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I wasnt on much last couple of days, feel free to handle over that tape to any ncr you see in shady sands. Including Mister Gutsy.

I was postponing finding this post for a long time. Thx for finding it.

Still around.
If you have any inquiries feel free to ask me.

It is an issue, well known issue from the start of the season, that became a feature. Basically, you need to keep an correct order to do all 5 at once, if you do the box lifting in the wrong order, one will be glitched until the cooldown ends. But cant remember the correct order, maybe someone has it written somewhere and can be of help.

Wastleanders, the 2nd NCR Citizenship Day is ahead of us!

NCR government prepared a new limited series of Citizen Vouchers and approved a big tax relief!
You can find your Citizenship Voucher in NCR Industries shop on the bazaar of Shady Sands.
Today our Citizen Office has an open door policy towards visitors. The office has been stationed just across the Rawhide Saloon.
Pay your citizenship taxes, get a real benefit and become a part of the civic community!

Sign your application with help of our clerks:
tax fee on Citizenship Day: 15k caps
tax fee on Citizenship Day with Citizenship Voucher: 7,5k caps

Upon application approval person will get an NCR Civic Package, which includes:
- support of NCR troops
- Citizen discord access (you will get more info about benefits there)
- Knightcare package

The government secured Citizen Packages for all currently registered citizens. All they need to do is to show up in our Citizenship office today!

Visit Shady Sands, talk to your favorite NCR soldier, become a citizen today!
Let's celebrate together!

(This is a player driven event that started upon this announcement and it will last for about 30 minutes after this message is posted.
You can involve yourself in NCR community as a simple civilian, even if you are member of the faction hostile towards NCR. All you need to do is to apply for citizenship with your alt that is not a member of the faction hostile towards NCR, and you can RP that you like NCR all you want. But be noted, if your char will become hostile or will defect to faction hostile towards NCR, he will lose citizenship status with all its benefits. Characters already known for trolling, or already in faction hostile towards NCR will be rejected from their application and their taxes won't be taken.)

2nd Citizenship Day celebration is over! Our citizens received their Citizenship Package. Citizen Truzen has been voted for "The Citizen of the Citizenship Day!" award. Congrats!
Thank you all for visiting Shady Sands!
Citizenship taxes are back to regular.


Hey you guys still kickin around?

Indeed, NCR is still patrolling the California Wastes.
PM sent.

New California Republic / Re: - NCNN - [Never Top PK Until Swarm]
« on: February 19, 2020, 13:04 »

NCR history; Chapter V (4/4)

It may sound that NCR society thrived and raised to the top, but there is still lots to be done.
Even that NCR managed to secure a better quality of life in the capital, Shady Sands potential is not fulfilled. Rare army patrols, occasional travelers and curious traders is all that can be seen by the habitants.
While it can't be seen openly, the government is conducting a racist policy, trying to push out irradiated and infected out of the borders.
Though it was denied by the government, there is obvious diversity in authority treatment towards mutants, ghouls comparing to non infected persons. Mutants have a harder time when applying for NCRA, and it is practically impossible for them to advance in ranks.
When it comes to the citizenship status, it is even worse. FEV infected are repeatedly rejected from their citizenship application for various and ridiculous reasons.
The constant struggle between expansion, resource exploiting and protecting the borders against lawless militia forces is taking its cost, both in caps and lives. You can often hear complaints from civilians against NCR brutal laws and enforcing controls over citizen life by citizen vouchers and taxations. As not all can just accept imposed laws they never heard of and governing of persons in fancy suits over night, California wastes is full of resistance movements against NCR. And that is why NCR army is still waging an endless war on several fronts. Because of the army efforts economic situation is better than before and civilian life in Shady Sands greatly improved, and citizens mostly forgot what war against Enclave did to them. For most of them war is non existent. Until war comes back knocking on their doors. History is often repeating itself, and often we are witnessing that magical circle of dystopia.
And war... War never changes... 

Final word:
"History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, 'What is history, but a fable agreed upon?'"

Phrase dictionary:
Hub coup: individuals or groups of known felons, mostly residing in the Hub, not connected to the NCR, trying to overthrow legitimate NCR government
Hub swamp: beggars residing in Hub downtown, yelling anti-NCR phrases, blaming any current NCR government for their misfortune
NCR blacklist: a security system that is implemented as a measure against outlaw elements in Shady Sands. Individuals and groups marked as an enemy of the republic are shot on sight by town guards. The system is controlled by NCR officers and president.

