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NEWS Kings Meeting Transcript 29June2014

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Flair, Jul 1, 2014.

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    [14:33:56] [King Blackthorn]: Are Jhelom and Vesper to be unrepresented today?
    [14:34:17] [Kattasrophe]: Sorry M'Lord I do not know where Governor Eli is
    [14:35:01] [King Blackthorn]: I would like to begin with a few items of public recognition.
    [14:35:32] [King Blackthorn]: First, Dust Priest is to be commended for his actions during the recent disturbance on Jhelom and Serpent's Hold.
    [14:35:50] [King Blackthorn]: His sheer determination in the face of overwealming odds is to be commended.
    [14:36:02] [Sara Dale]: Yeaaa
    [14:36:02] [Shayla Keylley]: Boy you can say that again!
    [14:36:06] [Shayla Keylley]: Horaay!
    [14:36:30] [King Blackthorn]: Second: Former Governor Hugibear of Britain is to be commended for his actions in Jhelom.
    [14:36:50] [Shayla Keylley]: Yeah, he didn't kill me
    [14:36:53] [Shayla Keylley]: again...
    [14:36:58] [Sara Dale]: hehe
    [14:37:08] [King Blackthorn]: Putting aside differences with those present, Hugibear focused on the problem at hand and worked together with the citizens to defend the city.
    [14:37:22] [Shayla Keylley]: And it was good
    [14:37:53] [King Blackthorn]: Both of these citizens deserve our recognition.
    [14:38:07] [King Blackthorn]: As do all present to defend the cities against the intrusions of The Lady.
    [14:38:51] [King Blackthorn]: As an update to recent events, we have before us a restored Candle of Love, Book of Truth, and Bell of Courage.
    [14:39:12] [King Blackthorn]: Once again, the principle stand firm in the face of opposition.
    [14:39:26] [King Blackthorn]: Let us all be guided by the virtues.
    [14:39:48] [King Blackthorn]: including that of Chaos that helps make us grow and learn so as to not stagnate.
    [14:40:26] [King Blackthorn]: I have received reports from 3 Governors on their plans for this term of office.
    [14:40:46] [King Blackthorn]: For those who have not completed their assigment, please do so at your earliest opportunity.
    [14:41:28] [King Blackthorn]: Now, we will hear from our Governors. Lord Ironfist? What have you to report?
    [14:41:50] [Morgan Ironfist]: Been a quiet first week for me my liege
    [14:41:58] [Morgan Ironfist]: trade deal stays in effect
    [14:42:14] [Morgan Ironfist]: Assassin's are happy about their steady income
    [14:42:30] [Morgan Ironfist]: besides that I have nothing to report
    [14:42:38] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you.
    [14:42:45] [Hoffs]: Could you take those books, Sire?
    [14:43:02] [Hoffs]: Thank you.
    [14:43:05] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Hoffs? Would you like to go next?
    [14:43:13] [Hoffs]: Very well.
    [14:43:28] [Hoffs]: First of all, apologies for missing the special meeting last week,
    [14:43:36] [Hoffs]: but deputy James gave me a full report of the proceedings.
    [14:43:44] [Hoffs]: Secondly, I would like to extend my gratitude to all those that voted for me in the recent election
    [14:43:55] [Hoffs]: The number of votes cast in Skara was extraordinary
    [14:44:00] [Hoffs]: and my total alone was believed to be around the two hundred mark.
    [14:44:07] [Hoffs]: So many thanks.
    [14:44:13] [Hoffs]: As for Skara, the town is in generally good order
    [14:44:19] [Hoffs]: with no serious complaints from the population in the past fortnight.
    [14:44:26] [Hoffs]: The one exception is the disgusting state of the docks,
    [14:44:33] [Hoffs]: where a fleet of derelict boats continues to block the harbour and hamper the local economy.
    [14:44:43] [Hoffs]: These vessels were placed there by at the start of the election process,
    [14:44:50] [Hoffs]: presumably to prevent those of a certain political leaning from dealing with the Minster of Trade.
