A Knight To Remember - 2021-04-30 - Cordarius Lays Down the Law (log)

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Summary

  • Cordarius Hodges, the Regional Envoy of Wehnimer's Landing, tells citizens the state of ongoing negotiations with the Darkstone Bay Consortium for bringing back elections and the peaceful transfer of power.
  • Cordarius describes the new structure of government. Stewards will be appointed by the Mayor, the Town Council become separate from the Stewards and elected, there will be a new Steward of the Guard.
  • Cordarius explains the mechanisms and conditions for removing members of the government from their positions. This omits how to remove the judge, which is elected in a popular vote to a lifetime term.
  • Cordarius explains the chain of command on the constabulary and how to get judicial decisions overruled.
  • Cordarius explains that the biggest condition from the Consortium is that Amos be installed as Steward of the Guilds.
  • Cordarius will continue to serve as the Regional Envoy. He does not address the issue of Regional Envoy appointment given that Earl Jovery had the Hall of Mages install him in that position in the town government.
  • There is discussion and debate over how to remove a corrupt judge while avoiding giving the Mayor and Town Council the ability to bully the judge.
  • Cordarius talks about the upcoming elections and building a new wing of Moot Hall for council member offices.
  • Cordarius concludes by saying Thadston, who is the Interim Marshal, will be meeting with the militia to finalize plans against the Knave and Rooks.

(Note: This log is incomplete. It is missing the beginning with some of the structure of government information from Cordarius. The full information was posted as: Wehnimer's Landing: Frontier Politics 2.0.)

Log

[Moot Hall, Assembly Room]
In this large assembly room meetings are convened to deal with the affairs of the town, and the locals hold their religious and social events. There is ample room for benches, long tables and other furnishings befitting special occasions. Sconces for torches, chandeliers holding many candles, and broad windows impart a warm, friendly glow of good fellowship to this space. You also see the gold-dusted Adelynn disk crowned with sylvarraend rubies, a blue ora buffet cart with some stuff on it, a green-eyed grey and white kitten, a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords, the Kasula disk, the gauze-bound Tolene disk streaked with crimson bloodstains, the Soneiken disk, the eel-encircled Dhairn disk, the palm frond-shaped Leafiara disk, the Chamorr disk, some wooden benches, a double door and a louvered door.
Also here: Lady Adelynn, Fahlo who is sitting, Luminary Berkana, Imloth, Xorus, Arynth, Falvicar who is sitting, Lord Sorlu, Lurrah, Lord Thrassus, Lord Asben, Lady in Waiting Chandrellia, Stormyrain, Lord Telagan, Squire Legionnaire Kasula, Arianiss, Tolene, Jurist of Eye Leifa who is sitting, Magister Raelee, Barrister Faerinn, Alosaka, Shinann, Lord Cordarius, Mongonator, High Lady Missandai, Seaward Gutstorm who is sitting, Goldstr, Gypsy Scribe Balley, Event Planner Leafiara, Dendum, Sir Balantine, Pietra, Ycelacie who is sitting, Pukk, Squire Legionnaire Taulramil, Dhairn who is sitting, Bernadette, Soneiken, Vaemyr, Kippe, Guarrin, Lord Chamorr, Sir Cryheart, Puptilian, Roelaren, Geijon
Obvious exits: none

Taulramil says, "I only ask to when I return home I know who my King needs to send his missives to."

Alosaka takes a drink from his warm cider wassail.

Leifa nods approvingly.

>look cordarius
You see Lord Cordarius Hodges the Regional Envoy of Wehnimer's Landing.
He appears to be a Human.
He is tall and has a trim build. He appears to be in the spring of life. He has sharp grey-green eyes and unblemished tanned skin. He has chin length, razor-cut sandy blonde hair with a black streak running through it. He has a clean-shaven face, a straight nose and dimples.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a small pendant in the shape of a sleek white falcon set with a black coral in its talons, a deeply hooded ashen-hued robe, a slim black cloth pack, a thin reddish-black ring, an onyx-clasped grey pouch, a pair of onyx-buckled boots, some polished field plate, a black leather cloak some slouched black leather boots.

Structure of Government

Cordarius says, "Steward of the Coffers. The role of this position is to oversee the treasury of Wehnimer's Landing, including financial accountability, approval of funds for projects, and tax and debt collection."

Speaking seriously to Gutstorm, Berkana says, "V E T T I N G."

Speaking to Chamorr, Puptilian says, "1 mayor, 4 council, 3 stewards."

Pukk exclaims, "Ooh ooh!"

Pukk exclaims, "Me!"

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Oh me want dat one."

Lurrah grins at Sorlu.

Cordarius says, "Steward of the Guilds. The role of this position is to act as the lead representative for the trade guilds and local merchants of Wehnimer's Landing, including supporting fair business practices, instituting worker protection and driving commerce and trade for the town."

Leifa furrows her brow.
Pietra grins at Berkana.
Gutstorm raises his hand.

Pukk exclaims, "I want the money spot!"

Sorlu grins at Lurrah.
The brilliant luminescence fades from around Raelee.
Leifa gives a short little hum of surprise.

Cordarius says, "The role of the Regional Envoy remains the same. The role of this position is to act as an official delegate of Wehnimer's Landing, often serving as an ambassador of goodwill to other towns, regions, or nations. The primary purpose of this position is to foster diplomacy while protecting the town's interests at large."

Leafiara asks, "So the militia and town guard are being unified, if I heard correctly?"

Leafiara ponders.

Fahlo just handed Pukk some coins.

Speaking to Berkana, Pietra says, "Just let it slide right past with him. His mind is about as short term as kobold's."

Speaking to Pietra, Berkana says, "Almost as bad as the time he said he wanted to shave me."

Pukk turns to Fahlo and cheers!
Stormyrain furrows her brow.
Berkana gazes heavenward.
Pietra grins at Berkana.
Vaemyr nods.
Pietra laughs at Berkana!

Cordarius says, "Now, the Judge."

Pietra nods at Berkana.

Speaking to Pukk, Faerinn asks, "Optimistic that anyone in here can run, are we?"

Cordarius says, "We found ourselves in a very sticky situation."

Dhairn stares at Cordarius.

The shimmering aura fades from around Adelynn.
The faint blue glow fades from around Adelynn's hands.

Leafiara corrects, "Still 'find'."

Vaemyr says, "You don't say."

Speaking to Cordarius, Pietra says, "So you're the Head Salesman. Got it."

Dhairn quietly says, "Don't you dare say what I think you're going to say."

Speaking in Elven to Taulramil, Kasula says, "I asked for an war attache to Silver Gryphons but I don't think I will get it."

Leifa mouths, "Goodwill?"

Pukk grins at Faerinn.
Gutstorm taps Cordarius lightly on his shoulder.

Cordarius says, "Renpaw up and vanished, and the Consortium nudge a judge into the role."

Adelynn grins impishly at Leafiara.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr asks, "Who selects these stewards?"

The mirror images surrounding Mongonator undulate and grow stronger.
Mongonator renews his songs.
Puptilian squints at Cordarius.

Speaking drunkenly to Cordarius, Gutstorm slurs, "Where dere be a depooty mayer poshition?"

Berkana helps herself to a dark chocolate sable cookie.

Speaking to Pukk, Faerinn asks, "I believe the words used were good standing. Does that describe anyone in this room?"

Pukk says, "I thought they placed Renpaw in protection or something."

Leafiara smirks at Faerinn.
Berkana pours herself a cup of spiced hot chocolate.
Dendum nods at Faerinn.
Dendum points at Alosaka.

Cordarius says, "The judge is elected by the people to serve a life term, and represents the most independent branch of the political structure outside of the mayoral office. The judge has sole authority over the discipline and severity of punishments prescribed, and the manner in which they are to be carried out. The judge has authority to fine, imprison, banish or lessen a penalty to community service at their discretion."

Speaking to Faerinn, Pukk says, "Yeah. I'm out then."

Cordarius says, "An election must occur within two months of a judge's vacancy."

Pukk snaps his fingers.
Faerinn peers quizzically at Dendum.
A series of tiny slivers of green sprout up from Pukk's rose vine anklet, and in a surreal manner, they quickly grow larger, unfurling leaves, and then bursting into tiny rosebuds, nearly ready to bloom.

Speaking drunkenly to Leafiara, Gutstorm slurs, "Me make a good judge?"

Cordarius says, "The mayor and each steward may nominate one candidate to be considered for the role. Each candidate must receive 3/4 vote of approval from the town council. Those candidates who are approved move onto an official election to be decided by citizens of Wehnimer's Landing."

A soft pulse of dark jade light surrounds Dhairn's sculpted body armor.
(Berkana dips her cookie into the hot chocolate, tapping it twice against the side of the cup.)

Speaking to Dendum, Faerinn asks, "The page on propation from his order?"

Speaking to Kasula, Taulramil says, "There are many out there who welcome our prowess in battle. be wary of how many you wish to join. In the final Ta'Vaalor will always be your home. If you choose."

Berkana takes a bite of her chocolate sable cookie.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "I dinna vote fer this judge."

Kippe casually glances at Gutstorm.

Speaking drunkenly to Kippe, Gutstorm slurs, "Me gib yoo a 6."

Alosaka takes a drink from his warm cider wassail.

Taulramil says, "So."

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr says, "That seems... quite fair."

Cordarius says, "The constable reports regularly to the Steward of the Guard, however there is also another direct line from the constable to the judge that remains open and active at all times. The constable enforces the laws that are brought forth by the town council, but also works with the judge to see that they are fairly executed, and that punishment is prescribed and followed. To ensure no undue pressure is applied from the mayor or judge, the constable can only be replaced by a public hearing held by the town council, which would require a majority vote of citizens in attendance to be carried out."

Pietra folds her hands behind her back.

Imloth asks, "A life term isn't good. What if the judge does something dishonest? How do we get rid of him? Or her?"

Dhairn quietly asks, "So the postition with the most power... is elected for life. What could possibly go wrong?"

Berkana chuckles to herself.

Cordarius says, "Any appeal of a court decision must be petitioned before the town council, if evidence can be brought forth to show that the original verdict was erroneous. At that point the council may vote to overturn the court ruling following standard petition voting rules. Having a hearing to overturn a court ruling would require a great deal of effort on the part of the accused, and a strong case must be made in the petition before the town council would even consider a vote."

Telagan agrees with Dhairn.

Speaking to Imloth, Leafiara says, "To be fair, it was already a lifetime position before tonight."

Speaking in Elven to Taulramil, Kasula says, "TaVaalor and the Legion comes first in my heart and always will."

The dim aura fades from around Thrassus.
Thrassus begins to breathe less deeply.
The powerful look leaves Thrassus.
The dully illuminated mantle protecting Thrassus begins to falter, then completely fades away.
Stormyrain shifts her weight.
Kippe gazes blankly at Gutstorm.
The powerful look leaves Balantine.
Balantine begins to breathe less deeply.
The dully illuminated mantle protecting Balantine begins to falter, then completely fades away.
The dim aura fades from around Balantine.
Pietra grins at Kippe.
A small gold spider on Bernadette crawls over to her head.

Speaking to Leafiara, Imloth says, "And it wasn't a good idea then, either."

Hissing with kittenish ire, a green-eyed grey and white kitten pounces upon a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords, who quickly rolls over and placidly makes a few half-hearted attempts at tussling.

Speaking to Kasula, Taulramil says, "I never doubt."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "This sounds like a headache."

Leafiara grins at Imloth.
Leifa gently shakes her head, then holds up her hands in an almost apologetic fashion.
Lord Asben just went through a double door.
Stormyrain furrows her brow.
Telagan pours himself a cup of smoky honey-sweetened tea.
Puptilian just nudged Stormyrain.

Cordarius says, "The Town Council positions will become open to the public, while the mayor position will become more, restrictive, if you will."

Speaking to Leafiara, Taulramil asks, "You are still the Leader of this trading post?"

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Chandy, yer kitten ish violatin Feral."

Dhairn quietly says, "Also, that was before the judge was strictly responsible for putting forth the pool of elected candidates."

Berkana grins at Kippe.
Gutstorm taps Chandrellia lightly on her shoulder.
Vaemyr ponders.

Cordarius says, "This allows us to shift more power and voice to you all."

Dhairn nods at Leafiara.
Lord Asben just came through a double door.
Xorus raises an eyebrow.
Stormyrain stares at Puptilian.

Leafiara asks, "If we can find Renpaw within this two month vacancy limit, starting from the date these changes are implemented, can he be reinstated?"

Pietra chuckles.
Several of the tiny roses on Cryheart's rose vine anklet slowly bend across the vine until their vividly colored petals come to rest against his skin.
Berkana hugs Xorus.

Cordarius says, "Removing the burden of the loudest voice to one individual."

Speaking softly to Gutstorm, Chandrellia says, "Feral loves it dont lket her kid you."

Puptilian grins at Stormyrain.
Thrassus nods at Cordarius.

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr says, "That's similar to the system the frozen town up north uses."

Leifa slowly empties her lungs.
The dully illuminated mantle protecting Kasula begins to falter, then completely fades away.
The dim aura fades from around Kasula.
Kasula begins to breathe less deeply.
The powerful look leaves Kasula.
Stormyrain frowns at Shinann.

Cordarius says, "The Mayor would break ties on town council votes."

Dhairn quietly says, "I don't approve of this system. Not so long as the judge is a lifelong term."

A cloisonne turtle dove settles down contentedly on Falvicar's shoulder, fluffing its feathers with a soft coo.
Kippe flashes a quick grin at Pietra.
Roelaren smiles at Kasula.

Cordarius nods at Vaemyr.

Stormyrain grumbles at Puptilian.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr asks, "Does the council still have final say over the mayors actions?"

Arynth looks lost in thought.

Speaking wistfully to Chandrellia, Berkana says, "Feral love does have it's place."

Berkana takes a bite of her chocolate sable cookie.
Chandrellia grins at Berkana.

Imloth says, "I think we need more judges and they should be electable. Make them accountable to the people. And removable."

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr says, "Seems to work reasonably well from what I've seen."

Puptilian raises an eyebrow in Stormyrain's direction.
Leafiara glances at Imloth and rubs her chin thoughtfully.
Kasula grins.
Dhairn points at Imloth.

Cordarius says, "The Mayor appoints the 3 Steward positions, which are not part of the Town Council. Only a unanimous vote from the Town Council can override a Mayor's appointment of a Steward, or remove them."

Speaking to Vaemyr, Arianiss says, "It does for the most part."

Speaking interestedly to Chandrellia, Adelynn asks, "What about feral love?"

Speaking softly to Berkana, Chandrellia says, "Who am I to agrue what nature does."

Adelynn examines her fingernails.
Quilthaias just came through a double door.

Pietra says, "This seems like overcomplication."

Vaemyr nods at Arianiss.

Cordarius says, "If the Mayor goes missing, becomes incapacitated for a lengthy time, or is killed, then the powers of the position would fall to a 2/3 majority vote with the Town Stewards in the interim. A new mayoral election is expected to be scheduled within 60 days of the spot's vacancy."

Berkana grins at Chandrellia.
The mirror images surrounding Stormyrain undulate and grow stronger.
Stormyrain renews her songs.
Berkana chuckles.

Taulramil asks, "So the Wehnimer's landing hs no mayor now?"

Telagan takes a drink from his honey-sweetened tea.
Leifa smirks as a haughty expression flits across her face.
Quilthaias nods to Vaemyr in greeting.
Leafiara rubs her chin thoughtfully.
Asben gives Quilthaias a friendly hug.
Dendum nods at Cordarius.
Quilthaias gives Asben a friendly hug.

Speaking to Cordarius, Stormyrain inquires, "Where does the Steward Position intersect with the Marshal's position? Much of what you described the Marshal currently attends to?"

Kippe looks thoughtfully at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "It is less complicated, when you see my record of it. I will have it available soon."

Speaking to Taulramil, Faerinn says, "No,that was removed a while ago."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Me hope shumwun takin notesh, dish alot to follow."

Guarrin nods in agreement at Geijon.
Puptilian glances at Cordarius.
Taulramil nods at Faerinn.

Speaking to Pietra, Leafiara says, "Credit where it's due, he must have written pages and pages of this stuff down to be rattling it off now."

Vaemyr nods at Cordarius.
Arianiss folds his arms, appearing to listen intently.  He nods from time to time.
Pietra grins at Leafiara.
Leafiara nods at Stormyrain.
Taulramil frowns.
Pietra chuckles.

Balley softly asks, "Any restrictions on who can hold these positiions?"

Kippe smirks at Pietra.

Speaking to Cordarius, Dendum asks, ""Hrmm so will have stronger council with shorter terms and weaker mayor with longer terms?"

Taulramil says, "I'm not sure the King knows of this."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra says, "It's making my head spin."

Dhairn quietly says, "No.. seriously. Arrest me now. Should this go forward as you propose I'll be a wanted man in no time."

Puptilian nods at Dendum.
A soft pulse of dark jade light surrounds Dhairn's sculpted body armor.

Speaking drunkenly to Balley, Gutstorm slurs, "No elvesh, dat all me heard."

Vaemyr nods at Dendum.
Dendum nods.

Cordarius begins chuckling at Dendum!

Thrassus says, "It sounds like quite a workable arrangement so far."

Quilthaias smiles at Leifa.

