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Discussion in 'UO Great Lakes' started by EM Malachi, Jul 21, 2010.

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  1. EM Malachi

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    There's a Royal Spy Mission every Tuesday, at 8 p.m. CST. It begins at the Counselors' Hall in Britain. Join the "EM Event" channel when you get there.

    -Magnus Grey
     
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    Town recognition and banners is back! You can read about the new rules. Towns that have already been recognized and banners that have already been built are grandfathered in. However, they cannot be used as precedent for an application. Petitions for town recognition can be dropped off at our mailbox. Petitions will be put on display, with Lady Louisa Clark's responses, at the Royal Surveyor's Office, which is on the east side of Britain at 4° 13′S, 21° 47′E.
     
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    Thanks to EM Bennu for his Atlantic Primer, on which this is based.

    There seem to be misconceptions about the purpose and powers of the Royal Council on Great Lakes. This is a general outline of what to expect, as well as what is expected.

    #1: The role of governor is an in character (”IC”) position. That means if you are a governor, you are expected to role-play the position and act as you would if your character were governor.

    Citizens are encouraged to attend Royal Council meetings. It is asked that they remain in character as well.

    Anything you say to the King is said to the King, and the King will answer, act, and respond as King Blackthorn would and should. If you say something to the King out-of-character (”OOC”), the King will ignore you.

    #2: When you address King Blackthorn, you are talking to the character of the King; you are not addressing your shard’s EMs.

    #3: Governors serve at the pleasure of the King. If you frequently cause disruptions, fail to fulfill your duties as governor, or cannot stay in character, the King can and will replace you.

    #4: Election improprieties will be dealt with by the GM/DEV and Support Teams.

    #5: The purpose of the Royal Council is not to decorate the towns or place trash cans at the banks. The King is not an interior decorator, nor is he a gardener, nor a trash collector. The King does not summon monsters to attack his towns.

    Governors may make a reasonable number of requests per term, which will be considered by the King and his advisers.

    If a governor makes a request and it is not granted, it will not be counted amongst his or her requests for that term. However, if the request is granted and the governor fails to fulfill some of the requirements for the completion of the granted request, it is still numbered amongst his or her requests for that term.

    If you are a governor and are running a plotline, shard-wide event or something similar, the EM team *MAY* be able to assist or otherwise support you in a few small ways. These requests should be directed to the EM team, not to the King. See #15 for more information.

    If you want a trashcan at your bank, ask Mesanna, not the King. <— Per Mesanna.

    #6: If you are not a governor, but wish to address the Royal Council, you have two options. You may address the council yourself (see #10g). Or, before the council meeting, you may speak with the governor of your (or any other) represented city and ask them bring up the matter on your behalf. Either way, the issue should not be raised until the New Issues portion of the meeting.

    #7: The King does not, at this point, wish to put a time limit on speakers. Please do not make such a limit necessary.

    #8: Trade deals and the internal affairs of a town are the business of the governor and the townspeople. However, remember that as governor you are an extension of the Crown. If asked to change something, such as a curfew, a governor must comply (or work around it).

    #9: The Royal Council will meet once a month. The date is announced when the Great Lakes monthly calendar is posted. If the meeting must be canceled, it will be rescheduled.

    #10: The agenda will vary from month to month, but will usually follow this format:
    • Communication – The King will greet everyone and remind them how they may communicate with him between meetings.
    • State of the Town – Each governor will give a State of the Town status report, with each governor yielding the floor to the next in line. The King asks that only the governor who has the floor speak during this time.
    • National Security – The Minister of Security or Commander of the Guard will report on matters of national security.
    • King’s Response – The King will respond to the reports he has just heard.
    • Governors’ Requests – Any governor’s request that was sent in at least three days before the meeting will be discussed.
    • Honored Guests – Various officials or foreign visitors may be called upon to address the council.
    • New Issues – Governors may now raise other issues and announce any upcoming events for their towns. After the governors have spoken, the King will call on citizens who would like to address the Royal Council. Please stay seated and merely raise your hand if you would like to be put on the King’s list of people to speak. When the King calls on you, you may stand in front of the council table.
    #11:Remember, everything in the Royal Council chamber is in character.

    #12: All Britannian towns are equal in the eyes of the King.

    #13: The Royal Council is a way for you as a player to interact with the fiction, storyline, and community of Great Lakes in a positive way. Governors are encouraged to run events, plotlines, contests, and games to bring activity and acclaim to their cities. The King and the EM team will do what they can (within the rules) to support the events, plotlines and activity within the cities. Keep in mind, however, that the EMs’ principal duty is to run EM events. Your events and plotlines are yours; you still must plan and execute them yourself. Governors are encouraged to work together to create multi-city plotlines.

    #14: Remember that the Royal Council is a work in progress and is a very new system. We will all work together to make it a success.

    #15: ALL requests must have a role-play function or purpose. If you are requesting flowers around your bank because they look pretty, expect to be told no. If you are requesting a limited time change that fosters and supports role-play and your events as governor or adds to town interaction plots… we can talk about it.

