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Mayor Cruxophim posts a notice with an update on his negotiation with Grand Magister Dennet, his advisory council, his office hours and more news from the Landing:

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Category: Towns
Topic: Wehnimer’s Landing

Date: 04/13/2017 03:49 AM CDT
From: FLAYED-ANGEL
Subj: A Public Notice [General Office Hours, and Selections for Advisor Positions].
A Public Notice, written in pale ink on a glossy black parchment and posted within the Lobby of the Moot Hall:

Esteemed Citizens and Allies of the Landing,
I would like to personally thank our outstanding community for the many offers of support and welcoming words during my first week transitioning into office. I should also like to thank our beloved former Mayor, Puptilian Peregrinus, for his kind advice and sage counsel during this initial adjustment period; he has long been a stalwart defender of this town, even preceding his years of service in office, and I’ve no doubt he shall remain such for many, many years to come. It is my hope that he will enjoy, in peace and comfort, whatever doubtlessly well-deserved period of respite he decides to take.
I am pleased to inform that Grand Magister Dennet Kestrel has agreed to offer remuneration for the damages incurred to both our town, and the beautiful structure of our neighbors and allies, the Faendryl Enclave. My gratitude and thanks to the many individuals who worked swiftly and valiantly to ensure that the damage was minimized, that triage was offered to those in need, and that the outbreak of fires were contained before they could swell out of control.
I will try and hold Office Hours[1] in the evenings as I am free, particularly late evenings given my somewhat well-known nocturnal proclivities; should you be so inclined, please do not hesitate to drop by and offer opinions, suggestions, inquiries for advice or information, reports of anything unusual, or whatever you may need or have to contribute. While I cannot promise that I’ll be able to fulfill all submitted requests — especially those that require the Council’s approval — there is no idea that is too small or unimportant to be heard. I am also happy to offer healing, spells, manna bread, or refreshments should you want them… and the door will be open even if I’m not around, so do feel free to check in on Winston the bloodhound.
As an addendum to the above, I will be reserving the evenings of Tilamaires[2] for conducting research, composing reports and letters, or attending closed meetings with the Town Council; I will try to hold Office Hours for a bit after this period concludes, in case anyone has anything urgent to report or request, but I will not typically be available until an hour or so after midnight.
Lastly, but certainly not least: in the interest of better serving our community, I have decided to appoint a small number of individuals to Advisor positions — should they be willing to accept — for the purposes of having diverse and readily available counsel, and assistance in various duties. In addition to public Town Meetings, I will hold private meetings with them from time to time as needed (and at their own individual availability), to internally deliberate and seek advice on matters of particular import, challenge, or complexity. This shall be an informal position, appointed by myself and neither designated nor officially recognized by the Council, but I have no doubt that these Advisors will prove to be a valuable asset during my term in office.
While there are a vast number of those I would consider of great merit and equal qualification for the position, after much deliberation I have narrowed my choices down to those listed below; however, I would strongly encourage anyone who wishes to offer their aide in any capacity to always feel welcome to do so. After all, the prosperity and preservation of the Landing has been — and shall always be — a collective effort, made stronger by each individual’s actions toward such.
Signed and Sealed,
– Cruxophim, Mayor of Wehnimer’s Landing

[1] To get to the Mayor’s Office from Town Square East, GO Moot HALL, GO STAIRS, then GO DOOR. Drop on by, even if it’s just for services or to chat!

[2] OOC NOTE: Generally, I’m home from work most weeknights after around 9:3010:30pm EST, which lines up nicely in most cases with Kenstrom Standard Time (heh). The unfortunate exception being Tuesdays (Tilamaires), where I don’t tend to get home until around 1:30pm EST, give or take. The above is my ongoing IC justification for that, of course.


Below the Notice is also posted the following list, written in pale ink upon a similar black parchment:

The following are the individuals which I have requested for the position of Advisor to the Mayor, chosen for their long-standing service and dedication to Wehnimer’s Landing:
? Avalera: As my Counselor in matters of Religion & Spirituality, and as an Envoy to the Order of the Silver Gryphons.
? Dergoatean: Will be retained on a voluntary basis as needed or available (at his discretion), to offer his knowledge on matters of Occult Languages & Translation.
? Dirra: As my Counselor in Imperial matters, and hopefully, as an Envoy to our neighbors in Solhaven and the Order of the Azure Sun.
? Hapenlok: As my Counselor in matters of Warfare, Defense, and Elemental Magic, and to act as a Scout (subordinate to Thrayzar) if needed.
? Leafiara: As a general liaison for Public Relations, and to act as an Envoy to our neighbors in Icemule Trace.
? Lylia: As my Counselor in matters of Diplomacy and Law, and to act as Envoy to our neighbors in the Faendryl Enclave.
? Riend: As an Envoy to the Landing Defense Irregulars, and as my Counselor in matters of Propriety & Decorum… and perhaps also bathing.
? Rowmi: As a general liaison for Public Relations, and my Counselor in matters of Mentalism.
? Sareyna: As a general liaison for Public Relations, and my Envoy in welcoming new friends and allies seeking Citizenship within the Landing.
? Stormyrain: As my Counselor in matters of Warfare and Defense, and as a Captain and Representative of the Landing Militia.
? Xorus: As my Counselor in matters of History, Historical Lore, and Magic.

