Monthly Archives: June 2016

[EVENT] From Another Land – 7/7/16

Rumors have been spreading about the appearance of the mysterious traveling merchant, Nico Radu, to appear in Britannia. No doubt, a gate to his shop shall appear at the Counselor’s Guild Hall in Britain on Thursday, July 7th at 8:00 PM EST. Come and see his wares!

Event Summary: The guards found Nico Radu, a traveling gypsy merchant, sitting on the side of the road between Skara Brae and Britain. He offered a deal to the guards, in exchange for helping him, he would offer some of his wares. He asked the guards to clear the demons in Relvinian’s hedge maze so that he may have from it an old painting of Morganna, a famous gypsy seer. The guards dutifully vanquished the demon horde, and returned to Nico’s shop, where he offered them a chance to choose the item they wanted. However, once the guards made their choice, Nico stated that the wares were not immediately available, and that he would return with them at a later date. The guards were left wondering if this shady character would stay true to his word.

[FICTION] Transdimensional Perception Through Sensory Interaction

The following is an excerpt from an obscure, old book titled “Transdimensional Perception Through Sensory Interaction: Thoughts and Theories” by an unnamed scholar; a footnote relegated to an unimportant chapter near the back of the book.

“…and of course there are the old stories and jokes about the curious intelligence of many breeds of canine. Is it possible, perhaps, that a dog possesses a separate faculty altogether through which it perceives its surroundings, and other dogs? It is most unlikely, but this hypothesis would be consistent with recent research. For example, why does a dog chase its tail? Why does it bury bones? Why do dogs greet each other by sniffing each other’s posteriors? These are, of course, all questions which zoologists have answered, at least to their own satisfaction, yet this behavior may be better explained through transdimensional communication. A dog, of course, cannot speak. Thus any forms of communication must occur on a different plane.

The “K9″ dimension, as I have dubbed it, would accomplish precisely that. However, the implications of such a hypothesis extend well beyond such seemingly trivial matters as why dogs consume their own bodily waste. Indeed, if such a K9 dimension exists, it must follow that lifeforms native to it must also exist; that it must possess a form of some kind, and that Sosarian dogs, whether fully realized in the dimension or not, must at least be somehow connected to it in order to facilitate communication. Of course, being that this concerns dogs, this subject is of little importance, and it is highly doubtful that such a dimension truly exists precisely as described. Nevertheless, some form of transdimensional communication must be at play.”

[EVENT] The Hero Returns – 6/30/16

On Thursday, June 30th at 8:00 PM EST, meet at Castle Blackthorn.

Event Summary: The guards gathered at Castle Blackthorn, where they were met by Magister Rainard. Rainard explained the appearance of a magical anomaly in the desert of compassion, a phenomenon that, much like the weather, comes and goes, but could have unpredictable results. He tasked the guards with watching the anomaly until it had passed. When the guards found it, huge angry dogs began pouring out of it. The guards managed to fend off the dogs until none other than Dom the Cat, who had disappeared into a mysterious rifts several weeks earlier, appeared before them! This begs the question, just what had that cat done in his two-week transdimensional quest?

[EVENT] Governor Meeting – 6/23/16

On Thursday, June 23rd at 8:00 PM EST, Lord Blackthorn shall preside over a Council Meeting.

