Dranorian Readiness and Alertness Barometer

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Chillaxed Current level. Standard peacetime readiness.

The Dranorian Readiness and Alertness Barometer (DRAB) is a scale used to measure the attack risk on Dranoria and instruct appropriate military preparations.


The Defence Alertness Scale (DAS) was the predecessor to the DRAB, used in Optima. It was updated by the intelligence services and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and used by the ODF, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Office of Civil Defence to determine the appropriate level of alertness and preparation for the current security situation. It fell out of use after Michael Sander's departure from Optima and was officially discontinued along with the Optiman Defence Force when Optima was annexed by Dranoria. It was inspired by the UK's 80s-era civil defence plans and the US DEFCON scale. The scale was intended for simultaneous civil and military use, and applied separately to three different civil defence regions.


  • Central: Optiman territories near South Australia
  • Dayne-Yabloko: Dayneville; also intended to apply to Cooriengah (then Iego) and Yabloko
  • Highlands: Barrett

Defence Alertness Scale

Attack Signal: RED Nuclear attack expected within five minutes. Attack sirens sounded. Essential service workers enter workplace fallout shelters. Warning broadcast on all OBC outlets.
Attack Signal: AMBER Nuclear attack expected within thirty minutes. Civilians instructed to enter fallout shelters. Warning broadcast on all OBC outlets. Government offices closed. Control of the OBC is assumed by the Minister of Defence and Security.
Attack Signal: YELLOW Nuclear or conventional attack likely within 24 hours. Inessential work ceased. Warning broadcast on the OBC. Civil Guard placed on standby. Government given right to requisition up to 45 per cent of stocks in supermarkets.
Stage II Readiness Nuclear or conventional attack likely, but not inevitable. Civilians instructed to build home fallout shelters. Up to 65 per cent of OBC airtime is reserved for use by the Ministry of Defence and Security. Instructional leaflets printed in every major newspaper, and distributed door-to-door. Military placed on standby. Stockpiling of food, medication, and water by government commences.
Stage I Readiness Elevated risk of conventional attack. Border crossings may be subject to increased scrutiny. Intelligence services extend office hours.
Peacetime Normal peacetime readiness

The scale remained at Peacetime for all territories for its entire lifespan, barring a short window before official publication of the scale, in which it was at Stage I Readiness for Dayne-Yabloko and Central.