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April 21st, 2007, 07:23 AM
Ah, hello there. As I predicted, things are progressing in a manner most would not expect... thankfully the future is clearer to me now but there is still an air of uncertainty. A shame there is such a thing as free will.
The Matis have called for aid in their counter-attack on the strangers, and so once more you are presented with the choice to assist whom you wish. The outcome cannot be confirmed, however only one thing is certain: a great battle will be fought... across two fields. Yes, yes, one in the darkness and one in the light. What is more, I sense that someone of great influence will fall before the end...
Homins you have been called to assist the Matisians at their Palace at 8pm GMT / 9pm BST on Saturday. The wind does not tell me how your choices will affect the world, but be assured that we approach the eye of the storm, and Atys rests in the balance!
I shall rest now, and return once you have made your decision and seen it through...
April 21st, 2007, 07:36 AM
(ooc) assist whom you wish.. yay!
April 21st, 2007, 07:38 AM
Most unfortunant indeed... I hope we are not taking a leap too far for us to jump. We may walk right into their trap. The spies probably overheard the meeting today and know what's going to happen. What will happen...
April 21st, 2007, 11:17 AM
I'd rather less commentry by smug charlatans, and far more clearer details from Leaders of the nations and their representatives, after all if this is a significant threat then i believe homins and nation are bound by Treaty obligations.
April 21st, 2007, 11:29 AM
(ooc) any hope that Cho will have some sort of event soon :mad:
Sorry for the hijacking.
April 21st, 2007, 02:03 PM
after all if this is a significant threat then i believe homins and nation are bound by Treaty obligations.
(article iv)Except when they attack first, which would then obviously mean that they're in breach of the treaty in case they'd ask for help from the other nations.
Translation of the predictions: Ah, hello there. Things aren't really progressing in a manner which I expected. A shame there is such a thing as free will.
The Matis have called for aid in their attack (nope, not counter-attack) on the strangers, and so you can do whatever you want again. I don't know how it's going to end, but I know that a great war will happen, which will take place in two locations. One obviously in the Prime Roots and one above ground (guess where). Also, I think that some leader (guess who) is going to be killed.
The Matisians want you to team up at their Palace at 8pm GMT / 9pm BST on Saturday. I'm not allowed to tell you by the event team how your choices will influence Atys, but you can be sure that there will be a lot of chaos and killing and stuff anyway.
I'm going to take a vacation now, and tell you some more stuff when it's over.
April 21st, 2007, 03:00 PM
OOC: Isn't anyone bond to post here the text of the happening in Yrkanis yesterday? It was very interesting, more information provided, and this time there was a matis leadership representative present... but I haven't chatlog-ed it...:/
April 21st, 2007, 03:09 PM
2007/04/20 22:06:28 * Libi freldo shout : Greetings homins of Matis
2007/04/20 22:06:43 * Libi freldo shout : I am happy to see so many of you here with bulging packs; am I to assume you have achieved the task laid before you yesterday?
2007/04/20 22:06:51 * Rodi de varello shout : I surely hope that this is the case, for without the help of the homins here gathered our cause will surely be lost.
2007/04/20 22:06:52 * Wilan shout : We know of your plans New-Landers!
2007/04/20 22:06:56 * Shekry shout : You'll find it difficult to survive without your scientist or his plans!
2007/04/20 22:07:04 * Wilan shout : Thank you to my new friends and the rest of you who helped and warned us; your efforts won't be forgotten
2007/04/20 22:07:08 * Libi freldo is stunned
2007/04/20 22:07:39 * Bezzo shout : Brave homins! I have terrible news! I have just been informed that the scientist that had possession of the plans for the Goo Diffusion Solution has been brutally attacked! Worse than this, the only copy of the plans the team devised has been stolen
2007/04/20 22:07:52 * Rodi de varello shout : Please, all of you calm down and listen to the news Bezzo brings; I fear those two spies will not be easily found.
2007/04/20 22:08:01 * Rodi de varello shout : We had hoped to use weapons enhanced by this Goo Diffusion Solution to break down the goo residue found in the armor
2007/04/20 22:08:02 * Bezzo shout : That is correct, Rodi. The scientist thankfully was not permanently harmed, however he will require some time to recover from his wounds before he would be able to resume work...
2007/04/20 22:08:13 * Rodi de varello shout : It would not have had a great enough effect to be of use on our Atys itself, but it would have countered the effect in the armor and thusly make the wearers more vulnerable to normal weapons. Sadly it seems the research has suffered a terrible blow.
2007/04/20 22:08:43 * Bezzo shout : As tragic as this matter is, I have more important things to tell you
2007/04/20 22:08:57 * Bezzo clears his throat
2007/04/20 22:09:18 * Bezzo shout : For those of you who do not know me, I am Bezzo, War Lord to his Majesty
2007/04/20 22:09:27 * Bezzo shout : Before this tragedy I was charged to retrace the steps of the scout and uncover the origin of the unusual armor piece we found
2007/04/20 22:09:38 * Bezzo shout : Let it be known that it has been forged by the Marauders; a vicious band of homins who dwell in the Old Lands. Those of you of age may recall the Ragus of War
2007/04/20 22:09:50 * Bezzo shout : We have received special-intelligence that they plan once again to strike, but this time our home.