Cordarius says, "Yes."

Thrassus nods at Cordarius.
Leifa nods once at Quilthaias.

Faerinn says, "Yeah I'll definitely make a quick study of these new laws."

Speaking curiously to Dhairn, Arynth asks, "What makes you say that?"

Stormyrain shifts her weight.

Cordarius says, "Steward of the Guard. The role of this position is to organize and maintain the local defense of Wehnimer's Landing through the town guard. This includes recruitment of local militia members and the management of their training as well."

Cordarius nods at Stormyrain.

Lacing her fingers together, Leifa's body stiffens as she listens quietly.

Speaking in Elven to Taulramil, Kasula says, "I too find the politics confusing."

Speaking heartily to Dhairn, Chamorr says, "You prolly are, someplace."

Speaking to Dhairn, Faerinn says, "Judge was already a for life position."

Asben whispers something to Quilthaias.

Leafiara reiterates, "So the town guard and militia are merging into one?"

Pietra begins chuckling at Kippe!
Cryheart suddenly pauses, a look of consternation crossing his features as he listens intently.
Berkana nods at Telagan.
Quilthaias ponders.

Cordarius says, "The militia is one of the next steps at, rebuilding, reforming, whatever is needed."

Dhairn quietly asks, "Because the one person with a lifelong position is solely responsible for vetting the candidates for the position that APPOINTS all the others. Does this not taste poorly to you?"

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "May wanna fix da barracksh firsh."

Speaking to Cordarius, Stormyrain asks, "..I heard that, but that is currently part of what the Marshal does. Will the Steward answer to the Marshal? The Marshal to the Steward? Are they equals?"

Berkana grins at Telagan.

Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "I think they might still be seperate, but they both would fall under the steward of the guard."

Speaking to Cordarius, Puptilian asks, "Will the militia be under the town guard or at the same level?"

Gutstorm points north.
Leafiara glances at Dhairn and rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "It a mesh."

Imloth nods at Dhairn.

Speaking to Dhairn, Pietra says, "Yeah, I need a drink too."

Chandrellia softly says, "Wait, wait wait! the Captain of teh Town Guard is paid off by Amos, Cordarius everythig tou are saying is putting everything in Amos's grasp."

Speaking wryly to Dhairn, Adelynn says, "It reeks of corruption to me."

Adelynn shrugs at Dhairn.

Cordarius says, "As it stands, the militia will roll up into the guard."

Dhairn quietly says, "But the judge wasn't solely responsible for our elected mayor."

Dhairn looks over at Faerinn and shakes his head.

Speaking to Dhairn, Imloth says, "This is bad."

Dhairn quietly says, "Now they are."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Stormyrain says, "The Steward is a position that is to be elected."

Telagan nods at Berkana.
Shinann ponders.
Stormyrain can offer Cordarius only a blank expression.
Berkana smiles at Telagan.

Speaking softly to Stormyrain, Chandrellia says, "That will be accepted by the judge."

Cordarius looks over at Stormyrain and shakes his head.

Speaking to Dhairn, Faerinn says, "Seemed to remove the elected mayor just fine."

Speaking to Cordarius, Guarrin asks, "Report into the armigers then?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "But the militia currently has greater jurisdiction than the guard."

Cordarius says, "Stewards are appointed."

Pietra chuckles.

Dhairn quietly says, "It is highly and stupidly corruptable, and I'll be wanted for murder in no time."

Speaking heartily to Stormyrain, Chamorr says, "Selected by the mayor."

Leafiara furrows her brow.
Falvicar ponders.

Leifa says, "No, he said the stewards were appointed."

Cordarius says, "Council members are elected."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Vaemyr says, "Except the town council has to approve the stewards if I'm not misunderstanding, and they are our citizens."

Stormyrain says, "Ahh."

Kippe grins slowly.

Speaking softly to Stormyrain, Chandrellia says, "If teh Judge is bught and paid for, who do you think he will put in these positions."

Goldstr grins at Guarrin.

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "I'm so glad I don't actually live in this town."

Taulramil ponders.

Stormyrain says, "I will need to read this all in order to understand a damned thing. There's too much chitter to keep it straight."

Leafiara ponders.
Arianiss nods at Stormyrain.
Leafiara nods absently at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra asks, "Does this seem extremely complicated or am I just tired?"

Leifa nods in agreement at Stormyrain.

Cordarius nods at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Guarrin, Goldstr says, "Aye reportin to dem mercenaries now."

Speaking seriously to Pietra, Pukk says, "I do. I really want everything to go good for once."

Arynth nods in agreement at Stormyrain.
Guarrin glances around, looking a bit less confident.

Taulramil says, "Perhaps it might be a time to expand lands."

Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm slurs, "May have to bribe da mayer to be shteward of da coffersh."

Speaking helpfully to Pietra, Leafiara says, "Both."

Stormyrain asks, "So, the Captains will answer to this new Steward?"

Kippe looks thoughtfully at Stormyrain.

Cordarius says, "I will have the record put up this evening, after this meeting."

Stormyrain raises an eyebrow.

Speaking to Goldstr, Guarrin says, "I do not think that is the case, it sounds like the Steward."

Gutstorm grunts at Pukk greedily, the gleam of silver in his eye!
Adelynn glances askance at Taulramil.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Puptilian says, "Sounds like it."

Dhairn appears less confident.

Speaking to Kippe, Stormyrain mutters, "I can read, you know."

Fahlo takes a drink from his Elanthian coffee.

Speaking to Pietra, Dendum says, ""Hrmph, is not better in Sol Haven...they can not agree what is vornavorus and what is Sol....very confusing place."

Berkana nods at Telagan.

Dhairn quietly says, "In order to set the entire political structure of our town, one need only control or be the judge, and one steward."

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "While I appreciate your contempt for the possibility that there might be theoretical corruption in this new system, I'm not sure going straight to murder is necessarily needed."

Leifa mutters, "Intentionally convoluted."

Leafiara glances at Dhairn and rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Speaking to Pietra, Vaemyr says, "Doesn't seem too complicated to me... but I've been studying up on similar forms of government in my spare time."

Speaking to Cordarius, Roelaren says, "And where will all of this be posted so everyone can see and examine all that was decided."

Dhairn quietly says, "This is far too easily corruptable."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "I understand completely. I've given up on belonging anywhere, just to myself."

Taulramil removes a bird-painted sepia vellum map from in his dark crimson jacket.

Speaking to Guarrin, Goldstr says, "Hopin ye right der."

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk asks, "Can you add drawings for those of us who can't read?"

Speaking simply to Stormyrain, Kippe confirms, "Never a doubt."

Pietra smiles at Vaemyr.
Taulramil carefully unfolds his sepia vellum map.
Bernadette nods.
With a wince, Raelee slowly massages her temple.
Asben removes a shot of imported krol vodka from in his rolaren scaled haversack.

Speaking to Kippe, Puptilian says, "Not what you told me the other day."

Asben takes a drink from his imported krol vodka.
Asben gasps for breath.
Bernadette rubs her chin thoughtfully.
Puptilian glances at Stormyrain.
Puptilian whistles tunelessly to himself.
Stormyrain takes a drink from her elven cinnamon brandy.

Faerinn says, "It is mostly an expansion of the previous system with a few more safety nets."

Pietra grins.

Cordarius points at Faerinn.

Cordarius says, "Exactly."

Pietra dusts Cryheart off.

Leafiara muses, "Seems to be."

Guarrin nods at Faerinn.
Vaemyr nods at Faerinn.
Cryheart grins at Pietra.
Kippe smirks at Puptilian.

Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "Well for whats it worth, you will always be my Mayor in Landing."

Leafiara wryly says, "Now the question is whether that's what Amos was hoping to hear."

Speaking amusedly to Alosaka, Adelynn asks, "Aren't you the one that was dismissed from the Gryphons for murdering someone you were explicitly told not to murder?"

The faint clinking of chains can be heard from Dhairn's sculpted body armor.

Speaking to Cordarius, Fahlo asks, "Has the all been decided on, or is this a draft?"

Quilthaias nods to Kippe in greeting.

Speaking to Alosaka, Adelynn prods, "You sure you should be talking to others about murder?"

Quilthaias sits down.
Adelynn examines her fingernails.
Alosaka frowns.
Kippe nods to Quilthaias in greeting.
Geijon looks over at Adelynn and shakes his head.

Balley softly says, "We will see what happens.What could go wrong? Oh yeah this is Landing! Everything can go wrong."

Quilthaias surveys his surroundings carefully.
Stormyrain frowns at Adelynn.

Alosaka defensively says, "Thast was an accident."

Vaemyr shrugs at Leafiara.
Alosaka folds his arms over his chest.
Pietra grins at Balley.

Speaking to Leafiara, Dendum asks, ""Oi, Amos this Amos that...you dine with Lich and trade a witch for the Hall and it is silver seeking Giant Human you fear?"

Goldstr grins at Balley.
Telagan takes a drink from his honey-sweetened tea.

Dhairn quietly says, "I pose it to you this way..."

Cordarius says, "There has been a tentative agreement. It is not to say changes cannot be proposed, but....it took some work to get both sides to agree."

Puptilian begins chuckling at Dendum!

Pragmatic Considerations

Cordarius says, "Now..."

Berkana waves to Quilthaias.

Speaking to Alosaka, Leafiara says, "Ah, yes, an accident you immediately defended as being justice."

Cordarius says, "With growth comes sacrifice and compromise."

Speaking drunkenly to Balley, Gutstorm slurs, "Fire fixesh everfin."

Quilthaias grins.
Thrassus nods at Cordarius.
Quilthaias smiles at Berkana.
Quilthaias waves to Berkana.

Alosaka says, "Accidental justice is not an impossible concept."

Telagan traces a sign while petitioning the spirits for cognition...
Telagan gestures.
The magic fizzles ineffectually.
Berkana raises an eyebrow in Cordarius's direction.

Vaemyr asks, "Uh oh... there's a catch?"

Adelynn nods emphatically at Leafiara!


Cordarius says, "I think we can all agree, no one liked the Consortium's sudden rise to power."

Goldstr exclaims, "Here we go!"

Dhairn quietly says, "I purchase the judge. I am a steward in the pocket of a foreign entity. I have now given full control of our free outpost to that foreign entity."

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "They don't agree, but go on."

Dhairn quietly says, "The judge needs to be removable."

Speaking to Cordarius, Roelaren says, "I didnt and still dont."

Taulramil starts chortling.

Speaking to Cordarius, Imloth asks, "You mean the Consortium's takeover?"

Roelaren agrees with Imloth.
Leifa agrees with Imloth.
Stormyrain takes a drink from her elven cinnamon brandy.
Stormyrain looks rather relaxed.

Cordarius says, "Well, we are here to prevent a takeover, in a sense."

Berkana mutters corruption.

Speaking to Dhairn, Telagan says, "Alls y'need is for the judge t'take a little vacation likes Renpaw an' y'get whoever you wants, apparently."

Speaking drunkenly to Berkana, Gutstorm slurs, "Keep drinkin, fings come more clear."

Sorlu grins at Lurrah.

Vaemyr says, "With the new council system, it would restrict something like that from happening again."

Quilthaias grins.
Gutstorm grins mischievously.
Soneiken whispers something to Cordarius.

Telagan says, "Elections will be a celebration of new targets bein' set up on the range."

The mirror images surrounding Mongonator undulate and grow stronger.
Mongonator renews his songs.

Dhairn quietly says, "Two months is long enough for quite a bit of damage to be done."

Dhairn smirks as a haughty expression flits across his face.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "By handing it to them."

Speaking to Cordarius, Imloth says, "How? The last I checked, Amos owned the Consortium and the Consortium owns the town."

Speaking to Dhairn, Taulramil says, "You would never have any foothold in Ta'Vaalor."

Leifa argues, "Yes, but to walk in here with such a concocted idea of what 'we' should want?  The government is 'for' the people."

Speaking offhandedly to Telagan, Leafiara says, "To be fair, they already have been."

Stormyrain takes a drink from her elven cinnamon brandy.
Stormyrain looks rather relaxed.

Cordarius says, "We made a few concessions to help oil the gears to get this all approved without endless resistance from those wiley merchants at the Consortium."

Faerinn says, "Should have just elected me and cut out of the middle man of Amos stealing my good ideas."

Asben's spirits are no longer lifted.
The air stops shimmering around Asben.
Faerinn chuckles.
Quilthaias looks thoughtfully at Gutstorm.
Geijon ponders.
Lurrah puts her hands on her hips.

Taulramil says, "Or any other in the west."

Leafiara cocks her head at Cordarius.
Lurrah smiles.
Sorlu grins.
Guarrin flashes a wide grin at Stormyrain.

Vaemyr says, "Uh oh."

Quilthaias whispers something to Gutstorm.
Kippe glances appraisingly at Cordarius.
Pietra smiles at Leafiara.
Dhairn points at Leifa.

Leafiara says, "Here it comes, his new position."

Telagan takes a drink from his fragrant pear liqueur.
Stormyrain can offer Guarrin only a blank expression.
Kasula nods at Taulramil.

Chamorr heartily says, "I think Maylan is right."

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia asks, "Can I ask you something, in a serious maner?"

Balley nods at Chamorr.
Stormyrain takes a drink from her elven cinnamon brandy.
Asben cocks his head at Chandrellia.

Speaking to Chamorr, Pietra asks, "Drink to excess, don't hold office, and mop the dang floors?"

Kippe nods slowly at Leafiara.
Gutstorm stands up.
Seaward Gutstorm moves toward a double door and then stumbles, making a total fool out of himself.

Vaemyr says, "Lets hear it out."

Berkana whispers something to Telagan.
Cordarius peers quizzically at Chandrellia.
Imloth peers quizzically at Cordarius.
Quilthaias gazes in wonder at his surroundings.
A brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords scrambles madly out of view, sounding like a herd of elephants.
Telagan grins at Berkana.
Berkana smiles at Telagan.
Pietra glances at a double door.
The mirror images surrounding Stormyrain undulate and grow stronger.
Stormyrain renews her songs.
Seaward Gutstorm just stumbled in, flailing his arms wildly while trying to right himself!
Berkana chuckles.
Gutstorm walks over to the benches and settles down.
Gutstorm scoots over next to Leifa.

Dhairn quietly says, "This is a free outpost. And the moment it is no longer, it is likewise no longer my home. Some of you may like that. But I won't be the only one who feels this way and you lose enough blades, you lose the town."

A brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords scrambles madly into view, sounding like a herd of elephants.
Berkana rubs Telagan gently.
Quilthaias blinks at Gutstorm.

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "How long has Landing stood? how long have we done things the way we do them, we ARE Landing, we buld it, we rebuild it, we know who is fit best for what position."

Gutstorm offers Quilthaias a flagon of Ice Drake rum.
A small gold spider on Bernadette crawls over to her forehead.
Quilthaias beams!
Quilthaias accepts Gutstorm's Ice Drake rum.
Gutstorm raises his Ice Drake rum in a toast!

Speaking in Elven to Kasula, Taulramil says, "I'll write a report of tonight and if you write yours i'll deliver it to the commander."

Quilthaias nods approvingly.
Gutstorm takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum.
Quilthaias raises his Ice Drake rum in a toast!
Dhairn points at Chandrellia.
Quilthaias takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum.
Fahlo takes a drink from his Elanthian coffee.
Quilthaias coughs.
Pietra stares at Pukk.
Quilthaias blinks at Gutstorm.
Guarrin takes a slow, deep breath then pinches the bridge of his nose.
Alosaka gazes heavenward.
Lifting its beak, a cloisonne turtle dove coos a slow sad lament before falling silent.

Speaking to Cordarius, Roelaren asks, "So from what ye have said  anyone who has been a mayor before here can run agin ?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Arynth echoes, "Concessions?"

Pietra glances at Gutstorm.
Leafiara glances expectantly at Cordarius.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Dat out hair on yoo chesh."

Dhairn quietly says, "Chandrellia has it right. This is OUR town. Not the councils, and not the empires."

Quilthaias nods at Gutstorm.
Roelaren peers quizzically at Cordarius.
Berkana chuckles to herself.

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "No some things we do may not be, legit so to speak, and yeah we may get a bit unrully at times, but WE know who want where, and we do NOT want the Constorium any place near it."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Puptilian says, "This is honestly the 3 or so major change of mayor and council in 10 to 15 years.  If we find it does not work we can rework it again.  If anything there seems to be more checks and balances in this."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Not really me town, me kinna loiter here."

Raelee's gaze takes on a distant cast.  A warm white glow builds in her eyes, culminating in a radiant flash.
Raelee gestures.
The magic fizzles ineffectually.

Cordarius says, "As stated, the Regional Envoy position will no longer be part of the town council. I will continue to serve as Envoy, but this allows me to keep my focus where it is needed, and not rob an open spot on the council."

Quilthaias grins.
Berkana agrees with Telagan.
Leafiara nods at Cordarius.
Raelee returns to normal color.
Quilthaias takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum.

Speaking in Elven to Taulramil, Kasula says, "I will return on drill night and report directly to the commander."

A green-eyed grey and white kitten casually saunters over next to a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords and turns its back, grooming with studied indifference.
Raelee glances skeptically at Cordarius.
Cryheart nods at Cordarius.

Speaking quietly to Puptilian, Dhairn asks, "Can we though? Without civil war?"

