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Net Tossing & Governor’s Meeting 1-8-17

By Drakelord, Jan 9, 2017 | |
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  1. Net Tossing & Governor’s Meeting

    Was a busy day for most of Sonoma. Tossing nets at the Magincia’s Docks and a Governor’s Meeting with HRM King Blackthorn.
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    By now most of Sonoma is well aware of the Legionary Fishing Woman Petra, and she did not disappoint the crowd at the Magincia’s Dock this month. On the very first net in the water she got us a Scalis and of course her very last net also got us a Scalis. Thanks you Petra for the fun.

    I would also want to thank Cinderella, Clym of Clough, Hydrake, and Lavendar for all the white nets, as you know most of these nets are obtain by fishers here on Sonoma or across other shards. And if you have any white nets you like to share for these monthly events, please let the Lady Lavendar know.
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    The net tossing was started 15 minutes early due to a Governor’s meeting later that evening, this was to give those Governors time to clean up and change (if necessary) from the battles with the Scalis.
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    Governors Meeting, Roll Call
    HRM King Blackthorn
    Queen Mum
    Galahad
    Clym of Clough
    Cinderella
    Miri
    Lavendar
    Dezerai
    Absent were the Governors of Trinsic and Magincia.
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    You see: King Blackthorn
    KHAN: Hail Sire
    Dezerai: Hail Sire
    Lavendar: Hail, Your Majesty!
    King Blackthorn: Good evening governors
    Galahad: Hello Queen Mum
    Queen Mum: :)
    Menace: hail
    Clym of Clough: Hail
    Galahad: Hail sire
    Miri: Good evening

    King Blackthorn: Sometimes I get lost in my own castle. A part of me likes the old version better. *bows head* Evening citizens of Britainna. I still need to add chairs to the other side of this table. So we can all sit together.
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    All there agreed with adding the chairs.

    King Blackthorn: How is everyone doing this evening?
    Galahad: *nods* good good
    Queen Mum: doing well :)
    Dezerai: very well they just are now finishing up net tossing at the Magincia docks
    King Blackthorn: Ahh, yes I hope it was eventful
    Lavendar: Many foul creatures of the sea were slain
    Dezerai: Petra did very well and was able to get a few of the Bosses for them to dance with
    Lavendar: thanks to the efforts of many brave souls.
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    King Blackthorn: Always good to hear. So... *leans forward and folds hands together on table*
    There is a pressing matter that I need to discuss with you all. Commander Chimaera may have informed you at his first training session... For the reinstated Royal Britannian Guard
    Queen Mum: *raises eyebrows* oh?
    Dezerai: yes sire

    King Blackthorn: I will explain my decision to reinstate the guard. For those that were unable to attend the training session as I only had planned to do so in times of great unrest and uncertainty. It was my poor judgment in the first place that lead us to here. By appointing Tomas the alchemist with enough resources to create a philosophers stone. As you know, the alchemists opened an interdimensional rift But if you know me And you all should know me by now *grins* Im not one to dwell on the past. But instead look to the future. *gazes across the room* That over there *points directly across the table* Is the first full collection of bound antiparticles we’ve found. After the alchemical radiation was contained I thought we could finally close the chapter on the chaos these alchemists caused. Again, I was wrong. There are antiparticles floating throughout the air in Britannia Undetectable and invisible.

    Over time, we’ve noticed the antiparticles binding together... At first, we thought it was normal physics. Atoms pulling towards each other gravitational pull at random. But what we’ve found and I must stress this. The antiparticles are binding in a way that is predictable I have come to believe that the antiparticles are not at all random and moving independently.

    These antiparticles are intelligent and possibly communicating with one another *takes breath and leans back* What you see across from me has not harmed anyone. It stays immobile. And it cant be damaged. I would assume its harmless if it was’nt for my nightmare...

    During all this a skilled Crafter of the lands Lord Parnoc enter and begins quietly setting up chairs directly in front of the meeting table. When finished all those that were sitting behind the Governors were invited to move to the new seating.

    King Blackthorn: Anyone that wishes to face us, please do so
    Dezerai: have they been able to retrieve any clues from that Sire?
    King Blackthorn: From the antimatter? or my dream?
    Dezerai: from your nightmare
    King Blackthorn: yes... more than clues. I feel it was deliberate he... it... I don't know what to call it wants us to know. In the dream, something I only now can describe as darkness spoke to me. It showed me a place a void the area between dimensions
    Thailog: glances warily over shoulder at antimatter

    Why is it we all felt it was watching, listening to every word spoken at this meeting?

