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PostSubject: The Herald (07/02/06)   Tue 7 Feb - 4:16

The HERALD

Good Morning! Today is, Sunday February 5th, 1454
Edition XVII

LOCAL NEWS

:arrow: Duke Lorduce = First elected Duke of Wiltshire
Quote :
2006-02-03 04:01:17
Elections to the Council of Wiltshire : CUE obtains the absolute majority of the seats
LONDON (AAP) - The "Citizens' Union of England - Wiltshire" (CUE) list has won the elections in the County of Wiltshire and musters the majority of the seats. The members of the list can thus govern alone.

Distribution of valid votes:

1. "Citizens' Union of England - Wiltshire" (CUE) : 65%
2. "The Organisation for Prosperity of England" (O.P.E) : 35%

Here is the new distribution of the seats on the Council:

1 : Ecthelion (CUE)
2 : Lorudce (CUE)
3 : Whit (CUE)
4 : LordLED (CUE)
5 : Wyntyrkyng (CUE)
6 : TheSnowMan (CUE)
7 : Edge (CUE)
8 : Aanien (CUE)
9 : Scarabecus (O.P.E)
10 : Nightbliss (O.P.E)
11 : Nataniel (O.P.E)
12 : Knightflame (O.P.E)

The Duke Lorduce will need to pay his respects to the King of England and appoint his ministers.

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:arrow: We have a new baby boy in Sussex!!

Rhiannon is the pround mother of a beautiful baby boy named Manawyddan Mathowlch Rhys of Arundel.

The father, Sevare could not be reached for comment, but the mother and child are doing well.
We wish them all the best.


There will be a shower in the lounge and Wiccaning blessings will be at the Church of the old ways on the first full moon.
by nordic

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:arrow: Canterbury has been revolted against AGAIN Shocked

As was reported in the last issue of the Herald, Canterbury has had problems with rebellions. It started last week, when a member of a new criminal group became mayor. He posted the following message for canterbury to see:
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My name is FabriceKiller

This village was taken by force. Our group is called "Damoclès sword or l'épé de Damoclès". Tomorrow we will give you the the power of the village.

Sorry for disturbing you and for my English!!!!!

have a nice day,

Fabrice killer
FabriceKiller was a level 0, who had been sponsered by Terlington, who had 9 other affiliates in Canterbury at the time.

The next day, Canterbury rebelled against FabriceKiller, and Butchy, a level 3 blacksmith, took over power.

Than, Friday night, a third rebellion in less than a week took place. This time, a level 0 named DannyDog took power. While he has yet to publicly say that he is a member of l'épé de Damoclès, it is suspected. Both Dannydog and FabriceKiller were sponsered by Terlington.

The other affiliates of Terlington are:

Quote :
Barkvich
Botul
Dakert
Dannydog
Delbard
Droppar
Fabricekiller
Fortaind
Prevost
Thoudon

They all reside in Canterbury at the moment.

Charges have been laid by the county against DannyDog and FabriceKiller. DannyDog also laid charges against Butchy. All three charges are for treason.By drrino

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WEATHER




Political

:arrow: Sussex has new laws.
Spokesperson Anto_Capone wrote:
Standard Voting Procedures

Yea: 8 (teignat, baiboe, lady vaness, Zerostar, sadowa, thelastdhali, Nordicnorn, Harald Jarl)
Nay: 3 (zymurge, anto_capone, lokdar)
Abstain: 0 ()
Didn't vote: Calisupafly

that means that these are the new voting procedures
Quote:
1. An official poll can only be made by the Count.
2.1. Each poll will run for 5 days before it's closed.
2.2. Each poll shall have three options: Yea, Nay and Abstain.
3.1. A poll is declared valid when at least 3/4 of the Council participated in it. This means that for example at least 9 members out of twelve should have voted Yea, Nay or Abstain before the poll closes. Otherwise it is invalid.
3.2. If a poll is declared valid then there should be a difference of at least 2 votes between the Yea and the Nay side, not counting Abstain. Otherwise it is invalid.
3.3. If the result of a poll is declared invalid then a new one will be created with (if needed) an adjusted proposal.
4.1. Not voting in two successive polls about the same proposal without a good reason will lead to the removal of the right to vote in further polls about that proposal.
4.2. Repeated abuse (not voting) will lead to the complete removal of the right to vote for an indefinite duration.


