Player Town Recognition

Application:

Please send your banner applications to falcon@uoem.net.  These should include:

1. Town name
2. Town location (please leave a rune to your town in the EM Reward Hall mailbox)
3. Date the town was founded
4. Number of houses
5. Suggested coordinates for the banner
6. InsideUO numbers for the components of the banner
7. A jpg of the proposed banner
8. As well as answers to these questions:
A) Define: Which houses are part of the town and what marks a house as part of     the town?
B) Activity: How does your town promote a vibrant community?
C) History: Where can one find more information about the history of your town?
D) Communication: How would visitors to your town normally communicate with its     inhabitants?
E) Describe:  How does the banner’s design reflect your town and the Lake Superior         community?

Also include:  Where you would prefer the banner to be placed with coordinates
Banner Design

We reserve the right to make changes to your design and its location. Also, the banner must not block house placement. Here is a page with more information on banners, including an exploded view of a banner’s design. http://www.uoguide.com/File:Gyldenfeld_banner_exploded.jpg
InsideUO should be used to find the correct ID numbers of the components for the proposed banner.It will also help you to construct a picture of the banner.

Banners are limited to a size of 6×6 tiles. Designs should be similar to the Gyldenfeld banner in terms of size, complexity and number of items used.  Banner designs that do not meet the requirements will be returned.
Town Recognition Requirements:

1) Minimum of 5 Establishments in a geographical area that promotes the community of the inhabitants.  If you are applying for a tavern or single establishment, it must meet all of the other requirements listed except for leadership.

2) Some sort of leadership structure, mayor, council for example.

3) Town Activity, the town should have citizens around at least a few times each week, usually with some announced meetings or events.

4) Must have 6 months of history.  There should be an archive of records either in game or outside of the game.

5) Web Sites and/or Message Boards, mailbox, books, barkeep or other ways to communicate with citizens, patrons, and visitors. The web site or board usually gives information about what the town is designed for, who the mayor is, and how people can get involved with the town.

Benefits:

A banner placed in the town, the town has design input.   In the future we may add gates connecting the towns to a central area (perhaps the Luna Fair Grounds)

Special thanks to Mesanna and the Chesapeake, Great Lakes, Origin and Europa Event Moderators for making this possible.

The Royal Guard – updated August 11, 2014

This page provides detailed information about players in the Royal Britannian Guard. The roster of player Guardsmen can be found here.

The Royal Guard are the defenders of Order and the Britannian way of life. Their primary service is to the crown. Since the death of Queen Dawn, the Royal Guard, led by Sir Geoffrey, have become the de facto military government of Britannia. Sergeant Major Wolf Ironseeker has been asked to oversee the new guard training.

Currently there are 11 “enlisted” ranks attainable by players for their part in the Royal Guard. These junior and NCO ranks will be obtained by a promotion, after a review of your training and mission records.

Various actions through your career as a Guardsman will effect your standing with your superiors. Reporting for missions and training sessions, general activity, will be of primary importance in your early days as a recruit or junior rank, as will Guard reports. Actions above and beyond, being the most effective at your Guard tasks and drills, good RP, and following orders will all contribute toward your positive stance with the Guard in the form of commendations.

However, subversive actions against the Guard, breaking order, and aiding the enemy of the Guard may result in a loss of standing, possible demotion, or even dismissal.

Any citizens who attend a sanctioned training session or aid in a mission will be considered recruits of the Guard, and will be subject to the above considerations.  Remember, only Guard activity, missions, or training will effect your standing in the Guard.

Regular EM events and non-Guard RP events will not likely earn you standing.

Ranks obtained by promotion:

guard ranks photo

Upon reaching the NCO  ranks(Cpl-SSgt), players may be expected to take responsibility for a variety of leadership rolls. Anything from personally leading a squad or task force, helping to train new Guard, to eventually controlling your own division. Your roll will reflect your rank.

Upon reaching the Senior NCO ranks(Sfc-SgtMaj)  guardsmen may be considered for appointment as a Warrant Officer. This depends on their technical expertise in a particular field within the Guard.

Divisions:

Certain divisions now exist in the Royal Guard, to aid in organization and recognize players for their specific skills. Guards may join a division upon reaching the rank of Private First Class.

– Royal Intelligence Corps (reconnaissance/spys)

– Royal Medic Corps (healers)

– Royal Cavalry(linesman/foot soldiers/mage/archers/direct damage)

– Royal Marines (Navy)

– Royal Animal Corps  (tamers)

– Royal Crafters Division (crafters)

The Tower – Old Habits

Story by Myrkrid Ashen

Lightning struck the cobblestones of the Moonglow Lycaeum, sending sparks flying into the air which danced about, gaining in rhythm and turning into small elementals of fire before winking out of existence in a puff of smoke. This was followed by a veritable roar of thunder which echoed its way about the courtyard, seeming to turn back on itself and forming a humanlike voice before fading into silence.

