|10 Regions of Mobius|
|Appearances|| 52 (NSC), 50 (Spin-Off),|
|Debut||90's Spin-Off/NSC 45|
|Best result||1st/252pt - NSC 79|
|Worst result||24th(S)/29pt- NSC 67|
10 Regions of Mobius participated in Nation Song Contest from 45th to 100th edition.
Mobius is a loose confederation between ten regions; Ralteguae, Arné, Val Faran, Valentine, Ingary, Endelphia, Lycaon, Canavar, Erion and Ever Grande. Ingary is the main region, with capital Hearthome located there. Regions of Valentine and Lycaon also maintain significant power status.
The earliest known records of Mobian history can be dated to 4th century when Yaponesian explorers discovered the islands. The Library of Lindblum was established in the 5th century and started storing all written documents. In this time many books detailing history of the islands were written.
In 2010 Ministry of Natian Map was moved from Yaponesia to 10 Regions of Mobius. In 2013 following the withdrawal of Mobius from the contest, the ministry was moved to Rumia. Ministry of Natian Map is connected to Member Roster and NSC Applications Headquarters in Reym-L-Dneurb.
Oldest preserved documentation of Mobius is Letters From the Unknown by Yaponesian explorer who discovered the islands in the early 4th century. In his letters he described Mobius as "War of all against all" due to constant warring state that engulfed the islands. Aforementioned quote is currently the official motto of Endelphia.
The warring state was a consequence of regions not being ruled by any kind of political party, but rather by various mercenary and adventuring guilds. Each guild was interested only in their own welfare, so battles for territory and goods were common. It was in the 14th century that Ayane Usagi, leader of guild that inhabited region today known as Ingary, conquered all other regions and united them as a kingdom. Though many claimed her intentions were for the greater good of all, modern scholars agree that she was only interested in power. Kindgom was originally known simply as Mobius and consisted of nine regions, as Erion Coral Reef was not even considered part of the kingdom.
However, Ever Grande and Raltegue both decided to claim Erion as their own territory, resulting in yet another war. After nearly hundred years the war was suddenly ended by king Raine the Unready. Raine was the ninth king of Mobius, crowned at an early age of 15. Immature and inexperienced he garnered reputation for bringing one bad decision after another. After growing tired of both warring regions constantly asking him for aid, he decided that none shall have Erion and declared it the tenth region. Title "The Tenth Region" would later come to be Erion's nickname, despite the fact other regions are not specifically numbered, altough Ingary at one point tried to propagate itself as "The First Region" to much dismay from others. Raine's decision was greeted by unanimous disapproval. However, before anything could be done to forcibly remove Raine from his rule, a major conflict erupted in Endelphia that would quickly engulf all regions.
In 1578 city of Altair declared independence of north Endelphia from its southern part. Agriculturally arable land was always a rarity in the regions, so every bit of fertile soil was extremely valuable. Northern independence would cause a huge loss of this good soil for south, so city of LaRousse launched offensive against Altair. Endelphia was the biggest source of wheat and other agricultural produce in Mobius so it was only a matter of time before other regions decided to take sides and enter the conflict which would later be known as Golden War, named after wheat which caused it in the first place. War was resolved after a crushing defeat of Altair and its allies. Endelphia was once again reunited and peace seemed secured. This conflict lasted for two centuries and by the time it was ended so much has happened and changed that everyone simply forgot about Erion Coral Reef and to this day it remains the tenth region, despite no constant population and no seats in the Unity Council. Strong rivalry, and sometimes downright antagonism, between north and south Endelphia is still felt in the modern age.
Ensuing peace would last for only two decades before another full scale war. This time it was Canavar that instigated the war by declaring independence from Mobius kingdom. Ingary attempted to take on Canavar, however they were not prepared for harsh climate of Mobius' northernmost region and its heavily walled cities. This unprepared endeavor cost Ingary dearly and would cause avalanche of events that led to dissolution of kingdom. Seeing how the giant that kept everyone together was defeated and now significantly weakened, other regions took this opportunity. Lycaon, Endelphia and Ever Grande all declared independence from Ingary. During the ensuing war other regions declared their independence as well. Now banded together they successfully defeated Inagrian armies and secured freedom. The Great Rift, as it would later be known, lasted for thirty-four years. During this period several significant scientific discoveries were made that eventually led to the industrial revolution in late 19th century.
