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Wittenberg / [CULTURE JOBS]: Fellows of the Royal College of Arms
« on: October 18, 2020, 01:41:06 PM »
Do you like art?  Do you like heraldry?  Do you think you might be interested?  We have a position for you.

The Royal College of Arms is looking for fellows to help our citizens design and procure grants of arms under Talossan heraldry laws.

Interested parties should have at least a basic knowledge of heraldry, or the willingness to learn.  Facility in graphic design is also helpful, but not required.

Contact the Ministry of Culture at culture (at) talossa (dot) com for more information or to request an application.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.


https://talossa.com/jobs/job/fellow-of-the-college-of-arms-ministry-of-culture-culture-4/

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Wittenberg / L'Chronica 10.20
« on: October 18, 2020, 12:02:29 PM »
KING JOHN DECLARES REGENCY
Following a silence of several weeks, King John has apppointed S:reu Alexandreu Davinescu Regent for his continued absence.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=543.0

GOVERNMENT EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER REGENCY
Members of the Government released a statement expressing reservations over the nature of the Regency and warn of consequences should governance prove vapor-locked.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=547.0

OPPOSITION LEADER URGES RESTRAINT
The Leader of the Opposition released a statement on the Regency urging restraint in pursuit of consequences, but finished with a warning to the Regent.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=548.0

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES SECOND NATIONAL SURVEY
The Government has launched a second survey about Talossan life, values, and priorities.  Will close November 1.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=528.0

TALOSSANS GO DUNGEON DELVING
A Dungeons and Dragons game has been launched by Sir Alexandreu Davinescu in capacity as private citizen.  Seneschal applauds grassroots culture, prefers Cthulhu.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=493.0

ISTEFAN PERþONEST NOMINATED TO UPPERMOST COURT
S:reu Perþonest has been nominated to the Uppermost Court.  The Senate is currently conducting hearings in regards to the nomination.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=519.msg4421#new

L'CHRONICA 9/20 CAPTION CONTEST WINNER(S)!
Eðo Grischun and XPB have tied for winner of this month's Caption contest with "The Secretary of State reacts to the volume of Bills being piled onto the first Clark of the new Cosa session!" and Ariçarh, zuerieir da Pengöpäts! Arise, warriors of Pengöpäts!" respectively.  Our impartial judge was unable to choose between the two.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=489.0

Here is the image for the 10.20 Caption Contest.  Make sure to submit your answers by the 10th of Next Month.

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Wittenberg / [CULTURE]: Trophy Program
« on: October 12, 2020, 04:45:19 PM »
Estimats Talossans,

If you are thinking of holding a contest of some sort, and are unsure of what to offer in terms of awards, the Ministry of Culture for the Regipats Talossan has just the thing.  We have procured a number of small (5 inch) award cups, in both gold and silver.  The ministry will even prepare nametags and ship the trophies to the winners of your event!  You just give us the info and we do the rest.

Please contact Eiric S. Bornatfiglheu, Minister of Culture, for more information.

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The Hopper / Maybe Not So Into It Bill
« on: October 04, 2020, 03:38:55 PM »
WHEREAS, the post of national gamemaster has been open for quite some time AND

WHEREAS, wargaming once played a vital role in Talossan culture but does not seem to anymore AND

WHEREAS, it behooves us to keep up with the times

THEREFOR, El Lexhat 2.7.1. which reads
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The Büreu dals Zuerietâs (Wargames Bureau), administered by the Xhumestreu Naziunál (National Gamemaster), who shall also answer to the code name "Joshua,"

Is hereby repealed and the post of Xhumestreu Naziunál abolished.

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Wittenberg / L'Chronica 9.20
« on: September 18, 2020, 09:09:32 AM »
NATION DEBATES ROLE OF POLITICAL DISCOURSE
Several threads have croppped up recently discussing the Talossan social and political climate and asking questions about the role of partisan discourse, as well as other elements.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=482.0
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=461.0

TMT202020 DRAWS TO A CLOSE
This year's Talossan Music Top 20 is drawing to a close.  Voting on the finals will run until September 26th, 10:00 TST.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=381.msg3602;boardseen#new

TUISCHAC'H NOMINATED FOR 55TH COSA
Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù of the LCC has been nominated speaker of the Ziu's lower hall.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=478.0

MENCEI NOMINATED FOR SENATE
GV has been nominated to serve as Lord President of the Senate.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=449.0

HICCOUGHS IN IMMIGRATION LAW
Recent legal overhauls and revisions, along with some things that aren't so recent, are creating hiccoughs in the immigration process.  The new government will need to decide how to iron these out.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=469.0

SCRIBE OF ABBAVILLE NOMINATED
Dr. Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă has been nominated to the position of Scribe of Abbaville.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=481.0

TALOSSAN SOCIAL MEDIA BOOM
Talossa's social media engagement has grown 1500% in recent weeks, according to a report released by the Ministry of the Interior.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=462.0

L'CHRONICA 8.20 CAPTION CONTEST WINNER
Miestra Schiva is the winner of the 8.20 caption contest with: "So THAT's where Benedict Stamford went"
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=440.0

Here is the image for the 9.20 Caption Contest.  Make sure to submit your answers by the 10th of Next Month.

