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[News] Our Boy, Our King, And Our Time Lord

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by Lady Mal, May 12, 2011.

  1. Lady Mal

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    Saturday night, Britannia did not receive its new king.

    Even now as I write, I am trying to compose my thoughts about what happened.

    We gathered there in the throne room of Castle British, to await the crowning of young Adamu Wellings, as he became the next king of Britannia. Lady Danica Amandine of The Knights Of The Crux Ansata began the joyous event with a short speech about our Adamu.


    When Addie first came to us, a young scared child... We had a decision to make. We found a boy, one we were told was dangerous. Or at least had that possibility. But as many noted, we all have the capability to bring those around us to ruin. It is what is in our hearts that reflects our actions. And so, you, my Crux Ansata... and Britannia as a whole embraced the boy. We have molded his heart into a reflection of ourselves. What a way to mold and foster our future King.

    So tonight, on this night of nights. We gather here to crown Adamu Edom Wellings to the Throne of Britannia. Long Live the King. Adamu will enter from the east and will speak to each of you. Once he sits in the throne, he will be King of Britannia.” Her heart-warming speech given, Danica left to bring our future king in.

    As cries of “Long live the king!” swelled in the chamber, Lord Adamu Wellings entered through the double doors and began his walk down the carpeted isle. He paused before reaching the throne and turned to address us all, giving a salute.

    Hello, everyone, “ he gazed down at his robes. “Danica picked these out. I hope they are ok. Danica says once I sit on the throne I am King of Britannia.” He took a step down, away from the throne.

    I want you all to know, how much I thank you... For my life. You did not have to spare me. Yet you showed compassion upon a young helpless child. Many of you I call my friends. Many of you I see as my own brothers and sisters. All of you I see as family.

    I want you to know, I do not take the throne lightly. Or out of any sort of lust for power. I think I can do good things, but I will need your help. A Monarch can not lead without his people. I am just as much your servant as your King. I thank you for this honor.

    I have but one request of you. Unite. We must all unite under the Banner of Britannia. No longer can we be so easily welcoming of outside forces which seek to do us harm. Britannia was once a pure nation. But we have allowed it to wither from too much outside influence. Let it be known, that is not my way. Britannia will be pure again.” He gave a quick, sour glance upward at the noisy flapping of the gargoyles that were gathered.

    And now, I shall seat my buttox upon the throne that has remained empty for far too long. Again, I thank you all.”

    As he was about to sit on the throne and take the new title and responsibility, the Time Lord appeared.

    Do not take that throne! Stop this at once!” the Time Lord thundered. Cries of surprise went round the chamber.

    This is our world, you are not welcome here!” Adamu countered.

    Adamu, this is not your path. You have a much different destiny!”

    These people determine my path, not you!” Adamu said.

    Come with me Adamu Wellings,” the Time Lord instructed.

    I will not!” Adamu shouted.

    It is time for you to go,” he said, “You know it to be true as well as I.”

    Immediately, there were cries of protest from the Crux Ansata among the audience.

    Go? Go where? This is my home.” Now Adamu's words sounded unsure, as if he was actually considering it.


    It is not your home. It was only a sanctuary for a short while.”

    A Sanctuary?” Addie gave the Time Lord an odd look.

    Yes, your nursery, young Adamu. Here you grew and learned. Now that time is over.“

    Then what I saw in my dream...“

    You must take hold of your true destiny,” he urged.

    The world in the baby's crib...”

    Come with me, Adamu,” the Time Lord waited, holding out his hand.

    If I go, I want my friends to come with,” Adamu said.

    They may follow, for a while,” he said.

    Let us see what this Time Lord wants,” Adamu said, and we all followed the two through a gate. I was heartened that I was not the only one present who felt more than a little protective of our soon-to-be king.

    The Time Lord had brought us to the Crux Ansata Hall. As we proceeded further in, I noticed that the back had been opened and a long hallway stretched out beyond. It was this hallway we all ventured down. We gathered in a room at the end.

    There is more to your existance than this place,” the Time Lord said, “You have much growing to do. Come, Adamu.”

    A door was opened and Adamu stood, staring into the starry darkness beyond.

    The Ethereal Void?”

    Yes, this is your destiny.”

    Do not go Addie!” shouted Bon Iver, “Addie we are your family, you can not part with us for a second time!”

    It is time to go, Adamu.”

    What if I want to stay here?” Adamu asked.

    Do you truly?” the Time Lord responded, “More than just this place needs you.”

    These people need a ruler, someone strong...” Adamu gazed out into the infinite.

    That someone is not you.”

    Am I going to die?”

    All mortal things die. But it is not time for that, yet.”

    My friends...”

    And not for quite a long while if I had to guess.”

    I stood, transfixed. I wondered what Addie would choose, but I knew that it was his decision to make. It was like watching one of my own children, so many years spent in the raising and the inevitable heading out on their own. My eyes were full of tears, for I had a suspicion he would take the starry path and part ways with us. That mysterious path, full of promised adventure. It would beckon to all the dreamers and imaginers, and our Addie, our would-be Tinker King, was one of those extraordinary thinkers.