    Post a short summary of your plotline and upcoming event to the Governor Requests thread. Plan your event so it can go forward even if your request is not granted. If it is approved, leave the materials and/or deeds for your request in the EM mailbox (these will not be returned)

    A great example is Atlantic’s Trade War from the first term. The plotline involved several of the cities and governors. Trinsic requested a small distillery for the duration of the plotline, which was granted. Atlantic’s Trinsic governor posted about the experience.
     
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    Say what???? Please explain.
     
  6. EM Malachi

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    I would rather not go into details. I do not believe there have been problems of that kind on Great Lakes.
     
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    The following clarification has been added to section #5:

    If a governor makes a request and it is not granted, he or she may make another request that term. However, if the request is granted and the governor fails to fulfill some of the requirements for the completion of the granted request, it is still considered his or her one request for that term.
     
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    In section #5, “ONE” was changed to “TWO” and the word “requests” was made plural. That portion of the section now reads:

    Governors may make *TWO* large-scale requests per term, which will be considered by the King and his advisers.
     
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    From now on, all requests by governors should be posted in this thread instead of emailed to us. We will respond here as well, rather than emailing a response.

    It will take two to three weeks after a governor's request is approved for it to be fulfilled. That reflects the standard two weeks it takes for Elizabella's and my requests to be fulfilled, plus a one week buffer in case anything goes wrong. It would be wisest not to schedule an event before you have approval for your request.

    This thread is for governors' requests and EM responses. If you wish to discuss other matters, please make a separate post.
     
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    Sections 5 and 15 were updated.
     
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    As Governor of Minoc, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you as well as express the sense of pride I have in all those who volunteered to mine under the direct supervision of M'lord Dave Burnside. The profound respect I have for all those who sacrificed time away from home and family to help rebuild Bordermarch is difficult to put into words. This goes not only for those who traveled from Minoc, but the many gargoyles both stone cutters and laborers who assisted as well.

    It is with that in mind I would like to invite all to a banquets in their honor, food and drinks provided by my family as a show of gratitude. The date and time have yet to be completely ironed out, but do keep an eye open and watch for a messenger.

    Governor Tanda Knighthawe, Minoc

    OOC: What I am contemplating and I'm not sure how it would fit into your calendar, is a Tuesday either before the EM event or after. Not a lengthy interaction, to be held in the EM hall in Britain/spies HQ would work lovely.

    So Tuesday Oct 7, 14, 21 or 28th Say 30 minutes ish so either like 7:30 to 8:00 or say 9:00 ish to 9:30 p.m. when ever the event ends.

    What I am hoping for is an appearance by the former mayor M'lord Dave Burnside perhaps the Lapwislem (Gargoyle stone cutter)(sorry I didn't look up his name before writing this so edited to add)
    A temporarily secured table in the back of spy HQ with just basic food deco, perhaps a roast pig, some bottles of ale and a cake. I'll gladly bring enough crated goods to humor anyone who comes or sticks around. I'll create an engraved token for both M'lord Burnside and the Gargoyle. (two as I'll put one on display at my castle)

    Hopefully Damia Terra and her husband Zeke, Seawolf a few others might stick around or come early
     
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    Governor Knighthawke,

    His Majesty is pleased to grant your request. The celebration shall take place on Saturday, October 25th, at 9 p.m. CDT. You may leave the refreshments in the mailbox.


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    Britain would like to know whether or not a statue of the current King's Cup Champion could be placed in the courtyard of Castle Blackthorn if it were provided.

    (Marble or bronze character statue maker provided by us)
     
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    Your Majesty,

    I would humbly like to request in the spirit of the season, that "giving trees" (Christmas tree deeds which I can supply and a few empty gift boxes also supplied for each city is no problem at all. It would be lovely if they could stay in place until your return after the Holidays.) be placed near the City stones in each of your crown Cities with Governors. (Britain, Yew, Minoc, Skara Brae, Vesper, Moonglow, Jhelom, New Magincia, Trinsic). It is my hope that we shall be hosting a Yule event for all Cities with as many Governor's as I can rally for December 8th Monday 8 p.m. CST.

    There are many needy through out the realm. I would love to inspire the citizens to sacrifice a bit of themselves for the good of others. In general all of the Virtues come into play during this season of giving and love. It is our intent to gift Yule inspired foods to travelers who offer to assist. They will be asked to come in their best holiday finery or frivolity(Either dressed as Elves or in other festive costume, with gifts or alms for the poor) We are planning to do some group trade missions bringing items to the needy. Perhaps some non spiritual festive songs.
     
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    Governor Knighthawke,

    That's a charming holiday event idea. Mesanna has turned down the request for decorations for it. As per the Council primer, Malachi and I do not lock down decorations for a town. However, it's an event that doesn't really need deco. Malachi and I wish you well with the Yuletide gift exchange.
     
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    Governor Warner,

    His Majesty has wisely already prepared a place of honor for such trophies. It is on the second floor of the western wing of Castle Blackthorn, near the throne room.

    Please consult a skilled mason to have crafted a vase, large vase, small urn, small statue, or pegasus. Then visit one of Britain's tinkers to purchase a statuette engraving tool. Place the engraved item in the mailbox and I shall see to it that it is placed in a display case in the Trophy Room.


    Easton
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