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Padraic, please take a look at the Ribeira Affair if you want to add anything relating to Florida-Caribbea. BoArthur 09:06, 4 Mar 2005 (PST)

They look good. One of these days, I'll have to add my own stuff on Florida to the Wiki page...Also, be alert to some Interesting Developments in the never ending Floridian saga...Elemtilas



Padraic, you've been promoted! I've made you a bureaucrat of this wiki. This makes it possible for you to: 1) delete and undelete pages; 2) protect and unprotect pages; 3) appoint other sysops and bureaucrats; 4) block users; 5) revert to earlier versions of pages by using the "rollback" option; 6) more funny stuff I can't think of at the moment. You will have an extra star on your tricorn hat, and your annual fee will be raised from £6/0/0 to £12/0/0. --IJzeren Jan 01:41, 19 October 2005 (PDT)

I'ld like to thank the Academy...
Honestly, you're gonna have to explain the Funny Stuff to me. I don't really consider myself computer literate anymore! Cor. An extra star? And I guess the extra six knicker will go to good use...hopefully into hiring anyone bùt a Helvetian chef this comming year? [PB]
AMEN to that! BoArthur

Quod Dicem?

What was it that you were saying in all your spam blockage? I have a feeling that it's either nonsense and/or quite funny. BoArthur 19:08, 12 December 2005 (PST)

You have to start at the bottom (Sunt in universitate) and work your way up! You'll find it is, er, a very early tract on getting an astronaut into space and to the Sun of all places! -- The big joke being "hominem facillime sic in caelum mittere, nocte media!"


I'm not sure that blocking anonymous IP's is worth the trouble. As far as I can tell, the spammers have yet to reuse an IP Nik 19:25, 12 December 2005 (PST)

Until we can change to users-only, I'd rather not allow them the chance! Elemtilas

Question on Ecotopism

Padraic, do you know who came up with Ecotopia in IB?

Kind of hard to pin it on any one person. Andrew certainly gave us a Kemr (and by extension, Britain) that that is a little more ecologically sensitive than *here*, though by no means an ecotopia as defined. This was one of the chief aspects that originally attracted Jorg R. to meld his project (now the KWL project), though he didn't last long. I made sure that Dunein was among the ecologically aware, especially in the last century's development of ecotopism and ecologically sound economics. It was John C. who decided that Oregon should be an ecotopic republic. He never worked out any details, though I gave it the Cyrillic alphabet and flag early on. Until now, no one has actually worked out what ecotopism actually encompasses. A good thing you decided to take it on!
I guess it fits, de facto independence for LA, de facto ecotopism. :) I guess I will. That gives me some good information.
I wonder if the great Cowan had this in mind when he suggested what he did about Oregon.... BoArthur
I believe so, at least in principle if not in all the particulars. I haven't read the book, so don't know how the information in Ecotopia would fint IB. Elemtilas 10:59, 3 February 2006 (PST)

Should Bretagne move to Brittany?

What do you think? Should I change the article from Bretagne (France) to Brittany? BoArthur 17:17, 2 March 2006 (PST)

If it were me, I'd name the article "Brehun", which is the native name for the place. Brittany is the English (Saxon) name for the place, and is naturally the name I use when talking about it -- I would nòt suggest using this as the article name. Alternatively, the article could be called "Cornouaille", which is the French name for the place. This however might result in an Uproar in the duchy and a general casting of shredded official French papers into the streets.
I might also suggest incorporating the native names for the internal divisions, as found on Talk:France, though it must be noted that I don't know if France has passed any kind of dual language legislation for the duchy. It is probably still the case that all "official" papers, road signs, etc have to be ìn French rather than Brehonecq. Remains to be seen.
I am unsure of the present ramifications on the Bretons, but a mention might be made of the Dumnonian High King's antics of a couple years ago. Elemtilas 18:02, 2 March 2006 (PST)
As expert on Royal Antics, please, add an illustration of His Majesty's foibles. :) BoArthur

Assumptions about IB

You meantioned that Tesla Generators are one of the two assumptions about IB. What's the other one? BoArthur 07:34, 25 April 2006 (PDT)

I was rather hoping someone else would have recalled the details (I know Nik asked this question, too). I recall that it had to do with the properties of a certain kind of Siberian plant. It might have been a medicinal property -- anyway, we assumed that the plant in question has the properties associated with it, perhaps folkloristic properties. I know that as it stands, that isn't much help. Elemtilas 18:54, 25 April 2006 (PDT)
Hmm ... that rings a faint bell, but I thought that it ended up not being part of IB. I'm not even sure what to search for in the archives for more info, though Nik 19:29, 25 April 2006 (PDT)
Well, it could well be that the plan was ultimately abandoned. If so, I wasn't aware of that. If I ever come across a reference, I'll make note here. Elemtilas 14:39, 26 April 2006 (PDT)

Latin Translation?

