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WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

Officially, this is the website for Lykosha: Wolf-Nation, a socio-political experiment to create a community where the ways of the wolf-pack are paramount. We are a warrior-based, pack-oriented creation, and will be doing everything here as though we were a cross between sapient wolves (well: aren't they?) and the Norse, who were often called "the wolves of the sea."

On one level, this is a political experiment. On the other hand, if it succeeds at transforming those who become part of the experiment, then we move towards true sovereignty. We hold the door open, and keep our ears listening for the howling in the distance.

In the meantime, we will be creating and maintaining all aspects of a legitimate government: foreign relations, citizenship is open to all who dare, and we will provide those services possible by a non-territorial government (obviously, since the land is not yet ours, we cannot provide immigration to Lykosha).

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BUT IS THIS SERIOUS? ARE YOU CRAZY?

Yes; we're serious. No, we're not crazy. We will admit to a certain amount of whimsy, but not much. Yet: just because we're crazy doesn't mean we're wrong.

Lykosha was originally created when, postulating what might have happened to the human race had they been descended from lupine ancestry,the “Great Experiment” had been suggested.

All whimsy aside, we believe this lifestyle is viable; many ancient peoples (Celt, Viking, Amerindian, etc.) imitate many of the wolf's admirable traits, and walk "the way of the wolf."

In todays' times, maybe it's time we wore that mantle again.

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OKAY: SO WHAT HAPPENS IF OTHERS actually JOIN YOU?

Excellent question. The experiment is set up so that, if others join the "Pack," that they will be able to take the ball and run with it (so to speak). WE WANT YOU TO.

The citizens choose their own Pack-Leader (the Jarl), once there are ten citizens (which we believe is a fair number of people to carry on with the project). Until then, there is someone to watch over the project, so that it goes smoothly.

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WHO IS THIS "WE"? WHAT'S YOUR STAKE IN THIS?

For now, "we" means the Founder, who is the Guardian of the Laws, who will make sure that everything proceeds evenly. Mundanely, I amShaun K. Hunter. No, I am not the Jarl, except temporarily, but it is my task to see to it that certain laws are NOT ignored, and that the way of the wolf is always foremost in Lykosha's path to nationhood.

As for my stake, I find I believe in an older way of life than is practiced today by most people, and sometimes it seems only by believing that you are a "stranger in a strange land" that you will gain perspective on why the world is going wrong today. This is an attempt to set aright what has been made wrong. To "fix" it, if you will.

and of course, there's the thrill of creating a new culture (or perhaps postulating what the Norse might have been in the future) like the language "Litaja," which is fun to learn and even more fun to speak. Why not?

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WHAT IS LITAJA? CAN WE LEARN?
CAN WE SPEAK AND WRITE IT TOO?

Lan! (or "yes"), of course! Litaja is a language with a 44-letter runic alphabet, a nearly 1000-word dictionary, plus grammar and syntax and sentence structure lesson plan that I will be happy to share with people. Litaja literally means "tongue" (as in the English tongue), and can be written and spoken without much trouble, except we're not sure about the alphabet part (We'd need to use graphics entirely THAT would be tricky. I'll probably be using English phonemes until I figure it out... and I will.

Tey vaar , which means: "I'll see you later"). See?

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ARE YOU A MICRONATION?

Well, yes. The definition of a "micronation" by the United Nations is a nation with less than 2.5 million citizens (although I've heard of other numbers).

We are not secessionist; if we managed land, it'll either be an artificial island, on another planet (well, THAT would be interesting!), or an unclaimed mini-island somewhere. Then we will be a "micro-state" instead. If that day comes, it will be cause for celebration, because that means the experiment will have succeeded in the best way possible.

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I WANT TO BECOME A CITIZEN... WHAT DO I DO?

Email us at: Immigration. We'll send you an application, and get you running with the Pack in no time.
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MY NATION WANTS TO RECOGNIZE YOU. WHAT DO WE DO?

Actually, Lykosha has the attitude of: If you recognize yourself, then so do we. In general, Lykosha doesn't deal with any nation that advocates war, hatred, or prejudice. We treat each nation (sim, secessionist, or etc.) as though real, and expects the other nation to do likewise.

It really depends on what we see on your site, since this is the only way we can "visit" your nation. If you act decently, we will wag our tails, and share our ball with you. We love to play (as do all dogs). Thank you.

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ARE YOU:

  • A PART OF TORHAVN OR A PROTECTORATE?
  • DROPPING TORHAVN?
  • AUTOMATICALLY RECOGNIZED BY TORHAVN?
    Fair questions, all. but the answer is "no, we are not" to all of these.

    1. Lykosha is not yet a nation nor a state. TorHavn is a nation, and a micro-state in the making. When there are ten citizens in Lykosha, these will choose their first Jarl. Until then, I as Guardian will guide the project along. As said before, the Guardian of Pack-Law is there to see to it that the project moves alogn smoothly, without surrender.
    2. No one is "dropping" TorHavn; this is an experiment which needs to be concluded carefully, to discover the lessons the old Pack taught Early Man (humankind) in the ancient past. One day, Lykosha will leave the den of my heart and race like the wind to hunt down the purpose of its creation. We will watch lovingly, but from the walls of our keep.

    TorHavn will not even recognize Lykosha until we become a nation, which will not happen until we choose our own Pack-Leader, and until we are at least six months old. TorHavn has a different agenda, and wants to be taken seriously by the macro-world one day.

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    OKAY: NOW WHAT? WHAT CAN I DO?

    Join Us!. You can be anything you want in Lykosha: Run with the Pack; "walk the way of the wolf" with us. We'd love to have you become part of the Great Experiment. Thank you.

    Yngvaar Ulfsen, Guardian of the Law

    (Note: Yngvaar is the word for "battle youth" and Ulfsen means "son of the wolf/elf." This was an old S.C.A. name and describes my role in Lykosha. In Litaja, my name might become "Ikemshe gef Jakkar. You'll learn as you go.)

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