[NEWS] Kings Meeting Minutes 27Apr2014

April 28, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

[15:34:16] [King Blackthorn]: I believe it is time for us to begin
[15:34:54] [King Blackthorn]: Is anyone here to represent Britain?
[15:35:30] [King Blackthorn]: On to business then.
[15:35:51] [King Blackthorn]: First off, I would like to welcome Lord Eli Cross to the Council.
[15:35:58] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Cross will be representing Vesper.
[15:36:03] [Sam]: hail!
[15:36:40] [Sam]: hi willie
[15:36:42] [Sam]: d
[15:36:46] [King Blackthorn]: Secondly, it has been proposed that there be an adjustment to Governor’s terms.
[15:36:48] [Wee Willie Winki]: hi
[15:37:11] [King Blackthorn]: As it is, the terms are a little short to plan much activity.
[15:37:50] [King Blackthorn]: With the next term, I believe we will have 6 month terms, if things stay on schedule.
[15:37:59] [Sam]: ahh
[15:38:08] [The Gooch]: Exellent news, Sire
[15:38:18] [King Blackthorn]: This will allow time between election cycles to accomplish more.
[15:38:25] [The Gooch]: you got this old timer
[15:38:35] [King Blackthorn]: I would hope not Lord Ironfist.
[15:39:03] [King Blackthorn]: There is more general business to discuss, but I will hold that for the end of the meeting.
[15:39:23] [King Blackthorn]: Governor Cross. Would you like to begin?
[15:39:29] [Kattasrophe]: :)
[15:39:55] [Eli Cross]: Ahh Of course
[15:40:03] [King Blackthorn]: Please approach the podium here
[15:40:19] [Arradin]: i trust it this seat wasnt taken?
[15:40:29] [Aelfric]: 88nope
[15:40:33] [Hoffs]: Shall I go first so you have time to prepare?
[15:40:55] [Eli Cross]: Well,truthfuly I have little to report,yet
[15:41:12] [King Blackthorn]: If there is no news, that is an acceptable report.
[15:41:20] [King Blackthorn]: No News is generally Good News. *smiles*
[15:41:36] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Hoffs? Would you please proceed?
[15:41:57] [Hoffs]: The following report is from governor York:
[15:42:12] [Hoffs]: My apoligies for not attending the meeting today
[15:42:25] [Hoffs]: however I have other matters to attend to.
[15:42:40] [Hoffs]: Skara Brae, and the citizens of this fair land,
[15:43:13] [Hoffs]: have been successful in clearing out the vermin vorpal bunnies infestation in the fields.
[15:43:26] [Hoffs]: This will help ensure a bountiful harvest.
[15:43:50] [Hoffs]: In other financial matters, the trade deal with the Bardic Collegium has been renewed
[15:43:56] [Hoffs]: without much delay.
[15:44:14] [Hoffs]: The current balance in the treasury will ensure at leats one more renewal.
[15:44:41] [Hoffs]: The Skara Subsidy program seems to have some interest and if more vendors can be set up
[15:45:15] [Hoffs]: under it it, it will prove to keep basic need items in stock and readily available.
[15:45:34] [Hoffs]: This should help the kingdon grow id the most basic need is easily fulfilled.
[15:45:49] [Hoffs]: All other matters appear to be in order.
[15:45:57] [Hoffs]: Signed York, governor of Skara Brae
[15:46:10] [Hoffs]: And if I may just add something of my own:
[15:46:18] [Hoffs]: As most people are probably aware,
[15:46:24] [Hoffs]: a public auction will be taking place on May 10th
[15:46:24] [The Gooch]: ^^
[15:46:29] [Hoffs]: to help raise funds for the town treasuries.
[15:46:34] [Hoffs]: A commission of 5% will be charged on lots sold,
[15:46:40] [Hoffs]: and this will be distributed amongst the participating towns.
[15:46:47] [Hoffs]: It is also possible for people to donate items to be sold entirely for the benefit of the towns,
[15:46:56] [Hoffs]: and there has actually been an amazing community response for this so far,
[15:47:03] [Hoffs]: with some very generous donations.
[15:47:08] [Hoffs]: Full details of the auction event will be announced nearer the date,
[15:47:14] [Hoffs]: along with the final list of items for sale,
[15:47:19] [Hoffs]: and there will be an opportunity for people to make advance bids
[15:47:24] [The Gooch]: We hpe to see you there, Kingy
[15:47:26] [Hoffs]: if they are unable to attend the event.
[15:47:32] [Hoffs]: But in the meantime, if anyone has any items they wish to sell,
[15:47:37] [King Blackthorn]: I look forward to hearing more of this. I encourage the cooperation.
[15:47:41] [Hoffs]: please see the local newspapers and send me a pigeon.
[15:48:12] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Kattasrophe of Moonglow. Would you like to speak?
[15:48:21] [Kattasrophe]: Yes M’lord
[15:48:48] [Kattasrophe]: As Hoffs just said a few moments ago about the auctions,
[15:48:55] [Kattasrophe]: I do encourage everyone to attend
[15:49:13] [Kattasrophe]: The more that is there the better chances for our city treasuarys
[15:49:32] [Kattasrophe]: As for Reports on Moonglow,
[15:49:50] [Kattasrophe]: At our last governors meeting I mentioned of a carnival event
[15:50:07] [Kattasrophe]: It was sucessful and many enjoyed the fun.
[15:50:34] [Kattasrophe]: Me and several citizens have been working on the Mongbat infestation
[15:50:54] [Kattasrophe]: and now the rate being born is at about 60% down now
[15:51:10] [Kattasrophe]: So Thank you to the people who have been helping with that.
[15:51:41] [Kattasrophe]: Today I will be switching the trade deal to the Assians Guild
[15:51:58] [Kattasrophe]: so for the people with weapons will get their turn.
[15:52:18] [Kattasrophe]: I have seen some donations to the zoo and I would like to thank the people
[15:52:24] [Kattasrophe]: who have been donating animalsthere.
[15:52:46] [Kelmo]: live animals?
[15:52:49] [Kattasrophe]: I do encourage that people continue to do it to restore our Moonglow zoo
[15:52:58] [Kattasrophe]: Yes, Live animals *smiles*
[15:53:26] [Kattasrophe]: Also,
[15:53:36] [Kattasrophe]: I will be running for Governor again
[15:53:56] [Kattasrophe]: and I want to hear from everyone about ideas that could help any of the cities
[15:54:04] [Kelmo]: I will buy ya several votes
[15:54:17] [Kattasrophe]: *laughs* Thank you Kelmo :)
[15:54:29] [Kattasrophe]: I also encourage
[15:54:37] [Kattasrophe]: people to help others
[15:54:45] [Kattasrophe]: If someone helps out another
[15:54:49] [Kattasrophe]: and that person helps someone
