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  1. Escaflowne

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    The Return of the Hand

    The Hand of Chaos has returned to the lands of Britannia, for those who do not know who they are here is a brief introduction.

    The Hand of Chaos is an elite organization dedicated to spreading the principle of Chaos throughout the lands of Sosaria.

    Since the first dissapearance of the founder of Chaos, Lord Blackthorn; his teachings fell silent upon the land, his followers slowly vanished and unbalance ensued. Order and the virtues no longer had any counter and were allowed to spread unchecked, enslaving people to their principles. Chaos became associated with evil and destruction in peoples eyes as they were blinded by the virtues being enforced by the Old Kingdom for control.

    It is the job of the Hand of Chaos to enlighten these people once more to the true meaning of chaos and restore balance to the lands!; for Chaos and Order must go hand in hand.


    Definition of Chaos - 'The defense of one's freedom of belief, individuality and difference.'

    The people must know that they have a choice! They do not have to follow the virtues, they do not have to be sheep, they do not have to be subjected to the tyranny and the virtues as a form of control.
    The Hand of Chaos must defend their freedom, their freedom of choice and their freedom to believe what they want; for our differences and individuality define us.
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    The Hand of Chaos formed a few years back and once Lord Blackthorn returned and was crowned King; the Hand departed Britannia to unknown lands on a Chaos Crusade to spread the principle of chaos to the land's inhabitants.

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    An army set sail and began the great crusade but only a handful of brothers and sisters returned to these lands. But that my readers is a story to be told in a later edition of the Word of Chaos. For now there is more pressing matters to report on.


    Escaflowne for Governer of Minoc!

    The Chaos Prime, Escaflowne will be running in these elections for Governer of Minoc! The Word of Chaos will be reporting in full on his Campaign in our upcoming editions.
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    (Portrait courtesy of Tokot of Europa)

    Escaflowne's Agenda in Brief:

    -Petition to have a small docks constructed to allow the raw resources gathered at Minoc to be shipped out of the town and traded with cities all over the globes.

    -Clear the blocked passages of Mount Kendall to create more work for the miners and increase production of ore for the realm. Alongside this plans to create better working conditions for Miners and grant them more rights.

    -Host events in and around Minoc to breath more life into the great town.

    -Connect the gypsy camp at Minoc with the other gypsy camps of the lands such as those in Ilshenar to establish trade routes and caravans between them.

    -Protection from the Hand of Chaos for the city, it's trade routes and caravans.

    -Democracy! Asking the citizens of Minoc each week which trade deals they wish to see in place for which added bonus's. Also to bring the citizens suggestions and concerns to council meetings with the King.

    -Due to the mass killing of bears for the new trophies, perhaps petitioning for a small bear sanctuary to be created around the town.


    More details to follow on each point on the agenda along with much more! So keep an eye out for future editions of the word of Chaos!

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    The Minoc Campaign!

    For those of you who didn't know already Escaflowne, Chaos Prime is running for Governer of Minoc in these next elections! We know this next poster some of you might of seen before; but it is just such a great poster and relevant to the cause! A new poster will be made for the end of the week we promise you that!
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    Now in the last edition we only briefly touched on the various points of Escaflowne's agenda for Governer, but now we shall expand a bit on some of those points for your reading pleasure.

    Protection for the Town

    As stated before, the Hand of Chaos will supply protection for the beautiful town of Minoc. They will carry out guard duty, patrol the town limits and the roads that lead to the town. They will also accompany trade caravans heading in and out of the town to insure all trades are done safely and all goods arrive on time! The Hand of Chaos will stand ready to repel any attacks or invasions made against Minoc!
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    Trade Caravans

    Minoc is host to one of the largest gypsy camps in all of the realm! But there are many gypsy camps out there, especially in Ilshenar. Escaflowne will seek out these camps and attempt to forge trade alliances between them, supplying protection to the caravans via the Hand of Chaos and anyone else who wishes to participate!
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    The Mines

    Many of the mine shafts and some of the mountainside of the famous Mount Kendall have become blocked by great boulders restricting the flow of ore for the hard working miners. Escaflowne will make it his upmost priority to have these blockages cleared as to provide more work for the miners of Minoc and to increase ore production for the realm!
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    A New Docks

    Minoc is the mining capital of Britannia and the kingdoms greatest source of metal ore! It is a mystery why this great town does not own a docks! Escaflowne will petition for the creation of a docks to help transport the raw materials out of Minoc faster to the rest of the globe and in turn boosting trade! Below are just examples of locations for the docks.
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    Events

    Escaflowne promises to host a wide array of events to bring crowds into Minoc from all over Britannia and boost trade for local businesses! There will always be regular entertainment and work available to make Minoc a hub of activity! These events will include:
    -Golem Wars (A knockout tournament for the construct cup where people pit their golems against eachother!)
    -Fundrasing events for raise gold for the town treasuary such as Scavenger Hunts, Hide n Seek and lucky crates.
    -Races around Minoc and it's surrounding territories for grand prizes.
    -Escorting trade caravans across the lands to their destinations, and if the petition for the docks works out, escorting cargo ships in which a net or two might fall over board.
    -(Roleplay Storylines for the whole shard to enjoy, a large one is already in the works)
    -And much more!



    Thank you for reading! We hope you are now more informed on Escaflowne's plans. Look out for the next edition of the Word of Chaos for more highlights on Escaflowne's campaign for Governer of Minoc.


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    Welcome back readers to the Word of Chaos! Voting for the governer elections is drawing near and we will be rounding off Escaflowne's campaign in these next 2 editions before the voting starts on Monday. You've all probaly read his agenda by now so what more is there to know? Well Escaflowne is here in this edition to tell you how much he cares for Minoc and it's people.

    "Many people believe I mean to do wrong by Minoc, that i don't care about the city or its citizens; but that is far from the truth I assure you. My feelings for the city run deep and true; many times in the past I have assisted Minoc and given them aid. Back in my days with Vesper the two cities were close and friendly.

    When war marched upon Minoc's doorstep it was I who ordered the Vesparians to evacuate the city and grant the citizens safe haven within the city of Vesper."

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    "When demand for ore was high and Minoc's stocks running low, it was under my order that the Vesparians made mining trips to Mt Kendall and donated all ore to the city of Minoc!"
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    "And it is not just from my time with Vesper that I have offered help to the people of Minoc. When I originally formed the Hand of Chaos Minoc was the first city we sent an aid convoy to! We helped repair buildings, fed the poor and offered free medical help to any sick and injured."
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    "Even today the Hand of Chaos are doing their part to make a difference! We will always be willing to aid the people of Minoc, whether I win or lose these elections!"
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    "Some people have been looking down on me with disgust, some have shouted abuse at me in the streets; shouting that Minoc will never follow Chaos! If Minoc is so opposed to Chaos then why does its banner hang in the governers office!"
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    "If you want to make enemies, try to change something; I expected nothing less! But you have nothing to fear from me people of Minoc, you do not have to fear change; I mean you no harm or ill will. I do not wish to conquer or rule anyone, I wish to help everyone if i can. Thank you for listening to my words".


