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OCTOBER 2023 EVENT: ANNOUNCEMENTS, SCHEDULE & PRELUDE

OCTOBER 2023 EVENT

ANNOUNCEMENTS, SCHEDULE & PRELUDE


__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 our website. EVERYONE needs to email their test results BEFORE you arrive to site, per the guidelines. Absolutely no on-site tests will be accepted. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR COVID TEST BEFORE ARRIVING, YOU WILL BE EJECTED FROM THE EVENT. NO EXCEPTIONS.


__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, 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. FULLY READ THROUGH THESE TEXT ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND TRY TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE NOW ON THE COMMUNITY FACEBOOK POST, SO THAT WE CAN GET THROUGH OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.


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

Be ON SITE, IN COSTUME and READY FOR ORIENTATION AT 8:30PM! Stick around the Big Red Tavern after checking in, then follow the New Player Marshals to New Player Orientation. Orientation is required for all first-time players and takes an hour or moreโ€“ please eat in advance. After Opening Announcements, you'll head to your New Player mod! Bring two copies of your character sheet to check-in. **New Players start with 20CP this season!** NOTE: NPC time is not required for First Time Players.


__๐๐๐‚ ๐“๐ˆ๐Œ๐„__

!!CHECK THE FACEBOOK POST FOR THE LINK TO NPC!! These are subject to change and will be confirmed when you check in. If you did not sign up or your name isnโ€™t on the list, you will have your NPC time confirmed at check in. For NPC Time, meet at Ops Cabin. Be ON TIME: late arrivals will 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.


__๐‘๐„๐’๐Ž๐”๐‘๐‚๐„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 Dovana the Dwarf, Bippi & Sir Bork for all your crafting needs, as indicated on the schedule. Find them at the tent at the Crossroads, or Hightown Tavern in the case of rain.


**Remember that all in-game wooden tags (resources, items, etc) are being replaced with paper ones for the remainder of the season. ALL WOODEN FLOWER TAGS ARE EXPIRED and may be thrown away. All other wooden tags (such as Mining, Potion, and Enchanting/Blacksmith Item tags) are still valid, but are being replaced with paper.


__**๐Ž๐‘๐€๐๐†๐„ ๐‡๐„๐€๐ƒ๐๐€๐๐ƒ "I WOUND THEE" ๐”๐๐ƒ๐€๐“๐„**__

The โ€œDie I Slay Theeโ€ mechanic is now retired. To use this mechanic, you must be within arm's length of the target to point, and say tagline โ€œI Wound Thee!โ€. The target must RP pain at being hit, which costs them one of their HP. There is a one minute cool down period before the target can be hit again. The cool down period is only for the specific target, so a different target can be hit with this mechanic without pause.


If you are an orange-headbanded player, you automatically start with 2 HP & have a free Character Point respend available with this change. Please update your character sheet accordingly, and bring an extra copy of the new version with you to check-in.



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

Much of this event is going to be emergent play. There is so much happening at every moment: you will not be able to do it all. If you ever find yourself not knowing what to do or whatโ€™s going on, come to plot and we will point you in a direction!

Orange Wards were introduced earlier this year and are special wards that signify certain out-of-game importance. Out of character, a ward circle of Orange Lights indicates the scene happening inside should NOT be physically interacted with in any way. In-character, a ward circle of Orange Lights indicates a magical barrier, unique from a normal ward. NOTHING can pass through it, including physical objects like weapons, spell packets, arrows, limbs etc. and it cannot be dispelled by a Ritualist until indicated off-game by a Staff member. The use of Orange Wards in-game is very limited and usually reserved for Permanent Death Scenes or unique story or SFX-safety reasons.


โ€œSuper Cyanideโ€ is being introduced at this event. From this event forward, you cannot look at the bottom of any drinking receptacle - unless you taste vinegar. If you taste vinegar, look at the bottom of your cup for a sticker that says โ€œSC.โ€ If the sticker is present, it is a stronger form of Cyanide - you have been SUPER CYANIDED. You may not be healed or brought back in any way if you die from this: report to plot after you die (taste vinegar and have the โ€œSCโ€ sticker on the bottom) and we will instruct you further. If there is no โ€œSCโ€ sticker on the bottom of your cup, it is regular Cyanide.


