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• 7/27/2018

Historical Art

Most of my graphic art for graal militaries has been directed towards creating in-game equipment, but I am interested in maybe doing an illustrated series of major events/history.

Illustrations would be done for major wars, treaties, events, and portraits of people on the wiki - making it more appealing and helping preserve history.

Maybe it could even be used to show multiple frames/parts of stories? (Especially ones that most people don't know what happened).

I have done an quick example for the War of Paranoia page to give the sense of the very abstract and gesture style that the series would have, and a portrait of myself. I think it looks cool and it would look great (and I think I have a good sense of style), but I want to know what YOU think.

1. Should I do more, (or does it just look dumb)?
2. What do you want to see??? portraits of famous people (Harau, Xinke, Zearos, maybe even yourself??), historical events (wars, conventions, eras), or stories?
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• 7/9/2018

Addressing a Common Issue

Many people in our horrible, drama-filled yet amazing community have been facing issues with their personal identities. By this, I mean many people are exposing others, and dealing their personal information WITHOUT authorization from the person owning the information. This includes real names, addresses, etc. I propose that there be a law established for this-- maybe a ban from all military guilds for a certain amount of time? It is a very serious problem, and people should not have to be exposed like this.
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• 1/8/2018

Fyre And The Traitor Incident regarding TFS.

SO, recently a fellow friend of mine Fyre Xavi has left TFS. At first I didn't think much of it until he back stabbed us all. He's been stealing members and been using TFS to spread his message. He truly has used all of us and now is being nurtured by his Cult. Fyre why would you do this in the middle of our victory against sarovia?
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• 1/7/2018

Guild Kick Glitch

Do you feel an organization should be established for all standing guilds, including Sarovia, to establish international laws - one of them being that the guild kick glitch should be banned. Those who refuse to throw it out should be taken to trial, banned, etc.
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• 11/30/2017

I need a military body

PLS HOW I GET MILITARY BODY :(
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• 11/27/2017

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• 2/24/2017

Seeking Old Screenshots

Due to burning through a great deal of iPods throughout my time playing Graal, I have very few screenshots and only have ones that have been given to me over time. I'd like to have more for nostalgia purposes, if you have any screenshots from times I was around or screenshots with me in them please send them to supahcali@gmail.com
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• 2/16/2017

fetty wap

https://soundcloud.com/harlem_fetty/tracks
his style has changed a lot. listen to everything from island boy to 01-my wrist in the tracks, you can just play island boy and itll keep going down the list until 01-my wrist pops up.
if you like anything you heard, make you feel good and different now by fetty wap are also pretty good.
tell me what u think
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• 2/16/2017

Notable Conflicts

We've had the same 4 articles about notable conflicts for the majority of the Wikia's existence. Might be time for someone with knowledge of battles/wars to write about them.
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• 2/16/2017

G-Funk

None of y'all have heard real music till you hear G-Funk. R.I.P. Nate Dogg

04:09 Nate Dogg - Hardest Man in Town
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• 2/15/2017

The Return of Overseer Weekly

The next edition of Overseer Weekly is now taking submissions. To submit a piece, email treizeconsilim@gmail.com. Please make your pieces worth reading, and most of all have fun. Pieces CAN be opinionated and biased as long as it doesn't turn into a hit-piece.
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• 2/15/2017

Anonymous Accounts

Due to recent vandalism and an organized effort to evade bans, a registered account is now required to make edits and comments on the wikia.
Yours truly,
Grizz
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• 2/13/2017

A Message from Overseer Grizz

Dear Wikia readers, contributors and other community members...
The Wikia is a project that I've taken great pride in working on over the course of the last 6 months. During that time period, I've witnessed the rise and fall of guilds and military figures alike. As we speak, the Wikia is facing problems it's never faced before. Vandalism is at an all time high, conflict has plagued comment threads and people have grown, in lack of better phrasing, disinterested in the project. In an effort to restore the image and interest of our communities best hope of recording and storing our expansive history, I'm planning on implementing systems both old and new to bring us back to glory.
Cleaning up the Wikia - Over the last month or so, the Wikia has become a place for personal beef and arguments between guilds. The Wikia was and always will be a place for unbiased, pure history. In an effort to restore that promise, my previous announcement (which can be seen in the home page) will continue to be enforced. Furthermore, any opinionated pieces that are meant to harm or damage the image of another guild or community member is prohibited.
Implementing programs - Recently, the Wikia has been without a viable project meant to promote innovation and creativity. Years ago, Overseer Roanoke Han implemented the GHS, or the Graal Historical Society. The GHS was an effort to encourage community members to store history and write pieces of literature. It is my hope to bring back the GHS during my time as Overseer. Furthermore, I'd like to bring back the newsletter. The newsletter can serve as a way to bring opinionated pieces from trusted authors to a central location, rather than such articles being spread throughout various blogs.
Promoting bipartisanism - The community is very noticeably split up into multiple groups. Recently, the wikia has been accused of being biased. By cleaning up the wikia (as explained earlier), it is my hope for the Wikia to return to a state where everyone, regardless of your guild, can contribute to without a fear of vandalism or conflict.

