[EVENT] Council Meeting – 9/20/16

On  Tuesday, September 20th at 8:00 PM EST, Lord Blackthorn shall preside over a Council Meeting at Castle Blackthorn.

Lord Blackthorn: Good evening.
Zalan: Hello
Lord Blackthorn: I do hope we shall see more governors tonight.
Lord Blackthorn: There is an important matter to discuss.
Zalan: I will see if Devil is on
Zalan: She is not on at the moment Lord Blackthorn
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: In the mean time, Governor Zalan, how fares Yew?
Zalan: Yew is going good
Zalan: We had a small child wonder into the Yew Crypts
Lord Blackthorn: A dangerous place. They must have wandered far to get there.
Zalan: The Yew guards were most excellent in there job of saving the child
Lord Blackthorn: It was not harmed?
Zalan: Not physically as the child hid
Lord Blackthorn: How old was this child?
Zalan: Child was around the age of 7 or 8
Zalan: The child is safe and sound now
Lord Blackthorn: How was the child discovered so far off in the vast Deep Woods?
Zalan: A local lumberjack was chopping wood and saw the child go into the crypts
Zalan: He ran to get the guards
Lord Blackthorn: Fortunate. Were it not for him the child would surely have perished.
Zalan: Aye I agree
Lord Blackthorn: What other news?
Zalan: Iknow that Devil is working on phoeinix festival
Lord Blackthorn: Ah yes.
Zalan: It is slated for October 1st
Lord Blackthorn: Very good. Less than two weeks away.
Zalan: Sage Erebus has been leaving magical items laying around
Lord Blackthorn: Which items are those?
Zalan: There was one really the Magical Flute the Gypse had
Lord Blackthorn: I see. You speak of that gypsy merchant from some months ago.
Zalan: Aye
Lord Blackthorn: I cannot say I trust that man. It was wise to return the flute to the sage.
Zalan: I did my lord
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: It seems we will have a short meeting indeed.
Lord Blackthorn: Do you have any else you wished to report, Governor?
Zalan: Aye
Zalan: The only other thing is the Spirit of the Woods is still running around Skare mainland
Phillies suck: just the one? I had one chasing me but I managed to lose it
Lord Blackthorn: Perhaps the guard should must to take care of these dwindling spirits.
Lord Blackthorn: muster*
Phillies suck: sounds like a plan
Lord Blackthorn: The spirits should not prove to be too powerful.
Zalan: I believe this is all the business the current governors I mean governor has
Lord Blackthorn: As I understand, they were only minions of the Lord of the Wood.
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Thank you, governor.
Phillies suck: I’ve seen low turnouts before, but this has to be a record.
Phillies suck: do you remember exactly where it is?
Lord Blackthorn: Where what is? The spirits?
Phillies suck: yes
Lord Blackthorn: I have not received any reports on their current whereabouts.
Zalan: The crossroads near skarea
Zalan: and the forest area
Phillies suck: alright, thanks
Phillies suck: shouldn’t take long
Lord Blackthorn: Now I shall bring to the table an important matter, regarding the Collector
Lord Blackthorn: Last week the Collector sent the guard on a quest to recover a magical crystal.
Lord Blackthorn: This was to be in exchange for a tomb seal in his possession.
Lord Blackthorn: Clearly, we must acquire this stone, so that we may vanquish the Knight of Mondain within.
Lord Blackthorn: However, giving this crystal to the Collector concerns me greatly.
Lord Blackthorn: *glances at DevilsOwn*
Lord Blackthorn: Good evening
DevilsOwn: apologies, sire
Lord Blackthorn: I am speaking of the recent events concerning the Collector.
Lord Blackthorn: As I was saying, I am concerned about handing over this crystal to the Collector.
DevilsOwn: aye
Lord Blackthorn: As some schools of magic teach, every person is a vessel,
Lord Blackthorn: capable of channeling certain amounts of energy
Lord Blackthorn: As well as at certain rates.
Lord Blackthorn: Yet, this crystal was devised by ancient meers to increase that capacity.
Lord Blackthorn: It is entirely useless to someone not skilled in magic.
Lord Blackthorn: It is deadly to novices that are not mentally equipped to handle that much power.