[15:54:57] [Kattasrophe]: we can create a chain reaction
[15:55:01] [Kattasrophe]: of helpfulness
[15:55:12] [Kattasrophe]: That is all.
[15:55:37] [Hoffs]: Well said, Lady Kattasrophe.
[15:55:49] [Kattasrophe]: *smiles* Thank you
[15:55:53] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Lady Kattasrophe.
[15:56:17] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Kelmo. How fares Trinsic and your quest to tame the Faction Rogues?
[15:56:43] [Kelmo]: *sighs* I gotta follow that…
[15:57:10] [Morgan Ironfist]: ZZZZZZ
[15:57:13] [Morgan Ironfist]: zzz
[15:57:44] [Kelmo]: he is old… it is expected
[15:58:03] [Hoffs]: Looking very dapper today, governor.
[15:58:14] [Kelmo]: Why thank you!
[15:58:26] [Kattasrophe]: *smiles* indeed he is Hoffs
[15:58:37] [Kelmo]: Well as for Trinsic… still broken
[15:59:01] [Kelmo]: even the bulletin board is all busted up
[15:59:23] [Kelmo]: just saying
[15:59:37] [King Blackthorn]: I shall request that it be checked.
[15:59:51] [Kelmo]: And what is with that volcano in the middle of town?
[16:00:09] [Kelmo]: seriously?
[16:00:18] [Kelmo]: a volcano?
[16:00:29] [Sam]: ^hard to control nature *
[16:00:30] [Kattasrophe]: er are you sure it isnt fire?
[16:00:35] [King Blackthorn]: Mother Nature does as she will. ’tis not one I’d like to fight.
[16:00:49] [Kelmo]: well ya asked…
[16:01:31] [Kelmo]: I have the clothier deal going now…
[16:01:49] [Kelmo]: Just because. no one else does?
[16:02:26] [King Blackthorn]: I guess that explains the new outfit. *smiles*
[16:02:46] [Kelmo]: I would still like to know how many if not who are citizens
[16:03:07] [Kelmo]: yeah
[16:03:10] [Kelmo]: that
[16:03:16] [Sam]: taking the trade deal?
[16:03:16] [The Gooch]: ^^
[16:03:30] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Lord Kelmo. *smiles*
[16:03:40] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Hugibear?
[16:03:47] [King Blackthorn]: oh… nevermind. *sighs*
[16:04:00] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Gooch. What can you tell us of Minoc?
[16:04:07] [Susie]: .
[16:04:16] [The Gooch]: Hail Party Sosarians!
[16:04:29] [Hoffs]: !
[16:04:29] [The Gooch]: whats hanging kingster
[16:04:32] [Kattasrophe]: !
[16:04:37] [The Gooch]: Good new for Minoc!
[16:05:02] [Kattasrophe]: *glances at the shiny crown* Still there ‘Lord
[16:05:03] [The Gooch]: Since we last spoke a number of new citizens have arrived in Minoc
[16:05:15] [The Gooch]: All sporting super cool and flashy town titles
[16:05:30] [The Gooch]: ^^
[16:05:40] [The Gooch]: We do have one request from the citizens
[16:05:58] [The Gooch]: Most of which seem to be miners extracting the precious material from mount kendall
[16:06:21] [King Blackthorn]: *Whispers to Kattasrophe* Can you interpret that into the King’s Language for me?
[16:06:25] [The Gooch]: They ask for more caves to mine in order to reach the gems and ore they crave so much.
[16:06:31] [Wee Willie Winki]: Mount Winki
[16:06:43] [Kattasrophe]: perhaps uh after the meeting?
[16:06:58] [The Gooch]: Other than that Barter Town is taking care of Minoc as if it were our own child
[16:07:13] [The Gooch]: Rest Assured Kingy that thecity is safe.
[16:07:18] [The Gooch]: Barter Town or Die
[16:07:50] [Troop]: ““““`hooray!
[16:08:00] [The Gooch]: get some energy in here!!
[16:08:02] [King Blackthorn]: If the miners need more space, I would suggest the mountains south of the City would be available to them.
[16:08:21] [Talia]: dark wisps
[16:08:22] [Troop]: is it safe to mine there?
[16:08:28] [The Gooch]: I will pass that along king but im sure they would prefer less travel
[16:08:29] [Kelmo]: and pirates
[16:08:51] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Ironfist? What is the news from New Magincia?
[16:09:00] [Jerika DarkStorm]: Something wrong with pirates/
[16:09:03] [Jerika DarkStorm]: ?
[16:09:16] [Morgan Ironfist]: No News from new mag my king
[16:09:32] [Morgan Ironfist]: the trade deal with the Assassins guild is still in effect
[16:09:35] [King Blackthorn]: *smiles*
[16:09:47] [Morgan Ironfist]: the methods of raising money for it prove successful
[16:09:57] [Morgan Ironfist]: commerce is good
[16:10:09] [Morgan Ironfist]: and the city seems well denfended…
[16:10:14] [Morgan Ironfist]: Thank you
[16:10:17] [Kelmo]: over charging for armor? *winks*
[16:10:26] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Governor.
[16:10:57] [King Blackthorn]: Lord Sam. How is the fair city of Jhelom?
[16:11:00] [Morgan Ironfist]: if ppl pay the prce that is asked, it is not overcharging Lord Kelmo
[16:11:11] [Sam]: hail
[16:11:26] [Sam]: I do not intend to do any trafe deals
[16:11:31] [Sam]: but
[16:11:46] [Sam]: we are raising $$$ for other cities
[16:12:04] [Sam]: i do have several requests
[16:12:16] [Sam]: 1) We need a stable
[16:12:25] [Sam]: desprately
[16:12:50] [Troop]: a stable yes
[16:12:57] [Sam]: 2) I would like to see a buliteen board placed in the governprs offices
[16:13:31] [Sam]: 3) we would love to host some fight in the dueling pits
[16:13:38] [Sam]: s
[16:14:05] [Sam]: 4) Congrats to Gilfane on their monument
[16:14:23] [Kelmo]: Indeed!
[16:14:33] [Hoffs]: Thank you….was coming to that in a moment.
[16:14:46] [Sam]: 5) we hope to give ene more support to Kat for her activeires in Moonglow
[16:14:52] [Sam]: hope
[16:15:05] [Kattasrophe]: *smiles* Very kind of you
[16:15:08] [Sam]: questions?
[16:15:32] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Lord Sam.
[16:15:38] [Kelmo]: well said
[16:15:46] [Troop]: yay!
[16:15:56] [King Blackthorn]: I shall request a feasibility study for the Stables and Bulletin Board Suggestions.
[16:16:05] [Troop]: nice
[16:16:13] [King Blackthorn]: I would also encourage an event in the Dueling Pits.
[16:16:26] [King Blackthorn]: I look forward to hearing more from you regarding this.
[16:16:29] [Talia]: cock fights!!!
[16:16:35] [Hoffs]: May I briefly add something, sire?
[16:16:48] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Kattasrophe? You had a comment?
[16:16:49] [Kelmo]: I second that
[16:16:52] [Kattasrophe]: Yes,
[16:17:14] [Kattasrophe]: Currently I am working on a fighting event
[16:17:29] [Kattasrophe]: now that the Jhelom pits have been suggested
