Adina

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Federation of Adina
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Flag of Adina
Capital City Adina City
Government Supreme Consulate
Leaders

Kalypso_Angel (King)

Incentives (President)
Official Languages Spanish, English
Territories/Provinces Tabago y Corona, Kaga, Antigua, Arellani, Multinesia

Pre-History

The people of Antigua were nomadic on the island for a long time before moving to Tabago y Corona and building their new capital there.

Sea People

The Antiguan peoples were not the first peoples to inhabit the Island. A settlement called Cape Winds existed on the Island for at least 2 months prior to the arrival of the Sea Peoples. These "Sea Peoples," were proto-antiguan settlers who arrived on the island around late July of 2018, on the island these new settlers found it to be abandoned and void of native populations.

This resulted in the establishment of L'Habana a tribal settlement on the isle isolated from the rest of the world.

Vitelian Rule

Eventually it was discovered that the island the sea peoples had settled was actually in the claims of a much larger and more powerful nation called "Vitelia" The nation was very lenient with the sea peoples and allowed them to remain settled in their areas, after this point the tribes were considered citizens of the Vitelian province of Western Braxos.

This status quo was kept until the natives felt ostracized by the main land citizens due to their attitudes toward the islanders not speaking English and refusing to give up their Indoja religion for Catholicism. These conflicts were settled by the establishment of the new province of Antigua separate from Western Braxos.

Dissolution of Vitelia

Eventually Vitelia was dissolved after a major conflict, during this time Antigua managed to evade occupation from foreign powers. The Island became de-facto independent, this causing a lot of difference of ideas on how this young state would be run.

Civil War

During this turbulent time General Fantasia couped the monarchy and locking the now pearled king in a tower over looking L'habana. She ruled the country along side Sehla as a Fascist Dictatorship for the next two months, this period was highlighted on much death in the activity of players and the suppression of Indojic Shamanism.

Treaty of Adina

The leaders of Antigua eventually decided to decentralize the nation from Antigua and formed a new concept of unity in the nation, in honor of the town where the revolution against the dictator was started the new union of Al-Adina was formed and later shortened to Adina.

A new capital city was constructed on the Island of Tabago which formerly had very little native activity, to be a unifying center for all Adinans world wide.

Political History

Transitional Government (establishment - 21st of July)

Now firmly established and recognised, the citizenry of Adina pulled together to form a cohesive new nation. The first President of the Federation was declared to be Matanic. Alongside the monarch Kalipso_Angel, the government worked tirelessly to terraform the land, build tentative links with other nations and establish factories. During this period the population boomed, peaking to twenty full-time citizens and two resident workers. In tandem with population, treasury surplus began to appear, alongside a huge demand for housing- which the capital has so far managed to meet.

In terms of culture a small Orthodox minority developed a temple under the watch of Patriarch ImperatorMendes. A local Guild branch of the Order of St Marcus was planned during this period.

A brief civil disturbance in Astonia lasted half a day before being quelled by the professional Civil Guard. Meanwhile the region of Arellani became the focal point for some new developments and gained a permanent settler population.

Fresh elections were held early and the formal Transitional Government Structure ended on the 1st of August with the announcement of a permanent constitution and a full complement of elected officials as follows:

First Federal Election (election period 21st July - 23rd)

Note: none of the three major governorships (Tobago y Corona, Antigua, Kaga) elected were challenged. Matanic1107, Kalipso_Angel and Lilpumpisgod retained their governorships respectively.

Presidential Elections
Name / IGN Previous Government Position Votes Cast Percentage
Matanic / Matanic1107 President, Governor of Corona y Tabago Uncontested Uncontested

Matanic won the presidency as the incumbent candidate in a uncontested election. He stood on a platform of expanded democracy, a grant system for projects and an XP stockpile for the populace.

Judicial Elections
Name / IGN Previous Government Position Votes Cast Percentage Turnout (%)
Cocobeaa / Cocobeaa Governor of Arrelani 3 37.5% 47
ImperatorMendes / PierceMendes007 None 5 62.5% 47

The position of Judge had not been filled until this point, therefore there was no incumbent to unseat.

