Excavation and Hall Of Commons August 3rd 2009 Submitted by: Merik ONN In Attendance: FLINT [[email protected]], NANOC [DWxC], Niva The Savage [T_T], Kenndric VII [P8V] Woodley [DWxC], Lord Fire Fly [DWxC], To Die For [DWxC], Cara [DWxC] Lady Kitsune [RBG], Angel [DWxC], Vran, Hudson [DWxC], Finrod [RBG] Lord Julius Michaels [P8V], Phoenix [DWxC], Lord Popeye [L&L], Sidra [COH] Bear [RBG], Lady Crystal [MotV], Daria Blackmoore [RBG], Andariel De Fran Finrod [RBG], Desire [RBG], Lord Buffas Vale [RBG], Lord Mori'naur, Mach [DWxC] On my way to the Sunday Night House of Commons. I ran into Niallis [*V*] and Niva The Savage [T_T]. When I came upon the building it was in ruins. It looked like someone tied tons of Greater Explosion kegs together and blew it to pieces. The scroll laying on the ground in front of the building had writing on it. I opened the scroll and it had written inside, "All Realm Gatherings At This Location Are Cancelled By Order Of Lord Casca, King Of Britannia." Niallis informed me that this happened last week. It seems our King Lord Casca had some reason behind the destruction of the Hall of Commons. Niallis also informed me of a scroll in New Haven. Saying an event was set for 10:45pm EST. Phoenix of Dragons Watch was reported to have been on her way to the Hall Of Commons to give us more information. Phoenix arrived and we wondered where the group might gather. Her idea was Buc's Den at the assassins hall. More ideas began to be talked about. As we stood by the destroyed hall of commons some anger came over the group. A new idea sprang up which was to protest in front of Blackthrones Castle. I asked Phoenix if Lord Casca resided at Blackthorns Castle and she replied, Aye, Casca resides at Blackthorns castle. Niallis left us in search of information. Nanoc brought the group back down by changing the subject back to the event going on somewhere at 10:45pm EST. The group again thought on where to meet or find a place that had the information. I suggested the EM Hall. Nanoc said he would go to Britain to see if he could find out any information. Niallis returned right as Nanoc finished speaking saying, "Nada at EM Office." Phoenix chimed in saying That perhaps EM Dudley and Vladimere are heeding the warning of Casca. I would say that is where Foxx would look for us. Assassin guild hall in Buc's Den. The group then saddled up and made their way to Buc's Den. I made my way to Luna hoping to see Em Vladimere pop up in the bank area as he normally does. I tried speaking to Ruben the event announcer in Luna. Saying Hall of Commons, Lord Casca, and Excavation. All Reuben had to say was a possible invasion in Luna. I then thought to seek Marcy by the EM hall and try to speak with her. I didn't have a runebook so I made my way to Angelica's Attic to obtain one. But alas she was out. I made my way to another great mall South of Luna called Loopy's At The Faire but, they were out as well. Then I noticed the public runebooks on the steps and recall to the city of Britain. Niva The Savage must have had the same idea as I saw her pass by in the streets. After speaking with her she only had information about the Duelists Edge, The Kings Own, Drake Foxx and Lord Casca. She could not provide me with the information I needed about tonights event or the reason for the Hall Of Commons Destruction. I then took a deep breath knowing Id have to ride all the way to the moongate once again. Then I remembered that the lovely 1/4 done Britain Bank had its own Moongate! Since the Moongate didn't go to Buc's Den except Fel I made my way back to Loopy's At The Faire and used the public runebooks once again and also a rune to the shop to get back. Once I arrived I quickly tightened my purse and double sealed my backpack. Buc's Den was no place to have unsecured things. I searched the city for the Assassins guild that Phoenix spoke of earlier. I would have found it faster if the residents didn't keep trying to send me down a dark path that lead into the woods. I slowly opened the door not knowing what thief or assassin I may find. As I crept in I saw Mayor Nanoc and Niva The Savage. I felt a bit more safe with Nanoc there. Niva I was unsure about. Nanoc said nothing anywhere but, would send a pigeon to let me know if he finds anything else. I bowed to the savage