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Posted by Pauling at Jan 17, 2012 6:49:47 PM
Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
The Emerald Ocean is open for testing, and it's time to test a few more mechanics. Like what happens when a crazy person gets made governor of an island.

Therefore, so long as Emerald is still open this weekend, I hereby announce my Intent For Blackthorpe Island. I don't actually have control of a flag capable of blockading... or royal powers... or two jobbers. And if the jobbers are smart, they'll avoid anything that might be mistaken for a show of support- regardless of how impermanent the testing ocean may be.

But those details are minor. Because this Saturday, after six long years of waiting: it's on. Pauling v Blackthorpe, coming to a testing ocean near you.

Missnoodle, the first person to offer a poem, wrote: 
Roses are red, Emerald is green,
We are blockading your hiney [Satur]day!

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Puppetar (and drawing of secret Blackthorpe plans) by the talented Tilinka

Posted by randomact at Jan 17, 2012 7:26:39 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
You could always just ask the flag that owns it to make you governor.
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Posted by Missnoodle at Jan 17, 2012 7:59:21 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
I thought it was a joke... but ok looool.
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Posted by Kyubi74 at Jan 17, 2012 8:11:28 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
No Apologies will be unable to defend as we have kades on sage.
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Posted by Pauling at Jan 17, 2012 8:19:49 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
 
You could always just ask the flag that owns it to make you governor.


Oh, absolutely, and my intent for this island is in no way a slight to the current Sage owners.

But Blackthorpe and I... well, we share a special bond, going back to the very early days of Sage. So as long as I have the chance to blockade it in a non-binding fashion, how could I resist?
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Puppetar (and drawing of secret Blackthorpe plans) by the talented Tilinka

Posted by Laslo2 at Jan 18, 2012 3:20:53 AM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
you will get thirdparty paywared.
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Posted by karloskar2 at Jan 18, 2012 2:38:23 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
why should anyone job for a kade like that? it will be the same as a event kade without pay..
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Posted by helppr at Jan 18, 2012 2:42:51 PM
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why should anyone job for a kade like that? it will be the same as a event kade without pay..


Fun. It's a game, and afterall...games are supposed to be fun. If you personally don't want to job, don't, but I'm sure there will be a few people interested in doing so. Keep your negativity out of this intent.
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Posted by Pauling at Jan 18, 2012 8:40:17 PM
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you will get thirdparty paywared.


I guarantee that the pay I'm planning to offer will shatter all your conceptions about what blockade pay can be. (Unless your name is blacksmokej, in which case your expectations are right on the mark)

And so, to answer his question: You should absolutely not job for me. First, Sage will apparently have some fun blockades going on this weekend, and second, I should never be entrusted with an island. Here are just a few of the things that I plan to do if in charge of Blackthorpe:

Pauling's evil plans wrote: 

1. I have hired Tilinka to paint the Blackthorpe palace. She has been given "artistic freedom", and told that her ship the Wrath of Cod is "too easy on the eyes".

2. I'm tired of seeing props dusted in bazaars and palaces. Therefore, I am soliciting furniture layout suggestions. Blackthorpe has a distillery and IM bazaar, which means that two lucky interior designers will get their bazaar layout implemented, PLUS any portrait of their choice placed in either the bazaar or the palace, PLUS a personal news item (3 lines max). Power to the proletariat!

3. Anyone who applies for Blackthorpe citizenship will be required to first answer the riddle of the sphinx (or other riddle of similar difficulty)

4. I will never be placing any shops, period. If you want to own a business so badly, open a stall like everyone else.

5. Existing stall owners aren't keeping their shops well stocked. Taxes will be raised as punishment, and I will use the proceeds to stock the fort with paint- there is currently none. I vow to put shack owners ahead of small business!

6. Tuesdays are discount night at the palace. Half price rum, and the entire fort's supply of one commodity will be seized from the previous owners and sold for 1 PoE.

7. I believe in transparency, which most flags seem to avoid. I will do everything in my power to make Blackthorpe's financial records as public as possible.


With luck, there is something in the above plans to outrage everyone equally. However, I am willing to listen to reason, and will make my office open to petitioners: I vow to offer a serious and thoughtful response to anyone who submits their concerns in written form, so long as those concerns are in American Sign Language and adhere to Iambic pentameter.

That said, I've loaded plenty of ships and supplies for the island, so any jobbers who want to revolt will be able to do so. The only possible snafus are:
1. Sage flags on Emerald have no fame, which is going to make dropping the war chest and voting myself in as governor very hard.

2. I will be using a number of historical ships that aren't battle ready, and whose owners are not reachable. These include some of the first player owned sloops and war frigs on Sage. But to do this, the blockade needs to remain non-sinking.
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Puppetar (and drawing of secret Blackthorpe plans) by the talented Tilinka

Posted by Notsizzly at Jan 19, 2012 1:58:34 AM
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But to do this, the blockade needs to remain non-sinking.