The Governor of Arrelani (who had founded the ‘Adinan Communist Party’) ran on a platform of continued precedence of Spanish. The Orthodox Patriarch, ImperatorMendes also ran this electoral cycle, publishing a mock-up election poster, and making promises to codify the Adinan legal code and to push for a Bill of Rights to be drafted- alongside general assurances of neutrality and fairness.

Both candidates expressed distaste towards the actions of a prominent Astonian Independentist- an issue still in the minds of many voters.

ImperatorMendes won the seat with a small majority.

Civil Guard Elections
Name / IGN Previous Government Position Votes Cast Percentage Turnout (%)
The Snail / Lilpumpisgod Capitain of Civil Guardia, Governor of Kaga 3 33.3% 47%
SamuelWizard / Daddy1015 None 6 66.6% 47%

The incumbent Civil Guard Capitain was Lilpumpisgod. His tenure was marked by his governorship of Kaga and the first military expeditions of Adina. He ran on a platform of suppressing terrorism and later said he would see to the equipment of the Guard. Daddy1015 challenged the incumbent on general strengthening of the Guard.

After all votes were cast, it became clear that SamuelWizard had won the contest decisively.

The ‘Eleventh Day’ Administration

The First Government was marked by administrative improvements. The Central Territory of Arellani became a full state, with Incentives as its second Governor. Great bounds were made in creating a legal system, by the incumbent Judge ImperatorMendes, drafting and pushing through the Assembly the Adinan Bill of Rights, Legal Code and Trial Guidelines in the “de Rex Basilicam” (About the King’s Courts).

Minor laws like the Farming and Communal Storage Act were also passed. The Nation’s finances also came to be regularly audited.

In tandem with this the Civil Guard also became more well-equipped. Despite not being Captain anymore, Lilpumpisgod continued to contribute to the overall work of the Guard quite heavily.

The first Federal Administration ended when the President was asked to stand down from office triggering new elections. The President was seen as having laid a strong groundwork to build a great nation upon.

Second Federal Election (31st of July- 2nd of August)

The Second Federal Election was a much more limited election, spread over a number of days. The initial vacancy was created by the President’s decision to step down. The position of President was contested in this election unlike prior.

Presidential Election
Name / IGN Previous Government Position Votes Cast Percentage Turnout (%)
Cocobeaa / Cocobeaa None (previously Arellani Governor) 0 Nil 52%
ImperatorMendes / PierceMendes007 Judge 4 36% 52%
Evann / Incentives Governor of Arellani 7 63% 52%

Cocobeaa ran on a Indojoic Nationalist Platform. She received no additional votes and dropped out to prevent a runoff.

Both Imperator and Evann ran on increasing production of XP and prevention of unnecessary conflicts, though the latter did not exclude joining alliances. Imperator also ran on a bold platform of introducing a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

Evann won the race with the second-largest democratic mandate of all elections prior. Turnout rose 5% from the previous federal elections.

Second Federal Administration

Not much had changed from the prior administration in terms of staffing other than the President himself. On the day of elections, minor bombings by Nipplerock targeted cultural icons, such as an Indojic effigy, the Orthodox Church and the President and Judge’s houses. The damage was quickly repaired but contributed to an overall feeling of insecurity.

Trial of Sinjorocrafter: the separatist leader had been wanted in Adina for some time. With the Varkonian pearl expired- and with an extradition request ignored, the mission to find him becam more urgent. Upon guarantees from the previous Government of fair trial and leniency, he gave himself up to authorities after a failed guerilla campaign targeting frontier agriculture primarily. ImperatorMendes was the presiding judge for the case.

A number of charges were brought by the prosecution along with over 30 pieces of evidence being collected for trial. The charges were: High Treason, Violation of a Legislative Injunction, Petty Vandalism, Conspiracy to Commit Murder-for-Hire, Grand Larceny, Impersonation of a Government Official and Sedition.

