April 10, 2013, 10:37:39 AM by Lolan | Views: 123 | Comments: 1
((I proposed this as a monthly section for the current mayor to address the populace through an official format when Jart pitched the idea of the paper. Seems like the best time to start, in light of SL events))
Greetings citizens, residents, and visitors,
It is with great regret that my first official public communication comes as the response to tragic news. I shall get to that in a moment, I assure you, but first I wanted to take some time to inform everyone of some things going on about town.
Savareen has erected a building to house art, relics, and the history of our town. The Savareen Museum is being curated by Ms. Atrian Spur, who you may all know as one of our local creative talents. She is working with a designer to arrange fixtures, installations, and a room to store relics and reading materials. Please check in with her often as we expect the museum to be open soon.
The shuttleport was recently relocated within the proximity of our business complex. This should allow visitors to our town to shop with local merchants and get them more familiar with what services our residents provide.
Due to the increasing level of delinquent payments due on homes to the Empire, I have noticed a rising number of condemned buildings. It is in our interest to keep our town looking attractive for visitors. As a result, I have put together a small housing assistance fund. The inability of citizens and residents to meet their monthly obligations is a commentary on the state of our galaxy unfortunately, but I like to think that Savareen is not prone to the mentality that is prevalent with most governments. The fund is housed in the City Treasury. Keep in mind that any financial assistance will require a withdrawal and citizens will be made aware that it took place and I shall provide an explanation should any questions arise regarding any city withdrawals. The populace has the right to know where their money is going.
The good first I suppose.
Savareen is now home to a brilliant new venue, Le Bon Vivant. While it has yet to have a grand opening event, this large entertainment structure contains a performing area that is both opulent and intimate. In addition to offering small private spaces for social gatherings, it isalso the headquarters for an eagerly awaited publication, edited by the owner, Jagopo I would encourage you to get on the mailing list as he plans to offer insightful interviews with personalities of interest. The venue is available for event bookings at present.
A new restaurant is under construction as well. While I have not sampled the dining to be forthcoming at The Garbage Heap, the head chef is a delight to speak to and has spared no expense decorating his industrious establishment to serve wonderful food to the populace.
The Dragonpoint Casino has had its grand opening and fun was had by all in the early part of the evening. Keno, slots, roulette, and poker were available for play and the staff was both charming, helpful, and willing to assist in all aspects of the operation. Personally, I took bath, losing consistently over the course of the evening, but the fun that was had was well worth it.
The sad news comes with the later part of that evening, as during the eagerly anticipated swoop race, one of our racers went missing in the swamps of Rori. Many of you will know this sentient as one of Savareens greatest friends and boons, Radion. At this time, the matter is being investigated but the events played out as follows, from my perspective.
When Radion did not return to the finish line, I grew concerned and personally began to scout the raceway checkpoints with the assistance of Byx. After reviewing checkpoint 5 and 4 respectively, to no avail, I rerouted to Narmle, with Byx agreeing to check Restuss. I found nothing in Narmle and hopped the next shuttle to Restuss in time to see Byx in a fire fight with a rodian who fled on to a nearby transport. A search party quickly assembled in Restuss, intending to follow the freighter to Naboo. Atrian and I flew to Moenia while the remainder of the search party went to Theed. Again with no leads, Atrian and I followed to Theed, whereupon a firefight had just concluded with our failure to recover Radion.
With the cooperation of the local authority, I was presented with a list of destinations for the last few departures, Tatooine and Corellia being the most prevalent. I personally volunteered to check Mos Entha and upon my arrival came up empty handed. A pair of locals indicated that they had seen no rodian's recently, though they did know of Radion due to some sort of contest he engaged in 2 or 3 days prior. They indicated that they would have known him if they had seen him. Returning to the Starport, the local administratio...