    Well there you have it readers! Spoken from the heart! Our next edition will be the last edition covering Escaflowne's campaign; it will be released tomorrow night and will just contain a bit about Escaflowne himself and his history to help you all get to know your candidate. Thats it for now but we'll leave you with this lovely poster!

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    Greetings readers! We have a large and very picture intensive 4th edition for you today! We'll be getting to know all about Escaflowne as he tells us about his past! He holds nothing back! But first we would like to remind you that the Word of Chaos not only covers the activities of the Hand but will also cover other stories of the Land! The incident in Yew tonight takes the headline for this issue! Enjoy!


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    The great Vincent Vega, governer of Yew called the land to arms tonight and many answered his call! The defenders of Britannia gathered at the Heartwood portal in the centre of Yew to investigate reports of suspicious dragon activities in the skies around the town.
    It wasn't long before they found exactly what they were looking for! Just minutes into the patrol, a giant Ice Dragon of high intelligence and the ability to speak emerged from the forest; summoning an ambush of his young but deadly dragonlings!
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    Our fighters managed to repel the attack and slay the dragonlings but it was not over! Frosty tracks were spotted on the ground leading them into the nearby mountain pass.
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    They had stumbled upon the nest! As the group got into the centre of the pass the ice dragon Fundor launched an assault with his remaining dragonlings. A long and bloody battle of epic proportions followed as our land's defenders met Fundor the Fierce head on!
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    Finally the beast's corpse lay lifeless on the mountainside! The Britainnians had struck down their adversary with magic and steel. Yew's dragon infestation had been culled and the town is once again safe but be sure to remain vigilant everyone for these are dangerous times.
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    Escaflowne - The Man behind the Bear Mask

    Hello everyone, voting for the governers begins this week so i thought i would tell you all about myself and my history to round off my campaign, so you know truly who I am.

    I was born in Delucia in the lost lands. When I was very young my mother Synthiaflowne from the northern savage tribe was slain from an assault launched by the city of dead. For many years the defenders of Delucia and the savage tribe have fought side by side against this undead threat from the north, for both of their survival; even paladins have rallied to the cause and settled in Delucia.

    I grew up only knowing my father Clarcaflowne who is the owner of the stables at Delucia and a grand beastmaster at that!
    I followed my father's footsteps to become a beastmaster and as the eldest child received the family hierloom bearmask which I wear to this day and never removes!
    My first task from many to come to be a great beastmaster was to travel into the caverns of the Delucian volcano and tame a beast! But I did not tame a beast, I tamed two and returned to my father with a pair of hellcats, Battlecat & Panthor; my two most loyal companions which I travel with even today.

    When I turned 16 I left Delucia behind and set off on my final test to become a beastmaster. I travelled far and wide through ancient and foreign lands until my journy came to an end on Ice Island. I approached an icy cavern where from within a great white wyrm emerged in all her glory, Aryn the Frostweaver! After what seemed an endless struggle, stretching on for days, I finnaly managed to tame the mighty beast and my path of becomming a legendary beastmaster was now over....

    When i turned 18 years of age, I wanted to prove my potetial and put my skills to use. I had heard of the fight for freedom occuring in Vesper. So my destination was set and the journy taken where I arrived in Vesper to join the might that was the Vesper militia. For many years I served the militia, working my way up the ranks until I became Captain and lead the entire Vesper army at it's helm. I fought in countless battles over my years with Vesper and lead my forces to Victory on numerous occasions; I feel this has given me great exeperience to take care of military matters in Minoc and the defense of the city if I become Governer. Here are some past examples of battles I have fought in.
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    After many years of service I decided upon a change and ran in the Vesper elections which I won and became Chancellor of the Republic of Vesper for a term of 6 months. Here I lead Vesper on the political side of things along with a council of peers. This gives me alot of experience to deal with the politics of being Governer of Minoc and to work effectively with the Royal Council.
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    After my time with Vesper was done I created the Hand of Chaos which you all know today. Some of you may remember us from when I ran in the Lord Protector elections a few years back in which I made it all the way to the final of the election but Alaster the Mad won the title in the end. It was a great campaign though.
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    And that is all my years of service. Yes I can be serious alot of the time but I am passionate about fighting for what I believe in! But there is a fun, artistic and even romantic side of me which I will share with you just this once.

    I have been known to write poetry, I wrote this poem about Aryn the Frostweaver, the first white wyrm I ever tamed. It won me first place in a poetry competition in Trinsic:

    'The Snow was white,
    The day was cold,
    There she lay,
    A beast of old.

    In a cave next to the sea,
    I froze as her beauty stunned me,
    With wings spread like sails,
    She stood tall in the icy gale.
    Reflecting the sun with her great white scales,
    Covering her body to the tip of the tail.

    And if you travel to Ice Island,
    She can be seen in the skies above flying,
    Watching over the creatures below,
    So brave, so noble, with a pure white glow.

    Her eyes shimmer blue and breath numbing to feel,
    With razor sharp claws of glacial steel,
    Aryn the Frostweaver is her name,
    A great white wyrm that feels no pain.
    And so about her this poem i told,
    Never have i met a being so bold....'

    I have also had a love life! And not with bears as many of you may think. I've proposed to two ladies in the past.
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    The first didn't go too well, she took the bear in the divorce; it ended rather ugly. But the second was my lovely elven beauty Gwen of Trinsic and owner of the Trinsic Rose Inn. I am actually a romantic at heart and miss her deeply.
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    As you can see there are other sides to me which many might not have seen! I have had many experiences over my time! Alot of which I hope can help me if I became governer!
    I have loved and I have lost.
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    I have stared death right in the eyes!
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    I have been attacked by mushrooms!
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    I have watched the late King Casca poledance on stage!
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    I have thrown bears at Alaster the Mad in Lord British's throneroom!
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    I have been pooped on!
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    I have streaked across Britannia!
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    I have dressed up as a gorilla and attacked Trinsic!
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    And i've sailed a boat through god damn Castle Blackthorn like a boss! How many of you can say you've done that!
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    Well thats a little bit about myself for you all to take in! Hope you found it interesting at least. I'd like to wish Lord Lien Ragus good luck in the elections for Minoc; he is a great man and a worthy opponent.

