Canticle 36.0 is out

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The Elf Rogue Rhapsody

The Elf Rogue Rhapsody, by Moab

Somebody once told me the orcs were gonna roll me,
Cuz tasty elfs shouldn’t be ro-ogues.
He was lookin kinda dumb with his finger and his thumb
In the shape of a scythe on his forehead.
And…
The marks start coming, and they don’t stop coming,
I head to Nepeth then I hit the ground running,
Never made sense not to live for theft,
You snag an earbag, then plant it on Neff,

So much to do, so much to see,
So what’s wrong with bashing with Elvie?
You’ll never know if you don’t tank,
Grab the Staff of Tarran and then you can spank!

Hey now, you’re an elf rogue, get your stab on, go steal
Hey, now, you got bountied, get your sneak on, then kill!
All those earbags are go-o-old,
Only crazy e-elves break the mo-o-old.

Brog’s a cool guy, but Boki is cooler,
You might get scalped later than sooner,
But old Moriyokiri begs to differ,
Cuz them hunga-mungas change the picture

Law’s tolerance is getting pretty thin,
The water’s awful hot for an elf so thin
My bounty’s getting big, how about yours?
That’s the way I like it so I never get bored

Somebody once asked ‘Will you ever get some sense
And make alt an that’s an o-orc?’
I said nope, orcs are for dopes,
Follow me around and I’ll show you the ropes
As for me, I admire MrKrinkle,
Now if you’ll excuse me I gotta go tinkle

Well, the marks start coming and they don’t stop coming
Stop to bribe Brog and then I hit the ground running
Never made sense not to live for theft,
You snag an earbag, then plant it on Neff,
So much to do, so much to see,
So what’s with bashing with Elvie?
You’ll never know if you don’t tank,
Grab the Staff of Tarran and then you can spank!

Hey now, you’re an elf rogue, get your stab on, go steal
Hey, now, you got bountied, get your sneak on, then kill!
All those earbags are go-o-old,
Only crazy e-elves break the mo-o-old.

AA West Coast (US) Meet, est. 2015

It happened! There were adventures! and games! and beer! and art! and nobody got axe-murdered, as far as we’ve been able to tell!

The official meetingplace, as arranged by Everything, was in the hills of Carnation at the beautiful woodland home of our lovely and generous hostess, Basil/Bizarre/Obelina. There was also some premeeting meeting in Seattle itself, at which Kamikaze interacted with art (thanks, Maker’s brother!), Luthien explored the nose of a troll, Maker and Crystallia were surprised by a drum circle, and we all waved at some geese behind a fence.

The first evening (and throughout the weekend, thanks to copious leftovers) we gorged on amazing and apparently endless pizza brought by Maker and Crystallia. They also brought Everything, but after some ethical considerations we decided not to eat him. Games were played, an elephant hat was passed around, scenic views were enjoyed, and although there was talk of camping and stuff, not many actually decided to spend the night outside getting devoured by bears and/or cougars. It was also a bit chilly out there.

The following day, expeditions were launched to explore the nearby Snoqualmie Falls, and after wandering around in the hot sun and splashing a bit in the cold river, we reconvened at the house for Basil’s delicious burgers and mushrooms and more games games games. Ciarrai somehow tracked us down without a wolf. We assume he left it at home so as not to dirty its perfect coat.

During the evening games, Maker and Crystallia presented all attendees with a secret prize they had been labouring over for GeOdie knows how long… Handmade wooden coasters with the Anguish map burned into them symbol by symbol. Some discussion and showing of other map-based crafts followed the unveiling, and then we all fought to the death over who got to keep which part of the map. After a couple minutes of singing with Lars, the games continued.

In the morning we went to visit Basil’s unicorn! And some were even brave enough to ride it. We also saw a piggy there enjoying a nice mud puddle, but are pretty sure it was not The Piggy. The mud puddle may have been a fluon though, those things are everywhere these days.

There were some postmeeting adventures with marmots and a mountain, both of which I highly recommend if you are ever in the region.

A small selection of additional photos is available for viewing.

Much thanks to Everything for instigating the weekend and to Basil for opening her home to internet weirdos! It was wonderful to meet everyone and I look forward to the next AAdventure!

Unique observations

Quoth the Agarwaen:

The fabric of Oerthe has been smoothed somewhat when it comes to the
phenomenon known as unique items. Most of you should notice very little
difference, unless you are the sort of person who does not pay attention.

The Hopping Plague of 646

It was the middle of Ansmonth, and the snow fell lightly under the waxing gibbous moon when the plague of frogs came to Infidian.

Their way was burned through the frost by a leading wall of lava. In a tight ramdel formation they hopped along behind him into the salt-crusted desert and down, down, down into the darkness. He lit the burrows with gigantic smouldering fireballs. The deadly flames flickered in a thousand shattered reflections on the tough shells of their prey as the frogs lashed and munched and crunched with their tongues.

<FROG TEAM 4> Your party just killed Thraxi high guard.

Between the ravenous frogs and the all-consuming lava, they left no traces of the slaughter. As they hopped back to Tantallon, all that remained was the whispering echo in the desert winds… hriibit… hrriiibit.

Name : FROG TEAM 4               Total XP : 102414     Time : 12 Mins
Members:
GrumpyCat the big belcher (nice)
Phylax the green tree frog (good)
Calcium the wall of lava (neutral)
Lalafwava the big belcher (nice)
Alot the big belcher (good)

Rabbit Hunt Final Results!

A total of 38 players (and 3 rather territorial NPCs) participated in the rabbit hunt. Among the former group, two hunters soon separated themselves the rest, vying with each other for top place while maintaining a huge lead ahead of the others. Third place changed hands many times, inspiring such lust for rabbit blood that at least one hobbit was mistakenly killed for having too many letters in common.

Ultimately, the top position was claimed and held by Pudge, who will be bestowed with the promised Fabulous Prize after he catches up on sleeping, eating, and all those other less important activities rightly set aside in order to fulfill his destiny.

The top NPC was Student, at whose hand 66 rabbits died with a confused look on their faces.

And then, with only 5 minutes before Armageddon brought an end to the hunt, while 294 invader rabbits still plagued the land:
On Moonset 14, 645 Stome [20] was killed by a little rabbit.

Final ranking and kill counts:

1 – Pudge, 2453
2 – Levek, 2021
3 – Lavalamp, 572
4 – Balthamal, 563
5 – Moab, 464
6 – Yamm, 370
7 – Pewdie, 241
8 – Winter, 204
9 – Spoo, 163
10 – Garacaius, 149

Rankings and counts for ALL participants can be found on the Adventurers’
Board in Tantallon.

Rabbit Hunt this weekend! Fabulous prize for winner!

Hippity Hoppity, hardy heroes and heroettes!

Word has reached us recently that the realm may realize a recurrence of rabbity rebellion this weekend. A plague of little rabbits has been spotted in the distance; their first scouts are expected soon after Armageddon finishes shouting about the end of the world.

In order to avert the dark times that surely await if we allow these creatures to spread unchecked, a prize, never seen before in the mortal realm, will be awarded to the player who kills the most little rabbits that form part of this invasion.*

Rabbit hunt rankings will be shouted periodically throughout the event.

Easter reboot begins this Saturday 4 April at roughly 1pm UTC, which translates to 9am Eastern US time (with Daylight Saving). The hunting will conclude at the end of the reboot, 49ish hours later.

You can also expect some Easter Egg hunts this weekend.

*Rabbits which already inhabit our world regularly do not contribute towards hunt standings.

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