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Voting for 2018 Winter Dinner

It’s time to vote for the recipients of the 2017 Season Awards, to be unveiled at the 2018 Winter Awards Dinner celebration!

Lets get those votes in! Remember, these categories are decided by YOU, the RoA community. As we have seen in the past, EVERY vote counts!

 

***** Official polling will end Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 11:59pm. *****

 


* PLEASE FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS *

    • You may only select ONE person for each category so select the person you feel fits best. If you select more than one person your vote will not count for that category.
    • You can vote for yourself.
    • You may vote for the same person in more than one category, such as “Best Roleplayer” and “Best Costume.”
    • ALL PCs, NPCs, AND STAFF may vote.
    • Each person only gets to vote once.
    • You must select your choices from PLAYERS who attended this season.  List provided below.  (If there are any errors or we forgot someone, please let us know.)
    • Once submitted you may not change your vote.
    • This is for PLAYER RECIPIENTS ONLY.
    • Use the Voting Submission Form below.

 


• Categories •

1) Rookie of the Year – This award goes to the best overall new player for the year. This should be the person you think really made a positive impact on the game in their first year. This award is open only to players who started at RoA in the 2017 season (newbies are denoted in Green Text in the list below).

2) Best Racial Portrayal (Pixie, Kelonian, Elf, Dwarf, Barbarian, Gypsy etc.) – Person who best portrays the race/culture their character is supposed to be from. This can be any human culture or other race.

3) Best Costume – Person who has the best overall costume.

4) Best Hero – Person who you feel is the best personification of a hero. Note that this can be anyone YOU feel this way about. If you feel that a person who most people think is evil was the most heroic, then put his/her name down!

5) Best Villain – Person who you feel is the best personification of a villain. Note that this can be anyone YOU feel this way about. If you feel that a person who most people think is a good guy was the most villainous, then put his/her name down!

6) Best Role Player (Male) – Male who was the best overall roleplayer.

7) Best Role Player (Female) – Female who was the best overall roleplayer.

8) Best Portrayal of Faith – The person who you feel most accurately portrayed and adhered to the tenants and beliefs of an in-game church. NOTE: This is not meant to be a “Best Cleric” award. Remember, though the overwhelming majority of Adraveth’s denizens are unable to channel divine magic, many are still deeply religious and choose to live their lives in accordance with the teachings of one of the world’s many faiths.


• Regarding “Campaigning” •

The act of “campaigning” for oneself or others (even if the disclaimer “not intended to sway the voting” or anything similar is added) has caused issues and controversy in the past so we ask that people avoid doing so. The awards are not meant to be a popularity contest or a political race, so please just vote for who YOU feel is a good candidate for an award. The awards is a happy and fun part of the end of one year and beginning of a new one. Let’s keep it that way and drama free! Further posts of that type will be removed.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

– Dave

 

2017 Player Roster
(new players listed in green)

Last Name First Name Character Name (Main) Alt
Abbruscato Elyse Maggie
Adams Kevin Kale
Armstrong Cher Xenia Foxtrot
Asulin Jordan Jischa
Babcock Laura Cyd
Babcock Michael    
Binns Brian I’neach
Binns Tim Tarba
Brinckerhoff Laurynn Wynnlee
Brinckerhoff Tyler Able
Broderick Michael Sirus Reheim
Brown Daniel Gyr Falcon
Brown Scott Aribjorn Haakonson
Brtalik Daniel Khalarinth
Bryant Jonathan Ruger  
Carrol Christopher Tobias Malkin
Cavalier Kelly Kitara
Champion Andrew Vayne Mistral Willow
Cottone Victoria Eleanora Nory Silversmith
Cruz Stefanie Theone Lighthart Nyxalura Everdark
Dinolfo Michael Shago Book
Dolan Matthew Xandis
Donadio Franz Faarooq
Dunn Victor Sarineo Ezra
Duvoli Sara Amanita Hickory  
Ferguson Jessica Diamota MacGobhan  
Fletcher Jillian Sezja Bijou Gerdur Goldenaxe
Friedl Kevin D’jet  
Garlick Emily Aelwen Moonflower  
Garrett Jeremy Thorne Edsall Baird
Goldstein Gabriel Aiden Durst
Gomez Raven Nevari Tanaleth
Hanif Uriah Gabriel
Halam Andrew Adnan  
Hall Tristan Ban
Hahn Josh Tacitus Of Anglesey  
Harris Louise Victoria
Homer Danielle Mythian
Hooper Carol Ezmora Marshsinger  
Hutchins Paul Zanzonigo  
Johnson Doug William
Jones Michael Tarquin Munitorus
Kammerer Walter Nelthasion Rilynetyr
Kegney Caitlyn Tamika Flynn  
Kilic Lisa Lily Goldsworthy Anya
Kuhn William Milo Greenbottle
Lamencusa Carmen Etzli
Leach Dave Knutr of Anglesey  
Linz Phil Captain Rhaz Malachi Krylo
Longo Brian Dielon
Loughlin Brian Terridan
Luttinger Ryan Rory Pangur Ban
MacKinnon Daryl Rus Icebadger  Conall
Maldonado Greg Tridaine Maylock
Maldonado Joseph Alexander Maylock
Malichek Francine Hathala Milza
Mann Corey Skrinn
Manzer Lauren Helga  
Maynard Meira Clarissa Golan
Mcnulty Alex Ragnar IronBeard
McNulty Chris Davven
Mead Trey Krag  
Menite Jennifer Onyx TigerEye
Meredith Elliot The Kitty
Miller Brittany Arlidene Isduriel
Molina Thomas Zodimar S Qudjkx
Mooney Olivia Raziya Neferet
Nasta Dominick Agnate
Nikel Peter Arkadious Roucous  
Olanick Lisa Asri
Palmer William Guildan Madoch
Palomo Ricardo Divum Aequitas
Pearce Kyle Sebastion Wright
Penders Rebecca Daphne  
Perrera Ally Yarah
Polichetti Joseph Dibble Goodbody
Popke Tiffany Alecia Tala
Quimby Eric Ulv Shadow-Walker Kodlak
Raponi Lacey Skyla Corrin
Raponi Melanie Luca Entropy
Renn Jeremy Gulgren  
Rich Nathan Tearlach MacGobhan  
Rogers William Snogard Lamienas Zahhak
Shoblock Michael Mylith Oria  
Sideris Alex William of the North
Siegelman Michael Baldric Baldomar
Skalski Tyler Tristendel
Sparacino Michael Ribz
Spiecker Tara Xiraxa  
Stack Nicholas Jil Elodon
Steigerwald Jourdan Florian
Steinberg Amanda Arietta Briqueville  
Sukhoo Brian Rizhak
Suri Matthew Makyalo White Feather
Suri- Finn Kris Agu Nazari  
Taylor Jourdan Eko
Taylor Katherine Caillean Mac Aodha  Lavender la Chanteuse
Thomas Maria Cri Cri
Valverde Michael Raphael De La Rosa Espina Diego
Valverde Sara-Megan Valeria Trio Christianna
Vaspol Darrin Gelon Alexandre  
Wagner Emma Nen
Wallace Stephen Negocoutle Ujarak “Stone”
Weber Randy    
Wilson Robert Brandan Lachlan


• Submit Your Vote! •

– Please look over the categories and vote ONCE for each.
– If you do not want to vote for a particular category, just place an “x” in the field.
– Be sure to read the descriptions so you understand what each award is!




This award goes to the best overall new player for the year. This should be the person you think really made a positive impact on the game in their first year. This award is open only to players who started at RoA in the past season (newbies are denoted in Green Text in the roster).

 

Person who best portrays the race/culture their character is supposed to be from. This can be any human culture or other race.

 

Person who has the best overall costume.

 

Person who you feel is the best personification of a hero. Note that this can be anyone YOU feel this way about. If you feel that a person who most people think is evil was the most heroic, then put his/her name down!

 

Person who you feel is the best personification of a villain. Note that this can be anyone YOU feel this way about. If you feel that a person who most people think is a good guy was the most villainous, then put his/her name down!

 

Male who was the best overall roleplayer.

 

Female who was the best overall roleplayer.

