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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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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Sandus Will Celebrate Tin Jubilee on 13 June

The State of Sandus will celebrate the Sôgmô’s Tin Jubilee on Sunday 13 June 2021, the official jubilee day set by their office. The day comes two months after the tenth anniversary of when the Sôgmô ascended to the country’s throne on 13 April 2011, which was almost two years after the micronation was created…

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Sôgmô adopts new coat of arms, flag

The Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola has adopted a new coat of arms and a new personal standard, replacing the coat of arms and flag from 2013 and 2015 respectively. The new royal emblems reflect Sandum heraldric norms and also unify the Sôgmô’s visual presence since the royal standard and sagamorial coat of arms are…

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Solstice Report: Sandus Looks Ahead to a New Year

Since mid-March, we in Sandus have been under quarantine or extraordinary isolation. In the last six months, we have formed our own small groups, or pods, to combat the emotional tolls of this isolation, but our micronation has provided us another outlet, too. The Klatsches formed in the last few months since July have given…

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Here are the 30 Things Sandus Will Do in 2021

On Sunday at 23:00 UTC, the Sôgmô delivered their Blue Lecture found here on Channum Unum or here in text. The speech from the throne, Sandus’s second annual, reflects both on the last year and lays the framework of the Sôgmô’s policy for the following year. In their speech, the Sôgmô announced the thirty things…

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Equinox Report: What Does It Take To Be Sandum?

This summer, as the world regained its balance momentarily from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandus did what it does best: it turned inward, introspecting on what Sandus is, what we stand for, and who we are. We reminded ourselves what our aspirations are: that we imagine a world without suffering, a world that is pensive and…

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Sôgmô, Heir Plan a Thanksgiving for after the emergency

The Sôgmô and the Heir are planning to hold a supplicatio, or a thanksgiving, after the COVID-19 emergency has come to an end. The thanksgiving will be given for having survived the pandemic, the first of its kind in over a century, and will take the form of a “brinner”—a dinner with foods typical of…

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Jan DeWitt invested as Sandus’s first heir

The Well Honoured Dr. Jan DeWitt has been invested as Sandus’s and the Sôgmô’s first heir in a day-long event held at the Appartement du Sôgmô in Quercus Candida. The event featured a public ceremony in which the Sôgmô and heir elect opened þess Buddhist altar, made a vow of office, and gave an affirmation…

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