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We have all the news that’s fit to share today for you! Here’s a carefully curated set of leading headlines from major GS news sources and tips by the TownCrier team. Send news and tips in via the handy web form at: http://bit.ly/TownCrierNews – We archive previous news items here at our home web site: http://gstowncrier.com/

THURSDAY
#TODAY in Elanthia: [It’s Flower Girl Troll Quest Week] ** [Last GIFTBOX now live] ** [10pm: Twilight Hall Magic Mixer for spells and more-WL] (All times Eastern)

PALADIN SURVEY
Calling all paladin players! The TownCrier’s two-part paladin survey has been released for you to get in your feedback about the paladin profession. It runs until June 16, but no need to wait–share those thoughts here: https://bit.ly/2AKmYap and here: https://bit.ly/3bRZs8e

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Oscuro bringss WEALTH QUIET; use it to check your coins without calling attention to your pockets to everyone in the room! Start with WEALTH HELP.

ANNOUNCEMENT
Top Zombie Wyrom unveils the final #PlayApartTogether Giftbox, available to all subscribers until Tuesday, May 2. Inside: a new dull pendant for your Reim entries, a 10-entry Reim Orb, some Grey salve, Adventurer’s Guild vouchers, Elanthian Guilds Vouches, a feather-shaped charm, and a special reliquary, a memory box. The memory box can be used once a month, if charged (Infuse it with spirit), to teleport to a saved location. ANALYZE it for all the info: https://bit.ly/2LKQL5h

CAPPED
Doing what he liked best at just a bit after midnight on May 21st, Blanks capped while sitting in the EN locksmith pool. He states his journey began 6 years ago, with a 3 year break. Blanks’ advice to everyone: Cap with a cleric close by! Congratulations Blanks! We’ve got your souvenir: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAcMUozprid/

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Retser announces that we can BUNDLE Reim Orbs together! https://bit.ly/3g8e4DX

VERBINESS
Want to show your disdain for an action, smell, or taste? Well if you CRINGE (self) you’ll be sure to let others know by your sour expression.

BARDFEST 5120
Roar into Bardfest! House Aspis is making its annual run up to the Cholen’s Eve festivities to play the next game and get those creative juices flowing! It will take place in the tent right outside the Aspis gates in Wehnimer’s Landing on Sunday, May 24, at 6pm. Contest hopefuls are invited to warm up! Remember to register for Bardfest at: https://bit.ly/35Qbvl9

NEWS
GM Retser rolls out a new Reim Base Camp item, and included it in the Giftbox this time. The necklaces (Pendant) holds Reim orbs. And you can put in extras and they will combine. Review his forum post for details, it is verby and customizable! What color are you going to have your glow? https://bit.ly/3cQn52r
BELOW THE FOLD – As previously reported

MERCHANT
On Sunday May 24 at 8pm, join Blacksmith Grawlix on the Metalworkers’ Central Platform in Solhaven for drinking by the forges with a side of WPS. He will spin for 10 winners to add up to 10 services of weighting, padding, or sighting.

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Oscuro brings us a new flag: NoSpellLook to let you not show your spell effects at the top when people LOOK at you! https://bit.ly/2WOtl5j

PREMIUM
The May Premium Contest has been announced by GM Quilic. You have until June 5th to turn it in. It’s called Paint Me A Picture – start painting! See PREMIUM 5 for more information. Here is the link to his post https://bit.ly/3e2O8Yx

STORYLINE-QKST
Monday night in the Landing: Miss Mayor Leafi brings us the bullet points, summary, and log from QKST. A Hand reaches out and steals Chandrellia’s face as the Patchwork Army attacks full force. Lylia and Aralyte’s soulstone ,,, react ,,, to each other. Read it over, it was more than ‘just’ a wicked attack by enemies on the Landing: Better, Stronger, Faster, All That Remains: https://bit.ly/2Zktf6Z

ANNOUNCEMENT
Managing Zombie Wrangler Wyrom brings the May Daily Activity starting Monday through Sunday. Your job is to find the Flower Girl Troll, and help her each day with the tasks she asks about! You have 30 minutes to complete what she sends you for. She does not speak Common, by the way. If that half hour runs out, you can try again. One completion per day per character! Read all about it: https://bit.ly/3fYIl7Y

NEWS
Managing Zombie Wrangler Wyrom addresses recent concerns about lagging in a post at the Officials: TL;DR – the two main culprits are the command queue and the room window. He will be talking to onsite about it Monday or Tuesday. Read at the Forums: https://bit.ly/2ZfJUsm

EVENT
Need Voln favor? Join Ord an Dragan for a hosted Shadow Valley Favor Hunt on Sunday, May 24th, at 10pm. Gather at Baile Dragan, The Wyrm’s Rest in the Landing, (Lich location 23836). They are asking that you are at least 20 trains. Much favor for all! Proceeds on the hunt will go to the Ord an Dragan coffers.

