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EM Event Meeting with King Blackthorn (Sunday 7th, 7:30 pm UK Time)

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Mapper, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Mapper

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    When? Sunday 7th of July 2013 at 7:30pm UK Time, 8:30pm CET
    Where? Throne Room, Castle Blackthorn in Britain

    Please join King Blackthorn in his throne room for an Audience with the King. There will be an event 15 minutes afterwards at the Counselor's Hall in Britain to meet a special visitor.
     
  2. R Traveler

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    Is it 30 mins before usual time?
     
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  4. callum_fitzhugh

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    SO what happened? I am cursed. Patched UO Sunday afternoon. All working well. Logged off in the throne room mid-afternoon. Me all happy. 720pm I go to my computer and notice the wireless connection has gone. NO worries. I try and log onto my wireless and the computer is refusing to get an IP address from the router. Grrrrrrrr ok so by 730pm this is sorted. But can I log in? Nope. Sticks on the "Entering Britannia" screen three times. Reboot computer. Wireless signal gone again. Grrrrr. Sort this by 745pm. BY now I am getting really cross. So now I try UO again and get an error message about the computer cant find a patch file. This happens three times. By which time it is now 810pm so I give up. I guess this is UO's way of telling me to close the account finally. But regardless it seems I need to reinstall UO *again* for like the fifth time in two years.
     
  5. Barian

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    Quick report

    King Blackthorne welcomed everyone and then the Governers introduced themselves, and laid a few petionons before his Majesty.

    Apologies were made for the one absent Governer (RL issues)

    Alaster promised not to steal any undies during the meeting (he stole socks instead)

    Then we all left, most of us to the Counsellors Hall, where we met the Visitor who turned out to be EM Banjo (I may have his name wrong) EM of Drachenfels who appears to be ours as well temporarily.

    EM Barbarossa (still wrong) promised an event in 14 days I think (or another meeting)

    The usual suspects made the usual remarks and EM Benedict (what was his name?) left and so did the rest of us.

    More of a "meet & greet" than anything else tbh

    Hopefully someone took a few screenshots which they will post this evening
     
  6. SirZ

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    EM's name is Borbarad.
    Seen his events on DF - really good guy.

    Screenshots I'll post today later.
     
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  7. SirZ

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    Skuld gov of Jhelom
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    Judith Leach gov of Minoc
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    Dredd gov of Britain
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    Hotep Shakkara gov of Trinsic
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    Alaster The Mad gov of Skara Brae
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    Anna Goodward gov of Vesper
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    Vincent Vega gov of Yew
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    Arashikar Osyden gov of New Magincia
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    New EM
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    Info
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    The pic spam is over :)
     
  8. Aurelius

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    But I'll add a wall of text ;)

    Cut from my journals, so I've edited out a lot of the general chat, system messages and such and hopefully left in all the relevant stuff from the King and the Governors. In fairness, none of them expected to be called up to give introductory speeches, so that was a bit of a shock to them, but they recovered pretty well...

    (Any duplication in here's my fault, I was swapping between two clients and accidentally had then saving to s single journal, so it got a bit messy..).



    King Blackthorn: Hail and good evening!
    King Blackthorn: Please governors take your seat
    King Blackthorn: we miss a few governors
    King Blackthorn: Pleas folk take a seat
    King Blackthorn: Good evening my Governors.
    King Blackthorn: Welcome to our first councils meeting.
    King Blackthorn: This meeting is to make sure that all of you doing all what needs to be done for your city!
    King Blackthorn: Also you can make suggestions and applications for your city.
    King Blackthorn: My current desire is that all governors introduce themselves and the city they represent.
    King Blackthorn: Once you have done this you can make suggestions and requests for changes
    King Blackthorn: and adjustments in your city.
    King Blackthorn: I would like to start with the governors on my right side,
    King Blackthorn: please step forward governor of Jhelom!
    King Blackthorn: In front of the table please
    King Blackthorn: Thank you Lady Skuld

