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NEWS Governors Council Meeting - March 18, 2014

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    King Blackthorn - Welcoming
    Governors new and returning alike, welcome. Citizens, Good Eve. Please, take your seats. I see that it has been a bit of a shakeup in this councils members And it remains to be seen whom shall see to Skara Brae's needs as well. For now, let us address old business.

    Old Business

    King Blackthorn - Old Business
    We have a bit of old business to tend to first. I have been informed that all of those cities who have procured the necessary armor...Have now had their guards assigned, informed, and stationed properly Save for the city of Yew, as when they went to their posts...

    There were apparently already unwanted visitors there. Unable to turn them back in such small numbers, they reported to Governor Tehan. Governor Tehan has requested assistance in this matter from the Crown...And the Royal Guards next mission will be to assist in quelling this uprising. Moving on...It appears that the mission to Buccaneers Den met with some high measure of success Though none of the Captains of the various forces were apprehended Royal Guard units managed to detain, route, and even slay a large gathered force And to uncover intelligence that suggests that the pirates of the Den are working...

    With the criminals who reside in Tokuno and appropriated part of Travesty's lair. I plan to send an emissary to meet with Empress Arikiko to see if she has anything to add. She has become a bit more reclusive after that incident, but seems well otherwise I have also heard...or rather not heard...some things that offer ill portent.

    It seems that there are a few citizens of the realm who have not been seen of late *takes out a sheaf of paper* Reported as missing and with no leads...Sir Taelon of Jhelom; Duchess Lora of Cove; Lady Vasheri of Trinsic; and Baron Ed of Magincia. There seems to be no connection between these, and those who had...servants and the like, the servants are at a loss. It would seem Sir Taelon of Jhelom has been missing the longest, for five weeks now. It's only now come to my attention due to the suspicion that the incidents are connected. Which would make it a matter transcending each towns own guards and forces.

    It would also seem that the temporary materials utilized in the construction....Of the marketplace at Trinsic's town square are beginning to show their age so if you have any plans for them, Governor Phoenix, I would suggest they be utilized soon.

    With that out of the way I have also been told that Minoc has been making impressive progress, despite setbacks on their clearing of the bay. The Royal Surveyor, Miss Kildare, will be looking to check the viability of docks soon.

    And finally...The towns may of course add on to their own specific rules within reason But I have instructed the Royal Guard and other guard forces To more closely monitor the docks of the realms And to enforce the penalties for smuggling across the realm. Hopefully, along with the recent action at Buccaneer's Den It should be enough to stamp out any lingering pirate activity. Any of our previous governors have old business before we continue?

    Governor Gareth of New Magincia - Old Business
    I am still waiting for my office to be constructed and the Elephant Ear Trees are ready to be planted with help from the crown. All Fees have already been paid thanks to an unnamed donator Umm... yes of course they have....And last, has Miss Kildare inspected the sites for Lighthouse additions in New Magincia and Vesper? Yes that sounds wonderful! And I have one more last thing... The Armor for the guards, is it to late to turn in? I must have slept past the due date....

    King Blackthorn
    Ah, yes. I was told by Miss Kildare she'd be sending the crews out soon. The trees...She wanted to know if they have been checked to make sure they will not spread? While I am an alchemist, I must confess being less of a botanist. Once someone with a bit more experience at botany or gardening can assure...her of their inability to spread and plague nearby areas, her crews will be ready. Yes, I believe she has; She's ready to test construction this evening if that is possible.

    Of course not, Governor, you can have your cities crafts folk construct them and turn them in… whenever you would like. Your cities uniform can be found adorning the guard outside the chamber, Governor.

    New Business
    King Blackthorn – New Business
    A final note...The first shipment of supplies requested by those lobbying for Cove...Was able to be transported, quietly, from Vesper to Cove without incident by land. Coves walls should see a bit more refurbishing. With that out of the way let us move on to new business

    Holly Bloodhand - Introduction
    I be Holly Bloodhand, longtime citizen of Cove and Vesper. I got plans fer me city Vesper's a fine port town. Been a sailor all me life, so this'll be an interestin' transition fer me Thank ye

    King Blackthorn
    Welcome to this Council, then, Governor Holly. For tonight, due to the Governor of Jhelom running late. We'll start with you, and work our way down to see if he can make it in time. Governor Holly, have you anything to bring to the Council?

