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Aristocrat

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  1. Aristocrat

    S1: RDM in Cherno - 29/03/2019 22:30

    I'm deeply honoured by your praise and dearly wish I could conclude my sentiments at that. Though it is unheard of for me to make a second post in a report thread, I feel it is only fair and fitting that I make a proper retort to such a thorough cross examination by the astute, albeit misguided gentleman. As you have opted for a sequential and condensed approach to your riposte, I hope you will not regard me as blunt or dispassionate if I do the same. Swift? If there is one word ill-suited to Lord Ashford, it is swift. He is a careful and deliberate fellow, who planted the seeds of his initiation in such a painstakingly overt manner that one would have to be rendered quite insensible in order to misinterpret his staunchly reiterated opposition as a mere suggestion. Though the timing of his action might have been unagreeable to you, I doubt anyone present at the event would decry it as unsuitably surprising. Whilst the illustrious history of the Nivek family is well known throughout South Zagoria, as well as his close connection with the optical, cranial enhancement company, 'GoPro'. It is also well known that the GoPro is not and has never been an accurate measure of time. In-game FPS, recorded FPS and exchange of data between the server and the user is not synchronized, thank goodness. Not to mention, that the GoPro only seems to deal in second intervals, which in a firefight situation, can constitute an entire lifetime, figuratively speaking. However, even if we use the GoPro as a reliable measure of time, we find that whilst the first shot was expelled sometime within the 57th second of the video, the follow up shot was not fired until the closing of the 58th second. Whilst this may seem like an indistinguishable and inconsequential moment of time. When bullets are flying it is quite a significant and potentially deadly pause. What is the purpose of this occurrence? Again, to allow the assailed egress, so that they might assume a more compliant stance in the face of such deadly force. An option which unfortunately Mr Nivek failed to capitalize upon, instead using his last moments on earth to hurl profanity at his assailant. Using what I believe to be a more accurate measure, the logs, we see quite a different story. 22:19:25 | Player "Kevin Nivek" killed by Player "Edwin Ashford" with KA-M 22:19:25 | Player "Jordan Nichols" killed by Player "Sebastian Sladek" with M4-A1 22:19:26 | Player "Edwin Ashford" killed by Player "Radek Svarc" with M16A4 It seems to me that rather than return fire on Mr Nivek's shooter, his mercantile companions instead chose to give fire upon Mr Nichols a man who, like Mr Nivek, is a little slow on the draw, as evidenced by his lack of successful hits. Why is this significant? It shows rather than instinctively responding to the fire emanating from the barrel of Lord Ashford's rifle, they instead chose to attack a still, motionless bulwark of British stoicism. To me this suggests that they did not bare direct witness to Ashford's first shot, but rather heard his initiation loud and clear. In the time between that initiation and Nivek's death, Mr Sladek was able to select an appropriate target and dispatch it, in roughly the same time it took Ashford to dispatch his own target. If we are to understand this evidence correctly, then we must assume that Mr Sladek and Lord Ashford began firing at almost exactly the same time. Following the argument of the witness, should Mr Nichols not have been afforded the same time extension to make his position known? Though it is true that Kevin was much slower than his allies to react, this does mean he was not behaving in a threatening manner. In the time given to him, he had ample time to shuffle his position, suggesting that he was, at least subconsciously, prepared for the incoming hail of bullets. Whilst his legs were busy scrambling and his waist swiveling, there was not even a hint of movement from his arms. No faint murmurings of a surrender animation or the holstering of a weapon. As such, I must conclude that Mr Nivek, despite his distinguished character, had every intention intention of proceeding in the same aggressive manner as his fellows. I believe you are far more qualified to answer this than I. Thank you, then let us proceed to the final stage of this bloated diatribe. I'm afraid I must disagree entirely with you first statement. Prior hostilities, whilst not directly linked to the initiation, give a clear indication of the level of threat that participants are under. To give a simple analogy, a man who has been on the receiving end of verbal assault is far more prepared for an incoming punch, than a man who is struck on the back of the head by unknown assailants. Therefore I believe prior actions should be considered carefully, when determining what is and what is not an appropriate length of time to give to someone on the receiving end of an initiation. I'm afraid you misconstrued my earlier comments as an attempt to besmirch the roleplaying authenticity of your group. I merely wish to challenge some of your more excitable colleagues on the level of hilarity they were deriving from the situation, and have them reconsider their actions, just as you are asking me to reconsider mine. I thank the Gamemasters for their continued patience with me, and as I'm sure they'll be delighted to know, I am done with any further interjections, for fear of causing a cascade of back and forths. 'As a quick edit and in response to what I believe to be a reasonable request by one of the witnesses. I would like to clarify that I believe the shot taken to have been unnecessarily hasty, and, given another chance to initiate I would have preferred to have given the receiver a longer period by which they may appropriately react. Inexperience in hostile roleplay and the intensity of the moment are a powerful cocktail. However, I believe my words and the evidence provided have shown that there was no willful and malicious attempt to gain the upper hand in an otherwise hopeless situation.'
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    Why do you talk like that? Like you know it's 2019 right? just curious don't report me

    1. Aristocrat

      Aristocrat

      I abhor informality.