The current staff will for the most part stay the same. I'll be posting updates periodically on our progress to achieve these goals. And with your help, let's make the Wikia great again.
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• 2/13/2017

The Fifth Overseer

I am pleased to announce that I have found the Fifth Overseer. As of today, February 13th 2017, Grizz is the new Overseer. I have a good amount of faith in him, and you should too.
I'll be around occasionally to help out, but ultimately the Wikia is no longer my project.
The staff as of now are:
Overseer: Grizz
Admins: Roanoke, Zearos, Vulnus, Xinke
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• 12/27/2016

The Future of the Wikia

There comes a time in everyone's life where they have to leave something behind. For me, that thing is Graal.
Graal has had a profoundly negative impact on me, ever since I started playing it many long years ago. Why would I make real friends when I had a wealth of interesting people to talk to online? Although I'm sure many people seen me as charismatic, when you took me out of my cave I was a socially inept loser. I'm sure a lot of you can say the same thing.
I'm thankful, though, that I grew out of it. Graal eventually became less important to me, and now, I don't even think of it or go on it too often. I no longer care about Graal, Graal Militaries, the people I've met on Graal save for a few, or anything Graal-related. I've long since moved on. I have real friends now, I have a job, ambitions, and a future. Graal no longer conquers me.
However, the one thing that always seems to get to me is this Wikia. I've always cared deeply about it for whatever reason; I've always kind of had an obsession with preserving history of any kind. But I no longer have the time, energy, or motivation to continue such a project, and Kevlar seems to have drifted away from the project (Not that I blame him--He's a grown man with his own things to do).
So this is my plea. Surely there is someone else out there with a flame for history that burns as brightly as mine once did. So to the handful of people reading this, if you think that you or someone you know fits this criteria, please email me at supahcali@gmail.com. Spread the word around. I know you're out there.
Please note that this is not a job application to become the Overseer. The end goal is to appoint an active Overseer, but I'd be a fool if I didn't get to know you first.
And if you're reading this and relating to my past of being a socially inept loser - Please get out of the house. I promise you, someone wants to hang out with you. I've done a lot on Graal. I've shaken up the community more times than you've logged into the game, I've been one of the main characters of the story. And you know what? It doesn't mean anything. I have nothing to show for it but wasted years of my life.
All that aside - Tell your friends about this. I don't want to let the Wikia deteriorate. Please help me find someone to keep it going.
Professor Roanoke Han
2'Xiaoguard Rommiel
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• 10/30/2016

First Edition: The Community Crisis Issue (October 30th, 2016)

Letter from the Editor
With the community in one of its worst states in a long time, myself and others have decided to use the Wikia as a platform to host a weekly newsletter. The hope is that by having a regular outlet for pinpointing and providing solutions for major issues, as well as promoting events and projects that could potentially strengthen the community, hosted on the most community-accessed platform aside from the game itself, we can realistically put some progress towards repairing the sinking ship that is our military community.
Many key figures have written community restoration pieces over time, which tend to create a strong sense of almost...patriotism for the community for a small amount of time. People get inspired for a couple days at most, and things almost seem on the up and up. However, as it seems, the majority of militants abhor change, exile originality, and just lack the ability to make true progress. 
So honestly, I hope this newsletter is hated. I hope it turns into a thorn in the side of each and every one of us. A constant reminder of our faults, our inabilities and the ways in which we all damage the community we constantly complain about saving. Maybe then, we may be forced into reparations.
Regards,
Kevlar Vaughn, Editor-in-Chief
Allergic to Change, a Militant's Dillema
by Kevlar Vaughn, Editor-in-Chief
Recently the military community has been the victim of widespread contagion. A severe allergic reaction to change. Time and time again militants will shun new concepts, any ideas which fall outside the norm. Stuck to the  "If it isn't broken don't fix it" mindset, like parrots they'll repeat without fail, "this worked in the past, why deviate". Well, newsflash kiddos, it worked in the past, but unless you call three different militaries rising, peaking and dying per week a success, it sure as hell isn't working now.
The "flagship - infantries" structure just isn't cutting it anymore. Don't believe me? Ask the people hopping off your recently inactive guild to the next four day long military. Being a militant is getting boring, repetitive even. There's no diversity, no originality. Your military may be named differently, it may be themed differently, but tear away all the aesthetics, and the bare bones look the same as every other bloody military around.
People used to take militaries and use it as a foundation, a foundation to reach greater heights. Guild-house city networks, functional and extensive government, sheltered societies where anything and everything was possible. You name it, it was likely someone attempted it. But now, what was once viewed as mere foundation, is the best leaders can now hope to achieve. Having an active, two unit military in its most basic sense is considered an achievement. Isn't that a disgusting realization?
Instead of shunning the outlandish concepts, embrace them. You have a self-importance issue and need to feel big by shunning an idea at least once a week? Shun the idiots who continuously draw you into these carbon-copy militaries. I can't tell you the amount of times I've heard "Militaries are boring now. There's nothing new. The community sucks." Well hey buddy, remember that guy you laughed at for proposing an economy focused military, and then abandoned to be the useless Colonel of (x) Infantry of (x) Empire? Yeah, that was called change, and it was your dumb ass that shut the door in its face.
The Balloon Effect
by Sol Fessler, Author