February 07, 2013, 09:33:08 AM by Lolan | Views: 226 | Comments: 9
((this is an OOC discussion, which should be obvious by the section, but just clarifying))
Just wanted to put this forward in light of the arrival of Stormtroopers in Savareen last night. This was apparently an event that was preplanned by S-DO, that on their website forums makes no mention of coming to Savareen. I understand that RP events evolve once started, but no effort was made to contact Lolan or Jart OOC in regards to their patrol.
While I feel bad for blowing off their event in an OOC sense, in my opinion, it was out of character for the city of Savareen's storyline for this to happen. I want to be clear that I am not singling out the empire or S-DO. The reaction would have been the same if it was a rebellion regiment requesting to search for imperial operatives. I get that some SL events are not shared due to the possibility of spoilers and metagaming being removed, but even an OOC tell would have been nice if the event was being moved to Savareen. As we all know, unlike NPC cities, RP cities are only blank canvases the day the City hall is placed. After that, events start shaping and changing the destiny of the residents and the town.
One trooper arriving in advance to discuss things would have been acceptable I think. While it is not out of character for someone serving the empire to believe that their influence is irrefutable and their will indomitable, I do not think it is out of character for those not enlisted to believe this not true and to ask for a modicum of respect, even from a stormtrooper.
Since Savareen is a neutral, non PVP city, let this be notice - so long as Lolan is Mayor and Jart is Sheriff- for any player involved in a major factional event that takes place in Savareen proper to please speak to me or Jart OOC so that we can accommodate the event within the guidelines of the city. The city is not only popular because it is where RPers congregate, it is popular because it allows covert operatives to function and play out subtle storylines, or simply exist outside of the GCW in the world of Star Wars.
While I understand that our city is one of many RP centers in the EMU and understand that RPers want a slice of the RP pie called Savareen, this pie has a flavor. I just want to make sure we are having whipped cream on top of that pie when if comes to major factional events and not drain cleaner.
Also, this is simply my position on the matter and I am posting this in order to start the discussion on how you all think we should handle this going forward and to get feed back on my sugestions and requests above. I don't own Savareen and I don't own the EMU so my opinion carries as much or as little weight as anyone else in this community.
Please let me know how you all feel about this.
January 11, 2013, 08:46:16 AM by Lolan | Views: 162 | Comments: 2
*A fire place crackles in the background and Lolan is seen sitting in a very comfy looking chair within a modestly furnished room. He looks up from his datapad and smiles*
I am Lolan, one of many city administrators for the city of Savareen. No doubt, you have seen me about, either sitting in the rain, making clothing, or dashing back and forth handling official business. If so, then you know that my love for Savareen and her citizens is deep, caring, and genuine. If not, then I hope to meet you in a new capacity, as I am officially announcing my intention to run for mayor of this great city.
Our current mayor, while competent and easy on the eyes to boot, has thus far done a wonderful job keeping the city safe and organized. However, she is ready for a break from the busy day to day of a paperwork laden lifestyle. I am willing to meet the responsibilities required to keep her legacy going and implement further improvements. Here are a few things I have planned for the city, should you cast a vote for me.
*scene cuts to the path between the Medical center and parking garage, Lolan walking toward it, gesturing with gloved hands*
I will have a cloning center installed as soon as I am able, to allow for our citizens to return home more expeditiously in the event of a mishap.
*the scene shifts to pan across a row of different types of factories, the machinery within churning*
I will have the focus of our city changed to benefit the artisan. To allow better quality products to be manufactured in order to help our economy thrive. ((not sure if city specializations are implemented, but it will be changed))
*Another scene shift, back to Lolan, sitting on the front landing of the Twisted Tassel cantina.*
I shall make time to speak with the citizens at any moment I am available regarding issues or concerns that are important to them. Your safety and peace of mind are of the utmost importance to me.
*another shift, this time with Lolan standing in front of the city hall*
I look forward to your support and the opportunity to serve you the best way I can. A vote for me is one that you can be confident in.
*fades to black, a female voice with an imperial accent speaking at a moderate pace*
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