Britannian Mining Company (BMC)

Discussion in 'Player Groups & Guilds' started by Duke Ezekiel Cooper BMC, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

    Duke Ezekiel Cooper Avatar

    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    1,305
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Blackrock Cove (Quel)
    [​IMG]
    The Britannian Mining Company (BMC for short) is an agency that started operating in Britannia during the time of Ultima VII and oversaw the excavation of industrial ores from various sites throughout the kingdom.

    At the time of the Avatar's adventures in the early Age of Armageddon, the BMC had two active mines within the kingdom. One, operating out of Minoc under the supervision of Gregor, was processing ores found within the corridors of the Dungeon Covetous - which included the covert extraction of the magic-nullifying blackrock, a mineral being used by BMC-affiliated Fellowship members to build various devices for the Guardian. In this key mining site, fast and inexpensive labor was crucial to maintaining the illicit blackrock production, and to this end gargish workers were routinely drugged with silver serpent venom, that they might work for longer hours. The haste of the enterprises also resulted in a great deal of waste runoff into the local river, which contributed significantly to the pollution of Cove's Lock Lake in the years before the passage of prohibitive legislation regarding such dumping.

    The second mine, operating near the newly resettled town of Vesper under Cador, appeared more modest in the scope of its endeavors, and seemingly had fewer unsavory labor practices, despite the rampant racial tensions of the nearby settlement. Curiously, Batlin would describe this site in his Book of Fellowship, as being the head branch of the BMC - an odd statement given its comparative size and remoteness to the Minoxian branch. It may be that such a claim was made by the Fellowship leader as a means of misdirection, given that the bulk of blackrock extraction appeared to be taking place in Covetous.

    Eventually, the years of the Reformation turned the public gaze onto all BMC operations, as the adventures of the Avatar regarding the black gate had done much to expose the exploitative practices of the company. In the year following the dismantling of the Fellowship, much was reportedly done to adjust the labor laws as regarded mining, with mayor Burnside taking a lead role in the reforms.

    In the years that followed, however, the ravages of the Imbalance and the Great Cataclysm dramatically changed the landscape of the world, causing the land which once held Vesper to sink into the ocean and destroying the original City of Sacrifice in the upheavals of the earth. Decades later, during the Avatar's return in Ultima IX no record or trace of the Britannian Mining Company could be found, although abandoned blackrock mines (which had apparently operated publicly for some time) were still present within Covetous' depths.

    On June 6, 1998, the Britannian Mining Company was founded in Ultima Online. 15 years later, after digging through iron, dull copper, copper, shadow, bronze, agapite, verite, and valorite ore as well as tons of blackrock, the Britannian Mining Company made it's way to Shroud of the Avatar on December 3, 2013.

    The main membership of the Britannian Mining Company comprises of and endeavors it's search efforts for players that have interests in, but not limited to, business management, economic theory, parliamentary procedure, raw material production, and metallurgy. There are four (4) subsidiary guilds that flank the Britannian Mining Company and are available to the membership. The Britannian Mining Company Military (BMCM) houses the PVP players of the Britannian Mining Company that are committed to combat against other players and guilds. The Barefoot Moonshining Cousins (BMC) houses the "alternate" characters of the Britannian Mining Company membership that wish to have all their characters under the Britannian Mining Company banner. The Black Hand (TBH) houses the "alternate" rogue characters of the Britannian Mining Company membership that wish to develop a reprobate character anonymously that is committed to all facets of unsavory, distasteful, objectionable, and offensive gameplay. The Secret Order of Blackbows (SOB) is a guild from Ultima Online, co-founded by the Britannian Mining Company, that houses characters that are dedicated to gank squad tactics in archery. All members display their guild family pride by giving their character the Surname of Blackbow.

    When the capitol metropolis of Blackrock Cove and surrounding player owned towns are complete, the guild invites travelers from near and far to share in it's rich history and stories of adventure while enjoying a drink of the finest brew at Lock Lake Tavern. If it's commerce that you seek, then visit Market Road where the Britannian Mining Company keeps it's vendors stocked with the on-time, on-demand, material that has made the guild renowned throughout the lands!

