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.

Penumbra and the Nemesis

February 18th, 2017

To the Royal Spies:

Penumbra the Seeress would like to tell your fortune and help you know the identify of your Nemesis. Please visit her at the Lycaeum to speak with her.

Please place the information she shares with you in a book and leave it in the mailbox. Those who have their fortune told will earn honors. Penumbra is available to speak until Friday, February 24th at 11:59 PM CST.

Sincerely,

–Magnus Grey

Various Notes:

  • There is a gate to the Lycaeum in 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 YES/NO questions should teleport you to another place. If they don’t work the first time, try moving around.
  • 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.
  • Penumbra always responds to her name. She will also usually respond to the final word she says or any word in all CAPS.
  • If you do not like the first possible future you see, feel free to test another path.
  • There are some issues with the YES/NO teleporters. After testing, these spots should work:
    • Gear – On Gear
    • Vortex – Between Penumbra and Thariand
    • Snake – On Vile Elixir closest to Penumbra
    • Hangman – Next to Gallows
    • Spider – Next to Spider Mural
    • Skull – Behind Penumbra

EM Events, February 2017

February 4th, 2017

Tuesday, February 7th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Middleman

Monday, February 13th, 7:00 p.m. CST, Council
The forty-third meeting of the Royal Council.

Tuesday, February 14th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Pixie Patrol!
Panty Raid Prevention!

Saturday, February 18th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Prelude

Tuesday, February 21st, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
Seers of the Moonstone

Tuesday, February 28th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
Library of Scars

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




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

Governor of Vesper Resigns

February 4th, 2017

His Majesty King Blackthorn has, with regret, accepted the resignation of Governor Aornis of Vesper. She served as governor of the City of Merchants for many years (since December 2013). His Majesty invites nominations for the governorship at the next meeting of the Royal Council (7:00 p.m. CST, Monday, February 13th).

Brialla’s Journey, Saturday, January 28th, at 8 p.m. CST

January 26th, 2017

Brialla of the Seven Tears was the first to chart the mysterious north lands of Britannia. Brialla set out from Yew, in her humble brown monk’s robe and bare feet, to push back the dark corners of the map. Her journals are rich with illustrations and detailed descriptions of the terrain, its plants and animals, and the nomads she met along the way. She even found the mineral deposits in the mountains by what would become Minoc.

Every year, in late January, the people of Britannia celebrate Brialla’s journey by donning monks’ robes and walking barefoot from Yew to Minoc. There, they toast to her memory in the tavern. All are encouraged to tell whatever legends they’ve heard of Brialla’s journey or to describe their own adventures.

Meet Louisa Clark in front of Empath Abbey on Saturday, January 28th, at 8 p.m. CST. The traditional robe can be acquired, for a nominal donation, from the monks in the Yew Winery. This year, journeyers are asked to be armored and armed under their robes.

Royal Spy Promotions and Robes

January 10th, 2017

Your Royal Spy rank, and the item that goes with it, will be available, upon request, until and including Tuesday, February 7th, to spies who couldn’t be at the recent Advancement Ceremony. These are for ranks earned by the end of the year 2016 by attending at least three Tuesday events. You can ask about this after events or by emailing us to setup an appointment.

Do NOT put your spy robe on a mannequin as it will disappear!