I have put this off for far too long.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have an Announcement of some Importance.
It has been my longstanding policy regarding this and other RPGs I participate in that "Real Life always comes first." Between the real world that we spend (some of) our time in, and this fun but imaginary world of the BZPRPG, the real world takes precendence always. I have held this policy for members old and new, skilled and inexperienced. Now it is my turn to ask the same of you.
It has come time for me to dedicate all of my attention to improving my real life, as it has stagnated unpleasantly for some time. The next step for me will be joining the military (please! No arguments about whether this is right or wrong. First off, it's against BZPower rules to debate those kinds of topics, second off it's my decision). As you can probably guess, this implies that I go through boot camp and AIT. Cumulatively, that will take fifteen weeks from next Tuesday.
As you may have guessed, this causes something of a problem for those who need to do things in Po-Koro, or with Hewkii specifically. I have put much thought into this over the last few months, and ultimately I have decided that the simplest solution is the best--I am leaving control of Po-Koro and Akiri Hewkii in the hands of my trusted friend Kughii for the duration of my absence. Of course, you may have noticed that I am doing this a week early--the reason for that is that I want to give Kughii a chance for a trial run while I am still here, so that we can test this plan and work out the kinks.
Let me be quite clear--while this is relatively long-term, it is still temporary. I will eventually come back, so do not worry yourselves about that. But it will be several months until I do, and until then, I ask that you treat Kughii with all the respect you would accord any Akiri player--he's at least as intelligent and competent as any other player with an Akiri. For now, he is effectively my representative in anything relating to Po-Koro. For the next week, you may contact me with any problems that may arise, but after that, Kughii will be running solo in my stead.
And so, in the words of a very well-known hobbit:
I regret to announce that this is the End. I am going now, and I bid you all a very fond farewell.