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    Best...Campain..Posts...Ever...lol Good Luck to Ya Bearman!!!!
     
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    I can say that too since it's my boat you are on in those pictures ;)
     
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    Yeah it was a trip to remember! :D and thanks Roland :)
     
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    I was at this. Seems so long ago now - what year was this Esca?
     
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    Excellent campaign !
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    It was early 2009 Callum :) I joined Vesper is 2003, Became Captain of militia and took over GM from Twothumb in 2007 then became Chancellor in 2009 :)
     
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    Governer Elections

    The Elections are now over! Our dear Escaflowne might not of won for Minoc but my what a campaign it was and such a close final result! We are certain the Great Lord Lien Ragus will continue to do amazing things for Minoc! The winners of the elections were as follows:

    Britain - Aurelius
    Jelholm - Drake Ironheart
    Minoc - Lien Ragus
    Moonglow - Keenan
    New Magincia - Aragorn
    Skara Brae - Nemo Herringwary
    Trinsic - Aryala
    Vesper - Anna Goodward
    Yew - Vincent Vega

    Good luck to all the governers during their term! We would also like to inform you that the term for governer has been changed to 6 months rather than 3.

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    Wednesday night saw theChristmas spirit of the realm come under threat during Europa Auction & Event's Xmas event! Shortly after the auction the auction house came under siege by evil christmas trees whom lured our fighters to the great pixie tree in the nearby living forest!
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    After defeating these terrible timber beasts a pixie alerted the group that the pixie town of Bet-Lem Reg was under siege and the pixie queen called for their aid. Our heroes swiftly travelled to Ilshenar where they once again did battle with the wooden warriors!
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    The pixie queen Silvani explained that a powerful twisted being known as the Treemancer was raising an army of evil christmas trees to assault the realm and ruin christmas! This would not stand on our heroe's watch! The pixie queen summoned a portal to the domain of the Treemancer where our fighters began their assault! They were met with stiff resistance from a wall of evil trees at the entrance to the lair.
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    Our defenders hacked and slashed their way through the wall and in a heroic charge, met the Treemancer in combat. A great battle ensued; tree's were splintered and branches were broken but finally the Treemancer succumbed to the might of Britannia!
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    With the threat eliminated our brave warriors returned to the auction house where they were awarded with a goody bag to remind them of the time they saved christmas!
    (On behalf of the EA&E Auction team we thank all those who attended and hope you enjoyed the event!)
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    Rising Darkness

    In other news Trinsic is under siege from a dark and powerful magic! Last Sunday defenders of Britannia responded to a call to arms to battle the evil creatures spawning from a tear in the void in the middle of the city. The monsters were pushed back into the void and sorcerers have placed a temporary seal on the void portal but it won't last long. You can find a report on this occurence here:
    http://community.stratics.com/threa...darkness-plotline-sunday-14th-dec-8pm.328211/


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    Greetings readers! It has been a long time since our last edition! Christmas i think but we are back and in full swing again! We will recap on a few important events that have occured in the realm these past few months!

    The Fall of Skaros the Spymaster


    The other month Skaros was revealed to be an evil traitor! With the aid of Heckles who has become the new spymaster; the defenders of Britannia confronted Skaros at his lair. A long battle with Skaros's minions ensued with a face off with a giant trogoladyte named Igor the Royal Investigator. The whole place was rigged to explode so our fighters had to escape the lair with haste. During the mission non other than Koba was discovered being held prisoner by Skaros. He was free'd but soon arrested by our own troops for his past crimes against Britannia and sent to prison once more. Skaros unfortunately escaped....
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    St. Georges Day

    For a day of celebration the Jukan invited the realm of Britannia to take part in their festivities the other month in the city of Mistas. Those who attended were tasked with hunting down majestic dragon eggs located in crowded areas of Ilshenar. Once they had been gathered the eggs hatched and unleashed not so majestic but more montrous dragons that began tearing through the ranks of the Britannians. After slaying many of the dragon spawn a huge dragon descended sparking a devastating fight for survial. Many fell to the might of this beast but eventually it was struck down and reduced to a smoldering corpse. A few lucky souls managed to recieve a mounted head for their efforts.
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    Jukan Update

    We apologise for a lack of pictures and reports on the events of the Juka as none of our reporters were able to attend to get the juicy news. But from what information we have gathered we can give you a brief outline on what occured.
    The Juka launched various assaults on cities of Britannia, even kidnapping one governer Lord Keenan of Moonglow. Eventually the Juka General was captured and imprisoned in Moonglow Zoo, this is where Britannia entered talks and negociations with the Juka. The general explained of a cult loyal to Exodus forcing them to carry out their attacks but stated that if Britannia aided them with rebelling and casting them out the attacks would stop and peace would follow. Britannia agreed to these terms and assaulted Mistas destroying the cult and freeing the Juka of their shackles which lead to the Juka inviting Britannia to the St Georges celebration.

    Hand of Chaos aids Moonglow

    After Escaflowne had lost the governer election for Minoc; the governer of Moonglow Lord Keenan requested the aid of the Hand of Chaos with the city. Chaos Prime Escaflowne set sail for Moonglow with his brother and sisters of Chaos to provide security and generally help out with the city.
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    Governer of Moonglow Kidnapped

    After Lord Keenan, governer of Moonglow failed to attend a council meeting he assured he would, an investigative force was dispatched to find him. Upon entering his office in Moonglow there were signs of a struggle and an arm on the floor that was not human. The force began to search the city only to run into heavy resistance from a large force of Juka. The troops fought their way through the Juka to the docks to witness Lord Keenan tied up sailing away into the distance on a Jukan battleship. During this time all Hand of Chaos guards and battlements were missing, most probaly being overrun by the large force of Juka.
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    Martial Law declared in Moonglow

    With the constant threat of another Jukan invasion, troubles in the Lycaeum and a lack of leadership due to the kidnapping of Governer Keenan; Chaos Prime Escaflowne has declared martial law and taken governorship of Moonglow. The Hand of Chaos now personally rules over the town in these desperate times.
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    Many mysterious and magical artifacts of great power reside in the vaults of the Lycaeum. One of these is known as 'The Shadow Box'; an ancient relic containing a great evil within. A few weeks ago an unknown man was spotted tampering with the box but managed to escape when confronted. Whatever he did though awakened the power inside sparking the unfortunate chain of events that followed.

    The Shadow Box began unleashing creatures of the dark in waves a week apart. At first the acting town guards of the Hand of Chaos managed to fight back the creatures. That was until the fourth wave when 'they' came......
    monsters from the worst nightmares; soldiers made up of black mist with piercing red eyes that struck fear in the hearts of those that stood against them; that sucked all hope away from those present....and the power they possessed....unlike anything witnessed before!
    These shadow soldiers tore through the Chaos Crusaders in a matter of minutes, breaking free from the vault and bringing death and destruction to the Lycaeum.

    Archmagus Bearaz managed to escape to Britain where he alerted the warriors of Britannia and requested a call for aid. An army lead by Escaflowne and Dupre answered the call and began a siege upon the Lycaeum.
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    It was no easy task but eventually our heroes managed to purge the Lycaeum of the darkness and fight back the shadow. Searching for answers on how to stop this horror; Archmagus Bearaz suggested heading to the Savage Village in Ilshenar and speaking with the Savage Elder whom has generations of knowledge passed down to him.
    Our defenders headed to the home of the pale people and after some hostile introductions, the Savage Elder gave them the information they needed. He explained that the only way to stop the Shadow Box was to gather 3 keys needed to enter into it where they would have to slay the Master of the Box inside. He continued to explain that the 3 keys were located in 3 dragon hordes in Ilshenar. The skeletal dragon in the ratman mines, the ancient wyrm in the volcanic lair and the ancient wyrm worshipped by the lizardmen.

    After a couple of good nights rest to regain their strength, a force was dispatched to the 3 dragon lairs to obtain the keys.
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    The eyes of the shadows must of been fixed upon the Britannians as at every lair our warriors were faced with more than just dragons, but soldiers of the dark themselves. With courage and determination though the party completed their mission successfully and obtained the 3 keys. The final battle was now in sight and the preparations set in motion.

    2 days later a call to arms was sent out far and wide across the realm in which many answered the call! A grand force rallied at the Lycaeum ready to plunge into the depths of the shadow box.
    The army marched with purpose into the enemy realm, unleashing a devastating assault with no mercy! They were met with limited resistance from a number of winged shadow beasts and eventually came face to face with the King of Shadows. A gruesome and deformed looking beast with tentacles of terror.

    Wasting no time the fighters struck first, surrounding and strong arming the Shadow King. With superior numbers and an overwhelming attack it soon fell to the might of Britannia, discintegrating into nothing but smoke. Our heroes cheered and celebrated, but it was too soon for that.....
    A dark mist began to creep along the floor, gathering at the centre of the army and forming into what can only be described as death itself.
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    The King of Shadows evolved into his true form, a hundred times more powerful than before and the real battle began. It was an epic battle that raged on for a long time, the Shadow King seemed invicible taking no damage until some of our Britannians figured out a tactic to beat him. The Shadow King was draining the life of all around him and healing himself faster than he could be damaged; the dragons unleashed by the tamers were healing him too much due to their high health. Thus the order was given to withdraw all dragons and energy fields were deployed to trap the King. With no large dragons to regain his life back he slowly but surely succumbed to the power of Britannia!

    The King of Shadows Faded into history and the realm of the Shadow Box began to tear itself apart. Our warriors made a quick escape back to the Lycaeum before the box imploded on itself.

    The blanket of shadow had been lifted from Moonglow and the threat eliminated thanks to the brave fighters that took up arms to defend it!

    [Thank you to everyone who attended these events, I hope you enjoyed it! Was something for us all to get together and do as a shard :). I already have my next one in the works, just writing out the final plan now.
    I would like to give a huge thanks to the Player Event Co-ordinator Wraith who made this all possible. She was great to work with and her aid exceeded my expectations completely. She was very helpful and made everything run smoothly. I look forward to working with her again in the future!]

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    Thanks for the reports! :D

    But looking back through this thread - I find those Hands of 'Chaos' to be distressingly well-Ordered with their neat formations and military discipline. Is Esca secretly a pawn of Lord British?!
     
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    Hahaha Blackthorns teaching of Chaos doesn't actually mean what we know as Chaos. let me paste you an extract from our old forum:


    "The Hand of Chaos is an elite organization dedicated to spreading the principle of Chaos throughout the lands of Sosaria.

    Since the fall of the founder of Chaos, Lord Blackthorn; his teachings fell silent upon the land, his followers slowly vanished and unbalance ensued. Order and the virtues no longer had any counter and were allowed to spread unchecked, enslaving people to their principles. Chaos became associated with evil and destruction in peoples eyes as they were blinded by the virtues being enforced by the Kingdom for control.

    It is the job of the Hand of Chaos to enlighten these people once more to the true meaning of chaos and restore balance to the lands!; for Chaos and Order must go hand in hand.

    Definition of Chaos - The defense of one's freedom of belief, individuality and difference.

    The people must know that they have a choice! They do not have to follow the virtues, they do not have to be sheep, they do not have to be subjected to the tyranny of the Kingdom and order whom utilize the virtues as a form of control.
    The Hand of Chaos must defend their freedom, their freedom of choice and their freedom to believe what they want; for our differences and individuality define us."

    Blackthorn created Chaos to teach people they dont have to follow the virtues :) They can choose their own path.
     
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    Great post with no end of information about events I've missed but one thing baffles me a little --

    'Blackthorn created Chaos to teach people they dont have to follow the virtues :) They can choose their own path.'

    By this reasoning, if you can choose your own path you can be following Chaos by choosing to follow the Virtues thus embodying all that Chaos is apparently the alternative to, is this not a paradox?.

    If it is I can't bear it.
     
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    lol Bobar, I am mind blown, never thought of it that way :p
     
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    Yes whilst I don't mind a few comments here and there; this is a newspaper thread so lets not clog it up with a fully blown debate over chaos please :) All you need to know is Chaos is awesome, The Hand of Chaos looks pimpin, Blackthorns the man and any nay sayers will be fed to the bears :)
     
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    Can a mod please move the bottom posts of this thread to the Chaos Debate thread i just created
     
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    Oh look Escaflowne has very kindly made you a nice new thread for you to have your Chaos v Order debate on.

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    Last Tuesday whilst gathered at Britain councillor hall an ethereal warrior named Tyriel made an appearance bringing a warning to the people of Britannia.

    Tyriel explained that there had been an internal power struggle in the Ethereal Fortress in Ilshenar. He continued to state that 6 ethereal warriors were pushing an agenda to enter the facet of Britannia and rule over the realm of men as gods. They felt they were above humans but the rest of the ethereal warriors opposed this view. In turn the 6 turned to dark powerful magic that transformed them into deadly angels of death. They were cast out from the ethereal fortress and became know as 'The Fallen'.

