Archive for January, 2014

Brialla’s Journey, Friday, January 31st, at 8 p.m. CST

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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.

Meet Louisa Clark in front of Empath Abbey on Friday, January 31st, at 8 p.m. CST. This year, journeyers are asked to be armored and armed under their robes.

Of late, there have been mysterious mists upon the road. It is thought that the mist somehow attacks travelers, because several groups have been found dead, ripped to shreds while walking, sitting around a campfire, or huddled in a tent. The memorial journey will still go on, but with safety precautions. Journeyers will stop frequently along the way to rest and regroup. Participants are invited to tell their stories during these pauses. All are encouraged to tell whatever legends they’ve heard of Brialla’s journey or to describe their own adventures.

Your story may come to life, if it features monsters of these types:

  • Dragons
  • Demons
  • Fan Dancer
  • Liches
  • Maddening Horror
  • Minotaur

The best tales will be added to the Award Hall.

Polar Bear Swim, Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 p.m. CST

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The weather is… freezing cold. Let’s go to the beach! We can splash about and freeze our toes off! We’ll ignore all those reports of monsters under the ice…

Meet at the Counselor Hall on Saturday, January 25th, at 8:00 p.m. CST.

Zox’s Monthly Fishing Contest! December 2013

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Congratulations to Dangling WORM for catching the winning fish! Now that Zox Greatsnapper has taken down her holiday decorations, the fish is on display in the house next to the Britain Counselor Hall.


This month, Zox would like a blue marlin, which can be found in Trammel deep water. It must be caught between January 21st and February 25th. Please leave the fish in the mailbox by February 25th. at 11:59 p.m. CST.

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

Royal Spy Promotions and 200th Mission Kryss

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Your Royal Spy rank, and the item that goes with it, will be available, upon request, up to and including Tuesday, February 18th, to spies who couldn’t be at the ceremony on Tuesday. These are for ranks earned by Tuesday, December 17th (by attending at least three events).

I would like to thank all the Royal Spies for all their efforts during the last 200 missions. Here are some of my memories, copied from my speech tonight:


Council Meeting, Saturday, January 18th, 8:00 p.m. CST

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

His Majesty King Blackthorn invites the governors and all interested citizens to the eighth meeting of the Royal Council. It will be held in the Council Room at Castle Blackthorn on Saturday, January 18th, at 8:00 p.m. CST.

EM Events, January 2014

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Tuesday, January 14th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
200th Mission! To be celebrated with a Promotion Ceremony.

Saturday, January 18th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Council
The eighth meeting of the Royal Council

Tuesday, January 21st, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Due Diligence

Saturday, January 25th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Polar Bear Swim
It’s 22°F, Surf’s Up!

Tuesday, January 28th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Out of Control

Friday, January 31st, 8:00 p.m. CST, Brialla’s Journey
The annual walk honoring Brialla of the Seven Tears.

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