Post by Baron Fritz on Sept 25, 2006 9:14:56 GMT -6
My efforts to reach a settlement with Mr. Madison has failed. He refused to provide an itemized list of what he wanted $6,000.00 for, would not give a copy of his trademark to our attorney to review and would not meet in the attorneys office or sign any papers. He suggested we give him the money and he would leave a 200 pound box of ' the stuff' somewhere and tell us where to find it. I'm serious. Included in the discussions were constant insults, innuendo, and his usual intellectual dishonesty. It is my personal opinion that Ben never actually intended to sell anything to anyone, that he planned to "get even" with us all for "stealing" his Talossa by stealing our money. We will never really know. In his latest attack on me (go to his web site) he is now willing to "sell to the Republic". LOL If he wasn't so delusional this would be funny. The Republic is not made up of idiots either Ben. Both Talossa's have grown bigger and better without him or his "stuff". I think that's what makes him the maddest. They will continue to do so. I wish to thank my Prime Minister for appointing me to act as Liason and having this chance to work with "Mad King Ben" one last time. It was like hearing chatter from the asylum. I'll get you for this Sam.
Post by Gödafrïeu Válcadác’h on Sept 25, 2006 14:45:55 GMT -6
Ben, ever the control-freak over his Talossa, has, by his stubborness, ensured that the Talossa of the future will not be the Talossa he envisoned. As the archives represented much of Talossa's cultural past, that past and knowledge are lost to us, and if he trashes his stuff, as I'm sure he will, he has ensured that that cultural heritage will be, for the most part, lost forever.
Lord Q Citizen since 5-21-1998; Baron since 2-23-2006
The history freaks in all of us lament this, true.
One thing though to strongly consider is the cultural heritage that has been created over the last 7-8 years. How much of that do we owe to the founding era? Sure, I'd like to have the stuff. But most of us know it only as a memory anyway, and we continue to grow and thrive despite lack of access to those materials.
If Ben wants to be a dick, let him. If he thinks that throwing the stuff out will finally destroy Talossa, fine. We know better.
Quedéir Castiglhâ, GST, Cin. Barôn del Regipäts Talossán Cadì Eméritus del Cort pü Înalt
Baron Fritz Citizen since 12-7-2004; Knight since 11-30-2005
Post by Baron Fritz on Sept 25, 2006 17:07:11 GMT -6
Ben will not destroy his childhood obsession. It will go into storage at his fathers house. He never planned to destroy or turn over anything but some old junk and extort whatever funds he could in the process. If he really believed what he says he could simply give it to Mark Hamilton or those other "loyal" Talossans he always talks about? The truth is Ben is nuts.
What a shame. I have difficulty believing Ben had any intention of selling the materials and trademark to anyone. His bluff was called and he came up empty. No one will be foolish enough to buy something in a situation such as this without legally itemizing the materials to be purchased. I certainly don't think anyone involved with the Republic will be foolish enough to trade cash for a box of rocks. [I'm sure you know what I mean.]
We must move on. I hope to see the continued pursuit of a working agreement with the Republic on the periphery of the Kingdom and eventual settlement of a certain issue within the Kingdom.
Post by Baron Fritz on Oct 2, 2006 18:18:18 GMT -6
My regrets Alexander. I was friends with Ben for almost 25 years and learned upon joining Talossa that I did not know him at all. I have joined the ranks of so many people who liked and admired Ben for his wit and intellect, only to be attacked and insulted for daring to disagree with him. His old friends have explained that his 'problems' didn't just happen because of Talossa but go all the way back to his early school years when he embraced men like Tito and Mussolini and talked of what he would do when he became King of the World.