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[News]Attention Archers! BSR March 27; February Results

Discussion in 'UO Baja' started by Baja News, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Baja News

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    Best Shot In The Realm, February, 2010
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    The second season of Misfits of Society's Best Shot in the Realm continued with February's event held on a surprisingly pleasant Saturday evening at the Skara Brae Faire Grounds. This free entry archery contest long run by the Society of Archers guild, and now continuing with M!S, is a staple on the shard and brings out Baja's best archers competing for one million in gold, a uniquely engraved bow, and a spot in the seasons ending Champion of Champions shoot-off reserved for the 12 monthly winners.

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    Toni Fierce, GM and founder of M!S, greeted 24 archers. After a brief explanation of the few rules, (only man-made regular bows or NPC bought bows and no chivalry spells allowed) started to call the archers up in pairs. This round robin tournament consists of progressively higher totals to shoot (with just 3 arrows) to move to the next round. 70 points for the 1st round is usually just a warm up for the talented shooters. Then it moves to 100, 150, and 200; with 200 usually the crowning round. Any dress is allowed and everything from exotic armor to fancy clothing is seen on these evenings. Shooters are also seen who tend to excite the crowd and wear the minimum (take note Wrath).

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    Toni Fierce called the first two shooters to begin the nights contest and Howard Hill and Lady Kathryn, two talented, previous monthly winners, stepped up. Howard set the stage with 200 points, (2 bulls-eyes and a Robin Hood), while Kathryn put 3 arrows all in a tight group in the corner of the butte, scored a 30 and said oops. A short stunned silence swept over the crowd until most realized that she could of put those 3 arrows wherever she wanted, but we had a stranger to the shard visit Baja that evening and Kathryn immediately went to converse with our visitor.

    (Sara's Note: Reportedly, Lady Kathryn paid the M!S BSR Mystery Scribe 454-gold (all the gold she had on her person) ... some say this was a bribe so the Mystery Scribe would not report on Kathryn's poor shooting this evening, some say it was a donation towards the BSR funds. Either way, it was 454-gold well spent, don't you think?)

    A little bit about our visitor: Unknown at this time Mesanna, the Proverbial Goddess of Death, seems to have untold magical powers and possesses the ability to change the landscape with her will. After the event was over Mesanna moved buttes and changed them to look like various monsters, drawing a crowd wondering just who this mysterious visitor was. (See screenshots at the end of the article.) Later she was seen still talking to Kathryn and Nicholas the Old, another guest to this nights event.

    Back to round one found not another shooter missing the score, with four shooters matching Howard's robin hood, and Chango bringing Ohhs and Ahhs from the assembled shooters with a double robin hood and posting a rare score of 250

    The second round began and the night's entry list was closed and all but three of the 23 shooters left showed they were there for the TITLE with Lazarus, Arlon, Geromino, Sanarr and Bumblebee posting 200s.

    The third round, where only three perfect shots moves you forward, found inclement weather now swirling around the Fairgrounds and a notice of a fierce storm is approaching, threw many of the nights contestants a curve, with half the group failing to score 150. Frigin Azin, always a threat to capture the crown wasn't dismayed by the weather and shot his first 200 after being just perfect thru the first two rounds of the contest.

    Toni announced the start of the fourth round with her usual graciousness

    And nine archers called one at a time knew that the title and crown was just three great shots away. Who would win this eve, and who would lock up a place in 2010's Champions shoot-off? FriginAzin, Jack Daniels, Cherokee, Sanarr and Richard Lionheart all had been perfect so far with nary one arrow off the mark, but they were also joined by Lazarus, Wrath (now clothed), Isabella , and Xorne the Buzzed who all were contenders.

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    While Frigin Azin and Cherokee continued their perfect nights with never missing the bulls-eye in 4 rounds, it was Xorne the Buzzed who stepped up and put his name on the TITLE. After a chorus of cheers, woots and hollers, Toni Fierce presented Xorne with his million gold check, his engraved bow and congratulations as being 2010's 2nd monthly winner and invited to the seasons ending Champions Event.

    Misfits of Society would like to invite all citizens of Baja to come and compete or cheer on their favorite archer at March's Best Shot in the Realm contest. It will be held on Saturday, March 27th at the Skara Brae Faire Grounds at 8:30 p.m. PDT (9:30 p.m. MDT, 10:30 p.m. CDT, 11:30 p.m. EDT).

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    The buttes after they were magically changed by Mesanna: After people played with the buttes for a bit, Mesanna put the old buttes back into place and moved the new buttes near the Skara Brae Faire Grounds docks located just north of the archery range.

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    February 2010, Best Shot in the Realm Score Sheet

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    posted by Sara of Baja



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  2. SuperKen

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    That was a fun one.

    Congrats to Xorne!
     
  3. Sara Of Baja

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    Reminder: The BSR is this evening, Saturday, March 27, at the Skara Brae Faire Grounds at 8:30 p.m. PDT (9:30 p.m. MDT, 10:30 p.m. CDT, 11:30 p.m. EDT).