    A bit sadly, he turned to speak to us.

    I am called into infinity, if I am ever able... I will return to you. I love each of you.”

    The Time Lord once more held out his hand to Adamu and the young man took hold.

    Let us go, Adamu.”

    Together, they walked hand in hand into the Etherial Void.


    We watched them depart from our world. Some of us were sad, some happy, some just confused. I spent some time leaning against the fence in thought, but I was shaken from this meditation by the realization that battle was taking place behind me. I turned to find my fellow Crux and Britannians pitched in war with a Guardian of the Void.

    The fight did not last long, with so many of Britannian's strongest present. When it was over, many realized that the Time Lord had returned, alone. We gathered to hear what he would say, and find out what had happened to Addie.

    I remember you all of you,” he said. It was a very strange thing for the Time Lord to say.

    Where did you take Adamu?” Someone asked.

    Adamu? Oh, the boy. You do not realize... It has been eons for me. But only seconds for you. I am so tired. Tired of the balance. Tired of keeping things in order. It is time for me to rest.” He looked down at his robes, and then suddenly revealed himself.

    Gasps echoed from the walls, I was stunned, myself.

    ADDIE!” came the cries, and “Adamu?”. For, indeed, it seemed our Addie was before us, although much much older.

    Things have been so chaotic for you. You have many questions.”

    Addie that you?” asked Hans.

    The answer was yes. Truly, he appeared to have aged a lifetime in just the moments he'd been gone.

    Have you been gone a long time?” I asked.

    Eons. Longer than most of you can imagine. But I am tired. I am very tired. I promised. That I would return here if I could, and when I could. I am done in the Void. I can not remain there. I am an old man. Someone else must take my place. May I spend what days I have left here? Among you, my friends and my family?“


    The answer was, of course, yes. Addie had been raised by all of us, he was family.

    As I headed back home to Magincia that eve, my mind was awash in a stream of ponderings. I wondered who Danica would find to be king. I wondered who would take Addie's place as the next Time Lord. I also wondered if he was the same Time Lord who had played advisor to Lord British. If Adamu truly meant to reside in Magincia, I would have plenty of time to learn the answers to all these questions and more.

    And so there you have it, my faithful readers. As promised, I have given an update on Time Lord activity. Though I cannot say for sure when or if we will see any more for a long, long time.
  2. Draken-Korin

    Draken-Korin Guest

    *I like fairytales*

    A seat that has been empty for far to long (the throne of one Lord British never properly filled) should be taken/earned. A Kingship should not be granted to those that have no rightful claim to it, or even worse a child that seemingly is as confused as those who called for him to be a king in the first place.
  3. Barok

    Barok Grand Inquisitor
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    Aug 27, 2004
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    I'm certainly glad that someone who was so racist never became king. We don't need that kind of divisiveness in Sosaria.
  4. Well, I hate to say it, but..


  5. Lord Raven

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    When was this event announced? I attended the Monday (5/2) meeting and would have been interested in attending the Saturday event, but didn't see any mention of it.

    Are these guild only events?

    I just noticed a tiny link on the 5/2 event for the Atlantic UOEM site.

    With all the REPORTERS running around, you'd think one could gather this information and post it here on this forum.

    (You would think the event organizers would want maximum exposure and do that themselves.)
  6. Faeryl

    Faeryl 2011 Winter Deco Contest 1st Place
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    The event was announced both on the UOEM website and the Atlantic EM forums on May 5th, two days before the event took place...
  7. Lord Raven

    Lord Raven Seasoned Veteran
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    But not here in the main forum...

    This site is becomming too fractured. Am I seeing double or are there two seperate forums for events. Player and EM? So, to keep track of what is going on I have to check THREE different forums for the Atlantic Shard?

    How does this create a unified source of information that encourages players to attend events?

    And FYI, the "Atlantic EM Forum" sounded like a forum for EM's so I never visited it. (It's called an EM forum, and I'm not an EM.) That may sound silly to you, but a title is everything. Just ask a publisher.
  8. Draken-Korin

    Draken-Korin Guest

    Sad fact of the matter is an event is not well publicized when the ones "involved" in it do not care to have.... how do i put this lightly? ... undesirables there. And by that choice of words I only mean those who do not roleplay in the ways thought proper by the rpers on our shard.

    I'm wondering if I make up a storyline and crown myself King of Britannia would anyone show up? NO, because its ridiculous to have the beginning, the middle, and the end of a story already planned out while at the same time calling it "roleplay".

    P.S. - In addition I also have about as much claim to the throne as Addie. Well maybe a bit more (but not by much) since I've been around for a long while.

    *This is all one mans opinion of course*
  9. Lord Raven

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    I thought serious RP'ers were against Metagaming? Wouldn't claiming to be a King of an entire country... be just that?

    I was willing to go along with the rp bit, but as someone opposed... guess that role wasn't open. Luckily, the lad disappeared somewhere... so I guess I don't have to worry about it.