January 2009


News Item Logos

Submitted by DaKaren on January 26, 2009 at 8:09 PM CST

Greetings,

Each news item on either current page will have an logo associated with it for easy identification of what the story may be about.

These are the current icons. One still needs to be created for the Britannian Armed Forces. Any suggestions?

(And yes, I know about the massive blank space between the text and the icons... It shouldn't be happeneing, but it is.. No idea..)











































UORPC.NETBNNGL High Council
UORPC LogoBNNGL High Council
R.K.V.H.L.A.Library of Sosaria
Royal Knights
of Virtue
Holy Light AuctionsLibrary of Sosaria
Royal SealDOHBritain
Royal SealDragons of HonorCity of Britain
Magincia
O.E.A.
O.E.A.
City of MaginciaOrder of the
Etheral Ankh
Kazola's Treetop
Keg & Winery

Great Lakes Tribune now online!

Submitted by DaKaren on January 24, 2009 at 9:35 PM CST
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Since Martyna is back, and Great Lakes has news worth reporting about once more, the Great Lakes Tribune has started its presses back up.

The Tribune is the first page for the section devoted strictly to GL, with more to come soon with the updated navigation system.

Please stay tuned!

Vent Server Issue - UPDATED

Submitted by DaKaren on January 13, 2009 at 1:18 PM CST
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2:12 PM CST UPDATE: The Vent server is back up.

1:18 PM CST: I recieved this today from the company which hosts the Vent server:

January 13 2:04 PM EST: Denver Data Center Connectivity Issue
Dear Clients,

There is currently a network issue affecting connectivity to our data center located in Denver, Colorado.
Our provider is aware of the problem and are working diligently to remedy the issue.

We will update this news as soon as we have more information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon...

Royal Decree

Submitted by DaKaren on January 12, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
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Posted by Draconi

Citizens of Britannia!


Know that the Royal Council, in unanimous and glorious unity, has elected from amongst their noble selves a new man of the people, and for the people. Know that the Royal Ambassador Casca has been raised up to lead the people of Britannia in her times of peril and peace, as King pro-tempore, with all rights, statuses, and honors thereof.
Know that Lord Casca, ruler of the Kingdom of Britannia, shall lead his people with humility and grace, always striving for the greater good, always seeking to honor the Virtues our most just and magnanimous founder, our once and future king.

Know that this decision comes at a time of great uncertainty and trouble for the Kingdom, and that even our Lord Casca has been touched by these events. He hath survived the evil designs of evil men, who sought only to rain chaos down upon fair Britannia. Even as his noble brethren fell to fates most ignominious, he hath been preserved through his own power and prowess, an exemplar for the common man!

All hail Lord Casca, All hail our King!

From Rags to Riches

Submitted by DaKaren on January 9, 2009 at 12:00 AM CST
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Posted by Draconi

Ricardo had gotten thinner.

Imprisonment in some forsaken, glorified mine shaft could do that to a man, Avery reflected. Where were they? More importantly, why hadn’t he ever heard of a prison like this? “Well Captain,” Ricardo was interrupted by another spasm of coughs, “Looks… looks like I’ve lost a little weight since ye last saw me? Eh?”

“Gods man, what’ve they done to you?”

The infamous thief’s bony frame shook with mirth – at first Avery feared for the shackled man’s mind, but then the laughter bubbling out became genuine and full of amusement.

A string of hacks and wheezes insinuated themselves throughout the laughs as Ricardo calmed down, gazing at the bruised and beaten man of arms on the floor.

“You’re not looking to good yourself, you know?”

Avery grimaced. “They wanted information.” He spit to the side, pulling himself up. “I didn’t have any to give them.”

Ricardo laughed again, triumph in his eyes: “Then we share a common problem, friend!”

“How so?”

“I’ve been here for, well… mon-, no wait, a yea-, hmm, a long time,” his thoughts trailed off, his eyes lifting gradually to the ceiling, losing focus.

“And?” Avery rejoined.

“Ah, right. A long time, and, obviously, nothin’ to share,” another laugh, “no, ‘intelligence’ I’m supposing.”

“Then why are you still here? What do they want from you… us?”

Ricardo’s chains swung forward as far as they could go, he leaned in, staring right through Avery. “Examples?”

Avery wasn’t a dumb man, but his lips faltered a bit and the thief coughed again, discretely this time. “That is to say, a pair of executions, I’d imagine.”

“I’ve done nothing wrong!”

“Uh huh. Let me guess, did you cross the wrong man, by chance?”

“No! One minute I was in the service of mi’lord, the next he, and,” Avery paused here, realizing Ricardo knew nothing of the recent events plaguing Britannia, “and he, and everyone else on the Council, they were dead!”

“Dead?” Ricardo was more quizzical than concerned.

“All murdered in Castle British itself!”

“Everyone?”

Avery stopped again, considering. “Well, no, Lord Casca was kidnapped by the assailants. We tracked them, rescued…”

Ricardo interrupted, “Lord? I’m sorry, did you say ‘Lord’ Casca?”

“Yes, Royal Ambassador, found him taken prisoner, ended up fighting with some sort of witch – I …” Avery was looking down at his hands, disbelief at the events still evident across his face.

Britannia’s thief thrust a hand forward, motioning him to stop. “A lord. My, my, and Royal Ambassador?” Avery managed half a nod and Ricardo continued, “Why, he’ll be King at this rate!”

Avery looked up, the pieces all finally falling into place for the loyal soldier.

Without warning a third voice broke through the gloom – a high pitched voice, and somehow tiny.

“Excuse me,” Sherry the mouse squeaked, “Need a paw?”

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