Governor Gooch of Minoc: Innocent or Guilty?

July 11, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

The accusation: While Moonglow was under quarantine for the plaque, Governor Gooch proceeded to steal a boat and sail away to the island of Nujel’m thus spreading the plague among the citizens.  This action was witnessed by many including the person whose boat was stolen and by our own traveling minstrel Troubadour.

King Blackthorn put these accusations before the counsel at the last meeting for a vote.  It was decided to appease the Sultan a trial would be held.  It almost seemed Governor Gooch wanted one…  [The Gooch]: I DEMAND a trial!

It was then decided that Governor York and Yew would host the trial at the Court of Truth on July 12th 2014 at 10:30pm EST.

Please come and join us to watch an innocent man walk free, or a guilty man lose his head.

GSF Auction #1 – Accounts & Summary

May 11, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

Many thanks to all those who took part in both auctions, especially those who generously donated items for the towns. All told, 183 lots were sold with a total value of over a third of a billion! In the process, almost two-hundred million was raised for the treasuries of the seven participating towns, which if averaged out would be enough to fund all their trade deals for an entire quarter.


Sales Totals
General Sales (99 lots) = 205,445,000
Town Fund Sales (71 lots) = 113,055,000
Individual Town Sales (13 lots) = 45,350,000

Total All Sales = 363,850,000

Cash Donations to Town Fund
Baby Doll – 14,000,000
Hoffs – 10,000,000

Total Cash Donations = 24,000,000

Town Fund Summary
5% commission on general sales = 10,272,250
100% of Town Fund sales = 113,055,000
5% commission on individual town sales = 2,267,500
Raffle ticket sales = 3,800,000
Food concessions = 630,000
Cash donations = 24,000,000

Total Town Fund = 154,024,750

Individual Town Revenues

Jhelom, Moonglow, Minoc
Share of Town Fund (each) = 22,003,536

New Magincia
Share of Town Fund = 22,003,536
95% of two lots = 2,375,000
Total for town = 24,378,536

Skara Brae
Share of Town Fund = 22,003,536
95% of two lots = 9,025,000
Total for town = 31,028,536

Share of Town Fund = 22,003,536
95% of one lot = 19,000,000
Total for town = 41,003,536

Share of Town Fund = 22,003,536
95% of eight lots = 12,682,500
Total for town = 34,686,036

Total Raised For All Towns = 197,107,250

Cash Raised for Town Fund From Donations
Baby Doll = 28,000,000
Shakespeare = 27,000,000
Gilfane Treasury = 19,500,000
Sara Dale = 12,770,000
Hoffs = 10,000,000
Kattasrophe = 6,705,000
Becca = 4,950,000
Frost = 4,500,000
Sam = 4,300,000
City of New Magincia = 3,350,000
Mish O Sha = 3,350,000
Beli Mawr = 2,830,000
Troop = 2,000,000
Bucko = 1,500,000

Cash Raised for All Towns From Donations
Baby Doll = 28,000,000
Shakespeare = 27,000,000
Kelmo = 20,000,000
Gilfane Treasury = 19,500,000
Becca = 14,450,000
Estate of Yahaxithonix = 13,350,000
Sara Dale = 12,770,000
Hoffs = 10,000,000
Kattasrophe = 6,705,000
Frost = 4,500,000
Sam = 4,300,000
City of New Magincia = 3,350,000
Mish O Sha = 3,350,000
Beli Mawr = 2,830,000
Troop = 2,000,000
Bucko = 1,500,000
Othello = 1,500,000
Sir AJ = 1,000,000

 Finally, big thanks to the auction staff who did such a great job at the live event:

Porter – Becca
Cashier – CharGar
Assistant cashier – Frost
Chief of security – Morgan Ironfist
Scribe – Sara Dale

[EM Event] The King’s Contest: Fishing Tournament – The Winners Are…

March 31, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

And the winners are….

summer dragonfish









Trophy/Legendary Fish: 191 Stone – Summer Dragonfish – by Sara Dale
big fishreaper fish









Smallest Fish: 7 Stone – A Big Fish – by Malloc (As this fish only shows the “Sender” and no “Caught by Date” or “Name”, the 20 Stone – Reaper Fish – by Sara Dale will also be honored. I am afraid that the “Sender Malloc” title will drop off at some point.)
blue lobster







Largest Crab/Lobster: 20 Stone – Blue Lobster – by Garfield

Kings Meeting Minutes 30Mar2014

March 30, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

[15:29:57] [King Blackthorn]: I believe it is time to begin.
[15:30:20] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you to those who have made time in their busy scheudles today.
[15:30:34] [King Blackthorn]: though I am saddened to see four towns unrepresented.
[15:30:37] [Nebiki]: i think talia is stuck out side
[15:31:32] [King Blackthorn]: We have a good bit to cover today so let us begin.
[15:31:53] [King Blackthorn]: First off, as many of you have noticed, there have been a few changes here since our last meeting.
[15:32:28] [King Blackthorn]: The chair for the Governor of Bucanneer’s Den has been removed and they are no longer represented on the council.
[15:32:51] [King Blackthorn]: The treachery of Governor Marcus Rotgut was revealed to all.
[15:33:01] [King Blackthorn]: The theft of the world-gem.
[15:33:12] [King Blackthorn]: The revelation that he was the reviled Shadow himself.













