Kallos

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Kallos
General
Location-750, -3500
DemonymKallosian
Activity levelHigh as of 8/9/22
AllianceArsenio Pact
Capital cityKallopolis
Official CondimentHoney Mustard
National Colors
  Kallosian Purple
Government
GovernmentKallosism
• Encore (Triumvirate)
K0mmi, Lasady, Troll_Bebek
• Jazz Core
DockerImage
Formation
Foundation dateMarch 11th, 2021
Preceded by
Culture
MottoKallos Kallos Kallos Kallos Kallos! "Jai Kallos!"


Kallos is a nation in CivMC situated in the Northwest (-,-) quadrant of the map around -750, -3500. It is an oligarchic dictatorship lead by K0mmi. Kallos has characterized itself as a chill nation, and is known for its citizens who like to steal shit.

"Kallos" is a national name inspired by the nation Hallow. It is pronounced "Kale - oh - s". Despite its similarities, it is not related to the Pokémon region of Kalos.

CivClassics

Founding and Prior History

After the collapse of Eddie Murphy and a brief hiatus, Kayla and Kicky, who was pearled at the time, decided to make a buildfriend nation called Kallos. They settled in a biome seen as "non-ideal" as a meme. August joined shortly after as a founding member, followed by Coldboy000, ChickenWingGeek and K0mmi.

Initial relations were quickly established with the Republic of Camiseo, a nation north-west of Kallos, when its leader, Troll_Bebek wanted to dig a rail into Kallos. This spawned an ongoing reciprocal friendship that resulted in an eventual merger into the modern nation of Kallos.

Rapid Expansion

Seeing a need for expansion as a nation if Kallos were to avoid the fate of many lame two-person grinder nations, CWG decided to pull some of his acquaintances to join, mostly wholesome refugees from the recently-dead civ server CivUniverse. Notably, this included Egi and KingOfTheMochas, who quickly proved themselves as hard-working and loyal members of Kallos.

Kallos City at night, captured in May 18, 2021. The iconic lighthouse and original windmill occupy the foreground, seen in the background is Coldboy's weird tower and Kali's Ashahari Temple, among other builds.
Distinctive border markers help identify the border between Kallos & JCCS land to the south.

With the increased manpower, Kallos began a quick ascension into advanced XP manufacturing.

Due to this rapid expansion, a need for city bastions was heavily required. Due to Kallos's policy on being self sufficient, buying city bastions was simply not an option. Kayla attempted to acquire the numerous materials required to create a Bastion Factory as well as the city bastions required for Kallos. One of these materials, slimeballs was very rare and are most commonly found in vault holes. This spawned some mildly controversial events.

The Holy Kayla Empire

Kallos's vault on CivClassic 2.0, Arx-Centauri.

In the following months after KingOfTheMochas's exit from the Jazz Committee, Kallos underwent numerous changes. The former democratic system was stripped and changed to adopt a more oligarchic dictatorship based off of trust. Due to two incidents with IMC and MtS Kallos opted to adopt a fully isolationist strategy. In August 2021, Camiseo formally merged with Kallos in order to form a collective state[1]. Following this, ties were established with a small nation of Asahigaoka as they were friends with some of the citizens of Camiseo. A few citizens from Kallos went to help out the Asahigaokans with constructing a small simple factory bunker. Hockey328 got suspicious of a few Kallos citizens hitting snitches near Caledonian claims (nearby to where Asahi had settled), and investigated. He encountered ~3 Kallosian's and 1 Asahigaokan. This followed a brief standoff that was eventually resolved diplomatically due to a Coalition intervention.

Under the Kaylaocracy, the Arx-Centauri Vault construction was sped up and prioritized. EXP Production was also fully established and is now entirely possible.

Geography (CivClassic)

Location and Borders

Kallos claims were a largely continuous landmass bordering the sea in the east, joint Coalition-controlled land around ACA Vault in the south, Armenia in the northwest, and former HJE and Tierra de Conciencia lands in the west and northeast respectively.

Administrative Divisions

As a partially Zoomer-led nation with an initial emphasis on becoming self-sufficient, Kallos had one populated settlement, Kallos City. Outlying regions are treated as an extension of national control, especially depending on access to EXP infrastructure. Kallos has an closed-door policy, restricting access to most of its regions as a primarily isolationist country.

Government and Politics (Civclassic)

Kallos was led by a trust-based government. It contains two sets of administrative divisions, the Chad Council and Jazz Committee.

Foreign relations

Due to prior hostile history with "World Police" oriented alliances and nations such as the UDF, Mir, and Entente,[clarification needed] Kallos previously maintained a cautious stance. This is notable due to the pearling of Kicky_ by Yoahtl after the fall of Cascadia in February 2021, and the subsequent holding of their pearl until May of the same year. This has since been mostly resolved with increased collaboration with coalition forces. An example of such collaboration was the de-bastioning and destruction of the ACA Vault in former HJE. [2]

KingOfTheMochas, a former member of the Jazz Committee, was exiled from the nation following a dispute between him and Kayla that peaked with Mochas taking diamonds from the government storage to pay an alleged "debt" of Kayla's to Minemaster933 without her permission.

A large amount of effort has been put in by the Kallos Jazz Committee and Regionary Council to attempt to mend and resolve any conflicts pertaining to WP. This has resulted in numerous potentially inflammatory incidents being resolved diplomatically, such as the Best Western Slime Incident, and the Kaliningrad City restoration incident.

Late server tensions and EOTW

Near the end of Civclassic, tensions continuously rose due to the growing power of Kallos, and the founding of the AMIGOS alliance. In particular, tensions were especially high with the CES and IMC during the summer and fall of 2021. During the last two months of the server, political tensions were brought to a boiling point. The UDF was mobilizing against Kallosian allies for owning illegal vaults and preparing on a retaliation for disabling the Crucible vault. Fighters from both sides were preparing for a prolonged conflict not seen since the infinity war, however, conflict was avoided when TealNerd announced the end of the server.

Culture (CivClassic)

The idealized Kallosian furthers the notion of "Work hard, play hard", with the "play" being the trolling that was so embedded in the nation's culture. An example by Kallos citizens include building a hut with two vault-bastioned rings in MtS property.[3]

In terms of aesthetics, the color purple is predominant in Kallosian culture, as exemplified in their national flag.

A large amount of Kallosian Culture was centered around the old world pertaining to the NATO alliance. It was seen as a reasonable duty to ensure that the relics NATO created remain for new players to see.

The civ Interim and the Kallosian collapse

During the time between CivClassic and CivMC, Kallos remained mostly in tact for a few months, operating as a close knit friend group playing on minor servers such as CivRev, CivRed and Hypixel. It was at this time that Kallos reached its peak of encore members, totaling 8. However, during March of 2022, due to internal problems and arguments, Kallos completely dissolved as a state, and the remaining 4 encore members opted to merge with the newly formed Rhode Island.

The Kallosian rebirth on CivMC

On June 29th, nearly 4 months after the collapse, Kallos returned to the world stage when K0mmi, Troll_bebek, Lasady and Danirague, the last 4 Encore members, founded Kallos in the claims of Camiseo. They started the capital city Kallopolis shortly after, and over the course of a few weeks activity gradually grew to a respectable level. In the first week of August 2022, Kallos joined the Arsenio Pact.

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