    The Britannian Mining Company has been part of your community since Ultima VII and Ultima Online and looks forward to the development of Shroud of the Avatar for many years to come! Join us as a member or as a friend stopping by to say, "Hello" at the guild's official TeamSpeak3 voice server at: bmcguild.enjinvoice.com today!


    BMC Recruitment Instructions
    STEP 1:
    Anyone that is interested in joining the BMC must register with Enjin using the same display name as their in-game character's name and then join the BMC through the BMC Website on the JOIN BMC page.

    STEP 2:
    Once the application is received, a BMC Officer will review the application and make sure the applicant's Enjin display name matches their in-game character's name. At this point the BMC Officer will add the applicant to their in-game friends list.

    STEP 3:
    If the applicant's Enjin display name matches, a BMC Officer will comment in the applicant section of the application and ask the applicant to sync his/her TS3 with the website and come into the BMC TS3.

    STEP 4:
    Once it is verified that the applicant is in the BMC TS3, the BMC Officer will send a BMC Guild invitation via the in-game friends list and approve the applicant's application on the BMC Website upon induction into the BMC in-game.

    STEP 5:
    The BMC Officer will then remove the applicant from their in-game friends list.


     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2016
  2. Jakdaw Foxlauden

    Jakdaw Foxlauden Avatar

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    910
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Radio City
    Long live the BMC! I'm glad to be supporting this group!

    To the readers, I encourage you to visit us in-game, on our website, or on our Mumble! As SotA continues development, we're constantly coming up with new ideas to support players of all kinds, both inside and outside our guild. We're always happy to make new friends!

    See you in New Britannia!
     
  3. Xavier

    Xavier Avatar

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    I knew of BMC in UO and happy to be on board in SotA. Come join us and be a part of the fun. Long live BMC!!!
     
  4. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

    Duke Ezekiel Cooper Avatar

    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    1,305
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Blackrock Cove (Quel)
    [​IMG]
    The Britannian Mining Company Leadership:​
    Left to Right - James Dean, Speaker of the House - Xavier Starfall, Guild Steward - Yellow King, Chief of Staff​
    Ezekiel Cooper, President - James Murphy, Vice President - Jaron Schwartzhaar, Financial Officer - Ambercrombie McCloud, Chief Justice​
     
    Time Lord, Krohon, Abydos and 7 others like this.
  5. Bard

    Bard Avatar

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    3
    I'm curious, is the term 'mining company' only relevant in name or do you take more of a gathering/crafting focus (whilst still letting others in)? Do you work as a company like in other games such as EVE?
     
  6. Jakdaw Foxlauden

    Jakdaw Foxlauden Avatar

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    910
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Radio City
    Short Answer: Yes, we do have a gathering/crafting focus, and we do work as a company.

    We're a no-pressure guild as a whole; we have no specific requirements for our members, although a good attitude and an open mind are preferred! Myself, I'm one of the people in charge of our more combat-oriented folks, organizing groups to tackle the bigger challenges that SotA has to offer. For example, BMC membership currently clears the Braemar Crypt (aka - Chillbain's Compendium), and does so several times on most days! If you're online in the evening, look for us dancing in the streets of Braemar after a successful run! :D

    [​IMG]

    You will find, however, that our core membership takes our operation very seriously, and as the game moves toward launch, expect the BMC to become a major force in SotA's economy, much as we were in UO!

    I encourage you to check out our website (bmcguild.enjin.com) to understand more of how we operate. If you have more specific questions, you're welcome to contact us via the website, or you can contact one of our members in-game (if we don't have the answer, we'll direct you to the appropriate Officer that can field your question)!

    We look forward to seeing you in-game, Bard!
     
    Time Lord, WoodrowBC, Kashmir and 2 others like this.
  7. Logain

    Logain Avatar

    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    1,667
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Munich, Germany
  8. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

    Duke Ezekiel Cooper Avatar

    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    1,305
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Blackrock Cove (Quel)
    I'm glad to hear from the public here on our thread and I appreciate the information concerning 3rd party exploits within the guild, which is not condoned. I would appreciate readers to not judge or label the BMC by the acts of an individual and if anyone has any information such as a name or a screenshot of the alleged member, I would appreciate a private PM with such evidence so that the situation can be addressed within our ranks.
     
