House of the Rising Phoenix - Documents

Meeting Minutes – 5/5/1999

Ivastaen, Day 5, in the year 5099

[House Phoenix, Library]
The library of the House is a largish room, with the walls completely hidden by bookcases. A wide selection of reading material can be seen from a cursory glance at the shelves. Treatises on science and history stand next to ancient volumes on forest lore and magic. One rather extensive section seems devoted to arms and armor and the many subjects dealing with the arts of war. Locked glass-fronted cabinets hold rare tomes and fragile scrolls and even the odd clay tablet. You also see a spiral staircase, a carved red sandstone pedestal with an ancient volume on it, a trash barrel and a plain wooden table with a gold-trimmed modwir plaque on it.
Also in the room: (Lady Evialla who is scribing), Lord Geijon, Eahlstan, Shidain, Lady Hyssopp, Dangarr, Sylverfyre, Selka, Liranne, Drugal, Skarlett.
Obvious exits: north.

You read the gold-trimmed modwir plaque, it reads:
This plaque is presented to the proud members of the House of the Rising Phoenix, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in gladiatorial combat during the House Challenge Games hosted by the House of the Argent Aspis. Congratulations!

Hyssopp says, "We won the honor of champions for the Games two years ago when it was sponserd by Aspis."

Hyssopp says , "Each house has had their own games to choose champions for the final competition in May"

Hyssppp says, "May 22 and 23 will be the final games when all in the lands will be invited to watch. All the houses will pit their champions against on another."

Hysspopp says, "It will be a most exciting weekend. And weather we win or be the sponser has brought great honor to our house."

Hyssopp says, "Geijon will fill you in more as far as Phoenix preparation for the games thus far. I am the coordinator of the game. So..some how I must remain neutral. But I will root hard for Phoenix."

Dangarr and Sylverfyre smile, and Dangarr chuckles while Selka and Hyssopp grin.

Hyssopp says, "Starting soon..Phoenix will offer weddings for our members"

Geijon says, "erm. We've held trials, declar'd our champions an' are preparin tae compete"

Geijon asks, "Did ye all recieve mah missive or shall ah announce th' winnahs here?"

Hyssopp nods and says, "go ahead Geijon"

Selka nods to Geijon, and Liranne nods.

Geijon asks "Hokay..any'un wish tae be put on the lists in case we need alternates tae our current champions?"

Selka nudges Geijon and says, "I noticed ye be getting slow in your old age as an alternate."

Geijon chuckles, flailing his arms about as he says, "ahm nae slow"

Selka giggles.

Lord Thaumatus just arrived and asks, "Un. Am I interrupting anything?"

Geijon says, "House meetin, Thaumatus. Stay if ye wish"

Thaumatus nods and sits down.

Geijon smiles and says, "hokay all yers agin Hyssopp"

Longvein and Flamestead just arrived.

Liranne shivers and says, "argh..freezing"

Flamestead shrugs.

Drebble just arrived.

Sylverfyre smiles.

Hyssopp says, "We will be having weddings available for our members. Please read the house scroll on this. I am gathering a list of clerics now. I will be holding a workshop for any cleric who would like to attend on conducting weddings. I will share my modest experience from weddings I have attended and have humbly conducted. I will post the date for that workshop on the Phoenix message boards. This will be fun. Not all can afford a cathedral wedding. Hope this will prove a nice service for our members."

Drugal beams happily at Hyssopp!

Skarlett smiles at Hyssopp.

Geijon gives Evialla a good pinch!

Geijon says, "hokay..anothah service. House has an' expand'd donation room. Its locat'd via listings on th' House trees(Site). Ye cin check der fer items n' such.

Geijon smiles, sits down and nods to Hyssopp.

Hyssopp says,"Lady Mirarte will be here to discuss Phoenix involvement with the Lorekeepers parade and the fesitvals we have planned this year.. Lord Geijon has the rest of the meeting till she gets here and we shall try to squeeze in questions. Just please read the Phoenix site often. We are a very busy house, and we want every member to feel free to join in on the fun. Thankye."

Geijon chuckles and says, "uhm"

Geijon asks, "folks haf questions from th' missives?"

Thaumatus raises his hand.

Geijon smiles and nods to Thaumatus and says, "aye"

Thaumatus says, "One small one. Probably missed the answer... but I read something, briefly, about changing the initiation requirements. It sounds interesting. But I'd like to know a little more about what's planned. It's been discussed on the boards, I trust?"

Geijon says, "some, yes, but only vaguely"

Thaumatus nods.

Geijon says, "ah' propos'd a base outline in th' missives. Ah cin go ovah it agin tho"

Thaumatus nods.

Geijon says,"th' 1st Wednesday n' Saturday o' th' month would be us'd tae take initiates. Requirements tae become an initiate would remain 5th train as well as our Oath agreements, but tae be induct'd, which would be done on th' 3rd wednesday an' saturday o' th' month, ye need tae aquire enough points. Points meaning is ye entah our House as a knowlegeable membah. Such things as a character bio, attendin orientation, writin essays, comin tae meetings, interactin wit membahs within our House Community."

