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Fighting for Justice!

Archivist note: This post is from an older recovered archive.

==Initial Post==

((Posted by Ryne Beck on May 31, 2010))

I’m not saying Ashiko Kuroe is innocent or guilty, what I am saying is that another city sent armed goons to our town and spirited away a visitor to our town from our streets ignoring our laws, protocols & procedures.

Sure many will say that given the crimes Mr Kuroe is accused off we are better off without him, but that simple knee-jerk reaction ignores two important issues, to wit the accused is just that, accused not proved guilty, and New Babbage has shown a total disregard for our laws. What if Mr Tenk wants to take one of us next? What then? Will you find the Babbage Militia at your door before vanishing into the night and waking up in some Babbage jail facing who-knows-what fate?

To this end I’ve been holding a protest outside the Steelhead City Hall in order to ensure our Mayor & Sheriff make representations of the strongest kind to New Babbage’s Mayor. I will continue to do so until we know that such an act of blatant disrespect will not occur again. If you would like any or all of my four placards please send me a message and I’ll get them over to you as soon as possible. You can see the designs below and if you follow them you can copy them and make your own placards, posters, banners, leaflets, etc. Together we will keep Steelhead safe, but unlike New Babbage will we do it by the rule of law and not by the point of a dagger!

==Comments (page 1)==

*Comment by Mr Underby on May 31, 2010 at 4:03pm
So Steelhead approves of firebombings, eh? Quid pro quo can be arranged.

*Comment by Ryne Beck on May 31, 2010 at 4:10pm
Sir, given your reputation I would expect such a blatant & obvious act of deliberate misunderstanding from you. Of course neither I nor the fair & just city of Steelhead would condone such a thing as arson (for one thing, think of the trees!) but, as I say above, not only do I not know if the accused Mr Kuroe is guilty or innocent but the fact remains that laws were broken in his apprehension. It is this act of lawlessness that worries me greater for now what stops the Babbage Militia riding roughshod over any and all people no matter what part of the world they come from or reside in. You have taken New Babbage down a very precarious path and I pray for all our sakes you turn back before it is too late.

*Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 4:15pm

If I can manage to get up onto land, been ages since I did that last, I will gladly join your protest, sir. Of course the fool, Kuroe, did disturb my slumber with those damned bombings, but I dissagree with his treatment. Killing him would be so much better. And it would also allow me to get some rest without worrying about noise.

*Comment by Doc Miggins on May 31, 2010 at 4:17pm
Mr Underby does not speak for New Babbage, in fact as I understand it, he has no authority in town whatsoever. He claims to be advisor to the mayor, yet nobody I have spoken with seems to recall hearing the mayor ever say so.

*Comment by Moses Mureaux on May 31, 2010 at 4:21pm
Wait, am I to understand that bringing a foreign military force into a municipality and using said force to exert your will unbeknown to the local government is considered a bad thing? Oh, what backwards lands have we traveled to…?

*Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 4:34pm

I doubt you land dwellers in Babbage would like it much if we Mers decided to do what your military did to Steelhead. Quit bickering like merkids and appologise already. You’re disturbing my slumber.

*Comment by Ryne Beck on May 31, 2010 at 4:38pm
Dear Skyler, it’s been too long m’boy! I’ll be sure to get some placards to you.

Doctor Miggins, I should have known it would take a medical man, a man od science & reason, to talk such sense. Although on one point I fear I have to correct you – not one hour ago I spoke (albeit briefly) with Mayor Tenk to impore him to see reason in this matter and he brushed my words aside stating that he could not be expected to micro-manage the militia – he left Mr Underby to carry out his orders in whatever way he saw fit. I fear the links between the Clockwinder and the Head of the Militia are both real and strong.

Mr Mureaux, I can only imagine you are mistaking the noble city of New Babbage with some other, but certainly we in Steelhead don’t take such breaches of the law lightly. I mean, just ask the trees!

*Comment by Victor on May 31, 2010 at 4:57pm
The Babbage Bunny Bomber was caight red handed by several people. The rather crude explosive devices has the bunnys hallmarks all over them.