2007/04/20 22:10:03 * Bezzo shout : Tomorrow at 8pm GMT we shall return to this place and gather our armies for a battle that shall be without doubt one of the hardest fought battles you have seen, especially now that we have no weapons to easily defeat their defenses
2007/04/20 22:10:19 * Bezzo shout : I call on you all to volunteer and join me in this crusade against the evil that dwells below. We will launch a counter-offensive against the Marauders; away from our homes... and into theirs. They won't see it coming
2007/04/20 22:10:32 * Bezzo shout : We need the help of every homin who is strong enough to raise a sword or cast a spell
2007/04/20 22:10:43 * Bezzo shout : Spread word throughout Atys and tell every homin you meet on your travels of our plight. With your help we will crush these outlanders, these dwellers of the dark, this villainous scourge that threaten all we hold dear
2007/04/20 22:11:03 * Bezzo shout : We will take the fight to a camp which I have pre-scouted; it is underground but thankfully not deep enough for the word of Jena to prevent us from traveling
2007/04/20 22:11:23 * Bezzo shout : Rest well homins, for tomorrow we fight
2007/04/20 22:11:39 * Libi freldo shout : Please to those who have gathered the required materials, this theft has somewhat thwarted our plans.
2007/04/20 22:11:59 * Libi freldo shout : Homins, we can still use the weapons and ammo you have crafted but without the scientist or the plans, I am afraid the materials are useless to us and we no longer have a way to break down the Goo residue in their armor...
2007/04/20 22:12:33 * Libi freldo shout : For those homins who carry weapons and ammunition, please come forward; we are in need of those items only now.
2007/04/20 22:12:31 * Leppen shout : what should we do with them now?
2007/04/20 22:13:00 * Rodi de varello shout : We are dreadfully sorry for your wasted efforts, but your devotion will not go unnoticed and unappreciated. Please do as you wish with the materials; we may have use for them later but cannot accept them now.
2007/04/20 22:12:58 * Final says : I have your launcher!
2007/04/20 22:13:05 * Final shout : Jamela has your ammo
2007/04/20 22:13:10 * Rodi de varello shout : Please hand the weapons to me and the ammo to Libi.
2007/04/20 22:14:34 * Rodi de varello bows to Final.
2007/04/20 22:14:40 * Final shout : Jamela has the last 2 launchers:)
2007/04/20 22:14:41 * Rodi de varello says : my thanks
2007/04/20 22:14:52 * Final bows to no one in particular, but ends up touching his toes.
2007/04/20 22:15:20 * Zepth shout : It was my fault the scientists are dead. I left the entrance to this palace because I chased a suspect. I should have known better.
2007/04/20 22:16:19 * Bezzo shout : Do not blame yourself Zepth, the spies have strange powers so even our guards were unable to detect them...
2007/04/20 22:16:20 * Rodi de varello shout : let us not waste a moment; we still have much work to do to prepare the way into the darkness.
2007/04/20 22:16:33 * Rodi de varello shout : Once again homins, we thank you. We shall see you on the next dawn.
2007/04/20 22:16:44 * Bezzo shout : Rodi, Libi, you go on and I shall answer any questions these brave homins have
2007/04/20 22:16:51 * Bezzo bows respectfully.
2007/04/20 22:17:06 * Bezzo shout : Please, if you have any questions you think I could answer, ask now
2007/04/20 22:17:50 * Sunce shout : Why are they only fighting against the matis?
2007/04/20 22:18:07 * Sunce shout : Why are the rest of us approached in a friendly manner?
2007/04/20 22:18:08 * Bezzo shout : We are fighting to defend our homes Sunce, whether you help us or not is up to you! But ask yourself this... do you think they will stop at the forest lands?
2007/04/20 22:18:17 * Zepth shout : Bezzo. We have organized a dig team and have collected all of the materials. If there is a way to recover the plans, we should save the materials. Do you agree?
2007/04/20 22:18:59 * Bezzo shout : You may indeed save the materials if you wish Zepth, but sadly the scientist was very gravely wounded and the team is too shaken to continue their work so soon... it is a great tragedy
2007/04/20 22:18:47 * Kaetemi says : so basically... they're going to take the fight down to some underground place, and leave yrkanis undefended? nice thinking! :)
2007/04/20 22:19:27 * Peone says : I think that's why they're asking for our help, so they don't have to leave Yrkanis undefended
2007/04/20 22:19:44 * Bezzo shout : Exactly Peone, the guards shall remain here to defend the towns, as they always do
2007/04/20 22:19:45 * Thanatur says : but of course every other town will be undefended
2007/04/20 22:20:44 * Elexir says : well, while it was defended they broke into the most secure building in the city and gravely wounded the most heavily guarded person in the city
2007/04/20 22:19:18 * Faa says : What is the exact relation between the piece of armor in the Prime Roots, 3 inquisitive trykers and the Marauders
2007/04/20 22:20:34 * Bezzo shout : We know that the armor peice was held by the Marauders Faa, and the tryker spies seem to be the ones who have stolen the plans and assaulted the scientist... how else would yuo interpret the situation?
