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Exploration & Exchange Opportunities For Cylus 716
With the ongoing collaboration between Rynmere University and Viden Academy, as well as the opening of a new campus of the Viden Academy in Scalvoris, a number of new opportunities for all expenses paid visits, explorations or expeditions to Viden or Scalvoris are open to Rynmere citizens.

Please note: whilst sign up is now open, these are for threads in Cylus 716. Application to an expedition does not mean acceptance on it. Any questions, drop me or Whisper a pm. Enjoy!
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To Clarify!
In the seasonal calendar where it says:
"The "Rynmere Citizens Alliance" claim to be responsible for an attack on all businesses owned or part owned by a noble on the night of the 18th. All businesses are affected with vandalism, destruction of property and small fires set."

This applies to businesses, not charities.
Vandalism, destruction of property and small fires set does not equal violence against others.
If the business is open all night, damage will be minimal, like stones thrown through windows etc.

Any questions - please feel free to reach out to one of the Ryn mods! If you're in any doubt about anything like that, we're always happy to answer questions!
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All Noble PCs!
Hi there!

For the moment we are putting a "freeze" on the use of vassal families in posts. This means that, until some behind the scenes machinations have gone on, please refrain from using any vassal families / lesser nobility NPCs. We are working hard to get some things hashed out and as soon as we have done that for the seven noble families, then we'll look at the vassal families.

As always, any questions, please drop a PM!

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Announcement: All Players, Please!
Hi All

To put this as clearly as I can.

If you are planning / plotting something which is going to have a major impact on an area / region / family / anything outside of your pc & their npcs, then we need you to run it past the city mods first.

Please be clear, we want to say yes to your fabulous stories. But the simple fact is there are many players in Rynmere, all of whom have plots. As a player, even if you've read every bit of lore and every ooc post, you haven't got some of the "behind the scenes" information that Whisper, Munchkin and I have.

I don't like having to put up posts that say that we've got to put a "freeze" on this or that, that something isn't able to happen. However, I will do so without hesitation because we have to consider all pcs.

I understand that you all have stories you want to tell ~ I really do, and I'm excited to help you tell them. But these must not be hidden if they have the potential of impacting other players. Please do understand that, at that point, if we have to we will be saying no most resoundingly. By not talking to us, you take away our option of helping you work out something where everyone is ok.

So: to be clear:

1. If you are planning on doing something that will impact other pcs ~ please speak to us. This is especially true for people who have "meta" plans which impacts whole areas or noble pcs.

2. Just in case it wasn't clear before - but I believe it was - Dukes & Duchesses are prophet only npcs. They aren't to be NPCd by anyone else - no exceptions.

3. As point 2 above with Baron(ess) NPCs - if they are your parents / aunt etc - then you may npc them in that role only. No other ~ no political decisions which impact noble families without mine or Whisper or Munchkin's say so.

4. Noble house resources are controlled by the Duke / Duchess. Not anyone else. See point 2 re: prophet control.

Whisper, Munchkin and I are working really hard to make this place interesting and fun for everyone. We need these rules (which have always been in place) to be adhered to. No, we will not make an exception.

Any questions, feel free to pm one of us.
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Hello all! This is just an announcement to inform you all that Rynmere's moderators have changed. Pegasus and Whisper will be focusing on other things, with the occasional guest ST and other projects. Jade and I (Incubus) will be moving in, making us and Bumblebee the mods of the region. If you have any questions about this, such as regarding modded plots, please send any of the Rynmere moderators involved a PM. Thank you!
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Hey there folks,

I figured I'd make my introduction while I was here looking at the updates needing to be done. As Incubus previously stated, we're stepping in to handle Rynmere with Bumblebee. Since this city has the majority of the player base within it, I'm hacking away at the last little bits of my projects so I can take this over full time, with help of course. That being said, you might have noticed a recent change we made to the lore pages.

Right now, we're attempting to combine all related information into one thread with links to separate posts for better organization. That way, everything you're looking for that relates to Rynmere is in one place, essentially, and if it's not, there's probably a link to the listing.

We're also updating the timeline to include all the events that have transpired in the last year (which is a lot, if you've forgotten!). On top of this, we'll be taking a look at the lineage of the noble lines to correct some inconsistencies found. These fixes will be worked into plot with added information to the Eastern Settlement. It's nothing that will affect your characters presently, so you all have nothing to worry about, however, I'm sure you'll be excited to see what's to come. :)

I've also taken a look at some of the things you guys wanted back, such as the Rumors and more Gazette articles. I'm fine with doing this, however, we'll have to work on this together--- you as the player and me as the mod.

We will also be outlining information that is known OOCly but isn't written anywhere in the Lore. If you all have any suggestions for what to include, please PM me.

That being said, I'd like to say thank you to Pegasus and Whisper for handling the burden of this massive place. I don't think it's too well known the amount of work that goes into juggling things and you ladies did it fabulously. Lastly, if anyone is interested in helping to mod cities in the future, please look in the knowledge base for the staff application and requirements!

