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Cynosure is built on the principles of peace, friendship and most of all, fun. We recognise that NationStates is a game above everything else. These principles help to guide the region in all things.


Cynosure is sci-fi themed and RRP (Regional Roleplay) centred, meaning the region focuses on roleplay between each nation’s representatives as a core cultural aspect. Our nations have a wide range of technology and can be made up of different species.


We offer many other avenues to pursue outside of roleplay. With video games, anime, forum games, and more, there is something for everyone to jump into. We also have a shared Discord server where we can relax and chat with each other.


The region is officiated over by the Council of Brilliance, a council of seven appointed members who together hold full executive power. The Senate comprises the legislative branch of the region, into which citizens can be elected.

New to NationStates?

So, you’re a bit new huh? That’s not to worry. We all were once, and it’s quite a confusing place when you’re just starting out. NationStates does take a little while to get your head around but it is rather simple once you know how things work.

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The Nexus

Cynosure is very focused on what we call Regional Roleplay (RRP), where a core aspect of the region is comprised of our roleplay in a centralised universe. In the center of our Universe is The Nexus, an extra-dimensional region that looks like a wide, infinitely long tube about 100 km in diameter. At regular occurrences along the Nexus, about every 2 kilometres, there is an indent in the surface where, using the appropriate technology, gates can be opened to other worlds.

You take control of a nation, a Client of the Nexus, that is on the other end of one of these gates. Design a unique Client at any level of technological development, interact with other Clients of the Nexus in politics, trade and even conflict, and weave tales of your exploits with other NPC nations of the world that you create. The possibilities are endless. What are you waiting for?

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Meet River

River is Cynosure’s Chat bot. Created by Wuufu and designed by Kirara on Deviantart, she serves the Cynosure Discord channel and the region at large.

On Discord, her primary function is to assist users with their day to day activities. As such, she can easily store messages to give to people, help you search Google, provide links to Wikipedia pages, do various maths calculations, and a lot more. She is also more than capable of providing a variety of NationStates specific information, and she has a lot of emote-able commands.

For when you are ready to have some fun, she can run a game of Cards Against Humanity, Uno, and Poker in our specific channel for gaming, #river. Don’t be surprised if she surprises you, River may look cute but she’s more than capable.

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