There may be Special Monsters/Creatures that require specific mechanics or story effects to be used in order to defeat them. Keep this in mind when engaging: there may be enemies you cannot defeat until you learn how and prepare.


__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, which will be posted on paper at the event. The spoiler schedule (and public!) will be posted on the Bulletin Boards in the taverns. This schedule is subject to change, check at the event for the final version along with the Spoiler Schedule. October 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!


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"THE BURDEN OF CHOICE" - GAME PRELUDE

It is the 10๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ก of the ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ After Fire



Beneath the vast tapestry of the heavens there is a foreboding transformation unfolding. Night after night, the stars - those timeless beacons of the unknown - dim and fade into the infinite abyss. A hushed realization has now gripped every mortal that sees this growing expanse of celestial emptiness. As the universe itself seems to mourn the gradual vanishing of its ancient legacy: it cannot be missed - the stars are disappearing.


The stars above are shrouded by an impending storm, and the rays of visible stars struggle to penetrate the darkness. Yet, undaunted, mortals below continue their lives - struggling against all odds to find hope in an uncertain world. But recently, several major events have taken place that promised change for the better.


It was just shortly ago, in the Ninth month, when New Haven negotiated a deal with the Blood Fae to lift the dark magic curse that bound the Grehlok. The agreement required two Grehlok to give their lives in exchange for the Cure. Before departing, the Blood Fae let out her final laugh; she chose banishment rather than be consumed like she said this world would be.


One of the Blood Fae's devoted allies, the Archon of Evolution, was captured during a shared mission between New Haven and the Fallen Sword in Sentinelโ€™s Reach during the seventh month of 7AF. He has been detained by Fallen Sword for several months now, and a vote was held last month to decide his ultimate fate. The Fallen Sword will deliver their verdict tonight in New Haven.


The Elendari High Commander of the Eastern Front is set to personally give a report on the progress of the war tomorrow in New Haven. A month ago, a Wartable mission was launched to strike back aggressively at the Drow, regardless of the outcome of the Grehlok Cure. Brave denizens from New Haven were at the forefront of this mission, risking their lives in battle at the edges of an outpost used by exiled forces. This gave the Elendari and Fallen Sword a path into Drow territory, resulting in a major success when they took out The Archon of Inquiry who was leading that outpost. The Archon of Inquiry is dead.


New Haven celebrates another victory with the death of Balthazarโ€™s wife Hapsheput, who had been in control of his territory since he was killed last year. Her assassination has created a power vacuum that many are trying to fill, with rumors circulating that individuals from New Haven may be among them.


Amid all of this, there persists the discussion of the Seventh Eldest - who has multiple appellations in different tongues: Jrex, Greks, The Nothing, The Everything, the Endless Forest, the Infinite (like Their list of names). Just last month, a few individuals brought ancient bones to the long dead Priest of Jrex and performed a ritual to bring back his memories from thousands of years ago.


The Thinnest Veil is approaching, and with it, the ghosts of our pasts and the spirits that have touched our lives. But this year it's more than just the usual spirits that have been spotted more often. Unfamiliar purple-cloaked creatures have arisen, bringing chaos and violence as they appear. The motives and origins of these entities remain obscure, but one thing is certain: wherever they're going, destruction follows.


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We cannot run away from destiny, no more than we can avoid looking to the night skies with their waning stars. We face the threads of fate, just like we face those same heavens that have observed every mortal since time immemorial.



A Poem & Prophecy by New Havener Morgan Blood


To the you who stands with me now


Standing here


For a reason


Just as I stand here for mine


Sunset is upon us


And sunsets always herald


This moment has purpose


As do all that follow it


And knowing what has come


Shall guide you in what will





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