In the last Couple of years the Government of Vikesland has slowly been in decline due absenteeism and the King breaking his back in 2016. King Christopher has decreed a revamp of Vikesland stripping away some of the serious, boring established political institutions most nations go by.
King Christopher had this to say of the catalyst.
King Christopher at MicroCon 2015
“It was a rough go for me for about 2 years. My back broke in early 2016 and I was out of commission for months. After my surgery I spent a good portion of 2017 getting back on my feet health wise and financially due to loss of work. The surgery was a complete success and I am 100% again.”
Vikesland will remain a kingdom but its constitution will be drastically changed and shortened to a more fun and to the point version that reflects the reality of daily operations in Vikesland.
King Christopher explained. “After things came to a near standstill it became very clear that I needed to enact a change. I needed to radically revamp our current system to something different, artist driven and non conforming in terms of political systems in use by others. I dissolved the current government and formed a new royal advisory council called Council of Metal. Part of the new theme of Vikesland is artistic expression and influence so the council reflects this in a fun way by titles that reflect aspects of metal music and filmmaking. Our image as well as mine will change to reflect this new outlook. I just got bored of convention and stuffiness like how I look in current pictures. In the next few months the changes will slowly roll out.”
The national website is also being changed to reflect the new attitude with new things coming in the next few months. One of the changes is going to be the national anthem. King Christopher who has rekindled his heavy metal musician roots will be writing and recording a new anthem entitled “Vikesland Rises”.
Citizenship is soon to be re-opened and will be accepting like minded people to come and join a new Vikesland to help it go in a new direction.
King Christopher is working towards garnering funding for a Micronation docu-series hoping to start production in August 2018. Plans for a web series/vlog of King Christophers adventures in Vikesland is also in the works. “I hope these new changes and efforts breathe new life into what will be a new empowered Vikesland.”
As of May 2016 the Vikesland Security Force will have all three departments within amalgamated. The Airforce and Naval departments will now be part of the Security force both in look and title. Traditional Naval ranks will remain the same however General officers will have their rank names changed.
King Christopher awards Montague I/Grand Duke McHenry of Westarctica the Order of the Rifle.
National Champion breaks record!
National Champion of Vikesland and figure-head of the Vikesland Power team has broken a Deadlift record at RPS Spring Supremacy in New York this past week. Sir Martelle also known as the Math Librarian has several Martial arts and MMA titles to his name along with power lifting accolades. The national champ tore his triceps in South America a few months ago and has bounced back from it at a superhuman rate. King Christopher had this reaction.
National Champion Mike Martelle Breaks deadlift record in New York.
“Sir Martelle is simply incredible. Here is a man who was horribly injured a few months ago and has now broken a record in lifting a ridiculous amount of weight for his age and weight category. That is what champions are made of!”
All of us here in Vikesland are proud and look forward to seeing more wins in the future. Here is a link to a video of his performance.
Vikesland Government and Monarch seek constitutional changes.
King Christopher of Vikesland has been in talks with his Royal council in regards to changing our government structure. The restructuring would change our current democratic system to rest more power in the hands of the King in the form of Royal decree.
Press photo of King Christopher of Vikesland.
Ninety percent of our current constitution will remain unchanged. The changes will allow King Christopher to rule more autonomously and in a much faster more efficient fashion. The Royal counsel will still have relevance in matters of national and cultural significance.
On April 11th, 2015, King Christopher of Vikesland travelled to Anaheim California to attend Microcon 2015. Microcon was an intermicronational conference, the first of it’s kind in North America. The Conference started at 10:30 in the morning and had various heads of state give speeches and presentations throughout the day. King Christopher made a small basic presentation on Vikesland.
King Christopher with the Grand Marshall of Obsidia and the Slabovian Chancellor.
In the evening was the Cotillion, where a state dinner, dance and awards ceremony was held. King Christopher awarded ten medals to heads of state and royals in attendance. King Christopher was graciously awarded the Order of King Henry the Lion by Queen Anastasia of Ruritania.
King Christopher had this to say.
Grand Duke Travis and Prince Dinny of Westarctica. King Christopher and Baron Michael Stogner of Vikesland.