    [14:45:00] [Hoffs]: Sadly, with the election long over, the owner has chosen not to remove them,
    [14:45:07] [Hoffs]: and complications with the Merchants Union means there is nothing that can be done about it.
    [14:45:16] [Hoffs]: Customs officers have boarded the boats to inspect the holds,
    [14:45:24] [Hoffs]: and they report that they are full of rotting fruit...
    [14:45:30] [Hoffs]: ...sour grapes to be exact.
    [14:45:37] [Hoffs]: I am pleased to report that Skara has renewed its links with the Bardic Collegium,
    [14:45:46] [Hoffs]: and I am committed to maintaining a trade deal with them for my whole term of office.
    [14:45:55] [Hoffs]: The town treasury is in rude health
    [14:46:01] [Hoffs]: and already has funds to continue this for another three months.
    [14:46:08] [Hoffs]: ...which leads me to...
    [14:46:14] [Hoffs]: The GSF auction back in May proved to be a great success,
    [14:46:21] [Hoffs]: and since then I have been discussing with various people how often it should be repeated.
    [14:46:30] [Hoffs]: One argument is that it must not be too often in order to keep it "special",
    [14:46:37] [Hoffs]: maybe every four to six months.
    [14:46:43] [Hoffs]: The other side of the coin is that the money made for the town treasuries is somewhat secondary
    [14:46:52] [Hoffs]: to having a regular event that draws people together and allows them to buy and sell goods,
    [14:47:01] [Hoffs]: so that every two months would be good.
    [14:47:07] [Hoffs]: For now, we have compromised and will go for once per quarter, that is one for each season.
    [14:47:15] [Hoffs]: Subsequent ones may not bring as much revenue for the towns,
    [14:47:22] [Hoffs]: but I think it is a good community event to have regardless.
    [14:47:30] [Hoffs]: With this in mind, the Summer auction has now been pencilled in for around the third of August.
    [14:47:39] [Hoffs]: Keep an eye on the Stratics news agency for details.
    [14:47:44] [Hoffs]: And if anyone wishes to discuss anything about the auction with me,
    [14:47:51] [Hoffs]: or maybe if you can think of another cause/project that we need to raise funds for,
    [14:47:58] [Hoffs]: please see me after the meeting or send me a pigeon.
    [14:48:04] [Hoffs]: And finally, to other events.
    [14:48:09] [Hoffs]: I am all in favour of competitive events between towns and have two such ones in mind.
    [14:48:17] [Hoffs]: One should be going ahead in the next few weeks and will be a test of maritime skills.
    [14:48:26] [Hoffs]: The second one probably won't take place as I am having trouble finding people who are interested.
    [14:48:30] [Sara Dale]: sounds like fun
    [14:48:36] [Hoffs]: This is the fashion show/suit design competition that I mentioned on the EM pages in the press.
    [14:48:44] [Hoffs]: I would need at least ten people entering to make it worthwhile,
    [14:48:51] [Hoffs]: and so far I have only one.
    [14:48:55] [Hoffs]: Sadly, I feel we currently lack the population in these lands for such events,
    [14:49:02] [Hoffs]: but if you are interested, or know people that would be, then please let me know.
    [14:49:09] [Hoffs]: I think that is finally it.
    [14:49:14] [Hoffs]: Thank you for your time.
    [14:49:20] [Hoffs]: Doh!
    [14:49:47] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Governor Hoffs.
    [14:50:25] [King Blackthorn]: Governor Gooch is absent today, but has sent a representative. Tea Leaf, what can you tell us of Minoc.
    [14:50:38] [Steven]: sorry I'm late
    [14:50:39] [Tea Leaf]: The citizens of Minoc have voted on a set of trade deals to utilize the funds
    [14:50:47] [Tea Leaf]: from the govenors auction. The city will alternate between the two trade deals
    [14:50:56] [Tea Leaf]: starting with the bardic coleggium and then switching to a deal with the
    [14:51:05] [Tea Leaf]: merchants association. The city will continue to use these deals untill the
    [14:51:12] [Tea Leaf]: current funds have been used up, or if the citizens of minoc change thier minds
    [14:51:21] [Tea Leaf]: they can reach out to govenor gooch and discuss other options.