Age of Flight
One of the most important engineering feats of industrial revolution in Mobius was airship reactor. A power source that got named after its original use. Developed in Ingary, it was kept secret from everyone else. Using this technology Ingary was able to construct its first air fleet and plan to retake other regions was once again in play. In 1926 first attack was launched on already politically unstable Endelphia and War of the New Sun was started. The success was far greater than anyone could have imagined as Ingary managed to conquer Endelphia in a week. Unfortunately before Ingary was able to launch another attack, Valentine already managed to reverse engineer the reactor from fallen planes and airships. Recognizing the threat of Ingary, Valentine shared their findings with others. With all regions having access to reactor technology and banding together Ingary stood little chance. However what allied forces did not expect was Ever Grande siding with Ingary. With a surprise attack from south Ever Grande was able to take over Ralteguae. This was by far the biggest and bloodiest conflict in Mobian history. Despite the toll it took on people, cities and nature, during the war technology and medicine evolved more than in past six hundred years combined. In the end a peace treaty was signed, ending the conflict. All regions were united as a confederacy. Not a single one was able to provide enough resources for itself to maintain complete independence or continue war. 10 Regions of Mobius was founded.
Regions continued to coexist in relative peace, led by Unity Council. Stability that confederation provided had positive effect on people in all regions. Art, technology and science flourished. Mobius was minimally affected by flood that engulfed Norigin in 1950, due to its far west location. For 68 years there was peace and prosperity. This being the regions however, it couldn't last long. In 2011 the governing body of Ever Grande performed a coup d'etat and managed to take control of Unity Council and by extension all other regions. Their rule lasted only for a year as rebel forces of other nations easily managed to take back the council. For its sheer stupidity Ever Grande was stripped of nearly all political power they previously held. Today everything is back to normal, although rising rivalry between regions could spell trouble in the future.
Geography and ClimateEditMobius is located on northern hemisphere in Skypoint Ocean, just outside of Eternal Sea, west of Horehronieland, south of New Acadia and north of Dal Riata. It consists of 8 inhabited islands, 1 atoll and 1 coral reef spreading north-south for about 2,800 kilometers. Largest region is Ingary and smallest Erion Coral Reef. Most islands are covered in woods and grasslands, save for Canavar and Lycaon. There are four national parks; Gracidea Fields in Ever Grande, Crimson Savannah in Lycaon, Mt. Coronet in Ingary and Wielding Plains in Endelphia. The sea between islands is known as The Felways.
Islands are mostly plain with several mountains and hills, most notably Mt. Coronet on Ingary and Moonfall Peaks, the tallest mountain in the regions, on the frozen Canavar. There are servaral small lakes on Arné, Ingary, Endelphia and Canavar and numerous caves stretching throughout the islands. Arné caves are important source of crystals and minerals providing country with 90% of those resources. Agriculturally rich soil is hard to come by and as such is very valuable. Endelphia is the only agriculturally self-sufficient region. Lycaon is mostly windy temperate desert land.
Southern Mobius enjoys humid subtropical climate with the coldest month being January (−3 °C) and the warmest being July (35 °C). Winters are characterized by numerous rainfalls and summers are mostly dry with rare rainfalls. Northern Mobius has subarctic climate where the coldest month is February (-25 °C) and warmest July (17 °C).
