This evening, on the eve of the eve of the eve of Christmas, the EM's treated the Chesapeake community to a little holiday treat. At the appointed time of 9pm Eastern sharp, a gate appeared at the bank in Luna. It led to Lord Balandar's home, on the eastern tip of Verity Isle in Trammel. There, two gates lay awaiting, one labeled the Nice Gate and the other the Naughty Gate. The Nice Gate led to Grizelda the Hag's broken down hovel in Trammel, just a short ways north of Gyldenfeld. A magical nutcracker stood silently in the corner. Double-clicking it yielded a fluffy pair of holiday socks! The Naughty Gate led to Grizelda the Hag's broken down hovel, but this time in Felucca. Here, too, a magical nutcracker stood in the corner. Double-clicking it yielded a Burnt Xmas Apron! Each gift from EM's Dudley and Drosselmeyer was only redeemable once each per character. Some people managed to claim both gifts with a character, some relogged with another char and got both. But overall, however, the magical appearance of the gift giving nutcrackers was short, perhaps 15 minutes, certainly ensuring all those who awaited promptly at 9pm got one or two of these gifts while also, hopefully, impairing those who would seek several dozen or more of each! Neither EM appeared for the duration that I saw, but as this is last EM event of 2010, happy holidays to both EM's and see you next year!