(A quick note with apologies to all, but particularly to George and Peter... Life has been hectic here lately and I haven't had the time to sit down on the boards and do much more than like an occasional post or do quick responses. I'm very much looking forward to having the time to sit down and do George's post justice... it just might be a bit. Thanks in advance for your patience.)
Grand Duke of Charles Towne
North American Union Discord: https://discord.gg/sbaQxWG
(the members of the House looked up in fright, as if they heard a ghost speaking from a different era, and cowered in fear of strange and uncertain times they could not even comprehend)
Mr Speaker: Quiet! Quiet! Quiet in the House! Now my dear and honourable friends, members of the House, there are no ghosts here and whatever you heard whispered in these halls is, to be sure, nothing but your ancestors bemoaning your current conduct! I urge you all to calm down and wait patiently for Lord Heptarch to take the floor. The honourable Lord may take his time on this occasion, but he has certainly earned the right of our patience, don't you agree?
(the members settle down, grunt in agreement, and take their seats to wait with respectful patience)
If you hadn't guessed yet, I'm the game designer. Ask me anything, that's what I'm here for!
Mr. Speaker, I note with what I pray is the appropriate amalgamation of asperity and decorum that my opponent acknowledges the lack of any pretension to inherent justice in the society to which he asks me and my countrymen to pledge eternal fealty. Then, as if this elision was of no consequence to the matter at hand, brazenly demands to know how my countrymen might make up their deficit!
(He pauses for whatever chuckles or hisses might exist to fade before he continues).
I beg my colleagues their indulgence that I might observe an uncomfortable truth: If you promise a man of intellect and means nothing but the perpetual back of your hand, what inducement has he to perpetuate his association with you? If a society promises nothing for that man but indefinite servitude, would you not hiss in approbation if his spirit led him to silent submission rather than a full-throated roar of negation? Would you ask the archers at Agincourt to lay down their bows? Would you demand that Marlborough retreat from Blenheim? Would any Englishman surrender his right to self-determination before the effusion of his own heart’s blood?
(He waits a moment for the dramatic challenge to linger, echoing in the air before speaking quietly into the cavern of silence left in its wake.)
No, my friends. You would not. And perhaps, after all, in that I am an Englishman at the last. I will have the freedom to chart my own course or I will have satisfaction as to why I have been denied it. Lest you think me an enthusiast, I assure you that when pressed to the last extreme, my countrymen… who love you still, I hasten to append… will bear out what I have lain before you.
The assembled Chamber would be excused to think, after today, that I bear them ill will. Nothing could be further from the truth. I love and respect my family… and you are all family. If there are hearts across the ocean that have never felt the glow of love for their King and Mother Country I do not know them nor would I view them with a kindly eye.
It is because of that respect that I will submit myself to the hypothetical questions of what my people might do with freedom whilst judiciously ignoring the implication that we cannot be trusted with it. I do so with the caveat that all here acknowledge I am but one man… one voice… and my views on what the future might hold are necessarily limited to what I can inspire in others.
Mr. Speaker, my Honorable Opponent and my friends assembled before me… my vision is that the new nation I propose be one of willing association. My opponent offers Hanover as an example of England’s argument, but for every Hanover I can offer an Ireland. A Scotland. An India. I say that if you cannot win friends with the power of your example, the power of your guns is a paltry substitute.
Would I advocate for fair treatment of Natives? Yes, absolutely. I concede that there are some of my countrymen who consider them nothing more than barbarous heathens, but in my admittedly limited interactions with them they are every bit as capable, intelligent and noble as we… and just as prone to human frailty and fault. If they have no right to self-determination then we all must be as condemned as they. If they wish it, they will have a voice in the halls of power and the freedom to choose their own path if they do not.
As for finding our place among the nations of the world, in some measure that would depend upon how we achieved our standing amongst them. I earnestly hope that my appeal to righteousness will echo beyond this Chamber and those hearing it will come to believe that an unshakable Alliance with my people is preferable to the pernicious notion of tyranny. Should you attempt to hold us tightly to your bosom by force you must necessarily strangle what love remains between us and force us into the arms of another.