 

The person who you feel most accurately portrayed and adhered to the tenants and beliefs of an in-game church. NOTE: This is not meant to be a “Best Cleric” award. Remember, though the overwhelming majority of Adraveth’s denizens are unable to channel divine magic, many are still deeply religious and choose to live their lives in accordance with the teachings of one of the world’s many faiths.

 

2018 Event Dates

Hello everyone! We were sent the dates for 2018. Mark your calendars!

Feb 23 – 25, 2018

March 23 – 25, 2018

April 27 -29, 2018

May 18 – 20, 2018

June 22 – 24, 2018

July 20 – 22, 2018

August 17 – 19, 2018

October 5 – 7, 2018

 

To note, there MAY or MAY NOT be a September event as well.  Unfortunately, as of this writing, we don’t have any further details, and we may not for a long while.  Consider it a remote possibility for now.

Cast Shift Announcement – September 2017

Currently we have a group of players that generally perform their cast shift in the exact same slot each event.  This is a prior and ongoing arrangement that was made with this group of players, because during this shift, we allow them to run certain smaller plots.  They often stay past their end time to continue to do so.  We will be adding more lines to this time slot to accommodate additional people other than those already committed to the shift.

If there are any other groups of a maximum of 6 players who would like to have a similar arrangement with us (you MUST write and submit plots to run during this shift, prior to the event, no exceptions) please reach out to either Dave R or myself so we can make arrangements with you.  Please understand however, that an arrangement like this could very likely lead to you staying past the normal end time of your shift (although you WILL be compensated with service points if that is the case).

Flowers of the Wayward Son (WCATSP Item 3, September 2017)

Flowers of the Wayward Son

Hello all! All who attend this upcoming event shall be eligible for a drawing in order to win a magic item. For our last WCATSP drawing this year, we will be having two drawings for two separate items!  These items will be auto-attuned, and ready to use for the next event you attend.

Flowers of the Wayward Son

A long time ago, a man named Aldin Einhard had a successful practice as a jeweler.   He specialized in crafting small, beautiful flowers made of gold that he painted into various colors.  He had a beautiful wife, Sabine, and a young son, Simon,  both of whom he loved dearly.

As the man watched Simon grow, he taught him the secrets of his trade.  He taught Simon everything about the process and craft; from the finesse required to work the metal into such small forms to the proper way to pitch to a prospective buyer.  Simon was a fast learner and took to the lessons easily.

All was not well, however. While Simon was adept at learning the skills his father taught him, he didn’t have the same passion that his father did for the craft.  Aldin loved seeing the look on a customer’s face when they had an item they truly loved.  He wasn’t concerned as much with making coin as he was with creating a finely crafted product and ensuring it went to the right owner.

Simon had an eye for coin that his father did not. So, as Simon grew into a man he and his father would fight often about what was right for the family business.  Aldin fought hard to keep his son away from what he thought would be a bad path, but Simon continued to focus only upon how much coin could be made from his work.

Eventually, this culminated in father and son going their separate ways.  Aldin continued his small business as Simon’s business grew and grew.  He stepped away from making the small flowers that his father was known for, and moved onto specialized, expensive pieces made for the rich and noble citizens of his city.

One day, rumors of his son’s disappearance came to Aldin.  Aldin was an older man now.  It had been 10 years now since he and his son had spoken, and it was near to his son’s 30th day of birth.  Aldin travelled across the city to where his son’s shop was, to find that its doors were shuttered, and the building seemed abandoned.

Aldin found a way into the building and found Simon’s journal in the living quarters above the shop.  The latest entries talked about wanting to break into the even more lucrative business of magic item creation.  Simon was always looking for an angle though, so he wanted to find someone who could assist him in the creation of items that would be the envy of the world over. He sought the tutelage of Yazil the Mad.  The last entry into the journal was made over 6 moons prior to Aldin finding it.

Despite all that they had been through, Aldin immediately set off to find his son.  It was summer at the time and the weather was the brutal sort of hot that one talks about for years after the fact.  Aldin soldiered through the beautiful weather and harsh terrain until finally reaching the edge of a thick forest, the center of which was rumored to contain Yazdil’s Tower.  Aldin would travel to hell for his son, like any good parent would.  Aldin stepped into the forest without hesitation, not looking back.

