Greetings! Thank you for choosing me as the first governor of Vesper! As I promised in my campaign, I am putting the trade agreement selection in YOUR hands. Please let me know which trade agreement you would like to see in Vesper by Friday, June 21. You may answer in this thread, ICQ me at 123498286, email me at [email protected], or go to my governor's office (just over the western bridge from the Vesper bank), get a free ballot from the vendor, write your selection in it, and leave it in the mailbox. (There are also free celebratory refreshments on the vendor, so please enjoy!) There are several ways for your voice to be heard! Our first town meeting will be Friday, June 21 at 7pm Eastern at my governor's office. We have a lot of exciting things to come in Vesper and I'm going to do my best to serve you well. I'm working on event ideas and I'd love to hear yours as well. I'll be starting small, but with your participation hopefully working up to bigger and better things! I would love to hear any other input you may have about Vesper issues as well. For those of you who were not present at the House of Commons last night or left before I spoke, I made my acceptance speech at that meeting. The following is a transcript of that speech: ---------------------- Good evening fellow citizens of Vesper and Britannia. I stand before you honored and humbled that you have elected me the first governor of the great city of Vesper. I would like to thank you all for your support and participation, and I would like to extend my congratulations to all my fellow newly elected governors throughout the realm. I ran on a platform based on cooperation and citizens' input, and in that vein my first act as governor will be to fulfill one of my campaign promises and open voting for what trade agreement you the citizens would like to see in Vesper. Voting for the first trade agreement begins immediately and extends through Friday, June 21. You may vote by visiting the governor's office just over the western bridge from the Vesper bank, taking a ballot from the vendor, writing your trade agreement preference, and placing it in the mailbox. You may also contact me directly with your preference. When the Stratics forums come back up I will create a thread there that you may use as well. In the event of a tie I will choose from the leading options. This is not a perfect system, but due to the limitations of the game this is the best system I have for now. Please vote only once! The first Vesper town meeting will be held at the Vesper governor's office on Friday, June 21 at 7pm Eastern time. Here I will announce Vesper's first town event and we will discuss any ideas that any of you may have for other/future events. I will take questions, concerns, and ideas and we will move to the city stone where I will grant town titles. As I stated in my platform, I will grant any reasonable and decent title that does not conflict with any town or ingame position. Town titles are extra overhead subtitles that end with "of Town Name", so for example I could be "Lady Ivy the Tamer, Governor of Vesper, Countess of Vesper" or "Lady Ivy, Governor of Vesper, Elder Tamer", and so on. Please keep this in mind when choosing your titles! You may also contact me via ICQ or email to meet you for title granting. Vesper is a wonderful city with a lot to offer, and I look forward to working with you all. It is an honor and a privilege to accept the office of governor, and I hope to serve you well. Thank you and good night.