homes. Problem is, the loggers' camp is only a short distance away from Samoros, and you fear the industry might suffer in the long run. Not to mention the last time the Eco Cult protested, a mysterious explosion occurred in a nearby lumber camp. Your spies and investigators failed to find a connection between the incident and the protests. Ugh, hippies, do they not realize that your economy is propped up by the lumber export?
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>>5328069

It is times like this that makes you remember how you tend to rule over your long unlife. How do you usually handle situations like this?

>IRON HAND
Sometimes quick, sometimes effective, and always violently brutal. Keeps your populace in line, indeed.

>VELVET GLOVE
Handle it carefully, throw plenty of diplomacy, maybe pepper some bribes around. Keeps your populace satisfied, one way or another.

>SHADOW HAND
Gain intel about the situation, react accordingly, keep it all away from public and international eyes. Keeps your populace ignorant of such matters.

Suddenly, a soft buzz of your office's intercom disturbs your reverie.

"Sir, it's your new secretary." The presidential guard outside informs you of the visitor.
"I see. Let her in." You find using an authoritative but relaxed tone does well for morale.
After a series of thumps and clicks, the security door opens to a shapely Metis woman in glasses. You recognize her as Major Julia Oxoa, one of the very few women to pass both Spec Ops and Espionage training.
"Your ride is ready, Mr. President." She intones in a calm and professional manner. Good, she's confident in her first day on the job.

>What's your rulership tendency?
>□ Iron Fist
>□ Velvet Glove
>□ Shadow Hand

>Where are you going?
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
>□ Capital PD to do a press conference
>□ Samoros, to deal with the protesters in the town
>□ Samoros, to visit the statue in the lumber camp
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5328087
>□ Iron Fist
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
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>>5328087
>SHADOW HAND
They would never expect a man named Chainsaw Sam to be sneaky.
>Samoros, to visit the statue in the lumber camp
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>>5328087
>□ Shadow Hand
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital

Deploying secret killsquads is the first answer, the last and oftentimes the best.
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>>5328087
>□ Shadow Hand
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
This country looks like it's basically brazil, which means we're going to need literal military firepower to beat down those gangs.
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>>5328087
>□ Iron Fist
If we had Loyal Spies + Army, Shadow Hand would be insanely strong. Not!-Gestapo infiltrates, gathers information and calls down the Right Wing Death Squads. Now we instead have Shock & Awe with both the Army and Airforce well integrated and loyal, so Iron fist fits the bill the best.
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
Open gang warfare in the streets of the Capital City is unacceptale. If the local law enforcement can not get the city under control, we must deploy the army. For the safety of the citizens, of course.
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>>5328094
Iron fist literally always fails. There isn't a single dictatorship that survived more than a few decades by shooting people in the streets.
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>>5328087
>□ Shadow Hand
>□ Samoros, to visit the statue in the lumber camp
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>>5328087
>□ Iron Fist
Would've choose Shadow if we had loyal spies, so now we have a big hole in our backs (Or glove) if we choose this.
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
>>5328096
True. BUT!...It's fun!
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>>5328093
>>5328094
yeah i dont trust our spies a spy that is not loyal is worse then a enemy spy as they are deep in us we let in
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>>5328087
we are a lich so it would be more iron bones and shadow skin
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>>5328115
That sounds so fu*king wicked.
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while i do love the forest and preserving rainforest species and our species effect on the environment due to the pollution and destructive nature of humans as a invasive species but hippies do annoy me not knowing what they are speaking about and only focusing on the showy shit and not what there own governments are doing.

like they are only coming here too fuck around with us they offer not solutions only problems like why dont they care about "china equivalent responsible for majority of pollution" would be about race or some shit or how that government would just disappear them.
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>>5328096
I'm playing to our strengths here. We have guaranteed loyalty of the Army and Airforce, any order we give will be carried out without fail so if we give the right orders we repress the right people with the right amount of force while keeping the support of the rest of the population. This is all done above table so as long as we don't fuck up by shooting literally everyone for no reason the people will know we're taking the Benevolent Dictator approach and using the neccessary force to protect them.
Shadow Hand however relies entirely on our Intelligence Agency (which we do not know if we can trust at this time) to be effective and is entirely under the table. Any covert action we take is a potential disaster waiting to happen if a spy with questionable loyalty decides he's had enough and leaks all the assassinations, disapperances, MKUltra-style brainwashings and other shady dealings we've been keeping from our population. That's how you lose international recognition and the support of the people overnight.

As I said, if we had guaranteed loyal spies instead of a loyal airforce picking Shadow Hand would be a no-brainer, but due to choices made Iron Hand is much more suitable to the factions we have in our pocket regardless of historical precedent.
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>>5328069
>hippies
Truly the bane of all great men
>>5328087
>Iron Hand
We do what needs to be done, and since it needs to be done, it needs to be done NOW
>Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
Ahem. I SAID FUCK YO HOOD
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>>5328096
So what? This is called Fall of the Regime, not Boring Success of the Regime
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>>5328087
>□ Iron Fist
A man named Chainsaw Sam does not pussyfoot around.
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital

>>5328156
based
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>>5328087
>□ Iron Fist
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
Everybody knows that ruling with a iron fist and deploying the military to stop crime is always a great idea!
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>>5328087
>□ Shadow Hand
>□ Samoros, to visit the statue in the lumber camp
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>>5328087
>□ Shadow Hand
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
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>>5328087
>□ Iron Fist
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital

Killemall
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>>5328171
Army hq is better actually I hate gang members they raped my dad
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>>5328178
Damn dude I'm sorry about that.
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>>5328087
>□ Shadow Hand
The most interesting, although Velvet Hand is pretty alluring...
>Samoros, to visit the statue in the lumber camp
I enjoy big statues and comfy woodwork camps so yeah.

>>5328178
We'll rape them, anon. But we need to borrow some of those chainsaws first...
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>>5328140
>I'm playing to our strengths here. We have guaranteed loyalty of the Army and Airforce
The Army is good, but the Air Force, in all honesty, is pretty much useless in peacetime. I have no idea why people picked that.

I mean, what? Are we going to airstrike the protestors? Are we going to napalm bomb the striking workers?
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>>5328193
The only rationale is really keeping the United States off our ass
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>>5328193
I don't think Air Force got a majority. Not sure why it was picked.
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>>5328197
But that's the thing, they're basically useless in peacetime. If the united states exists, they would most likely just cause enough unrest to fracture the country with riots.

Air Force is, unironically, one of the worst flavored groups we could have gotten. I can only hope we are able to gain the total loyalty of our spies
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>>5328223
Oh yeah it definitely didn't. Literally got one (1) vote.

I call hax.
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>>5328228
I think it got one of the highest dice rolls, check that again. The idea being that it's a combination of luck and decision making, where more investment means more likelihood to get a high roll.
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>>5328223
Literally a single person voted, but the retard got an 95, which means we have the complete loyalty of an mostly useless branch.
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>>5328193
Napalm. Yes. All our problems.
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>>5328229
Well that sucks.
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>>5328087
>Velvet Glove
>Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital

We are going to be issuing a state of martial law in Materia. If we had been ruling with a velvet glove for some time, the heavy handed maneuvers we are about to pull might have more of an effect than if they are expecting it.
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>>5328087
>Iron Fist
>Samoros, to deal with protestors
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>>5328231
Fuck off nigger. You lack foresight and fail to realize the importance of air-superiority domestically and abroad.
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>>5328087
>□ Shadow Hand
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
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>>5328087
>□ Iron Fist
The military orgs love us, so do the choppy guys, we have weight to throw around.

>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
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>>5328257
There is no point in having intercontinental power projection if we can't even trust our intelligence agencies that provide the targets. But personally I don't really mind having the air force in our back pockets, it's just not having the faction that could most easily kill us and then plant a body double in our place firmly on our side is not the greatest situation.
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>>5328257
Ah yes, tell me more about how you'll carpet bomb the economy into working.
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>>5328282
>Airforce
>Your airforce is a proud one, full of pilots with high marks. They've accumulated some aces during the last border skirmish with your neighbor, even though they're the smallest of your military branches.
>accumulated some aces
An ace is recognized as shooting down five or more enemy aircraft. At minimum, 15 enemy aircraft have been shot down. I'm preventing OTHER COUNTRIES from bombing our economy. They're not there for nothing.
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>>5328294
Again, the air force is useful in a war, but the truth about dictatorships is that 9/10 times, what will bring you down is your own people

Having an air force is extremely useful, but having extreme loyalty from one isn't particularly that great. Sure, you wouldn't want a disloyal airforce, but it would be way better to have the loyalty of the Spies or the Academics than the Air Force.
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I don’t like Iron Hand because monkey anons are going to use it to re-enact their fascism fantasy again and derail with their politics posting
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>>5328304
Judging by how the OP draws Black people we aren't that far off
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>>5328087
>Velvet Glove
>Protestors
We can cut a deal with the Indigenous peoples. Set aside land for their sole usage or let them have
A cut of the proceeds of the logging. Or even give them an enclave where they stay out of the business of the main government and the federal government leaves them alone
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>>5328304
Anon we're a literal fascist dictator of not Brazil.
>>5328305
No no no Anon! They are not black people! They are the descendants of the N-Negods I can't even type it out.
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>>5328305
Hey, at least he didn’t make them gang members
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>>5328305
>noooo you can't make stylized drawings
The secretary's nose literally takes up her entire forehead. Shut up.
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>>5328305
>>5328304
>derail with their politics posting
>in a quest about being a dictator of a fictionalized country

Do you idiots have any self-awareness at all or were you born mentally retarded?
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>>5328305
What makes you think they're black? Africans weren't the only people who were brought to Brazil to work on plantations.

>>5328309
What makes us fascist? Militaristic sure, but there's nothing so far that is particularly exceptionalist in regards to the nation or people. We do know that we have subsidized the logging industry, so we could be socialist.
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>>5328087
>□ Shadow Hand
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
I say we send in the troops to back the Kaminari like the strategy in the movie Sicario. Fracticious gangs means more infighting and more violence. The Kaminari are less brutal and thus more easily controllable. If we can ingratiate ourselves with them, perhaps we can use them as paramilitaries to deal with internal issues like ecoterrorists with plausible deniability while accessing the black market among other things that can get us in touch with arms dealers to better equip our military.

I also suggest we get the intelligentsia to find ways to do sustainable logging. Very easily sellable to both undermine the legitimacy of ecoterrorists domestically and abroad since we are trying to limit the impact on the environment, while at the same time we can portray it as a way to sustain the industry forever to the loggers.
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>>5328343
>What makes you think they're black? Africans weren't the only people who were brought to Brazil to work on plantations.
Technically true...But they're called Neges, have dreadlocks and have donut lips for crying out loud. Who else can they be?
>What makes us fascist?
Regime is literally in the main title.
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>>5328347
Working with violent gangs seems like a very good way to get yourself killed and your men corrupted.

Do you WANT to become an Cartel State? Look at fucking mexico and see if that's something you want.
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>>5328349
1. Unlike Mexico, our military we know is loyal to us nearly completely. By starting an all out war with both gangs, we run the possibility of uniting them and thus intensifying the destruction and further problems down the road. I don't want embittered criminal elements selling weapons to ecoterrorists or indigenous.

2. The US has greatly suffered from the fall out of drug crime from both an all powerful unitary cartel, while also from the fractious turf wars of multiple factions. I believe we can avoid all of those problems by becoming the head of organized crime ourselves. By backing a less violent side, one that is weakened fighting the other gang, we can co-opt this gang in its current state for our own purposes. Make the gang answerable only to us. I believe these criminals speak the language of money. As long as they get pay, they will be loyal and get our backing.
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>>5328356
While our army is loyal, these gangsters could extremely easy turn our civil elements against us by bring their asses off, because they're literal fucking gangsters.

Trying to work with literal south american cartels is the most retarded thing you could do. They're literally going to start publically executing people the picosecond we start doing stuff. Not to mention completely taking over our cities.

You can't "co-opt" crime. That's stupid. If the president does it, it's not a crime. So either we make crime legal, in which case our country is going to get EVEN WORSE and continue going a downward spiral of drug addiction, violence and crime, or your plan makes no sense.

Trying to "work with" inhuman criminals who use literal children as meatshields in gunfights (literally something that happened down here in brazil) is only going to make everything worse for everyone.

Kill them all while we're able.
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>>5328348
Indians have a have more of a cultural connection to dreadlocks than Africans who more often than not either shave their head or braid their hair. And donut lips appear on non African people in anime in manga pretty often, ie Kinnikuman. Even if they are black, we did ally with one of the factions with the largest amount of Nege, so its not as if they are being oppressed or segregated by us.

Regime has also been used for communist nations as well, especially in the case of North Korea. Generally its just used in cases of a ruler who is probably also an authoritarian, rather than any sort of indicator towards left or right leaning.
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>>5328372
North Korea has a literal dynastic succesion. It's so far right it went back ti absolute monarchy.

I agree with the rest of your points.
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>>5328372
I actually really like a setting that is a fantasy version of a demographically diverse region . Afro Latin erasure is a big deal to this day. (Most of Latin America has more Black people per Capita than the US).

I just don't like the lips. Drawing the Indigenous in an art style that mirrors that of the Mexica was a nice touch , I think something like that could be done for the Neges as well.
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>>5328361
>Trying to "work with" inhuman criminals who use literal children as meatshields in gunfights (literally something that happened down here in brazil) is only going to make everything worse for everyone.
To be fair anons could vote for us to be doing the same thing.
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>>5328402
Yes, but the point is that it is absolutely retarded to work with criminal cartels.
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>>5328404
Eh. Their motives are fundamentally capitalist. Just pay them off and they'll behave. If strong cartels can make weak governments their puppets surely the reverse Dan be true?
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>>5328421
>Just pay them off and they'll behave.
Tell me how you're not south american without telling me you're not south american. You don't know how fucking horrible these latin-style gangs are.

They're fucking animals, mate. They're not going to stop because you bribed them. They're going to take the bribe, buy a bunch of guns, and start executing people in the middle of the day in open air.
> If strong cartels can make weak governments their puppets surely the reverse Dan be true?
"Working with the cartels" will only make them stronger.
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>>5328396
As someone with thick-ass lips, while I get the sentiment, it really do be like that sometimes.
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>>5328361
>these gangsters could extremely easy turn our civil elements against us by bring their asses off
They can only do that if the state is weak and we are certainly not weak. With our position of strength, we can easily bully them to tow the line that we set or they end up dead and in prison.

Governments and entities around the world from Ireland to Colombia and the like have used questionable paramilitaries before to do their dirty work. I use cartels as an example of strategy. You are the ones making the assumption that these gangs operate and are as powerful like the cartels.

Even then, demonstrably in history, open warfare against unified crime groups have ended in destruction and social unrest. Your hardline approach is unnecessary and inefficient. Intelligence agencies have co-opted armed groups all throughout modern history. It's possible and viable.
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>>5328452
>we are certainly not weak
>FALL of the Regime
Uhhh...
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>>5328457
>implying that it's not tongue in cheek based on player choices
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>>5328452
>They can only do that if the state is weak and we are certainly not weak
Not how it works. A bribe is a bribe.
>Governments and entities around the world from Ireland to Colombia and the like have used questionable paramilitaries before to do their dirty work
I feel like you don't understand the difference between a paramilitary and a cartel. Using an civilian military group for dirty work is a thing, trusting drug dealers to kill people we want dead and thinking that it'll all work out is retarded.
>Even then, demonstrably in history, open warfare against unified crime groups have ended in destruction and social unrest
It is literally the only thing that'll work. They're fucking cartels - not political groups, not ethnic groups, a drug cartel, the "slaughter entire village because a single man didn't pay his drug money to me" kind of cartel.
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>>5328461
You are the only one bringing up cartels. No indication that they are and thus not nearly as powerful as we are.
>A bribe is a bribe
Bribes don't mean shit if we have state and anti-corruption infrastructure that works. The fact that our military is so loyal is indicative of that. I notice that you haven't addressed any of my other points either. Kinda clear you're projecting the conditions of your own country to this fictional one.
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>>5328467
>You are the only one bringing up cartels.
They're literally having a gang war in our streets. If that's not a cartel, i don't know what is.
>Bribes don't mean shit if we have state and anti-corruption infrastructure that works.
"Anti-corruption infrastructure" won't work if we're literally working with the criminals and activelly allowing them to continue committing crimes.
> I notice that you haven't addressed any of my other points either.
Which points? That we are somehow strong despite the entire pitch of the quest being an dictatorship on the decline?
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>>5328424
I defer to your experience latinanon. Sorry you have to deal with that bullshit.
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>>5328470
>Which points?

>Governments and entities around the world from Ireland to Colombia and the like have used questionable paramilitaries before to do their dirty work.
>Even then, demonstrably in history, open warfare against unified crime groups have ended in destruction and social unrest. Your hardline approach is unnecessary and inefficient. Intelligence agencies have co-opted armed groups all throughout modern history. It's possible and viable.
>The US has greatly suffered from the fall out of drug crime from both an all powerful unitary cartel, while also from the fractious turf wars of multiple factions. I believe we can avoid all of those problems by becoming the head of organized crime ourselves. By backing a less violent side, one that is weakened fighting the other gang, we can co-opt this gang in its current state for our own purposes. Make the gang answerable only to us. I believe these criminals speak the language of money. As long as they get pay, they will be loyal and get our backing.
>By starting an all out war with both gangs, we run the possibility of uniting them and thus intensifying the destruction and further problems down the road. I don't want embittered criminal elements selling weapons to ecoterrorists or indigenous.

