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HEADLINES: EMPIRE IMAGE OF THE YEAR 2018 CANDIDACIES BEGIN
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - The Empire Image of the Year began last week as Members and Citizens alike submitted their candidates. Below is a list of candidates and the reasons given for them.
YOU WIN, UTC - by Shrauger.
“Premiums admit defeat to the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company in tribute. A reflection of all enemies collapsing in spite of UTC growth in the game.”
PLEASED TO MEET YOU - by Irishkaiser
“The UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company rediscovers its roots and in addition to its We Will Bury Them policy, proceeds to embrace a Commonwealth(a traditional English term for a political community founded for the common good.), whilst shunning the elitist premium MineZ Community who in the Company’s eyes, are filled with self-centered backstabbers that bring nothing but suffering to the game.”
WE FIND WAYS - by Irishkaiser
“The Bank of the Unknown [?] Clan’s advertisement, after just a year from its establishment, was able to send members abroad, paying for plane tickets, accommodations, food and entertainment. A feat unmatched by other clans and groups which lack the capability due to not having proper certain skills, discipline, organization and planning that is so unique to the UTC.”
STATISTICS FOR 2017 - by OneZedArmy
“A state of Shotbow compiled to debunk the Staff’s constant excuses of shifting blame to Minecraft’s decline in general. The chart notices that only when pro-UTC admins such as Majicou and his update was in charge, is Shotbow able to recover good numbers, before anti-UTC admins regain political control.”
RESHAPING THE WORLD - by GunOverdose
“An UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company party whereby the very world shifts and changes to their will. At least, according to GunOverdose”
PROTECT MY BALLS - by Killahamsta
“Commissioned by Irishkaiser to commemorate the meetup, this picture depicts the Airsoft Game that was played between four members of the Company.”
CHIC 95 - by Irishkaiser
“An ad for a fictional line of women’s clothing. The idea for this ad was not just a test, but to culturally depict the priorities and shared real-life outcomes for True Company Members, who seem to be stable and having generally nice lives with good skills and talents. In contrast, a huge part of people opposing the Clan however seem to be mentally, socially and in financially undesirable situations.”
WHOLESOME CONVERSATIONS - by Irishkaiser
“Irishkaiser rediscovery of good people still in MineZ that later all came together to help each other was profound in its hard switch from completely destroying MineZ by keeping only the bad guys in. It also served as a reminder of the basis of the UTC’s secret: working together to produce an ever greater abundance of material and spiritual values for all.
TREATY OF LOGGING CAMP PARTY - Irishkaiser
“A party where a treaty where the Company officially recognized and joined a group of players that worked for their common good. The Company bringing cakes and giants to some people who never even saw them before and the Commonwealth bringing friends and even special items to seal the joining.”
SHRAUGER COMICS SERIES - Irishkaiser
“The Shrauger comics is a fictional representation of the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company’s mysterious new defense doctrine and institutions. Depicting the heavily romanticized Foreign Office worker who fight and defend the Company by ensuring victory through other means that are still classified.”
lol who cares - Irishkaiser
“A political joke depicting the pervasive anti-UTC rhetoric throughout the year 2018, from people evading UTC justice, rival clans and groups, corrupt admins and some people we never even heard about before. The irony is lost to the groups that their lives are centered around the UTC but the Company does not return their sentiments or even care to remember them.
Shrauger and Blohrentz in the Midlands - Shrauger
“The Burger King Kids' Club go around beating people up and think it’s cool.”
YOU EYEBALLIN ME? - OneZedArmy
EDITORIAL - The Global Race for AI Superiority
Shirvan, hosted by KJ Vids - Artificial Intelligence, often called simply AI, is one of today’s most important technological trends. It is a rapidly-evolving domain with the potential to disrupt virtually all economic sectors. But while the attention is usually focused on its impact on business, AI can also have a major impact on society and politics, both at the domestic and at the international level.
Also Shirvan just let some other guys do his work.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Run
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered a short trade run
2 Iron Armor Set
1 Power II Bow
1 Depth Strider
1 Flash Grenade
In Exchange For
1 Golden Apple
The Common Market seemed to actually help with LOOKING FOR CUSTOMERS. This Trade Run was amazing because we didn’t have to go WAIT TOO LONG FOR CUSTOMERS. Since a directory and contact was on hand, the Common Market just made trade runs easier.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that the following goods have circulated.
1 Diamond Sword
3 Depth Striders
2 Flash Grenades
2 Golden Apples
3 Iron Armor Sets
2 Infinity Bows
??? Milk(but it was a lot. People get sick a lot)*
1 Battle Inventory EXPORT
2 Golden Apples
2 Power II Bows
1 Iron Axe
1 Pumpkin Pie
1 FFIII Boots
COMMON MARKET. I decided to just compile the goods being exchanged throughout the week to cut this shit down and make it less repetitive.
PvP Drill 145th Mass PvP Event - Built a bridge
Great Polish bridges from the Vistula. Uh… More Evergreen because it’s never enough.
DOMESTIC - KAISER ARSENAL PLANS FACTORY IN THE EAST
Kaiser Arsenal, in order to service its clients in the East and make it more easily accessible has sent some old white guy to scour the jungles to find a good spot.
DOMESTIC - KAISER BAKERY’S FIRST CUSTOMER
Kaiser Bakery, after impressing customers with its ability to gather A LOT OF CAKE IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.
DOMESTIC - COMMONWEALTH AND UNKNOWN TRADING COMPANY COOPERATING IN EMERGING INDUSTRIES
What really makes me happy is to see not just goods being exchanged, but skills, ideas and through cooperation puts us all ahead of everyone else. Working together to produce a growing abundance of material and spiritual goods. That is the secret.
DOMESTIC - IMPERIAL ASSEMBLY DECLARES COMMONWEALTH TO BE A HOME OFFICE MATTER. FORBIDS FOREIGN OFFICE FROM CONDUCTING OPERATIONS INSIDE THEM
Friends do not put friends in lines of sight. I will not abide manipulating good people who have placed their trust in us. Friends are not stepping stones, but people.
DOMESTIC - UTC ECONOMIC INFLUENCE REACHED FAR EAST
The UTC is now conducting regular trades in the far eastern parts of the map.
FINANCE - ACTUALLY BETTER THAN AVERAGE
IT WAS 100 DOLLARS A DAY.
FINANCE - CLAN BANK REJECTS BUYING ALTS
As part of its policy to not spend on things that have no importance, the Clan Bank rejects using its money to purchase alts as it does not want to use its assets as a loss. I mean, who wants to spend money on this God-awful game? Maybe on a very good day when the bank feels more confident, but we still have not reached our goal.
Priorities first. Don’t be like your enemies, they said. Spend on what is right and be fiscally responsible.
1) TRADE RUN SUPPOSED TO BE NEXT WEEK, BUT IT WAS SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS THAT IT’S CANCELLED.
^(THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH)