Highlights: A short meeting, not terribly eventful....But certainly contentious. -The results of a recent rescue mission to the Dungeon Doom were briefly mentioned; -The situation in Trinsic (refugees from Magincia living in the barracks there) was discussed; -The ongoing search for a Grand Marshal of Virtue was touched upon; -The Keg & Anchor tavern in Trinsic continues to be staffed every Thursday at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central. Transcript: Buzz Aldridge: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Buzz Aldridge: I hereby call to order this, the 223rd Assembly of the 7th High Council. Buzz Aldridge: *taps the halberd on the flagstones three times* Buzz Aldridge: The first announcement is to let y'all know that the time frame Buzz Aldridge: for applying for the Grand Marshal position has expired Buzz Aldridge: as of this announement. Buzz Aldridge: *smiles* Buzz Aldridge: We do have applicants and are getting their application materials together. Buzz Aldridge: Then we'll set up interviews. Buzz Aldridge: We hope to have a new Grand Marshal to introduce soon. Buzz Aldridge: The next item is from Lady Leeda. Buzz Aldridge: M'Lady, the floor is yours. Leeda: Good Evening Joylah: Hullo, Leeda Leeda: As you know, Trinsic has taken in the refugees from Magincia. Leeda: We are making every effort to provide the basic needs for them. Leeda: The winter brings bitter cold weather. Leeda: We are in need of blankets and etc. Leeda: We would also like to invite you to join us at the Keg & Anchor in Trinsic Leeda: Thursday nights at 8 PM Central time. Leeda: For a bit of fun and relaxation. Leeda: Thank You Buzz Aldridge: Thank you, M'Lady. Galen: Is Bert Ramsey here? Buzz Aldridge: And thank you for your efforts IronHorse: i've not seen Bert this day Galen: *nods* Buzz Aldridge: Galen? Galen: Jhelom offered to buy the Magincians blankets and a few other things... Galen: Waiting for, for want of a better term, an order from Ramsey. Buzz Aldridge: Ah Buzz Aldridge: Perhaps he's running late Galen: Actually could I say something quick? Buzz Aldridge: Certainly Galen: *kisses the top of Joy's head, while walking to the front of the table* Joylah: *dimples* Galen: We had five come out for the rescue mission in Doom. Galen: Thank you. Galen: and I think that's 'bout all from me. Galen: *top of the head kiss again* Joylah: *dimples warmly* Buzz Aldridge: Do any of the other councilors have any additional items for tonight's meeting? Thrand Graywolf: I'd like to ask a question Buzz Aldridge: Thrand? Thrand Graywolf: How many councilors have actually been to Trinsic Thrand Graywold: to see and speak with the Magincian refugees? Galen: *raises hand* Galen: Though curiously how I couldn't actually talk to any of the actual refugees... Thrand Graywolf: Yes, I think that's the point. Thrand Graywolf: Do any of you know that most of the refugees are Thrand Graywold: working in mines west of Trinsic instead of Thrand Graywolf: here, clearing the rubble? IronHorse: huh? Merlynna: What? Joylah: I had heard rumors to that affect. Buzz Aldridge: What? Thrand Graywolf: Or that the governor of Trinsic is building a new mansion Galen: *a disguised expression* Leeda: They are earning a living Thrand Graywolf: While people constantly say Magincia is too expensive to rebuild at this time. Joylah: They dont' have blankets, it must be a very mean lliving. Leeda: not all work the mines Joylah: Or perhaps they're just not very good miners? Jackson: *listens carefully* Thrand Graywolf: I strongly suggest that the Councilors go to Trinsic and see things for themselves. Thrand Graywolf: Among my people, what is taking place there would not be considered...proper. Thrand Graywolf: Thank you Leeda: perhaps thurs night IronHorse: hmm Joylah: Is that their night off? Merlynna: *raises hand* Thrand Graywolf: They have no night off that I am aware of Thrand Graywolf: Though one of them does work at the Keg. Merlynna: Where in Trinsic is this being built? Buzz Aldridge: Very well... Leeda: .that issue was cleared right away Buzz Aldridge: Any other issues from the councilors? Buzz Aldridge: IronHorse, perhaps you should speak then... IronHorse: certainly IronHorse: good evening IronHorse: first of all IronHorse: I do not know from where the 9th seat gets his intel Joylah: *lifts a slender brow mildly* IronHorse: but i can assure the council that very few refugees work in any mines IronHorse: in fact the only ones who have worked in any mines that come to mind IronHorse: is one who was jailed IronHorse: his time has since been served IronHorse: any of this council is welcome to come to Trinsic and speak IronHorse: directly with the refugees IronHorse: they are being treated quite decently IronHorse: and generously by the city of Trinsic Galen: Then why was Ramsey asking if the Magincians were going to be paid? IronHorse: as for the building of the new Governors mansion Galen: *his expression nearly blank* IronHorse: well that is at my personal expense IronHorse: he did not ask if IronHorse: he asked how they would be paid IronHorse: i think you only heard a part of a conversation IronHorse: i had offered jobs to some on the building of the mansion Galen: *not saying anything, face still blank....