An ice-cold torrent of rain fell upon the cobbles. It formed rivulets of rainwater which streamed down the faces of the statues, giving them an appearance of sadness and despair. A face peered out into the darkness from its sanctuary within the cowl it wore. Seeming unimpressed by the display in the courtyard it turned back to the book placed squarely infront of it, and continued reading. Through the din of the skyfall came a rhythmic flapping noise, it had a distinct leathery texture to it. The ears of the cowl clad figure twitched at the sound of something akin to nails down a chalkboard, as the flapping abruptly ceased. A horrible skidding was heard followed by a loud, fleshy thump and a thick stream of guttural cursing. Staring expectantly through the arched entry into the Northwestern section of the Lycaeum, with a small flicker of a smile appearing on his lips, the cowled face was met with the glaring eyes of fury itself. Aiming to disarm the situation the cowl clad figure closed the book infront of him, leaned back into his chair and, with a voice sounding like a whisper in a mausoleum remarked, ”Terrible weather we’re having, isn’t it?” ”I’ll say!” Came the immediate reply. The eyes of the hitherto furious looking figure in the arched doorway dimmed ever so slighty. It shook off the cloak it had wrapped about its wings, and slung it over a nearby chair engulfing it and a great deal of the floor about it. ”You might have placed a few search fires, you know!” The gargoyle thundered, full of reproach, ”Indeed, I might have,” said the cowl clad figure while stifling another smile, ”But I wouldn’t want to belittle the great flying prowess of one such as yourself!” The figure said, coming awfully close to a chuckle. ”Yes you bloody would!” Bellowed the gargoyle, planting himself in a chair which creaked violently under the weight. With one massive, clawed hand he pulled a long sheet of parchment out of an intricately woven leather bag he had with him.

”How are things progressing at the Tower, dear fellow?” The gargoyle boomed, still attempting to make himself heard over the din outside, ”Oh fine, fine. These records are but few of the ones uncovered so far,” said the figure, indicating the piles and piles of scrolls and books littering the floor. ”A pity that we could not have conducted this meeting in its more pleasant confines,” the gargoyle nearly shouted, as another roll of thunder drummed its way up and down the courtyard of the Lycaeum, ”Indeed, it does provide a more prominent landing zone for the flying impaired,” the figure muttered under his breath, ”What was that?!” The gargoyle shouted, as the thunder and lightning grew in intensity, throwing more sparks fizzling and screaming into the relentless deluge above. ”I said, I think perhaps we should take a look at this parchment you’ve prepared,” the figure said, his calm voice seeming to penetrate the chaos outside, ”Yes! Here!” The gargoyle screamed, tearing open the seal on the parchment with a flick of a mighty claw before slapping it down infront of the cowled figure. After a long pause, filled with the sound of the cataclysmic storm outside, the figure looked up at the gargoyle and, with an actual grin on his face, said ”I believe I have just the thing you need!” The cowled figure rummaged through the piles of books strewn about the floor, and held one up to the candle light. He blew a thick layer of dust off of its cover, and read the title aloud. ”Ye Olde Booke of Exploderye, bye Quince the Nutter.” The gargoyle seemed to mull this over for a while as he leaned down and squinted at the cover before saying, in a voice filled with incredulity, ”Exploder.. Eye?” The figure nodded enthusiastically, ”Yes. I mean.. No, it’s just an old way of saying ‘explosions.’ Indeed, this book is one of the oldest in the collection. The author of which was famed for his rather forward thinking, albeit thoroughly mad, ideas. He was a man before his time, as you’ll see by *this* hypothesis here,” the figure opened the book and his pale hand leafed through the pages at a blinding pace, ”Ah, here we are,” said the figure, tapping the page and reading aloud, ”Recipe for controlled exploderye, section one. Section one reads: ‘As seen in the following diagram, a containment system is used. It is built from the hides of those who would put the most stalwart listener to sleep.”’ ”Excuse the interruption, but that last part. What on Sosaria does he mean by ‘the hides of those who would put the most stalwart listener to sleep’?!” The gargoyle asked, quizzically. ”Ah, yes. It appears you’ve stumbled upon an age-old riddle. Quince, you see, had an old habit of wording his recipes in a most perplexing manner. Which caused a lot of his would-be inventions to go uninvented, due in part to people’s lack of understanding, but mostly due to the hazardous nature of their acquisition. May I continue?” ”Yes, please do,” said the gargoyle, rolling his eyes. ”The device would contain the following parts: Pieces of darkness, from the the place beneath rock and stone. Diamonds, from the body of the eight-tongued beast-” ”Oh, good grief!” The figure, pausing to glare the gargoyle’s outburst into silence, continued unabashed, ”And finally, a generous helping of rancid-egg powder!” He said, shutting the book with a loud ‘THWAP!’ just as the storm outside died down to a light drizzle. He offered the book to the gargoyle, who took it with a measure of distaste and placed it inside the leather bag.

”Quince was renowned for his rather, shall we say, oddly practical inventions. None of which entailed *too* much magic. Magic may have been used in the acquisition of the ingredients, but the ingredients themselves were, more often than not, of a distinctly mundane nature. He was, as I said, a forward thinker. And was looked down upon by the other mages for his insistance on imparting his wisdom on the everyman, instead of bottling it up in rune-engraved tomes like so many other mages of his time.” The gargoyle pondered at this for a while, before saying, ”Then perhaps I shall call upon not only the magically inclined to collect these ingredients. Indeed, by the sound of things, even miners may be of some use. I trust you will make arrangements at the Tower to begin gathering these ingredients?” ”Naturally,” said the figure, nodding solemnly, ”Keen adventurers will find their needs met to unload the ingredients they have collected. The ingredients themselves will be measured, tested, and compared with the diagrams to determine whether they are of the correct nature to be added to the mixture.” ”Very well. I just hope these keen adventurers, as you put it, are as mad as Quince was. I fear they may be entirely at a loss as to the true meaning behind these ‘riddles,’ otherwise,” said the gargoyle, ”I will dispatch messengers to all corners of our Realm. This undertaking will require the aid of many,” said the cowled figure, ”You can count on my steadfast support, and I shall endeavour to bring the rest of the High Council, with all of its resources, onboard. This, I believe, is a matter worthy of the added expense,” said the gargoyle as they shook hands, albeit rather gingerly, and went their separate ways.

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