Monthly Archives: May 2016

[EVENT] A Cursed Legacy – 5/26/2016

On Thursday, May 26th at 8:00 PM EST, meet Commander Forthwin at the courtyard of Castle Blackthorn.

Event Summary: The guards ventured into the tomb of the second seal recently found, and after fighting back the newly awakened dead, they came face to face with the Wandering Knight, one of the Six Knights of Mondain.

[EVENT] Governor Meeting – 5/24/2016

On Tuesday, May 24th at 8:00 PM EST, Lord Blackthorn shall preside over a Council Meeting.

DevilsOwn: *smile*
Jack Sparrow: good evening Sire
DevilsOwn: evening m’Lord
Madam Bunnie: Good Evening Sir
Lord Blackthorn: Hail, Britannia
Welcome back your Royal Highness
Lord Blackthorn: You may be seated
DevilsOwn: love that my chair welcomes me
Lord Blackthorn: *examines a few documents*
Jack Sparrow: seems like we’re a few govs short
You see: Lady Damia [TMC]
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
DevilsOwn: ah, here’s another!
Lord Blackthorn: I am certain they will come along if they are not too busy.
Madam Bunnie: I don’t think she is this round, Dev
DevilsOwn: ohhh
Damia: good evening everyone
Jack Sparrow: Good evening Lady Damia
Jack Sparrow: *hugs*
Damia: *hugs*
Madam Bunnie: hiyas
DevilsOwn: Damia, if nobody else does it, I will enter your name on the Brit ballot next go around
DevilsOwn: if that’s alright with you
Damia: yes
DevilsOwn: *smile*
Lord Blackthorn: Governors, we shall begin this meeting as we are.
Damia: I will, I wanted to give others a turn
Lord Blackthorn: If any more governors are in attendance, I will give them their time to speak.
Lord Blackthorn: For now, let us get to it.
Lord Blackthorn: *looks down the table*
Lord Blackthorn: Lady Bunnie, would you care to report on Vesper?
DevilsOwn: *poke*
Lord Blackthorn: Lady Bunnie?
Madam Bunnie: Vesper has quieted down. Whatever was roaming the cemetaries has moved on
Lord Blackthorn: I see.
Lord Blackthorn: I heard reports of increased activity in the Vesper graveyard.
Lord Blackthorn: Was there any truth to that?
Jack Sparrow: *has heard rumors of undead in Minoc*
Madam Bunnie: I went by myself and did not see anything
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Do you have anything else you wish to add?
Madam Bunnie: not at this time Sire
Lord Blackthorn: Very well.
Lord Blackthorn: Lady DevilsOwn, tell me how Skara Brae fares, would you
DevilsOwn: Busy harvesting early beans and such
DevilsOwn: and the Huntsman is grumbling
Lord Blackthorn: Why is that?
DevilsOwn: he sometimes takes as payment the meat from the game he stuffs for people
DevilsOwn: and it seems there are not as many hunters as of late
Damia: darn vegans
DevilsOwn: I think he yearns for a fat turkey
Madam Bunnie: are they disapearing or just moved on from the area?
DevilsOwn: I think it’s just spring, actually
Damia: well how many stuffed turkeys do you need on your wall?
DevilsOwn: people busy with growing things, not hunting them
You see: stone table
Lord Blackthorn: Have you considered adding an additional bounty for prized game?
DevilsOwn: hmmm… I will approach him with that idea
DevilsOwn: a contest of sorts
Lord Blackthorn: Perhaps to spur some interest for local hunters. A monthly competition perhaps.
Lord Blackthorn: That is, if there is sufficient interest.
DevilsOwn: *smile*
Lord Blackthorn: That may satisfy your Huntmaster.
DevilsOwn: we shall see
Jack Sparrow: i think that when they added the dinosaurs to the list they “lost” some of the hunters
Lord Blackthorn: Why is that, do you think?
You see: book
Madam Bunnie: the dinosaurs ate them, Sire
You see: stone table
Jack Sparrow: dinosaurs are not picky eaters
DevilsOwn: *shudder*
Lord Blackthorn: *smiles slightly*
Lord Blackthorn: Yes. I can see how that would be the case.
Jack Sparrow: and the T-rex that recently spawned may be part of the problem
Lord Blackthorn: The creatures in Eodon are quite ferocious.
DevilsOwn: awful beast
Lord Blackthorn: Is there anything else you wished to add, Lady DevilsOwn?
Madam Bunnie: there are many tales of these creatures in Vesper. Often times people leave in search of them
DevilsOwn: other than that, all is well in Skara, sire
Madam Bunnie: and dont return
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Lord Sparrow, how fares Trinsic?
Jack Sparrow: well sire.
Jack Sparrow: preparations are underway for the upcoming election
Lord Blackthorn: Ah yes. We are only a week away now.
Jack Sparrow: my “volunteers” are “collecting” “donations” even as we speak
You see: stone table
Lord Blackthorn: Very good. I wish you the best of luck in your campaign.
Jack Sparrow: thank you sire
Lord Blackthorn: Does that conclude your report, Lord Sparrow?
Madam Bunnie: Aye, but I think I shall retire in support for another who wishes to run
Jack Sparrow: nay sire
Lord Blackthorn: Please, continue
Jack Sparrow: i have been getting reports of bands of wild mongbats have been terroizing the area near my city
Damia: mongbats?
Lord Blackthorn: That is most odd.
Jack Sparrow: aye, Mongbats *shivers*
Lord Blackthorn: What sort of damage are they causing?
DevilsOwn: large numbers or more ferocious?
Damia: (too much ale perhaps)
Jack Sparrow: well they seem to attacking the traders enroute from Trinsic to britain
Madam Bunnie: *whispers to Damia….Rum, I think*
You see: stone wall
Jack Sparrow: i sent out a party to investigate, but alas they never returned
Lord Blackthorn: All traders?
Damia: *it’s always rum with him*
Jack Sparrow: so it seems
You see: chaos banner
Lord Blackthorn: Do you have any idea what has riled these pests up?
Madam Bunnie: *coughs….rum*
Jack Sparrow: well we did have an incident a few years ago that started in a simuliar fashion
You see: Rose of Trinsic
You see: stone table
Lord Blackthorn: *thinks*
Lord Blackthorn: My memory fails me – remind me what had transpired
