[BOOK(S)] The Black Horse Courier

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[BOOK(S)] The Black Horse Courier

Postby Infragris » 08 Feb 2014, 14:50

I had this one lying around for a completely unrelated affair. Cleaned it up and decided to post it here, even if it's just to start the discussion. How will the Black Horse Courier be implemented? Will new copies be related to quests the player does, like in Oblivion? How will they be distributed? What sort of subjects should we write about?

TRAGEDY ON KATARIAH DOCKS! FIVE DEAD, FOURTEEN WOUNDED IN LEVITATION MISHAP!
Yet again, a misapplication of the infamous leviation spell has left tragedy in its wake as five dockworkers were flattened by an inexpertly de-weighted barge at the Imperial City's Katariah Docks. Fourteen others were heavily wounded, including three passersby. The barge, in possession of Sicklewatch & Sons Sload Soap Refinery, was being lifted in a dry-dock yesterday afternoon when its levitation spell seemingly failed, bringing the vessel crashing down on the walkway. City Watch has stated that the mage responsible, while in possession of the proper levitation permits, was improperly trained and misjudged the barge's correct center of gravity.

All eyes are now on the Mages' Guild, who have repeatedly vetoed Councillor At-Videtur's proposed ban on levitation. At-Videtur has released a statement in which he offers his condolences for the victim's families and derides the Mages' Guild's current practices. "Let us not forget, it is the Guild who bestows these levistationary (sic) permissions on their members, and receives a large compensation in return", as the popular Nordic councilman has previously stated. At-Videtur also called on the population to boycott Guild products such as potions and scrolls until the veto is lifted. The Mages' Guild has previously claimed "unintended Socio-mythical consequences" as their prime reason for opposing the ban.

This incident is only the latest in a long string of similar levitation calamities during the last months, which have seen people, horses, gondolas, and even a small house crashing down on the Imperial City's streets and population. One can only hope the Elder Council will act swiftly to contain this insidious menace.

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Re: [BOOK(S)] The Black Horse Courier

Postby SamirA » 08 Feb 2014, 15:11

I'd say we keep it light and humorous with the articles of the BHC. Don't tie it to anything in actual questing, but report weird mishaps like you see in what you already posted.
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Re: [BOOK(S)] The Black Horse Courier

Postby Luxray » 08 Feb 2014, 17:46

It might be fun to have some quite outdated issues of the BHC present on Stirk, to emphasise how far away from the IC and the comings-and-goings of the Empire it is. :)
<Shurdi3> Also who has a framed picture of food in their house? What is this, TES instagram?

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Re: [BOOK(S)] The Black Horse Courier

Postby Infragris » 08 Feb 2014, 19:04

We could have some old editions that people would preserve, about the Warp in the West or the end of Jagar Tharn's reign.

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Re: [BOOK(S)] The Black Horse Courier

Postby SamirA » 08 Feb 2014, 19:17

These will need a new model I think. The notes are too small and books or scrolls just don't seem right. Something a bit bigger that looks like old pamphlets like the federalist papers or something, with a few different texture layouts so issues don't all look the same?
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Re: [BOOK(S)] The Black Horse Courier

Postby Mwgek » 08 Feb 2014, 20:38

I like the idea of a new model. Maybe with black horse courier readable and soms scribbled paragraphs.


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