Security Council Resolution # 35: Commend The Skeleton Army, November 2010

Side note: Some of the flowery in-character terms, with Sedge’s kind permission, have now ended up in the introduction text.

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Commend The Skeleton Army
A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.

Category: Commendation
Nominee: The Skeleton Army
Proposed by: Sedgistan

Description: The World Assembly,

Recognising The Skeleton Army as the self-declared “greatest raider region,”

Bowing down to their mighty leader, the Warrior Skeleton Queen of Ramazakal,

Noting that their fearless armies of the undead are renowned for conquering regions under the cover of darkness,

Aware that this is a fate that has befallen such prominent regions as Texas, The West Pacific, The Rejected Realms, and The Cuckoos Egg,

Surprised to learn that The Skeleton Army never causes harm to the regions it invades and instead prefers to mingle with the natives, steal food from their barbecues, and attempt to drink beer – with hilarious results,

Appreciating The Skeleton Army’s generous supply of sticky ribs to the regions it conquers,

Acknowledging that all that The Skeleton Army requires from its defeated enemies is for them to sign the Thighbone of Surrender,

Believing that these novel and unique military tactics are far superior to the conventional varieties,

Desiring that other regions follow their example,

Thusly Commends The Skeleton Army.

Votes For: 2,964
Votes Against: 1,352

Implemented: Mon Nov 1 2010

Somewhere on the WA archive shelves, occasionally dusted off by diligent WA gnomes.


The West Pacific Invasion, April 2010

The successful invasion of The West Pacific is well documented on its regional forum. The gargantuan feeder stood no chance against onslaught of the undead, and surrendered quickly.


Twp Surrenders To The Skeleton Army

It began as a typical Thursday. A few “good morning” posts from the morning regulars, a couple of BADspams, and then the announcement came.

“Prepare this region for its Rightful Queen, Ramazakal the Beautiful, the Beneficent, the All-loving and All-knowing. Sign the Platinum-Plated Thighbone of Surrender (scrimshawed in 18-carat gold lettering) and all will go well with thee.”

And Rolheath signed.

Good thing, too, because his signature paved the way for the BBQ and beerquila fest that followed. Also, in a West Pacifican first, FRIDAY NIGHT KARAOKE in TWP instituted a Special Thursday edition to celebrate the merger with The Skeleton Army. What followed was a celebration that has continued to this very day. Nearly a full week of BBQ, beerquila, karaoke, and the kind of RMB FUN that one would only find in a Feeder invasion.

Skeleton Army officer Ripped Roots says, “Never has the Skeleton Army participated in this kind of campaign. It is truly unique. Totally unforgettable. The people in TWP are – HEY! Are those ˜sticky ribs™? Another pitcher of Chocolate Iguanas, please.”

Queen Ramazakal herself was overheard commenting, “Of all the regions under my dominion, The West Pacific is the finest and holds a special place in my heart. Well, in the section of my rib cage where my heart once was – let’s leave it at that.”

TWP Delegate-elect Darkesia had this to say about the Invasion. “Any other invaders would have been sent to Kandarin long ago; they wouldn’t have had a chance in TWP. But The Skeleton Army is different. I mean, look – they offer BBQ and beerquila. Who can say “NO” to that?”

Read all about it! on The West Pacific Forum

Ulthar Diplomacy: Parade of Regions, October 2009

Ramazakal, Queen of The Skeleton Army – may rose petals ever adorn her victorious path – remembers the beginnings.

Mayor for Life:

As part of our First Anniversary Celebration, we invited all of our friendly regions to post some history about their region on the Ulthar RMB.

The Warrior Skeleton Queen of Ramazakal:

A history of the Skeleton Army? Well it started as a small region and me and tupac joined when Humourous and another were the only ones there. They had started it as a joke I think. Anyway as you can see we are still here except for Tupac and he will always be remembered as our General.We have been into more regions than I can remember, we have been asked by many invader regions to join with them. But we are the great and mighty Skeleton Army and we know what we are doing. Are history is this, we were, we are and we will be………….

Parade of Regions on the Ulthar Site

Early History of The Skeleton Army. An Interview with Ramazakal and The Skeletal Plague

How about a few words on the early history of The Skeleton Army?

Boy that takes me back. I had created this nation and was just sort of sitting in a feeder and saw a recruitment ad for the skeleton army and sort of went to check it out, soon after Tupac came and there were four of us. Than they went and CTEd.

The Skeletal Plague:
I do not believe that TSA was that young when the mafia kidnapped me, dragged me there and dropped me off (apparently due to someone else thinking I was a nuisance and wanting to get rid of me. The Pacifics can be so rude.)

Ramazakal, you and Tupac decided to found the Second Region as Ramatupac. Can you tell us something about that time?

Tupac and I decided to refound the region as we both liked the concept. The original founder (side note its because of something he said that I came up with the kerrywhatsher name thing) had CTEd, and the rest was trial and error and recruiting and it took off.

What did you do? Lots of gloriously ‘failed’ invasions, starting with Sweden, apparently.

Yes thats correct, thats how it started as going in knowing we would fail, in the eyes of nation states that is, but to us we won everytime. Alot of regions/nations didn’t know what to think of us and we ran into some unfriendly regions/nations and even got mod spanked a few times. So we had to regroup and figure out what to do. We did start getting some invitations to invade.

As a group, how did you develop The Skeleton Army’s roleplay theme, invasion, surrender and party?

It just developed over time. We were always role playing as most of us had other nations elsewhere. This was like the nations just want to have fun region, I guess. We were alot more active back then. We just set ground rules of no WA’s on missions, no disrepect, if they seemed that they didn’t want us there we left. We have had alot of wonderfull nations come and go and I miss them, but the new ones we aquire are wonderful also.