As for the rest:
There are levels to organized crime. There are extremely powerful cartels who have international reach and make billions of dollars and then their are petty gangs from the slums whose violence spill out to interrupt daily life. The power difference is immense and by conflating that, you are underestimating our strength.

>"Anti-corruption infrastructure" won't work if we're literally working with the criminals and actively allowing them to continue committing crimes.
The trains in London ran on time while the British government sent weapons to militias in Northern Ireland right next door. The CIA used trade unions, criminal gangs, and all sorts as front groups to be proxy groups in the efforts all around the world. You make arguments about who are the criminals in this case, but ultimately those in power benefited. I believe we will too.
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>>5328477
>Governments and entities around the world from Ireland to Colombia and the like have used questionable paramilitaries before to do their dirty work.
Repeating what i said, "I feel like you don't understand the difference between a paramilitary and a cartel. Using an civilian military group for dirty work is a thing, trusting drug dealers to kill people we want dead and thinking that it'll all work out is retarded."
>Even then, demonstrably in history, open warfare against unified crime groups have ended in destruction and social unrest.
To which i said, "It is literally the only thing that'll work. They're fucking cartels - not political groups, not ethnic groups, a drug cartel, the "slaughter entire village because a single man didn't pay his drug money to me" kind of cartel."
>"The US has greatly suffered from the fall out of drug crime from both an all powerful unitary cartel, while also from the fractious turf wars of multiple factions."
To which i said >>5328361
>By starting an all out war with both gangs, we run the possibility of uniting them and thus intensifying the destruction and further problems down the road.
And if we support one, then they'll just do it and continue causing problems for us regardless. Because we're letting A CARTEL RUN FREE
>The power difference is immense and by conflating that, you are underestimating our strength.
They're an criminal cartel in an south american styled country. Furthermore, by patronizing and allowing a cartel to literally take out all their competitors, if it wasn't an international cartel then it will become one.
>The trains in London ran on time while the British government sent weapons to militias in Northern Ireland right next door.
For fucks sake, stop conflating ethnic or religious militias with drug peddlers.
>The CIA used trade unions, criminal gangs, and all sorts as front groups to be proxy groups in the efforts all around the world
And look at how that turned out for America - the CIA is literally responsible for the drug crisis they face.
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>>5328421
https://insightcrime.org/mexico-organized-crime-news/knights-templar-profile/

While I feel like this article doesn't do the Knights Templar justice, they are a recent example of how this sort of organized crime can spiral out into a goddamn mess.
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Use spies to figure out the gang hideouts, and then air force to just bomb the shit out of them
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Actually, this reminds me, how is our capital? Like, what's the state? For example, does it have favelas?

This is important not just to know the state of our people, but because favelas are absolutely horrible when it comes for anti-crime operations. Criminals will literally make barricades, secret tunnels and sniper nests and you wont even know they're there until they ambushed your troops
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Ok guys quick thing. I know we all hate that we have picked Airforce, BUT, I have a reason for it not to be the worst thing that happened to us. Ace Combat war crimes. That's all.
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>>5328087
>□ Velvet Glove

>□ Samoros, to visit the statue in the lumber camp
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>>5328519
A good airforce does mean we can spend obscene amounts of funds on flying fortresses
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>>5328319
I strongly believe it's the latter, anon. 4chan should just be renamed to Twitter2 at this point.
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>>5328087
>□ Shadow Hand
>□ Army HQ to discuss the possibility of deploying troops in the capital
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>>5328641
God if we ever make something like the Arsenal Bird, I'd say with confidence we won the quest. Maybe picking the Airforce wasn't a bad idea after all...God I hope Iron Hand wins.
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>>5328766
>>5328319
Have you not read Monke quest? You would understand what anon meant by “politics” posting. It’s not what you think it is.
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>>5328964
Enlighten me.
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>>5328978
>>5328964
Fucking stop, lest you fulfill your own goddamn prophecy.
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>>5328961
Huh, honest question, but will we get to do Ace Combat level stuff if we pick Shadow Hand? Because if we can still do that stuff than I'm ok with it getting picked.
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>>5328989
The only time we'll use our air force is if we're in a war, and that won't depend on our style. Iron Hand is just a stupid way to rule. It never ends well.
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>>5328087
Ive read enough of A Song of Ice and Fire to know that Iron Hand will fuck us up.

I would say Shadow hand but since the spies arent completely loyal to us, maybe we should go with VELVET GLOVE

> Capital PD
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>>5328087

"Very well, Julia. Follow me." You rise from your seat, and exit your bunker compound via one of the many secret passages known only to your highest ranking spies and presidential guard. An armored car awaits you, a precaution you don't really need since you're a lich. But, you arrange for it anyways since you're hiding the fact that you're a lich. You've learned early in your lichdom that immortality attracts too much undue attention. To your populace, you're just an eccentric dictator who ruled with an iron fist, and you've heard conspiracy theories saying that you're multiple people in succession, a robot, and even two goblins stacked together. Hah! Let them speculate.

Soon, you arrive at the Army Headquarters just outside of your capital, Materia City. You and Julia enter the war room, your steps confident. Seated on the other end of the circular table are General Kombassa Johnson of the army and General Clifton Ferrel of the airforce, who salute you from their seats.
"Greetings, gentlemen. You understand why I summoned you here, yes?" You ask, knowing full well they did.
"Yes, your excellency. The gang situation." General Kombassa presses a button, and a projected map of Materia City appears on the wall to your side.
"According to the Chief of Police, there are three districts where the gangs clashed. The riverside harbor district, the Favelas, and Oldtown district. It appears that the fighting is heaviest in the harbor and favelas, with the violence spilling over towards Oldtown."
He then points out towards the Favelas and Oldtown. "We need to cross these bridges if we want to enter the city."

You nod. "I see. What options do we have?"
"We could send some tanks across the bridges, and shock and awe those gangers. Or, we could deploy APCs, and have our troops secure the districts street by street." The general seems confident in his options.
"Us airforce could just send fighters in, but since we don't know where their bases are, that would just be a big pile of collateral damage. So instead, we could send our assault helicopters to assist the army - or alternatively, our air assault specialists could rappel in from the roofs of suspect buildings." General Ferrel weighs in.
"And oh, we don't need to use the bridges, obviously."

"Our men are already on standby, whichever tactic you want to use, your excellency. We are just waiting for your word." Hmm, not bad, they show initiative.

>What should you deploy?
>Army:
>□ Tanks
>□ APCs
>□ Mix of both

>Airforce:
>□ Assault heli
>□ Air Specialist teams
>□ Mix of both

>Where first?
>□ Favelas
>□ Oldtown
>□ Harbor (air only)
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>>5329046
>Mix of both
>Air Specialist teams
>Favelas
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>>5329046
>>5329048
+1 to this. The gangs will have a whole lotta hidey-holes if we don't nip the favela problem in the bud.
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>>5329046
>□ Mix of both
>□ Mix of both
>□ Oldtown
It's time for some renovations.
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>>5329046
>□ Mix of both
>□ Air Specialist teams
>□ Favelas
Trying to drive vehicles through the slum alleys will be a disaster. Perhaps a better use for the army teams would be to seize the main thoroughfares through the district to compartmentalise it and break it up while spec ops does their thing. And pull the plug on the cell networks too if we can.
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>>5329046
>□ APCs
You are all foolish - take it from a huezillian, tanks are completely and utterly useless in the favela. In the end, tanks are armored vehicles made for taking out other tanks and fortified positions - not for strictly anti-personnel operations. They're too slow.
>□ Air Specialist teams
Assault helis will just make undue destruction.
>□ Oldtown
Favela will be hell, so let's go take out oldtown first.
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>>5329054
oh, and change
>□ Mix of both
for
>APCs
This kind of environment is a tanker's worst nightmare. They'll be sitting ducks.
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>>5329068
Not even that, they literally won't be able to go through the narrow streets. In fact, there's been cases in the brazilian favellas where criminals literally dumped tons of liquid on a hill so the police APCs would not be able to climb.

An tank has no hope.
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>>5329064
>>5329048
Fair. Changing the Mix of Both to APC. Still wanna get rid of Favela for reasons™
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>>5329046
>□ APCs
>□ Air Specialist teams
>□ Favelas
Tanks and Assault Helis are super overkill and not suited for this environment. APCs will more than suffice, and are less expensive to potentially lose. Assault Helis I could see maybe being useful, but are likely to cause collateral damage and isn't good for our image.
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>>5329072
If you get rid of the favela, it'll just crop up somewhere else. The only way to get rid of favelas permanently is by making the economical situation better.
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>>5329046
>□ APCs
>□ Air Specialist teams
>□ Favelas
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>>5329083
Based lefty
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>>5329064
+1
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>>5329088
No, just an huezillian. In fact, the lefty government here just made everything worse.
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>>5329091
Fixing poverty not through violence but my making people's lives not shitty is a foundational principle of leftism.

Contrast that with USA style where homelessness is criminalized and poverty is treated like a moral failing.
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>>5329046
>Army: Mix of Both
>Airforce: Air Specialists
>Oldtown
Oldtown, old money. Harder to make us look like the bad guys than if we destroy the slums, too.
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>>5329100
>Fixing poverty not through violence but my making people's lives not shitty is a foundational principle of leftism.
No, it's fucking not, that's retarded.
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>>5329102
It literally is. If by "leftism" you mean "socialist systems", their principle concern (at least on paper) is wielding or manipilating the state to ameliorate social ills. It's in the name. The contention of economically "right wing" or "liberal" (real/original meaning, nor the dumb Estados Unidos one where it is sysnonhmous with anything left of the GOP) is that such policies lead to inefficiencies and corrupt bureaucracies which do more hard than good.
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>>5329107
>leftism is when do good
>right-wing is when libertarian
silence, american
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>>5329108
I am not American, and never said "good". Attempts to improve socio-economic condituons through direct intervention of the state are socialist. That's just what socialism is. Whether it works properly or not is a separate matter.
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>>5329114
>unironical "socialism is when the government does stuff"
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>>5329114
What would state mandated charity quality as? Mercenary socialism?
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>>5329116
Socialism is when the government regulates the economy in behalf of the community, yes. That is literally the definition of the word. This can be good or bad, partial or total, and most governments these days do at least a little bit of socialism.

>>5329117
Maybe? I mean, assuming they let people devide where to donate. Otherwise, that's just taxation for social programs.
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>>5329124
>Socialism is when the government regulates the economy in behalf of the community, yes.
Socialism is an completely and utterly different economic system pertaining to the ownership of property.

Fucking hell. This is retarded.
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>>5329046
>□ Mix of both
Get tanks to push the line when needed and foot soldiers to secure the fuck out of that place.
>□ Air Specialist teams
The tanks should suffice to push the line, just get our spec ops in there. Snipers too, if they can get some deployed on the roof.
>□ Favelas

Let's get this over with and see our new statue.
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>>5329129
"a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole."
>owned OR REGULATED
When the government asserts dominion over economic outputs, inputs, or asserts authority over transactions and how they are conducted for the good of "the people", that's a socialist policy. You can atgue it's not, but that's semantics. This is a dictionary definition, and it's what I'm operating on. If you want to use a bespoke definition which includes or excludes things to help shore up your own beliefs about what is good/bad, that's fine. That's just a value-neutral definition of what the word means.

ANYWAY, back to the quest.
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>>5329137
>This is a dictionary definitionn
It's the definition of your dictionary. Socialism is about the ownership of the means of production, not some retarded ass "the gubmint did something so it's socialist"

If that was the case, literally every government on the face of the earth for all of human history was socialist. The roman repulblic had quite a lot in the means of economical influence. Was fucking rome socialist? Retard.
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>>5329139
No, Rome wasn't socialist. Yes, policies Rome enacted for the specific purpose of ameliorating social ills by asserting communal rights to resources were socialist policies. No, they wouldn't have used that term. No, the term itself doesn't matter, since it's just a value-neutral description of a policy's goals and method of implementation.
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>>5329046
>□ APCs
>□ Air Specialist teams
>□ Oldtown
We need to contain the violence. If we strike anywhere else we risk having the fighting shift to other regions
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>>5329048
>+1
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>>5329141
Yeah, sure whatever you say. Everyone and everything was socialist.
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>>5329046
> APCs
> Mixed
> Oldtown.
It probably has historic tourist sites and seems easiest to enter.

>>5329083
You all seem to be forgetting the part where the protagonist is an evil undead dictator.
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>>5329132
Taking tanks into a favela is gonna go poorly
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>>5329139
>Was fucking rome socialist?
At times, yes. The Bread and Circuses policy for example is blatantly socialist.
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Shit I thought this was the quest where we're a cool undead lich what happened
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>>5329181
The same thing that happened to the quest where we're a cool blue monkey.
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>>5329173
Lmao. Any expression of state power is apparently socialism. A concept that never existed in ancient times.

>>5329046
>□ APCs
>□ Mix of both
>□ Favelas
I'm afraid using the bridges will make them a target for the gangers. I think being thorough clearing street by street is good. I think it's likely the Favelas are where the gangs are basing their operations from so take it and the rest will be isolated.
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>>5329218
The term didn't exist, but the concept of communal ownership and government control to redistribute and manage resources on the behalf of the people sure did. Stop obsessing iver buzzwords.
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>>5329184
>>5329181
>Quests about political scheming attract political conversation
>People on 4chan are bad at civil, intelligent political debate and instead just call each other retards and spam memes
Is anyone really surprised?
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>>5329218
Electricity as a concept didn't exist then either, it doesn't mean lighting wasn't real
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>>5329248
>People on 4chan are bad at
Last I checked, SV, SB, twitter, etc are just are no better except you can't call each other retards or nigger
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Civ/political quests have got one fine on this board. It’s only when there’s a fascist dictator that anons spazz out. Anons did warn about the iron hand, certain anons always self-insert.
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>>5329277
>Last I checked, SV, SB, twitter, etc are just are no better
SV, SB are way better
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>>5329580
Better if you need 26 genders, maybe.
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>>5329597
Don't NEED 'em, but they're just groovy.
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>>5329608
I for one, support infinite genders.
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>>5329277
Also not having there exact opinion or bringing up unplesant history they will ban you also you cant meme literally in the rules "dont 4-chan"
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>>5329046
>□ Mix of both
>□ Assault heli
>□ Favelas

>>5329100
> Fixing poverty not through violence but my making people's lives not shitty is a foundational principle of leftism.
I think you mean capitalism, not leftism. Look at Venezuela’s starving population if you want a quest related example of leftism implemented on a country.

>>5329107
The principle concern with socialist systems isn’t with social welfare, it concern is about total state control of all levels of society. Socialist caring about social ills is merely the tool to give them more power over society, not to actually correct the social ills caused by Big Government intervention in said society. The corruption and inefficiencies are a feature, not a bug.

>>5329124
>Socialism is when the government regulates the economy in behalf of the community
No, that’s National Socialism (the original definition, not the retarded American one where National Socialism is somehow ‘right-wing’ or is ideologically equivalent to liberalism). Socialism is total state control of a society, implemented thought the economy. Who benefits (beside the unaccountable elites) is more ideological propaganda geared toward ‘the community’, whether that be class, race, or other identities, regardless of actual tangible benefits or improvements to social ills or living standards.

>>5329137
I think that definition is inherently misleading to the actual praxis (or practice) of socialism, but sure. ‘Value-neutral’ isn’t what I would describe it, but that’s mostly because people either treat it as as their living God or the coming Anti-Christ.

>>5329279
Agreed. I’m playing Nationquest (tribal democracy that EXCEPTIONALLY STABLE on paper) and Sun Belt Crusader Quest (playing as Walter White’s Catholic Mujahideen in collapsing America during the 2nd Civil War), and we don’t have the levels of autism Space Monkes or this quest gets. I’m starting to think it’s a drawfag quest thing.
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>>5329716
>"Socialism is when government does thing" is absurd!
>Socialism is when government does BAD thing!
>When good thing happens, this is not socialism

Okay. I cede the argument, you win. Socialism is just the bad interventions, not the good ones. Let's go back to doing bad/good/amoral skellington interventions, shall we?
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>>5329746
I mean, if you want to leave it on your reductionist strawman, sure.
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>>5329746
But to clarify, government interventions always have unintentionally consequences that create more problems in the long run, not less. They then try to solve those problems with more intervention, when all they needed to do was just let the market or society work it out naturally.
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>>5329746
>>5329764
>>5329789
No one cares. Stop derailing autists.
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>>5329789
>just let the market or society work it out naturally.
>monopolizes are good, I swear
Fuck off, lolbertarian faggot.
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>>5329792
If that was true there wouldn’t be autists about it.
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>>5329794
>implying Big Government isn’t the biggest monopoly there is
If it wasn’t for government intervention, large corporations destroying small businesses wouldn’t be a thing.
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>>5329794
Now that we know he's delusional everybody can stop arguing with him. Problem solved.
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>>5329801
Lol
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>>5329800
>implying any large group of gathered people don't naturally form a hierarchy to dictate the lives of everyone which inevitably becomes corrupt due to human nature
Fuck off to a hippie commune and live like an animal if you want to be "free"
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>>5329804
Actually, I do agree with that. It’s funny you think that I’m arguing the opposite.
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>>5329792
I already bowed out, my bosom buddy. It's already apparent Lq1E3Oqz is just unable to stop himself. He argued with a dictionary. I have ceased replying to him, and am just waiting for the next vote. The others should stop feeding into his compulsion, too.
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>>5329808
Then it goes to show your beliefs are meaningless and your arguments have no foundation.
Humanity is an unbreakable collective that transcends this plane of existence, for we were created in God's image and His Son Jesus Christ, who gave His life for us, is King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and King of the Jews.
Your mockery of these tenets will be your ultimate undoing.
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>>5329821
Why are 1-post IDs such passive-aggressive cowards? Do you think posting from whatever ID you normally post from is going to make anyone not vote for whatever it is you go with in the future?
Newflash: You're not that important.
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>>5329792
To my previous point, I'd also like it noted that my comments also apply to 6kyBKtiF.
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>>5329830
You might as well put yourself on that list mate
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>>5329808
>>5329825
Right, despite the bump in post numbers I'll have to bonk the both of you to shut up about politics. I don't care if your points are correct or not, the way you argue about it is majorly retarded and frankly blunts any point it might have. More words does not mean more sophistication, as does insults.

