In medieval times, there were many songs about strife between holly trees and ivy plants. Holly symbolized men and ivy symbolized women. A song from that time that you may still hear at the holidays is "The Holly and The Ivy", in which the holly carries the day: The holly and the ivy When they are both full grown Of all the trees that are in the wood The holly bears the crown A song in which the ivy wins, "Ivy, Chief of Trees": The most worthy is she in town He who says other, says amiss Worthy is she to bear the crown Veni coronaberis ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Gates will open near the Felucca Brit. and Buc’s Den moongates to a spot in the center of the combat zone. The contest begins immediately. All male characters should try to keep The Holly King alive; all female characters should protect The Ivy Queen. If the king dies first, the female characters all win (no matter which side they actually helped in battle) and vice versa. Reward: The names of those on the winning team will be inscribed on a festive holiday plaque at Felucca Britain Bank.