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International Karlstein Metz Day

Postby Phil Piratin » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:16 am

June 4303

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The headstone from Karlstein Metz's grave in Dundorf

5th May 4318 (OOC: about a month from now in real-life time) will be the 2500th anniversary of the birth of the father of communism, Karlstein Metz (OOC: Karl Marx), and to celebrate this great occasion, Gisela Guttmacher, Dorvish Communist Party MP and General Secretary of the Communist League of Terra, has announced that her organisation will now recognise 5th May as International Karlstein Metz Day.

There was some debate within the organisation over which date to choose for International Karstein Metz Day. Some delegates wanted to designate it as 25th December, so that it could replace Hosianmas (OOC: Christmas), which is regarded by many communists as a decadent consumerist pro-capitalist festival. A few others wanted to designate the date of the publication of Metz's The Communist Manifesto. However, in the end it was decided to go with the date of Metz's birth.

The Communist League of Terra has written to the World Congress, asking them to formally recognise Karlstein Metz Day, and to organise a series of educational and cultural events to celebrate the great man's birth. Letters have also gone out to government and sub-government authorities across the world, similarly inviting them to recognise and celebrate International Karlstein Metz Day.

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Karlstein Metz statues proudly manufactured by the Ranestadt Communist Workers Co-Operative, now available to order from the Communist League of Terra

To help with the celebrations, the Communist League of Terra has been working with the Ransestadt Communist Workers Co-Operative, based in the Dorvish city of Ranestadt, to manufacture a wide range of memorabilia and educational material relating to Karlstein Metz. This includes beautiful sets of red Karlstein Metz statues, which Gisela Guttmacher says will be manufactured "in the the tens of thousands, so there will be enough of them to go to every single village, town and city in Terra".

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Karlstein Metz statue on its way to the World Congress

One of the red Karlstein Metz statues has already been dispatched for free to the World Congress headquarters on the Whale Island, although it is not yet clear what they will do with it or whether it will be put on display.
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Re: International Karlstein Metz Day

Postby thefalloutfan101 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:06 am

To prepare for the coming celebrations, the Freier Dundorfischer Gewerkschaftsbund (FDGB) would like to purchase a statue for placement outside our party headquarters in Zerlin. However, we would like this statue to be of considerable size, so that all may marvel at it from afar.
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Re: International Karlstein Metz Day

Postby Phil Piratin » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:44 pm

Dear much-beloved, valiant comrades of the Freier Dundorfischer Gewerkschaftsbund (FDGB),

I present below some of the larger Karlstein Metz statues we currently have in stock. Please let us know which one you would like, and we will process your order as soon as we can.

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Model A

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Model B

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Model C

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Model D

We hope one of these models will be to your satisfaction, comrades. In the meantime, glory to the workers, long live the revolution, yours etc. etc. etc.,

Agatha Nadelman
(Comrade Director of the Karlstein Metz Statue Sales Department,
Communist League of Terra)
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Re: International Karlstein Metz Day

Postby thefalloutfan101 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:47 am

Model B would most suffice. The FDGB will hold a ceremony in front of our party headquarters to celebrate it. We would like to know as soon as possible when it is delivered. For the ceremony, we invite all socialists and communists across Terra to attend.
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Re: International Karlstein Metz Day

Postby Phil Piratin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:50 am

Small Dorvish town blows budget on 1400 unsold Karlstein Metz statues

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The small, quiet, historic little town of Berghang in northern Westmark, Dorvik, is not used to controversy and headlines, but this week it is getting them - and for all of the wrong reasons, it seems!

The Communist-controlled town council has spent 3 times its allocated annual budget on purchasing 1400 Karlstein Metz statues from the Communist League of Terra (CLT), which has been struggling to sell the statues in large enough numbers to cover their production costs.

According to a CLT official who has since resigned, the organisation had been hoping to sell vast numbers of Karlstein Metz statues, but the expected orders never materialised. This left them in a perilous financial situation, and as a result, they asked Berghang Town Council if it would buy 1400 statues, in order to help them out.

The town council agreed, and has positioned the statues all over Berghang's historic city centre, provoking a mixture of bewilderment, amusement and - increasingly - raw anger. Local residents are furious that local property taxes have been increased by 10% this year, mainly in order to help defray the cost of the statues.

There have been incidents of statues being vandalised by angry members of the public. After attempting to punch a statue, one man has lost a finger, broke his wrist and sprained his arm.