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Politics and CultureEdit
10 Regions of Mobius can't really be described as a willing unity of several culturally different regions, but rather as loose confederacy of nations who are agriculturally and economically dependent on each other. Imagine eight of the regions as being a group of untrained, rabid dogs and Ingary a crazy old lady who tries to take them all for a walk at the same time. This picture is held together by Unity Council which is centered in Hearthome. All regions other than Erion Coral Reef have representatives in said council. Rather than working together as unity, each regions always tries to push its own agenda through. Ingary, Valentine and Lycaon have recently managed to acquire a more significant political pull. Since all three regions are located on the eastern side of Mobius they are frequently referred to as Eastern Conference, although within the three regions term The Triskelion is more frequently used. This only caused more friction between all regions, as others started to feel threatened by the seeming obsession with acquiring more power in The Triskelion.
Unity Council mainly serves as executive and representative body. Traditional democracy has been replaced with E-democracy. That means a form of government in which all adult citizens are presumed to be eligible to participate equally in the proposal, development, and creation of laws through online services. E-democracy encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.
Each region has its own language, so to ease up communication Mobian Standard was introduced despite heavy opposition. Easily the simplest of all Norigin languages, it is a mandatory language in all schools.
National symbol is white rabbit, which inhabits all regions and is popular motif in both traditional and popular culture. They were originally symbol of a guild ran by Ayane Usagi (Usagi = Rabbit) which united all regions into one Kingdom. Secondary symbol is red rose which is found in most regions. It was chosen as a symbol following War of the New Sun. Mobian anthem is To The Stars written and composed by Randy Edelman. It was written and composed in 1949 to wake feelings for national belonging after reunification of Mobius into confederacy. It became national anthem in 1950. Anthem's attempt at waking a feeling for national belonging was not entirely successful. Although all regions worked together after The Great Flood which hit Norigin, today rivalry between regions is at an all time high. If you are a tourist in the regions it would be wise not to refer to people as "Mobian". Chances are someone is going to take offence and you are going to end up with a black eye. Official colors of Mobius are beige and light bordo and its motto is "Apparatorum fortuna aduviat" (Fortune favors the prepared).
Mobian architecture and art varies from region to region. Northern Canavar is best characterized by its heavily walled cities of stone and iron. Buildings there don't feature a lot of decoration as functionality is far more important due to harsh climates. Most Canavar art is of spiritual nature and it's most well known art pieces are painted acoustic guitars as music is extremly important aspect of culture there. In the past its inhabitants believed that sound can travel through heavens and others worlds. Lycaon architecture features vibrantly colorful buildings that stand out in their desert sorroundings. Its art is mostly mosaic based and features strong, gaudy colors much in the same way as the region's architecture. Lycaon is, however, more famous for its sculptures. Pandemonium Maze outside of city of Balmora features over 2000 sculptures. Arné buildings are usually made of yellow or white stone found on the island and brightly red roof tiles. Its impressionist landscapes are one of Mobius' most famous contributions to the Natian art culture. Endephia's divide highly influenced its art movements. Paintings often portray battles, sculptures war heroes while literature and film is usually very politically charged. Ingary was and still is the most influential of all regions. It is the birthplace of Mobian baroque movement which is the prevalent style in most regions. Even though the region constantly prides itself on many important works of art, due to strained relationships between Ingary and other regions, they tend to be ignore everywhere else. Region of Val Faran used to have rich tribal culture that was almost entirely wiped out in many wars fought on the islands. Today, it's mostly just a giant tourist attraction of sand, nightclubs and palm trees, a mere shell of a culture. Ralteguae's architecture was highly influenced by Mobian baroque that started it Ingary and it's hard to tell them apart. This region prides itself on its fairytales and epics from middle age. Ever Grande architurcure of reminiscent of art deco on crack and features a lot of decorative elements. As it is a very religious religon most of it art contains religious themes. However, following the coup d'etat in 2011, political topics have been main focus of its films and books.
Recently entertainment mediums such as animation and video games have started defining Mobian modern culture. This caused varying reactions, but the current Ministry of Culture, endorses such mediums. Animation is especially popular on the islands and 10 Regions of Mobius is one of the best known producers of animated features on Norigin. Both of Mobian National Film Contest entries were animated films. Live action is produced a lot less, but the most popular genres include mystery, crime and comedy. Mobian TV stations also produce a lot panel shows of varying quality. In 2011 regions' national broadcaster, Mobius10, launched first ever international talk show called To Whom It May Concern. After just one season Mobius10 canceled the show and gave the rights to TaATV, national broadcaster of Tír an Abhainn, where the show continued for another season before being sold to LCD, national broadcaster of Doire. After three seasons total, the show was canceled for good.
