Auction Night at the 2010 Fall Rares Festival (Catskills) The word "breathtaking" seems the most appropriate way to describe the holding room, which housed all of the items that were to be put up for auction. Part of the decor included a white lava waterfall, which cascaded over an enormous pile of skulls. Despite the macabre nature of the display, it had a strangely serene feel to it. Within minutes, the auction house was packed. The first excitement of the evening came when an impromptu bidding war broke out between Raja Deah and Ursula over a "Cave Dweller Fur Robe". The price climbed higher and higher as we, the onlookers, could only guess as to what their personal motivations were. Being only one of four robes given out during a Season 7 event on Lake Superior certainly explained the rarity of it but these two were relentless in their pursuit. Finally, after it reached a staggering 300 million gold, Ursula graciously bowed out. After the auction. Raja was kind enough to invite me to his museum so I could take a picture of the robe, which was already displayed. His explanation for why he had to have this particular robe was surprisingly touching. It seems he went by the name "Cave Dweller" on the forum where he met his wife. The only other item to reach 300 million was "I Out Ran Mesanna And I Lived To Tell About It". The most expensive lot listed, which had a record opening bid of 800 million, was a complete set of Oceania Orienteering robes. Unfortunately, there were no bids on this impressive collection. Hilarity ensued when our host, Lykor, somewhat bashfully displayed the last item up for auction... Lykor: last item Lykor: and also quite embarrassing Lykor: BUT Lykor: here goes Lykor: a HTML brace Lykor: and an almost disqualified item Lykor: i'll let it speak for itself Amber Witch said "I want to see how Kimberly reports this sale!!" to which I replied (while laughing) "Very carefully." What can I say? I had no idea roosters wore jewelry. The aforementioned item sold for a whopping 200 million.