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Grummer Spring Festival

Postby Rithiel » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:47 pm

Starting next Sunday evening, there will be a week long 'event' celebrating the spring equinox. There will be a number of activities, as well as fun things to buy. Although the majority of the festival will be Grummer in nature, a number of other nations will be represented.

Be on the look out for an in game announcement sometime this weekend.
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Postby Kent » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:04 pm

Does that mean, starting today, this evening?

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Postby Bryce » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:06 pm

Will there be food?
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Postby Rithiel » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:24 pm

No, starting next Sunday.

Yes, lots of food.
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Postby Rithiel » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:13 pm

The Society for the Teaching of Esoteric And Mundane Secrets cordially invites you to celebrate human invention and the spring equinox with them. We have commissioned the help of the Merchant Avedri to assist in designing many traditional Grum pieces of clothing so that all may celebrate in style. We have also imported or had our artisans craft a number of devices in celebration of the holiday. A number of them will be on display for purchase at a later auction.

There will be food and games, as well as a number of items that aren't Grum, but are in celebration of spring, rebirth, and human power.

Look for the large multicolored tent with steam rising out of the top on the east side of the river from Mistral Lake.

*No weapons, fighting, or magic of any kind will be tolerated.*
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Postby Rithiel » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:19 pm

Note: right now I'm planning on having a storytelling contest on Thursday or Friday (there will be rotten fruit on hand, so if you plan on participating you should plan ahead). If anybody has any suggestions for other events you'd like to see happen, please let me know.
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Postby Orris » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:25 pm

I'm going to have to come up with a good story for that, it sounds fun. I hope other people do too so I'm not the only one.
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Postby Karn » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:18 pm

What times do events usually end up being held?

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Postby Jaster » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:48 pm

"The Legend of the Frigid Cuirass" anyone?

http://bbs.contrarium.net/viewtopic.php?id=649
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Postby Bryce » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:22 pm

Jaster, tell that at the festival so I can throw tomatoes at you.
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Postby Rithiel » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:39 am

Timewise, we tend to do things in the evening for the Mountain time zone, since that's where both Rias and I live. But I know that people are from all over, so if there's sufficient interest in people who need it at a different time, I'd be okay with scheduling it in the early evening or possibly moving it to Saturday so more people could participate.
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Postby Rithiel » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:52 pm

The festival location is placed so people can discover it, but it's not open quite yet. I'm going to say that it'll be open no later than six bells post-zenith, as the game measure time.

Keep in mind that since this is a week long event, things may be added as it goes on, which may include lore, items for sale, NPCs, or whatever else I feel like adding.
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Postby Kent » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:17 pm

Maybe this would be a good opportunity to use the CLOK twitter account to tweet upcoming festival events approximately one hour before they start? This would help persons from different parts of the globe have the best chance of getting to those events, I think.


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Postby Eraene » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:38 am

[quote=Kent]Maybe this would be a good opportunity to use the CLOK twitter account to tweet upcoming festival events approximately one hour before they start? This would help persons from different parts of the globe have the best chance of getting to those events, I think.


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This isn't going to work well for those of us who don't access Twitter.

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Postby Blitz » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:56 am

[quote=Eraene]This isn't going to work well for those of us who don't access Twitter.[/quote]

... Obviously. And even though I resent Twitter and tweeting in general, the suggestion will help those who do use it, which may be considered a valid reason.

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Postby Eraene » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:32 am

[quote=Blitz][quote=Eraene]This isn't going to work well for those of us who don't access Twitter.[/quote]

... Obviously. And even though I resent Twitter and tweeting in general, the suggestion will help those who do use it, which may be considered a valid reason.[/quote]

No need for snippy. My point was don't make the only notifications for these things accessible on Twitter, else people who don't use it will miss out. In my opinion, the only notifications needed are those on the forums, because that's where players here check anyway.

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Postby Avedri » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:46 am

I disagree, I can get twitter updates on my smartphone. I can't always stop what I'm doing to check the updated threads on the forums. As much as I'd like to.
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Postby Rithiel » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:13 am

As far as I understand, the Facebook page is linked to the twitter update, so anything I post there will go to Twitter.

If this is broken, please let me know.

I will continue to do my best to post things in both places, although some events may be spur of the moment. (However, if people don't participate ahead of time it's less likely I'll be able to have events happen *hintpostonlorethreadhint*).
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Postby Eraene » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:36 am

[quote=Avedri]I disagree, I can get twitter updates on my smartphone. I can't always stop what I'm doing to check the updated threads on the forums. As much as I'd like to.[/quote]

You kids and your fandangled phones. Fine, point granted.

(I don't use Facebook either.)

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Postby Kent » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:06 pm

[quote=Jaster]"The Legend of the Frigid Cuirass" anyone?

http://bbs.contrarium.net/vi9...[/quote]


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Postby Rithiel » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:29 pm

Tomorrow (Friday) at 6:00 PM Mountain (in game time) there will be a storytelling event. Not sure if it will be a contest or not, it depends on how many people show up. Bonus points if the story is spring themed.

If there were any questions the older woman would make an appearance, but since there aren't she won't!
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Postby Kent » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:39 pm

Any chance of a musical concert, with Grum instruments playing?
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Postby Danlin » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:04 pm

I did write what question I wanted to know in the thread you posted for it, Rithiel.

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Postby Kent » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:21 am

Two suggestions for auction items:

(1) In the 2 mil items for auction, there is one clock. My gut feeling is that clocks are quite a bit more common than the other items, so my suggestion is that there be two clocks for sale, perhaps the second being made of walnut, perhaps with brass hands?

(2) The 'safe' recently added is made of oak. Methinks steel would be a better substance for it to be made of, to protect valuables inside from fire or axes.
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Postby Zoiya » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:14 am

Thank you for your observations, Kent, I'm sure the GM in charge will take it into consideration. While suggestions are always welcome, lets be polite to the creator of these items and not suggest how she should change them. Rithiel worked very hard on all facets of this festival and I'm sure she put a lot of thought into the items created for the auction.
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