    Skuld: good evening mylord, I'm Skuld, your governor of Jhelom
    King Blackthorn: Please
    King Blackthorn: go on
    King Blackthorn: Lady
    King Blackthorn: Tell us something about you and your city
    Skuld: eerrhmmm
    Skuld: I'm a bard and I kinda love animals
    Skuld: and Jhelom is
    Skuld: a superb city
    Skuld: located on three islands
    Skuld: in the southern seas
    Skuld: unfortunately
    Skuld: it seems to have
    Skuld: not too many citizens
    Skuld: yet
    Skuld: *blushes*
    King Blackthorn: I know Jhelom, its a nice city
    Skuld: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: Do you have requests or suggestions, regarding your city?
    Skuld: thank you
    Skuld: I'm not perfectly sure about this
    Skuld: but I think
    Skuld: there's a stable master missing in Jhelom
    Skuld: I'd love to have that fixed
    Skuld: *nods*
    Skuld: good idea
    King Blackthorn: I will see what I can do for you about it
    King Blackthorn: any other requests or suggestions?
    Skuld: some citizens just whispered
    Skuld: they wish more and better quests
    King Blackthorn: That is an Global issue...
    Skuld: *nods*
    Skuld: forgive me Sir
    Skuld: **Sire
    King Blackthorn: You are very welcome Lady
    Skuld: *blushes*
    King Blackthorn: Thank you Governor of Jhelom, please take your seat!

    King Blackthorn: Please step forward governor of New Magincia!
    King Blackthorn: Hmm I think he is not here...

    King Blackthorn: Please step forward governor of Minoc!
    Judith Leach: Good evening, your majesty and all attendants.
    Judith Leach: I am Judith Leach, director of the Luna Mining Cartel.
    King Blackthorn: Its a plesure to meet you Madam...
    Judith Leach: My main goal is to increase productivity of the city of Minoc and hopefully funnel some of that wealth into the coffers of the sovereign
    Judith Leach: To do so I plan to organize some mining expeditions, as the mines around our city are not as abundant as they once were.
    King Blackthorn: please take your seat Sir Alaster
    Alaster The Mad: thank you !!
    Anna Goodward: *Smirks at Alaster*
    Judith Leach: For this purpose, I humbly request the sovereign to erect a message board near the city stone so I can make proper announcements to the citizens
    King Blackthorn: I know about this problem...and its a good idea you have.
    King Blackthorn: I see what you mean, and I will think about this.
    Judith Leach: Either that or the priviledge to extend messengers to the herald and/or town criers. The most important factor of productivity is good communication.
    Judith Leach: That is all, thank you for your time, your majesty.
    King Blackthorn: Thats true Madam!
    King Blackthorn: Thank you Governor of Minoc, please Take your seat!

    King Blackthorn: Please step forward governor of Britain!

    Dredd: evening mlord i am dredd mayor britain there is a fc bonus this week for all citazans to enjoy
    King Blackthorn: Hail Sir Dredd
    King Blackthorn: Oh, thats nice for you nhabitants!
    Dredd: aye and we would second a notice board to be placed
    King Blackthorn: Tell us something about Britain and your plans
    Dredd: we would also like brut bank to once again be the main tradeing area as it once was)
    Dredd: brit
    King Blackthorn: Thats a very ambitious target!
    Dredd: aye but it was once before invasions)
    King Blackthorn: Ill hope you are able to fulfill your targets
    Dredd: tk mlord)
    King Blackthorn: any other requests or suggestions?
    King Blackthorn: Thank you Governor of Britain, please Take your seat!

    King Blackthorn: Please step forward governor of Trinsic!