That said, currently working on the update. So far, the consensus is... APCs and Air Specialists towards the Favelas.
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>>5329889
And here I thought IG couldn't get any more based.
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>>5329889
Based QM.
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>>5329046

You mull over the options. While tanks could roll down Oldtown and harbor district's roads just fine, they would just be a hindrance in the labyrinth-like and hilly terrain of the favelas - and you want this nuisance over quickly. That means, you'd have to strike hard into the favelas.

"Generals, I would like to sweep the favelas clean. Attack and neutralize any hostile armed ganger you meet - split your forces northwest and west. Move towards the harbor district, await further orders then." You give the order decisively, your fondness of military strategy shows clear.

"Sir, yes sir! We'll alert the APC brigade to load troops right away!" General Kombassa salutes sharply.
"Roger that, sir! Air specialists embaking into troop helis as we speak." General Ferrel salutes coolly, and both generals take leave to send mobilization orders down the chain of command.

"Sir, would you like to name this operation?" Your secretary, Julia, reminds you. Hmm, it should be something catchy, you think.

09:23 CENTRAL PANEIRA TIME

https://youtu.be/YPDD4JvcQJY

The bridge named Rozinante shudders slightly under the weight of dozens of APCs crossing it into the favelas. It spans over a distributary of the Arepa river called the Joaquin river, connecting the capital, Materia City, with the southwestern parts of the country. Three troop helis rush above the advancing vehicles, the military force unimpeded by civilian vehicles because you've already enacted martial law on the three southern districts of Materia City an hour before. On the northern side of the bridge, the favelas loom over the hills like mushrooms, their chaotic atmosphere further amplified by the sound of sporadic gunfire and pillars of smoke from burnt cars and tires. You've received info that there are still some police force engaged with the gangers, but they're barely holding on.

>What should you name this operation?
>□ (fill in)

>Also roll 4d100, 3 highest chosen for:
>Army success, east route
>Army success, northeast route
>Airforce success, east route
>Airforce success, northeast route
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Rolled 87, 85, 73, 70 = 315 (4d100)

>>5330280
>Operation Mushroom Cutter

>Army success, east route
>Army success, northeast route
>Airforce success, east route
>Airforce success, northeast route
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Rolled 63, 28, 87, 13 = 191 (4d100)

>>5330280
Oops, forgot to roll for the gangers
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Rolled 72, 34, 29, 97 = 232 (4d100)

>>5330280
>Operation Lowbrow
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Rolled 41, 25, 48, 45 = 159 (4d100)

>>5330280
>Operation Grounding Javelin
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Rolled 33, 74, 43, 17 = 167 (4d100)

>>5330280
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Rolled 51, 23, 71, 14 = 159 (4d100)

>>5330280
>Operation Hippodrome
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Rolled 44, 56, 32, 20 = 152 (4d100)

>>5330280
>Operation Plowhead
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>>5330280
Wait, are we choosing what the success is for as well? If it's three out of four, then:

>Army success, east route
>Army success, northeast route
>Air Force success, east route
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Rolled 47, 18, 17, 78 = 160 (4d100)

>>5329889
>A based QM in these in these trying threads
Beautiful.

>>5330280
>Operation Cleanout
>Army success, east route
>Army success, northeast route
>Air Force success, east route
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Rolled 47, 8, 60, 45 = 160 (4d100)

>>5330280
>OPERATION FAVELA COOKOUT
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Rolled 92, 23, 1, 5 = 121 (4d100)

>>5330280
This is not law enforcement... THIS IS PEST CONTROL!
>OPERATION BUG BOMB
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Rolled 49, 35, 88, 100 = 272 (4d100)

>>5330280
>Operation Favela Cutout
As fellow lumberjack enjoyer voted. It reminds me of Payday a little which is a double win.
As someone who never got into Gaol and missed out on Indonesian goodness, I'm very grateful for this quest. May it be comfy and free of blue monkeypox.
t.>>5329132
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Rolled 26, 43, 32, 35 = 136 (4d100)

>>5330280

>>5330343
almost certainly not, he probably means the "3 highest rolls", like he did for the vote choosing who was loyal and disloyal, he picked the highest numbers rolled. It's an odd system, especially with this many voters nearly assuring incredible results
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>>5330380
I guess I was looking for a catch where there wasn't one, then. Huh.
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Rolled 81, 34, 35, 91 = 241 (4d100)

>>5330280
>Operation Sopa Caseira
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>>5330379
I would like to assign my 100 to the eastern Air Force route, if possible.
Let em sniper boys with their fancy toys have the big W.
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Rolled 75, 58, 53, 36 = 222 (4d100)

>>5330280
>What should you name this operation?
Operation Sopa Caseira, go full BR
Rolling
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Rolled 28, 82, 99, 55 = 264 (4d100)

>>5330280
>Operation Uma Delicia
>Airforce success, east route
>Airforce success, northeast route
>Army success, northeast route
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Rolled 23, 49, 69, 30 = 171 (4d100)

>>5329889
Right on.

>>5330280
>Operation Mushroom Cutter
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>>5330416
based sopa de macaco enjoyer
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So, if we find some kid gang members we're killing them right?
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Rolled 37, 15, 38, 29 = 119 (4d100)

>>5330280
Operation Warriors

>Army success, east route
>Army success, northeast route
>Airforce success, east route
>Airforce success, northeast route
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7UEmYGp5VxY
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>>5330380
Yeah, I'm thinking of using 3 kinds of dice systems:
If it's something we excel in, we use highest rolls
If it's something normal, average of rolls/best of 3
If it's something difficult, lowest rolls
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>>5330911
Makes sense to me!

>>5330380
>>5328229
This system of voting modified by dice rolls was how IG ran the Husbando Tourney, too. It... Is interesting. I like this proposed "three tier" system a bit better. Seems more gamey, and less random.arbitrary.
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>>5330911
Sounds legit. We're incentivized to do things in a certain way, but if anons REALLY feel like an option is worth pursuing, it can be done another way.
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>>5330497
Fuck no! We're taking them in, brainwashing them, and enlisting them as child soldiers, preferably with snazzy uniforms and lots of choreography for the propaganda department. What are we, amateurs?
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>>5330911
So, the Sellsword’s Code dice system? I’m sure Noir would be alright with that.
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>>5330946
Good God you're right! How could I be so...so...unproductive!?!?
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>>5330911
This way there will be no way to fail easy and win hard tasks. The first one is power fantasy so ok, but the second one is a problem.
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>>5331312
>no way
Absolutely there's a way. When someone rolls a decent roll, stop rolling. If they don't... Ah shit, well, we knew we were bad at that task.
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>>5330911
Rolling by lowest is not exactly a good idea though, innit? It would only be really worth it to roll ONCE.
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>>5331326
well, the way would be to only roll once and hope that one roll was good enough, because every roll you make after the first will only make your result worse
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>>5331329
>>5331327
Unless your first roll is VERY bad, in which case a subsequent roll can be a hail mary.
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>>5331364
No, a subsequent roll can only be worse. Even if you roll all 100's on the second roll, it doesn't matter because he only takes the worst of the rolls.
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>>5331369
Hmm, fair point. I guess functionality, it just means on a low skill roll, we get one shot. Still makes intuitive sense to me!
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>>5331326
Come on anon. You have to assume there will be a situation where unaware/forgetful players or literally just some shitter comes and rolls extra, lowering the bar with each post. It always goes like that.
>>5331364
See, you are the "unaware anon" yourself. Case and point.
>>5331374
See first reply.
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Rolled 2 (1d5)

>>5330280

Rolling for operation name

1 >Mushroom Cutter
2 >Favela Cookout
3 >Bug Bomb
4 >Sopa Caseira
5 >Lowbrow
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>>5330280

>92
>85
>99
>100

10:52 CENTRAL PANEIRA TIME

https://youtu.be/6lnoM25D-js

Operation Favela Cookout blitzes its way through the multileveled slums, making good progress. The eastward prong happens upon a gang skirmish in progress, but the army uses strategic smoke grenades to divide the gangers and eliminate them as they choke on the eye-watering mist. Their airforce support also helped by throwing flashbangs from the air at entrenched positions before the army's smoke assaults, doubling the confusion among the enemy. The gangers didn't even notice the hovering heli until it was too late.

In the meantime, the prong headed northeast managed to secure the roads headed towards the financial and governmental districts, effectively preventing a flare of violence in those directions. While the army uses the same smoke assault tactic with great efficiency, the air assault snipers spotted some gangers on the rooftops with rifles - obviously preparing to ambush the army 'Percevejo' APCs on the barricade of overturned, burnt cars. The snipers easily dispatched this group, and the Percevejos just plows through the wrecks without any damage. As the army sweeps through the nearby buildings, it soon became clear why some of the gangers even dared to attack your troops - mortars and rocket launchers, in crates marked with Zayyine's seals. The report came right as Operation Favela Cookout comes to a close, the troops waiting on the border to the harbor district and the favela more or less pacified - your military made quite an impact that any surviving ganger would surely be demoralized afterwards.
Well, next comes the harbor part of Operation Favela Cookout.

>What do you do about the stash of Zayyine weaponry?
>□ Let the military loot them for our next phase of Favela Cookout
>□ Make a press conference exposing their existence
>□ Ring up the Zayyine ambassador for an explanation
>□ Cover it up and have them investigated discreetly
>□ Other (fill in)

>How do you approach the harbor phase of Operation Favela Cookout?
>□ Confidently, you've put the fear of your might on the gangers
>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5331467
>Favela Cookout
...I'm going to make every operation name a synonym of cookout now.
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>>5331512
>□ Cover it up and have them investigated discreetly
>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
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>>5331512
>□ Make a press conference exposing their existence
If another nation is actively funding a group meant to fuck us over, we need to grill their ass. Show them we're not gonna take it lightly.
Or, if people wanna be a bit more selfish, I'm fine with using them for the next phase
>>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
Explosives are pretty much one of the few things that can destroy our helis and APCs easily. Best not to let them be destroyed willy nilly
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>>5331512
>□ Cover it up and have them investigated discreetly
>□ Confidently, you've put the fear of your might on the gangers
Project confidence, investigate privately.
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>>5331512
I'd like to know more about Zayyine's government if we're going to make an issue out of the weapons so I say ring them up
>Careful approach
We've cornered the gangers so they'll be desperate and gladly use any heavy armaments they had in reserve
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>>5331512
>□ Cover it up and have them investigated discreetly
They don't know that we know - this is real suspicious, after all. We need to find out more about this Zayyine weapon shipping.
>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
If we found out one, there's reason to believe it might be another. We don't want to pointlessly lose resources.
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>>5331512
>□ Ring up the Zayyine ambassador for an explanation
Tell em that our local gangs 'seem to have stolen' their explosives, so next time they should keep a better eye on their army supplies...
>□ Let the military loot them
But better not use the mortars and RPGs for this action, to limit the collateral damage in buildings.
>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
A stalking predator is just as scary as a lion going full retard on an antelope. Maybe even scarier.
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>>5331512
>□ Cover it up and have them investigated discreetly
A paper trail will be easier to follow if they don't panic and try and burn it and it'll be better to wave a more proven connection at them than just their name on a box.
>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
Ok, so these gangers are packing big heat somewhere. The question is, how might we be more careful here? If there's a ganger hiding in an alley with an RPG, there's not much we can do until we encounter them.
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>>5331512
>Cover it up and have them investigated discreetly.
Let's not jump to any conclusions. Zayyine could be supplied the gangers with weaponry, sure. Or it could be a false flag. Or these were stolen or purchased off of the black market and they're just Zayyine in origin. At any rate, while we shouldn't be too hasty, Zayyine might have reason to destabilize us to prevent us from properly capitalizing on our recently discovered oil, given that we import most of ours from them.

>Confidently
Speed and strength is the name of the game. We've got them on the backfoot, keep up the momentum and don't give 'em time to plan.
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>>5331512
>□ Cover it up and have them investigated discreetly
>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
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>>5331512
>□ Make a press conference exposing their existence
>□ Confidently, you've put the fear of your might on the gangers
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>>5331512
>□ Ring up the Zayyine ambassador for an explanation
>>5331512
>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
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>>5331584
+1

We need to look more I to this before tipping our hand with the Zayiine or public and we also need to be careful of the weapons in the future
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>>5331584
+1
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>>5331512
>□ Ring up the Zayyine ambassador for an explanation
Backhandedly threaten them with exposure unless we get some concessions
>□ Other (fill in)
>□ Mercilessly, we are going to grind these gangers into the dirt. The only thing these foreign weapons did for them is give us the green light to make sure they are absolutely obliterated.
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>>5331512
>□ Ring up the Zayyine ambassador for an explanation
this is probably the most sensible option.
>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
Dont take chances
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>>5331512
>□ Cover it up and have them investigated discreetly
>□ Carefully, that arms stash might not be the only one
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>>5331512

Ugh, the mere existence of those weapons brings up so many questions and potential trouble. You had half a mind to ask the Zayyine Theocratic Republic ambassador directly - but then again, you think otherwise.

"Julia, bring me The Phone." She obliges, holding the secured communications device on her hands. You dial in a number and waited for the connection to come through, which is faster than you'd expect.
"Your excellency! To what pleasure do I owe this call from you?" Risonha, your spymaster, answers in that Northeastern drawl of hers.
"I trust you've been updated about the current situation. I want that supposedly Zayyine heavy weaponry covered up and investigated, fast!"
You can imagine that smile of hers widening on the other end of the line. "Why, I'm already on it, your excellency! We've been monitoring a certain Zayyine-based weapons smuggling ring lately. My men are securing and gaslighting the soldiers right now. In fact, I've already sent another coverup team right behind the army, just in case we find more." That drawl, how it crawls so fine to your ears.
"How soon can you find out the truth about the weapons? Is it really Zayyine, or a false flag?"
"Oh, our analysts will be hard at work, I assure you. But these things are like mating tortoises - they sure love taking their time." Truthfully, you don't quite trust her and the entire espionage department, but she does her work well... so far. You'll have to trust her on this.

No sense worrying about Risonha, now, because you've shifted that worry into the possibility that there's more heavy weapons at the hands of gangers. You instruct the army and airforce to be more careful in the harbor district - the district has plenty of open space, interspersed with stacked piles of cargo crates that gangers could use to their advantage. You also instruct them to split into two, as the previous phase of Operation Favela Cookout did - one prong goes north, securing the freight station and dockworkers' housing, while the southern prong clears the docks and the warehouses.

>Roll 4d100, 3 highest rolls will be averaged to get the results
>first die for Army north
>second die for Army south
>third die for Airforce north
>fourth die for Airforce south
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>>5332406
"mating tortoises"
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Rolled 35, 80, 4, 16 = 135 (4d100)

>>5332406
>3 highest rolls will be averaged
interesting, not so safely assured, but still good odds as long as we have many rolls
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Rolled 77, 57, 100, 89 = 323 (4d100)

>>5332406
Wish we had a nice old-fashioned river monitor handy for heavy fire support.
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Rolled 75, 1, 13, 63 = 152 (4d100)

>>5332406
Here goes.
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How are we handling crits in this averages system? Are they treated as normal rolls or do they override the others?
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>>5332425
given how much we are rolling, I would hope they are just treated as normal rolls, otherwise they are going to override often
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>>5332406
I like Risonha, she's pretty.
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Rolled 48, 86, 78, 57 = 269 (4d100)

>>5332429
>>5332406
*Oops*
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Rolled 27, 81, 82, 16 = 206 (4d100)

>>5332406
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Rolled 96, 34, 21, 68 = 219 (4d100)

>>5332406
Go dice
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>>5332427
The number of rolls taken for a round should really have a cap because this rerolling is getting silly.
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Rolled 26, 11, 64, 90 = 191 (4d100)

>>5332406
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It seems like we import oil from Zayyine. I say we start a domestic oil industry if we don't have one already as soon as we can so that we are self-sufficient from a potentially hostile power.

If we escalate things with Zayyine without proper precautions, we might see a withholding of oil that can cause unrest domestically.

Perhaps it'd be wise to start investing in both sustainable logging and renewable energy as well to shut eco-terrorists up beforehand.
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>>5332406
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>>5332406
let's see how this new system works and performs
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>>5332453
Sustainable logging is pretty logical, in my country i often go through these gigantic forests just completely full of these thin, extremely tall trees that grow quickly and they use for logging.

Chopping down our rainforest is a retarded idea - we should be investing heavily into making use of it's biodiversity. Researching plants and animals for use in medicine and other things, for example.

Also, if by "renewable" you mean "nuclear power" or "gigantic hydroeletric stations", then you're right. With our rivers, we could make some very powerful dams. Of course, hydro-eletric dams would probably annoy the eco-terrorists due to the fact that you're basically flooding an entire biome, whereas nuclear is way much cleaner if you're not an retard.
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Rolled 74, 40, 75, 79 = 268 (4d100)

>>5332406
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>>5332540
Given one of our key supporting groups is the logging industry and clearcutting rainforests tends to be quite profitable, we'd need to try hard to sell sustainable working practices to them as well as make it worth their while, else attempting to restrict logging as-is represents a big volte-face and could be taken as a betrayal. It's something we'll need to do at some point since it's not sustainable, but it's also something we'll need to think about how to handle without making a hash of it.

