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The Tirnland has broken away from Germany, and is the basis of the Tirnreich. ~Formerly "Novus Imperium Germania"~

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Liberater444

About a week ago, the Ministry of Media announced the Empire's only national newspaper, the Imperial Chronicle, will get its very own website. Three days ago, [url="http://iconline.mypressonline.com/Home.html"]the'>http://iconline.mypressonline.com/Home.html"]the website was brought live!

While still in the beginning stages, the website will eventually feature periodical updates, small articles posted by topics, as well as an archive of past updates and articles.

You can access the site at the following URL: http://iconline.mypressonline.com/Home.html

Apart from watching that site, be sure to check the Tirnreich's page on theAIN Wiki (http://aoin.eu/wiki/index.php?title=Tirnreich), not to mention theTirnreich's Thread (http://www.aoin.eu/forums/viewforum.php?f=74) on the AIN forum website.

Thanks for viewing, and be watching for actual SC4 updates no later than the month of May!

Liberater444

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I drove back to the Admon Brownstown in Kaelville, where I live. Still dark, I parked my Italian coupe in the underground garage and headed up to my 6th floor penthouse. I started up the shower, and, overcome with drowsyness, flopped on the bed and slept. Around 10:30, I got a wake up call from Alterman, my partner, telling me to either get to the precinct in 10 minutes or file for unemployment.

I quickly jumped into the shower, got dressed, then sped over to the precinct in Hekli. I was greeted not by a furious captain, but a gathering of the staff, ceremonially lining the hallway to the commons area. There, I shook hands with Captain Stein, and met was congradulated for my recent work by the Comissioner. 

"You've served your precinct well, Kasczinski. The Lower 2nd is proud to have a dedicated officer such as yourself on investigations. I now present to you the Urban Inspection Award, and with great pleasure, offer you the promotion to Chief Inspector. Congratulations, Heinrich." The Comissioner's short speech hit me like a prizefighter hits a dazed opponent. A rolling applause followed.

Chief Inspector! I felt a sudden rush of adrenaline, and after a flurry of handshakes, hugs, pictures, and salutations, I found myself back at my desk. In front of me sat a report from the medical examiner and crime scene analyzer from last night's activities. 

"M.E. Dorian Fabronelli
Inspector Kasczinski-Lead detective

Report: 07:00, 8-4-10 

Primary Victim: Thadius Blakely, English national. Stab marks on upper abdomen. Cuts about 18 cm deep. Found unknown fibers in fingernails, running additional tests. Possibly contains Polyester. Found on ground shirtless; several bruises and cuts from ground contact. Cranial damage received. Blood Alcohol Content: 3.5% INTOXICATED

Cause of Death: Blood Loss 
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C.S.A. Angelina Thuring
Inspector Kasczinski-Lead detective

Report: 07:21, 8-4-10

Analysis: Urban alleyway. Midnight, low lighting. Body found shirtless on back, lying on trash and recepticles. Blood dripped on cement ground, cuts and head trauma. Chance of witnesses: 2%. Proported weapon report: None."


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All that for the shirtless guy in the alley. But the main concern was the politician who was killed down the alleyway, who was probably killed by the same person. 
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"M.E. Dorian Fabronell
Inspector Kasczinski-Lead detective

Report: 07:30, 8-4-10

Primary Victim: Leonaard Hume. Local (Hekli) politician. (Hekli Council, KLG) Gunshot wounds on abdomen, left leg. Estimated blood loss: 3 L. Found face-up on ground; fractures on impact. Ground contact pre-mortum. Projectiles removed: 5 abdomen, 2 leg. Bullet caliber: 9mm Parabellum. 

Cause of Death: Blood loss (gunshot, upper left abdomen)

Secondary Victim 1: Johan Gorbach. German-Tirnlander. Security detail for L. Hume. Gunshot wounds on abdomen, head, right foot. Estimated blood loss: Undefined. Found chest-up on ground. Killed on receiving gunshot wound on face. Ground contact post-mortum. Projectiles removed: 4 abdomen, 1 head, 1 right foot. Bullet caliber: 9mm Parabellum.

Cause of Death: Fatal impact (gunshot, face)

Secondary Victim 2: Francisco Gunoz. Portuguese-American. Security detail for L. Hume. Gunshot wounds on abdomen. Estimated blood loss: 2 L. Found face down on ground. Received extreme cranial damage on contact of ground. Ground contact in-mortum. Projectiles removed: 2 abdomen. (center gut, left breast) Bullet caliber: .45. 

