Linard Skyre was the first and third emperor of Damanucus, and also considered, by many, as its founding father. He was the leader of the Damanucus Protectionist Party (commonly referred to as Protectionists).
Skyre is known mostly as democratic; however, some decisions have been considered controversial, and as a result have put him on an edge with many of his fellow citizens.
Linard was born on an sailing vessel headed for the island of Damanucus (then unclaimed and under protection of the South Pacific) in 1975. As a result of this, he naturally gained a set of water legs, and sailed his first boat unaided when he was three. Tragedy struck his family when his older sister, to whom he looked as a role model, died from tuberculosis. He took her death the hardest, and at fifteen sailed from the island to travel the world, effectively ending his studies temporarily.
During his travels, he came to see many countries, and witnessed first-hand the effect of many government styles on the country, including that of capitalism, which he found to be destructive upon the fabric of society. He eventually wrote many of these experiences down on notepaper, along with a speech he wished to give to the country he would eventually call home. However, as he travelled further, hoping to find a permanent residence, he became homesick, and eventually returned to Damanucus. He was seventeen years old when he eventually recommenced his studies, graduating two years later from high school.
Visiting the United Nations
In 1998, Skyre was invited to visit the United Nations Building, which he took with great stead. While there, he examined a United Nations Assembly debating the inclusion of a proposal. It was there where he learnt of democracy, and, with a little bit of support from various members of the General Assembly, eventually enrolled himself in university, undertaking a degree in Politics. This took him four years to complete, during which time he outlined a plan for the independance of Damanucus, its processes, government, and initial budgetary commitments.
He returned to Damanucus, and spent six months touring the island, persuading the people to join with him in making Damanucus an independant nation. This persuasion resulted in a vote by the people, which generated a unanimous result for independance. His tour also caused a shift in people's lifestyles: instead of remaining in one place, they would become nomadic, travelling between two, three or even four at any one time.
It took three years before Damanucus became independent. Linard was crowned Emperor the following morning by insistence of the population.
In 2009, Opposition Dent Demesc sought to reform Damanucus' parliamentary structure, including replacing the seat Emperor with President, a position voted upon by the parliament, and making the country a Republic. His reform program was taken to a referendum, and eventually took the majority of the vote. The next day, by popular vote, Linard was removed from office, and replaced by Demesc.
A few days later, Skyre was forced into exile. According to a government whistleblower, a presidential memorandum had ordered his exile to Isla de la Santa, along with some of his known supporters, including UN Representative Horgen Dush. (Skyre later confirmed the claims in interviews for PINA and the Nomadic Enquirer.)
in August 2010, Skyre was approached by a member of an underground network intent on returning the Damanucan political and social structure to normal. With his blessing, they made it a part of their mission to reinstate the position of Emporer in place of President, and return Linard Skyre to Emporer. He was returned to his original in July 2011, after a parliamentary coup removed Demesc from power.
During the zombie crisis of 2013, Skyre had taken on direct control of the situation, choosing to pool all his resources into finding a cure. While the cure was shown to be successful, the plague had, however, claimed its only victim: after being bitten by a zombified staff member, Skyre chose to take his own life, and was found by police moments later.
However, this was not completely the case. Linard had been cured, but had chosen to take the direction of death, should the cure not work; the entire plan had been set up by Empirical Agent Gempidon Deach. As a result, Skyre was officially considered deceased, despite being alive and well, and as a result had given up his position as Emperor. Along with his family, who were also deemed deceased in a mass suicide, Skyre and his family retired to one of the Chameleon Isles, Somar.
Linard Skyre's reign has been subject to some criticism, especially in his handling of some very important issues. The first is the discovery of an ancient temple in Triolin, the nation's capital, during construction of a shopping complex. The complex was eventually put on hold while excavation of the temple was completed by trained archaeologists, much to the chagrin of developers and worshippers alike. Eventually the temple was removed, citing historical significance, and building has continued, although a plaque notifying its original location was ordered to be installed in the ground level of the building.
Skyre's second controversial decision involved setting the prisons up as privately-owned work camps. He has defended this decision, admitting that "they might as well be doing something good for the nation, instead of being treated like princes." He has also been accused of discrimination regarding his decision to restrict the voting procedure to those with a high enough IQ to distinguish between good and worthless candidates. He has also come under fire concerning the recent major lowering of the age of consent, from 16 to 12, seen by many scientists and conservatives as a serious breach of power.
Skyre also commented on the unemployment rate, after the release of a UN report in February 2007, saying that the rate is "totally undesirable", and that he will attempt to increase the amount of available jobs for the people.
|Emperor of Damanucus
|Emperor of Damanucus
|Cities and regions||Grandall Province||Triolin · Frebenere|
|Isla de la Santa||Marcon|
|Leaders||Linard Skyre · Dent Demesc · Passenly Barr-Dayg|
|Organisations and companies||Government||Damanucus Trade Organisation · Damanucus Independent Commission Against Parliamentary Corruption and Malfeasance|
|Private||Nomadic Enquirer · Sun over Damanucus · Television Damanucus|
|World Assembly representation||Representatives||Horgen Dush · Stephanie Orman|
|Resolutions||GAR#186: Medical Provisions in Blockades|
|Other articles||Damanucan lira · Terrible Gang|