The Berghang Historical Society is arguing the statues are "as well as being an eyesore, damaging to the historic character of the town centre" and is taking the council to court. The Berghang Town Centre Business Association is also taking the council to court, arguing the statues are "blocking up the roads and generally making it difficult for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to get around".

Local government auditors are investigating the council, on a charge that they have grossly misused public funds for inappropriate political purposes.

Berghang Town Council and the Communist League of Terra have refused to comment on the situation.
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Re: International Karlstein Metz Day

Postby Phil Piratin » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:40 pm

Metz statues dumped in Dorvish Finance Minister's front garden

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Dorvish Finance Minister Julia Schroeder woke up this morning to find 38 red Karlstein Metz statues dumped in the front garden of her house in central Haldor, blocking her from driving her car out of the driveway. The statues were a "gift" from the Communist League of Terra (CLT), as part of an apparent stunt to protest at her description of the statues as "worthless pieces of stone".

A source within the CLT was asked how the organisation could afford to give away so many statues, and the reply was "We can't sell the bloody things anyway so we thought we might as well use them for this".
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Re: International Karlstein Metz Day

Postby Phil Piratin » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:04 am

December 4307

"Super Metz" cartoon becomes Terra-wide hit

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The Communist League of Terra (CLT) has teamed up with comic book artist Hans Knopp to launch a series of comics and graphic novels featuring "Super Metz", a cartoon superhero based on Karlstein Metz, who utilises his superhuman powers in order to confront the evil forces of capitalism.

So far, the venture has raised a sizeable sum of money for the CLT, recouping much of the losses incurred through the production of Karlstein Metz statues, which failed to sell in in the expected quantities.

Next year, Super Metz is scheduled to get his own cartoon television series, and is expected to become popular with viewers all over Terra, especially children. In the first season, many episodes will feature Metz's battles with the Dorvan Crime Syndicate, Hulstrian dictator Leopold Nimitz, the Hyperion Corporation and his nemesis, Hyperion Corporation CEO Psy Scott.

In the last episode of the most recent comic strip, Super Metz liberated Dalibor from Hyperion's control by clobbering Psy Scott over the head with a copy of Das Kapital and then single-handedly defeating Hyperion's security forces with his Super Hammer and Super Sickle.

However, there is much excitement about next week's episode, in which Psy Scott will imprison Super Metz in a dungeon in the centre of the earth, hold all of the Security Council leaders to ranson and then attempt to take over the world with an army of high-tech robots from another planet.
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Re: International Karlstein Metz Day

Postby Phil Piratin » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:54 am

Super Metz hits television screens

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Super Metz wading into battle with his trademark Super Hammer and Super Sickle

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Super Metz in characteristic pose, bopping capitalist villains over the head with Das Kapital

To huge public fanfare, the first series of Super Metz has begun appearing on television stations across Terra. Children are going wild, eyes glued to their televisions for every episode, and buying up every piece of merchandise they can that is associated with the show. The Communist League of Terra (CLT) and writer and artist Hans Knopp are said to have made a small fortune already out of the series already.

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Super Metz and Friedrich Ingles Blocko toys

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Super Metz doll

For much of the first season, Super Metz will battle against the capitalist super-villain Psy Scott of the Hyperion Corporation, who is on a mission to increase the wealth and influence of his company, and take over the world.

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Psy Scott, CEO of the Hyperion Corporation

According to rumours, the real-life Psy Scott is planning to fight back against the negative image the show is presenting of him by buying up all of the commercial advertising space surrounding Super Metz, in order to fill it with pro-capitalist and pro-Hyperion propaganda.

A number of parents, educationalists and commentators are complaining that Super Metz is politically biased and is attempting to indoctrinate children into communism. However, this does not appear to have affected the show's popularity.
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Re: International Karlstein Metz Day

Postby Phil Piratin » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:19 am

Super Metz battles Father Hosianmas

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In the latest episode of Super Metz, our eponymous hero has battled his deadliest foe to date, the evil arch-capitalist super-villain, Father Hosianmas (OOC: Father Christmas).

The first half of the episode sees Father Hosianmas and corporate mastermind Psy Scott plotting to stave off the collapse of the wicked capitalist system for another year by persuading kids to pester their parents to indulge in lots of extravagant Hosianmas spending, buying things they don't need and can't afford, incurring debts which will bring them only misery and suffering in the long-term.