Xorus nods.
Puptilian ponders.
Locklyer just came through a double door.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Look."

Dhairn quietly says, "Better we get it right the first time."

Gutstorm babbles something unintelligible.
Locklyer squints.
(Imloth gives Cordarius a dubious glance.)
Telagan helps himself to a warm spiced pear rissole.
Leafiara nods to Locklyer in greeting.

Cordarius says, "Alendrial will be moving out of the town council too, and it was agreed by all that she take on the position of Steward of the Coffers."

Taulramil says, "I will also say, that in my studies of the west and learning of this outpost. Hearing the history and being here. This is a town that fights over and over and wins."

Locklyer nods to Leafiara in greeting.

Speaking to Dhairn, Puptilian says, "We can only see."

Geijon whispers something to Guarrin.
Leafiara nods in agreement at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "Essentially maintaining the duties she has now."

Chamorr laughs!
Stormyrain folds her arms over her chest.

Speaking softly to Puptilian, Chandrellia asks, "I understand that Pup I doo, bu tagain, this agreement with this fake Consortium was done without the Peopels, knowledge, w2here is OUR voice in this?"

Locklyer joins Cryheart's group.
Thrassus nods at Cordarius.

Leafiara cautiously says, "So far so good. I await the other shoe dropping."

Leafiara smirks.
Puptilian stares at Cordarius.

Speaking to Cordarius, Thrassus says, "That makes sense."

Arynth nods in agreement.
Quilthaias ponders.
Pukk nods at Gutstorm.
Leifa applauds Chandrellia.

Vaemyr says, "I kind of assume Amos will end up the steward of the guilds, since well... he's kinda doing that already."

Falvicar's movements no longer appear to be influenced by a divine power as the spiritual force fades from around his arms.

Dhairn quietly says, "Take it back to the council that the judge cannot be elected "for life". Unless ending said life is not a capital offense."

Dhairn smirks as a haughty expression flits across his face.

Falvicar appears less confident and fearless.

Speaking offhandedly to Leafiara, Arynth remarks, "Perhaps Cordarius would like to inform us of the "concessions" that were made to get this all approved?"

Missandai's pelisse shifts and rustles a bit, the sounds of high-pitched squeaks emanating from it.

Speaking to Vaemyr, Leafiara says, "Or the guard."

Gutstorm grunts at Pukk sadly, a small tear forming in the corner of his eye.
Falvicar's aura of lambent white-gold light motes dissipates slowly, winking out of existence.
Falvicar seems to lose some focus as his eyes narrow and shift momentarily to one side.
Guarrin relaxes and no longer maintains the Executioner's Stance.
Stormyrain glances away.
Falvicar loses the flickering ether blue energy surrounding him.
Vaemyr looks thoughtfully at Leafiara.
Stormyrain gently brushes her pale silver hair away from her eyes and, with a deft twist of her wrist, tucks it back into its bindings.

Speaking to Arynth, Leafiara says, "I think that's what he's doing now."

Cordarius says, "As leader of the Darkstone Bay Consortium, it seemed natural to some, and the biggest request of the Consortium to approve of this, is that Amos fill the role of Steward of the Guilds."

Quilthaias beams!
Quilthaias waves to Falvicar.
A crimson mist bleeds out from Falvicar's exposed skin.
Cryheart suddenly pauses, a look of consternation crossing his features as he listens intently.

Leafiara muses, "Well, better than the guard."

Leafiara says, "But still not acceptable."

Chandrellia bursts out in loud, raucous laughter.

Speaking in Elven to Taulramil, Kasula says, "Do not get involved with the politics unless it effects the west, it's not our duty."

Imloth asks, "Forgive me, but wasn't Alendrial DeArchon recently exposed as the leader of the Rooks?"

Leafiara nods at Cordarius.

Chandrellia falls to the ground laughing hysterically!
Chandrellia rolls around on the ground laughing hysterically!

Speaking to Guarrin, Pietra says, "Might want to keep that stance."

Arianiss folds his arms, appearing to listen intently.  He nods from time to time.
Chandrellia rolls around on the ground laughing hysterically!
Kippe nods in agreement.

Cordarius says, "Which, precisely. He is pretty much doing that now with the Consortium."

Thrassus nods at Cordarius.

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "Again with the assassination."

Falvicar nods.
Pukk nods at Gutstorm.
Chandrellia stands up.
Leifa stares unwaveringly at Cordarius.
Leafiara stares at Cordarius.

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "You cant be serious."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Puptilian says, "Your voice is to vote in those you think best for council and let them be the balance to the corruption.  Your voice is to call out the mayor or any other official that do not do their job.  Your voice is to be a part of this town and stand against any inside or out that try to destroy it."

Ycelacie yawns.
Chandrellia becomes unbalanced for a second, then recovers.
Chandrellia appears to lose some internal strength.

Speaking to Cordarius, Roelaren says, "Of course of does  he is the patch for every thing."

Ycelacie stands up.

Speaking in Elven, Dhairn quietly says, "It is your duty, however."

Vaemyr says, "I mean for better or worse, he's in that position now."

Pukk nods at Gutstorm.
Ycelacie stretches.

Speaking to Imloth, Faerinn says, "Not recently at all."

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr exclaims, "Amos shoulds be run out a town!"

Ycelacie just went through a double door.
Chandrellia nods at Puptilian.
Pietra glances between Gutstorm and Pukk.

Speaking softly to Puptilian, Chandrellia says, "I have and will always do that."

Speaking to Dhairn, Faerinn says, "I thought you lived in Ice Mule."

Cordarius says, "There remains something still being, well, decided."

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "And whos the new mayor gonna be."

Dhairn quietly says, "When you're good at something, you find ways to make it your answer to problems."

Dendum asks, "What has the Amos done that should have him run out of town?"

Dhairn nods at Alosaka.
Berkana takes a drink from her spiced hot chocolate.

Speaking to Goldstr, Roelaren says, "Thank ye   may thoughts exactly."

Imloth says, "I do not think that Alendrial should be anywhere near the town coffers. And I agree with the human. Amos should be run out of town."

Speaking softly to Puptilian, Chandrellia says, "But we need to be kept straight forward."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Puptilian says, "I know."

The faint clinking of chains can be heard from Dhairn's sculpted body armor.

Speaking to Kasula, Taulramil says, "Squire I am here for a certain reason."

Speaking to Dendum, Leafiara says, "Could name a lot, but let's start with a coup."

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "Perhaps most of us don't wish to be governed by assassinations."

Quilthaias ponders.

Leifa grouses, "This is a set up."

Kasula nods at Taulramil.
Pukk nods at Gutstorm.

Speaking quietly to Faerinn, Dhairn says, "I stay in Icemule because of tripe like this. But I'm a citizen here."

Pukk points at Pietra.

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "You complain about a judge with a lifetime of power, but you delegate to yourself the right to kill them."

Cordarius says, "Dunigan currently serves as the Town Guard. Thadston was due to return to the role of the Marshal. While the militia will roll up into the Steward of the Guard, it will still remain its own entity, as truly defined by the very word militia."

Pietra whispers something to Berkana.
Berkana takes a drink from her spiced hot chocolate.

Speaking to Imloth, Leafiara says, "Alendrial was only a former leader of the Rooks. And that was known when she was appointed, as she said it during the debates for her position openly here in Moot Hall."

Pietra squints at Pukk.
Puptilian grins at Chandrellia.

Speaking to Leifa, Imloth says, "They're going to do what they want. We can protest but nothing will change."

Thrassus nods at Cordarius.

Quilthaias quietly asks, "Ah dunno.. Amos got meh uh purty nice weapon thingie. Why is him s'bad?"

Dhairn quietly says, "I do no such thing. I simply issue a warning."

Dhairn nods at Alosaka.
Berkana begins chuckling at Pietra!
Quilthaias shifts his weight.
Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Cordarius.
Leifa looks at Lurrah blankly, at a loss to express herself.
Taulramil whispers something to Kasula.
Chandrellia suddenly pauses, a look of consternation crossing her features as she listens intently.
Lurrah shrugs.

Balley softly says, "Oh I know the Mayor ist he lich kind or some other person who has tried to take over the town."

Speaking to Alosaka, Faerinn says, "Dhairn only lives in cities during election season."

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "Mhm."

Alosaka begins chuckling at Faerinn!
Pietra folds her hands behind her back.

Dhairn quietly asks, "Has anyone here every known me to murder anyone? Ever?"

Alosaka says, "He only votes with his daggers."

Dhairn gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Cordarius says, "So currently, as it stands, Dunigan would become the Steward of the Guard. It will be up to Dunigan and the Militia Captains to rework some new structure, if needed, for the militia."

Pukk says, "I say Puptilian should be mayor again."

Stormyrain gets a blank look on her face.

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "You just said you would do it, and said it was something you were good at."

Speaking flatly to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "No."

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia exclaims, "Oh come on!"

Guarrin clears his throat.
A faint silvery glow fades from around Locklyer.

Pukk exclaims, "I vote for Puptilian!"

Roelaren turns to Pukk and cheers!

Dhairn quietly says, "I said it would be done."

Stormyrain slowly says, "That will prove..difficult."

Adelynn peers quizzically at Leafiara.
Puptilian chuckles.

Dhairn quietly says, "And I was speaking in the third for the latter."

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "You said we would have to arrest you for murder."

Leifa agrees with Lurrah.
Shinann shifts her weight.
Dendum drums his fingers thoughtfully against his chin and inhales the almond-scented smoke smoldering away within his pipe deeply.

Speaking to Pukk, Puptilian says, "I have enough grey hair thank you."

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia exclaims, "Dunniboy is a paid assest for Amos, who are we kidding!"

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Concessions of a Consortium member *and* their paid-for guard captain are themselves a takeover, not preventing one."

Pietra grins at Puptilian.

Dhairn quietly says, "I always tend to be the one arrested, even in innocence."

Dhairn nods at Alosaka.

Speaking to Imloth, Leifa says, "I think we can do more than protest."

Goldstr nods at Chandrellia.

Speaking to Pukk, Roelaren says, "I vote to Puptillian as well."

Fahlo agrees with Leafiara.

Speaking to Puptilian, Pukk says, "You could use some more. Makes you look gentlemanly."

Arynth nods in agreement at Leafiara.

Balley softly says, "Like I said corrupt."

Fahlo says, "Well I've heard enough."

Fahlo stands up.

Cordarius says, "It shouldn't. The Steward of the Guard should have little to do with the militia. Save for helping to administer any supplies, funds, etc that is needed."

Fahlo waves.
Fahlo just went through a double door.

Speaking to Puptilian, Pietra says, "I'm not even in this fight and I'm turning more grey as I stand here."

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr says, "So I could agree with the vast majority of this.... I think the Steward of the Guard needs to be selected by the new council, let the town guard and militia function as is until then."

Arianiss becomes solid again.
Geijon grins at Guarrin.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Whos gonna be the new mator."

Stormyrain furrows her brow.

Dhairn quietly says, "Everyone here seems to be in agreement that it reeks of corruption."


Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "Ya know what, I respect you, I do, you have stepped in to aid us many many many times, but this is over reaching."

Pukk says, "I know Puptilian won't be paid off."

Speaking to Cordarius, Kippe says, "That's quite a substantial list."

Speaking drunkenly to Chamorr, Gutstorm slurs, "Rufush."

Imloth nods at Dhairn.

Cordarius says, "More details will come out on the militia, but that is not a conversation for me and the Consortium. That is a conversation for me and the militia captains."

Speaking to Pukk, Puptilian says, "I served my time already.  I am sure there are others more qualified."

Pukk says, "He might get lost on this way to Moot Hall, but he won't be paid off."

Stormyrain sighs slightly and rubs her temples.
Leafiara shakes her head.
Vaemyr sighs.

Arynth softly murmurs, "Curious."

Shinann nods.

Speaking to Cordarius, Imloth asks, "Why do you get to make these decisions about how our town runs?"

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "I swear, if I have mny way Amos wont.... never mind."

Imloth glares at Cordarius.

The dully illuminated mantle protecting Chandrellia begins to falter, then completely fades away.

Cordarius says, "Remember, the Stewards serve as the Mayor's pleasure."

Speaking wearily to herself, Stormyrain murmurs, "More work and certainly most of that will be paperwork."

Dendum glances between Imloth and Chandrellia.

Dhairn quietly says, "It's a simple fix. The situation works if the judge is not unquestioned or is removable."

Speaking to Imloth, Alosaka asks, "Have you seen how our town runs?"

Stormyrain's eyes glaze over as she stares, unfocused, into the distance.

Cordarius says, "So in the coming months, a new mayor will be elected. By all of you."

Shinann nods at Stormyrain.

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr says, "Ye best tells dat Consortium to get rid a dem mercenary Armigers den fer dis to really work."

Leafiara mutters, "Came so close to an entire night of fairly reasonable changes, then the end."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Kippe says, "You can't kill -everything-"

Cordarius says, "If you do not like the choices now, then change them."

Cordarius shrugs.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Puptilian says, "That is why I say no to being captain."

Speaking amusedly to Chandrellia, Adelynn notes, "Sometimes voting with a knife in the dark is the best way to vote."

The mirror images surrounding Stormyrain undulate and grow stronger.
Stormyrain renews her songs.

Speaking to Cordarius, Guarrin says, "Given the state you have been negotiating from. I was expecting far worse."

Adelynn winks at Chandrellia.

Speaking softly to Kippe, Chandrellia says, "Just Amos."

Leafiara nods in agreement at Puptilian.
Vaemyr nods at Cordarius.
The dully illuminated mantle protecting Falvicar begins to falter, then completely fades away.
Telagan agrees with Adelynn.

Speaking to Cordarius, Roelaren says, "We have a Major  who was elected."

Berkana gasps.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Kippe says, "And Vlashandra."

Berkana glances at Pietra.

Speaking to Cordarius, Faerinn says, "So what determines, 'in good standing with the town?'."

Alosaka frowns.

Speaking to Puptilian, Shinann says, "Stormyrain's penmanship is much nicer than mine."

Kippe shrugs at Chandrellia.
Pietra winks at Berkana and flashes a sly grin.
Berkana pinches Pietra!
The dully illuminated mantle protecting Berkana begins to falter, then completely fades away.

Balley softly says, "Oh watch she is mayor."

Cordarius asks, "For the council?"

Speaking to Adelynn, Telagan says, "Quiet diplomacy."

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "Would love to, except it seems we are minited in what changes we can make."

Cordarius peers quizzically at Faerinn.

Speaking to Pietra, Berkana says, "Rude."

Speaking to Roelaren, Faerinn says, "In all fairness her term would be up by now."

Speaking to Shinann, Puptilian says, "That is why she does all of our paperwork."

Adelynn nods in agreement at Telagan.

Speaking to Berkana, Pietra says, "You know it."

Quilthaias stands up.
Thrassus nods at Cordarius.
Puptilian grins at Shinann.

Speaking to Alosaka, Dendum asks, ""Hrmph, are these people saying they will kill those that do not agree with them and also wondering why perhaps some in town do not agree with them?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Faerinn says, "Council and mayor."

The mirror images surrounding Mongonator undulate and grow stronger.
Mongonator renews his songs.
Pietra winks at Berkana.
Leifa looks thoughtfully at Cordarius.
Telagan takes a bite of his spiced pear rissole.
Shinann nods at Puptilian.

Speaking to Cordarius, Thrassus says, "I am curious to that as well."

Stormyrain stares at Shinann.

Speaking to Shinann, Pukk asks, "What do you think about Stormy being Mayor?"

Shinann takes a few steps to her left.
Shinann rocks back on her heels.
Gutstorm's spirits are no longer lifted.
The air stops shimmering around Gutstorm.

Speaking to Pukk, Puptilian says, "Yes."

Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "I think it would be a fantastic idea."

Speaking to Dendum, Alosaka says, "It turns out you don't need to have a reasonable position in order to speak it."

Stormyrain chuckles to herself.
Leifa glances at Stormyrain.

Stormyrain amusedly says, "No."

Shinann smirks.
Thrassus snickers at Alosaka.
Berkana takes a drink from her spiced hot chocolate.

Chamorr heartily says, "No one standin here can be mayor."

Pietra grins at Stormyrain.

Speaking softly to Dendum, Chandrellia says, "I am all for a fair election, but not one that is bought and paid for by a sleezy rat names Amos."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Pukk says, "You say no but I can tell you actually mean yes."

Cordarius chuckles.

Speaking to Chamorr, Faerinn says, "Probably for the best."

Kippe glances skeptically at Pukk.

Stormyrain says, "I have served every Mayor since and including Walkar. I have seen what it requires. I do not have the---patience."

Stormyrain smiles.

Cordarius says, "I suppose we'll need more clarification. Don't be a banished criminal."

Alosaka says, "This system seems as good as any a town as chaotic as this is liable to get."

Cordarius chuckles.

Arianiss chuckles to himself.

Quilthaias quietly says, "Ah think Pukk would be uh grand mayor."

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "As spokeperson for this group, we nominate Stormy for mayor."

Quilthaias nods.
A small gold spider on Bernadette crawls over to her right forearm.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Ye know, me jush realized, Chandy hash a crush on Amosh."

Quilthaias glances at Pukk.

