As you should know, several players have left our alliance in the last two days. While it has taken me some time and, sadly, great effort, I have gathered their collective group of complaints and reasons for departing. As you should also know, Trapperman is getting marrried tonight and has not been around for several days - as I'm certain you can understand. He won't be on for another 10 days while he is on honeymoon w/ Queso.
Since Dionysia left, I'm am the only remaining VH. It is my position that we honor our word and remain blue with GLADIUS and red with UNITED. Since we have been blue with GLAD, and conquered Carinthia together, GLAD has been true to its word, including passing two 14s to us and offering Trapper, myself and Dion a recurring shift in the capitol of Carinthia. That capitol, located at 700, 500, is now besieged by United. That war was started by United, which was blue with both GLADIUS and Guards prior to its porting in on the capitol, unannounced.
Many of the players who have departed complained of a distrust, if not outright hatred, of GLADIUS due to its past actions with regard to the ROM coalition and its war with us. I'm sure you have your own perception of GLAD.
My position to remain allies of GLAD is thus held against the prospect of future departures from the alliance. Since preserving the remaining strength of our membership is my first duty as VH, I think it best to poll the membership. To do so, I am requesting that each of you reply to htis message by alliance GROUP MAIL with one of ONLY two words.
YES (we stay BLUE with GLAD and RED with UNITED), or,
NO (which means we will then hold an election for a 2nd VH, who will control all alliance diplomacy until Trap returns).
The deadline for votes on the YES/NO question is 00:00 server time on Monday morning - approximately 25 hours from now. If you don't have the speakers to send a group mail, I have sent each of my FB friends a lesser speaker pack, which contains the two speakers needed to send a group mail. If you did not receive that gift, then please catch someone in AC and tell them to post your name and vote as a GROUP MAIL. If you don't know how to send a group mail, ask someone.
If there are not a total of 35 votes by the deadline, then we'll hold the polls open for additional time. If the required number of votes is met and the majority is a NO response, we'll hold an election for the 2nd VH immediately thereafter.
Finally, and I loathe to mention it, but please keep your group mail response limited to either YES or NO exclusively. If you feel the need to politic, please use AC or Skype for that purpose. Things are harried enough right now that none of us wants to sift through messages as long this one has, by necessity, become.
Now go do your part and vote.