Aaron Leonard https://risingthumb.xyz
- HEADLINES: IMPERIAL CITIZENS LIST BECOMES PRIVATE
- EDITORIAL “Show me One Atom of Justice, One Molecule of Mercy”
- TRADE archive compileNewList.sh data.json head.html links.html output.md tail.html US MineZ Trade Run
- PvP Drill archive compileNewList.sh data.json head.html links.html output.md tail.html 99th Mass PvP Event - McIovinville Drill
- DOMESTIC Suspected Cheaters and Admin Abusers stopped attacks
- DOMESTIC Peaceful Week, drives bored armed Company forces abroad
- DOMESTIC Gold Armor Sets Deliberated by the Directory
- FINANCE Clan Bank assets pulled out. Marshaling resources for big investment.
- ORDERS: *
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS- Concern for the safety of Imperial Citizens for targeting and in compliance with the maskirovka doctrine of preventing players from any indication of a UTC counter-attack or retaliation such as running as far away as to the other side of the map after an attack was made demonstrated weeks ago has convinced the Directory to make the Imperial Citizens list secret or at least, unpublished. The Old Imperial Citizens List will be renamed as Terms and Agreement for Citizenship.
The newer one shall only be limited to Directory Members and Regimental Officers but shall be divulged when deemed appropriate by those who have the right to know. All patrols must call in before they make decision to kill or not anyone they encounter.
This method should encourage more scout/ranger playstyles of staying hidden and monitoring areas rather than just “walking in there hoping for a fight” which can increase chances of outcome to 50/50.
Discworld - Hogfather, Terry Pratchett-
“All right,“ said Susan. "I’m not stupid. You’re saying humans need… fantasies to make life bearable.”
REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.
“Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—”
YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.
“So we can believe the big ones?”
YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.
“They’re not the same at all!”
YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME…SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.
“Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what’s the point—”
MY POINT EXACTLY.
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
2 Iron Armor Set
2 Iron Swords
in value exchange for
26 Health Potions
A short trade run that was made to test out the UTC’s new strategic capabilities in the South. Unfortunately, no enemies were online as the UTC hunted. One group of bandits was discovered by killed Southern Leathers. UTC forces, eager to prove(though it has already been proven by their readiness) the potential of the new strategic capability of the UTC, interrogated the respawned victims to find the bad guys. Were… Unfortunately… Newbies…
They tried to describe the location but it misled Company forces to the WRONG TOWN. When one of them was asked “Was the town called Romero”, the newbie responded “Yeah, I think that’s probably it.” and marched off to the direction of Romero.
It was later discovered from more seasoned victims that the enemy was in Grimdale. By the time Company forces arrived, the bandits went North and left.
Irishkaiser and many others switched inventories and became a scout.
The author did not participate. The author does not know what happened, but the author knows it happened. The author also really needs to complete that town.
The cheater and admin abuser groups who were suspected of attacks have stopped attacking recently. Many in the UTC are now angry and retroactively suspect that since the news is public, the enemies and cheaters of all three different groups have avoided the UTC(and or cannot find them without admin support) for fear of drawing attention to themselves.
All want the cheaters and abusers removed, however once again they are torn between “duty of reporting facts” and “military necessity”.
Company forces were mostly deployed abroad this week as the territories were now deprived of enemies. Being prepared and told to be ready for any attack that never came, Company Forces traveled East and South to hunt down confirmed hostiles.
Results mixed, but it is generally known that Company forces with Veteran members in them have higher success rates than those of the newer generation who have acquired victories, but the results are mixed as they die later and not following proper standard procedure.
The Gold Armor Sets captured from the enemy during the Alt War is currently being deliberated upon. Options are being discussed as to best use them. As usual, the Assembly is divided, and then totally forgot about it after it was discussed.
The Exchequer of the [?] Clan has pulled out all of the 45,000 or about $900 of its entire assets to make one big ejaculation.
1) Trade Run completed. SOP.
^THE ^[?] ^EMPIRE, ^THE ^COMPANY’S ^OFFICIAL ^NEWS ^SOURCE ^AND ^PROPAGANDA ^TOOL. ^AW ^YEAH