[15:33:40] [King Blackthorn]: all eventually led to his own death at the hands of the Demon’s he played with.
[15:34:12] [King Blackthorn]: Due to the theft here of all places, I have requested that a portion of the King’s Guard be reassigned to this council.
[15:34:31] [King Blackthorn]: they will stand guard here to protect the chambers and items within.
[15:35:06] [King Blackthorn]: It is with regret that I have learned that the people of Bucaneer’s Den are happy to be free of the crown again.
[15:35:29] [King Blackthorn]: it seems their membership here was only to learn more of us to take advantage of us.
[15:35:52] [King Blackthorn]: But now, that is all in the past.
[15:36:33] [King Blackthorn]: and we are left with the physical representations of the Virtuous Principles corrupted.
[15:37:32] [King Blackthorn]: Now, it is up to us to determine how to cleanse the Bell, the Book, and the Candle.
[15:38:04] [King Blackthorn]: I have put some research into it, but alas I have not found a solution as of yet.
[15:38:29] [King Blackthorn]: The next item pending is the King’s Contest.
[15:38:49] [King Blackthorn]: I believe that the current standings put Lady Sara Dale in the lead for the grand prize.
[15:39:03] [Sara Dale]: Thats me
[15:39:06] [Flair]: ohhh
[15:39:53] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Dale has submitted a 191 stone Summer Dragonfish.
[15:40:04] [King Blackthorn]: quite an accomplishment. *smiles*
[15:40:10] [TjloSjhion]: shes cool 😀
[15:40:15] [Sara Dale]: It was hard work getting past the dragons
[15:40:24] [The Gooch]: atta girl
[15:40:30] [tick]: yay!
[15:40:53] [King Blackthorn]: The smallest fish is a 7 stone fish caught by Sir Malloc.
[15:41:05] [York]: was it cute?
[15:41:08] [The Gooch]: very impressive none the less!
[15:41:09] [York]: lol
[15:41:35] [King Blackthorn]: and the Largest Crab or Lobster is a rare Blue Lobster submitted by Garfield.
[15:41:45] [Sara Dale]: Yea Garfield
[15:41:48] [tick]: woot
[15:42:05] [King Blackthorn]: We are about 7 hours away from the end of the contest. Please get your final entries turned in
[15:42:12] [King Blackthorn]: by Midnight US Eastern Time.
[15:42:22] [Hoffs]: If you want to know about Sara’s struggle to land the mighty fish, read her forthcoming book…
[15:42:30] [Hoffs]: “The old woman and the sea”
[15:42:34] [tick]: ouch
[15:42:35] [Flair]: really.. sounds like a good read
[15:42:40] [aulbrey]: i caught a flair does that count? *giggles*
[15:42:48] [King Blackthorn]: I have been notified that the magics used to build Castle Blackthorn may prevent the winner from being displayed there.
[15:43:00] [Sara Dale]: awww
[15:43:05] [King Blackthorn]: if that is the case, then the winner will be displayed here in the Governor’s Council Chambers.
[15:43:14] [TjloSjhion]: woo
[15:43:14] [Sara Dale]: What about the awards house?
[15:43:29] [King Blackthorn]: but every effort will be made to display it in the castle if it is possible.
[15:43:44] [Kelmo]: There is that nice spot near Britain Moongate…
[15:44:05] [King Blackthorn]: My intent is for the Awards house to be the final display place after a reasonable time at the castle or here.
[15:44:18] [Sara Dale]: nice
[15:44:23] [King Blackthorn]: I hope everyone has enjoyed the contest.
[15:44:27] [Sara Dale]: I already have shoes there
[15:44:27] [King Blackthorn]: *smiles*
[15:44:35] [Sara Dale]: its been a blast
[15:44:57] [King Blackthorn]: And now, let us hear from our Governors and learn of our cities.
[15:45:14] [King Blackthorn]: Lord York? Are you settled into your new home?
[15:45:31] [York]: yes, i have settled in well
[15:45:43] [York]: Would you like me to speak first?
[15:45:50] [King Blackthorn]: Please do. *smiles*
[15:45:55] [York]: Ty
[15:46:12] [York]: Upon arrival in Skara Brae I could not help but notice signs of a rift in the citizens.
[15:46:20] [York]: This is not too surprising since there has been a lack of direction for a short time.
[15:46:26] [aulbrey]: its empty for the reals this time
[15:46:29] [York]: The Mayor was found drunken early in the morning,
[15:46:37] [York]: with the excuse that “he was just sampling…. Skara’s finest export.”
[15:46:56] [York]: The Town Guards though, have proved to be very nimble and
[15:47:16] [York]: willing to strike down a threat to the town.
[15:47:36] [York]: Despite the initial set back with the mayor…
[15:47:43] [York]: I have been pleased to see that the citizens of Skara Brae are among
[15:47:47] [York]: the most passionate and spiritual.
[15:47:56] [York]: It will be a great honor to serve this community.
[15:48:03] [York]: On other town matter fiscally the town seems on track;
[15:48:11] [York]: A trade deal with the Bardic Collegium allowing citizen to benefit from a faster casting bonus.
[15:48:26] [King Blackthorn]: well done
[15:48:34] [York]: This was provided by a few players, mainly Hoffs, Spargo, Tina Tink, and Skara’s budget.
[15:48:41] [York]: I am still not convinced the trade deals are a fair deal,
[15:48:48] [York]: I am still not convinced the trade deals are a fair deal,
[15:48:56] [York]: but the citizens support them and I will do as they wish.
[15:49:06] [York]: I have also started a Subsidy program
[15:49:12] [York]: to help encourage general use items to be stocked at a fair price.
[15:49:21] [York]: This includes subsidizing vendors and funding upcoming merchants (resource gathers).
[15:49:28] [York]: A promo is being put together so citizens can easily find these vendors.
[15:49:34] [York]: The only request that the citizens of Skara Brae have made was
[15:49:40] [York]: the matter of acknowledging the settlement of Gilfane.
[15:49:43] [York]: …
[15:49:53] [York]: All other town matters seem to be in order;
[15:50:09] [York]: Thank you
[15:50:15] [York]: that is all
[15:50:18] [King Blackthorn]: I am quite frustrated that the monument for Gilfane has not been completed as of yet.
[15:50:29] [The Gooch]: among other settlements…
[15:50:31] [King Blackthorn]: I have learned not to pay the contractors in advance again.
[15:50:53] [York]: hah they can be crafty
[15:50:56] [York]: ….
[15:51:03] [King Blackthorn]: I shall continue efforts there to see that it is eventually completed.
[15:51:16] [King Blackthorn]: as well as the one for Barter Town.
[15:51:28] [York]: Ty M’Lord
[15:51:39] [King Blackthorn]: For Barter Town, the requested trees are growing nicely, but are not yet ready for planting at their permanent home.
[15:51:53] [The Gooch]: Aye thank you, King
[15:51:55] [Ladra]: yes, we want a big one!
[15:52:09] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Kattasrophe? How fares Moonglow?
[15:52:24] [Kattasrophe]: I do have a small report if I may. My lord
[15:52:28] [Luka Melehan]: *whispers* trees?
[15:53:00] [King Blackthorn]: Please proceed Kattasrophe
[15:53:30] [Kattasrophe]: I would like to start off today by saying thank you to all of the Moonglow Citizens
[15:53:39] [Kattasrophe]: Who have given me the oppertunity to be their Governor.
[15:53:55] [Kattasrophe]: I have enjoyed being here for them.
[15:54:13] [Kattasrophe]: The citizens of Moonglow have donated generously this Month.
[15:54:23] [Kattasrophe]: I would like to say a special thank you to the following people
[15:54:35] [Kattasrophe]: Ravn and Andreas Cross, Arminda
[15:54:45] [Kattasrophe]: Katniss, Talia, Robert the Brute,
[15:54:57] [Kattasrophe]: Sara Dale, DeadBob, Norman Bates, and Governor York
[15:55:01] [Talia]: WoooooOOOOOooooo!!!
[15:55:24] [York]: :)
[15:55:26] [Kattasrophe]: Because of the generously donations of the citizens
[15:55:37] [Kattasrophe]: I was able to open up a trade deal for the Bardiac Collegium
[15:55:51] [Kattasrophe]: For the citizens that have a sword or a bow
[15:56:04] [Kattasrophe]: I will switch betweeen the Bardiac Collegium and the Assians
[15:56:26] [Flair]: You feel sober.
[15:56:31] [Kattasrophe]: Ravn Cross is also building a house that has an Arena in it for everyone
[15:56:42] [TjloSjhion]: :)
[15:56:44] [Kattasrophe]: Although he may not be here he wanted me to say
[15:56:50] [Kattasrophe]: Everyone is welcome there
[15:57:08] [Kattasrophe]: On April the 5th at 3pm Eastern
[15:57:19] [Kattasrophe]: I will be holding a Carnival in Moonglow
[15:57:27] [Kattasrophe]: Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun.
[15:57:39] [Kattasrophe]: As far as things I would like to accomplish
[15:57:47] [Talia]: yay!
[15:57:52] [Kattasrophe]: I am looking forward to restoring the zoo
[15:57:58] [Kattasrophe]: there is no animals in there.
[15:58:05] [Luka Melehan]: sounds like fun
[15:58:05] [Shayla Keylley]: sad
[15:58:08] [Kattasrophe]: and also,
[15:58:09] [tick]: :(
[15:58:16] [Kattasrophe]: Taking care of the Mongbat infestation in Moonglow
[15:58:25] [Talia]: but but but
[15:58:37] [Kattasrophe]: That is all I have to report M’Lord
[15:58:41] [Fat Cat]: no animals?
[15:58:42] [Talia]: They’re part of our economy!
[15:58:55] [Flair]: question?
[15:58:59] [Kattasrophe]: yes?
[15:59:04] [Flair]: we need to donate animals to your moonglow zoo then
[15:59:10] [Kattasrophe]: Indeed
[15:59:19] [Flair]: i will see what i can do
[15:59:26] [Kattasrophe]: *smiles* Thank you Lord Flair
[15:59:27] [Kelmo]: weasels and such?
[15:59:30] [aulbrey]: wait i gotta share?
[15:59:38] [Kattasrophe]: anything you would like to see in there.
[15:59:46] [Luka Melehan]: weasels are a myth darlin’
[15:59:55] [Kelmo]: I saw a weasel!
[15:59:57] [York]: If you import Timber wolves onto the island they will kill your mongbats Katt
[15:59:59] [TjloSjhion]: thingsman
[16:00:09] [aulbrey]: can we put husbands in the zoo?
[16:00:10] [York]: :)
[16:00:15] [Kattasrophe]: I just may do that York
[16:00:16] [Fat Cat]: will there be tuna there?
[16:00:19] [Luka Melehan]: lol
[16:00:31] [Kattasrophe]: hmm Aulbrey I dont think that would be very wise.
[16:00:35] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Lady Kattasrophe
[16:00:44] [Flair]: husbands.. really
[16:00:51] [aulbrey]: oh right
[16:00:54] [aulbrey]: your here
[16:01:01] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Kelmo? What can you tell us of Trinsic?
[16:01:33] [York]: heh
[16:01:36] [Kelmo]: ale…
[16:01:37] [King Blackthorn]: Drunk agin? *sighs*
[16:01:40] [The Gooch]: thatll do it
[16:01:49] [TjloSjhion]: I like your kilt
[16:01:53] [Kelmo]: Hail Gov’ners, Citizens, friends and the rest of you too!
[16:01:58] [Luka Melehan]: *please don’t sit in his lap…please don’t sit in his lap…
[16:01:58] [Shayla Keylley]: Hail!
[16:02:05] [Kelmo]: Well met… King. *smiles and bows*
[16:02:25] [Kelmo]: As you well know there is a wrecked building in the center of Trinsic.