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Armed Forces / Zuavs Roll Call!
« on: September 12, 2020, 06:34:07 PM »
All Talossan Zuavs... Roll call!

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The Senate / Do we have a Mencei?
« on: August 20, 2020, 06:40:48 PM »
No real text... but I think we might be in need of a presiding officer.

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Wittenberg / L'Chronica 8.20
« on: August 16, 2020, 08:49:45 AM »
AUGUST 2020 ELECTION RESULTS CERTIFIED
The results of the most recent election were certified by the electoral commission.  Cosa Seats: FreeDems 99, LCC 73, NPW 28.  All referenda passed.  Overall turnout: 105.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=424.0

FREEDEMS AND NPW ANNOUNCE COALITION DEAL
The Free Democrats and the New Peculiar Way have reached an agreement to form a coalition government for the 55th Cosa.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=434.0

TMT20 2020 1ST ROUND DRAWS TO A CLOSE
The 1st Round of this year's Talossan Music Top 20 is drawing to a close.  Still time to weigh in!
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=381.0

PASSPORT DESIGN SPARKS CONVERSATION
Prospective Citizen, Alexander E.H. Schmidt's design of a Talossan passport cover sparked a discussion about the issuance of identifying documents and similar national accoutrement.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=392.0

NEW TALOSSAN HISTORY PROJECT LAUNCHED
A team of Talossans have started working on an updated history of the nation to potentially replaace Ar Pats.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=421.0

FINANCIAL UPDATE
The interest rate on the national treasury has declined to .80% APY from 1% APY.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=433.0

SECRETARY OF STATE RESIGNS
Glüc da Dhi has resigned as Secretary of State.  He plans on taking a well-deserved rest.  Dr. Txec Nordselva has been nominated to replace him.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=395.0

WEBSITE UNDERGOES MAJOR FACELIFT
The Talossa.com website has undergone a major redesign.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=422.0

CAPTION CONTEST WINNER
Ian Plätschisch won last month's caption contest with "
"Flavor #17 of Dr. Pepper's 23 flavors."
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=366.0

Here is the next image for the Caption Contest.  Make sure to submit your answers by the 10th of Next Month.

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The Hopper / The Scandal-licious Act
« on: July 20, 2020, 05:30:33 PM »
WHEREAS pop-tarts are a fruit filling surrounded by a pastry crust and,

WHEREAS the same can be said of empanadas, which are available at the vendor of our national cuisine, Taco Bell,

THEREFOR pop-tarts are hereby defined, for the purposes of law, as an empanada and an acceptable adjunct to our established national cuisine.

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Wittenberg / L'Chronica 7.20
« on: July 16, 2020, 11:34:22 AM »
DONT FORGET TO VOTE: ELECTION IS ON
The Freedems, the NPW, and the newly-formed League of Center Conservatives are contesting the Cosa.  Senat seats are up for grabs in Benito, Maritiimi-Maxhestic, Vuode, and Cezembre.  Plus don't forget your provincial elections as well!
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=347.0

SENESCHAL'S MEDAL OF MERIT AWARDED
The Seneschal's Medal of Merit was awarded to Dr. Txec dal Nordselva in honour of his work for the Regipats Talossan.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=345.0

FINANCIAL UPDATE
The Interest Rate on the national treasury is dropping to 1% APY.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=344.0

AD NOMINATED TO UC
Following hearings in the Senate, the nomination of AD to the Uppermost Cort has been forwarded to the Hopper.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=342.0

JUNE 2020 CLARK RESULTS
54RZ27 has passed the Cosa and Senate.  54RZ28 has also passed the Ziu and will be passed to the people in referendum.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=334.0

ELS ZUAVES HAVE NEW CAPTAIN
Following AD's resignation as Captain of the Zuaves, ESB was named as replacement.  Will continue policies and structures set forth by predecessor.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=330.msg1998#new

JOB OPENINGS IN THE SCRIBERY OF ABBAVILLE
Want to serve your nation?  The scribery of Abbaville needs help with archiving and proofing.  Contact GV for more information.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=343.0

CAPTION CONTEST
Iason Taiwos was the winner of our last Caption Contest, with:

And so the Midianites went forth to Ram Gilead in Kadesh Bilgemath by Shor Ethra Regalion, to the house of Gash-Bil-Betheul-Bazda, he who brought the butter dish to Balshazar and the tent peg to the house of Rashomon, and there gazed they upon the pizza, and mourned they for its lack of anchovies. Here endeth the lesson.

