January Event Schedule

Hello friends,

2016 has come and gone, and I really enjoyed producing festive events in December for the brave citizens of Sonoma. We overcame alchemical radiation (though devastating) and further discovered the secrets behind the alchemical rift. Reindeer took us on a scavenger hunt through Britannia where we eventually had to defeat some very angry – and aggressive – elves. And our towns were filled with festive decorations to celebrate the holidays with delight.

For January, we have a great event lineup! We are starting off the new year to help a lonely inquisitor complete his resolution. For the alchemy arc, we will be battling the last of the aftermath of the evil alchemist’s experiment: antimatter. This event should give us a glimpse into what comes next (sneak peek below). The monthly fishing challenge will be underway as soon as January’s fish is chosen. And, the dungeon crawl will be a greater challenge than the last one, so be prepared. *evil grin*

A couple announcements: I will be redoing the reward hall this month. The design will remain the same, but the interior layout will be modified to better showcase Sonoma’s accomplishments over the years. In addition, the EM Hall in Britain SHOULD finally get some furniture, but I’d like to wait until the January meet & greet to discuss.

The monthly fishing challenge fish was selected by Lord Shadow Walker. January’s fish to catch is the Holy Mackerel. Congratulations again to our two-time winner. The plaque will be in the reward hall under November’s.

And lastly, the Royal Britannian Guard will be reinstated on Wednesday, 1/4! Additional info regarding rankings and how the system will work to follow. Commander Chimaera will be available for questions regarding the RBG following the 7pm PST event.

Here’s your monthly event lineup:

  • 1/4: Wednesday @ 7pm PST: EM Event – The Inquisitor’s New Year’s Resolution
  • 1/4: Wednesday @ 8pm PST: Royal Britannian Guard Q&A
  • 1/8: Sunday @ 7pm PST: Governors Meeting
  • 1/12: Thursday @ 7pm PST: RP Event: RBG Meeting
  • 1/19: Thursday @ 6pm PST: Sonoma Town Hall Meeting
  • 1/19: Thursday @ 7pm PST: Paragon Dungeon Crawl
  • 1/26: Thursday @ 7pm PST: EM Event – Alchemical Energy Episode III: Antimatter
  • 1/31: Tuesday @ Midnight PST: Fishing Challenge Deadline

As always, feel free to email me at emChimaera@gmail.com with any questions/comments!

What’s to come?

As King Blackthorn awoke from his nightmare, he wiped the sweat from his flush forehead and sat up in bed. The room was cold… his chambermaid allowed the fire to go out during the night. Though irritated, the dream was more pressing than scolding a foolish servant. He pulled his blanket around his shoulders.

The memories of his dream were already fleeing from his mind in a desperate attempt to force him to forget. “What was that place?” he said aloud. “I was speaking to someone… or something…” he spoke in vain trying to remember. In an instant, a flash of his memory came back to him, then was gone. But it was all he needed to remember. “What have the alchemists done?”, Blackthorn said without taking a breath. After the defeat of Eric and Tomas, he was sure the resolution would be to destroy the energy created from the alchemical rift.

In a brief moment of insight and fear, Blackthorn jumped from his bed, swung the old oak door to the hall open and motioned to his chamber guard. “Send a message to Chimaera,” he commanded with authority, “We must reinstate the Royal Guard immediately!” The guard nodded and rushed off without uttering a word. As Blackthorn returned to his room, the fireplace lit up with a snap of his fingers. As he returned to bed, Blackthorn sighed, realizing that this isn’t the end, but only just the beginning.

 

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Fishing Challenge Winner, Lord Shadow Walker, Undefeated in December!

Lord Shadow Walker has won the monthly fishing challenge for two months in a row! His Giant Koi weighing in at 195 stones beat out the competition by 23 stones! Congratulations to our winner. Your Giant Koi colored plaque will be displayed in the reward hall for all to see!

Lord Shadow Walker, again, earns the privilege of choosing January’s fish! Please email me, drop a book in the reward hall mailbox, or ping me when I’m in-game by January 5th to let me know your choice for this month.  Here is a link to available rare fish choices.

