HEADLINES: PREMIUMS SAY THEY'LL LEAVE THE WEST?
ASPERMONT, WESTERLANDS - A group of premiums frustrated at the decreasing importance of Al Hasa over the "Crowmure" meta have called for a return to Al Hasa this week soon after Spookyfest ends, thus leaving the West mostly and going back to the "Middle East" and to Al Hasa, Allahu akbar.
The Company will probably encounter premium stragglers still from scouts and recon units. Wait a minute, it could be a bloody trap to lure us out.
Nice try, Paul.
Still though, go back to Geuten. Regupe is for Regupeans.
EDITORIAL - Lawful Disobedience
Irishkaiser - One of the defining aspects of the Company is its tolerance and encouragement of "Lawful Disobedience", wherein the rankers can defy officers when the circumstances are proper. The UNKNOWN [?] Trading Company is a clan of freedom, but at the same time it's highly organized with a militaristic hierarchy. These are almost incompatible ideas where one has to choose the other eventually. So, how do you reconcile this and even turn it into a beneficial asset for your clan? Why, introduce the concept of Lawful Disobedience.
We do not recognize members or rankers as mere tools for the officers to just use however they see fit. Not only is that a twisted way of thinking almost like slavery, but it mutes the full potentials one could get out of their members. They must be recognized as rational, thinking individuals who can be trusted to make the right choices, independent of higher command.
Our history has commemorated these in two Battle Honours. Le Boudin 2014, where two Company Members of the 222nd South Aspermont carried on a Trade Run after their senior officer instructed them not to, earning a Battle Honour and shaming Irishkaiser for cowardice. In Sahlgutmir's March, Company Members came together and did a trade run, in spite of losing their trade materials initially, they gathered in a short amount of time and completed a mission while their senior officer was incapacitated, and all earned the Battle Honour with distinction.
You might be thinking that since there is no PvP in the South anymore, what would be point? The point is that the Battle Honour was not the point. The Battle Honour recognizes the point, but is not the point in itself. The point was, reader, to recognize that we are not machines, tools or mindless robots - but rather thinking, breathing men who can and have the initiative to do good when common sense and morality dictates it.
On second thought, never mind. Scratch that. The word common sense just destroyed my whole argument. kek
TRADE - US MineZ Trade Mission
The proudly Directory reports that it has delivered
2 iron chestplates
2 iron leggings
1 iron boots
3 enchanted swords
2 full durability swords
1 iron axe
in exchange for
*32 snowballs. *
A TRADE MISSION CONDUCTED UNDER LAWFUL DISOBEDIENCE. MEN OF THE 1ST AND COMPANY CITIZENS RALLIED TOGETHER TO SHOOT THEIR COWARDLY OFFICER AND CONTINUE WITHOUT HIS POXED-BRAIN ARSE, THE COWARDLY BUGGER.
THE TRADE MISSION ASSEMBLED AND PICKED UP SOME OF THE RESERVES. IN FACT THE RESERVES HAVEN'T BEEN USED IN SUCH A LONG TIME THAT ONE OF THE REGULARS OF THE TRADE MISSION THOUGHT A SERVICEMAN WAS A CUSTOMER.
"NO, THAT'S ME." kek
WE ALSO TRIED TO SELL CHOCOLATE, APPARENTLY. BUT THE PREMIUMS ARE TOO POOR SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON PIXELS THAT THEY COULDN'T AFFORD REAL WORLD GOODS. GOTT MIT UNS.
Also, it was nice to see 2/3 of the population as white... But then again there were 3 stacks... NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
TRADE - Common Market Trade
The Directory proudly announces that it has delivered
Iron Armor Sets and Pieces
Spooky Stuff nobody wants
Who wants this spooky stuff anyway?
PvP Drill 192nd Mass PvP Event - Muhreenz Redo Basic
Up. Down. Up. Down. THE FUCK YOU STICKING YOUR BOW OUT, MULLER. STICK YOUR SWORD OUT YOU WORTHLESS PANSY. I THOUGHT BEING GERMAN MEANT BEING ORDERLY, DISCIPLINED AND EFFICIENT, BUT TURNS OUT YOU'RE A FUCKING TURK. RUN CURRAHEE, MOVE MOVE MOVE.
DOMESTIC - WESTERLANDER WANTS VOTE ON HIS MEMBERSHIP. HIS OFFICER TROLLS HIM
A Westerlander wanted to raise his status to Company Member and called for a vote. His dick of an officer however decided to wait for him first before he casts his vote.
The Westerlander however was revealed to have been part of some secret CIA deal during the Great Shadow War years or so ago, where the UTC promised him membership in exchange for vital services. It was up to him to decide whether to act on that REFUGEES WELCOME offer, but it was generally believed he wanted a vote to solidify his legitimacy as a Company Member.
A promise is a promise, but uh... His choice, really.
I'm glad he went through with the voting process. It shows he's not really trying to get free handouts from a modern Western country, but actually wants to work for it and earn the title like a hardworking immigrant that wants to assimilate.
Still... This guy was taken from some shifty CIA shit.
DOMESTIC - OLD MAN WANTS TO KILL PREMIUMS FOR REAL
DOMESTIC - POPULATIONS BACK TO NORMAL. FALSE ALARM.
It seemed to just be an anomaly that last week, PREMIUMS began to reach 50% of the server population. That was scary as fuck, though. But it'll probably just become more and more common.
FINANCE - GAINS THIS WEEK
FINANCE - ALMOST TO THE FINISH LINE.
Any moment now... They'll be here... Any moment... Pith Helmets for days. 100 PITH HELMETS WITH A MILLION MORE WELL ON THE WAY.
1) TRADE MISSION NEXT WEEK