Even though the sun hangs high in the sky, the light from the sun dims out to a cool, evening darkness. A crisp cold air fills the space before a figure starts to emerge at a podium labeled: “Deledark for Delegate”. For a brief moment, the figure flashes between several different forms. A black trench coat and a bowler hat flashes first, then black Seraphim wings before the figure settles on a steampunk Victorian look. Though, it also appears as if a Papal Mitre can also be seen on their head.
Pictured above: the Victorian steampunk described.
My name is Shadow, also known as Eastern Alksearia here in TEP. As some of you may know, I have stood at this podium before asking you to elect me, and you did. I once again am asking you to vote to elect the a Deledark.
For those who may not know who I am or need a small refresher, I joined TEP back in April 2020. Since joining, I have served as Magister, Deputy Provost, Provost, FA diplomat, FA Senior Diplomat, FA Councilor, Vizier, Arbiter, Viceroy Designee, Viceroy, Solider, Overseeing Officer, Executive Staffer, Professor of UTEP, and finally Delegate. I’m also a member of our Forum RP map Urth and have been serving as a Cartographer there.
I have a long resume of stuff I have done and are still doing, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have ideas. I’ve seen the region go through a lot of different changes, and have agreed and disagreed with a lot of them.
So what are you campaigning on? I can hear people asking. Good question. Below is my campaign:
- Regional Affairs
The beating heart of the region. And rightfully so. So many fun departments and aspects of life to happen here.
Ministry of Culture
So much potential. So little time.
Hunger Games. Every month just like we have been doing. I love the Hunger games because ahem BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GODS.
Other than that, I want to see more game nights. Paradox Game Nights, Civilization game nights, Gartic Phone, Jackbox (yes, I have the Jackbox games. Yes, they are fun ass party games.) We need these fun culture events for everyone. These shouldn’t be TEP resident only games. We can invite friends and play games.
I also would love to see art contest stuffs. And yes, I will be running a contest for my flag again like I did the last time. Why? because it’s fun. And also because it’s a fun way to showcase the artwork of our residents.
Ministry of World Assembly Affairs
First and foremost, my vote as Delegate will be determined by our internal vote. End of Story. No Questions asked.
Secondly, our WAA should continue to foster discussions on WA matters. I recognize that I am not someone who in involved in the GA or the SC. However, I do believe every author should have the ability to argue their case about their proposal. Yes, this has lead to heated discussions before, but we shouldn’t shy away from it.
Ministry of News
Moar EPNS. What more do I have to say? (please clap)
Wait I need to say more? dang it.
Okay, so EPNS has been having a massive BOON since being revived. I am happy to see it. I want it to continue, so I will do whatever I can to keep adding to it. and yes, as Delegate, I will do my best to write an article every edition describing the work the government has done during the last month, and also using it to totally plug Ghost music and…(a feint whisper can be heard) WAIT WHAT?! Okay so apparently I can’t just plug exclusively Ghost music, but I do want to have a Radio Culture section of people across The East Pacific. so yeah!
University of the East Pacific
I am aware that during Merlo’s Delegacy there was an effort to bring it back. I’m currently not 1000% sure where it lies currently, but I would continue the work we have done to bring it back.
Regional Affairs Focus
We need Recruitment. I know this seems to be a hot topic recently, but being actually genuinely serious: TEP needs to be able to recruit. We need to be able to get new people interested in government. We need to be able to retain people as well, but if we have engaging activities in TEP, that will help retain people. but we need to start recruiting.
- Foreign Affairs
The second beating heart of the region. What? I didn’t say there couldn’t be 2 beating hearts. Maybe TEP is a Time Lord…oh wait, I’m getting off topic here. Foreign Affairs. A very important Ministry that is important to the way we interact with the rest of the wider world known as NS.
So let me unequivocally clear. I will address it as well when I talk about the East Pacific Sovereign Army: TEP’s stance in the world is unaligned, and we will continue to chart our waters the way we want to chart them.
With that out of the way, I want TEP to continue to invest in her friends and allies. In doing so, we need to bring back dedicated diplomats. They were a good way to keep up relations with other regions and to stay informed with what is going on behind the FA announcements. I have no plans to move FA back into it’s own server, unless there is enough demand. FA news channels will still exist. FA Watch will still persist.
I do want to conduct an audit of our relations. I do believe we have some relations that are inactive that need to be activated, some regions we haven’t connected with in a while, and overall I think we need to look at our consulate → embassy → ally pipeline as well.
- East Pacific Sovereign Army
I said this in the previous section, but I will say it again and loudly for the people in the back. TEP’s position is unaligned. We will chart the waters as we see fit. With that, EPSA will continue to do fash bashes (because we give no quarters to fascists), we will do liberations, and we will do tag raids/raids that comply with our laws.
Though, as my tenure as Overseeing Officer, we do have an army that hasn’t been in tip top shape. and that is okay. We need to revitalize it and bring back it back to where it was. As OO, I have struggled with how ranks work. We had themes for them and they were cool, but things got lost in translation (literally). So, how would ranks work?
From Top to Bottom:
General - rank for those in Command
Captain - rank for individuals who can trigger and lead ops
Sergeant - some experience in R/D
Corporal - new to R/D, completed training
Recruit - new to R/D, training
and of course, our Civilian Militia will continue. and our Militia will be called upon for fash bashes or large ops that we wanna pull all the stops for.
- Finish Thoughts
I know I was Delegate once before. I know that some people would not want to see an old face in the Delegacy again, but I do think we need it currently. From what I have seen, there is a storm a-brewing on the horizon. We need to prepare for this storm. Why do I think I am good for it? Because I have stood up for TEP before. I weathered a couple storms before. But I’m not the only person who is good to weather this storm. We have a lot of good candidates running this election. I do believe everyone running can do it. I’m just putting my 2 cents in.
Questions are welcomed. And I will try my best to answer them.
As the final words are mentioned, The mysterious Shadow-y figure fades into the shadows. Soon to return for questions.