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[News Editorial]

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Luka Melehan, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Luka Melehan

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    This evening the citizens of Siege anxiously awaited the words of our newly appointed King Casca. The monarch stood amongst his people, heavy of heart and lamented the proposed fact that Lord British will never return. He has been selected to help Sosaria in its hour of need. Denizens have slaughtered our people, killed our Royal Council and turned the populace against each other. he will exact change and bring our people together. He will create a new Council and heed their council. He will raise an army to bring the peace. In addition, he will open up the Royal treasures to the people, to the one's who's sweat and tears contributed to that wealth.


    Citizens of Siege Perilous, I ask you. Do not be so quick to accept this man's words! Look hard at what he says and does not say!

    If the Royal Council was slaughtered, then who appointed him to this position?

    Do not ignore his insinuation of how he would bring us together! This new king stated in his speech this day, that he would introduce the compulsory wearing of blaze or bright colors. He pointed his bejeweled finger at our home of Malas as the root of Sosaria's evil. He would destroy Luna if he had to tear it down, brick by brick. My friends! Is this the road to unity and peace? Or will we be branded in blaze and herded to the stockades of Britain?


    Think hard before you support this King. Do not be bribed by promises of position and wealth! Stand up for who...we...are.

    (This has been an editorial submitted by Luka Melehan and does not necessarily reflect the views of the News Staff)
  2. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
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    I will have to consider his words carefully...
  3. HaHa

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    Even in UO the democrats are in power
  4. ChumBucket

    ChumBucket Guest

    hmm, if he follows through on tearing down Luna, perhaps he isn't so bad after all... hehe
  5. Soap Bubble

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    Jan 7, 2009
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    Raise a army for PEACE????
    Im not even gonna start on this one. Maybe his other alas is "Bush"?
  6. Touzoko

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    Dec 7, 2008
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    as paul simon stated on saturnight live years ago portraying anti-hero Billy Jack, "in the name of peace, love, and brotherhood- I must kill you all!"

    This thief will NOT be wearing blaze!
  7. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    Jan 5, 2001
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    Neither will this crafter.
  8. TerryFyde

    TerryFyde Guest

    *waits for the usual from politicians ...... a payrise for them and more taxes for us*
  9. Hoffs

    Hoffs Gilfane Keeper of the Hall
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    May 15, 2008
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    Did anyone get a journal save of the speech?
  10. Phaheela

    Phaheela Guest

    Blaze, erghh of all colours to wear that has to be the ugliest
  11. Queen Amy

    Queen Amy Guest

    I'm a Siege Newb. Why does Siege hate Luna so much? It's the only place I am sure to see other players!
  12. ChumBucket

    ChumBucket Guest

    I personally just think it is ugly... nothing more, nothing less. If it had nicer architecture, I may not call for it's destruction. hehe
  13. Luka Melehan

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    Some of the other shards did, but all the speeches were different. I don't have history running myself. I just took screencaps of the bits of speech I wanted to spin. I think I have part of Sherry's talk too. I can throw them in photo bucket if ya like.
  14. Tjalle

    Tjalle Grand Poobah
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    May 12, 2008
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    Heh, it´s not just Siege.

    Everyone hates Luna...!
  15. Patty Pickaxe

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    I can't believe I am saying this..... I think I would wear blaze if it meant Luna was destroyed!!
  16. Phaheela

    Phaheela Guest

    Put like that Blaze would have its advantages, Luna has to be the biggest disaster of a city , heck its not even a city, its just a bank with a gate.
  17. Lord_Puffy

    Lord_Puffy Crazed Zealot
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    Id have to strongly disagree, Im sure shak would also say the same!:scholar:
  18. Spree

    Spree Babbling Loonie
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    Mar 13, 2004
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    Sherry the mouse said not to trust him
  19. IanJames

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    I did take a journal last night at the event. For those of you who weren't there and are interested, or were there and would like to review it. I've edited it down to get rid of the "crowd noise" so it's just the direct speech transcriptions.

