BREAKING NEWS: Culprits Arrested and Justice is Served!
Wednesday night following what should've been a routine maintenance the forums caught fire with angry protesters demanding explanation and retribution for the extended server downtime. The maintenance should have been simple---as the content had been in testing for weeks beforehand and was supposed to be safe to implement on the live servers--- however it has been recently discovered that the item merchants had been planning a secret revolution to aid Pagel in his conquest to conquer Isya by poisoning the Henneath Alliance from within.
Sources confirmed earlier this morning that NPCs all across Isya had been arrested following a no speed police chase around the continent and are being held without bail awaiting their pending arraignment.
When contacted for a comment Sodapoppin confirmed that the NPCs were being charged with one count of lying to the public and two charges of plotting to destroy Isya via the use of deceivingly kawaii pets. When asked to elaborate he explained, "We were told that these were friendly and more importantly tamed pets."
Following the investigation Wednesday morning, Bottles and Kobal confirmed that the stability issues were stemming from those very same pets. Both are scheduled to appear at the blessed garden later to give their official testimonies and present their evidence under oath. The arraignment is scheduled to be held once the defendants find a lawyer to represent them legally--- as it appears that they are unable to find one themselves they will likely be appointed one from the team which by the way has no legal experience what so ever (except Aria who once had a marathon of watching Law and Order and is currently writing this story).
All of the arrested merchants had their pet selling licenses revoked and all of the pets were removed during the second emergency maintenance except for a few that were sent back to the bug testing lab for (safe) testing and experimenting. The process was quick and painless however the IPLS (Isyan Pet lover's Society) has threatened to organize protests to take place at the Roumen fountain demanding the pets be reimplemented and that Item merchant Pey (who had already cleaned up her act following a previous altercation with law enforcement regarding her old scandalous fashion sense) be released immediately.
Naomi, being the team's resident humanitarian and honeying lover announced in a press conference held late Thursday evening, "I feel for all of the pet lovers in Isya. I will take on this cause personally to ensure that once the pets have been properly deemed safe they will be returning to Isya. Every man/woman/child should have a pet, it has been statistically proven that owning a pet helps teach people responsibility and compassion. I promise you all I will not rest until we have our pets back." She was later sighted at Epith's Slumber party walking around with a Caffeine IV drip attached to her right arm.
When contacted again for a comment on whether there were any plans of compensation for the innocent Isya's who had suffered at the expense of this long maintenance, Sodapoppin announced a 75% server exp boost beginning from 7 PM PDT Friday night until 7PM PDT Sunday evening. It looks like justice has been served!