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MONDAY
#TODAY in Elanthia: [Get Ready for Bardfest in July!] (All times Eastern)

RUMOR WOODS
GM Thandiwe has a teaser for Rumor Woods. She asks a series of questions about the details of a tattoo. Very detailed details. OH MY! Read it at the Officials: https://bit.ly/2WFbxbo

CAPPED
In the wee hours of Saturday morning, and after 22 years, Mucarluk Hovonic finally capped. The Human Cleric was last seen hiding under a rock as to avoid getting a lighting bolt! Here’s your Instagram, InstaFamous Certificate! https://www.instagram.com/p/CACc-YWJcKt/

STORYLINE-QKST
Saturday Night in the Landing: Vlashandra leads the first part of the ritual at Lake Eonak as Landing citizens and friends volunteer to bleed and burn for the cause of bringing Aralyte back. Despite initial rough starts, the elemental essences eventually react as expected to Vlashandra’s magic and all seems well, preparing the way for the next parts of the ritual throughout the month. Summary, Highlights, and Log at the wiki from Miss Mayor Leafiara: https://bit.ly/3fIXVor

CAPPED
Late on the evening of May 7th, Jhenni SparrHawk met with her trainer for the final time! The player of this half-elven warrior from the Landing, who’s as flirty as she is mighty, has been roaming Elanthia on and off since the ICE Age. Her journey’s sure to continue–right down to defending town in an invasion that very night! Congratulations Jhenni! Here’s your Instagram Achievement for your fireplace mantel: https://www.instagram.com/p/CACdKkSJ2Jz/

FASHION
Part II of this month’s Elanthian Vogue “double-edition” is now available! If you enjoyed the last interview, you will love our next foray into an Ivasian lifestyle with Traiva and Tolwynn. https://gswiki.play.net/Elanthian_Vogue:_Ivastaen_5120_(Part_II)

CAPPED
At 6pm on the evening of May 10th, after 24 years on and off… Warrior Gillien Luddy finally capped while hiding under the Tree in Town Square Center (avoiding the lightning, of course!). Congratulations Gillien, here’s your poster: https://www.instagram.com/p/CACdXexpbF5/

EVENT
Come get your candy fix and play some Cursed Cloves with House Sovyn! The candy eating happens on Sunday, May 17th at 1:30pm in the House Sovyn courtyard. Prizes and injuries are guaranteed!
BELOW THE FOLD – As previously reported

PSA
It is time for this month’s reminder to MARK and REGISTER things which are expensive, cherished, recently worked on, or cannot be easily replaced. Especially your containers, since they hold your special stuff! This PSA is brought to you by Jastalyn! Ask her for the story why it is important!

BARDFEST 5120
Roar into Bardfest! House Aspis is making its annual run up to the Cholen’s Eve festivities to play a game to get those creative juices flowing! It will take place in the tent right outside the Aspis gates in Wehnimer’s Landing on Saturday, May 16 at 6pm. Contest hopefuls are invited to warm up! Enter at: https://bit.ly/35Qbvl9

HMMM!
The scruffy human worker in the east tower has an amazing ability! After being massacred in The Fist’s assault on the Landing Saturday by a boar-headed mangy red bear, Tilbin searched him, he had nothing of interest – which box customers were very grateful for. But then, suddenly: The worker stands up, seemingly alive again! Deeds, right? Did you buy yours? https://pastebin.com/v994VDYN

STORYLINE-QKST
Mayor Leafiara shares the notes of the Saturday (May 9) Town Meeting with everyone at the wiki. Loremaster Rohese of Mist Harbor joined the meeting. https://bit.ly/2YPDos0

MERCHANT
On Thursday May 14 at 8am, Tinker Zherkal will be in the Adventurers’ Rest Foyer with his spool of veniom thread to help Teras Isle residents and visitors lighten their items for a modest fee.

STORYLINE-QKST
Friday Night in the Landing: ongoing skirmishes escalate as the Fist’s forces add new types of creatures to their ranks, the Landing puts its newly-rebuilt siege towers to use along with ranged and triage support from the Rooks, and even the Hendoran knights of the nearby outpost charge into the fray! Here’s Miss Mayor Leafiara’s All That Remains account at the wiki: https://bit.ly/3dA8oR9

MERCHANT
On Thursday May 14 at 9pm, Tinker Zherkal will be in the Adventurers’ Rest Foyer with his spool of veniom thread to help Teras Isle residents and visitors lighten their items for a modest fee.

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Retser announces a new and better way to report characters acting against policy with a new POLICY REPORT command; enter it alone for usage. The command is intended to allow players to report others for activities that are against POLICY. You can choose from BEHAVIOR, BOTTING, or ABUSE. Here’s the announcement, and everyone is reminded to keep their GemStone-ing within POLICY, please! https://bit.ly/2SNnVF8

NEWS
GM Retser gives us a Teaser as Rumor Woods approaches – Travel, Towns, and Hunting Grounds with MOUNT options. Review all the examples he’s been working on at the Officials: https://bit.ly/3fxi3JX

STORYLINE-QKST
GM Kenstrom announced that Siege Towers were rolled out to various strategic positions in and around the Landing. Outside Moot Hall, Outside the Furrier, Outside of the Lake, one is in the forest, and one in the grasslands. Whatcha wanna bet we’re gonna need them REAL SOON? Did you BUY DEEDS yet? #QKST https://bit.ly/3bfD4Fy