In closing, allow me to use my opponent’s eloquent words to sum. He asks if by releasing us England will be releasing an angel or a devil. I submit to you, my Esteemed Colleagues, that while the road to Hell is paved with good intentions the road to Heaven is gilded with good deeds. I can promise you only that when the time has come for me to account for my works, that I shall appear before my Maker with as clean a conscience as when I leave this Chamber today and I will labor tirelessly to encourage my countrymen to accept the same duty.
Grand Duke of Charles Towne
North American Union Discord: https://discord.gg/sbaQxWG
Mr. Speaker, Lords, Ladies, I did my maths.
(waits for the laughter to die down)
Yes, I know, I know, I did calculate my taxes wrong on occasion, but let's not linger on the past, dear friends. This time I used an Abacus!
I made a calculation of our Empire, it was a long calculation. Then, all the beads on the Abacus I did slide to the right, each representing one million of our subjects. Thirty four beads were on the right, and only one on the left. The last bead, representing the thirteen Colonies.
It made me think, why worry so much? Just this one bead left behind? Hardly noticeable in the grand scheme of things.
But I couldn't let go of that thought of that lonely bead. So I did it again, but with the Dutch Republic, and with France, and with Spain. It all looked the same. That solitary bead, so alone. The Ottoman Empire. The same. The Marathas of India, oh, that made that poor bead disappear. The Mughal Empire, the Japans, the Russian Empire, that single bead seemed so small. And then I did it with China. And my Abacus, a rather large one, did not have enough beads to show it.
So why should we care? For something so small? Let them go, let them blow in the wind, make their own fate. It will not impact our dear Empire in any significant way. Another Empire will come along and snatch them up. Because the Colonies do not want to be part of any Empire. Because they will not just resist the Empire they are born of, they will resist all of them. It's inevitable. They are too small to stand alone. They will wish us gone today, but they will wish a far worse foe gone tomorrow. A foe that does not even speak their tongue. A foe that does not care for them as we do.
Why would I care? Because of people like our beautiful and dear friend Lord Heptarch with his eloquence and his dreams. I care. I care for him, and his, to be safe, to be shielded by an Empire, to grow and prosper until they can fly.
It's like the mother Duck with her following of Ducklings. Do we care when one Duckling goes astray and is eaten by the Cat? Of course we care, we will do what we can to save the Duckling, to see she grows into a large Duck the Cat has no appetite for.
My dear friend Lord Heptarch, do you not see it is too soon? I do not applaud your desire to leave the Empire and I do not accept your suggestion that you are ill-treated by it. I might very well think your very existence is owed to it!. But I do sympathise with the will to be free to adventure. Maybe if I were in your shoes I would desire so as well. But I do hope that before I took an entire people out of their protection, my better angels would prevail and I would realise the folly of it. Maybe the right time will come once you have grown into a fat Duck, but surely you can see you are but a Duckling now, with no defences against the greater powers that surround you from all sides?
You might not like us, Lord Heptarch, but I guarantee you you will like even less those that will come next. You prefer the French? The Russians? The Spanish? The Dutch? Or rather the Japanese or the Chinese? Do not think they will not come for your lands. And do not think you can withstand them as you are. You would be sorely mistaken, Sir.
The reality of this matter is that you need us more than we need you. But we care for you. Because we are family. The only family you have. No other Empire will ever feel that close again.
I offer you a hand of friendship, Sir. A mind of understanding. We can help you in your quest to grow your power. We can acknowledge the wishes of local leadership where we can and give you the trust that you deserve. But for your own sake, do not desire to leave the Empire. You must convince your compatriots that this is something that for now cannot be done. You will lose everything that is precious to you if you do. Just dream your beautiful dreams a bit longer, Lord Heptarch. Don't throw it all away just yet.
Mr. Speaker, I have done some more counting and I believe we have all spoke five times. I yield the floor to the Speaker.
