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WEDNESDAY
#TODAY in Elanthia: [From 5pm-Midnight: It’s Guild Night] ** [9pm: Icemule Trace Town Council Member Election Presentations-IMT] (All times Eastern)

LOSS TO COMMUNITY
Wyrom brought the sad news to us on Tuesday that GM Skhorne has passed away and wrote, “He truly loved being a GameMaster for GemStone IV and playing Platinum. Elanthia will be a little dimmer without him. Our condolences to his friends and family.” Alas. 🙁 https://bit.ly/2B2EVS8

GUILD NIGHT
Come one and all, rejoice!; Gather round and make a choice; Pick the skill you’re trying to build; And celebrate this night with your Guild! Wednesdays from 5pm to midnight. (verse by Cannel) Send in your verse, 280 chars or less: http://bit.ly/2Ynsry3

ELECTION-IMT
Geo has the Pros, the Cons, the Points, and the Perspectives of each of the Icemule Mayoral Candidates in an open letter to all Icemule Trace citizens and friends at the Forum: https://bit.ly/2VfkwQN

MERCHANT
On Monday June 29 at 8pm, Yriwyn will offer Weight/Pad/Sighting services to citizens of River’s Rest in the Town Commons. This merchant has special RULES you should READ on the calendar item at http://bit.ly/22574KX http://bit.ly/22574KX

PREMIUM
GM Quillic updates us on the Premium Artifacts and Services Raffles. They’ll be resuming, and he’s going to catch them up 2 at a time. It all starts with Friday’s raffles for a water canon and a custom swear. Both are in Gardenia Commons at FWI. Watch for more to follow as he catches up for a couple months. Post: https://bit.ly/31bqdTl Rovvi’s Raffle Info: https://www.gstowncrier.com/raffle/june-2020-raffles/

MERCHANT
On Monday June 29 at 10pm, Zherkal will be offering Weight/Pad/Sighting services to citizens of Teras Isle in the Adventurer’s Rest Foyer. This merchant has special RULES you should READ on the calendar item at http://bit.ly/22574KX http://bit.ly/22574KX

STORYLINE-WL
Faerinn tucks a note into the “Sorry, you were Trapped inside of a Bane coffin” card for Councilman Cordarius. You gotta read this. https://bit.ly/3dsMYF0

UPDATE
GM Oscuro updates Ranger Tracking with 3 changes involving Companion Tracking, Grizzled Creature tracking, in case it tries to flee from you, and a new AREA option for Track to find all the creatures who might normally be there! Read all about this: https://bit.ly/2YrXHuW

ELECTION-IMT
GM Auchand reminds everyone that it’s Election Season in Icemule! Tonight you can throw your hat in the ring for Council member at 9pm. Review the qualifications in this post: https://bit.ly/2Nr8rDO

UPDATE
GM Oscuro has given the LUMNIS INFO command some love! This a great Quality of Life improvement. It gives you more info to tell you how much experience is left on your Gift of Lumnis, and when you used a LUMNIS SCHEDULE https://bit.ly/2YrXHuW

PSA
Once a month reminder: back up your GemStone data somewhere safe! For StormFront settings; here’s how: http://bit.ly/2FadiqZ and then back up your Lich folder by copying it somewhere safe. If you’re using auto-back-up software, make sure your lich location is included. Or do it the easy way with ;jbackup This month’s backup reminder brought to you by Peam!

UPDATE
GM Oscuro has news for your skinning dagger/knife. Seems daggers did not used to give as high a skinning bonus – but he fixed it now! They are all equal! https://bit.ly/2AUNeQ3
BELOW THE FOLD – As previously reported

EVENT
On Monday June 29 at 9pm, all are invited to an OOC meeting to discuss Ta’Vaalor. A portal will be available in King’s Court just prior to the meeting time.

STORYLINE-FWI
QST is back starting Thursday, July 2 for a bit: on Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. It will always start at Greth’s Bar (The Stumbling Pebble Bar II). Follow the link at the end to GM Quilic’s mini vignette introduction. It’s the Summer season of Premium’s favorite storyline, QST Redux: Equilibrium. Remembrance. Restitution. Reckoning. Post: https://bit.ly/37U5g0U Title Image at Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBxIy28J56M/

MERCHANT
On Sunday June 28 at 8pm, join Grawlix in the Ta’Illistim Crafter’s Courtyard for a chance at Weight/Pad/Sighting services. This merchant has special RULES you should READ on the calendar item at http://bit.ly/22574KX http://bit.ly/22574KX

EVENT
Join House Onoir for their service nite presentation by the Order of the Rose, “Explore Landing for the unknown and forgotten places in town” on the 24th of this month (Wednesday) at 9pm Elven. Meet at N. Gate.

