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.
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.
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.
Governors Meeting, Roll Call
HRM King Blackthorn
Clym of Clough
Absent were the Governors of Trinsic and Magincia.
You see: King Blackthorn
KHAN: Hail Sire
Dezerai: Hail Sire
Lavendar: Hail, Your Majesty!
King Blackthorn: Good evening governors
Galahad: Hello Queen Mum
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.
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.
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
King Blackthorn: We must find the center
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
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
King Blackthorn: How is Jhelom after the holiday season? Any news to report?
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
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
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.
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
Alright... let us table this discussion to our next meeting
King Blackthorn: I need to think about this
Miri: Thank you sire
King Blackthorn: Will every state be able to pay the taxes until then?
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
Queen Mum: okay
Galahad: I like Governor Clym's idea though
Miri: Thank you for listening, Sire
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
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
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 ...
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.
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
Dezerai: yes Sire
King Blackthorn: and we will discuss again at our next meeting
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
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
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
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
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
Clym of Clough: I wish we had a shard xmas deco competition for the cities because our small shard would have won hands down
King Blackthorn: hrm...
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
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*
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
King Blackthorn: I believe the governor of New Magincia is absent. Was the governor of Trinsic reelected?
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
King Blackthorn: We all have obligations
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
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
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
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: 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
King Blackthorn: I will not alter the magic of spell channeling. Just a title change
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
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
King Blackthorn: As well as Cadet
King Blackthorn: Yes Parnoc?
Parnoc: Clym is Seargent major
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.
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.