    *waves for silence*
    Citizens of Britannia!
    Honored friends!
    I don't think I need to remind you of the difficulties of these past few days and months.
    It has been a turbulent time indeed.
    We have seen our lands invaded by demonic forces.
    Citizens have been turned against one another.
    Our beloved Royal Council has been brutally slaughtered,
    betrayed by one of our most trusted of servants.
    The population of our once prosperous land has fallen sharply,
    victims of war, deceit and neglect.

    People of Siege!
    Noble brethren!
    No longer can this torrid state of affairs continue.
    The time for change has surely come.
    For too long our lands have been left without a true ruler.
    The Council has done what it can, and no direct blame lays upon them.
    But rule by consensus cannot bring about the changes that are needed to rejuvenate our world
    or the necessary action to repel the forces of evil ranged against us.
    Lord British left us long ago on his noble quest to take the Gem of Immortality into the void
    and hide it from the clutches of our malevolent enemies.
    Since that day, many have waited patiently for his return,
    trusting that his guiding presence would soon be with us once more.

    Denizens of the free world!
    Kindred spirits!
    The time has come to accept reality.
    To face the dreadful truth.
    Our erstwhile leader is not going to return.
    It is clear that he has either perished in the void,
    or chosen to seek fame and fortune in another world.
    And if indeed he does still live somewhere,
    then what kind of leader is he who would forsake his own people
    and leave them to suffer in a world of despair and misery?
    No, no. Change must come.
    A new era is upon us, an era when Siege will rise from the ashes of melancholy and corruption.
    To begin a new chapter of prosperity!
    The dawn of a new royal bloodline

    Dwellers of the dimmed light!
    Children of the future!
    When I was first urged to become the new ruler of Britannia,
    naturally I was shocked at the suggestion.
    How could I, a humble diplomat,
    a mere SERVANT of the people,
    ever hope to RULE them?
    But then, while visiting the town of Vesper after a particularly barbarous attack,
    I saw the pain and suffering of the people.
    I saw the fear and the dejection in those eyes.
    I witnessed at first hand the mutilation of a people without hope.
    The bodies of men, woman and....
    I saw the broken remains of a
    young girl,
    her bloody, lifeless hand clutching her beloved stuffy toy.
    It was then....
    *wipes eyes*
    I'm sorry....
    It was then that I made my resolve.
    I WOULD accept this challenge.
    *shakes fist*
    I WILL make the future better.
    I will do all that is in my power to end the misery of this ordeal....
    *raises fist*
    and bring greatness and prosperity back to Siege Perilous!

    Loyal subjects!
    Seekers of harmony!
    Reluctantly I have determined that I will accept this role
    and lead us all to a brighter future as your humble king.
    Not for one moment do I suppose this will be an easy task.
    There are many trials ahead, and as the scholars tell us
    Britain was not built in a day.
    There are armies to raise and train,
    Laws to enact and repeal.
    I certainly do not claim to be an expert in all matters, especially warfare.
    A new Royal Council must be appointed to help advise me.
    Experts in their fields.
    Determined and strong of will.
    Independent of mind and action.
    With our combined efforts, change will come....
    Order will be restored....
    and victory will be won!

    And fellows,
    Do not think that change will stop with the defeat of the Shadowlords.
    No dear citizens, I know well the other concerns that you have.
    The unbridled power of the tamers who slay their fellows with impunity must be stopped.
    And we will look to muzzle these pets or bring to trial those that control them.
    Oh yes!
    The cowardly degenerates who lurk in the shadows to backstab the honest fighters and workers,
    they too must be reined in.
    Perhaps it is time to introduce the compulsory wearing of blaze or bright colors
    so that all may clearly be seen.
    And we all know the pre-eminence of that den of iniquity in Malas,
    the city they call Luna.
    We must bring the people back to the Old Lands.
    Bring them back here so that they may dwell in peace by my side under my benevolent gaze.
    The malice in Malas must end,
    Yes, bring back Brit bank indeed.

