After initially losing funding from the Mage's Council in Moonglow, progress on the "blackrock detection machine" resumed late last month with government intervention, and is finally nearing completion. Despite fears of the dangers involved in working with the still-mysterious substance, officials agree on the necessity of knowing where it is. Captain Avery, of the militia, made the following statement: "After the destruction of Haven, we are taking any activity involving blackrock extremely seriously. After thorough and careful review, the Royal Council has agreed to authorize the completion and use of the blackrock detector to ensure the continued safety of Britannia." The mage Kronos, Director of Alchemical Studies and the chief mage on the project, was unavailable for comment. His apprentice Dexter assured the BNN that, despite the delays, work on the project is going smoothly and they do not expect any snags. BNN Link UOHerald Link Event occurs over two days Day One: Do not be concerned if you show up and it all goes up in smoke. Just being there sets the stage for your interactions in Day Two. Bring blackrock Don't kick Kronos when he's down Day Two: The experiment is unleashed in full form. Bring blackrock. Be prepared to be trapped for a little while Be prepared to fight Be prepared to choose your loyalties Collectable items that seem to have only decorative purpose will have a turn-in, along with the Ophidian items, in Publish 52. More information, including times for the event on each shard, will be announced tomorrow. Stay tuned! They have been announced!!! Japan and Oceania Saturday, 3/29/08, 9PM JST (GMT +9) Sunday, 3/30/08, 9PM JST (GMT +9) Yamato Izumo Wakoku Hokuto Asuka Mizuho Sakura Oceania * This event is optimized for the 2D experience, please enable your sound option as well I think this works out to be around 11pm!!! how utterly nuts!!!