“Microcon was a smashing success. President Baugh and First Lady Baugh did an excellent job of setting up and facilitating this conference. I hope to attend the next Microcon in the future! I enjoyed it so much I am hoping to do something similar that takes place almost entirely within Vikeslands borders.”
Vikesland champion and head of the Power Team Sir. Mike Martelle has recently been to Senegal Africa to teach some Jiu-Jitsu seminars as well as train and compete in LAAMB (Senegalese wrestling). This occasion marks Sir. Martelle’s sixth continent on which he has competed. The trip also had Sir. Martelle tour other areas, mainly Turkey, while away. We here in the Kingdom of Vikesland we are proud to of his accomplishments.
King Christopher has decreed that the national flag of Vikesland be changed for the
The old national flag.
nations 10th Anniversary celebration. The flag seen to the right, has been a staple for a decade and is now being reworked to represent the Viking spirit and our northern land base. King Christopher said this:
Press photo, King Christopher and King Montague greet on the Royal Villa steps.
“The flag needs to change to reflect our true identity here in the Kingdom of Vikesland. When I founded this Micronation I did it in the spirit of the Vikings moving into new areas of life very few had gone before. The flag has been redesigned to reflect this and allow us to visually take our place among other nordic, arctic and antarctic nations. It’s time that our flag reflected our true identity as Vikeslanders. Our national colours of red and white remain with the addition of blue representing our harsh winters. A redesigned double headed eagle that reflects the increasing might of our security force. Our flag is similar to a standard nordic flag with the addition of the double headed eagle.”
The new flag of Vikesland.
King Christopher has also decreed a tenth anniversary coin is to be minted to mark this milestone along with anniversary stamps. All of which should be available for purchase on a newly designed website and store in the near future.
For the most part things in Vikesland have quieted down over the last couple of months. The flood watch has been officially lifted until next spring and the Ministry of The Interior has been busy keeping roadways clear of snow.
National champion and Vikesland Power Team Captain Mike Martelle has been very busy training for both Strongman and his upcoming MMA fight in Africa. We wish him well!
King Christopher has been busy working on Film and Television projects and is currently in pre-production for another documentary film, reality TV show and horror film. Those projects will see production start in the new year.
His Majesty, in order to cut national spending, has issued a decree that similar governmental departments be amalgamated. This process is currently underway. King Christopher has also sent out the order that the national website be redesigned and simplified. The new design will happen in the next few days.
Things in Vikesland have been busy for most the last couple of months.
Sir. Mike Martelle, current national champion and head of the Power team, has been participating in Strongman competitions under our nations banner. He also has participated in a firetruck pull to raise funds for charity. We here in Vikesland are proud of his work.
The Kingdom of Vikesland Royal Embassy Located in Brandon, MB. is still currently under a flood watch. The nearby Assiniboine river still has not receded fully back within its banks. Mid summer torrential downpours across the Canadian prairie provinces caused another second flood to occur. The Vikesland Ministry of the Interior will most likely lift the flood watch until spring when it is expected yet another deluge will hit.
King Christopher has completed two more documentaries this summer and both will be available to see on the Stories from home MTS video on Demand network. King Christopher is currently in pre-production for another major documentary on Roller derby as well as a horror film and possible reality television series on Vikesland and other Micronations.
These last 2 weeks have seen days of torrential downpours across the Canadian and Vikesland prairies causing huge amounts of overland flooding as well as causing the Assiniboine river to once again burst over its banks. The water level will once again reach critical height like it did in 2011. Flood protection measures since that last disaster have been improved but nothing is one hundred percent foolproof. The Vikesland embassy has been declared under an evacuation notice in case the water comes over the dikes. Vikeslandic forces are on standby to help in the evacuation if required as are Canadian authorities.
King Christopher had this to say. “Once again flood waters are threatening the Royal
Press photo of King Christopher of Vikesland.
Embassy in Brandon, Manitoba. I have full confidence that the crest of this flood will come and go with no evacuation needed or disasters. I have ordered our security forces on alert just in case the worst happens but I am confident they won’t be needed.”
Prince Elgin made a statement in regard to what has been happening in Vikeslandic territory these last few days. “Vikesland is currently water logged and some of our small streams have swollen to rivers. The Trans Vikeslandic trail has water overflowing across in two areas hindering vehicle traffic movement across the country. I have issued a safety order barring passenger vehicles from driving on the trail and limiting it to ATV’s and heavy equipment. Other than that and a little water in the basement of the royal villa, all is well.”