The possibility for hydropower depends on the topography of the river's upper course. If it flows through the foothills of the mountains, that's great. If its course through our territory is as flat as a pancake, we've got nowhere to put a dam. Else our position on the equator with very high solar irradiance and consistent sunlight could make that useful in a drier part of the country.
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>>5332734
>we'd need to try hard to sell sustainable working practices to them as well as make it worth their while
What are you talking about? You do know that the logging industry literally plants billions of trees, every year, right? This is literally just smart busines - you dont want to run out of material.

Instead of cutting down a forest with plants, we should start planting gigantic logging forests, with those trees that grow really quick. Fuck, maybe we can go call those Wetland natives who know magic to help it grow faster.
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>>5332737
Industries that deal with rainforest clearcutting don't tend to think longterm. Why bother paying extra to replant the trees when you can just move on to the next patch and shit out a plantation or something in the former forest, who cares that it's someone else's problem or maybe yours in a few decades so long as you make more money? The constant shrinkage of rainforests in places where logging is permitted or happens anyway in is testament to that, if it was better business for them to try and sustainably log rainforests they'd be doing that instead of chainsaw go brrrrrrrr.
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>>5332739
It's profitable in countries where you have gigantic rainforests, yeah, but in countries where they don't, there are still gigantic logging industries.

And since we're a literal dictator, we get to tell them to fuck off. If the loggers are still making money, it won't hurt our supporter base.
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>>5332739
I wholeheartedly support the idea of selling our loggers on planting trees faster than they can cut them. It would also help our reputation with Eco Cult and (maybe) Indigenos.
Literally can't go wrong with this.
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>>5332937
Yep its a sustainable industry unlike oil or mining also lets not construct a dam like china does and also make some fish bridges and stuff that prevents anything from getting into the turbines be it wood scrap metal anything that can sabotage it but also prevent something wildlife getting sucked in.
Remember as a litch our shortterm is there longterm
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>>5332969
Either we make a dam, or we make nuclear reactors. And the latter is way harder and more expensive than an Hydroeletrical generator.
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>>5332969
>>5333048
Let's fund academia to a) educate kids on superiority of nuclear power and b) task them with building reactors that won't get Chernobyl'd.
Other than that make sure to care for our environment/natural resources, so we can discredit seething eco cultists in the eyes of populace and hopefully get the indigenos in line. I know we can use propaganda, but lying as little as we can and giving people positive reinforcement means less civil unrest (so less extremists and criminals) and it strengthens our position.
t. >>5332937
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>>5332937
>>5332969
>>5333110
>support
all this as it would just better our long term and county as a whole
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>>5332453
Sustainable logging seems like a good idea, and could allow us to improve relations with the dissident factions while securing the actual land our nation exists on permanently, as we won't have to worry about deforestation.
A dam could provide power and be VERY useful, but we'd have to protect it from eco-terrorists and gang members to avoid a flood due to its destruction.
Also, perhaps create a special taskforce of maybe 2,000 paratroopers, because we have the airforce and might as well use it for deployment and logistics, if nothing else. If we can get our soldiers places faster and supply them(after possibly bombing a location), then we can take out minor threats faster and prevent enemies from ever being truly safe. Also, these paratroopers will have to be trained in reconnaissance to a greater degree than the average soldier, as that's something they can do much better due to their mobility. They can allow for information gathering without relying on the spies entirely.
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>>5334231
The only question is what shall they be called?
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Update will be a little late, expect one later or tomorrow. Sorry about this!
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>>5334337
isohgay
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>>5332406
cool comics dude!
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>>5332406

>96, 93, 77 = 88.666
>86, 81, 80 = 82.333
>100, 88, 82 = 90
>90, 89, 86 = 88.333

12:02 CENTRAL PANEIRA TIME

Apparently, the gangers seriously misjudged your military's preparedness, or they were only prepared to fight the police, since they folded real quick. It seems like the arms shipment you found was the only one the gangers got - either that or they've only received the first shipment. Nevertheless, Operation Favela Cookout has been incredibly successful, with no casualties on your side, and the decimation of the gangers. Later on you will find out that this was a huge blow to both Pantera Sudaca and Kaminari - never again would those two dominate the streets of Materia City. You do wonder if any other gangs would dare to fill the power vaccuum, though.

Then, suddenly, The Phone rang. A surprised Julia hastily offers it to you, and you pick up the receiver.

"Ah, Risonha! How goes the investigation?" You ask, confidently.
"We're still on it, your excellency... this is another matter. I do hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's two very critical intel that we have just acquired." Risonha's distant smile didn't even falter.
"One, our analysts predicted that it is highly likely that someone is trying to agitate the protesters in Samoros. No doubt to incite the peaceful protest into a violent one, I'm sure. We're still confirming this with our boots on the ground."
Hmm, this could become a huge headache if not handled immediately. "And the other bad news?"
"We've received word from Interfed that a world-class hitman had just entered Paneira. One of their known aliases had entered through a provincial airport a few days ago, but the trail went cold. The Interfed identified them as 'Soleil'. We don't know their motives, but we're working to trace them right now."
"I see. Keep me updated." You sigh as you terminate the connection.

Interfed - short for International Federation, a kind of police network between countries. It's very likely this hitman is being pursued by Interfed, and you're willing to bet that their agents will arrive within a couple of days to look for this 'Soleil'. Problem is, Interfed is also most likely chock-full of foreign spies masquerading as lawbringers, and some countries doesn't even hide it. Ugh.
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>>5335600

"Your excellency, if I may?" Julia pipes up.
Oh? This should be interesting. "Well, go on." You goad her.
"In regards with the agitator, perhaps your excellency could show up personally and put up a speech - that could put fear on the agitator, especially right after Operation Favela Cookout. You don't even have to promise the protesters anything, if that's what your excellency wants."
Hmm. She's got good points there. But promising something for the protesters risks alienating the loggers. Decisions, decisions.

>How should you handle the protesters and this supposed agitator?
>□ Arrest the leaders of the protests (might receive international backlash)
>□ Go to Samoros personally and make an empty promise (might receive drop in reputation with loggers)
>□ Go to Samoros personally and make a real promise (definitely receive drop in reputation with loggers)
>□ Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives to the capital for talks
>□ Other (fill in)

>Which situation should you tell Risonha to focus her efforts in?
>□ Supposedly Zayyine heavy weaponry
>□ Everything about this protest agitator
>□ Tracking down 'Soleil'
>□ Let her do her work in her own pace
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>>5335605
No idea about the protesters, but she should try to see about this zayyiine heavy weaponry - it's really not normal for a gang to get an entire crate of military grade guns.

If it was a mere black market thing, we'd see mroe of them...
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>>5335605
>□ Arrest the leaders of the protests (might receive international backlash)
>□ Tracking down 'Soleil'
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>>5335605
>□ Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives to the capital for talks
First talk to Loggers reps in PRIVATE. Tell them about our replanting idea to warm them up to the idea and not catch them off guard... when we bring it up during the talks with eco cultists as this biiig thing we're doing for the environment. And while we have them over
>□ Inquire why are they so angry lately?
>□ Tracking down 'Soleil'
But if she prefers, then
>□ Let her do her work in her own pace
...she knows the best as a professional, after all

>>5335609
We can deal with political sabotage later. We cannot deal with anything if Soleil kills us.
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>>5335605
>Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives ot the capital for talks
Just giving out a promise without having even done talks is a sign of weakness, even if we DO want to guide the situation to something more environmentally sustainable. Setting up talks is sensible, and by making them come to us, we project strength.

>Everything about this protest agitator
Without the leaders of their respective factions present, things will be ripe for confusion. If someone is trying to stir the pot, we need to nip that in the bud.
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>>5335605
>□ Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives to the capital for talks
>>□ Supposedly Zayyine heavy weaponry
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>>5335605
>□ Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives to the capital for talks
Talk to them both first. Find out what their demands are and what is and is not acceptable, make some plans beforehand and then sit them down for the big meeting.
>□ Everything about this protest agitator
Beating up rioting protesters on live TV isn't a good look and might sink the talks. The weaponry's not going anywhere for now and the hitman's probably just after a rival criminal as they usually are.
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>>5335611
>Support
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>>5335605
>Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives to the capital for talks -- and INSIST they attend, with force if necessary

>Supposedly Zayyine heavy weaponry
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>>5335611
>□ Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives to the capital for talks
First talk to Loggers reps in PRIVATE. Tell them about our replanting idea to warm them up to the idea and not catch them off guard... when we bring it up during the talks with eco cultists as this biiig thing we're doing for the environment. And while we have them over
>□ Inquire why are they so angry lately?
>what do they even want, this industry is supporting most of the whole country why are they not bothering the other countries who are actually looting and polluting more and have been for ages that are far larger that you likely came from while offering no solutions only problems


>□ Supposedly Zayyine heavy weaponry
But if she prefers, then
>□ Let her do her work in her own pace
i wonder if the assassin will go after the protesters or one of our loggers to try and trigger a international incident we dont really need to worry about our self.

actually should we try and make like a skin/flesh suit? rubber silicone and all that crap with some gadgets inside to try and match the weight of a full humanoid
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>>5335605
>□ Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives to the capital for talks
First talk to Loggers reps in PRIVATE. Tell them about our replanting idea to warm them up to the idea and not catch them off guard... when we bring it up during the talks with eco cultists as this biiig thing we're doing for the environment. And while we have them over
>□ Inquire why are they so angry lately?
>what do they even want, this industry is supporting most of the whole country why are they not bothering the other countries who are actually looting and polluting more and have been for ages that are far larger that you likely came from while offering no solutions only problems


>□ Supposedly Zayyine heavy weaponry
But if she prefers, then
>□ Let her do her work in her own pace
i wonder if the assassin will go after the protesters or one of our loggers to try and trigger a international incident we dont really need to worry about our self.

actually should we try and make like a skin/flesh suit? rubber silicone and all that crap with some gadgets inside to try and match the weight of a full humanoid.

sorry wrong post
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>>5335605
>□ Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives to the capital for talks
>>5335605
>□ Tracking down 'Soleil'
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>>5336190
>should we try and make like a skin/flesh suit
please no, we look perfectly fine now
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>>5336201
thinking more we wear it UNDER our clothes like what else will happen when some bullet or sword rips our pants?
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>>5336208
because we cant really make the flesh mask move or anything so it would not be possible to go without the mask like something sort of what we have for our hands with gloves and stuff
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>>5336208
>>5336209
I just like the idea of being a lich without compromises. It's so much cooler.
We could order a kevlar undersuit/suit instead. It would *actually* protect us in case of attempted assassination/crossfire.
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>>5335605
>□ Invite the protest leaders and the logger representatives to the capital for talks

There might be something they can naturally make a deal on - and if not, having the protest leader in the capitol will give us a change to press some 'personal leverage'.

>□ Tracking down 'Soleil'
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>>5335600

On second thought, you still have something to say to Risonha. Julia manually re-dials, and Risonha's rancher brogue greets you once again.

"Is something the matter, your excellency?"
"I just want to tell you to focus on the smuggled weapons, for now. We'll deal with the 'Soleil' matter and the Interfed later - as well as the agitator."
"Okie dokes, your excellency!"

You close the line, and tell Julia to ring up another - this time, the Paneira branch office of Log Inc., the multinational lumber corporation based in Bordec.
An overly friendly voice greets you. "Well if it isn't President Chainsaw Sam himself! How may I help you, Mr. President?" The recognizable voice of Anton Micudi, Branch Director can be heard.
"Hey, Anton. I suppose you've heard of the ecocult protests?"
"Ah, yes. Terrible stuff. Buncha crazies, if you ask me." Anton's tone is rehearsed.
"Still, they've got a point that rings true to our bottom line - that of us running out of jungle to cut, eventually."
A momentary pause, perhaps out of surprise. "They do make a point, don't they? I don't suppose you have an idea?"
"Why yes. Tell me, are you familiar with the process of replanting forests?"
Another momentary pause, but apparently caused by gears turning in his head. "Gee, I dunno, Sam, the profits..."
"Tell you what, I'll reimburse the costs if you went ahead with the reforestation. Hell, I might toss in something extra. It's a win-win-win."
A chuckle, halfway rehearsed. "Son of a bitch, I'm in! I'll let the bean counters hash out the details."
"Oh, and another thing, I want to do talks between the protesters and a representative of the logging industry..."
"Say no more, Sam! I'll send a delegate. Pleasure doing business with you!"

Good, that's one end taken care of. The line terminates, and you quickly order an official to be dispatched to Samoros to invite the protest leaders for talks in the capital.

Soon enough, you receive word that the protesters will send their representatives as soon as possible - and indeed, a couple days later you find yourself on the set of the national television company with the protest leaders and Log Inc's representative. Based on the amount of cameras and microphones in the studio, it's not just Paneiran journalists that are covering this event. International eyes are on you, now.

>How should you start the discussion?
>□ Ask the concerns of the logging industry
>□ Ask about the motive of the protesters
>□ Open with a statement about the importance of this talk
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5336517
>□ Open with a statement about the importance of this talk
Let's not start things off with mudslinging here--we're gonna set the tone for this shit
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>>5336517
>Open with a statement about the importance of this talk
We are here to discuss serious matters, so let's be Serious Sam. Make it clear that we're not here to cater to anyone's demands, but rather to ensure the economic and ecological health of Paneira, without bias.
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>>5336517
>>□ Open with a statement about the importance of this talk
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>>5336517
Shit. Petunia's brother is here.
>□ Ask the concerns of the logging industry
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>>5336526
support the only option
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>>5336526
+1
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>>5336517
>□ Open with a statement about the importance of this talk
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>>5336517
>□ Open with a statement about the importance of this talk
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>>5336526
+1
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>>5336526
>Support
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>>5336517
>□ Open with a statement about the importance of this talk
>□ Other (fill in)
Have a false flag agent representing the ecocultists attack the talks if things go south so that we can split the eco-cultist movement.
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>>5336793
This guy schemes. +1
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>>5336793
I feel like it's going to be kind of suspicious, depending on how widespread prior knowledge of the talks is. Also, fuck, why did we make this a public thing?
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>>5337306
Because we need to create the illusion of open public discourse to hide our autocratic ways from other nations.
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>>5336526
+1
I request a back view of Samuel, because I had nothing to edit onto picrel.
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>>5336517
I'd also like to point out, that similarly to >>5337306 I thought the "invite to the capital" meant conversation behind closed doors.
While I don't think broadcasting this locally is necessarily a bad idea, making it international gives the enemy nation/s a significant time advantage.
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>>5337612
Actual update incoming in a half-day.
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>>5336517

You make a mental note to ask why this talk has became so... international, later. For now, you brush off the dust from your oratory skills to kick off the talks. You stand, and the cameras immediately track your movement.

"My fellow Paneirans, today in the capital we are having an important talk in light of the recent protests. This talk might even determine Paneira's future - this concerns its ecology and economy, so I hope both sides of the debate will conduct themselves civilly. In turn, I, as your President, will present no bias towards one side or another."
You sit back down. "Then, let us start with the protestees. What is your grievances with the logging industry?"

The cameras' focus now alights on the ecocult representative, one charismatic foreigner named Jimmy Novelas. Smoothly, he starts, as if he's used to this kind of attention. "Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. President. I am here on the behalf of the Great Gaia, and she is telling us that the Baitros Rainforest is to be saved. Not only that it is the supplier of about 40% of the world's oxygen - you know, the stuff we breathe - it is also has the highest biodiversity in this hemisphere. Many flora and fauna live there, like the rare and iconic Jack's Blue Monkey. This biologically important place should be protected!"

Next comes the turn for the Baitros Indigenos elder, Chaamac, to speak.
"Thank you for honoring this old man to speak. I speak for the Winaqilal - in your tongue, Indigenos. The mighty Baitros has long been our people's home, not only where we live but also where we hunt for food. It is no mere place, it is a way of life - and most of us cannot survive in your city ways. Thus it is why we protest, to defend our home and way of life. So please, great Ajwach, spare us and our home, the blessings of the World Tree be upon you."

Then, it is Log Inc.'s representative, Daisy Karamazova's turn to talk. "Well, thank you for the opportunity, Mr. President. If I may?"
You nod, and a screen is brought in. She resumes talking as a pie chart titled GDP appears. "This is last year's publicly available data from the ministry of finances, but it shows clearly that Paneira is currently very reliant on logging as the basis of our economy. With slightly over half of our GDP relying on it, just imagine all the economical chaos if it was to be halted. Not only out of work loggers, but also the businesses and trade that relied on our lumber - such as the nation of Bordec. Thus it is economically unfeasible to just stop operations here and now, Mr. President."
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>>5338298

Hmm, all good points - except for that bit about Great Gaia. Is that what kids believe these days? Anyhow...
"Well, I had an idea that might work, but I need your opinion on this. Going by the numbers, eventually there'll be no jungle left to cut, right? So, what if we promote a replanting program, subsidized by the state? This way, the lumber business can still continue, while the Baitros won't disappear completely. What do you think?"

Jimmy the Ecocultist smiles. "This is good! It is in accordance to Great Gaia's wisdom."

Chaamac, not so much. "What kind of trees will be replanted? What about the animals displaced by logging? What about the Winaqilal? It might be a good step, but it might not be enough."