[16:02:33] [TjloSjhion]: :(
[16:02:36] [Kelmo]: i do not know why
[16:02:42] [Luka Melehan]: not good for business
[16:02:46] [King Blackthorn]: Someday I hope to learn the story of that building.
[16:03:02] [Kelmo]: the buildings are all damaged
[16:03:19] [Kelmo]: I too would like to understand this
[16:03:22] [Fat Cat]: it got raided by tons of monsters!
[16:03:24] [Nebiki]: was war in trinsic long ago
[16:03:38] [Fat Cat]: before your time kelmo
[16:05:12] [Kelmo]: there is a veritable dungeon under the city
[16:05:44] [Kelmo]: I would like to see this investigated
[16:05:50] [Kelmo]: I also ask that something be done about the lawless gangs of thugs roaming the lands. Criminals one and all these “factioneers”
[16:06:16] [Luka Melehan]: damn kids…
[16:06:18] [Kelmo]: these criminals have had their way long enough
[16:06:42] [Kelmo]: lawless gangs… the lot of ’em.
[16:06:51] [Kelmo]: The trade unions are entirely over priced for the few meager incentives offered.
[16:06:52] [sir Vincent]: Hmm
[16:06:59] [Kelmo]: For the “tributes” demanded by the unions they should at least be worth while and better yet, assist in gathering the taxes.
[16:07:09] [aulbrey]: …I’m not wasted…
[16:07:20] [Luka Melehan]: here here
[16:07:22] [Kelmo]: they have a strangle hold over the towns
[16:07:31] [Kelmo]: Perhaps the unions could provide us with better incentives and some town vendors.
[16:08:08] [Fat Cat]: your worries are over kelmo. fat cat is here
[16:08:15] [Kelmo]: also a way to track the number of citizens in a town
[16:08:32] [Kelmo]: if not the names at least some numbers
[16:08:53] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Lord Kelmo.
[16:09:09] [York]: some thought out requests
[16:09:13] [York]: :)
[16:09:17] [Fat Cat]: yes!
[16:09:19] [King Blackthorn]: I do agree that the rogues roaming the lands have caused some distress.
[16:09:33] [King Blackthorn]: and yet, that is a part of what makes this land what it is.
[16:09:40] [King Blackthorn]: A balance of Order and Chaos.
[16:09:51] [Fat Cat]: ^^
[16:09:54] [Talia]: who doesn’t like a little distress?
[16:10:06] [King Blackthorn]: As the Governor of the City of Honor and the Paladins,
[16:10:10] [Kelmo]: indeed my liege…
[16:10:10] [York]: …
[16:10:24] [King Blackthorn]: I believe that you are most suited to assist in combatting these rogues.
[16:11:02] [Kelmo]: I will consider… options
[16:11:09] [King Blackthorn]: Of course, the crown will back you as needed. Please report to me regularly that I may stay aware of your progress. *smiles*
[16:11:25] [Kelmo]: as you command…
[16:11:32] [King Blackthorn]: For the rest, be it known that the system and tools of governors is still new and growing.
[16:11:57] [King Blackthorn]: I hope that some or all of these suggestions will come at a future date, but when that may be I am not certain at this time.
[16:12:21] [aulbrey]: Hey everyone. Listen to my song!
[16:12:30] [York]: your… cat… katt..
[16:12:34] [King Blackthorn]: Is no one here to speak for the capital city?
[16:12:59] [Flair]: it is in constant turmoil.. there are always people fighting the streets there
[16:13:18] [York]: This is disturbing news
[16:13:21] [Luka Melehan]: makes it hard for traders to do business
[16:13:30] [York]: in the fair town of brit..
[16:14:01] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Gooch. How fares Minoc and the suburb of Bartertown?
[16:14:03] [Talia]: It aint so bad
[16:14:15] [The Gooch]: Hail citizens!
[16:14:23] [The Gooch]: whats up, King
[16:14:32] [Fat Cat]: hiss!
[16:14:45] [The Gooch]: I have some small news to start off with
[16:14:47] [York]: :)
[16:14:53] [Kelmo]: this will be interesting
[16:15:07] [The Gooch]: I have spent sometime meeting and greeting with the hard working minocians
[16:15:25] [The Gooch]: and although they are not as giving for a trade deal as some of the realms other cities
[16:15:32] [The Gooch]: they are most certainly full of life
[16:15:56] [The Gooch]: Barter Town has offered to all citizens of the realm
[16:16:13] [The Gooch]: That if they choose to do their buisness and banking inside the city limits of Minoc
[16:16:30] [The Gooch]: The acquisition experts of Barter Town will stay out of their packs
[16:16:42] [The Gooch]: in an effort to bring more buisness and shakers to Minoc
[16:16:47] [Fat Cat]: hisses
[16:17:13] [The Gooch]: We still have several statues throughout the city
[16:17:33] [Kelmo]: at we have “honest” thieves representing here unlike the represenitives from buc’s
[16:17:34] [The Gooch]: that remain unfinished but ive been assured our artisians are hard at work to complete these
[16:17:49] [The Gooch]: Aye, Thank you Kelm’s
[16:18:00] [The Gooch]: We are also taking donations
[16:18:16] [York]: donations.. is that what they call it these days.
[16:18:19] [The Gooch]: For a new roller coaster that is being designed for mount kendall
[16:18:23] [King Blackthorn]: Taking? or accepting? *arches eyebrows*
[16:18:27] [Hoffs]: !
[16:18:38] [Fat Cat]: meow
[16:18:50] [The Gooch]: Basically Minoc is the funniest place in the realm
[16:19:02] [The Gooch]: Barter Town or Die *drops mic*
[16:19:16] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Lord Gooch.
[16:19:24] [King Blackthorn]: I look forward to hearing more of your progress.
[16:19:49] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Ironfish? Doth New Magincia fare well?
[16:19:50] [York]: Good job gooch.
[16:19:59] [The Gooch]: ^^
[16:20:03] [King Blackthorn]: Errrr… Ironfist
[16:20:05] [Morgan Ironfist]: Thank you me liege












