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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/

TUESDAY
#TODAY in Elanthia: [It’s Flower Girl Troll Quest Week] ** [Last Day for GIFTBOX #3] ** [9:30pm: Spells and More at House White Haven-IMT] (All times Eastern)

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

REMINDER
It’s your last chance to use your existing banked FIXSKILL – the free one to subscribers happens on May 20th and will overwrite the one you have. Remember, you can never have more than one at a time. Try something new now … and correct it after the 20th if you need!

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


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

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.
BELOW THE FOLD – As previously reported

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

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 the Town Square Centrl 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

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

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

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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