For days Aldin wandered the thick forest, noticing to his dismay that there wasn’t a single sound to be heard from any animal life.  All that he could hear were his steps crunching along the path. As his supplies began to dwindle, he came upon a clearing in the forest.

There was a body lying in the center of the clearing.  As Aldin approached, it became undeniable to his eyes that it was the body of Simon.  He was certainly dead, but there didn’t seem to be any evidence of wounds on the body.  There was no sign of decomposition either.

Aldin searched his son’s belongings, at first finding a small amount of coin.  When he searched his son’s satchel thoroughly, however, what he found made him weep.

Two Flowers, beautifully crafted just the way his father had taught him, with a small note attached that read as an apology to his mother and father for becoming distant.  One was meant for his mother, and the other, his father.

Aldin couldn’t bring his son’s body back with him through the woods over such a long distance, so he did the best he could to bury his son, as no father should ever have to, and journeyed home.

The Purple Flower grants you the following abilities:

Weep (x2/period): (“I cause you to weep uncontrollably 1 minute.”)

– Cure Disease (x1/period): (“I cure you/myself of disease.)

– At 4PM the Saturday of an event, irresistibly fall to the ground crying for 30 seconds, after which, gain 10 magical armor (or +4 Magical Armor stackable to your current if you have 10 or more magical armor).

– This item is Soulbound.

The Orange Flower grants you the following abilities:

Laugh (x2/period): (“I cause you to laugh uncontrollably 1 minute.”)

Cause Disease (x1/period): (“I cause you disease until cured.”)

– At 4 PM the Saturday of an event, you are irresistibly overcome with anger and unable to attack or cast spells for 30 seconds, after which you gain 10 magical health (or +4 Magical Health stackable to your current if you have 6 or more magical health).

– This item is Soulbound.

Changes to Crafting Pickup

As we try to streamline the process, we’re experimenting with a new method for picking up your crafting goods.

At the designated pickup times there will be a box containing a group of alphabetized folders (by player name) inside of the room where Moriarty would normally be there to hand off items.  (This room is accessible via the bar area.)

Players will be able to go into the room (which will be under 24 hour video surveillance) to retrieve the contents of their folder (and ONLY the contents, please do not take the folder itself).

Please do not move the box from its place when taking your items from your folder.

This box will only be removed from the room while dropped off crafting reports are being processed, otherwise the box will remain in the room at all times.

Dropoff times and procedure shall remain unchanged.

Trophy Necklace of Ozcaral (WCATSP Item 2, August 2017)

Trophy Necklace of Ozcaral

Hello all! All who attend this upcoming event shall be eligible for a drawing in order to win a magic item. This item will be auto-attuned, and ready to use for the next event you attend.

Trophy Necklace of Ozcaral

In the year 817 AU in the Agorian city of Quetzalocatl, a corpse was found with its eyes missing.  Disturbingly, the eyes seemed to have been removed while the victim was alive.  Agorian authorities were unable to track down the killer.  This fact was made all the more disturbing when another corpse showed up a moon later also missing its eyes.

As the investigation continued in earnest, more and more corpses began turning up in various places throughout the city, all with their eyes missing.  The investigator in charge of the case, a young female Agorian named Otlia was spending nearly every waking moment of hers in an attempt to track down the killer.

For the next 20 years, Otlia chased this killer to no avail.  Her marriage failed as a result of it, and she became completely estranged from her family.

It was only after she had lost everything, and turned into a creature of such desperation and focus that she began to notice a pattern in the killings.  It was subtle at first, but she noted that all of the killings seemed to be taking place in a particular type of area: anywhere there was relatively easy access to the sewers.

Without a family to hold her back any longer, Otlia was free to prowl the streets at night, looking for any potential suspect in the killings.  Near dawn, she came across a body in an alleyway, freshly killed and missing its eyes.

She felt a presence behind her and whirled around to face it.  Before her stood a creature out of nightmares.  It looked much like an Agorian, but in the dim light of the dawning sun, she could see that its scale colors and features were constantly shifting as freely as water flows.  Before she could make any sound of alarm, the creature spat poison at her, paralyzing her body.

She stood helpless as its features settled on that of a young Agorian male.  It stalked up to her silently as she struggled to move to no avail.  It was wearing a necklace around its neck, which it removed, then placed around hers.

