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May Event: Pre-Game Announcements & Prelude

Here are there announcements for the May 2023 event, happening this weekend. It will be a rainy weekend, so start weatherproofing your kit and packing your cloaks/hoods/extra socks!


__๐–๐€๐ˆ๐•๐„๐‘๐’ & ๐‘๐„๐‹๐„๐€๐’๐„๐’ ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐๐Ž๐– ๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐ƒ๐ˆ๐†๐ˆ๐“๐€๐‹__

In your Ticket Confirmation email after pass purchase, you received the link to read and sign your waivers & releases. ALL waivers must be digitally signed now - make sure to read the directions and fill out the forms completely.


__๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ ๐“๐„๐’๐“๐ˆ๐๐†__

Reminder about our Covid Testing guidelines, which are on on our website here. EVERYONE needs to email their test results BEFORE you arrive to site, per the guidelines. Absolutely no on-site tests will be accepted.


__๐€๐‘๐‘๐ˆ๐•๐€๐‹ & ๐†๐€๐“๐„ ๐‚๐Ž๐ƒ๐„__

On-site arrival begins at 5:00pm on Friday. At 4:40pm on Friday, an email containing the Gate Code will be sent to the address you used to purchase your ticket. Close the gate behind you, make sure the lock is locked, and then spin the numbers so itโ€™s not left on the code!


__๐‚๐‡๐„๐‚๐Š-๐ˆ๐ & ๐Ž๐๐„๐๐ˆ๐๐† ๐€๐๐๐Ž๐”๐๐‚๐„๐Œ๐„๐๐“๐’__

Check-in starts at 8:00pm at the Big Red Tavern and goes until 9:00pm. At Check-in, your digitally signed waivers & release forms will be checked, you'll get your PPN bag, and can check your NPC shift. Bring all weapons for safety inspection and a filled-out character sheet. Opening announcements are at 10:30pm, with Game-On starting shortly afterward.


__๐๐„๐– ๐๐‹๐€๐˜๐„๐‘๐’, ๐‘๐„๐€๐ƒ ๐Œ๐„!__

Immediately after opening announcements, follow our New Player Marshals for Orientation! Orientation is required for all first-time players and takes an hour or moreโ€“ please eat in advance. Be in kit and ready to adventure! Bring two copies of your character sheet to check-in. **New Players start with 20CP this season!** If you had 19 or fewer total CP as of the March event, you may round to 20CP total.


__๐๐๐‚ ๐“๐ˆ๐Œ๐„__

For NPC Time, meet at Ops Cabin. Be ON TIME: late arrivals may be asked to do additional time. When using game-provided clothing and props, neatly return them to where they were taken from: try to remember, or ask a staff member. Wet or sweaty clothing should be placed in the wicker hamper labeled "DIRTY." Thanks for helping! It saves HOURS of work on Sunday. NOTE: NPC time is not required for First Time Players.


__๐…๐‹๐Ž๐–๐„๐‘ ๐„๐—๐๐ˆ๐‘๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’ & ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐Œ๐„๐‘๐‚๐‡๐€๐๐“ ๐“๐„๐๐“__

The Merchant Tent will be open for business again! Visit Bippi & Sir Bork for all your crafting needs, as indicated on the schedule. Find them at the tent at the Crossroads, or Hightown Tavern if the weather is particularly bad. Reminder that we are phasing out wooden tags and returning to paper tags for Resource Tokens (flowers & mining resources). Item Tokens will remain as wooden tags.


ALL WOODEN FLOWER TAGS EXPIRED LAST EVENT, THEY ARE NO LONGER VALID! We have removed them from your PPN bags. Return any remaining wooden tags to the drop box at the Merchant Tent. Wooden Mining Tags are still valid.


__๐Š๐„๐„๐ ๐˜๐Ž๐”๐‘ ๐๐๐ ๐๐€๐†๐’!__

Starting this event, you may take your PPN bag home with youโ€“ no need to turn it back in. You MUST turn in any game props with the "Plot Symbol" on it (see "Items and Stealing" on the website or the rulebook) to Ops by the end of the event. You may keep any Resource Tags, Game Coins, Papers/Letters, and game props with the non-circled "Story Symbol!"