On the bottom portion of the second Notice, written in much smaller lettering, is the following addition:

GUIDELINES and DISCLAIMERS:
While I’m sure this will not be a concern in our more “open and relaxed” frontier town, all Advisors are expected to comport themselves in a manner at least vaguely appropriate to their duties when acting in that capacity. All efforts or tasks are to be performed on a voluntary basis, and any Advisor has the right to refrain from any action or duty at their own discretion, including the ability to recuse themselves from the position entirely for any reason, such as in the event of a larger conflict of interests. The acting Mayor reserves the right to replace any Advisor with a new appointee at any time, should they deem it necessary, such as in the event that a current Advisor should recuse themselves.
All Advisors are considered by the acting Mayor to be co-equal to one another, sharing in the duties and responsibilities of the position cooperatively in order to help alleviate the burden on any one individual. This is not an official position delegated by the greater authority, the Town Council, and does not convey any personal authority or political power over any other Citizen or ally; all Advisors are expected to refrain from offering any unverified promises or assurances on behalf of the Mayor, the Town Council, or any other relative requestees. Advisors are, however, both welcome and encouraged to bring any such requests to the acting Mayor (to subsequently present to the Town Council at their discretion) — especially at a later time, should the acting Mayor presently be absent, in meetings, or otherwise occupied — or to helpfully guide any inquirers to the appropriate channels should such be preferable on their part. The ability to convey requests does, of course, extend to the Advisor’s own suggestions and ideas for improvement.

— Wheels & Skulls Department

[ https://sites.google.com/site/theorderoftheshadow ]


Date: 04/13/2017 11:30 PM CDT
From: INIQUITY
Subj: Re: A Public Notice [General Office Hours, and Selections for Advisor Positions].
>? Xorus: As my Counselor in matters of History, Historical Lore, and Magic.

The Steve Bannon of this waern and pooka show.

There goes the neighborhood…

– Xorus’ player


>’=explain Who would deny, after all, that a rhetorical question is merely a statement?
You may not explain with a sentence ending in a question mark.


Date: 04/14/2017 04:31 AM CDT
From: UBERWENCH
Subj: Re: A Public Notice [General Office Hours, and Selections for Advisor Positions].
> Lylia: As my Counselor in matters of Diplomacy and Law, and to act as Envoy to our neighbors in the Faendryl Enclave.

Thank you for this — I already have the big stick handy, and speaking softly is something I’ll practice. 🙂

>? Xorus: As my Counselor in matters of History, Historical Lore, and Magic.

>The Steve Bannon of this waern and pooka show.

I’m afraid to ask who winds up being Kellyanne Conway.

— Lauren, Lylia’s player, not even blonde


Date: 04/14/2017 06:54 AM CDT
From: FLAYED-ANGEL
Subj: Re: A Public Notice [General Office Hours, and Selections for Advisor Positions].
>>The Steve Bannon of this waern and pooka show.
>>There goes the neighborhood…

>>I’m afraid to ask who winds up being Kellyanne Conway.

/throws some total rando down the Well…

“You don’t fear death… you welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe. This is home, where I learned the truth about despair… as will you. There’s a reason why this place is the worst hell on earth… Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the centuries has looked across the city and imagined freedom. So easy… So simple… And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died fighting in desperate preservation of those freedoms. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize the Landing, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive, so that you can watch them clamoring over each other to stay in the sun. You can watch me torture an entire city, and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill our destiny. We will destroy Wehnimer’s Landing, and when it is done and the Landing is ashes… then you have my permission to die.”
[ https://youtu.be/5pBUcXmyRGI ]

[See Also: https://youtu.be/pSH3xWNUWi4 ]


— Wheels & Skulls Department

[ https://sites.google.com/site/theorderoftheshadow ]


Date: 04/14/2017 06:59 AM CDT
From: FLAYED-ANGEL
Subj: Re: A Public Notice [General Office Hours, and Selections for Advisor Positions].
TWO MINOR ERRATA, because it was real late when I wrote that:

>>The unfortunate exception being Tuesdays (Tilamaires), where I don’t tend to get home until around 1:30pm EST, give or take. The above is my ongoing IG/IC justification for that, of course.

Technically, I meant 1:30AM EST… not PM.

>>Xorus: As my Counselor in matters of History, Historical Lore, and Magic.

Whoops… that should have read: “Xorus: As my Counselor in matters of History, Occult Lore, and Magic.”


— Wheels & Skulls Department

[ https://sites.google.com/site/theorderoftheshadow ]


Date: 04/14/2017 08:35 AM CDT
From: INIQUITY
Subj: Re: A Public Notice [General Office Hours, and Selections for Advisor Positions].
>>Xorus: As my Counselor in matters of History, Historical Lore, and Magic. .. Whoops… that should have read: “Xorus: As my Counselor in matters of History, Occult Lore, and Magic.”

“They are the best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical, one-act plays, or long poems.” – Polonius


>’=explain Who would deny, after all, that a rhetorical question is merely a statement?
You may not explain with a sentence ending in a question mark.