Can you translate: "Faster, Dumber and two times as Dangerous" into latin? BoArthur 10:57, 19 May 2006 (PDT)

Perhaps "Celerior, Stultior et Duplus Periculosus". Elemtilas 16:40, 25 May 2006 (PDT)


Do you mean like, NA-01-0123? --Quentin 05:52, 1 July 2006 (PDT)

Ah, what I mean is this. If your parents had the telephone number AAM-2-4455 (Aamsterdam-2-4455), anyone who knew where the geographical boundaries of the exchange AAM-2 are would know in what neighbourhood you used to live. As the number of telephones exceeds 9999*9 the solution might be to split the metropolis into say two great geographical regions and give each one a new zone (different from both the province's area code AND from the city exchange code). Say, 01 and 02 for upper and lower or East Side and West Side (whatever!). This would double the amount of available telephone numbers -- but it would also mean that someone on the other side of town will have your parents' telephone number (AAM-2-4455), only now the two are differentiated by zone codes: 01-AAM-2-4455 and 02-AAM-2-4455. The old geographical distinction of the AAM-2 exchange is lost in this situation. If a very dense region like New Aamsterdam is divided into four or ten such regions, then the number of duplicate telephone numbers increases accordingly. Elemtilas 06:04, 1 July 2006 (PDT)
Er, no, I think that wouldn't be a good Idea, it would be better if local names were used such as HAA-1-0123 for Haarlem and BRE-1-0123 for Breuklen or however it is spelt. That seems overcomplicated. Is that OK? --Quentin 06:16, 1 July 2006 (PDT)
Ah, OK. That would certainly alleviate New Aamsterdam's problem. I think there are enough boroughs to keep them in distinct telephone numbers for a good long while, especially since mobile phones and pagers aren't the norm they are *here*! Your revision doesn't seem overcomplicated at all! If you'd like, I can work on some for Ter Mair. Elemtilas 06:27, 1 July 2006 (PDT)
Thanks! I won't be too liberal with actual amounts. Please may I alter the page on the NAL telephone system to update our discussion? --Quentin 06:54, 1 July 2006 (PDT)
But of course! It's your proposal after all! Elemtilas 07:37, 1 July 2006 (PDT)
OK, it's just the moratum. --Quentin 07:38, 1 July 2006 (PDT)


You can adjust anything he said in the are, after all, the voice of the man we love to furrow our brows at. :) BoArthur 16:47, 16 February 2007 (PST)

Well, let me tell thee this, Larry, that book is chock full o lies. That's right, chock full. Them war mongerin Loozianans just pack in the lies by the hectarefull.
The "hectarefull", Mr Sessions? So, have you read the book as of yet?
Read it...!? Why, Larry; why should I waste my time on double-crossin satan inspired lies written by some Loozianan drunk? Well, known fact, Larry King, all Loozianans are drunkards of the worst sort. Cavortin with them blue Martians is wot does it.

C & A

Hiya, Padraic! Just in case you're interested, I've finally translated this piece of text I should have translated already years ago!

Cheers, —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 12:17, 13 August 2007 (PDT)

Very nicely done! The whole page, really -- so many texts. I see the Petricon made it in there, too!
Hehe, thank you. Yes, the Petricon made it in there as well. A few years back, it served as a translation exercise, if I recall correctly!
Really!? I must have forgotten that, or never knew!
My texts page contains virtually anything I've ever translated into Wenedyk (except for the IB Wiki Main Page in Wenedyk, Dan's introduction page to Louisianne and a few other things). It's growing steadily. I should probably break up the page, because it's getting too big.
You might consider subpages for translation relays, one to showcase your IB Wiki pages (the Front Page, etc), one for miscellaneous exercises.
About Christ and Abgar... A few years ago, you sent samples of that texts to Conlang and Conculture in several languages. Not only Brithenig and Kerno, but also Paesan and Sorbado. Wouldn't it be nice to have that stuff here on the wiki somewhere? Or elsewhere online?
They're not online elsewhere. And yes, it would probably be a good idea to stick them on the Wiki. I know there's a few references to this epistle as a matter of customary veneration among Cambrian Rite and English Catholic peoples, so I might make a new page specifically devoted to that aspect of IB life.
BTW, you sent two different versions in Kerno. Are they still actual?
Looking at them, I think only the new orthography version is current. It would certainly reflect the High King's decree that a single standard orthography be chosen for the language. There's also three Brithenig versions -- one standard, one Paesan and one that is in the Brithenig dialect spoken in Dunein. I even tried Esperanto, Interlingua and Quenya of all things (have no idea how correct it is, though!), along with Spanish, Catalunian, OE, Gothic and Latin.
Cheers, —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 05:55, 16 August 2007 (PDT)
Cheers! Well, I guess that's one item for the To Do list! ;)

