Kingdoms Associated Press



22/07/1469 Spotlight Minutes with Ali Akbar

Good day, England! Today's Spotlight minutes will take place in Hastings, Sussex. I found a most interesting trader there who agreed to tell us a little more about themselves. I travelled down to Hastings, which was rough due to the robberies that had been happening lately. Thankfully, I made it safe and was able to set up a time and place to talk with the man.

✍️ KAP
"Hello Ali. Thank you for allowing me to interview you for Spotlight minutes. Tell us about yourself. What do people call you? What do you do for a living?
Ali
"My name is Ali. Ali Akbar and in a trader and proprietor of Ali the Trader."

✍️ KAP
"A trader? That sounds exciting! What type of work, as a trader is your favourite?"
Ali
"Haggling. Sitting in a tavern and bartering with people on a daily basis to buy wares fresh and direct from the fields and ranches. Nothing brings out the fire in your being alike a good barter. Makes you feel alive it does!"

✍️ KAP
Do you have family in England? Do they share the same enthusiasm for trade as you do?
Ali
"Yes. I recently joined the Markova Clan led by Shirinova Markov. They are into sailing and trading a lot so I felt they would be a perfect fit for me"

✍️ KAP
"That must involve a lot of travel time. What do you do with your off time when you are not travelling or trading?"
Ali
"Study. Merchants should be versed in the ways of the world should they not? I just completed my naval education more or less and I’m planning to get into either state or medical."

✍️ KAP
"Education is very important, I agree. The more we learn is when more of our experiences grow. Do you have a favourite type of work as a trader?"
Ali
"Haggling. Sitting in a tavern and bartering with people on a daily basis to buy wares fresh and direct from the fields and ranches. Nothing brings out the fire in you being a good barter. Makes you feel alive it does!"

✍️ KAP
" Tell us, do you enjoy the duels or archery tournaments? What one of those has a story that stands out the most for you and can you share it?"
Ali
"My Feud with Gh0st.
Put my name on the map it did. I’m a pretty low key person. But Ghost brought out the fire in me. Also thrashed me very soundly all the times we duelled in the arena. Good times!"

✍️ KAP
Sounds like you enjoyed it many times. It would be nice to see the records of that. Duels can't be the only excitement you have had. Where have you travelled in your life and where was your favourite place?"
Ali
"I just recently returned from Scotland. It’s the only place I’ve ever been to. Went by sea and in by land. It was fun. Real quiet but also really helpful people. Made a few contacts there. I’m bound to profit of if in future"

✍️ KAP
"Speaking of the future, what would you like to see in yours?"
Ali
"Trade. Loads and Load dog Trade. Both by land and by sea. I would like to expand Ali the Trader to be a foremost commercial concern and merchanting outfit in England and maybe even beyond."

Spotlight minutes brings you quick interviews with people that have involvement in England. If you'd like to see someone interviewed or would like an interview with yourself, please contact me here at KAP or by messenger service.


Kallist0
England KAP
Editor in Chief
The International KAP offices. is where you can find the right to respond to KAP and the rules of KAP.
Interviewees' opinions are those submitted in response to the questions asked of them and do not reflect the views of KAP or the reporter.

19/07/1469 A treasure unearthed in Tarnów

Today Wojmilkoror unearthed a box containing 10000 pounds at Tarnów. The rumours about treasures buried deep underground seem to have been substantiated ...


16/07/1469 RtR - Justice or Vengeance in Novgorod?

Duke Al lan Douglas from Galloway, Scotland has asked for his right to reply (RtR) to the Series Justice or Vengeance in Novgorod?.

This series included four parts.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Duke Al lan has issued the following replies.

Duke Al lan has said:
"In response to the Editor's note in part 3 of the story":
KAP quote
"Editor's note - I have tried to search for any laws of piracy in Scotland national areas as well as in the Galloway areas to see if any laws exist. I could not locate any at this time."

Duke Al lan states:
"I would have been happy to answer this question as part of the interview. Galloway does not have any specific laws against piracy, nor does it have any specific laws against invading the country. Acts of war are dealt with through military actions not court rooms, whether they be against states or stateless actors such as pirates. As provided earlier a decree of piracy was made."