    Hotep Shakkara: If it pleases your majesty, I am Hotep Shakkara of House Mottecreek
    King Blackthorn: Greeting Lady Hotep Shakkara!
    Hotep Shakkara: and I represent the most honorable city of Trinsic.
    Hotep Shakkara: My house has always put the interests of Trinsic first and foremost
    Hotep Shakkara: but unfortunately in the aftermath of the pillaging they were forced to abandon
    Hotep Shakkara: their ancesteral lands. Recently I reclaimed some of my family's estates
    Hotep Shakkara: to the south of the city and erected several structures there,
    Hotep Shakkara: the soulstone graveyard being best known of these.
    Hotep Shakkara: I would also like to use this opportunity to pay respects to my honorable
    Hotep Shakkara: opponent in the elections, the captain of the Duchy of Trinsic. He and his
    Hotep Shakkara: fellows have done a great service to the city in the past and I acknowledge their efforts.
    Hotep Shakkara: I would also like to honor the other citizens that have made great efforts
    Hotep Shakkara: for our city and our lands, such as madam Foxglove and the other good citizens that
    King Blackthorn: That's nice of you Lady
    Hotep Shakkara: live in the lands surrounding the city and go to great efforts to help
    Hotep Shakkara: citizens new to these lands.
    Hotep Shakkara: As for suggestions, I have no personal wishes, as I am just here to represent the citizens.
    Hotep Shakkara: They have sent me two requests.
    Hotep Shakkara: The first is to expand the docks, as the docks of Trinsic are unfortunately
    Hotep Shakkara: of insufficient size to harbor the largest of vessels and they
    Hotep Shakkara: and they have to wait for high tide and
    Hotep Shakkara: tugboats to be pulled loose.
    Hotep Shakkara: The second request is to erect a platform over the pool in the Trinsic meeting
    Hotep Shakkara: hall south of the bank so we have some space to hold meetings there.
    Hotep Shakkara: I would also like to join Judith Leach of Minoc in the request for a message board or other means to communicate better with our citizens.
    Hotep Shakkara: Thank you kindly for your attention, that was all.
    King Blackthorn: Thank you lady

    King Blackthorn: Thank you Governor of Trinsic, please Take your seat!

    King Blackthorn: Please step forward governor of Moonglow!
    Nairab: With you Majesties permission ...
    King Blackthorn: I think he is not here....
    King Blackthorn: Yes Lord Nairab
    Nairab: I must apologise for my Ally's absence
    Bartman: I'm afraid our good lady Morgana has prior arrangements which mean she cannot be here
    King Blackthorn: Oh
    King Blackthorn: thats sad...
    King Blackthorn: It would be nice if she sends me a letter in the name of the city
    Bartman: i will pass on the message :)
    King Blackthorn: please make sure she know about it
    King Blackthorn: thank you my Lord

    King Blackthorn: Please step forward governor of Skara Brae!
    King Blackthorn: Hail Sir Alaster
    Alaster The Mad: Evening My Lord, thank you for receiving us tonight.
    Alaster The Mad: I'm Alaster The Mad, governor of the nice town of Skara Brae.
    King Blackthorn: I see your city needs tailors
    Alaster The Mad: Indeed !
    Anna Goodward: *Giggles*
    Alaster The Mad: it's a big concern.
    Nairab: *chuckles*
    King Blackthorn: Please
    Alaster The Mad: Well, i'll second my friends who came just before, we'd need a way for citizens to contact me for their concern
    Alaster The Mad: a message board would do it
    King Blackthorn: tell us about your city and about yourself
    Alaster The Mad: and
    Alaster The Mad: i profit of tonight to say
    Alaster The Mad: i'll be several evenings at skara bank to listen to every concern they could have
    King Blackthorn: thats the reason why we are here.. so please go on
    Alaster The Mad: i'll say exactly which dayss in advance
    Alaster The Mad: also
    Alaster The Mad: i'd like to advertise events in skara, the town is beautiful and could host lot of funny things
    Alaster The Mad: so in few weeks
    Alaster The Mad: i'll be organizing
    Alaster The Mad: "The Skara Naked Race"
    Skuld: *shakes head*
    Alaster The Mad: i'll give details once everything is properly settled
    King Blackthorn: As I can see you are already prepeart for this! Its a nice idea and I hope that a lot of people attend
    Alaster The Mad: and few decorations for the bank, to make it more attractive would be nice too !
    Alaster The Mad: i hope so !
    Alaster The Mad: and to finish
    Alaster The Mad: i promise tonght i'll steal nothing. For once.
    King Blackthorn: oh
    Alaster The Mad: Thank you for listening to me !
    Skuld: *chuckles*
    King Blackthorn: you aer very welcome Sir
    King Blackthorn: Thank you Governor of Skara Brae, please Take your seat!

