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[NEWS] SunWolf Discusses the History of the Yew Town Council

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by Fallon Valor, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Fallon Valor

    Fallon Valor Guest

    ATLANTIC— The Yew Town Council (YTC) held its first meeting on 19 June 1998, making it one of Atlantic’s oldest organizations. During the first two years of its existence, the YTC developed into a widely-renowned and well-respected establishment. Many of the Council’s governance and organizational practices influenced the foundations of other town councils. Sadly, on 4 May 2000, when the YTC was at the height of its influence, its predominance suddenly began to decline: an abrupt change to the facet system posed a challenge that the YTC was never quite able to adapt to.

    The YTC was not a guild, but a loose affiliation of likeminded guilds that collaborated to promote Justice, the virtue of Yew, and to encourage the betterment of Yew’s community. When Atlantic was divided into two facets, however, many of these guilds were forced to reexamine their respective missions. As members of the YTC began to evolve, some lost interest in the Council. Moreover, several new guilds began to pose an external threat to the YTC. In light of these changes, the Council’s leadership found it increasingly difficult to hold the community together. Presently, the YTC is only a shadow of its former glory.

    Despite the YTC’s regression, the Council remains an important part of Atlantic’s history. It’s legacy is a shining example of what many consider the Golden Age of Ultima Online. One of the Council’s central members, SunWolf, is currently working to redevelop the organization. Because of his centrality throughout the organization’s history, I asked him to tell his story of the YTC’s early years.

    The minutes from the first Yew Town Council meeting can be found here. The minutes from the second meeting can be found here.
  2. Nh'bdy

    Nh'bdy Guest

    A solid read for any Atlantian.
  3. SunWolf

    SunWolf Seasoned Veteran
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    Jun 14, 2008
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    The story is pretty much about Sun and his adventures with Yew. I was asked to write up something about Yew, but I wasn't one of the founders, was more of a caretaker.

    Anyway, thrusday Dec 17th at 9 eastern Yew Town Council will have another meeting at the Yew Abbey. It was voted by 15 or so people from different guilds to meet every other week at this date and time. This meeting I and others will answer any quastions people might have, update on some of current events going on on Atlantic, and sit down and start planning event in the Yew area again.

    Again I am not promoting Yew the guild, I am promoting the Yew Town Council, which anyone is invited to be apart of and help out if you wish.

    Thank you for all the people that showed up to the meeting two weeksa ago and for voting to reenstablish the council.
  4. Cear Dallben Dragon

    Cear Dallben Dragon Babbling Loonie
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    Feb 17, 2005
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    I'll be there!
    should be ready to announce the next conference.
  5. Scarab

    Scarab Guest

    Sorry I missed the meeting, as I'm just reading about it now. Looking forward to the next one!