The Black Riders Strike Again! Dec 29, 2013 10:13:55 GMT -5
Post by Point Breeze on Dec 29, 2013 10:13:55 GMT -5
The Black Riders Strike Again!
Enlist Aid of New RP/Raider Treaty MilitiaJakobi Adams, Rochester Herald
28 DEC 2013
(Region of Asia) - The Black Riders have occupied the region of Asia, seizing control of the WA Delegacy late Friday night and installing their own despot.
According to the Asia World Factbook Entry, which has been defaced, the Riders sent a force of 12 member nations to Asia close to the midnight update Saturday. The updates occur generally at midnight and noon, and calculate, among other things, the nation with the most endorsements in every region and change the Delegate accordingly. Most raids and defender operations take place just before the updates.
An Asia native is now in control of the Delegacy again, and has begun the arduous process of banning all TBR nations and un-banning all Asia natives that the Black Riders delegate ejected during their occupation. At press time, it is estimated that less than five nations affiliated with the Riders remain in Asia, whose population now stands at 114 nations.
The Black Riders also had support of a volunteer militia established by the Green-Black Concordat, a treaty designed to make peace between raider and role-playing regions. In exchange for protection under the "Raider Unity" umbrella, members of RP regions must participate in and support Raider operations in other regions. As of Saturday morning, Raider regions Albion, The New Inquisition, and The Land of Kings and Emperors have affirmed their support and become signatories to the treaty. The Black Riders are listed as "pending legislative approval," however their use of the mercenary RP nations in this latest operation seems to suggest approval of the Concordat by senior TBR officials.
It is unclear when or from whom orders to the militia nations were given, but the Rochester Herald was able to determine 4 nations not directly affiliated with the Black Riders supported them in this attack.
The Green-Black Concordat is controversial among both raiders and roleplayers. RP'ers see it as a protection racket, while some Raider nations stated the use of vassals or bought nations is unethical and shameful to RP regions. Supporters see the treaty as an unfortunate but necessary compromise that should adequately defend the freedom of RP nations and regions to exist without being forced to play a Raider's version of NationStates.