Sinjorocrafter pled Guilty to High Treason, Violation of a Legislative Injunction, Petty Vandalism and Conspiracy to Commit Murder-for-hire. As the trial began and more damning evidence began to pile up on the prosecution side, he later abandoned his defence and admitted to the charge of Grand Larceny likewise, being found Guilty. On Impersonation of a Government Official he was found Not Guilty due to ambiguity of evidence by the prosecution. On Sedition, there was a clear, compelling evidence by the prosecution, aided with multiple witness testimonies- further compounded by the efforts of the Defendant to avoid answering relevant questions by the presidenting Judge, leading to him being found Guilty.

Following the conclusion of the Adinan Wars of Sovereignty, a new Central Territory of Multinesia was annexed and settled permanently by Cortwade. A Casino Resort was finished on the 10th of August.

Population continued to grow steadily during this period. During this period the Entranan Republic came under direct suzerainty from Adina[1]- the move was criticised at the time because it appeared to have inadequate justification prior.

Mt. Augusta Olympics

A large team from Adina set out to compete in the Augustan Olympics- booking out the penthouse in the Prism Hotel.

Regions

The Internal Regions and Cities of the Federation of Adina.

Tabago y Corona: Tabago y Corona is the centre of the Federation politically, home to the bulk of economic activity, but also transport-wise too, holding the Central Station graciously constructed by the Caledonian Order of St Marcus. Adina City is home both to most of the population but also a variant amount of resident workers, who attracted by the generous wages, and the amount of terraforming to be done, work miracles upon the land.

Tabago was initially settled by Trekish refugees from Trekestan after it was annexed by Hallow due to the incompetent Trekish king at the time, who were granted Tabago to settle on by the Antiguan King Kalipso_Angel.The Trekish converted to Indoja. As Trekestan was a communist nation, the Trekish settlers built in a communist style and this can be seen in Old Adina City and the City Hall which was built before Adina was established. Old Adina City used to be called Cumbria after a region in Trekestan and was meant to serve as a minor outpost for the Antiguan kingdom. The Trekish were the first settlers of Tabago and the only remaining Trekish on the server and native Tabagan is matanic1107 the first president of Adina.

Antigua: Antigua is a significant historical region of Adina. Its importance has somewhat been diminished since the move to Tobago y Corona. To the South is Hongo Island.

Hongo Island: Hongo Island is an island region South of the central Antiguan island. It has a small, mushroom export based economy. Its legal status was the subject of Adina’s first, second and third legal case. ImperatorMendes was appointed as a citizen-judge to preside over the case. Due to multiple revelations, the cases went back and forth before firmly establishing Hongo Island as part of the Antiguan region.

Kaga: Kaga is very much a mixed region, rich in previous histories and cultures. There has been some discussion into the preservation of previous cultures and artifacts at this site. It became part of the Federation on the 2nd of July.[2]

The main features of Kaga is its very large stone port cut into the mountainside and the INP Lounge (Indoja Nationalist Party) which continues to be a draw for its high alcohol content drinks.

Arellani: Arellani is part of the exclave claims of Adina. It has plenty of space for development, which is ongoing. As of the 18th July, Cocobeaa was made the first governor of (greater) Arellani, now encompassing the former Astonia region. Since this point there has been a marked uptick in investment into the region and its farming goods. There has been ongoing research into slime-powered melon ploughs- with some success. A Train Station serves as a wider connection route- utilising its unique position on the world map.

Incentives became the second governor of Arellani. The region remains robust and there has been some additional security investments from central government. Cocoa production is now semi-automated and an A.B.C. Brewery was constructed to make use of the local ingredients.

Astonia: Despite being part of Adina since the 2nd of July[2] the region of Astonia was formally made a state with governor after settlement of disputed claims[3] with Sinjorocrafter- who became its first governor. The vote was an overwhelming endorsement of the governor, who had been promised leadership of the territory, After all votes were counted Sinjorcrafter won the vote clearly 8-1, with no absentions. The region is known primarily for its use of slime block flying machines to occasionally traverse the distance to the capital. After a failed civil uprising[4] the region of Astonia was reintegrated back into its adjacent region of Arellani- with Cocobeaa being its new governor.

