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    Once a boy rash in his haste stood in that city, his heart scorched. That city which cast him out, out of fury and fear. That city which stands no more. His heart cold, its roofs ablaze, he weeps--As do those fleeing. Salted soil, salted wounds. In another life, another time, He could have stopped this. He didn’t. He laments. The Last Crow turns away.
  2. What kind of ban are you appealing? Admin Ban Minecraft Usernames Punished_Mackin/Kid_Mackin(Old username) Reason for punishment Sharing account with a banned player Players Involved Kyle By your own understanding, why did you recieve a punishment? I received a punishment because I game my account to Kyle and he used it to meddle in server politics and ooc nonsense and then proceeded to pugsy on the account by the time I had reported it. Why should you be pardoned? It wouldn't be a good use of your time to read a huge blogpost about my actions, or why I regret them, or false justifications. Instead, I will clarify why I did what I did, justified or not, and what drove me to, in the end, throw myself into a 4 month ban. Then I will apologize. I began this map in a precarious position in the empire. As a leader of Adria, I was tasked with the growth of the city's military under a regime that was utterly unfriendly in OOC and in RP in the Imperial Government. The city was not much better on a scale of toxicity, with certain figures being openly vitriolic towards me, as well as myself being openly vitriolic against them. That being said, I did my job, despite what others may have said at the time, and I believe myself to have been quintessential to the initial creation and development of the city. That being said, I openly despised my situation, especially with AiiM, who had acted crudely towards me, soren and other individuals repeatedly over the past months when ChumpChump (Toby) was duke of Adria. As tensions grew and grew, a situation opened up in RP where I would be able to react to the RP tensions provoked by both AiiM and his Father, Ricky, and ultimately led to the kidnapping and assassination of his character. To me, this was the culmination of efforts against him for his behavior both in RP and in OOC towards Adria and towards myself. Then, he simply shrugged it off, claimed the RP was null, and proceeded to have a warrant out for my execution in RP. Suffice to say, it was a scummy move that completely took the wind out of my sails. I felt utterly defeated, as if nothing I could do would make a difference on the server, in which banned players rule over a shadow kingdom that dominates the map and nothing can be done to stop it. In this moment of defeat, Kyle approached me, and asked if I intended on playing anymore. I told him I didn't. He asked me for my account, so that he could pvp on the server. I gave it to him. I believe now that I did this because if I could not have fun on the server anymore, my account could at least give someone else enjoyment. I will not claim that this was a master plan from the start, or that I schemed to have the renatian administration banned to an even further extent from the beginning of this fiasco. That being said, when I had found out what Kyle and his friends had done, I decided that enough was enough. Kyle had gone on my account with the discretion of AiiM, and made some strange non-continuity of both voiding the assassination, receiving a punishment for a crime he did not commit, and then entered Adria with unknown intentions. It was at this point that I decided to contact Staff about my own account. To me, a ban was worth it if I could stop the schemery and bullshit that these people create on a daily basis on LOTC, cultivating a culture of slimy and unsatisfying RP as well as a pseudo dictatorship in OOC. If I could do one thing to spit in the eye of this abomination, I would do it. I felt a bit like Vegeta fighting Buu, which I consider a great analogy, as by destroying myself, I did absolutely nothing to my opponents, as the Administration decided not to act upon anything that I provided them, and resulted in AiiM not even being forced to PK. I took a few weeks to think about what had happened, as well as try to forget about LotC, beginning to play other games and such. In the time that I was gone, AiiM had continued to bully Adria, threatening to kill it with Martial Law had Haense not stepped in and taken the crown. While this is irrelevant to the situation, it is an example of what I was trying to stop when I both killed him and handed myself in to Admins. I appeal this ban today not because I think I deserve it, but because I believe that the Hub needs my help in this time of chaos and transition between powers. I believe that there is work for good I can do on LOTC still, and I believe you believe that as well. I can't guarantee that I will be a saint. I will try to be one, every time I log on this server and help a noob find their place in a community or create a unique situation for them to engage with. At the end of the day, I feel that right now I can do more for LOTC unbanned than banned. I am sorry for what I did, as I think my actions and words have shown. I am ready to accept your decision on my banishment. What will you do to prevent similar circumstances that led to your punishment? I won't give my account to people. Discuss why you believe that following the Community Guidelines is important to promote a healthy community. As I mentioned above, I have engaged with some pretty toxic business over the past few months. I've seen that these guidelines aren't followed. People who don't follow them, even when banned, don't stop being leaders, and even go so far as to expand their power under their bans. That being said, I do believe that following those Guidelines is something people need to aspire to do, much like a Catholic like myself aspires to act as Jesus did (though, inevitably, we fail). We should see these guidelines as something to believe in, that one day we can truly follow them and act like people playing a video game instead of people spitting toxicity in each other's faces. We should try to be laid back and considerate, not enveloped and obsessed with our own egos and pretend nation states. We should be open and friendly, not mindless goonery who take their pleasure out of ruining the experience of new players. We should not lie to each other to further our goals, or maintain beliefs of being holier-than-thou or above our peers. I will do my part if unbanned to further this goal, to try and make it so the next generation of players (yes, its safe to consider them an ACTUAL next generation) holds these beliefs, and not those of the old guard filled with lies, target bans, ban wars and shady practices that I myself have engaged with. I wish you all the best, and readily await your reply.
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    Atlas Anniversary Art & Writing Contest

