Upsqueak, upwhinny, upgrunt and upgrowl, too! All manner of noises last night from the pens in Jhelom as mages came from all corners of the land to try their hand at Mage Poker! EM Helios hosted the event and provided trophies for the triumphant magic users. The event began with all gathered attempting to win one of five rounds in order to qualify for the lightning round. With contorted bodies and stern concentration animal after animal was summoned to produce the winning hand, and as an added attraction a harbinger appeared in the midst of it all! Eventually the field was whittled down to our five finalists: TinkerBell Zugu Lady Xena Bedouin Quixzaspthl (and this name is as hard to type as it is to pronounce!) EM Helios called out the final hand and the five went to work! Taking third place was Bedouin and TinkerBell was second! Congratulations to the Mage Poker winner, Lady Xena, here proudly displaying her trophy!