Daisy voices her approval. "Yes, a subsidized replanting project would not disrupt the economy, and ensures sustainability of the industry in the future. I can say that the logging industry would support this."

>What would you do now?
>□ Go ahead as planned with the replanting program, let the loggers handle it
>□ Go ahead with a more in-depth program that also ensures biodiversity, involve the academics and have an ecocultist rep advise it
>□ Go ahead with a more in-depth program that also ensures protection of Indigenos, have them oversee it
>□ Hold it for now until you've sent a survey team to assess the rainforest itself, involve the academics
>□ Have things continue as usual for now
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5338307
>□ Go ahead as planned with the replanting program, let the loggers handle it
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>>5338307
>□ Go ahead with a more in-depth program that also ensures protection of Indigenos, have them oversee it
>□ Go ahead with a more in-depth program that also ensures biodiversity, involve the academics and have an ecocultist rep advise it
Why not have sustainable logging areas separate from the indigenos biodiversity areas? This should also give the appropriate tree types and species the indigenos need the time to grow, while the logging people have their sustainable zone for stable money and resources. As for animals, that's more for the experts to handle and not us. The indigenos working with the other non-indigenous experts should be able to get that handled. Our focus needs to be on ensuring that the main issue of the sustainable logging is handled well.
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>>5338307
>□ Go ahead with a more in-depth program that also ensures biodiversity, involve the academics and have an ecocultist rep advise it
Biodiversity helps keep the whole system from going stagnant, which would impact our harvesting. It's a fair critique.
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>>5338307
>□ Go ahead with a more in-depth program that also ensures biodiversity, involve the academics and have an ecocultist rep advise it
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>>5338307
>□ Go ahead with a more in-depth program that also ensures biodiversity, involve the academics and have an ecocultist rep advise it
A decent compromise, I would think. Logging company would probably just toss in whatever budget saplings they can find and it would totally frig up the ecosystem's local flora and fauna.
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>>5338307
>□ Go ahead with a more in-depth program that also ensures biodiversity, involve the academics and have an ecocultist rep advise it
We don't wanna kill the blue monke. Their circadian sperging is one of the only tourist attractions we've got here.
I don't care much about the Idigenos' desires, however. They can be educated, taught to live in civilized way and benefit the society, whereas if we let them continue running around with blowpipes forever they'll only get in the way of our progress.
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I wonder if we are responsible for 40% of the worlds oxygen why cant the rest of the world help if they want to keep breathing why must it be our problem that they are not oxygen indipendant by industrilized and not caring they ruined nature they will not let us reach the same level of luxuary
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>>5338307
>□ Hold it for now until you've sent a survey team to assess the rainforest itself, involve the academics
If anons don’t want to wait
>□ Go ahead as planned with the replanting program, let the loggers handle it
Putting 55% of our economy in the hands of cultists is such a retarded move, our economy will suffer and this will just piss off our supporters (can’t profit from the lumber trade) and the natives (like a bunch of foreigners would really know/care about this forest more than the natives, that’s a joke). It’s better to get the neutral academics perspective and have them try to juggle the three sides to satisfaction instead of pissing everyone off trying to appease an international cult.
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>"People of the world what is 40% of the worlds oxygen worth to you?, every gasp as you are now manually breathing, your throat is dry as you swallow"

"Feel that life rushing in and out of you as your eyes go dry what is it worth?"

"Nothing economically, none pays it any mind, none cares about it as its freely given, Until its just suddenly gone feeling entitled to it"

"you dont care about your own lungs like a smoker as its whats profitable what gives you pleasure, convenience , economy always above ecology?"

"You ruined your countries and the world while industrializing, none can become as you economically as its suddenly not allowed by you who rule above us, none can be allowed to take the same steps as you by the sweat of ones brow by our own merit to rise up as its first come first serve you dont help you only stop"

"we are a small not energy independent nation but ,you are not even oxygen independent as you sit in your cars engine idle humming listening to this on the radio or sitting at home watching a tv made from minerals mined from countries like mine for cheap powered by burning coal"

"you dont care about my people would rather see them starving to death being another statistic you can be detached from behind your screens as you do and have done what you condemn us for"


random sperging ideas and speech parts summary basically
>"what is 40% of oxygen worth to you? nothing its free just living" coupled with the manual breathing prank too sort of give it more gravitas also being funny

>"you destroyed your own forests and nature that provided this oxygen making it someone else burden for convenience sake"

>"we would never be allowed to industrialize and rise up to join the middle class of first world countries living in comfort and luxury we cannot take the same steps as its not allowed preventing us but not helping us"
and shit

easy to talk about the ruin they brought to nature around them suddenly making it our duty to basically maintain the worlds lungs for free so they can continue living in wasteful luxury they destroyed the world to get that we can never join but its harder to talk about the working men and women none actually cares about being able to feed there families, like they will let hundreds or thousands die for a slightly cheaper chocolate bar or literally for cigarettes made by the hands of child slaves, or literally just bananas.

>>5338672
i would normally like to involve ecologists but like i dont trust them at all and they would be too biased if we are doing a survey team let it be only academics and natives as guides.

also i hope someone actually makes the bullshit crazy idea like some sort of cartoon super-villain or hero where we literally do oxygen capitalism where countries has tax gives us some money so we can maintain the forests offsetting the costs of replanting based on the population.

so these are my insane rants that the eco-terrorists would use i do understand them (1/?)
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>>5338690
like i would like to fucking kill the Chinese fishing fleets that are fucking bottom trawling the ocean just off the coast of island nations being sort of there near only and most major food source and economical source all illegally destroying the whole fucking eco-system and people as they clean sweep up all fish they can eat and sell and then "legally" around the fucking Galapagos just around the border basically encircling the coastline catching anything that strays away while dumping fucking sewage ontop of coral reefs and dumping gravel ontop of reefs to form artificial islands they use to expand there borders and mount missiles on its.
and this is just the fucking tip of the spear.

other then others being more blatant about this shit currently in the past doing much worse we have other countries the "good" guys some america britain and EU proxy likely that still do bad shit but just less blatant and feeling less bad about it with how much fucking amount of there shit comes from sweatshops, plantations with child or indentured servants working and still putting on those stickers saying these are environmentally friendly and made with no suffering.
we have the evo cult while being braindead fucking idiots going with there feelings but atleast fucking trying to save 40% of the worlds oxygen so the human race does not go extinct while destroying any biodiversity left, there are just the rest of the fucking world they dont fucking care so long as timber prices are down they can get there dollar chocolate while buying new clothes constantly and throwing just fucking plastic everywhere and making landfills, most plastic, cloth, paper shit DONT get recycled and not for long at all it did was just making people think and feel it okay to throw so much fucking plastic as "its going to be recycled anyways" the plastic companies profited really fucking hard on this why they leaned so hard into marketing.

>>5338298
>□ Hold it for now until you've sent a survey team to assess the rainforest itself, involve the academics
i dont trust the ecologists at all as they will go too far and sabotage us could perhaps involve the natives but we will eventually replace them completely even just the temptation for better work would slowly whittle down there population until they are just Winaqilal only in name
but i do want to plant the right sort of trees so its not a mono culture and prevent clear cutting to preserve elder trees that maintain the mycelium network as without it, the growth rate would get cut in half and they share nutrients with younger trees that would make them resistant to sickness and parasites and giving them that boost needed early on while growing.

so we have talked only about our own country inside our borders but not of the importance our forests holds for the world "what is 40% of your breathing worth?" something catchy slogan shit people will gobble up with the sensational news or the interest other countries have in us
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>>5338690
>i hope someone actually makes the bullshit crazy idea like some sort of cartoon super-villain or hero where we literally do oxygen capitalism

You mean like… Spaceballs?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz0xULQIaSU

Funnily enough, I do think the Chinese do the same Oxygen Capitalism.

We could probably pitch it to the Eco Cultists, get them to support donation and foreign aid to us for ‘ecological’ reasons. It may prove a semi-decent revenue stream, especially if it subsidizes our subsidies.

>>5338706
>Green Hippies are hypocrites, and governments are universally unethical

Summed it up in less than ten words, for you tl:dr fags out there.
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>>5338298
>Jack's Blue Monkey
kek

>>5338307
>□ Go ahead with a more in-depth program that also ensures biodiversity, involve the academics and have an ecocultist rep advise it
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>>5338664
>>5338690
>>5338706
Your rants would be more readable if you observed basic punctuation and grammar, friend.
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TL;DR
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>>5339592
My official headcannon is that this is a prequel quest before a Planet of the Apes style apocalypse happened which turned this planet over to the Monkie.
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Rolled 5 (1d6)

RNG for next event:
>1 = something strange/supernatural
>2 = disaster, natural or manmade
>3 = foreign happenings
>4 = high profile crime
>5 = scientific event
>6 = cultural event
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>>5339961
Holy shit, Jack’s Blue Monkies ARE SAPIENT!?!
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>>5338307

You quickly come to a decision.
"Very well, then - I'll draft up a more in-depth replanting program that ensures preservation of the inherent biodiversity in Baitros. This program will involve cooperation between scientists and eco-cult advisors, while still keeping the loggers and the locals in mind."
And you do mean it, not only because your declaration was caught on camera, but also because you genuinely want the rainforest preserved - not only because it's more than half of Paneira's income, but also the fact that you find watching Jack's Blue Monkeys entertaining.
As the talk concludes with Daisy and Jimmy in smiles and Chaamac cautiously accepting the program, The Telephone rang.

"Hi, your excellency, got some good news this time!" Risonha's sweet accent can be heard.
"Oh, good! What's the update?"
"We have tracked down the crates to an international arms dealer by the name of Samar Kalim. He used to be a higher-up in the Zayyine army before a scandal forced him to 'retire', which explains the origin of crates. But wait, it gets better - he seems to still be in Paneira, waiting for a transaction. Now, we can corral him now, so to speak, or we can wait to catch him and his client during the deal. We've got to decide what to do, quickly, before he skips town again."
"Alright, I'll call you back with the decision soon, Risonha." Oh ho! Good news indeed! You may even be able to capture him to gain sweet, sweet intel.

Later that day, you've received news from Universidad Nacionale de Paneira - the materials scientists have found a way to make a lightweight yet durable material they've dubbed 'Aero-gel'. Its molecular structure traps a lot of air - in fact, it's made up of almost 99.8% air. The lead scientist was very keen on giving ideas what this material could be used for.

>What do you do with the smuggler?
>□ Capture now and interrogate
>□ Capture now and cut a deal
>□ Capture later during the transaction
>□ Bug him and observe
>□ Other (fill in)

>What should aerogel be developed for?
>□ Military use (lighter weapons, new armor)
>□ Agricultural use (it could work as hydroponics)
>□ Industrial use (as building or machinery material)
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5340023
>□ Capture later during the transaction
It would be better to catch him in the act, maybe get the other people.
>□ Industrial use (as building or machinery material)
Aerogel is stupidly great as a thermal insulator - imagine the technological uses it could have.
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>>5340023
>□ Capture later during the transaction
>□ Bug him and observe
I don’t see these as mutually exclusive
>□ Military use (lighter weapons, new armor)
>□ Industrial use (as building or machinery material)
I think our military boys deserve a reward for their decisive action against the gangsters, and not only would this potentially improve the logging industry, diversifying our economy is always a smart play.
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>>5340023
>Capture later during the transaction
>Industrial
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>>5340023
>Capture later during the transaction
>Industrial use
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>>5340026
>+1
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>>5340023
>>□ Capture later during the transaction
>□ Industrial use (as building or machinery material)
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>>5340026
i agree basically in theory on the material side literally the cheapest possible material with the least material just sand and fucking air but also alcohol its as good as it gets its also really fucking light and surprisingly strong for something over 99% air in that it does not instantly crumble problem is making it like room temperature liquid sand TMOS forms into sand/glass in water but it does it under the surface so literally inside your eyes and inside the veins in your lungs
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>>5340118
i do want to reward them but just because its a option does not mean its a good one or well as good and what would it be even used for? pyro suit insulation?
drone outer casings?
scientists will promise the world for more funding so one must be careful and dictators have issues with those under misinforming to not displease them also sometimes its better not to force it as they will be forced to do what you want and not what is the best usage.

also yeah we should most likely bug them while literally doing any option
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>>5340023
>□ Capture later during the transaction
>□ Agricultural use (it could work as hydroponics)
Could be good for our new forestry program!
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>>5340023
>□ Tail him
>□ Capture later during the transaction
Get the buyer too. We definitely want to know who else he's selling to.
>□ Agricultural use (it could work as hydroponics)
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>>5340023
>□ Capture later during the transaction
>□ Industrial use (as building or machinery material)
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>>5341171
at least gaol managed to get finished
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>>5341171
Sucks to suck.
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>>5341171
was this posted in general?
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>>5341171
RIP a real one; hope he either stays able to post, or harnesses this hatred of the Indonesian government cucking him to plot his eventual escape from that nation
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>>5342376
if discord work i could be a proxy for him
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>>5341171
Relax man, I think it's just saber rattling... hopefully. Currently drawing the next update.
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>>5342560
Good luck, QM!
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>>5342560
>saber rattling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIje5NPIdqg
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Rolled 57, 42 = 99 (2d100)

>>5340023

Quickly, you ring up Risonha again.
"Alright, I've made up my mind - catch him during the transaction, and get his client too. Keep tabs on him in the meantime."
Again, you can hear her smile from the other end of the line. "Consider it done, your excellency."

The very next day, Samar Kalim - under the alias Sammy Calaca, a tourist to Paneira - feels like something's a bit odd, as he exits a bus terminal in Calypso, a tourist town to the north of the capital. One of the hawkers seem to be very insistent in selling his Paneira symbol keychain, and what's with all these smiling people lately? Should you be worried? Is your client safe? Questions race through his mind.

Meanwhile, you visit the lead scientist in charge of the Aero-gel program within the week.
"Mr. President! It is an honor to meet you!" the scientist, an Adrian Seis, greets you enthusiastically.
"So, these Aero-gel of yours... what possible industrial applications could it have?"
"Glad you asked, President Sam! You see, aside from being durable and lightweight, turns out it's also a good insulator! So, we can use it to make, say, lighter chainsaws, or maybe more efficient stoves, and very good material for prefabricated temporary housing. We could even make cargo ships with these and make them very fuel efficient! It's just, uh, there's two things..." Adrian's enthusiasm evaporated a bit.
"Well, on with it."
"Alright, to be frank, it costs a lot to manufacture, right now. Of course, in time the costs will go down as we research how to make it more efficiently - but for now, its use is limited to handheld tools.
And secondly, the raw, untreated aero-gel mixture is quite flammable, so it will need special containers to store it."
Hmm. You may be able to do something to help these scientists, within the budget.

>Espionage time: bugging and tailing Samar
>Roll 2d100, average of first five rolls vs the numbers I'm rolling

>Also, choose only one regarding aero-gel
>□ Invest in more efficient manufacturing research
>□ Invest in specialized containers
>□ Cancel the aero-gel program
>□ Other (fill in)
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Rolled 87, 62 = 149 (2d100)

>>5342752
>□ Invest in specialized containers
Gotta make sure the fuckie wokies are reduced
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>>5342752
>□ Invest in specialized containers
it won't matter if we can make it more efficiently, if they all blow up by the time we can do so
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Rolled 17, 63 = 80 (2d100)

>>5342752
>□ Invest in specialized containers
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>5342752
>>5342766
ROLLING
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>5342766
AGAIN
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Rolled 93, 44 = 137 (2d100)

>>5342752
>□ Invest in specialized containers
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Rolled 4, 83 = 87 (2d100)

>>5342752
>Invest in specialized containers

What does our budget look like, anyway?
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Rolled , = 0 (2d0)

>>5342752
>□ Invest in specialized containers
Start small, but safe.
Ah shit, ran outta dice.
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>>5342752
>Invest in specialized containers
Doesn't matter how fast we can make it if one dipshit starts a spark and sets the building on fire
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>>5342937
...or a forest
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>>5342752
>□ Cancel the aero-gel program

Containers of flammable stuff, you say. Perhaps investing in red barrels is not so great.
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>>5342752
>□ Invest in more efficient manufacturing research
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Rolled 1 (1d6)

>>5342752

RNG for next event:
>1 = something strange/supernatural
>2 = disaster, natural or manmade
>3 = foreign happenings
>4 = high profile crime
>5 = something about Soleil
>6 = cultural event
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>>5342752

>87, 17, 4, 93, 4 => 41
target: 57
Slight fail!

>62, 63, 37, 44, 83 => 57.8
target: 42
Slight success!

Your agents managed to plant a tracking device on Samar, but it fell from him during a particularly bumpy bus ride to a motel. Fortunately Risonha also has eyes on the ground, following Samar on foot - and it seems Samar is unaware of his gang of stalkers, even though he keeps looking around cautiously.
As he enters his motel room, the tail job turns into a long stakeout. Now, you just wait for the transaction to happen.

As the espionage shenanigans unfold far away in Calypso, you're discussing the future of Aero-gels with the lead scientist, Adrian.
"As much as I want this new material to be manufactured faster, first I would like to address the explosive elephant in the room." You intone with interest.
"Elephants can't exp- oh! Sorry, I understand, Mr. President! I'll get my scientists to focus on the raw Aero-gel containers."
"Good, I shall invest in this endeavor." This sentence apparently alerted Julia, who walked closer and whispered in your ear.
"Your excellency, we'll have to discuss about the national budget later." Oh? Did you invest too much?
"Very well, then." You conclude the meeting with Adrian, and depart back to your bunker/catacomb complex.