Cause of Death: Cranial hemorraging (ground contact)
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C.S.A. Angelina Thuring
Inspector Kasczinski-Lead detective

Report: 07:40, 8-4-10

Analysis: Urban streetside parking. Midnight, low lighting. Bodies found fully clothed, in varying positions, lying on white concrete. Blood puddle on concrete ground, attache and weapons in physical custody of respected bodies. Bullet shell casings found: 15. Matches: None Chance of witnesses: 19%. Proported weapon report: Unsilenced firearms."



Interesting. We are looking for two different weapons. Possibly multiple shooters. But seeing as though all documents and money from Hume's briefcase were undisturbed, this may have been a revenge killing, random slaughter, or retaliatory attack. If the politician witnessed the stabbing of Blakely, the perpetrators would have killed him for being a witness.

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Later that day, Altman and I got a call to the local Market Hall to investigate a possible robbery. Sirens blaring, about 15 minutes from the scene, he started getting chatty, on a usually routinely silent ride.

"Hey, on the Hume case. You think it was just a slash and dash? Y'know, to start it all off?"

"Oh. I'm not sure to be honest. I mean the guy was drunker than a pub owner on his day off. Probably provoked the cutter, who shot Hume."

"Think so? What if Blakely was the first witness, then Hume was a witness to that murder?"

"I guess it could happen. Why all the sudden interest?"

"Well, it could possibly have been a drug deal. Like for those 'designer bars' that are popping up here and there. Captain sent out a memo."

Suddenly, the reality of a drug war so underground that the police weren't fully aware, yet so devastating that it would claim the lives of everyone ranging from common clubgoers to politicians, scared the living hell out of me.

"Hm. It could be. Let me sit on the idea for a bit. We should focus on getting to the hall."

The robbery turned out to be a graveyard shift janitor leaving the windows up after his shift, so I got to turn in to the station earlier than expected. Altman had to run an errand for his wife, who was currently in the hospital pregnant. 

After finalizing the hours with paper pushing and report-filing, I was happy to get some shut eye at my not-so-luxurious condo. I set the radio to soft rock, broiled up some wurst, and headed off to sleep.

Until next time:

8-6-10

It's been two days, and thing have taken quite a turn for the worse. Recently, we've had to cut down on press releases due to possible leaks of important information. So far, the death of Hume has been kept quiet. Threats of deportation, imprisonment, and fines have kept the staff of his office quiet, but the commies have their own agenda; they may leak info in order to gain trust and popularity.

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For now on, I will be posting 2 updates a week! See what happens next update, Sunday! 
Liberater444

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Officer Journal- Det. Heinrich Kasczinski


8-4-10

I've never really seen a dead guy up close. Not since the War. Not like this. Back in the forests of Saxony I was just a grunt. Now it's up close and personal. As a detective for Hekli PD, you mainly get calls for investigating missing animals, long gone graffiti taggers, and stolen car stereos. 

Today, however, we get a real treat. In our modest city, alleys are shorcuts to school and nightclubs; in this instance, it's the scene of a corpse. It's 1:32am, and some clubgoer, drunk off his rocker, tripped over the leg and cut his face up. Some Metro cops on patrol found him, thinking HE was the dead one. They sent the drunk on his way and called me at home.

"Hallo Heinrich! Wir haben ein totes Mann nach ein strasse fur dich."

"English, bitte. Sharonn, where is it? Didn't you know I was sleeping?"

"Bitte. I guess it is common knowledge that you were sleeping, but duty calls, detective."

"Okay, let me wake myself up. I have to get my Sig from the department. Is Altman there with the brew?"

"Yes, detective, Columbian roast. See you in 10 minutes."

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I drove my Alfa-Romeo to the Lower 2nd Precinct, where my service pistol is locked up and undercover patrol car is parked. After a quick chat with the gun locker clerk, I drove up to the crime scene, which is nestled in the southwest business district. A small crowd and flashing blue lights greeted me at the entrance to the alley. 

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"What do we have here, Altman?"

"Not too much here, Kasczinski. John Doe with some slash marks on his upper abdomen."

"You didn't wait for me to get here before you cut his shirt? That's my favorite part."

"Charming. Sarcasm isn't much appreciated at 2 in the morning. And we found him shirtless."

"Must have dumped it at the club. Or along the way. Alcohol does weird things to a person."

"Right. Before we make any asumptions, let's get this site bagged, and then send him to the M.E. It's probably just a simple binge-drinking junky that fell and cracked his head."

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As we were heading to the Medical Examiner's van, Officer Yrvam hailed the lot of us over to a nearbye parking lot. 


"HEY! Everyone not working on the body get over here!"

We all booked it, hands on our weapons, ready for anything. As we neared the distraught rookie, I immidiately took in the scene:

Sprawled out on the white concrete of the El-Rail parking lots, sitting in an eerie lake of red fluid, were three bodies. One bore an attache, and a Goma designer trench coat, while the other two bore items of greater "caliber;" each had in their hand high-powered automatic submachine guns. 