NCR history; Chapter V (3/4)

As head of army commands, president, Knight Shift merged leadership of NCR army and NCR Rangers under his command after general of Rangers retired. From that time Rangers are not filled with various wastelanders without proper training and questionable morals. Centralized army produced better results on the field and removed all potential disagreements between two army branches.
Member of the Rangers can become only NCRA soldier with high rank and long time service record, upon application and the president's approval.
Under the presidency of Knight Shift, NCR annexed the Junktown. Officer Richard Harrison got the town's major function. NCR, as confederation state, vouches by its constitution autonomy to entities that are part of the republic borders. According to that, Junktown got autonomy from NCR bureaucracy. Richard Harrison brought Junktown Scouts patrols back on the track. JTS were provided with NCR military training, and that's how many of them ended up in NCR army.
[See Chapter III; "NCR annexation of Junktown"]
By unclear reasons NCR broke the confederacy with Junktown and left that southern town as fully independent again. But the people of Junktown can still remember the big progress that the town has made under NCR governance.
The NCR National Guard was founded. It serves as a military academy where any wastelander can get a proper combat training and knowledge, being trained by some of most experienced NCR army officers. After finishing drills in NG, cadets who have graduated are taken to NCRA as a recruits in initiation process where they are taking the oath to the Republic.
Knight Shift's cabinet hasn't only made progress on the military field. During his term, NCR secured stable paychecks for army, jobs and payment for wastelands, changed citizenship gaining process, provided benefits for citizens and taxpayers. Luxury housing was provided in the inner area of Shady Sands. A contract between NCR government and FLC bank (Friendly Lending Company) was revoked. Since then NCR is not gathering tax money by foreign banks but rather by its own clerks. The health department is offering free health care to every citizen. The Shady Sands town guards are often doing their weekly shifts equipped by high tech weaponry and the town itself is safer for traders and visitors. The capital advanced. New buildings, new workplaces, advanced technology, all thanks to the government's efforts.
[See Chapter IV;  "Rebuilding Shady Sands"]
NCR first and only newspapers were launched. "New California Post" is an edition of a newspaper available to any literate wastelander interested in reading news about happenings in California wastes. Because of Shift's high involvement in publishing, along with Lucek who is an official editor many will criticize the newspaper as a propaganda material.
NCR Council was reformed and is composed out of the State Secretaires, army officers, citizen, and ally representatives.
State Secretaires are involved in everyday civilian life with their duties.
Considering Knight Shift is serving the longest term in the presidential office, it is expected that his government brought most of changes to the republic.

NCR history; Chapter V (2/4)

After clearing ranks and decision about alliances, republic really started to breath. NCR dissolved the alliances with Talon Company, while keeping the support of Unity of Broken Hills and Midnight Riders, as two of the last mentioned groups showed their continuous dedication to government's projects itself.
Outlaw individuals and groups were expelled from premises of capital along with their supporters. NCR formed regular patrols around the whole California wasteland. By expanding and exploiting of resources, NCR quickly became one of the biggest power forces in the region, which many didn't like. After the period of peace often raids started to happen on the premises of Shady Sands, especially on the day of tax transaction. Though NCR army was successfully defending its town, that still reflected negatively on civilian life in town and also on the activities of NCR connected to the other points of interest.
So called "Hub coups" started to be part of everydays life in NCR's capital. Raids, propaganda, terrorism. Subversive activities pointed against, not only NCR government, but NCR society in a whole was at its peak. Sponsored by elements that didn't like to see NCR progress, coup lasted for a long period. But long time supporters couldn't be fooled.
Even that NCIA and NCR army managed to minimize coup threats it is still most favorite subversive activity of outlaw elements.
As introverted as NCR became, the bigger inner support and trust grew between the government, NCR army and citizens.
The highlight of the clashes was a big Enclave attack on Shady Sands, which left town lying in ruins.
[See Chapter III; "Enclave attack"]
NCR government managed to rebuild the town and society. Strict laws and peace on republic borders were restored.

