Tomorrow, 13 September 2019, marks fourteen years since the foundation of Drew Star Line, the original name of the Sovereign San Doverian Order. DSL, as it is commonly referred to as, was created by six friends with the idea of creating a town they could all live in together one day so they could never be apart. Sadly, only Violette Clingersmith, the current Leader of San Dover, maintains this spirit of friendship. But that's not to say that she's given up hope.
As always, the anniversary of DSL's founding will be accompanied by a visit of the nation's leadership to the DSL Memorial in Gilmoropolis, the site of the former capital building. For the least five years this has been a solemn occasion, marked by a reflection of the past and a look towards the future. But San Dover has fallen on hard times in recent years, and it is apparent to many that the country is no longer the bulwark it once was.
So, what future, if any, lies in store for the Sovereign San Doverian Order? Clingersmith has announced plans this week through the nation's Discord server that the country will readopt the Democratia system of government, an experimental direct democracy that failed to turn heads between 2015-2016, which Clingersmith feels confident will help to reenergize her small populace. Clingersmith also announced this week, also via Discord, that San Dover will official readopt its territorial ambitions that were dropped last July to conform to GUM land claim policies.
These reforms may come as early as tomorrow. Certainly a new vitality seems to be growing, as Clingersmith told Nicholas Kaos, the former Prince of Pacem, "[I]t's about time I start managing San Dover like the country it is."
One reform that has already passed muster is the celebratory flag for the fourteenth anniversary. It is identical to the Starland GOY (green-orange-yellow) that was used between 2009 and 2015, but with a small white Legacy Seal in the center left. While not replacing the state or civil flag, this celebratory flag will serve a cultural banner for San Dover.