At Nanoc's beckoning, I came to the old Counselor's Hall in Britain to meet EM Dudley. It was quiet and empty when I arrived but I noticed some items leaning against the rear wall. As I began to russle amongst the items, there was an ear-splitting pierce of lightning behind me. I turned about to see a lone, green-robed figure who them introduced himself as EM Dudley. After some brief and cordial introductions, Nanoc soon arrived and joined us in some idle banter. Somewhat of a departure to find such a robed figure in the old Counselor's Hall, I asked if this would be the best place to learn of happenings in our fair realm of Chesapeake as previously the the Community Center of Skara Brae, the throne room in Castle Britannia or the converted hall in East Britain were popular spots for such things. Dudley said that any, all or even other locations could the setting for happenings. As we bantered on, I noticed a carrot and a cake each strangely inscribed with a message amongst the items stacked against the wall. Out of curiosity, I ventured a bite out of the carrot, but was somewhat shocked to see that I'd eaten it, consuming whatever attempt at a message had been left for all to see. There's the old adage of the only way to try something is to first do it, a kind of reverse logic meant to inspire initiative rather than prolonged deliberation. Sadly, such musings got the better of me as I also soon took a bite out of the specially inscribed cake also amongst the items. Unfortunately, this cake, too, was consumed in but a single bite, and with it the attempt of a message. I apologized profusely, a bit surprised I'd so readily eaten both items. Dudley merely smiled and said he would soon be traveling our lands to see it's singular and special sights, also adding that the gist of the messages were that EM Tailspin would be visiting at around 6 PM EST this eve. I apologized once more and noticed Dudley's hat. As such robed figures often have few distinguishing characteristics in their rainment, the jester's hat perhaps seemed to be his, so look for it should you ever have the chance to encounter him. As Dudley is a "floater", he will likely be seen on other shards, but Tailspin will call Chesapeake his home. It was a pleasure to meet Dudley, and I thank Nanoc for the opportunity. I'm also looking forward to hopefully getting to meet Tailspin either this eve or some other time in the near future.