The Winds of Dawn hosted our fourth Newbielympics between Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, October 1st, 2006. Thanks to all the folks who participated and volunteered and contributed prizes!
Who Was Eligible To Participate:
All official Newbielympics events were limited to folks below Lord/Lady level (around 550 ranks). Some parts of events were limited to below Master/Mistress level (around 200 ranks)- any events of this type were be labeled as such. Every exile who participated in an event qualified for a special drawing held at the closing ceremonies for additional prizes.
We'd like to give thanks to the Falken Goodbye Fund for generous prize donations.
All events took place between Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, October 1st, 2006.
|Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 12:00 PM PDT
||Newbielympics Opening Ceremonies - There will be music, food, drinks and an overview of the events planned for the Newbielympics. Exiles of all levels welcome to come.
|Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 01:00 PM PDT
||Marathon item hunt (lasts 24 hours)
||Serius came in 1st and won a set of antlers, BlackHand came in 2nd and won 2000c, 3rd was Illora Mone, 4th was Mars, 5th was Gremlins, 6th was Lysander
|Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 03:00 PM PDT
||Group 1 (Lysander, Gremlins, Serius, Retolyk) came in the lead. Group 2 was Illora Mone, BlackHand, Mars and Namariel
|Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 03:00 PM PDT
||Indoor Pushball - Uses the Indoor Pushball field in the playground with one side wearing red and the other side wearing blue. The team with the most scores in 15 minutes wins. All participants get a jersey.
||Red Team (Team Awesome Superness): Eve, Emetia, Downyfoot, BlackHand,
Blue Team (Team Potato): Gremlins, Aviator, Serius, Miug, Red team won and received a jersey and 300c worth of shoes apiece, Blue team received a jersey and 150c worth of shoes apiece. In the Super Duper Round Red won and the team received the following:
Eve- Chocolate Bar,
Emetia- Red Healing Salve,
BlackHand- Lime Green shirt. The blue team received 50c apiece
|Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 05:00 PM PDT
||Boat Race - There are two variations to this contest, depending on how many show up. One way is to have the newbies go around the ocean with helpers acting as guideposts to make sure no one tries to sneak around. The other is to use the river up in the north beach and have each person go one at a time. In both cases the fastest person wins.
||Participants: Aviator 3, Serius 2 , Ilora Mone 4, Gremlins 5, Etesu 1 - 1st prize: Fishing Pole, Fishing Cooler, small box of chocolates, lunch,
2nd prize: Fishing Pole,
Everyone Else: 50c
|Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 06:30 PM PDT
||Protect the Mystic
|Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 11:00 AM PDT
||Cear'vae contest: Each participant will receive a bottle and will have to run the Cear'vae contest. Cear'vae is collecting data on how different types of creatures react to certain substances. He need each participant to find as many different types of creatures as possible in 120 minutes (ooc: ±30 minutes). Each participant must hold up the sample to each creature and observe its reaction.
||3 BlackHand: 27 / Sunstone,
6 Downyfoot: 10 / Box of Doughnuts,
1 Sss-Thsss: 29 / Bronze Helmet,
7 Lysander: 9 / Blue Paint,
5 Mars: 12 / Cask of Beer,
4 Aviator: 18 / Rockodile Armor,
2 Gremlins: 28 / Rockodile Armor. Everyone also received 200c each
|Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 05:00 PM PDT
||Clue Hunt - At the start, a clue is given that leads to a location. The newbies make their way to that spot where an assistant gives them another clue that leads to a seperate location. You have to make your way to the finishing location as soon as you can to win.
||1st prize: Aviator Parachute,
2nd prize: Sss-Thsss Short Sword,
3rd prize: Emetia Pouch of Die, Bouquet of Flowers,
Everyone also received 100c for participating
|Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 05:00 PM PDT
||Foot Race - The foot race takes place in the playgrounds pushball area. The newbies are paired up and they race each other until half of them are eliminated. Then they are paired again and go through another round until half are elminated. This continues until only two are left and a final race is played for the winner.