The Assiniboine river crests today and is expected to slowly recede over the next two weeks barring any more significant rains.
The Kingdom of Vikesland has a new initiative in sport and competition called the “Power team”. The Vikesland power team encapsulates all forms of sport and competition that test the skills and or physical prowess of the competitor/s. Everything from golfing to MMA and back is included under this umbrella organization.
This new organization has also had it’s first “team leader” appointed in national champion Mike Martelle. A world class MMA fighter and 9 time champion as well as strong man competitor. Sir Martelle will be representing the Kingdom of Vikesland at the northern giants strongest man competition in Harrowsmith Ontario on the first day of Vikeslandic declaration days, July 1st.
King Christopher will be part of the Vikesland power team as a sport shooter and weight lifter.
To become part of the Vikesland Power team a Vikeslandic citizen only need engage in competitive sport both amateur or professional in a documentable public forum.
Recently appointed Grand knight and knight Dragon Mike Martelle has been hand picked by the king himself to represent the Kingdom of Vikesland in national and international mixed martial arts (MMA) and strong man competition. Sir Martelle owns Grizzly gym in Kingston, Ontario.
(Taken from the Grizzly gym website)
Mike Martelle is Grizzly Gym’s Head Instructor of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, and Chinese Martial Arts. Mike is also a retired professional MMA fighter, Pro Boxer and Pro Thai Boxer. His MMA record is 15-2, and can be viewed here.
Mike began his study of martial arts in 1983, initially in Karate but then later in Chinese styles (Northern Shaolin, Yang T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Pa-Qua Ch’ang and Tam T’ui) under Sifu Kwok Chan. In 1993 he began his study of Muay Thai under Kru Eric Advincula of Tiger Gym, and took his first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lesson in 1994 (he is currently an IBJJF-certified black belt under Professor Enson Inoue of the PUREBRED team). From 1996-1999 Mike was also a CIAU letter-winning varsity wrestler at Queen’s University; he has since won multiple championships (including international and world titles) in a variety of martial arts styles across five continents. A selection of his competition highlights can be viewed here. He is particularly proud to hold a 5th Degree Black Belt under Hidetaka Aso-Sensei of SAW (Submission Arts Wrestling), and to act as Aso-Sensei’s representative in Canada.
Now retired from competition, Mike enjoys coaching a new generation of athletes, including both successful competitors and casual clients in search of a fun and intense workout. Please come visit anytime for a free trial class!
Mike Martelle appears in Ken Shamrock’s autobiography, Inside the Lion’s Den, and has also been featured in magazines and media worldwide, including Ultimate MMA magazine, God Bless The Ring (Japan), O Tatame (Brazil), El Mexicano (Mexico), Kakutogi Tsushin – The Journal of Full Contact (Japan), Fighters Magazine (UK Edition), MAN Magazine (Japan), The Queen’s Alumni Review, FLEX Magazine, Muay Thaimes and Windspeaker – Canada’s National Aboriginal News Source.
MIke Martelle has been a member of the USMTA Independent Review Board, Jury Council to the 2007 Pankration World Cup (Dagestan, Russia), Technical Committee Chairman to the 2008 World Pankration Championship (Tehran, Iran), and Vice Chairman to the Organizational Committee of the 2008 and 2009 International Kulatuu Tournaments (Karakol, Kyrgyzstan). He has served as the Secretary General of the Pan American Pankration Federation and the Executive Director of the worldwide Referee Committee for the International Federation of Pankration Athlima.
Mike Martelle was additionally the recipient of the International Federation of Pankration Athlima’s Best Spirit Award in 2000, and the Cauliflower Alley Club’s Martial Arts Award in 2006.
Sir Martelle also competes in Strong man competitions and will be representing the Kingdom of Vikesland in the upcoming Northern giants strongest man competition in Harrowsmith Ontario. Here is a video of him competing at Northern Giants in 2012.
King Christopher released this statement. “Sir Martelle is an incredible athlete both in martial prowess and feats of strength. I highly respect Sir Martelle’s accomplishments and look forward to seeing him compete under our Vikesland banner!”
We wish him the best of luck and look forward to video of him competing.