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[EM News] Aino Nystad's Town Recognition

Discussion in 'UO Baja' started by Brytt, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Brytt

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    This just in from the Baja EM Website:

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    Hail, citizens of Britain and beyond!

    Several weeks ago, while thinking of how best to honor the memory of my dear sister Lady Aino Nystad, an idea germinated. The genesis of which lies in the now famous struggle against the erstwhile King pro-temp of Britain, nefarious Casca. The struggle which was led by the various towns and kingdoms that exist amongst our realm and beyond.

    During the early days of the struggle, my sister was put in a precarious situation as she was honor bound to serve Casca as captain of the Royal Guard. Initially, she attempted to broker peace but this soon proved to be futile. Not before long, it became clear to her that the only path was to resign from her position and join forces under the banner of Operation Royal Flush. The rest is history.

    In light of this, the best way that I could think of honoring my sister was to honor the spirit of townships and kingdoms – the very spirit that Casca attempted to crush. As such, I have donated a healthy purse from the Nystad estate to set up a Aino Nystad’s Township Recognition (ANTR). The sole purpose of ANTR will be to identify and publicize townships and kingdoms. Although blessed by Queen Dawn, ANTR will be politically neutral and work with not only the realm of Britain but also those that lie outside.

    In the coming days, the organization will be moving into the Counselor’s Guild hall in East Britain. Once setup, the doors will be thrown open to representatives of those that wish to register themselves for recognition. Certain guidelines will be applied for approval. Once approved, a banner will be constructed on site as a herald of the recognition.

    It is my hope that Aino Nystad’s Township Recognition promotes the kinship that was responsible for the overthrow of the usurper Casca.

    Sincerely,

    Kullervo Nystad

    Guidelines for town recognition:

    1) Does the municipality have a significant physical presence in the vicinity?

    As a rule of thumb, six houses will be considered as a significant presence. The houses should also make an effort to seem like part of the municipality by using a common theme in the house customization.

    2) Has it participated in shard events with town participation? Or, made its presence felt through any other manner?

    Examples include not only registering your community during various community geared events we have on Baja, but also participating in things like the recent trial. If you were a witness during the trial and introduced yourself as someone hailing from the town of timbaktu, then you have effectively made your presence known to the rest of the world.

    3) Is the municipality older than 30 days?

    Evidence should be provided regarding this.

    4) Do the citizens of the municipality actively promote themselves?

    For example, registering a booth during the faire grounds festival to promote themselves would count as such an activity.

    5) Has the municipality held community events in the past 6 months? or do they have events planned in the near future?

    Please note that the event should be geographically tied to the municipality itself. For example, an event to do champion spawns by itself would not count. However, if the event started by meeting at the town of timbaktu and then going to defeat the champions after a few drinks, then it would be effectively tied to that town.

    6) Is the town part of an ingame town?

    For example, if your town is located within the walls of Luna, then you will have a very difficult time justifying your recognition.
     
  2. WarderDragon

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    I'm not at all impressed with the name. It's tacky. But we'll see what happens.

    I would hope difficult - in terms of the political scheming and bloodshed needed to achieve such recognition - isn't the same as impossible. Some of the largest roleplaying guilds on other shards have set themselves as the governments of major townships; i.e. the Republic of Vesper on Europa.
     
  3. elf_biscuit

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    I refuse to be part of any township that has been formally approved of by Aino [DATA EXPUNGED] Nystad and/or her [DATA EXPUNGED] brother [DATA EXPUNGED] filthy dirty family that should all [DATA EXPUNGED] by a [DATA EXPUNGED] or else be dropped forever into the pit of [DATA EXPUNGED] along with all the Town Guards and their hideous ugly usurper Queen, Dawn that [DATA EXPUNGED] I will destroy them all and [DATA EXPUNGED] I am not sick and the Town Guards are trying to steal my virility with their radiation waves and [DATA EXPUNGED] Aino bloody Nystad.

    -Shiloh the dark elf
     
  4. EMSeppo

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    If it was impossible, then it would say impossible! However, I will state that it will be extremely difficult to achieve it. The guilds you mentioned do not own housing within the borders of the city and afaik, have not been officially recognized to have dominion over a city which is part of Britain by global plot line. As such, that situation does not really fall within this clause.

    For the most part, this rule is there to ensure that someone with few houses within Luna city wall does not expect to have a banner made for them. Maybe, if they are able to create something similar to the famous guilds you refer to. However, it will not be easy.

    I dislike the name, as well. It can be changed.
     
  5. WarderDragon

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    Good.

    I suggest either 'the College of Arms' or 'the Heraldric College.'

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    It would be in keeping with Medieval realism and the classical themes we're aiming for; an international organization in charge of creating and recording the various standards and pennants of noble houses and nation states. It would also leave it open to a wider purpose that could be used in the storyline; such as the recognition of various bodies in storylines that don't qualify as a full township.

    Queen Dawn could declare Kullervo Nystad the Earl Marshal of the Commonwealth College of Arms.

    All townships and kingdoms (i.e. Dawn and Horseshoe Island) would receive a township monolith or monument; a recognized banner of heraldric authority that could be hung from both their monolith and used in future storylines and events; an official motto or saying; a teleporter in the Grant Hall of Arms; and a Charge.

    The Charge would be a Heraldric Device of Animal Composition (i.e. the Horse or Wild Boar); which would be recognized as the official mascot of the township and used in the battles we discussed before.

    Britannic Townships (those who do swear fealty to Queen Dawn) would receive Cadency; a banner hung near their monument to declare their loyalties to Queen Dawn. Townships who swear fealty to other organizations (i.e. the Purity League) could receive a 'Cadency' Banner representative of these organizations as well.

    Those groups who don't match the requirements for a township but possess a significant presence on the shard and participate in the storyline extensively (i.e. the County of Berg and Zanthes) could receive a heraldric standard or pennant and recognition in the eyes of the College of Arms; but not a monument or a teleporter in the Grand Hall of Arms.

    The Earl Marshal and the Officers of Arms would keep rosters on the various positions of each township on political matters (i.e. stance on the Gargoyles); as you suggested in another thread. It would be available in the Office of Earl Marshal or the Nystad Foundation.