Government releases Christmas honors

Honors displayed
The honors given displayed (L-R): Breast-star of the Order of the Diaconus, Ribbon-bar of the Order of Christmas, Ribbon-bar of the Order of Excellence, Medal of the Order of the Heart

The government in accordance with the Ikonian Honours System, have just released the list of recipients for the numerous amounts of awards given on Christmas Day.

ORDER OF THE DIACONUS

  • Newton von Uberquie – for his service to furthering Ikonian diplomacy and great leadership during tenure as GUM Chair
  • John I of Baustralia – for his service to the King in developing his heraldic skills, eventually surpassing King John I in skill, according to King John I himself.”

ORDER OF EXCELLENCE

  • Jayden Lycon – for his service to Ikonian territorial ambition, and leadership of the “New-Guard” during tenure as CA Chair
  • William Wilson, the Marquis of Novaria – for his service to Ikonian territorial ambition, heraldic service, and private service to the Monarch
  • Seann Torres – for his service to aeronautical research, further inspiring the idea of the Ikonian Space Agency

ORDER OF THE HEART

  • Karl Friedrich – for his friendship to the King, and as a long-serving technical admin of MicroWiki
  • Andrew Creed – for his friendship to the King, also as a long-serving technical admin of MicroWiki, and becoming an honorary citizen of the Kingdom
  • Eryn Lewis – for friendship to the King, and as her diplomatic and excellent leadership during her tenure as the Prime Minister of New Virginia
  • James Frisch – for friendship to the King, and as his current tenure as the Rector of the Serene Beaconite Republic
  • Daniel Roscoe – for friendship to the King and as a diplomatic ally to Ikonia through Australis
  • Bradley Dullahan – for friendship to the King and as an adviser to the King
  • Matthew Xia – for friendship to the King and for awarding the King the Order of the Blue Lotus
  • William Autry – for friendship to the King and being a respected citizen in Kapresh nobility.

ORDER OF CHRISTMAS

  • Thomas I of Hrafnarfjall – as a Christmas gift in accordance with his Dukedom title
  • Terry I of Essexia – as a Christmas gift in accordance with his service as Emperor of Essexia
  • Jack Dean of Essexia – as a Christmas gift in accordance with his GUM Chair victory and service to the Essexian Navy as Head of the Naval Forces
  • Matthew of Essexia – as a Christmas gift in accordance with his services to the Dean-Montan campaign

STATEMENTS FROM RECIPIENTS

“It’s a great honour. Ikonia is an up and coming micronation that has a lot to offer the community and to be recognized by them in this way is very humbling” – Matthew of Essexia

“Baustralia and Ikonia may have had some rough patches, however, what is important is that we’ve made up. I am honoured to be awarded these from your King. I hope we can continue to work together and become close like before.” – John I of Baustralia

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King releases Christmas speech

The televised Christmas speech

The King’s 2020 Christmas Speech was an historic event, as it was the first ever speech to be released by the Kingdom. It was also the most recent usage of the Ikonian Broadcasting company. The speech was recorded in the Royal Residence on the 24th.

“Greetings and merry Christmas to everyone.

Usually at this time of year people gather together, they make merry, and for a second time in as many months look back and appreciate the things they are given or the misfortunes they have avoided. However, this year is one in which those things are either unfortunately discouraged or simply such a monumental task to find anything to be thankful for.

In this year, we have all faced trials and tribulations, worries for our late and immediate futures, and stresses which we could have never imagined. It is that most discouraging and melancholic feeling which makes this Christmas and holiday season all the more important.

Despite our worries, and despite the attitude of the season being hindered, there still remains that one thing which is the source of our celebrations: love. When our friends and family are kept away from us by the limitations placed on them because of this tragedy which has stricken the whole Earth, we must remember our love for them and theirs for us.

Whenever in doubt, the assurance of love is one thing you can always hold to with gratitude. Further to that, however much of a cliche it may sound, love is the reason for the season.

To remind us of the love the Lord has for us, and to depart that love to our fellow man. But despite our circumstances I like to think and to use the words of Bob Hope, that ‘Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?’ In fact, in this coming year, let us all make up for the worries we suffered and let love of the present and not fear of the future keep us going.

Let us all make peace with our adversaries, break bread with the less fortunate, and be the light for those lost in darkness. So, may we raise our glasses to love and hope, wish each other a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God bless us, God bless you and God bless Ikonia.”

The King also noted that Christmas honors were to be released on Christmas day to citizens and foreign leaders in other micronations.

Heraldic officers appointed

Today on November 26th, His Majesty with collaboration with His Majesty’s Heraldic Authority (HMHA) have appointed and created positions inside the Authority to serve for creation of badges, standards, letters patent, and coat of arms.

This comes right after the Codicem Heraldica Ikonius was published on November 7th.

The appointees and offices are as follows:

Jack Morris – Crystal Pursuivant of Arms
No one currently – Acorn Pursuivant of Arms

The Dominion of the Caribbean has reported that the Court of the Caribbean and HMHA will be used for heraldic matters inside the dominion, and the Sheplaberb Monarch, also Cameron I announced the creation of a Sheplaberbian Heraldic Authority to serve him and the other inhabitants (albeit no one living inside the territory).

Finally, the King announced that the Royal Residence celebrated Thanksgiving, and wished all Ikonian citizens and foreigners a great day with their friends and family.

Pictured, the Badge of the Crystal Pursuivant (left) and Acorn Pursuivant (right)

Codex of heraldic law established inside the Kingdom

Today on November 7th, His Majesty with collaboration with His Majesty’s Heraldic Authority have ratified the Codicem Heraldica Ikonius, a document that details and explains the heraldic laws foreigners and citizens must follow inside the Kingdom. Failure to do so can end up in a case from the Supreme Court of Ikonia.