[16:17:42] [Kattasrophe]: I think I will be working with Sam
[16:17:47] [Kattasrophe]: to hold that event.
[16:17:57] [Kattasrophe]: That is all. *smiles*
[16:18:05] [King Blackthorn]: And Lady Hoffs?
[16:18:15] [Hoffs]: Acting this time in my capacity as head of Gilfane city-state,
[16:18:22] [Hoffs]: I would just like to give special thanks to the king
[16:18:27] [Hoffs]: for his official recognition of our community.
[16:18:34] [Hoffs]: We have waited a long time for this moment,
[16:18:40] [Hoffs]: and it means a great deal to us.
[16:18:45] [Hoffs]: I hope that it encourages other communites to step forth
[16:18:52] [Hoffs]: and establish their own identities in the world.
[16:18:56] [King Blackthorn]: *smiles* I am most glad to see this step forward and hope to see many more.
[16:19:00] [Kelmo]: *nods* It means a great deal to a lot of us.
[16:19:28] [Kelmo]: Too late for me…
[16:19:39] [King Blackthorn]: And now, would any of the citizens like to speak?
[16:19:46] [King Blackthorn]: If not, we have more business pending.
[16:20:03] [King Blackthorn]: Lady Talia. Please approach.
[16:20:25] [Talia]: I’d like to speak on behalf of the Mongbat Population of Moonglow
[16:20:38] [Susie]: .
[16:20:55] [Talia]: Much like our own society, there are Good and Evil Mongbats
[16:21:01] [King Blackthorn]: *peers closely* You do not look like Czarina. But you sound like her.
[16:21:10] [Sam]: heheheh
[16:21:11] [King Blackthorn]: *smiles*
[16:21:15] [Talia]: Some Mongbats are quite amenable to being tamed
[16:21:26] [Kelmo]: grilled too
[16:21:32] [Kattasrophe]: now Kelmo..
[16:21:34] [Hoffs]: hehe
[16:21:37] [Talia]: With a little encouragement, the tamers of the land could form
[16:21:45] [Talia]: a Moonglow Mongbat Militia
[16:22:05] [Talia]: and deploying their winged troops around the city
[16:22:08] [Kelmo]: I thought that was TB?
[16:22:29] [Talia]: they could cut down on the population of evil hostile mongbats
[16:22:55] [Talia]: In fact, after being guided by the tamers for a short while
[16:23:09] [Talia]: they would perform this service even when out of the tamer’s control
[16:23:30] [Talia]: That is all
[16:23:48] [Sam]: hmmm
[16:23:54] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you Lady Talia. I would suggest working with Governor Kattasrophe on this.
[16:24:14] [Kattasrophe]: oops..
[16:24:17] [King Blackthorn]: and perhaps Lord Kelmo’s clothiers can make small uniforms for them. *grins*
[16:24:23] [Hoffs]: hehe
[16:24:24] [Sam]: lol
[16:24:27] [The Gooch]: ^^
[16:24:43] [King Blackthorn]: Are there others who would like to speak.
[16:24:56] [Aelfric]: I
[16:25:15] [King Blackthorn]: Aelfric. Please approach the podium.
[16:25:15] [Aelfric]: I would just like to say
[16:25:32] [Aelfric]: The recent acts of aggression
[16:25:40] [Aelfric]: from the True Brittanians
[16:25:45] [Aelfric]: against the council of mages
[16:25:47] [Aelfric]: have been quelled
[16:25:54] [Aelfric]: and the prices will be kept low
[16:26:04] [Aelfric]: and the citizen will be able to acquire basic needs
[16:26:10] [Aelfric]: thanks to the bravery of my comrades
[16:26:11] [Aelfric]: thank you
[16:26:15] [The Gooch]: ^^
[16:26:21] [Talia]: TB Horse Breeder gots Warts!
[16:26:54] [King Blackthorn]: I had not noticed such agression except for a defense of their own. Perhaps I should watch closer.
[16:27:05] [Kelmo]: These statements are true…
[16:27:34] [Kelmo]: The mages keep the prices low
[16:27:40] [King Blackthorn]: Are there others?
[16:28:06] [Kelmo]: at this moment the mages control all the cities
[16:28:25] [Troop]: a monopoly
[16:28:31] [King Blackthorn]: If not, then I must announce with regret the loss of Lord Pureheart, the Guardian of the Candle of Love.
[16:28:57] [The Gooch]: A sad day indeed
[16:29:01] [Kelmo]: I am sorry
[16:29:02] [King Blackthorn]: It seems that the corruption of the Candle was too much for him and he passes away this week.
[16:30:34] [King Blackthorn]: I understand that his daughter Hope Pureheart is working in his place
[16:30:40] [The Gooch]: Aye
[16:30:44] [King Blackthorn]: to determine how to cleanse the candle.
[16:30:50] [King Blackthorn]: and that she requested aid.
[16:30:56] [King Blackthorn]: Can anyone report on this event?
[16:31:02] [The Gooch]: I can, King
[16:31:26] [King Blackthorn]: Please proceed Lord Gooch
[16:31:51] [The Gooch]: Myself and Lord Aelfric spent many hours working with Hope
[16:31:54] [Kelmo]: Use short words if you must…
[16:32:02] [The Gooch]: In order to discover 5 words of power
[16:32:22] [The Gooch]: I am happy to report that we have discovered all five words of power
[16:32:42] [King Blackthorn]: Please enlighten us.
[16:33:05] [The Gooch]: Lord Pureheart named his children after the virtues
[16:33:20] [The Gooch]: and then sent each one to learn of the virtue they were named for
[16:34:00] [The Gooch]: Mercy Pureheart Discovered the power word of Compassion to be Vilis
[16:34:25] [The Gooch]: Righteous Pureheart found the power word for Justice is Malum
[16:34:48] [The Gooch]: Gift Pureheart Found that the power word for sacrifice is Avidus
[16:35:08] [The Gooch]: Faith Pureheart Discovered the power word for spirit to be Ignavus
[16:35:26] [The Gooch]: and lastly Modesty Pureheart discovered the power word of humily to be Veramacor
[16:35:56] [The Gooch]: That was all i was able to uncover
[16:36:02] [King Blackthorn]: Thank you for the very detailed report. *smiles*
[16:36:06] [The Gooch]: Hope said for me to report these finding to you
[16:36:09] [The Gooch]: ^^
[16:36:15] [Kelmo]: OK I am back… could ya go through all of that again?
[16:36:33] [Hoffs]: Well done, governor Gooch.
[16:36:33] [King Blackthorn]: Does Hope feel that she is close to a solution?
[16:36:34] [Kelmo]: heh
[16:36:42] [Kelmo]: just kidding
[16:36:49] [The Gooch]: I hope so
[16:36:51] [The Gooch]: hehehe get it
[16:37:00] [The Gooch]: ^^
[16:37:21] [Aelfric]: she did, indeed, seem excited to learn the words of power
[16:37:27] [King Blackthorn]: I recommend that we adjourn the meeting and pay a visit to Hope. I believe she may have an answer for us.
[16:37:35] [The Gooch]: lets do it!
[16:37:36] [King Blackthorn]: Shall wo go to the Abbey?
[16:38:34] [Kelmo]: all rushing off to many deaths