    King Blackthorn: Once an inter-dimensional rift has opened, like a door left open in your home
    King Blackthorn: It allows the void to enter without challenge. First it appears as elements our world is made of elements that make up our world
    Clym of Clough: wormholes...........suspended in time
    King Blackthorn: It appears as elements our world is made up of*. Followed by radioactive decay. Which then turns into what we know as antimatter: The opposite of what our world is made of. Governors, citizens, friends the rift is open and the void is at our doorstep. It has the power to swallow our whole world, as its done to so many. So we must be prepared to fight! Fight the battle that will likely be the hardest battle we have ever fought. As we don’t know our enemy. We don’t know what its capable of... And we don’t know how to destroy it. I ask all of you to survey our lands over the coming weeks. As the antiparticles bind, we should see more visible antimatter

    Miri: *nods*
    Cinderella: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: We must find the center
    Dezerai: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: the core
    Cinderella: something bigger than the "puddle"?
    King Blackthorn: *nods* I believe the puddle is what allowed the sleeping void dragon into our world. It will likely look the same

    Dezerai: maybe the Sleeping dragon and the Dark Mare can give us more information of this ?
    King Blackthorn: Also, we should, again, try to communicate with the void dragon
    Dezerai: ahh
    King Blackthorn: *nods* They are here for a reason. And though I believe they come from the same darkness... I feel they are here to help us. Please citizens, governors...If you see anything unusual, inform me or Commander Chimaera *takes deep breath* Now, before I discuss the Royal Guard, let's discuss any news to report. Governor Galahad
    Galahad: sire?

    King Blackthorn: How is Jhelom after the holiday season? Any news to report?
    Miri: ...
    Galahad: The citizens of Jhelom are happy the holiday season went very well in Jhelom but it would seem it was not so for the citizens of Yew. I ran into some of them and they were quite disappointed but I am sure Governor Miri can elaborate on that.
    King Blackthorn: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: We don't have to go in order. Miri, care to comment?

    Miri: Well, we are not so happy over in Yew
    King Blackthorn: Please elaborate. I'm sorry to hear that
    Miri: We work hard all year to get ahead and pay our taxes which I might add is quite hard for farmers and monks to manage
    King Blackthorn: *nods*
    Miri: and then we are passed over for a festival, lots of very sour people
    King Blackthorn: I indeed heard this news. The royal oracle has spoken with the gods. The lack of a festival in Yew was an oversight
    Miri: Indeed!
    Galahad: To say the least
    King Blackthorn: It is something they are aware of. My suggestion would be to mention it to the gods directly
    Miri: Well that takes some of the sting away
    Dezerai: *nods*
    Miri: I most certainly will
    Lavendar: We all sympathize and are saddened that Yew was overlooked. I will undertake to write on Yew’s behalf.