He was caught and apprehended fair and square with little turmoil or trouble to the cisitzens of Steel…ste…

looks around trying to find the name of said city…


Since SteelPortHeadCity seem’s to have taken a particular interest in the abhorrent vandalisim of more than two distinct buildings in the fair city of New Babbage, and since PortSteelCityHead seem’s to be neutral in said regards to the wanton destruction and vandalism of said buildings, not to mention the sheer terror that some poor unfortunate Babbage Urchins faced as they were trapped under the burning remains of said buildings, then i can only assume that CitySteelPortHead does infact secretly harbor firestarters and illegal demolitionists of landmark buildings in New Babbage.

I have reason to beleive a few of my fellow timelords harmless, plain, everyday looking inventors are staying in SteelPortCityHead, i shall be sending them a timecapsule telegram instructing them to keep a close eye on any other characters of shady repute to report back to me directly.


V.A.A Mornington
Interim President of the High Council of Timelords – New Gallifrey
Plain, everyday, harmless hotelier – New Babbage

*Comment by Mr Underby on May 31, 2010 at 4:59pm
Correct Mr Beck, and I fully intend to carry out those orders to the end.

*Comment by Sheryl Skytower on May 31, 2010 at 5:00pm
Snatch Squids?

Yes, get those multi-legged beasties off the streets! Why, just the other day I saw a gang of them walking… er, slithering down the street and about to grab some poor gentleman’s purse!




goes back to scribbling notes

==Comments (page 2)==

*Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 5:07pm
((XD… It was Eamon speaking, not Skyler. No worries though.))

As Eamon

Are the Placards waterproof, sir?

*Comment by Scarlet Jaggernov on May 31, 2010 at 5:38pm
I never thought the Babbage Militia capable of such barbarity and disrespect. It’s perfectly awful!

*Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on May 31, 2010 at 5:46pm
As Eamon
You know Miss Star, I could always put a little ‘Surprise’ in there drinks… make them sic…er…*Smiles and clutches spear rather tightly**

*Comment by Mr Underby on May 31, 2010 at 5:46pm

*Comment by Mr. W—— on May 31, 2010 at 5:56pm

Please forgive the obvious impertinence of our fine militia…their audacious, if not brazen, act was not so much intended to disregard Steelhead’s sovereignty, as it was the last desperate measure to apprehend an acknowledged arsonist. The towns-people of New Babbage hold no ulterior designs or ill regard to your fine city for providing, what we will all assume was unwitting, safe-harbor to a confessed felon. Surely your fine citizenry, being well acquainted with risk (as you are a stout sea-faring people) and reward, can see that this risk was seized upon with the expectation that the reward would be shared by all – New Babbage would have a criminal in custody and Steelhead would have no fear of Captain Kuroe changing the venue of his conflagration-ready tendencies to your illustrious forests. If we have wronged you, it was not deliberate; I am certain we can come to some terms which would be amenable to all involved.

In the matter of the lapin Captain’s trial…I will offer as much assurance as I can that it will be conducted fairly…perhaps as token, we might consider a change of location (other than New Babbage) to demonstrate our eagerness to see the right be furnished to everyone considered in the affair…?

Most Respectfully,

Mr. W——

*Comment by Stargirl Macbain on May 31, 2010 at 11:26pm
Sir, my question rests thusly: If we turn the creature over to you before justice has been properly served will steelhead accept responsibility for the damages he has caused to my buildings and to the buildings of my dear friends?

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 1, 2010 at 1:39am
Dear Miss Macbain, I do understand your situation and maybe Mr. W——‘s suggestion is perfect meeting point – New Babbage could hand the accused (and again, I stand by the fact that he is guilty only after he has been proved so) over to Sheriff Ortega and Mother Superior of Steelhead’s crack squad of SWAT Nuns and a trial held in Steelhead. If Mr Kuroe is found guilty by an untainted panel of his peers then I shall be only too pleased to hand him over to the New Babbage Militia personally, pending assurances he will not be eaten by Mayor Tenk, of course…

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 1, 2010 at 1:40am
((Skylar / Eamon – I’m really sorry about that – I didn’t realised you had a RP alt. In fact I thought *Eamon* was some RP tag I didn’t know about and was going to ask you in IM :-D ))