By popular request I have changed my name to my Hanoverian title, I prefer it there anyway.
Order in the House! Order! The honourable Lords Heptarch, Winter and George have spoken at length. Both sides can now make their brief closing arguments. To the point, please, Gentlemen! It is nearly time for tea.
Lord Heptarch, if you please. You have the floor.
If you hadn't guessed yet, I'm the game designer. Ask me anything, that's what I'm here for!
*He takes a few moments to collect his thoughts, as attempting to crystallize such a moment in only a few words is a task not fit for the faint of heart. He smiles slightly and stands to speak*
Mr. Speaker… cherished friends… I must admit that the import of the day is not lost on me. I hope with all my being that the arguments I have lain before you have not fallen on deaf ears and closed hearts. I shudder at the thought that when I close today I will have not adequately served my cause and my nation with my paltry words. In that, only history may judge.
Thankfully, zeal for the cause of natural freedom is a buttress. Faith in the inherent justice that must swell in each man’s heart when he is faced with iniquity is a foundation upon which is built nations. Of these tools I avail myself.
My opponents have spoken eloquently of the benefits of remaining in the British Empire. Yet beneath every argument lies an assumption: That the desire for self-determination is not insuperable. My friends, there can be no greater cause than to be the author of one's own life and livelihood.
My opponents, and sadly England taken as a whole, expect that we will be content basking in their reflected glow rather than seeking the sun ourselves. They express amazement… distress… even horror that men and women of spirit and industry could imagine a better future than remaining subordinate to a distant government who knows them not. Knows nothing of our lands, our people, our shared identity on foreign shores. Knows, and cares for, only how our toil might enrich them and expand English glory.
Worse, we are expected to abdicate any egalitarian notions between ourselves and those in our parent nation. The very idea of accepting eternal subordination is abhorrent to me, as it ought to be for any man and woman in this Chamber.
I stand before you as both supplicant and harbinger. I am but one man, but I speak with the voice of thousands who wish to chart their course as friends of England rather than subjects. I appeal to you, my friends, that you might acknowledge justice. Reject tyranny. Embrace a world where we stand, and at times fight, side by side… shoulder to shoulder… as equals. Accept that the course of our shared history as respectful and stalwart friends, not as demanding parent and stifled child, is inevitable.
Mr. Speaker, I thank you for your indulgence. My friends and colleagues, for hearing me with an open heart. I leave the decision in your capable hands and cede the floor.
Grand Duke of Charles Towne
North American Union Discord: https://discord.gg/sbaQxWG
March 1, 2020
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Thank you for using Rulers of the Sea. At Rulers of the Sea, we want to give you the best possible gaming experience to ensure that you enjoy our service today, tomorrow, and in the future. To do this we need to understand your gaming habits so we can deliver an exceptional service specifically for you. That said, your privacy and the security of your Personal Data is, and will always be, enormously important to us. So, we want to transparently explain how and why we gather, store, share and use your Personal Data – as well as outline the controls and choices you have around when and how you choose to share your Personal Data.
This Policy sets out the essential details relating to your Personal Data relationship with Deadeye Games B.V., a private company with limited liability and existing under the laws of the Netherlands, having its registered office in The Hague and its principal place of business at XX and developer of the Rulers of the Sea game. The Policy applies to all Rulers of the Sea Services and any associated Services. The terms governing your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services are defined in our Terms of Services (the “Terms of Services”).
From time to time, we may develop new or offer additional Services. If the introduction of these new or additional Services results in any change to the way we collect or process your Personal Data we will provide you with more information and additional terms or policies. Unless stated otherwise when we introduce these new or additional services, they will be subject to this Policy.
The aim of this Policy is to:
We hope this helps you to understand our privacy commitments to you. For information on how to contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns, please see the ‘How to Contact Us’ Section 15 below. Alternatively, if you do not agree with the content of this Policy, then please remember it is your choice whether you want to use the Rulers of the Sea Services.
“Personal Data” is Data that we have collected from you that identifies you, or which, in conjunction with other data that is in our possession, or is likely to come into our possession, may be used to identify you.