Lord Blackthorn: But it is especially dangerous to the Kingdom, should it fall into the wrong hands.
DevilsOwn: perhaps this Collector already has a buyer? and his eye set on a higher prize?
Lord Blackthorn: It is possible. But we cannot be fully certain. He seems to have a collection of his own.
Lord Blackthorn: However it is known that among Rares Collectors, items of value often trade hands.
DevilsOwn: indeed they do
Lord Blackthorn: There is also no telling what will happen to the crystal should the Collector die.
Lord Blackthorn: Giving him that crystal could lead to dangerous, unforeseen consequences.
DevilsOwn: he does seem a vicious sort, you see no repercussions if he doesn’t receive it?
Lord Blackthorn: It is possible. It is within my royal authority to order the Collector to surrender the stone.
Lord Blackthorn: Normally I loathe to exercise such a power. But for the safety of the Kingdom, I would do it.
DevilsOwn: as a collector, might it be possible that he has gained some magic along the way?
DevilsOwn: may be dangerous to cross him
Lord Blackthorn: It is more dangerous to cross me.
DevilsOwn: which means danger either way, I suppose
DevilsOwn: *grin*
DevilsOwn: indeed, m’Lord
Zalan: I believe the safety of the land over rides the collector
DevilsOwn: *nod*
Lord Blackthorn: It shall also mean that the Collector shall no longer extend assistance, or “trades” to the guard.
Lord Blackthorn: Any assistance he may be inclined to offer in the future, he likely will not.
DevilsOwn: well, so far he’s brought nothing of value to us, just a “promise”
Lord Blackthorn: I am certain he will honor his proposed deal.
Lord Blackthorn: Rares Collector, after all, depend a great deal on their honor and reputation.
DevilsOwn: some do….. others, not so much
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
DevilsOwn: and we know little about which he might be
Lord Blackthorn: Governor Zalan, I seem to have your vote on the matter.
DevilsOwn: on the other hand, his collection is impressive
Zalan: *thinks*
Zalan: I vote to help the collector for now
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Very well.
Lord Blackthorn: Governor DevilsOwn, what are your thoughts?
DevilsOwn: he gets the crystal and we get what?
Lord Blackthorn: He shall hand over the tomb seal.
Lord Blackthorn: This stone contains the tomb of one of the Knights of Mondain.
DevilsOwn: my thought is that the seal is more important to us than the crystal
DevilsOwn: I’m with Zalan, help the Collector
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Very well. I shall have notify Magister Rainard.
DevilsOwn: risk his wrath rather than him letting loose an army or Knights on our towns
Lord Blackthorn: The crystal shall be delivered to the Collector in one week
Lord Blackthorn: And I shall order Commander Forthwin to have it retrieved.
DevilsOwn: seems the best plan, don’t you think?
Lord Blackthorn: Yes, I only hope that this crystal does not end up in the wrong hands.
Lord Blackthorn: But the honorable thing to do would be to conduct the trade.
DevilsOwn: perhaps it will just collect dust on his shelf
Lord Blackthorn: I hope so.
Lord Blackthorn: Now that that matter is settled, Governor DevilsOwn, do you wish to report on Skara Brae?
DevilsOwn: just one thing on everyone’s mind, Sire, preparations for the Phoenix Festival
DevilsOwn: it shall be held on October 1st
Lord Blackthorn: *nods*
Lord Blackthorn: Very good.
Lord Blackthorn: I encourage all to attend
DevilsOwn: if Your Majesty would care to stop by and watch a game or two that would be grand
Lord Blackthorn: Time permitting, I shall see what arrangements can be made.
DevilsOwn: *smile*
DevilsOwn: other than that, all is well in Skara
Zalan: Will there be a round or two of pin the tail on Uriah this year?
DevilsOwn: heheheh
DevilsOwn: we cant get him to stand still for it anymore
Lord Blackthorn: Seeing as how we have no other governors present to report, I will call this meeting to an end.
Lord Blackthorn: Thank you, Governors, for your input on the matter concerning the Collector.
DevilsOwn: have a good evening, m’Lord
Lord Blackthorn: Commander Forthwin shall muster the guard in two days to begin the transaction.
Zalan: I wonder if they have all been kidnapped
Lord Blackthorn: Long live Britannia!
Zalan: *bows*