Archive for September, 2012

Zox’s Monthly Fishing Contest! October 2012

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Congratulations to Lady of the Mist for again catching the winning fish! It is on display in the house next to the Britain Counselor Hall.

This month, Zox Greatsnapper is looking forward to a kingfish. It must be caught sometime between September 25th and October 22nd. Please leave the fish in the mailbox by October 22nd. at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Rogues Gallery Exhibit

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

From the mouse hole of Sherry the Mouse:

Friends, I would like to invite you to a new exhibit at Castle British. With the help of Dexter the Mage, the Royal Guild of Wax Sculptors has created a display of wax sculptures featuring famous villains from the past fifteen years. Come visit me at Castle British, and I will tell you more about it!


Party Like It’s 1997! Monday, September 24th, 8:00 p.m. CDT

Thursday, September 20th, 2012


The first half of the party will be at Britain’s Blue Boar Tavern. It will feature a trivia contest, tailoring competition, and a parade of everyone’s newbie costumes.

The second half of the party will feature dirtnaps. Travel back in time to experience life as a new player in 1997.

Meet at the Blue Boar Tavern in Britain. There will be a gate from the Counselor Hall. This event will take place entirely in Trammel.

Dress as you did when you were a newbie. There will be an intermission to change clothes (or characters) for the combat portion of the party.

Towns of Trammel

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Malachi and I have written this summary of the status of each city.

Britain – Loyalty: Britannia, Government: Assembly of Lords and Guilds, led by Lord Kendal

The capital city of Britannia is politically controlled by nobles and merchants. The day-to-day tasks of governance are handled by an entrenched bureaucracy. Unrest and protests have been used as a rationale for keeping the entire town under curfew. Britain, represented by Lord Kendal, recently signed a non-aggression treaty with Jhelom.

Jhelom – Loyalty: Independent, Goverment: Military Dictatorship, led by General Gideon

The city of the Valorian Isles has long been known for its fierce fighting spirit. In this time of turmoil, the people of Jhelom turned to what seemed a bedrock certainty: might makes right. Its military leadership declared independence from Britannia and set to work expelling those who did not fit their physical and mental ideals. At first, the outcasts were merely banished; now they are sold into slavery. Jhelom realized such profits from that trade that they now seek more souls to sell. Their expansionist efforts focused first on Skara Brae. Jhelom recently captured the fittest children of Skara, planning to raise them as hardened Jhelom soldiers.

Skara Brae – Loyalty: Britannia, Government: Rangers, led by Artemia

This spiritual center of Britannia has borne the brunt of Jhelom’s expansionist policies. Skara Brae has suffered raids, attacks on shipping, and kidnappings. The children rescued from Jhelom were sent directly to Yew. When word of the Britain-Jhelom pact reached the town, the townspeople sent the rest of their children to Yew as well. The people of Skara Brae are determined to defend their town or die trying.

Yew – Loyalty: Britannia, Government: The Monks of Empath Abbey

The “Breadbasket of Britannia” is in a difficult position. The monks of Empath Abbey want to be neutral and offer refuge to all. During the current crisis, families from all over Britannia have sent their children to Yew and the surrounding countryside. However, there are troops from Britain garrisoned in the town, ostensibly for its protection. The monks continue to smile and speak softly, tending to their growing flocks.

Vesper – Loyalty: Britannia, Government: Mayor Sweet Maid Sally

This city has the dubious distinction of having had two APEX mayors, Vadim and Sweet Maid Sally. Vadim tried to gain control of Minoc and had plans to subvert Cove. After Vadim was executed, the pirate Sally became mayor. She has stated that her lucrative maritime and casino revenue makes aggression towards Minoc unnecessary. Because of its bustling ports and new sources of gold, Vesper no longer has much need to trade with Minoc either. Vesper is flourishing, but criminals move freely in and out of the city (as long they pay their taxes). Sweet Maid Sally was the only witness to the Britain-Jhelom non-aggression treaty. Thus, she, and her city, has some protection against those two powers.

Minoc – Loyalty: Britannia, Government: Mayor David “Dave” Burnside

The town on the edge of Lost Hope Bay withstood aggression from Vesper and raiders. Those attacks ceased with the inauguration of Vesper’s new mayor, but trade between the two cities has not returned to former levels. Minoc now enjoys relative peace and the mixed blessings of geographic and economic isolation. Currently, its main problem is the lack of a steady market for the goods its miners and tinkers can produce.

Trinsic – Loyalty: Independent, Goverment: Council of Paladins, led by Lord Archus

After the mage Margreta’s death, Trinsic’s governing council was re-organized by Dupre and Lord Archus. The citizens have awoken from their magically-induced docility, but still regard their independence with pride. Its authors, Margreta and Edward, are considered great Trinsic patriots. Margreta’s reign is remembered as a time of plenty. The city is stable under the leadership of Lord Archus and allied with, though not part of, Britannia.

Moonglow – Loyalty: None, Government: None

The mages of Verity Isle agreed to be led by the most powerful among them: twins Chandra and Zoran. All was well, for a time. Then the two disappeared while trying to heal the Ilshenar Honor moongate. Moonglow’s mages now recognize no leader and no limits to their personal experiments. Non-mages are advised to avoid the town, unless they are adept at dodging wild magic.

New Magincia – Loyalty: Britannia, Government: Direct Democracy

This rebuilt town is controlled by a citizen-government composed of all the property owners. If gridlock can be termed a form of government, it seems to be the right one for this tropical island. The dozen tiny fiefdoms are relatively peaceful, more focused on their neighbors’ lawns than the battles that rage across the ocean. New Magincia remains part of Britannia, but is neutral and self-reliant.

Royal Britannian Guard, Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Who is the most powerful mage in Britannia? Is even he skilled enough to heal Honor Moongate?

Meet on the second floor of the Warriors’ Guild in Britain, 9° 40′S, 1° 7′E.

EM Events, September 2012

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Tuesday, September 4th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
A Stitch in Time

Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard

Tuesday, September 11th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
A Humble Introduction

Tuesday, September 18th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
Love, Truth, & Courage

Monday, September 24th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Anniversary Celebration
Party Like It’s 1997!

Tuesday, September 25th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Grains of Sand

All events, dates, and times are subject to change.