In the past week, things have moved quickly in Trinsic. General
Valek arrived with little fanfare and immediately requested a meeting of the town council.
At this meeting, the General announced that a respected member of the council was in fact
a spy for an organization known as the Crimson Alliance. This man, a Noah Cloud,
immediately left the room resulting in an order for his arrest. This is the point at which
the interests of the two groups diverged.
Lord General Rutger Dag, head of the council, and the remaining members
of the council were insistent upon a presentation of the evidence before an arrest, while
General Valek refused to present evidence until a trial stating that he has no requirement
to answer to the council. Such arguing became a moot point though following the arrest of
Mr Cloud by guards under the command of General Valek.
Since this time, the now Lord General of Trinsic, General Valek, has
declared martial law and has provided us with a copy of his orders from Sir Geoffrey which
give his men the authority to post Order Guards at the town gates, to arrest without a
warrant and to close down city locations among other things. So far, very little has
changed for normal citizens of Trinsic beyond the appearance of more guards on the
The following is the official statement from General Valek:
preface this with the fact that the declaration of martial law is both at the suggestion
and insistence of Lord General Rutger Dag. If the Lord General had accepted his Majesty's
edict and dealt with the arrest of this traitor in the proper fashion, the declaration
would not have been necessary.
With that said, I'd like to indicate that my Lieutenants got a bit carried away with the
orders. This declaration is a formality needed to secure the proper authority to overcome
certain members of the council who, to put it lightly, balk at the serving of justice. The
laws of Trinsic in regards to curfew and public drunkenness continue as they were in the
days before and are still the responsibility of the town guards.
I have just returned from Britain where Sir Geoffrey has approved the declaration of
martial law in Trinsic as well as confirmed my command's continuing mission to discover
the truth behind all that went on concerning Cove. Noah Cloud has been moved from the
local jail in order to forestall any "rash actions" and is well cared for in a
I am willing to forgive the unthinking actions of some citizens of Trinsic in the past
day. My mission is to discover the truth even when that truth leads to the arrest of a
member of the council and that will not change. No man is above the law.
Lord General Jetrin Valek - Ranking Commander in Trinsic.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Saturday, May 29th 1999