  9. Ciciro

    Ciciro Avatar

    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Capital
    Does the guild also encourage exploration? Because I was thinking I would be spending most of my time writing about my travels throughout the world.
     
    Time Lord and Jakdaw Foxlauden like this.
  10. Jakdaw Foxlauden

    Jakdaw Foxlauden Avatar

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    910
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Radio City
    I think the better question is: what DON'T we encourage? We have folks from all walks of life here!

    In all seriousness, our mission first and foremost is mercantile (see above posts), but because we have an active, well-established membership, I've yet to meet a member who hasn't found their own niche in the BMC, and we love to help each other out with our projects!

    Whether or not you consider BMC as your future guild, please visit us at Blackrock Cove as you explore Novia; I imagine you'll find that many of us would enjoy hearing stories of your exploits (we may even swap stories with you! ;))
     
    Time Lord, Krohon and Lazarus Long like this.
  11. Ciciro

    Ciciro Avatar

    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Capital
    Well I am a fan of mercantilism, plus it would be interesting to be a merchant in a game like this. How do I join up?
     
    Time Lord and Jakdaw Foxlauden like this.
  12. Jakdaw Foxlauden

    Jakdaw Foxlauden Avatar

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    910
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Radio City
    Glad to hear you're interested! To start, I recommend meeting up with other members of the BMC (we're trying to avoid 'random invites' ;)). There are several ways you can do this:

    1. Meet up with us in-game! This release, we have a Crafting Hall in Owl's Head (on the west side of town) where many of us meet, but you can generally find us all over!
    2. Log in to our Mumble server! We have several members that hang out in the Tavern (our public channel) and will be ecstatic to tell you about us! Address - bmcguild.mumble.com - Port: 8620 (We'd appreciate if you use your in-game name so we can easily identify you.) :)
    3. Check out our website: bmcguild.enjin.com You can hop onto our forums, check out our HUGE gallery of screenies, and learn more about what we are as a guild!

    I won't be online until late tonight, but I hope to hear from you soon!
     
    Time Lord likes this.
  13. Ciciro

    Ciciro Avatar

    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    202
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Capital
    Would Saturday be a good time to join up, seeing as that is when the next guild meeting tales place? I'm having trouble finding a guild member that will sit still long enough for me to talk to them, plus I'm not that comfortable with just joining the chat without anyone in it knowing me. :confused:
     
    Time Lord likes this.
  14. Jakdaw Foxlauden

    Jakdaw Foxlauden Avatar

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    910
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Radio City
    That'll be fine, although you're welcome to whisper one of the guys in the photo above; you've already met Yellow King on our website. Most of them are online in the afternoon/evening, RL schedules permitting.
     
    Time Lord likes this.
  15. Docktor

    Docktor Avatar

    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    8
    This guild sounds great! I'm not a follower by any means but it seems like you'd have what I'm looking for: groups to level with. I do gathering and mining and mostly sell the stuff, but if anyone would want something, I would gladly share with them. My character isn't very high level, he's just 34.
     
  16. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

    Duke Ezekiel Cooper Avatar

    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    1,305
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Blackrock Cove (Quel)
    *An Evening With Lord British*​
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  17. arkenphal

    arkenphal Avatar

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    I recently purchased the early access to the game and would love to become part of this group.
     
    Time Lord, Abydos, One Zero and 3 others like this.
  18. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

    Duke Ezekiel Cooper Avatar

    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    1,305
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Blackrock Cove (Quel)
    Is there anyway to save this sword during any future wipes?​
    Lord British informed me that it was the first sword that he ever crafted in the old kingdom or the new and I promised him that it would kept in the BMC Keep for safe preservation for all time. It is also the sword that he publically knighted me with. It has significant sentimental value.


    [​IMG]
     
    Time Lord, Krohon, margaritte and 5 others like this.
  19. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

    Duke Ezekiel Cooper Avatar

    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    1,305
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Blackrock Cove (Quel)
    The Duke's Thinking Spot​
    [​IMG]
     
    Time Lord, Krohon, Jonathan3 and 6 others like this.
  20. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

    Duke Ezekiel Cooper Avatar

    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    1,305
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Blackrock Cove (Quel)