NCR history; Chapter V (1/4)

- Reforming NCR - presidential and government powers - first days of the new NCR era
NCR reforms started when Lucek was elected for president. Disagreements between the president and army officers started when Lucek was more inert towards suggestions of making NCR more professional. Support of allies started to fade. Midnight Riders and Wu-Tang Clan started to lose faith in the president, sometimes even willing to act against NCR interests. Those disagreements resulted with Lucek demoting Knight Shift from officer rank, who was the main figure in forcing the more strict reforms, mainly focused on the professionalism of the army. After demotion, Knight Shift left the NCR army with a few other officers; Richard Harrison, Challenger, Legate Damar, and several soldiers who shared his ideas about NCR. Resigned officers formed a government in exile. At their Council meeting it was voted to form an parallel NCR entity, naming it New California Confederacy and by that provide to wasteland what official NCR government, by their opinion, couldn't - a professional and well trained army that will protect the heritage of NCR and its citizens. Seeing that army ranks deteriorated and that NCR is losing the ally support, Lucek decided to leave the office, nominating the Knight Shift as his successor. Shift accepted that nomination and soon after the new NCR council was formed. First council was formed out of NCR army officers, ally representatives, citizen representatives. On inner meetings was confirmed that Knight Shift is staying in office. NCC united with NCR. Knight Shift continued Lucek's reforms in a more strict manner. It brought stability to all sectors of NCR, from civilian life in army ranks.
According to the presidents promises, the first major move was, as it was expected from an ex. officer, to strengthen the army and its position, not only by keeping the current alliances with MRMC, but also with a support of Talon Company.
The resources were secured, drill instructors received new orders, new training facilities were opened, and army started to be better equipped, trained and more prepared for the tasks ahead of NCR.
That too could not go without troubles. Lots of subversive activities happened in that period. The army started to fill its ranks with wastelands who had questionable interests. Alliances were more flexible on the expense of NCR. Many supporters thought that inevitable circle of attempts will result with fail of the republic once again. But instead of failing, Shift's government decided rather that it is time to change a course instead of repeating mistakes.

NCR history; Chapter IV

- Rebuilding Shady Sands
The most notable change for NCR has happened in that time. After recovering from an attack, government started to gather resources and exploit what they can. What NCR meant to Wastes was confirmed by the great help of their allies. Unity of Broken Hills, Midnight Riders and Talon Company helped with gathering the needed resources. It is worth to mention Rilwen's contribution, among other prominent individuals who offered their help as well. Without many on their way resource caravans were coming often to Shady Sands, both to bring materials and workforce. With granted powers, Knight Shift involved himself into rebuilding and reconstruction of Shady Sands, which was later rebuilt by his personal project. The results of it can be seen by the first step when visiting the capital.
But it wasn't all going so smoothly. While the town was in ruins, raider and slaver elements were appearing in town premises trying to steal valuables, including workforce for slavery. Attackers knew that the town is not highly secured, not only because NCR lost many in attack, but also because most of the army was stationed at other points of interests, such as caravans routes and pre-war scavenging places.
That delayed works, still, NCR managed to rebuild the town and invest more in security.
All of the villains that were trying to pillage the town after the Enclave attack were finally expelled and declared as an unwanted element in NCR borders.
Not all can deal with consequences. And for sure republic's sworn enemies did not expect NCR to raise from the ashes of its capital. To show a real meaning of living in oxymoron, the same raiders who were trying to pillage the wounded NCR capital are now loudly protesting about being expelled from NCR borders, no matter they never showed respect towards NCR laws.

NCR history; Chapter III (4/4)

