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Roleplay / The Yonderlands

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"I propose that we pelt them with empty whiskey bottles to disrupt their precious beer/vodka chain!"
New Swaziland

The Yonderlands is a NationStates RP.

In the literal middle of nowhere, there is a region known as the Yonderlands. Within the region there are several nations that have difficulty seeing things from each other's point of view. Occasionally they get along, but most of the time they are engaged in snark to snark combat. And very rarely, something BIG happens.


The roleplay contains examples of:

  • Anarchy Is Chaos: Played with by Ghurkainia. One one hand, they explicitly stated that anarchy is chaos. On the other hand, they are quite capable of maintaining foreign relations... with no government...
  • Appeal to Force: Vorluria likes to point their nuclear stockpile out to the other military powers of the region.
    • Recently, New Swaziland has acquired them.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Vorluria will occasionally speak with these.
    "Men and women will be exterminated. Children will be enslaved. Pets will be eaten. Potted plants smashed. Paintings tilted."
  • Blatant Lies: Reganaroll, with their declaration of being a "Totally unarmed and defenseless nation", whilst having a law that requires citizens to carry sixteen weapons at all times...
    • Two of which have to be rocket launchers.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The writer of Triszahkastan and Tri Stan sometimes directly addresses the other writers. This is not appreciated.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Nortearese representative could be considered this, what with being the butt of many a pelting of whiskey bottles.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Triszahkastan, much to the irritation of New Swaziland.
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  • Civil War: One has broken out between Nortear and True Nortear.
  • Church Militant: Possibly the Holy Empire of his Unholiness.
    • Muza Ra too.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The Vorlurian leader's name is Administrator Verwalter. Verwalter is German for Administrator.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: New Swaziland's representative seems to have taken a liking to the Noretearese representative...
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Vorluria's national animal is the Theropod.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: The region immediately west of the Yonderlands is completely infested by zombies. They destroyed Tri Stan and Triszahkstan.
  • Expy: True Nortear's policies and system of government are based on Oceania on a much smaller scale.
  • Fictional Counterpart: Vorluria was originally meant to be a fictional counterpart to the generic Soviet satellite state (specifically Bulgaria), but now is more of a fictional counterpart to the Soviet Union itself. They still keep some Bulgarian culture, though.
    • Nortear is partly based on Sweden.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Triszahkastan and Tri Stan do this a lot. His Unholiness and Gardenflora do it too, but to a lesser extent.
  • Five-Man Band
  • Foil: Nortear to Vorluria. To a lesser extent, New Swaziland and Ghurkainia.
  • For Science!: Reganaroll fits this trope to a 'T', they frequently ask for 'Loyal Labourers' for their tests.
    • Which are mentioned to be "Totally safe and not fatally radioactive!"
  • The Ghost: Between the creation of the region and New Swaziland's joining, there were six nations that are now gone without record. Only two still exist, and they do not participate in the current Yonderlands. These nations are referenced by Vorluria and Nortear frequently, despite their absence and lack of records.
    • States beyond the Yonderlands are sometimes mentioned.
  • Glorious Mother Russia: Not Russia, but Vorluria pretty much plays this straight.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite their poor political rights, New Swaziland does care about the welfare of its people, and those of the other nations.
    • Vorluria to a lesser extent. As with New Swaziland, they have terrible political rights, but have decent civil rights. However, the Vorlurian government couldn't care less about the people of other nations.
  • Meaningful Name: Nortear is Portuguese for 'guide.'
  • Not So Different: Nortear and Vorluria. They despise one another, but their people share many cultural similarities. They are also both the superpowers of the region, have similar populations, and economic strength.
  • Obviously Evil: Vorluria, with its national colours being black and blood red. They still have a good tourist industry, though.
  • Oo C Is Serious Business: Nortear, taking a extremely hostile position toward the Incorporated States of True Nortear.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: President Minority; Nortear's former president is a negro and a woman. The current is also a woman, but Caucasian.
  • Overly Long Name: The Dictatorship of the Republic of New Swaziland. This name was done on purpose.
    • New Swaziland's leader: Archibald Jebidiah Jonas Gregory Swazi IV.
  • Religion of Evil: His Unholiness, presumably.
    • The Order of Violet, from the original game.
  • Running Gag: Pelting empty whisky bottles at obnoxious nations. Started by New Swaziland, continued by Ghurkainia, joked about by His Unholiness. Nortear is disappointed that they're empty. Triszahkastan took it far too seriously.
  • Ruritania: Nortear and Vorluria were originally pictured by their author as this. But they are not in Eastern Europe, and their culture is now more unique and in depth.
  • Shaped Like Itself: The region of The Yonderlands itself.
  • Shout-Out: The name of the Nortearese foreign minister is Jack Harkness.
  • Sigil Spam: Vorluria loves their blood drop insignia.
  • Space Marine: New Swaziland is now training them.
  • State Sec: The only form of military True Nortear has.
  • Take That!: New Swaziland's flag used to be the Australian flag.
    • Romneyton takes this up to eleven.
  • We Have Reserves: Vorluria has just under a billion reserves.
  • Zerg Rush: Vorluria is fond of them. And can do them without much consequence, as they have reserves.

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