NEWS
GM Oscuro posted that you can now proudly display your elemental attunement in your PROFILE. https://bit.ly/3fxcDic

STORYLINE-QKST
Thursday at QKST: The Fist’s forces return in another attack, but many of the creatures in their ranks show hesitation to charge. Are the Landing’s defenders too much for them to challenge? Miss Leafi’s notes at the wiki: https://bit.ly/2WzaZDW

STORYLINE-QKST
Three vignettes for All That Remains were posted by GM Quilic on Friday, Resolve. His view, her view, someone else’s … None of them seem like friendlies to me. What do you think? We made a Cover for QKST: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_9RMlmJcZy/ and here’s Quilic’s Vignettes link: https://bit.ly/2YOLJMC

STORYLINE-FWI
Faerinn investigates a disturbance at Socius’ Memorial in Mist Harbor. The culprit who did it made it possible to discover there was nothing but an empty hole. Now, isn’t this a curious and troubling turn of events? https://bit.ly/35Lwt4H

ROLEPLAY
On Tuesday May 12 at 9pm, Tinker Zherkal is taking the night off and grabbing an ale at the Teras Golden Helm Bar. Everyone is invited to join in to socialize, talk about life on the volcano, and discuss whats going on elsewhere around Elanthia!

CAPPED
Congratulations to Empath Balley KoraFest who reached level 100 on Sunday, May 3rd in the Landing!! Her Motto is Live, Love, and Laugh each day to make everything better! https://www.instagram.com/p/B_4JgLNJ8Ya/

SMELL THE ROSES
Wedding plans are coming together for lovebirds Shyspirit and Gryzzlbok! The Wedding is to be held on June 14th at 5pm Details are still being hashed out, but I have heard that Dwi will be both Best Dwarf and Shieldmaiden of Honor!

PSA
The Annual Free FIXSKILL happens on May 20 for all subscribers. If you still have one, remember they don’t stack. Use it between now and then to test out any changes you want to try, and you still have a lifeline come May 20 to undo or refine!

ANNOUNCEMENT
Head Lord Zombie Wyrom releases the third GIFTBOX to subscribers. Inside, you will find a special piece of pottery that if you water it every day, a plant will bloom. EVERY day. Do not kill your plants, people! Also inside are SimuCoin potions, vouchers, Reim Entry, and salve! Read the details when you claim your GIFTBOX! Thanks Wyrom! https://bit.ly/2SFYgyg

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Valyrka announces that the time of day just got more exciting in Ta’Illistim and in Cysaegir! There’s new and more frequent messages as the day and evening progresses. https://bit.ly/35F4TpR

STORYLINE-QKST
Tuesday night in the Landing for QKST: All That Remains. Vlashandra lays out basics of a plan to rescue Aralyte, a 3 stage ritual using Lake Eonak, essences, and blood magic–forbidden in the Empire. Grand Magister Octaven has conveniently left the area for a few weeks, giving her plausible deniability to blame Vlashandra if the ritual fails… or promote her forward thinking if it succeeds. More at the wiki: https://bit.ly/2SIFpCK

TIP
Mopea’s Ranger Tip: Rangers should consider adding ;650boost as a resting script between hunts. ;repo info 650boost for details. This is a script from Hazado! Here’s a shout out to him for this! We miss you, Hazado!

CAPPED
Congratulations to Shyspirit who reached level 100 on the night of Monday, May 4th!!

STORYLINE-QKST
The mishmash of extremely dangerous foes from Monday Night’s assault on the Landing from The Fist gave Dhairn some time to reflect. After it was over: https://bit.ly/35xM2wC

NEWS
Cairnfang Manor announces the winners of the 2020 Solhaven Grand Art Exhibit, ‘Freedom’ by Sreka; ‘Vogue’ by Rohese, and ‘The Weight of War’ by Alvyara. The winners, along with each entry are detailed in this Forum Post: https://bit.ly/3fnrYSf

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Retser announced that effective immediately, you can gain citizenship points for bounty completion in the town you completed your bounty in. It counts if you have not recently gained citizenship points via another method. Citizenship info at wiki: https://bit.ly/2zhvyws Announcement post: https://bit.ly/3b6h2oN

FOUND
Augerell lost an item in Icemule Trace Town Center. Gidion has it – seek him out!

RESEARCH
SEEKING LOGS! Phanna is looking for logs of the 2005 Solhaven Art Show to recognize and preserve this part of history. If you were there, please DM or email (hateshi@play.net)!

ANNOUNCEMENT
Head Zombie Lord Wyrom announces the results of the April Roleplaying Contest! Eleven people won in Prime and another eleven in Platinum! Congrats to everyone! Keep on roleplaying, folks! Read all about it: https://bit.ly/3c6jZXA

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Valyrka puts the call out for any pure Elf who wants to host an event during the Festival of Lumnea (June 5-7) about some form of Elven life. (A Dance, Art Discussion, Historical Figure Lecture, Food, portraits, personal storytelling, performance, etc). Deadline to send your proposal to her is May 18. https://bit.ly/3dd7Pws

RESEARCH
The TownCrier Think Tank brings you a quick poll asking what your development project priorities are. Provide some insight into what you think should be the focus of the development team! Poll closes at 11:55 PM on May 11. https://forms.gle/MigjpJ8o5YNwCg46A

CALENDAR
**Upcoming Major Event Dates: [June 5-7: Festival of Lumnea] ** [June: Rumor Woods] ** [July 13th, 14th, 15th, and 24th: Bardfest] ** [Aug: Duskruin]

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