    Loyal City Reports

    Governor Holly Bloodhand of Vesper
    Just a bit, as it happens Ferst, things are pretty good in Vesper, but the PREVIOUS governor placed a trade embargo against foods from Trinsic I be liftin' that effective immediately.

    Secondly, this be a matter of more general nature I 'spose Since the previous governor tried so hard te make Vesper animal-friendly, I'd like te offer Vesper as a more suitable place te keep that parrot down in yer basement It be cold down there, and I be concerned fer his health with all them nasties about. Well, there be plenty o' Vesper folk good with parrots So I urge ye te think on it We'd take right proper care o' him, fresh air and good food. Maybe a nip every now and then otherwise, all's well in Vesper!

    King Blackthorn
    I fear that's a matter you'll have to take up with Commander Irina. She's dubbed it a prisoner. I guess we'll find out if she can make a chained bird sing after all. I've given her jurisdiction over the matter, and she's assured me the parrot is being fed. However, I will check on the situation myself. I will make sure that your offer reaches the Commanders ears.

    Governor Lauren of Moonglow
    All is well in the city of Moonglow. Nothing to report sire

    King Blackthorn
    Good, good. I believe that Court Mage Pro Tempore Baelgard shall soon...Be taking up residence at Balandars former home. Thank you, Governor Lauren

    Governor Phoenix of Trinsic
    I would first like to thank Governor Holly for lifting the embargo placed by the previous Governor And welcome all the new faces to the council. I find it quite alarming that Lady Vasheri seems to have disappeared; it now makes sense why I did not see her at my reelection party. She has always been a strong supporter If the King's Royal craftsman can tell me when he may be available to finish up the square I will see that the citizens of the realm are there with the goods.

    Holly might be of help acquiring some of the goods also! Just one item that the citizens are hoping to see done this quarter. Perhaps some improvements to the central park, it was destroyed when Minax and Jou'nar tried to take over the city. The benches and light posts will be provided but it will take time to gather them so not an immediate situation. We will get some local craftsman to the square That is all m'Lord Blackthorn

    King Blackthorn
    Lady Kildare should be available this very eve, or her assistant will after surveying the Lighthouse issue in Vesper and New Magincia. I believe that lighting the area would be most beneficial. I don't see any reason such a thing wouldn't be able to be done swiftly. Thank you, Governor Phoenix.

    Governor Dark Writter of Britain
    Thank you my king I will speak now. Due to the events that have had happened in Vespy when former Governor Ivy was in office., Britain however will keep restrictions on Trinsic ships coming into port I feel cautionary measures must be taken so my people are safe here

    -=Governor Phoenix of Trinsic=-
    I object! We have done trade with Britain for years do you have anything to prove *mutters to self about rumors spread about by other cities*

    Governor Dark Writter of Britain
    Phoenix this is my city these are not your people! With that out of the way i have one more thing and I’m done. I would like to call a meeting for all current and past Gov's I have a proposal for them that I would like them all to hear. The meeting will be on 3-20-14 at 2000 hours eastern time and we will meet in haven, from there arrive at my house. If you can’t make it have someone represent you *smiles* thanks that’s all for me.

    King Blackthorn
    With regards to your objection, Governor Phoenix...The matter of trade deals, embargoes, and taxes on imports and exports...within reason...Is entirely in the Governors hands. IF, however, any of you cause your cities to suffer due to such things Then the Crown will step in Which I'm sure you will understand are kept private to avoid any issues. With the issues regarding poison and Elise Symeria who was in close contact...With quite a bit of food preparation, it is my belief That offering a tempting target for poison would be the height of foolishness. And in any event, in an emergency I can simply utilize the scores of reagents and create my own food. I did not mean any slight; It is not as if Trinsicians were the only ones she fooled.

