Archive for November, 2013

The Path of Virtue

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

If you would like to discover which Virtue you value most, go to the Britain-Yew crossroads, 27° 9’S, 21° 56’W. The crystal ball there will give you a book.

Walk along the road from Britain to Yew, speaking to the monks along the way. You can catch a monk’s attention by saying his or her name. Repeat the last word of a monk’s sentence to see if they have anything more to tell you. Avoid the brigand camp and other dangers. Each monk will ask you a question that has two possible, equally correct, answers. The keywords of the answers will appear in parentheses. Write the keyword of the answer you prefer in the book, next to the monk’s name.

There is a gate near the last monk, Abbotess Serena. Go through the gate and leave your book in the mailbox there. This quest can be completed anytime until Tuesday, December 3rd, at 11:59 p.m. A list of which virtue each person chose will be in the Award Hall before the new year.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Roleplay and Journeys

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Magnus Grey’s comments at the other night’s Royal Council were in response to this message from Governor O’Hare about how he wished to play his character:

Well, I am going to propose a ‘tax’ on Sally’s abroad earnings for the casino.

I found the idea of a racketeering Robin Hood governor quite intriguing. It seemed an interesting point to hint at in-character and opened up future roleplay possibilities.

I would also like to remind those who are interested in unique decorations and places that Great Lakes players visited eight worlds this year. Here are pictures from our journeys.

The Pits of Carnage
Scintillus Academy
Killorn Keep
The Ethereal Void

Royal Britannian Guard, Saturday, November 23rd, 8:00 p.m. CST

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

There will be a meeting of the Royal Britannian Guard on Saturday, November 23rd, 8:00 p.m. CST. Meet on the second floor of the Warriors’ Guild in Britain, 9° 40′S, 1° 7′E.


Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

His Majesty the King will appoint a new governor to serve Vesper. Citizens of Vesper who are adored or better may present themselves to the King as candidates during the upcoming Royal Council meeting.

Council Meeting, Friday, November 22nd, 9 p.m. CST

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

His Majesty King Blackthorn invites the governors and all interested citizens to the sixth meeting of the Royal Council. It will be held in the Council Room at Castle Blackthorn on Friday, November 22nd, at 9 p.m. CST. Please note that this meeting will start an hour later than usual.

Autumn Cider Social, Saturday, November 16th, 8:00 p.m. CST

Sunday, November 10th, 2013


  • Town Social – Each governor, or their representative(s), will have a booth for half-an-hour. The governor may use that time to persuade people to join the town; to sell or give away food, drinks, or other inexpensive souvenirs; or to do magic tricks, fortune telling, etc.
  • Tasty Treats Display & Auction – A skilled chef can decorate cakes, cookies, and pizzas. From now until two hours before the faire, players are invited to donate decorated delectables. The treats will be put on display during the faire. They will then be auctioned off by a capricious auctioneer, who does not care for gold, but will accept interesting assortments* of gems and granite. If you would like your dessert/pizza put on display but not auctioned, please put it in a bag with a rune to your mailbox.
  • Buttercup Relay Race – Teams of three will compete.
  • Maple Syrup Scavenger Hunt – You may search individually or as part of a group.

*Bid nominal quantities, please. The auctioneer will take whatever bid suits his fancy, rather than the highest bid.

Zox’s Monthly Fishing Contest! November 2013

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Congratulations to Flipper Flanigan for catching the winning fish! Zox Greatsnapper likes the reaper fish very much and has definitely not been trying to lose it in the depths of any dungeons.


For this month, Zox would like a fairy salmon for the top of her Walrus Festival tree. Fairy salmon can be found in Ter Mur. It must be caught between October 29th and December 3rd. Please leave the fish in the mailbox by Tuesday, December 3rd at 11:59 p.m. CST.

If your fish is not the heaviest, you may have it back, if you left a house rune to your mailbox with the fish.

EM Events, November 2013

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Tuesday, November 5th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Covert Operative

Tuesday, November 12th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Smear Campaign

Saturday, November 16th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Faire
Autumn Cider Social

Tuesday, November 19th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Canary Trap

Friday, November 22nd, 9:00 p.m. CST, Council Meeting
The sixth meeting of the Council.

Saturday, November 23rd, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
The Ransom of Red Selky

Tuesday, November 26th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Britannian Guard
The Path of Virtue

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

Updated November 19th, to set the time for the Royal Council meeting an hour later.
Updated November 23rd, to slightly change the name of an event.