Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs

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Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs
The flag of DARIS
Abbreviation: DARIS
Group Numbers: Claimed to be around 1000

(Active membership much lower)

Leadership: Managed through direct democracy
Goals: Independence of Shearbank
Recruitment Policy: Membership is exclusive
Contact: Unknown
For other uses of DARIS see DARIS (disambiguation).

Historical Significance Section

The Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs (DARIS) was founded on September 8th, 2005, and claimed the Shearbank suburb. They immediately issued a Declaration of Independence (see below), including a group objective to kill all survivors in Shearbank who did not belong to DARIS. Most non-DARIS members consider the group to have institutionalised PKing, while members of DARIS would equate these to "legal executions."

The Shearbank Liberation Army was formed to oppose DARIS, and in return was labelled a Class Z Threat (Reasons: Threatening to kill/killing DARIS members, spraypainting over warnings in Shearbank, etc). The CoL also became embroiled in an ongoing conflict with DARIS but managed to avoid open war. Some controversy exists over the issue of covert actions that the CoL or its members may have participated in.

Starting approximately September 21, DARIS was driven out of Shearbank by a large horde of zombies. This horde included the Undying Scourge, whose leader, Sniperwulf, believed the members of DARIS were responsible for obscene spamming in the old Urban Dead forum that lead to its closing by Pro-boards. After finding out that DARIS had nothing to do with it, Sniperwulf apoligized for the accusations and attack. This coincided with ongoing human attacks by rival groups such as the SLA, though the importance of the human involvement is debatable. DARIS is generally considered to have dissolved after this event took place, although several of its more vocal members remain prominent. The SLA has claimed they have seen members of DARIS trying to retake Shearbank. It has been pointed out that DARIS does not appear in the new group membership game statistics, meaning that if there are any players still claiming affiliation with the group, they amount to less than ten in number.

DARIS was also the founding member of the UTF, though with the group's apparent dissolvement this currently makes the Penny Heights OGs the only remaining members.

Both The Many and DARIS were primarily drawn from the forum users ("goons") at http://forums.somethingawful.com. Several goons are now part of the new Council of Leaders.

Declaration Of Independence

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of incompetence and secrecty, seeks to destroy the life and livelihood to which is their right, then it is their duty to throw off such Government, and provide a new guardian for future safety.

Such is the dilemma of these free peoples, to withstand and rise above such petty control, and it is this dilemma that leads them to dissolution. Therefore, I, the appointed Voice of the people do solemny declare that we Free People of Shearbank shall no longer bow to the tyranny of an empowered military state. To that end the Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs does claim the homes of its citizens, consisting of the suburb of Shearbank, as its territory, for now and for ever.

Within the bounds of Shearbank the democratic decisions of the Populat shall be the highest law. A list of those rulings already passed by a greater than two-thirds majority vote does follow.

Article the First: That the Suburb of Shearbank is Sovereign Territory of the Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs, subject to the law of said nation and only to the law of said nation.

Article the Second: That all laws and jurisprudence of other states shall not apply within the bounds of Shearbank.

Article the Third: That entry into the suburb of Shearbank by alien nationals is as of now, unallowed, and punishable to the full extent of the law, up to and including summary execution by firing squad.

Article the Fourth: That a copy of this declaration and these Rulings shall be made available for the community of Alien Nationals that exist within the bounds of Malton.

Article the Fifth: That nationals of the Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs have the full protection of their nation behind them. Should any armed force of another nation or civilians thereof commit acts of violence on any member of the Populat, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, regardless of territorial boundries.

Article the Sixth: That criminal punishment and jurisprudence of the Populat shall be administered by the Populat and only by the Populat.

Article the Seventh: That in view of the risks presented by zombies and in particular the Zombie Horde 'The Many', the right of members of the Populat to bear arms shall not be infringed, nor shall the right of free scientific development be restricted.

Article the Eighth: That the Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs shall have no standing army, and that the government thereof shall leave the use of force in defense of hearth and home to the Populat.

Article the Ninth: That any alien national who bears arms in the name of a 'Strike Team' or 'Safehouse' of the Council of Leaders is striken from any territory claimed by the Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs, and any violence by the aforementioned party on members of the Populat shall be considered an act of war.

Article the Tenth: The Democratic Armed Republic Of Independent Suburbs shall honor the brave men who valiantly fought for independence. All who fight are honored and gloried, and all are Heroes of the Populat.