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"Okay, well what do you we have here?"

"Uh, well I'm a little new at this, but it looks like two hitmen got killed by trench coat-guy on their way to kidnap him."

"You kidding me? These guys have matching coats, same guns. And a kidnapping? This isn't your American cop television. These guys are most likely security for 'trench coat guy.' Who happens to...oh God...that's Leonaard Hume."

Leonaard Hume is- errr was- a local socialist politician. Much loved by the people of Hekli, Hume was intent on socializing several banks in Hekli, as well as equalizing taxes and opening government-created jobs in independent companies, which caused some controversy in the capitalist community. So it's safe to say he had some friends, but probably more enemies. 

"Alright. Call the KLG offices. Be prepared for some Rottsprache crap-" I'm a bit of a capitalist fanatic "-and let's get some ID's off these bodyguards."

After ID'ing the security, I strapped on a pair of latex gloves, and dug for the navy leather-clad attache. With the help of Altmann, I wiped off the blood and flicked open the locks. Upon openning, papers and Ainero bills spilled out in the early morning breeze. It was clear the politician had his dark side, but that wasn't our duty to investigate. 

I got a solid ID on Hume, and shared the info on his bodyguards. 

"Alright. This is definitely Hume. Repeat, positive identification of Leonaard Hume. I also got an ID on one of his guards. Guy on the right is named Johan Gorbach."

"Guy on the left is Francisco Gunoz"

We tagged 'em and bagged 'em, and headed back to the station. Now, it was already 6:45am, and I was supposed to be at the office, getting the rundown on the northern Precinct's findings of the graveyard shift, but I was allowed to go home to shower, with a tired look in my eyes and a "gut arbeit" from Captain Stein.

Preview of next week's update:

I drove back to the Admon Brownstown in Kaelville, where I live. Still dark, I parked my Italian coupe in the underground garage and headed up to my 6th floor penthouse. I started up the shower, and, overcome with drowsyness, flopped on the bed and slept. Around 10:30, I got a wake up call from Alterman, my partner, telling me to either get to the precinct in 10 minutes or file for unemployment.

 

Liberater444

Panoramas

Here, I will host all my cities' composite/panoramic pictures. 

Republik Stadt

Okay, here is the latest composite of Republik Stadt. This very well be the final build of the city, give or take some touch ups, and filling in some of those empty spaces still lingering about.

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For a much, much better zoomed-in view, check out this link. Same deal as before, download, view, then do what you want with it. (delete, keep)

Download Link

Here is the link to the Republik Stadt article: CJ Page

Liberater444

Republik Stadt

Republik Stadt, as you may already know, is my newest, and in my opinion, most realistic and well-planned city. Sparked from the will to bid for Summer 2011 Simlympics, the crowned jewel of "Republic City" is Simlympic Island. The Island, which is made of reclaimed soil from the Baltic Sea, courtesy of Poland, was planned and built by Geoff Konig & Sons. 

The Island has 12 venues, 6 Arenas, 5 Stadiums, and 1 Marina. 

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The majority of the Simlympic games will take place on the island or in Republik Stadt. All applicable finals will happen on the Island, as well as the Torch flame, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and boat launching for Sailing events.