Perilous Inquirer – 43rd Issue

April 25, 2014 By: DeadBob Stratics Category: Siege Perilous News

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol 1, 43rd Issue
April 25, 2014

MONDAIN’S DIARY
(excerpted – How I got the Gem Of Immortality)
Minax and I lived on an island in those days. We were young and in love and very happy. While I busied myself with research, Minax spent her days doing Minax things to small furry creatures.
My research centered on the strange lights that flickered offshore. They were very bright at night and sometimes blood would swell up into the sea from beneath the dancing lights. Minax discovered this first.
I found her one moony night, keening and gibbering madly on the beach, naked and covered in the blood of the sea. Only by letting her suck my neck could I sooth her long enough to carry her to the water trough and bathe her.
I determined to discover for myself what lay in those depths. And, with the help of my trusty island pigmy assistant, Baldric, I build a diving chamber. We loaded it onto a small boat and we paddled one evening to the spot where the lights came out at night.
As those devilish lights began hopping about the surface, I crammed Baldric into the chamber and lowered him by rope into the bleeding sea. Although he lacked an air supply, Baldric had confidence in my ability to decipher his tugs on the rope. The mere frantic I ignored, but truly convulsive tugs meant his skin was turning blue and I would haul him up, much to his relief, for a wheezy debriefing.
Soon, a picture emerged of a sunken ship resting on the bottom. Before poor Baldric went into convulsions, I learned that the prowl of that ship was adorned by a human skull pouring blood from its eyes!
Well, that settled it. Baldric would have to go down one more time and get that skull. Of course, I was deeply concerned about Baldric. The way he was flopping around now, he could damage that skull while retrieving it. But we scientists must take risks so, shouting my instructions, I plopped him in one last time and prayed for the skull’s deliverance.
And he did it! Baldric got the skull! He never was quite right after this but he had always been a bit twitchy to begin with. And I had the skull!
I immediately saw the key clenched in the teeth of the skull. I pried the key loose and read the inscription on its side, “Pacemaker.” This key would unlock my dad’s pacemaker! I could get the Gem Of Immortality that powered Dad’s pacemaker! Oh! WoW! Was I excited!
And well, you know the rest of the story.

INCOGNITIVE INTERVIEW
– by Kattasrophe
Incognito is a returning player. He is a famous Siege player and pk. What makes him famous? His sarcastic, funny and truthful personality. Incognito had a short career as a news reporter ( a talented writer). And he is always up for shenanigans.
Warning: rumors of Incognito swooning injuries have been reported. One was about a PvP fight. A person named Guest posted on a thread, “His attack was mighty and he drove me off the bridge.” Prepare for more battles, shenanigans and sarcastic but hilarious comments.
Why is Incognito getting an interview? Because, as the report says, he is “Sheer awesomeness!”
“I deny everything, especially the parts that are true,” commented Incognito just as I turned in my report.

