Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Couple of Policy Updates


A note on disciplinary action has been added to the Nodaire vr'Kla'elhvha Dathen (Guidelines for Honorable Behavior) page here in this web-embassy.  The information in this note is not new (it has been my own policy since the beginning of the fleets), but it has not been published previously.  It would behoove personnel of our fleets to read and heed this note, as well as the entirety of the Nodaire v'Kla'elhvha Dathen, in order to avoid any misunderstandings.

TeamSpeak Polices have been posted at our Fleet Forum site.  As is the case with most of the sub-fora there, you must be registered at, and logged into, the Fleet Forum site in order to see this post.  If you have not registered yet, please do so using your ((in-game)) name.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fed-allied Tal'Diann, take 2

Tal Diann Kaehhtai ih'Lloann'mhrahelai (hlun'niehae'eri)
(Tal Diann of Federation Alliance [revisited])

A little over a month ago, we started a fleet of the New Romulan Republic, allied with the Vulcan Confederacy and the United Federation of Planets, as a sister fleet to our main fleet of the New Romulan Republic, which is allied with the Orion Syndicate and the Klingon Empire (this is the Tal'Diann).  See the previous post, Fed-Side Tal'Diann.

Since then, we were given a Fed fleet which is already level 8.  A few issues need to be worked out, but we now have two fleets of the New Romulan Republic which are allied with the Vulcan Confederacy and the United Federation of Planets:  Lasasam s'Tal-Diann ("Academy of the Tal-Diann") and Tal-Diann.  Additional information can be found by our members at our fleet forum site.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fed-Side Tal'Diann

Tal Diann Kaehhtai ih'Lloann'mhrahelai
(Tal Diann of Federation Alliance)

After many requests over a period of several months, the Praetor of the Tal'Diann has finally agreed to establish a fleet to work with the United Federation of Planets.  Henceforth, we have two fleets:

  • Tal'Diann, (currrently level 10 fleet) allied with the Orion Syndicate and the Klingon Empire
  • Tal Diann, (currently level 0 fleet) allied with the United Federation of Planets.

The Fvillhu u'galae'Enriov of this Federation-allied fleet is G'essatra ir'Virinat t'Prell (the Fvillhu u'galae'Enriov of the KDF-allied fleet is Gessatra ir'Virinat t'Prell).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Scenes from a Wedding

Scenes from
the Wedding of Gessatra t'Prell and Spasssky

The Wedding of Gessatra t'prell and Spasssky Son of the Klingon Empire, Galactica t'Charvon officiating, Dhivael t'Kamemor as Maid of Honor, Kara as Flower Girl, T'holos as Best Man.

The Vows Are Spoken.

Gessatra t'Prell and Spasssky tr'Prell are narried!  Let the forces of tyranny tremble!  Two Free Hearts Beat As One!!!

Spasssky is welcomed to Houseclans s'Prell and s'Charvon.

 This music signalled the ceremony's commencement.

Formal Wedding Ritual
Tribal drums are played. As the Aide-de-Camp to the Mistress of the Houseclan begins the ceremony, everyone falls silent.

With green fire and grey steel did the gods forge the Free Heart. So firecely did it beat, so loud was the sound, that the gods cried out: „On this day we have brought forth the strongest heart in all the heavens. None can stand before it without trembling at its strength.“

But then the Free Heart weakened, its steady rhythm faltered, and the gods said: „Why do you weaken so? We have made you the strongest in all of creation.“

And the heart said...
Spasssky steps up to the Hmnial of the hru'Hrirh and responds :
„ alone.“

The Hmnial of the Houseclan Mistress continues:
And the gods knew that they had erred. So they went back to their forge und brought forth another heart.
Gessatra t'Prell enters and joins Spasssky, facing him. The sword-bearer steps forward, and the couple each take a bat'leth from him. As the mistress tells all:
But the second heart beat stronger than the first, and the first was jealous of its power.
Spasssky swings his bat'leth at t'Prell, but she parries and gets her blade up to his neck.
At that instant Gala t'Charvon reminds Gessatra ir'Virinat t'Prell:
Fortunately, the second heart was tempered by the wisdom and compassion of the Mother.
And Gessatra replies:
If we join together, no force can stop us.
Gessatra t'Prell takes her blade away from her groom's neck, and the two pull each other close, with their faces almost touching. The mistress continues:
And when the two hearts began to beat together, they filled the heavens with a terrible sound. For the first time, the gods knew fear. They tried to flee, but it was too late.
The Free Hearts destroyed the gods who created them and turnes the heavens to ashes. And the Mother wove their Freedom, Unity, and Passion into the stars forever.  To this very day, no one can oppose the beating of two Free Hearts.

