Kingdoms Associated Press



08/11/1470 Election of Devon's council : AFD have obtained the absolute majority of the seats.

LONDON (AAP) – The list All for Devon have taken the lead in the Devon county council election race, and have gained an absolute majority of the seats. They can govern alone.

Result of the vote :

1. "All for Devon" (AFD) : 100%

The seats of the council have been split in proportion to the election votes:

1 : Silicon_toad2000 (AFD)
2 : Marslynn (AFD)
3 : Chelseabells (AFD)
4 : Brody (AFD)
5 : Snagletoothbass (AFD)
6 : Ryofu (AFD)
7 : Allikath (AFD)
8 : Tarris_andar (AFD)
9 : Moldevort (AFD)
10 : Katelyn_hamilton (AFD)
11 : Aradeth (AFD)
12 : Llyres (AFD)

The members of the council will recognize the new Count(ess) in two days. The Count(ess) will have to present the county's respects to the King and appoint the councillors to their new positions.

05/11/1470 Election of Mercia's council : ATOM have obtained the absolute majority of the seats.

LONDON (AAP) – The list The Alliance for a Transparent and Open Mercia have taken the lead in the Mercia county council election race, and have gained an absolute majority of the seats. They can govern alone.

Result of the vote :

1. "The Alliance for a Transparent and Open Mercia " (ATOM) : 100%

The seats of the council have been split in proportion to the election votes:

1 : Krya (ATOM)
2 : Matthew. (ATOM)
3 : Eleni_Dixon (ATOM)
4 : Ysabelle_ (ATOM)
5 : Amythyst (ATOM)
6 : Vivienne_degrey (ATOM)
7 : Baldericadder (ATOM)
8 : Drestakil (ATOM)
9 : Peterpan (ATOM)
10 : Castle (ATOM)
11 : Eliodren (ATOM)
12 : Henryfalks (ATOM)

The members of the council will recognize the new Count(ess) in two days. The Count(ess) will have to present the county's respects to the King and appoint the councillors to their new positions.

21/10/1470 Intl. News - Interview with Steel Legion




Kingdoms Associated Press - London, England



It was in the busy international KAP offices that a messenger approached me with news from the Sea of Marmara, in the town was Gelibolu. I was told there was a lot of carnage for the group known as, Ordo Negrum Equites (O.N.E.) but not without cost to the other group Steel Legion. I could trace stories of O.N.E. in Kingdoms Associated Press as far back as 1459 but did not see anything about Steel Legion until now. Thinking this might be a good time to sort out an interview with them, I sent the messenger back with the request.

Today we sit down with the two leaders of Steel Legion, Heraa and Ragnaros to learn a little more about them and to fill in the blanks on who they are. Thank you both for allowing me to interview you.






Heraa
Hello, there. Thank you for contacting us and doing this interview, I hope we can clear some things up so people can understand better what is going on in this part of the world.


✍️ KAP
Can you tell us where you are located?

Heraa
At the moment, we all are in a town called Ayvalik, sanjak (province) of Karesi in the Ottoman Empire. Recovering from the wounds caused by sinking, and this definitely won’t be our final destination


✍️ KAP
I had heard it was a major battle. Tell us, how did you come up with your clan name, Steel Legion?

Heraa
It was mostly the idea of Punisher the Mad, the late King of Croatia and Hungary, co-founder of Steel Legion and one of the best friends I ever had. We’ve met a long time ago, while we both were outlaws in Albania, banned from our own countries. Friendship was born really quickly, and joint plans too. As the number of people who were following us started to grow, we decided to gather them all under a common clan/flag. Took us a few days to decide on the name, but somehow, we managed to compromise. In the end, the name was really only something for people outside, we considered ourselves as a family, always there for each other.


✍️ KAP
I've noticed, family is not always made of blood kin but of ones that want you in their life, it sounds like you found that.

Would you tell us a little more about yourselves? What was life like before the fighting, or was there always fighting where you live?

Heraa
Honestly, I don’t remember what life without fighting looks like. Sometimes, I think we are like magnets for troubles and betrayals. And I’m simply not the person who can just close their eyes and not react. There comes my favourite quote: “Every deed has its consequences”; we’ve been provoked and we react. Most of the time, the opposite side doesn’t like the consequences following, but I just don’t allow anyone to insult any of my friends without being punished for that.

Ragnaros
I'm sure I've been more of a gentleman before I started fighting. When I started to fight, once I tasted this pleasure, I realized that it was definitely better than the best wine.


✍️ KAP
This next question may seem odd considering what you just said ...

When you are off-duty time, what do you like to do?