- Enclave attack
Vault City loudspeakers activated without authorization of overseer and started to broadcast messages from the Enclave. The message contained threats that were directed at NCR, its capital Shady Sands. As for good relationship that NCR is keeping with Vault City representatives, scientists from both entities confirmed that the threat is real and imminent. President Knight Shift with government organized evacuation of civilians from Shady Sands premises and surroundings. In same time NCR scientists managed to re-activate and secure pre-war hideout near Boneyard from where the government will organize the defense of its capital. News travels fast, so many groups felt that they are in danger too and offered their manpower to NCR, including the BoS. While NCR accepted the help of almost all who offered help in manpower, BoS was rejected for their bad reputation among NCR. Mostly for their raider elements in ranks and alliances, but also aspiration towards involvement in civilian life and governing of Shady Sands.
Exact date of the attack is unknown.
It happened in worst possible time for NCR. On tax transaction day. Enclave masked and fortified their positions perfectly. Howitzers started to started to shell Shady Sands, and after initial missile attacks, Enclave infantry squads appeared with help of, surprisingly, outlaw and anarchist factions BBS and Khans. NCR defence was well organized, prepared and numerous, but it wasn't match for Enclave forces.
After big fights and struggle Enclave breached the gates of town, while raiding party escort stole tax caps.
BoS tried to organize defense as well, on their own, no matter that NCR government did not authorize them to do that. Their infantry forces came from their outpost, but were poorly prepared for what was happening. At the time Brotherhood forces appeared, Enclave breached the town walls and NCR was trying to hold positions by the Rangers camp. BoS forces, for unknown interest involved themselves in battle against Enclave, but NCR army too. They tried to do quick offensive action, but it backfired as they found themselves in the sandwich, in between the Enclave and NCR forces. BoS forces lost that battle along with many lives of their members.
When it was clear that NCR with allies of Talon Company, Unity of Broken Hills, Midnight Riders and few smaller organizations is losing this battle, the command decided to retreat from the town. Enclave almost completely destroyed the town, taking any sign of technology and valuables that were usable. As defenders retreated to a safe distance, trying to patch their losses and more observing than battling, Enclave retreated as well. Their interest was only to destroy the society and they succeeded.
But NCR didn't surrender.
NCR army regrouped with reserve forces and came back to clear the ruins, but mostly to convince themselves that Enclave threat is gone. After confirming that the Enclave is nowhere to be seen, NCR government started to plan town rebuilding. Citizens were transferred back to Shady Sands, the workforce from Vault City, Hub and Junktown was hired, trying to speed up the process.
NCR rebuilt its town making it more fortified and secured thanks to help of scavenged pre-war technology and shared technology from Vault City. Guard towers with turrets were installed on Rangers Camp and Presidential Suite entrances. But biggest star that vouches security and caused return of most citizens was the working howitzer. It is classified from where NCR army managed to tow two working howitzers to Shady Sands.
Soon after rebuilding, the town became one of the wasteland trading hotspots, but strict laws NCR trying to enforce there can be discouraging for the free minded travelers. Even that some visitors do not like such strict laws, thanks to the introduction of new security measures, the government succeeded to minimize outlaw elements.
Everyday life started to come back to the NCR's capital, but the town never achieved its full potential.
Not all Enclave soldiers were happy to be stationed on the front line against NCR and participate in attack on civilian targets. This was the decisive factor that affected some Enclave officers and soldiers to reconsider their attitude to their oaths. Several officers with their troopers deserted the Enclave and formed a rebel group, naming it - Resistance Squad. While fleeing from Enclave retaliation they kept hostility towards NCR army, but that hostility was at a minimum. Knowing that can't last forever, they contacted NCR government representatives. After negotiations they managed to get on the good side of the republic and signed a truce. Some of them later served in NCR army.
Even that theories are circulating, the reason behind this attack, as well as Enclave cooperation with anarchist groups, is still unknown.

NCR history; Chapter III (3/4)

