UP: Lake Superior
While there has been much controversy
to hit Yewlately, it seems that for once, the controversy
was overshadowed. During thefirst event of Thursday's games,
a mystical lady summoned minions of fire toattack the home
of Calum Carter, organizer of the Britannian Games. During
thebear wrestling competition, fire elementals and hell hounds
appeared around hishome in Yew and began attacking bystanders
as well as the athletes. JohnCainbridge and other competitors
took to their weapons and dealt with themultitudes of attacks
as quickly as they came, allowing the games to bepostponed
only by mere minutes.
The games did run long due to the attacks, but they were not
the focus of thedays talks. The three events, bear wrestling,
summoning competition, and asailing regatta that were scheduled
for Thursday were very competitive. Thewinners of the bear
wrestling competition were Peyote Pete, followed closely byBasso
Cravie and NightshadeII. The victorious mages in the summoning
competitionwere NightshadeII, followed by raistlen and Mark
O'. It was the last event whichhad people talking in the streets
The Lady Gwen Tiraste had organized a sailing race of mass
proportions for thegames. Eight boats entered the event and
only five boats finished the voyage tothe three checkpoints
before sailing back home to Yew. While NightshadeII tookhome
his third medal for the day, a second place boating race title,
Randal'Thor took home the third place title. But it was Tremaine,
citizen ofTel'Ruid, took home the first place title and which
all the murmurings thismorning centered around.
Not only did Tremaine make it to all three checkpoints faster
than any othersailor, but he finished the race at least ten
minutes ahead of the next closestsailor. He was awarded a
number of prizes, one of which was a brand new ship,which
was one of the largest prizes awarded that night. It was the
undisclosedprize that people talked about however. While passing
the prizes to thecontestants, Grizzly had not noticed that
the Lady Gwen's family heirloom, agolden kryss with an inlaid
ivory handle, was among the prizes in the treasurecrate. Tremaine
sorted through his prizes to find this item and he was ecstaticat
the value of his newfound treasure. "A golden kryss!"
he exclaimedwith much enthusiasm.
It took a few minutes for the Lady Gwen to calm down Tremaine
long enough toexplain her and Grizzly's mistake before she
was able to award him with a rewardfor the return of her family
heirloom. Truly Tremaine was not only a greatsailor, but he
is quite the gentleman as well, it was his honesty that were
allthe talks of the town the morning following day three of
the Britannian Games.Truly a credit to the Tel'Ruid citizenry,
the Lady Gwen was very happy thatTremaine found her missing
With Thursday's games, the events totals and as a result the
leads have changedplace. Vesper took home one first place
title, as well as two second place, andtwo third place medals,
pushing them into a tie for the lead. The first placeleaders
are up by one second place award over Team Britain (Trammel).
The firstplace leaders are up by one second place award and
one third place award overTeam Tel'Ruid (Trammel).
Saturday's games will be the last opportunity for points and
the Scavenger Huntwill be a free-for-all points game where
the points acquired will be directlyadded to your total scores.
So the team that competes best in the games on thisSaturday
can turn the whole lead around! It has been an exciting week,
theevents this Saturday will be a great conclusion to them!
We hope to see youthere!
First - Moonglow (Trammel) and Vesper (Felucca)
Second - Britain (Trammel)
Third - Tel'Ruid (Felucca)
All events will take place near the Winery, unless otherwise
4:00 PM CST
Compete with other tailors across the land and find out who
5:00 PM CST
Come one, come all to the silliest contest we could imagine.
We'll bring thewine and the party hats, you bring the endurance!
6:00 PM CST
All that glitters is not gold but you may find another few
things to catch youreye. Collect your items and redeem them
for points during this event.
8:00 PM CST
Bring out your best stories and songs. Original works only,
10:00 PM CST
Awards will be given to the three top teams and a large celebration
will be hadby all to close the Britannian Games.
Keep an eye here on BNN for complete and official coverage
of the BritannianGames!
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online,