Multinesia- the newly annexed region to the South of all Adina. The first governor was Cocobeaa. Composed of mostly nether islands, there is limited inhabitable space- though Cortwade worked as the first permanent resident to develop this area. Eventually on the 15th of August, with 3 permanent residents, the territory became a state, with Cortwade as its second governor.

The main settlement is Isla del Fortuna a large residential island with a strong focus on gambling industries.

Religion

One major religion dominates the population of Adina, with two sizable minorities.

The Indoja Temple in Adina City adjacent to the main avenue.

Indoja: This is the original religion brought to Western Braxos from the sea peoples, Indoja is an polytheistic religion and dharmic influence, or a way of life, widely practiced in Adina, Arellani, Astonia, and former Western Braxos. It includes a number of Antiguan religious traditions with a loose sense of interconnection, A notable feature of Indoja, is that it does not originate from one prophet or teacher. The earliest record of indoja teaching is found in the Realm of Estara server circa 2009 but many indoja claim that indoja tradition is as old as the game itself, being based upon eternal truths, which have no mortal source. Indoja make up a large majority, with 78% of the population being of Indoja faith.

Orthodoxy: Headed by the Patriarch of Adina, ImperatorMendes, this form of Christianity differs by its continuity with the apostolic church, its liturgy, and its territorial churches. They make up 15% of the population of Adina.

On the 16th of July, St Isidore of Séville Temple opened [5] which contains the standard Orthodox trappings, with the addition of a public collection of literature for the Citizenry of Adina. The literature contained is diverse, containing Mt Augustan, Icenian and international works. Topics range from purchasing guides to literary epics.

The Adina plays a particularly important role in Orthodoxy, being the birthplace of it in Classics. From the 17-20th of July, the First Ecumenical Council of Adina was held[6] that majorly restructured the Church for its further development. It also codified long-standing norms and practices.

Catholicism: The presence of Catholics in Antigua has had very little influence although the former nation of Vitelia was a Catholic state and attempted, with little success to convert the natives. They made up 7% of the population and currently possess no specialised house of worship. Little is known about their worship practices, though it is assumed they participate in home worship. However as of the new census, it appears the Catholic minority has entirely vanished.

Government

The Monarchy's power to reorder the government is absolute, but outside times of crisis, the Monarchy manages religious and cultural affairs.

The President is elected by popular vote and he serves as the head of a council that governs the nation.

A Judge is elected at the beginning of every term to serve in the Council and as sole decider of legal trials and has the power to nullify unconstitutional laws.

The Captain of the Civil Guard leads the military and is also elected. A secondary focus of the Guard is to enforce the Judge’s decision on cases

There are elections every 3 months. This rule was reaffirmed in the second ever referendum held in Adina, where the reformist faction tied with the moderates, each achieving four votes each with no abstentions. As a general rule abstention rates in public votes are remarkably low.

Regionalism

Provincial government handles many aspects of internal governance though this is variant with each region. For example Kaga is a state beginning to build independent government apparatus, in comparison Arrelani is an appointed governorship with governors potentially allowed to come from the citizen populace of the whole Federation.

The official distinctions are of State and Central Territory. States must have a permanent, significant population, geographic distance and divergent culture. This enables them to self-govern and elect a Governor. In comparison Central Territories, the process is repeated but at a Federal rather than local level- with governors by appointment.

Economy

The economy is one major facet of the governance of Adina. The government invests heavily in infrastructure and prioritises fiscal competancy. There is a large brewery subculture within Adina, with ~20% of the population engaging in brewery at least part time.

Businesses

Adinan Brewery Company (A.B.C.)- a loose confederation encompassing multiple brewery facilities and all of Adina’s brewery production. The company is investing heavily into R/D, and is supported by the Government.

Five people are currently involved in the the company and through cooperation with Sovia Unitas and individual experimentation gained access to Sovian Chorus Ale and other recipes. Free drinks are commonly given, especially in a ‘welcome package’ to newfriends.

