Spy Training, Oracle Event Through July 10th

July 3rd, 2017

You may attend this spy training at 8 p.m. CDT on July 4th, or you may complete it at any time after that, until 11:59 p.m. CDT on July 10th. For this training, you will talk to people in Cove and the refugee camp. The refugee camp is at sextant coordinates: 44o 50’N, 83o 6’E (there will be a gate in the spy base).

Each oracle has a secret that you should try to uncover. Purchase a book from the provisioner, write down the secrets you’ve discovered, and turn it in at the mailbox. Figuring out three secrets will be treated as though you had attended one Tuesday event. Figuring out at least eight secrets will be treated as though you had attended two Tuesday events.


  • Our mailbox is at the Award Hall, accessible through the gate outside the Counselor Hall.
  • If you are using the Enhanced Client, please be sure to redleaf your book before turning it in.
  • If you would prefer to mail in your discoveries, please send them to one or both of us..
  • Questions about this training can be sent to EM Malachi.
  • UPDATE: There are 14 possible secrets.

EM Events, July 2017

July 3rd, 2017

Tuesday, July 4th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Trust Fall

Tuesday, July 11th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Mob Law

Tuesday, July 18th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
Peacekeeper

Tuesday, July 25th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
The Hangman

Saturday, July 29th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Beach Party!
Fun in the sun!

Monday, July 31st, 7:00 p.m. CDT, Council
A meeting of the Royal Council. All are welcome to attend.




All events, dates, and times are subject to change.

EM Events, June 2017

June 3rd, 2017

Tuesday, June 6th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Torque

Monday, June 12th, 7:00 p.m. CDT, Council
A meeting of the Royal Council. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, June 13th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
The Tinker

Tuesday, June 20th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
The Advocates

Saturday, June 24th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, [Trammel] Festival of Masks
A different facet for the eighth year of the annual festival.

Tuesday, June 27th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
The Camp




All events, dates, and times are subject to change.

EM Events, May 2017

May 4th, 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Wizard’s Circle

Ongoing, Paths of Initiation
Read more about this at-your-own-pace event.

Tuesday, May 9th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Dreamer’s Nightmare

Monday, May 15th, 7:00 p.m. CDT, Council
A meeting of the Royal Council. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, May 16th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
Soothsayer’s Mirror

Tuesday, May 23rd, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Contorsion

Tuesday, May 30th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
Clockwork




All events, dates, and times are subject to change.

Paths of Initiation and Advancement

May 1st, 2017

For those who wish to join or are already members of the Kinship of the Rose, Seers of the Moonstone, or Library of Scars, we present the method to join and advance in these groups here.

EM Events, April 2017

April 3rd, 2017

Tuesday, April 4th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Wandering Healer

Tuesday, April 11th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
View from the Ground

Saturday, April 15th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Down the Rabbit Hole
*grins*

Tuesday, April 18th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Festival of the Grape Harvest

Monday, April 24th, 7:00 p.m. CDT, Council
A meeting of the Royal Council. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, April 25th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
Paradoxical




All events, dates, and times are subject to change.

Initiation Event

March 11th, 2017

To the Royal Spies:

I would like each of you to join one of the three groups we have been investigating lately: the Kinship of the Rose, the Seers of the Moonstone, or the Library of Scars. Meet with the group of your choosing and go through their initiation rites.

Please the initiation item your recover and a book with your name in the mailbox. These initiations will be available until Friday, March 17th at 11:59 PM CST.

Sincerely,

–Magnus Grey

Various Notes:

  • There is a gate to each group at the Royal Spy Base. The Royal Spy base is located under the West Britain Counselor Hall and entered by means of the secret passage behind the decorative armor. The gates are named and hued for each group: yellow (Kinship), red (Scars), and blue (Moonstone).
  • Each path has one or more initiation items (interesting items that drop from the combat in each path). They are gaman horns (Kinship), primitive fetish (Scars), and eggs/statues/carrots (Moonstone).
  • Because there is some issue with the monsters dropping enough items, if you attempt a path, but do not get the initiation item, please turn in a book explaining what happened. You will still receive credit as normal.
  • Please complete the book in the Classic client. Do not even open the book in the Enhanced client unless you’ve red-leafed it.
  • Alternatively, you can email us your answers at: EMMalachi@gmail.com or EMElizabella@gmail.com.
  • Characters (Also called Oracles) generally always respond to their names. They will also usually respond to the final word of each line or any word in all CAPS. Some will also respond to special threads of conversation mentioned by other characters.
  • You will be able to join one group as a full member, but if you are interested in becoming a friend to the other groups, feel free to try all three group’s initiations.

(Fiction) Anthology

March 10th, 2017

Amoranth carefully finished painting a rose on the last page of the book. He had spent his free time in the last month illustrating “The Children’s Book of Virtues” for the free nursery the Kinship of the Rose was opening. Some might consider such use of his time frivolous, but Amoranth didn’t agree. There had to be art in Virtue, and there had to be love. Amoranth loved to paint, and it would make him happy to see the children of Paws laughing with the illustrated bard or rooting for the knight facing a dragon.

Placing the open book on the shelf to dry, he picked up the bowl with his half-eaten dinner. Amoranth slid the food bowl into a cage holding the order’s elderly silver serpent. Normally a lazy and placid creature, the snake lunged and knocked the bowl out of its cage.

Bending down, Amoranth started picking up the shards of the ceramic bowl. Cutting his hand on one, he sucked at the wound and looked back at the snake, “What a strange reaction…”

*****

Syria watched the new recruits and nodded her approval. When she had taken over after the disappearance of De Snel, many had doubted the young warrior’s ability to lead, but she had continued to build the reputation and glory of the Library of Scars. Giving the order to go through the maneuver once more, she left the great hall and headed to her quarters.

As she stepped inside, someone pressed a knife to her neck. “You are looking well, Syria.”

She recognized the voice, and her body tensed. “You’re supposed to be dead.”

“Close enough, my dear.”

“So you came here to kill me? Stabbing someone in the back always was your way.”

“I’m not going to kill you. Not yet. Not until I’ve destroyed everything that you’ve built.”

With this last word, a club came down on the back of Syria’s head.

*****

Dr. Owl was drawn to Fyrgen’s chamber by the screams. The room was dark and filled with the heady smell of the younger mage’s incense. On the small cot, Fyrgen was struggling against a knot of sheets. Dr. Owl moved to calm the prophetic mage, helping Fyrgen unbind himself and catch his breath. After a few minutes, Dr. Owl found the nerve to ask Fyrgen what he saw.

The young mage whispered, “Nemesis…”

EM Events, March 2017

March 4th, 2017

Tuesday, March 7th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
Kinship of the Rose

Saturday, March 11th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Initiation

Tuesday, March 14th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Pie P.I.
Help Gaston Gnome investigate new pie recipes.

Tuesday, March 21st, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
The Informant

Monday, March 27th, 7:00 p.m. CDT, Council
A meeting of the Royal Council. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 28th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Distillation




All events, dates, and times are subject to change.

Penumbra and the Nemesis (Update)

March 1st, 2017

For those who were unable to complete the Nemesis quest while it was live on Great Lakes, we have posted a webpage with the stories and decisions to make. For those who wish to choose a Nemesis, please read through the page and record your choice in either a book or an email. We will continue to accept books for at least the next few weeks. More information can be found in the Original Post.