    [14:51:30] [Tea Leaf]: That is all my king .
    [14:51:47] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Tea Leaf.
    [14:51:48] [Hoffs]: 'tis usually Governor Gooch reaching out to the people.
    [14:51:49] [Hoffs]: hehe
    [14:52:21] [King Blackthorn]: Governor Kattasrophe. Please enlighten us on the status of Moonglow.
    [14:52:33] [Kattasrophe]: As you wish, My Lord
    [14:52:53] [Kattasrophe]: Today I would like to start off by saying thank you to all whom voted for me
    [14:53:11] [Kattasrophe]: I know some of you may have had second thoughts when I was Charged with murder.
    [14:53:48] [Kattasrophe]: Right now I am trying to design a memorial
    [14:53:57] [Kattasrophe]: for all whom died to the rabies
    [14:54:02] [Kelmo]: some people just need killin'
    [14:54:14] [Kattasrophe]: Thank the Governor of Britain for the memorial Idea
    [14:54:26] [Kattasrophe]: As he was the one that brought it to my attention.
    [14:54:48] [Kattasrophe]: if there is any questions or comments about this memorial
    [14:54:56] [Kattasrophe]: please do not hesitate to talk to me after this meeting.
    [14:55:02] [Kattasrophe]: As for other things in Moonglow,
    [14:55:12] [Kattasrophe]: Saturday of next week at 3pm Eastern
    [14:55:19] [Kattasrophe]: there will be a taming contest in Moonglow
    [14:55:24] [Kattasrophe]: along with some games
    [14:55:33] [Kattasrophe]: The grand prize is a mystery.
    [14:55:40] [Kattasrophe]: Now some of you may wonder why I chose a taming contest
    [14:55:51] [Kattasrophe]: We have endangered animals that need to be saved.
    [14:55:59] [Kattasrophe]: By taming them and taking them to the zoo
    [14:56:02] [Kattasrophe]: Will help protect them.
    [14:56:21] [Kattasrophe]: Along with this,
    [14:56:26] [Luka Melehan]: good idea
    [14:56:29] [Kattasrophe]: I am in the midsts of creating another event,
    [14:56:37] [Kattasrophe]: That will call for people having a boat
    [14:56:41] [Kattasrophe]: and lots of explosives :)
    [14:56:46] [Kattasrophe]: a pvp boat battle!
    [14:56:48] [Shayla Keylley]: oh no....
    [14:57:01] [Kattasrophe]: So I would suggest all of you getting ahold of someone with a boat
    [14:57:17] [Kattasrophe]: Also
    [14:57:32] [Kattasrophe]: Moonglow is going to be switching between the colligium trade deal
    [14:57:35] [Kattasrophe]: and the Assians
    [14:57:46] [Kattasrophe]: I have help up the trade deal since my beginning of Governor
    [14:57:58] [Kattasrophe]: and if there is anyone that feels that one of these Trade deals
    [14:58:02] [Kattasrophe]: if not both need to be changed
    [14:58:07] [Kattasrophe]: please do not hesitate to ask
    [14:58:12] [Hobo Baggins]: Oops.
    [14:58:19] [Kattasrophe]: Last thing,
    [14:58:32] [Kattasrophe]: I will hope that all of you attend the events that us Governors
    [14:58:36] [Kattasrophe]: are working very hard to create
    [14:58:39] [Phantroneous Cat]: In Sar
    [14:58:42] [Hobo Baggins]: Hey everyone. Listen to my song!
    [14:58:43] [Kattasrophe]: as it would mean alot to have your support.
    [14:58:54] [Kattasrophe]: This is all.
    [14:58:58] [Kattasrophe]: Thank you.
    [14:59:11] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Governor Kattasrophe
    [14:59:38] [King Blackthorn]: Governor Phantroneous Cat. How fares the Capital of Britannia?