SWOONING INJURIES
– reported by Ru
Swooning injuries increase dramatically due to a person named Incognito.
“Half of the charm is the new born baby I’m holding. The other half is my sheer awesomeness.”
This reporter has to note that the baby is a true charm magnet.

KING’S AUCTION
On Saturday, 10th May at 3pm Eastern, the representatives of the King’s Council will be holding a shard public auction in order to give the people of Siege an opportunity to trade goods, promote shard interaction, and raise money for town treasuries. De’Tails at: http://uo2.stratics.com/community/threads/shard-public-auction.314642/

PROMOTE YOUR EVENT
Count us in on any player ran event to help promote it with something in the weekly paper. Leave a message for me here, or drop a book about it in my mailbox at  the Perilous Inquirer. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday for the issue that comes out Friday. Also, Kattasrophe is usually an active participant in player events and she is often game for reporting on it. Let Katt know.

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol. 1, 43rd Issue
3rd house on left out the Luna south gate.
News & Booze! Free current issues are on the “News” steward. Free named liquors are on the “Booze” steward. Back copies are free on the shop named, “Siege Droppings.” Submission guidelines are posted on the bulletin board.
Ace Reporter: Governor Lady Kattasrophe
Guest reporter: Ru
Deliveries: Doug The Fugitive

~sine die~

Join the discussion at:
http://uo2.stratics.com/community/threads/the-perilous-inquirer-43rd-issue.314964/

(Player Event) Shard Public Auction – Update 1

April 23, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

Provisional Sale List (23rd April)

Standard items (5% commission to Town Fund, remainder to seller)
120 mysticism scroll
120 focus scroll
120 taming scroll
120 throwing scroll
120 tactics scroll
120 veterinary scroll
120 parrying scroll
120 necromancy scroll
120 anatomy scroll
120 fencing scroll

25 stat scroll x 2
+5 Exodus stat scroll

Black dye tub [1st year reward]
Leather dye tub [2nd year reward]
White leather dye tub

Hygieia’s Amulet [replica] (+10% alchemy bonus)
Barbed runic sewing kit
Clothing bless deed

Primeval Lich eight piece rack set
Primeval Lich executioner’s axe deed
Primeval Lich glowing red corp rune

Soulstone fragment token x2
Race change token
15th anniversary gift ticket

Deed to a guildstone – NEWMAN PROVISIONERS [TNP]
Academic Bookcases x 2

Adeptly drawn treasure maps (Fel) x20

Town Fund donations (100% of sale price to Town Fund)
120 magery scroll [donated by Gilfane treasury]

Furniture dye tub [1st year reward] [donated by Shakespeare]
Dark gray robe [4th year reward] [donated by Kattasrophe]
Deed for a stone ankh (5th year reward) [donated by Shakespeare]
Ethereal Polar Bear (9th year reward) [donated by Kelmo]

Charger Of The Fallen [donated by Shakespeare]
Rechargeable teleporter set [donated by Baby Doll]

Bloody sash (transforms you into werewolf at night) [donated by Shakespeare]
Blessed black sandals [donated by Kattasrophe]

Blessed event spellbook [DCI-5, SDI-21, FCR-1, LMC-4] [donated by Shakespeare]
Blessed Lucky Necklace [donated by Becca]
Swords of Prosperity [donated by Becca]
Staff of Pyros [donated by City of New Magincia]
Most Knowledge Person [replica] (HP +3 robe) [donated by City of New Magincia]
Jackal’s Collar (cursed) [donated by Kattasrophe]

Mailbox [donated by Sara Dale]
Holiday flowerpot [donated by Sara Dale]
Rose of Trinsic x 3 [donated by Shakespeare]
10th anniversary sculpture [donated by Shakespeare]
Mounted Dread Horn [donated by Shakespeare]
White grandfather clock [donated by Shakespeare]
Grizzled skull collection [donated by Shakespeare]
Globe of Sosaria [donated by Becca]
Mummified corpse (Primeval Lich special) [donated by Becca]
Slime statue [donated by Kattasrophe]
Grass tile [donated by Kattasrophe]
Snow tile x 2 [donated by Kattasrophe]

Pigments of Tokuno (Rum Red, 50 charges) [donated by Kattasrophe]

Heritage token [donated by City of New Magincia]
Ladder deed [donated by Sara Dale]
Fountain of Life [donated by Sara Dale]
Set of nine virtue tiles [donated by Mish O Sha]

Anchor, Figurehead, Ship’s Bell of BMV Ararat [donated by Sara Dale]
Orc ship deed [donated by Frost]

Deed for 20k arrows [donated by Bucko]
Deed for 10k enhanced bandages [donated by Sara Dale]
Deed for 15k plain leather [donated by Sara Dale]
Deed for 10k spined leather [donated by Sara Dale]
Deed for 30k plain logs [donated by Sara Dale]

Individual town donations (5% of sale price to Town Fund, remainder to specific town/cause)
120 ninjitsu scroll (Skara Brae) [donated by Gilfane treasury]
Tome of Lost Knowledge (Skara Brae) [donated by Becca]
Heritage Tokens x 2 (Skara Brae) [donated by Becca]

Ethereal Tiger (15th year Vet reward) (Trinsic) [donated by Kelmo]

120 archery scroll (New Magincia) [donated by Othello]​

EM Event – Stolen Loot

April 21, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

The Shadow is dead.
Killed by one he would wed.
The Thief earned what he got.
May Rotgut’s guts rot.
But where is the loot.
Stolen by the old coot.
Many treasures disappeared,
Lost Forever ’tis feared.
What was lost shall be found.
If you look all around.
Look up and look down.
At the request of the Crown.​

Please join us on April 29th, 2014 at 7:00pm in the EM Hall in Britain as we try to recover the stolen loot. (This is a Thievery event – Stealing skill will be needed).