Dendum proclaims, "Say @chand "All the Amos has done is give voice to those that were not listened to for years by those in landing. Perhaps if they had been given time and voice years ago there would be no Amos but this was not done. Now you speak of killing those you do not like."

Gutstorm pinches Chandrellia!

Dhairn quietly says, "I would gladly vote for any of our past candidates. But I will not participate in a charade where I'm voting for people one person decided was fit for a list, when that person is unchecked, and in power for life."

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Who selects the canidates for maor."

Speaking surprisedly to Stormyrain, Leafiara says, "You? You seem to have more patience than almost anyone I kn--"

Quilthaias appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Speaking to Stormyrain, Puptilian says, "That is why you have friends hide the bodies."

Speaking amusedly to Pukk, Stormyrain asks, "I can kill you, you know this correct?"

Leafiara suddenly says, "Wait, why am I even discussing this."

Falvicar whispers something to Missandai.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Dendum proclaims, ""All the Amos has done is give voice to those that were not listened to for years by those in landing. Perhaps if they had been given time and voice years ago there would be no Amos but this was not done. Now you speak of killing those you do not like."

Speaking to Cordarius, Guarrin says, "Perhaps that bar can be raised."

Speaking to Cordarius, Taulramil asks, "May I ask if you know the reason behind Amos and his mining?"

Missandai looks at Falvicar and hums.

Speaking softly to Dendum, Chandrellia asks, "Yu think so?"

Faerinn says, "So Stephos is out then. That's good."

Speaking to Stormyrain, Pukk says, "You flirt you."

Pietra covers her eyes with her hands.

Speaking to Faerinn, Leafiara says, "No, he was pardoned."

Faerinn says, "Sadly Malluch is eligible though."

Stormyrain smiles thinly.
Geijon whispers something to Guarrin.
Balley giggles.

Speaking to Leafiara, Faerinn says, "Wanted as the Knave."

Adelynn impudently remarks, "At this point, screw it, let's just elect Barnom the mayor."

Speaking to Cordarius, Arianiss says, "Can you be a council member of another town?  Asking for a friend."

Taulramil says, "I've over 100 slabs of ore many are better than Iron and invar."

Speaking to Faerinn, Leafiara says, "But not proven, so he has yet to be banished a second time."

Speaking to Faerinn, Roelaren says, "This so called consotrium interrupted our election that should have happened by now, and provented our duly elected major a chance to finish her term."

Speaking to Faerinn, Puptilian says, "Well until he is found guilty of something...Stephos was parden and in good standing."

Speaking to Chandrellia, Dendum says, ""Does Dendum think the Amos was made by those tired of not being heard? Yes Dendum thinks this."

Guarrin nods in agreement at Geijon.
Stormyrain folds her arms over her chest.

Cordarius says, "Now, give me a few moments. I'll return shortly and answer more questions."

Pukk grins at Balley.

Speaking to Adelynn, Telagan says, "May be pre-occupied wit' his new playthin'."

Berkana takes a bite of her chocolate sable cookie.

Vaemyr nods at Cordarius.
Vaemyr gazes fondly at his arming coat as if he sees something no one else can.
Dhairn sighs.

Speaking softly to Dendum, Chandrellia says, "There is quite a few I do not like, but I wuold never kill them, Amos is tearing this town apart for his gain, his own selfish gain, and that will kill a lot more people i the end, so, kill one, free the many."

Thrassus nods at Cordarius.
Chandrellia winks at Dendum.
Adelynn nods understandingly at Telagan.

Cordarius steps away.