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1:Simlympic Island Polizei Zentrum- Police Dept. for Simlympic Island
2:Simlympic Square Station- Aka "The Fin", the SSS is the largest and most used subway station on the Simlympic Island.
3:Neuinsel Hotel- Hotel created to house athletes and athletic trainers. Some 100 rooms will be auctioned off for charity. 
4:Novus Germania MPA- Multi-Purpose Arena. While have Equestrian events, football, marksmanship events.
5:Simlympic Tennis Complex- Large tennis grounds. Has 8 practice courts, and two stadiums, one small that seats about 7,000, and a larger one that seats 10,000.
6:Gomberg Aquatics Center-Will have all indoor personal aquatics events. 
7:Imperial Arena-Indoor venue which has LED screens to project various images on the roof. Will have Basketball, Indoor Track Cycling, Handball, and Badminton events.
8:Simlympic Stadium-Largest of all the stadiums. Will house 93,000 spectators when completed. Will have Track & Field and Football events, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
9:Prism Platz-"Prism Place" is a park area outside the Prism Platz arenas. Prism Platz has a clock plaza, as well as a subway station that serves the entire north section of the island.
10:Prism Platz Sud Arena-Indoor venue which will house Volleyball games and preliminary swimming meets.
11:Nord Insel Stadium-American Football stadium which will have American Football, Rugby, and field hockey events.
12:Undeveloped land-This area is currently undeveloped, but may have shooting events, a media center, or a park place.
13:Prism Platz Nord Arena-This northern arena, part of Prism Platz, will have basketball and martial arts events during the Games.
14:Simlympic Spire-The Spire's surrounding area includes several parking garages, as well as a bus and water taxi station, for easy access to the island from the Western coast. The Spire has an observation deck and restaurant at the top.
15:Prism Platz Station-This is a water taxi station that serves the whole island, although it is mainly used by those who need to access the Western edge of the island from the western coast of the city. 
16:Flusseite Convention Center-The Flusseite Convention Center has a commanding view of the city as well as the river. It will house Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Badminton, and Handball events.
17:Simlympic Basin-This large canal may be used for rowing events or ope swimming, but will definitely be a decorative piece for the island.
18:Staging Area/Spectator Tents-These tents will be used as staging areas for open swimming and rowing events, if used for those events, and may also be spectator areas. If not used for events, the tents will be meeting areas and medal distribution areas.
19:Media Square-This plaza area features several large TV screens to broadcast sports coverage during events, and slideshows during off time. It has tables, chairs, and benches for relaxation, and is served by a small cafe for patrons.
20:Media Square Station- MSS is a subway station that serves the central area of Simlympic Island. 
21:Saathoff Simlympic Ballpark-This baseball stadium will house baseball and softball events.
22:Privateer Marina-This Marina will be the boat launching area for Sailing events.
23:Simlympic Medical Center-The SMC is the hospital that serves the Simlympic Island. It has good amounts of parking, as well as ambulance service and fair amounts of emergency and clinic rooms.
24:Simlympic Visitors Center-The SVC is the recently built visitors area that all Games patrons should be sure to stop by. It has many restaurants and stores, and features a Simlympic Pavilion which has information on the Games as well as the Park. The SVC also has press rooms and the store room for almost every piece of equipment used in the Games.

Another important area of Republik Stadt is the Oranje Park Recreational Complex. OPRC spans most of the Northwest quadrant of Republik Stadt. The Park was designed by Parker Urban Planning, a local start-up firm. The Park was initially supposed to be another, yet smaller, business district, but was converted mid-design to be a beutification project. The initial plan is represented in the construction of some high-rises, such as Gruneturm and Oranje Plaza.


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The OPRC will be a pleasant walking and relaxing area for patrons, and will have large TV screens which will broadcast Simlympic events. The Complex will expand West towards the Republik Rot Pavilion and the preliminary Tennis Complex. 


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1-Grauwalk Park: Plaza area with four fountains, sitting area, and clocktower for news and time
2-Weisswalk: Walking area and plaza; connects to Union Station, Oranje Park Stadium, Grauwalk Park, and Union Field.
3-King Ludwig von Hekli Platz: Statue of the first King of the Tirnland, has seasonal market, known as the Ludwigmarkt, on sandstone plazas.
4-Weiss Koridor: (top) Civilian walking path to the Gruneturm, shopping stores, and Wald Station. 
5-Wald Station: (lit. Forest station) Ground Level Rail station in the OPRC. Serves Gruneturm, Oranje Plaza, and the nearby shopping district.
6-Gruneturm: Houses a small mall, as well as the Oskar-Vausky Hotel. The "Fruiticious Frog" bar is a favorite of the locals.
7-Oranje Plaza: Large office tower. Contains offices for upper club management of Knights FC, several law firms, and the offices of the Imperial Chronicle. 
8-Republik Fields Golf Course: The RFGC is home to the Imperial Golf Tour, which is the premier tour of the Tirnreich. Also one of the only country clubs in the capital district. 
9-Fields Building: The Fields Building, which is situated right on Grauwalk Park, houses a lower levels shopping area, offices for several companies, such as Fields Electronics and Gaeber Automotives, and has penthouses on the upper floors for rich tenants.
10-Oranje Center: This business block has 4 office buildings which were built somewhat recently, with the tower visible housing the offices of Knights FC and Oranje Park stadium management.
11-Oranje Park: This stadium seats about 20,000. It offers a playing venue for the Republik Stadt Knights FC, which are her only tenants at this time.
12-Union Field: This American Football stadium was built in the early 90's, to house a recreational league of American football players, and was also used for rec soccer. It was the only track & field venue for a two decades, until, now, Simlympic Stadium is being built. 
13-Union Station: This GLR station serves Union Field, the Weisswalk, Oranje Park, and the Kappens Park neighborhood. It's signature element, a 5 meter tall clocktower, offers the time, but also weather and current news, as well as sports coverage via 4 LCD TV's.


