Despite being peaceful, Pavia has been assaulted by Rhode Island. (Unsplash) Despite being peaceful, Pavia has been assaulted by Rhode Island. (Unsplash)

Pavia has always been a peaceful nation, focusing on architectural and cultural feats over military prowess. But repeated Rhode Island attacks forced us to join the war.

Our nation was established with a lofty goal — to construct sky-scraping buildings which beautifully represent the culture of our people.

We want to build a community and a story that coincides with the architectural vision of the nation. Something that draws people in from the typical life in CivMC.

After rallying our citizens to help, we built a huge town hall in just two and a half weeks. We even put off planting crops or making any meaningful infrastructure, like high tier factories or prison vaults.

Our architecture bureau has planned an elaborate set of overground rail viaducts to connect Pavia with our neighbours. These projects have taken hundreds of hours of our collective time — from planning, to sourcing materials, to ultimately constructing the buildings.

We never wanted to make defensive infrastructure. Building our moderately-sized prison vault right next to our train station should make that abdunantly clear. It is hardly helpful to our defence that the prison vault is in the middle of our city.

The only reason we built a prison vault at all was to protect ourselves and our allies from petty criminals. There is no other prison vault in the Lyrean region.

The great Pavian hole is filled with Rhode Island obsidian. (Source: GetSkinny) The great Pavian hole is filled with Rhode Island obsidian. (Source: GetSkinny)

Of course, we expected some foreign powers would be concerned with a new prison vault in the region. So we appointed foreign diplomats across the world to establish diplomatic connections. This included Rhode Island, with whom I have had many frank conversations.

Because of our focus on architecture and culture, we never joined the war. We never funded war activity and we never allowed it in our borders. We told our allies we had no intention of helping them in a military capacity. And our position was respected throughout the world. No defence clause was ever relied on to force us to join the war.

Over the coming days, we only used our defensive infrastructure to help our fellow build nation friends to protect themselves. We pearled a common raider in SPQR. And we pearled and obsidian bomber and murderer in Grand Imperium.

But this was not enough for Rhode Island.

We have been constantly barraged by threats of obsidian bombing from Rhode Island and have seen several sky bridges built directly to our prison vault. Rhode Island fighters have broken our snitches, alleging that our prison vault was built by Estalia.

Since then, many Rhode Island fighters have entered Pavia, marred our iconic architectural feats with obsidian, ripped up the environment and tried to kill our defenders. We have seen Adderall, Ron_Paul, Dollaz, HOODRATSLAYA, _Pool and Hokkaido__ try to destroy Pavia.

Obsidian placed by Rhode Island covers the land near the town hall. (Source: PIF/British Studio) Obsidian placed by Rhode Island covers the land near the town hall. (Source: PIF/British Studio)

Pavia has never done anything offensive to any country in the world, let alone anything targeted at Rhode Island. Every offensive action by Rhode Island has been competely unprovoked and has forced us into a position we would never have adopted.

No Pavian has ever left our borders to fight against Rhode Island.

No Pavian has ever funded the war. We have only ever bought goods at fair market value.

No Pavian has ever given attacked or even visited the Rhode Island vault.

Yet we find ourselves here today, in a state of war with Rhode Island.

This is why the Pavian Government declared war against Rhode Island.

Not because we want to. Not because we think conflict is the answer.

But because we are between a rock and a hard place — accept unjustified aggression and roll over, or fight for your values no matter the cost.

That is why we call on all buildfriends and neutral countries to aid Pavia in defence of our country and way of life. We call on all countries to stand against Rhode Island aggression in any way you can.

Obsidian placed by Rhode Island covers swathes of Pavia. (Source: PIF/British Studio) Obsidian placed by Rhode Island covers swathes of Pavia. (Source: PIF/British Studio)

Rhode Island is a chaotic, rudderless, violent, rogue state.

It is a threat to the fabric of world peace.

We need to come together to defeat this evil, once and for all.

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