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Trade Council Secret Talks Revealed

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Topic: Trade Council Secret Talks Revealed
Posted By: GM ThunderCat
Subject: Trade Council Secret Talks Revealed
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 18:01
Trade Council Secret Talks Revealed

The Illyriad Herald can today reveal that secret talks have been taking place between senior figures of the Illyria Trade Council and the Circle of Five.

Pressed for a comment, the Illyria Trade Council itself would say only that "It has come to our attention that the processes used in the markets of Elgea for recording and registering trade have some minor limitations. This is simply an administrative issue, which we are working to address, in consultation with many valued stakeholders and commercial partners."

Geomancer Herrolf was even more terse, simply growling "Have you not got the hint, yet?" while cracks appeared in the flagstones beneath this reporter's feet.

However, a confidential source, over a pint of mead in a dark tavern in Bellingsy, was more talkative. "It all started," our informant said, "with them mages wanting us to transport Black Diamonds. In bulk.

Now, people who don't understand commerce, right, they'll say that's crazy. Black Diamonds, see, have a bad rep. It is true that everyone involved with them will go mad, suffer horrible accidents or be overcome by personal tragedy, yeah, yeah, whatever. But no good merchant will let overwhelming evil curses get in the way of making a profit. So, yeah, of course we're happy to deal with these things. But that's where this Administrative Issue comes from!"

"All the paperwork the Council uses, right, is based on the idea that there's only, what, 17 things that people want to trade? There's no box to tick on the shipping manifest for Evil Cursed Gemstones! So, all the top bosses, they started wondering what else people might want to buy and sell. There's some Dwarf talking about ancient metals, and xylophones or glockenspiels or whatever, so maybe rare metals? So they've got the bigwigs from the Circle of Five down here to find out what else they might want trading."

As a result of these talks, the Herald expects the Council to announce a broadening of trade, with more options accepted in the markets of Illyria. But our informant urges caution.

"First off, this is really complicated. Most peasant traders in the markets, right, they can't count higher than the fingers on their hands, especially the Orcs, so they already struggle with 17 items. So, the thing is, this sort of trade will probably only happen in really big markets. You know, like the sorts of markets you get at Faction Hubs? Really big!"



"Second, you won't be able to buy and sell just anything this way. I mean, I suggested, right, that there's good money in certain engravings of Elven maidens - tasteful stuff, mind you, like arty stuff. But no-one wants to listen, so there still won't be a box on the forms to tick for engravings...."




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Posted By: Torn Sky
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 18:04
Great news :) can't wait


Posted By: dspn23
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 18:17
this looks awesome :D


Posted By: Bonaparta
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 18:33
I formally protest at notion that orcs can't count higher than the number of fingers on their hands.

I'll show you: 1, 2, 3, 4, er 6, ... many !


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Posted By: Raritor
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 19:08
Originally posted by Bonaparta Bonaparta wrote:

I formally protest at notion that orcs can't count higher than the number of fingers on their hands.

I'll show you: 1, 2, 3, 4, er 6, ... many !

... 11, 12, 13, 14, 1er, 16, 1many, 21....


Posted By: Prometheuz
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 19:17
Hmm ..I think that this going to be a subtle tournament and /or game development. I like the way it is unfolding. It seems like Illyria is developing its own economic markets. It could be that some the factions are also coming alive as part of a linked narrative or something similar. Plenty to prepare for methinks
Thanks to the Dev Team Clap
 


Posted By: Darkwords
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 20:41
Great news, new stuff, active hubs and alliance interigue all on the go.  Can't wait.

Beer


Posted By: Rorgash
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 20:52
All these things coming in the future and being worked on, it makes atleast me wanting to stick around for a very very long time :)

and as a heavy prestige user i am happy to help make your dreams about this game come true.


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Posted By: Rill
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 20:53
is it ... trade v2?

Wink


Posted By: N. Chadgod
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 20:55
Thanks Dev's! All the new changes in the last few days sound awesome.

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It's beyond fairytale, it's inconceivable!


Posted By: abstractdream
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 21:54
It IS TradeV2...and gathering and crafting and new buildings...maybe a magic update? Maybe Pathfinding soon after? Well, I am one happy ruler. Whatever they are about to do, it will be FUN!

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Bonfyr Verboo


Posted By: Avion
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2012 at 23:23
Black diamonds....Evil Smile

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Suppose they gave a war and nobody came?


Posted By: Trelling
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 00:36
i like the new [to be] weapon and armor pics ... esp the double battle axe ... 

and i can just see the Dwarven axemen ... carefull harvesting silverthorn ...

Chakka Shok, Chakka Kor ...

one thing on a side note ... when will the lakes and lochs get fishies in them ?


Posted By: shadow
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 01:05
Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Drydenn
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 03:18
Originally posted by Avion Avion wrote:

Black diamonds....Evil Smile

I think you mean: Whooo! Whooo! Whooo!..  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeUosbClag8" rel="nofollow - Black Diamond !

Clap






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- Drydenn, Diplomat for the Free Trade Guild & Trade Assembly member of the Illyriad Trade Union


Posted By: lokifeyson
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 09:02
awesome! :D

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Posted By: Diomedes
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 10:04
Can't wait (but I know I have to).   Smile

I wonder if I can use black diamonds to construct a Laser super-weapon


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"Walk in the way of the good, for the righteous will dwell in the land"


Posted By: SugarFree
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 13:33
laser superweapons Wacko

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Nuisance


Posted By: The Duke
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 18:36
I know everyone is stoked about this trade version 2 thing, and seeing as how my trade is a legitimate top 100(no trades between me and my alt, or buddy just to trade back) Im excited as well, but i gotta say i had to wipe the drool off my face when i seen the bit about faction hubs. Time to make some new friends LOL

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"Our generation has had no Great Depression, no Great War. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives."


Posted By: Widdershins
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 18:49
glockenspiels!!!


Posted By: Darkwords
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 19:06
xylophones!!!


Posted By: abstractdream
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 21:12
Originally posted by Drydenn Drydenn wrote:


Originally posted by Avion Avion wrote:

Black diamonds....Evil Smile



I think you mean: Whooo! Whooo! Whooo!..  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeUosbClag8" rel="nofollow - Black Diamond !

Clap







THANKS for the trip down memory lane. In their "hungry" days, absolutely stellar. Ace's solo was amazing and Paul headbanging, AWESOME! Each time I read "Black Diamonds" that's what I think of. Great choice.

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Bonfyr Verboo


Posted By: Nesse
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 21:34
Originally posted by The Duke The Duke wrote:

I know everyone is stoked about this trade version 2 thing, and seeing as how my trade is a legitimate top 100(no trades between me and my alt, or buddy just to trade back) Im excited as well, but i gotta say i had to wipe the drool off my face when i seen the bit about faction hubs. Time to make some new friends LOL

The froth around my mouth is from the beer...Beer


Posted By: Aemonn
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2012 at 23:36
Woo!  Looking forward to upcoming changes :D



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