    King Blackthorn: As the timing of the festival was outside of the Crown's control
    Miri: Aye it was a great disappointment
    Dezerai: the 9th of this month there is to be a special meeting
    King Blackthorn: indeed
    Clym of Clough: We, Miri's friends and compatriots feel a little more than disappointed, we know Miri is hurt and we hurt for her and her city
    Galahad: She was very excited foe her citizens to get a big beautiful tree for the folks
    Miri: I am glad they are aware
    King Blackthorn: I know this may not be of any comfort, but our fragment of Sosoria isn't the only one. that expressed this concern
    Queen Mum: *agree*
    Lavendar: Nay, I have heard of this sadness from many in other lands.
    King Blackthorn: The gods are listening
    Lavendar: The great trees of Yew weep
    Miri: That is good to know Sire
    Lavendar: that the Christmas Elf did not visit.
    Miri: Aye
    King Blackthorn: I'll make sure to voice my concern for next year, as well
    Miri: Can I bring up the matter of taxes?
    King Blackthorn: Please do
    Miri: Thank you Sire
    Miri: Well Yew is a small town and filled with plain folk. Trying to raise 2 million in gold each week can be a hardship, perhaps for other areas as well
    Galahad: Yes not just Yew
    Miri: maybe it is time to revisit this?
    King Blackthorn: I'll think on the taxes. And I'll speak to the royal treasurer
    Miri: In many cases it falls on the governors to ensure they are paid
    Clym of Clough: Skara Brae backs that stance, for us plain folks the tax on trades is too steep
    Lavendar: Aye, in Vesper as well.
    Galahad: 2m per week is steep period
    King Blackthorn: Hrm...
    Dezerai: Moonglow also feel this pinch
    Queen Mum: ponders *time for a governor auction*? hmmm
    Miri: Aye
    Alright... let us table this discussion to our next meeting
    King Blackthorn: I need to think about this
    Dezerai: *nods*
    Miri: Thank you sire
    King Blackthorn: Will every state be able to pay the taxes until then?
    Galahad: Yes
    Galahad: it will be taken care of
    Lavendar: Aye, we will make sure they are paid.
    Queen Mum: Sire, the last time we needed funds we did a City auction to help raise funds
    Lavendar: If any lack funds, we can pool resources.
    King Blackthorn: Governor Mum, I think that's a great idea
    Queen Mum: and the funds we raised we split among the nine cities
    King Blackthorn: How about this...
    Queen Mum: the funds lasted at least 2.5 terms
    Clym of Clough: There are many solutions for fixing this problem, one of the best I think is charge a fee for the buff each time you get it (1000gp)
    King Blackthorn: Each of you come to next meeting with a proposal like the one Mum suggested.
    Clym of Clough: The burden should be on the user, not on the provider
    Galahad: Ok
    Queen Mum: okay
    Dezerai: alright
    Cinderella: *nods*
    Galahad: I like Governor Clym's idea though
    Miri: Thank you for listening, Sire
    Dezerai: *nods*
    Galahad: although Mum was right about hate auction
    Clym of Clough: Yes, the auction was wonderful
    Galahad: I still lean more towards Clym’s
    Cinderella: auction would be good
    Lavendar: An auction would be a great help for immediate concerns.
    Clym of Clough: but it is shortlived even at best and creates a hardship for those that do it
    King Blackthorn: I would prefer suggestions that don't involve the gods, if possible
    Galahad: agreed
    Lavendar: I feel that Clym's proposal would perhaps take much time to get the gods to agree but it is worth telling them of our plight.
    King Blackthorn: Let's solve this on our own, first
    Cinderella: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: *nods* We will do both, but let's not rely on the gods, too much. This is our kingdom
    Lavendar: Nay, sometimes our prayers fall on deaf ears as they are busy with other concerns that are more pressing.
    King Blackthorn: We should be able to solve our own problems
    Queen Mum: aye, that is why they have the trade quests
    Lavendar: Trade quests will augment City funds and I have heard of this being very successful in far off kingdoms such as Atlantic. They do have more populace to help there.
    Galahad: How many folks run thru Atlantic:?: In regards to our small portion of the world?
    King Blackthorn: Yes, the tradesman are helpful if used extensively
    Miri: there are many more people on Atlantic than here
    Queen Mum: I fear the gods would tell us to work on raising funds from the trades ...
    Miri: *sighs*
    King Blackthorn: Agreed
    Lavendar: I said as much. But even in a small population, trade missions can help.
    King Blackthorn: Let's accomplish this on our own. I am happy to attend an auction
    or other event to help out in anyway that I can
    Dezerai: with larger populations it is far to easy but for those with smaller they must work that much harder
    Lavendar: Aye, I realize this. However, I didn't know if all seated here knew about doing trade missions which is why I mention it.
    Dezerai: *nods*
    Clym of Clough: Trade deals are fine but they are very time consuming
    Miri: aye I have done many
    Yes, they are.
    King Blackthorn: Alright
    Clym of Clough: to gather enough gold for just one week's buff will take one person about 6 hours or more or our time
    King Blackthorn: Please think of ideas
    Miri: *nods*
    Dezerai: yes Sire
    Cinderella: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: and we will discuss again at our next meeting
    Dezerai: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: Cinderella, how are the citizens of Minoc
    Queen Mum: Sire when is next meeting?
    King Blackthorn: It should be the second week of February
    King Blackthorn: *checks calendar*
    Cinderella: The miners have been working hard to keep up the demand of ingots due to the quantity of people's bod orders. The womenfolk have been making coffee to keep them warm
    with all this snow all in all they are keeping busy.

