Heraldic authority receives new website

Official website banner

His Majesty’s Heraldic Authority had an official website recently created for the public – some inside sources say the website has been in construction since August 2020.

The website provides Ikonian citizens the ability to request for a coat of arms, search through the roll of arms, and read up on heraldic traditions, both from Ikonia and from the macronational world. It finally provides Ikonians a way to interact with the Authority, outside from messaging the King.

The official website is up and can be found here: https://hmha.ikonia.xyz/.

Activity returns in the nation as new Constitution is passed

Front cover of the new Constitution

After a long period of inactivity, a new Constitution has been officially passed and has come into effect! Activity has finally returned to Ikonia, after a period of dormancy for 9 months.

The new Constitution consists of 6 articles: 

Article 1: The Kingdom
Article 2: Bill of sights
Article 3: The Monarch(y)
Article 4: Legislative
Article 5: Judicial system
Article 6: Final provisions

The full version can be read on the Ikonian website here: https://www.ikonia.xyz/Constitution121521.pdf

There have also been other changes: Three members of the Commoner Council have been removed from their duties due to inactivity, and the signing of the mutual recognition Treaty of Fayette between Ikonia, the New Richmond Republic, and the Confederation of the Northern Coast.

In other news, it is to be expected that His Majesty the King will soon release the annual Christmas honors list and address the nation with a Christmas speech. Stay tuned for more!

New Army regiment, Marines revamp, and military recruiting open

The new badges granted by His Majesty’s Heraldic Authority (L-R): 2 (Royal Reserves) Regiment, His Majesty’s Marines

His Majesty King Cameron I, with the approval of the Chief of the Defense Staff, His Honor Hayden Ford yesterday started the formation of 2 (Royal Reserves) Regiment. This regiment was formed as part of the ongoing recruitment effort to get more military officers. All reserve troops in the Army are attached to this regiment.

The Regiment is currently not manned by one commander besides the King, but is reporting to have one troop attached.

In other news, the Commandant General and Captain General, the Duke of Limiport and Sir Luis Sanchez respectively— have officialized the new badges, ranks, and a ceremonial flag for His Majesty’s Marines. The insignia sports a new red and gold colour scheme, with anchors, swords, crowns, and waves.

New ceremonial flag of His Majesty’s Marines

Lastly, the Armed Forces of Ikonia announced in the official Ikonian discord server that recruiting for all branches in the force are now open, and that a official website for all things relating to the force are to be created soon in collaboration with Reactive Solutions, the only software company in the country.

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

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

Founding of JISA

Our great Kingdom has come together as one once again, and have demanded more science implementation. Collaboratively, the Ikonian people, the King, and the President of the Catholique Socialist Republic, Aidan McGrath founded the JISA, a space agency for micronations all.

The JISA plans to launch a drone high enough into air to see the earth’s curvature in late January or early February, under the Poseidon program, with their first mission being the Poseidon 1.

JISA was founded on 19 January 2019, and our wonderful King, Cameron I has decided to take the role of Administrator, along with managing documents and keeping the JISA team in check.

JISA was also launched with the help of Deputy Administrator Aidan McGrath, who has developed assets such as the Poseidon program patches, and uniforms.

Learn more about JISA and the upcoming Poseidon 1 mission on MicroWiki here:

https://micronations.wiki/wiki/JISA

https://micronations.wiki/wiki/Poseidon_program

Seal of JISA