    King Blackthorn: Please step forward governor of Vesper!

    Skuld: *eyes Anna*

    Anna Goodward: Greetings everyone, mi lordship *nods politely*
    King Blackthorn: Hail Madam
    Anna Goodward: Ah would be Anna Goodward, Governor of the city of Vesper for tha time bein' ..
    Anna Goodward: Ah am a barmaid of tha Vesper Trading Company and Ah thank everyone for their support in tha elections and their trust
    King Blackthorn: *smiles*
    King Blackthorn: Do you have requests or suggestions, regarding your city?
    Anna Goodward: None of our citizens has raised a request as of yet and since Ah can be found at tha Swaggers in every Tuesday Ah don' see an issue in getting in touch...
    Anna Goodward: However Ah second tha idea of a message board as well...
    Anna Goodward: And yes, actualleh Ah'd have a request...
    Anna Goodward: Since tha tradin' company employes least half of Vesper and...
    Anna Goodward: We struggle with our fleet Ah'd ask to consider to build a pier in South Vesper
    Anna Goodward: Et would ease tha trades loading and unloading a lot
    King Blackthorn: Ill see the problem
    Anna Goodward: That would be all for the moment sir
    King Blackthorn: Thank you Governor of Vesper, please Take your seat!
    Anna Goodward: *nods*

    King Blackthorn: Please step forward governor of Yew!

    Vincent Vega: Good evening you majesty and fellow Britannians
    King Blackthorn: Greetings Lord Vincent Vega
    Vincent Vega: My name is Vincent Vega its my pleasure to meet with you and my fellow govs as the gov of Y
    Vincent Vega: Yew

    Skuld: hear hear
    Vincent Vega: We have an fc buff for our citizens to enjoy.
    Skuld: which is nice *claps*
    Vincent Vega: We have the best bakers in all the kingdom and I am very proud of our citizens, some of whom h
    King Blackthorn: a plesure for your inhabitants
    Vincent Vega: whom have joined us tonite
    Vincent Vega: aye
    Vincent Vega: Id like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for me.
    Vincent Vega: As Gov
    Vincent Vega: I would like to see the govs get a function to
    Vincent Vega: use a town crier to spread info like buffs and get help to get money ect
    Dredd: aye
    Vincent Vega: Perhaps an option to make smaller decoration in town for our fabulous bakers etc.
    Vincent Vega: And id like to have the option to tax so all citizens can take part in paying for the buffs as
    Skuld: hear hear
    Vincent Vega: its very difficult for just one gov to take on that expense.
    Skuld: *nods*
    Vincent Vega: And I concur, a message board is sorely needed for our towns.
    Vincent Vega: thank you your Majesty
    Vincent Vega: for your time
    King Blackthorn: Thank you Governor of Yew, please take your seat!

    King Blackthorn: I wish to say all of you who are here thanks,
    King Blackthorn: thanks for spending your time to represent your city and make our world a better place!
    Arashikar Osyden: *ahem*
    King Blackthorn: As your King I will consider your suggestions and requests
    King Blackthorn: and will let you know my decisions during the next audience.
    Arashikar Osyden: *raises hand and waves it*
    King Blackthorn: yes please


    King Blackthorn: thanks for spending your time to represent your city and make our world a better place!
    King Blackthorn: As your King I will consider your suggestions and requests
    King Blackthorn: and will let you know my decisions during the next audience.

    King Blackthorn: ahh i see
    King Blackthorn: you are here now
    King Blackthorn: Please step forward governor of New Magincia!