[16:20:19] [Morgan Ironfist]: New Magincia is faring well
[16:20:29] [Morgan Ironfist]: the Assassin’s guild is blossoming
[16:20:43] [Morgan Ironfist]: the trade deal with it has been upheld
[16:20:45] [TjloSjhion]: Good
[16:20:59] [Morgan Ironfist]: and will be upheld withj them throughout this term
[16:21:02] [TjloSjhion]: In Vas Mani Hur
[16:21:20] [Kelmo]: *apluades* Well done Ironfist
[16:21:28] [Fat Cat]: hisses
[16:21:34] [Morgan Ironfist]: I would like to ask all citizen who use the tradedeal to make a donation to the town crier
[16:21:41] [Kelmo]: yer trade has been going since day one
[16:22:01] [Morgan Ironfist]: furthermore I second Governor Kelmo’s idea of knowin a citizen number
[16:22:23] [Shayla Keylley]: Ask your citizens to post to the bulletin boards
[16:22:27] [York]: Aye
[16:22:30] [Morgan Ironfist]: and I would like a chat option for governors to make proclamations to his citizen
[16:22:47] [Morgan Ironfist]: that they would receive on their next login
[16:22:54] [Fat Cat]: i just want tuna….
[16:22:54] [Talia]: oooh that’d be cool
[16:23:06] [Morgan Ironfist]: could be done like the notes one receives for the stalls
[16:23:10] [Shayla Keylley]: good idea
[16:23:17] [Morgan Ironfist]: of New Magincia when it was renewed
[16:23:27] [Morgan Ironfist]: that would be all me king
[16:23:54] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Lord Ironfist.
[16:23:54] [The Gooch]: nice one, morgan
[16:24:01] [Fat Cat]: lord hisss
[16:24:17] [The Gooch]: ^^
[16:24:24] [King Blackthorn]: What you requested there sounds very nice, but it is well beyond what a King can provide and is akin to asking for nature to change the seasons.
[16:24:44] [King Blackthorn]: and yet, I shall pass the suggestion up to the Goddess and Gods above.
[16:25:01] [Fat Cat]: awes black thorn!!!
[16:25:21] [King Blackthorn]: And now, does anyone from the citizenry wish to speak?
[16:25:26] [aulbrey]: i do
[16:25:50] [aulbrey]: uhhh
[16:25:55] [King Blackthorn]: Please approach the podium, but chose your words wisely.
[16:25:59] [aulbrey]: …I’m not wasted…
[16:26:04] [aulbrey]: i just gotta ask one question
[16:26:06] [aulbrey]: wait
[16:26:09] [aulbrey]: …I’m not wasted…
[16:26:12] [aulbrey]: i gotta be wise?
[16:26:16] [TjloSjhion]: In Vas Mani Hur
[16:26:24] [Flair]: go on…
[16:26:25] [Nebiki]: In Vas Mani Hur
[16:26:29] [aulbrey]: …I’m not wasted…
[16:26:30] [aulbrey]: will you marry me?