“Non-Personal Data”, is information that we have collected from you which cannot be used to identify you.
You may be aware that European Union law, called the General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR” gives certain rights to individuals in relation to their Personal Data. Accordingly, we have implemented additional transparency and access controls in our Privacy Center to help users take advantage of those rights. As available and except as limited under applicable law, the rights afforded to individuals are:
In order to enable you to exercise these rights with ease and to record your preferences in relation to how Deadeye Games BV uses your Personal Data, we provide you with access to the following settings via your Account Settings page:
The Privacy Center puts you in control of how Rulers of the Sea processes your Personal Data. It provides you with information about what happens if you adjust your settings on your Account Settings page and how to opt out of receiving certain messages from Deadeye Games BV and/or Rulers of the Sea. If we send you electronic marketing messages based on your consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law, you may, at any time, respectively withdraw such consent or declare your objection (“opt-out”) at no cost. The electronic marketing messages you receive from Deadeye Games BV and/or Rulers of the Sea (e.g. those sent via email) also will include an opt-out mechanism within the message itself (e.g. an unsubscribe link in the emails we send to you).
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We process your Personal Data in the following ways:
Through your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services – when you use the Rulers of the Sea Services, we collect Personal Data about your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services such as your email address, date of birth, gender and country;
Personal Data collected that enables us to provide you with additional features/functionalities – from time to time, you also may provide us with additional Personal Data or give us your permission to collect additional Personal Data e.g. to provide you with more features or functionalities. As described further below (see Voluntary Data), we will not collect photos, precise mobile device location, voice data, or contacts from your device without your prior consent. You always will have the option to change your mind and withdraw your consent at any time.
In general, we use log files to monitor traffic on our Website and to troubleshoot technical problems. In the event of user abuse of our Website, we may block certain IP addresses.
We (will) use anonymised and aggregated information to optimize your experience of the Rulers of the Sea Services but also for purposes that include testing our IT systems, research, data analysis, creating marketing and promotion models, improving the Rulers of the Sea Services, and developing new features and functionality within the Rulers of the Sea Services.
In addition to Sections 5.1 and 5.2, if we reasonably suspect that any of the Rulers of the Sea Services or your Account is being or has been misused, including without limitation, by virtue of any:
Deadeye Games B.V. may collect further Personal Data and Non-Personal Data to verify or refute such suspicions within the limits of applicable law and taking into account your reasonable data protection interests. We will use this Data to comply with applicable law and enforce our rights under civil and penal law against the respective users.
Optionally you may choose to send crash reports or contact Customer Support for any technical and commercial issues.
In addition to the data collected in Sections 5.1 to 5.3 above, the data provided by you may include:
The collection of the data set out in this Section 5.4 is not mandatory. However, we might not be able to fix bugs or handle the technical and commercial issues you have without this data. For legal reasons this information will be stored as long as your account remains open and for the applicable statues of limitations thereafter.
We have set out in the tables below the categories of Personal Data we collect and process about you:
|Categories of Personal Data||Description of category|
|Account Registration Data and Commercial transaction||This is the Personal Data that is provided by you or collected by us to enable you to sign up for and use the Rulers of the Sea Services. This includes your email address, date of birth, gender and country.|
Some of the Personal Data we will ask you to provide is required in order to create your account such as account ID, login ID, display name, password, community moniker, user handle, and referral code. You also have the option to provide us with some additional Personal Data in order to make your account more personalized such as birth date.
The exact Personal Data we will collect depends on the type of Rulers of the Sea Services you sign up for (paid or non-paid).
