Helgi Einarsen: Tis great to see thee all here. Few Citizens of Yew all of ye. Tis great to see all of ye here this day. We are all here because we have an interest in our fair city. The purpose of this meeting is to decide how the town council should be structured. I am willing to hear opinions from those who have already organised guilds so as to learn what works. I propose, however that there be a mayor and several elected men and women to serve In addition. We shall need a (website) message board so we can communicate with the townspeople. Does anyone have any suggestions or comments?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: The structure is important aye...my question is though what will the purpose of the council be?
Helgi Einarsen: The purpose of the council is twofold. The first is to promote Justice, our fair city's Virtue. The second, is to think of and run events that would be exciting for the town
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: thanks
Night of Blood: Is a Yew Military in the Question, my Lord?
Helgi Einarsen: Yes, we should find a militia captain. And perhaps a chief justice. There is no longer a judge in Yew Courthouse
Night of Blood: Ah, a Court System, also, then?
Helgi Einarsen: (well, just in practice I don't think OSI would give us a jailing ability)
Azreal Darkmoon: Would that chief Justice be in charge of prosecution and such? Would he be jury, judge and executioner if so?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: civil court then
Helgi Einarsen: Aye, a civil court is a good example
Helgi Einarsen: Mostly, a philosopher to provide answers to the questions of Justice
Saint Max of STC: for adjudicating disputes?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: or resolving complaints
Helgi Einarsen: The person would have to be honorable, aye, and above question (and give somebody with Forensic Science something to do!)
Saint Max of STC: That would be useful especially between honorable guilds
Azreal Darkmoon: Who would determine the Judge? The masses or Senators?
Night of Blood: How will we go about Seating these Officials, my Lord?
Helgi Einarsen: I think the good guilds can compete with each other
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: I think that a chief justice should be elected by the people
Helgi Einarsen: For example, a test of courage for the Milita Captain
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: Elections shouldbe held as is just
Helgi Einarsen: Aye, Elections must be held
Azreal Darkmoon: Would there be "sanctioned" fights?
Helgi Einarsen: Hmmm. That's not an area I know much about. But I am sure someone can work out a system that can work
Azreal Darkmoon: Ok in what order will these thigns be intiated?
Helgi Einarsen: Well first, we need an executive or mayor
Saint Max of STC: I am sure there will be many questions. Will the govt be like that of Enshu?
Helgi Einarsen: Hmm, I have looked at Enshu's page, but I know him not from action
Lilliana Rune: The person should follow the 8 virtues with all of their heart...
Azreal Darkmoon: Aye all 8 virtues
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: I nominate Helgi for Temporary Mayor pending an Election
Semley the Sexy: I second
Helgi Einarsen: I thank thee
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: all in favor?
Night of Blood: Aye
Lilliana Rune: Aye!
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: Aye
Azreal Darkmoon: Aye!
Semley the Sexy: Aye
Saint Max of STC: Aye
Keuldan Vraal: Aye!
Gargish Dragon: Aye!
Quizats Hatarach: aye
RAMA of STC: Aye
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: All opposed
Helgi Einarsen: *makes a nixon-esque victory salute*
Lilliana Rune: The majority has voted for him
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: motion carries
Azreal Darkmoon: We will need an official vote counter also or two
Helgi Einarsen: Yes, a secretary. Who will stand for election?
Night of Blood: I nominate Xxy
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: Secretary? What does that position entail?
Helgi Einarsen: These positions are temporary, pending a first general election
Azreal Darkmoon: I second the motion, if Xxy agrees of course
Helgi Einarsen: A secretary would keep notes, and a general minute of the meeting
(Secretary's Note: There were several tries to interrupt the proceedings by some persons in red robes. I didn't leave out their comments as they might prove crucial to understanding possible further actions on their behalf regarding the town concil. The followin is what they had to say)
Xoth-Tu'rilthiir: the darkness wraps so calmly around me....