*Comment by Stargirl Macbain on June 1, 2010 at 12:07pm
Given the animosity which Steelhead has expressed (in a very personal way. Calling our Mayor a troll, for instance) toward New Babbage for what was a relatively peaceful operation which affected none of your citizens in a permanent way (Kuroe was, after all, acting as Ambassador for Armada for a time in our lands and we had very clear permission from Armada to capture him) and also given the undiplomatic way in which this has ocurred, I would be more inclined to allow Armada to run the trial than Steelhead. How can you say, with as much mud has been slung on the name of New Babbage by your citizens over the past few weeks, that any Steelhead citizen would be able to vote impartially? Also, I cannot help but notice that Steelhead appears to have made no peaceful attempts to contact our citizenry before overreacting to rumors and hearsay. The first I heard of the incident was Miss. Razor’s deeply insulting notice to Steelhead citizens which, I would say, our citizens have accepted with grace and control (given a Babbager’s natural reaction would have been to respond in kind, but steam-powered).

On a more personal note, I must say that I know the Mayor about as well as anyone else and, as I have often cooked his supper for him, I shall say that he has never once asked me to prepare any form of rabbit. I’m not sure where these rumors of him having eaten the leg which he took from Mr. Kuroe have come from, but I shall say now, I simply don’t believe them.

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 1, 2010 at 12:42pm
Miss Razor is a known lunatic. Nobody listened to her deranged prattle here, and I am highly surprised anyone would choose to listen to it in Steelhead. The district must lack in modern entertainment.

The fact of the matter is Kuroe is not being handed over to anyone, and will stand trial here in Babbage. The matter is not open for discussion, and any further incitement of the rabble will only be considered an initiatory act of open war.

==Comments (page 3)==

*Comment by Verlia Bilavio on June 1, 2010 at 12:51pm
I’m still wondering how Mr. Tenk taking Kuroe’s leg has anything to do with the accusations of arson. I had thought it was a private matter. If not, I’d love to be informed otherwise.

*Comment by Ashiko Kuroe on June 1, 2010 at 12:53pm
Ah, such vigor for a man who has more finesse making deals with imps than with international politics.

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 1, 2010 at 12:58pm
Is there a difference?

Enjoy running your tongue while you can, I will enjoy watching you swing in the wind soon enough.

*Comment by Stargirl Macbain on June 1, 2010 at 1:15pm
It is quite a different matter, Miss Bilavio, but as Steelhead has decided not to have a meeting of the Ambassadors to try and sort this out and leapt straight to protests and mud-slinging, they feel the two matters are intertwined. As I understand it Mr. Kuroe made a deal with Mr. Tenk which involved his leg.

I find it vaguely alarming that Mr. Underby and I have taken the same side on this matter…but I suppose even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once and a while and, loathe as I am to say it, Mr. Underby is correct.

(do we even have formal Ambassadors? *sniggers* You get the point, diplomatic girl is annoyed that no one has gone to the higher-powers first :P )

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 1, 2010 at 1:19pm
I would volunteer to act as an ambassador for New Babbage.

*Comment by Stargirl Macbain on June 1, 2010 at 1:21pm
I suppose I would as well…given that I am now Head Enabler of the city.

*Comment by Verlia Bilavio on June 1, 2010 at 1:33pm
While I find it troubling that a deal had been made to give Mr. Tenk a leg, I find it more troubling that those who claim they are protecting justice are letting a private matter cloud their judgement. I also find it equally troubling that Steelhead would wish to harbor a person who boasted of at least one explosion and then refuse that such an accused person be taken under the watch of some sort of police or militia force until there can be a trial.

For some reason, Steelhead seem to think that we would apprehend a criminal and keep him locked away with no chance of a trial and that the amputation of Kuroe’s leg was somehow punishment for his accused arson.

I am also hurt that as a Babbager I am somehow now a ‘goon’ even though I am just a simple woman. I’d welcome a chance to set things straight as I value my reputation.

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 1, 2010 at 1:42pm
Your reputation is undamaged in Babbage, Miss Bilavio; I would worry little what the small minds in Steelhead think about you.

*Comment by Lans Starsider on June 1, 2010 at 2:03pm
Oh dear oh dear…I HAD really hoped that the citizenry of Steelhead would have appreciated the fact that a dangerous pirate and bomber had been apprehended and would be willing to overlook the possible jurisdiction problems involved in his capture. Instead, I see more whining and actual picketing. …Don’t make me get out my pie gun, I haven’t changed the ammo in it in an awfully long time, so those pies are probably dreadfully stale and spoiled by now.

