The Flag Of Cornissia

Flag Of Cornissia
Flag Of Cornissia
YllwChlk is proud to present the design for a Cornissian flag, following the recent decision to pursue the promotion of South West independence.

Flag design is always a fascinating subject and I myself have often spent many hours browsing through all the nation flags of the world, amazed and inspired by their seemingly abstract self portraits of cultural identity.

Which is what a flag is, I suppose.

Here then the Flag Of Cornissia attempts to convey the same announcement of cultural identity.

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The Country Of Cornissia

The Country Of Cornissia
Cornissia
The proposed name by YllwChlk for the independent country, declared formerly the South West counties of England.
South West independence is not a pipe dream. Far from it.

In fact, whilst not mentioned or discussed in the media to any great detail, it is nevertheless talked about in the towns, the parks and indeed on the streets of this great region.

The region here highlighted on the map, is the entire South West and if you do some research, you will discover that this region like many other devolved regions, such as Scotland and Wales, has its own language, its own culture, is historically Celtic by nature, identifies entirely as a separate people from London and is completely unique in its own sovereignty.

YllwChlk has called it Cornissia because historically, the region of Cornwall was itself a truly sovereign state with its own autonomous infrastructure and so politically, it would be sensible to allow Cornwall administrative domain of the entire South West.

Pronounced “cor-niss-see-a”, thus differentiating the Cornish as specifically the people of Cornwall and Cornissians as the greater population of Cornissia, its name sings a beauty like the sun upon the seas, a silhouette of a sail and the crushing waves upon a scone coloured coast, as the enchanting lights of Truro begin to dance upon the dusk brushed sky.

In fact once upon a time, Cornwall was its own country and has itself suffered the many pains of foreign rule. Just like Scotland. Just like Wales. Just like Ireland. Just like…. India… China… erm… well, you get the idea.

Today, the undying Celtic heart of the South West and indeed also of the rest of Britain, is beginning to raise its voice.

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The Game Of Chess & The Law Of The Folly

Giuoco Piano Black Follied by Simon Jepps
The Giuoco Piano
In this position, Black has Follied his Knight to f8, instantly granting him options onto g6 or e6 and perhaps even an f Pawn advance.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

A brief history of how I saved the most beautiful game on Earth, with a new law called Follying.

Skip to Folly

God spoke to me when I was a child and we’ve been playing Chess ever since.

Many, many years ago, a very sad thing happened to me. I was playing Chess in the Frome Congress and I was losing two games down with three to go. This isn’t a terrible thing in itself, for a 3 point win now would make all the world of difference.

But it wasn’t the tournament that upset me. It was the game. I was playing a blind man as it happened and although we were even on the board, all of a sudden half way through the game, my mind just stopped.

I’ve seen this all before, I thought. I see this everyday.

Yet these familiar Openings and positions weren’t to be the cornerstone of any success on my part… instead they would prove to be the beginning of a twenty year long battlefield between myself and the stagnation of a stubborn game that refused to change its colours.

For that was precisely it. I had seen this game too many times before.

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A Guide To Piece Value

piece-value-stack-1666387068.pngThere are four kinds of piece evaluation systems.

  1. FIDE
  2. Variable
  3. Aesthetic
  4. JEPPS

1. FIDE

The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation is an international organization that acts as the governing body of international chess.

There is no official piece point system because the values of individual Chess pieces have no bearing or influence on game scoring.

However the following common system is the one which FIDE mostly considers standard.

King = %
Pawn = 1
Knight = 3
Bishop = 3
Rook = 5
Queen = 9

The King is given a value of % because it awards victory rather than material gain. However it is worth somewhat similar to a Pawn.

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Follying, or; to Folly

Follying in Missionary Chess
Follying in Missionary Chess
Missionary Chess features a new specialty called Follying, whereby the Mission’s adjacent Bishop or Knight may be relocated to the Mission’s home square in the same turn of the Mission first vacating.

This is notated quite simply with the move of the Mission followed by the follied piece in brackets. For example, as a very first move of a game, we could write, Mh3 (N).

A piece may not be follied if it has already made its first move, or if the adjacent Mission has already vacated.

To perform a Folly, first make a regular move with your Mission, and then in the same turn, place either the adjacent Knight or the adjacent Bishop onto the home square of the Mission, now vacated.

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The Mission Piece

How The Mission Moves
How The Mission Moves
The Mission is a colour bound Rook, with the ability to leap the nearest opposite coloured square. It may also move without leaping, two squares diagonally.

Thus it may move as many squares as there are available in an orthogonal direction, but may only land on those of the same colour it is bound to at the start.

If there are pieces in the way on either coloured square, the Mission’s path is blocked and must land to the nearest same colour square along a clear path, just as if it were a non leaping piece.

Only the nearest opposite coloured square may be jumped. The Mission may not jump diagonally.

The Mission, as I will explain in the following chapters, only leaps because it is a natural trait of it being colour bound. Since it has no natural instruction to leap diagonally, it does not.

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