It whispered in her ear quietly, in some otherworldly voice:

“Close.  So very close.”

The creature proceeded to remove her right eye while she stood there paralyzed by the poison in silent agony.  Blinded by the pain, she only remembered the creature kissing her once on the cheek, shifting its skin to match the surrounding alleyway and disappearing into the night.

The killings stopped shortly after Otlia encountered the creature.  She noticed that upon the necklace were 20 gems.  Each, she supposed, represented one of the creature’s victims. The murders never occurred again after Otlia’s encounter with the creature.

Otlia died alone of natural causes, and this necklace was auctioned off after her death.

 

This item grants you the following abilities:

Paralyze Poison (x3/event, via packet): (“Paralyze poison, 10 minutes.”)

Killing Blow (x3/event)

– If you successfully use a killing blow granted by this item, you are granted 6 magical health that stacks on top of whatever magical health you might already have.  This does not stack with itself.

– This item is Soulbound.

Pin of Regret (WCATSP Item 1, July 2017)

Pin of Regret

Hello all! All who attend this upcoming event shall be eligible for a drawing in order to win a magic item. This item will be auto-attuned, and ready to use for the next event you attend.

Pin of Regret

Shortly after Attalia was murdered by Ethali; Sigmund, the highest ranking of her celestials stepped forward to take her place.  He was granted the touch of the divine.  When she was resurrected, the touch of the divine was taken from him.

Sigmund would disappear for thousands of years, only for his name to be heard upon the lips of worshippers in the mid years of the 1100s.  In the Twin Kingdoms, the followers of Sigmund became increasingly aggressive over time, and a war was fought against them.  Make no mistake, however, not all followers of Sigmund spread his faith aggressively.  Many of them were farmers, people who wished to heal others.  Rumor has it the local magistrate even considered following him herself before his aggression became apparent.

Emory Quinn was among those who followed Sigmund during this time.  Emory was the ripe old age of 65 years old when Sigmund’s faith presented itself to him.  He lived a clean, honest life, and had made a great deal of money at a younger age, so he’d spend his days sitting on the porch of his house, overlooking the lake next to his house, and watching the day pass him by.

Emory had recently heard the call of the divine, and found that his life was made better by healing the sick and needy, when they came to his home.  Emory was too old to travel, and when clerics of Sigmund heard of him, they convinced him to join the church.

Emory never took part in the fighting that much of the followers of Sigmund took part in.  Emory was content to live on his porch, and heal those injured farmhands and sick children that came to him.

Word came to him that following Sigmund was no longer allowed, but Emory was a tough old man, and refused to budge.  Considering that the old man was still helping the needy in his small village, most overlooked it.

After Sigmund’s church was defeated and disbanded, still, Emory healed others.

One afternoon, as the sun was rising over the lake he lived near, a young handsome man approached him.  He introduced himself as Reus and sat down next to Emory. Strangers coming to visit Emory were a normal occurrence, so Emory spoke to him as if he was an old friend.  They spoke about life, about lost love, and about regret.  At no point did Reus ever ask for help from Emory.

As the sun began to set and the stars were beginning to show themselves, Reus stood.  He fell to his knees and began to weep into Emory’s chest.  Emory didn’t ask a word as to why the man was weeping.  He only comforted him until it passed. By now the sun had fully set.  Reus stood again, reaching into his pocket, and producing a small white pin.  He thanked Emory for being the kind man he was, embraced him tightly, and walked off into the night.

One week later, Emory passed from this realm into the next.  He had no next of kin, so his items were sold off.  Eventually this pin made it into your hands.

 

This item grants you the following abilities:

– Celestial Armor (x2/event): (“I grant you/myself celestial armor, 6 magic armor.”)

– Empowerment of the Celestials (x2/event): (“I grant you/myself empowerment of the celestials, 6 magic health.”)

– Celestial Healing, Greater (x2/event): (“I heal your/my body 10 health.”)

– This item is Soulbound.