    2. Roland

      Roland

      Hahaha, that is awesome. You are a god among men, Lord Edwin 😄

  3. Aristocrat

    Aristocrat

    "Being mayor isn't the cushy office job that I'd been led to believe."

    1. Brayces

      Brayces

      Is it ever possible for you to NOT be IC? Even on the forums? 🤦‍♀️

  4. Aristocrat

    S1: RDM in Cherno - 29/03/2019 22:30

    I'll make a short PoV and expound upon it later, as I'm still presently in-game. Ashford PoV: Lord Edwin Ashford and his attaché, Mr Nichols, were enjoying an al fresco dinner beneath the stars with Sergeant Merkelo of Alpha Company and a trader of unknown origin. Together they shared whimsical, campfire tales and sampled the most exquisite, pork based cuisine. Alas, even the most enchanted of evenings must wither before dawn. After saying a fond farewell to his fellow dining companions, Sergeant Merkelo made bid to leave the walled town of Albion whilst trader Joe stayed behind to discuss further mercantile propositions with Mr Nichols. In the manner of a gracious host, Lord Ashford thought it only fitting to escort Mr Merkelo to the gates himself. In a jovial mood, his lordship thought little of throwing open the thin metal doors which guarded the tiny peninsula and its populous from all manner of nefarious ne'er-do-wells. Though, instead of being greeted by the optimistic dawn, he was immediately set upon by a mob of unruly tradesmen. Having suffered through numerous attacks in recent days, Ashford remained wary of admitting such a large rabble of strangers at once. However, despite numerous protests, the gaggle of merchants swarmed towards the entrance, their insatiable lust for commerce overwriting any sense of propriety they may have once possessed. Attempting to stave off a wave of unwanted spices and silks, Ashford slammed the gate shut. Unfortunately this only served to split the caravan in twine, stranding some of the feral traders within the confines of the lower battlements. Fearing a riot of black friday proportions, Ashford reluctantly opened the gates once more, allowing the entrapped vendors egress. Clearly, his lordship underestimated their desire for trade, as yet more eager salesmen came pouring in through the breech. Appealing to their better sensibilities, Ashford tried in vain to dissuade them from proceeding any further into the confines of the settlement. The head of the ravenous pack faltered beneath this barrage of thoughtful rhetoric, and it seemed, for a brief, shimmering moment, as though Ashford's eloquent discourse had soothed the man's incongruous temperament. These hopes were then promptly dashed as the mad fellow retraced his steps, only to halt before the Lord's countenance and garble at him, with what can only be described as a mouth full of marbles. Even the gentleman himself seemed doubtful of his odd, vocal performance and displayed this uncertainty by remarking to his fellows, "Did that work, was that like, intimidating enough?" Nonsupporting of his peculiar theatrics, the groups continued to flood through the tunnels unchecked, sweeping past Ashford like a wave as he attempted to contain the crowd. Noticing some of them had drawn their weapons, the Lord Mayor came to gravely fear for the safety of Albion and its numerous denizens. Hurrying after the quick footed sprinters of the group, the somewhat less sprightly Lord managed to catch up with them on the upper balcony, where he found them confronted, by a bewildered Mr Nichols. Though he was outnumbered and outgunned, Ashford knew that the only opportunity to stop this villainous trading conglomerate from overwhelming and re-branding the settlement, was to act with haste and secure the high ground, thereby entrapping the rest of the party underground. Weapon at the ready, Ashford raised his rifle and voice with as much conviction as he could muster, speaking the final words which would spell his inevitable doom. "Right, put your hands up." A second passed, no one moved an inch, then slowly, the stripey devil before him turned to acknowledge the threat. Hesitant, he did not raise his weapon but stared dumbfounded at such raw, untempered, British tenacity. Ashford, feeling no such inclination, squeezed the trigger, blinding and deafening himself to the world as he took the life of the man who threatened him and by extension, the people of Albion. Then, blackness engulfed him as he was lit up like a field on Guy Fawkes Day, undone by his own carefully constructed murder holes, through which a spear of fire was thrust and the bridge won. OOC Notes: - The group was fully aware they were already acting against Ashford's numerous requests to leave the premises. Which should have prepared them for the inevitable result of acting against those wishes. - Despite being warned not to proceed, they continued to do so, suggesting they were fully aware and accepting of the consequences of forcing entry into an occupied settlement, as clearly evidenced by their drawing of firearms. - After the initiation was dropped, the defendant stood still with his weapon held out in-front of him for what I believe to be more than a reasonable duration of time, given the extreme circumstances. - Even if the defendant was not suitably prepared for the initiation, his associates certainly had more than enough time, killing Mr Nichols within the same second as Mr Nivek's death, and avenging him by slaying Ashford only a second later. 22:19:25 | Player "Kevin Nivek" killed by Player "Edwin Ashford" with KA-M 22:19:25 | Player "Jordan Nichols" killed by Player "Sebastian Sladek" with M4-A1 22:19:26 | Player "Edwin Ashford" killed by Player "Radek Svarc" with M16A4 I don't believe anymore evidence need be presented. In future, I would prefer if you had addressed your feelings of animosity in discord or DMs. As someone who is not often involved firefights, I'm disheartened to discover that this community remains as prideful as ever when it comes to the inevitable deaths of characters, particularly ones as hostile as these. In addition, I cannot help but feel a little disappointed by the standard of roleplay offered by some of the more experienced members of this community, one of whom I have considerable respect for. It seems to me that the premise of forcing entry into an unknown settlement, should not be an action taken with levity or humour, as this poses a genuine risk to all parties involved. Furthermore I find it odd that your characters would undertake such a dangerous venture for the mere purposes of 'baiting some strangers into a trap'. All in all, I hope our next encounter can prove more fruitful for everyone involved, I'm remorseful that it had to take such a drastic turn.
  5. Whilst I understand the arguments made by players who don’t wish for their characters to be constrained by an imposed system of morality. However, I think it is naïve optimism to believe that a mere ‘//’ will protect players from all manner of unwanted predations. In these scenarios, consent is not often asked for but taken for granted. This makes new players particularly vulnerable, as many of them remain unaware that they have a right to refuse actions which make them feel uncomfortable. Experienced members of the community are not immune either, for there are those who may be pressured into giving consent for fear of being labeled a ‘snowflake RPer’, someone who isn’t willing to engage in the dark side of RP. Even actions which begin with consent, may become increasingly uncomfortable for the person playing the victim, to the point where they want it to stop, but feel unable to withdraw their consent in case they cause a fuss. Additionally, as mentioned by others, regardless of the rating of the game, we have minors on the server now, and to be honest, even as an adult I’m uncomfortable witnessing emotes of that nature. Consent cannot be extended to all players who enter the vicinity of such actions, and as such cannot be allowed to occur. And let’s be honest with ourselves. The vast majority of instances where this has occurred in the past, players have not taken the subject matter with the degree of sincerity that it is owed, and have instead used it perversely, to humiliate and brag.
  • Highlander

