October 2009

Emergency Sessions of the BAF and High Council Ordered

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on October 30, 2009 at 3:02 PM CDT
GL High Court

By order of the High Justicar of Virtue, the Britannian Armed Forces are ordered to assemble at the Jerred Ghyss Civic Center on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:00 PM (CST) for an emergent matter of state to be discussed thereon.  The BAF are hereby ordered to come prepared for battle, and should be ready to commence in an exercise promptly at 8:00 PM (CST).

 By order of the High Justicar of Virtue, the High Council of Britannia is hereby called to emergency public session on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 9:00 PM (CST) for the High Council's deliberation of the request by Beauvina to observe the Royal Charter's removal of the Chancellor of Virtue for failure to attend meetings of the High Council.

 So signed by the hand of Ra'Dian Fl'Gith, High Justicar of Virtue, as acting Chancellor of Virtue.

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EM Halloween Event

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on October 28, 2009 at 7:30 PM CDT
EM Events

This in from the Great Lakes EMs:


There will be a Halloween Event on October 30th at 8pm CST starting at the West Britain Counselor's Hall. Come for some holiday strangeness, stay for a pie!

- the EMs

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Hyde and Seek

Submitted by UO_Herald on October 24, 2009 at 10:50 AM CDT

Originally posted October 23, 2009 by Regine Sakkarah Abel on the UO Herald:

Jared let out a heavy sigh as he looked at Isham’s body in helpless frustration. The latest concoction he applied on him had yet again failed. He could not stand Isham’s angry, accusatory stare, but now was not the time to dwell on moral dilemmas or guilt. There was much work to be done and too little time left.

The sudden muffled sound of a feminine voice emanating from behind the laboratory’s doors startled them both. Jared stared at the door in shock, his mind racing, trying to identify the woman. No one knew of this place, not even his wife Eliza. He glanced back at Isham whose eyes suddenly widened in joyous recognition, quickly replaced by horror. He whimpered and looked at Jared with pleading eyes.

“Lydia”, whispered Jared with sudden understanding.

She would come inside the room any minute now and see what had transpired here. He couldn’t allow that. He gave Isham a stern warning look as he ordered in a whisper:  “Be quiet!”

He gestured towards Isham as he chanted An Lor Xen. The spell fizzled. He cussed at his cold hands still numb from touching Isham despite the protective gloves. He re-casted the spell and this time was thankfully successful. As soon as Isham vanished, Jared propped himself against the cave wall and donned his invisibility cloak. Seconds later, Lydia materialized inside the room.

She took a few hesitant steps and shyly called out Isham’s name. Getting no response, she walked further into the room. There was no one… The only sound she could hear was the slow simmer of a foul smelling mixture in a cauldron. Her heart sank. She could not believe he stood her up again… not after last night’s talk… not after all the promises…

She made for the desk at the back of the room in the unlikely hope that he would have left her another note. As she passed the alchemist table, the air suddenly became freezing cold and painful blisters erupted on her exposed right arm. She jumped back a few steps, yelping in pain.

The room suddenly felt ominous, as if inhabited by a dark, evil force. She dared not turn her back to run to the door so she clumsily walked backwards, her eyes darting in every direction, expecting to see some spawn of evil lunge at her at any moment.

His own heart pounding was deafening to Jared as he watched Lydia’s hasty retreat. She kept chanting In Mani though all the blisters on her arms had faded, as if to ward against some daemon. And then she was gone. Relieved, he removed his cloak. His mage skills had always been somewhat limited and he had feared the Invisibility spell on Isham would have worn off before she left.

“This is all your doing” said Isham, becoming visible again, his voice broken and barely recognizable…

Tears welled in his eyes, but turned to ice as they rolled down his cheeks. The frozen tears fell, shattering in countless diamond-like pebbles bouncing on the floor.

* * *

Eliza entered the imposing Yew Courthouse and walked up to Inspector Jasper. For some reason, law enforcers always made her nervous.

