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Blackthorn's Saturday comm crystal address to confront sudden bagball shortage

Discussion in 'UHall' started by The Zog historian, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. The Zog historian

    The Zog historian Babbling Loonie
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    Feb 25, 2010
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    Sosaria News Services - Lord Blackthorn's next weekly public address will focus on the sudden shortage of bagballs, and efforts of the government to maintain order as supplies are increased. Tonight, after sending out emergency invitations, he met behind closed doors with all Trammel governors, and a few representatives of Felucca cities and non-governed Trammel towns. Castle Blackthorn did not hold a press conference and declined to provide details of the meeting. Its press secretary only said that everything would be revealed in the public address.

    While Felucca Magincia still has no provisioner after the destruction all those years ago, its self-declared leader refused to attend, apparent symbolism in its clash with the rest of the world. K'im again voiced his opposition to any multi-party talks, insisting that the only meetings he would ever accept are direct negotiations with Blackthorn and Blackthorn alone. It reinforced the rest of Britannia's fear that Felucca Magincia, as impoverished as it is, will never give up its attempt at Greater Explosion potion production, despite regular shipments of food and reagents (except for sulfurous ash).

    Most people, however, felt effects much closer to home. Fights were reported in all cities as buyers clashed with each other over limited supplies, and law enforcement in Britain and Minoc arrested those who attacked others in an attempt to grab bagballs. Captain Antonio, commander of the Trammel Skara Brae guards, said, "We had a few near-riots that we broke up with threats of jail." He added that he still has faith in town denizens' ability to avoid violence as they await new deliveries.

    Trinsic's Royal Sporting Goods Manufacturing, Inc., which was privatized after the disappearance of Lord British, has called in temporary workers and said it would begin running its factory around the clock. In a press statement from its Director of Public Relations, it asked for patience as it increases output, reaffirming RSGM's "commitment to the finest quality products at the best possible prices. We do not believe in sacrificing excellence for the sake of getting a few more units to retailers."

    RSGM stock (traded on the Britain Stock Exchange) rose over 17% in the last hour of trading, after Mesanna's public announcement, and is up a total of 29% in after-hours trading.
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  2. Viquire

    Viquire Crazed Zealot
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    Jun 5, 2008
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    How long will it take BEMA to respond to this catastrophic development?