marry me











[16:26:33] [Luka Melehan]: oh dear
[16:26:42] [The Gooch]: this is awesome
[16:26:44] [Hoffs]: !!
[16:26:48] [aulbrey]: what the hell
[16:26:51] [King Blackthorn]: I understood you were already bethrothed to one Ug Rankbreath?
[16:27:01] [aulbrey]: wait what
[16:27:03] [The Gooch]: oh snap
[16:27:09] [Flair]: ummm
[16:27:09] [aulbrey]: whe the hell lied
[16:27:10] [Kelmo]: ohhhh????
[16:27:12] [The Gooch]: atta boy, Kingster!
[16:27:16] [York]: lol
[16:27:32] [Luka Melehan]: very diplomatic
[16:27:43] [King Blackthorn]: Are there others?
[16:27:50] [aulbrey]: that didnt go so well
[16:27:53] [TjloSjhion]: ME!
[16:28:12] [Talia]: dont kick the cat tjlo!
[16:28:17] [Ladra]: kick the cat!
[16:28:24] [TjloSjhion]: I am new to these lands of siege Good Lord
[16:28:47] [TjloSjhion]: I bare that I will follow the path of destiny to gather my resourcefulness under your reign
[16:28:52] [King Blackthorn]: Welcome. I hope you enjoy your stay here.
[16:28:59] [TjloSjhion]: 😀 thanks. that is all
[16:29:39] [King Blackthorn]: I hereby decree that all Cats in the Kingdom shall be treated with respect and shall be given any spare fish.
[16:29:42] [King Blackthorn]: *smiles*
[16:29:50] [TjloSjhion]: :o, ok 😀
[16:30:02] [aulbrey]: wait what
[16:30:03] [Nebiki]: nooooooo!!!!!!!!!
[16:30:03] [Fat Cat]: meow
[16:30:03] [King Blackthorn]: Anyone else?
[16:30:08] [TjloSjhion]: I dont have fish kitty :(
[16:30:08] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Kattasrophe?
[16:30:09] [Talia]: Better than the place goin to Ulthar
[16:30:18] [Kattasrophe]: As you said earlier about the Bell Book and Candle
[16:30:20] [The Gooch]: Siege is gonna be the street nobody likes cos there are way too many cats
[16:30:25] [The Gooch]: and lonely women feeding them
[16:30:37] [Kattasrophe]: I believe that if you find someone who is pure of heart
[16:30:52] [Kattasrophe]: they should be able to clinse it
[16:30:55] [Nebiki]: should skin the cats and get dogs
[16:31:08] [TjloSjhion]: id rather have a cat
[16:31:08] [Kattasrophe]: it was the bad who corrupted them.
[16:31:23] [Kattasrophe]: So someone pure of heart and is kind should be able to fix it.
[16:31:27] [King Blackthorn]: Can there be such a person other than the Avatar himself?
[16:31:38] [The Gooch]: I could probably do it
[16:31:43] [Kattasrophe]: I do not know.
[16:31:46] [The Gooch]: let me take them to the labs over at Barter Town
[16:31:47] [Talia]: I recommend Scouring Toxin!
[16:31:53] [Kattasrophe]: But Hope makes people do wonderful things
[16:32:05] [King Blackthorn]: That it does.
[16:32:21] [King Blackthorn]: Is there no one to speak for Jhelom today?
[16:32:28] [King Blackthorn]: I understand that Sam had a conflict.
[16:33:14] [King Blackthorn]: As a last order of business, we have two empty Governor’s Chairs this term.
[16:33:35] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Samantha is missed.
[16:33:54] [The Gooch]: ^^
[16:33:54] [King Blackthorn]: I would ask that our current governors submit nominations to fill these vacant seats.
[16:33:58] [York]: I know one of the members of the Cross characters has expessed interest in vesper
[16:34:07] [Flair]: nominations
[16:34:16] [Kattasrophe]: Eli Cross has shown great intrest in Vesper
[16:34:27] [Kattasrophe]: I fully cast my vote to him
[16:34:32] [King Blackthorn]: Eli Cross? I do not believe that I know him.
[16:34:44] [Kattasrophe]: He is Ravn Cross’s brother
[16:34:49] [Kattasrophe]: the one I had mentioned in my report.
[16:34:51] [King Blackthorn]: Is he here today?
[16:34:53] [Morgan Ironfist]: I would suggest Becca to speak for Yew since she is living close by and knows the people’s needs!?
[16:34:59] [Kattasrophe]: he is not.
[16:35:04] [TjloSjhion]: I am a vesper fan
[16:35:09] [Fat Cat]: ha!
[16:35:11] [TjloSjhion]: im only 6 months old though
[16:35:18] [King Blackthorn]: Who would speak for Eli as to why he would make a good governor?
[16:35:19] [Flair]: i wanna know what are you gonna do about Brit
[16:35:24] [Kattasrophe]: *raises hand
[16:35:30] [Flair]: we never see the governor there and it’s lawless
[16:35:43] [King Blackthorn]: You already spoke on his behalf Lady Kattasrope.
[16:35:49] [King Blackthorn]: I am hoping for a second?
[16:35:54] [York]: I have spoken with him and he is very interested in vesting in eventianment
[16:36:04] [York]: Second
[16:36:12] [The Gooch]: third
[16:36:24] [Talia]: did you just say….. eventainment?
[16:36:33] [Kelmo]: I abstain.
[16:36:33] [King Blackthorn]: The motion has been made to install Eli Cross as Governor of Vesper.
[16:36:41] [King Blackthorn]: Governors? How do you vote?
[16:36:44] [Fat Cat]: hisssss
[16:36:46] [King Blackthorn]: we have 3 for?
[16:36:48] [King Blackthorn]: others?
[16:37:06] [Shayla Keylley]: Should a public notice be posted?
[16:37:39] [York]: :)
[16:37:41] [Ladra]: that cat is chasing my rat, kill it!
[16:37:51] [Kattasrophe]: *gasps* He is my cat
[16:37:52] [The Gooch]: tsk tsk
[16:38:03] [Fat Cat]: dem fightin words!
[16:38:04] [Kattasrophe]: Sit and be good Cat
[16:38:09] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Ironfist? Have you any thoughts on adding Eli Cross to this council?
[16:38:25] [Morgan Ironfist]: SOunds like a good idea
[16:38:46] [King Blackthorn]: and Lord Kelmo? You have abstained?
[16:39:08] [Kelmo]: I have… (glances at moonglow*
[16:39:34] [King Blackthorn]: Then by a vote of 4 with one abstaining and two absent, the motion is carried.
[16:39:46] [King Blackthorn]: Governor Cross shall be installed in Vesper.
[16:39:51] [The Gooch]: nice
[16:40:01] [King Blackthorn]: I belive Becca’s name was presented for Yew?
[16:40:09] [King Blackthorn]: Is Lady Becca here today?
[16:40:12] [Morgan Ironfist]: I have not spoken to her
[16:40:19] [Morgan Ironfist]: she is not unfortunately
[16:40:23] [Kattasrophe]: She did show intrest in running.
[16:40:28] [Hoffs]: I somewhat doubt she would be interested.
[16:40:30] [Morgan Ironfist]: but I think she would make a great governor of Yew
[16:40:31] [York]: This is good news
[16:40:33] [Hoffs]: She is not a politician.
[16:40:47] [Morgan Ironfist]: Lives exactly north of the Abbey
[16:40:47] [Kelmo]: are we drafting cov’ners now?
[16:40:51] [Luka Melehan]: Becca is trust worthy
[16:40:54] [Fat Cat]: dont look at fat cat!
[16:40:58] [King Blackthorn]: The best leaders are often not politicians.
[16:41:06] [Ladra]: if you can’t be here now, how could you be governor?
[16:41:06] [Hoffs]: She is indeed. But not someone who enjoys leadership.
[16:41:15] [King Blackthorn]: but she must express the desire to be a governor.
[16:41:15] [Nebiki]: politicians are bad people
[16:41:31] [TjloSjhion]: Politication?
[16:41:33] [Flair]: so we should only pick from who is here???
[16:41:37] [Flair]: that’s not fair
[16:41:51] [Nebiki]: they should run for it like always
[16:41:52] [Shayla Keylley]: well Eli wasn’t here
[16:41:54] [York]: So you have anyone in mind?
[16:41:55] [Ladra]: yeah, it’s good if you are present at the meetings if you want to be a governor..
[16:42:01] [King Blackthorn]: Are there any other names to put forth?
[16:42:17] [Morgan Ironfist]: Well another name that comes to mind is former governor Hoffs
[16:42:21] [Shayla Keylley]: Make a public post mayhaps?
[16:42:24] [Luka Melehan]: wait….are we overstepping the election process?
[16:42:29] [TjloSjhion]: stares with a lust for blood*
[16:42:38] [Fat Cat]: tuna!
[16:42:39] [Morgan Ironfist]: she knows the business
[16:42:40] [TjloSjhion]: … shew* whipes forhead
[16:42:53] [Morgan Ironfist]: leads the largest guild on Siege Perilious
[16:42:58] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Melehan. This is a King’s Council. While governors are preferrably selected by the people,
[16:43:04] [Flair]: and is cute
[16:43:09] [King Blackthorn]: I’d rather have a governor than an empty seat.
[16:43:16] [TjloSjhion]: I vote Nebiki
[16:43:43] [Flair]: personally i am more worried about places like Brit..
[16:43:44] [Nebiki]: we vote for our leaders
[16:43:51] [King Blackthorn]: I must also say that I regret Lady Hoffs decision to not run for Governor again.
[16:43:54] [Flair]: i never see the governor from there and it’s lawless
[16:44:10] [York]: perhaps she will again..
[16:44:12] [TjloSjhion]: freerunner
[16:44:16] [York]: :)
[16:44:18] [TjloSjhion]: vesper!
[16:44:20] [The Gooch]: Hoffs and GIL are running the Skara Brea governor
[16:44:24] [Luka Melehan]: you want to run Flair? for brit?
[16:44:24] [The Gooch]: >.>
[16:44:25] [The Gooch]: <.<
[16:44:41] [Hoffs]: I have recovered somewhat from my malaise of recent times, and would probably run in Skara again
[16:44:45] [York]: excuse me?
[16:44:49] [Hoffs]: should York ever vacate the seat.
[16:44:55] [Flair]: i just think it should be represented is all.. hugi has had two terms and is never there
[16:44:57] [Flair]: so why run
[16:45:10] [York]: I will step down after this term.
[16:45:24] [King Blackthorn]: As we seem to have no concensus on a Governor for Yew, I will leave it to the governors to submit candidates.
[16:45:27] [York]: since there is a bit of a problem with mid term step downs
[16:45:47] [King Blackthorn]: Speak with your people and see who is loyal to Yew.
[16:45:59] [King Blackthorn]: Find out who may be willing.
[16:46:10] [King Blackthorn]: and let us discuss it again at the next council meeting.
[16:46:13] [York]: Will do
[16:46:20] [King Blackthorn]: If a candidate arises before then
[16:46:29] [Hoffs]: I shall speak with Steven, the brother of former governor Samantha.
[16:46:30] [King Blackthorn]: and is essentially doing the job of Governor
[16:46:43] [Hoffs]: He expressed a desire to run for Yew.
[16:46:43] [King Blackthorn]: then it will be quite easy for them to assume the role officially.
[16:46:57] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Lady Hoffs.
[16:47:01] [Hoffs]: [Samantha sold him the account when she became unable to continue playing]
[16:47:03] [King Blackthorn]: That is good Information.
[16:47:29] [King Blackthorn]: I beleive that is all of our business for today.
[16:47:37] [King Blackthorn]: Shall we adjourn?
[16:47:41] [York]: Aye
[16:47:43] [sir Vincent]: yes!
[16:47:59] [King Blackthorn]: The meeting is adjourned
[16:48:03] [York]: :)
[16:48:04] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you all for attending.
[16:48:08] [Hoffs]: Thank you, Lord Blackthorn.
[16:48:15] [Shayla Keylley]: Thank you M’Lord
[16:48:22] [Kattasrophe]: *smiles* Thank you Lord BlackThorn

