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[GOSS 3] Wastreu
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[GOSS 3] Wastreu

The State of Wastreu

Formerly known as the Kingdom of Wastreu, this desert country has a culture and history as rich as its arid climate.

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(OOC: This country is the American Southwest, Israel, Morrowind, the Mojave Wasteland, and Tatooine all rolled into one.)

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(OOC: Hmm, I think I've inadvertently taken a page out of Subb's book. It appears to me that this nation has many parallels to the second game's Capitalistian: A divided populace with two leaders, who represent a sort of duality.

King Benjamin - who is influential, but not politically powerful - and Speaker Valarius - who is technically the highest authority, but is neither experienced nor revered - illustrate the difference between influence and power; the former is important in terms of thoughts and conceptions, while the latter is more practical and has more to do with action.

Though it's notable that they're both on the same team - unfortunately, that team is a religious elite, the kind resented by much of the lower class...)

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King Benjamin and Speaker Valarius return to the capital of Salireth, portions of which are currently plagued by rioting. The outskirts, in particular, have seen their fair share of looting and civil disobedience. Luckily, the two leaders are not impeded as they make their way back to the government sector of the city.

Valarius: My servants have found some deserters that can take on the dragon quest. We just have to throw a few empty military honors their way and wipe their criminal records, and they'll be committed to their little crown hunt without question.

Benjamin: I'd hoped we could send more experienced explorers, but I suppose it is not a great concern. What news of the riots?

Valarius: You saw the large one last week before we left. Though that crowd has been forced to disperse, we still have protesters all over the city - our military can't round them up fast enough to put a stop to it.

Benjamin: The conditions my people are under are lamentable. Perhaps you could convince the House of Lords to...

Valarius: Hmm? Oh, yes, yes, lamentable indeed. My heart goes out to them, but if we were to cave into their demands, wouldn't we be the worse for it? It's a shame, but we shouldn't have to suffer a decline in our nation's power - instead, we could appease them. It's in their best interest. Conquer more land, build new cities, distract the poor with new opportunities to join in our expansion as Wastreu becomes a world power. They'll forget all about any perceived slights in how they're being ruled, I assure you.

Benjamin: ...Very well. You're the Speaker.

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Members of Parliament quickly address the public with the news that Wastreu will be attempting to expand its borders for the first time in hundreds of years. Despite Speaker Valarius's predictions, however, the reaction from those below the poverty line is lukewarm at best.

This promise of territorial expansion, however, is quickly overshadowed by news from the League - an assassin has killed an upper-class member of the delegation for the sake of an as-of-yet unseen revolution. Word of this audacious murder quickly becomes gossip; some speculate that Free Isle marauders are attempting to sow discord within Wastrean borders, whereas others link the killing to the recent protests.

To the surprise of much of the country, the King, normally forthright with information concerning his countrymen, instead chooses not to comment.

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Breaking News: Wastreu has made its first conquest of uncharted territory in many years, stretching out to the southwest to claim as much of the desert coast as possible. Furthermore, two new towns - Doran and Hedrinx - have been built to accommodate a recent population boom as well. Despite the Speaker's promises of job creation, however, members of the lower class have been accusing the Wastrean government of further improving the standard of living for the rich at their expense. "Lavish homes on Lake Aholatawata? Really?" one protester asked. "It's unthinkable that the waltecites would rather flee to their new mansions than face the burden of helping those less fortunate!" The government, however, has other concerns - the House of Lords is putting significant pressure on the League of Nations to turn in the assassin they imprisoned earlier this week to Wastrean custody. "I'm headed to the League myself to see to it that this murderer faces justice," House Speaker Reuben Valarius said before his departure.

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