Due to 10 Regions of Mobius being a unity of different nations with closely knit history, rather than one singular entity, it is known as Chisekai ("Small World" in Mobian Standard) among its peoples. Although open-minded for the most part, Mobius maintains a semi-isolationist policy towards the rest of the world. Due to constant political unrest among regions there is little time and resources to spare for meddling in international affairs. This translates to civilian population as well, most of whom (57% according to the latest poll) never even left the regions and have abysmal geographical knowledge about other nations. Therefore it can be said that for many of its peoples, Mobius is the entire world as far as they are concerned. 10 Regions of Mobius is also frequentily referred to simply as Mobius, 10 Regions or The Regions.
|Ingary||Mountains and forests spread throughout. Typical Galean architecture. Bureaucratic nightmare that tries to keep other regions in line.||Hearthome|
|Valentine||Meadows and cherry trees blend with sprawling, urban cities. Diplomatic hydra, science oriented. Politically powerful. Has major influence over popular culture.||Alpha City|
|Erion||A giant coral reef. Popular tourist destination, especially for divers. No constant population.||-|
|Endelphia||Grass fields, forests. Culturally divided between north and south. Constant political unrest. Many wars were waged on its soil.||LaRousse|
|Ralteguae||Swamps, mountains. Rustic Galean architecture. Sake production. Coast decorated by harbors. Weak economy. People are often stereotyped as relaxed and sanguine.||Saillune|
|Canavar||Cold, desolate with some evergreen forests. Heavily walled cities of stone and iron. People are spiritual, reserved.||Northold|
|Ever Grande||Plateaus, forests, meadows. Art Noveau architecture. Very religious, traditionalist, shadow of former self. At odds with others.||Celestica|
|Val Faran||Mostly beach. Smallest region. Economy relies on tourism. Warm climate due to being surrounded by East and West Felway streams.||Antilles|
|Lycaon||Desert due to agricultural experiment disaster in the distant past. Gales blow across arid land. Colorful architecture caked with sand. Rising political power. Vying, ambitious.||Almalexia|
|Arné||Lavender fields, caves, hills. Mix of Galean and Sudjour architecture. Source of minerals and quarry. Calm and peaceful, often victim of conflict between other regions.||Holon|
Mobius in Nation Song ContestEdit
Main article: Mobius In NSC
Mobius debuted in 90's Spin Off with song Maria by Blondie which finished 3rd out of 32 songs. Mobius debuted in main contest in NSC 45 and has so far participated in fifty-two main contests, achieving one bronze medal, two silver medals and one record-breaking victory, and fifty spin-offs. 10 Regions of Mobius hosted Unplugged Spin-Off, Covers & Remixes 3, Nation Song Contest 80, AATW Japan, Country Elimination Contest IV, WLSC 99, WLSC 100, WLSC 103 and WLSC 106. Mobius withdrew from the contest following the 100th edition, but has since re-applied for membership. In April 2016 10 Regions of Mobius has permentantely withdrawn from the Waiting List and by the extension Nation Song Contest.
