Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
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HEADLINES: COMPANY INTERNAL RELATION REFORM ENACTED.
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - The UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company has reformed and modernized its internal relations last week as the Clan seeks to cut the fat and streamline the structure, especially ones that are beyond the June Reforms core structure.
The first of these reforms resulted in the reformation of two non-clan player groups and individuals.
The abolition of the Commonwealth and Imperial Citizenship merging into one major group called Company Citizenship with similar rights from its predecessors has resulted in a sudden boom of the group in the UTC Discord population. Consideration was taken into changing the words Commonwealth and Imperial to emphasize that the Company does not reign over these player or structurally denigrate/patronize them, but they are members of our community. Also, a new name was needed to differentiate the structures of the past, so there’s that.
The Common Market was saved however as it provided a trading network independent of the mainstream Minecraft Community, allowing the clan to thrive independent of MineZ status or politics. Common Market Access is no longer limited to a certain Citizenship requirement and can be applied for or granted independently as long as the Clan considers you trusted. The incredibly low prices maintained by individuals is to
Visas and Tourists were also imported back to the main chat group wherein individuals who aren’t considered enemies or friends initially may apply for access to UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company while publicly showing their rooms and if CUSTOMS says you’re in, you’re in.
Finally, the Trade Mission Colonials have been introduced to handle the results of those interacting with the Trade Mission of the Company in its replacement of Trade Runs. This one will change depending on which direction the game will take like removal of the PvE Line and what not.
Next, the integration of the Foreign Office, the Clan Bank, the New Industries. Cause communications between the groups have been all horrendous since they were made independently of each other.
EDITORIAL - The Changing Views for the Taliban to them being Heroic.
Irishkaiser - The Islamist group known as the Taliban has successfully negotiated the pull-out of US Troops and its recognition as a legitimate claimant to the government of Afghanistan, thus providing the political basis for the United States to leave since they shouldn’t interfere in the affairs of a sovereign nation on principle.
I’m not sure many of you remember, but I was able to remember the United States Invasion of Afghanistan and 9/11 though I was a child. Everyone and I mean everyone was making fun of the Taliban and deriding them as evil, but geopolitics isn’t always clear cut. There are no good guys or bad guys and governments lie or twist things to further their own goals.
The Taliban experience is traumatic and psychologically disturbed, but does it make the United States and her allies better when she acts the way she does while having generally normal nation-state evolution? I won’t be explaining the really complex history of the organization since it involves the Soviets, the Pakistanis, the Americans, the Saudi-Arabians, creating a generation kill of their own. The Taliban as a generation has gone on for 41+ years.
Now that there is negotiated peace with the West, the tune has changed. People are beginning to see that both sides of the war were just as bad. Interviews like this are now possible where both sides of the story is shown. Over time, it would mean the story is going to be given more retrospective and you could see that maybe just maybe the Taliban were justified. This serves as an example of history being written by the victor. It makes you wonder if Germany during World War 2 had a negotiated peace settlement…
Still, the Insurgency in Afghanistan is not yet over. Who knows. Maybe the Taliban will dither and give up reasonably. The government may win. The government may lose. Nobody yet knows, but the West now respects the Taliban to leave.
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Mission
1st Report on the Trade Mission conducted by Company Members in Carmi:
3 Chain Sets
3 Iron Armor Sets
*6 Iron Swords**
1 Diamond Sword
Lost count of Iron Pieces
2 Gamble Legendaries
The 2nd Week of the Trade Mission has saw one of the most increased signs of economic activity in the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company in general for all time, moving massive amounts of inventory spaces in the span of a week. As former Commonwealth and Common Market members began flooding Carmi and trading there instead which is a bit confusing if we were to. Members of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment began to flood in from the West after hearing about the sex with cat girls opportunity… I think. That’s what I signed up for anyway. Not sure why those other guys are there.
So much stuff has been moved that at some point I just stopped counting.
The 2nd Battalion did very well in facilitating transport between the 93rd and the 1st Regiment and I commend them for traveling long distances in dangerous public servers in dangerous parts of the map to make it possible. Oozah, muhreenz. It’s what you trained for… To be the underpaid UPS man kek.
