Ages are a way of grouping Eras based on time period, while eras are based on significant events. Therefore, one era can be contained by multiple ages.
New Pacific Order AgesEditIvan Moldavi. Arriving into chaos, Moldavi and the Founders of Pacifica sought to instill Order onto the bleak and barren soil that they discovered. Proclaiming the Red Sphere as their own, to symbolize the blood shed by comrades in other realms and to symbolize the blood they would continue to shed in service to the Great Cause, the New Pacific Order brought civilization to a barbaric world. Through determined charisma and sheer force of will, Ivan Moldavi molded the landscape before him into his own image. In order to establish the New Pacific Order as the penultimate authority within the realm he first established himself as the vocal leader of the Order within the community and through the circumvention of competitors became the nominal leader of that very same community by wresting control of the diplomatic arena from the pretenders in NAAC and GATO, lesser alliances. Through the machinations of political discourse and the blatant manipulation of the populace Moldavi created enemies for the Order so that he could solidify his hold on their hearts and minds while enveloping those souls into an ideal of superiority. Thus the Age of Ivan came to be. Within this tumultuous period of growth and struggle, the Order survived numerous attempts aimed at its destruction by those of weaker will and fortitude. The NAAC was pushed into the role of Enemy with alliances such as Legion and GATO forced into the role of lackey, doing the bidding of the Order. The ODN, founded by those that held personal vendetta against Moldavi and the Founders of Pacifica from another realm, also proved to be simply another pretender to power in the face of the overwhelming superiority of the New Pacific Order. The Age of Ivan was a time of politics on a grand scale, an age of alliances fighting alliances because of failed or engineered diplomacy. This was before the age of idiocy that clouded the latter parts of Moldavi’s rule and still forces the Cyberverse to turn more to lulz than discourse in the thread of a debate. This failure in discourse culminated in the Great Patriotic War, which saw allies give up their oaths and character in order to support those that defiled the realm because they were threatened by the strength of the Order. While Moldavi did not step down until after the Order had regained its position at the top of the world following the stalemated war, the degradation of the Cyberverse truly marks the end of the Age of Ivan more so than any temporal nomenclature. Before the calamity, it was a time of oaths and vows and strength and honor. It was the age of blood and tears, sweat and mettle. Dilber, second Emperor of the New Pacific Order, was markedly different than that which came before. The Cyberverse had changed during the end of the Age of Ivan into a realm that no longer valued the ideal of political discourse and no longer honored the traditions of alliances acting in accord with their own beliefs, thus the Order had to change with it. But it did not compromise. It adapted. And like every other adaption in the Order’s history, it did so while maintaining the same discipline and character that marked it as superior to every other alliance in the Cyberverse. In order to maintain the control that it had held prior to the Great Patriotic War, Dilber knew that the Order could no longer stand alone as a paragon of superiority within the Cyberverse. He knew that in order to maintain power others had to be bent and broken. Thus he endeavored to set the Order on the path of powerful blocs and multiple alliance conglomerations that resulted in a web of treaties, in which many pieces could be moved and pulled along with just a few pulls of the string. It was through this manipulation of allies, as puppets to a greater plan, that the Second Great War was engineered. While not directly responsible for the war, the carefully placed pieces were part of a grand design by the Order that would allow many of those alliances that had stood against Pacifica in the Great Patriotic War to face Justice. Dilber was the ultimate peacetime Emperor for the New Pacific Order. He moved the Order from the warmongering posturing that was indicative of the Age of Ivan to a more cunning Pacifica. During war, Dilber acknowledged his limitations and created the War Powers Act, which gave military control of the Order to the Commandante of the Pacifican Armed Forces, thus creating a dynamic relationship that produced some of the best diplomatic results the Order had ever seen while maintaining its aggressive negotiating position during times of conflict. The Age of the Pantless Emperor was an age of change, growth and planning.