Fortunately, by the end of the episode, Super Metz and his young assistants from the Terran Communist Youth League succeed in capturing Father Hosianmas and stripping him of his Father Hosianmas costume, which grants him the special superpowers enabling him to squeeze down chimneys and make his reindeers fly through the sky. The powerless and half-naked Father Hosianmas is then locked up in a freezing igloo prison guarded 24/7 by communist polar bears and penguins.

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Super Metz then puts on Father Hosianmas's costume and assumes the superpowers for himself, which he uses to delver a copy of The Communist Manifesto to every house in Terra on Hosianmas. In consequence of this, revolution erupts across every nation in Terra, followed by the creation of a Terran Communist Workers Superstate by 4th January.

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To widespread surprise, a number of children have responded to this episode by putting up posters calling for Father Hosianmas to be banned. The Dorvish Culture Minister has received a petition signed by 100,000 children, saying they feel Super Metz reflects their values better than Father Hosianmas does.
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Communist League of Terra (CLT)

Postby Phil Piratin » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:41 am

OOC: This is a general news thread for activity related to the Communist League of Terra (CLT).

Also, the article below was written with co-operation from stuntmonkey, who is RPing the Hulstrian government.

December 4310

"Kinky Kiki" terrorises Nimitz regime
Coalition urged to urgently investigate "evidence"

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Kiki Brahms

Hulstrian dictator Leopold Nimitz is facing an immense World Congress sponsored military expedition coming to dispatch his regime, but according to some sources, right at this moment, he is less worried about that and more worried about a ferociously cunning and deadly female predator currently prowling around Karstadt, his capital city.

Dorvish lass Kiki Brahms, variously known as "Kinky Kiki", "the Communist Whore", "the Red Angel of Death" and "the lady with the silver syringe", is a spy working for the Communist International Brigades, assisting the cause of Comrade X's Communist resistance. Over recent weeks, she has been posing as a high class prostitute with special skills as a dominatrix, and has been targeting leading officials and commanders in the Hulstrian regime, in an attempt to obtain sensitive information from them. Her modus operandi is to ply her targets with alcohol, drugs and sex, then try to cajole them into providing information. She is said to have acquired an unparalleled insight into the psychology and sexual fantasies of men from the ruling Hulstrian elite, and to be deploying this to maximum advantage. However, on three occasions so far, her charms were not quite enough by themselves to obtain the information she sought, so she got what she wanted instead by torturing and then murdering them. A letter she wrote to her superiors has been obtained, in which she says "I don't like torturing and killing and I see it as a failure when it ends up like that - it's the choice of last resort, but sometimes it's necessary for the cause of the revolution, and I know I have to be strong and disciplined".

"WANTED" posters of Kiki Brahms are now up all over the country, and the authorities are encouraging men to avoid using prostitutes. It is believed she has recruited a large network of Hulstrian prostitutes to the Communist cause, and that all sorts of spying and blackmailing is going on. According to one senior International Communist Brigades source:

A lot of those working in prostitution are on our side, because these girls hate what Nimitz has done to the country, and they're fed up with the hypocrisy and the oppression. The Septembrists may have lots of priests and nuns and monks and people like that working for them, but we've got the prostitutes, and trust me, they're far more useful in this situation.


However, it is also being rumoured that some sections of the International Communist Brigades resent Kiki Brahms, feeling that the notoriety and celebrity she is earning is overshadowing their own contributions to the war effort. One of their commanders has publicly stated that "drugs, prostitution, kinky sex, torture and murder is not what Karlstein Metz had in mind as the mechanism for overthrowing capitalism" and that "what she is doing is filth that should be beneath us".

The Communist League of Terra (CLT) has come forward with a series of claims about the situation in Hulstria, all of which are said to be based on information obtained by Kiki Brahms. These claims include:

- That plans are afoot for the regime to attempt to smuggle the royal family out of Hulstria to Dankuk, with the assistance of a Kazulian commander with fascist sympathies.

- That about 50 miles north east of the capital, Karstadt, there is a mass grave containing tens of thousands of bodies belonging to so-called "Class C citizens" executed by the state.

- That Nimitz has done a deal with the Hyperion Corporation, who have a research base in Hulstria, to develop biological weaponry to use on the coalition armed forces, and that preliminary testing has been carried out on so-called "Class C citizens".


CLT has passed the relevant evidence on to coalition forces and urged them "to investigate and act on this as fast as possible". However, none of the claims have yet been officially verified by the coalition.
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