Carmi was a nice, sleepy town, but the UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company’s activities have resulted in massive migration from everywhere to there recently, it has been reported… Which ruined my QUIET MEDITERRANEAN
This, combined with the difficulty of extended deployments away from alts and bases in the West and Mid-Map has resulted in the decision to move from Carmi to a place further West and Midmap.
Sigh… Au revoire, mon amants chatte de Carmi…
TRADE - EA MineZ Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
2 Spookyfest 2018 Records
in exchange for
Spookyfest 2019 Pumpkin
Japanese imports. We Belt and Road Now.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has witnessed the following goods circulated.
Iron Armor Sets
Pristine Chain Pieces
The irony is do I count this as Common Market Trade or Trade mission Trades. Also this is obsolete because I didn’t change cause I didn’t want to just rewrite shit from the top to the bottom.
PvP Drill 187th Mass PvP Event - The Most Eventful Week.
Company Forces had a very eventful week, not day of PvP Drilling and Training. I shit you not. Unfortunately, they were mostly members of the 1st Regiment. C'est la vie.
While an old man was supervising PvP training with a bunch of new people who never killed in-game before in their lives, he just realized how fucking dark his methods were in turning average, everyday healers or nice people into cold blooded killers with a viciousness beyond even the biggest premium pvper.
He started to realize he was using the same dehumanization and vicious aggression methods used by modern armed forces' shock troops, the most aggressive of military branches. Excessive use of slang such as “Prems” and a psychological embrace of hatred and rage in battle to make people function as effective soldiers were realized to be applied to mostly kids.
Though while effective, it was kind of disturbing, the old man said that he just turned some healer who never even held a sword to defend himself into a cold, dead-eye killer in a matter of a day. I am both proud and disturbed… Also I realize that transforming them but integrating them into a highly disciplined system where kills are controlled and not expected may not exactly be the best for their mental and emotional burden
DOMESTIC - 1ST REGIMENT MUHREENZ CONSIDERED DUNGEON CAPABLE
Members of the 1st Regiment’s Muhreenz, with guidance from multiple sources such as the 93rd Regiment of Virtues and Out of Company hired dungeon mercenaries are all mostly Dungeon Capable with the exception of a very few. The Westerlands Regiment can now operate or assist in dungeons with relatively good conduct.
Irishkaiser says he plans to continue honing the Jumpers to be the best as reasonably possible, but he also said that they are first and foremost a fighting unit. And by fighting, we just don’t mean PvP. We are soldiers, not butchers.
We are builders, leaders, followers, creators and of course destroyers.
DOMESTIC - COMPANY FORCES ACCIDENTALLY KILL A GUY DOING 5K
Company Forces accidentally killed a guy doing 5K, which prompted the unit to try to save his items and bring it back in apology for the fiasco. Unfortunately, the same person logged in an alt nearby and was promptly banned. In an “Oh shit” moment, the UTC now has to wait for that guy to be unbanned so we can give him his stuff back. C'est la vie.
DOMESTIC - OLD MAN LASHES OUT IN RAGE AS HE RECEIVES NEWS COMPANY WILL MOVE FROM CARMI TO PRAVUS
Local old man lashed out in impotent rage in Carmi last week as he received news that the Clan is to move to Pravus from Carmi in order to have an easier line of supply and not be so isolated. He lashed out in rage from his favorite restaurant asking why the fuck would we want to be sent to fucking Iraq when we have it so good in the Italian Adriatic.
“Orders are orders” the messenger said.
When asked if he was OK, the old man just said “I don’t like sand… It’s course and rough and irritating… And it gets everywhere.”
SERIOUSLY. GUYS. PRAVUS. OF ALL THE GODDAMN PLACES. FUCKING PRAVUS!?
FINANCE - OFFICIALLY IN A RECESSION
Do you believe in magic…
1) Trade Mission in Pravus.
2) GET MORE COLONISTS.
^(THE [?] EMPIRE,THE COMPANY’S OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL. AW YEAH)