    Just a note here, Cinderella has a coffee factory on Dagger isle working 24/7.

    King Blackthorn: Good to hear
    Cinderella: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: Governor Mum, how is the capital?
    Queen Mum: well we seem to be getting back our energy from the holidays
    King Blackthorn: *nods*
    Queen Mum: it does strain us a bit but of course we are tenacious :p
    King Blackthorn: The holidays take it out on all of us. Dezerai *smiles*
    Dezerai: Sire. The Citizens of Moonglow are well rested from this
    joyful Holiday period and ready for some hard work. We await your commands Sire for further action.
    King Blackthorn: Good to hear that, Governor
    King Blackthorn: I am happy to discuss the Royal Guard after we are done with updates
    Dezerai: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: Governor Clym of Skara Brae. How are the farms?
    Clym of Clough: Our city is doing very well in the winter season
    King Blackthorn: Crops are surviving the snow?
    Clym of Clough: the farms of course are covered with snow but soon the planting will begin
    King Blackthorn: We haven't had one in a few years now
    Clym of Clough: We would like, tho, to compliment and thank a young sprout named Chimaera
    Clym of Clough: who decorated our city to the nth degree, he did a super job
    Dezerai: *nods*
    Miri: Aye Indeed
    King Blackthorn: Ahh yes. I heard the towns were a delight
    Dezerai: he was a joy to watch
    King Blackthorn: Glad you enjoyed the holiday decorations
    Cinderella: *nods*
    Clym of Clough: I wish we had a shard xmas deco competition for the cities because our small shard would have won hands down
    Lavendar: Aye
    King Blackthorn: hrm...
    Dezerai: yes
    Cinderella: *nods*
    Lavendar: Verily.
    King Blackthorn: Something to consider for next season. *smiles*
    Cinderella: was very beautiful
    King Blackthorn: Governor Lavendar
    Lavendar: Your Highness
    King Blackthorn: How are the islands of Vesper
    Lavendar: Vesper is doing very well, Your Highness. We have enjoyed the winter season immensely and I would echo Governor Clym in saying that Chimaera made our cities look so festive and beautiful that it brought joy to our world.
    King Blackthorn: I allowed the construction of a fountain in the town square to remain
    Dezerai: *smiles*
    Lavendar: We can all be proud of the delight that our holiday season brought. Oh that is incredible good news, Your Highness. love the fountain. The square was very plain. Santa and his Elves did a great job bringing the holiday to Vesper and many from all parts of the lands visited. We loved the artisan festival although we do grieve that Yew was left out.
    King Blackthorn: Indeed *nods*
    Cinderella: *nods*
    Lavendar: We look forward to the new year
    King Blackthorn: Thank you, Lavendar
    King Blackthorn: Governor Miri, do you have anything else you'd like to add?
    Miri: No Sire I have said my piece
    King Blackthorn: OK
    Miri: thank you
    King Blackthorn: Thank you, Governor
    King Blackthorn: Good to see your faces
    Menace: sire! May I?
    King Blackthorn: *smiles*
    King Blackthorn: Please, Menace
    King Blackthorn: go ahead
    Menace: I noticed that there are 2 open seats
    King Blackthorn: *nods*
    Menace: I am interested in governing Trinsic
    Menace: or
    King Blackthorn: I believe the governor of New Magincia is absent. Was the governor of Trinsic reelected?
    Miri: Vershawn
    King Blackthorn: I'll check the stone after this.
    Menace: thank you sire
    Clym of Clough: I don't believe we have seen the Governors of either of those cities at a meeting this year
    King Blackthorn: If the governor is just absent, I will wait until next meeting to see if he attends
    Dezerai: Vershawn was elected for Trinsic
    King Blackthorn: As you know, I don't like empty seats here
    Dezerai: *nods*
    Miri: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: We all have obligations
    Galahad: Aye
    King Blackthorn: But I won't remove one from office for a single no-show
    King Blackthorn: Let's see if they are present at the next meeting
    Dezerai: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: Lord Menace, please attend next month's meeting
    Menace: Absolutely sire thank you
    King Blackthorn: You are welcome. Do any other citizens have something to discuss?
    Lord Parnoc, thank you again for the chairs. Alright, we ran over a bit
    Parnoc: You are most certainly welcome