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Contracts and Agreements

Yea: 11 (zerostar, teignat, baiboe, kulles, nordicnorn, sadowa, thelastdhali, zymurge, lady vaness, anto_capone, harald jarl)
Nay: 0 ()
Abstain: 0 ()
Didn't vote: Calisupafly

Quote:
Fraud

1. Contractual agreements:

Any person who shall take a grant of reduced price items, subsidy, or loan from a town or other person for an agreed service or goods (i.e. fishing, milling, merchant, etc.) and fail to perform said duty or deliver said goods, and who has a complaint filed by one or more of the contracting parties, will be charged with the offence of Fraud.
Documents of evidence must include the agreement between the two parties as well as the expected service or goods.
Sentence will include the cost of undelivered goods or service, plus repayment of initial investment, and a fine at the discretion of the judge.

2. Other agreements

- Tavern owners who fail to deliver the announced meals shall receive one warning to replenish their stock and proof of this has to be send to the official in charge (mayor, public prosecutor, ... ). If the owner fails to do this then he will be charged with the offense of Fraud.
- Organisers of lotteries, and other events with goods as a reward, who fail to deliver the promised items, shall be charged with the offense of Fraud.

Sentences will include the cost of the undelivered goods and a fine at the discretion of the judge.


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Re-instatement of the Minimum Wage

Repeal of the minimum wage:
- Yea = remove the minimum wage (change it to 12 pounds)
- Nay = keep the minimum at 16 pounds.

Yea: 4 (lady vaness, zymurge, kulles, anto_capone)
Nay: 7 (teignat, harald jarl, thelastdhali, sadowa, zero star, nordicnorn, baiboe)
Abstain: 0 ()
Didn't vote: Calisupafly

Minimum wage returns to 16 pounds.

Quote:
Slavery

Any abuser who will dare to hire a poor innocent at an obscene wage, shall respond for Slavery in front of the competent tribunal. If found guilty he/she will be sentenced to pay a heavy fine in pounds and reputation points. Any repetition of the offense will result in imprisonment the length of which will be left to the discretion of the Judge, representing with dignity his Majesty the King of England.

Sussex minimum wage has been fixed at 16 pounds by the Sussex Council.

Historical

The Wars of the Roses
The "Wars of the Roses" is somewhat of a misnomer. The name refers to the symbols used to represent the two major factions—the Yorks represented themselves with the symbol of the white rose and the Tudors represented themselves with a red rose. It wasn't until the end of the struggle, however, that the Tudors adopted the red rose to distinguish themselves from the Yorks. Nor were these really wars, but rather a series of small, albeit decisive, skirmishes between various magnates.

The issue, of course, owed its origins to Henry Bolingbroke's usurpation of the crown. There were several nobles and families who had better claims to the throne and Henry had introduced the dangerous precedent that the crown belonged to whoever could seize it.

The non-presence of Henry VI as a king was even more decisive. Since the government fell to a clique of nobles surrounding Margaret of Anjou, those nobles who felt left out were bitter and rebellious. The one having the greatest cause for bitterness was Richard, Duke of York. It was not just simply that Richard had a better claim to the throne, it was that Henry VI had proven himself useless as a king. When Henry VI went mad in 1453, Richard managed to get himself declared the Protector of the Realm—in executive functions, he was the equivalent of the king. He then surrounded the monarch's government with fellow Yorkists and allies and he arrested the major figures in Henry's court. After the king regained his sanity, the first major battle occurred between Richard and these rival court governors. This first battle, fought at Saint Albans, is traditionally reckoned as the start of the Wars of the Roses.

