Hear ye! Hear ye! I, Governor Ivy of Vesper, am pleased to announce the second Vesper Fishing Contest! Starting now, fish up weighted fish of any kind and turn them in to me at the Vesper dock on Saturday, July 27 at 6PM Eastern. (You will get your fish back.) At that time, the second part of the contest will begin! As those of you who attended the first Vesper Fishing Contest are aware, the Maritime Guild had recently reported a sharp, unexplained decline in the population of our very own Vesper Reef Tiger. I am pleased to report that their efforts to reintroduce these fish into our waterways have been met with some success. However, they have found the cause of the population reduction of the Vesper Reef Tiger and again have requested assistance in remedying the matter. Just as last time, I cannot divulge the details of the second part of the contest at this time as the Maritime Guild has again expressed concerns about disrupting the ecosystem--just have your fishers ready for a different kind of fishing challenge! (There is no combat, and please have plenty of weight available in your inventory. Also note that once the second part of the contest begins and the rules have been announced, you must stay in the area or you will disqualified. No special gear or bait is required.) There will be a first, second, and third place award for each part of the contest: First place: a gold engraved first place trophy statue (player made, NOT EM made), a Vesper banner, red ship dye, a gargoyle ship, and 1 million gold Also: optional town title of "Royal Ichthyologist" if the winner is a Vesper citizen Second place: a "silver" (dull copper) engraved second place trophy statue, a Tokuno boat, and 500k Third place: a bronze engraved third place trophy statue, a rowboat, and 250k As well as plain stone engraved participant trophy statues for everyone who participates! Good luck, and I hope to see you all there!