(RP) Skara’s Dark Event Story Line – Part 1

March 18, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News, Taverns & Tales

Taking Office is daunting and organizing the fiscal side of the town is by no means glamorous but nevertheless it must be done…Skara's Dark Event Story Line-1.png
It becomes quickly apparent that there is extra inventory in the town treasury.
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Off to the tailors….
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Such resistance isn’t uncommon…
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I know… sometimes the pay isn’t worth it….
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There is way more than I expected…
Skara's Dark Event Story Line-7.png It’s time to move these items….
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To be continued….

[NEWS] In Defense of Katt’s Beer

March 17, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

I saw the call come out in general chat for assistance in Britian.  Seems Katt was having trouble at the taverns in town.  Now why Katt was at a tavern I am not sure, however she seemed very insistent.  I collected my dragon and headed off to Britian to see what the problem was.  There was a huge problem.  The pubs were under attack!!

We defeated these “party poopers” as they were called, only to be greeted by this monstrosity.
A Mega-Mecha Party Pooper!!!  Let me tell you he was to.  Here are pictures of the battle…
And finally he was defeated….
Oh did I mention there was one of these for all 4 taverns in Britian.  So we saved the taverns and the beer and were however very well rewarded with some good company afterwards!!!
A big thanks to EM Troubadour for putting up with all of us on this St. Patricks Day!!!

[EM Event] St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 16, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

Vladimir, the owner of The Salty Dog in Britain, was looking forward to the upcoming celebration. Holidays were always good for business, but even more enjoyable was spending time with good friends celebrating together.

“Leroy! Soloman! Bring those new crates up from the cellar. We’ll need them tomorrow.”

Please join us on March 17th, at 4pm Eastern and 8pm Eastern in the Taverns of Britain for the Celebration.

[EM Fiction] The Lady

March 16, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

Weeks had passed, and still a raging fire burned within The Lady’s heart. Anger charred her inside.

Despite the success in corrupting the Bell, the Book, and the Candle, and despite the theft of the World-Gem, and despite the opening of the door to hell and the summoning of the Greater Demon Arcadian, the final plans had fallen apart.

Instead of leading the Demons in conquest, the Demon instead was defeated. How could this have happened!

The Anger contained in The Lady exploded forth in a harsh series of curses that blistered the walls of her room. Plans must be changed and a new path must be plotted to keep the people of Britannia distracted, while behind the scenes, things are put back onto the path demanded by the King of Hell.

With a smile, The Lady thought of the pending St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The people of Britannia would be gathering in taverns throughout the lands to enjoy the company of friends and drink a toast to spring. What a better time for revenge upon the people of the land?

Checking through her own cellar, The Lady selected some of the best cases of liquor and quietly delivered one to each of the Taverns of Britain, the Capital City.

(Player Event) Siege Estates House Deco Contest Winner Announcement

March 15, 2014 By: Flair Category: Homes and Castles, Siege Perilous News

Hello all,

As announced last week by, Lord Grimlex, we have a winner of our first Siege Estates House Decoration Contest. The winner is Ilexia and she was awarded a 1 million gps check for her decoration finesse. Congratulations Ilexia.

We would like to thank all the contestants that partook in this test run of the Siege Estates House Decoration Contest which we hope to run, in a more organized manner, monthly.

Within the next week or two Grimlex, Flair and I (Delilah the Mad) will post a date for the next contest and the various rules, entry fees and specifics.

Below I have attached pictures of Ilexia’s winning house.

– Delilah the Mad


The Bell, the Book, and the Candle – The Story of The Shadow so Far….

March 12, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

I, like everyone else on the shard, was trying to piece together the EM story about the Shadow so I thought I’d help everyone out, including myself, and do a bit of a summary of the reports and postings so we could all catch up and follow the plot. The story is actually quite interesting….

It all started with a message:

Hello my friends.
Please join me on Saturday, August 17th, at 3pm eastern and/or at 8pm eastern in the EM Hall in Britain. We have received an Emissary who would like to speak with you.
EM Troubadour

That’s when he first appeared – Marcus Rotgut. He brought word of something evil… something lurking in Buc’s Den.

A call for aid went out across the lands. Spiders feasted upon any living creature that moved about the island. Citizens were disappearing in the night. The nightmares while awake were worse than those of sleep.

Brave warriors answered the call and assembled in Britain where they prepared to aid the town of Buccaneer’s Den. Weapons were sharpened and Shields were readied. Reagents and Potions were gathered and Spells of Power prepared. Arrows and Bandages stockpiled. The assault force gathered before the awaiting moon-gate ready to fight for Honor, Valor, and if necessary, to Sacrifice themselves to save the town-folk.

As the first warriors passed into the gate, a scuffle broke out amongst the ranks of warriors and sides were quickly chosen. The slaughter which followed reduced the rescue force to a mere fraction of its former fighting potential. The surviving forces attacked the spiders with determination. After many struggles, they succeeded in clearing the threat from the town. 

A hurried search of the town revealed a hole in the floor of the home of Marcus Rotgut, Emissary from Buccaneer’s Den. Spider webs lined the tunnels within. Here. The foul spiders must have come from here.

First one, then more brave warriors descended into the spiders lair below the town and followed the tunnels to the Nest of the Queen herself. Though the Queen herself was never seen, Nest Guardians defended the future generations of Spiders in the egg-sacks scattered around the nest. The few remaining captured citizens of Buccaneer’s Den were contained behind webs to await the Queen’s hunger.

The brave warriors again fought amongst themselves seemingly over who would be the first to enter and as a result, their force was further devastated and the warriors were never able to harm the Nest Guardians. A few elite warriors bravely fought their way into the nest itself and searched throughout the nest disturbing the webs and cocoons within.

Marcus Rotgut stared out from within a cocoon. Nauseous from the spider’s poison and strangled by the clinging webs, he hoped and prayed for rescue.