Jack Sparrow: there was an alchemist involved and he was experimenting on those vile creatures
DevilsOwn: uhoh
Damia: i remember that
You see: decorative carpet
Jack Sparrow: we were able to drive them back but the alchemist escaped
Jack Sparrow: so he may be back
Lord Blackthorn: Hmm, perhaps these vile creatures escaped into the environment
Damia: I’m pretty sure we got them all
Jack Sparrow: i will have my guards investigate the matter more fully and send you a report
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Keep me updated on this matter.
You see: stone table
Jack Sparrow: other than a odd report of a Pink Unicorn being sighted
Lord Blackthorn: *arches a brow*
DevilsOwn: *stifles giggle*
Jack Sparrow: but I believe the source was Hmm “intoxiicated” and not very reliable
Jack Sparrow: something about magenta rum
Lord Blackthorn: Fortunately Unicorns are not very dangerous.
Jack Sparrow: very true
Lord Blackthorn: Even if he did observe such a thing.
DevilsOwn: pink ones are most amicable
Lord Blackthorn: The mongbats, however, sound troublesome, and is a matter worth investigating.
Damia: Lets hope it’s not the alchemist experimenting with unicorns
Jack Sparrow: other than that, everything else seems to be ok
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: I did wish to touch on a few matters.
Jack Sparrow: aye, sire. I will work with the city’s paladins and my guards to investigate and report back
Lord Blackthorn: For one, I wish to extend my thanks to the guard for their assisting Magister Rainard.
Lord Blackthorn: As he has probably mentioned, I have tasked him with collecting powerful magical artifacts
Lord Blackthorn: Many old and powerful relics remain hidden, obscured by time and circumstance
Lord Blackthorn: Just waiting to see the light of day once again.
Lord Blackthorn: It is important, I believe, that we secure these items, that they may not fall into the wrong hands
Lord Blackthorn: The item recovered earlier this month is an ancient relic called the Firedoom Staff.
Lord Blackthorn: I’m sure some of you have heard of it before.
Jack Sparrow: i have a safe place in my governors office
Lord Blackthorn: Your offer is most appreciated, Lord Sparrow
Lord Blackthorn: But rest assured, my personal vault is the most secure location in the Kingdom
Jack Sparrow: *nods*
DevilsOwn: we have many adept thieves……..
DevilsOwn: *wink*
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Indeed. And no vault is truly full-proof. To think so, is the first flaw in its security.
Lord Blackthorn: There will likely be more items that require safe storage in the future.
Lord Blackthorn: The Magister will call upon the guard when that is necessary.
Lord Blackthorn: I also wished to give my thanks to the guard for their defense of Britain last week.
Lord Blackthorn: It is quite puzzling and unexpected that this invasion of undead appeared so suddenly.
Lord Blackthorn: I wonder – does anyone have any insights or speculation as to what this might mean?
DevilsOwn: tried to sneak thru the mountain pass, we stopped them
Jack Sparrow: they are usually more of a nusance in the fall
DevilsOwn: perhaps it is related to the sightings in the cemetary?
Lord Blackthorn: Perhaps.
Lord Blackthorn: From the reports, the force was not very formidable.
You see: Uriah Heep Duke of Skara Brae
Lord Blackthorn: It was vanquished quickly by the defenders.
Madam Bunnie: the cemetary has been quiet since then
DevilsOwn: a few fallen, but we did well
Lord Blackthorn: I would advise the guard to prepare themselves.
Lord Blackthorn: For if this is a part of something bigger, we can expect more attacks.
Lord Blackthorn: Until that time, I would advise that the graveyards be kept secure.
Madam Bunnie: I will place extra guards in the area
Jack Sparrow: of course sire
Madam Bunnie: and report if anything stirs again
Lord Blackthorn: I shall have my royal scouts watching the cemetaries as well.
DevilsOwn: perhaps escorts for the families of those buried there and wish to visit
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Jack Sparrow: excellent suggetion Lady Dev
Lord Blackthorn: See to it that any visitors are well guarded
Lord Blackthorn: Now, I have nothing more to say on the matter.
Lord Blackthorn: I would like to open the floor to anyone that wishes to address the council.
Lord Blackthorn: Or, for any matters the governors wish to discuss.
DevilsOwn: a question, if I may
Lord Blackthorn: *looks to DevilsOwn*
DevilsOwn: the Treasury of Skara Brae is quite full and I would like to put the funds to good use
DevilsOwn: how might I do that
You see: chair
You see: decorative carpet
Lord Blackthorn: How did you wish to use them?
DevilsOwn: I am open to suggestions
DevilsOwn: not just for Skara, but all the towns
Jack Sparrow: do you have a pact with one of the trader guilds?
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Aside from the available trade deals, I will have to ponder this question.
DevilsOwn: cousin Ynise makes use of the magics, yes
Lord Blackthorn: As I do not have an immediate answer.
You see: decorative carpet
DevilsOwn: just seems that they could be used for some good purpose
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: I will take your question into consideration.
DevilsOwn: thank you, m’Lord
Lord Blackthorn: Did anyone else have a matter they wish to bring before the council?
Madam Bunnie: Nay
Jack Sparrow: none sire
You see: stone table
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Very well.
Lord Blackthorn: With that, I bring this meeting to a close
Madam Bunnie: g’night Sir
Jack Sparrow: good night sire
Lord Blackthorn: Thank you for coming, my fellow Britannians
Lord Blackthorn: Long live Britannia!
Uriah Heep: Good night sir
Jack Sparrow: long live the king