*Comment by Ashiko Kuroe on June 1, 2010 at 2:32pm
Why thank you dear Mr. Underbea, perhaps I will take a nice ride on an airship after I’m done with this horrid affair.

==Comments (page 4)==

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 1, 2010 at 2:33pm
Pies, stale or otherwise, hold no fear for me (unless they were baked by Babbage chefs, in which case their hygiene could be in question I suppose).

Goons I say and goons I stick by. When armed brutes take to the streets there is little other recourse than to call them exactly what they are. Brutes, thugs and goons!

I may be a lone voice from a fairer city and yes it is true that I came directly to you good people rather than allow this matter to be buried by red tape and bureaucratic obfuscation, but I assure you I would welcome a meeting of our Ambassadors as a way to solve this matter – are our officials brave enough to make such a move, I wonder?

And please do let us not be continually distracted by the erroneous argument that Steelhead somehow condones vile crimes such as arson and murder and is happy to harbour the criminals who perpetrate them. It does not and is not. But at the same time Steelhead believes in higher ideals – the ideals of Justice for all not just those in power; Liberty for all not just those in privilege, and The Rule of Law for all not just those in High Office (or clock tower).

More and more I see Steelhead as the shining beacon of reason and fairness that once were by-words for the now fallen nobility of the name New Babbage. It is a sad day to see such tarnished majesty.

*Comment by Mr. W—— on June 1, 2010 at 2:37pm
Mr. Underby,

I am well aware that I might have overstepped my bounds when offering solutions to this situation, but you go to far to presume you have any authority to proclaim yourself an authority in our city’s name, particularly when it comes to declaring actions which sanction armed conflict. You would do well, Sirrah, to remember your place…which, if I’m not mistaken amounts to glorified “boogey” man.

Ms. MacBain,

You have my utmost attentions with regard to the loss and damages of your properties and others, which is why I will be happy to resolve the matter of compensation for those who felt the sting of this arsonist’s match.

All Concerned,

It is my hope that these measures, which I accept and administer as an individual citizen of the “Steam Realms”, may take some of the unseemly sense of revenge from the distressed parties and allow the city of New Babbage to see to the much needed rebuilding of our fair sooty city….a swift (albeit fair) trial of the accused…and the mending of broken “fences” between New Babbage and our Steelhead neighbors.

While not an endorsed Ambassador for Steelhead, I have some experience in diplomatic matters (as well as martial)…and freely offer my services, should they be deemed acceptable by all parties, in earnest hopes that we may avert further difficulties from hereafter.

Most Respectfully,

Mr. W——
Humble Servant of New Babbage

*Comment by Sheryl Skytower on June 1, 2010 at 2:42pm
ears twitch at the mention of “pie”

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 1, 2010 at 2:43pm
Mr Underby, sir. I choose to treat your blatant bully-boy tactics of raising the issue of “open war” with the contempt they deserve. It is little wonder your militia act in such a barbarous manner when their leader is quite clearly an antagonising figure!

How anyone of sound mind could consider declaring war upon another state based solely upon the words of one un-elected representative is simply beyond me.

If gentlemen can not openly and freely express and discuss their views then I fear it is time to call a Trevithick quarter-inch reflux reheating condenser spigot a Trevithick quarter-inch reflux reheating condenser spigot and utter the words… Police State!

*Comment by Myrtil on June 1, 2010 at 2:43pm
Everyone deserves a trial even the evillest of evils. Even the Dr O had one.
And I haven’t seen a lot of trials in Babbage yet. The court building actually disappeared some time ago…
I suppose the Babbagers should have asked the Steelheadians the permission to capture Mr Kuroe before invading their land and rabitnapping him. That didn’t sound very legal.
And one would be just right to worry about how legal the rest of Mr Kuroe’s handling will be.
He did drop a bomb on my bakery, which killed my aunt (that was actually a blessing) but he acted on the orders of the Dr O and it wasn’t supposed to kill anyone anyway.
I know what it feels to be considered guilty just cause you’re not some kind of respectable citizen and there can be an explanation behind every behaviour. I confess I already stole some bread, but I would be dead today if I had not.. And I don’t like to steal, but what I mean is Mr Kuroe deserves the right to explain his actions in a fair trial… and I’m not sure he would get one in Babbage…

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 1, 2010 at 2:45pm
Mr. W—— sir, I would tip my hat to your wise and soothing words would that I had a hat to tip.