    Arashikar Osyden: Apologies for arriving late, I had some issues with the ferry...
    Arashikar Osyden: I am Arashikar Osyden, the governor of New Magincia.
    King Blackthorn: You are excused
    Arashikar Osyden: I would like to thank all that voted for me and also those that have organized many great events in our city in the past, as New Magincia is quite famous for its battles with sea monsters at our docks, it always draws a crowd.
    King Blackthorn: Thats nice to hear Lady!
    King Blackthorn: Do you have requests or suggestions, regarding your city?
    Arashikar Osyden: I would also like to apologize for the lack of our trade deal, it was my understanding that these would persist indefinitely, while the contracts seem to expire after just one week...
    King Blackthorn: oh are there any issues about this!?
    Arashikar Osyden: It will be restored as soon as my ship returns to port full of trade goods that hopefully bring a profit. We have a deal that increases weapon proficiency for all our warriors.
    Arashikar Osyden: Yes, I was getting to that your Majesty.
    King Blackthorn: Please go on Lady
    Arashikar Osyden: Right now it is impossible for multiple people to contribute to the city treasury...
    Skuld: *raises eyebrows*
    Arashikar Osyden: ...because for some reason, 5% of the money gets withdrawn EVERY DAY for maintenance
    Skuld: *nods*
    Arashikar Osyden: While neither I nor the mayor authorize this!
    King Blackthorn: thats the Crowns tax...
    Arashikar Osyden: So when someone wishes to deposit funds, and does so at the start of the week
    You see: Slappy [*CD*]
    Arashikar Osyden: (as the benefactor does not know when trade deals expire)
    Arashikar Osyden: HALF of the money is gone by the end of the week, while I have not been able to do anything with it.
    Arashikar Osyden: This situation is absurd, citizens should be able to contribute funds without being penalized.
    Arashikar Osyden: If the king would require taxes we will be happy to pay it under fair and transparant system.
    Arashikar Osyden: But this system is not fair in my humble opinion.
    Arashikar Osyden: That is that. One other request.
    King Blackthorn: Pleas lady go on
    Arashikar Osyden: Since a great deal of seamonster hunting occurs at our southern docks
    <51574760>Bartman: might have been late, but has been most constructive >:)
    Arashikar Osyden: I would like a small monument erected there for all that have kept the seas safe
    You see: Ralan Knight of Skara Brae
    ARAGORN: a sailors memorial?
    Arashikar Osyden: And it would be very nice to have an ankh or shrine incorporated in there
    Arashikar Osyden: so that those that risked their lives and get maimed terribly during battles with these horrible creatures can be healed.
    Arashikar Osyden: I hope this request is not unreasonable to his majesty.
    King Blackthorn: I will see what I can do....
    King Blackthorn: any other requests or suggestions?
    Arashikar Osyden: Thank you. *bows*


    King Blackthorn: Thank you Governor of New Magincia, please Take your seat!
    Arashikar Osyden: No your majesty, that is it for now.
    wanda: *claps*
    Arashikar Osyden: Thank you.

    King Blackthorn: I wish to say all of you who are here thanks,
    King Blackthorn: thanks for spending your time to represent your city and make our world a better place!
    King Blackthorn: As your King I will consider your suggestions and requests
    King Blackthorn: and will let you know my decisions during the next audience.
    King Blackthorn: That should be in about 4 weeks!
    King Blackthorn: Now its time for me to rest!
    King Blackthorn: I wish you all a good night.
    King Blackthorn: See you all soon again.
    King Blackthorn: Good night!



    I'd second one comment made on the night though :

    Phineas: We need communication crystals at future meetings so those on the edges can hear all speech.


    The layout of the room means that if the Governors stand in front of the King at the table, many folks in the citizen's seats can't actually hear what they are saying.....
     
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  9. Morgana of Monglow

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    Hello everyone and SORRY to not been at the meeting but due to some real life circumstances i did't had the chance to be there. Well i'm moving to a diff house and it's a nightmare packing etc etc...
    Oh well ! looking at teh lovely screenshots i believe you'll had a GREAT time ! Lots of peoples , wich is great !

    Anyway i've sent my email to the person who's taking care bout the stuff....so hopefully something in Moonglow should be done. Also a remembering thing for someone who passed away in the past wich was a great person also a nice player.

    Once again i'd love to listen bout what you Moonglow citizens would like to have from the stone, i mean wich buff. Paying the two mil per week isn't a prob, just tell me what you folks need :)

    Sincerly yours
    Morgana
     
  10. Morgana of Monglow

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    Well my mail was rejected cause recipent mailbox is full :arr: