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(Felucca) The Holly & The Ivy, Thursday, Dec. 2nd, at 8 p.m. CST

Discussion in 'UO Great Lakes' started by EM Elizabella, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. EM Elizabella

    EM Elizabella UO Event Moderator
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    Feb 23, 2010
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    In medieval times, there were many songs about strife between holly trees and ivy plants. Holly symbolized men and ivy symbolized women. A song from that time that you may still hear at the holidays is "The Holly and The Ivy", in which the holly carries the day:

    The holly and the ivy
    When they are both full grown
    Of all the trees that are in the wood
    The holly bears the crown

    A song in which the ivy wins, "Ivy, Chief of Trees":

    The most worthy is she in town
    He who says other, says amiss
    Worthy is she to bear the crown
    Veni coronaberis


    Gates will open near the Felucca Brit. and Buc’s Den moongates to a spot in the center of the combat zone. The contest begins immediately. All male characters should try to keep The Holly King alive; all female characters should protect The Ivy Queen. If the king dies first, the female characters all win (no matter which side they actually helped in battle) and vice versa.

    Reward: The names of those on the winning team will be inscribed on a festive holiday plaque at Felucca Britain Bank.