(Player Event) Shard Public Auction

April 21, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

On Saturday, 10th May at 3pm Eastern, the representatives of the King’s Council will be holding a shard public auction in order to give the people of Siege an opportunity to trade goods, promote shard interaction, and raise money for town treasuries. If successful, the event could become a biannual event at the start of each governorship term of office (or conceivably even twice per term). This thread is intended to give advance notice of the auction; further details and the official list of lots for sale will come in May.

Venue & auctioneer

The auction will take place at Gilfane Arena and I will be acting as auctioneer. Kattasrophe is working as chief assistant and will be organizing complementary activities.

Commission & donations

The auctioneer will levy a charge of 5% on all lots sold and the money so raised [the “Town Fund”] will be split equally between the seven towns involved (Jhelom, Minoc, Moonglow, New Magincia, Skara Brae, Trinsic, Vesper). If any member of the public wishes to contribute further, then they are welcome to make additional contributions in four possible ways:

a) By donating an item(s) entirely to the Town Fund, in which case 100% of the auction sale price will go into the fund.

b) By donating an item(s) to ONE particular town, in which case the remaining 95% of the sale price will go directly to the specified town.

c) By donating an item to York’s new player vendor subsidy program, in which case the remaining 95% of the sale price will go directly to this cause.

d) By donating a lump some of cash to the Town Fund or to specified town(s). This is no different than giving cash directly to the town heralds, except that your donation will appear in the official accounts and will therefore be recorded for posterity.

Reserve Price

Items submitted for sale may be assigned a minimum price that the seller is willing to accept, although items may be rejected if the auctioneer views the reserve as unreasonably high and unlikely to lead to a sale.

Advanced bids

To aid those unable to attend the live event or find a suitable proxy, the auctioneer will take private bids in advance of the sale. Further details on this service will be posted nearer the event.

Submitting items for sale

To raise interest and awareness for the auction, the public is encouraged to announce items for sale as soon as possible. However, as the auction house will not be taking receipt of goods until May, anything so announced/listed is not final and could be withdrawn by the seller.

To submit your items, PM me here. Be sure to include any reserve prices you wish to assign the goods, although these could be changed later. All items are presumed to be for the benefit of the seller unless otherwise stated. If you wish to donate the entire proceeds of an item to one of the causes (Town Fund, individual town, subsidy program), please clearly state this. Items donated to a cause will state the name of the donor unless anonymity is specifically requested. General items for sale will not list the name of the seller unless it is necessary to do so.

If you are intending to sell low-priced items, please try and group them together where possible. What constitutes a “low price” is unclear at this point. Once official submissions are taken in May, we should have a better idea of the amount of items that are likely to be for sale and what to set the minimum requirements at.

Official accounts

A record of sale prices and all monies raised will be published after the auction. The auctioneer will deposit the money raised for each town directly with the heralds in the presence of Kattasrophe and/or another creditable witness.

Confidentiality & liability

All reserve prices, advance bids and other privileged information from sellers will be kept in confidence by the auctioneer except in the event of a new auctioneer having to be appointed due to illness or force majeure.

Final responsibility for items being sold, monies raised thereon, and the conduct of the auction, lies with the auctioneer and not the members of the King’s Council.

If anyone can suggest an amusing name for this type of auction, “Townaid” or something, please do so.

Provisional Sale List (21st April) Shall be updated here weekly, but for a more updated list/more information please see  http://uo2.stratics.com/community/threads/shard-public-auction.314642/#post-2380211d items

Standard items (5% commission to Town Fund, remainder to seller)

120 mysticism scroll
120 focus scroll
120 taming scroll
120 throwing scroll
120 tactics scroll
120 veterinary scroll
120 parrying scroll
120 necromancy scroll
120 anatomy scroll
120 fencing scroll

25 stat scroll x 2
+5 Exodus stat scroll

Hygieia’s Amulet [replica] (+10% alchemy bonus)

Primeval Lich eight piece rack set
Primeval Lich executioner’s axe deed
Primeval Lich glowing red corp rune

Soulstone fragment token x2

Deed to a guildstone – NEWMAN PROVISIONERS [TNP]
Academic Bookcases x 2

Town Fund donations (100% of sale price to Town Fund)

120 magery scroll [donated by Gilfane treasury]

Ethereal Polar Bear (9th year Vet reward) [donated by Kelmo]

Rechargeable teleporter set [donated by Baby Doll]

Mailbox [donated by Sara Dale]
Holiday flowerpot [donated by Sara Dale]

Ladder deed [donated by Sara Dale]
Fountain of Life [donated by Sara Dale]

Anchor, Figurehead, Ship’s Bell of BMV Ararat [donated by Sara Dale]

Deed for 20k arrows [donated by Bucko]

Individual town donations (5% of sale price to Town Fund, remainder to specific town/cause)

120 ninjitsu scroll (Skara Brae) [donated by Gilfane treasury]

Ethereal Tiger (15th year Vet reward) (Trinsic) [donated by Kelmo]​

Perilous Inquirer – 42nd Issue

April 17, 2014 By: DeadBob Stratics Category: Siege Perilous News

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol 1, 42nd Issue
April 18, 2014

SIEGE vs PRODUCTION SHARDS
The Arguments for Both Sides:
KEEP SIEGE:
> A lot of players prefer non-consensual PvP.
> Non-consensual PvP attracts hard core gamers, which are the backbone of any successful game.
DUPLICATE RULE-SET SHARDS:
> The vast majority of UO players voted against non-consensual PvP, with their feet, a long time ago.
> The Siege Perilous shard is not worth the extra work & expense. Broadsword could cut costs by making only one publish whenever the game needs fixing or updating.
(Make Broadsword aware of *Your* view: email [email protected])

GMO ON UO!
Genetically modified food – defined by the World Health Organization as food that is produced by “organisms in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally” has reached Siege shores. Sources divulge that candies given out last Halloween “ain’t natural” and cause character degeneration leading to listlessness, failure to log on (or out) and house sitting while hidden.

