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Closing of the Games
The final day of competition at the Britannian Games was filled with humor and excitement as the final calculations were being drawn up to determine the overall winner of the games. The day's events were set to be a tailoring contest, a drinking contest, a scavenger hunt, and a bardic contest. 

Though competitors lined up with a face of seriousness for each event, their spirits were quickly lightened upon seeing the friendliness of the opposition. All of the contestants were eagerly looking forward to Tuesday's Awards Ceremony. 

The day's first event was a tailoring competition which provided all the competitors with 150 leather and a few sewing kits. Their goal: to craft as many pieces of leather from the stock as possible. Full suits, exceptional pieces, and GM marked goods were awarded with extra scores. The city of Moonglow on the facet of Trammel took home both the first place award, which went to Geo, as well as the third place, Hannah. In second place, Joylah, representing the Trammel facet of Yew. This proved to be a sign for the day’s events as Yew and Moonglow would be pushing each other harder and harder as the day went along. 

Following the tailoring event, the game titled "the silliest thing we could come up with" by its sponsors, Yew's Winner's Circle Track was home to a drinking competition. The contestants were given bottles of ale and asked to head to their marks on the track. The contestants downed their entire bottle of ale and were instructed to race around the track in the wrong direction! 

Three awards were dropped on the track in random locations and the folks who picked them up were awarded the prizes as well as the points. Nexus, Ace McCloud, and Valiant carried home some silly prizes, but had fun in the process we were told. 

The scavenger hunt, the meat of all the games due to points going directly to the city's overall scores, was to take place between all the cities of Britannia. The contenders were given a large list of items that seemed quite strange to the contestants, but points were awarded based on the difficulty of finding each item. All the cities competed well for the entire hour that they were given. When the hour's time was called, crateloads of goods were brought to Yew for Grizzly Carter, coordinator of the games, to total. 

After spending what seemed like eons, Grizzly found his way to the front of the crowd and announced the winners. The elven city of Tel'Ruid took first place. Following close behind was the Trammel Facet of Yew, and shortly behind them, the Trammel facet of Moonglow. 

The last event for the day was the bardic contest, which was judged and coordinated by two bards, Lady Leanne and Lady Julietta from the Britain Music Conservatory. The contestants all performed pre-rehearsed programs for the judges, but then were surprised when they were required to compete in a second, improvisational round. Picky performed a prop-story, Shamus told of his trials to become a lord and his days as a murderer, John Cainbridge performed a piece about his dearest Clio Temesa, and the lass Hannah recited a beautiful poem. When the judges finalized their decisions, Cainbridge came home with the first place award, followed closely by Hannah and Picky, both from the Trammel facet of Moonglow. 

The Awards Ceremony for the Britannian Games will take place on Tuesday at 8pm CST. All the winners who competed for the teams of Moonglow (Trammel), Yew (Trammel) and Tel'Ruid (Felucca) are asked to attend. There will be an award waiting for each. 

Published: July 2000
Please Note: Some dates are estimates as exact dates were unavailable.
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