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This is the view of the CBD at night. Some points of interest include:

  1. Aurora Plaza (foreground)- Houses offices of Aurora Economics, a Chinese marketing firm.
  2. Nordturm Complex (near left side)- Four tower housing complex. Also has office tower on West (right) side of the block, right in front of the RSBC.
  3. Republik Stadt Broadcasting Center (Near left, Large tower)- This tower, characterized with orange rings around the top spire, which is adorned with satellite dishes, the RSBC is home to the Republik Times newspaper, AINTv center, as well as the Republik Stadt offices of the Imperial Chronicle, Tirnlander Sports Magazine, and TIME Magazines. It is also the primary news broadcasting center for Tirnlander News Channel.
  4. Zentral Marktplatz (CBD, Center)- The main business area of Republik Stadt is located between the "Flugweg" Expressway, N. Eil Memorial Baseball Stadium, and the OPRC's Republik Fields Golf Course. It features lots of shopping among the low and mid-rises, but also offices in the high rises. The Hotel Marktplatz is the only hotel within this neighborhood. 
  5. Rotturm Estate (Upper left-center)- This is the Rotturm Estate (Red tower estate). As of now, it is a large hotel complex, that will house athletes (Ost Block-left) and Coaches and Officials (West Block-Right). Also seen (large grey tower) is the Estate Hotel, which houses a hotel (Conrad Hotels) and Estate offices.


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Same view, South-NorthThis is the Republic City. Republik Stadt was a small town with a nice golf course and small market district, until the Tirnreich gained independence. At this point, the district gained significant boosting, especially with the opening of a football club, Knights FC. 


Liberater444

My newest city, Republik stadt (Republic City), which is currently under construction, is the future site of one of the most expensive real estate developments in Tirnlander history. The Tirnlander Simlympic Park will be located on Insel von Sport, (Island of Sports) and will be home to the arenas, stadiums, and centers for the finals of the Simlympic Games. The mainland will feature venues for the qualifiers as well as lesser-watched sports, and/or sports whose venues aren't suitable to be placed on an island. (BMX, Street Cycles, etc.)

Here is a quick snapshot. I will post a more detailed description and picture later.

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Liberater444

After a long awaited (ahem) absence, I have finally gotten around to posting an update to my ST CJ. (I usually update my AIN Journal)

So without further ado, here is my new update.

*I'm late, so here's just a quick tease* :(

Port Franc- Port city, with French architecture and industrial complexes.

Francport Train Terminal

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Sudfeld-Sports City, with small commercial and small residential centers.

Hotel Complex (Marriot)

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Left to right: AIN Sports Building, communications tower, Media Center

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Hekli- Southern Expansion of the "Red City."

Top-Bottom: SudHekli SchnellBahn, Rotstone Bridge, Hekli Embassy Theatre

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Dajrmund- College town

College buildings on right, sports complexes on left

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That's all for now!

Liberater444

Wow. Well for anyone that still cares, the Tirnreich is still alive.

A lot has happened since my last update, so here's a little summary of what's happened thus far:

7 new cites

AOIN Full Member

Airport Construction

Terror Attacks in Nord Park, TRN

Ongoing offensive in Arabian Penninsula (Acijnstan)

Soon I will try to catch everyone up on what's happened in the Tirnreich. 

Liberater444

NACHTSBURG-- Yesterday, the Tirnreich Air Defense Force was issued its first orders from the Sky Ministry. The TADF was given executive orders from the Minister of the Sky, Sir Rolf von Kros, to photograph the Tirnreich for social and policitcal purposes.

"We (the Imperial Council) felt it was neccessary for the people of the land to know what they look like," says von Kros. "It's a magnificent view!"

TADF drone codenamed "Snapper" shot many pictures of the region, including close ups of urban areas and the Land as a whole.

**Gregor Yves, East Pol Times

Liberater444

[i will update this periodically as I have info/pics]

In the SE of Nachtsburg, Herbert Kael, of Kael Contstruction Partners, surveys the land. Brand new land has been certified by the Emperor for residential and commercial, with little industrial, zoning. This is along the southern tributary of the Tirnfluß, known as the Nachtfluß. Kaelville, the name intended for the new town, will feature a bustling but manageable urbanic center, and, across the TirnEins Highway, some industrial storage.

[Here are a few pics to get your appetite wetted]

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BONUS! a look into the developing seaport in Nachtsburg.

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Liberater444

Updates

The Tirnreich will soon be having new updates!!! The reason for a lack of updates is my CD drive broke. but i just got a portable drive! so stay tuned in for updates and other neat stuff.