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    You and the lads ought to pop by the new place to have tea sometime.

    1. Aristocrat

      Aristocrat

      I shall bring my finest china and best Earl Grey for the occasion. 

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    1. Brayces

      Brayces

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    2. Aristocrat

      Aristocrat

      Har, har, har. Let's all make fun of the tea sipping Englishman. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to pop the kettle on. 

    3. Highlander

      Highlander

      Who is making fun? Everyone knows without tea there is only darkness and chaos.

  • Brayces

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    "but I'll tell you the worst of me, and try to give you the best of me."

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    I sent this to you once, a long long time ago way before we knew each other as well as we do now just because I wanted to share something with you that meant a lot to me. I couldn't explain why I felt so compelled to do so at the time, but I know why I did now.

    1. Aristocrat

      Aristocrat

      Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwh! That's cute. You're cute.

  • RogueSolace

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    OMG THEYRE BACK!!!! YAY!!!!!!!

    1. Aristocrat

      Aristocrat

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    2. RogueSolace

      RogueSolace

      YAS!!!!!!! You have to find me if I actually get on!

    3. bloodcrusader

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      BETH!!!!!!!!

  • Aristocrat

    Aristocrat

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    1. Aristocrat

      Aristocrat

      Merry Hristmas Everyone!

  • Brayces

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    "OH! I'm good, that's best for everyone, I'm right there with ya."

    1. Brayces

      Brayces

      PS we need to rewatch this show.

    2. Aristocrat

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  • Aristocrat

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    Only if you wear a kilt.
  • Aristocrat

    The Cavaliers [Recruitment Open]

    A tremendous thank you to everyone who commented and offered their support over the last few weeks. Truth be told, I was initially hesitant to bring this group back, but your kind words have shown me that there is still a place for scarlet coated gentlemen in this community. Rest assured we will continue to strive to be worthy of your lavish praise. Keep checking your rusty mail boxes, you can all expect a handwritten invitation to our upcoming tea & crumpet, celebratory gala. @Brayces @Dino @Grimnir @KennethRP @BrianM @Falk @Quill @DrMax @Zero @Samti @Symmetrical @neom @DerrickStorm @Blackfyre @Scarlett @Xavier @Clarence @Stannis @Sam Fields @Iceinfly @AlanM @Semiazas @Zanaan @Sleepyhead @YungBrandonRP @Denton Fitz @Castiel @Rainmaker @Stagsview @uSx @Onyx @HolyCow @InnKinn @Corpsman @Jonal @Credidred @Uplink @Razareth and everyone else we've encountered on our merry travels through the post apocalyptic wastelands.
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    Huzzah! I'm obliged to you for taking the time to read my colossal magnum opus.
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