MOVIE REVIEW
“Inside Job” stars the aging crew of “Fantastic Voyage.” In this sequel, a miniaturized medical staff performs a colonoscopy. Filmed in 3D Smell-O-Rama, the movie overpowers viewers. Recommended for our scatological and chocophiliac readers, 3 Stars.

HOROSCOPE
Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19
You will win the WATERFALL BRIDGE SHOP TREASURE HUNT at 3 PM EST this SATURDAY, APRIL19th! ILEXIA will award you a Bronzed Armor or a Driftwood Bow.
But hurry! The 19th is the last day for you to win. Anything. Ever.

TRIVIA MONK
To receive a prize, be the first to go to the Trivia Monk on our steps & answer this question:
“What Siege player is our foremost seller of Orc Ship Deeds?”

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol. 1, 42nd Issue
3rd house on left out the Luna south gate.
News & Booze!
Free current issues are on the “News” steward.
Free named liquors are on the “Booze” steward.
Back copies are
free on the shop named, “Siege Droppings.”
Submission guidelines are posted on the bulletin board.

Ace Reporter: Governor Lady Kattasrophe
Deliveries: Doug The Fugitive

~sine die~

Join the discussion at
http://uo2.stratics.com/community/threads/the-perilous-inquirer-42nd-issue.314637/

Perilous Inquirer – 41st Issue

April 11, 2014 By: DeadBob Stratics Category: Siege Perilous News

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol 1, 41st Issue
April 11, 2014

VORPAL BUNNIES UNIONIZE
“We’ve had it,” said VBU spokesperson Sexy Wabbetta. “Easter is the worst time. Seems everybody wants to whack a bunny to celebrate a resurrection. Go figure.”
“But,” I implored, “You will take part in York’s ‘Skara Brae Rabbit Hunting Competition,’ won’t you, please?”
“Yes,” she grinned, her leg thumping uncontrollably, “But only because York does such … intimate … things with my ears.”
Details at:
http://uo2.stratics.com/community/threads/skara-rabbit-season-mini-event.314379/

BROADSWORD NOW RUNS UO
http://broadsword.com/uo_producers_letter.html
Broadsword is altering plans for Ultima Online. No details have yet been announced. Players who want to input on coming changes should email [email protected]
We don’t want them cancelling Siege because well, um, you know: we are a red headed stepchild.

E. BOLA THREATENS
(A Paranoia Alert)
A particularily nasty character searches out Siege players who stealth within their own home. Never leaving home out of stark fear, these players are now vulnerable to E. Bola’s insidious “come-hither moaning.” Sounding like a sailor’s dream & quivering like silly putty in heat, E. Bola pounces as you leave your house, rendering you limb from limb faster than a Wolfin on speed. Never leave home!

TRIVIA MONK
To receive a prize, be the first to go to the Trivia Monk on our steps & answer this question:
“What Is your name?”
(Disclaimer: This week’s winner has been preselected.)

HOROSCOPE
Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19
Your anxiety about what others think of you is groundless. They don’t.

ORC SHIP SALE
– GarthGrey
Lighthouse Productions has made available once again, The Orc Ship Deed !! . Get yours today for only 6 million gold coins. Lighthouse Productions…Glow Gate….Guardzone Shopping.

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol. 1, 41st Issue
3rd house on left out the Luna south gate.
News & Booze! Free current issues are on the “News” steward. Free named liquors are on the “Booze” steward. Back copies are free on the shop named, “Siege Droppings.”
Submission guidelines are posted on the bulletin board.
Ace Reporter: Governor Lady Kattasrophe
Deliveries: Doug The Fugitive

~sine die~

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Perilous Inquirer – 40th Issue

April 04, 2014 By: DeadBob Stratics Category: Siege Perilous News

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol 1, 40th Issue
April 3, 2014

‘Tis a short paper this week. Tang had surgery Monday. She is home and doing fine & I’m playing nurse. Or as she says, I’m, “Hovering like a fuss-budget.”

ESO GOES LIVE!
The Elder Scrolls Online goes live for the world tomorrow, April 4th. Many have already started with early play because they pre-purchased the game. Some played during BETA.
Why mention ESO in a UO paper? Because ESO is not in competition with UO, and it is a great break for anyone looking to play a quest or two in a different world. ESO is what Diablo 3 should have been. Awesome graphics, fun quests & great rewards.

CARNIVAL TIME!
Come to Moonglow on April 5 at 3:PM Eastern to have fun and visit with friends at a Carnival. There will be Game Booths, Contests and a Photo Booth. Come One! Come All!!

TRIVIA MONK
To receive a prize, be the first to go to the Trivia Monk on our steps & answer this question:
You used to be able to turn in a player character’s head for bounty money.
Who did you turn it in to?

HOROSCOPE
Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19
Dr. Seuss and his cat have left you some disturbing things under your bed.

MUSEUM OF PLAYERS
The Siege Perilous Museum Of Players is accepting exhibits. Give an item or a book or a statue with your character’s name on it to Kattasrophe or to Victoria, or drop it into the mailbox at the Perilous Inquirer. Your named items will be used to create your exhibit.
The Museum Of Players is open to all Siege players. Visit it today: Out the Luna South gate, past the bridge, on the left across from the Brigand camp.

