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SATURDAY
#TODAY in Elanthia: [Smithy Wagon in Solhaven This Weekend] ** [6pm: Roar into Bardfest-WL] ** [Sunday is Last Day for Adventure Guild Recharging for Silvers] ** [Tuesday is last day for this GIFTBOX. Collect it or Regret it!] (All times Eastern)

EVENT
Third and final day of the Under the Mountain Stomp in Zul Logoth on Monday, May 18 at 7:30pm for the final raffle (rm 1005). 8pm-Merchant for lighten/deepen only (Zul location tba). The evening will end with the handing out a gift bags with Dragan and Dwarven treats.

ROLEPLAY
On Sunday May 17 at 6pm, join the Argent Mirror’s Handmaidens for an evening of reading on the Ta’Illistim Green! Bring your favorite title to share and the handmaidens will read to the group.

RUMOR WOODS
GM Thandiwe has a few teasers about Rumor Woods – which begins in about a month! There’s going to be two new Giantkin documents, one new Dwarven Vignette. That’s all she’d spill, but she said they were putting finishing touches on MANY THINGS! What could MANY be?! https://bit.ly/2WC0gtK

STORYLINE-QKST
Thursday night in the Landing: Vlashandra comes to inspect the portal, check on preparations for the second part of the ritual the next day, and discuss the patchwork creatures. Everything seems ready and the Landing observes a phenomena of twinkling motes all throughout the environs. https://bit.ly/2yQV5wZ

PODCAST
Episode 17 of TSC is out from Milax where he talks Rumor Woods with Haliste! Good spoilers are given about things like weddings, and wait.. is that a fox? Do yourself a favor and listen in. Consider contributing on Patreon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1zmHlhlkGg

STORYLINE-WL
Mayor Leafiara starts taking on campaign promises as she equips each side – then stands back to see what happens: Oh ,My! https://bit.ly/2LxHr4v
BELOW THE FOLD – As previously reported

EVENT
Second day of the Under the Mountain Stomp in Zul Logoth on Sunday, May 17 at 7pm starts with a Scavenger hunt (rm 9448). 8:15pm-A game followed by Tales and Songs (16849). 9:15-Raffle table (rm 9442). 9:30pm Bounty hunt help (rm 9442). 10:45-Dance and “Best Beard Contest (rm 1005) to be ported to a surprise location!

UPDATE
Sea of Fire / Sanctum of Souls hunters are rejoicing (especially those around them, come to think of it!) over the news that once you leave the hunting area when you are lurked, you will not turn into a lurk and threaten the safety of everyone in the area! You still die and all… just no lurk transformation! Hey, this is great, GM Lydil! From the Forums: https://bit.ly/3bB0cP3

EVENT
First day of the Under the Mountain Stomp in Zul Logoth on Saturday, May 16 at 7pm starting with a tour of Zul Logoth (rm 1005). 8pm-Survival in the Field (rm 1005). 9pm-Raffle table (rm 9410). 9:45-Tour of hunting areas (rm 1005). 11pm-Game of Bigger Note (rm 16849).

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Estild announces a new logic update for group contributions for a hunt! Groups should now be more fun, and less cumbersome! More social, instead of isolating. Read the details at the Officials: https://bit.ly/2WsePzV

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Oscuro removed the experience penalty for holding a weapon or shield while outside of town! Read the announcement from GM Estild at the Officials: https://bit.ly/35YePLh

UPDATE
It’s GM Oscuro with a big swing and a fly ball past the centerfield fence! The STOP command will now let you remove the specified beneficial spell whether you know it or not! https://bit.ly/2Lt0HjI

STORYLINE-QKST
3 Vignettes make up the Portents in an All That Remains storyline post by both GM Kenstrom and GM Quilic. Her anger was quenched by her own blood. A man seems torn between his family and her requests, no, we better call it what it is, her demands. Someone who was once-cloaked fulfilled his mission, and sought shelter in the mouth of a cave, near a creek. Read it at the Officials – carefully: https://bit.ly/2AucTyt

PREVIEW
Joskin walks you through the new fletching system. This video has everything you need to know whether you’ve never picked up a paring knife or are a fletching veteran! View it at Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/620231604

EVENT
Beacon Hall continues the tradition of Restday fast breaking on Sunday, May 17th, in the tree house of River’s Rest Town Commons (lich #10865) at 12pm Noon. Monthly BHA meeting later at 5pm! http://beaconhall.net/index.php?Calendar#oc6a9e9f

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Retser announces that oil vats attached to the mobile defender towers will no longer damage other players, effective immediately! But they still work awesome against creatures. https://bit.ly/2YYTCz1

UPDATE
GM Oscuro has three updates to Shadow Cloaks (from Ebon Gate 09 auction). Its special abilities now reset at midnight, PROD it to turn on/off ambient messages, and it has a new modern analyze! https://bit.ly/3dxVVgK

STORYLINE-QKST
Monday Night in the Landing: The patchwork forces invade once more, showing hesitation again under the lead of a different commander who says they’ll show the Landing they don’t need the Fist. The black-cloaked figure disagrees strongly, in a disemboweling kind of way. See the summary, highlights, and log at the wiki: https://bit.ly/3brPcU7

CAPPED
At just after Midnight on Monday, May 11th in the landing after a quick rise to the top, Rogue Felita Emeraldwyng capped 100! She says that it only took her 4-5 years. Great job and Congratulations, Felita! Hang this pretty Instagram somewhere prominent! https://www.instagram.com/p/CACdiEFJAbf/

PLAY APART TOGETHER
Now through May 17: recharge your enhancive things at the Adventurer’s Guild for silvers instead of bounty points! Happy May! https://bit.ly/2VT0NHe

STORYLINE-IMT
Elphieya and some friends begin to help a newcomer acclimate and gear up in Icemule Trace, when all of a sudden, things are not usual. Not at all. What does it all mean? Elphieya asked herself the same thing! You can read all about their Ghostly Mourning at the officials: https://bit.ly/2AbTXEe

EVENT
Come honor the Dwarves of Elanthia at the Under the Mountain Stomp in Zul Logoth for 3 days of events starting May 16 at 7pm. Much fun has been planned for everyone to enjoy. Contests, games, tours, raffles, dance, and even a merchant to finish off! Don’t forget to bring plenty of coins, you’ll need it for the trip there and back, as well as the scavenger hunt and raffles! Don’t miss out!

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Naijin announced changes for combat and shield maneuvers! Initially they are rolled out in Plat, where it is live now. There is no longer a level restriction for training. There’s an update to allow maneuver usage during hard round times, too. And there’s more details, like how your Multi Opponent Combat will help you scale your maneuvers! At the Officials: https://bit.ly/2WozPHK

ANNOUNCEMENT
Join Tennalnen and others, as Wehnimer’s Landing supporters struggle and sweat for our Town! The chopping begins at 1pm Daily, in the woods surrounding the Landing. The Defensive Ballista needs logs and we can make them. Chat or think to him in game for location; let’s get resupplied before The Fist returns. https://bit.ly/2Wq4vIF

STORYLINE-QKST
Mayor Leafiara writes to the Landing residents, citizens, and defenders with an update about rescuing Aralyte and the ongoing attacks from the creatures of The Fist. Read on: https://bit.ly/3bqLHNH

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/

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/

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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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