Personal data collected through your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services
|Categories of Personal Data||Description of category|
|Rulers of the Sea Service Usage Data||This is the Personal Data that is collected about you when you are using the Rulers of the Sea Services – this may include:|
|Categories of Personal Data||Description of category|
|Voluntary Mobile Data||In addition to the mobile data we collect to provide you with the Rulers of the Sea Services (outlined above), you also have the option to give us your consent to collect additional Personal Data from your (mobile) device to provide you with features/functionalities that will enhance your Rulers of the Sea Services experiences.|
We will not access any of the Personal Data listed below without first obtaining your consent:
|Payment Data||We may collect such Personal Data if you sign up for a Trial or purchase any of our Paid Subscriptions (as defined in the Terms of Services) or make other purchases through the Rulers of the Sea Services. The exact personal data collected will vary depending on the payment method (e.g. direct via your mobile phone carrier or by invoice) but will include information such as:|
|Marketing Data||This Personal Data is used to enable Deadeye Games B.V. (and our partners / service providers) to send you marketing communications either:|
You can find out more about the Personal Data collected and the controls you have in relation to the marketing communications you receive via the Privacy Center.
When you use or interact with the Rulers of the Sea Services, we use a variety of technologies to process the personal data we collect about you for various reasons. We have set out in the table below the reasons why we process your personal data, the associated legal bases we rely upon to legally permit us to process your personal data, and the categories of personal data (identified in Section 6 ‘What personal data do we collect from you?’) used for these purposes:
|Description of why Rulers of the Sea processes your Personal Data (‘processing purpose’)||Legal Basis for the processing purpose||Categories of Personal Data used by Rulers of the Sea for the processing purpose|
|To provide, personalize, and improve your experience with the Rulers of the Sea Service and other services and products provided by Deadeye Games B.V., for example by providing customized, personalized, or localized content, features, and advertising on or outside of the Rulers of the Sea Services (including for third party products and services).|
|To understand how you access and use the Rulers of the Sea Services to ensure technical functionality of the Rulers of the Sea Services, develop new products and services, and analyse your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services, including your interaction with applications, advertising, products, and services that are made available, linked to, or offered through the Rulers of the Sea Services.|
|To communicate with you for Rulers of the Sea Services-related purposes.|
|To process your payment to prevent or detect fraud including fraudulent payments and fraudulent use of the Rulers of the Sea Service.|
|To communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, for:|
via emails, notifications, or other messages, consistent with any permissions you may have communicated to us (e.g., through your Account Settings page).
|To provide you with features, information, advertising, or other content which is based on your specific location.|
If you require further information about the balancing test that Rulers of the Sea has undertaken to justify its reliance on the legitimate interest legal basis under GDPR, please see Section 15 ‘How to contact us’ for further details on how to contact us.
The following Personal Data will always be publicly available on the Rulers of the Sea Services: your ID and/or username and potentially a profile picture.
The following personal data will only be shared with the categories of recipients outlined in the table below if:
|Categories of Recipients||Reason for sharing|
|Support Community||When you register for Rulers of the Sea Support Account on the Rulers of the Sea Support Community, we will ask you to create a specific Rulers of the Sea Support Community username. This will be publicly displayed to anyone who accesses the Rulers of the Sea Support Community along with any questions or comments you post.|
|Your Rulers of the Sea Followers||There also may be times when you want us to share certain Service Usage Data, specifically information about your use of Rulers of the Sea, with other Rulers of the Sea users known as ‘Your Rulers of the Sea Followers’.|
Learn more about how to manage notifications, your publicly available information, and what you share with others in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ Section 4 of this Policy and on the Privacy Center.
|Categories of Recipients||Reason for sharing|
|Service Providers and Others||We may use technical service providers which operate the technical infrastructure that we need to provide the Rulers of the Sea Services; in particular providers which host, store, manage, and maintain the Rulers of the Sea application.|
We may use technical service providers to help us communicate with you, as described in Section 7 of this Policy.