Liberater444

Official Name: Tirnreich

Capital: Nachtsburg

Largest City: Baden-stadt

Anthem: "Das mächtige Reich" (The Mighty Empire)

Motto: Novous Imperium Germania (New German Empire)

Official Languages: German, Polish, Czech, (regional) English (Common/popular)

Ethnic Groups: German, Pole, Czechs, Anglos

Demonym: Tirnlander

Government: Parlimentary Republic

                        Empire

Leader/title: Emperor Konrad von Nacht

Prime Minister: Christoph Kohl

Formation:

Colony (German Empire): 1868-1918

Part of German Saxony: 1919-1945

Part of East German Saxony: 1945-1990

Autonomous Province (Germany): 1992-2009

Unification: 1 October 2009

Independance: 4 October 2009

Currency:

Name: TirnGeld

Type: Rectangular paper, coin

Subunits: 1/10, 1/50

Symbol: TG

Nickname: TG, Tig

Printed in: Nachtsburg

Timezone: UTC +1

Internet Country Code: .tlr

Liberater444

Previously, you saw the buildings that make up the southern Square of Imperial Park. Now, it is time to show the remaining buildings in the Northern Square.

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Starting from above the Colonial War Memorial Rotunda, and going left to right, these buildings make up the northern half of Imperial Park, ending with undeveloped land, known as the "Frontier" by locals.

Nachtsburg Mayor's House: The Nachtsburg Mayoral Palace, which is hidden in the trees North of the Memorial Rotunda, is the home of the mayor of the city until his or her term is ended. Built in 1949-1950 in Colonial-Revival style, the Nachtsburg Mansion offers the usual ameneties of any normal home, while "extras" include a pool, a small garden, state-of-the-art security monitoring and deterrence, and a conference room.

Imperial Plaza/Imperial Park Station: Situated North (to the right) of the Rotunda, Imperial Plaza was recently added to the more classical and traditional Tirnlander buildings. Built in 1980, the glass gazebo-type roof and fountains gives politicians, visiting delegates, and tourists a place to relax during a break or after work. On either side of the structure are pedestrian ramps down to the Imperial Park Subway and UPed Stations. The Imperial Park (subway) Station is located directly under Imperial Avenue, which services politicians and anyone that works in Imperial Park; the station connects with the other underground lines that connect it to the CBD and the Sud-distrikt Residential zone. The UPed, or Underground Pedestrian (walkways), is a network of underground sidewalks that connect important government buildings to the Imperial Palace, and vice-versa; you must carry an Ausweis, or ID card, in order to access these tunnels.

Imperial Palace: This is probably the most important building to the Tirnlander people, both in terms of government and in morale and patriotism. Built during the German Empire's control over the TIrnland, the Imperial Palace has survived both World Wars, as well as the culturally devatating Cold War. In the Palace is the Imperial Council Chamber, which allows the Tirnreich's parlimentary staff to meet and govern in a central location. The Council is made up of the leading Ministers of each division, and headed by the Prime Minister. Also, the Imperial Quarters literally houses the seated Emperor, and is located currently in the traditional Royal Bedroom, but will be relocated to a below-ground room, for safety reasons. Both the Prime Minister and Emperor have offices in the Palace.

Imperial Arts Building: The Imperial Arts building, West of (above) the Imperial Palace, houses the Ministry of Culture, which is as important as the Ministry of Defence in the eyes of the Emperor. This ministry regulates and organizes operas, plays, social gatherings, and other events. They also manage Museums, Art Houses, Historical buildings, and the Musical performances. This is the Minister of Culture's main office.

Alte-Imperial Wasser Turm (Old Imperial Water Tower): The Old Imperial Water Tower is the Tirnland's oldest water tower. Dating back to the colonial times, the Water Tower only pumped water, despite its name. In the olden days, the Nachtsburg Water Dept. used the tower as offices and as a water main hub. It is currently maintained and administered by the Ministry of Culture, whose main offices lie only East of (below) the tower.

Imperial Hotel: The tallest building in Imperial Park, the Imperial Hotel is the premier destination for visiting VIPs, such as politicians, musicians, or entrepeneurs. Situated to the Northeast (below-right) of the Imperial Palace, the Hotel tower is serviced by the nation's top hotel management, as well as a EuroCoach bus station. To the West (right) of the main Tower is a sub-complex, used for large conventions, Exhibitions, or other gatherings of VIPs and politicians. It currently is not in use, which means all power is turned off, and it doesnt have any water or heating flowing into it either, making for a fairly energy-efficient seasonal hotel tower.

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Nachtsburg's Imperial Park is the center of the Tirnlander Government. Almost all building within the main Square are purely part of Tirnreich's Government. It is notable that this park holds the Imperial Palace.

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In this picture, we will start from left and go right.

