UP: Napa Valley
The player run town of Grimoire held their
weekly Friday night Player vs. Player tournament high atop the towns tower this
evening, with eight combatants vying to be the sole survivor - thus gaining the
right to loot all they could carry from their fallen foes. Craggan ably ran the
contest in the stead of the disreputable Huginn who normally hosts these events.
She had been called away on urgent affairs elsewhere, although she did arrive in
time to witness the final blows as they were being delivered.
The combatants for this evenings “Bar Brawl”, as it was titled,
were Dark Destroyer, Novakane, Ivalice, Varadin, Obelix, Hyperion, Lost, and A
Teletubbie. They all fought gallantly, and aside for a minor disagreement
afterwards on rules, the event went off without a hitch.
As the fight began first blood was drawn early with two kills, then slowly but
surely the field dwindled down to just two remaining. A Teletubbie and Lost
fought one another fiercely in this no holds barred contest. The air sizzled as
they hurled spell after spell back and forth, but in the end it was A Teletubbie
left standing. As his prize, he was allowed to loot all that he could carry from
the slain bodies. After filling his packs with as many reagents and other useful
items he could find on his fallen foes, he then was presented a Durable Accurate
Pickaxe of Vanquish and Feeblemindedness as a bonus by Mayor Cardinal Fear.
The Disreputable Lady Huginn, previous mayor of Grimoire, holds these Player vs.
Player styled tournaments most every Friday night atop the towns’ tower. The
tower is open to the public at all times serving many functions for the
residents as well as for the passing visitor. Though Grimoire is an Evil aligned
town, people of all beliefs are welcomed and protected while inside the town
limits. Each week a different style of combat is chosen for the ever-changing
contestants to test their skills. Spectators are always welcome to watch from
the tower stairs or from behind barricaded areas as long as they adhere to the
rules of conduct for the event and the town. Admission is free for the
spectators but there is usually a registration cost for the combatants with the
proceeds being returned one hundred percent to the first three placers, fifty
percent to the victor, thirty and twenty percent respectively for second and
The town of Grimoire is located on the northwestern shores of Fire Island,
(where the dungeon Hythloth and Shrine of Humility can be found), and can be
accessed by boat or by contacting Huginn at ICQ #6773255 for special
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online,