Hell. Olympia. Whatever you wish to call this group, their behavior from inception to present defines their culture. Initially a group that the entire server came together to fight against in the face of a threat following the pearling of MTA’s mayor and an attack on Varathia’s vault, Hell was eventually defeated and paid incredibly light reps on the good faith that they would rehabilitate and allow for peaceful server growth. Following the war, Hell rebranded as Olympia, claiming to have changed. What happened next? Olympia moved on to attack Bloom and pearl Truckiboi. An entire group of players that had not performed any grief/raiding had been preemptively annihilated and made to quit by this group. Following this, Otonabeeans were mercilessly pearled while performing innocuous tasks such as buying dirt or filling a tunnel in their own land. Four Otonabeeans were pearled, then pushed into a “peace agreement” out of pressures to reclaim their lost people. Otonabee does not welcome Olympia to this day, and has asked the rest of the server to denounce them publicly. Olympia’s consistent advocacy and protection of a known world terrorist, Vespasian, was also detailed on the subreddit alongside evidence of foul play following consistent slander against Cantina. For the logbox performed against this world terrorist, Olympians pearled the Cantinian Minister of Agriculture for weeks while he was afk at a potato farm, robbing us of thousands of eblocks in potential yields during that period. Cantinian minister Kayla attempted to push de-esclation as the perogative in the face of consistent slander and doublethink aggression from Olympia’s end. Olympia proceeded to, just six days ago, illegally snitch and bastion Varathia, something they’ve done following two separate attacks on Varathia’s vault in the past. Olympia is currently banned from Varathian lands, which now includes Otonabee, as well as Alexandrian lands. This menace to the server has been recognized by the entirety of the southwest, and we merely have wanted to play peacefully within our region and the greater map. Their leader Saren_Solaris, who had attempted to rehabilitate them following Hell War and successfully broker peace, was betrayed and killed by his own people in the face of their uncontrollable aggression. Are these just separate instances of bad-faith actors, or is this a calculated attempt to provoke nations that they consider a threat, like Cantina? Either way, their behavior is unacceptable, but one particular instance points to the reality. The Olympia Gepolitical Prognosis explicitly states: “The strategy of “buck-passing” is the most effective strategy we have regarding dealing with Cantina. Due to the Cantina-Blackwater alliance, any offensive actions against Cantina will result in an unsavoury conflict against both parties. Buck-passing is a situation in which by “stonewalling” and taking extreme defensively-provocative actions, we force Cantina to constantly be the aggressor, yet in situations that we find favourable to act in. Almost every situation we have had with Cantina has resulted in buck-passing actions. Therefore in our continued quest to maintain security, we should continue to pursue this strategy that we have inadvertently been pursuing already. We must begin brainstorming new provocative methods that force Cantina to act aggressively against us. We must retain our strategic advantage over them in a manner that prevents them from leveraging their diplomatic connections, and finally, we must frustrate any attempts by them to create new diplomatic connections. Olympia should begin undertaking talks with smaller nations associated with Cantina to diplomatically isolate Cantina. -The Alexandrian leadership should be contacted regarding a means by which we can suspend the border closures. -Varathia has little chance of any useful negotiation. -Otonabee may be bullied into some sort of concession. We can offer to rebuild their road and even pay reps for binchy. This document seriously disagrees with the current strategy of attempting to negotiate with Cantina and de-escalate. Doing so undermines our current strategically advantageous position, and sacrifices some of our prestige.” Otonabee was quite literally bullied into concession. Varathia was disregarded due to Olympia’s previous attacks on the area. Olympians have pushed, for months, this clearly evident “strategy of buck-passing” in order to “brainstorm new provocative methods that force Cantina to act aggressively against us”. These players are attempting to manipulate the server into victimhood, when their entire agenda has been a coordinated effort to push us into war with them so that they can label us as bad players. We had given nothing but good-faith in the aftermath of the Hell war, and the Olympians have consistently spat in our faces. We ask the server to recognize that our conflict with Olympia is for the sake of ending a threat that has organized itself purely for our downfall, at any cost, including collateral damage in other nations. These people have aggressed on multiple nations and pearled their citizens multiple times in their blind warpath against us. They have explicitly stated that they “seriously disagree” with any attempts to de-escalate. Their attempts thus far have merely been voice chats in which we are constantly gaslit by their leadership. Now, we are deciding to fight back. We do this not only for ourselves, not only for friends that have been “bullied into some sort of concession”, pearled, and griefed; we do this for the absurd dream of peace and prosperity on the map. In the face of Saren’s pearl, the document rejecting de-escalation, and constant PR barrages both through VC gaslighting or reddit posts, we can see that this is not a group that is looking for anything except total war. Still, we come to them with one final set of terms. To Olympia: You have until 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday, September 2nd to agree to the aforementioned terms in their entirety. After that, the offer expires.