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(Fiction) Anthology

Friday, 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

Saturday, 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)

Wednesday, 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

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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

Saturday, 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

Thursday, 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.

EM Events, January 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Tuesday, January 10th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spies & Royal Guard
Advancement Ceremony

Tuesday, January 17th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Snowed In

Monday, January 23rd, 7:00 p.m. CST, Council
The forty-second meeting of the Royal Council.

Tuesday, January 24th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
The Cull

Saturday, January 28th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Brialla’s Journey
The annual walk honoring Brialla of the Seven Tears.

Tuesday, January 31st, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
A Lean Winter




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

EM Events, November 2016 (UPDATED)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Tuesday, November 1st, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
The Three Graces

Tuesday, November 8th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spies
Shadow Dance

Monday, November 14th, 7:00 p.m. CST, Council
The forty-first meeting of the Royal Council.

Tuesday, November 15th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spies
Culture and Conspiracy

Tuesday, November 22nd, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spies
Peace in Our Time

Tuesday, November 29th, 8:00 p.m. CST, The Walrus Festival
Walrus in a Winter Wonderland!




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

Updated November 6th, to reverse the order of two events and rename an event.

An Odd Sighting

Monday, October 10th, 2016

A strange beggar has been spotted in North Britain.

(It might be worth investigating before Tuesday’s Spy Mission.)