*Comment by Myrtil on June 1, 2010 at 2:49pm
Oh yes, you wrote while I was writing too Mr. W——. I guess you could lead a fair trial :)

*Comment by Cyan Icewolf (Cyan Rayna) on June 1, 2010 at 2:52pm
Wow! This bunny has gotten us all worked up, hasn’t it.

decides it’s better not to get into politics

*Comment by Stargirl Macbain on June 1, 2010 at 2:54pm
I would be perfectly content with Mr. W—— leading the trial, I’ve heard naught but good associated with his name.

*Comment by Dr. Malegatto Alter on June 1, 2010 at 2:55pm
Oh, pish tosh to all this nonsense.

What’s an explosion, or two…or more? A “dangerous” pirate and bomber? Ha! As for the whole “they came here to Steelhead and abducted him”? He was in Shanghai, after all. It can be rather lawless there. One moment, you’re sipping tea and the next, you’re needing a peg leg. Excrement happens.

My last thought on this matter? One word: hasenpfeffer. Here’s looking at you, Clockwinder.

==Comments (page 5)==

*Comment by Ceejay Writer on June 1, 2010 at 3:00pm
As the Lead Layabout of Ceejaytopia (and a victim of the bomber) I think Mr. W—— would do a fine job of it!

*Comment by Tepic Harlequin on June 1, 2010 at 3:16pm
errr…. Mrytil… you stole some bread..? you sure it wasn’t one of those loaves left on a windowsill fer any hungry urchin that’s passing? there are lots of nice folks in New Babbage as does that, and with the occasional hot pie or warm cake…. everyone is so friendly and kind here…

*Comment by Myrtil on June 1, 2010 at 3:21pm
Oh yes, Tepic, might be it! I didn’t stay to hear if the lady was wishing me a bon appétit or if she was calling me bad names but ladies here don’t call people bad names do they?

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 1, 2010 at 3:29pm
Despite his insults to my character, I too would agree that Mr W—— would make a fine judge.

*Comment by TotalLunar Eclipse on June 1, 2010 at 3:32pm
/me listens to all the protests back and forth before standing up from his seat

I would like to make it clearly known that there is no exchange of Ambassadors from Steelhead to new Babbage, the idea of it was disallowed by your own Mayor. So in that point not one person from Babbage has any political Sanction in Steelhead except the Mayor himself because I respect him because of his position. So Miss MacBain, we did not agree to a meeting of Ambassadors because there are none, not because we are indifferent to laws and protocol but because there are none set up. Our trade laws are perhaps the only legal ambassadorship we have with your community.

As far as someone calling your honourable Mayor a troll… well I do not know anything about that incident nor why it is relevant to this situation, but they do not or did not speak on behalf of Steelhead. Only myself, my wife and the ambassadors of my community can. I have in the past overlooked many slights to my community ‘tree huggers’ by your own Mayor’s lips and ‘simple minded’ by many others even in the commentaries I have just heard. On top of this why would I disrespect a man of my own race? We are quite adept to reason even in this situation where protocol should have been used and was not.

On that note I will not allow renegade mercenaries, acting on behalf of New Babbage or not to go over our laws, to go over my head and the heads of those I have put in charge of security in my city. We have protocol, we have laws in which we abide, we abide by YOUR laws in your jurisdiction and expect that to be upheld in mine as well.

We are fully aware of Mr. Ashiko’s reputation and ‘dealings’ in other nations. Though he has been most self preserving as to not gain our wrath he has yet done anything to earn our ire and thus not a criminal in Steelhead. So now knowing he was a wanted criminal and even more so knowing he was apprehended in Steelhead and his whereabouts were known to be IN Steelhead why had no one bothered to inform our local law enforcement to conduct an investigation, capture him and extradite him to your nations? So that is where our dissatisfaction comes from. Each city upholds their laws in certain fashions I honestly doubt New Babbage would allow a mercenary team of elves, jaeger and dragons to invade your territories looking for one criminal. Though it may sound like political red tape I expect nothing less should our roles be reversed.

TotalLunar Eclipse
Owner of Steelhead City

*Comment by Mr. W—— on June 1, 2010 at 3:32pm
To My Kind Supporters – Thank you.