Transcript
Lord Blackthorn: Hail, Britannia
Librarian: Hail
Wong Way Ya: eavning
Zalan: Hail King Blackthorn
Lord Blackthorn: I am glad to see you all here.
Wong Way Ya: Crowds thinning.
DevilsOwn: apologies all
Librarian: Hail Cirdan and Dev
DevilsOwn: battled the Couch monster today
DevilsOwn: I believe he won
Mr Crowley: hi dev 🙂
Lord Blackthorn: To begin, I wish to congratulate all of the new governors on their appointments.
Delian Mars: ty
Cirdan: ty
Librarian: Thank you
Zalan: Yhank You
Mr Crowley: Trinsic gov on his way
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Librarian: Hail Jack
Lord Blackthorn: Welcome.
Jack Sparrow: good evening sorry I’m late
Mr Crowley: all that rum you drank lastnight
Jack Sparrow: and this morning
Jack Sparrow: the party never ends in Trinsic
DevilsOwn: *grin*
Librarian: Hail Uriah!
Mr Crowley: you out drank me lastnight hehe
Lord Blackthorn: I see we are still missing two governors
Lord Blackthorn: Three, rather
DevilsOwn: empty chairs or just absent?
Lord Blackthorn: Minoc, I believe, is empty
Lord Blackthorn: Let us begin with reports for each town.
Lord Blackthorn: Cirdan, tell us about Jhelom.
Librarian: *cough*
Cirdan: Lord Blackthorn was nice enough to appoint me governor
Cirdan: we are currently trying to figure out why we have so many
Cirdan: blacksmith shops
Cirdan: 🙂
Lord Blackthorn: I would imagine it is to service the many fighters that dwell there.
Cirdan: i wish to make it a place of pirates 🙂
Lord Blackthorn: Law-abiding pirates, I would hope.
Cirdan: 2 nice harbors
Cirdan: sure thats the ticket
Lord Blackthorn: Do you have any plans for Jhelom?
Jack Sparrow: the problem had to do to the wild mongbats attacking my caravan
Librarian: Eh Jack?
Cirdan: im not really sure what im allowed to do to be honest i was in hospital last 2 days and am unpre
Cirdan: unprepared
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Wong Way Ya: Did I hear an honesty gain?
Lord Blackthorn: That is quite alright.
Cirdan: dont ever get kidney stones my lord if you can avoid
Lord Blackthorn: Is there anything else you wish to report or bring before the council?
Cirdan: im finished
Lord Blackthorn: Librarian, how does Moonglow fare?
Librarian: I cannot say
Librarian: but new magincia is
Librarian: …empty
Lord Blackthorn: *shakes his head*
Wong Way Ya: hehe
Lord Blackthorn: My apologies.
Lord Blackthorn: New Magincia! Of course.
Librarian: I shall be brief Lord
Librarian: I intend to move the Dread Library there presently
Wong Way Ya: Nice
Lord Blackthorn: Ah, very good.
Librarian: and promote the Dark Arts in a city bereft of Magery after its fall
Librarian: to that end
Librarian: my Captain, Hanzo
Librarian: shall lead the Brave against Medusa following this meeting
Librarian: to feed souls to the Abyss
Librarian: for my plan
Librarian: That is all
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Governor Sparrow
Jack Sparrow: Sire
Lord Blackthorn: How is the mongbat problem?
Jack Sparrow: Still a problem sire
Jack Sparrow: in fact they attacked my caravan on the way here
Lord Blackthorn: I see. Any ideas on where they come from?
Jack Sparrow: my guards put a swift end to them but they get bolder
Mr Crowley: if you wasnt drunk all the time you hit something with that bow
Uriah Heep: *chuckles*
Jack Sparrow: Rum helps my aim
Lord Blackthorn: Where do these vermin come from, do you know?
Jack Sparrow: somewhere between Britain and Trinsic
Jack Sparrow: we haven’t located their camp yet but we are working on it
Lord Blackthorn: Do you require aid?
Jack Sparrow: they also seem quite a bit bigger than normal mongbats
Wong Way Ya: You sure your rum glass isnt just bigger?
Lord Blackthorn: I must admit I am surprised the city of paladins cannot vanquish these mongbats.
Jack Sparrow: I plan on having a meeting with the Governor of Britain to see if we can combine forces
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Jack Sparrow: well, to date we have killed several hundred of them
Jack Sparrow: far more than is normal for this area
Lord Blackthorn: Mongbats have been known to reproduce swiftly.
Wong Way Ya: Specialy with rum.
Jack Sparrow: i will give an update if we need assistance if we don’t resolve it in the next few weeks
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Jack Sparrow: oh and on a “brighter” note
