EM Faine Morgan started the event by introducing, EM Eira from Sonoma and EM Fiorella from Napa Valley, and explaining their roles in the High Seas Gauntlet and Maze that EM Faine Morgan had pulled out of her EM bag of evil tricks. EM Faine Morgan then went about 'sharpening her fishing pole', leaving those gathered in suspense as to what was awaiting for them. When her fishing pole was sharpened to her satisfaction, EM Faine Morgan opened a gate and sent her 'special' helper EM Eira through the gate first, then the rest of us followed. At the starting line, EM Faine Morgan explained the rules to us ... We were to navigate a maze of boats by jumping from plank to plank, if a boat's planks were not down, that boat was a dead end. Along the way there would be danger and there would also be things hidden in the boat holds. The goal was to be alive to find EM Fiorella at the finish line. Once the rules were explained, EM Fiorella and EM Eira magically disappeared, and EM Faine Morgan told us to start navigating the maze. (Not all the boats that were placed show in the radar map below, but it gives you an idea of what we were navigating. Unfortunately, I was so busy keeping track of the boats I had been on and keeping monsters at bay, I did not get any screenshots of the monsters 'special' helper EM Eira seemed to have control of.) First to the finish line were Pandemonium (Morgaine) and Paris Hilton (Diablo) in a tie. A plaque will be placed at the Origin Awards house in their honor. Congratulations Morgaine and Diablo, well done on the maze! Thank you EM Faine Morgan, EM Fiorella and EM Eira for this imaginative, fun event! Three people found EM Faine Morgan life vests along the way: Following the event Diablo (Paris Hilton) gave everyone a special sneak preview of the new Origin Museum East and West Wings -- two houses located side-by-side inside the Luna wall a bit east of the north gate. The museum opened to the public today, Thursday, December 3, and is a must see! I will be posting about it in a separate thread.