If it is your wish that I provide some aid in this current quandary, I will humbly accept your call and graciously swear to whatever duty I am so tasked to fulfill. Please see to it that you lend your opinions on such matters to those duly appointed officials sworn to each city’s government (in New Babbage and Steelhead), and we will make haste toward putting this woeful matter to rest.

With Highest Regards,

Mr. W——
Humble Servant of New Babbage

*Comment by Sheryl Skytower on June 1, 2010 at 6:17pm
pie is always good…

wanders off

*Comment by Mr. W—— on June 1, 2010 at 7:42pm
Those who require pie *shoots a sidelong glance to Sheryl* for their support will be paid in all manner of fruit, cream, and meringue…

*Comment by Ceejay Writer on June 1, 2010 at 7:43pm
If treats are necessary to appease, the CocoaJava Cafe should be able to sate all.

*Comment by Sheryl Skytower on June 1, 2010 at 8:02pm
ooh… so I can have people bid for my support now?

that opens up a whole new range of possibilities….

– :D

==Comments (page 6)==

*Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on June 1, 2010 at 8:23pm
As Eamon

I say….imprison the Mayor. Chopping off poor Ashiko’s leg. Maybe you Land Dwellers should chop off his leg…see how he likes it.

Swims off muttering about how stupid land dwellers are

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 1, 2010 at 8:54pm
I say, dredge the Vernian sea and be done with this Eamon twit.

*Comment by Stargirl Macbain on June 1, 2010 at 8:56pm
I vote we dangle Miss Soup into the Vernian and hope he finishes her off for us…

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 1, 2010 at 9:00pm

*Comment by Stargirl Macbain on June 1, 2010 at 9:01pm
What’s the matter, Mr Underby, cat got your tongue? *chuckles*

*Comment by Victor on June 2, 2010 at 1:48am

So…we have a trial, find him guilty, hang him, send his dead body back to Steelhead.

…sounds like a plan…

*Comment by Scarlet Jaggernov on June 2, 2010 at 2:59am
Sounds awful.
How can we call it a fair trial without a jury that’s unbiased, and how can we have an unbiased jury when one half of Babbage is baying for his blood, and the other half is screaming for his freedom, or at least for justice? Is there anyone left in Babbage or Steelhead now who’s an independent observer?
Whatever the verdict on Mr Kuroe is, there will be outrage and uproar!

*Comment by Grendel Footman on June 2, 2010 at 3:42am
I’m still largely indifferent, Explosions are just part of science sometimes, but I could use the corpse for some of my research.

but a trial…that might attract lawyers out of the woodwork…..*sends pengi’s to set beartraps around the plant*

*Comment by Lans Starsider on June 2, 2010 at 3:47am
Maybe if the jury were made up of willing citizens from a completely neutral (in these affairs at least) nation such as Caledon or Steeltopia? It might sooth some ruffled feathers if its possible to find people from those nations willing to do so.

*Comment by Gabriell Anatra on June 2, 2010 at 4:32am
It will be hard to find such. This has become a shouting match now and few will willingly place themselves between two aroused mobs.

This is why New Babbage needs a way of dealing with this sort of thing covertly. It would have been simpler for all concerned if he’d just turned up floating in a canal somewhere.

==Comments (page 7)==

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 2, 2010 at 5:17am
((“This is why New Babbage needs a way of dealing with this sort of thing covertly. It would have been simpler for all concerned if he’d just turned up floating in a canal somewhere” – LOL! Genius))

*Comment by Mr. W—— on June 2, 2010 at 11:28am
((LOL…very well said)) Despite the protests at either side of the arguement, I seem to have found some solid ground with which to base a fair ans speedy trial. I have the support of the Mayor of Steelhead, the Honorable Mr. Eclipse and most of the injured parties, now I only require the endorsement of His Honor the Clockwinder, to begin my efforts.

((I had thought to move the venue to Caledon (as has also been suggested), among other things…this could well be a “sensational” trial involving most all the Steamlands…I sense a possible article for the Snitch))

*Comment by Grendel Footman on June 2, 2010 at 11:41am
((the New Babbage Office of Assassinations and Kidnappings? the problem is, to be truely effective, noone would have heard of it. and I can see thr trial already, a group of Babbagers in one sections yelling and booing and holding up nooses, steelheadians in another yelling and booing at the Babbagers, Caledonians sneaking in to see the trial and shaking their heads at the Babbagers and Steelheadians, and the Scoundrel Fleet playing cards behind the courthouse. ))

with all the talk of hanging, I have to ask, wasn’t there an electric chair out in an empty lot by itself in Babbage? for a town like ours, hanging seems so…primitive

*Comment by Bookworm Hienrichs on June 2, 2010 at 11:44am
((The Snitch? This needs to be an article for The Primgraph!