    [14:59:47] [Phantroneous Cat]: m'lord and fellow governors, things in britian have been fairly rough since my appointment to
    [15:00:13] [Phantroneous Cat]: governor, i believe this is mostly due to the different factions currently occupying the main city
    [15:00:30] [Grandma]: Hi, handsome. It's on me!
    [15:00:30] [Hobo Baggins]: Thanks girl!
    [15:00:41] [Hobo Baggins]: Hey everyone. Listen to my song!
    [15:00:44] [Phantroneous Cat]: because of this britian does not currently run a trade deal despite my attempt to get votes on
    [15:01:12] [Phantroneous Cat]: such, however the few votes i have recieved all indicate that they wish britian to run a trade
    [15:01:20] [Phantroneous Cat]: deal that differs from every other town.
    [15:01:35] [Kelmo]: why?
    [15:01:50] [Phantroneous Cat]: as for events im currently working with many governors on getting some run for the benefit of
    [15:01:54] [Kelmo]: only a couple of deals are worth it
    [15:02:01] [Phantroneous Cat]: us all, however it has been a slow process.
    [15:02:21] [Phantroneous Cat]: i'd like to thank holden caulfield however for taking up the mantle of proxy and helping with this
    [15:02:50] [Phantroneous Cat]: i'd also like to thank someone who likes to go by "the writer" for spreading the word as much as
    [15:03:19] [Phantroneous Cat]: he can, so i believe britian in time will reach a point where we can all be proud of it again as the
    [15:03:25] [Phantroneous Cat]: capital city.
    [15:03:36] [Phantroneous Cat]: that is all my lord
    [15:03:36] [Morgan Ironfist]: hear jear
    [15:03:56] [King Blackthorn]: *Smiles* Thank you Governor.
    [15:04:25] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Kelmo. How fares Trinsic?
    [15:04:56] [Kelmo]: Trinsic is still all busted up.
    [15:05:08] [Grandma]: It's on me!
    [15:05:08] [Shayla Keylley]: Wow!
    [15:05:08] [Kelmo]: Cracks everywhere
    [15:05:24] [Shayla Keylley]: ;
    [15:05:27] [Kelmo]: and a valcano in center city
    [15:05:47] [Kelmo]: Thanks fer askin'
    [15:06:08] [Kelmo]: I want to thank my one citizen for voting for me
    [15:06:34] [Sara Dale]: Every vote counts
    [15:06:34] [Kelmo]: it was re afirmong...
    [15:07:21] [Kelmo]: i am thinking of doing events that encourge town loyalty
    [15:07:38] [Kelmo]: sports and betting
    [15:07:57] [Hobo Baggins]: Hey everyone. Listen to my song!
    [15:08:21] [Kelmo]: so yeah... still a molten cavern in town
    [15:08:26] [Hobo Baggins]: Hey everyone. Listen to my song!
    [15:08:40] [Shayla Keylley]: gotta fix that
    [15:09:25] [Luka Melehan]: oh he'll just get stuck in it
    [15:09:31] [King Blackthorn]: I would like to learn more of this cavern and volcano. If anyone has information on the source of this, please report to Governor Kelmo.
    [15:09:42] [King Blackthorn]: History? Cause?
    [15:09:56] [King Blackthorn]: The more we know, the better we can determine a proper solution.
    [15:09:57] [Luka Melehan]: Would you like a tour, my Lord?
    [15:10:00] [Agra-Lem]: but nothing does reside inside that molten cavern, that needs to be fixed
    [15:10:12] [Grandma]: I think it be giant Lava Moles
    [15:10:24] [Grandma]: pushin up the ground with there tunnels
    [15:10:36] [King Blackthorn]: I have toured the cavern, but I still do not know the cause or history of this event.
    [15:10:44] [Luka Melehan]: friggin gophers
    [15:10:57] [Grandma]: *nods at Luke* possibility
    [15:10:58] [Kelmo]: prarie dogs
    [15:11:05] [Phantroneous Cat]: isn't there a "silent" guard outfront of it?
