Sunday, 30 August 2015

Blaugust Day 30 - Chickengard!

To end 'The Month a' the Chicken', a series of Chicken themed events on Landroval, our Kinship The Courserrim hosted a chicken race from Sandson's Farm to Isengard, this race has become known as Chickengard. Here's what our Kin leader Bredhe had to say prior to the event.

The Remediators entertaining at Sandson's Farm

A Race to Isengard
for Truly Plucky Chickens!

2:30 pm to 5 pm servertime
Sunday, August 30, 2015

For all Plucky Chickens!

Hosted by Courserrim & Friends
Welcoming music by the Remediators

Meet at Sandson’s Farm, The Shire, Landroval
Race Start Time: 3:00 pm
Finish Line: The first step to the entrance of the Tower of Orthanc

Which plucky Chicken will be the lucky one to reach the steps of the Tower of Orthanc first? That Chicken will win a fabulous prize of nine companions (a variety of cosmetic pets from Roving Threats, Osgiliath, Gondor, and festivals) because, of course, Chickens like to talk with other creatures!

Plucky Chickens should seek Helping Companions and Tenders to escort them on this perilous journey. Any route to Isengard may be taken. Any stratagems and other gimmicks employed by the Plucky Chicken and its friends may be used (including external communications, or other tricks to help navigate). Plucky Chickens should expect the way to be obstructed by great dangers. Watch out for frying pans.

Candidates for the Chickengard prize should begin gathering at Sandson’s Farm at 2:30 pm. Instructions will be reviewed at 2:45 pm. A roster of Plucky Chickens will be recorded, then session play should begin within 5 minutes of 3:00 pm. The race will begin promptly at 3:00 pm.  Straggling chickens may begin shortly after, with the hope of overtaking Chickens down the road, but please send a /tell to Bredhe to be added to the roster before entering session play.

It is recommended that you be at least eligible for Free Range, in order to get a maximum of 8 hours session play time. If you have not completed the regional quests, choose one of the two-hour quests, such as the Rivendell run.

Only one Plucky Chicken will win! 

Third Marshal Ashigaru Trecalia will serve as judge. The judge’s decision will be final. There will be no Court of Appeals. Once a chicken reaches the steps, the race is finished.

The race went well, although only two chickens took on the challenge, Rozalinde and Gloompeach, but a number of Kinmates and friends escorted, and even Warden Pinestro came to their aid at the gates of Orthanc to take down the Troll guards (which got me the title Gatecrasher!)

Both chickens finished the race, but Rozalinde clinched it by just 12 minutes! Truly Plucky Chickens!

Images Courtesy of  Bredhe Lillian

EDIT: Attendee Freemark has kindly posted a video of the Remediator's set for your enjoyment.

Video Courtesy of Timcoolish

This post is part of the Blaugust 2015 initiative. If you are interested in taking part, there's still time to catch up, all the information can be found by clicking the logo below.

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