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[EM Event Report] Meeting With Nathan Hawke (Wednesday 30th)

Discussion in 'UO Europa' started by Kayne, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Kayne

    Kayne Guest

    This Wednesday I attended a meeting held by Nathan Hawke, to discuss the recent goings on with his spies being kidnapped and the candidates of the election being attacked inside Castle British.

    On arrival I noted down some of the attendees:
    Traveler the Arcanist, Splinter [PWR*], ARAGORN [*CD*], Lord Sparrow [ELV], Lord Aurelius, Barbaretta [DOT], Lord Phineas [DCi], Crest Lavender [JoF], Lord Fargo [Tre]

    Once everyone was seated Nathan began:

    Nathan Hawke: Ahh good evening all

    Kayne: Evening Nathan, suitably recovered from your injuries?

    Nathan Hawke: Aye Kayne. Now then let me get started.
    This is intended as a catch up session and a discussion, and a place to talk ideas
    So I think firstly shall I catch us all up to whats been happening?

    In the spoiler as usual
    Kayne: Please Nathan

    Nathan Hawke: Thank you Kayne. Alright I will try and keep it brief.
    So last Thursday we met the candidates and there was all sorts of trouble afoot. There was an incident where one of my spies was ambushed and kidnapped, she was carrying one of my cipher books which ended up..
    where was it found?

    Aurelius: Exodus 'dungeon'.

    Nathan Hawke: I think it was found at the brigand fort near Yew?

    Sparrow: on a bed in the farmhouse

    Nathan Hawke: No no Sparrow that was sunday

    Sparrow: ah sorry

    Nathan Hawke: And there were also some half made bombs in Nujelm. Are we agreed on that?
    I guess so

    WoitaB: wasn't there strange golems in exodus?

    Nathan Hawke: We will get onto that Woit

    WoitaB: oh sorry

    Nathan Hawke: SO moving on to Sunday. We annaounced the two finalists

    Alaster The Mad: we were ambushed !

    Nathan Hawke: Followed a trail to a mage shop. The alchemist there opened a gate, and we were ambushed

    Alaster The Mad: indeed
    Brynhild: We shouldn't have got in the gate.

    Nathan Hawke: Agreed Bryn, noted
    But the important issue as far as I was concerned was the book we found and the nature of the attackers I am not sure of the significance of the book yet, but what we did see were some very crudely made walking machines

    Alaster The Mad: * raises hand*

    Nathan Hawke: Kind of like human robots?
    Go on Alaster

    Alaster The Mad: we went with kayne and snorri, and woitab too checking on my idea the exodus pyramid we found one of the same kind in there, he was in an important room of the pyramid it seems

    Nathan Hawke: Good work Alaster *makes a note*

    Alaster The Mad: nothing was different as usual else, apart this same kind of machine we found
    Aurelius: We also saw rather a lot of Tokuno ninjas, didn't we?

    Nathan Hawke: Good point Aurelius

    Alaster The Mad: yeah !

    Nathan Hawke: *makes a note*

    Nathan Hawke: So then we are all clear on where we are so far?

    Alaster The Mad: indeed
    Angeline: yes

    Nathan Hawke: So lets go back to basics a moment
    Skaros once told me there are three things to consider in a situation like this
    Means, Motive and Opportunity
    So what are the means then as we know so far?

    Kraven: greed?
    Kraven: power hungry?

    Sparrow: motive
    Sparrow: golems

    Kayne: perhaps an attempt to stop there being a cohesive leader?

    Kraven: motive power hungry

    Kayne: oh wait thats motive

    Sari-Liane: Sounds like the beginings of Chaos to me...

    Sparrow: golems are a means

    Nathan Hawke: heh

    Escaflowne: *Smirks*

    Nathan Hawke: true indeed

    Alaster The Mad: argh

    Nathan Hawke: greed would be a motive

    Kraven: means is greed

    Nathan Hawke: means would be the golems and the Tokuno assasins?

    Kayne: the alchemist too
    Alaster The Mad: yep, alchemist too
    Alaster The Mad: he was with them
    Nathan Hawke: Aye kayne

    Sari-Liane: *Stares at Escaflowne for a few moments*
    Brynhild: And they need inside information, else how would they have known about Monica?