    [15:11:15] [Luka Melehan]: Texas praire dogs
    [15:11:19] [Shayla Keylley]: bet sending down some poison elementals would take care of them moles
    [15:11:19] [King Blackthorn]: There are a couple of new items for us to discuss today.
    [15:11:24] [Kelmo]: I am not paying him...
    [15:12:15] [King Blackthorn]: In the interest of encouraging inter-town trade, I have asked our master merchants to determine appropriate shipping routes and the needs vs. surplus supplies in each town.
    [15:12:57] [King Blackthorn]: They have notified me that there are needs, yet transport teams are in short supply.
    [15:13:22] [King Blackthorn]: Opportunities for transport teams should be available in the near future.
    [15:13:44] [King Blackthorn]: This will benefit the transport team and the towns.
    [15:13:59] [King Blackthorn]: I look forward to hearing more from our Master Merchants and hope you do as well.
    [15:14:24] [King Blackthorn]: Also, a need has been identified within the King's Guard.
    [15:14:42] [King Blackthorn]: which will result in open positions in the near future.
    [15:14:55] [King Blackthorn]: The King's Guard will serve multiple purposes.
    [15:15:14] [King Blackthorn]: One function will be purely ceremonial for formal functions and Governor's Meetings.
    [15:15:36] [King Blackthorn]: The second function will be to serve as protectors of the King, Governors and citizenry.
    [15:15:57] [King Blackthorn]: They will act as a defense force for events from the EM and the Governors.
    [15:16:31] [King Blackthorn]: As a result, some combat experience will be a benefit, but I believe on the job training will be available.
    [15:16:52] [King Blackthorn]: More will be presented on this in the near future.
    [15:16:52] [Luka Melehan]: hmm
    [15:17:06] [Kelmo]: hear! hear!
    [15:17:18] [King Blackthorn]: Please watch the official News Source at Stratics and our Town Criers.
    [15:17:40] [King Blackthorn]: And now, are there any citizens who wish to speak to the council?
    [15:18:35] [King Blackthorn]: Shayla: Please approach the podium.
    [15:18:59] [Shayla Keylley]: So just who is going to be keeping these guards in line?
    [15:19:09] [Shayla Keylley]: I see a mess here M'Lord
    [15:19:13] [Shayla Keylley]: bribery
    [15:19:18] [Shayla Keylley]: killing
    [15:19:22] [King Blackthorn]: The guards will be reporting to a Captain of the Guard to be selected by me.
    [15:19:43] [Shayla Keylley]: This is going to be Chaos.
    [15:19:48] [King Blackthorn]: This is to be a "White Knight" guard who work for the benefit of all.
    [15:19:51] [Shayla Keylley]: [love it]
    [15:19:58] [King Blackthorn]: Though there is no bias.
    [15:20:06] [King Blackthorn]: Both Red and Blue will be welcome.
    [15:20:07] [Shayla Keylley]: and they all be red like these guards?
    [15:20:19] [Shayla Keylley]: well I'll be watching
    [15:20:26] [King Blackthorn]: The uniform for this select group has not yet been selected.
    [15:20:29] [Shayla Keylley]: this is going to be terror!
    [15:20:35] [King Blackthorn]: and will be determined by the guards.
    [15:20:43] [Shayla Keylley]: time to hide the children
    [15:21:01] [King Blackthorn]: I foresee a time not far off when we will be glad the guard exists.
    [15:21:03] [Luka Melehan]: there are always nay sayers
    [15:21:18] [Shayla Keylley]: To guard us from the guards!
    [15:21:29] [King Blackthorn]: I believe that Grandma also wished to speak? We are always eager for the wisdom of our elders.
    [15:21:54] [Grandma]: I have a question reqarding us OAP's
    [15:22:08] [Grandma]: Old Age pensioners..if you will
    [15:22:25] [Grandma]: I haven't recived nary a pension check..nor is thre a place
    [15:22:32] [Grandma]: for the likes of us oldens
    [15:22:41] [Shayla Keylley]: shame!
    [15:22:41] [Grandma]: to go and know we'll be safe
    [15:22:51] [Hoffs]: There is a cemetary in most cities, my lady.