__๐๐”๐๐‹๐ˆ๐‚ ๐’๐‚๐‡๐„๐ƒ๐”๐‹๐„ / ๐’๐๐Ž๐ˆ๐‹๐„๐‘ ๐’๐‚๐‡๐„๐ƒ๐”๐‹๐„__

The Public Schedule is what's going on in game, in-game. The link to the public schedule is below! The Spoiler Schedule is an OUT OF GAME document with some additional items, for player knowledge. The spoiler schedule (and public!) will be posted on the Bulletin Boards in the taverns. May 2023 Public Schedule


__๐๐Ž๐’๐“-๐†๐€๐Œ๐„ ๐‚๐‹๐„๐€๐ ๐”๐__

On Sunday morning it is our responsibility to make sure we leave the site as clean as we found it. All players are required to clean their own cabins, kitchen messes & dishes. In cabins: trash bins must be emptied in the large bins behind the taverns, all windows must be CLOSED and floors swept. You can earn Feather Points by helping to clean communal spaces like the bathrooms and taverns! Find the Clean Up Coordinator (Shy Dotson) to see how you can help, and so she can check off that your cabin is clean.


Below is our prelude for the event, written by the ever-eloquent Michael Hoff!


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"๐™๐™„๐˜ฟ๐™€๐™Ž ๐™Š๐™ ๐˜พ๐™ƒ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐™‚๐™€" - GAME PRELUDE


โ€œ๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ.โ€

-๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜น


It is the ๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก of the ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ After Fire.


The recent past lingers over New Haven like a storm cloud. The Forest Fae is gone. Unknown forces drove cultist and vile allies to hunt down and destroy spirits of the forest. Many were saved, but not all. The Forest Fae herself drifted into New Haven holding her own heart. In order to stem the tide of destruction, wrought by an unknown malice against the forest, by sacrificing her corporeal form and returning her to the spiritual plane. But this has only bought time, not balance. The scars of the spirit lost and the Faeโ€™s absence are evident in lone trees shedding leaves in the heat of summer, single flowers within a garden that wilt suddenly with decay. All ill omens, and reminders that doom has not been truly diverted.


Elsewhere in the natural world the seas turn treacherous. Sailors speak of whirlpools that form without warning, swallowing ships whole. Storms that form within mere moments from clear skies and stir up waves that crash over railings. And while the sea normally keeps those it claims jealously, now many claim to have seen the drowned crawling back to the sands by some unseen will.


It is no wonder the fleets of Veyveux hurriedly make landfall as the great task of settling their population begins. The coming of Veyveux means a new power has washed up on the shore of this land. One that can tip the scale of the war once itโ€™s Sovereign, known as the Dauphin decides what course to set for their people. New Haven finds itself once more the crossroads of many travelers. The Dauphin will hold a Masquerade Ball in the town as a way of establishing relations with the locals. A night of masked faces and intrigue that may hold more weight than a mere party.


The war the Veyvinians will find themselves immersed in within the Exile Lands continues. Sentinelโ€™s Reach still lies within the hands of the Drow. And the South of New Haven the lands are more and more overrun by forces that operate from it. Commander Toross of the Fallen Sword has been recovered. One more boon in the growing efforts that gather material, people and momentum to retake what is loss. This sadly seems counterbalanced by the revelation that the Drow seem to have new common ground with the Lord of Blood, as Norraht have been spotted among Drow forces.


But these are all the ebbing tides of the natural world, and the wars of mortals. The danger of the land goes far beyond the senses of those that bleed and breathe. Flora and Fauna long since recorded as extinct have been sighted across the land, as if in violation of time itself. Navigators find stars out of place as they plot courses, only for them to return to their proper place. The wind carries voices that can be heard but not understood. The cracks in the world are beginning to show.


And the tides of change rise higher and higher.


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