Spasssky, son of the Nneikha Klling'hann, does your heart beat only for this woman?
The groom affirms:
The ceremony continues.
And will you swear to join with her and stand with her against all who would oppose you?
He agrees again,
I do.
and she continues, turning to the bride, asking the same questions:
Fvillhu Gessatra ir'Virinat, hru'Hfirh s'Prell, galae'Enriov t'Prell s'Tal'Diann Mol'Rihanai, hru'Phi'Tlarum Mol'Rihanai, G'iana t'Charvon, Fvillhu Thea, does your heart beat only for this man?
Gessatra steps closer to Spasssky and says:
The ceremony continues.
And do you swear to join with him and stand with him against all who would oppose you?
The bride nods in agreement:
I swear.
and in conclusion Galactica t'Charvon, Hmnial of hru'Hfirh s'Prell, announces to all :
Then let all present here today know that this man and this woman are married.
This ends the speaking of the vows. The tribal drums begin again as the couple kisses. Then the men who joined the groom in the four days path of clarity (similar to the Earth custom of the bachelor party) rush the platform carrying ma'Stakas to attack the newly married couple and instigate the traditional Klingon wedding congratulations, after the initial rush of which, the Hmnial of the hru'Hfirh says:
Welcome, Spasssky, to the Houseclans s'Prell and s'Charvon!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hdrael G-14 s'Tal'Diann (Starbase G-14 of the Tal'Diann)

Hdrael G-14 s'Tal'Diann
Starbase G-14 of the Tal'Diann

Jolan'tru, rhadai galaen s'Tal'Diann u'pinherein.
(Hello, people of the fleet of the Tal'Diann and guests.)

Inspired by the work of one of the fleets within the Federation's Starfleet (the 26th Fleet), the Tal'Diann has opened one of our starbases, Tal'Diann Starbase G-14, to personnel from other KDF-allied fleets of the New Romulan Republic, as well as personnel from the fleets of our allies in the KDF, for purposes of R&R, social interaction, resupplying vessels, medical treatment, and other activities which can be undertaken on the starbase.

Iurrhi'u hdraelevha s'Tal'Diann.
Come to the starbase of the Tal'Diann.

*~-._ Our public docking frequency is: _.-~*

Rules, Guidelines, and Customs:

All persons who come to Tal'Diann Starbase G-14 are within their rights to bear weapons openly (Romulan culture has traditionally engaged in the bearing of personal weapons even into situations which some other societies might regard as inappropriate for the bearing of weapons, such as diplomatic summits and the like).

(( OOC:  Certain behaviors will not be tolerated on our starbase or in any other holding of our fleet.  For the most part, the behaviors in question can be avoided by judicious use of common sense, courtesy, and discernment.  A few examples follow:
  •  Public ERP ("Erotic Role Play") is not welcome aboard our starbase (this does not include romance or public displays of affection, which are completely acceptable, but is intended rather to refer to only the more explicit sorts of intimacy).  We do not wish to rain on your parade nor promote puritanical or Victorian attitudes pertaining to wholly natural and healthy desires and behavior, so if you simply cannot resist the charms of another person or persons on the starbase, please first make sure that all involved are of legal age (for your own safety), and then take such activity to the ship of one of the persons involved, out of courtesy to others who may not wish to bear witness to it.  Frankly, what you do privately, as long as it involves consenting adults only, is nobody's business but those involved, and we do not care to know what sorts of things you get up to in your private quarters.  Hdrael G-14 s'Tal'Diann is neither a brothel nor an hourly-rate motel.
  •  Hate Speech and other demonstrations of bigotry are subject to a zero-tolerance policy, and no warning will be issued before ejection from the starbase and banning from the channel.  Please do not test this;  you WILL be ejected and banned, and reported to PWE Staff.
  •  While "colorful language" (what some call "profanity") is not prohibited, please avoid excessive use of such.
  •  Harassment of any kind is prohibited.  Harassment is defined as specifically targeting another player, or group of players, to harm or inconvenience them. As harassment can take many forms, it will be the mandate of the personnel of the High Command of the Tal'Diann to make a determination as to whether or not a 'reasonable person' would feel harassed and act accordingly. 
  •  Use of disco balls and/or unmelting snowballs against players engaged in the Nerve Tonic Dance will be regarded as a form of harassment, and dealt with accordingly.