A nimble thief searched the cocoon closely looking for loot and disturbed the silken threads until they loosened. With one hand freed and the thieves help, Marcus was able to break from his bonds and stealth away back to town. He immediately set about repairing the hole in his floor hoping to contain the horrors within the lair below…

There were very evil things lurking about… and then this revolation:

What was shaping up to be a fairly routine meeting of the King’s Council in Serpent’s Hold turned into a shocking one after the people of Buccaneer’s Den apparently ended their decades of lawlessness and rejection of the Crown and petitioned for a seat on the Council.

In an address to the assembly, Marcus Rotgut, representative of the people of Buc’s, said that the support (such that there was) from Britannia’s citizens during the recent spider attacks had left a debt of gratitude that needed to be repaid and, in consultation with the town elders, they had decided to seek proper admission to the King’s realm.

“For ages now, Buccaneer’s Den has been a lawless city of those who chose to live outside of the Kingdom. We now recognize that our isolation deprives us of the protection that we need and also deprives the crown and citizens of Britannia of our skills and knowledge. We have therefore decided that it is time for us to give up our isolation and join with the people of the Kingdom and to become true citizens of Britannia and loyal servants of the Crown.”

Rotgut went on to say that his town would swear an oath of fealty in return for a seat on the Council so that they may be fairly represented in deliberations on the realm.

Initial reaction to the request was somewhat muted, with may governors apparently being too stunned to offer much opinion, although Hoffs, Kelmo and Morgan Ironfist all displayed some degree of suspicion towards the application. The others were more amenable, though, with Victim and York being most enthusiastic at the prospect. “Mages were once disliked too,” ventured the Moonglow governor, “However, a second chance by the Crown has shown it to be a fruitful relationship ever since.”

There was quite a vocal reaction from some members of the gallery, but mostly on the side of caution. “It’s a trap,” shouted Luka Melehan, a descendant of the famous naval lord, Ackbar.

After much further deliberation, it was suggested that there should be some kind of trial period both to access the town’s commitment and to ensure that Rotgut was speaking for the majority of its citizens. In the end, it was left to King Blackthorn to give an official response, “Understand that ancient enmity will not heal overnight. Though you may be accepted to the Council, individual members will still have concerns and may possibly resent your addition. Are you prepared to be patient and work with them regardless?”

“…we will abide by your wisdom,” responded Rotgut.

“Then we shall accept this offer on a short-term trial basis,” announced the king, “We shall remain wary and watchful while the citizens of Buccaneer’s Den work to prove their benefit to the realm. We shall reserve a final opinion to be based on the mutual benefits we all seek. Let it be noted that as of today, Lord Rotgut is installed as governor of the city of Buccaneer’s Den.”

A report from the governor’s meeting on 24Nov2013.  Chilling but the further we get into this:

The plans were laid. 

It was a bright sunny day in the Island City of NuJel’m. A light breeze blowing in off of the ocean cooled the city streets as it passed through with the promise of an end to the Summer’s heat as Fall approached. The prosperous merchants and the well to do dressed in their finery proceeded with stately paces going about their business on the eastern side of the town while their servants scurried home at the end of a long tiring day to their hovels on the western side of the island. 

It was time.

In the Palace, a feast was spread for the noble family as they met at the end of the day to plan the upcoming Harvest Festival for the citizens of the Island. Of course, “Citizens” meant those of stature and wealth and not the lowly servants who would instead labor for the Festival. 

A team of servants was assigned to scrub the Chess Board to prepare for the Festival Match in which the Lord of NuJel’m would accept a challenger from amongst the assembled Nobles to play with Imprisoned Debtors as their playing pieces – each piece to fight for the tile their Lord moved them to – to win their freedom as their Lord won the game, or die fighting for a single white or green square.

The Palace Scribes were busy meticulously preparing the invitations to the festival and the Court Chef was reviewing the orders for the wine and exotic foods that would be required.

As the late afternoon sun began to fall towards sunset, a shadow appeared to separate from the shadows cast by the walls of the Inn and began to drift slowly towards the palace. Engrossed in his plans, the Lord of NuJel’m never noticed the passing of the Shadow. The Chef in his kitchen felt a chill of a cold breath on his neck and then it was gone. The Head Scribe tried to suppress the shudder that shook his hands causing the golden ink to spill across the embossed invitations. His master would not be happy.

As the last rays of daylight shone upon the Palace, the shadowy figure crept into the Gardens and began to chant words of power “Kal Xen In Ex An Sanct” “Kal Xen In Ex An Sanct” “Kan Xen In Ex An Sanct”.

At the Shadow’s feet, the earth began writhe and shake as the words of power took effect. The green grass of the Garden began to subside and a sink-hole formed. Darker than the approaching night, the hole grew in both depth and size for a few minutes and then a sudden silence settled in. The Shadowy figure smiled. From within the hole burst forth a giant spider, followed by more and more. Soon the Garden was over-run and the Palace itself was at risk.

The Head Scribe was just returning with more parchment when the spiders burst into the library. Scribes are generally not the warrior type so they quickly fell to be webbed into cocoons for the Spider’s feast. The Court Chef heard the screams and knew that help was needed. He fearfully ran across the palace to notify the Lord of NuJel’m. The Lord’s family was quickly evacuated and a call for aid was sent to any who might heed the call.

After the Palace was overrun, the spiders settled upon an unsuspecting city, pouncing on citizens and ensnaring them in webs to be dragged off to their lair. The Shadowy figure watched the carnage and knew it was time to move. Reentering the Palace, the Shadow crept through the empty palace to the northern chambers and searched through the Lord’s Chamber removing a few very valuable items. A Gem-Encrusted Map of the Island and the Lord’s Journal quickly disappeared into the depths of the Shadow. Proceeding downstairs into the Vault, the shadow removed The Lord’s crown, the Scepter of the Island and the Lady’s Jeweled Necklace from their protective case and they too vanished into the shadows. Returning to the sink hole, the shadow dropped into the depths and made his escape.

When the warriors went to investagate they were greeted by this:









After this monster was defeated it didn’t stop there.

The Vault of Secrets in Luna has been robbed! The Paladins of the City won’t say what was stolen, but have confirmed a break-in at their most secure vault. A shadowy figure was spotted in the area near the vault.

With his prize in hand, the shadow crept through the halls of Luna seeking to make his escape. The alarms were sounding and many people roamed through the area making an escape somewhat challenging. At every turn, another person barred passage. Finally, spotting a chance, the shadow disappeared into a dark corner and vanished.

and then this…

The return trip home aboard the Brigand’s Revenge was a long one. First the main-mast was lost in a nasty storm at sea, and then a dead calm forced the crew to break out the oars as they struggled to move the ship across the leagues toward the island retreat. Exhausted from the efforts, there was a lot of cursing when the Shadow disembarked and ordered the ship back out to sea for repairs at a shipyard. 

After a long hike across the island, the Shadow quietly left the sun-drenched jungle and entered the cool shadows of the shanty. Quickly, the entrance to the secret passages below were opened and the shadow passed like a wraith through the cavernous tunnels to his home within the earth. His new treasures were added to those from prior heists.