Geijon continues, "This is sae membahs who join fully are aware o' our beliefs n' goals. This cuts down on the assembly line induction, unknowing membahs who join jus fer lockahs or tae be in a "House" etc. Meaning we will get membahs who haf similar beliefs as we while still maintainin an open membahship. Our requirements cin be accomplished in a week, if they work diligently, or years at their own pace. They aren't as harsh as say Aspis or Arcane, but they are more on par to a Helden in how we make sure our members are right fer th' House.

Geijon adds, "In turn, th' Officers an' membahs will give more to Ye, the membahs, meaning we'd have more standard yearly events, classes, hunts, an' interactions between our membership body"

Longvein grins.

Thaumatus grins and nods.

Selka and Drugal nod.

Geijon smiles and asks, "sound good?"

Dangarr smiles.

Thaumatus says, "Mmm. Very much so, yes."

You nod to Geijon.

Geijon nods as he smiles and says,"We haf start'd some things in advance such as reschedulin, wedding services, donations an' othah things. Its so we're a more close knit House. We'll also allow membahs tae be highly active within th' House, sae if ye wish tae gif time ye cin in many different ways. Gaining points is largely left up tae each membah alsae, sae that they cin do things they are good at"

Dangarr nods.

You say, "the weddings are a splendid idea"

Skarlett smiles.

Geijon smiles.

Hyssopp nods to you.

Hyssopp asks, "We dont rent out the temple right? Just the food, flowers and stuff like that? Wedding attire."

You ask, "do we lend attire?"

Hyssopp says, "We have rental if ye like. It is on the Phoenix boards"

You ask, "do we have a cupboard where we're able to donate wedding items to be used as inventory?"

Geijon chuckles and says, "ah cin take them. Ahm th' donation collector guy ah guess"

Hyssopp says, "Aye..I think Evialla is compiling a list."

Geijon says, "send me a list via scroll an' ah cin come pick dem up"

Hyssopp grins and says, "Er Geijon/Evialla team"

Evialla giggles.

Geijon says, "ah handle donations"

Evialla sighs.

You say, "it would be wonderful if there were a cabinet like the cabinet in the mana pool where the wedding clothing could live"

You says, "I like that"

Hyssopp says, "I am just getting the clerics ready."

You grin.

Geijon says, "she handles our rostah "

Evialla winks at Hyssopp.

Hyssopp winks at Evialla.

Geijon says, "ah cin request'un, but mos likely it'll be in Hyssopp's possesion"

Hyssopp chuckles and asks, "My locker?"

Hyssopp says, "Well I need a locker sale den. Big time"

Longvein chuckles.

Geijon smiles and asks, "any mere questions?"

Evialla raises her hand.

Hyssopp nods to Evialla.

Evialla asks, "was it possible we would have help from above with the wedding arrangement, in particular requesting food, or would that be quite impossible?"

Geijon chuckles and says, "Mmm..ah nae think Phoenix will be in th' Lorekeepah parade, largely due tae plannin conflicts"

Geijon nods to Evialla and asks, "Evialla?"

Evialla asks, "was it possible we would have help from above with the wedding arrangement, in particular requesting food, or would that be quite impossible?"

Hyssopp says, "I dont think so Evialla. We are kinda in competition with them."

Geijon says, "ah'd think they'd give us food atleast. That isnt a big request, Aurea would prolly grant it"

Evialla says, "that would make it much nicer for the folks"

Hyssopp says, "But I have a friend, Thorin, who can find all kinds of good food."

Geijon chuckles.

Longvein grins.

Hyssopp says, "Will not hurt to ask."

Evialla chuckles and says, "I would cook it for them, if they would only just pile neatly all on a nice table"

Lord Sylvine just arrived.

Skarlett smiles at Evialla.

Sylvine mutters under his breath and says, "You are all fired...clean out your desks."

Geijon smiles and asks, "hokay any questions afore we call dis evenin?"

You ask, "he doesn't mean it, does he?"

Geijon says, "naah"

You ask, "do i have to give the chocolate back?"

You place your hand on your fine elven chocolate.

Geijon shakes his head.

Hyssopp says, "No."

Geijon smiles and says, "hokay..looks like we're done fer th' evenin then"

Lord Sylvine just arrived, muttering under his breath.

Sylvine stares at Geijon.

Hyssopp says, "Thankye all for coming to the meeting."

Geijon hurls himself at Sylvine and connects!
MS: +265 - MD: +274 + MAvA: -2 + d100: +10 == -1
Geijon fails to bring Sylvine down!

Geijon gibbers incoherently.

Geijon grins and says, "almost"

Sylvine says, "Geijon, I told them they were all as well."

Sylvine gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sylvine gestures at Geijon.
Strands of webbing shoot forth towards Geijon.
CS: +404 - TD: +208 + CvA: -9 + d100: +57 - +5 == +239
Warding failed!
Geijon is firmly webbed in place.

Sylvine says, "Pfft."

Sylvine gestures and utters a phrase of magic.
Sylvine gestures at Geijon.
CS: +404 - TD: +208 + CvA: -9 + d100: +88 - +5 == +270
Warding failed!
The air thickens and begins to swirl around Geijon.