I just volunteered myself, didn’t I?))

*Comment by Ceejay Writer on June 2, 2010 at 12:28pm
((Book? Yes. Yes you did.))

*Comment by Mr. W—— on June 2, 2010 at 12:31pm
((So much for my scoop…ITS A RACE THEN!))

*Comment by Ceejay Writer on June 2, 2010 at 12:33pm

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 2, 2010 at 12:46pm
((OOC: It has been brought to my attention that there are people from Steelhead who do not understand Mr Underby’s role in the recent conversations. Mr Underby claims to be the personal advisor to our mayor, Mr Tenk. However, he is nothing close to such a position. He is a scoundrel who would love nothing more than to worm his way into such a position, but is not. He has no authority in any regard, and was certainly NOT sent by Mr Tenk to measure Mr Kuroe’s neck.

Please do not confuse this post with official Babbage government workings.

As you were.))

*Comment by Bookworm Hienrichs on June 2, 2010 at 12:48pm
((*sigh* Much as I’d like to–I can think of plenty of interviews that ought to be done–I haven’t time. I’ll be away from SL (though not the Ning) for a week starting Saturday.

It’s all yours, Mr. W——. *grin*))

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 2, 2010 at 2:11pm
((Yup, sorry about that Mr Underby – my bad! ;-D))

==Comments (page 8)==

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 2, 2010 at 2:18pm
((Not at all, it made my work in Babbage all that much easier! ;) ))

*Comment by Grendel Footman on June 2, 2010 at 3:26pm
(( I’m just waiting for him to declare “the first…Galactic…EMPIRE!!!”))

*Comment by Mr Underby on June 2, 2010 at 3:37pm
((You have done very well, Lord Beck. Everything is proceeding as I have forseen it.))

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 2, 2010 at 3:42pm
((MHWAHAHAHAHAHA! I shall rule all with an iron fist wrapped in more iron!))

*Comment by Mr. Tenk on June 2, 2010 at 5:50pm
Mr. Beck said:

not one hour ago I spoke (albeit briefly) with Mayor Tenk to impore him to see reason in this matter and he brushed my words aside stating that he could not be expected to micro-manage the militia – he left Mr Underby to carry out his orders in whatever way he saw fit. I fear the links between the Clockwinder and the Head of the Militia are both real and strong.

That’s Captain Undertone, not Mister Underby. That charletan of a fortuneteller has nothing to do with this.

Something smells off….

*Comment by Ryne Beck on June 2, 2010 at 5:57pm
I can assure you sir that the error was all mine – I had my Unders crossed, which as a Doctor I can tell you is no laughing matter!

*Comment by Grendel Footman on June 2, 2010 at 6:11pm
under, over, over under

*Comment by Bookworm Hienrichs on June 2, 2010 at 6:56pm
((Uma, Oprah. Oprah, Uma. *grin*))

*Comment by Ceejay Writer on June 2, 2010 at 7:09pm
((So, Dunn, you were under Oveur and over Unger.))

*Comment by Skyler ‘Artful Dodger’ Gant on June 2, 2010 at 9:31pm
As Eamon

Dredge the Vernian? Dear Underby. I daresay you’d fail at being done with me, no matter how many sea’s you dredge. You fail to realize I can get along just nicely on land, as well as water. Besides, That foolish Rabbit disturbed my slumber…and so unjustly had his leg cut off because of his crimes. Imprision the Mayor…cut his leg off…and then cook that bunny. Make some delicious bunny stew.

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*Comment by Queer Hermit on June 2, 2010 at 10:02pm
Sits down next to Ms. Skytower with a sack of freshly baked cookies to watch and note the proceedings as Father instructed…chocolate chip or raisin oatmeal Miss Skytower?

*Comment by Sheryl Skytower on June 3, 2010 at 7:36am
ooh… chocolate chip, please!

nom nomnom…

looks around

so, what’s going on again?

*Comment by Mr. W—— on June 3, 2010 at 4:05pm
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