Rhiassa Presents: Echoes of Ragnarok IV Mane

December 08, 2018

Site was UCONN - Hicks Arena - Storrs, CT.

Event Holder was Alexander Groom.

Event Description
Greetings Heroes of the Realms,

As I told you this past Summer, where you lead, I and my people are willing to follow. It is hard for me to believe that this doomed world can be saved, but the wisdom and the might that you have demonstrated to us these past years is more than enough for us to put our faith in. So as you chart the course ahead my Jomsvikings and I will be your servants and your allies.

In the aftermath of Sigurd's Tomb being opened and the remaining essence of the All Father being refined in his blade, you spoke to me of the desire to reach Asgard and learn for yourselves what the state of that place, and the gods, might be. Try as we might, however, we still cannot divine a way that makes travel through Yggdrissal possible so that you might reach the world of the Aesir through normal means. Fortunately we did find another method that might yield the same results, though certainly not immediate ones.

There was once another route that could be used to access Asgard, The Path of Sol and Mane. In days past this was the remnant of the trail that the Moon and Sun would use to trace their path across the sky, and since they, if only briefly, touched their chariots on the firmament of Midgard, that path might be able to be used once again for you to reach your destination.

When Raganarok begun, however, as was foretold, Sol and Mane both became afixed in the sky and have yet to move in these intervening years. Yet if they were to once again resume their travels through the heavens we believe the route they blaze would become traversable to all of you, and a way to Asgard could be revealed.

Our immediate goal, therefore, must be to reach first the Moon and once there determine what must be done to inspire its movement. I cannot begin to imagine what might be found there or even why it is the onset of Ragnarok caused Mane and Sol to stop in the first place, but I remain confident that these are puzzles you can solve. As for reaching the Moon in the first place, there at least I can offer some aid.

Legend tells that the High Elves of Alvheim once had longboats that could traverse the skies, held aloft by magics or methods that us mortals lack. We were able to arrange, however, a meeting between you and elders of the Elven clans that could be inspired to lend you their power. Making best use of that opportunity is in your hands.

I will meet you all at the footing of the Vanfrost late this autumn. As always, I pray for your success.

Strength and honor,

Ulric of the Jomsvikings
Event Wrap-up
Hello all,

We would like to beg your indulgence for a moment as we extend thanks to the many people who made Echoes of Ragnarok IV: Mane a success.

First to the many Rhiassans who come together to plan and to prepare, who build and paint and and cut and sew for hours upon hours to help bring our vision to life. Who take leading roles during the event itself, dedicate hours to set up and clean up, marshal important roles, and work tirelessly as NPCs. Thank you for always helping realize the vision that we set before us when we create an event and for continuing to believe in what we do enough that you're willing to sacrifice to bring it to fruition. So thank you Alexander Groom, Ben Hamilton, Katie Cannamela, Katie Skeggs, Cory Roy, Siona Gouthro, and Laura Bushaw

Next to the stalwart allies who continuously answer our calls for aid, without whom we simply wouldn't have the muscle or manpower to execute our events to our satisfaction. For showing up to fight all day thank you to Tom Gallagher and also thank you for making all of those amazing shields. To Nataliya Kostenko thank you for your tireless combat strength and also for making the plant sprouts for the floatstone garden. To Crystal Lack for continuous setup help all day long. To Tucker Noyes, and Alyssa Lee, and Nick Quadrini, and John Berinni for your fighting and marshaling experience and expertise.

Finally we want to thank all our amazing, unflappable, energetic, and enthusiastic players. Time and time again you show up to our door ready to experience what our many months of planning and building have wrought. This event was, in many ways, the most daring departure from a traditional dungeon crawl that we have ever attempted. It certainly involved the most ambitious props and puzzles that we ever dared to dream of. Without players who are always willing to trust our vision, enjoy our story, and engage in our mechanics, I can’t imagine an event like this one would have any chance of being successful. You all made this event because you showed up ready and unconditionally willing to help tell the tale of Echoes of Ragnarok.

If you enjoyed your time at the event, or if you have any comments of any kind, we would love to hear about it through an event review on RealmsNet. We consider each review, no matter the feedback, as a personal thank you for the effort we put forth on your behalf.

Thank you again. We’ll see you at the next installment of Echoes of Ragnarok.

Best,

Jason, Jennifer, and Leilani
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