Creekbed thrashed by intruders

CREEKBED – Creekbed Colony has been violated and some of its protected plants injured, according to the Royal Constabulary.

This morning at around 8:00 local time, His Majesty the King paid a visit to the colony on his way to the nearby American bus depot when he observed from across the creek that a frond had been detached from one of the protected ferns located a few feet away. Upon further inspection, the total extent of the damage became apparent. Several more fronds had been violently torn from their plants, perhaps by trampling, down the entire length of the overgrown former trail that bisects the colony.

No ferns were damaged to the point of their lives being threatened. It is possible that at least one of the displaced fronds could have originated on a plant belonging personally to the king.

It is reported that the perpetrator of this deed is presumed by authorities to be human, rather than a wild animal. Also noted was the belief that the culpit is not of Überstadti nationality.

“Regardless of whether this invader was ignorant of our law, it is simply common sense not to harm plants in the forest,” His Majesty said. “That’s just poor nature etiquette.”

The Royal Constabulary is commencing an investigation into the matter. The Navy, although legally charged with protecting colonies, will likely not be questioned, owing to the open border policy existing at Creekbed.

Ferns are among the plants legally protected in Überstadt, and are the basis for the largest part of the pharmaceutical industry. The maximum penalty for fern damage is six months’ incarceration or a fine of up to US $7500.


King and PM meet, pledge political cooperation

ROSEWOOD – On Friday evening Pacific Daylight Time, His Majesty the King and Prince Aaron, second and current Prime Minister, held a landmark conference in which the two major political heads formally agreed to cooperation.

Due to the king’s new legislative powers, it was considered key by the leaders to coordinate a platform in order to organize progress appropriately. Although Parliament, of which Prince Aaron is the sole member this term, may repeal any royal decree, the crown has quickly become the most prolific source of constructive legislation.

“Being on the same page with my government enables us to each write the sorts of laws we are best at while guaranteeing that my agenda for Überstadt is acceptable to the people’s representative,” His Majesty told ÜNN.

It is reported that the main issues  addressed in the conference were the codification of law, cultural policy, and the economy.

It was agreed upon that cultural endeavors would primarily be undertaken on a private basis, rather than through acts of the government. Public funding for some projects, such as one intended to develop national cuisine, was still supported.

A large portion of the meeting was devoted to discussion of economic development. The two brothers, both leading Überstadti businessmen, acknowledged that their agriculturally-based sectors of the domestic market would be the most active in the late summer due to harvest times, preventing sooner development of the economy as presently constituted. A consensus was reached that some form of a public works program would promote sooner development, as well as provide an easy way to circulate new über coinage.

The agreement signed by the leaders at the end of the meeting stated their agreement that King Adam’s civil code would be supported by Parliament, and that continued cooperation in terms of the economy would be expected.

King Adam further promised to abide by the constitution in recognizing and respecting Parliament’s sovereignty and legal precedence.