The INP Lounge (Indoja Nationalist Party) is the only active brewery in Kaga, providing heavier drinks such as many variants of vodka.

Casino del Fortuna- a Casino complex built on Isla del Fortuna by Cortwade. Pecado slots, blackjack and roulette are the games available. The Gambling Licensing Act means that all facilities must be licensed, and publicly post the odds.

Transportation

Internal rail connects much of Adina- including th exclave of Arellani. Likewise canals and boat travel is viable to the point where the port at Kaga is dimension-wise one of the largest works in Adina.

Externally Adina maintains rail links to only Maltovia (Terestai), Icenia (which acts as a major connection route) and Vinland.

Conflicts

Adinan Wars of Sovereignty

Wikibox for the Adinan Wars of Sovereignty.

Adina was a youthful state, emerging from the ashes of Vítelia, and carrying a lot of the former state’s baggage, despite little similarity. The quadrant of (+,+) was noticeably more wild than others- due to plenty of unclaimed space and the fact that no dominant power existed in the region- only major players such as Caledonia or Odresh. This gave plenty of breathing room for raider groups and upstart threats to newer nations.

Rebels to the West

The Adinan Wars of Sovereignty began when the rebel state of Astonia, now evicted from its homeland, forced to the West and underneath the Commonwealth, declared all Adinan Citizens pearl on sight in their discord and declared war formally[7]. It was an inexplicable move, compounded only by the fact, that the leader of the group, Sinjorocrafter was actually exile-pearled[8] and held by Varkonia.

There is perhaps some truth that given Sovia-Unitas’ close alignment with Astonia and Pirater being nominally named Crown Prince that Astonia expected an intervention. However this was not come, partly due to solid relations with the Sovians and partly because the move was so inexplicable that it was taken as a joke. Nipplerock under Gantoe would join, however on the Astonian side as under the assumption of Astonia as a protectorate[9] of theirs.

Bandits to the South

In the South, a development of a pseudo-state called the Fish Republic was of great concern. Despite having infrastructure such as rail transport and a city hall- they operated under a tribal structure and would oftentimes raid neighbouring states in a very arbitrary manner.

Proof was discovered of small-scale raiding in Kaga, and more troubling, of plans to take part more comprehensive raiding in Adina. It was during the period of War with Astonia that the Fish Republic came into full conflict with Adina.

War and Denouement

The period of conflict started relatively uneventfully. Given the suddenness of the declaration, the Civil Guard was mobilised to defend the Capital- though no major offensive took place on the day of the occupation. The following day there was news that Sinjorocrafter in his limited, pearled capacity had attempted to damage the crop fields of the exclave in Arellani before fleeing.

Given the failure of all diplomacy with Astonia, finally an expedition of the Civil Guard was authorised. The Royal Isle of Astonia was breached, and looted with many goods being burnt. Sinjorocrafter had already fled the Capital and would not come to realise the damage to it until much later. The Astonian natives were much more apathetic to the war- and having been courted by Adina, in a promise to liberate them did not intervene as the Royal Island was plundered. Special care was made sure that all damage was limited to government buildings and that the civilian sections of Astonia were unaffected. Astonia would not be able to field any military expeditions from this point onwards. A landing on the Fish Republic was then planned.

In the meantime, it was discovered in the early morning, on the eve of new Presidential elections, Gantoe had manage to sneak into the capital and detonate explosives- targeting the Church, President’s and Judge’s houses; (this would be the only damage dealt to Adina during the war, barring some not entirely significant carrot theft). Despite this the damage was extremely limited and repaired. Gantoe would later be pearled in an unrelated incident, forcing Nipplerock out of the war.

Finally a landing was organised on the Fish Republic. Completely unprepared they offered no defence and the island was occupied. Much later the three belated defenders would be pearled, later released. The island was annexed into the new territory of Multinesia. At last, seeing the futility of the operation and hoping to achieve leniency, Sinjorocrafter handed himself to the Guard to stand trial for crimes past and present. On the 3rd of August, with the trial concluded Adinan victory was declared[10].