    Governor Gareth of New Magincia
    Our City Council will be hosting its first meeting sometime next week to discuss City beautification, Vineyard Construction, Acquiring permission to begin brewing Savage Berry Wine for export, Naming the newly commissioned ships that will be joining our city fleet, City Adventures and testing our Newly implemented Magincia Emergency Communication System (M.E.C.S)

    Our city has sent Britannia Class Ships as gifts to the Governors of Britain and Yew for them to use to secure their waters and keep citizens safe. And Construction has been completed on Several Establishments in the city and we are ready to open The Public Community Gardens, Britannia Mage Tower and Mini Arcane Library along with the City Hall and Marketplace

    The Sleeping Sickness is still under investigation in our city and Pitmuck, however our city has turned most of the investigation over to the Goblins of Pitmuck so I will let them fill you in. *nudges ozog* Anything new on the Sleeping sickness investigation?

    Ozog Giantfart of PITMUCK
    alla da goblins dat was on da island last week beees sleeping where dey stood cant wake dem we habe had robert da healer and aliexis da alchemist come to help so far nuffin we did find 2 clues 2 black feathers and wierd feetz prints wees tink might beees dark angels doing weees tink herz werks wif orks investigashun on going

    King Blackthorn
    If you acquire any information as to a culprit, the Guard should be informed Orcs? Hmm....I wonder if it's tied into the Yew issue. We'll have to see if there's a connection And as I've said to others, if you wish to accuse anyone of anything Bring proof.

    Speaking of...and moving on... The investigators who were sent to Trinsic did note that there IS a population...There -is- indeed a population of stray animals in the city However, it is not at the epidemic levels some have stated Nor is it at the nonexistent levels others have. Governor Phoenix, I would request that for a period of one week. You step up your efforts against the dogs in the area, and that those who are caught...Are either immediately placed into homes or immediately eradicated. If your efforts do NOT produce the intended results And the stray population continues to present a problem despite your best efforts Then I will personally have the city inspected top to bottom to find the source. I hope you understand that I am quite tired...Of hearing these accusations and personal attacks on all sides due to this issue.

    Creator of BIG Issues has a Statement!
    -=Red Alert!All Hands To Battle Stations! No, Wait! All Hands Abandon Ship, I Repeat All Hands Abandon Ship Prep The Escape Pods For Launch! Throw The Goblins In The Brig! Red Alert!=-
    Fallen Governor Ivy
    As I was a major player in this issue, may I speak?
    Thank you, your highness. Physical evidence has been gathered by Robert, a healer from Vesper investigating the sleeping sickness in Vesper and New Magincia regarding the contents of various foods from Trinsic. Unfortunately, I do not have it with me today as Robert is still investigating HOWEVER At a recent spay/neuter effort in Vesper, MANY people present here today witnessed Governor Phoenix's own statements that not only was dog being sold in Trinsic, but also goblin, orc, and gargoyle I was not the only witness. The issue seems to be more serious than previously thought And I'm sure Queen Zhah would not be pleased with the gargoyle situation. I will contact Robert and ask him to bring evidence for next time if needed, but I should

    Governor Phoenix of Trinsic Response
    None the worse than watching the Governor of Yew eradicate Orcs. I have watched the Governor of Yew kill orcs for visiting the city of Yew. I have seen puppy skinned gloves made in the city of Vesper itself
    Ivy: hope that the word of many loyal citizens who overheard the Governor's own words should treated as more than mere hearsay

    King Blackthorn
    SILENCE! Governor. This is not about the others. This is not about Yew. This is not about Orcs. The next person who speaks without my leave will be scrubbing the dungeon by hand For the next month. Governor Phoenix, without any obfuscation, misdirection, or words about anyone else How do you respond to this accusation?

    Governor Phoenix of Trinsic
    I will provide proof at the next meeting that there is a demand for these foods… and that no passive animals, orcs, goblins or gargoyles are killed in the procurement of such I have seen what roams in your dungeon m'Lord

    King Blackthorn
    Proof of your innocence? There is, in my Kingdom, no legal source for foodstuffs made from sentient beings. Yes. And I do not send their remnants to be fed to the citizens! *turns slightly red with anger* I suggest for your sake Governor Phoenix that the next time you speak to me On ANY matter That you do so after you have immediately removed any trade from your city In the flesh of sentient beings whom this Kingdom do not recognize as fodder!