Mesostopheles: tis a comfort around these mortals
Xoth-Tu'rilthiir: we shall let them discuss their petty virtues before we "enlighten" them...
Mesostopheles: aye...on the folly of their ways
Xoth-Tu'rilthiir: I think the Undertaker grwos weary of the presence of these fools....
Mesostopheles: aye...their presence must drain her nearly as bad as it does me
Xoth-Tu'rilthiir: she is ignoring their talk....
Mesostopheles: a wise descision on her part ...a meeting full of useless rubbish...
(this ends the first series of interruptions)
Keuldan Vraal: I can take some shots
Azreal Darkmoon: Also would a library be included in this, Towne Council?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: May I speak on this library issue?
Helgi Einarsen: Hmmm, specific ideas you have will be thought upon once we have an official meeting
Lilliana Rune: A library would be great
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: The Seekers have an extensive library
Lilliana Rune: and rune library even better....
Helgi Einarsen: I think a library is a fine idea.
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: We arewilling to open the building to the public
Saint Max of STC: Will we have councilmen and women?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: However we'll need help to lock things down
Helgi Einarsen: Aye Azreal Darkmoon: I agree. Women shall be allowed
Azreal Darkmoon: I have many books that I could donate to such a cause
Lilliana Rune: I have many runes that I could donate...they could be locked down for those to use
Azreal Darkmoon: Plus any that the Sunset Knights would like to donate
Gargish Dragon: There is already a rune library near Trinsic
Helgi Einarsen: The library is a fine idea, gentlemen and ladies, but let us confine ourselves to speaking of the structure of government
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: We need an extensive survey and census of Yew as well. Perhaps a map where buildings are located
Semley the Sexy: So, Helgi is mayor, and Xxy is secretary, temporarily anyway?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: I'd prefer not to be secreatary right now( i'm not recording my log rightnow)
Helgi Einarsen: Aye
Gargish Dragon: I am keeping a log of this
Helgi Einarsen: Who is keeping a log?
Keuldan Vraal: I am
Azreal Darkmoon: I have one I beleive
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: I think it wiser that a temporary secretary be keeping a log
Ya'roc: I have an attendance sheet
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: I nominate Gargish Dragon for temp secretary
Semley the Sexy: second
Helgi Einarsen: Would either one of thee three stand foward for secretary?
Azreal Darkmoon: Aye Gargish
Lilliana Rune: I nominate Gargish Dragon
Keuldan Vraal: I second for gargish
Gargish Dragon: Thank thee
Helgi Einarsen: Shall we have a count for those supporting Gargish?
Semley the Sexy: aye
Azreal Darkmoon: Aye
Keuldan Vraal: aye
Lilliana Rune: Aye
Octal Dragon SK: hear hear
Gargish Dragon: I accept
Helgi Einarsen: There are no dissents So gargish is made secretary. Now, Let's have some ideas about what sort of Officals we need
Azreal Darkmoon: What about a rudimentary Senator Party?
Night of Blood: A Yew Navy?
Azreal Darkmoon: Chief Justice
Helgi Einarsen: Okay, first person to speak *points*. Then we'll get to Night of Blood. Sir?
(Secretary's Note: It was unclear who was meant to speak at this time, but the discussion was interrupted again)
Xoth-Tu'rilthiir: Aye.... we must speak our words now and let them hear us before we depart. Followers of Empty Virtues..... Hear us.... for we are born of Oblivion and Entropy, we have come to scoff at thy petty virtues...so misguided that they are. We come on behalf of the Order of the Ebon Skull to relate to thee the "true" path to power and self-preservation , everlasting life and sweet pleasures await all who embrace Oblivion and enter into unholy pacts with the Ebon Skull.
Helgi Einarsen: *sighs at typical evil creedo*
Xoth-Tu'rilthiir: there is nothing typical about the undead ye fools.... and ye certainly with know of that soon....
Azreal Darkmoon: *Glares at fellow OES*
Helgi Einarsen: There was a person to the North of the stone who had a comment? And was not wearing a red cape!