Duke Al lan states: "In response to part 4 of the story":

Chancellor Phobia Cosgrove said:
There were promises of delivering additional evidence after the fact, but while Al-lan did provide multitudes of transcripts they failed to ascertain the claims of intent he had made. When asked to clarify those points, he brushed the matter aside claiming them to be "minor matters". For reference, those "minor matters" would qualify for treason in Finland.

Duke Al lan's reply:
"Phobia has only been provided the transcripts of the communication with Russia and not the military intelligence, due to security concerns they were only offered to Queen Chermiina of Finland for her eyes only. The rest is vague and I don't know what it references to be able to comment."

KAP article quote
Does Finland share the same opinion as Scotland on this? That is that hunting pirates in an area that had no issue with the said group is part of vengeance to right the law of the sea and if it’s people who sail it?

Duke Al lan's reply:
"No, the actions the pirate group did within our territory would be enough to be considered an act of war, should they be backed by a foreign power.

The pirates were backed by a foreign power, namely Russia, that provided them with ships, a safe harbour and escape. This was from the beginning a military action and it was explained to Russia before they accepted the pirates into their ports. The pirate attack in Galloway as considered an act of war and retaliated as such.
The opinion to attribute to Scotland does not represent the views and legal position of Galloway, nor I imagine her Queen."

Additionally, Duke Al lan replied:
"I also believe you missed an important event from the timeline of events.

11th June King Khelder of Finland is sunk by Scottish and Finnish ships and was put on trial by the Finnish council, Queen Chermiina has taken over while the case continues."

I, Kallist0, acknowledge the mistake and issue the following:
"I did miss that one event in my time line which is located in Part 4 of the series. I apologize for that."


Kallist0
England KAP
Editor in Chief
The International KAP offices. is where you can find the right to respond to KAP and the rules of KAP.
Interviewees' opinions are those submitted in response to the questions asked of them and do not reflect the views of KAP or the reporter.

16/07/1469 Election of Devon's council : DU have obtained the absolute majority of the seats.

LONDON (AAP) – The list Devon United have taken the lead in the Devon county council election race, and have gained an absolute majority of the seats. They can govern alone.

Result of the vote :

1. "Devon United" (DU) : 56.5%
2. "Devon For Integrity™" (DFI) : 43.5%

The seats of the council have been split in proportion to the election votes:

1 : Chris_mactire (DU)
2 : Ryofu (DU)
3 : Tarconia (DU)
4 : Malcolm_ (DU)
5 : Historybuff (DU)
6 : Joshnorton (DU)
7 : Marjaery (DFI)
8 : Emrys. (DFI)
9 : Hulda_ (DFI)
10 : Delema (DFI)
11 : Allikath (DFI)
12 : Katelyn_hamilton (DU)

The members of the council will recognize the new Count(ess) in two days. The Count(ess) will have to present the county's respects to the King and appoint the councillors to their new positions.

13/07/1469 Mercia council election: RAM are in the lead, but without a majority.

LONDON (KAP) - The Raise Active Mercians have won the Mercia council election race, but without an absolute majority. They will have to form a coalition government.

Result of the vote :

1. "Raise Active Mercians" (RAM) : 41.3%
2. "Alliance for a Transparent and Open Mercia" (ATOM) : 40%
3. "ATOM 2" (ATOM2) : 18.8%

The seats of the council have been split in proportion to the election votes:

1 : Arturo_ (RAM)
2 : Galrador (RAM)
3 : Daciana (RAM)
4 : Solandis (RAM)
5 : Eddward (ATOM)
6 : Matthew. (ATOM)
7 : Vivienne_degrey (ATOM)
8 : Eleni_dixon (ATOM)
9 : Izzie. (ATOM2)
10 : Yggr_Vidarrson (ATOM2)
11 : Kryaofnorth (RAM)
12 : Ysabelle_stewart (ATOM)

The members of the council will recognize the new Count(ess) in two days. The Count(ess) will have to present the county's respects to the King and appoint the councillors to their new positions.