Aww. Sinky, pretty please?
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Posted by Laslo2 at Jan 19, 2012 2:01:01 AM
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whoever has it, please scuttle sheild it.
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Posted by Kyubi74 at Jan 19, 2012 4:33:02 AM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
 
whoever has it, please scuttle sheild it.



Lol its me
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=Member Of Knockout=
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Posted by Laslo2 at Jan 19, 2012 4:49:14 AM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
If you scuttle it, I will give you the Parrot that Rampage gave me after getting it from someone else on Emerald!



(maybe even give your own deed back to your shop)
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Posted by Pauling at Jan 19, 2012 6:27:52 AM
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Ah... But if you DON'T scuttle it, I'll throw in a bandana!! Plus, you'll get to see what a bazaar looks like with furniture.

And it's not that I object to sinking blockades- it's just that I think the board would look cooler if it contained vessels like the Acoustic Bass, Inigo Montoya, Licensed Killifish, etc. If the blockade is made sinking, you'll just have to deal with my other ~120 battle ready ships in the area, but those are much less fun to laze on. (they're not decorated, lack game tables, etc)
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Pauling of the Lost Lot, Sagemerald
Officer emeritus and occasional cabin person
Puppetar (and drawing of secret Blackthorpe plans) by the talented Tilinka

Posted by lulunz at Jan 19, 2012 7:00:52 AM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
Pauling! You darling! I will of course be there with bells and whistles, and triangles and timpani. So long as I can fit it into my busy weekend schedule, which I suspect is going to have to include sewing a rock?n?roll dance outfit for an 11-year old.

Of course, you will not need to pay me. Seeing Tilinka let loose with a paintbrush on the Palace will be payment enough.

Almost.

While I applaud Cocktail Party?'s novel naming theme for Blackthorpe, I would consider appropriate payment a full vanity rename of every building, following a Health-related naming scheme, as follows:

Bank: Coin Lesions
Commodities market: Preferred Providers
Distillery bazaar: Medicinal Liquor
Distillery: Swabbing Alcohol
Estate agent: Home Remedies
House: Bed Rest
Inn: Inn Situ
Iron monger bazaar: Iron Lung
Iron monger: Heat Stroke
Palace: The Lancet
Tailor: Men-in-gaiters

Alas, there?s no Apothecary, so you can?t use ?A Cute Dyer ?Ere? or ?Dyer Betty?s?

Alternatively, or if I don?t make it, you may like to entertain yourself following your own vanity scheme, with a Chemistry theme (in which case I advocate placing a furnisher just so you can call it ?The Periodic Table?). I'd suggest other Chemistry names, but I've got to go hunt out some black and red polkadot cotton.
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Posted by tilinka at Jan 19, 2012 10:37:06 AM
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For the record, I was let loose with a paint brush in the Spaniel Palace once. It was fun! ;)

We didn't have magenta back then, though. Or mint. Mmmm...
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Posted by Notsizzly at Jan 19, 2012 11:54:45 AM
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For the record, I was let loose with a paint brush in the Spaniel Palace once. It was fun! ;)

We didn't have magenta back then, though. Or mint. Mmmm...


Mmmm? Like Magenta-Mint-Maroon-Madness?
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Posted by Pauling at Jan 19, 2012 2:43:53 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
 
 
For the record, I was let loose with a paint brush in the Spaniel Palace once. It was fun! ;)

We didn't have magenta back then, though. Or mint. Mmmm...


Mmmm? Like Magenta-Mint-Maroon-Madness?


I've purchased every unit of interesting paint that Greenwich and Lincoln islands can make, including a decent supply of magenta and many other eye-searing colors. However, these islands don't have many stalls, so my supply of mint and maroon is limited to maybe a hundred units total. I'll see what I can do.... It all depends on how much time I have left after dealing with the fame issue tonight.
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Pauling of the Lost Lot, Sagemerald
Officer emeritus and occasional cabin person
Puppetar (and drawing of secret Blackthorpe plans) by the talented Tilinka

Posted by Notsizzly at Jan 19, 2012 3:11:09 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
 
 
 
For the record, I was let loose with a paint brush in the Spaniel Palace once. It was fun! ;)

We didn't have magenta back then, though. Or mint. Mmmm...


Mmmm? Like Magenta-Mint-Maroon-Madness?


I've purchased every unit of interesting paint that Greenwich and Lincoln islands can make, including a decent supply of magenta and many other eye-searing colors. However, these islands don't have many stalls, so my supply of mint and maroon is limited to maybe a hundred units total. I'll see what I can do.... It all depends on how much time I have left after dealing with the fame issue tonight.


You could always go with DeLLLLightfuLLLL PLLLLan. I promise to pay 69 poe to the first person who gets that. Yes, on Emerald.
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Posted by melmelmel202 at Jan 19, 2012 3:32:46 PM
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That poem was mine! THEIF THEIF!!
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Posted by Missnoodle at Jan 19, 2012 3:38:56 PM
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That poem was mine! THEIF THEIF!!

Was gonna comment on it... didn't want to make it awkward
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Posted by Pauling at Jan 19, 2012 5:37:26 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
 
That poem was mine! THEIF THEIF!!


