Void Pool Recognition Renewed!

Asuka, you tried.
We have to give you that.
But —! !!
Siege Perilous can do better than that.

Last Saturday, Siege’s players proved it!

Asuka’s record now lies in tatters. The rightful champions have regained their crown!

With 30 players fighting valiantly for 9 hours, 275 waves were conquered.
Az in particular outdid himself, with 168,395 points!

The only thing that I, Siege’s EM, contributed was comic relief. The players of Siege achieved this through their own efforts! It was amazingly well coordinated, and hard fought!

So, please join King Blackthorn this Saturday at 3 pm EST, outside West Britain Bank, as we congratulate and celebrate our champions!

What you need to know

  • We will start outside WBB, where King Blackthorn will give a short speech.
  • Our champions are welcome to give speeches if they want, I just ask that you keep it to a maximum of one minute per person. Some of our warriors have short attention spans, and may go into a murderous frenzy if they have to listen to too much talking!
  • The WBB shield will be updated to show the new scores.
  • We will travel to the second shield, just outside Covetous Level two. This is NOT in a guard zone. So, you are invited to do one of four things:
  1. Come as a ghost. Nobody can PK ghosts.
  2. Come equipped for battle. All I ask is that you wait until the ceremony has ended before beating seven bells out of each other. If you can’t wait – well, the ceremony will carry on regardless.
  3. Come with nothing at all, or just wearing blessed items. You’ll probably finish as a ghost, so you may as well come as a ghost, but it is completely up to you.
  4. Come as you are, whatever that means for you, personally. You may be killed and dry looted, or maybe not. You may be the one doing the killing and looting! This is Siege, and those are the risks you take!
  • Black Watch members, if you want to come as an honor guard, then do so, taking the 4 points above into account!
  • Wandering healers, both red and blue, will be lurking around the area.
  • Gates back to Britain will be available.
  • We like Asuka. Really. We would love to see regular competitions. Friendly ones. And Asuka, can do it in Trammel if you prefer!
  • I’m proud of you guys. You can probably tell that, but I wanted to say it anyway! Siege rocks!
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EM Events on Siege Perilous in February

 

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Feb 24 @ 5 pm EST : Working on the chain gang

“Boss, boss!” shouted one of the workmen, waving at the surveyor “We’ve got something weird here!”

The Royal Surveyor looked up from his notes, to where the workmen had been clearing the path from the moongate, ready for him to inspect it. The men were pulling some large stone object out of the ground, and not being terribly careful about it.

He walked up to it, and rubbed some of the dirt off the stone. There was an inscription or a carving there. How odd. Brushing away more dirt, a face began to appear. A brutish, snarling face, with fangs.

“Why would anyone want to carve such an ugly face?” He wondered. He didn’t have long to wonder, though. A large club struck him in the back of the head, and the last sound he heard was “Hoowaaah!!!”

The orcs were all over the survey team in no time at all. Not a single Britannian survived. The orcish war party carefully, almost lovingly, picked up the stone carving, and began carrying it away.

“Dumhed pushdug oomies! Nub ged thingys!”

 

What you need to know:

  • You get to fight orcs. What else do you need to know?
  • Oh, ok. Gates will appear in the usual places.
  • Gather at the EM Hall – which is where the gates go to
  • Be careful – the orcs may be gathering near the hall!
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Feb 16 @ 5 pm EST : Treasure Hunting

Gold, gold, gold.

Gold, gold, gold.

We need some new lyrics.

Anyway, here’s what you need to know!

The Royal Archaeologist’s Assistant will lead you on a trail of treasure and terror, all across the lands. She has a pouch full of high-end treasure maps.

She will dig up each chest for you.

At least one backpack will be placed on the ground. PLEASE leave it there.

As the chest is emptied, the backpack(s) will fill up with loot.

As soon as the first item hits the first backpack, you are welcome to start taking things from the backpack. Again, do not take the backpack itself.

If you want to tame any of the rare monsters that leap out of the chest, let everyone know. If you don’t, they will almost certainly be killed before you can tame them.

Once each chest is empty, the backpacks will be taken back to the EM Hall, locked down, and set to public access. Help yourselves!

Not a single one of these maps will lead to a spot inside a guard zone. PKs might show up. They might decide to kill you. So, come prepared, whatever “prepared” means to you, personally!

The event goes on until we run out of maps, or until the EM falls asleep, whichever comes first!

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Feb 10th @ 5 pm EST : The Mysterious Case of Queen Blackthorn

“Make way for the Queen!” bellowed the footman, as the carriage trundled down the main road of Trinsic “Make way for her Royal Highness!”

Heads popped out of windows all along the road. “Queen?” asked a merchant, as the footman passed “What Queen?!?”

“Her Royal Highness, Queen Blackthorn the first, fairest amongst women, finest Jewel of Britannia’s crown, most glorious sovereign of all Sosaria! Make way!” yelled the footman

“What? Old Blackthorn finally got married?” “I didn’t know there was a wedding!” “You’d think the town criers would have said something, useless lot!”

The comments and complaints became a low rumble from the townsfolk, as confusion spread through the town.

