Sôgmô enfeoffs Adam von Friedeck as Baron Patapsco

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has enfeoffed and created Adam Camillus von Friedeck, Baronet Eliot, King of Überstadt, as Baron of the Patapsco by letters patent. The barony is named for the Patapsco River that forms of the northern border of the State of Sandus’s historical homeland, Kremlum Sandus Province, on whose banks the…

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Sôgmô announces new Royal Motto

The Honourable Sôgmô of the State of Sandus has announced their new royal motto. EST MODUS IN REBUS “there is moderation in all things” The new motto replaces the relatively unused and unreferenced older motto. In August 2015, they made “ad hand me fortunam frugalitas mea perduxit” their official royal motto. A quote from Petronius’s…

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Equinox Report: A Season of Transparency & Democratisation

On an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, comrade citizen, one that marks the beginning of the Spring season, life continues after the immense stress and weight of two pandemic years and now plagued by threats of war and violence. These are difficult times for many people, faced with the uncertainty of life after COVID, with economic…

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Sangha Sandus, Tellus hold first consultative days

This January, two organs held the first of many consultative days planned for this year to address years of significant independent activity and a lack of record keeping. On the Winter Solstice, the Sôgmô planned a series of consultative days to address Sandus’s endemic problem with record keeping and with its economic organs that often…

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Solstice Report: Electoral Participation Down, Sandus Reaches New Milestone

And, just like that, another three months have zoomed by—and thankfully not Zoomed by. Our introduction is short this season, since this report ended up being longer than usual. We wish you happy holidays and a merry Solstice, and we hope that the new year will be fortunate, wholesome, auspicious, goodly, and fruitful to you!…

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Sôgmô decrees a new legal status, adjacency

The Sôgmô has issued a decree that creates a new legal status in Sandus, known as adjacency. This new status is the Sandum equivalent of a legal status of permanent residency but is suited best to Sandus, since the State of Sandus does not claim territory in a traditional Westphalian sense. Since the State of…

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Solstice Report: A Busy Spring Culminates in Tin Jubilee

It seems that every season that passes has its own character, its own flair. If one word, or maybe two, could best characterise this past season, filled as it was with so much excitement and joy both for the ability to be with friends and loved ones again and also for the momentous occasion of…

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Marking Day of Nobility, Sôgmô issues new Decree on Nobility, Honours

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has issued a new decree to provide more substance to the Sandum system of nobility, that marked its fourth anniversary Wednesday, and to update the Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus nearly eight years after its foundation, among other matters. The decree adds hospitality (hospitium, ξενία) to…

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Sandus, Sôgmô Celebrate 10 Years of Constitution

Citizens of the State of Sandus and the Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola have celebrated the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the country’s present constitution, known as the Day of Foundation. The annual State holiday commemorates both the establishment of the Sandum monarchy when the Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola became the reigning monarch in Sandus,…

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Equinox Report: One Year of Isolation, Renewal

A year since the coming of the virus has passed and, as our lives have become more accustomed to the facts of disease and quarantine and physical distancing, we have come to find solutions to our collective feelings of isolation and compassionate responsibility to ease our and others’ suffering. This is what drives our country,…

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