Anywho, hope to have some fun with you guys!
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Announcement: Staff Change, Noble Baronies


Hello, all! This is an announcement with pretty important impact. As you all surely know by now, a suggestion was brought up by me (at the time not being a Ryn mod currently) that we change the Barony system that was implemented. After receiving an incredibly in-depth reply from many members and bringing this to staff, including Jade and many other previously involved in Rynmere's moderation or by proxy, we have decided that nobles will return to the previous system of applying for a custom made Barony, due to the sheer number of people playing in Rynmere who directly stated that they no longer had interest in their PC as a result of this current system.

In terms of military barons, we will be allowing military barons to play their baronies within realistic boundaries, and we suggest that people provide suggestions and feedback on how they want to handle military baronies. Do they want to use this numbers-based system? Do they want to use it, but expanded on? Changed?

Do they want a new system? No system? We would like to see people's feedback, and will be deciding based on what the PCs want, as long as it is fair.

Along with this announcement, I would like to state that I will be rejoining Rynmere's team and will be managing the city's affairs. Jade would like to remain on as a co-mod, handling wages, doing moderated threads, etc. Other mods will probably be joining soon, in order to ensure the city gets a proper amount of love.

On behalf of staff and Rynmere's team, I deeply apologize for the amount of neglect this city has received of late. It has been very difficult and taxing to moderate, but we hope to be taking a new approach in handling the city.

One thing that must be stated is that from this point on, we as a team (including the feedback of ex Rynmere mods) have decided that we will be firm with our decisions. Player feedback is always welcome and suggested - however, unfortunately for several months it seemed like some player feedback was becoming hostile rather than constructive. As a team, we simply cannot work under such harsh criticism, and as volunteers we must remind everyone that in order to accomplish progress with the staff team, one must be constructive and willing to discuss and compromise.

Of course, we will listen to players, and will base our decisions on the will of players (such as reeling back the noble barony changes). However, we must also remember that in order for a city to operate, its mods must feel that they are capable of writing their own script and telling stories and introducing things that are risky and brave, and different. Rynmere cannot function, or grow, or be moderated if it cannot take new steps, challenge itself to change and progress, and take on the feedback of all players and staff involved - equally.

So, this will be our new approach to running the city. If anyone feels this is unfair somehow, please levy your complaints to the inboxes of Rynmere staff members on the site, who will then send these complaints to the advocates and surely discuss them. Any complaints that are crude, overly harsh or in-civil in nature will not be tolerated. We're a team of players and people. We need to be willing to compromise, and discuss, with positive and constructive words, as well as truthful ones.

I hope you all can understand where we are coming from, and why we must change our focus for the city to dare survive.
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Just when you thought you were safe. Just when you thought your dark schemes hadn’t been noted. Just when you thought it was all ripe for the taking…

Greetings, nobles and smallfolk alike, I am your new Storyteller, and do I have a tale or two to tell! Sit, and make yourself comfortable, warm your hands by the fire, fetch yourself a drink! You’ve come a long way haven’t you? You must be weary after all your travels. Or perhaps you’ve just started out, perhaps you’ve only just started to play this game of Knights and Kings. It is a dangerous game, that I can tell you. Always has been, always will be! But that’s why you play, isn’t it? Because you’re drawn to the danger like a moth to a flame. You can’t help it. You’re compelled to tread where you shouldn’t. It’s a sickness really, a sickness of the mind. And yet, here you are.

Well then, if you insist, allow me to give you a glimpse of the future! I have begun drafting up a most valuable document for you, think of it as a calendar of sorts. But before I hand it to you, I would humbly request that you put your name on the dotted line, just here, to get you signed up.

You must be quite eager to get your hands on my calendar, to get a glance of what lies ahead. Soon, I promise, you will have it. But not yet, not today. Have patience my dear friend, and you shall be rewarded. Patience, after all, is a virtue, as is tenacity. Are you tenacious? Do you have what it takes to find-

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To all relevant players (restrictions explained in the Moderator's Note in the thread):

You are invited to attend the Trial of the Duke of Venora.
It is a low-risk thread with a political angle and no combat is expected.
This may shake the very foundations of Rynmere... you would do well to attend :)
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Remember that calendar I talked to you about? Well, it's available now, for the low price of 10gn to be transferred to me immediately, for free!

There is a little something new in there called "State of Affairs", make sure to check it out. If you have any questions about it, stumble into my office (if you dare, you ingrate) or post in the OOC forum! I'll be happy to answer your questions there. Just keep in mind, if you post in my office, I am more likely to see it vs the OOC forum, because the OOC forum is... well, OOC and full of terrors and full of OOC stuff.

Another thing you should be aware of is that rumours are very slightly changed. So please read up on that too!

If you think the fashion I did is terrible, you're right, by the way.

Lastly, this is just a reminder to make sure you put any significant threads on the Impact Threads thread, this will help me keep track of all the amazing backflips your character made!

Next up, a Gazette, available for the low, low price of only... 10gn?
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