San Antonio Archbishop

Hi! Do you have any idea who the Archbishop of San Antonio might be? Do you have any preferences? Is this person a Cardinal do you think? Might he also carry the title of Primate (since I presume he oversees the Catholic Church in Tejas)? Frankly, I am presuming this is the person who will crown King Juan Carlos of Tejas. Thanks in advance! Zahir 08:34, 21 September 2007 (PDT)

Let me dust off me telespeculon... The Archbishop of San Antonio is a fellow called Jose Maria Fernandez-Ochoa (if that doesn't fit with IB Castillian, please correct). He is presently 83 and not healthy. There has not been a cardinalate in Tejas for many years. There has been speculation that the Queen (Maria Gabrielle), on one of her visits to the Papal States, persuaded the Pope of Rome to consider elevating a future Tejan bishop to the principality, should Tejas prove its worth as a rejuvenated and reformed modern country. There has been speculation in the Roman press that such a move is forthcomming. The Pope has been mulling over candidates, but is playing his cards close in. Speculation is, of course, running wild, and Laredo's Julio Cesar Garcia-Mendes and a Mejican bishop called Luis Hernan Nunes-Balboa are two top contenders. If Fernandez does not retire in the next year or so, or doesn't die or isn't compelled to retire due to health concerns, he could be transferred to another position or called to Rome for a time in order for a new bishop to take over.
Suffice to say that the new king will be crowned and anointed by the old archbishop.
Speaking of who's who in Church matters, I now know who the next Pope of Rome will be. It will be a little while yet, but I've had him in mind for some time. Elemtilas 14:48, 21 September 2007 (PDT)

Princely Marriage?

I was wondering who would officiate at the wedding of the respective heirs of Oltenia and Mantua? One is Latin Rite whereas the other is Byzantine. The wedding itself is to take place in Rome, so I thought perhaps whoever more-or-less heads up the Byzantine Rite might officiate. How does that sound? But who would this be? Your help is much appreciated...! Zahir 19:36, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Actually, I would suggest that since the princess is Latin Rite and she's marrying more or less on home turf that he would defer to her tradition for the marriage. Very gallant and romantic, see. The present bishop of Mantua is Carlo Poma. Probably, Oltenia would bring along his own entourage of prelates who would concelebrate the liturgy (and undoubtedly offer special blessings). Gurie Savu is the Metropolitan Archbishop of Oltenia. As to what church in Rome, St. Sussana's is popular; or St. John Lateran. Elemtilas 00:22, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Thankee much! Actually, I think you've correctly interpreted what Nicolae himself would choose, but keep in mind the ceremony was the result of negotiations between their two governments. So methinks Archbishop Savu will officiate, and at one of the two churches you've mentioned. Again, thankee so much! Zahir 16:59, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
In other words, they'll have a Byzantine wedding after all!? ;) Elemtilas 02:39, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


Just wanted to call your attention of this article: Pavelists I don't believe I'm intruding in any way, because these article really deals with conspiracy theories and Romania rather than anything to do with the Catholic Church. As you can probably tell, it is blend of the so-called Siri Thesis and the JFK assassination, blended with some neo-Snorist drivel. Let me know what you think... Zahir 16:50, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

I've made a reply on Conculture. Actually, I think the proposal is rather good! I don't think it needs to be changed, but I did point out a couple things that may or may not affect the proposal. Elemtilas 19:05, 25 August 2008 (UTC)


Mr Xeight asked for some clarification as to what has just happened on Conculture of late. Good questions indeed!

Can you explain what's going on, I just skimmed it and read people's comments. All I know is...

  • They don't want a war
  • They don't want Rhodes to be a condominium
  • They owned a while back
  • Something about Greek politicians blowing things out of proportion.

If I'm over ruled on corruption, I get to execute the politicians.

