Valnad is probably best known for holding the eWorld record for number of consecutive terms as Country President (6) and after the latest term in 2012 being tied no 1 for total number of presidencies (8, which has since been passed by others). Valnad was also ranked 7th in economy rank Plato removed it from the game and has ever since been waiting for a new economy module, while pouting and WAM:ing.
September 19th, 2013, Valnad became the first Nordic player and the 79th in the world to reach level 100.
First born on day 110, in march 2008, Valnad never managed to get his activation code to work due to the beta game being so buggy. This caused him to leave the game and not reappear until day 884 of the New World, in the region of Gotaland.
During day 898, after being merely 14 days old, Valnad founded his first organization and first company; Laponia Holdings and the Q1 weapons company, Laponia Systems AB. This was made possible by financial aid from ThomasP87. Less than a week later, Valnad reincarnated Flashback Food, which is one of the oldest companies still active, though it now operates under the name; Laponia Food AB.
Valnad put a lot of effort into founding a cluster of successful companies throughout 2010. At its prime, the Laponia Group amassed as many as 20 companies in various markets and countries. However, admins made several devastating changes to the economy module by introducing V2 and then changing everything again by the removal of weapon types, orgs and the implementation of several new raw materials.
Laponia Holdings was finally put to rest on day 1 135. Valnad acquired a total of 22 companies throughout 2010, which was a lot at the time. When this is written, Valnad has aprox. 250 companies of various quality.
Valnad enlisted to The Swedish Armed Forces after 19 days of age. During this time, however, congressmen and employees weren't allowed to leave the country without resigning from their work. Therefor his early military achievements deserves no further mention.
The Fourth German War
Launching a successful campaign against Germany, with support from both Poland and Italy, Valnad made his first appearance on the international scene. When the smoke had cleared, Sweden were once again in possession of Schleswig-Hamburg and Holstein (High grain, one of the most precious regions in the world at the time) and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, plus winning the region of Lower-Saxony and Bremen but giving it ti United Kingdom in order to pave way for Poland to go further into German territory. During these wars, Valnad landed his first Battle-Hero achievement although his part in the war was mainly played out in the tactical department.
This war ended with Germany being wiped from the map, marking the unconditional victory of Sweden and her allies.
The Liberation of Denmark
Due to the events taking place in the Danish congress and country president elections during the fall of 2010, Sweden's neighbor suffered a PTO led by a Croatian paramilitary group of exiled citizens. Valnad held a meeting with HrBjorn, the religious and political leader of the real Danes, and it was decided that Sweden should liberate all of Denmark and form a temporary union until the time and setting was right for Denmark to be revived.
Within less than a week, Denmark had been entirely taken over by Sweden and in his next article, Valnad proclaimed the union's name as Homonavia (crediting Grev Per for his Homoswede expression during the last time Swedish troops occupied Danish territory). In this process, Sweden also acclaimed the eWorld's only known High Beer regions (Sjaelland and Hovedstaden) in which battle Valnad went ahead and landed another Battle-hero medal (later engraved by Lurvinator; "In Beer We Trust").
The Fifth German War
After admins decided to remove the High grain in SH-H, Sweden went on a prowl after some new resources. Germany, having managed to reclaim some of the regions they lost a few weeks earlier, was once again the obvious center of attention. Collaborating with Polish president Strozer, Valnad signed a declaration of war and gave the order to move across the border, into Saxony-Anhalt. The battle was soon over, with Sweden claiming 8 straight victories and not wasting any time. Due to Poland bordering from all sides, and admins new rules of ending wars when there are no borders left, this signaled the end of the war.
The Battle of Norrland and Harjedalen + Trondelag
These two battles were initiated after a Scandinavian summit, where the presidents of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland made arrangements for a region swap. Gaining support from both congresses, Norway attacked and claimed Norrland and Harjedalen, after which they intentionally lost a battle against the capital state of Svealand.
Trondelag was then easily conquered by the Swedes, but the peace proposal was postponed by the Norwegian congress, which forced Sweden to auto-attack a random Norwegian region. Ironically the random battle was initiated in Norrland and Harjedalen, causing quite much confusion by civilians on both sides.
During this war, Sweden had to send their military to fight against one of its own core regions for the first time ever, marking this as a very special and awkward day in the Swedish history books. During the last battle, taking place in the middle of the night, Valnad was the only one fighting for the Norwegian side. Later on the same day, peace was accepted and the war ended according to plan.
The Swedish Empire reborn
After successfully forming the Homonavian union with the Danes, plus occupying the northern parts of Germany, Sweden held as many as 16 bonus regions, making it one of the largest and most production efficient empires in the eWorld at the time, surpassing the size of much larger ePopulations such as Turkey, Serbia, Brazil, Romania, Spain, France, Hungary and having just one region less than their old-time friends from Poland.
May 2010: assigned his first government office, Vice Minister of Finance, by the newly elected president Meleni. This assignment was given by recommendation from some of the most respected players in Sweden. MoF at the time was none other than the legendary st00r.
June 26th, 2010: first congress term, through the opposition party Liberala Vikingar.
July 15th, 2010: first party presidency, for Liberala Vikingar, despite being "politically uncommitted".
August 5th, 2010: Valnad decided to campaign as vice President together with st00r as the main candidate in the presidential elections. It ended with a landslide victory for st00r (67%), with Valnad securing the second place (17%) and thus their plan of creating political stability in the country once more had been initiated. With st00r as president and Valnad as Vice President, they formed a trio with the infamous player shoot, but due to unforeseen IRL events much of their work had to be postponed.
Remember, remember the 5th of November...
During the President election held on November 5th, 2010, Valnad decided to launch his first candidacy for the seat as country president in Sweden. After receiving much support from the community, he won the election with 42%, with Lobbanet II coming in second place with 25.6%.
History was written, as this made him the first candidate to be elected president without campaigning from the largest party in the country. In fact, his party was 5th in size at the time. At the end of his first term, Valnad also became the first Swedish president to succeed in fulfilling all of his three Campaign goals.
Half a year as President
The next election ended with Valnad winning once more. Now the support had increased to a staggering 54.3%, despite a 20% increase in population and many more voters. This time the runner-up was Johannes Svaerd, who finished with 27.8% of the votes. Valnad won 6 consecutive elections, which is still a world record, before he decided to step down. Throughout this period, Sweden had regained much of its former glory and Valnad was later on elected the most popular president of all times (2011).