The Age of the Blackbird was named for the official title of Emperor Cortath. During the course of his reign, Emperor Blackbird oversaw a period of struggle and rebirth for the Order. His rule began during the tumultuous aftermath of the Armageddon war and the accompanying surrender terms. Cortath oversaw the final payments of reparations to the Karma Coalition, combining economic prowess and organizational capability as never before. The Order at this point was attempting to return to a relatively normal state of affairs, focusing on economic prosperity and member growth. As the Order struggled with the impact of the Armageddon War, it also under went an organizational renaissance. Emperor Blackbird and his government realized that if the Order was to survive it had to adapt to the new age of CyberNations. To go about this, the Council of Pacifica was abolished and a new Department of Internal Affairs was put in its place. Instrumentation that had long since become useless was eliminated from the alliance. The world, though, would not let Pacifica remain at peace. The forces of Doomhouse, a bloc consisting of Umbrella, Mushroom Kingdom, and GOONs, declared an aggressive war on the New Pacific Order. They feared that Pacifica would rise again and, in time, crush them. The Order, though, was in a period severe diplomatic isolation due to the ongoing effects of the Armageddon War and this caused the Order to be hopelessly outnumbered against Doomhouse and its allies. The Age of Blackbird was one of struggle, but also hope, as Pacifica pushed on even in the face of extreme adversity.
The Age of the Dragon Emperor represented the rise of the New Pacific Order out of the ashes of the Doomhouse War, led by Pacifica's new Emperor Mary the Fantabulous. The Dragon Emperor began her reign by negotiating an end to the Doomhouse War. Though the war was the second defeat in Pacifica's history, but it was a defeat in which the Order maintained its dignity and capability. The Order quickly began to recover after the conflict, and Emperor Mary capitalized on post-war growth to make major changes to the alliance, reenergizing the alliance out of the shadow of Armageddon. She decreed that organizational inefficiencies such as Tech Corps and Bank Services being two separate departments should be rectified. On her authority, the Media Department was absorbed into Internal Affairs. The winds of change were coming to Pacifica, change which propelled us to achieving greater heights, pushing us into the forward tempo which resonates to this day. The Dragon Emperor also presided over a rebirth in the Order's foreign policy. The alliance developed many new friendships and allies during this period. The New Pacific Order began to reestablish itself on the international stage under the leadership of the Emperor. A great example of this came during the Grudge War, which saw the forces of Fark and FAN declaring war on the Order. This was the third major aggressive war against the Order, but this time the Dragon Emperor was ready. The New Pacific Order would not stand alone as a large group of close friends came to her defense, showing the progress that had been made by the Dragon Emperor in reinveting Pacifica's image from pre-Armageddon days. The Grudge War was the New Pacific Order's first victory since 2009. The Dragon Emperor had led the Order into an age of rebirth, a rebirth that has given rise to Pacifica today
The Age of the Sword is named after the Sword of the Order and the fifth Emperor of the Order, Emperor Brehon. This age represents not just the Order's return to its former glory, but a new level of greatness. The Emperor's reign saw the rise of the Order to a new level of international dominance. Pacifica signed new treaties with alliances such as The Last Remnants and Non Grata, and also upgraded previous treaties with alliances such as IRON. The Sword of the Order led the alliance into a conflict known as Dave's War. In this war the forces of Pacifica triumphed over the Global Order of Darkness and the Viridian Entente. The Order's redemption was coming. Brehon's reign also saw a series of internal revolutions. Transparency has become the norm for the alliance and if a member wishes to express a concern or an idea, they did so with the knowledge that the Government would fully support their right to do so within the appropriate bounds. As Brehon's time as Emperor goes on so does this revolution. The Order is not returning to the Pacifica of old, but rather becoming something even better. The New Pacific Order is currently engaged in the Equilibrium War, the largest conflict since the Armageddon War. The result of this conflict is still unknown, but with Emperor Brehon at the helm of this Age of the Sword, the Order will not just survive, but become even greater.