Now, the concept "Community Crisis" might seem a bit melodramatic to some. When you first look at the community for a couple seconds, it might seem like that. But if you actually take at least a couple minutes to see what's going on in the military world; you'll see what's wrong.
I'm sure most of you have heard all of it already. The power struggle, the rank chasers, not working together, etc. That's all correct, but no one has actually talked about why or how any of this happened. And no one has in detail actually really went over the current, 100% setup of issues. Everyone has really went out and talked about all the shit that's messed up and some suggestions on fixing it, but otherwise, no. I'll try and get to the stuff no one has gotten to right now.
A big reason this might have happened, was because of how Graal itself grew. The "Golden Ages" of the community were in times where Graal went from 100-1000 people, and never more. In 2014, the community skyrocketed in numbers. This was a good thing, because a lot of the recruits were of good quality. The community went from battles of 20; to battles containing over 50 people. Guilds held up to 30-40 people online at once. This time is a lot like the Great Depression; as the military world skyrocketed in every way possible. GFX, people, ranks, everything was perfect. However, by early 2015, the community began rapidly declining. A big reason simply being, when you have a shit ton of people claiming to be veterans, and serving for almost a year, they're going to expect ranks. And when a lot of people are of officer capability; they are going to expect good ranks. When too many people think they are, (or are) of officer capability, it becomes a issue. People couldn't all get the ranks they felt they deserved, and the community began truly becoming chaotic. People were in search of ranks, and the guilds they served became less and less important. Dozens of families were made daily to try and create a feel of power. Upstart, incompetent guild leaders attempted to use the rank chasing issue to bring in soldiers. Many guild leaders followed in example.
In a way, it was sort of inevitable; due to the way the community grew. It could have been fixed, because when guilds like The State came; everyone took the rank they got. Unfortunately, it wasn't stopped. Veterans began quitting, causing a lapse in the status-quo that had dominated the game. With the best people leaving, less worthy people had to take the reigns. Auel and Xinke also slowly began to fade away from their prime, which meant a new dominant figure would have to unite the community; though no one did. As more and more veterans quit, the lines and boundaries that had once kept order in the game began fading away. It was no longer only veterans who felt the need to get the best ranks; but everyone in the game. Or almost everyone; anyways. Some good apples still remained. The game also got much much bigger; going from 1000 players online to over 4000 players online. Unfortunately, the recruits weren't as good as before.
That's pretty much what happened. The community inflated like a balloon, then it popped; and no one has tried to pick up the pieces. In fact, it's like people have been tearing the broken pieces up. And spitting on them. And then throwing the pieces in a oven, and cooking the pieces inside a hot Italian sausage. Yeah, gross right? That's your community.
For the people reading this; who really want to make a change, then just start with yourself. Don't try and do anything super huge. Perfect your own skills, your own ability. And most of all, don't be greedy. As much as we'd all like to be Colonels and Generals, it's those willing to take the hit to be Lieutenants and Sergeants who keep it all glued together.
Credits
Editor-in-Chief, Kevlar Vaughn
Head Author, Sol Fessler
Author, Grizz Regium
Author, Regius
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• 5/18/2016

100 Military Manuals You Can Download For Free

http://theantimedia.org/100-military-manuals-you-can-download-for-free/
Figured these might provide some inspiration.
Source: The Anti Media
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• 5/4/2016
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• 5/1/2016

Forgotten Wikia Pages

Here's a few Wiki pages that I've found buried deep within the Wikia.
-Operation Maskirovka
-Zaypex the dickhead woman hater
-Military Database Index
-Graal Military (where all the militaries, leader names, etc were posted before separate pages were made.)
-Sols story (Broken Redirect)
-Ender Faulkner D'Artagnan (Broken Redirect)
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• 5/1/2016

Searching for Websites

The Wikia is searching for old websites (Wordpress and Wikia) to add to the websites page and to adapt into Portals. [Valerian Portal] [Elysia Portal]
If you know of any please post the URL in this thread.
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