CAPPED
After 20 years, Demicone hit Level 100 while sitting at the Dragonspire on Teras Isle he says, “Now the grind begins.” Well done, Demicone! Here’s something you can share/frame: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBxH32EJf6-/

ELECTION-IMT
The Icemule election season is nearing its close and Monday night saw the four candidates fielding questions from locals. Here’s the line-up of who is who and what their platform is for the upcoming Icemule Trace Mayoral election: https://bit.ly/3hQGL9e

ELECTION-IMT
Elphieya gives us the transcript of the big Icemule Trace Mayoral Candidates Debate; it’s at the Officials: https://bit.ly/37UOZc4

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Retser announces some Mount Travel Updates, effective immediately. The cost of the unlock for MOUNT TRAVEL HUNTING has been reduced to 25,000 raihken. If you already purchased at the higher price, please assist. There are also 3 new hunting ground options and a new command that lets you ride back to town with MOUNT TRAVEL TOWN RETURN. Read all the details at the Officials: https://bit.ly/3dnv46t

BARDFEST 5120
Roar Into Bardfest at 6pm on Sunday, June 28 in the Argent Aspis Tent outside the Bard Guild in Ta’Illistim. Warm up your creative inner self to get ready to present your best at Bardfest in July. You’re going to need to bring all your tricks if you want to make the finals at this annual blowout of performances!

UPDATED UPDATE
GM Estild posts about the all new white alloy, an alloy of vultite, white ora, and eonake. It is NOT going to be a sanctified metal after all, https://bit.ly/37O9u9Z but Bless (304) and symbol of blessing are going to work on naturally holy materials in another update! https://bit.ly/3hNi65v

RUMOR WOODS
GM Sindin left a note about the Spellsmith inventory at Rumor Woods. Currently, any spell preps on items from the Spellsmith will take priority over custom preps already attached to your character. https://bit.ly/3dhpB0V

VOTE
From Friday June 26 through Sunday June 28, cast your vote in the Icemule Trace Mayoral election. Five Town Council member spots will also be up for voting. The voting booth will be available outside Clovertooth Hall.

STORYLINE-FWI
GM Quilic has another vignette from Mist Harbor, Bounty Hunting, The Third Night. 5 Millions silvers – but the target had to be alive. She prepared, secreted herself, and waited. Then there was a whisper in the air beside her cheek, followed immediately by the pain of her suddenly-severed crossbow string … https://bit.ly/37OUA3e

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Naijin released the ESP UPDATES Design Document for public comment. They’ve been working on an overhaul to ESP and Wow, you’re going to love what you read. No more 60 minutes, commands that make sense, IC and OOC … just go read it. Here’s the link to his post, the (very long) Google Document link is at the end of his message: https://bit.ly/2NcXUMg

RUMOR WOODS
GM Retser has a Fox Update – fixes and features are in his post at the officials, you lucky new fox owners: https://bit.ly/2BqX63T

STORYLINE-WL
GM Kenstrom introduces the next Storyline for the Landing in two chilling vignettes. Blood Son, coming soon to Wehnimer’s Landing: https://bit.ly/2Yg38gp Here’s the InstaPoster for it: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBojWNyheB1/

CAPPED
Just as the Hour of Ronan approached (that’s midnight!) on Wednesday, June 17, Lord Asben finally capped in Town Square. It took almost 20 years, but this rogue snuck back in it to win it! Congratulations, Asben! https://www.instagram.com/p/CBpo9U2Jou9/

RUMOR WOODS
The official GemStone Email of information for the SimuCoin Rumor Woods event arrived Friday in mailboxes. Introducing the Battle of the Coney and the Tortoise – Rumor Woods 2020, June 19 9pm until midnight, June 28. QUEST TRAVEL RUMOR to attend. https://bit.ly/2Napl9D And we made a Instagram of the Official graphics: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBocr9ip8R2/

STORYLINE-FWI
GM Quilic has a couple vignettes from Mist Harbor Notables at the Officials today. Bounty Hunting, the first group: https://bit.ly/2NbHXps

UPDATE
Auntie H loves mount bugs, she claims! Evidently she loves them so much that she takes time out of her very busy Rumor Woods schedule to make an extra one JUST for us! TL;DR: If you are experiencing any odd thing/s with your existing mount, ASSIST so she can fix it up. https://bit.ly/3djfJDS

STORYLINE-WL
Thursday in the Landing: Cordarius thanks everyone for freeing him and promises a discussion soon regarding the still-sealed Grand Magister Octaven, who will have to be released sooner than later. He says her time is coming, hinting at justice for her misdeeds, but we also need some of the information in her head–and ideas on ways to get it. Octakin’ Our Time, the full log and bullet points from Miss Mayor Leafi at the wiki: https://bit.ly/37Lvl1Y

STORYLINE-FWI
(Some of) You Have Mail. Traiva writes 4 letters and sends them to Rohese, Akenna, Faerinn, and Naamit, in care of Greth. Will the recipients understand her clearly? She hopes so. https://bit.ly/2NdcXWj

RUMOR WOODS
GM Estild has news for the Couturier’s Retreat Shop at Rumor Woods. The cost for weight reduction above 20% is being lowered and the seamstress will work on worn containers, now. Additionally, shimmering blue orbs (Level two Roleplaying award) will be for sale at that shop for 3,500 Raikhen. https://bit.ly/2Cp4Fsi

FOUND
Phaerla found a nice collection of stationery items in FWI last week. If you lost any please find her to claim them with descriptions of what was lost.