I think it's all being made pretty clear. But like so many such international incidents "clear" is often a synonym for "muddy". Jeff wrote an article that didn't really say much of anything, just mentioned a rumoured proposal regarding the Turkish island of Rhodes being returned to Malta. Clearly, the Knights don't want the island to be invaded and retuned as a consequence of war on the part of Greece.
No one has said anything at all about a condominium. That would be between Malta and Turkey, and thus far, they have not reached such an agreement.
Rhodes hasn't been Hospitaller territory since the early XVJ century -- no worries there!
The Greek foreign minister has been quoted as vehemently denying rumours and then all but confirming the rumours again -- in the NAL, we call that "tiddlywinking", after the way the chips flip and flop about. The rush-rush nature of his remarks lead some international events watchers convinced that there is actually some substance to the rumours, and that Greece must be seriously planning to storm the world with its own brand of imperialism, rather than just gob on about it.
Interesting times will be had by all, before long!

Your Attention Please

Nota Bene


Wandell's Sack of Angera and Tsuutam's Tsarqan Nevesht and Zandam's Imperial Garden Music.


Your review of my offering for the game board is requested. - BoArthur 18:29, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Overall, it looks brilliant. I interspersed a couple comments on the talk page, but will add a couple more here:
  • I do think South America and Asia are too close in colour scheme.
  • Why is Bornei-Filipinas changed to "Indonesia"?
  • Could "Hudson's Bay" be stripped of the "(NAL-SLC)" label? In other words, just make it a different territory?
  • I actually like the African map -- I wouldn't combine Egypt and Sudan. I think South Africa is balanced, in relative size, by Guinea; and also Kongo is pretty big.
  • Aesthetically speaking, perhaps the huge straight strokes that mark water borders could be muted somewhat? Some kind of grey line of demarcatio, or perhaps slightly different ocean colours for those regions?
  • Also for aesthetics, could the white box in the lower left corner be shortened a little bit? There's a lot of extra white space to the right of the longest line of text that is not in balance with the white space to the left of the colour codes. This also, I think, puts the whole box too close to South America -- I'd like to see a little more ocean blue separating those two elements.
  • For the final version of the game board, I think some kind of suitably militaristic and decorative border round the whole thing will be in order. Something that doesn't distract or detract from the board itself.
  • I really liked the triangular game board idea -- a fascinating concept which I'd have to steal for a Riskesque game from the World. :) For that matter, triangular shaped maps might be an interesting concept in general in that world. They allow one to focus on the Center of the World rather clearly. Also, the triangular map would have allowed us to make use of Antarctica -- a vital part of the IB political scene (and potential war-games scene) that doesn't even appear on the Hazard board. Mind you, I don't suggest any change; just am lamenting the lack.


Could I work on an IB Catalan resembling Narbonosc? Seeing how close Catalan is to Occitan *here*, and the fact that Catalan seems to be more or less untaken, I think I could work it into what you Cambrians call "The World". Juan Martin Velez Linares 9:14, 28 August 2015 (CDT)

Si us plau, fes ho! Elemtilas 19:01, 29 August 2015 (PDT)
Gracies, el meu senyor! Will get to work on it right away. Juan Martin Velez Linares 23:10, 1 September 2015 (CDT)

2015 election for the NAL-SLC?

There is an election supposed to have happened (or will happen this month) in 2015, right?

If so, there should be a bit of discussion about it.

Who would be the people best to discuss this with?

Thank you in advance Celeste Lavender 16:15, 3 December 2015 (PST)

Coalitions in the NAL-SLC

Connected to that, is there anybody who I can discuss the parliamentary make-ups and coalition agreements in NAL history with?

Gwilliam Lyon MacDowell probably had the Socialists in his cabinet since they seem to be the most sympathetic to his pro-labor and reformist agenda as detailed in his wikipage.

There's mention of a "Grand Coalition" between the Progressive Conservatives and Whigs in James Wainwright's term, which probably was quite controversial and might have pushed the Conservative Party to form.

Basically I want to get to grips with parliamentary politics in the NAL-SLC. So, as with my above question, who should I talk to?

With all respect Celeste Lavender 14:22, 6 December 2015 (PST)

Good questions all! John Cowan did most of the work on the NAL proper, but there was never any single caretaker of the place. Probably Jan or Dan would be your best bets of those currently still active. Otherwise, and especially for more recent political shennanigans, feel free to offer your own proposls! Elemtilas 11:18, 9 December 2015 (PST)

By Jan, you mean IJzeren Jan, right? Celeste Lavender 14:59, 9 December 2015 (PST)

Yes, yes indeed! Elemtilas 11:18, 10 December 2015 (PST)
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