Aishe wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:43 pm
[Tsera Fuerte] have had direct and constant control over Kiene and its towns for years now, on all levels. That, alone, sends a negative message to the Keinians that do not belong to the group.
Let me talk about this first since I have been Queen for the past two years. I have always been open to non-Tsera Fuerte players participating in government. Here's a few examples:
kartalkaan - I wrote him to ask how he was enjoying the game. He said he was bored and thinking about quitting. I offered him to be sheriff to give him a reason to stay. I even brought him into VR level of government because of how well he handled his duties. He's not a member of my family, and I didn't even know him at all when offered a place in government after the very first letter he ever sent me stating he was bored.
Mindsword - I told him we had open spots and asked him if he were interested. He said yes. He is not a member of the family and not someone who RPs or sits in tavern much, so I didn't really know him that well when I offered him a chance to participate.
Xis - Same as Mindsword. I wrote him a letter out of the blue asking if he were interested.
Esmaralda - She came in with me listed as her sponsor, but I did not recruit her. She told me that she clicked a link to this game and wanted to make sure someone got the sponsorship. She found my character in the forum and picked mine. I just got lucky. Now a lot of older players would be paranoid if someone randomly picked them as a sponsor because they'd think it was a trick to try to weasel into the group's good graces. People get suspicious when someone randomly picks them as their sponsor. But you know what? I didn't treat her badly. Actually tried to help her when she needed it and even asked her if she wanted to participate in things including government.
There have been other characters that I have offered to join in government or in RP. Some accept; some turn me down.
Fact is, others are allowed to participate. You haven't been in Kiene the past two years to know that.
Aishe wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Alder already stated that he had asked to participate in government more than once and has gone ignored. You have people that WANT (or wanted) to get involved and help, but they have gone ignored or denied. WHY?
I didn't read any of the posts between my first post and Zachrin's decision to open Cork, so I never responded to Alder's post. But let me first say you need to scratch out people and make it only Alder and then scratch out ignored because Alder was never ignored.
Alder was brought onto Council by Queen Victorious. He was rector. Up until that time, Rectors had not been a part of council. Victorious made a spot on council just for Alder.
He remained on Council for a long time.
During my reign, Alder wanted to take a break. He took a break then wanted his seat back later. I honestly have never fired anyone from council - not Alder & not anyone else - and I wasn't going to fire anyone - especially if they had been doing a good job - just so Alder could get his old seat back. I told Alder that there was not a spot open on council, but if one came open I would think of him. I then offered him 2 or 3 other options of how he was welcome to help or participate without being on council.
More recently, when Scarlet became monarch following the revolt, she replaced everyone who took the council in the revolt with people who were on council previously because she wanted the rightful council that was there prior to Balerion. That meant Alder ended up replaced.
Those were the only two times that Alder was denied. Alder knew the reason the first time because I told him. That was when I tried to offer him an alternative way to participate because I do care about working with Alder. I don't know if Alder knew the reasoning the second time. Besides those two times, every other time I know of, Alder's help has been accepted.