    A Day On The Eastbight Complimentary Music: Upon the Baltas, Old Mr. Crider sat, pipe in hand, his jaw missing a few teeth and his eyes bearing crows feet. He was, suffice to say, weary. His hands were worn--arthritis took them many years ago. A local youth did most of his work, and his old apprentice inherited his shop. His money was well saved, and his riverside cottage was sufficient for his needs. As long as his hands could pack his pipe, put bait on his hook, and pull himself into bed every night, God permitted him existence. The man looked upon the river. The weather was fair, as it was always fair, spare a period of supernatural, endless winter here or there, and the sky was dotted with clouds. He could swear, as he lifted his eyes to them, that one in particular resembled a crow. Before he could formulate this omen’s meaning, a knock on the stone walls of his cottage requested his presence. He took his pipe from his mouth, resting it in his hand. “How can I help ye?” the heartlander said, a constrained smile on his face. “Mister Crider, could I sit with you?” “Sure!” Crider said, his gaze shifting back to the river. “Thanks,” the boy’s gaze shifted. “Mister Crider, I gots-ta ask you something.” “What do you want to know?” “You ever seen a man die?” “What happened?” Crider questioned, his voice grim. “Mr. Rutledge…” the boy would quiver. The man would sigh. “When I was a younger man, there stood about five men yonder there by the pier.” he’d gesture to the dock, near the old guard tower. “Three stood there as if they didn’t really belong, one had his sword drawn, and one had a rock tied to his foot. Really, they were all where they needed to be.” He looked to the boy. “Sometimes, things just happen because they have to.” He frowned. “What happened?” “The man with the sword told one of the three to kick the rock off into the river.” “Did he?” “Yep. Ol’Sabo died before their eyes, drownin’ and beggin’ and pleadin.” “What about the others?” “Wasn’t too long till those three pulled their own swords and killed the leader. Same for the leader after that, and the leader after that. Ain’t no more dangerous a job than leading the masses in this place.” “Why, Mister Crider? Why do they kill?” “Because, boy, the people in this land are like the weather. They never change. Men with ambition will come, they’ll rise, and they’ll fall to their own flock.” “I don’t want to die, Mr. Crider.” “You won’t, long as you keep bringing the groceries on time and helping out Crider Junior. No trouble ever came to a blacksmith who kept his nose in his business. Now, don’t tell a word of what you saw to anyone, you hear? Keep yourself out of it and go do your business.” The weather was calm that day, and the river ran smoothly. The funeral was the following day.
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    [Denied]Tornado___'s Game Moderator Application

    I hate him with a passion yet he was an ok GM +1
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    [Denied]Stevie’s Game Moderator Application

    This man has been through more than most of us ever will in our entire lives and still decides he wants to spend his time helping this community. If you deny this, I don’t even know how you can call yourself respectable. +1.
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    On Imperial Godhood

    Hell waits for all men cursed with pride, an Emperor among them.
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    Land Allocation (Freebuild vs Charter) [Your View]

    Idk about you but I see 3-4 wooden penises just to the side of Belvitz every day....
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    7.0 Annoucement!

    I would agree with Narthok and Xarkly here. As vassal in the Empire function mostly as mechanically independent states with in depth political allegiances, I feel like you're just going to be killing vassals here. Especially groups such as Adria (Belvitz) who profited off their proximity to the road.
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    The Margraviate of Styria

    Josip the Young stares at the broken bridge between the Balt and Vilacz.
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    [Community Review] Raids

    Holy Smokes, lotta hostility here. I think some of the changes are a little crazy, like a 14 day cap is pretty bonkers, but besides that I'd like to test most of these rules out and see how it goes. Just a reminder Narthok, Compromise leaves everyone unhappy. Don't let the haters bring you down.
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    [✗]Vladan versus the Tree

    Role-play: Vladan Valic stood before the King of Renatus. He pled his case for why the village was a threat, their constant harassment of individuals with threatening graffiti throughout the city. One rogue halfling with a few tree people around him would not live to tell the tale after insulting the Kingdom of Renatus as such, and spreading such discomfort to the citizens. He pleaded for two things: The declaration that the leader of the village would be known as a public enemy of the Kingdom, and that they move to takeover the lands shortly. Both were granted. With such, the Kingdom of Renatus went to war on the petty village, and it went with fire and steel. CBs: Known Enemy of the Nation Yes, this build is a minor freebuild, counting traditional buildings there are 5 in place at the time of this post, meaning there is more than enough of proof for this claim. I can provide screenshots and evidence if necessary. Side A: Kingdom of Renatus Side B: Ent Village Proposed Date & Time: Friday August 3 2 PM EST Proposed Rules: (Suggest any unique modifications or restrictions for this warclaim.) No Allies Location: (Provide a screenshot of the area being warclaimed from the dynmap.) Not applicable, as the map webpage is still down. However will provide aerial screenshots in war chat. Discord: (Your current Discord username, example: Test#1234.) Mogroka#8088 Kid Mackin#0502
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    Soul Pillars

    *Laughs in Adrian*
  14. I'd say that's a little toxic, also the fact of the matter is every ET non-combat event I've ever seen has not been up to the quality of a player made event, such as a wedding or a feast. Also, if I were to make peaceful events, they would be in chains, as, in my opinion, there is very little point to a peaceful event without a story following it or conflict, as, in essence, you need conflict for a story. A merchant event like Aesopian's is fine, but its shallow because there is no conflict and there doesn't seem to be a story to it. You also act like I'm not capable of running a peaceful event, when I've organized several in RP for my own town and other groups. For instance, VonGrool and I organized the Belvitz peace conferences to end the Orc-Elf War. You don't need to have ET to make a peaceful event, and while you don't need ET to make a lot of combat events, it does make things easier. Overall, being ET would give me a chance to make a lot of the effort I put into cultivating communities and encouraging new players have more impact. You can feel the way you want to feel, but I can feel your negative energy from a mile away, ngl.
  15. I like to leave those to players.