Lady and left the buildings as quickly as I could. Not to fast to alarm the Savage Lady. I made my way once again back to Luna and decided to stay put for an hour or so. After that I went to New Haven and ran into Cara, Lord Woodley, Nanoc, Mach of [DWxC] and also Crystal of [MotV] Nanoc announced they had to go to the Compassion shrine in Illish. The group saddled up once again but was a much larger group. After getting lost we ran into Tucker who wanted the company name which was vvcs. After walking to beech we ran into Andrea Kildare. Andrea got right down to business and addressed the crowd. "Well it seems as though a good deal of the excavation is complete. However, We'll need some supplies to complete the excavation however. We are going to require the following items." List Number One: A Pickaxe A Shovel A Crate A Surveyors Tool A Rope A Torch A Lantern A Bolt Of Cloth A Black Staff and some Kindling People began to write the items and go off and search for them. A large part of the group stayed at the site awaiting for them to return. Searching about the beach I found a Monolith and strange Pulsating Crystal. Once I returned, Andrea Kildare informed us that Casca and his goons may try to get the artifact first. Evil Mages popped out of no where attacking the group but they made short work of them. After the battle things seemed calm until Spiders, Scorpions and Earth elementals attacked the group. Paragons spawned as well. A short while after Lady Crystal of MotV showed up with a Rope, Cloth and Black Staff. Mach returned with a pickaxe. Nanoc brought the create, Daria Blackmoor brought a torch and surveyors tool. Andrea Kildare yelled a loud "Aha! It seems we have all the items required on this list! Next we will require. List Number Two: 100 Boards Saw hammer Nails 100 Cuts of Ribs Liquor Staves Barrel Tap Basket Skinning Knife Lady Phoenix of Dragons Watch took charge telling who was getting what. MACH would get the 100 boards. Daria Blackmoore a Hammer and Nails. Nanoc Ribs. Crystal the bottle of Liquor, Staves and Barrel Tap. Kenndrix Skinning Knife and Cara a Basket. All the items were brought back Then Juka Mages, Warriors, and Executioners attacked. The Third attacked claimed the lives of Lord Bear, Daria Blackmoore and Myself. After the battle Andrea Kildare announced the next set of items we will require. List Number Three: Thigh Boots Whip Empty Bottle Tub Lockpick Map Forged Metal Copper Wire Backpack Deed for a Forge People set out once again for the third time. Almost all the items were brought back except no one could find a deed for a forge. Another attack came down upon the group. Ancient Wyrms, Juka Mages, Chaos Warriors, Executioners and Blackthorn Juggernauts quickly surrounded the group. The battle lasted awhile with only a few deaths. Bear, Daria Blackmoore, Buffas Vale, Kenndrix VII, myself and, Niva The Savage fell to the final attack upon the group. After the major battle Andrea Kildare said we just needed that forge deed! People regrouped and Lady Kitsune set off to find the forge deed. Once she returned Andrea Kildare addressed the group. Yes Yes. These will come in handy indeed. We'll need to gain access to the lower holds. Seems to be sealed though.... She attempted to pick the lock but, it would not budge. Daria Blackmoore suggested Blackrock. She quickly responded. Blackrock may destroy the lower holds and we'll never be able to recover the artifact. Balandar would have our heads for this! Hudson suggested Gold Fish. Goldfish? Hmm. Doesn't seem to be responding Andrea replied. Crystal said from the materials required, it would seem we have the tools necessary to build a winch. Or some other tool to pry the hatch open. Andrea responded. Exactly! A fine idea Lady Crystal! We'll have that built at once. We'll have to commission the engineers to construct one. Crystal asked if we could bring the engineers here. Or will this be a special commission for them. Twould be a special commission indeed she responded a few moments later. Minute or so later she said she will send word to the engineers at once and we'll have a device built to remove the hatch. Thursday Evening. We make our entry into the hatch! Nine Pm ET! Until then stand sharp! Casca's goons will no doubt try to acquire the artifact!! Good eve to you all!