Intermission

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The town will be ran by Barnom and Balley." Berkana frowns. Leafiara groans. Alosaka says, "Alright, so, everyone who wants to murder someone as part of this new plan, raise your hand now." Taulramil grins at Faerinn. Taulramil applauds. Chandrellia softly says, "I say when AMos steps in, we just kill him." Dendum says, "The consortium is as much as landing as those good with swords. You want city without bank, without pawnshop, without docks to park big ships? Kill those you do not agree with until all these things are gone." Dhairn quietly says, "I don't want any officials to die anymore either. But when you position one for life...in this town? You're handing them their afterlife papers." Balley cackles! Guarrin raises an eyebrow in Stormyrain's direction. Balley softly says, "No." Imloth says, "I will be surprised if Amos coesn't return instead of him." Berkana shrugs. Stormyrain gazes in amusement at Alosaka. Berkana takes a drink from her spiced hot chocolate. Speaking softly to Balley, Chandrellia says, "Seriously yes." The faint blue glow fades from around Voltung's hands. Adelynn nods in agreement at Chandrellia. Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "Oh, now you're concerned for them. How kindly." Adelynn draws a sky blue vultite athame fitted with a sunburst-carved ivory hilt from one of the slots on her leather bandolier. Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Barnom fer Mayer?" With a deft flick of her wrist, Adelynn sends a sky blue vultite athame fitted with a sunburst-carved ivory hilt spinning high into the air in front of her. It flips end-over-end almost too fast for your eyes to follow, the blade glinting brightly in the reflected light. Adelynn quickly snatches the athame out of the air as it falls, gripping it perfectly by the tip, ready to throw. Balley softly says, "I am not into skeletons." Gutstorm raises an eyebrow. Geijon whispers something to Falvicar. Speaking to Roelaren, Leifa says, "It's true, this rush for us to implement his plan wouldn't have been needed if we'd moved forward as planned." Locklyer rubs his eyes. Stormyrain casually glances at Guarrin. Roelaren says, "Of course he is not coming back right now, he understands how most of us feel." Speaking brightly to Chandrellia, Adelynn says, "I'm in." Locklyer just went through a double door. Speaking to Dendum, Leafiara says, "Yes, they're 'as much' Landing. But they're not 'more' the Landing, which is the problem, since they think their voices carry more weight." A chocolate-smeared blonde degu clambers out from Missandai's pelisse and climbs its way back up to her shoulder, looking quite pleased with itself. Speaking quietly to Alosaka, Dhairn says, "You assume quite a bit for not knowing me, lass." (Faerinn says in an imitation of Amos, "The fireflies trussed him up as a pig and well...accidents happen.") Falvicar nods in agreement at Geijon. Pietra says, "Gosh this is SO MUCH FUN." Taulramil takes a deep breath, blinking a couple of times before resuming a calm expression. The light blue glow leaves Taulramil. The misty halo fades from Taulramil. Taulramil appears to lose some internal strength. Taulramil becomes unbalanced for a second, then recovers. The brilliant luminescence fades from around Taulramil. A series of purple lines suddenly appears on Taulramil's face, quickly racing towards the center of his forehead before detaching and dissipating in the air. The glowing specks of energy surrounding Taulramil suddenly shoot off in all directions, then quickly fade away. The silvery luminescence fades from around Taulramil. The bright luminescence fades from around Taulramil. Taulramil seems to lose some dexterity. The deep blue glow leaves Taulramil. The air about Taulramil stops shimmering. Taulramil becomes solid again. Taulramil returns to normal color. Taulramil seems a bit less imposing. Arianiss glances between Alosaka and Dhairn. Pietra rubs her eyes. Roelaren agrees with Leifa. Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "I know your type." Balley softly says, "That would be interesting." Chamorr leans on Pietra, giving her a companionable grin. Geijon whispers something to Falvicar. Speaking to Pukk, Soneiken says, "If Barnom and Bally take over , it will be a complete circus." Speaking softly to Roelaren, Chandrellia says, "No he isnt coming back becasue Amos is going to put him under "protection"." Berkana says, "Maybe all the past Mayors... and candidates... should run again." Pukk agrees with Soneiken. Berkana smirks. Chamorr laughs at Soneiken! Guarrin takes a slow, deep breath then pinches the bridge of his nose. Arynth groans at Soneiken. Speaking to Chamorr, Pietra says, "These folks are insane." Leifa blinks at Alosaka. Speaking quietly to Alosaka, Dhairn says, "I guarantee you... I have no type." Balley softly says, "The Lich King for Mayor yet again." Speaking to Leafiara, Dendum says, ""Hrmmm, those here get to be the council and if you can get those here to agree on anything it sounds like united council has much power." Roelaren agrees with Chandrellia. Stormyrain shrugs at Guarrin. Balley softly says, "What else could go wrong." Speaking to Pietra, Vaemyr asks, "You mean you don't like these rousing political discussions?" Speaking to Dhairn, Arianiss corrects, "Lad." Soneiken snickers to himself. Berkana gives a sidelong glance at Xorus. Bernadette grins at Soneiken. Speaking to Vaemyr, Pietra says, "It's a whole lot of noise and rolton crap to me." Dhairn begins chuckling at Arianiss! Roelaren gives Soneiken a friendly hug. Balley softly asks, "Goblyn for Mayor?" Taulramil says, "I'll joni the council." Dhairn quietly says, "Hard to tell with those humans." Imloth put a wooden bolt in her belt quiver. Speaking to Dendum, Leafiara says, "I do agree, I'm alright with the council proposal--or what I understood of it, at least." Berkana takes a drink from her spiced hot chocolate. Xorus smirks. Leafiara grins at Dendum. Berkana chuckles to herself. Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Oh if only Lylia were here, she would know wot to do." High Lady Missandai just went through a double door. Gutstorm gazes heavenward. Berkana nods at Gutstorm. Stormyrain grins crookedly at Guarrin. Dhairn quietly says, "I'd vote for her." Pukk exclaims, "Goblyn for mayor will cut down on the kitten population for sure!" Chandrellia takes a deep breath. Dhairn examines his fingernails. Taulramil says, "Let's wage war and expand the lands of Wehnimers." Chandrellia slowly empties her lungs. Balley nods at Pukk. Adelynn hisses at Pukk. Roelaren says, "Oh no the godz forbid Gobylin for major groan." Kasula blinks. Asben leans back. Alosaka says, "Nothing about this plan strikes me as fatally flawed." Speaking to Berkana, Puptilian says, "At this point, no thank you." Speaking to Taulramil, Leafiara says, "Pup tried the latter, and the former we've done many times." Guarrin shakes his head, totally at a loss. Falvicar stands up. Speaking to Taulramil, Stormyrain says, "Will you become a full member of the Landing then? I believe that will be, or at least should be, a requirement." Speaking to Pukk, Adelynn snarls, "We don't *want* to cut down on the kitten population." Falvicar waves. Balley softly asks, "Do the council members need to me citizens of Landing?" Leifa removes a dragon-etched emerald from in her honeycomb case. Speaking to Dendum, Vaemyr says, "Yes the council is the... check in the balance of the other positions, if united they seem to have the power to basically overrule the others, which is a good thing." Arianiss nods at Stormyrain. Falvicar just went through a double door. Berkana begins chuckling at Adelynn! Faerinn says, "Lylia should probably run again. Or is it too soon under the new system? Hopefull. I can read it before Corduroy disappears." Speaking to Adelynn, Pukk says, "Have you tried her kitten pies? They are to die for." Taulramil nods at Stormyrain. Speaking musingly to Balley, Leafiara says, "One would hope." Kippe glances at a double door. Stormyrain says, "No harm in running." Speaking to Pukk, Telagan says, "Someone's 'bout to die for 'em, yes." A pained expression crosses Imloth's face as she grimaces at Pukk. Stormyrain smiles. Dendum nods at Vaemyr. Balley softly says, "I tried to ask for requirements." Roelaren gives Soneiken a friendly hug. Pukk grins. Roelaren hugs Balantine, who wraps her in a warm embrace. Balley softly says, "Non were given." Speaking to Leafiara, Puptilian says, "To be fair, I didn't want to conquer more then announce the lands are under our protection." Leifa whispers something to Quilthaias. Roelaren gives Bernadette a friendly hug. Quilthaias takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum. Quilthaias looks rather relaxed. Xorus says, "I doubt she would want to run again." Roelaren hugs Balantine, who wraps her in a warm embrace. Leafiara says, "The system actually seems promising if I understood the.... great deal of it... correctly." Bernadette hugs Roelaren, who wraps her in a warm embrace. Speaking quietly to Balley, Dhairn says, "It won't matter. Even remotely. The council members will end up being those put in place by whomever buys this judge first." Leifa cocks her head at Quilthaias. Quilthaias takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum. Roelaren hugs Leafiara, who wraps her in a warm embrace. Speaking softly to Balantine, Chandrellia says, "Well if Amos shows up we can ask him." Speaking blithely to Pukk, Adelynn replies, "No, but if you like strange and unusual meats I'd be happy to cut your tongue out and feed it to you." Pietra turns her eyes to the sky and gazes upward enviously. Leafiara says, "It's the Dunigan and Amos appointments that are the problem." Adelynn glares at Pukk. Taulramil says, "If I was on a war council here. I could bring valuable experience." Roelaren says, "Take care all." Arianiss says, "Anyone wanting to run for a position should focus their immediate efforts on making sure their citizenship standing is recorded with the citizenship office." Pietra begins chuckling at Adelynn! Roelaren smiles. Balley softly says, "Lets make Amos disappear." Chandrellia softly says, "He seems to be the one running everything." Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "I wonder if we can get Mother to run for Mayor?" Quilthaias raises an eyebrow in Leifa's direction. Taulramil taps Roelaren lightly on her shoulder. Berkana waves to Roelaren. Balley softly says, "Then one less problem." Roelaren just left. Telagan takes a drink from his honey-sweetened tea. Guarrin casually mentions, "Expansion would likely not be worth the effort. Especially given the state of things within the palisade." Dendum intones, ""Those who wish to force their view at tip of spear.....can go to Turamzyrr they are good at this or keep walking south to lands of New Ta'Faendryl they are even better." Speaking to Xorus, Faerinn says, "Yeah, probably why she should though." Speaking softly to Balley, Chandrellia exclaims, "Thast what I said!" Leafiara says, "Even more so the Dunigan issue, considering Thadston was supposed to be reinstated." Gutstorm stands up. A series of tiny slivers of red sprout up from Voltung's monir and oak belt, and in a surreal manner, they quickly grow larger, unfurling and then bursting from a deep crimson shade to red-violet, then finally to a rich golden hue. Speaking to Adelynn, Pukk says, "I have tried my tongue. I have also tasted my heart." Seaward Gutstorm moves toward a double door and then stumbles, making a total fool out of himself. A brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords scrambles madly out of view, sounding like a herd of elephants. Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "I mean that's how things are for now... but the councile if united could change those from what it sounded like." Geijon returns to normal color. Quilthaias smiles at Leifa. Seaward Gutstorm just stumbled in, flailing his arms wildly while trying to right himself! Alosaka takes a drink from his warm cider wassail. Gutstorm carefully places a swirling colorless vortex on the floor. Gutstorm sits down. Speaking slowly to Vaemyr, Leafiara says, "They'd better." A brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords marches into the area on tiny paws, tail held proudly in the air. Quilthaias shuffles his feet. Speaking to Guarrin, Puptilian says, "Now no. At the time I tried we were in a different position." Leifa offers Quilthaias a dragon-etched emerald. Speaking in Elven, Taulramil says, "Ha." Telagan takes a bite of his spiced pear rissole. Balley softly says, "Yeah I do not think I would want a life in politics." Dhairn quietly says, "If you honestly want a position in the Wehnimer's landing political seats... you should have Balley check your head." Quilthaias blinks. Speaking to Leafiara, Kippe says, "I expected Amos' appointment but Dunigan was a surprise." Balley softly says, "Too much work." Pietra peers quizzically at Gutstorm. Leafiara nods at Kippe. Bernadette nods. The shimmering aura fades from around Voltung. Speaking firmly to Pukk, Adelynn says, "Keep trying if you want to taste it again." Berkana grins at Telagan. Adelynn sheathes a sky blue vultite athame fitted with a sunburst-carved ivory hilt into one of the slots on her leather bandolier. Speaking to Balley, Arianiss says, "It can be quite fun though." Speaking softly to Dendum, Chandrellia says, "I have been here for the better part of two years and I am not going any place, I will have my voice whether by paper or by hand." A glowing shell of ethereal energy surrounds Dhairn's sculpted body armor then fades away. Quilthaias shifts his weight. Balley softly says, "You will have to tell me about it one day." Quilthaias frowns. Speaking to Guarrin, Puptilian asks, "And now that we didn't we have the Empire dictating where we can and can not mind. Whats next, the trees, the furs?" Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "Wow, she's almost as menan as I am." Imloth says, "Amos will run things behind the scenes, where no one can see what he's doing." Speaking to Telagan, Berkana says, "Tasty, hmm? My own recipe." Leifa nods respectfully at Quilthaias. Speaking to Chandrellia, Dendum says, ""Yes you will have your way or blood this is clear." Balley softly says, "I had thought about running for Mayor at one time." Dendum bows. Pietra asks, "Where'd the ENVOY go, hrm?" Quilthaias declines Leifa's offer. Speaking in Elven, Taulramil says, "Amos..." Imloth says, "All the power and none of the acccountability." Balley softly says, "But too much work." Folding his left arm behind his back and dipping to one knee, Quilthaias bows respectfully to Leifa and inclines his head. Arianiss smiles. Guarrin peers quizzically at Puptilian. Alosaka raises an eyebrow in Dendum's direction. Speaking to Adelynn, Pukk says, "Only if you can get it to stop waggling. Besides, Goblyn's kitten pies were best sellers." Speaking softly to Dendum, Chandrellia says, "That is not what I said." Thrassus nods to Xorus. Speaking quietly to Puptilian, Balantine says, "What's next is mail-in ballots." Speaking to Kippe, Leafiara says, "Once Cord described the Guard position, I figured Amos would want it. Turns out he does, but not to hold directly." Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Me would walk fer mayer...runnin out da question." Balantine smirks. Speaking to Berkana, Telagan says, "Is all very quite good." Berkana begins chuckling at Telagan! Pietra picks up a swirling colorless vortex. Speaking to Kippe, Leafiara says, "Just use his bribed guard captain." Leafiara stares off into space. Speaking in Elven, Taulramil asks, "Does anyone know which direction the tunnles he's digging are heading?" Bernadette chuckles. Dendum corrects, "This is what happens if words you use come to pass." Speaking to Leafiara, Kippe agrees, "Too obvious." The mirror images surrounding Stormyrain undulate and grow stronger. Stormyrain renews her songs. Taulramil coughs. A swirling colorless vortex suddenly loses its form and dissipates. Pietra gasps. Speaking softly to Dendum, Chandrellia says, "However, I will protect this town from those taht would try to dismantle it, that include Amos." Telagan takes a drink from his honey-sweetened tea. Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra exclaims, "I broke it!" Gutstorm gawks at Pietra. Vaemyr says, "I didn't think for a moment, as soon as he mentioned the steward positions, that Amos wouldn't be one, honestly I'm of the opinion better to keep him close and have an informed council, than let him go off and make secret deals." Pietra furrows her brow. Gutstorm takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum. Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra says, "I'm sorry." Speaking to Telagan, Berkana says, "Alas, all the savories are back at Brigatta, if you need a proper meal." Puptilian leans forward. Balley softly says, "Well Leafi you are now the last Great Mayor of Landing if this play is agreed to." Taulramil asks, "Does anyone know which direction the tunnles he's digging are heading?" Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "It dokay." Speaking to Vaemyr, Dendum asks, ""Better he is steward than judge or mayor yes?" Asben glances between Pietra and Gutstorm. Alosaka begins chuckling at Balley! Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Unless there is a candidtae who will remove them as stewards." Gutstorm taps an asymmetrically winged campaign button that reads, "Team Leafi: Embrace the Chaos!" that he is wearing. Speaking to Balley, Leafiara says, "Bittersweet." Speaking to Balley, Pukk says, "There is still hope for Barnom or Goblyn." Leafiara stares off into space. Speaking amusedly to Balley, Alosaka says, "Oh, well, with luck that won't be the case." Speaking to Asben, Pietra says, "I will cut your eyes out, stop." (Faerinn says in an imitation of Amos, "Cordarius was recalled to the Hall for apple misconduct. We regret to inform you he died en route.") Asben begins chuckling at Pietra! Speaking quietly to Stormyrain, Dhairn asks, "Do the gryphons still stand to protect the landing from corruption of this magnitude?" Speaking to Berkana, Telagan replies, "Ah, well, will needs t'talk to the doorperson 'bout it." Balley nods. Balley softly says, "Time will tel." Speaking incredulously to Alosaka, Leafiara asks, "I'm sorry, when exactly do you think we're ever lucky around here?" Quilthaias smiles at Leifa. Berkana chuckles. Stormyrain raises her eyebrow, the dark bloodjewel half-ring set within only enhancing her skeptical expression. Speaking to Puptilian, Guarrin says, "I was not aware the Sun Throne took such interest in mining operations here." Asben whispers something to Pietra. Berkana says, "That's funny." Speaking to Dhairn, Stormyrain says, "You should ask one of the Gryphons." Speaking to Leafiara, Alosaka says, "Fair enough." Gutstorm stands up. Speaking pointedly to Alosaka, Leafiara says, "Between your dislike of Marshal Thadston, your dislike of Magister Raelee's dealings with Vlashandra..." Leafiara snickers. Stormyrain glances at Guarrin. Speaking to Dhairn, Pietra says, "You should probably ask them instead." Seaward Gutstorm moves toward a double door and then stumbles, making a total fool out of himself. Stormyrain glances at Geijon. A brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords marches off on tiny paws, tail held proudly in the air. Stormyrain says, "I am not, nor have I ever been one." Seaward Gutstorm just stumbled in, flailing his arms wildly while trying to right himself! Imloth just left. Gutstorm offers Asben a perfect black essence rose. Dhairn quietly says, "I was asking someone who may know, cause I don't see one here." Asben accepts Gutstorm's black essence rose. Speaking drunkenly to Asben, Gutstorm slurs, "It candy." A brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords scrambles madly into view, sounding like a herd of elephants. Stormyrain points at Geijon. Gutstorm sits down. Speaking to Dhairn, Guarrin says, "The Order protects the Landing and its people. We do not involve ourselves in politics." Stormyrain points at Guarrin. Asben shakes his head. Berkana reaches into her black leather jacket, producing a ripe red apple from within. Stormyrain points at Alosaka. Speaking to Guarrin, Puptilian says, "Sun Throne no, but my understanding was Amos asked permission from the outpost to mine." Asben sniffs at his black essence rose. Pietra whispers something to Asben. Stormyrain points at Bernadette. Speaking to Leafiara, Alosaka says, "My dislike of Thadston or Raelee's bargains with Vlashandra pales in comparison with how I feel about Vlashandra herself." Stormyrain says, "I believe there are more, as well." Dhairn quietly asks, "You're a Silver Gryphon?" Leafiara nods at Alosaka. Dhairn blinks at Guarrin. Balley softly says, "Vlashandra is not a citizen is she//." Vaemyr says, "Alright taking a betting pool of if Cordarius actually shows back up." Pietra points at Geijon. Pietra chuckles. Stormyrain folds her arms over her chest. Speaking to Dhairn, Guarrin says, "Only for twenty years. Yes. I am one of the newer ones." Adelynn whispers something to Chandrellia. Speaking to Balley, Puptilian says, "The Hall. not the Landing." Speaking to Guarrin, Faerinn says, "Might be why your order is the only one I respect." Stormyrain gazes in amusement at Guarrin. Geijon laughs! Speaking to Alosaka, Leafiara says, "Well, yes, but my point was about disliking even the maneuvering of our citizens and allies." Leafiara chuckles. Dhairn quietly says, "I had no idea." Balley nods. Pukk says, "I think Cordarius was removed for his own protection." Pietra shakes her head, totally at a loss. Pietra grins at Pukk. Balley softly says, "So she can not be on things." Leifa smiles at Guarrin. Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "Ears were probably bleeding." Speaking to Vaemyr, Leafiara says, "Depends how much Amos likes what he hears from his fireflies." Speaking seductively to her ripe red apple, Berkana says, "Hello Temptation." Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Wunner if he got kilt, he bene gone awhile." Guarrin nods appreciatively at Faerinn. Gutstorm glances at a double door. Leafiara nods absently at Gutstorm. Pukk nods at Pietra. Vaemyr begins chuckling at Leafiara! Telagan asks, "Supposin' we puts forwards our own fors Stewards? Is a negotation, aye?" Speaking to Dhairn, Geijon notes, "He is First of our Order." Leifa lightly pats a dragon-etched emerald. Telagan takes a drink from his honey-sweetened tea. [General] Chandrellia thinks, "Of Dordy, where are you, I'mw aiting just like you asked me to, we are all waiting." Leifa put a dragon-etched emerald in her honeycomb case. Goldstr nods at Leafiara. Dhairn blinks. Stormyrain smiles. Leifa turns toward Quilthaias and renders a sharp salute with her frothy oatmeal stout. Leifa takes a drink from her frothy oatmeal stout. [General] Chandrellia thinks, "Corddy even lmao." Leafiara lets out a long, contemplative breath. Pietra glances at Chandrellia. Adelynn tries to pinch Chandrellia, but she grabs her hand just in time and pinches Adelynn instead! Pietra laughs! Speaking to Puptilian, Guarrin says, "I imagine that was likely out of consideration, given his business connection with Lady Larsya." Adelynn whimpers. Speaking quietly to Guarrin, Dhairn says, "You're just full of surprises." The mirror images surrounding Mongonator undulate and grow stronger. Mongonator renews his songs. Alosaka says, "As much as no one seems to want to say it, Amos is a powerful person who has carved out a powerful position for himself, and he intends to use it to secure a position of lawful power over the town. That is how power works." Chandrellia pinches Adelynn! Speaking to Puptilian, Guarrin says, "You would have to ask him why." [General] Pukk thinks, "No, no. Dordy it is now." (Berkana brings the apple up to her nose and inhales the soft floral fragrance of the fruit.) Stormyrain grins at Dhairn. Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Larsye would make a fun mayer." Adelynn stares at Chandrellia. Speaking to Kippe, Pietra says, "I really preferred stalking around looking for that idiot child." Xorus nods at Alosaka. Adelynn just went through a double door, dragging Chandrellia with her. Berkana slips a ripe red apple into an inner pocket of her black leather jacket. Several of the darkened leaves on Pietra's ebonwood armband slowly bend across the wood until their vein-spliced surfaces come to rest against her skin. Leafiara says, "Maybe we should counterpropose that Larsya fill Amos' position instead, since her resources are greater than his." A green-eyed grey and white kitten marches off on tiny paws, tail held proudly in the air. Lady Adelynn just came through a double door. Speaking to Kippe, Pietra says, "Was quuuuuiet." Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "I dunno, I kinda doubt Amos wants to really draw the ire of the empire, how would he expand his own empire if he has to deal with more envoys." Lady in Waiting Chandrellia just came through a double door. Leifa nods. Pietra nods slowly. Leafiara glances at Vaemyr and rubs her chin thoughtfully. A green-eyed grey and white kitten suddenly streaks into the room, pitching headfirst into the floor. Geijon whispers something to Balley. Geijon smiles at Balley. Taulramil adjusts his dark gold field plate, improving its ability to support the weight of his gear. Kippe wryly says, "He outsmarted us." Quilthaias grins at Leifa. [Help] Myhawlur: "What is a good lich script for wizard guild training please?" Balley blushes a nice shade of pink. Chandrellia softly says, "Yes I would hide too." Speaking to Dhairn, Stormyrain says, "Though to address what you said, even though I am not a Gryphon, while the delivery leaves something to be desired--overall this may put more power into the hands of the people--and not a select few." Kippe nods at Pietra. Balley nods. Speaking to Kippe, Pietra says, "We found where he went, though." Adelynn comes out of hiding. Speaking to Kippe, Telagan says, "He outsmarted Cordarius." Stormyrain looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs. Leifa chuckles. Delyorik just came through a double door. Adelynn snorts! You hear a belch from Delyorik's direction and notice the white goat pin he wears is chewing something. Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "No hope for Mother to be mayor then?" Quilthaias snickers. Speaking to Leafiara, Vaemyr says, "Much easier to "deal with what you know" than the unknown." Taulramil ponders. Squire Legionnaire Taulramil just went through a double door. Adelynn glances at Chandrellia and folds her arms over her chest. Quilthaias nods firmly at Leifa. Speaking to Telagan, Kippe says, "That too." Chandrellia pinches Adelynn! Speaking to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Maybe if she reveals her identity, which we'll need to talk to her about anyway." Chandrellia smirks. Adelynn stares at Chandrellia. Guarrin nods in agreement at Stormyrain. Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm slurs, "Mother coffer of da shtwewardsh he shaid." Pukk nods. Speaking to Guarrin, Puptilian says, "I am sure you are right but it sets authority over land that is unclaimed. That can be very dangerous to this town due to many thinking we are only to the walls. Like I said, next do we need permission to hunt ou furs or cut down trees for use? It worries me to think if that happens." Speaking wryly to Gutstorm, Leafiara says, "That's the first Mother, not the current one." Squire Legionnaire Taulramil just came through a double door. [General] Chandrellia asks, "Cordarius?" Squire Legionnaire Taulramil just went through a double door. Speaking dryly to Pietra, Kippe says, "If by found you mean fell." Quilthaias winks at Leifa and flashes a sly grin. Speaking quietly to Leifa, Dhairn says, "I think I'm going to have to sell shop and move. This has become ridiculous." Squire Legionnaire Taulramil just came through a double door. Pietra shushes Kippe! Vaemyr's arming coat emits a long shadowy tendril that lashes at the gauze-bound Tolene disk streaked with crimson bloodstains and disappears. [Help] Myhawlur: "Thanks. ill give it a try." Taulramil joins Cryheart's group. Speaking to Kippe, Pietra exclaims, "That was later!" Speaking drunkenly to Leafiara, Gutstorm slurs, "Sho confooshin." The dully illuminated mantle protecting Delyorik begins to falter, then completely fades away. The tingling sensation and sense of security leaves Geijon. Kippe smirks at Pietra. Telagan pours himself a cup of citrus-infused grog. Leafiara grins at Gutstorm. Quilthaias begins chuckling at Pietra! Delyorik put a fel hafted vultite waraxe in his leather battle harness. Delyorik put a veniom-bound rolaren tower shield in his leather battle harness. Leifa looks over at Dhairn and shakes her head. Berkana waves to Delyorik. Chamorr heartily says, "Ya know." Delyorik asks, "So... who brought popcorn?" Berkana grins at Telagan. Dendum reaches inside one of the narrow tubes hanging from his beaver pelt baldric and slides a piece of white paper out, which he unrolls. Pukk looks slightly alarmed as he begins to gag for no reason. During a short coughing fit, a diminutive matte black invar fork is exposed under Pukk's tongue. Delyorik waves to Berkana. Chamorr heartily says, "I like it." Dendum gazes with interest at the white paper in his hand. Berkana whispers something to Telagan. Delyorik sits down next to a blue ora buffet cart. Leafiara offers Delyorik some salty popcorn. Telagan nods at Berkana. Balley giggles. Delyorik laughs! Pietra nods in agreement at Pukk. Delyorik accepts Leafiara's salty popcorn. Berkana chuckles. Delyorik winks at Leafiara. Balley gives Delyorik a friendly hug. Quilthaias waves to Delyorik. Balley kisses Delyorik tenderly on the cheek. Speaking offhandedly to Delyorik, Leafiara says, "Courtesy of Silverwood Manor." Delyorik hugs Balley, who wraps him in a warm embrace. Gutstorm joins Cryheart's group. [General] Cordarius thinks, "I will be back shortly to answer any questions." Delyorik waves to Quilthaias. Speaking to Dhairn, Leifa admonishes, "I'm standing behind Leafiara until the ink is dry on this 'new mayor'." Quilthaias grins from ear to ear. Speaking suddenly to Delyorik, Leafiara says, "Wait, you already know that." Leafiara grins at Leifa. Geijon smiles at Balley. Pietra nods at Kippe. Delyorik winks at Leafiara. Adelynn draws a slender drakar skinning knife from one of the slots on her leather bandolier. Bernadette nods. Speaking to Puptilian, Guarrin says, "I understand that concern, but, I would not fear what may come, or what could be. Perhaps reasonable caution." Cryheart's cotton twill surcoat shifts and rustles a bit, the sounds of high-pitched squeaks emanating from it. Guarrin shrugs slightly. Telagan takes a drink from his citrus-infused grog. Telagan looks rather relaxed. Speaking softly to Leafiara, Chandrellia says, "I can sy however, if Amos continues to put all these officals under, protection, there will be noone left to protect him." Dhairn nods. (Adelynn edges a little closer to Chandrellia.) Speaking to Leafiara, Delyorik says, "Of course... because I know all the things." Berkana grins at Telagan. Leafiara nods in agreement at Chandrellia. Alosaka pours himself a cup of warm cider wassail. Alosaka exclaims, "To a new, more orderly future!" Alosaka raises his warm cider wassail in a toast! Thrassus nods to Xorus. Alosaka takes a drink from his warm cider wassail. Geijon chuckles. Speaking to Puptilian, Guarrin says, "Surely something to discuss with Amos, and his new role it seems." Delyorik takes a bite of his salty popcorn. Dhairn quietly says, "Seriously. Anyone who doesn't see the problem with the judge is living with their head down a hole." Pietra begins chuckling at Taulramil! Balley shrugs. Alosaka becomes unbalanced for a second, then recovers. Alosaka appears to lose some internal strength. The deep blue glow leaves Alosaka. The light blue glow leaves Alosaka. The misty halo fades from Alosaka. Speaking to Leafiara, Delyorik says, "But, you're welcome for the tiramisu." Arynth quietly remarks, "Seems to me that Amos needs to just...happen to disappear." Delyorik winks at Leafiara. Speaking to Dhairn, Leafiara admits, "We should ask who checks the Judge. I wasn't entirely clear on that." Telagan nods at Arynth. A small gold spider on Bernadette crawls over to her face. Leifa glances around the room. Leafiara admits, "...I also wasn't clear on that even before these changes." Speaking quietly to Arynth, Dhairn says, "Solves nothing. There would just be another Amos." Pietra says, "Disappearing would be too good for him." Guarrin folds his hands behind his back. Pietra nods at Arynth. Speaking to Guarrin, Puptilian says, "Do know my friend that I worry less about the Empire then most here. I dont hold grudges like many. I have also learn though to worry and expect the worse and hopefully be surprise when I am wrong compare to not worrying and being blindsided by something not expected." Telagan takes a drink from his citrus-infused grog. Pietra says, "Oops I used my outer voice again." (Adelynn surreptitiously gives Chandrellia a little poke in the thigh with the tip of her skinning knife.) The bright luminescence fades from around Sorlu. Guarrin nods understandingly at Puptilian. Adelynn whistles tunelessly to herself. Adelynn sheathes a slender drakar skinning knife into one of the slots on her leather bandolier. Adelynn clears her throat. Berkana begins chuckling at Pietra! Delyorik says, "I'm only here to make sure that whatever you people do doesn't have an effect on Mule." Dhairn quietly says, "The only way a position can be a lifelong election is if they are removable by popular vote." Adelynn examines her fingernails. Chandrellia removes a well-made faenor-hilted gornar dagger from in her leather wrist-sheath. Speaking to Puptilian, Guarrin says, "I can appreciate that." Chandrellia takes a few steps to her left. The voice of Adelynn says, "Don't you dare." Chandrellia smirks. The voice of Adelynn hisses, "I'll take that hand off." Chandrellia turns over her gornar dagger. Puptilian becomes solid again. Speaking to Puptilian, Dendum reminds, "The human empire is already in the landing. Already they have ballista pointed at the walls and scrying orbs pointed at the city. Citizens can not walk from Helga s to Moot Hall without being spied on by the Hall and by Hendor. What is there left to bring? Soldiers? Hrmph there are hundreds of them right outside the gates. Dendum does not fear Turamzyrr, have long lived in the shadow of Turamzyrr, but Dendum is not blind to the fact that Turamzyrr is already here either." Speaking to Puptilian, Guarrin adds, "And your considerate discourse on the subject is also appreciated." Geijon nods at Balantine. Pietra grins at Delyorik. Chandrellia suddenly pauses, a look of consternation crossing her features as she listens intently. Speaking to Dendum, Arynth asks, "Outside the gates?" Alosaka smiles at Dendum. Alosaka nods at Arynth. Speaking to Delyorik, Pietra says, "You might have some refugees." Speaking to Dendum, Arynth reminds, "The armigers?" Kippe nods slowly at Raelee. Speaking heavily to Dendum, Leafiara says, "Yeah, unfortunate reality certainly." Arynth grins wryly. Speaking to Arynth, Alosaka says, "We can tour the Hendoran Outpost after this if you like." Geijon agrees with Balley. Speaking to Arynth, Dendum asks, ""Hrmm those are inside the gate yes?" Pukk agrees with Leafiara. Speaking to Pietra, Delyorik says, "As if that's never happened in the history of Icemule." The mirror images surrounding Stormyrain undulate and grow stronger. Stormyrain renews her songs. Pukk agrees with Dendum. Dendum starts chortling. Telagan ponders. Arynth nods in agreement at Dendum. Xorus nods at Thrassus. Pietra grins at Delyorik. Speaking to Dendum, Arynth says, "Hence my attempt to correct the statement." Pietra tickles Gutstorm as they grin at each other. Chandrellia put a well-made faenor-hilted gornar dagger in her leather wrist-sheath. Adelynn smirks at Chandrellia. Dhairn quietly says, "You couldn't pay me enough to do anything but disrupt any of these positions." Dhairn chuckles. Chandrellia gently bites Adelynn. Speaking to Arynth, Dendum says, ""Dendum speaks of Hendor and...others in the outpost." Leafiara gazes in amusement at Dhairn. Speaking to Delyorik, Pietra asks, "Fair point. Banaltra, if I remember?" Telagan ponders. Guarrin slowly empties his lungs. Arynth shrugs at Dendum. Pietra gazes heavenward. Speaking to Dendum, Puptilian says, "Hendor has been a strong ally to this town and one that has done a lot to protect us. Not all of the Empire can be said to do the same." Arynth begins to breathe less deeply. The dim aura fades from around Arynth. The dully illuminated mantle protecting Arynth begins to falter, then completely fades away. Quilthaias yawns. Quilthaias stares off into space. Speaking to Pietra, Delyorik says, "They were here as well." Arynth gives a sidelong glance at Pietra. Quilthaias quietly says, "Hrm." Speaking to Dendum, Puptilian says, "But with that said I do not disagree with what you say." Goldstr agrees with Puptilian. [Realm] The invoker thinks, "Residents of Wehnimer's Landing, I will be arriving to Town Square, Small Park in approximately 15 minutes to offer spells to those in need." Speaking to Pietra, Arynth says, "The banaltra were here, also." Dendum nods at Puptilian. Taulramil says, "The crack from the linden trees." Pietra whispers something to Leafiara. Taulramil nods at Pietra. Telagan asks, "Dids he says how long 'til he was backs? Is been bits, no?" Leafiara nods absently at Pietra. Telagan idly scratches himself on the neck. Speaking to Puptilian, Alosaka asks, "Wasn't this new plan just dictated to us by an officer of the Empire?" The dully illuminated mantle protecting Shinann begins to falter, then completely fades away. Guarrin casually mentions, "As Pupt has said, Hendorans have aided us countless times in this past year alone." Leafiara whispers something to Pietra. Speaking to Arynth, Pietra says, "They caused a migration of refugees from here and elsewhere to Icemule." Delyorik says, "They were almost everywhere." Leifa nods sagely at Dhairn. Goldstr nods at Guarrin. Delyorik nods at Arynth. Pietra nods at Delyorik. Gutstorm takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum. Leafiara whispers something to Pietra. Speaking to Delyorik, Pietra says, "That was my point. Perhaps stated poorly." Gutstorm pulls the silver lever on the monir water cannon, but nothing seems to happen. With a happy little wriggle, a green-eyed grey and white kitten half pounces before racing over to bump heads against a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords, the two miniature felines flopping down to snuggle and bask. Taulramil asks, "Was it not the banaltra's the dug up holes and grabbed you down?" Leafiara lets out a long, contemplative breath. Dhairn quietly asks, "Leafiara.. you were mayor. Be honest. Who truly runs the Landing? Is it the elected officials? Is it their councils? Or is it closer to the rangers who sit in the small park and the empaths in town square?" Delyorik shrugs at Pietra. Gutstorm put a flagon of Ice Drake rum in his traveller's cloak. Gutstorm removes some essence of water from in his ruddy red bodice. Gutstorm removes a silver-accented white monir water cannon from in his ankle sheath. Gutstorm closes the valve at the front of the monir water cannon. Gutstorm removes the bladder from the water cannon, carefully filling it with the essence of water, and then snaps it back into place. Quilthaias glances at Gutstorm. As Quilthaias shakes his head, small flakes of ash fall slowly toward the ground. Alosaka says, "I think it's a workable plan, but let's not pretend the Empire's strings aren't tightly wound around us already." Gutstorm pumps the small bellows on the monir water cannon. The bladder atop the cannon inflates. Berkana says, "Oh them..." Berkana nods. Speaking to Alosaka, Guarrin says, "Yes, the Baron's envoy to this protectorate." Quilthaias stares at Gutstorm. Gutstorm grins sheepishly at Quilthaias. Speaking to Dhairn, Leafiara says, "The town council at first, then the merchants." Kippe agrees with Raelee. Gutstorm put some essence of water in his ruddy red bodice. Gutstorm put a silver-accented white monir water cannon in his ankle sheath. Speaking to Alosaka, Puptilian says, "Agree but can also be said that only citizens will be able to vote only citizens to positions. With that we stil have our own voice." Pietra whispers something to Leafiara. With a happy little wriggle, a green-eyed grey and white kitten half pounces before racing over to bump heads against a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords, the two miniature felines flopping down to snuggle and bask. Taulramil nods. Speaking to Pietra, Delyorik says, "This time of morning... none of us speak clearly." The powerful look leaves Chandrellia. Dhairn quietly says, "You weren't supposed to say the merchants." Dhairn pokes Leafiara in the ribs. Dhairn gazes in wonder at his surroundings. Gutstorm shakes his head at a green-eyed grey and white kitten. Speaking to Delyorik, Taulramil asks, "Don't like to say hi anymore eh old man?" Goldstr says, "Folks We was deemed a Protectorate a da Empire so bo Baronies could try to take us over." Speaking wryly to Dhairn, Leafiara says, "Not you. Nor anyone standing here." Speaking to Delyorik, Pietra says, "Honestly I'm surprised I can even speak at all right now." Pietra chuckles. Taulramil says, "Its all good." Taulramil nods at Delyorik. Quilthaias glances at Gutstorm. [Help] Zachriel: "So if you kill easily over 10 things per death, you can afford to stay well above how many you even need."