2007/04/20 22:21:20 * Libi freldo shout : Thankyou for your work Homins
2007/04/20 22:21:22 * Bezzo shout : Thankfully the king was not present when they were in the palace, and the scientists are housed elsewhere... how they got into the palace at all we can only imagine
2007/04/20 22:20:35 * Zepth shout : I and other proud Homins will be there tomorrow to help the Matis. We will drive the treat to Yrkanis back to where it spawned
2007/04/20 22:21:43 * Zepth shout : The Goddess Jena and the Life-Giver Ma-Duk will protect us when we enter battle
2007/04/20 22:22:20 * Bezzo shout : I am sorry homins, I must leave now to ensure that the route to the Marauders camp is clear for us tomorrow
2007/04/20 22:22:29 * Bezzo shout : Rest well, and thank you for your help!
2007/04/20 22:22:35 * Bezzo bows thankfully
2007/04/20 22:22:35 * Final shout : where would you have us meet?
2007/04/20 22:22:44 * Bezzo shout : Please meet us here Final
2007/04/20 22:22:47 * Libi freldo shout : I must go and prepare for the Battle ahead..I take your leave
2007/04/20 22:27:51 * Zepth shout : I am sorry for those who spent your time digging these mats. I hope we may get this matter settled
2007/04/20 22:28:02 * Zepth shout : Yes, you can destroy the materials
April 21st, 2007, 03:58 PM
Could someone enlighten me?
I have read our history cubes... what little we have managed to find or hold, and do not see at any time any single attempt at negociation with the marauders. Seems to me both sides agree the other has no right to the lands and they do. Whoever strikes first with the greatest power available wins.
Now we are talking of attacking before they do.
I know they have sent spies and also have attacked the scientists, but weren't we "playing" with what seems to be their technological advantage and thus weakening their possible survival attempts?
If only a few representatives could muster enough compassion for homins to avoid another bloodshed (for which the outcome is less than secure at this point it seems), maybe they could be sent to the marauders to negociate a peace treaty. Just think of all the advantage both could gain. We have shown our strength in numbers before and they have technological advantages. Seems to me we would both benefit a lot more from mutual understanding and cooperation than destruction.
I understand homins feel this is quite a great opportunity to test their new equipement and personally, I don't comdemn such, but it shouldn't be at the cost of such homin blood. Could we not rise together, along side of the marauders using our might in numbers and their technology using goo to combat our greater ennemies: the kamis and the karavans who pit us against each other?
Marauders have no worries about the kamis and karavan and seems above them all by their technology. I can also predict that the kamis and karavan will once again let us fight our own battles and passively watch the outcome.
April 21st, 2007, 09:48 PM
(((ooc: I cannot make this event today, please someone let those of use who have been keeping up, but cant make it, know how it goes!)))
April 22nd, 2007, 12:11 AM
It took a few moments for everyone to realise that our targets weren't each other when we arrived at the Matis arena! Everyone pulled together well to defeat Akilia Ash Storm!
There was no loot!
Just to note, the King wasn't attackable/killable in the arena!
April 22nd, 2007, 12:40 AM
OOC: I'm glad to see an attempt at an event in which the sides are not so cleanly-cut, with a mechanical possibility for fighting on a side that may seem non-standard. :)
April 22nd, 2007, 01:27 AM
OOC: All-in-all, this was a great event with much happening and several sides well represented. It's the first of any official event I've been to so I have nothing to compare it to save a few smaller events with past guild mates.
Whether everyone agrees with the semantics, I think we all had fun and a few surprises were well setup by event managers. Kudos to you all.
Nothing is perfect and often can't go without some minor incidents. At one point, I was following a few "runaways" thinking they were marauders who had sneaked out of the arena. *big grins*
It was scarey, but maybe "providential", that some homins turn against each other in a slight chance that Akilla could make it and who knows, maybe she did because of that heroic effort, showing all homins were not totally in agreement with an unprovoked attack. (Let's not get into the who started throwing the first punch thing). The paranoid often hits before you even knew there was a problem. It can be said of both sides, in my opinion.
"I still get uneasy when homins fight amung themselves", Drachle whispers to himself.
So what I hold dear from this is still the fact that anything is possible when homins set their minds to it and limits are pushed forward the more we get together and work alongside.
Incidently, if anyone wonders why the Nomad of all, a peaceful atysian, would assist in such an endeavor that goes against his basic principles of peace, I only assist in healing and raising the comatosed and I would have done so for the marauders if my powers would have let me as well. An endless war can only serve to pave the way for other avenues. I'll leave that for you to ponder. Besides there were far more dangers than the marauders and Akilla in that part of the Prime Roots and I hate to see a good homin die unaided.
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