    Kayne: Chance may have led them to Monica
    Nathan Hawke: Aye kayne possibly chance. We cant rule out either though
    So lets look at motive a moment

    Sparrow: power
    Nathan Hawke: greed has been mentioned but what kind of greed? Power, yes

    Escaflowne: Do we know who their actual target was on Sunday? Or were they going for all of us?
    WoitaB: we should be careful, they may have spies in britain
    Kayne: Perhaps to stop there being a cohesive leader in the realm

    Nathan Hawke: Who saw where the first explosions happened Sunday?

    Tokot: *tries to stay invisible*
    Kayne: *raises hand*
    Nathan Hawke: Go on Kayne

    Kayne: the first i saw were in front of the seating on the south west side

    Alaster The Mad: i saw that too
    Kayne: also where i saw the first of the assassins

    Nathan Hawke: So then

    Alaster The Mad: and if i'm right, they throw some explo potions at citizens on benches down the ninja location

    Nathan Hawke: is it too far to speculate the targets were the candidates?

    Alaster The Mad: oh my
    Nathan Hawke: That would tie in with kaynes theory
    Mary-Ann: I would assume that is correct

    Nathan Hawke: So then that takes us to opportunity
    Brynhild: Why go for all of them? Four were just knocked out of the runnin' anyway,.

    Mary-Ann: maybe they do not want us to become as 1 ''fighting unit''?

    Nathan Hawke: Aye Mary

    Kayne: Wait Nathan you were the only one on stage at the time

    Tokot: *quietly makes notes*

    Nathan Hawke: *blinks*

    WoitaB: next time we see them, we should capture one, instead of killing them all

    Nathan Hawke: Woita hold that thought

    Alaster The Mad: we kill then capture
    Kayne: You were just talking about how the elections were going well

    Nathan Hawke: kayne but none were thrown at me as I recall?

    Caelia Alberic: but there was something brewing, you said..

    Kayne: Not that I was aware of but who can be sure?

    Nathan Hawke: Aye Caelia but that was vague rumours

    Mary-Ann: maybe they missed
    Aurelius: None were thrown with much accuracy though.

    Caelia Alberic: indeed, but after that all hell broke loose

    Nathan Hawke: So then

    Aurelius: For ninja, it was a very shoddy job...

    Nathan Hawke: lets assume the target was either me

    Mary-Ann: maybe it was a diversion for something else happening

    Nathan Hawke: or the candidates, or someone else

    Mary-Ann: *ponders aloud*

    Nathan Hawke: it could have been a diversion perhaps, But i suspect it was a direct assasination attempt

    WoitaB: seems to be...

    Nathan Hawke: And the opportunity was all of the candidates gathered?

    Tokot: *tries to hide a chaos tatoo on his shoulder*
    Alaster The Mad: but i sold them !

    Nathan Hawke: Or at the very least the final two?

    Escaflowne: Sounds reasonable
    Angeline: but they attacked after the official meeting

    Nathan Hawke: Aye Angeline I noticed that thinking back now

    Angeline: when some of the candidates may have gone home

    Nathan Hawke: *ponders*

    Kayne: Also clegg had left so we can rule him out of being a target though he could be a traitor?

    Angeline: i mean , if they wanted the candidates together , they should have attacked earlier

    Escaflowne: It's Alastar trying to assasinate me i reckon

    Kayne: He didnt try hard enough Esca

    Nathan Hawke: Agreed Angeline but perhaps just a bad assassin?

    Angeline: one bad assasin? there were more then one

    Nathan Hawke: Agreed Angeline

    Angeline: But let's say you were the target
    Mary-Ann: they were not very organised
    Angeline: then it would make sense to attack after most peple would have gone home
    Kayne: agreed why chance too many of us defending
    WoitaB: mmhhh i'm sure there's a spy inside the castle

    Nathan Hawke: or just followed me?
    Kayne: You could have been ambushed on your way home if it was you
    Nathan Hawke: Aye kayne thats what I am saying. There had to be multiple targets?