    If you do not, and if you DARE to try and question -me- again to excuse your own actions I will have you not only removed from your position but placed under arrest! I suggest you either remain in your seat, silently, unless asked to speak again or if you cannot, to leave immediately to rectify this. Now, with only a yes or no, have I made my position and intent clear

    Governor Victor II of Minoc
    Nothing as... exciting Minoc recently had several great alchemists attend a showing of skill, and although a few limbs were lost... We have a solid plan for addressing our Slag issue. Next week we hope to have a full scale attack on Lost Hope Bay by our alchemists, and we invite you to attend, or at least a Royal Architect For those who may not be in the know, this "attack" is on a minor pollution problem preventing docks from being built in the bay and... Oh yes, speaking of attacks I'd like to file a formal petition to have Holly Bloodhand of Vesper removed from office. At the very least we demand a recount of votes for several reasons:
    + One, I have had bounties placed on my head signed by Holly Bloodhand
    + Two, Minoc is currently on fire due to an attack upon myself and the citizens of Minoc by a ship piloted by Holly Bloodhand
    + And Three, A recent attack on your own ship, the Aurora, while I was bringing it into port.

    (A Detailed Write-up For The Britannia Drama “Bloody Election Stolen From The I.V Don’t, Know, How” Performed By Your Elected Officials Can Be Found Below This Article)

    Governor Tehan of Yew
    Events are evolving rapidly in Yew. Surely you have had words on the full scale attack unleashed upon our city recently? If we did not have a meeting attended with seasoned adventurers in town that night, the city would now be in the hands of those filthy orcs.

    Literally hundreds of them, archers, led by brutes covered every inch of snow between the Empath Abbey, and the Yew moongate. We managed to repel them, at great cost; a lot of our blood was spilled that night. I have put together a punitive expedition, to eradicate whatever orcs we could find in the nearby forts and caves But it’s clear we need to secure our southern border, with great urgency!

    I'll make contact with your officers at once, this needs to be addressed now! Well, I have received some intelligence from my scouts regarding those orcs. But that is sensible information, I will not discuss with people of disputable reputation present. I will pass the information to the Royal Guard and they shall do what needs to be done.

    King Blackthorn
    I agree. While I have tried to make peace with the orc clans, this act of aggression must be dealt with. Also, as I spoke of before you arrived the newly trained guards whom you provided equipment for were sent to their posts And were forced to return due to the very same orcs having taken some of those positions. I'll offer the assistance of the Royal Guard to root out the intruders when Yew is ready to move.

    With that, I am afraid that there are MANY tasks I must see to and that I must ponder...On how to deal with, should they not be swiftly resolved *spares a glance to Governor Phoenix for a bare moment* So I will hear you either soon or at the next council meeting. If your issue is important you can write it up and leave it to be collected at the Hall of Commons I will make sure the mail is checked there tomorrow. For tonight, we are adjourned.

    Governors, Citizens. Long Live Britannia.