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol. 1, 40th Issue
3rd house on left out the Luna south gate.
News & Booze! Free current issues are on the “News” steward. Free named liquors are on the “Booze” steward. Back copies are free on the shop named, “Siege Droppings.”
Submission guidelines are posted on the bulletin board.
Ace Reporter: Governor Lady Kattasrophe
Deliveries: Doug The Fugitive

~sine die~

Join the discussion at
http://uo2.stratics.com/community/threads/the-perilous-inquirer-40th-issue.314127/

:)

Perilous Inquirer – 39th Issue

March 28, 2014 By: DeadBob Stratics Category: Siege Perilous News

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol 1, 39th Issue
March 28, 2014

GET ON THE GYPSY WAGON!
– By Lady Kattasrophe
There has been much talk on Stratics about the creation of the Gypsy Wagon. Two years ago, a person by the name of Old Gypsy on her Stratics account came up with the idea herself.
This is the starting of it. On June 17, 2012, Old Gypsy said, “OK, it is after 2:AM and the idea may be the result of sleep deprivation, but I’m posting it anyway. Since we already have Gypsy Wagons in UO (and they have a very small footprint) I think it would be a really nice optional addition for players. To keep it from being a problem for anyone, there would have to be restrictions.” This is only one paragraph of her remarkable idea that sparked the interest of over 3,000 and there is surely many more to come.
What does this have to do with anything? You might say we need to show people what we think of this amazing idea. There are already 214 messages on the page. Let’s show them how much we care!
Thread: “Gypsy wagons for players”
http://uo2.stratics.com/community/forums/uhall.35/

HOROSCOPE
Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19
Tiny drops of super glue on your keyboard will mean you spend the weekend unable to scratch yourself.

TRIVIA MONK
To receive a prize, be the first to go to the Trivia Monk on our steps & answer this question:
“Where is Mickey Mouse?”
One of Richard Garriott’s programmers once drew Disney characters into Ultima art work. Garriott ordered him to take them out. The programmer left in a Mickey Mouse, giving the finger. UO copied the artwork over to our MMO. That old Mickey is still here.
Where is it?

OTG COMES TO UO
The Off-The-Grid movement sweeping the nation has come to UO. “People don’t want to be spied on and Siege is a natural for OTG’rs,” (pronounced ‘Ott-gerrs’) says spokes person, Survival Sue, “Because most people here already live hidden lifestyles, all we have to do is move ’em into the Colony.”
“Colony? Where’s that?”
“Sorry,” and from her covetous smile I suddenly recognized that I was really talking to Lladra. “The Colony is off limits to all but members.” She added sweetly, “Of course if you’re interested, and have your credit card handy….”

MUSEUM OF PLAYERS
The Siege Perilous Museum Of Players is accepting exhibits. Give an item or a book or a statue with your character’s name on it to Kattasrophe or to Victoria, or drop it into the mailbox at the Perilous Inquirer. Your named items will be used to create your exhibit.
The Museum Of Players is open to all Siege players. Visit it today: Out the Luna South gate, past the bridge, on the left across from the Brigand camp.

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol. 1, 39th Issue
3rd house on left out the Luna south gate.
News & Booze! Free current issues are on the “News” steward. Free named liquors are on the “Booze” steward. Back copies are free on the shop named, “Siege Droppings.”
Submission guidelines are posted on the bulletin board.
Ace Reporter: Governor Lady Kattasrophe
Deliveries: Doug The Fugitive

~sine die~

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Perilous Inquirer – 38th Issue

March 21, 2014 By: DeadBob Stratics Category: Siege Perilous News

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol 1, 38th Issue
March 21, 2014

MOTHER LODE BOOT HILL
– by Governor Kattasrophe, Ace Reporter
“This is based on the famous Boot Hill in Tombstone, Arizona,” Norman Bates says as he points to a grave stone with the name, ‘Lester Moore’ on it. “I am the caretaker here. My name is Norman Bates. All of the residents are well cared for. Their plots get moved every week. I put fresh flowers on the grave if the relatives pay for it. I was reading about the real one and thought it would be nice if we had one of our own.”
I asked the question, “Do all Siege players have a grave?”
Norman Bates grinned, “We have a few spots open….”
The Mother Lode Boot Hill is located in Umbra, across the West Bridge.

UO IS NOT A GAME
UO is not a game, it is an interactive world.
– Richard Garriott
A game is where you explore exotic places, meet strange creatures, kill them, gather marvelous treasures, weapons & armor and max out your skills along the way. Then, if you wish, you can do all that all over again. Like UO, games have crafting, pets and guilds to help you stay the course.
UO has no course, no path to completion. You log in here and you begin to build an online life. You create your own home that in some way helps to express who you are. Your name appears on items you craft and so your name becomes a part of the interactive world.
One doesn’t play UO, one lives it.

MORGAN IRONFIST NEWS
– by Governor Kattasrophe, Ace Reporter
I was stealthing along in Shame towards the spawn ever so slowly…. I am not much of a fan of that place… but then, something caught my eye. It was the Governor of New Magincia, Morgan Ironfist! I was silent as a mouse, not making a peep, for he already had the Boss up and was killing it. I silently gasped at what he did next. He yelled at the top of his lungs, “WHAAHAAA! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!”
Oh, but surely that was a lie. I was there! I blinked rapidly and thought for a moment, as all the gold began to spawn. I began to wonder. Curiosity struck and I didn’t know what to do. Was he hiding the city treasury in Shame? *Gasp!*
This could be terrible. I watched a bit longer, too terrified to say anything. Within a moment, I took myself to Britain and said not a word.
[Note: To see proof of Morgan being in Shame, look on Stratics.]

ARCHITECT SERVICE
I wish to offer my knowledge in custom house design to anyone that wants help FREE OF CHARGE. You tell me what you’re looking for and I will build it on Test shard, then hand it over to you on the Test shard so YOU can COPY the design to Siege.
I will also help with deco’ing FOR FREE. But, you will have to buy the deco items… NOT necessarily from my shop.
– Ilexia

TRIVIA MONK
To receive a prize, be the first to go to the Trivia Monk on our steps & answer this question:
“Where is Ilexia’s shop?”

The Perilous Inquirer
Vol. 1, 38th Issue
3rd house on left out the Luna south gate.
News & Booze! Free current issues are on the “News” steward. Free named liquors are on the “Booze” steward. Back copies are free on the shop named, “Siege Droppings.” Submission guidelines are posted on the bulletin board.
Ace Reporter: Governor Kattasrophe
Deliveries: Doug The Fugitive

~sine die~

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http://uo2.stratics.com/community/threads/the-perilous-inquirer-38th-issue.313493/