3/2/01 - Crazy Joe vs Mace
Today's tale is a lesson to those that wish to blindly attack people that
look like a thief, or more importantly, look like the thief that actually
stole from you.
I am at ChaoticJelly's house, a small house fell today and I was with Thomdril seeing if there were any goods leftover. Jelly's neighbor, Mace, was around sporting a nice War Hammer of Force. I followed him and Ali Butterfly into their small house, and attacked, disarmed, and stole the hammer while standing in their doorway!
Mace, quite upset, rearmed himself with a Kryss and
Shield. I was hiding on Jelly's doorsteps, and Thomdril was near waiting
for him to turn gray. I knew I was gray to Mace, therefore him attacking
me would secure his innocence, so I kissed my horse on the neck, then
dismounted him, revealing him to Mace. Mace indeed did attack my horse,
and became a criminal! I attacked and disarmed his Kryss, and Thomdril
cast a few spells and easily killed him, and loots a Hammer pick of Power!
Mace returns angry, and threatens to return with his PVP Mage to deal with me. A few minutes later while hiding under the tree in front of Jelly's house, I saw a mage indeed walk by, unfamiliar to me but seemed to be searching for me. I recalled to my tower, and allowed Crazy Joe, the Grandmaster Smith/Alchemist/Tailor/Miner/Tinker to return to the house to deal with Mace's Mage. It was only fair that if he swaps characters that I would to!
Upon returning, the mage is gone but now Mace is back! Surely he wouldn't attack me, for my guild title and my fame/karma title are not the same anymore, and I approach him asking if he wishes to buy back his goods, and not to attack for this was NOT my thief!
In the mean time, Thomdril has committed suicide twice
Thomdril is satisfied with the amount of counts that
I return 30 minutes later....
Lord Tori was summoned by Mace. He was very confused and angry of the events that took place. I forget to take more pictures, but basically there was confusion to two things. First, how did I steal items out of Mace's hands, and second, how did Mace receive murder counts from me? Well, I explained to Lord Tori that indeed I have a disarm thief that goes by the name Crazy Joe, and a Bard-Tamer named Crazy Joe, and a Bard Lockpicker named CrazyJoe. I explained further I am not creative, but it gives great amounts of satisfaction to have GM armor, weapons, and clothes for all my characters with their name on it. Second, I made it clear that I returned without a guild title, with a different karma/fame title, and I was BLUE to Mace and he committed a act of murder openly. Lord Tori asked me to return with my thief, which I did promptly wearing the same clothes as the Mule is in the above picture. She was then satisfied to see I was a disarm thief, and told Mace that explained the entire situation. However, poor Mace was being attacked repeatedly by Thomdril, and Mace was foolish enough to continue ressing in stat-loss, and Thomdril dug his grave even deeper. Lord Tori said Drobbers like Thomdril make her wish she wasn't a counselor anymore, and asked Thomdril to never be around next time she is summoned to help other adventurers! Poor Thomdril, the Grief Player.
I think it will be a long time till Mace attacks me again, however since he's red I'll freely attack him for his weapons in the future!