  • First, the Valiant Beefstew slew one foeman in honorable combat.
  • Second, the Honorable Don't Call Me Ash slew two foemen in honorable combat.
  • Third, the Noble Gracchus slew one foeman in honorable combat.
  • Fourth, the Worthy Al Powell slew two foemen in honorable combat.
  • Fifth, the Skilled Jimmy Tudeski slew one foeman in honorable combat.
  • Sixth, the Glorious FastJack316 slew five foemen in honorable combat, and aided in another's victory.
  • Seventh, the Wonderous Biff Webster slew four foemen in honorable combat, and aided in another's victory.
  • Eighth, the Successful Chuck Steak slew two foemen in honorable combat.
  • Ninth, the Talented John Q. Lunchbucket slew one foeman in honorable combat.
  • Tenth, the Effective Paul Baloff slew one foeman in honorable combat, and aided in another's victory.
  • Eleventh, the Trustworthy SA Kimbo slew one foeman in honorable combat.
  • Twelth, the Respected Lanfear slew two foemen in honorable combat and aided another's victory.
  • Thirteenth, the Patriotic SA Smack slew one foeman in honorable combat.
  • Fourteenth, the Willful Leo McCain slew two foemen in honorable combat.
  • And Fifteenth, the Herculean Ming slew four foemen in honorable combat.
  • For Honor and Valiance in battle, FastJack316 is commended as the Voice of the Populat.
  • For Honor and Valiance in battle, Biff Webster is commended as the Heart of the Populat.
  • For Honor and Valiance in battle, Ming is commended as the Heart of the Populat.

Article the Eleventh: That information relating to the Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs shall be posted to a group listing of the forums in order to edify the alien population.

Article the Twelfth: That the Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs shall document aliens eliminated by the Populat, such that families may know what has become of their loved ones. As per this article, aliens eliminated in the battle for the Democratic Armed Republic of Independent Suburbs' independence shall follow.

Article the Thirteenth: That those who have died in service to the Populat are honored as Martyrs and their name said far and wide.

In summation and effectively immediately and henceforth in perpetuity, STAY OUT OF SHEARBANK. YOU WILL BE KILLED. LEAVE US ALONE.

List Of People Claimed To Be Killed In Accordance With Article Twelve

NOTE: The following are descriptions from the totally unbiased, absolutely neutral professional journalists who make up DARIS. As such, they should absolutely be taken as gospel, having been thoroughly documented by an extensive network of people who are really, really good at this sort of thing.


The following people have been slain at least once in human form for breaking the law under Article Twelve. It will be continuously updated when others are executed for their crimes.

Adramalech, Alton, AlyoshaK, anandra, AnarchoCapitalist47, Andrea Brant, Au Jus Trois, azianphoenix3, bbqbob, bengerbil, Bengt Bedrup, Billy Club, Blackom, Bob Newhart, BOFH, bossk, Bradley T, cactusjon, Caligari, Cat's Meow, Cavilier102, Charizard Jones, chase38496, Chose Bine, Chuhkins, Cidtheslayer, Cnorsl, commiekiller, Crnobog, Daxx, DarkePhoenixe, devon wilson, Dickie, dirk rugged, Dr. Jekyll, DStanley, Epictetus, Eric Baines, ErikBryan, eskimo nerd, ExSniper, Ezekiel I, fireman freddie, Fireman Mike, Follow Me, Fred Janssen, Freedomdfighter. froggums, Fumbles McStupid, gabbagay, Geriatric Stooge, giantmuffin, Gorsai, Grays, Grifter, GunDown, hail to the king, Halbard, Halion, Hammerdowns, Hangus, Harle, Helwig, Hibler, HilaryClinton, Hiroyuki, I am a COL spy, iamaneraser, Irma Vep, Ito, Jaddus, Jatser, Jack Barrows, Jeni, Jenny Pedophile, Joe Cotton, Johan F, John Han, John Kimbal, John Rubank, John Trombone, Joker SWE3, J Raynor, Karlovac, Katrell, Keiichi, krees, lkes, l2kOlhado, Lellum(?), Lester Noggins, LK Marshall, LLJK Burpso, LooterJoe, Lord Clive Jukebox, Lovecrafted, luketheduke1, malias, Mayaa, Mcgyver, Micks, Mike Reno, Mike Rotch, Mr Kensington, Mr Wednesday, Mr Widdim(we're jk), Nadir of Sadir, nomadbeth, Norn, Nummy Brains, Ock, Pat Robertson, PlayDaddy, PrivateRick, Prof Scientist Jr, PuppyKS, Raise thedead, Rajeev, RAM, Razooka, Rebus, rianne, Roadrunner, Rolf Sharpe, Roy Koopa, SA Firefly, SA iceman, ScrubLord, ShearbankLiberator, Skorpion, SoldierWidge, Smurffitron, Snidely, Spades, Spr Cobra, Stann, SteveR, Super Walrus Man, Testersrox, Timmy Kid, Tom Swift, Townie, Travis DuFont, Triff Dobbs, Tukez3, Tyler5, ulf, ULTRAALANALDA, Undead Clown, Valiant, Viktor Anatov, Virvahenki, Vladimir Taltos, Walter Evans, Wereslippers, winterfresh, wtfd00d, Xiet, Yossarian Lives, zombies must die, ZS, ZS Duke.

Many of these have been killed more than once. A select few have been killed thrice.

Additionally, hundreds of zombies have been slain.

List of Martyrs In Accordance With Article Thirteen

In accordance with Article Thirteen, we honor the name of:

  • Lord13, Martyr of the Populat and most foully slain by ExSniper and Nyvas.
  • Bill Bery, slain in vengeance by Dreadlar, having attempted to expel said intruder.
  • Katthew, cruelly taken before her time whilst defending orphans and kittens from a mob of ravenous zombies.
  • Jason Worthing, taken from us while bravely standing against the tyranny of Ludwig.
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