Archive for March, 2014

Forge Wars, Saturday, March 29th, 8:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Teams of two are invited to participate in Forge Wars! Meet behind the Award Hall on Saturday, March 29th at 8:00 p.m. CDT.

  • This event is for teams of two.
  • Each team must have GM or better blacksmithy and mining. These two skills may be on separate players, though, of course, it is better to have both skills on one person.
  • The first half-hour will be for registration. Please bring a book with the team members’ names on the first page, blacksmith first.
  • All participants must be naked, except for jewelry.
  • You may bring one weapon of your choice, which must be equipped rather than in your backpack.
  • All participants must have empty backpacks, except for spellbooks (magery, paladin, necromancy, spellweaving, samurai, ninja, and/or mystic). Try to keep this limited to what you’ll actually need, since we’ll have to check them.
  • Participants are not permitted to bring or summon pets. However, you may cast EVs, demons, vampire bats, etc.
  • Participants are not permitted to use mounts (including ethereals).
  • The blacksmith will be given smith hammers. Please do not bring special or expensive hammers of your own.
  • The fighter will be given bandages.
  • Upon request, reagents, necro reagents, arrows, and/or bolts will be provided to those who plan to use the related skills.

Two teams will compete against each other at a time, with the winning team moving on to the next round.

Each team will be brought into the enclosed area and elementals will appear. One teammate will fight the elemental and gather the ore from the corpse. S/he will bring the ore to the blacksmith. Whichever of them has mining skill will smelt it down. When the fighter enters the smithing enclosure, a new elemental will spawn in the fighting area.

The blacksmith will craft a suit of platemail. The platemail does not need to be exceptional. When the suit is completed, the blacksmith will say “DONE” in chat. An EM will go to the blacksmith, who must then give the completed platemail suit to the EM.

Thanks to EM Crysania for advice on this event.

Council Meeting, Friday, March 28th, 8:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

His Majesty King Blackthorn congratulates the newly elected governors of Britannia. His Majesty looks forward to meeting with them, and all interested citizens, at the tenth meeting of the Council. It will be held in the Council Room at Castle Blackthorn on Friday, March 28th, at 8:00 p.m. CDT.

Governors and Governors-Elect
Britain – Dot Warner
Jhelom – Thom Jameison
Minoc – Tanda
Moonglow – Walter Tyrell
New Magincia – Miss Kitty
Skara Brae – Neptune
Trinsic – Ra’Dian Fl’Gith
Vesper – Aornis
Yew – Willa of the Yew-Wood

The Luck o’ the Leprechaun, Sunday, March 16th, 4:00 p.m. CDT

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

The leprechauns need your help! Meet Sunday afternoon, March 16th, at 4:00 p.m. CDT at the Counselor Hall.

Clue: Who, Where, and What

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Lady Lilac, in the Study, with the Explosion Potion.

Contessa Cadavera danced in the Ballroom between seven and eight o’clock, as did Lady Lilac. Between eight and eight-thirty, Lady Lilac played the harpsichord in the Music Room, as witnessed by Lord Saffron. Lady Lilac then got Lord Saffron out of the Music Room by claiming she had to tune the harpsichord. Lord Saffron went into the Library and settled down in a comfy chair.

Between eight-thirty and nine, Contessa Cadavera walked into the Library to get some papers and said she was going to lock herself in the Study to write a letter*. She was heard and seen by Professor Snow, Captain Cobalt, and, to a lesser extent, a somnolent Lord Saffron. There was a secret passage between the Music Room and the Study. Lady Lilac went through the passage and threw the explosion potion at Contessa Cadavera. The contessa and her letter were both blown to bits. The contessa’s orange citrine ring** landed at Lady Lilac’s feet. Lady Lilac had once demanded the ring as part of the payments for her silence. Contessa Cadavera had refusing, saying she would “part with this ring over my dead body.” Lady Lilac scornfully threw the ring into the Study fireplace.

Lady Lilac has confessed to the murder and given the Royal Guard full details. A reporter at the scene of the arrest heard Lady Lilac’s confession, which ended with, “It was almost the perfect crime. I plotted it so carefully. Ah well, as they say, most of the fun is in the planning.”

Acting upon information from several citizens, the Royal Guard has also attempted to arrest the seven other suspects for blackmail. Sir Burgundy has confessed and will receive a light sentence. Professor Snow and Lord Saffron are in custody. Captain Cobalt, Madame Sable, and Mr. Mint have disappeared. Nanny Flamingo was seen to fly away, singing about kites and sprinkling rock hard peppermints on innocent bystanders.

*This would have been the letter to the Royal Guard, to report that all her guests had been blackmailing her.
**Contessa Cadavera was not an overly sentimental—nor even a nice—person. However, the little ring had been a gift from her impoverished parents and she treasured it, even to the extent of refusing an engagement ring from either of her husbands***.
***Because no one in Britannia wears more than one ring. It’s just not the done thing, dear.

Zox’s Monthly Fishing Contest! Still Seeking Blue Marlin!

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Zox has extended the fishing contest until Tuesday, April 8th at 11:59 p.m. CDT. She would like a blue marlin, which can be found in Trammel deep water. It must be caught between January 21st and April 8th.

EM Events, March 2014

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Tuesday, March 4th, 8:00 p.m. CST, Royal Spy Mission
Treachery in the Ranks

Tuesday, March 11th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Riddles in the Dark

Sunday, March 16th, 4:00 p.m. CDT, The Luck o’ the Leprechaun
An afternoon romp!

Tuesday, March 18th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Britannian Guard
Watch the World Burn

Tuesday, March 25th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Royal Spy Mission
Rescue or Recovery

Friday, March 28th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Council
The tenth meeting of the Royal Council

Saturday, March 29th, 8:00 p.m. CDT, Forge Wars
Teams of two. Each team must have GM or better blacksmithy and mining. These two skills may be on separate players.

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

Updated March 12th: Changed the March 25th event, because of the March 11th actions of the Royal Spies.