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[ESL] Council campaign: On to Bardo!

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In Weelond, Gov. Willem Guilder, Aaron van der Meede, and Pieter Reyngout announced their campaign to represent Eslandola's citizens of the Sea of Storms in the Colonial Council. And so they sailed to Bardo, the center of all activity on Eslandola's other island in the region. Around the fountain in front of the Bardo Town Hall, Col. Oystridge, the Mayor of Bardo, introduced the trio to a waiting crowd.

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Col. Oystridge spoke first. "It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Bardo in the first year of our Colonial Council. ..."

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After a few words, he turned things over to Gov. Guilder.

"Thank you, Colonel, for your service to Bardo, the region, and all of colonial Eslandola!" Guilder began. Turning to the crowd, "I hope that, along with Mr. van der Meede and Mr. Reyngout, I can represent you as well in the coming year as Col. Oystridge has done for the past year." Guilder introduced his running mates and extolled their virtues, both being members of the town council in Weelond, "both local businessmen who know what it's like to carve out a new life in the islands of the Sea of Storms." Then he spoke of his own history in the islands, rising from dock agent to Director of the Merchant's Colonial Trading Company to Eslandola's Secretary of Trade.

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Guilder then spoke about the need for active leadership in the council. "This is an easy time to become complacent. The war with Mardier is over, the dispute over Isla de Victoria and its refugees resolved, and trade ships sail the seas once more without threat of privateers or foreign navies. Our settlements in the east continue to grow, and new horizons are open to our trade fleets. But unless we are vigilant, making sure our home ports are healthy, and alert to the ever-changing political landscape of the Brick Seas, this time of peace can be squandered."

Guilder looked around to make sure the crowd was paying attention. "I was saddened earlier this year when Román Esteban Fontonajo stepped down from his position as Admius Legistrad. He was a strong leader of our Colonial Council and is dearly missed. It is his example -- of stepping up to leadership when called -- that inspires me in many ways." Guilder paused to quietly clear his throat. "And as I stand before you here today, no one has stepped up to lead us in the new year. No one has announced their candidacy for the office of Admius Legistrad. I cannot stand by and watch our ship sail on with no one at the helm. Therefore, as well as serving you as a representative of the Sea of Storms, I ask you to support me in leading all the regions of colonial Eslandola as Admius Legistrad!"

The announcement caught everyone by surprise, but the reaction was more than Guilder could have hoped for. The crowd broke out in cheers of "Admius Legistrad!" Guilder raised his cane in acknowledgment.

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And so, Willem Guilder threw his hat in the ring for a position he had not sought, but one that he felt he must now seek, for the good of Eslandola and its colonies.

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One more pic of the build:

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This is my build to announce Guilder's candidacy for Admius Legistrad.

The town hall is copied from Sir Stig's build from last year. I copied it as practically as I could, but did not have the pieces necessary to build it to its full width (or full detailing). it's always fun to work with his designs, as he usually creates good architectural relief and detail that I struggle with.

As usual, all C&C welcome.

 

 

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What a pleasant revisit of Bardo :D Great replication. Congratulation on becoming Admius Legistrad.

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I read this, looked at the pictures, and could have sworn I commented! Lovely facade, and fun to see your interpretation of Sir stig's facade. it is always interesting to see a different take on the same build. :thumbup:

Good luck for Guilder in his new position. It will be interesting to see how he will define the relations to Corrington - Particularly if/when Montoya returns to civilisation, considering their encounter during the whole Malto affair! :pir-grin:

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5 hours ago, Sir Stig said:

What a pleasant revisit of Bardo :D Great replication. Congratulation on becoming Admius Legistrad.

Thanks! Since Guilder was running for the Sea of Storms seat, I thought I had to have a campaign stop in Bardo.

3 hours ago, Bregir said:

Lovely facade, and fun to see your interpretation of Sir stig's facade. it is always interesting to see a different take on the same build. :thumbup:

Thanks. I always enjoy it when I need to copy someone else's style or specific builds to look right in a setting of their creation. It's a nice change of pace, and one of the things I enjoy about BoBS.

3 hours ago, Bregir said:

Good luck for Guilder in his new position. It will be interesting to see how he will define the relations to Corrington - Particularly if/when Montoya returns to civilisation, considering their encounter during the whole Malto affair! :pir-grin:

I think Guilder and Montoya are probably more alike than either of them cares to admit. :pir-grin:  COR-ESL relations should be fine. But we haven't heard from Montoya in awhile, have we not? Is he going to make it back soon?

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