Jack Sparrow: there have now been several sightings of the Pink Unicorn that I mentioned at our last meeting
DevilsOwn: !
Jack Sparrow: and this was from a more reliable source
Wong Way Ya: You realy gotta layt off the rum.
Wong Way Ya: Pink Unicorns?
Jack Sparrow: though no problems have been reported
Lord Blackthorn: Where was it seen?
Jack Sparrow: just west of Trinsic Swamps
Wong Way Ya: Someones just playin with some rare pink natrual dyes.
Hanzo the Razor: The White Stag was seen elswhere, could be related
Lord Blackthorn: I have never seen a pink unicorn.
Jack Sparrow: I have no other news at this time
Lord Blackthorn: It would be an interesting creature to study.
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Jack Sparrow: that it would sire
Lord Blackthorn: Do you have any plans for Trinsic currently?
Jack Sparrow: not until September
Jack Sparrow: when we have our annual event
Derick Akin: what events we hardly have any
Jack Sparrow: our tailors are busy sewing the event items
Lord Blackthorn: Excellent
Lord Blackthorn: I look forward to hearing more about it
Hanzo the Razor: i have a short from last year’s
Hanzo the Razor: shirt
Hanzo the Razor: apologies
Jack Sparrow: i will give you updates as things progress and we get closer to the event
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Thank you.
Jack Sparrow: thank YOU sire
Lord Blackthorn: DevilsOwn, what news is there from Skara Brae?
DevilsOwn: as you may remember from last meeting
DevilsOwn: the Hunt Master was grumpy
DevilsOwn: as not many were turning in kills for him
DevilsOwn: well, it seems that a new hunter…
Wong Way Ya: New Eadon stuffs distracting that
Wong Way Ya: !
DevilsOwn: Diana, appropriately enough
DevilsOwn: has been keeping him quite busy
DevilsOwn: and he is satisfied for the time being
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
DevilsOwn: other than that, there is nothing new to report from Skara
DevilsOwn: all is well
Lord Blackthorn: Very good.
Lord Blackthorn: Do you have any plans for Skara Brae currently?
DevilsOwn: the only current plans, which centers in Skara Brae, is the Phoenix Festival, but no date set yet
Lord Blackthorn: That is good to hear
Wong Way Ya: can you hear me now?
DevilsOwn: it will be a new experience for our new EM Erebus
Derick Akin: we have a new EM
Lord Blackthorn: Sage Erebus, yes. A wise man indeed.
Derick Akin: i never met the last one
Lord Blackthorn: Thank you, DevilsOwn
Wong Way Ya: Your as afk as Sav!
DevilsOwn: most welcome, m’Lord
Opi’Pari Rain: thats good news we have a few wise men in puc
Lord Blackthorn: Governor Delian, what can you tell me about Vesper?
Delian Mars: Looking into a massive projest to promote infrastucture reapair
Delian Mars: especially bridges
Delian Mars: hoping to get a handle on whats needed soon
Lord Blackthorn: The bridges are in disrepair?
Delian Mars: Yes not to my satisfaction
Delian Mars: also wanting to promote the Meusuem which i cant spell
Lord Blackthorn: Vesper would be in a severe crisis if those bridges were to collapse.
Delian Mars: want to increase donation to add displays
Lord Blackthorn: How do you plan to do so?
Delian Mars: Advertising and intense lumberjacking by all citizenry 🙂
Lord Blackthorn: Good. I hope to see something come of that.
Lord Blackthorn: Is there anything else you wish to bring before the council?
Delian Mars: ty sire
Delian Mars: only a general question as a new governor
Lord Blackthorn: Of course.
Delian Mars: is there a good resource to read on proper governor resposibilites
Delian Mars: and events that can be run
Wong Way Ya: Oh good question!
Lord Blackthorn: At a minimum, it is expected of a governor to attend the council meetings and represent their
Lord Blackthorn: people.
Delian Mars: im concerned about the cemety turning ugly as halloween approaches
Lord Blackthorn: Yes, the dead become unrestful during those times
Librarian: I hope so
DevilsOwn: *grin*
Lord Blackthorn: There are many adventures that visit the cemetaries in such times
Delian Mars: i may need a bigger fence
Lord Blackthorn: to vanquish the dead that wander there.
Delian Mars: ty for the information 🙂
Lord Blackthorn: But to return to your question
Lord Blackthorn: There is no, to my knowledge, a written guide to acting as governor.
Delian Mars: nods