    [15:22:51] [Grandma]: Now bein you young folk
    [15:22:58] [Kelmo]: ack!
    [15:23:08] [Kattasrophe]: Miss, Moonglow Inns welcome all of you
    [15:23:17] [Kattasrophe]: Free of charge.
    [15:23:18] [Grandma]: Can fight off about anything and anyone
    [15:23:26] [Grandma]: us Olden's
    [15:23:29] [Weezie]: house of ill repute
    [15:23:30] [Grandma]: get worried
    [15:23:33] [Shayla Keylley]: don't worry Grandma, We'll take care of her. *points to Lady Hoffs*
    [15:23:38] [Kattasrophe]: I will pay for the expences for you oldens to stay at Moonglow inns
    [15:23:39] [Grandma]: I need my pension check!
    [15:23:44] [King Blackthorn]: I believe there is also a community center in Skara Brae, though I am not sure of the welcome after Governor Hoffs comment.
    [15:23:57] [Branwyn of Errol]: Lady Hoffs has no respect for her elders
    [15:24:03] [Sara Dale]: he doesnt care for elves either
    [15:24:12] [Kattasrophe]: How much do you feel you would need Miss?
    [15:24:16] [Weezie]: snap his drawers
    [15:24:19] [Shayla Keylley]: Nor stranded women at sea
    [15:24:20] [Kattasrophe]: I as Governor will try and help.
    [15:24:30] [Kelmo]: I have a valcano to leap into... *stares*
    [15:24:33] [Grandma]: Well, Ill have to think on that Miss Katt
    [15:24:36] [King Blackthorn]: Alas, there are no Pensions within Britannia. Opportunities abound for even the elders to earn a living.
    [15:24:49] [Shayla Keylley]: '
    [15:24:50] [King Blackthorn]: I know many are interested in baked goods, especially cookies.
    [15:24:52] [Grandma]: I been trying to peddle my tonic
    [15:25:01] [Grandma]: but no one wants it...fer some odd reason
    [15:25:09] [Luka Melehan]: I suppose she can do some escort quests...
    [15:25:12] [Kattasrophe]: Miss I would be interested.
    [15:25:15] [King Blackthorn]: What sort of Tonic is this?
    [15:25:24] [Grandma]: its good for what ails ya
    [15:25:39] [Kelmo]: ya forgot to cackle
    [15:25:40] [Grandma]: good fer worms, indegestion, constipation..all sorts of illness
    [15:25:53] [King Blackthorn]: I believe the problem with a lack of interest lies in the basket behind you. *smiles*
    [15:26:01] [Grandma]: made from the finest mongbat gizzards and fish innards that can be bought
    [15:26:12] [Grandma]: bah!
    [15:26:27] [Branwyn of Errol]: toxic waste
    [15:26:28] [Grandma]: my tonic be much better than that old rot gut stuff
    [15:26:40] [Grandma]: That is all M'lord and Governors
    [15:26:40] [Luka Melehan]: !!!!
    [15:26:45] [Grandma]: jest rememeber
    [15:26:57] [Grandma]: One day you'll be a OAP too!
    [15:27:12] [Shayla Keylley]: Grandma, I shall pay you to give each and every Govenor present a bottle of tonic.
    [15:27:19] [Kattasrophe]: *whispers to Hoffs* The miss is forgiving..
    [15:27:20] [Luka Melehan]: *whispers* Is she gunna curse us?
    [15:27:24] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Grandma. I am certain we are all concerned about the welfare of our elders.
    [15:27:25] [Shayla Keylley]: Hope that will help
    [15:27:28] [Branwyn of Errol]: Give Hoffs two bottles
    [15:27:35] [Grandma]: It's on me!
    [15:27:35] [Hoffs]: Wow!
    [15:27:52] [Hoffs]: Ugh....
    [15:27:53] [Grandma]: Hi, handsome. It's on me!
    [15:27:53] [Kelmo]: Thanks girl!
    [15:28:00] [King Blackthorn]: If that is all, then we shall adjoun the meeting.
    [15:28:07] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you all for coming.
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