    The Fallen had come to the lands of Britannia and Tyriel came to warn of an imminent attack upon Trinsic. He stated that one of the Fallen had taken over a guard post north of Trinsic where he was raising forces for an assault. Our defenders of Britannia gathered their weapons and swiftly attacked the guard post slaying the Fallen and his minions.
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    When they arrived they searched the underground lair beneath the manor at the centre of the maze but it was a trap! Gates closed down behind the Britannians trapping them in the room where two of the Fallen revealed themselves, striking at the warriors.
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    It was a tough battle with the Fallen throwing acid that was very deadly in such close quarters. But eventually the Britannians brought the two down. Wasting no time they charged upstairs into the manor where two more of the Fallen were waiting. With courage in their hearts the brave warriors cut them down before heading over to the demon tower to engage the last Fallen. (Which due to technical difficulties spawned a floor below when we popped the crystal and you cant get in or out of that level. But with a bit of help the harby was teleported out).
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    Eventually the last Fallen had fallen! The threat facing Britannia had been stopped in its tracks!

    (Thank you to everyone who attended, hope you enjoyed it! Congrats to whoever got the Conjurers Garb and a huge thanks to Einherjer for suppling the 6 yellow crystals)

    Governor Elections

    6 months has passed and its time for new governors to be elected once more! A meeting was held tonight in the throneroom of Castle Blackthorn to introduce some of the candidates and let them introduce themselves plus answer some questions.
    Heckles kicked the night off with a few jokes about politics!

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    King Blackthorn then proceeded to thank all current governors for their service and release them from their duties. He then invited all candidates present to take the stage. Many city podiums were left empty and none were contested during this meeting but that isn't to say they wont be! Some candidates may have not be present but have put themselves forward on the town stones.
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    What we know so far is:
    Escaflowne is running for Minoc
    Anna Goodward is running for Vesper
    Loriel is running for Britain
    Aryala is running for Trinsic
    Nefas is running for New Magincia

    Yew, Jelholm, Skara Brae and Moonglow podiums lay empty, but as we said before there may be candiates on the stones to vote for and more than 1 candidate for the others. So voters make sure to check your town stones!

    One thing that did surprise us is the questions delivered by Van Cocidius Jr from Vesper. Normally the man telling the jokes; he was on top form tonight asking serious questions that put the pressure on our candidates and even added alot of tension to the room at points.

    Voting begins tomorrow and will end in around 7 days from now! So make sure you vote for your town!

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    Governor Election Results

    Welcome back readers! The governer elections are now over and we have the list of winners! They are as follows:​

    Escaflowne - Minoc
    Keenan - Britain
    Archibald - Skara Brae
    Aryala - Trinsic
    Anna Goodward - Vesper
    Teclo - Jelholm
    Nefas - New Magincia
    Vincent - Yew
    No one is governor of Moonglow

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    Last Thursday saw the wedding of our very own Bearman and Chaos Prime Escaflowne to the man, the myth, the legend that is Einherjer. It took place at Fortune's Fire Casino & Resort on Fire Island which is such an amazing place that is rarely used, the perfect place for a *Cough* Vegas Wedding *Cough*.

    The turnout was superb and Escaflowne & Einherjer give their thanks to all that attended. Just before the ceremony started, Escaflowne and Einherjer were unexpectadly handed many wedding gifts which they also thank everyone for, they were all amazing! What was also amazing was the gift Einherjer gave to his bride Escaflowne.
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    The wedding kicked off with entrance music played by none other than 'The Backstreet Bears'. Chaos Lord Richard Heath walked Escaflowne up the ilse where Esca also had Amantala and Keenan as Bearmaids waiting.
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    Once Esca and Ein were both at the Altar the ceremony began! A transcript can be found below the next picture!
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    Emile - Ladies, Gentleman and our furry friends.
    We are gathered here today to witness a bond of brothers in the eyes of Chaos.
    A sacred oath sworn between bear and man.
    After years foraging the woods alone, one bear has finally found his honey.
    After years yearning to be hugged, one man has finally discovered there is no hug quite like a bear hug.
    Escaflowne and Einherjer, are you ready for Love?

    Einherjer - Yes I am

    Escaflowne - Oh Yes I am

    Emile - Please say your sacred vows.

    Esca - You are the Lurg to my Grobu.

    Einher - Bears like you don't belong in a zoo.

    Esca - I may not be a Panda but I know Kung Fu.

    Einher - When taming I never even needed to Subdue you

    Esca - The roots of our love go deeper than the Trees of Yew.

    Einher - You are the Silvani to my Lord Oaks.

    Esca- If this ship goes down, I will be your life boat.

    Einher - We'll spend nights walking by the harbour.

    Esca - Ill take you shopping to Royal Arms and Armour.

    Einher - We'll ride into the sunset on my fallen charger.

    Esca - So what if we are both male!

    Einher - A love like this can never fail!

    Esca - Across the oceans together we will sail!

    Einher - We will begin our own epic tale!

    Esca - Einherjer, you can be my Slasher of Veils!

    Einher - *Slashes Esca's Veil off*


    Emile - Thank you.
    Einherjer, do you take Escaflowne to be your partner In hibernation and in Health for as long as you both shall live?

    Einherjer - I do

    Emile - And Escaflowne, do you take Einherjer to be your partner and swear not to eat him for as long as you both shall live?

    Escaflowne - I do

    Emile - Then by the power vested in me by the Heartwood Animal Lovers Society, I now pronounce you Husband and Bear.
    You may kiss the bear.
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    After a little mix up with the rings and a touching speech from Lord Richard Heath, Einherjer became Einherflowne and they were both happily married!
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    Just after the ceremony it seems a jealous bear turnt up to try and stop the wedding! It was none other than Darth Paws! Thankfully everyone came to the brides aid and put the bear down.
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    Once the main ceremony was over a bunch of folk stayed behind for a small after party! This party involved ALOT of drinking! Dancing like no one was watching! Get naked on the nude beach! Gambling away all their gold! The throwing of the Boquet and staring off into the sunset! A perfect end to a great wedding!
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    (Seriously thank you everyone who came and I cannot thank you enough for the gifts, was not expecting any gifts at all and so many people gave us them and all of them are amazing! Was a night to remember. Thank you all again!)

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    Congratulations to you both! I am so terribly sorry i had no choice to miss it. I would gladly have stood and been a bear bridesmaid. Best Wishes and happy trails!
     
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    Thanks Ard! you've got alot to deal with :) RL Comes first! you were there in spirit!
     
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    9th Edition Continued

    The Honeymoon!

    As promised we have a few snaps from Escaflowne and Einherflowne's Honeymoon! It seems they went travelling and took part in all sorts of activities!
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    Needed a lift this morning and suffice to say, these brilliant honeymoon snaps have done the trick!
    "Please don't put me in here when I'm old!" - Classic...
     
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    The Governor Election Winners have been edited in to the 9th Edition Wedding post for those interested :)
     
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    Welcome back readers! We have lots to report for you in this issue; so read on my friends!

