*the following is posted as a paid advertisement in the newspapers or other news outlets of the realm* To Whomever's Interested: This Saturday, at 9pm Eastern Time, you are welcome to a housewarming party at the new guildhouse of the guild Legacy of the Fallen (LotF). (You may have seen us around.) We moved in several weeks ago, but it took us awhile to settle. The LotF's new guildhouse is located in Malas, East of the City of Luna, at coordinates 105o 55' North, 5o 16' West. All are welcome save for known enemies of the realm, known evil-doers, or those who just plain don't like us, or the reverse. Festivities will include: -Food and drink, both free and from one of our two guild bartenders if the free stuff isn't to you liking; and -A story/essay contest. The prize for winning the contest will be 3 million gold. Details on the contest follow on successive pages of this advertisement. It is anticipated that this event will take roughly one to one-and-a-half hours. Hope to see you there. -Galen, Antiques Dealer The Contest: The name of this guild, the Legacy of the Fallen, has inspired a lot of strange looks. It seems that for some reason people associate "the Fallen" with Evil, with a fall from moral grace. But we at the LotF don't mean it that way. What we mean to refer to by "the Fallen" is the forgotten victims of Evil. The dozens, hundreds, thousands, of innocent and forgotten dead, wounded, shamed. The many people of Magncia, for example, who were NOT particularly Prideful who were lumped in with their more Prideful neighbors. Or, as another example even the more-Prideful Magincians, who still likely didn't deserve their horrid fate. We at the Legacy of the Fallen strive to remember, and avenge, those fallen, forgotten, nameless victims. For the contest, participants will be asked to produce short stories or essays based around the concept of the Fallen, as we understand it, or around the Virtues in general, or around a particular Virtue. The winner will be decided by Galen or another guildmate he's designated. We anticipate hearing several insightful, interesting, engaging, and entertaining stories and essays, and we recognize that the choice of a winner must, by definition, come down to a somewhat arbitrary "gut reaction." We apologize for that, but it's unavoidable, and we ask your understanding. Remember, this contest costs nothing save time and effort to participate in. The prize for winning, however, is 3 million gold. There will be no second place, not because we wish to promote savage competition (which we don't), but because it displays the Virtue of Humility to sometimes accept a loss as a loss rather than try to call it a second-place finish. In this context, a win by someone else doesn't imply a loss for you, not in any meaningful sense.