Questions and Answers

Cordarius walks in.

Speaking to Taulramil, Delyorik says, "I'm surprised you survived the bowels, actually... but I'm glad you did."

Berkana begins chuckling at Pietra!
[Help] Zachriel: "Mis-channeling."

Vaemyr says, "Hmm ok, I've been reviewing the document Cordarius left..."

Taulramil gazes with interest at Cordarius.

Speaking surprisedly to Cordarius, Leafiara says, "Oh, you're alive."

Berkana gives a sidelong glance at Cordarius.
Vaemyr nods at Cordarius.
Speaking to a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords, Gutstorm says, "Yoo shpennin to much time wif dat kitty."
Delyorik leans on Taulramil.

Cordarius says, "Okay. Let's stretch and let our feelings out again."

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Ya made it back."

Pietra laughs at Cordarius!

Cordarius chuckles.

Vaemyr says, "This makes a lot more since now."

Delyorik asks, "And old man?  What the heck?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara admits, "Well, you *have* said in the past that you're a survivor."

You hear a belch from Delyorik's direction and notice the white goat pin he wears is chewing something.

Taulramil asks, "Did not choke on an apple?"

Goldstr stretches.
Leifa rolls her eyes at Cordarius.
Raising both eyebrows slightly, Raelee regards Cordarius with an unimpressed look.

Cordarius says, "No one would raise a hand against me."

Interlocking his fingers above his head, Arianiss stretches slowly, extending his spine in a satisfying stretch.

Speaking to Goldstr, Puptilian says, "Lets be honest, if the empire wants this town it can force that subject.  So far its left us alone outside some idiots that think they can play god here."

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "I thought for sure you would be missing."

Focusing intently on Cordarius, Gutstorm holds up two fingers in front of his face and pinches them together violently while staring intently through the narrowing aperture.  How odd.
Pukk snaps his fingers.
Raelee glances skeptically at Cordarius.

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr says, "I think I have a better overall understanding after a bit of time to think."

Speaking to Goldstr, Dendum says, ""Hrmph, Dendum has seen one Barony try and take over another this paper shield is better than none but is not unbreakable."

Speaking to Cordarius, Pietra says, "You know how to get us all relaxed and open to suggestion."

Speaking quietly to Cordarius, Dhairn asks, "Why is the judge a lifelong appointment?"

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia says, "Glad to see you made it back, in one piece."

Delyorik cocks his head at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "It always has been."

Cordarius nods at Dhairn.

Delyorik says, "Hrm..."

Speaking to Delyorik, Taulramil says, "I get stronger every day."

Goldstr nods at Puptilian.

Speaking amusedly to Cordarius, Adelynn says, "Hmm.  You actually came back."

Gutstorm removes an overstuffed snow white polar bear with deep blue eyes from in his traveller's cloak.

Speaking skeptically to Cordarius, Raelee asks, "... no one?"

Cordarius says, "Well, not no one..."

Gutstorm glances between Cordarius and an overstuffed snow white polar bear with deep blue eyes.
Leafiara whispers something to Pietra.

Speaking to Pietra, Delyorik asks, "Should I be impressed?"

Delyorik glances at Cordarius.

Dhairn quietly says, "That's not the point... the new system grants them power over the entirety of the system. It can no longer remain a lifelong appointment in light of that."

Cordarius says, "But no one wants to envoke imperial attention at my harm or disappearance."

Pietra whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr asks, "Who is in this select pool to run for mayor?"

Cordarius says, "Except Vlashandra who put me in a coffin."

Cordarius shrugs.

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "You sound so confident about that."

Vaemyr begins chuckling at Cordarius!

Speaking to Delyorik, Pietra says, "Up to you. I say sure why not."

Faerinn asks, "Did you remember to bring the milk and cigs you said you were going to go get?"

Taulramil removes a sanded dark oak hunting horn with black coral inlay from in his dark crimson jacket.

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr asks, "Octavia maybe?"

Taulramil put a bird-painted sepia vellum map in his dark crimson jacket.
Alosaka takes a drink from his warm cider wassail.

Speaking drunkenly to Cordarius, Gutstorm slurs, "Me nominate Goblyn and Larsya."

Speaking to Pietra, Delyorik says, "But you always say that."

Taulramil takes a deep breath and raises his dark oak horn to his lips producing a prolonged high-pitched note of triumph!
Taulramil nods.

Cordarius says, "We will see."

Speaking to Cordarius, Puptilian says, "Wouldn't be the first time an Imperial official just went missing.  We survived those events."

Cordarius nods at Chamorr.

Puptilian whistles tunelessly to himself.

Speaking to Delyorik, Pietra says, "You have a valid point."

Taulramil put a sanded dark oak hunting horn with black coral inlay in his dark crimson jacket.
Pietra chuckles.

Speaking drunkenly to Cordarius, Gutstorm slurs, "On and Barnom Shlim too."

Guarrin takes a slow, deep breath then pinches the bridge of his nose.

Balley softly says, "NO imperials."

Speaking to Pietra, Delyorik says, "And I always have a valid point."

Taulramil says, "Hope your ears ring now."

Delyorik leans on Pietra.

Cordarius says, "If I went missing, all of your wives would be sad."

Leafiara nods absently at Balley.
Cordarius snickers to himself.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "We also thought Barnom and Balley would be good Mayor and Vice Mayor too."

Cordarius says, "I kid, I kid."

Balley softly says, "They do NOT belong here."

Shinann slowly empties her lungs.
Kippe glances at Guarrin.
The mirror images surrounding Mongonator undulate and grow stronger.
Mongonator renews his songs.

Speaking to Delyorik, Pietra says, "Oh for cryin out loud, Dely."

Speaking to Delyorik, Dendum says, ""Dendum has quiver full of valid points."

Leafiara pokes Pukk in the ribs.
Chamorr chuckles.
Pietra pushes on Delyorik without much success.
Shinann shifts her weight.
Goldstr begins chuckling at Cordarius!
Thrassus snickers at Cordarius.
Delyorik laughs!
Balley pokes Pukk in the ribs.
Delyorik grins at Dendum.

Dhairn quietly says, "I feel like my query is being dodged, councilman."

Balley softly says, "No."

Chandrellia's spirits are no longer lifted.
The air stops shimmering around Chandrellia.

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia asks, "Good thing I'm not married yet then huh?"

Delyorik winks at Pietra.
Chandrellia winks at Cordarius.

Alosaka says, "A new, full government, secure in its positions, will be better equipped to deal with the many threats we face -- the Knaves, the Rooks, Barnom."

Cordarius asks, "In the coming weeks, perhaps we can discuss militia matters, Captains?"

Cordarius peers quizzically at Stormyrain.

Cordarius peers quizzically at Shinann.

Pietra pinches Delyorik!

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr asks, "So first question, you mentioned an earlier election cycle for mayors this year, is it the same with the new council members?"

Shinann nods at Cordarius.

Cordarius nods at Alosaka.

Shinann says, "Of course."

Cordarius says, "Precisely."

Cordarius nods at Vaemyr.

Guarrin nods in agreement at Alosaka.

Cordarius says, "Yes."

Vaemyr nods at Cordarius.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "You should make Leafiara a militia captain too."

Pukk nods.
Leafiara whispers something to Pietra.

Speaking seriously to Pukk, Leafiara says, "No."

Cordarius says, "We've already had too many vacanies for too long."

Puptilian ponders.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Leafi more like a privateer."

Goldstr agrees with Cordarius.

Delyorik says, "Someone needs a press secretary."

Delyorik winks.

Leifa takes a drink from her frothy oatmeal stout.
Gutstorm is admiring Leafiara.
Quilthaias takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum.
Pietra whispers something to Leafiara.

Faerinn asks, "Are these seperate applications or do runners up for Mayor get dumped into the Council?"

Leafiara whispers something to Pukk.
Leafiara nods at Pietra.

Vaemyr says, "And seems we'll need to deal with those for a few more months still."

Faerinn grins.
Pietra nods at Leafiara.
Quilthaias rocks back on his heels.

Cordarius says, "By the first of Lumnea, I would like to have the election campaign begin, for a new mayor and our new four council members."

Quilthaias takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum.
Quilthaias looks rather relaxed.

Speaking drunkenly to Leafiara, Gutstorm slurs, "Dat anudder name fer a pirate."

Speaking to Cordarius, Dendum says, ""Hrmph will there be regulations on what can be mayor other than judge? Maybe rule that mayor can not be walking dead thing or wearing strange armor he never takes off....or winged blood apple eating creature."

Quilthaias takes a drink from his Ice Drake rum.
Quilthaias looks rather relaxed.
Pukk grins.
Pietra bursts out in a sudden snort of laughter.
(Berkana perches herself slightly on the bottom ledge of the window frame as she watces everything.)
Berkana pours herself a cup of smoky honey-sweetened tea.
Alosaka grins at Dendum.
Pukk's rose vine anklet writhes slightly, the vine's tendrils creeping and shifting slightly as it repositions itself along his ankle.
Berkana takes a drink from her honey-sweetened tea.

Speaking surreptitiously to Dendum, Leafiara says, "Hey, Crux did a perfectly fine job."