“Excuse me, Sir” she said timidly. “I would like to file a Missing Person report.”

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UPDATED: Meeting with Imperus Noxum

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on October 18, 2009 at 5:44 PM CDT
EM Events

Originally posted Saturday, October 17th, 2009 by EM Iatu on the Great Lakes EM Site:

Update - October 22, 2009:

Imperus Noxum has called for a meeting with the Volunteer Royal Guards on October 25 at 8:30 PM CST.

Come prepared with copies of the scrolls he has requested you to gather, or with a reason why you have not gathered the scrolls. If you do not know what these scrolls are, look over the books in the West Britain Counselor hall for more details.

Lupus Morgan has also called for a meeting Sunday night, but at 9:00 PM CST. He has asked for help preparing his village to defend against a tribe of ratmen.

Look in front of the West Britain Counselor Hall for the exact notes left by Imperus and Lupus about these meetings.

Come prepared for combat for both events, just in case.

Expect Imperus Noxum to call for a meeting between October 23 and October 25.
Come prepared with copies of the scrolls he has requested you to gather, or with a reason why you have not gathered the scrolls.

If you do not believe you have enough information to know what you should do, please leave a comment here or send an e-mail to Iatu (a link to contact information is to the right). There should also be an additional event either before or after the meeting with Imperus (more details soon) – so there may be something for you even if you are not interested in the Imperus plot.

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Halloween Party!

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on October 14, 2009 at 11:16 PM CDT

Come one, come all!
To a Festival of Fall!


The Great Lakes Roleplay Community and the Yew-wood Forest Theatre would like to invite you to an eve of spooktacular fun!

8pm CST Friday, October 23rd
At the Yew-Wood Forest Theatre

(Southeast of the Yew moongate, 71o 58'N 35o 47'W)

Howling wolfWe'll celebrate the holiday in style with a costume contest, games, trivia and treats. There will be prizes galore! So be prepared for a howling good time.

Map to the Yew-Wood Theatre


Characters welcome.

Potential EM Meet & Greet

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on October 14, 2009 at 3:31 PM CDT
EM Events

Originally posted October 12th, 2009 by EM Iatu on the Great Lakes EM Site:

I am going to try to make myself available for a Meet & Greet sometime between 1:30 and 4:30 PM CST. If you have a desire to speak with me about any of the recent (or not-so-recent) events, or just have general questions for an EM, please let me know what time during that period would be best for you. I probably will not be able to say exactly when/if I will be at the West Britain Counselor Hall until that day. If you miss me, but have questions or comments, remember that you can always post a comment here or send an e-mail to us (see contact information to the right).

Her Path to the Throne

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on October 6, 2009 at 11:06 PM CDT
Library of Sosaria

Lady Dawn, Queen of Britannia.Long before the defeat of the Shadowlords deep beneath the Isle of Fire, Lady Dawn was considered a Hero of the Realm. During the struggles against the Juka she helped turn the tide of war and befriend the Meer. Later, she gained even greater fame for striking the killing blow on the traitorous half-machine Lord Blackthorn.

Arson at Dawn's home in Yew.After many years enjoying a happily quiet married life on the outskirts Yew, circumstances forced Dawn to return to public service. The villainous Casca ordered her murder based on the prediction she would lead Britannia against his dark masters. His first attempt in Yew failed, and drew the attention of many toward Dawn - including the benevolent Platinum Dragons.

Lady Dawn is turned to stone at the Jollier Fairgrounds.Fortunately, subsequent attempts on Dawn's life were also failures as Virtuous citizens banded together to defeat Casca's evil schemes. The Resistance quickly focused on Dawn, seeing her as an ideal symbol of what Britannia had lost. During a meeting with the Platinum Dragon called Fayaxion, it was agreed that Dawn would lead the combined forces of Virtue in the escalating war against the Shadowlords.