The Crown Jewels of NuJel’m
The Paladin’s greatest treasure from Luna
The Candle of Love from Empath Abbey in Yew
The Bell of Courage from The War Room in Serpent’s Hold

Looking over the items left a wry smile on his face. There was so much already accomplished, yet with time so short, there was so much more to do. Reviewing the maps of the lands, potential targets were picked out: Zento and the Empress of Tokuno? Ter-Mur and the Gargoyle Queen? The Librarians at the Lycaeum? Lord Blackthorn in his castle? Or perhaps the petty governors playing at being rulers? The Necromancer’s in Umbra? Lost treasures in Mistas or Montor? 

The options were many but some were critical to the objective and some merely diversions to distract the pursuit from the real objective. 

Time is short and priorities must be set.

This Shadow was shaping up to be trouble.  Then he stole Christmas of all things…

Creeping through the Luna moongate, the Shadow made his way across the lawn to where Santa waited to load his sleigh. Behind Santa’s back, the Shadow hid the packages and gifts in his pack and then slipped away through the moongate.

No one saw him except the harpsichord player who sang an appropriate tune.

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.​
You really are a heel.​
You’re as cuddly as a cactus,​
You’re as charming as an eel,​
Mr. Grinch.​
You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel.​
You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch.​
Your heart’s an empty hole.​
Your brain is full of spiders.​
You’ve got garlic in your soul, Mr Grinch.​
I wouldn’t touch you with a​
Thirty-nine and a half foot pole.​
You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch.​
You have termites in your smile,​
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile,​
Mr Grinch.​
Given the choice between the two of you,​
I’d take the seasick crocodile.​
You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch.​
You’re a nasty wasty skunk.​
Your heart is full of unwashed socks.​
Your soul is full of gunk,​
Mr Grinch.​
The three best words that best describe you,​
Are as follows, and I quote”​
You’re a rotter Mr Grinch​
You’re the king of sinful sots​
Your hearts a dead tomato​
squashed with moldy purple spots​
Mr Grinch​
After we managed to rescue Christmas this happened:
The return trip home aboard the Brigand’s Revenge was again a long one, but one filled with a feeling of elation as the long sought after goal was finally coming to fruition. The Book of Truth was in his hands. Perhaps now she would be pleased. Like a wraith, the shadow crossed the gangplank and the sun-baked sandy beach to disappear into the shadows of the jungle to a little shack amongst the trees and ferns. Fumbling with the latch, the Shadow opened the secret passage and descended into the cool caverns below. The Lady had proven most difficult to please. Flowers withered at her icy touch, a touch that still sent shivers up his back. Bright gems didn’t compare to her cold beauty. Treasures beyond price didn’t satisfy her though they had been provided beyond measure. With a single-mindedness of purpose, she set seemingly impossible challenge after impossible challenge, but each had been overcome. Surely now this latest treasure, the Book of Truth itself would appease her and earn him his just reward. In the rough-hewn passages cobwebs dangled in the faintly moving air, he moved closer to his home. The Lady surely awaited him there. Turning a last corner, a faint light shone ahead welcoming The Shadow to his journey’s end. 

Within the house, The Lady sensed the return of her plaything. Quickly covering the mirror in the bedroom, she descended the stairs to meet him at the door. One more… just one more she smiled to herself.

As he approached the door, it opened and there she stood smiling… a smile that sent a cold fire through him. Quietly, she turned and led him up the stairs to the bedroom past the covered mirror, but she did not stop and continued further up to the 3rd floor. At the top of the stairs, he noticed that many of the treasures were piled haphazardly off to the side of the room. On a central table lay the Candle of Love, the Bell of Courage, and two more empty spaces. Taking the Book of Truth from him, she carefully placed it upon the table. 

Only one more, love.” said The Lady. “One more and our dreams will become reality. We’ll have the power to rule worlds and more. All we need now is a world-gem. Lord Blackthorn will know where one is. Perhaps the Meer or Wisps may know of one as well. You must hurry for all must be ready before the next eclipse. Time is running out.”

Quickly, the Shadow was ushered out of his own house and sent on his way back the the awaiting ship.

Inside the house again, The Lady returned to the bedroom and removed the cloth from the mirror. Deep inside the glass a small flicker of flame and the shadow of smoke could be seen. Taking up a small dagger, The Lady pricked her finger and smeared a drop of blood across the surface of the Mirror. The image within swirled and a grim demonic face appeared.

“Who dares to summon the Greater Demon Arcadion?” roared the image within with such force that The Lady’s hair fluttered from the breeze coming out of the mirror. Seeing The Lady before him, the Demon smiled showing charred fangs. “Do you make an offering of this Blood? Or is this another trick to command my favors?” 

The Lady smiled in return and knelt before the image of the Great Demon. “My Lord Arcadion, all is almost ready. Within a fortnight I will have all that is needed to set you free so that we can rule the shattered worlds together.” 

“Then rise lovely lady and let us discuss in detail what remains to be done. If you succeed, I shall insure that the beauty that I have given you becomes everlasting and will grant you immortality that you may serve me forever.”

After a long conversation, the Great Demon’s image faded within the mirror leaving only a reflection of The Lady. A Reflection that showed the fangs and horns of her true self.

 This story was getting very interesting ….  The Shadow had managed to steal the bell, the book, and the candle now.

The time was right. With the Bell, the Book, and the Candle finally in her grasp, all that remained was to gain the worldgem, and to cast the proper enchantments before the eclipse, to open a doorway between worlds. The foolish Shadow had been tempted and seduced into stealing the required items in exchange for an ethereal ability and the promise of love. A promise that would be broken. Like a broken toy, he would soon be discarded.

Climbing the stairs to the treasure room where gold and gems lay scattered across the floor, The Lady approached the table which contained the the three greatest treasures of Britannia. The Bell of Courage, Book of Truth, and the Candle of Love.

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Taking up the Book of Truth, she hugged it to her breast knowing that the falsehood of who she was would be enough. The Demoness within and the lies she had told soaked into the book leaving it corrupted and sickly looking. With a smile on her face, she placed the Book of Falsehood upon the table.

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Next she approached the Candle of Love only to see it flare up and reach out to her. Love may love unconditionally, but it seemed to know it’s antithesis. Carefully taking up the candle, she quickly bit into her tongue and spat the blood upon the flame. Hungrily, the flame consumed the blood with an evil hiss, tainting the candle with the hatred that burns in her blood. Quietly, she placed the Candle of Hatred upon the table.

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Finally, she took up the Bell of Courage and listened to the clear tone that rang from the bell. This one would be easiest of all. In a world filled with mortals, who had not felt fear at the sight of an attacker? Who had not taken cowardly flight at one point or another? Reaching out into the ether, she gathered the cowardice into a pool and dipped the bell into it and watched the bell take on a tarnished hue. As she replaced the bell upon the table, the clank of the clapper upon the bell sounded dull and flat.

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The Bell of Cowardice, the Book of Falsehood and the Candle of Hatred. Only the Worldgem was lacking now. The Shadow must return with it today. Today was THE DAY. Soon the door between worlds would be opened and the Demon Lords would enter Britannia.

With another smile on her face, she descended the stairs to await The Shadow.

We were all at the Kings meeting when Marcus stole a world gem from the King and was revealed to be the Shadow!!!  That’s when the call went out to the brave warriors of Siege and we chased after the Shadow.  After going through a maze of rock we decended upon a house in force.  When we got there, Marcus Rotgut lay dead on the floor of the cottage, the bell, book, and candle were corrupted, and we were attacked by the demon Arcadion.  After we defeated him, we were then tasked with purifing the bell, book, and candle.