Azreal Darkmoon: I was stating just some of the positions we already needed. But should we elect a Justicem temporarily now?
Helgi Einarsen: Who seconds the motion of a Chief Justice?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: What motion is this?
Helgi Einarsen: The motion to create a chief Justice
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: second
Mesostopheles: You call this a meeting on Justice..
when you do not let us have a say?
Pandora: mortals think if they ignore they will be safe
Lilliana Rune: Let them have a say
Night of Blood: Can you Embrace Silence in the stead of Oblivion for a While, OES?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: Yes let them speak
Lilliana Rune: Allright
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: Tis only just to hear their side
Helgi Einarsen: Yes, let's hear their spew
Saint Max of STC: I do not have time for spew my friends
Xoth-Tu'rilthiir: Tis ironic to say the least.... the Virues are full of Hipocrasy only Oblivion and Entropy are pure...
Mesostopheles: Why is it that thou thinkest that Virtue is the be all end all?
Xoth-Tu'rilthiir: we just came to warn thee.... that Oblivion and Entropy shall consume all.... and ye Virtues and your lives are futile... if ye shall follow the false Lords British and Blackthorne
Helgi Einarsen: Okay, Oblivion and Entroy, got
that. That's very important
Gargish Dragon: I disagree. Though I have my problems with the Eight Virtues they seem better than what those men propose
Lilliana Rune: There is is only Balance in the world
Night of Blood: I know I'm scared
Lilliana Rune: They are not evil....
Mesostopheles: There is no escape from the power of Oblivion...all things die...and then ... you shall belong to us....be it now...be it in the future
Azreal Darkmoon: Aye Balance
Quizats Hatarach: since entropy will consume us, I hope you know what it is :)
Helgi Einarsen: Let a man stand forth for chief justice We have two candidates
Xoth-Tu'rilthiir: mock us if ye will... for that is no matter to us... for we will mock thee when ye are enslaved in Hades. Oblivion and Entropy are All...they are the essence of the Universe what could be more desirable than that.
Helgi Einarsen: Xxy and Azreal
Lilliana Rune: They only act differently than we do in a situation..or iwth their behavior. What we call evil is only different. What we call good is common to us all
Pandora: I think I shall have to go around unclothed
Helgi Einarsen: Gargish, can we think of a way to have a secret ballot
Azreal Darkmoon: Why not let us leave the area?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: yes we will stand apart
Helgi Einarsen: Yes, good idea
Azreal Darkmoon: And then you can have someone fetch us when ye are done
Helgi Einarsen: Very good idea - hold one moment though
Mesostopheles: Let us depart from these closed minded fools... Their talk of Virtue sickens me
Helgi Einarsen: Does anyone have questions for either of the candidates.Anybody? Very well.
Saint Max of STC: As the appointments are temprory, I think we can go on. :)
Helgi Einarsen: Very well Strider: Now that the contrary elements have departed perhaps something might be accomplished
Azreal Darkmoon: We shall goto a grove not far to the NE If that suits
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: aye they are but temporary
Helgi Einarsen: Azreal and Xxy, please step away for a moment
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: fine by me
Helgi Einarsen: Those voting for Azreal, bow and say Aye
(Secretary's Note: since this was supposed to be somewhat secret, only the result is shown, there were 4 ayes for Azreal and 7 ayes in favor of Xxy.)
Helgi Einarsen: Very well, it appears Xxy has the position. Will someone fetch the two? Thank thee.
Keuldan Vraal: it smells of rotted flesh again
Gargish Dragon: *writes down the result*
Pandora: heh, they no not what it smells like
Helgi Einarsen: Gentlemen, xxy has been nominated
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: *screams like a schoolgirl*
Helgi Einarsen: Thank thee both for thine participation *plays hail to the chief*
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: Thanks everyone can I stand up here now?
Helgi Einarsen: Yes, place stand to mine left. Any other offices we can think of?