Once arriving in your sanctum, you motion for Julia to explain the budget. "You mentioned the national budget?"
"Yes, your excellency. Right now our economy is still recovering from the gang war, your excellency musn't make rash investment decisions."
"Well, isn't our currency, Dolores, stable?"
"Yes, but that could change. To use the latest economic term, we currently have an income of 6 Economic Units - an EU is what it costs for a guaranteed stable investment. Three are invested into the military, one towards general scientific research, one towards the chainsaw subsidy, and as of recently, one towards the Baitros replanting program, and one towards the Aero-gel container research.
As you can see, we're one EU short. We'll need to throttle down on one of our investments, at least until the economy picks up enough so we can have more EUs."
"Hmm, interesting... so what would happen if we keep investing even when we're in negative EUs?"
Julia frowns a bit. "Doing so for some tine will utterly devastate our economy, your excellency."
Well, this is a conundrum.
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>>5343928
(Fug, forgot pic)

A few days later you receive a peculiar report from the Norteste Province, the northwestern part of Paneira. Apparently, strange glowing lights had been seen flying around there since before the colony came to be - but this recent rash of sightings were accompanied by the discovery of a dozen dead cattle, who had perfectly square chunks of them carved out. Despite the egregious wound, coroners found that the cows died of heart failure - and interestingly, there's little to no red blood found in the carcasses.
The discovery had agitated the ranchers of the province, who clamor for the military's presence in the region. There's even a petition from those ranchers that made its way to your reports desk.
Hmm, what should you do?

>What should we do about the investments?
>□ Lower the funds going to the military
>□ Lower the funds for general research
>□ Lower the funds for chainsaw subsidy
>□ Lower the funds for advanced replanting
>□ Lower the funds for raw aero-gel containers
>□ Leave it be for now

>How should you respond towards these cow-killing lights?
>□ Send in the Airforce
>□ Send in the Army
>□ Send financial support (warning: no EU available)
>□ Ignore it, let the ranchers deal with it (will degrade Rancher loyalty and slight chance of degrading economy)
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5343944
>□ Lower the funds for general research
At least until the gel containers are done, focus all research on it for now, in a way.
>□ Send in the Airforce
I hope its just some experimental foreign aircraft with weirdo experimental weapon and not ayys or magic.
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>>5343944
>□ Lower the funds going to the military
>□ Send in the Airforce
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>□ Lower the funds for general research
Like that other anon said, we lower the funds until the containers are made, then it goes back.
>□ Send in the Airforce
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>>5343944
>□ Lower the funds going to the military
>>5343944
>□ Send in the Airforce
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>lowering funds for a military
>in an iron fist dictatorship
are you stoopid
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>>5343944
what sections of the body was cut out with the square seems uniform location on all the bodies in the picture
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>>5343987
The square holes seem to stop near the heart. Everything in the way is cut up with precision, no sign of extreme heat can be detected. The bones in the cut's path seem to be almost polished smooth.
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>>5343944
>□ Leave it be for now
We aren't in negative EUs for now. Just refrain from any further investments.
>□ Send in the Airforce
Can't wait for Air Force to be the best solution to every fucking problem lmao
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>>5343987
Bet it's that damn AI again! Shame we don't have space bug technology unlocked yet.
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>>5343985
You just read in the quest about inviting a faction to peace talks directly opposed to one you personally support instead of hand-waving them off and crushing them. Don't be a retarded cocksucker.
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>>5344022
That's not how it works, you fucking moron. There's a difference between calling a few protesters for an talk and lowering funds on your fucking army

You are genuinely mentally retarded
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>>5344034
Fuck off, dumbass cunt. Two of our three military branches are loyal to us, so cutting funding for a bit until either,
A.) the raw aero-gel containers become stabilized, both economically and practically
B.) the chainsaw subsidy is no longer needed
or
C.) the advanced replanting becomes self-sustaining
won't affect them too badly.
Are we at war? Do we need the funds now for some upcoming engagement? Do we have to update our equipment. No and not for the foreseeable future, since the world just witnessed our Army and Airforce conducting spectacular exercises, again both in a joint exercise and in a more practical sense against urban combatants.
IRON FIST DICTATORSHIP
Why the fuck would we ever even entertain the thought of sitting down with some smelly ass worthless nobodies when we could have just as easily swept them aside. It makes us look weak, kowtowing to any outside influence.
You know nothing niggers have no sense of the present and even less of the future.
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>>5344046
>Lowering military funds EVER when your power literally comes, in it's entirety, from control over the military
Again, retarded.
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lets just lower general research perhaps but this odd situation could mean they are needed
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>>5344054
Our power comes from being a undead fucking lich, you mouthbreathing shithead.
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>>5343944
>Lower funds to general research
We are not gutting our military in any way right now. That is not an option.
>Send in the Air Force
It's a flying thing. Air Force is flying things. Quid pro da.
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>>5344046
1) Talking to eco cultists was done to push the program for replanting trees and use it to calm the nutjobs immediately, instead of creating civil unrest by brutalizing civilians "because muh iRoN hAnD".
2) Nobody gives a shit, this isn't blue monke safespace for your pseudointellectual sperging and throwing insults. Behave or leave.
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>>5344094
Suck my dick, faggot. Talking to the eco cultists was a way to pussy out instead of standing behind the people who actually get shit done for our nation, the loggers.
"Boo hoo, I'm a foreign nationalist being funded by a third-party non-governmental organization protesting against the sovereign leader of a nation to undermine their authority and now there are consequences." Cry moar.
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>>5344070
No, our powers come from our military. If we were able to sling fucking spells like a necromancer, we would have done so before
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>>5344115
Who's to say we still can't?
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>>5343944
>□ Lower the funds for general research
General research can wait until SPECIFIC research is done

>□ Send in the Airforce
Fight the foo fighters!

>>5344046
Stop being a cunt, please. :)
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>>5344124
I feel like if we had literal magic powers, that would've been brought up somewhere.
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>>5344292
Maybe QM would care to elaborate on the extent of our lichdom?
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>>5344288
You first, nigger.

>>5344292
A lich is magical.
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>>5344300
>You first
Deal. Can you live up to your side, or are you the dreaded DOUBLENIGGER?

>A lich is magical
Unless we're some soet of SCIENCE-lich, maybe? Or maybe immortality through undeath is out only trick?
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>>5344300
Yeah, we're a lich, but that's the only real noteworthy "magical" thing so far. We're a walking, talking skeleton. We haven't raised the dead ourselves or boiled someone's blood or made someone go insane. We're just a skeleton.
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>>5343944
>□ Lower the funds going to the military
Tell em the aerogel will benefit them a fuckton once its done, and they'll get the funding back afterward
>□ Send in the Airforce
Skybois get in there
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>>5343944
>Leave it for now
>Send in the airforce

It'll be fine if we're at a slight deficit for just a LITTLE bit.
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>>5344298
Might be spoilerish, so keep an eye out for events in-quest.
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>>5344511
Supporting
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Rolled 42 + 20 (1d100 + 20)

>>5343944

You decide to divert the general scientific investment into the temporarily more urgent raw aero-gel containers. Adrian is excited when you ring him up from The Phone.
"Alright, I've diverted the funds into the container project. Make sure they're absolutely flame-resistant!"
Adrian can't quite curb his excitement. "Aaa! Thank you very much, Mr. President! You'll get results, I swear!"
You smile, happy at seeing such motivation.

The next day, you receive a report about two Interfed agents arriving in the capital. Huh, just two? A Constable Soren Sorrensson from Nordinnik, a tall and mostly silent type; and a sassy Neges woman, Detective Shaniqua LaFrey, from Saint Charlotte. You recall Nordinnik being in the same continent as Bordec, although a bit far to the north - while St. Charlotte is a little bit east of Paneira.
These agents must be the ones chasing after Soleil, then?

Regarding the mysterious cow-killer lights, you've put in the official order for the airforce to intensify patrols in Norteste Province. Which turns out to be a good call, as one such light was reported seen just a couple days later.
Two of your airforce's Rafael fighter jets, slightly outdated by the world's standard, were the closest and were thus diverted to intercept the light. Each had a crew complement of two, a pilot and a gunner/navigator, and armed with two heatseeking missiles and 100 rounds of fighter gun ammunition.
You are confident in the quality of your pilots, but then again this is a wholly unknown enemy you're facing. You unconsciously tense up as the planes report that they have visual.

>What do you do with the Interfed agents?
>□ Let them do their investigation on their own
>□ Have local police cooperate with them
>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
>□ Have Risonha spy on them
>□ Return them to their countries
>□ Other (fill in)

>Airforce vs mysterious flying light
>Roll 2d100, 3 highest rolls will be averaged to get results, my roll is the DC
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Rolled 87, 43 = 130 (2d100)

>>5344960
>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
>□ Have Risonha spy on them

Sharing some information with them and being sure to always keep them 'in the loop' is also a good way of observing their activities.

>Airforce vs mysterious flying light - Rolling
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Rolled 18, 17 = 35 (2d100)

>>5344960
>>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
>>□ Have Risonha spy on them
I smell potential rats... better safe than sorry.
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Rolled 32, 87 = 119 (2d100)

>>5344960
>□ Have local police cooperate with them
>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
>□ Have Risonha spy on them
Why not all? We'll cooperate with their investigation and assign them some "help" on the ground, but we can use the two-way line and embedding a couple of agents into their detail to keep them under surveillance.
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Rolled 98, 58 = 156 (2d100)

>>5344960
>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
man, that average roll thing is gonna break us
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Rolled 36, 90 = 126 (2d100)

>>5344960
>□ Have local police cooperate with them
>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
>□ Have Risonha spy on them
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Rolled 6, 6 = 12 (2d100)

>>5344960
>□ Have local police cooperate with them
>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
>□ Have Risonha spy on them
Hope she can manage that on top of weapon dealer stakeout.
>Airforce vs mysterious flying light
Lets go.
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Rolled 17, 13 = 30 (2d100)

>>5344960
>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
>□ Say you hope our cooperation will bear fruit

>Airforce so strong they can shred a ufo with two mediocre jets
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Rolled 21, 73 = 94 (2d100)

>>5344960
>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
>□ Have Risonha spy on them
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>>5344960
>□ Have local police cooperate with them
>□ Have Risonha spy on them
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Rolled 81, 90 = 171 (2d100)

>>5344960
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Rolled 28, 86 = 114 (2d100)

>>5344960
>□ Have Risonha share her intel with them
>□ Have Risonha spy on them
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>>5344960
Right, rolling cutoff here, but do keep on posting choices.
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>>5344960

You had the encrypted military radio provide live communications between the Rafaels and ground control Norteste.

"This is Castanet One, I have visual on the bogey."
"Copy that Castanet One, Norteste Actual approves weapons free."
"Castanet Two, in formation."
"Let's see if we can hit it, yea? Castanet One in pursuit of bogey."
"Revenge for the cows, ha. Castanet Two, copy."

*several minutes of muffled jet engine and incomplete radar lock sounds later*

"Damn, this bogey is slippery."
"Copy that, hard to lock, yea?"
"Castanet One, Castanet Two, use your guns if missile's a no-go."
"Acknowledged, Norteste Actual."
"Wait, I got a solid bead! Fox Two!"

*beep of radar lock, followed by the sound of two missiles launching*
*distant explosion*

"What the - missiles just blew up prematurely!"
"Copy that, Castanet Two. Switching firing mode to cannons. My gunner says to do it Ranchero style."

*a couple more minutes of muffled jet roars*
*several bursts of gunfire*

"This is Castanet One, bogey is leaking flames and slowing down. Bogey is down, I repeat, bogey is down."
"Nice shooting, gunslinger."
"Copy that, Castanet Two. Heading back to base."

This you didn't expect - the mysterious lights can actually be laid low! Over the next hour you receive the reports of the Rafaels' fight, and an aerial observation of the crash site. Strangely, the light still glows strongly, and fiery residue can be seen trailing from the wreckage (or is it carcass?).

Meanwhile, the two detectives meet with their Paneiran state-appointed liaison.

"Hi, Im your liaison, Lena Santos. Let us cooperate, hm?"
Shaniqua eyes her up and down.
"Kinda skeezy to send an intelligence officer as a liaison - but okay. Let's start sharing info on Soleil."

Seems like they accepted the offer.

>What do we do about this incident with the jets and light?
>□ Cover it up
>□ Inform the world
>□ Other (fill in)

>What do we do about the crash site?
>□ Send in the Army to recover it
>□ Send some Academics to study it on the field
>□ Bomb the crash site
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5345958
>□ Inform the world
>□ Send in the Army to recover it
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>>5345958
>□ Cover it up
>□ Send in the Army to recover it
We can send in the smarts to start picking apart after we've recovered it. Preferably intact, or as intact as it still is after being shot down. While we should keep things hush-hush initially, we can decide whether to publicise it later after we've had a chance to figure out what it is and what it's been up to. Telling everyone prematurely before then may have unintended consequences.
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>>5345958
>□ Cover it up
>□ Send some Academics to study it on the field
>□ Send in the Army to ensure safety
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>>5345958
>□ Cover it up
>□ Send in the Army to recover it
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>>5345958
>□ Cover it up
>□ Send in the Army to recover it
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>>5345958
>□ Cover it up
We're pretending to be human. I assume we're keeping supranormal shit on the down-low.

>□ Send in the Army to recover it
But these lads, we can trust.
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>>5345958
>□ Cover it up
>□ Send some Academics to study it on the field
>□ Send in the Army to ensure safety
First on-site phenomena are usually the most key
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>□ Cover it up
>□ Send in the Army to recover it
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>>5345958
>Cover it up. If an assassin is going to bring in foreign meddlers, just THINK of what something like this would do.
>Send in the academics. Take a negative EU to dedicate research to this if we have to, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity if this is actually extraterrestrials.
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>>5346010
If we want to really make sure nothing gets out, we should make the farmers sign NDAs. Matter of fact, we should've done it in EXCHANGE for intercepting the cowcutter. I'm sure they won't mind, since it's a touchy subject in more than one way and we did swiftly take care of it.
Another thing I wanted to bring up: we will need to get an upper hand on Risonha, since as IG said, we do not quite trust her and her department. I suggest we hire another Spymaster with a new agency and split their duties, so that she doesn't have the total control and monopoly on our secret service AND doesn't hold all of our secrets, in case she tries to rat us out. Give her some healthy competition, if you will.
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>>5345958
>□ Inform the world
>□ Send in the Army to recover it
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>>5346141
I don't think we need to round up the farmers. By and large, they'd be dismissed as run-of-the-mill UFO crackpots by the wider world and by distributing fuck knows how many NDAs to everyone who saw it, we'd just be calling attention to it and officialising their stories. The best outcome would be for their UFO problem to just disappear with them nobody any the wiser and be relegated to some rural legends for outsiders to have a chuckle at. It's possible there may be more UFOs so the air force assets should stay in the area to ensure their disappearance.
As far as Risonha goes, it's a valid point to question her loyalty. However, by splitting the agency we risk making it a self-fulfilling prophecy by making her feel under threat and more inclined to be disloyal, not to mention the inefficiencies that come with split agencies and jurisdictional infighting.
Also, where'd you get that image from? Good mimic of IG's style if you drew that.
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>>5345958
>Cover it up
>Send in the army to recover it
>Send some academics to study it on the field
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>>5345958
>Cover it up
>Send in the army to recover it

We can always let the cat out of the bag later.
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>>5345958
>□ Cover it up
>□ Send some Academics to study it on the field
>□ Send in the Army to ensure safety
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>>5346248
>we risk making it a self-fulfilling prophecy by making her feel under threat
Let me directly quote what IG said when first introducing her:
>>Truthfully, you don't quite trust her and the entire espionage department, but she does her work well... so far. You'll have to trust her on this.
Based on this, I don't think we should just let her keep going unobstructed or we'll pay the full price and have no line of defense against her once she decides to share our google docs (or worse). Besides, she's a grown-ass woman and our spymaster for a reason - she won't throw away her position and ruin her image to backstab her military-happy boss just because he doesn't trust her that much and invests in competition.
>split agency
I wanted to ideally build a new agency (once financially possible), one that would be well-vetted and serve us in matters we don't trust Risonha with.
But, well, do you have any other ideas?
>where'd you get that image from?
I upscaled two panels and edited them together. The only drawing I did was removing R's phone, bubbles and filling in the empty spaces (and also the edge of Samuel's hat when I flipped him).
I must say, doing it made me appreciate IG's artstyle on a whole new level. 11/10.
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>>5346092
Yeah this is something worth the money and its possibly a living ship so it could be dying
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Seems like no update today, sleep's overtaking me. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be lucid enough.
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>>5347122
The winds of fate is turning

>1-2 = Soleil makes a move
>3-4 = Return of the agitator
>5-6 = Samar makes the transaction
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Rolled 4 (1d6)

>>5348179
...fug forgot dice
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Rolled 37 + 20 (1d100 + 20)

>>5345958

https://youtu.be/ar7ug3k4f9g

Within a couple hours, the army arrives at the crash site in their Percevejos, fully kitted in NBC gear. From the reports, other than the army it seems that a couple researchers from Norteste University volunteered to take readings, and a single intelligence officer was dispatched to provide a cover story. You just hope things doesn't go pear shaped out there.

Meanwhile, some new reports came in while you were away. Apparently there's simultaneous strikes and protests at several plantations to the south, caused by discriminatory wages towards Neges workers. While it is well within the rights of the employers to set their own wages, apparently these plantations forced Neges to accept lower payments. With most of the crops being exported overseas for mad profit, and that only Neges were subject to this treatment, it is not surprising that these protests happen.
Oh wait, there's also another document stuck to this one. Apparently Risonha thought the timing of the strikes and protests was too suspicious, and suggested that this might be the work of our unknown agitator. You knew it, should've kept an eye on these.