Heraa
Huh, that happens really rare, but in that case, I simply enjoy spending some time in the tavern, meeting new people and spending time with friends.

Ragnaros
I guess to eat (with my wife). And making weapon collection... Even if I don't have many weapons like Heraa. For now.


✍️ KAP
Recently, in your fight against another clan O.N.E., there were many issues before that. Can you tell us how this all began?

Heraa
There are always different issues present, before each mission we do. It’s not easy to manage that number of people, especially since, as I said, we consider ourselves firstly as friends. We are just humans and humans make mistakes. What is important, in the end, is that those mistakes are avoided during the mission, those before just make a bit of chaos which we always consider as a first step of the journey. How this all began? Well, I said it more than once, and in time it somehow became one of the most used phrases when I explain our deeds: “Every deed has its consequences” and we were provoked, insulted, tried to be blackmailed more than once, so we took the opportunity to repay all of that.

Ragnaros
Issue? Except for my fight with myself...? Oh, I don't remember all of them. I was drunk most of the time, but yes, there are always some issues. It's true that sometimes we create big issues and I'm real trouble but when you have a great friend like Heraa, everything is easier and everything has a solution.


✍️ KAP
It is said that ships of O.N.E. had been sitting in the Gallipoli Harbor for some time. Can you explain to our readers how this happened without any incident before now?

Heraa
I assume Rag can say about this a bit more than I can since I was taking some time off meditating in the monastery when he called me. And he knew that I will come back at the same moment, we have spoken about this situation a long time ago. He simply said: “Hey, I need your presence. We’ve been called to help our friends in Ottoman and we have an opportunity to sink the whole ONE fleet” Well, he was right, I was the best reason that could be given...

I have heard, they came to Ottoman Empire with 16 ships. Most of them have docked in Gelibolu but they also have left 6 of them at sea to keep the rest safe. Sultan's forces managed to free Gelibolu after several fights that happened and, together with some Bulgarian forces, did their best to keep them out of there. No one there had such a big naval force to engage in a fight with what was there, and they also needed their people to keep the land safe, so, as Ragnaros already said, they called us. Rest is history.

Ragnaros
Life doesn't always offer you opportunities. But in fact, this opportunity has come to our door a few more times. Sometimes you can't chase the opportunities and sometimes you believe in destiny and you go after them. I had been dreaming of doing this for a long time and I came to this decision as a result of a letter I received from the Ottoman Sultan and a very dear friend who was with him. We acted to give the best possible answer to those who think they are invincible. We also wanted to test our courage and faith. No one else could do this but us.


✍️ KAP
What are you most proud of?

Heraa
Despite the opinion that it would be some of our successfully accomplished missions – this would be completely wrong. I am most proud of the people with us, our friends. That is a group of really amazing people and I’m thankful for each day spent in their company.

Ragnaros
I continue to fight against everyone and everything. With my friends.


✍️ KAP
When did you feel the most accomplished in your life so far?

Heraa
Really difficult question, and somehow, I don’t feel like I have accomplished anything significant. I guess it’s all in the eye of an observer. But I can promise when I get that feeling of accomplishment achieved, I will definitely inform you.

Ragnaros
This is how I feel every time I do anything they say I can't do, but only for a very short moment. Because nothing satisfies me yet. I guess I'll keep chasing.


Thank you both for this enlightening time to be able to speak to both of you. May you heal quickly.

Kind readers, if you have any inquiries for them, you can send a messenger to them to gain more information about your questions. Perhaps it will get there safely with all that's going on in the Ottoman Empire.




Kallist0
England KAP
Editor in Chief
Interviewees' opinions are those submitted in response to the questions asked of them and do not reflect the views of KAP or the reporter.
The International KAP offices is the place to find the right to respond to any KAP article and the International rules of KAP.

15/10/1470 International News - Steel Legion at Marmara Sea



Reported by Heraa to Englands KAP.



It all started not so long ago, at beginning of September, when we, Steel Legion, received a help request from our friends from Ottoman. It took us no longer than a week to take all of our possessions, board ships and leave the Kingdom of Croatia. The trip had begun with 5 Battle Carracks and 1 Carrack. The first stop was Albania, where 3 more Battle Carracks were stationed, and our Ottoman friends decided to give them to us. We took the ships and continued our sail towards Ottoman. In a meantime, our 6th Battle Carrack, with people who were travelling at the time we received the request, started their journey too.