    Maritime Museum Opening

    Thursday 25th June saw the grand opening of Bluebell's Maritime Museum! And what an amazing place it is!

    Bluebell announced its opening with the firing of a cannon which was quite the spectacle! After taking a look around we proceeded to take part in a Scavenger Hunt and Dance off that Bluebell had planned for us! It was a fun packed night and she even generously gave everyone goodybags to take home. A big thank you to Bluebell for an amazing evening.
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    The Wolfgang Ruby

    The other week the forces of Britannia rallied together to obtain the second of four gems needed by Master Hawkwind; the wolfgang ruby. Our forces rallied in the courtyard of Castle Blackthorn where we travelled to the dangerous lands of Felucca to Serpents Hold where we met up with the man, the myth, the legend Dupre.

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    Dupre transported us to an unknown dungeon, filled with ghosts, corpses and ancient scripts. We only managed to take pictures of one book im afraid. Inside the dungeon was a tedious maze we had to navigate, and around every corner a deadly beast born of the worst nightmares!
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    It felt like an eternity navigating those corridors; during which we had to fight off treacherous murderers from the wastelands of Felucca; But eventually the Wolfgang Ruby was obtained and returned safely to Castle Blackthorn and placed in the hands of Hawkwind.
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    Minoc Mines Re-open!

    After being blocked by large boulders for months, Mount Kendall at Minoc has finally been unblocked. Escaflowne the newly elected Governor of Minoc took on the task as his highest priority. The governor himself and the Hand of Chaos worked hard for days in order to finally clear the blockages.

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    Minoc has been experiencing tremors and mini earthquakes for the past week, damaging the local buildings and effecting the citizens livelyhood. Governor Escaflowne called upon Britannia last night to investigate and find the source of the problem.
    Our Britannians rallied at Minoc Bank where they were first tasked with searching the town for clues.
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    Vincent Vega, Governor of Yew reported two of the clues, a hole and half eaten green gourds. Lady Crystal reported two clues also, a miner's helm and Beetle droppings. Lord Vetinari found the last clue which was a miner's pick. After a discussion of what the clues might mean it was the Watcher of Minoc, Sir Brigg that deciphered that the Yomotsu from Tokuno must be behind the earthquakes.
    A 3 million gold reward was awarded for each Clue and to Brigg for figuring out the Yomotsu were behind the situation.

    After it was settled our group patrolled into the centre of the town when they were taken by a surprise attack. The ground opened up next to them as beetles dug their way out from the depths! But it did not end there! Once the beetles were dealt with a small force of Yomotsu Miners climbed out of the tunnel and attacked.
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    The mining group were no match for the grand forces of Britannia and were quickly put down. The threat had been dealt with for the time being. Governor Escaflowne thanked everyone for their support and informed all that he would create a plan of action ready for next Tuesday when they would strike back at the Yomotsu. After the warriors dispersed, the few that remained picked up the litter left behind whilst The Hand of Chaos secured the hole.
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    (Thank you all who came, this was just to set the story, I hope to see you next Tuesday when the real fight begins!)

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    Argh :\
    Pity that I couldnt be there...
     
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    thx for providing the event - it was fun
     
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    I adore this thread! Simply love it!
    I missed the Shakedown unfortunately..looks to have been lots of fun.
    Next time..
     
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    Welcome back to the Word of Chaos readers! We apologise for the delay for this edition, but it is going to be so juicy we're having to split it into 2 parts as we've simply got so much to report on.

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    As seen in our previous issue, Minoc was under siege from an Yomotsu mining expedition, hell bent on stealing the resources from the rich lands in and around the town.

    The Yomotsu had begun the second phase of their plan, sending fourth 5 mining groups to the surface to harvest Minocs resources! Britannia reacted by forming a defense force to ride out and destroy the Yomotsu forces.
    The first group they came across were a group of mining golems controlled by a Yomotsu Engineer in the mountains around Valoria.
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    After turning the golems into scrap metal, the defense force proceeded along the mountain range, encountering 3 more groups of yomotsu miners and putting them down swiftly. They even charged past the Sword and Shovel tavern, recieving a few raised eyebrows from the tenants there.
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    Our force regrouped at Minoc bank to resupply and prepare to take on the last group of Yomotsu miners located on Minocs very own Mount Kendall.
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    An epic charge surged up the mountain side meeting the Yomotsu head on. Not only were the Yomotsu using mining golems but a huge force of beetles lay waiting on the slopes; being used as a workforce by Yomotsu beetle handlers.
    It proved to be a great struggle to reach the top but eventually the beetles were cut down and the Yomotsu Beetle master put to the sword.
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    Victory was Minoc's that day, the mining groups had been completely destroyed. And now it was time for Britannia to go on the attack. Our forces gathered their strength and rallied a few days after, descending into the Yomotsu tunnel to destroy the heart of the operation.
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    The remaining Yomotsu mining forces were destroyed and the Mine Manager executed. Minoc's resources were once again safe and to give thanks for their aid, Governor Escaflowne showed his appreciation by rewarding the fighters with a goody bag.

    (Thanks everyone who took part in this quest chain, I hope you enjoyed it and had fun. A big thanks to PEC Wraith once more for being completely awesome and making this happen.)

    Emerald of the Rondorin Empire

    The quest for the 4 gems continues. The Sapphire of Doom and The Wolfgang Ruby have both been obtained and now the third Emerald of the Rondorin Empire has been added to the collection. Dupre summoned the forces of Britannia once more to Castle Blackthorn Courtyard where they began their quest for the emerald by heading to a Library in Zento to research various books.
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    It was revealed that the emeralds were taken out to the seas of Tokuno and thus the search began. Various totems were discovered on the coasts around tokuno with co ordinates engraved onto them. The sails were unfurled and a number of ships called into comission. Eventually the enemy revealed itself and it was deadly; great serpents of the sea named 'The Coils of Ikuchi'. By luring them to land the Britannian army managed to slay a handful and obtain an Emerald. The Emerald was swiftly brought back to Hawkwind at Castle Blackthorn.
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    Once an emerald was secured, the forces set sail once more to hunt down the remaining Ikuchi but were only able to slay just a few more due to their immense power.
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    They couldn't just leave the rest of these deadly beasts out there, the threat was too great and thus the following week the banners were called in once more and a great night of hunting the seas lead to the end of the Ikuchi. Many emeralds were won as souvenirs, many boats were splintered and many death robes covered the landscape of Tokuno.
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    EDITION 11 PART 2

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    The other day saw the first day of Governor Escaflowne's Scalis on Tour event, an ongoing to event where those who attend will leave behind the same boring scenary of Magincia Docks and fight Scalis across the land at 6 different locations!