This is the first article of legislation passed since the Idolas Act, marking a period of 2 months without legislation. The government has claimed it is slowly ramping up activity and working with His Majesty to create a codex of general law inside the Kingdom.

The Codicem can be found online at https://ikonia.xyz/CHI.pdf.

The front page of the Codicem, printed on 7 November

Ikonia celebrates three year anniversary

Established on 19 October 2018, Ikonia was founded on the principles of independence, liberty, and freedom. Today, the actual birthday of the Kingdom, was a more of an quiet affair, apart from the announcement on certain diplomatic venues, and broadcasts inside the Kingdom. In the office of the King, HM Cameron I, the flag was visited and inspected by the Royal Guards.

From the King, quote “We have excelled in our depth of knowledge, not only on politics, but unity, freedom, and prosperity. We will continue to excel, and do even more in the following year. I call for the celebratory of His Majesty’s Army, Navy, Coastguard, and all government offices, and will therefore close all offices for this week. We will continue to prosper and venture throughout our great Kingdom. I wish all Ikonians and everyone a great Independence Day!”

Flag of the Kingdom as seen on Independence Day (19 October 2020)

Yet more territorial changes in the Kingdom

Once again after a long time of vacancy of acts, activity, and lack of inspiration in the Kingdom, the King has officially enacted more territorial changes to Ikonia.

The towns of Rokia and Bonaru were dissolved in replacement of Esterton and Cloubury, with more land mass than previously before.

A new crown dependency named Idolas was founded with help from the Duke of Limiport, Aidan McGrath and now Governing Commissioner, which contains land in Michigan

Veritasia, a new city was founded in provisional status by the King, containing 1.82 acres of pure grass and dirt.

Along with all of these changes, the Dominion of Rishania was also dissolved, with the land being returned to the US.

All of these territorial changes were done through multiple King rulings on the 22nd August of 2020. The town ruling and Idolas act were both major changes to the country.

As of now, the full territorial list is as follows:

  • Uvenia (capital city)
  • Ancellota (provisional city)
  • Veritasia (provisional city)
  • Cloubury (town)
  • Esterton (town)
  • Osceola (town)
  • Novaria (march)
  • Idolas (crown dependency)
  • Dominion of the Caribbean (dominion)
  • Baker Island (overseas territory)
Photograph in Idolas
Coat of arms of Veritasia, a new provisional city

The foundation of Novaria

The landscape of Novaria

The Kingdom has yet again expanded yesterday evening with the annexation of a ranch in Brazos County, Texas.

A ranch in Texas has been annexed as a March through a proclamation of the Honorable Marquis Wilson.[1] Marches are now instated as a division that cannot be placed as a town nor a city, yet is associated with one due to elections in gubernatorial towns, etc.

The ranch, annexed as the March of Novaria, has been associated with the capital-city of Uvenia. It is inhabited and administered by Marquis Wilson and Charles Wilson, brother to the Marquis. This has raised the Ikonian population to 18.

Flag of Novaria

MASSIVE territorial changes in the Kingdom

Territorial decisions have commenced inside the Kingdom’s government, an our King, Cameron I, has made a final decision.

Mandates, and crown dependencies will turn into a dominion through the Affixed Dominion Act 2019. They must contact the Monarch within a month of becoming a Dominion.

Towns inside Uvenia are governed by the City council of Uvenia, a board of residents of the city.

Counties can now be setup in regions of Uvenia, and of subparts of Davenport, Florida, such as the newest one, Orange County, Uvenia.

Companies can now rule administrative territory, such as the United Rhodesian Company ruling over two islands in Zimbabwe under the name of
Compañía Regla de Rhodesia. This was done through the United Rhodesian Company Act 2019. The company now rules over the islands of Princess Marie Louise Island, and Princess Christian Island.

Dominions are now up and about. The Dominion of Cloverton still operates in New York, the Dominion of the Caribbean has seceded from the Caribbean Community and has land claims inside several member states, and the Dominion of Blake is the annexation of Lake Mongoose near the Royal Residence.

Along with all of these changes, the Ikonian Empire is back, with the original and newest members from the Kingdom.

The full list includes:

  • Ikonia
  • Alpha (under provisional status inside Ikonia)
  • PNGMRNK (under provisional status inside Ikonia)
  • Colony of Masso
  • Dominion of Cloverton
  • Dominion of the Caribbean
  • Dominion of Blake
Cameron I’s cypher, commonly used in the endowment of acts.

Iota Psi Delta, a HTML progression council

The monarch of Ikonia, Cameron I, has started yet another council on the basis of HTML coding. Many people know HTML as website making.

Iota Psi Delta, is a micronational council for the progression of humans knowledge of HTML and the art of designing websites, and claims to have 2 members.

People can apply for Fellowship of the Council on their website, and the Secretary General, claim the applicants receive a certificate showing their dedication to the council. Fellows get the honorific prefix of FIPD.

Visit the official website for Iota Psi Delta here – http://iotapsidelta.ml/

Visit the wiki page for Iota Psi Delta here –https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Iota_Psi_Delta

The flag of Iota Psi Delta

Revamp of the capital

Today, on 4th April 2019, the Kingdom of Ikonia have announced that they have restructured the governing, and design of the capital of Ikonia, Uvenia.

The capital is now governed by officials of His Majesty’s Royal Government when in the city itself. Officials can request changes to the capital if they wish, but it must past through the King himself. The King has said that he will structure a city council and the territory will no longer just be governed by officials.

New flag of the capital
City seal for documents regarding requests from officials