Ack! I'm very sorry- I'm not used to ocean-wide chat, and names get muddled when two people comment back-to-back. Pleae accept my apologies.

If you'd like to shoot at me during the blockade, I'll be glad to lend you a ship.


And... oh dear. The ocean was just reverted. Time to float ships and gather poe again.
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Officer emeritus and occasional cabin person
Puppetar (and drawing of secret Blackthorpe plans) by the talented Tilinka

Posted by melmelmel202 at Jan 20, 2012 1:07:23 PM
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I'm not really mad. (was only trolling) You got the miss part right xD

Also i had a LE wb you are welcome to
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Posted by BullseyeBud at Jan 20, 2012 4:37:17 PM
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Also i had a LE wb you are welcome to

Smiles.

The best way to make war is with a Love Brig fleet.

It has been a very long time sense I've last posted in Sage Parley.
I thougth I'd better do so before the Herb turns to Stone ...

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Posted by Pauling at Jan 20, 2012 8:48:54 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
A brief update for those who've asked. Basically, circumstances have gone from crazy to ridiculous today. Following yesterday's mass reset, we moved supplies there to a state of full preparedness. But...

- IE on emerald lost most of their fame overnight (celebrated ---> obscure), which would make it hard to drop a chest. However, Exposed did drop, which sets the blockade time to be somewhere between 12-3pm pirate time (vaguely- see below).

- Sadly, IE wardec'd them over arakoua, so we can't ally with Exposed to score blockade points that way. Due to a weird bug with a captain promotion not going through even as the crew politics successfully got set to autocratic (and won't revert), our SOs are having trouble voting through any flag change that would enable us to use another flag's fame.

- Hopefully the above issues have been fixed during this long reboot, but at the moment Emerald won't allow me to log on, and I'm having difficulty reaching support staff about the above petitioned issues. Reports of being able to log on exist, but are scattered and inconsistent.

So: I will do my best to log on and find a way to blockade. In the absence of fame, we'll still do our best to maintain some form of a presence on the board (even if just via alliance with a flag willing to lower its standards)... keep an eye out!

I remain firmly committed to my pledge to be the craziest governor Blackthorpe has ever seen, and will continue to explore all avenues towards this goal.
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Pauling of the Lost Lot, Sagemerald
Officer emeritus and occasional cabin person
Puppetar (and drawing of secret Blackthorpe plans) by the talented Tilinka

Posted by Pauling at Jan 21, 2012 11:22:34 AM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
Good news, everyone!

(A phrase that has never, ever gone awry)

We've managed to form an alliance with a flag of appropriate fame, and therefore we will be going in under the banner of the dread Sewing Circle. The blockade is at ~2pm ringer time, and I look forward to seeing both of my jobbers there!!

Also: if you'd like to join the blockade to come shoot at us, I have purchased all the alcohol and cannonballs at the island, and I would be glad to let you use a stocked ship for some blockadey fun.

Lastly, I have decided to find out if there's a limit on how many pets can be crammed into one room of the palace. (and whether that limit is species-specific) After the blockade, watch this space for more information about "operation sheepfest"!
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Officer emeritus and occasional cabin person
Puppetar (and drawing of secret Blackthorpe plans) by the talented Tilinka

Posted by Pauling at Jan 21, 2012 9:58:17 PM
Re: Emerald Ocean: Intent for Blackthorpe
There are many things I'd love to say, and people I'd like to thank. Those will come in a post tomorrow. For now, a brief alert:

We've decided** to place an Explorer's hall on the emerald version of blackthorpe, and a spot in a field on the left side of the island has been picked out. Before I place the building, however, I need some help on a name that fits in with the new "medical" scheme proposed by Sante. Any suggestions? The palace has already been renamed, and we're a mere 54 rogue marks away from renaming the other government buildings on emerald to match.

A thank you list is being worked on, as is a detailed financial accounting of palace records. For now, why not stop by our newly renamed palace and see Tilinka's amazing interior decorating at work? If you'd like to help decorate the IM and distillery bazaars in similarly exciting fashion, let me know- artists are welcome, and we do have a generous furniture and paint budget.


On an ocean dominated mostly by a single flag (exposed), I vow to make Blackthorpe island a beacon of freedom, run by the most open and transparently corrupt administration on any ocean. As they say in Rome: "lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'intrate!".


**When I say that we've decided, I mean that I have cheerfully ignored all practical concerns in my desire to build the only attraction building in the entire arch.
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Puppetar (and drawing of secret Blackthorpe plans) by the talented Tilinka

Posted by Bunnylaroo at Jan 21, 2012 10:27:12 PM
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Is "Exploratory Surgery" too obvious?
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Posted by LJAmethyst at Jan 21, 2012 11:08:07 PM
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Excellent work, Pauling and Tilinka and Zava and others!
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Posted by tilinka at Jan 21, 2012 11:24:12 PM
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Thanks!

It was epically fun, and many thanks to Pauling for making it so. Also, I have decorated 90% of the Bizarro-Blackthorpe palace and painted, erm, everything I could land a brush on. Including several sheep.
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