In most cases, a warning will be given before any other action is taken against anyone (although there are exceptions such as the use of hate speech, for which we have a zero-tolerance policy, as noted above).  We will make every effort to maintain a safe haven for RPers, and I have every confidence in the personnel of our Fleet High Command to be successful at this endeavor.  Should any visitor to our starbase feel that they have been subjected to unwanted behavior, please contact any member of our fleet High Command (see below for the High Command Roster) via PM or in-game mail. ))

One (and only one) chair near the hearth in the starbase bar is reserved for the galae'Enriov, and if you sit there, you will be asked to move, whether the galae'Enriov be present on the starbase at the time or not.  Fleet personnel can inform visitors of which chair this is, if this seating chart be not clear enough.  In addition, certain officers of Tal'Diann High Command are entitled to certain other chairs near the hearth when they are present on the starbase (as indicated in the same seating chart).  They are within their rights to occupy those chairs at will, because they have earned such an honor.  Please respect our customs in this matter, and surrender your chair should one of these officers request that you do so.


We also stipulate the following terms and restrictions:
  •  Eibhulir (Tribbles), although permitted on Starbase G-14, are to be kept away from any and all food and/or drink (failure to comply with this stipulation will be regarded as eco-terrorism, and guilty parties will be thrown in the starbase brig awaiting Courts-Martial under a Tribunal of Tal'Diann High Command personnel), and must be kept well away from our Klling'hann personnel and guests.
  •  Abuse of our public docking frequency ((spamming etc.)) will result in being banned from the channel.
  •  Use of the Rihan language on the starbase, while not required, is welcome and encouraged.
  •  As a fleet of the New Romulan Republic, our personnel will take a dim view of Romulan Star Empire loyalists and sympathizers (if their allegiance be known prior to, or be made known during, docking requests, they will not be invited to the starbase;  if their allegiance should become known after gaining access to the starbase, they will be asked to leave, and refusal to comply will result in forcible ejection from the starbase).
  •  Tal'Shiar personnel may be shot on sight  (will not be invited to the starbase if their affiliation with the Tal'Shiar be made known prior to, or during, docking requests, they will not be invited to the starbase, and if their affiliation with the Tal'Shiar should become known after docking, the probability of them being executed without trial ((unceremoniously ejected from the starbase)) by any Officer, member of Command, or member of High Command of the Tal'Diann is near 100%);  you have been warned.


For the universal rules of the Open Starbase Project, please consult this briefing.

Current Active-Duty Personnel of the Tal'Diann High Command:

Current Officers of the High Command of the Tal'Diann on active duty are:
(Fleet High Command)
(Fleet Admiral)
 - Gessatra ir'Virinat t'Prell (( Gessatra ir'Virinat t'Prell ))
 - Amon tr'Xiomek tr'Aegis (hru'Hdraelai G-14, or Chief of Starbase G-14) (( Amon ))
 - Anthia D'ahr (( Anthia D'ahr ))
 - D'Galan tr'Rehu (hru'Aollai, or Chief of the Spire) (( D'Galan ))
 - Dhivael i'Ra'tleihfi t'Kamemor (hru'Gohhaien ih'Faehhten, or Chief of Covert Operations) (Dhivael i'Ratleihfi t'Kamemor)
 - Galactica Val'danadex Trel t'Charvon (Hmnial, or Aide-de-Camp, which is to say, Gessatra's Personal Aide and therefore Second-in-Command of the Tal'Diann) (( Hmnial Galactica t'Charvon ))
 - Gessa G'ian "the Succuba" (Auethnen u'Lehrei Orhyhon, or Orion Advisor and Representative) (( Gessa Succuba ))
 - Invicta (hru'Emaehaen Akhoiin, or Chief of the Dilithium Mine) (( Invicta ))
 - Lilithene ir'Virinat t'Kianna (( Lilithene ir'Virinat t'Kianna ))
 - Shi'Rawl (( Shi'Rawl ))
 - Spasssky (hru'Khfin u'Khoilmnriir Hwyejhaien, or Chief of Headquarters and Commandant of Holdings;  Third-in-Command of the Tal'Diann) (( Spasssky ))
 - T'holos Ch'Maktai (hru'Dhenom, or Chief of Security) ((T'holos)) 
This list should be compared with the list of Officers found here (which is more likely to be up-to-date).

For Further Reference:

Some additional information is available in this briefing and in this listing.

Thiich'u Khreh'dhhokh Mol'Rihan u'Mol'Rihannsu!
(Long live the New Romulan Republic and the New Romulans!)

Ahr'lleiset na mnhei'sahe hachaen lamne'elh s'Rihan u's'Havran.
The central mnhei'sahe (ruling passion) of the collective Romulan and Reman psyche is freedom.