Buildings:

Imperial Foundation Building: This is the first Memorial to be made for almost 50 years in the Tirnland. Also, it is the first "Green" Memorial in the World, having photovoltaic panels on the roof, that are semi-transparent to allow natural light to filter in the daytime. The IFB houses various inscriptions on its walls, such as the Latin motto of the Imperial council, Novous Imperium Germania, or "New German Empire." (Far Eastern block building on the left avenue. <Lincoln Memorial>)

Grande Imperial Hotel: The Grande Imperial Hotel is the premier 5-star hotel for visiting delegates and politicians from any part of the world, even if just from the Polish Third. The premises are tidy as to not disturb the forestry surrounding the Imperial Square. The tower holds some 200 tenants at any one time, with meeting halls, a fitness room, and dining. (Building partially obscurring Stock Exchange)

Imperial Census Tower & Imperial Archives: These two buildings, located West of (above) the Imperial Foundation Building, are some of the most important government buildings South of the Imperial Palace. The Imperial Census Tower, as it is currently named, houses the Ministry of Population, which carries out the Census, and distributes surveys and inquries to the common people, who in turn get tax returns for completing. This allows the Imperial Council to help break the communication void ususally present in an Imperial Parlimentary system. To its left is the Imperial Archives building. All but the most important Government documents are sent to the IAB, which helps preserve them physically and chemically. (Above the avenue that ends at the Jefferson Memorial, left of black building <Census Rep. Buildings, v3>)

Council Square Police Station: Serving the government quarter known as Imperial Park is the Council Square Police Station, which is situated on the corner on the Southwest edge of the Park. The CSPD are seperately trained and drilled from the standard Nachtsburg Police Department, as they patrol the most sacred sector of all of the Tirnreich. (Upper left, at corner of avenue turn and street <PK Paris Police Department>)

Nachtsburg Trade & Stock Exchange building: The NTSE building is the Wall Street of the Tirnreich. In the early 1900's, the German Imperial representatives hosted meetings in what was known as Kaiser Hall, which at that time was in a protective fort-like structure, along with the Imperial Palace. When the NTSE was founded in 1990, during the fall of the USSR, the formerly vacant historical building was transformed into a modern stock exchange to better represent the capitalistic policies held by the newly united Germany.

1 Imperial Ave. South (Ministry of the Interior): 1 Imperial Ave. South, also known as the Minsitry of the Interior or MOTI Building, was built in 2000 on allowance from the German state of Saxony. Initially built as offices for county officials, it became the Center for the Interior Ministry after the Tirnland was allowed Autonomy from Saxony; now, it is the official centerpiece for a number of ministries under the MOTI umbrella. (large black rectangulous building with gaping hole)

Colonial War Memorial Rotunda: This memorial building was built as the meeting place of the Nachtsburg Council during the colonial days of the late 1800's Tirnland. Built in a secretive manner, the Rotunda was sealed off by the German Empire when they declared the Tirnland a colonial sector of the German Empire. This building survived the attacks that ravaged and destroyed almost all of the Tirnland during the World Wars, and was renamed the People's Palace for a Better Tomorrow under the East German control. Fast forward 64 years, and now as the Tirnlanders regain control of their long-lost land, it has been named the Colonial War Memorial Rotunda, honoring the soldiers who fought for Tirnlander independance back in the 1870's.

~~Thanks for reading and as always, check back for more updates~~

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INDEPENDANCE!

Even though in America it's still September 30th, in the Tirnreich it is October 1st, and their Independance day! The German Third has been granted full independance from Germany on 12:00am 1 October 2009.

Finally, the Tirnland is united under one banner, the Flag of the Tirnreich:

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The Imperial Chronicle, the first and only newspaper publisher in the Tirnreich, has prepared an article, its first, pertaining to the Independance Day/ Unification Day/ Imperial Foundation Day celebrations. Please Read:

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<Thank you for reading my CJ, and check later today/tomorrow for another update with Pictures.>

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The Tirnland as it is currently established. (Red)

Surrounding countries in Central Europe. (Green)

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-: Introduction :-

1. Tirnland

     A. Colonization

        - In 1868, German settlers moved into the previously untouched lands in the Tirn Fluss Valley, which is situated along modern day Germany, Poland, and the Czech Rep. borders. When the Unification of German states in 1871 occured, Tirnland was an unclaimed province, at the time left out of the German Empire. Emperor Wilhem of Prussia proclaimed the Tirnland the first Imperial Colony of the German Empire. He appointed Prince Conrad IV of Saxony to govern the colony.

     B. Conflicts arise

         - After the appointing of Prince Conrade IV to "The Emperor's Representative in Tirnland" by Emperor Wilhem of the German Empire, the council of the Nachtsburg (Castle of Night), headed by King Ludwig von Hekli, convened to discuss the possible tentions between the German Empire, and the self-governing Tirnlanders. The Nachtsburg Council drafted a "Proclamation of Non-Dependancy", written with a peacefull gesture, and sent it to Emperor Wilhem by way of Prince Conrad. 

