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Offline Miestră Schivă, UrN

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WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« on: June 30, 2020, 05:44:52 PM »
As I was just saying in the Chat Room, in the old days, a new citizen of Talossa would be required to get a copy of King Robert I's "cheap history of Talossa", Ár Päts, and pass a test on it. Of course AP was incredibly biased to the King's political point of view and slanderous against his political enemies; but it at least enabled new citizens to learn how Talossa worked right from the get-go, and thus was an aid to immigration (in the sense of "getting new people involved").

We need a new Ár Päts, hopefully without the extreme political bias.

As a "cheap history", we are talking about - at most - maybe 1 page for the events of each Cosa term, which would mean 18 more pages to bring it up to date from KR1's last, self-pitying edition of AP. The basic source material for this would of course be Old Wittenberg - once a basic historical narrative is built from that, people who're interested in an "expanded version" could add their own comments. We could make "Ár Noveu Päts" a subsection of TalossaWiki.

(A parallel history of the Republic would be more difficult because the RepublicWitts aren't online anywhere, although I think they may be archived. Still, I could still write a one-page history of the Republic from memory to fit into Ár Noveu Päts, with the help of @GV, @MPF and others. That would be enough for new Kingdom citizens, methinks.)

Who agrees with me that this is vital?

Who actually wants to do something about it?


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Re: WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 07:03:32 PM »
I support this idea, I agree it is vital, and I admit that, nearing nine years as a Talossan citizen, I'd probably flunk any quiz on Talossan history you threw at me. (I know a few names and events, I even tried reading Ar Päts numerous times, sadly, I found it to be completely dull. Only King Ben work I've managed to make it all the way thru is the Berber Project.)

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Re: WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 04:46:08 PM »

(A parallel history of the Republic would be more difficult because the RepublicWitts aren't online anywhere, although I think they may be archived. Still, I could still write a one-page history of the Republic from memory to fit into Ár Noveu Päts, with the help of @GV, @MPF and others. That would be enough for new Kingdom citizens, methinks.)


By the time of the reunion, copies of the Rep. Wittenbergs had been put online on a Mexican server, alas I don't remember the URL(s) or IP address(es) any more. Links to this stuff been issued in a password protected section of the Proboards Witt. I don't remember what  became of all of this, maybe in the wake of the rejoicing nobody practically cared to make head and tail of said publication.

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Re: WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 11:50:07 PM »
i would do something to help but i'm not even a citizen and dont know much about talossan history

speaking of immigration it's been like 7 days and i still dont have a thread on the immigration subforum lol

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Re: WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 12:21:41 AM »
Apologies for that. The Immigration Minister has been having a lot to do outside Talossa, but he's getting back into it.


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Re: WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 01:54:38 PM »
Those who follow the admittedly-dull doings of the Royal Archives will know already I have posted a bunch of online-friendly primary-source materials to www.libraryoftalossa.com - That page directs to the Wiki, but you can find all my stuff at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1DQs53chil5a43Ff6PdSCLn1jaJ_8DCIg?usp=sharing

This work is still a work in progress, and next on my list of stuff to get done is Talossan National News.

This coming week, the Royal Archives will advertise for a mission-critical lead-person whose work will be central to getting this stuff done and dusted sooner rather than later.  Stay tuned, because when we get that particular project done to where I can put together its completion to suit me (and hopefully everyone else), it will be huge for Talossa.

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Re: WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 05:16:17 PM »
So we've got source material coming out our ciúl; all we need is someone to write a historical narrative.

Maybe a first step would be to write a "chronicle" - a timeline of historical events for each Cosa term. If someone else could do that I would be happy to turn it into a narrative.


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Re: WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 11:25:58 PM »
My bad!!!!!!

I cleared your application and activated your account by phone the night I messaged you (didn't have access to computer)... but, then forgot to go back and play catch up to post your thread.

I'll get on that right away.  (I'll need to look into the legalities here to see how creative we can get about your examination dates, but don't worry; if you've met all other criteria you'll likely be granted citizenship (even if it means me asking the court to smack me around over the mistake, we'll get this fixed for you).
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Re: WE NEED A NEW HISTORY OF TALOSSA
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2020, 11:26:57 PM »
i would do something to help but i'm not even a citizen and dont know much about talossan history

speaking of immigration it's been like 7 days and i still dont have a thread on the immigration subforum lol

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