Thanks to all that participated!  Honorable mentions:

  • Asherah – 172 stones (caught on the final day!)
  • Hydraken – 138 stones
  • Percie D’Ni – 137 stones
  • Tamasso D’Napoli – 103 stones

Happy New Year Sonoma!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe New Year’s eve. It has been a pleasure getting to know you all, and I look forward to hosting a fun and exciting year of events in 2017!

January schedule will be posted tomorrow. Until then, don’t forget about The Inquisitor’s New Year’s Resolution event on Wednesday 1/4 @ 7pm PST.

P.S. don’t forget to turn in your largest Giant Koi to the reward hall mailbox by midnight (PST) tonight!

12/11 Governors Meeting Moved from 7pm to 8pm PST

Hi friends,

I’m moving the governors meeting from 7pm to 8pm PST on Sunday, 12/11. I know this is late for EC players, but I rather move it up an hour than move the date, as two governors already said they aren’t able to make it on the 11th.

Ping me at emChimaera@gmail.com if governors prefer a different time/date.

December Event Schedule!

Hello friends,

So the month of November went by quickly. I hope you had some fun. Originally, I was planning to test a few event arcs out, but the screenwriter in me gravitated towards the alchemy arc and away we went! The dungeon crawl was also a success, so that will be added to our monthly lineup. Town holiday decoration is well underway. If you want something specific decorated in a town hosting the month-long Artisan Festival, please shoot me a note. There are a few more towns to decorate today and tomorrow. And speaking of the artisan festival, I’ve spotted an elf in Britain! screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-3-04-21-pm

Now on to December! I have a few events lined up to keep you on your feet. Here’s a preliminary list (all in PST):

  • All month: Fishing Challenge: Giant Koi chosen by Lord Shadow Walker!
  • Wednesday, 12/7 @ 7pm: Alchemical Energy Part II: Radiation
  • Sunday, 12/11 @ 7pm: Governors Meeting
  • Thursday, 12/15 @ 6pm: Town Hall
  • Thursday, 12/15 @ 7pm: Paragon Dungeon Crawl
  • Thursday, 12/22 @ 7pm: Lights and Reindeer

Adjustments to this post don’t appear on external forums once posted, so please refer to this site, the Sonoma town criers, or the events calendar for up-to-date changes.

Happy holidays!

Nov Fishing Challenge Winner: Lord Shadow Walker!

Lord Shadow Walker narrowly won November’s fishing challenge (by one stone!) with a Fire Fish weighing in at a whopping 181 stones! Congratulations to our winner. Your Fire Fish colored plaque will be displayed in the reward hall for all to see!

Lord Shadow Walker also earns the privilege of choosing December’s fish! Please email me, drop a book in the reward hall mailbox, or ping me when I’m in-game by December 5th to let me know your choice for December.  Here is a link to available rare fish choices.

Thanks to all that participated!  Honorable mentions:

  • Totomomo – 180 stones
  • Karn – 167 stones
  • Tomasso D’Napoli – 159 stones
  • Princess – 146 stones

Town Holiday Deco Extended Through 12/02!

Hello friends!

In addition to Sunday’s kick-off to town holiday deco, we will be decorating nightly from Tuesday 11/29 through Friday 12/02.  This gives us more time to dedicate to each town and allow the citizens of specific towns to have input as we move along.  Though we will revisit towns for finishing touches on Friday, here is our tentative order:

  • Sunday 11/26: Deco kick-off in Britain (display of available deco, so citizens can make design requests)
  • Monday 11/27: No deco (EM traveling)
  • Tuesday 11/29:
    • Britain – East Britain Park
    • Jhelom – East of The Pearl of Jhelom
    • Minoc – West of The Matewan
  • Wednesday 11/30:
    • Moonglow – East of the Scholar’s Goods
    • **Alchemy Event @ 7pm PST**
  • Thursday 12/01:
    • New Magincia – The Gazebo
    • Skara Brae – South of the Healer of Skara Brae
    • Trinsic – The Park
  • Friday 12/02:
    • Vesper – East of the Fisherman’s Guild
    • Yew – East of the Yew Healer

Gates to wherever we are decorating will be provided in Luna.  I may set some stuff up early as there is A LOT of deco at our disposal.

This will not impact the alchemy event on Wednesday, 11/30 @ 7pm PST.