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An Inconvenient Accident is a NationStates and Coalition Of Ponyist States roleplay largely involving the countries/players of New Freedomstan, the Crystal Spires and the C'tan. Lubyak and United States of Peace also play smaller roles.

Maven Auryn, the High Chancellor of the Crystal Spires, has been shot down over New Freedomstani airspace. This quickly throws him into the cutthroat world of Nefreedian (demonym of New Freedomstan) politics, as things are not necessarily what they first appear to be, and even after he gets out of New Freedomstan itself, Maven's journey is far from over.

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The roleplay can be found here. It started in 2011 and then was abandoned in 2013.


An Inconvenient Accident contains examples of:

  • The Alcoholic: 12-39, and seems to be a common Nefreedian attribute.
  • Ambiguously Human: The definition of a Halfhuman in Nefreedia seems to be this, including dwarves, half-elves and possibly more.
  • Asshole Victim: The crew at Research Station #5 who weren't picked out by the equines for having shown mercy were ruthlessly massacred by the C'tani. Some received a Fate Worse than Death.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: The Nefreedian Militia, when faced with Arcane Horrors, decide to attack. And when the first group is slaughtered, they attack again. And again until the Horrors are dead.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Maven Auryn is the High Chancellor of the Crystal Spires and can certainly kick some ass.
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  • Break the Cutie: Maven, as Nefreedia's injustice made him suicidal. Although he wasn't exactly naively innocent to start with.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Maven. Leads to him having to make an appeal to the Great Soviet of the dwarven autonomous republic Dvergheim while inebriated after a single pint.
  • The Chase: Most of the plot up until leaving Dvergheim and 472-474's execution consists of Maven and 472-474 being chased across Nefreedia by the Overseer Trym Trymsen and his men.
  • Commie Land: New Freedomstan is essentially a more economically prosperous version of this, albeit one with even stronger aspects of anti-individualism. Averted with Crystal Spires, which is Communist, but largely Crystal Spires and Togas.
  • Conscription: The New Freedomstani army seems to rely on National Servists quite heavily, while still maintaining a sizeable professional army. They issue a further draft once the C'tani show themselves. Justified by their neighbours.
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  • Defiant to the End: Many of the Nefreedians captured by the Necrons. Just as many begged, however, and some collaborated, or attempted to.
  • Disaster Dominoes: The entire roleplay for the New Freedomstani government. Shooting down a foreign head of state, and trying to get him out of the country leads to terror acts and executions. Once Maven gets out, he immediately tells the C'tan (yes, those C'tan) about inhumane research stations. When trying to burn the evidence (including some of the living evidence) this leads to even worse treatment from the C'tan. In essence, the roleplay is one long series of disasters for the Nefreedian leadership.
  • Dwindling Party: Several people join Maven. Arne and 472-474 die.
  • Enemy Civil War: Maven gets caught up in one. His self-defense in Region #3 is being used to whip the population into a state of fear by the Commissariat, who use the opportunity to seize power from the elected government.
  • Fantastic Racism:
    • In New Freedomstan, ponies are often kept in research facilities and 'studied' in an attempt to devise a countermeasure to their unique skills. Those who aren't kept in research facilities are kept in internment camps (with about seven ponies in camps for every three ponies in Stations).
    • The segregation between Humans, Halfhumans and Subhumans.
  • Fish out of Water: Maven doesn't completely fit into the largely totalitarian society of New Freedomstan.
  • Genocide Backfire: The Research Stations established by New Freedomstan came back to bite them in the ass once the C'tani found out. A particular act would be the incineration of roughly three thousand ponies in Station #2 to cover their trails, which essentially led to C'tani Justice to be less... merciful than it could have been.
  • Government Conspiracy: Nefreedia seems to be full of these. One notable example is the very existance of halfhumans and sentient nonhumans, which had been partially kept a secret from the population for decades. More specific examples include the Research Stations and the alleged assassination of Comrade One.
  • Half-Human Hybrid:
    • Maven, being a half-human and half-stork.
    • 12-39, who is half-elf and half-human (or just Halfhuman, by Nefreedian species laws).
  • Humanity Is Superior: The Nefreedians believe this. Reality differs from their perception.
  • It's Personal: Trym Trymsen was hunting Maven because it was his job. After Maven killed his son, it became personal.
  • Let No Crisis Go to Waste: Anders Ivansen's gambit to use the C'tani invasion to pave way for reforms that just incidentally would give him real power (rather than merely being the puppet of the Commissariat and Comrade One).
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: 472-474 being 12-39's biological father.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: The Dominion of the Lubyak was initially planning on killing Maven by staging a poor planned rescue operation that would hopefully end with the Nefreedians killing Maven. Things, however, did not proceed in that direction.
  • The Mole: 472-474 was working for Comrade One all along. Partial aversion, as Comrade One actually wants Maven to get out of the country alive for reasons of his own.
  • People's Republic of Tyranny: The Socialist Worker's Republic of New Freedomstan.
  • Public Execution:
    • A video of the Subhuman Containment Section publicly executing a Pony in Arnskog is shown to Maven early on.
    • How 472-474 and a random birdman, who looks like Maven, are killed to end The Chase.
  • Sinister Surveillance: New Freedomstan, while not being outright Orwellian, is certainly keeping a good eye on its own population.
  • Soviet Superscience: It's implied New Freedomstan does have a trick or two up its sleeve. They certainly don't let ethics come in the way of science.
  • State Sec: The People's Civilian Commissariat, although it's more a mix of State Sec and an actual public service institution. The Commissariat runs most aspects of public life in New Freedomstan, with the notable exception of healthcare.
  • The Syndicate: Implied that the nonhuman ghetto of Inghall in Dvergheim is largely run by these. Also, the initial escape plan was to go through one of these.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: Nefreedian Party Policy. In theory, anyway. Sometimes speciesism takes precedence.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The average Nefreedians have little idea of what their government and public service is up to, and have only a vague idea who is really in charge.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Many Nefreedians don't seem to think non-human intelligent life is worth much, but especially goes for the government (as many Nefreedians, including Comrade One doesn't seem to have anything against them).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Maven's summoning of horrors in the middle of a city to escape, leading to the death of thirty-three people. Since the spell would kill him if the horrors weren't killed themselves, he was well aware the militia would attack and be slaughtered.

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