Lord Blackthorn: I may take it upon myself to compose something to address this question more completely.
Delian Mars: ty vm Lord Blackthorn
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Governor Zalan, how does Yew fare?
Zalan: Yew seems to be in a state of tourmale at the moment
Zalan: It seems the last Governor abounded Yew leaving much to be done
Hanzo the Razor: shots fired
Jack Sparrow: she had a baby
Wong Way Ya: shots? baby? im lost
Jack Sparrow: Gov Thankyou was on Maternity Leave
Wong Way Ya: ahhh ok
Zalan: Did not realize that
Jack Sparrow: and still is
Zalan: The prisoners at Yew Prison seem to be ready to riot
Zalan: They were demanding more food portions
Jack Sparrow: i have some mongbat meat they can eat
Lord Blackthorn: Is there not enough food?
Zalan: It has been straightned out. One of the Jailors had been pocketing money from the food budget
Lord Blackthorn: What is the fate of the rogue jailor?
Wong Way Ya: 20 ;lashes an no rum for a week.
Zalan: He is to work off all the money he has pocketed
Zalan: To repay the coffers
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Do you have any other news to report?
Zalan: We are looking at aquiring some Galleons for the Defense of the Yew Ports
Zalan: Other than that nothing else my Liege
Lord Blackthorn: Very well
Lord Blackthorn: As for myself I have no news to report
Wong Way Ya: I second the adjunment!
Lord Blackthorn: I have sent a royal scouts in search of more tombs
Lord Blackthorn: Yet, nothing has so far been found.
Lord Blackthorn: Commander Forthwin knows of no other locations either.
Lord Blackthorn: As for the mysterious undead invasion of Britain,
Wong Way Ya: Any areas you think we could concintrate on?
Lord Blackthorn: no trace of its origin can be found.
Lord Blackthorn: Presently I have archaeologists investigating graveyards
Lord Blackthorn: Vesper and Moonglow especially, as increased undead activity was noticed there some time back
Lord Blackthorn: It is very possible that these tombs will remain buried for many more years to come.
Lord Blackthorn: Does any wish to bring a matter before this council?
Wong Way Ya: *makes note to check cemeterys*
DevilsOwn: a question, m’Lord?
Lord Blackthorn: Yes?
DevilsOwn: at last meeting there was talk of investigating how to be able to use town funds
DevilsOwn: has any headway been made in that direction?
Wong Way Ya: Use the funds for the bonus.
Lord Blackthorn: Presently the only use for town treasuries is in funding trade deals.
Wong Way Ya: Factions had a few more responcability.
DevilsOwn: a shame…. such a surplus should be put to use
Wong Way Ya: Let it acrue for retirment plans.
DevilsOwn: *grin*
Lord Blackthorn: In time I am certain more utility shall be implemented for governors.
DevilsOwn: I remain hopeful, then
Lord Blackthorn: Does anyone else have a matter to bring before the council?
Wong Way Ya: I 3rd the adjurnment.
Wong Way Ya: oh
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
DevilsOwn: Wong wants to hunt
Lord Blackthorn: Then I bring this meeting to a close.
Jack Sparrow: good evening Sire
DevilsOwn: thank you, m’Lord
Lord Blackthorn: Thank you all for attending.
Lord Blackthorn: Long live Britannia!

[EVENT] The Portal of Dom – 6/16/16

On Thursday, June 16th at 8:00 PM EST, meet at Castle Blackthorn.

Event Summary: The guards showed up at the castle only to find it had been Heckles, Lord Blackthorn’s jester, that had called them. Heckles was distraught because his mischievous cat Dom had gone missing, and was thought to be in Blackthorn’s Dungeon. The guard quickly rushed to the dungeon and immediately found Dom, but the cunning cat eluded them, leading them deeper into a dungeon where they faced off with a major infestation of dragons and huge rodents. After chasing after Dom to the southern-most room in the dungeon, the fiendish feline began digging around in the trash, uncovering a strange magical anomaly that soon grew into an unstable rift. After the guards fended off the monstrosities of the dungeon, three huge, angry dogs came from through the rift. While the guard was attempting to put them down, Dom jumped into the rift, and it closed behind him. Afterwards, the guard returned to the castle to break the bad news to Heckles, who swore he would not give up the search for his cat.