Quilthaias sits down next to Berkana.
Pietra grins at Delyorik.

Speaking to Faerinn, Arianiss says, "That's a good point, and I think it should be staggered to allow Mayor candidates to run for Council."

Speaking to Dendum, Alosaka suggests, "Worshippers of dark gods need not apply."

Speaking offhandedly to Dendum, Arynth says, "I rather liked the winged blood apple eating creature."

Quilthaias nods.

Cordarius says, "This provides a few weeks to ratifiy the agreement with the Consortium, continue out efforts against the Knave and the Rooks, and overall give the town citizens time to decide if they will step up to try to run for town council."

Dhairn quietly says, "I actually loved Mayor Croos."

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "He did."

Leafiara nods at Chamorr.

Speaking to Leafiara, Dendum says, ""Hrmm yes very inspiring creature. Dendum hears he got many to agree on one thing."

Stormyrain nods at Cordarius.
Berkana smiles at Quilthaias.
Leafiara nods at Dendum.
Pietra grins at Arynth.
Quilthaias twiddles his thumbs.

Speaking to Leafiara, Dendum says, "'To wear mask and try and kill him."

Vaemyr nods at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "We'll also be building a new wing of Moot Hall, with offices for the town council members."

Leafiara gazes in amusement at Dendum.

Speaking to Cordarius, Stormyrain says, "Just bring brandy when we do meet."

Stormyrain says, "Lots of it."

Speaking to Arynth, Pietra says, "He was quite entertaining."

Cordarius begins chuckling at Stormyrain!

Thrassus nods at Cordarius.

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "All the mayors have risen to the job."

Speaking to Dendum, Leafiara admits, "Well, I can't deny that happened."

Cordarius says, "Agreed."

Alosaka takes a drink from his warm cider wassail.
Leafiara nods at Chamorr.
Telagan takes a bite of his spiced pear rissole.

Speaking heartily to Leafiara, Chamorr says, "Even you."

Kippe glances at Stormyrain.
Leafiara winks at Chamorr.
Stormyrain gives a sidelong glance at Kippe.
A small gold spider on Bernadette crawls over to her forehead.
Stormyrain shrugs.
Chamorr winks at Leafiara.
Kippe smirks.
Suddenly noticing that a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords is stalking an insect, a green-eyed grey and white kitten rushes over to join in the chase, causing the kitten to blink and stop in consternation as the grey and white kitten takes over the chase!
The deep blue glow leaves Sorlu.
The mirror images surrounding Stormyrain undulate and grow stronger.
Stormyrain renews her songs.
Bernadette nudges a small gold spider to her right upper arm.
Voltung looks less calm and refreshed than a moment ago.
The light blue glow leaves Sorlu.
Cordarius nods at Dendum.
Leifa looks at Cordarius with concern.
Delyorik's white goat pin nibbles on a piece of his clothing.  It must be very hungry indeed.

Cordarius says, "Yes. No abominations for mayor."

Cordarius nods at Dendum.

Alosaka nods firmly.

Dendum exclaims, "Excellent plan!"

Delyorik rubs a furry white goat pin he is wearing.
Leafiara furrows her brow.

Pukk says, "I guess I can't be mayor then."

Pukk snaps his fingers.

Alosaka says, "Already we're improving."

Stormyrain folds her hands behind her back.

Xorus says, "Pity. That was a fine tradition while it lasted."

A series of tiny slivers of green sprout up from Cryheart's rose vine anklet, and in a surreal manner, they quickly grow larger, unfurling leaves, and then bursting into tiny rosebuds, nearly ready to bloom.

Leafiara points at Xorus!
Thrassus snickers at Xorus!

Dhairn quietly says, "So the person who decides who is permitted on the ballot... is in position for life. And the mayor is elected from said ballot and appoints their stewards. Yes, this sounds completely reasonable."

Kippe raises an eyebrow in Stormyrain's direction.

Speaking to his white goat pin, Delyorik says, "Time to sleep, Morty.  You're just too much right now."

Dhairn smirks as a haughty expression flits across his face.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pietra says, "So now you're judging future candidates."

Chandrellia's white leather bag shifts and rustles a bit, the sounds of high-pitched squeaks emanating from it.
Pietra slowly empties her lungs.
Kippe gazes in amusement at Stormyrain.
Stormyrain looks thoughtful for a moment, then shrugs.
Gutstorm yawns.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pietra asks, "Who decides who is an abomination?"

Speaking to Pietra, Alosaka says, "Reasonable people will have to make that judgement."

Speaking amusedly to Stormyrain, Kippe concedes, "Good point."

Leifa tosses back her head and runs her fingers through her hair.
Stormyrain glances at Kippe and preens.

Speaking to Pietra, Dendum asks, ""Hrmm, can agree they must at least not be walking dead thing yes?"

Cordarius begins chuckling at Pietra!

Speaking to Alosaka, Leafiara inquires, "How many of those would you say are in the Landing besides yourself?"

Pietra chuckles.
Vaemyr gazes fondly at his arming coat as if he sees something no one else can.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Shouldnt we have a judge first, if he selects the canidates."

Pietra's brow furrows as she gives Cordarius a long look.  With deliberate motions, she begins to shrug her shoulders, clearly loosening her muscles in preparation for something.
Berkana chuckles to herself.
Leafiara smirks.

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "If you live in the snowy mountains and are really tall and have big feet you are an abominational thingy."

Berkana shakes her head.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pietra says, "Valid question, one would think."

Speaking quietly to Pietra, Dhairn says, "It won't matter. This system will ensure that the mayor is always a person placed by whatever foreign interest has purchased the judge."

Cordarius says, "We will have a new judge election soon."

Soneiken whispers something to Cordarius.
Pietra grins at Delyorik.

Cordarius says, "Manard is interim, I hope Renpaw returns, but if not, we will hold a real election."

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara asks, "What if we find Renpaw within two months?"

Pietra nods slowly at Pukk.
Pukk begins chuckling at Dendum!

Leafiara says, "Ah."

Leafiara nods at Cordarius.

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra asks, "So that rules out Roblar?"

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "That seems unfair."

Pukk nods at Pietra.
Gutstorm mutters robblerobble.

Speaking to Pietra, Pukk says, "Roblar will smash everything."

Speaking to Leafiara, Alosaka says, "I think the Landing is filled with reasonable, humble people, trying to go about their lives and hoping they have leaders intent on defending them. Bakers, milliners, tailors, beggers. Ordinary people."

Cordarius says, "If we find Renpaw or he returns, then he's the judge."

Geijon whispers something to Guarrin.
Guarrin winks at Geijon.

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr asks, "Will that happen before or after the mayorial and council elections?  I would assume after since the council needs to approve the judge?"

Dendum laughs!

Speaking offhandedly to Alosaka, Adelynn adds, "Don't forget prostitutes."

Speaking to Cordarius, Pietra asks, "And is Judge for life?"

Speaking to Alosaka, Pukk says, "I'm very humble. I'm so humble that I humble myself when I think about it."

Adelynn examines her fingernails.

Speaking to Alosaka, Leafiara says, "Ah, so the ones not in positions to make the legal decision on who's an abomination."

The dully illuminated mantle protecting Voltung begins to falter, then completely fades away.
Leafiara nods at Alosaka.

Speaking to Alosaka, Puptilian says, "I think many that tend to remain quiet and listen fit your description.  Including some in this room."

Xorus says, "There perhaps should be a mechanism for forcing a public 'no-confidence' vote in the judge."

Cordarius says, "If not, then the Mayor and 3 Stewards will put forth 4 candidates. Those 4 candidates must receive 3 out of 4 votes from the town council to move to a public election to pick the Judge."

Cordarius says, "So you see, balance."

The light blue glow leaves Stormyrain.

Cordarius nods.

Faerinn says, "I believe its only been 8 years since the Empire revoked my abomination status. Some local statutes still hold to that though."

The deep blue glow leaves Stormyrain.
Deep blue motes swirl away from Stormyrain and fade.
Leafiara grins wryly at Faerinn.
Lurrah raises an eyebrow.
Gutstorm gawks at Dendum.

Dhairn quietly exclaims, "That is not balanced... nobody checks the judge!"

Leifa looks rather confused.
Bernadette chuckles.

Dhairn quietly says, "This is what I've been saying since you arrived."

Speaking to Dhairn, Puptilian says, "The check on the judge is we vote the judge in."

Balley softly says, "I bet this is a plan for the Imperials and stuff to get control."

Speaking to Dhairn, Faerinn says, "Council can overturn judges rulings. Same as it was before."

Balley shrugs.

Speaking to Dhairn, Pukk says, "No you haven't. You have been keeping all quiet and stuff."

Dhairn quietly says, "And then he is purchased... and stuck for life."

[Dreavening] Dreaven: "ETA: 47 minutes at 03:45 AM EST."

Alosaka says, "A method to impeach the judge in exceptional circumstances might be warranted."

Speaking to Dhairn, Pukk says, "You haven't said a word."

Pukk appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Speaking to Balley, Goldstr says, "Dey nae cares."

Cordarius says, "Sounds like you plan to commit a lot of crimes..."

Cordarius nods at Dhairn.

Speaking to Puptilian, Leafiara says, "But if it's a lifetime appointment and the judge is an elf, for example, they could go for a milennium and have a position not voted on by entire generations."

Cordarius snickers.

Dhairn points at Alosaka.
Pietra nods in agreement at Delyorik.
Leafiara furrows her brow.

Dhairn quietly exclaims, "The human sees the light!"

A perfect black essence rose begins to wilt and the inky black essence petals curl in on themselves as it slowly fades.  As the rose continues to grow unstable, it gives way to its form and collapses into a thin stream of essence that vanishes into thin air.

Dhairn quietly says, "The judge needs to be accountable to the people."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "It only a crime if ye git caught."

Dhairn quietly says, "Not to their pockets."

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Ya know sumthin."

Speaking to Dhairn, Puptilian says, "Also remember if you feel the judge is not right, you can petition the council to overturn the ruling."

Pietra grins at Cordarius.

Balley softly says, "We will just have to kill the  mayor if they mess up."

Balley shrugs.

Faerinn says, "Dhairn just loves crime so much. He's a top crime boy."

The dull golden nimbus fades from around Puptilian.

Puptilian says, "So he or she will not have ultimate power."

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka says, "No, I see reason. I think it might be wise to have a check on the judge in exceptional circumstances. You want him murdered straight out the gate."

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "I think this will work."

Dhairn flails his arms about.

Speaking to Leafiara, Dendum asks, ""So we give Judge twenty year term yes?"

Deep blue motes swirl away from Puptilian and fade.
The deep blue glow leaves Puptilian.

Dhairn quietly exclaims, "I am no criminal!"

Speaking musingly to Dendum, Leafiara admits, "Better than lifetime."

The powerful look leaves Puptilian.
Leafiara nods at Dendum.
The very powerful look leaves Alosaka.
The white light leaves Alosaka.
The light blue glow leaves Puptilian.

Balley softly says, "Ok you are the hitman Dhairn."

Shinann glances around the room.
The dim aura fades from around Chandrellia.
Chandrellia begins to breathe less deeply.
Dendum nods at Leafiara.

Dhairn quietly says, "I think everytime the judge makes a ruling that is against foreign interest, their life will be in danger."

Dhairn nods at Alosaka.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk asks, "Do you think the council will make me the official town herald?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Dendum agrees, ""This is good plan."

Cordarius smirks at Pukk.
Stormyrain nods encouragingly at Guarrin.

Speaking to Cordarius, Leafiara agrees, "That should be your last act while on the council, assigning Pukk."

Leafiara nods sagely.
Stormyrain folds her arms over her chest.

Speaking to Pukk, Puptilian says, "Not like you need permission to be loud."

Cordarius says, "No."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Yeah, he always shinging for ush to join shumbuddy."

Cordarius smirks.

Pukk nods eagerly.
Leafiara snickers.

Speaking to Leafiara, Dendum says, ""And if Judge makes it twenty years in landing is very smart thing indeed."

Leafiara grins at Dendum.
Leafiara nods knowingly at Dendum.
Goldstr laughs!

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr says, "One other question, what is the process to potentially remove a judge to trigger a new election?  A lifetime appointment is fine, but if obvious corruption and evidence is found there needs to be a balance."

Stormyrain gazes in amusement at Guarrin.

Cordarius says, "A valid question. We'll have something added."

Cordarius nods at Vaemyr.

The dim aura fades from around Berkana.

Alosaka quietly says, "Vaemyr's point is reasonable."

Berkana begins to breathe less deeply.
Balley leans softly against Chandrellia.
Dhairn points at Vaemyr.
Leifa agrees with Vaemyr.
Leafiara nods approvingly.
Chandrellia snuggles Balley, who responds by cradling an arm around her.
Dhairn points at Alosaka.
The dim aura fades from around Vaemyr.
Vaemyr begins to breathe less deeply.
The dully illuminated mantle protecting Vaemyr begins to falter, then completely fades away.

Dhairn quietly says, "Now we have people who are seeing the issue."

Guarrin appears to be trying hard not to grin.
Berkana takes a drink from her honey-sweetened tea.

Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm slurs, "From now on, shtart off wiff Hear ye hear ye, make it more official."

Cordarius says, "Perhaps a vote of both the Mayor and 4 town council members can create a vote of confidence."

Speaking to Dhairn, Leafiara admits, "It's been quite a lot to take in and catch up on."

Goldstr yawns.

Speaking quietly to Leifa, Dhairn says, "I need a drink."

Taulramil chuckles.

Speaking to Dhairn, Alosaka asks, "He suggested a reasonable solution. You suggested murder. Do you note which one was successful?"

Pukk glances at Gutstorm.
Vaemyr nods at Cordarius.
Telagan takes a drink from his citrus-infused grog.
Leifa removes a chalice of crystalline viridian absinthe from in her honeycomb case.
The mirror images surrounding Mongonator undulate and grow stronger.
Mongonator renews his songs.
[Realm] The invoker thinks, "Residents of Wehnimer's Landing, I am currently at Town Square, Small Park and offering spells to those in need."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pukk exclaims, "That is genius!"

Berkana reaches into her black leather jacket, producing a jade-traced black rose from within.
Leifa offers Dhairn a chalice of crystalline viridian absinthe.

Cordarius says, "That would prevent the mayor and council from bullying a judge, by still allowing the citizens to decide if the Judge has overstepped."

Berkana slips a jade-traced black rose into an inner pocket of her black leather jacket.
Squire Legionnaire Taulramil just went through a double door.

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr says, "That seems reasonable."

Dendum nods at Cordarius.

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "Like "Hear ye! Hear ye! Join Cryheart!"

With a happy little wriggle, a green-eyed grey and white kitten half pounces before racing over to bump heads against a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords, but missing as the kitten quickly backs away with a plaintive mew.
Leifa whispers something to Dhairn.
Alosaka smiles.

Speaking wryly to Alosaka, Adelynn says, "Again, you keep bringing up murder like you didn't slay a prisoner."

Pietra nods in agreement at Gutstorm.

Speaking wearily to Alosaka, Leafiara reminds, "Yes, yes, says the man who defied orders and jumped straight to killing Vlashandra."

Chamorr begins to breathe less deeply.
The dim aura fades from around Chamorr.
The powerful look leaves Chamorr.
The dully illuminated mantle protecting Chamorr begins to falter, then completely fades away.
Leafiara points at Adelynn.

Speaking to Cordarius, Puptilian says, "Why not this.  Mayor gets 1 vote, the council gets 1 vote, the townspeople get one vote.  2 of 3 vote to remove the judge."

Squire Legionnaire Taulramil just came through a double door.
Thrassus nods at Cordarius.
Berkana reaches into her black leather jacket, producing a blood red-sheened black wild rose from within.

Alosaka says, "She wasn't a prisoner at the time."

Taulramil joins Cryheart's group.

Dhairn quietly says, "I didn't suggest murder. It's what you heard, because somehow there seems to be a reputation that follows me of ill-doing. And I am not in the least bit a miscreant."

Cordarius says, "No."

Cordarius looks over at Puptilian and shakes his head.

Cryheart just nudged Pietra.
Puptilian shrugs.
Pietra grins at Cryheart.
Vaemyr shakes his head.
Cryheart's cotton twill surcoat shifts and rustles a bit, the sounds of high-pitched squeaks emanating from it.

Cordarius says, "The Mayor and Council could become corrupt and bully the Judge."

Alosaka says, "In fact, you could even said I aided in her capture. I wouldn't say that, but you could."

Taulramil laughs!
Cryheart grins at Pietra.
Taulramil smirks.
Squire Legionnaire Kasula just strode through a double door.

Speaking evenly to Alosaka, Adelynn counters, "Because you killed her instead of making her one."

Cordarius says, "Making the towns people vote worthless."

Speaking to Cryheart, Pietra says, "We know you like it."

Vaemyr says, "We need to prevent the mayor and council from taking too much power."

Puptilian ponders.
Berkana takes a drink from her honey-sweetened tea.
Guarrin gives a sidelong glance at Alosaka.
The mirror images surrounding Stormyrain undulate and grow stronger.
Stormyrain renews her songs.

Vaemyr says, "The judge has to be a check."

Leafiara rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Speaking to Cordarius, Puptilian says, "Fair enough."