We arrived at Ayvalik on the 26th of September. Our first 4 ships docked while the rest stayed at sea to keep an eye on the enemy who was only 8 movements away. Our first people settled and we started to build 3 more Battle Carracks immediately while rotating ships and crew who had to settle too. Our last ship arrived on the 3rd of October and our last 3 ships docked that day to settle and prepare for the mission. The three new ships were finished. The starting date was set for the 6th of October.


As it usually goes, chaos cannot be avoided, so we had to deal with it too, people boarding the wrong ships, others forgetting to leave their stuff at home, and some not answering the letters. Yet the worst one happened late in the night, at the evening of departure - I was the last one on land waiting for my crew to board, when one informed, me he decided to go his own way. We needed to find a replacement in a most impossible condition. I want to thank Sir Specialist, who agreed to join, although we sunk his ship some time ago in one of our missions in Bosnia. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.


We all came prepared to die, nothing was more important to us than helping our friends and cleaning the Ottoman Sea from ONE ships. No one could do this but us. So we did it!


I will share with you records from our battle journals, so you see the battle from our perspective:


7th of October, 1470


14:01 12 Battle Carracks started their sail from Ayvalik, each ship had a captain and 4 crew members, so 5 moves a day.


Ships in our two fleets and their captains during the battle were:

Steel Legion - Topalkirpi – captain Siyah
Steel Legion - Rainmaker – captain Izmirli
Steel Legion - Holy Smoke – captain Mordana
Steel Legion - The Dynamite – captain Ragnaros
Steel Legion - The Hydra – captain Laedri
Steel Legion - Punisher – captains Dalmatinac and Maris
Steel Legion - Andromeda – captain Andrija_arpadovic
Steel Legion - Moonchild – captain Heraa
Steel Legion - Assassin – captain Alegriaa
Steel Legion - Draco – captain Hacirotti
Steel Legion - The Shadow – captain Hayal
Steel Legion - Piranha – captain Zafu


8th of October, 1470

We showed us to the enemy but decided to stay in place for almost the whole day - just to create some chaos.


9th of October, 1470

0:01
O.N.E. moved west, we formed a shooting position. The fleet of Sultan Nightking - ODB "Osmanli Deniz Birligi" (Ottoman Sea Forces) was 3 moves away before they could join the fight. It was 2 fleets of Steel Legion against 2 Fleets of O.N.E. with a Carrack which joined them for minimizing the damage.

4:01 BOOM
The first shots were fired, and the damage our first fleet received was incredible. I couldn’t believe something like that could happen. On my ship, 32 cannons were fired, and 4 were avoided, so Moonchild was the most damaged ship in our fleets. The other ships in our first fleet were badly damaged too. The second fleet had far less damage though. I was sure Moonchild will be the first ship that will be sunk, but as I already said, we came prepared for that.

08:01
In the second round, it started to look really bad for us. Three of our ships was sunk, and two enemy ships were down.

Steel Legion Andromeda's ship has sunk
Steel Legion Draco's ship has sunk
Steel Legion The Hydra's ship has sunk
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08.03 O.N.E. - Sea Doom's ship sank - captain Morfej
08.03 O.N.E. Tsunami's ship sunk - captain Tangraman

We were so close to losing everything. If ONE had decided to shoot our fleet which was in better condition with all their ships, it was possible most of them would have sunk too. And Sultan’s fleet would be in danger, in that case, because of the fighting ratio. The decision had to be made.

We have spent days planning every single scenario that could happen, we did tests at sea to predict how a fleet reacts in different situations, and even our fleets were organized the way they were for a reason.

This was one of our smartest things to do. In our first fleet were both of the leaders of Steel Legion, Ragnaros and me. We knew how much O.N.E. hates both of us, so we made a decision aware of their hate. We dismissed our fleet and ordered everyone not to move nor shoot.

O.N.E. fell for it. Both of their fleets shoot directly at us. (My ship had 2 HP at that moment, and Ragnaros’ had 3 HP.)

Reports were as follows:

10:01
Your formation has inflicted 12 points of damage to the following ships:
L'envol du Phénix, O.N.E - Emperor, O.N.E. - King Anghelos, ONE Harpyiae II.

10:01
Steel Legion Moonchild, your ship has sunk. No more sugar, tea, or rum. The mother of all fish thanks you.

10:01
Steel Legion The Dynamite, your ship has sunk. No more sugar, tea, or rum. The mother of all fish thanks you.

10:02
Your formation has inflicted 13 points of damage to the following ships:
O.N.E. Poseidon, O.N.E. Darkness, Rising Phoenix (Flagman), O.N.E. Dragon's Wings II, O.N.E. Remnant, O.N.E. Ormurin Langi.