We use marketing (and advertising partners) to show you more tailored content, or to help us understand your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services, to provide you with a better experience. We also may share Personal Data with certain marketing and advertising partners to send you promotional communications about Rulers of the Sea.
|Rulers of the Sea Partners||We might share your Personal Data in a pseudonymised format with marketing partners who help us with promotional efforts and with advertisers that allow us to offer a free service.|
|Academic Researchers||We may share your Personal Data for activities such as statistical analysis and academic study but only in a pseudonymised format.|
|Other Rulers of the Sea Group Companies||We might share your Personal Data with other Deadeye Games B.V. Group Companies to carry out our daily business operations and to enable us to maintain and provide the Rulers of the Sea Services to you.|
|Law Enforcement and Data Protection Authorities||We will share your Personal Data when we in good faith believe it is necessary for us to do so in order to comply with a legal obligation under applicable law, or respond to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, a court order, or a subpoena.|
We also will share your personal data where we in good faith believe that it is necessary for the purpose of our own, or a third party’s legitimate interest relating to national security, law enforcement, litigation, criminal investigation, protecting the safety of any person, or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm, provided that we deem that such interest is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring the protection of your Personal Data.
We keep your Personal Data only as long as necessary to provide you with the Rulers of the Sea Service and for legitimate and essential business purposes, such as maintaining the performance of the Deadeye Games Services, making data-driven business decisions about new features and offerings, complying with our legal obligations, and resolving disputes. We keep some of your Personal Data for as long as you are a user of the game.
If you request, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data so that it no longer identifies you, unless, we are legally allowed or required to maintain certain Personal Data, including situations such as the following:
Deadeye Games B.V. might share your Personal Data globally with other companies in the Deadeye Games B.V. Group in order to carry out the activities specified in this Policy. Deadeye Games B.V. may also subcontract processing to, or share your Personal Data with, third parties located in countries other than your home country. Your personal data, therefore, may be subject to privacy laws that are different from those in your country of residence.
Personal Data collected within the European Union and Switzerland may, for example, be transferred to and processed by third parties located in a country outside of the European Union and Switzerland. In such instances Deadeye Games B.V. will ensure that the transfer of your Personal Data is carried out in accordance with applicable privacy laws and, in particular, that appropriate contractual, technical, and organizational measures are in place such as the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the EU Commission.
For further details of the security measures we use to protect your Personal Data, please see the ‘Keeping your personal data safe’ Section 12 of this Policy.
We may display advertisements from third parties and other content that links to third-party websites. We cannot control or be held responsible for third parties’ privacy practices and content. If you click on a third-party advertisement or link, please understand that you are leaving the Rulers of the Sea Service and any Personal Data you provide will not be covered by this Policy. Please read their privacy policies to find out how they collect process and protect your Personal Data.
We are committed to protecting our users’ Personal Data. We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to help protect the security of your Personal Data; however, please note that no system is ever completely secure. We have implemented various policies including pseudonymisation, encryption, access, and retention policies to guard against unauthorized access and unnecessary retention of Personal Data in our systems.
Your password protects your user account, so we encourage you to use a unique and strong password, limit access to your computer and browser, and log out after having used the Rulers of the Sea Services.
The Rulers of the Sea Services are not directed to children under the age of 13 years. However, in some countries, stricter age limits may apply under local law. Please see our Terms of Services for further details.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 13 years or under the applicable age limit (the “Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, please do not use the Rulers of the Sea Services, and do not provide any Personal Data to us.
If you are a parent of a child under the Age Limit and become aware that your child has provided Personal Data to Rulers of the Sea, please contact us using the form on the Privacy Center, and you may request exercise of your applicable rights detailed in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ Section 4 of this Policy.
If we learn that we have collected the Personal Data of a child under the age of 13 years, we will take reasonable steps to delete the Personal Data. This may require us to delete the Rulers of the Sea account for that child.
We will occasionally update this Policy. When we make material updates to this Policy, we will provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a prominent notice within the Rulers of the Sea Services or by sending you an email.
Please, therefore, make sure you read any such notice carefully. Annually this Policy will be reviewed for accuracy and changes in GDPR. If no material changes are made, you will not be notified.
If you want to find out more about this Policy and how Deadeye Games B.V. uses your Personal Data, please visit the Privacy Center on RulersoftheSea.com to find out more.
Deadeye Games BV is the data processor for the purposes of the personal data processed under this Policy.