    The first location was Coves town banner docks just north of the town. The area created a bit of lag but overall it was a success. The hunt ended a bit early so everyone could go slay some more Coils of Ikutchi whilst they had the numbers!
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    Keep a look out for the next date for Scalis on Tour.
    (Thank you everyone for attending, sorry about the lag but couldn't be helped, just trying new locations can cause unexpected problems but its all part of the journey hehe. A special thanks to those of you who donated nets to the cause as well, much appreciated).

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    Last night saw the quiet docks of Minoc come alive with the sound of cheering as steel met steel during Governor Escaflowne's Golem Wars!

    A steady crowd rolled in and recieved a golem from the attending tinkers; to pit against eachother in the arena for a knockout round tournament.
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    It was an action filled night with many close battles indeed and alot of broken golems malfunctioning on the floor.
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    But there can only be one winner! Or in this case prizes award to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
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    Uriziel claimed the construct cup with his golem Tesla the terrifying, he also took home an 8th year vet reward gadgetry table to build more golems of his very own.

    Lady Arduinna placed second with Gollenator who was so close to taking the victory in what was the best match of the night with both golems being redlined. Ard took home a Exodus Minion Costume for second place.

    Lady Darwynna came third with her golem Robby, she claimed an Exodus Overseer Statue and a corrupted power crystal for third place.

    A big thank you to everyone who came, I hope you had fun. Its a nice quick event i find. Congratulations to the winners I hope you enjoy your prizes and a huge thank you to Ein, Rimney and Dar who brought their tinkers to create golems. Did not forsee your only allowed to craft a certain amount of golems each day so one tinker wasn't enough.
    Big thank you to PEC Wraith too for helping create the arena for me.
    Im going to have a re think on Golem Wars for the future and try to introduce some different aspects and game types of it :) so stay tuned.

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    Chaos Rises!

    Chaos is on the rise as the ranks of the Hand of Chaos grow larger by the day!

    If you would like to join please ICQ Escaflowne on 136-016-357, or send me a PM.
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    The other week saw the second Scalis on Tour hunt take place. A well armed group rallied together at Britain bank where they headed to the secluded cove on Fire Island to drop themselves a few Scalis.
    The third date was posponed the other night but will be set again for the near future!
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    Trouble In Moonglow

    Recently there have been a number of unfortunate events causing trouble upon the island of magic known as Moonglow. The other week saw a call to arms issued to the realm to continue the investigation and patrol what has now become a town under siege.

    Folks gather at Castle Blackthorn where they were lead by Colonel Clegg to Moonglow. His orders were to search the town and question any citizens that remained.
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    The kingdoms forces found the local butcher still in his shop but were attacked by creatures made of cold sharp steel. After destroying the deadly knives the group returned to the pen by the Inn where they met up with Selcius the Astronomer
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    Selcius took the group to a crystal located in the north of Moonglow which he then tampered with. The crystal released numerous time vortex's that swarmed everyone present. After a difficult battle the vortex's were put down.


    Selcius spoke of a similar crystal Minax used to own and use for her own bidding. The army proceeded to launch an expedition to the ruins of Minax's old fortress in the lost lands.
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    Our forces were met with a ferocious onslaught from servants of Minax. The battle that followed I can only describe as the battle of the century! The leader of the Minax Minions unleashed an onslaught with such power unseen in our time. Our brave warriors were thrown around like rag dolls left dazed in confusion. After an epic battle, the evil entity was finally layed to waste upon the fortress ruins.


    20 Lucky and brave warriors were awarded with a giant crystal named
    "Crystal Of Vas Por Grav Engraved With Runic Symbols: Des Por Tym"
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    I sure wish Stratics had a spoiler tag. It takes forever to actually be able to read new posts in this topic while waiting for the pictures to load and stop jumping the thread around like crazy :)
     
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    Yeah i know, it is troublesome for me when im posted up cause i have to keep going back and fourth onto thread and editing some posts to get picture links from etc lol. Im hoping it will actually go onto a second page soon so will be fast again for a while hehe
     
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    Or you could start Word of Chaos thread part deux ..... ;)
     
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    12th Edition Part 2!

    Despair Diamond of Ilshenar

    Once again the warriors of Britannia rallied together to hunt down the last of the 4 gems, the Despair Diamond of Ilshenar! Instead of Hawkwind though, it was the great Shamino who lead the charge on this night!

    After a quick briefing in Skara Brae councillors hall the army travelled to Ilshenar to be met by minor resistance from a few goblins. There they found some sort of shrine to Minax.
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    Next to it they found a rope that led them down into the halls of a great castle where the resistance wasn't so 'minor'. This castle once belong to Shamino so it was said. The army battle their way through the castle and into the throne room.
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    A tall white figure appeared that called himself the King of the White Dragon. He exchanged words with Shamino whom he said he had been waiting for for many years. The words soon turnt sour as the white figure summoned sharp blades that cut through the air and stabbed Shamino.
    The white figure then took his true form and shapeshifted into a towering white dragon. The dragon began to bite the wounded Shamino but before delivering the death blow a ghostly woman appeared and urge the dragon, whom she called her father; not to kill him.
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    The white dragon had made a grave mistake, and that was wounding our beloved Shamino; for it was now on like donkey kong, things were about to get real! The great army of Britannia let out their war cries and brung the pain down on the white dragon. He was no match!
    The diamond was obtained and brought back to Hawkwind at Castle Blackthorn. Now in posession of the 4 gems Hawkwind will uncover the path to Minax's Shadowguard.

    A number of people headed to the councillor hall for a little post match talk with the EMs, of whom there were 3 that ran the event. EM Emile, EM Takako and EM Aumakua Thank you for your hard work!
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    A Fond Farewell to Aurelius!

    The other night many said their goodbyes to Aurelius/Sarn at his last Britain Meetup. EM Emile and EM Takako also came along. It was an emotional meeting filled with much talk and debate over various problems and subjects about the game.
    But all we need to know is that Aurelius is a legend who will be missed dearly! Thank you for all your work you've done for the community my friend and just for being a stand up guy. I really hope you will return when you've had a long enough break :)
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    Welcome back to the Word of Chaos! It's been a little while so we have a few reports to catch up on today. But first we will just like to say that we can be your hero Tommy baby. We've gone through the entire thread and placed spoiler tags around all the pictures bar the title/headline pictures. This should make loading the thread and navigating through it alot quicker :)

    Final Task of the Time Lord

    The other week saw the Time Lord Hawkwind call upon Britannia for his final task. All 4 gems had now been gathered, The Sapphire of Doom, Wolfgang Ruby, Rondorin Emerald and Ilshenar Despair diamond. The objective was to use these 4 gems to open a portal through time to Minax's shadow guard.