    King Blackthorn: This concludes the meeting
    Dezerai: *nods*
    Parnoc: my pleasure
    Galahad: Thank you Sire
    King Blackthorn: Anyone that would like to discuss the Royal Guard, you are welcome to stay back
    Galahad: Mum good to see you
    Thailog: Goodnight, Sire...Governors
    Lavendar: I would love to hear
    Galahad: Happy New Year
    Lavendar: about the Royal Guard
    Clym of Clough: Great to see you Mum, yes
    Miri: Good night
    Queen Mum: :)
    King Blackthorn: Night all
    Queen Mum: *cookie hug* Clym
    Dezerai: I shall stay
    Clym of Clough: Twas a very good meeting with many things aired I hope that some solutions will be found
    King Blackthorn: agreed, Governor Clym, Alright, on to the Royal Guard
    Clym of Clough: g'night all
    King Blackthorn: I decided to revise the system with new ranks and responsibilities. This will be further outlined in the Britannia news after this meeting. But, I will adjust your rank at this meeting, if you wish.
    Lavendar: Is this something that goes on our character?
    Dezerai: Sire my Champion will have his done at the next meeting he attends
    King Blackthorn: I will alter any current totem you have that signifies your rank I believe you have lanterns
    Dezerai: aye
    Dezerai: he carrys his now
    Lavendar: Some of us do not.
    Cinderella: Your Majesty my lantern is held in my bankbox
    King Blackthorn: I will do this now... Commander Chimaera later this week, and again at the town hall
    Galahad: Good Night
    Cinderella: you see it doesn't have spell channeling on it
    Dezerai: *waves*
    King Blackthorn: I will not alter the magic of spell channeling. Just a title change
    Dezerai: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: There are fifteen ranks. Recruit will remain as the entry rank, followed by Scout, Watchman, and Garrison. Once one reaches Garrison, he or she is ready for the path to become a knight. The next set of ranks is as follows: Squire, Knight, ArchKnight, Elder Knight, Knight Crusader, and Knight Cavalier. Once one reaches the highest knight honor, he or she then can become a guard. If you missed the ranks, they will be posted in the Britannia news
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    Dezerai: Drakelord is present Sire
    And a Squire will be present in Serpent's Hold. Evening Drakelord. What was your previous rank?
    Drakelord: `Sire. I do wish my changed. Its Cadet.
    King Blackthorn: All Cadets did their fair work to become knights in my eyes
    Drakelord: Sire my rank before this was Sgt Major
    King Blackthorn: The sgt major rank has been eleminated
    Drakelord: yes
    King Blackthorn: As well as Cadet
    Drakelord: good
    Parnoc: wait
    King Blackthorn: Yes Parnoc?
    Parnoc: Clym is Seargent major
    Drakelord: *nods*
    Parnoc: will he lose his rank?
    King Blackthorn: He has the option to keep his legacy rank
    Parnoc: ah ok, I will tell him
    King Blackthorn: He can keep that rank as long as he wishes
    Drakelord: *whisper* lucky dog
    King Blackthorn: If he decides to move up in rank his next rank will be Knight Where Drakelord is currently at. They are being reset. But if one wants his lantern to remain on the legacy system
    I wont change it. But everyone was approaching the highest rank. So I had to add more
    Drakelord: May I hand this to you now Sire?
    King Blackthorn: please
    Drakelord: thank you
    King Blackthorn: You are very welcome, Drakelord. The final ranks are guardsman. Noble Guard, Royal Guard, Elder Guard, and King's Royal Guard. Once one reaches King's Royal Guard, the final rank is a distinct title. Something that represents your contribution to the Guard and Britannia. No one else will have this title. How one achieves a higher rank will be outlined in the Britannian News. If you don't have a lantern, you will receive one at the next RBG ceremony provided you've attended enough battles and meetings to be considered.
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    Please ask Commander Chimaera I must take leave. He is hosting a discussion later this week and will go over all details *smiles* Alright friends I must depart. Have a good evening governors.

    And with those words the first meeting of the Governor’s Council this year ended. I hope to see more at the next meeting next month. Till then be safe, have fun and do those trade missions, your city needs them.

    P.S. Petra says see you next month also.

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