Archive for September, 2010

Red Egg & Ginger Banquet, Saturday, Sept. 25th, at 4 p.m. CDT, Brit. Castle

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

You receive an engraved invitation. Your name has been written on the blank line in beautiful lady-in-waiting calligraphy. The invitation reads:

~*~*~*~*~*~

The Lord Chamberlain is Commanded by The Queen to invite
you
to a Red Egg and Ginger Banquet at Castle British
Saturday, 25th September 2010
at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, Central Daylight Time

~*~*~*~*~*~

You recall hearing about this ancient Tokuno tradition. On, or shortly after, a baby’s thirtieth day of life, the parents throw a Red Egg and Ginger party to celebrate the infant’s health and to formally announce the name.

The party site is usually decorated with red eggs (symbols of renewal and harmony) and ginger (for strength and balance, and to ward off evil spirits). Red represents happiness and good luck.

To the Tokunese, names are very important. The entire family helps to select an auspicious name for the baby, with the final choice formally announced at the Red Egg and Ginger party. The name is inscribed on a scroll, which is placed next to the baby. The baby is then told her name.

(Felucca) PvP Tournament Results

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Several people asked to sign up at the start of the tournament, so I added two more divisions: Impromptu Mage and Impromptu Warrior. Here’s a list of the winners. The following plaques will be in the Award Hall next month:

At the Award Hall, inscribed on spellbooks:
Autumn Tournament 2010, Cetric, Best PvP Mage
Autumn Tournament 2010, Plague, Best Impromptu PvP Mage

At the Award Hall, inscribed on weapons:
Autumn Tournament 2010, Inequity, Best PvP Warrior
Autumn Tournament 2010, Cara, Best Impromptu PvP Warrior

(Felucca) PvP Tournament, Sept. 17, at 8 P.M. CDT, More Info

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Hmm, we only have five pre-registrations and Cetric may have won the mage class by default (I’m still waiting to find out which division Cara would like to be in). There were 22 sign-ups for the January tournament and other recent Felucca events have been well-attended, so I’m puzzled. After the event, I hope we can all chat about what types of events Felucca would like 🙂

MAGE
Cetric

WARRIORS
Inequity
Redrum
Galen
Cara



Format: When your name is called, go down into the hallway by the teleporters. If you are blue, flag gray by hitting the healer posted in the hallway. You will be pulled into the fighting pit on opposite sides. I will then return to the middle and say “Ready”, “SET”, “START!”. When you hear “START!”, you may immediately begin battle.



Edited to add: Congrats and apologies to Cetric. Cetric, if you have a warrior you’d like to substitute, that would be fine.

Format of PvM Tournament, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. CDT

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Please see the initial announcement for more information.

Register by speaking to Commander Keel at the fighting pit section of the Jollier Fairgrounds (outskirts of Skara Brae, 56°9′ S 36°4′ W), between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. CDT. There will be a gate inside the Brit. Counselor Hall. Please join the chat channel “EM Event”.

The actual event begins at 8 p.m. CDT. I will then call four players at a time into the large enclosure. Enter the large enclosure and stand outside a fighting pit. Do NOT enter your pit yet! Trained (invisible) handlers will be wrangling the monsters into place.

When all four monsters are in place, I will say, in chat, “READY”, “SET”, “START!”. You may then enter your fighting pit and immediately begin battle. If you enter your pit before start is called, I will try to drag you out before you interact with the monster. If I cannot in time or if it is your second false start, you will be disqualified.

The person who kills his/her monster fastest wins that heat. After the first round of heats, the winners, four at a time, will compete. And so on, until the winner of the final heat is declared winner of the PvM Autumn Tournament.

During the match, there will be healers posted equidistant from each pit. If you die, you may res and return to the fight. It’s fastest time to kill the monster that counts, not whether you die a few times on the way. You are, however, responsible for looting your own corpse.

Baby Platinum Dragon Name Poll

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

If you’d like to vote on a name for Castle Britannia’s little visitor, please go to this thread.

PlatinumDragon,Cuddles

(Felucca) PvP Tournament, Sept. 17, at 8 P.M. CDT, pre-reg. required

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Announcing an Autumn Tournament, player versus player. You may participate in both the PvM and PvP tournaments.

For the PvP tournament, you must register by September 16th at midnight CDT. Register by emailing me at elizabella@uoem.net, or posting a response here or here, or dropping a book off at the EM mailbox (9°9’N 11°44’E Trammel) near the Counselors’ Hall. Your message must contain the name of the character who will be fighting as well as whether s/he will fight as a mage or a warrior.

Only one character per account may sign-up for this tournament. If you bring a second character, s/he will be disqualified. If your character has 90 or higher in magery, you must sign up for the mage ladder.

The tournament will take place place beginning at at 8 P.M. CDT, September 17th. A list of first-round match-ups will be published the day of the event. Your character must be there when your round is called, or you will lose by default.

Gates will be available from these locations in Felucca:
a few steps southeast of the Britain moongate, 33°2’S 1°7’E
a few steps southeast of the Minoc moongate, 81°40’N 97°6’E
a few steps southeast of the Buc’s Den moongate, 53°47’S 97°44’E

RULES FOR PvP MAGES AND WARRIORS
If a duel lasts longer than 10 minutes, it will become a sudden death match. You will know that your match has gone into sudden death because an EM will appear on the field and announce it. No healing is allowed after that point. There will be a reasonable, short grace period for already-applied bandages to resolve.

No pets
No mounts
No summons
No summons via talisman
No hiding
No stealthing
No smoke bombs
No wraith form
No pre-casting

RULES FOR PvP MAGES
During the entire fight, Mages must carry a spellbook and a spell-channeling shield or item.
No potions

RULES FOR PvP WARRIORS
No animal form that allows faster movement
No explosion potions
No supernova potions
No greater stamina potions

REWARDS
At the Award Hall, inscribed on a spellbook:
Autumn Tournament 2010, [Player Y], Best PvP Mage

At the Award Hall, inscribed on a weapon:
Autumn Tournament 2010, [Player Z], Best PvP Warrior

PvM Tournament, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. CDT

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Announcing an Autumn Tournament, player versus monster. You may participate in both the PvM and PvP tournaments.

For the PvM tournament, register on the day of the event at Skara fields (56°9’S 36°4’W), Trammel, between 7-8 p.m. CDT with the character who will be fighting. The actual event will begin at 8 p.m. CDT. There will be a gate inside the Brit. Counselor Hall.

Only one character per account may sign-up for this tournament. If you bring a second character, s/he will not be allowed to sign up.

PvM RULES
No pets
No mounts
No summons via talisman
No pre-casting

REWARD
At the Award Hall, inscribed on an item appropriate to the winner’s character:
Autumn Tournament 2010, [Player X], Best PvM

Meet with Queen Dawn, Saturday, September 4th, at 4 p.m. CDT

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Queen Dawn requests that all interested citizens meet with her in her throne room at 4 p.m. CDT on Saturday, September 4th.



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