[EVENT] Guard Duty – 5/19/2016

On Thursday, May 19th at 8:00 PM EST, meet Commander Forthwin at the courtyard of Castle Blackthorn.

Event Summary: As the guards were gathering at Castle Blackthorn, Commander Forthwin rushed into the courtyard and declared that a force of undead was invading Britain. While the guards had been planning to assault the recently discovered tomb of a Knight of Mondain, they had to divert the plans for the defense of Britain. Rushing to the western pass through Serpent Spine, they crashed against the unliving and ultimately won the day.

[EVENT] The Hunt Continues – 5/12/2016

On Thursday, May 12th at 8:00 PM EST, meet Commander Forthwin at the courtyard of Castle Blackthorn.

Event Summary: Commander Forthwin led the guards, this time to the bottom levels of the Wisp Dungeon in Ilshenar, having remembered coming across stones similar to the one found in Deceit in his past adventures and quests. The guards came across multiple stones spread throughout the lower levels but after much fighting, they found the next tomb. After accomplishing their mission, they were dismissed so that they may rest for the big battle. Commander Forthwin later sanctified the ground around the stone, so that no evil would be able to escape from the tomb.

[EVENT] Relic Hunt – 5/5/2016

On Thursday, May 5th at 8:00 PM EST, meet Magister Rainard at the courtyard of Castle Blackthorn.

Event Summary: Magister Rainard led the guards to the volcano in the center of Ilshenar, where he claimed a powerful artifact had appeared which was antagonizing the local dragons. As a royal wizard it is Rainard’s duty to recover objects of powerful magic to store in Lord Blackthorn’s vault to prevent them from falling in the wrong hands. Once the dragons inside the volcano had been properly dealt with, Rainard discovered it was a legendary artifact known as the Firedoom Staff that had surface in a pool of lava.