- NCR - BoS relationship and war
NCR army corporals Komisar and Surgeon decided to leave the army and join Brotherhood of Steel ranks. As BoS is introverted organization that not much is known about, but at that time neutrality with NCR secured them to get in touch with BoS contacts. Not long after that they got their first tasks. They did their tasks without major issues, but their ambitions didn't stop there. As for their military experience and backing of NCR president, Knight Shift, with rest of governing parties Komisar got promoted into a field leader of one of BoS initiate squadrons and later to the leader of BoS Alpha infantry squad. After he got a rank of commanding officer, he took for vacation. In Komisar's absence Surgeon took over the commanding role.
NCR army at first supported BoS on several occasions. Cleansing of outlaw and slaver elements from northern towns. But more notable was weapon transfer to BoS outpost in San Francisco. Transfer was protected both by BoS and NCR troopers. During the transfer NCR got the information that gear delivered to BoS is not pre war high tier equipment, but regular weapons that could be manually produced in small bandit's manufactories. The New California Intelligence Agency came to the conclusion that weapons are transferred to SF BoS outpost to support outlawing elements around the town.
As BoS started to leave an impression of weapon smugglers NCR undoubted support started to fade out. The government decided to retreat from agreement of mutual support.
It turned out that was a good decision for the Republic.
Soon after Surgeon took an acting role of commanding officer, he started to openly recruit in the name of BoS without imposing any standard. Not long after ranks of BoS infantry units were full of savages and outlaws, already known for their activity on premises of NCR. NCIA (New California Intelligence Agency) had no problem tracing BoS activity and came to conclusion that there is big differences between view points of NCR and BoS sides. To show that their goals has changed, and from introverted group practically worshiping the pre-war technology they did full 180. They did not stop at recruiting just an outlaw individuals, but FEV infected persons as well (mutants), making alliances with anarchy and raider groups know as "MUKHOSRANSK" and "Desert Wanderers". Neglecting any standard previous BoS leaders implemented, they were looking like any other outlaw group of pillagers and murderers. As for various entities and differences in ranks, BoS split in many smaller various groups inside of their ranks. Groups under the BoS insignia organized, what only can be called a "raiding parties", attacking peaceful travellers, caravans and even their allies, in this concrete act, peaceful minded scavenger group called "Treasure Hunters". With no real goal their soldiers started to act more as a villains than a wasteland protector, that they claimed to be. They were proving it by exploiting the resources of cities all over the California, more interested in caps than in pre war technology.
NCR didn't sit with crossed hands. As inevitable, it was, the army started to exchange fire with BoS troops on almost all known strategic points, trying to impose Republics regulations.
Brotherhood leadership tried to punch NCR where it hurts the most. Shady Sands, NCR capital that was already struggling against various outlaw elements, but still trying to plead for peace.
At start BoS tried false flag operations, sending persons not connected to BoS organization to organize terrorist attacks on the town. By organizing another "Hub coup" they tried to convince NCR government that they are in need of BoS protection and by that interfere with governing of Shady Sands. NCIA uncovered their attempts to destabilise the government and organized counter measures. From that time BoS was expelled from Shady Sands. Public denouncement was not accepted in BoS leadership, so, as they had nothing to hide anymore, organized several raids on Shady Sands, now under the BoS insignia.
Lacking of diplomacy skills resulted with the quick action of sealing the BoS outpost in Shady Sands. Action was named "Brightside pain" and was successful for NCR side.
NCR with its allies, in that time Talon Company, Unity of Broken Hills and Midnight Riders organized counter attacks on Lost Hills. All of the counter measures ended up as a success. BoS managed to seal their underground facilities, where, aside from the Hub, most of them were hiding during the attacks on their Lost Hills HQ. NCR still managed to confiscate part of BoS technology, which later helped to end an open war.
Not all from BoS ranks were happy to fuel the BoS - NCR conflict. After separating from his BoS rank, BoS officer Godric formed a Paladin group, from where he tried to support NCR defenses in Shady Sands.
BoS leadership, punched back in the face by two headed bear, started to insist on negotiation for truce. After long negotiations, best that representatives of two sides could agree on was to avoid mutual presence in Lost Hills (term for NCR) and Shady Sands (term for BoS). Agreeing to these terms, BoS secured their technology from NCR, and on the other hand NCR secured peace for their citizens on Shady Sands premises. But small skirmishes continued in other locations.
One of skirmishes that will be remembered was the Glow battle, where BoS sent their poorly trained and equipped initiates to fight NCR experienced soldiers that had number advantage too where they got slaughtered.
In the meantime NCR - Enclave war happened, where BoS tried to side with NCR, but because of their false pretenses and inner issues, NCR categorically rejected BoS help. No matter of warning from president Shift, BoS infantry squad appeared in Shady Sands on the day of NCR - Enclave battle, but were counted as an unwanted element as they were warned by the republic's government.
Being limited by their possibilities, and having lots of pretenders on leadership place, BoS started to tear apart from the inside, mostly because of their personal disagreements, which, considering all named issues, was not a surprise. Having NCR as their primary target did not help them, but just the opposite. Seeing all is going downhill for BoS, before leaving their posts of squad commanders, paladins known as Pyra and Gladwin took all valuables and pre-war technology from BoS armory before defecting to other groups, ignoring the efforts of their subordinates.
From that time BoS ranks were greatly deserted. There was no surprise to see BoS leftovers in action with other raiding groups, or in hiding in Hub rather than doing their duty in Lost Hills. Leadership was headless for a longer period until BoS officer Bast took it under unknown circumstances. That did not last for long, as he couldn't meet the strict requirements that are demanded from BoS leader. He was overthrown from his post.
As NCR saw no threat in BoS anymore, NCR removed ban so BoS delegates and traders can visit Shady Sands again. Because of the fragile relationship in the past, and securing places of interest that are attractive to the BoS too, NCR and BoS kept hostility outside of Shady Sands. But no notable reports of any further NCR-BoS clashes exist.
Because of leader's illiteracy and their general reputation in the Wastes, "Brotherhood of Steal" and "Reider's Base" instead of "Lost Hills" became a regular terms among NCR people, mostly mentioning BoS existence out of irony.
After BoS threat ended, they became a laughing stock and an example of a failure in the Wastes.
Even that travelers will be welcomed in Lost Hills, BoS underground is sealed to this day and there is no real information what is happening down there.
While Komisar returned to the NCR army where he is serving as private, the fate of Surgeon is unknown. (Rumors are saying about Surgeon's metaphysical abilities; that he and his sister shared a body and a mind.)

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