Yes, we both sunk, but our fleet which was in better condition already remained untouched. Even one ship from our first fleet survived, although badly damaged. The Sultan’s fleet was in position for an attack.

Now, it was time for another crucial decision - who to target next. We could make the same mistake as O.N.E. did and shoot at their weaker fleet. But we are smarter than that and we ordered a full attack on their healthier fleet.

And the results came.

ONE:
12:02 ONE King Anghelos ship has sunk - captainThe_legend
12:02 ONE Emperor's ship has sunk captainHaris
12:02 ONE Harpyiae II's has sunk captainNanyscia
12.02 L'envol du Phénix’s ship has sunk captainKamelott_aymon_II
12:03 Rising Phoenix (Flagman)’s ship has sunk captainHector.
12:03 ONE Ormurin Langi’s ship has sunk captainKavhan
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Steel Legion:
12:01 Steel Legion Holy Smoke’s ship has sunk
12:01 Steel Legion Piranha’s ship has sunk
12:02 Steel Legion Assassin’s ship has sunk
12:03 Steel Legion Rainmaker’s ship has sunk

The results at noon were:
9 Steel Legion ships sunk
8 O.N.E. ships sunk

Sultan’s fleet was ready to fight too. 6 ships in perfect condition joined the battle. It was the end for the ships of ONE. The most they could do was shoot the rest of our ships to make as much damage as possible – what they did in the next few turns, but it didn’t matter. We did what we came to do, we sunk the whole ONE fleet and cleaned the Marmara Sea.
So, the rest of the ships that went down in the fight:

ONE:
14:01 The Gosho’s ship has sunk captain Archigenes
14:02 O.N.E. Darkness’s ship has sunk Rachs
14:02 O.N.E. Dragon's Wings II's ship has sunk Mikevc
16:02 O.N.E. Remnant's ship has sunk Messalina.
16:02 O.N.E. Poseidon's ship has sunk Blava_balsha
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Steel Legion:
14:01 Steel Legion The Shadow’s ship has sunk
16:01 Steel Legion Punisher’s ship has sunk
16:01 Steel Legion Topalkirpi’s ship has sunk


The Sultan’s fleet is about to do the rest of the cleaning of O.N.E. ships which are still in the harbour of Gelibolu.

Regarding our ships, we will rebuild and sink O.N.E. ships again if they ever appear. It is not over; we have just started and there’s much more to be heard from and about us in the future.

List of ships in Gelibolu harbour that had been docked and now sunk are:

O.N.E. The Kraken Battle Carrack, captainAnghel
O.N.E. Kite Battle Carrack, captainMacedonski
O.N.E. - Nemesis Battle Carrack, captain la_bill
O.N.E - Fury Battle Carrack, captainGaguha
O.N.E. - MAJESTIC Battle Carrack, captainLexul
O.N.E. Horde Battle Carrack, captainCodruta
O.N.E. Predator Battle Carrack, captainWhite.rose
O.N.E.Conquest Battle Carrack, captainSilviya
Rosomak Battle Carrack, captainNellios





This is the end of this chapter, and the beginning of a new one, I want to thank every single captain of ours. You have shown great devotion. You moved and followed the orders like one soul. The obedience and persistence you’ve shown is simply amazing, thank you for that. And also, to our crew, who made it possible and who all died for our cause, together with the rest of us, you are the soul of Steel Legion. Without all of you, this couldn’t be possible. THANK YOU and let’s get ready for other victories!



Kallist0
England KAP
Editor in Chief
Interviewees' opinions are those submitted in response to the questions asked of them and do not reflect the views of KAP or the reporter.
The International KAP offices is the place to find the right to respond to any KAP article and the International rules of KAP.

15/10/1470 Election of Westmorland's council : KWS have obtained the absolute majority of the seats.

LONDON (AAP) – The list Keep Westmorland Safe have taken the lead in the Westmorland county council election race, and have gained an absolute majority of the seats. They can govern alone.

Result of the vote :

1. "Keep Westmorland Safe" (KWS) : 100%

The seats of the council have been split in proportion to the election votes:

1 : Kittycuddles18 (KWS)
2 : Andrew.grey (KWS)
3 : Jesijajo (KWS)
4 : Rhoslyn (KWS)
5 : Eurydice (KWS)
6 : Owltavia.moomoo (KWS)
7 : Thancren (KWS)
8 : Kitsada (KWS)
9 : Rominus (KWS)
10 : Fiora (KWS)
11 : Mal_ (KWS)
12 : Elmix (KWS)

The members of the council will recognize the new Count(ess) in two days. The Count(ess) will have to present the county's respects to the King and appoint the councillors to their new positions.

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