    The army of Britannia rallied at Castle Blackthorns Courtyard where they wasted no time in setting off on their important mission. First they stopped at the Lycaeum to pick up Mariah the Mage who would serve as their guide; then the army marched upon the Wisp dungeon in Ilshenar.
    Once they had reached the wisp dungeon the way was shut however. A mage named Anon had blocked the entrance.


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    After a brief exchange of words between Anon and Mariah, the evil mage unleashed his black winged minions upon the forces of Britannia. A lengthy battle ensued but it was nothing our brave heroes couldn't overcome. Breaking through Anon's forcefield the army entered into the halls of the wisp dungeon where they came across the Vortex Cube. The Vortex cube required an 8 letter password to enter which a wise and ancient wisp provided 8 riddles to locations of 8 pillars each with a letter engraved on them. The army split up into smaller groups and scattered across the lands to hunt these pillars down.

    Eventually all 8 letters were obtained which formed the word 'MOVEMENT', transporting the army to the codex of ultimate wisdom.

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    Once inside Hawkwind placed the 4 gems down in the correct places and began the ritual. The whole room chanted the sacred words 'Vas Rel Tym Por Ort'. With a big bang a time portal was torn open. Victory was Britannia's on this day, but a whole new world of dangers awaited on the other side of the portal.

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    As a reward for their efforts, Hawkwind issued everyone a mighty gift.

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    EA&E 550th Auction Celebrations!

    A few weeks ago EA&E celebrated it's 550th auction! Firstly we would like to say a huge thanks to Amantala, Geoffrey and Mus for all the hard work they have put into the auction all these years!

    It was a grand auction list for a grand occasion, and boy what a crowd, the biggest seen at the auction in a long time. At the end of the auction none other than Lady Mesanna herself put on an epic firework display for us to mark the occassion.
    Afterwards people headed downstairs for some good old fashioned Bovine Madness to celebrate.


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    2 weeks after the 550th auction also saw the hosting of a special event to celebrate the occasion more, due to a 2 week planning period it couldn't happen on the night; but it still worked out great! That event was:

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    After the auction finished that night, reports came in that Vesper Bank which was dealing with the auctions winnings was being robbed by gold goblins! Our volunteers headed straight for the bank to put a stop to the bank job!
    Unfortunately they were too late and the auction winnings had already been moved. The group captured and questioned a goblin who spoke a riddle which lead to the fishing huts just north east of Vesper.

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    Once again though they had just missed their chance and were given a riddle leading to the Bank Robbers headquarters at Ricardo's old hideout.

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    After mopping up the goblin bandits, the last surviving goblin said the gold had been moved to it's final destination and was being loaded onto ships never to be seen again! The goblin supplied the group with the last riddle which lead to the old underground shipyard on Bald Island.
    The group stormed the shipyard where thankfully after slaying the goblin mastermind and his crime ring; they secured the auction winnings.

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    With everyones gold now safe, the group headed back to the auction house where everyone was given a goodybag for their efforts and Vincent, Piper, Thoth and Crystal were awarded gold for solving the riddles.
    Big thanks to PEC Wraith for making the event happen.
    Thank you all for celebrating 550 Auctions with us :).

    King Blackthorns Coronation Anniversary Celebration

    A week ago the realm gathered at Blackthorns castle for a celebration and for the royal guard to be awarded with a gift for their service. Unfortunately Tommy the royal crafter hadn't been able to craft these gifts as he didn't have the leather he needed due to all the red bulls escaping their pen in Delucia.
    And so the realm was called into action once more! The army headed to Delucia to round up and hunt these red bulls for the leather required.
    What was meant to be an Anniversary Party turned into a Poo Party as Britannias forces had to follow a trail of poo to locate the red bulls.

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    Things were going very well, the forces followed the droppings, slaying a few red bulls along the way for their leather. This was until they got to that bottleneck in the mountain pass.

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    Now what followed we can only describe as the most epic wipeout we've ever seen. Luckily we were stood at the very back reporting; but we watched as the large army of Britannia marched into a narrow mountain pass just out of view, and then a swarm of ghosts came bursting back out.

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    The alpha bull was a force to be reckoned with, what started with a simple hunting expidition to gather leather turned into one of the greatest battles of recent times! People were dropping left right and centre. By the end, the battlefield was covered with bones as far as the eye could see! But thankfully all the leather that Tommy needed was collected and delivered back to him to begin work.

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    Whilst everyone waited in the throneroom for Tommy to work his magic on the gifts for the royal guard; none other than General Jukan turnt up with one of the deadly alpha bulls in tow.
    Now Juka culture is alot different to ours clearly, this bull was a gift for King Blackthorn, but General Jukan meant for Blackthorn to fight the bull.
    King Blackthorn accepted the challenge and stuck the bull to the side whilst Tommy handed out the gifts to the royal guard.
    A personalised hat was crafted for each of the royal guard with a certain rank depending on how many EM events they have attended over the past 6 months. The more events they attended the higher the rank. And each hat had that persons name on it.

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    After all the hats had been awarded everyone headed to the bull pen to witness King Blackthorn take the bull by the horns!
    The mighty King Blackthorn faced the great beast without fear! For he is our great and mighty leader! He looked the creature dead in the eyes and he said "Come at me bro!". The raging bull charged head on but Lord Blackthorn didn't flinch! He stood his ground like the man, the myth, the legend that he is!
    He was then trampled to a pulp and taken back to his castle for treatment, the end.

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    Let me know how the spoiler tags work out for you. Does the thread load quicker etc? Make it easier to get down to bottom and read?

    If its taking too long to load still i might have to do what Barian suggested and make a second thread., although 10 more posts and this goes onto page 2 :p
     
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    Doesn't seem to be loading any quicker for me :/ but it was a bit easier to find post headers without all the pictures showing.
    Thanks for the update, I've missed a lot recently!
     
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    Ah it loads a bit quicker for me but makes it alot easier to scroll down to find the correct post thats for sure. Well 8 more posts and it will go onto a second page so will just hang it out lol
     
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    Still jumping around a lot. But not as badly as it was!

    7 more posts.
     
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    Oh. Forgot to add! Nice update!

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    Why Thank you Tommy, how very kind old chap (5)
     
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    Do enjoy reading your updates, especially when I can play "Spot myself"

    And I'll look forward to it in a couple of posts' time when it doesn't take as long to scroll to the bottom on my phone!
     
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    Thank you all for your feedback :) When i get round to doing next edition when we've had a few more events to report on. I'll make sure its on second page :)
     
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    Just turning the....
     
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    Page ready for the next edition so its on page 2 :D Will be posted within next 2 days!