Hosted by both YEW and TWT, under the banner of the alliance A Sosarian Empire, this weekend we usher in Spring with a Festival on both Friday evening (4/15/11) and all day and into the evening Saturday (4/16/11). YEW kicks things off Friday evening at 8pm eastern time with the Town of Yew's annual Festival of the Grape harvest. To capitalize on Yew's rustic setting, many events and contests will be geared towards craftsmen and woodworkers*. But there will be activities for non-trades types as well. The marksmanship competitions will cater to both archers and blade throwers. There will also be an open air market in the town square open to any merchants who wish to hawk their wares or services. While visitors are welcome to spend some time at the Abbey's winery to sample some of the select vintages the monks have to offer, children can be dropped off at Yew's undead petting zoo located to the south. The petting zoo is a wonderful learning experience for kids, and a rewarding one for its inhabitants who gleefully rush up to the fence to interact and be fed by the children. * Depending upon the turnout of participants, some events may be adjusted to offer team or partnered competitions. Crafters with both carpentry and tinkering skill are encouraged to participate. Event coordinators will provide all materials required for the crafting events. TWT will follow up with events on Saturday beginning at 1pm eastern time at SInful Candie's Vendor Shop. Join us as you can pop in and out throughout the day and into the evening where there will be constant events and games running. Duels, a sexiest legs contest, kissing booth, and more... VIRTUE LAND GAME: Cash prizes and more await you as you play this old fashion board game. Roll the dice and navigate your way around the board trying to avoid poor rolls and pitfalls. Finish first and win. (10k entry fee total matched by the event staff). SEXIEST LEGS CONTEST: How many of you have been recalling or gating when you could have simply walked, or ran? If your answer is "Me", then chances are you might be right for this event. Remember poise and presentation are just as important as a toned and tanned set of stems in this event. There will both a female and male division for this one. Also playoffs and or "favors" offered to the judges will result in disqualification. *grins* THE KISSING BOOTH: Never been able to build up enough courage to lay one on that attractive someone? Come with a 5k check in hand (dont worry its a tax rightoff) as a donation and kiss some of the sweetest lips in Sosaria. There will be both a female and male kissing booth. *Remember to behave in this one* RETRO DUEL: Come and enter an old fashion duel as you wear "retro" outfits and battle it out in the mage or warrior division. All participants must join the Sosarian Empire Event guild for this one. You wil be asked to display your title, as it will be your "normal guild tag" so that you may propertly represent your loyalties. Rules are very basic in this event with skills being your primary ally. Bags containing regents for mages (no weapons in mage division" and a bag containing armor/bandaids/weapon for warriors. We ask that mages wear clothing (be it Event Staff issued or your own). Warriors must wear and use the items given to them in the bag issued. Nothing covering the hands is allowed in this event. TINKER BOX GAME: Come try your luck as you open a tinkered box and attempt to win a prize of worth....or something perhaps of "lesser value". This is all in good fun, but there will also be prizes of varying worth handed out during the weekend so dont miss out. Draken-Korin of TWT Corinthain of YEW "A Sosarian Empire"