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Cours

Product Price Variation
Loaf of bread 4.56 -0.28
Fruit 9.92 0
Bag of corn 3.7 0.87
Bottle of milk 9.48 0.11
Fish 20.26 0.06
Piece of meat 12.25 0.13
Bag of wheat 10.89 -0
Bag of flour 12.88 1.64
Hundredweight of cow 20.53 0.33
Ton of stone 10.44 -0
Half-hundredweight of pig 15.41 0.05
Ball of wool 10.86 -0.14
Hide 16.32 -0.06
Coat 49.5 0
Vegetable 9.38 -0.18
Wood bushel 4.19 0.08
Small ladder 20.18 0
Large ladder 68.02 0
Oar 20 -0
Hull 36.49 0
Shaft 8.16 -0.14
Boat 99.33 0.63
Stone 18.32 -0.11
Axe 150.74 0
Ploughshare 38.44 0
Hoe 30 0
Ounce of iron ore 11.52 0.2
Unhooped bucket 21.88 0
Bucket 37.73 0
Knife 17.89 0
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Unforged axe blade 53.91 0
Axe blade 116.44 0
Blunted axe 127.79 -2.51
Hat 53.38 0.08
Man's shirt 119.57 0.12
Woman's shirt 121.14 0
Waistcoat 141.4 0
Pair of trousers 74.61 -0.09
Mantle 257.82 0
Dress 265.04 -0.2
Man's hose 45.63 -0
Woman's hose 44.32 0
Pair of shoes 27.53 -0.01
Pair of boots 86.57 0
Belt 45.2 -0
Barrel 12.02 0
Pint of beer 0.82 0
Barrel of beer 66.51 2.5
Bottle of wine 1.66 0
Barrel of wine N/A N/A
Bag of hops 19.34 0
Bag of malt 10 0
Sword blade 101.19 0
Unsharpened sword 169.69 0
Sword 146.48 -0.07
Shield 36.91 0
Playing cards 73.55 -0
Cloak 180.72 0
Collar 68.35 -0.06
Skirt 135.35 0
Tunic 222.36 0
Overalls 115.73 0
Corset 117.2 0
Rope belt 53.86 0
Headscarf 60.73 0
Helmet 164.91 0
Toque 48.61 0
Headdress 79.65 0
Poulaine 64.02 0
Cod 11.36 0
Conger eel 12.81 0
Sea bream 18.31 0
Herring 17.43 0
Whiting 17.42 0
Skate 12.16 0
Sole 18.11 0
Tuna 12.51 0
Turbot 18.02 0
Red mullet 16.53 0
Mullet 12.47 -0
Scorpionfish 20.5 0
Salmon 16.51 0
Arctic char 12 0
Grayling 14.77 0
Pike 17.6 0
Catfish N/A N/A
Eel 15.09 0
Carp 17.98 0.03
Gudgeon 17.68 -0.04
Trout 17.51 0
Pound of olives 13.38 0
Pound of grapes 9.18 0
Sack of barley 10.67 0
Half-hundred weight of goat carcasses 18.99 0
Bottle of goat's milk 12.81 0
Tapestry 143.6 0
Bottle of olive oil 121.94 -0
Jar of agave nectar N/A N/A
Bushel of salt 19.89 0
Bar of clay 3.43 -0
Cask of Scotch whisky 93.32 -0
Cask of Irish whiskey 131.27 0
Bottle of ewe's milk 10.57 0
Majolica vase 10 0
Porcelain plate N/A N/A
Ceramic tile N/A N/A
Parma ham 84.97 0
Bayonne ham 34.65 -0
Iberian ham 70.28 0
Black Forest ham 54.72 0
Barrel of cider 51.16 0
Bourgogne wine 76.22 0
Bordeaux wine 60.89 0.31
Champagne wine 141.21 -5.25
Toscana wine 33.69 0
Barrel of porto wine 87.44 0
Barrel of Tokaji 163.71 0
Rioja wine 159.19 0
Barrel of Retsina 36.79 -0
Pot of yoghurt 85.17 -0
Cow's milk cheese 77.07 0
Goat's milk cheese 85.06 2.5
Ewe's milk cheese 52.26 0
Anjou wine 50.88 -0
Ewe carcass 15.03 0
Mast 456.7 0
Small sail 215.71 0
Large sail 838.79 0
Tumbler of pulque N/A N/A
Jar of pulque N/A N/A