ANNOUNCEMENT
There’s a new LNet channel to dicuss the current Festival! ;TUNE FESTIVAL for all Rumour Woods related talk and news. Thanks Pathragers!

RUMOR WOODS
REPOSpotlight for Rumor Woods activities: Fox Hunting, check out fox.lic or fox2020.lic. For Jousting, look at ;joustsmart 2020. ;repository info SCRIPTNAME and if you like what you see, ;repository download SCRIPTNAME – Best of luck to all!

RUMOR WOODS
News from the Festival: The First Bugle was found Friday Night! Shop updates at the wiki: https://gswiki.play.net/Rumor_Woods_2020_shop_listing

EVENT
On Wednesday June 24 at 9pm, individuals wishing to put their names forward for Town Council votes will have an opportunity to make their case to the citizens of Icemule Trace. This meeting will occur in Clovertooth Hall.

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Retser Announced Reim Updates for Chests and Traps. The trap “ambush” now has a 2second RT, instead of 3. The number of denizens involved will scale from 2 to 5, depending on the number of people present. Reim chests – sounds like killer boobytraps are now going to be like regular ones. Read the details: https://bit.ly/2Nc3lLm

MERCHANT
On Tuesday June 30 at 9pm, Tinker Zherkal will be in the Adventurers’ Rest Foyer to work for Teras Isle residents and visitors. He will lighten or change the look of their weapons for a modest fee.

RUMOR WOODS
GM Thandiwe says Rumor Woods has the new Kindred Garb line of clothing and accessories in The Tartan Cloth shop. These new garments, sold as tartan cloths, and their accessories are outlined in the recent Arisaid and Tartan lore documents. Read all about this impressive and interactive new line clothing for men and women in her post, and maybe watch your fav Highlands-themed movies or Outlander to get into the spirit: https://bit.ly/3dffbPs

RUMOR WOODS
Top Fox-Handler Wyrom announces updates for the Fox Hunt at Rumor Woods. Exp increase for TRACK, OBSERVE, SEARCH. An extremely rare prize, brass bugle, which summons a pet fox, added. Keep a hand free for that gunny sack at the end. Each run through the fox hunt will award raikhen and an additional item. Prizes are from the SimuCoin Shop, in addition to the bugle. Read all the details on his post: https://bit.ly/2Ccs0Nz

CONTEST
GM Valyrka announces a contest to fill up the food menu at Lilly’s Tavern in the Ravelin! Give it your best, complete with tastes, and good luck to all. The contest ends July 15. https://bit.ly/2zFlnT5

STORYLINE-IMT
Jiarine encounters a red wisp of smoke in Icemule Trace. The wisp shoots onto her and settles, painfully, in her ear. Then a conversation begins… Read what happened at the Officials: https://bit.ly/2BdSGx4

STORYLINE-IMT
The Unseen Enemy in Icemule Trace had quite the impact on some locals. Elphieya tells the story of chaos in Town Center at the Officials: https://bit.ly/2BfLTmv

ANNOUNCEMENT
GM Estild brings us an information-packed update on Ascension, the much anticipated Post-Cap training system. He lays out some basics for the Common abilities, and asks for your input: https://bit.ly/2UVfokt

MERCHANT
On Tuesday June 30 at 8am, Tinker Zherkal will be in the Adventurers’ Rest Foyer to work for Teras Isle residents and visitors. He will lighten or change the look of their weapons for a modest fee.

ELECTION-IMT
GM Auchand posts the Icemule Mayoral Election Schedule. The Mayoral Debate will be Monday, June 22 at 9:30pm. There will be a chance for individuals wishing to run for Town Council to present their platforms on Wednesday, June 24 at 9pm, and the Polls will be open from Friday morning, June 26 to Sunday, June 28 at midnight. Watch for more announcements from Clovertooth Hall! https://bit.ly/2N1rmES

CALENDAR
**Upcoming Major Event Dates: [July 2: QST Begins Thursdays/Sundays (Premium)] ** [July 11-12: FashionFest 5120] ** [July 13-15, and 24th: Bardfest] ** [July 24-31: Premium Festival] ** [Around Aug 14: Duskruin begins]

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