    WoitaB: they came in the heart of the castle
    Mary-Ann: Esca and alaster were the targets

    Forbrak: Does that mean they will try again tomorrow?
    WoitaB: could be a message, or an opportunity to have multiple targets at once
    Aurelius: Perfectly possible they just wanted a crowd ...
    Phineas: Perhaps if the canidates are the target we should take measures to ensure their location is safe.
    Aurelius: after all they did not concentrate on any of us at the 'ambush'
    Alaster The Mad: it's ok don't worry, i'm made of iron

    Escaflowne: It sounds like their motive is to stop the lands being united again
    Escaflowne: And prevent a new leader of power
    Kayne: Maybe it was just an attack on freedom in general
    Escaflowne: If we were infact the targets

    Aurelius: if they were to kill Esca, Alaster or Nathan, then was a perfect chance too.
    Tokot: Didn't think it could be the third candidate of semifinal?
    Alaster The Mad: exactly esca
    Sparrow: and the devices in Nu'jelm would support that

    Nathan Hawke: Aye all of that makes perfect sense to me, I will double the guard tomorrow And as a few of you have surmised it seems to be either to disrupt the elections kill the candidates or discredit someone

    Alaster The Mad: it's esca who wants to kill me ! i'm sure !
    Escaflowne: Lies and Slander

    Nathan Hawke: Esca

    Mary-Ann: *eyes esca*
    Escaflowne: I wouldn't mind some robots though

    Nathan Hawke: quick question?

    Escaflowne: Of course. Fire away
    Aurelius: Bad phrase to use Esca...

    Nathan Hawke: Is Vesper workign on robot technology?

    Escaflowne: Not currently. We've been a big fan of golems in the past, for our golem wars event. Not going to lie to you
    So we've dabbled in the use of golems alot in the past
    Brynhild: *Looks very suspicious*
    Escaflowne: We've always liked to keep a balance of technology and magic

    Nathan Hawke: I know

    Escaflowne: Vesper is a city of industry after all and a big port city
    Caelia Alberic: maybe someone in vesper is against esca?

    Nathan Hawke: Exactly

    Escaflowne: Always new inventions coming through our city
    Aurelius: The quality of the golems we met was pretty poor...
    Escaflowne: I can carry out investigations Within Vesper To see if there are any culprits

    Nathan Hawke: Thank you Esca. Yes please
    Kayne: Esca you did threaten Alaster after the announcement
    Aurelius: The Vesper ones were at least a stage or two better than those things...

    Nathan Hawke: Aye Aurelius, very poor machines
    Escaflowne: I've never threatened Alastar
    Alaster The Mad: oh, it's friendly teasing between us !
    Mary-Ann: merely implied then esca?
    Brynhild: They might've made them in a hurry.

    Nathan Hawke: Who is they Bryn?
    Mary-Ann: or had no knowledge on how to construct them
    Brynhild: The Vesperians.
    Aurelius: Recently we did see Mericles show up again ...
    Corintur: I would say any tinker worth anything knows how to make one

    Nathan Hawke: This isn't his MO Aurelius
    Aurelius: in the past he had a link with the Exodus machines and the technology used
    Corintur: so thats moot
    Aurelius: by if I remember right, the orcs...
    WoitaB: maybe it's a diversion

    Nathan Hawke: it is a good point Aurelius
    Nathan Hawke: *makes a note*

    Escaflowne: Something to ponder, Is maybe the golems were not of good quality, because it was a different less intelligent race
    Kayne: Didn't orcs make some odd machines around the time of the Blackrock detector incident?
    Escaflowne: Crafting them and not humans or elves
    Mary-Ann: can Mericles actually return again?
    Alaster The Mad: aaah good point
    Escaflowne: or gargoyals

    Nathan Hawke: yes kayne

    Sparrow: Golems are mindless killers they dont have to be high technology
    Alaster The Mad: yeah gargoyles are really fine in their crafting work
    Escaflowne: Maybe it was the orcs again, They are quite sloppy with crafting sometimes. Or maybe it could be an entirely different race
    Mary-Ann: could it be someone we have not yet encountered?

    Nathan Hawke: But isnt this all a bit elaborate for orcs?

    Tokot: we miss the ninjas
    WoitaB: yeah i guess
    Kayne: Werent the machines they had made for them?
    Aurelius: Still leaves the issue of the ninja ...
    Alaster The Mad: maybe brigands with small budget
    Tokot: or ones that want to-be-seen like ninjas
    WoitaB: they used to make bombers or else, but no great machines

    Nathan Hawke: Ahh the ninjas

    Aurelius: Even ifthe coe of the plot is not in Tokuno, someone hired them
    Escaflowne: Aye Orcs aren't the brightest of races
    Aurelius: which isn'r particularly 'orcish'.
    Escaflowne: But they sometimes have their strings easily pulled
    Kayne: No but the machines they had at the blackrock detector time werent made by them as i recall

