Written By Monique
Feb. 24, 2020, 1:49 a.m.(10/23/1012 AR)
Anisha's game is perfect for her, with her air of mystery. Contestants for her neodymium thorn will have to invent for her an origin story, of who she was before she became Anisha Whisper. Creativity and ingenuity, as well as a good story, will be rewarded over believeability. But it doesn't HURT if the story sounds plausible, I'm told.
Princess Alarissa has set her challenge up in the Queensrest Inn, and it's a fearsome one. Contestants will need to convince those austere and picky patrons that they should get her praseodymium thorn.
Lord Dante and his retainer will be quite literally laying around, and drinking wine. Good luck convincing them to get up and hear you out! But if you can, you'll win a brass thorn.
If the spirit of Gild moves you, you'll very much enjoy Archlector Etienne's challenge. Because who doesn't love having to deliver a sermon spur of the moment, under the judging eyes of the Gods (and the Archlector), to claim a golden thorn.
Princess Sabella has an extremely exacting challenge for contestants. For her, you'll need to tell a story. But not just any story! The ending must have a proper twist, enough to impress a Princess of Grayson's high standards and win you her silver thorn.
Once more, Lord Sebastian's game will be a test of the sharpness of one's mind. He has painted a great work (all of his works are great!), which together with a rhyme will give the answer he's looking for: but it won't be an easy task, for art is subjective and riddles can have many answers. But if you find the right one, you'll win his steel thorn.
Perhaps the most dangerous of our social pre-games is Swift Grayhope's challenge. Swift will be setting up at different points in the city and inviting contestants to test their alchemical know-how! Can you claim the copper thorn without staining your hands? We're sure it's not permanent... (we're not sure, actually)
And finally, my game is a choice between three, a choose your own adventure, if you will. Will you persuade my assistant Primus to reach the highest bookshelf for you, to retrieve your lost thorn? Or will you translate an ancient text to find it on your own, lost in the stacks? Or perhaps the Gilded Page's steward-in-training has lost your thorn! If you don't teach her proper stewardship, she may never remember where it went!
I wish the best of fortune to anyone Hunting Thorns. You make this fulfilling for me and I thank you.
<OOC - for pre-game rules, 'bbread events/76'>
Written By Strozza
Feb. 24, 2020, 12:44 a.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Elloise
Feb. 24, 2020, 12:11 a.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Arcadia
Feb. 24, 2020, 12:03 a.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
I am glad she's only one and won't remember this failing on my behalf.
Written By Tarik
Feb. 23, 2020, 10:50 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Rowenova
Feb. 23, 2020, 10:44 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Tarik
Feb. 23, 2020, 10:42 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Briseis
Feb. 23, 2020, 10:35 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Relationship Note on Bianca
Though, I may have to restrict myself -- just a touch -- next time. I am still uncertain how I managed to scale that tree, much less sleep in it for an unqualified amount of time. I cannot recall I ever climbed a tree in my life.
I hope Lord Jourdain was not burdened overmuch.
Written By Richard
Feb. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Constance
Feb. 23, 2020, 10:20 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Appolonia
Feb. 23, 2020, 10:11 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Aella
Feb. 23, 2020, 10:06 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Relationship Note on Rosalind
Written By Shae
Feb. 23, 2020, 9:46 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Jaenelle
Feb. 23, 2020, 9:29 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Dianna
Feb. 23, 2020, 8:37 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Relationship Note on Revell
She's lovely company; so very refreshing to hear someone who thinks nothing of uttering her every thought, who keeps neither secrets from herself nor others.
We are all ourselves, though, as I keep reminding myself. Truths are truths; and concessions must be made.
White Journals, regrettably, cannot bear the weight of all things, of all events and thoughts and words - nor, truly, all feelings; and so, there are Black Journals, places where we hide ourselves, our truths - in some ineffable sense of protection for ourselves and those we love.
I hate them, though. I will write it here and now for all to know: I hate the necessity of writing in a Black Journal.
Perhaps it is a strange thing for a Third Reflection to feel, to write, to give freely; but I loathe the fact that I must keep secrets at all.
And yet, I keep them, will continue keeping them, guilt-ridden both in the keeping and in the desire to reveal.
I'm quite sure that there is nothing worse than being pulled in such a way by two sides of an argument. And yet, it is my task and my way - as Third Reflection to Tehom, a Mirrormask with eternity bouncing back-and-forth within my head.
At least, I can see and revel in the innocence and purity in her.
Written By Kedehern
Feb. 23, 2020, 8:15 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Strozza
Feb. 23, 2020, 8:09 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Rosalind
Feb. 23, 2020, 8:04 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Relationship Note on Triton
Written By Rey
Feb. 23, 2020, 8 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Written By Rosalind
Feb. 23, 2020, 7:59 p.m.(10/22/1012 AR)
Relationship Note on Aella
Please note that the scholars may take some time preparing your journal for others to read.