    Brothers and sisters!
    Distinguished warriors!
    I have kept you standing here long enough.
    I have bared my soul and set out my agenda for a new world.
    It will not be easy, and many are they who will try to oppose us,
    and even now I hear that the Shadowlords are using their powers to spread unrest and resentment
    employing old friends of the realm to fester contempt and stir revolt.
    But I am confident that you, my dear people, will follow the path of Truth and Justice.
    And finally, friends, let me say this:
    For years during the rule of British and his sycophants,
    and since under the stewardship of the less worthy members of the Council,
    vast treasures have been left to build up in the Britannian treasury.
    The vaults of British's castle lie overflowing with gold and riches.
    Treasures of untold value.
    Only to serve the needs of a rich and privileged few.
    This, too, will end.
    The first act of King Casca will be to open the treasure rooms,
    and give back the wealth to those who created it.
    We will begin a series of great public works,
    to enrich the community and benefit the needy.
    To spread kindness to all who our love now deserve,
    For this will be a new era of Siege,
    so that all the dead of the recent strife shall not have died in vain,
    that this nation, under me, shall have a new birth of freedom
    and that a monarchy of the people,
    by the people,
    for the people
    shall not perish from Sosaria!
    I thank you

    With much respect to the Lord Casca....
    I hath concerns and regardeth his position with uncertainty....
    It is nay secret that my liege, the Lord British, hath not yet returneth to us...
    We know not of when, but have ye faith, for he shall not abandon us!
    *furred head nods slowly*
    The Council hath appointed Casca to leadeth us in this time of peril...
    but questions do linger...
    Doth they truly uphold the Virtues my Lord holds so dear?
    Doth they remember the Principles upon which our realm was founded?
    Hath the Lord Casca the courage to truly love and govern our peoples wisely?
    Swear fealty if ye must, but be ye mindful of promises made with silken tongues...
    I bid ye all a good eve'
    *bows her head and scurries off*
  20. IanJames

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    Actually yes. . . just posted for you in another thread.
  21. Blind Otto

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    An untrustworthy pretender, elected by a dead council, standing on the shoulders of an absent ursurper.

    Why, of course we should trust him! We can trust him to continue in the footsteps of those who went before!

    On an utterly unrelated topic, when did we last see a traditional mob with pitchforks and torches anywhere near the castle? *grins*

    (good reporting, Luka! Many thanks!)
  22. Skylark SP

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    Mandatory blaze, and Luna to be destroyed? I don't know why everyone is so upset...Castor will make a great king. :D

  23. Petra Fyde

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    2 things: 1. Someone told me journal saving got broke when they moved all the char files to my documents, I've never used journal saving, how do you do it?
    2. Would you like me to merge the thread with your transcript on into this one?
  24. IanJames

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    Hmm. Well I only set it up about 30 minutes before the event. I followed these directions:

    You need to alter your uo.cfg fil to have the following lines, the first two lines are present in the .cfg file already, but the third you'll have to add in yourself and the location given here is just an example, you can set it to save where ever you want on your hard drive.

    JournalSaveFile=C:\Documents and Settings\Mine\My Documents\Stories\UO\Journal.txt

    that being said, I did this in the .cfg file for my character I was using at the event, but it logged to this file afterwards when I logged other characters, so just be aware that it does this.

    I did not use the UO Journal Converter, I couldn't get that to work at all.

    You can if you want, I figured it would be easier for people to find if it was by itself. . .whatever you want to do is ok with me.
  25. Petra Fyde

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    merged, because it was halfway down page 2 and falling. :)

    and thank you. I just got that working!
  26. QueenZen

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    BAH ! Any lordy whom weeps over a corpse whom lost their stuffy...and somehow eludes to wishing or requiring the donning of blaze sounds like a lord makin a trammel.............. !

    LUNA BE DAMNED it sucketh on every shard but ..not wearing blaze *unless it is a MYTH color* !~ With blood red !

    This lord sounds like he may not fit in ...on Siege. . his crying weeping over a dead lil one whom maybe lost their stuffy to a dry looter of Siege..............happens all time here...tis Siege afterall.