    Nathan Hawke: Aye the tokuno ninjas seem like they were hired

    Escaflowne: So perhaps we're looking for another puppeteer, Like merciles. We don't even know if its Orcs yet anyway. So have to keep our minds open. Could be lizardmen for all we know
    Mary-Ann: or it could be someone new, someone with an unknown grudge?
    Kayne: We have to explore all possibilities while we know nothing

    Nathan Hawke: I must agree with Escaflowne here and Mary Ann, it could be someone not known to us

    Aurelius: Actually Esca, other good contender is the rat clan in the abyss,
    Alaster The Mad: * scratches beard*
    Aurelius: one of them has a lot of mechanical 'pets' around them.
    WoitaB: *nods*
    Kayne: Has anyone recently been banished from Britain? maybe as simple as revenge
    Mary-Ann: I tyhought they were merely foragers?

    Nathan Hawke: Alright so lets move on a little

    Escaflowne: Yes Ratmen are very possible. I've seen their clockwork scorpions. Not the great craftsmanship

    Nathan Hawke: Alright good ideas. But one question I wanted to ask
    The machines in Exodus dungeon who makes them?

    WoitaB: exodus?
    Escaflowne: they make themselves these days. But Exodus did create them at first
    Aurelius: We were never sure...
    Escaflowne: Maybe one of the machines in exodus and risen to extreme intelligence
    Alaster The Mad: we also seen gargoyle enforcer created by machines in there !
    ARAGORN: the controllers perhaps?
    Kayne: Exodus was destroyed wasnt she?
    Escaflowne: And is now co ordinating this all themselves
    WoitaB: and maybe the controlers...
    Aurelius: There are controllers and some gargoyles in the Exodus 'dungeon'
    Brynhild: Blackthorn turned into a cyborg there, didn't he?

    Nathan Hawke: Hold on. SO the machines in Exodus are self perpetuating?

    Alaster The Mad: not the machines
    Escaflowne: Thats my guess
    Aurelius: Possibly.
    Sparrow: A Controller there sits in the middle of some machine
    WoitaB: i dunno...
    Escaflowne: They have become self sufficient
    Kayne: It has to be controllers
    Alaster The Mad: but the thing i'm sure to have seen was gargoyle enforcers self created
    Nathan Hawke: Noted Alaster

    Alaster The Mad: in few places in that evil place
    Escaflowne: Maybe its a smart controller pulling the strings, Or perhaps like i said
    Kayne: Yes there are enslaved gargoyles too perhaps their crafting skills are being abused
    Escaflowne: One of the machines has grown to high intelligence and is now leading the rest of them
    Alaster The Mad: nothing unusual to report on the controller's little home, next blackthorn castle though
    Escaflowne: Exodus was more machine than anything

    Nathan Hawke: Alright I hear what you are all saying

    Nathan Hawke: And Esca makes a good point about a risen robot

    Escaflowne: Wouldn't be the first

    Nathan Hawke: true. Alright

    Aurelius: Would fit withwhat happened before...
    WoitaB: juka also loves machines
    Escaflowne: True the Juka were Exodus's slaves
    Kayne: there are alot of juka in blackthorns old castle in ilshenar
    WoitaB: they have juggernauts and some other stuff
    Alaster The Mad: * nods*
    WoitaB: yep, but not now

    Nathan Hawke: *scribbles notes down*

    Brynhild: *Mutters about Escaflowne following Blackthorn to Exodus*

    Nathan Hawke: Alright

    Aurelius: When we ran across some 'Blackthorn' machines invading our lands before....when Mericles and the orcs stole some of their technology..
    Escaflowne: I do hate them being called Blackthorn machines
    Aurelius: the clues suggested some 'controlling' robot-style mind

    Nathan Hawke: We will end this here and think about things - noted Aurelius
    But Skaros has a mission. for those who havent been to see Skaros yet he has a mission for you and that may give us a few more clues.
    Skaros is located in castle Britain, South end. If you go and ask him for a mission, he will tell you where to go
    and ask about a report and he will tell you what he wants you to report on.
    For now I will take my leave but we will reconvene soon and keep an eye out for anything unusual

    Nathan Hawke: *yawns*

    Nathan Hawke: Good discussion. Lots of possibilities

    Good night all. go see Skaros

    Tokot: We will never give up in our fight for the chaos!