Alosaka glances to his left.
Dhairn pulls on Leifa, trying to get her closer.

Dhairn quietly says, "Sorry."

Alosaka takes a drink from his warm cider wassail.

Cordarius says, "Also, we cannot just allow mob rule to toss out a judge."

Leifa offers Dhairn a chalice of crystalline viridian absinthe.
Dhairn accepts Leifa's viridian absinthe.
Dendum nods.

Dhairn quietly says, "Oh thank you."

Vaemyr nods at Cordarius.
Dhairn takes a drink from his viridian absinthe.
  CS: +300 - TD: +300 + CvA: -23 + d100: +24 - +10 == -9
  Warded off!
Gutstorm chuckles.
Vaemyr adopts an agreeable expression.

Puptilian says, "Then make it three out of three votes."

Dhairn grins slowly.

Leifa says, "I....it's...."

Squire Legionnaire Kasula just strode through a double door.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Mob rool..."

Cordarius says, "So, the mayor and the town council would need to agree to essentially try to recall the judge, but the final decision falls to the townspeople again."

Dhairn quietly says, "Just how I like it."

Leifa glances over at Dhairn and winces.
You hear very soft footsteps.
Dhairn nods at Leifa.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk asks, "When has mob rule ever gone wrong?"

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr says, "Den townsfolk count as 2 an da others 1."

Puptilian says, "If the whole town agrees...."

Pukk appears to be trying hard not to grin.

Cordarius says, "Well, I just did kind of."

Cordarius nods at Puptilian.

Pietra grins at Pukk.
Berkana smiles at Telagan.
Great Lord Siggurd just came through a double door.
Kasula joins Cryheart's group.

Cryheart says, "Without vigilantism."

Berkana grins at Siggurd.
Siggurd smiles.
Siggurd nods to Berkana in greeting.
Berkana takes a drink from her honey-sweetened tea.
Goldstr nods at Cryheart.

Alosaka quietly asks, "What will Rone do, then?"

Speaking softly to Cordarius, Chandrellia asks, "I have another serious question, can we open up the Mayors office long enough for me to stock up on some that yummy Feaendryl blood wine?"

Puptilian nods at Cordarius.

Chandrellia gazes in wonder at her surroundings.
Pietra smiles at Siggurd.

Alosaka quietly says, "She'll have to get a real job."

Kasula nods enthusiastically!
Cordarius chuckles.
Leifa whines.
Berkana begins chuckling at Alosaka!

Cordarius says, "We'll send you some."

Goldstr grins at Chandrellia.

Speaking wryly to Alosaka, Leafiara reminds, "She has one. In the militia."

Quilthaias stands up.
Berkana leans on Telagan, giving him a companionable grin.

Xorus says, "... absinthe."

Chandrellia beams happily at Cordarius!
Berkana kisses Telagan tenderly on the cheek.

Speaking to Chandrellia, Puptilian says, "Or maybe ask to have it moved to the citizen lounge."

Leifa adds, "The absinthe."

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk asks, "Oh, send her wine but no herald title for me?"

Pukk scoffs.

Cordarius says, "Well, the hour is late. Thadston told me to let you all know he intends to be around tomorrow eve, to discuss some plans."

Speaking softly to Puptilian, Chandrellia exclaims, "Oohh yes!"

Leifa glances at Xorus.

Pukk says, "I see how it is."

Leifa gulps.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "A citizens petition with x number of names brought to the council, review, and vote to keep or remove the judge."

Quilthaias just went through a double door.

Stormyrain murmurs, "Pardon me."

Pietra nods at Delyorik.
You hear very soft footsteps.
Stormyrain inclines her head.
Pukk waves to Stormyrain.
Berkana takes a drink from her honey-sweetened tea.
Stormyrain just left.

Speaking to Cordarius, Taulramil asks, "Yeah?"

Cordarius looks over at Chamorr and shakes his head.

Dhairn quietly says, "Look.. it's actually quite reasonable. I understand the judge being elected for life, because alternate interests can simply wait out a term when they don't get the ruling they desire. But to check it, you have to be able to remove them by a force that isn't put in place by them.. which negates the mayor and the stewards. Therefore it needs to be done  through public outcry."

Berkana begins chuckling at Telagan!
Goldstr nods at Cordarius.
Pietra slowly empties her lungs.

Speaking to Cordarius, Arynth asks, "Plans?"

Pukk says, "She really wants to be Mayor."

Speaking to Cordarius, Vaemyr says, "It should be very difficult to remove a judge, as they should have the freedom to not be swayed by the other positions in fairness to the law, but we've seen enough corruption around to know there are always exceptions, so as long as there is a defined process."

Balley softly says, "Thank you Cordarius."

Arynth glances askance at Cordarius.
Cordarius nods at Vaemyr.
Guarrin nods appreciatively at Cordarius.
Chamorr snaps his fingers.

Cordarius says, "Precisely."

Speaking to Pietra, Dendum exclaims, ""Dendum told the Pietra plan would not involve sacrificing every second child and burn east of landing!"

Speaking interestedly to Cordarius, Arynth says, "Plans to deal with the Knave, hopefully."

A small gold spider on Bernadette crawls over to her left forearm.
Alosaka nods respectfully at Cordarius.
Goldstr nods at Arynth.

Cordarius says, "If a Judge is corrupt, it will take the mayor, town council, and town citizens to remove them."

Speaking to Pietra, Dendum says, ""You were very worried for no reason."

Cordarius says, "That's fair."

Vaemyr agrees with Cordarius.

Cordarius nods at Arynth.

Dhairn quietly says, "So you can either have the judge removable legally through a vote of the people... or you can have it done through violent civil war, which is exactly what we're trying to avoid."

Adelynn yawns.

Taulramil asks, "Is not the knave one who wished to take plans east?"

Cordarius says, "Thadston wishes to finalize plans against the Knave and Rooks."

Speaking to Dendum, Pietra says, "I do not recall that being "my" plan."

Suddenly noticing that a brilliant purple kitten wearing a purple collar clasped with a pair of crossed silver swords is stalking an insect, a green-eyed grey and white kitten rushes over to join in the chase, the two abandoning pursuit as the purple kitten suddenly turns to pounce viciously on the grey and white kitten.
Thrassus nods at Cordarius.

Leafiara says, "So literally everybody else to not be corrupt in order to get rid of a corrupt Judge."

Leifa leans forward and rests her chin in her hand, a thoughtful expression on her face.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "Fair."

Guarrin nods approvingly.
Shinann shifts her weight.

Alosaka quietly says, "...and Barnom."

Berkana pets a green-eyed grey and white kitten.
The grey and white kitten squirms and twists away from her.

Leafiara says, "Has to not be, rather."

Adelynn hesitantly asks, "Why are we acting against the Rooks?"

Arianiss looks thoughtfully at Cordarius.
Berkana begins chuckling at a green-eyed grey and white kitten!

Adelynn says, "Thought we liked them."

Pietra sits down next to Gutstorm.

Speaking to Pietra, Dendum informs, ""Hrmm no that was your worry. It is late though maybe you forgot."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra says, "I'm tired."

Siggurd leans on his runestaff.
Dendum nods.
Pietra nods in agreement at Dendum.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Deep down, me kinna corrupt."

Speaking to Adelynn, Taulramil says, "Depends who 'we' is."

Kippe grins at Leafiara.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr says, "I cant believe im saying this....good job."

Leafiara shrugs at Kippe.

Adelynn impishly replies, "Me."

Adelynn winks at Taulramil.

Speaking to Alosaka, Vaemyr says, "I assume Barnom is back in lich's landing, not much to plan for about that."

Cordarius grins at Chamorr.

Cordarius and Chamorr shake hands.

Speaking to Gutstorm, Puptilian says, "Drunk does not make you corrupt."

Taulramil nods.

Speaking to Dendum, Pietra says, "I am having issues with my attention this week. The tunnel collapse was difficult."

Gutstorm shows Pietra his snow white bear.

Speaking to Kippe, Leafiara says, "I try to point things out. Whether anyone listens is entirely another matter."

The dully illuminated mantle protecting Pietra begins to falter, then completely fades away.
Pietra begins to breathe less deeply.
The dim aura fades from around Pietra.
The powerful look leaves Pietra.
Leafiara snickers.
Chamorr and Cordarius shake hands.
Pietra grins at Gutstorm.

Cordarius asks, "Any final questions?"

Gutstorm hugs his snow white bear tenderly.

A little bear's voice growls, "I sure am lucky you found me, Gutstorm."

Taulramil says, "Then 'we' should be 'I'."

Speaking to Taulramil, Adelynn says, "And everyone else here who's ever been helped out of a sticky situation by the Rooks."

Pietra nods in agreement at Puptilian.
Taulramil winks at Adelynn.
The powerful look leaves Alosaka.
Kippe shrugs at Leafiara.
Leafiara nods at Kippe.

Cordarius says, "Someone's bedroom calls to me."

Delyorik rubs his chin thoughtfully.
Adelynn grins impishly at Taulramil.

Dhairn quietly exclaims, "We're still on the former question!"

Vaemyr says, "I think that's all I had."

Speaking to Adelynn, Taulramil says, "Never have been myself."

Berkana asks, "Wait what?  Another trial?"

Cryheart nods at Cordarius.
Vaemyr begins chuckling at Cordarius!

Alosaka quietly says, "He's not done with us, nor is Vlashandra. If we don't make plans for them, then we await their plans for us."

Berkana rolls her eyes.
Voltung just went through a double door.

Speaking drunkenly to Cordarius, Gutstorm slurs, "Silvergate inn has good ratesh."

Lurrah grins at Cordarius.

Speaking flirtatiously to Cordarius, Adelynn asks, "Is it mine?"

Delyorik says, "I'll ask a question."

Adelynn flutters her eyelashes at Cordarius.

Leifa seems puzzled.

Speaking to Cordarius, Pukk says, "Okay, but you have to buy me dinner first."

Voltung just came through a double door.
Cordarius snickers.
Cordarius winks at Adelynn.
Pietra snickers at Pukk.

Speaking to Cordarius, Goldstr asks, "Aye  Amos tolds ye where Lady D'Archon be an is she free?"

Cryheart shakes his head.
Pietra gazes heavenward.
Delyorik seems to be waiting for something.

Dhairn quietly asks, "How can we honestly say that the judge being removed by those the judge has put into position makes any sense at all?"

Cordarius says, "Alendrial is safe and well yes."

Berkana says, "Oh, right."

Lord Asben just went through a double door.
Siggurd nods at Voltung.
Berkana nods slowly.
Pietra leans on Gutstorm, giving him a companionable grin.

Speaking drunkenly to Dhairn, Gutstorm slurs, "Itll all be dokay."

Goldstr peers quizzically at Cordarius.

Cordarius says, "You're so judgemental."

Adelynn flushes slightly, some color reaching her cheeks.

Cordarius nods at Dhairn.

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra says, "You smell awful."

Speaking dryly to Cordarius, Raelee says, "I have a question."

Cordarius peers quizzically at Raelee.

Adelynn takes a moment to observe Cordarius.
Berkana begins chuckling at Pietra!
Leafiara cocks her head at Raelee.
Puptilian glances at Raelee.
A glowing shell of ethereal energy surrounds Dhairn's sculpted body armor then fades away.

Cordarius leans on Adelynn, giving her a companionable grin.

Pietra snuggles up to Gutstorm, resting her head on his shoulder.

Speaking drunkenly to Pietra, Gutstorm slurs, "Not me fault."

Luminary Berkana just went through a double door.

Speaking heartily to Cordarius, Chamorr asks, "We gonna listen to thaddy too tonight?"

Delyorik says, "Cute."

Cordarius looks over at Chamorr and shakes his head.

Cordarius says, "Tomorrow."

Speaking to Cordarius, Raelee says, "You said you would step away from the Council to so your focus could be directed where it is needed..."

Leifa chuckles.
Alosaka glances at Raelee.
Chamorr nods.

Delyorik says, "Again, I'll ask a question."

Speaking to Cordarius, Raelee asks, "Where is that, precisely?"

Dhairn quietly says, "You're all having me on. You're trying to get me to believe I'm the only one who thinks nefariously enough to see the problems here."

Speaking affably to Cordarius, Adelynn says, "I wouldn't decline a pint or two ... or six."

Chamorr heartily says, "Good."

Adelynn winks at Cordarius and flashes a sly grin.
Pietra grins at Raelee.

Cordarius says, "Still as Regional Envoy."

Cordarius nods at Raelee.

Lurrah smiles.
Luminary Berkana just came through a double door.

Cordarius says, "Just less awful paperwork."

Cordarius smirks.

A blue ora buffet cart comes rolling slowly into the room and stops.
Vaemyr begins chuckling at Cordarius!
Raelee squints at Cordarius.
The dim aura fades from around Gutstorm.
Gutstorm begins to breathe less deeply.
The dully illuminated mantle protecting Gutstorm begins to falter, then completely fades away.
Berkana glances at a blue ora buffet cart.
Pietra flashes a wide grin.
Delyorik taps a furry white goat pin he is wearing causing it to stir.  Its reaction could only be viewed as delighted.
Leafiara stares off into space.
Delyorik points his white goat pin at some salty popcorn, which he is holding in his open hand.  Enticed by the scrumptious morsel the white goat pin reacts.  Without hesitation the white goat pin gobbles it down!

Leifa whispers aloud, "Chaos."

Delyorik rubs a furry white goat pin he is wearing.
Dhairn nods at Leifa.
Dhairn stands up.
Telagan takes a drink from his citrus-infused grog.
Telagan looks rather relaxed.
Pietra helps herself to a warm spiced pear rissole.

Speaking to a blue ora buffet cart, Pukk says, "Oh now you get here."

Berkana says, "Grin tela."

Cordarius says, "Maybe more Outpost rooftop visits."

Pukk rolls his eyes.

Cordarius winks at Raelee.

Pietra pours herself a shot of Elanthian Comfort.
Gutstorm helps himself to a honey-glazed raspberry tart.

Speaking to Cordarius, Puptilian says, "You realize by saying that the next council will make sure to double your paperwork."

Cordarius snickers.

Berkana mutters under her breath.

Speaking to Berkana, Pietra exclaims, "Yay!"

Berkana grins at Telagan.
Arianiss glances between Cordarius and Raelee.

Speaking to Dhairn, Geijon says, "Valid statements throughout. It does seem to point to ratification of your concerns, least partially."

Cordarius begins chuckling at Puptilian!

Speaking to Leifa, Faerinn says, "Already tried that."

Speaking to Cordarius, Dendum says, ""Hrmm maybe you can envoy way into fixing number of ex hall members blowing up things."

Goldstr laughs at Cordarius!
Gutstorm takes a bite of his raspberry tart.
Lurrah squints.
Alosaka takes a drink from his warm cider wassail.
Leafiara smirks at Dendum.

Dhairn quietly says, "I'm following the dozens of others who have found this farce distasteful... right out that door."

Taulramil nods.
Dhairn just went through a double door.

Speaking to Cordarius, Raelee says, "I shall remain in the laboratory, then."

Pukk says, "Unicorns..."
Adelynn blinks at Kippe.
Pukk beams!
Taulramil removes a scratched haon chest from in his crimson-paneled eisenruck.
Taulramil carefully examines his haon chest.
Alosaka returns to normal color.
Pietra takes a bite of her spiced pear rissole.
Adelynn giggles at Kippe.
Bernadette pours herself a glass of cool apple cider.
Interlocking her fingers above her head, Leifa stretches slowly, extending her spine in a satisfying stretch.
Bernadette takes a drink from her cool apple cider.
Kasula pours herself a cup of smoky honey-sweetened tea.
Balley takes a drink from her elven cinnamon brandy.
Puptilian takes a bite of his cinnamon peanuts.
Gutstorm gobbles down his raspberry tart in one enormous bite.

Cordarius exclaims, "Goodnight all!"

Delyorik glances at Cordarius.
Balley takes a drink from her elven cinnamon brandy.
Kasula takes a drink from her honey-sweetened tea.
Balley takes a drink from her elven cinnamon brandy.
Balley looks rather relaxed.
Thrassus nods at Cordarius.

Alosaka quietly says, "There does seem to be a tradition of rogue Hall mages coming to the Landing to cause trouble."

Gutstorm waves to Cordarius.
Vaemyr waves to Cordarius.
Shinann nods.
Balley takes a drink from her elven cinnamon brandy.
Balley looks rather relaxed.

Bernadette softly says, "Nite."

Delyorik asks, "Really?"

Taulramil nods.

Chamorr heartily says, "Seeya."

Cordarius flirts with Adelynn.

Goldstr turns toward Cordarius and renders a sharp hand salute.

Pukk exclaims, "Night night Dordy!"

Speaking to Raelee, Pietra says, "Seems like the safest place. Away from... this."

Bernadette bows to Cordarius.
Leifa stands up.
Cryheart nods at Cordarius.
Taulramil removes a driftwood poison locket from in his dark crimson jacket.
Kippe grins slowly.
Leifa nods once at Cordarius.
Dendum nods at Alosaka.

Speaking flirtatiously to Cordarius, Adelynn purrs, "Good night."

Puptilian takes a bite of his cinnamon peanuts.
Adelynn winks.
Bernadette bows to Cordarius.
Shinann ponders.

Balley softly says, "Good night."

Cordarius walks off.