Taweret and I have been in discussions quite a bit this month and we have decided to promote a bit of discussion on plans for next year. Since I have a partner now (yay!) and she seems like she is going to stick around we need to be a bit more organized about this. Next year's theme is going to be Orcs. Yes, Orcs. The paradigm of Blackthorn, the Council, The Orc race and the political factioning therein is an interesting one and we both feel it is worth exploring. We are considering a TEMPORARY "Crux Ansata" type system run by Taweret for the "Orc side" of things, meaning, if you wish to RP as an Orc and participate on that side of the coin we could do that, IF enough people are interested. We will be pushing/developing a system to include player run banner towns in the mix (Fiction/RP/EM Events), this will reward activity and also remove banners in inactive locations. (you read that correctly) The King's Council will be heavily stressed by Bennu as it is currently. The Crux Ansata isn't going anywhere. So, in closing: Orcs, Royal Council, Crux Ansata, Orcs, Banner Towns, Orcs... oh and Orcs. If you read the above, Id like you to comment no matter if your thoughts are positive or negative. Taweret and I both would like discussion before we start putting things in writing in January.