UP : Britain
The recent strange theft
of the Relics
Of Mondain from the Britain
Counselors Guild Hall has brought a large number of
concerns to both the public and the editorial staff of the
Town Cryer. Therefore, it is in the interest of uncovering
this conspiracy, or possibly conspiracy hoax, about the organization
known as the Zog Cabal,
that the paper will present the following two articles. The
articles contain the opposing viewpoints of two of Britannias
prominent citizens that have found themselves caught up in
this troubling story.
No matter who you believe, though, the
following questions still remain along with many others: Who
exactly is the Zog Cabal? What is their purpose in Britannia?
Are they involved in any way in these most recent poisonings
and thefts? If, in fact, they are involved in these dastardly
deeds, why do they do something so public and then retreat
into hiding for months at a time?
So, in the spirit of fostering a community
free of crimes such as poisonings and deaths, the Town
Cryer presents the following articles and two opposing
I grow so weary of all these rantings
and ravings about this so-called Zog Cabal,
Sage Winslow was heard
to say. Have we ever, in fact, proved the existence
of such an organization? Lets look at the events of
the other night an examine exactly what happened.
First, we have a thief that swiped
the Relics of Mondain from the Britain Counselors Guild.
Granted, this thief performed some extraordinary thievery,
but is a thief anything out of the ordinary in our world?
I think not. This particular thief may simply be quite good
at his skills or have hired a mage to work magic with him
on this particular heist.
Next, a man of unknown origin comes
forth ranting and raving uncontrollably over the fact that
the Relics of Mondain have been stolen. Well, anyone who had
made frequent trips to the counselors guild hall knows
that the relics have been there for quite some time. Of course
they are going to notice when the relics are gone, and if
they feel that evil power is still contained inside the last
remaining pieces of Mondain, then it may bother them very
much. It may bother them, in fact, so much, that the experience
overwhelms them, and it may bother them to the point of having
an attack on their heart. This, too, might explain the spasms
and sudden death of the man.
As to whether or not it was poison,
who do we believe, Crawworth?
How long, exactly was Crawworths examination of the
body? I watched it and I would say he made his assessment
in mere seconds. Did he draw blood from the corpse? Did he
do a complete analysis of the body? I think not. So this man
may or may not have been poisoned. These days Crawworth sees
poisoning assassins around every corner, lurking in the dark
shadows that he imagines are everywhere.
And finally, Crawworth uses a book
as his most damning piece of evidence that his Zog Cabal
is involved, but what do we know about this book? We know
that the words Zog Cabal were written on it. Thats
it? Yes, I believe that is it. So, by Crawworths logic
if I drop my book of notes, that has my name on it mind you,
on the ground, and a few hours later a great crime is committed
after I have been long gone, then I am guilty.
Crawworth will surely need some better
proof that his Zog Cabal exists, and even if they do exist,
that they are involved in this crime. I feel sorry for him
actually. Some lunatic makes claims of being in a terrorist
group during a tragic time in Crawworths life, and he
can never shake the feeling that he and others around him
are doomed to be victims of a group that has never even been
proved to exist.
Oh, Crawworth, when will you give
up this hopeless delusion?
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Friday,
June 26th 1998