          - Emperor Wilhem sends 500 Imperial troops to the Tirnland to bolster Conrad IV's 2,400 soldiers. The Nachtsburg castle, which was the only castle in the Tirnland, and seat of the Council, started distributing arms to those who could fight. Minor skirmishes ensued, leaving 47 of Conrad's soldiers dead, and 230 Tirnlanders dead. This was noted as the First Colonial War. 

     C. Reunited

          - The German Empire reconstituted Tirnland, removing Prince Conrad IV from the Governor's chair on account of his slaying of civilians, and hung King Ludwig von Hekli. The Nachtsburg Council publically declared themselves dissolved, but they will continue to convene in secret through WWI.

2. Road to Independance

      A. WWI

          - As WWI rolled around, Tirnland was but a minor problem in the past of the German Empire, in the eyes of the Imperial court. The battlegrounds in Central Europe eventually intersected the Tirnland, the Germans holding Italian and French troops on the southern shores of the Tirn River, and getting reinforcements from the Austro-Hungarians in the East. Trenchsystems where delved into the once-forested land, and whole settlements where converted to army camps and waypoints for German defenders.

      B. Pre-WWII

          - After Germany's defeat, Tirnland was abandoned by most new settlers, and the army, according to the Treaty's conditions. Only about 300 people survived and lived in Tirnland before WWII. 

      C. WWII

          - During WWII, Tirnland became the spearhead of the German offense into Poland and Czecholovakia during the Blitz. German fortifications in the TL were re-buildt and rearmed, and troops moved through the settlements into Poland and the Sudetenland. Once the Russians joined the Allies, Hekli, the largest settlement in Tirnland at the time, became a fall back point for the Nazi defenders. Heavy bombing and tank campaigns left all but the Imperial-era structures (the Nachtsburg, Tirnreich Palace) as rubble.

      D. UPDATE

      E. Germany Divided

          - The Tirnland as an unofficial region was caught behind the Iron Curtain of the Cold War, though not much attention was drawn to it from the GDR, the People's Republic of Poland, or the KS? Party in Czechoslovakia. But each slice of the Tirnland was infused into the closest provinces in their respective countries.

      D. Fall of USSR

          - In 1989, at the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alexander Schuler organized the United Tirnland Independance Movement, or UTIM. UTIM represented the Tirnland as a unabhängige-reich, or Free Realm, in the Polish, German, and Czech governments, by way of the UN.

          - During the Reunificaition of East and West Germany in 1991, the Tirnland of Germany was declared a autonomous province of Germany, greatly pleasing the residents of the German Third, and signifying a great step towards full autonomy as an authorative country. In Poland, the Province of Savjik, which had the Polish Third of the Tirnland in it, was given Administrative powers to better govern the Germanic peoples.Tirnlander UTIM leaders requested independance from Savjik, to which they responded with the Okr?g Federalny Act, or Federal District Act, which proclaimed Gruntów-Tirn a Federal autonomous district. 

          - However, in the Czech Republic, the former Communist leaders in the KS? Party refused the UTIM of any sort of Independance. After a petition in the United Nations, and various in-fighting struggles in the Republic, the people of the Czech Third were granted full independance from the Bohemian Governor, so long as the Tirnlanders kept out of the various power plays and factions dividing the Czech Republic.

       E. 21st Century

          - As the two Autonomous Thirds petitioned multiple times to their respective governments for independance, the Southern Third, formerly the Czech-governed section, was enjoying freedom, and allowed the leaders of the Polish and German Thirds to meet with the Southern Leaders to make plans and set up the form of government they were drawn to: a Parlimentary Empire.

           - On 12 August 2009, the Polish Third gained full independance from Poland after the Declaration of Self-Dependance was written to the Polish Government, as well as the Savjik government. After a few peacefull demonstrations in Warsaw and one violent encounter on the Savjik Government Square, in Rzeka-Miasto, (the Savjik Capital) the declaration was ratified by Warsaw and Savjik.

           - All that remained was the German Third. With the Eastern and Southern Thirds totally independant, the German Third was thought of as dead weight that was using Tirnlander money (TG) because it wasn't producing enough of its own. (in Euros) The Tirnlander Council met in the Deutsches-Tirnreich of Nachtsburg, at the Imperial Palace, and drafted the Articles of the Imperial Tirnland. This declared the Tirnland of Germany a fully independant state, and bound to the Imperial Documents, and the Council of the Imperial Tirnreich.

           - Skirmishes erupted between German Heer soldiers and Tirnreich troops along the forested border of the Tirnland. over 5,000 Germans were killed, and almost 4,500 Tirnlanders were killed, Germanic, or Slavic. 

       F. Independance

           - The ratification of the AIT by the German Federal Government on 1 October 2009 will grant the Germanic Third of the Tirnland full independance, and allow the three sectors to be united under the flag of the Tirnreich.

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