“We Couldn’t Agree on a Title Summer Promotion” (WCATSP) “wuh-CATS-puh” [2017]

 

Welcome to the 2nd Year of our yearly summer promotion hereby known as the:

“We Couldn’t Agree on a Title Summer Promotion”
– or WCATSP for short. (“Wuh-CATS-puh”)

 

This special promotion celebrates our 15th season of RoA.

This promotion lasts JULY – AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2017

 

*New Player Weekends*

  • Any new player to RoA will be admitted at half price – $10.
  • All new players will receive an “Adventurer’s Starter” package. This will include several useful potions and sundries to help get them started!
  • All character point recruitment awards will be DOUBLED for new players recruited.
    • 2 character points will be added to your bank immediately following the event in question.
    • After someone you refer has attended 3 games, an additional 2 character points will be added to your bank immediately following the event in question and that person will be counted towards your lifetime recruitment total.
  • If you bring a NEW cast member as either a temp cast with the intention of going player later OR with the intent on possibly becoming full cast, you will get 2 character points per cast member you bring. They must cast the whole weekend for this to count.

 

*Benefits for ALL players, new and old!*

  • Buy 2 get 1 free CP!
  • If you buy 2 buy in points for any of the 3 “We Couldn’t Agree on a Title Summer Promotion,” you will get an extra, free point that can be used rules free. You may do this for each event you attend.  (This will become effective from the points usable in the July-August Update.)
  • Each of the (3) “We Couldn’t Agree on a Title Summer Promotion” events we will raffle off a single item. We will try to post what this item will be in advance of the event. Every player who attends as either player OR temp cast will get a single entry into the raffle for the item. This will be drawn at game off and given to the winner. In the case of magic items, these will be pre-attuned and can be used at the following event.
  • For each event you attend during the WCATSP promotion you will earn WCATSP Points. You shall earn 3 WCATSP Points for the first and second events you attend, and 4 WCATSP Points for the third event you attend. A cumulative total of 10 possible WCATSP Points are possible if you attend all three events.
  • If you are unable to attend a Realms of Adventure Event in person, you WILL be eligible for the WCATSP Points if you purchase 3 points under the Missed Events Program.

 

If you have questions not covered, please send them to dave.r@realmsofadventure.net and we will answer them as quick as possible. We look forward to seeing you all at game!

 

Download the 2017 WCATSP Rewards Sheet here!

WCATSP-Rewards

 

 

Rumors for the Elder’s Moon, 1117

Rumors

    • A graveyard a few towns over was ransacked.  Bodies were dug up and remains were strewn about.  The oddest part though?  When they gathered the remains back together, all of the skulls seemed to be missing.
    • Scarlet Scarves have been seen leading expeditions into the Whispering Woods in the direction of what is believed to be the source of the infernal attacks.
    • Two more Agorians were found hanging in the woods outside of the Oake’s Farmstead.  The Oakes are not suspected of being involved.
    • There will not be a New Calendale Chronicle printed for the Elder’s Moon due to a series of unfortunate accidents culminating in the main printing center of the New Calendale Chronicle burning down.  Mary Beth Charity has been seen apologizing to the owner of the building, Lorton Ranite.
    • King Leopold is considering cancelling The Tournament of the Two Rulers, which is supposed to take place during The Solstice Moon.
    • The investigators into those responsible for the murder of the late Baron Orsiv Istivan have recently unearthed important and potentially damning information.
    • A noble from Vondara has reportedly bought the late Baron Istivan’s land from his remaining heirs.
    • Lonnie Lester has been tasked with tracking down the Red-haired pirate captain of The Wife’s Fury.
    • Several townsfolk claim to have been attacked by a large brown-furred creature as they walked along the roads.
    • Local Romani suspected in string of thefts.  It is believed that there is a Kelonian with red fur leading this group.
    • The Collective of Krev is in final talks with King Leopold to begin operating in an official capacity managing legitimate bounties and the hunters thereof.
    • A traveller, who had arrived from the northwest, claimed to have been saved from orcs by a large creature made of some sort of metal.

 

 

2017 Event Dates

Event Dates for 2017

Feb 24 – 26, 2017
April 7 – 9, 2017
May 19 – 21, 2017
June 16 – 18, 2017
July 7 – 9, 2017
August 18 – 20, 2017
September 22 – 24, 2017
October 27 – 29, 2017