    “Bloody Election Stolen From The I.V Don’t, Know, How”
    “Bloody Election Stolen From The I.V Don’t Know How”
    Rapture: Hm
    Holly Bloodhand: Ye know, I see the problem here...
    Holly Bloodhand: Yer kingness, this has happened te me before.
    Holly Bloodhand: Ye see, me old man were a sailor too, had a gal in every port.
    Rapture: *Listens*
    Holly Bloodhand: His name were Hollis Bloodhand, and he had many daughters.
    Holly Bloodhand: And they all be named Holly in his honor.
    Holly Bloodhand: He were quite the charmer ye see.
    Holly Bloodhand: There be at least two Holly Bloodhands in Britain, one in New Magincia, one in Papua...
    Holly Bloodhand: though last I heard she joined savages and changed her name te Nina or Nova er somethin'
    Holly Bloodhand: There be a Holly the Sailor in the Homare-Jima Rune LIbrary as well
    King Blackthorn: *takes a deep, deep inhalation of breath, and lets it out slowly*
    Victor II: Tales! Falsehoods! This are only yarns a Pirate Captain could spin!
    Holly Bloodhand: It be true!
    Holly Bloodhand: Go check the rune library, me half sister be there!
    King Blackthorn: Without any proof that she is the one you claim, Governor Victor
    King Blackthorn: Her word is as good as yours.
    Holly Bloodhand: *grins*
    Tehan: I was a witness to at least one of these attacks !
    King Blackthorn: The Vesperian nobles are the ones you need to petition for a recount.
    Holly Bloodhand: I'm tellin' ye, it must o' been one o' the other Hollys
    Victor II: Granted they still live....
    King Blackthorn: And can you tell me how you identified her as the captain?
    Holly Bloodhand: I be innocent
    Tehan: She, on the bridge, with the captain helm, firing a cannon at us ?
    Victor II: Her vessel, the Rum Runner, was present, and this was after a wanted poster was signed in her hand
    Victor II: Many witnesses saw her on board the vessel when she attacked Minoc
    King Blackthorn: If you are so certain it was her
    King Blackthorn: Tell me why she was not apprehended upon her entering her name as a candidate?
    King Blackthorn: Because I would personally find it hard to identify most people
    King Blackthorn: While attempting to dodge cannonfire.
    You have disbanded the party.
    Victor II: As a fair democracy, we allowed the citizens to decide. However, on the night of hte final voting Lady Ivy was in a solid lead before the Herald's proclaimed Holly as the winner.
    Holly Bloodhand: Clearly she warn't
    King Blackthorn: Then the votes can be looked into and counted.
    Ivy: *sighs helplessly*
    King Blackthorn: I'll request such from the Vesper nobles. I believe Lord Con Wec handles such matters.
    Phoenix: *sucks on a sour grape*
    Victor II: Then I shall lay my trust in Lord Con Wec's investigatoin
    Holly Bloodhand: Ye'll see everything were aboveboard!
    King Blackthorn: As for these accusations of her attacking...
    King Blackthorn: I'm aware there was an attack on Minoc, but the reports that I saw
    King Blackthorn: Said it was by an unidentified, shrouded captain, of whom only female gender could be assured
    King Blackthorn: Now...
    King Blackthorn: You said that her ship was identified?
    Tehan: Then I guess we can tell what this person who did that report was looking at...
    King Blackthorn: *turns to Governor Holly*
    King Blackthorn: What do you have to say to that? Is the Rum Runner your ship?
    Holly Bloodhand: Never heard of it
    Victor II: Actually small correction My Lord, in my anger I mispoke
    King Blackthorn: *turns with a curious look to Governor Victor*
    Rapture: *eye's*
    King Blackthorn: By all means, correct away.
    Victor II: The ship involved in the attack was ... *looks at notes*.... The Bloody Hand of Fate
    King Blackthorn: *looks to Governor Holly*
    Holly Bloodhand: Never heard o' that either
    King Blackthorn: Very well.
    King Blackthorn: With nothing else to go by...
    Holly Bloodhand: Here be me ship key
    King Blackthorn: I'll have both all town guards as well as Royal Naval units...
    Holly Bloodhand: The Widomaker
    King Blackthorn: Seize and impound any vessel found under either of those two names.
    Holly Bloodhand: Ye see, this clearly be a set up
    Holly Bloodhand: *takes note*
    King Blackthorn: Congratulations on your efforts with the slag, Governor Victor
    King Blackthorn: But as much as I loathe to say it
    King Blackthorn: It is difficult to proclaim you as unbiased
    King Blackthorn: With the ties you hold to Lady Ivy.
    Holly Bloodhand: *nods*
    King Blackthorn: If you find proof of your accusations
    King Blackthorn: By all means
    King Blackthorn: Present it
    King Blackthorn: However
    King Blackthorn: I do not wish anything spoken of without proof.
    King Blackthorn: We are here to serve Britannia, not squabble like children.
    King Blackthorn: Thank you, Governor Victor.
    Victor II: Yes, Understood M'lord.
    Tinky Footz: aarp
    Phoenix: *sucks on another sour grape*