* IronHorse: as for the clearing of the rubble from magincia IronHorse: all has been done that can be done IronHorse: until the proper skills and eqiupment are in place IronHorse: I encourage all to stay away from this city for now IronHorse: due to the crumbling ruins IronHorse: don't want any casualties IronHorse: any other questions that need to be cleared up? Jackson: and it also serves to stabilize your reputation with in the Kingdom as well. IronHorse: my reputation needs no stablizing Joylah: Yes, where are the refugees being held.. er.. housed? IronHorse: not that I know of anyway Jackson: *half shrugs* Jackson: true enough IronHorse: they are being housed in the trinsic barracks Jackson: however this crisis does serve to improve your standing to be sure. IronHorse: I had to personally move most of my guard to their new quaters Joylah: On Palidin Isle? IronHorse: located directly outside the main gate Galen: ...Ain't that the jail, just inside the main gate? IronHorse: well as of present it has been by my personal actions that these refugees were helped at all IronHorse: i did not see any other city jump up and offer aid Joylah: *lifts a slender brow mildly* IronHorse: and if i can give them jobs IronHorse: then all the beter Galen: If any of them wish to leave I'll do it now.... IronHorse: most need to learn skills they don't have Galen: *staring right at Iron, expresson still nearly blank* IronHorse: I hold no magincians against their will IronHorse: they are free to leave at any time Airmid: surely Magincia was not devoid of skills? IronHorse: but while in Trinsic IronHorse: of course they are required to obey the laws that are in place IronHorse: as does any citizen of the realm Thrand Graywolf: Quite the list of laws that is, too. Buzz Aldridge: This is obviously a very tense time for the realm... IronHorse: the laws are clear i believe Thrand Graywolf: Quite Joylah: Indeed. IronHorse: and none unreasonable IronHorse: we have had very few violations IronHorse: so i am pleased Buzz Aldridge: I'd certainly like to thank the city of Trinsic for their care of the refugees Joylah: Martial law has a way of keeping the populace well in its place. IronHorse: thank you Buzz Joylah: *a sardonic twist to her lips* Galen: In case no one heard me....Any Magincians who wish to leave Trinsic....Jhelom has space. IronHorse: and Martial Law shall remain in place IronHorse: until such time that i feel it is no longer needed Locus Ceruleus: lol IronHorse: perhaps when there is a High Guard in place IronHorse: we can discuss it Thrand Graywolf: If there has been such little crime...how is it needed? Buzz Aldridge: I think it's very normal for people to be concerned during times such as these IronHorse: due to the law Buzz Aldridge: Communication between teh parties involved will help quell IronHorse: no laws and then there is lawlessness Galen: *tapping fingers together, expression still blank* Thrand Graywolf: I find laws have little to do with stopping crime. Buzz Aldridge: any problems from misunderstandings... Thrand Graywolf: *smilese at Buzz* Buzz Aldridge: Please, let's all keep the channels of communication open Buzz Aldridge: *smiles* IronHorse: that is your opinion councilor Thrand IronHorse: and your entitled to it IronHorse: Mine differ Rick: Fear stops more then just word of law. Is that what you mean Lord Thrand? Thrand Graywolf: Again, I strongly suggest the Councilors journey to Thrand Graywolf: Trinsic and investigate things for yourselves. Locus Ceruleus: *mumbles something about appeasement* Thrand Graywolf: Take no ones word on anything. Buzz Aldridge: I would agree... Buzz Aldridge: Thank you, Lord IronHorse IronHorse: I believe councilor leeda just invited you all to do just that Thrand Graywolf: *nods to Rick* Leeda: Yes I did Buzz Aldridge: In fact... IronHorse: I would encourage you all to take her up on that invite IronHorse: and come visit our fair city IronHorse: just obey the law Buzz Aldridge: I think that's perfect idea! Buzz Aldridge: Again, we all need to remember Galen: *winks to Joy at Ironhorse's last remark* Joylah: *lifts a slender brow mildly* Joylah: *dimples at Galen* Buzz Aldridge: These are not "usual" times Buzz Aldridge: Allright... Buzz Aldridge: Would anyone else care to speak tonight? Buzz Aldridge: Very well Buzz Aldridge: I hereby bring this, the 223rd Assembly of the 7th High Council to a close. Buzz Aldridge: Long Live Britannia!