CAPPED
It was May 17, around 4:30pm, when Kathralynn Marias reached level 100! She was sitting in Town Center of Sylvarraend, pondering the 18 year adventure that this journey had been for this fierce Elf Warrior. Kathralynn wants to pass on these words of wisdom: Always remember to duck! Congratulations Kathralynn! https://www.instagram.com/p/CAXCicYpz-8/

STORYLINE-QKST
Sunday during #QKST in the Landing: A bluish haze signaled the return of the patchwork creatures, which now include undead in their ranks but don’t appear to have any commander. It was brutal. Lorminstra had to sort out many deaths. https://bit.ly/36fiV1I

STORYLINE-QKST
Landing Developments: Lord Cordarius Hodges responds about Vlashandra with a note that is on the Mayor’s desk for all to read: https://bit.ly/3bE8bec and the Town Council Issues a Bounty on The Fist: https://bit.ly/2zMNmQw

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Retser announces changes in Reim, effective immediately. The Reim critter spawns are going to be aware of the number of people in the group, they going to spawn quicker, but possibly in smaller numbers. There’s more to it, too, you’ll want to review the changes: https://bit.ly/3dXMSFX

ANNOUNCEMENT
A New Life – after reading GM Valyrka’s sweet scene and announcement of the Campfire Supply Shop near Sylvarraend, you’re going to want to go buy something from the shop! https://bit.ly/369uYgS

NEWS
Master Wyil’s Book Wagon with the custom authored bookshop of limited editions, A Likely Story, has rolled into King’s Court in Ta’Vaalor until Friday, May 22. https://bit.ly/2X2YCQU

STORYLINE-QKST
Ilsola, Mist Harbor Administrator, responds to Mayor Leafiara of the Landing with a letter advising high caution: https://bit.ly/2Tdnjcf

NEWS
GM Avaluka makes a few notes about the Compartmentalized Quiver in view of the new Fletching and Archery changes. So, to begin with, there’s new Tier Numbering! Read it at: https://bit.ly/3fYMzwy

FREE SIMUCOINS
For all paid subscribers: don’t forget to log in to the SimuCoin Shop (not the main site) and claim your free simucoins this month. You must log in to see the big CLAIM button. Remember: if you don’t claim them, they POOF! This PSA brought to you by Roonie!

EVENT
Come one, come all to the Silvergate Decadently Delish Dessert Fair on Saturday, May 23rd at 7pm! There shall be homemade desserts and games and prizes! Stop by for some extra calories! The fair is in our meadow two east of our courtyard. (rm 3741 then 2 east)

EVENT
Preparations are underway for this year’s FashionFest! Join Rohese in the Landing Bakery on Sunday, 24th May at 2pm for tea and a roundtable discussion to learn more. https://gswiki.play.net/FashionFest_5120

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Naijin announced that Archery and Maneuver Updates are now live in Prime! https://bit.ly/2X16bHL

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Estild asked if you currently have gear (weapon, shield, or armor) that is resistant to magic, to please ASSIST and ask to speak to a GameMaster to have the item reviewed. As long as the item was not designed with anti-magic properties, they’re willing to remove the thing that was preventing enchanting, ensorcelling etc. https://bit.ly/3cFqeCa

RUMOR WOODS
GM Retser starts A Day in the life of a fox – a diary entry. Foxes! And it is in the Rumor Woods area of the Officials. It all starts with the master summoning a silver fox… https://bit.ly/2zOydhq

STORYLINE-WL
Mayor Leafiara is having a series of second thoughts, a war within her. Before the day is over, she is penning a letter to Mother. No, not Mom … Mother. Yes, THAT one. https://bit.ly/3fW8Rz6

STORYLINE-QKST
Friday in the Landing: Act Two, Vlashandra leads the second part of the ritual to bring Aralyte back. Landing citizens and friends volunteer to sacrifice blood or vitality, the latter left with wrinkled faces. By the end of it, the portal pulses rhythmically like a beating heart and Vlashandra informs everyone of the essences needed for the final part of the ritual: https://bit.ly/2X7rh7r

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

PODCAST
Episode 17 of the Town Square Central Podcast 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

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

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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Newsby is the main anchor for the TownCrier channel on Lich. She does not adventure, she is a townsperson and completed her apprenticeship for the news desk in 2017.