||Participants: Mars, Kaela, Illora Mone, Serius, Gremlins, Miug, Asenath, Emetia, Freckles, Aviator -
1st prize: Emetia parachute,
2nd prize: Gremlins brewing bag,
3rd prize: Emetia blue paint,
4th prize: Serius mistletoe,
5th prize: Gremlins Sewing kit bag,
150c to all participants
|Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 05:00 PM PDT
||Drink & Fall - In this event, casks of fresh Dwarven beer are set down in Bard's Field. Each newbie will have to fall as many times as they can until all the casks are emptied. When they fall, a healer will raise them to full before the newbie can start drinking again.
||Particpants: Namariel, Figwit, Gremlins, BlackHand, Serius, Aviator, Illora Mone, Kaela, Mars, Sin, Emetia
Awards: Serius: 3 400c,
BlackHand: 2 250c,
Namariel: 1 150c,
Illora Mone: 1 150c,
Figwit: 1 150c,
Mars: 1 150c,
Sin: 1 150c,
Gremlins: 0 100c,
Kaela: 0 100c,
Emetia: 0 100c
|Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 12:00 PM PDT
||Falling contest: There will be 2 categories for the contest: the new exiles (still not Mistress/Master) and those with Mistress/Master title. Every contestant will ("lock") share with Farhope (or with someone helping her but all with one person), she will say the name of a critter for the new exiles and another for the Mistress/Master. At this moment, the contestants have to rush to find this critter and to fall to it. First winning 10 points, 2nd winning 9 points, ..., 10th winning 1 point (in each category). Healers will go to heal everyone. Everyone meet her back in south town. There will be 3 rounds, each time with another critter. Exile with most points wins the contest in each category.
||Exiles: Etesu (28 pts), Illora (27), and Lysander (26), Masters: Serius (30), BlackHand (26), Gremlins (25). All participants received 200c as well as other prizes - Gremlins and Lysander received bottle of light green paint, Serius received a bronze shield, BlackHand received a cask of honey ale, Illora Mone received a dagger, and Etesu received rockodile breastplate armor
|Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 02:00 PM PDT
||Mystic Push - In the Mystic Push, the newbies divide into two teams and are given a mystic. They then go to the west beach and their mystic falls. The goal of each team is to push their mystic east past the goal line before the other team does. The teams can push and pull the other team and their mystic to slow them down in addition to pushing and pulling their own mystic. The first mystic past the goal line wins!
||Group 1 (Himitsu): Serius, Caesia, Hoover, Namariel,
Group 2 (MaryJane): Illora Mone, Lysander, Gremlins, BlackHand,
Group 2 won and received 300c each, Group 1 received 150c each
|Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 10:30 AM PDT
||Hide and Seek - There will be 7 hiders who will go and hide somewhere in the farms or town area (underground is not included). Then all contestants will search for the hiders. The contestant who finds the most hiders wins (there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize). In the case of tie there will be multiple rounds of hiding and seeking until a clear winner is chosen.
||Emetia and Etesu came in 1st and won a chain each. Serius and Aviator came in 2nd and won a sungem each. Lysander, Mars, Kalypso and Illora Mone all received 50c for participating
|Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 12:00 PM PDT
||Trivia Contest - How well do you know Puddleby? The people who live here, where each store is in town, the landmarks that everyone should know. The trivia contest will test your knowledge so if you pay attention you'll do well.
||Janten came in first and received 1000c, Emetia came in second and received 500c, Anselm II came in 3rd and received a sunstone. Mars, Zipper, Kalypso, Etesu and Aviator also participated and received 100c each.
|Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 07:00 PM PDT
|Sun, Oct 1, 2006 at 11:00 AM PDT
||Marathon Foot Race - Contestants will race a long cross-country course beginning at the stage in Bard's Field, heading south to town center, due east to the far border of East Forest, north to the northeast corner of East Forest, and then back. Pathfinding is not allowed. A visionstone of the course can be found here. Prizes TBA.
||Emetia came in 1st and won 750c, Sss-Thss came in 2nd and won 350, Serius came in 3rd and won 200c
|Sun, Oct 1, 2006 at 12:00 PM PDT
||Newbielympics Closing Ceremonies - There will be music, food, drinks and an overview of the winners of the Newbielympics events and announcement of the winners of the Newbielympics drawing for all event participants. Exiles of all levels welcome.