By 1460, however, Richard controlled the government and, in an incredibly audacious move, declared himself to be king of England since Henry was both unfit and was the descendant of a usurper. The nobility, however, backed off of this proposal and promised Richard the crown after the death of Henry. But Henry didn't die soon enough—when Richard died, the succession fell to his son, Edward IV.

Edward IV (1461-1483) did what Richard couldn't do: he deposed Henry and assumed the throne of England. He could never really consolidate his rule, however, and faced intense and aggressive restiveness from his brother, George, the Duke of Clarence and slightly less resistance from his other brother, Richard, the Duke of Gloucester. In 1471, Margaret of Anjou and Henry VI landed with an invasion force and temporarily retook the crown for a couple months. This was soon overcome by Edward and Henry died in prison, old, mad, and broken.

On the death of Edward in 1483, the succession fell to his son, Edward V. But Edward V was only twelve years old, so the Protectorate fell to his uncle, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Richard, following the traditions set down by Henry IV, Richard, Duke of York, his father, and his brother Edward, seized the throne rapidly and efficiently. He imprisoned the two sons of Edward and may even have had them executed (it is more likely that Henry Tudor executed them). The throne was usurped yet again in less than a hundred years.

By all accounts, Richard III was an extremely effective administrator, militarily brilliant, and of immense physical courage. His assumption of the crown, however, was challenged immediately from several sides. His two year reign consisted entirely of fighting rebellions, including an early, indirect rebellion to put Henry Tudor on the throne. When this rebellion failed, Henry Tudor took matters into his own hands and directly confronted Richard. Henry had only the most tenuous claim to the throne and the Tudor monarchs would spend the next hundred years propagandizing that tenuous claim. The last fight of this rebellion, at Bosworth in 1485, resulted in the death of Richard. A new usurper, Henry Tudor took the throne as Henry VII just as Europe was entering the modern period.

Humor

Quote :
There was a huge nut tree by the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled
up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began
dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me,"
said one boy. The bucket was so full, several rolled out towards the fence.

Cycling down the road by the cemetery was a third boy. As he passed, he
thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to
investigate. Sure enough, he heard, "One for you, one for me. One for
you." He knew what it was. "Oh, my goodness!" he shuddered, "It's Satan
and St. Peter dividing the souls at the cemetery!"

He cycled down the road and found an old man with a cane, hobbling along.
"Come quick!" he said, "You won't believe what I heard. Satan and St.
Peter are down at the cemetery dividing the souls." The old man said,
"Shoo, you brat! Can't you see I'm finding it hard to walk as it is!"

After several pleas, the man hobbled to the cemetery and heard, "One for
you, one for me. One for you, one..." The old man whispered, "Boy, you've
been tellin' the truth! Let's see if we can see the Devil himself."
Shivering with fear, they edged toward the fence, still unable to see
anything, but they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for
me. And one last one for you. That's all. Let's go get those nuts by the
fence, and we'll be done."

They say the old guy made it to town 10 minutes before the boy!

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Quote :
A couple just started their Lamaze class and they were given an
activity requiring the husband to wear a bag of sand to give him
an idea of what it feels like to be pregnant. The husband stood
up and shrugged saying, "This doesn't feel so bad."

The instructor then dropped a pen and asked the husband to pick
it up.

"You want me to pick up the pen as if I were pregnant, the way
my wife would do it?" the husband asked.

"Exactly," replied the instructor.

To the delight of the other husbands, he turned to his wife and
said, "Honey, pick up that pen for me."

SHORTS

For the sake of Freedom!
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Canterburians have tried twice to retake their town, both times unsuccessfully.
Related note: Many people in Sussex are Complaining about former Canterbury mayor Belzebar, and asking for Contempt charges to be laid. However, these charges would do nothing, because Belzebar in no longer in Sussex, or in England.

Thanks to the staff here at News First:
Adaidh - Aviela - baiboe - Calisupafly - chinahero - DariusFarlenz - DomKnight - drrino - knightflame - KublaKahn - Lia - LongJohnSilver - Lord Led - Lorudce - mike1981 - Nordicnorn - rhiannon - Riane - The_light - TonyRc - UrShak - Whit
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