>Roll 3d100 for the army's progress, 3 highest gets averaged, my roll is the DC

>How would you deal with the protests?
>□ Address them personally
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
>□ Invite the leaders to talks
>□ Arrest the lot of them
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5348279
>□ Invite the leaders to talks
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Rolled 37, 35, 6 = 78 (3d100)

>>5348279
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
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>>5348279
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
We gotta prune this shit at the roots.
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Rolled 18, 96, 9 = 123 (3d100)

>>5348279
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
Very suspicious, and if we relent then everyone else will come for a piece of the cake too.
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Rolled 29, 75, 55 = 159 (3d100)

>>5348279
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly

If there truly is an instigator making this happen we oughta use finesse.
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Rolled 83, 72, 59 = 214 (3d100)

>>5348279
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
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Rolled 71, 16, 74 = 161 (3d100)

>>5348279
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
This is not technically a dirwct governmental issue... Yet. If it beocmes such, we can donas we did withbthe Eco-Cult.
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Rolled 59, 72, 39 = 170 (3d100)

>>5348279
>Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
We need to know more. Is this the result of racial discrimination, worker surplus, insufficient wage negotiation, or some combination of those? With the right bit of legislation, we might be able to nip this in the bud.
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>>5348279
>□ Other (fill in) Meet with Plantation owners discreetly to gain a better understanding of the situation.
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Rolled 57, 62, 14 = 133 (3d100)

>>5348279
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
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>>5348436
Anon... it's the agitator.
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>>5348279
>Other
Arrest the Plantation owners.

Even if am agitator greased the wheels, the owner's still racially discriminated against their employees. That's not something we should let ride.
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>>5348580
found the neges
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Rolled 52, 47, 45 = 144 (3d100)

>>5348279
>>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
We gotta know before we take action
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>>5348599
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>>5348666
Sorry wagie, the boss needs you to keep cutting the sugarcane. You need to go back at work tomorrow.
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>>5348525
Well, yeah, but just because we're gonna arrest the arsonist doesn't mean we don't need to put out the fire.
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>>5348525
Doesn't mean there isn't an actual problem which the agitator was able to leverage.
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Rolled 29, 7, 32 = 68 (3d100)

>>5348279
>Reinstate slavery.
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>>5348796
>>5348822
I agree, it just sounded like 3PvpAIkV wanted to investigate the issue at hand before chasing the bastard who made up neges crime statistics.
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Rolled 84, 69, 37 = 190 (3d100)

>>5348279
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
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Rolled 53, 40, 5 = 98 (3d100)

>>5348279
Oof I forgot rolls are unlimited
t. >>5348307
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>>5348580
You do realize we're a literal dictatorship, right?
>b-but
If we try to be "fair" to the negas, then the indians will come, then the other workers will come, then everyone will come. If one group gets treated fairly, everyone will want the same.
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Rolled 34, 31, 87 = 152 (3d100)

>>5348279
>>□ Arrest the lot of them
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>>5349125
The great thing about dictatorships is you can run it anyway you like, you aren't pidgeonholed in any regaurd.
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>>5349199
Yeah you're right, we should deport all those fucking neges and automate.
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>>5349222
Our military contains a lot of Neges. Options like >>5349222 or >>5348830 will destroy their loyalty as we enslave or deport their families.
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>>5349125
Being a dictatorship doesn't mean you have to be racist.
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>>5349250
Not convinced. Why don't you give us a list of racially diverse dictatorships?
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>>5348580
could be just not that. just because someone thinks it is dont mean its actually real. also reading the update is not paying field workers shit while making mad dosh exporting pretty common for any third world company be it salt farmers ,sugar cane farmers, and being able to find people to replace them easily also drive down wages because they are so replaceable how much do the neges even compose of the workforce
>>5348279
>□ Investigate the plantations and workers discreetly
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>>5349254
Ancient Rome, during certain periods, and lost of post-colonial countries in Africa are comprised of many different ethnic groups. Not that it matters, since this is a fictional country and we can do what we want.

>>5349279
>also reading the update is not paying field workers shit while making mad dosh exporting pretty common for any third world company
The update says:
>only Neges were subject to this treatment

>how much do the neges even compose of the workforce
>>5327514 says:
>Plantation Workers [are] Descendants of imported slave laborers called Neges, they have a significant demographic impact.
and ALSO:
>Your army is big, mostly recruiting from former gangers and Neges who don't want the plantation life.
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>>5349279
>Apparently there's simultaneous strikes and protests at several plantations to the south, caused by discriminatory wages towards Neges workers. While it is well within the rights of the employers to set their own wages, apparently these plantations forced Neges to accept lower payments.
The screwing over the Neges is accurate. The only thing in question is who else is involved.
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>>5349279 lost internet for awhile but had this written
Point is need not to be race it can be workers rights and common exploitation with highly replacable people that anyone would rush to take there place often immigrants with lower living standards
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>>5349389
It *could* be anyone but in this specific instance the Neges are being targeted.
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>>5349400
well yeah if most all field workers are neges and they dont have economic opportunity else were, so would be really fucking easy to target literally just needs plantation owners naturally compete with eachother in the market of optimizing profits with paying as little as possible and earning as much as possible or talking with eachother even once through all these years and agree to sort of evenly lower the wages for these vulnerable workers.

neges if this is close enough to real life dont have that good education or rainy day funds to go back on so cant really find a different job, so being forced to accept lower wages is likely literally just not firing them or them not quitting, if they lose there job what are they supposed to even do? find a job at a different plantation?

likely race due to being looked down upon could also just be being poor and easily exploited that someone could easily see by just looking at there skin as they cant just leave there jobs.

fuck i am rambling summary very likely race but due to the economic conditions of there race being well known to be easily exploited as they CANT quit there plantation job so they will just sit there and accept nearly any wage thrown there way, cant really negotiate up when you can be easily replaced for as much or even less pay.

also would not be so bad if these workers where paid more would possibly could mean more money circulating in our economy instead of being horded by big plantation owners who do most of there business oversea.
>>5349345
as always i suspect our major customer for our lumber export is involved would be typical country stuff to do
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>>5349199
Except by reality

>>5349250
Doesn’t mean you have to be ‘anti-’racist either, and I ain’t about to turn this quest into a weird project just to appease your autism.

God, what is it with these fucking civ quests.
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>>5349665
>Except by reality
We're an undead maybe-wizard. Reality need not apply.

>I ain’t about to turn this quest into a weird project just to appease your autism
There's nothing autistic about choosing not to run a country in a racist way, and appeasing the Neges actually makes perfect sense when they are:

A) Demographically significant over all
B) One of our major sources of loyal military men, and we lean heavily on the military

If we must be racist, it makes way more sense to be racist to the indigenous folks, ro foreigners.
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>>5349727
>Arresting plantation owners to make up for them mistreating Neges is perfectly normal and won't blow up in our face
>Learning the cause, finding the agitator and solving the matter as peacefully as possible WILL blow up in our face, because... Neges in army will seethe if they hear we don't instantly punish whitey for racism
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>>5350108
Why do you value pissing off plantation owners more than you do pissing off plantation workers?
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>>5350112
Why do you think making some retards happy with an overblown display of "justice" is worth antagonizing business owners and slowing down the crop export they supervise? First we should study this situation carefully to get all information we need to deal with it (and catch the agitator), can still punish the offenders later if they seem uncooperative.
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>>5349727
>Reality need not apply.
So we can successfully defund the military without any in-quest consequences? Or do we still have to abide by the reality of our setting?

The autistic part is the unhealthy obsession about race. Why does everything have to devolve into either /pol/ level retardation or social justice level retardation?

>If we must be racist, it makes way more sense to be racist to the indigenous folks, ro foreigners.
You mean two other significant portions of our demographic? One which is the labor force for 55% of our GDP and is loyal to us, and the other that lives in said area that contains 55% of our GDP?
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>>5350108
I never said that we shouldn't find the agitator. In fact, you may note I literally did, in fact, vote to do that.

>>5350154
>Why do you think making some retards happy with an overblown display of "justice" is worth antagonizing business owners and slowing down the crop export they supervise?
Why do you think they're retards, anon? Why do you hate our proud, Paneiran armed forces?

>>5350216
Indigenos are a danger to our logging programs and may be rival magic-users in some cases, while foreigners are always a threat to a resource-rich dictatorship. But you're right: we don't NEED to be racist against anyone. Let's just encourage an egalitarian, non-racialized national indentity and unquestioning loyalty to our skeleton-led state. Or is "let's not be racist but still be a manipulative dictator" somehow "social justice level retardation" to you, still?
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>hurr durr lets arrest da heckin raycisds
Or...and hear me out...we stop the fucking agitator? This isn't reddit.
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>votes to capture agitator
>engages in retarded antiracism conversation started by a troll
>tries to brand anons as racist
Nobody gives a shit. Stop being fucking obnoxious and if you want to correct some evil racists, go outside and do it in real life, be the hero we need.
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>>5348279

You've received a report of the NBC squads approached the crash site calmly when suddenly the object shone in a burst of heat and light. Thankfully, it did nothing to the properly kitted squads, who were only temporarily blinded.
The next part of the report was truly baffling - it said that after their vision returned moments later, there was a giant humanoid in a fetal position where the ball of light used to be. The humanoid was reported by the volunteer researcher to be alive, but unconscious at the time.
Apparently, the army realized that the humanoid cannot be transported using their Percevejo APCs - the humanoid was about two or three times larger than normal humans. Very interesting, indeed.

As if on cue, Julia holds The Telephone out for you to use.
"Thank you, Julia. Getting used to my daily rhytym?"
"Well, yes, your excellency." She replies briskly.

You quickly dial Risonha's office.
"Risonha, I believe you've read the news about the latest protests."
"Ah, so your excellency wants to snoop in there?"
"Yes, find out what's really going on. I want the plantation owners and workers thoroughly investigated, and find possible links to our mystery agitator."
"Okie dokes - but heads up, this would stretch our espionage assets thin. We won't be able to send in our spies until we're done handling something."

Oh right - aside from this protest investigation, there's also the joint Soleil investigation and the Zayyine Smuggler deal. Apparently your espionage department's current limit is 3 major projects.

Anyhow, even though they're stretched thin, they've managed to piece together the circumstances behind the protest.
A few years ago, most of the plantations along the Arepa river was bought by shell companies of ex-EiDoc members - short for Eisen Doctrine, one of the losing sides of the Bordec Civil War a couple decades ago. Their political bent was very supremacist - they actually believe that they, being of the Varyag race are the chosen one by Vril, and should rule over the other lesser races. They are also quite economically savvy, often muscling out businesses and creating their own financial networks. Soon after their acquisition, they started putting economic pressure upon the Neges workers - this fact was used by the agitator to rile up the Neges. Worryingly, you don't know what these ex-EiDoc are planning.

>How would you transport the alien giant to the capital?
>□ Call in the air force to airlift it using their helis
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
>□ Not really, erect a field lab and containment unit on-site
>□ Other (fill)

>What part do you want to focus on in your investigation?
>□ The EiDoc connection
>□ The identity of the agitator
>□ The money flow
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5350462
How would you transport the alien giant to the capital?
>□ Not really, erect a field lab and containment unit on-site
>Attend to it personally. Seems like something an undead wizard might be better suited to than the normie authorities.

What part do you want to focus on in your investigation?
>□ The EiDoc connection
Unironically, arrest da heckin raycisds. Foreign racial supremacists still clinging to a failed civil war in their homeland are a fifth column if I've ever seen one. Furthermore, if we remove the fuel, we can more easily put out the fire. The agitator will have a harder time agitating with fewer reasons for the Neges to be agitated.
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>>5350462
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
>>5350462
>□ The EiDoc connection
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>>5350462
They are also quite economically savvy, often muscling out businesses and creating their own financial networks.
EVERY
TIME
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>>5350462
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
And do it quickly
>□ The identity of the agitator
It DOESNT MATTER if we stop EiDoc, he'll just start somewhere else. We need to stop the source, not the latest projext.
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>>5350526
If we stop EiDoc, we delay his plans and eliminate a long-term threat to our own primacy. If we stop the agitator, EiDoc remains an issue anyway and the already-incensed Neges continue to take umbrage.
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>>5350532
It wouldn't delay - we saw how quickly he went from his previous activity to this one. We'd just be forced to start all over again.

Without the agitator, the protest would die out
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>>5350462
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
>□ The money flow
Find the money flow, you find everyone involved, and you rip them out root and stem.

>>5350272
>Let's just encourage an egalitarian, non-racialized national indentity and unquestioning loyalty to our skeleton-led state
>Or is "let's not be racist but still be a manipulative dictator" somehow "social justice level retardation" to you, still?
No, I’m good with just the literal definition of Fascism. Just don’t turn this into Hitler’s National Socialism (or Space Monkes) by being obsessed about radicalizing everything.

>>5350337
The modern demand for racism far outstrips the supply lad.
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>>5350538
Big if true. Seems unlikely, since we know that EiDoc was doing this before the agitator got involved, and will continue to do this shit afterwards if we don't intervene, and now it's too late to make the Neges NOT know about it.
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>>5350559
EXCEPT, if we pursue EiDoc instead of the agitators, he'll just move onto something else. Again, and again, and again....

We need to pull the issue out by the root
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>>5350559
I think it’s important to stop the arsonist before dealing with the deadwood in our forest, yea? The Agitator is a skilled individual that can escape pretty easily just to pop up somewhere else, but EiDoc is rooted, and can always be investigated after the Agitator is dealt with. It’s not like their financial networks will suddenly disappear from our sights, and after the arms shipments issue is dealt with, we can use the extra manpower to double down on this investigation.
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>>5350462
>Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
>The money flow

Follow the money.
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>>5350462
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
>□ The money flow
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>>5350462
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
Setting up a lab somewhere in the open is just asking for locals/media/satellites to notice it. We should use a ground vehicle just in case this thing can affect electronics and could bring down the planes.
>□ The EiDoc connection
Goddamit, that guy will slip again but we gotta deal with those hyperborean jews asap. Hopefully the economy doesn't suffer.
>□ Contemplate expanding your espionage department, creating two divisions and hiring a second spy master to lead one of them
Suddenly it doesn't look like a dumb idea.
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>>5350668
>hyperborean jews
They have "arya" in the name and seem to be based on the "Nazis and Confederates flee military losses to South America and start their own ethnic compounds" thing that happened a few times, I think.

Either way, though, I don't want a fantasy CSA, Fourth Reich, OR Israel-in-Exile starting in the middle of Chainsaw Sam's backyard.

>>5350462
Adding
>□ Contemplate expanding your espionage department, creating two divisions and hiring a second spy master to lead one of them
to my vote at >>5350480
Maybe a Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense?
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>>5350462
>□ Call in the air force to airlift it using their helis
>□ The identity of the agitator
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>>5350691
>They have "arya" in the name and seem to be based on the "Nazis and Confederates flee military losses to South America and start their own ethnic compounds" thing that happened a few times, I think.
Last time i checked, Nazis weren't known for being good at economics and creating financial networks
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>>5350668
>>5350691
You guys know we don’t have the budget for that, right? And that’s in addition to pissing off Risonha and making her whole department disloyal.

Besides, we can set up the Men in Black later when our EU budget improves.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fiBLgEx6svA
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>>5350709
That's why we're only contemplating it, for now. If our regime doesn't, uh... Fall... Maybe we can do it later!
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>>5350709
See: >>5350714
>>5350691
>wrote a long post
>It got deleted by accident
mfw.
tl;dr:
• We should get rid of the (non)jews asap and move on before this nice quest completely turns into space monke shitshow.
• I like the idea of ufo division, but I'd rather keep both divisions unnamed and their tasks random. That is because it's part of my plan to conceal some of our operations from Risonha, in case she's scheming against us.
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>>5350526
Support
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>>5350462
so foreign company basically stealing money from us so we should not really care about it and what ever happens this eidoc network will not disappear so we can deal with it later but the agitator will easily disappear so we need to nip that bud or recruit them

>□ The identity of the agitator
so EiDoc does not matter they will just go somewhere else the money flow will still be there same with the connections if we do nothing right now but the agitator can easily disappear so the only thing with even something similar to a time limit.
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
yeah lets not try and lift it into the air as that is easily a disaster and a field lab would be understaffed and just draw attention to it.
think the alien is mimicing humans but based its research on mammals such as a cow for a heart that could support the bodysize or something or it scaled it size after the cow?
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>>5350714
well ALL regimes fall eventually and as a undead we have alot of time for it to happen to us and it says nothing its our regime that falls
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We should engineer our own opposition so when the revolution comes we can replace ourselves(Despotic dictator) with ourselves(Revolutionary leader).
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>>5350764
Yeah, but then we'd have to give up our cool mask and uniform.
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>>5350480
>Support
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>>5350798
>mask
Anon, I think that's our face.
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>>5350813
It literally has those filter tanks

And if we're an actual skeleton, why would we need some an filter in our face?
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>>5350835

Well, QM said we aren't open about being a lich, and take (or fake) unnecessary precautions to hide our true nature.

>An armored car awaits you, a precaution you don't really need since you're a lich. But, you arrange for it anyways since you're hiding the fact that you're a lich. You've learned early in your lichdom that immortality attracts too much undue attention. To your populace, you're just an eccentric dictator who ruled with an iron fist, and you've heard conspiracy theories saying that you're multiple people in succession, a robot, and even two goblins stacked together. Hah! Let them speculate.
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I just kind of figured we have a cool technoskeleton mask that covers up our skull face to look cool. Although I guess we could really be crazy and just THINK we're a lich.