Shadow Army camp south of Luna.Four major battles were fought against the Shadow Army with Lady Dawn as Commander. The first being the defense of Luna from a grueling week-long siege that threatened to destroy the city. Skara Brae also came under attack during this period, as the Shadowlords attempted to split Britannia's forces. They failed.

Platinum vs Crimson dragons.Later, Lady Dawn led her army to Felucca to aid the Platinums in defeating the malevolent Crimson Dragons who had allied with the Shadowlords. Again the day was won, Virtue having triumphed over evil. The next day, Dawn took the battle directly to the Shadowlords during their attempt to form a new Gem of Immortality. One by one they fell, freeing Sosaria.

Wishing to destroy the Ruby Gem (which would have been transfigured into a new Gem of Immortality) Dawn had a blackrock mallet and chisel fashioned. Unfortunately, the last of the Enforcers managed to steal the tools and go into hiding in the last of Casca's secret prisons.

The Shadowlord's Ruby Gem.

A large group of loyal citizens found the prison located deep underground. Fighting their way through the Enforcers still loyal to the deposed Cascan Regime, they finally located the mallet and chisel on the corpse of Enforcer Xavier. As a bonus, the disgraced Captain of the Royal Guard, Tomas Savos, was located and freed from the inhuman conditions of the hidden prison.

Presented with the mallet and chisel, Lady Dawn chose Blackthorn's Keep as the site for the gem's destruction. As her arm poised to strike the hateful ruby, the traitorous Casca appeared claiming he was bound to the gem. Ignoring the despot as he pled for his pitiful life, Dawn brought the mallet down smashing the last of the Shadowlord's threat to Britannia. Casca fell to the ground lifeless and cheer echoed throughout the Keep.

Corpse of the traitorus Casca, may he forever burn in the Abyss.

After Sherry the Mouse announced that Lady Dawn would be crowned Queen of Britannia due to 'the common consent of her people,' Dawn sent a missive to Queen Zhah of the newly discovered Ter Mur to open diplomatic relations. While plans for a grand coronation ceremony commenced, Queen Dawn stepped up to lead her people into a bright future.

When the two Queens met in the throne room of Castle British, they spoke of common goals for their peoples. To further such cooperation, communication and trade, the Britannian moongate system now has a convenient portal to the gargoyle homeland. May the Kingdom of Britannia and the Kingdom of Ter Mur enjoy a long, rich and rewarding relationship!

Sadly, however, there are those whose unbalanced minds see such a relationship as a dreadful thing. A racist group calling themselves the 'Brotherhood of Valor' seeks to make Britannia human-only, seeing all other sentient races as beneath contempt. (More on them in future articles…)

The Coronation of Lady Dawn is scheduled for this Friday, October 9th, at 8pm under the Central Skies at Castle British. There will be several speeches delivered to commemorate the occasion, as well as a celebratory net toss sponsored by the Fishing Council of Britannia afterwards.

Please attend and pay your respects to our new reigning Queen!

Long Live Queen Dawn!
Long Live Britannia!

Lady Martyna Z'muir, Library of Sosaria

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Trial of Tomas Savos

Submitted by Martyna_Zmuir on October 1, 2009 at 11:15 PM CDT
EM Events

Originally posted October 1st, 2009 by EM Iatu on the Great Lakes EM Site:

Gather your evidence, refresh you memories, and be prepared to call on witnesses.

Tomorrow night, Tomas will be put on a fair “Trial” for the situation related to the poisonings at the West Britain Farms.
Tomas has been officially pardoned by Dawn, as with the others who were jailed by Casca, so the Trial is mostly Symbolic. It is still unknown if Tomas is innocent or guilty, however, so the outcome of this Trial will have a large role in how Tomas is looked at in the future.

All who attend this symbolic trial will be given the option to take part as a witness, as a juror, or by asking questions of witnesses. Those who wish to simply watch and not take part are welcome as well.

Trial will be on Friday, October 2 at 8 PM CST.

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