The carriage carefully avoided the rubble in the road as it neared Trinsic’s largest bank, and came to a halt outside.

A large guard, dressed in red and gold, strode away from the carriage, and banged heavily on the front door of the bank. “Manager! Your Queen demands you presence!”

A small, nervous looking man stuck his head out the doors. “Yes? What is all this commotion? Can I help you?”

“We have come to collect the gracious wedding present that your town offered to Her Majesty, Queen Blackthorn, to celebrate her union with the king! The Queen was so taken with your generosity, she has come in person to offer her thanks!” intoned the guard.

The door of the carriage swung open, and a tall woman emerged, smiling and waving to the crowd.  “All hail Queen Blackthorn!” bellowed the footman “Honor and glory to her majesty!”

The bank manager spluttered and gaped. “What gift? I wasn’t informed of any gift!”

The guard glared at him “Why, a carriage load of gold and precious jewels, just as it said in the letter from the governor’s office! I hope you have it all ready! Her Majesty has come all this way – I’d hate to see her disappointed.  The consequences… ”  He drew his sword ever so slightly from its scabbard. The bank manager gulped.

“Well, if the governor approved it – ” he started, before being cut off in mid-sentence by the guard.  “Excellent! I’ll come in and start loading up the carriage with your gift then!”

Later that day, after the last of the cheering crowds had dispersed, and the last merchant was trying to sell hastily put-together royal souvenirs, the governor of Trinsic came riding back into town, tired from a long inspection of the area’s bridges.

“What is all this in the streets? Ribbons? Palm leaves? What happened here?”

“It was the Queen, sir. She came to collect the gift you promised her!” said the bank manager, appearing at his elbow suddenly. “I hope you have plenty of people lined up to do trade runs, because we haven’t got much gold left!”

“You gave what to who?!?” asked the governor, mouth agape.

“The Queen, sir. Queen Blackthorn.”

Far away, another small, weedy man finished counting the day’s takings into large wooden chests, and ticked them off on his clipboard. It had been a good day – unless you happened to live in Trinsic.

 

What you need to know:

  • Most of this event will take place outside the guard zone.
  • Gates will appear at all the usual places about half an hour before the event.
  • Hard luck to all those ladies who wanted to marry Blackthorn – looks like he’s spoken for!

 

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3rd Feb @ 5 pm EST : Siege Council Meeting

Serpents Hold, 3rd February, 5 pm EST. All are welcome.

Just remember the rules! If you want to fight, fight outside.

Otherwise, you get 3 dips in the moat, and then you’re banned for the rest of the evening!

 

 

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February’s Fishing Contest. Closing Date 28th Feb

This month, the contest winner will be whoever drops the largest golden tuna into the EM’s mailbox!

The mailbox is at the EM Hall, 2 screens north of Britain moongate.

So – get fishing!

The winner will be decided on the last day of the month!

A trophy for the winner will appear in the Reward Hall. If you’re curious, the orange/blaze gate outside the EM Hall leads to the Reward Hall. Go and have a look around!

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January 2018 EM Event Summary

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January 6th : Siege Council Meeting

Starting time : 5 pm EST at the Council Chambers (Serpents Hold)

 

Welcome new and returning governors!

 

Our first council meeting of the year will take place on January 6th. King Blackthorn bids you welcome!

All governors are asked to attend, to send a representative, or to submit a report in writing – either to the EM Hall mailbox, or via email.

Representatives of player-run towns are also welcome, and hold the same position as governors. However, they are not obliged to submit a report unless they want to.

Citizens of Sosaria, you are welcome to attend, and will have opportunity to speak your mind at the end of the meeting.

 

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January 12th : Hawkwind’s Chronoturgical Hampster

Starting time : 5 pm EST at the House of Commons (EM Hall)

Hawkwind gazed into his time viewer, observing the birth of another new year. This one seemed fairly normal, filled with invasions of monsters, people complaining about their lot in life, and the occasional explosion from an alchemist’s laboratory. No universe-ending threats in this one, and no newly invented types of cheesecake either.

A noise near his elbow drew Hawkwind’s attention to his pet hampster, who was snuffling at the bars of his cage. It was feeding time. Hawkwind opened a bag of hampster feed, and poured it into the small feeding trough in the cage, not noticing that the ties for the bag had looped around the catch of the cage door.

As he put the bag down, the door flew open, and the weight of the bag propelled the hapless hampster into his time viewer’s screen. There was a terrible crack, and a horrified squeak, and a flash of purple and black. Hawkwind flew across the room, and struck his head.

When he awoke, the screen was humming with a strange energy, and there was no sign of the hampster. However, the number of world-threatening emergencies on the display had increased since his earlier viewing. he turned on his spare viewer, and groaned.

There, scampering across Sosaria, was the biggest hampster he had ever seen, intent on sating its hunger any way it possibly could…

 

What you need to know:

  • Hampsters are hard to kill. No, really. They’re terrifyingly strong, have massive teeth, and really sharp claws. They also grow to the size of a large bull, and make a mess wherever they roam. You think I make this stuff up?!?
  • Gates to the EM Hall will appear in the usual places, between an hour to half an hour before the event.
  • This will take place outside the guard zone, so come prepared.

 

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