Also, if Vril favored these guys, why'd they lose their stupid civil war? Checkmate, EiDocs.
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>>5350462
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
>□ The money flow
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>>5350462
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
>□ The EiDoc connection
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>>5350744
That is good to keep in mind: a singular regime WILL fall at some point in this quest, though we have no clue if its ours or somebody else's
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>>5350856
>Also, if Vril favored these guys, why'd they lose their stupid civil war? Checkmate, EiDocs.
DESTROYED.
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>>5350462
>The plantation workers are racial supremacists


Colored me surprised.
>The EiDoc connection


>Not really, erect a field lab and containment unit on-site

Let's not mess with the alien until we have more data. We don't want a disaster to happen
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>>5350538
How would the protest die out? They are already protesting and the Plantation owners haven't stopped screwing them out of pay because they're Black. How does arresting some foreign glowy deal with the legitimate issues said glowy brought up .
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>>5351302
Because the agitator's the one who is AGITATING them, you fool
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>>5351391
>Hey, did you know they're only paying all the Black people shit?
>FUCK that. I'm doing something about it!
Even if you get rid of the first person if you do it AFTER this conversation, that doesn't change what the second person is doing.
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>>5351412
That's not how it works, you fool. The Agitator is the one fueling the fire. Trying to chase his latest scheme and allowing him to start his new one just because you're angry about "Muh raycism" is fucking retarded.
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>>5350462
Och, I keep succumbing to sleep, updates will be every 2 days (except saturdays). Sorry about this, but quest plot coherency is at stake. Thank you for understanding.
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>>5351428
That's exactly how it works. If we find and capture this agitator the protests will continue until do something about them. Capturing the agitator doesn't unagitate the people
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>>5351734
Capturing the agitator will stop him from continuing his plots. If we just search EiDoc out of some knee-jerk reaction, he's just going to jump to the next plan JUST like he did with the Ecoterrorists.
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>>5350462
Changing my vote: >>5350668 to
>□ Call in a cargo truck, the ones that haul containers
>□ The identity of the agitator
>□ Contemplate expanding your espionage department, creating two divisions and hiring a second spy master to lead one of them
My mind was changed by the blue/green anon. Let's get that motherfucker already.
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>>5351739
Walk me through your scenario. We capture the agitor and they don't do future sabotage. Cool.

What do we do about the Boys from Brazil and the protestors?
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>>5351802
WHEN we capture the Agitator, THEN we can decide what to do with (((EiDoc)))

They're still going to be there, they won't suddenly disappear. And the more the agitator continues, the better he'll be at covering his tracks.
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>>5351734
That anon is just having a knee-jerk reaction to what he views as SJW themes. He isn't actually thinking logically.
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>>5351871
No, it is logical. The Agitator is setting off political unrest in our nation, stopping him from stirring up even more unrest with other political factions and then dealing with the EiDoc problem is sound strategy to nipping the long term instability the Agitator creates with our limited intelligence resources. The best defense is a good offense after all.
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>>5351930
We have a full on fifth column that's ammased tons of wealth and bought up large amounts of land and market share in our industry. That's not something to let slide. Especially because they have a political philosophy in direct opposition to our government
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>>5351734
But it stops the agitator from agitating more and we can fix this later its important to prioritize
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>>5352013
EiDoc isn't going to suddenly disappear, unlike the Agitator, and we still control the army.
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>>5352102
Freezing EiDoc Assets, nationalizing the plantations and/or arresting the heads of the company and replacing them with loyalists are all ways we can shit them down here and now.
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>>5352220
That would make the investigation way harder, since he'd immediately jump ship. We need to investigate the agitator, and THEN we can go think of what to do with EiDoc
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>>5352239
We need to prioritize our threats. In present day EiDoc has done worse than the agitator. I am not saying the agitator isn't a problem but what is happening now is more important than what might happen.
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>>5352242
Honestly, if the Agitator is just going to keep revealing existing issues in our socioeconomic system (unsustainable forestry practices, fifth columnists funneling money into a shadow economy, etc.), I don't mind him getting up to more shenanigans. He's doing our job for us.
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>>5352251
My only real concern is that they might be doing it at the behest of a foreign power to destabilize us. Even though we DO have all of these problems, it's going to be a lot of plates to juggle if we don't collar them soon. That said, it should be fine for now.
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>>5352242
The Agitator has already started TWO protests. We're lucky these two are smaller ones, but what happens when he convinces a bunch of people to demand the right to vote?

Again, stop being retarded, EiDoc is going to be there all the same when the Agitator is found. First find the agitator, THEN get rid of him
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>>5352263
THEN get rid of him, THEN deal with EiDoc*
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>>5352013
>>5352242
No one is saying to let it slide, just to bag the Agitator before he sets off another unrest/political movement. Like, this fucker could have caused the gang war to pop off, he needs to be dealt with before he he causes another problem. We’re already stretched too thin with all the other shit going on, we don’t need another problem on our plate.

>>5352220
That would gank our food production. We’d be pulling a South Africa and make not only the food situation worse, but motivated by politics instead of economics, and we don’t have the EU necessary to sustain that shit. The only way you’re going to solve this is by deregulating the industry and eroding the EiDoc powerbase with other financial competition.

>>5352251
We don’t have the resources to solve all of these problems, especially if they all blow up in a relatively short amount of time. Sustaining the forest is going to be a permanent drain on our resources, and depending on how we handle the fifth columnists, the plantains may be a drain as well. We can’t sustain this level of intervention in the economy, we need to slow down the problems from boiling over before we become overwhelmed.
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>>5352409
I don't see how replacing the heads of the farming companies would wreck our economy. It's not like they only people in the entire country who can run a business are EiDoc
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>>5352409
>>5352607
I'd just like to add, that EiDoc controls a portion of the plantations, not all. Subsequently, they don't cover the entire export from plantations we have.
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>5350462

Vote tally:

>Cargo Truck: 10
>Field Lab: 2
>Airlift: 1

>EiDoc: 5
>Agitator: 5
>Money: 4

Let us consult the winds of fate
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>>5350462

A couple of hours later, you receive word that the giant alien lifeform has been safely secured in a cargo truck, escorted by the volunter researcher and three soldiers, and is currently headed towards the capital via road and river. You've already got somewhere to store your extraterrestial guest - one of your vacant extra bunkers could be quickly repurposed into a containment facility. There's also a couple thousand Dolores 'hush money' receipt given to the rancher who owns the land the crash site is on, thankfully they are quite cooperative. Such amounts are like pocket change to you - you quickly approve the expense. You wonder if the espionage department should be split, so to give Risonha less room to maneuver but also reducing her workload somewhat. Maybe have them exclusively deal with supernatural stuff like this, even.

That reminds you to call Risonha again.
"Your excellency! So many calls recently, did I accidentally charm you?" Risonha laughs, in a calculatedly pleasant way.
"Heh, you very well know this is a national matter, Risonha. Anyways, regarding the Neges protest investigation - I want you to focus on finding out who this agitator is."
"Okie dokey, your excellency. I'll let my agents know, posthaste."
"Excellent. Thank you, Risonha."
"The pleasure's mine, your excellency."

The line closes. As you hang up The Telephone, you see Julia tapping her cheek absentmindedly.
"Something the matter, Julia?"
"Oh, forgive me, your excellency! I was just wondering about this agitator, myself. So far, they've brought your attention towards matters that concern the populace - I can't help but feel that I've heard this modus operandi before." She taps her cheek again.
"Well, do tell me when you remember. Might shed some light on who they are."

Some time later, The Telephone rings again. Risonha's on the other end.
"Sorry to intrude when you're busy, your excellency, but Soleil had made their move."
Julia enters with a freshly printed report. Anton Micudi, the Log Inc. branch office CEO, was found dead in his office. A single shot to the back of the head, body found by a janitor near closing time. Based on the fact that nobody heard a gunshot all day, and the single frame unwiped from surveillance footage, the culprit uses a silenced pistol. Said singular frame also shows someone in a cloth mask with a peculiar face on it picking up a bullet casing, which squarely fits known descriptions of Solaire.
Thing is, this might put a pause on that Baitros replantation project.

>What should you do about this?
>□ Order increased patrols at airports and naval ports
>□ Call a press conference
>□ Hire a counter-hitman
>□ Wait for the joint investigators' analysis
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5352790
>□ Order increased patrols at airports and naval ports
We cant do everything at once
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>>5352790
>□ Wait for the joint investigators' analysis
There's not much we can do. He is a top hitman and will have made himself very scarce after a kill, which means he's almost certainly switched aliases and skipped the country already. Even a few hours would have been enough for him to get very far away, and we can hardly catch him if we don't even know who he is. I'm unconvinced the investigation will turn up much either, since hitmen don't live this long unless they're excellent at covering their tracks.
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>>5352790
>□ Hire a counter-hitman
Sounds kino.
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>>5352790
>□ Wait for the joint investigators' analysis
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>>5352790
>□ Hire a counter-hitman
>□ Wait for the joint investigators' analysis
This is clearly an attack on our regime, and should be met with similar force.
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>>5352790
>□ Hire a counter-hitman
>□ Wait for the joint investigators' analysis
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>>5352790
>□ Call a press conference
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>>5352790
>>□ Wait for the joint investigators' analysis
We shouldn't be hasty here--chances are whoever hired this guy is waiting to see how we react if they're targeting our logging industry.
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>>5352790
>□ Hire a counter-hitman
>□ Order increased patrols at airports and naval ports
Plot twist: we're the counter-hitman. But unironically.
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>>5352790

RNG for next event:
>1-2 = disaster, natural or manmade
>3-4 = foreign happenings
>5-6 = Samar makes the transaction
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Rolled 5 (1d6)

>>5354757
Rats, forgot dice, again
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>>5352790

As much as you want to lockdown the entire country and comb it, Paneira is simply too large, and any increase in security level would spook even lesser assassins into hiding. You even thought of hiring another assassin, but realize it would lead to more instability. So you wait for the investigative team to finish analyzing the crime scene.

Within a day, you've received the report from the liaison, Lena Santos. According to your espionage network, none of Soleil's known aliases nor description had exited the country, and it is very likely that Soleil is still in Paneira.
Constable Soren had found very slight material evidence, in the form of a days-old Zayyine cactus needle. It is not endemic to Paneira, and it is a kind of cactus that is notoriously hard to cultivate outside of Zayyine. So, Soleil was in Zayyine before this?
Detective Shaniqua checked the lone frame of Soleil, and concluded it was deliberately put there, after the feed was erased. Which is strange, since Soleil had not shown aptitude with electronic devices, so either they've learned how to hack, or is working with someone who does. Or a third party put this frame for us...

Meanwhile, you've been invited by Adrian to an unveiling - apparently they've finished prototype of the canister.
"Thank you for coming, Mr. President! May I present to you, the Thermobarrel! It can store liquids with high volatility and extreme temperatures safely and securely. We've managed to figure out how to mass-produce these, so these has more uses than just for storing raw Aero-gel!"
This is good news indeed - you can probably export these for 1 EU! Or, reserve their use for science, and gain a scientific boost. Or use them in industry for better manufacturing of goods. Many possibilities!

As you return from the university, Risonha calls.
"Sorry for this urgent call, your excellency - the smuggler had just made the transaction. My boots on the ground is still monitoring them. What's the call, your excellency?"

>Who do you send to capture the smuggler and his client?
>□ Local police
>□ Army squad
>□ Airforce squad
>□ Spies
>□ None, keep monitoring
>□ Other (fill in)

>How would you utilize the Thermobarrel?
>□ Industrial purposes
>□ Scientific use
>□ Export them
>□ Other (fill in)
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>>5354805
>□ Spies

>□ Export them
>Spead that extra EU on researching Aero-gel Mass Production
This way we can get more Aero-gel for other scientific and industrial purposes.
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>>5354805
>Spies
A captured smuggler can have some uses: intel chief among them. If we take him in without his associates knowing he's been captured, we stand to gain a lot.

>□ Industrial purposes
I feel like our industry is going to slow down with that logging CEO assassinated and I'm not too keen on sharing things with other countries when it seems like someone's trying to bait us into a conflict with Zayyine. Chances are if we export them they'll be reverse-engineered before the day's over. Once the wrong people know how to mess with the barrels or turn them into bombs or something the rest of the world will remember how WE were the ones who created them in the first place.
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>>5354805
>□ Spies

>□ Scientific use
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>>5354805
>□ Spies
>□ Industrial purposes
Wouldn't using them for industrial purposes increase or EU anyway?

Either way, we already have an free EU which we can use to put back into science.
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>>5354805
>Spies
>Industrial purposes
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>>5354805
>Spies
>Industrial purposes
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>>5354841
We should spend that EU on Aero-gel Mass Production.
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>>5354841
Oop, yeah, forgot to mention that the industrial choice also makes 1 EU. Good catch there.
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>>5354805
>□ Spies
>□ Industrial purposes

>>5354864
Agreed!
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>>5354805
>□ Spies
>□ Scientific use
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>>5354805
>□ None, keep monitoring
>□ Export them
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>>5354805
Industrial purposes
Or science
Going to be instantly reverse engineered if we sell
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>>5354880
Well, if we get 1 EU from Industry, and another because we freed up the one that was being used to research it, that means we have 2 EU
>>5354864
Isn't that what we'll do if we choose "Industry" already?
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>>5354990
>Isn't that what we'll do if we choose "Industry" already?
It wasn’t clear, so I assumed it was going to be lighter equipped and chainsaws instead of focusing on mass production. Otherwise, industry would get my vote.

And one of those freed EU is going back to General Research, so it’s really just one (unless that assassination really did derail the forestry accord). We should put the extra into more General Research or to reinvigorate the Navy.
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>>5354805
>Who do you send to capture the smuggler
spies, get him nice and quite-like
>his client?
None, keep monitoring, at least for now.
Im curious where EXACTLY those arms are going, catch the big head behind it instead of just a hand.

>How would you utilize the Thermobarrel?
Both industrial and scientific use, but no export, its nice to have some things to ourselves.
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>>5354805
>□ Industrial purposes
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Rolled 3 (1d6)

>>5354805

RNG for next event:
>1 = Gang power vaccuum event
>2 = Agitator identity uncovered
>3 = Foreign event
>4 = Disaster, natural or manmade
>5 = Neges protest escalation
>6 = The sleeper awakes
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>>5354805

The transaction is happening right now, and there's no time to call in the police or the military. This leaves only the spies tailing the smuggler to be the only ones capable of capturing both targets at the moment - a risky endeavor because you don't know what surprises Samar might have set up. That, and how you'd be giving Risonha a bit more power than what you're comfortable with. But this is a prime opportunity, after all.
"Risonha, I want them captured alive, and in an... interrogatable condition."
"Alrighty, your excellency. I'll round 'em up!"
With that, the line goes silent, and you hope she's got enough assets on the ground to capture Samar.

Later on, you've decreed that the Thermobarrel is to be used mostly only in Paneira - and the local industry prospers fast, utilizing the barrels as molten metal containers, frozen goods delivery, etc. Thanks to this, you now have a growing economy that can support another Economical Unit!
Julia pipes up. "We now have two free EUs at your disposal, your excellency."
Hmm yes, how do you distribute this?

Another week flew by as you receive word that the Altosonora music festival is about to be held in Paneira soon. Featuring famous artists and bands such as Gabriel Esperanza, The Milton Effect, Captains of Industry, White Lotus Bloom and Taurus Marchand, it promises to spread music for everyone. While indeed, tourism booms during the weeklong event, these musicial festivals often come with the issue of increased drug abuse and subversive lyrics. Not to mention how some of the musicians might be foreign spies. Then again, your populace might need some distraction in these trying times, bread and circuses method.

>Roll 2d100, lowest 5 will be averaged

>How would you redistribute the 2 unallocated EUs?
>□ (fill in)

>Do you allow the Altosonora music festival to happen?
>□ Yes, no strings attached
>□ Yes, but ensure that no subversive stuff gets aired (stick method)
>□ Yes, and ensure government-sponsored messages gets promoted (carrot method)
>□ No, too risky
>□ Other (fill in)
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Rolled 44, 48 = 92 (2d100)

>>5358135
>□ Military and General Research

>□ Yes, and ensure government-sponsored messages gets promoted (carrot method)
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Rolled 93, 16 = 109 (2d100)

>>5358135
Lowest 5? Should we just not roll after the first five rolls?
>Restore the diverted General Research funding
>Developing oil resources
We have untapped oil reservoirs in the south. We need to do something about that, and founding the Panerian State Oil Company (or insert funny acronym here) and giving the resources they need to get production off the ground and ensuring we benefit the most from it would be a great investment to make as well as increasing our independence. Hopefully we can work something out with the swamp natives.

>□ Yes, but ensure that no subversive stuff gets aired (stick method)
Not going full black-bars censor, but we reserve the right to remove songs from the lineup.
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Rolled 13, 2 = 15 (2d100)

>>5358135
>Invest 1 EU to create a new Spy Bureau with its own Spymaster
>Invest 1EU to fund new Spy Bureau's investigation into Soleil
Use the festival as a bait. We'll be ready to act the moment he hits.

>□ Yes, and ensure government-sponsored messages gets promoted (carrot method)
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>>5358135
>Navy
>Aero-gel Mass Production Research
The Navy needs some love, and if we get enough Aero-gel we can boost our science as well. Also, exporting it to the market nabs us an extra EU, so we shouldn’t immediately discount the idea.
>□ Yes, but ensure that no subversive stuff gets aired (stick method)
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Rolled 30, 69 = 99 (2d100)

>>5358135
>>5358278
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