|NSC 45||Émilie Simon||Fleur de Saison||Link||11th/24 (SF)||63|
|NSC 46||Electric Six||Danger! High Voltage||Link||10th/30||122|
|NSC 47||Frou Frou||Must Be Dreaming||Link||15th/28||102|
|NSC 48||Genki Rockets||Heavenly Star||Link||5th/28||125|
|NSC 49||April March||Chick Habit||Link||26th/28||60|
|NSC 50||Gabriella Cilmi||Don't Want to Go To Bed Now||Link||20th/29||71|
|NSC 51||Sound Horizon||Ishidatami no Akeki Akuma||Link||9th/28||115|
|NSC 52||Diana Vickers||Once||Link||11th/26 (SF)||63|
|NSC 54||PJ Lequerica||Pokémon Johto||Link||21st/29||81|
|NSC 55||Superfly||Alright!!!||Link||20th/24 (SF)||42|
|NSC 57||Girl Next Door||Freedom||Link||16th/25 (SF)||53|
|NSC 58||Lacrimosa||Alleine Zu Zweit||Link||6th/28||118|
|NSC 59||Hannah Fury||Away||Link||27th/28||48|
|NSC 60||Cécile Corbel||Arrietty's Song||Link||8th/28||138|
|NSC 61||Lisa Miskovsky||Still Alive||Link||6th/28||131|
|NSC 62||My Chemical Romance||Na Na Na||Link||22nd/28||78|
|NSC 63||Kerli||Army of Love||Link||8th/28||134|
|NSC 64||Aqua||My Mamma Said||Link||14th/24 (SF)||57|
|NSC 65||Genki Rockets||Make.Believe||Link||12th/25 (SF)||68|
|NSC 66||Did not participate||-||-||-||-|
|NSC 67||Daniel Ingram||Winter Wrap Up||Link||24/26 (SF)||29|
|NSC 68||Did not participate||-||-||-||-|
|NSC 69||Jessie J||Nobody's Perfect||Link||16th/27 (SF)||54|
|NSC 71||Johanna Kurkela||Ehkä Ensi Elämässä||Link||23rd/28||87|
|NSC 72||Did not participate||-||-||-||-|
|NSC 73||Corina feat. J.J.||No Sleepin'||Link||16th/28||115|
|NSC 74||Cryoshell||Creeping In My Soul||Link||2nd/29||175|
|NSC 75||Emilie Autumn||Marry Me||Link||23rd/28||76|
|NSC 76||2NE1||Lonely||Link||15th/25 (SF)||54|
|NSC 77||Olivia||A Little Pain||Link||19th/27 (SF)||49|
|NSC 78||Sarah Brightman||Running||Link||22nd/27 (SF)||35|
|NSC 79||Of Monsters and Men||Little Talks||Link||1st/28||252|
|NSC 80||Erutan||You Are Not Alone||Link||26th/28||63|
|NSC 81||Britt Nicole||Headphones||Link||7th/28||159|
|NSC 82||Scissor Sisters||Only the Horses||Link||2nd/28||189|
|NSC 83||Yamai, Tourai Re:A, Utawa Sakura, Usa||Alice of Human Sacrifice||Link||27th/28||71|
|NSC 84||Ankama||Sur Tes Pas||Link||24th/28||79|
|NSC 85||Katie Herzig||Lost And Found||Link||14th/26 (SF)||66|
|NSC 86||Supercell||My Dearest||Link||12th/24 (SF)||60|
|NSC 87||Loreena McKennitt||The Old Ways||Link||3rd/29||152|
|NSC 88||Zebra Queen||Namida (Kokoro Abaite)||Link||23rd/28||79|
|NSC 89||Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra||Want It Back||Link||20th/25 (SF)||49|
|NSC 90||Sugar Jesus||Get A Hold of Yourself||Link||18th/27 (SF)||44|
|NSC 91||Nolwenn Leroy||Juste Pour Me Souvenir||Link||11th/28||120|
|NSC 92||Shiny Toy Guns||Somewhere To Hide||Link||9th/29||138|
|NSC 93||Miu Sakamoto||Phantom Girl's First Love||Link||17th/26 (SF)||52|
|NSC 94||Arkona||Slavsia, Rus!||Link||4th/28||159|
|NSC 95||Kongos||Come With Me Now||Link||Disqualified||Failed to vote|
|NSC 96||Perfume||Spending All My Time||Link||6th/28||138|
|NSC 97||Sound Horizon||Kuroki Okami No Yado||Link||16th/28||95|
|NSC 98||Tommy February6||Sugar ♥ Me||Link||21st/26 (SF)||49|
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