Here is the next Image for the Caption Contest.  Make sure you submit your answers by the 10th of next month.




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Wittenberg / Manifesto of the NPW for 55th Cosa
« on: July 10, 2020, 05:47:21 PM »
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF A NEW/OLD TALOSSA
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." --Anais Nin

50 WORD STATEMENT: The NPW looks to add levity, peculiarity, and fun to the Talossan scene. Let's help people find those reasons to check in on a regular basis, as well grow Talossa in new and interesting ways. "Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world." -Terry Prachett

1.) PROVINCES- Provinces as they exist don't work, reflecting very little in terms of a cohesive group.  What was once geographically defined is no longer due to apportionment rejiggering.  Let's replace them with affinity groups, which can be geographic or otherwise.

2.) RENOUNCE LAND CLAIMS- Milwaukee will always be the birthplace and cradle of Talossa.  But as Konstantin Tsiolkovsky said, "The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever."  We seek to renounce land claims that we do not control and leave the cradle.  Let the Greater Talossan area remain a symbolic and spiritual homeland.

3.) DUAL HEAD OF STATE- On one had, Talossans yearn for an elected head of government, while on the other hand Talossans treasure the novelty and fun of Royalty.  Let's have both.  Let us keep the current King (Regeu) and add a periodically elected counterpart (Schac'h).  Power can be wielded alternately, or some other arrangement.  Much democracy!  Such novelty!

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Estimats Peculiarists,

As the 54th Cosa wraps up, the time comes to look toward crafting our manifesto for the 55th.  There is some business that needs attending to as well, like the choosing of a new party leader. So here is my suggestion for a course of action:
  • 6/24-6/27: Nominations for the leader
  • 6/28:  Vote on nominations
  • <New leader takes over chairing convention>
  • 6/29-7/10: Work on the new manifesto

Does this work for everyone?  We can make changes if not.

Also, just to get people's ideas bubbling for when we set to work on the manifesto, I've copied the 4 points of the last one below.

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1.) TOO @#$%& MANY PROVINCES- Any is too many. The provinces are a largely dead system that don't reflect anythng in particular. They should be abolished. Or, failing that, be distributed in order of seniority on a percentile system.

2.) NO @#$%& LAND!- You know what claim land they dont control? Bug nations. Land claims to Milwaukee deny reality and are holding Talossa back. It is behavior that is unbecoming of the greatest experimental polity known to humanity.

3.) NO @#$%& THRONE!- Nobody has the corner on Talossanity. Down with the Monarchy.

4.) FAILING THAT... @#$%& IT AND RENAME TALOSSA BENLAND- If Talossa is so moribund and tied to its past that it can no longer move, we'll just face facts and rename the nation Benland.

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Wittenberg / PECULIARISTS! Time for a Fashion Show
« on: June 19, 2020, 04:54:24 PM »
Because everybody knows that Peculiarism is on the cutting edge of everything, this includes the world of fashion.  And what is the most Pecuiar of all garments?  The tin-foil hat, of course!  So Peculiarists (and those who are Peculiar in their soul)... let's see your tin-foil hats!!


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Wittenberg / Announcing the L'Chronica Monthly Caption Contest
« on: June 15, 2020, 06:30:59 PM »
So, it's pretty simple.  Each Month, when L'Chronica is published, we will also publish an image.  People interested in participating will have until the 10th of the following month to submit a caption for said photo.  The winner will be chosen and published in the following L'Chronica.

So, without further ado, here is the inaugural image for the contest:


Private Message Eiric S. Bornatfiglheu to participate.

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Wittenberg / L'Chronica 6.20
« on: June 15, 2020, 12:32:31 PM »
MIXED RESULTS IN MAY 2020 CLARK
54RZ23, 54RZ25, & 54Z26 Passed and will move to referendum for Orglaw Amendment.  54RZ24 passed the Cosa but Failed in the Senate.  The governmental Vote of Confidence was passed 149-15.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=289.0

INTEREST RATE ON NATIONAL TREASURY DROPS
The Interest rate on the National Treasury has fallen to 1.10% APY.

VINTAGE TALOSSAN PUBLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Oracla Magazine and müc'häps are now available in the Royal Archives.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=314.0
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=310.0

CAFE TALOSSA ZOOM MEETING SCHEDULED
Live Talossan meetup via Zoom at 8pm Talossan Local Time on Tuesday 6/16.  Contact GV for the Link!
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=312.0

TALOSSAN MUSIC TOP 2020 UP IN THE AIR
The organizers of Talossan Music Top 20 for this round are on the fence as to whether to do it or not.  Interested parties should contact Glüc da Dhi.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=305.0

TALOSSAN CORRESPONDENCE CHESS TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS, MORE TO COME
Glüc da Dhi has clinched the championship in the 2020 Chess tournament.  The battle for second place hangs in the balance.
https://wittenberg.talossa.com/index.php?topic=254.15

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