(Secretary's Note: Another prolonged and quite loud conversation started between the members of the so called Oder of the Ebon Skull. I have put everything that was said together in one place at the end of these notes. The transcript follows the discussion led by the mayor.)
Azreal Darkmoon: General
Helgi Einarsen: Yes, a Yew Militia Captain.
Semley the Sexy: General?
Azreal Darkmoon: Military Leader if you will
Helgi Einarsen: or Commander-in-chief. Who stands for having a militia leader?
Semley the Sexy: Agalak would love to be, however he is absent this evening.
Keuldan Vraal: an excellent idea
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: I believe we should have one
Karnak: What will this persons duties be?
Helgi Einarsen: Okay, that is two
Keuldan Vraal: perhaps one to coordinate the various guilds forces
Helgi Einarsen: Does any stand for election to military leader?
Karnak: Sounds good but... to what point?
Ya'roc: We should take some time in considering this position
Helgi Einarsen: Yes, indeed. In case of massive orc attacks, or other problems
Gargish Dragon: I would appoint Lord Vraal Keuldan
Vraal: oh my
Saint Max of STC: I think more time would be in Order, but would stand for Vraal
Helgi Einarsen: The military leader tonight elected, will be planning only what functions he should do and sety the tone for future leaders. Vraal, doth thou accept?
Keuldan Vraal: i would gladly fill the position for the time
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: I think Vraal would be a good temporary apointment
Helgi Einarsen: Any others? Semley?
Semley the Sexy: I support him
Strider: I will also support Vraal
Semley the Sexy: aye
Quizats Hatarach: Aye...hooray Vrall!
Keuldan Vraal: thank you friends *head begins to swell*
Mesostopheles: I fed off their anguish
Helgi Einarsen: Good. Stand forth Vraal *claps*
Gargish Dragon: *writes down the name*
Helgi Einarsen: Any other necessary officers?
Xar: Excuse me. Could some one fill us in?
Keuldan Vraal: a recap on what we have so far please..... what positions have been filled?
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: I can't think of any needed immediately
Helgi Einarsen: Yes, Gargish, wilst thou read from thy journal?
Gargish Dragon: All right.. I will repeat the offices which have been decided on. Helgi Einarsen has been appointed temporary Mayor, myself has been appointed temporary Secretary, Xxy Sylvar -Dragon has been voted as Chief Justice and Lord Vraal is the Military leader (Militia Captain)
Helgi Einarsen: Outstanding!
Keuldan Vraal: perhaps we need a spiritual leader? one to promote the virtues?
Helgi Einarsen: That would be found in the chief justice, I believe
Gargish Dragon: As I understood that would be the Chief Justice
Keuldan Vraal: Ahh yes
Helgi Einarsen: Ladies and gentlemen, I propose this: That I the four of us standing here should meet and come up with suggestions about our roles. We will pick the most important and supportedi deas and bring them to the table to be vote upon at the next meeting
Semley the Sexy: Sound like a fine idea
Ya'roc: Sounds good
Keuldan Vraal: aye that sounds excellent
Helgi Einarsen: At all meetings, however the people would be allowed to speak and suggest
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: May I say a few words briefly?
Strider: Your honor, I suggest we pick this up at a later date, the lag is intolerable
Azreal Darkmoon: Are you going to have a Cabinet?
Helgi Einarsen: Chief Justice, thout were saying?
Xar: May I make a position suggestion? Maybe a peoples person, one who represents them and their ideas.
Semley the Sexy: Before we dispurse we should decide on the next meeting time
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: Please councilmembers add me for now so we can discuss and get in touch easier
Xxy Sylvr-Dragon: Also Azreal Darkmoon please contact me also i wish your assistance on a matter
Azreal Darkmoon: I would be honored
Helgi Einarsen: Next week's meeting 11EST, Friday, Serpent Cross
Semley the Sexy: Til then, Fare well and May luck be with you all
(Secretary's Note: I'm sure we will see more of
them in the future)
Second Town Council Meeting