Feast of Chimeron XXVII

May 04, 2019

Site was Camp Joslin - Charlton, MA.

Event Holder was Elyse Donnelly.

Feastocrat was Melissa Metzger.

Event Description
Pre registration will end at 9 pm today, 5/3/19. If you are planning to attend tomorrow, have yet to register, and would like to save $5,then please register via realmsnet before 9pm


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The Kingdom of Chimeron is proud to announce and welcome all to its 27th annual celebration of Feast of Chimeron! 
 
Sir Lord Advisor Aymisara Cursoraventis Filiamterrae, Guildmistress of the Order of the Spoon, is preparing to dazzle and delight your senses with tasty concoctions from the kitchen.

In addition to an abundance of deliciousness, we are also preparing numerous activities and competitions, some of which are detailed below:

- Rhiassan Cub Care
- The Chimeron Shop, operated by Realms Outfitters
- The Royal Chimeron Casino
- Tinkering with the portal to Gi
- Game Design Contest
- Council of War
- Bardic Competition 
- Garb Competition
- Highbridge Classes
	-Class Descriptions 
- Royal Court

We look forward to having you with us at Feast of Chimeron XXVII! If you have any questions or concerns leading up to the event, you are welcome to contact Lady Indana ((OOC: Elyse Donnelly)).

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As is suggested by the name, much food will be present.  The day will begin with light appetizers and lead into a several course family-style meal. 

Guests are encouraged to bring their own feast gear, but goblin gear will be available for newer or forgetful adventurers. 

To ensure a full experience, kindly register all dietary restrictions with Mistress Aymise by April 20th. Dietary restrictions submitted after that day will be accommodated as able, but will not be guaranteed food at every course.

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Rhiassan Cub Care will be running activities throughout the day to help aid in the entertainment of all of the little ones attending the event. 

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The Chimeron Shop, operated by Realms Outfitters, will be available to satisfy all your pocket-hole burning needs! Lady Kyomi will have something for everyone, with wares ranging from questing gear and Animal Companions to magical potions and fine clothing! The Chimeron Shop accepts Chimeronian and internationally-backed currencies, lines of credit with Master Card or Lady Visa, and that funny green money that people sometimes have floating around. Realms-backed profits will be used to support Chimeron's efforts on the Western Flank, with other profits being used to maintain and expand the Shop's future offerings.

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Gamblers Rejoice,

The Chimeron Casino Royale will be running during the day with a selection of table games for your amusement.  In addition, a Stacked Deck Tournament will be running between 1pm and 4pm. 

Normal Stacked Deck blind structure will be used, with rebuys rules determined by players at the start of the tournaments. Buy in is 25 gold. The Casino and Realms Outfitters are donating 250 gold toward the final prize money

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With work left undone in the Portal to Gi, Rel has devised a way to bring some part of the portal to us!  Small groups will have time throughout the day to explore and unravel one of the portal's mysterious quadrants.

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Table Game Design Contest

The hosts of Feast of Chimeron XXVII are excited to announce a the return of the Table Game Design Contest! Please note that we’ve made a few changes to the rules this year.

Entries shall be prepared ahead of time and submitted upon arrival at the feast hall. Throughout the day, all feast-goers will have the opportunity to play and score the entries on a five-point scale in the following categories: Originality, Aesthetics, and Execution. The entry with the highest average score in each category will be declared the winner! Honorable mentions will be awarded in each category to the entry with the highest average score in that category.

Additionally, we challenge the design teams to draw inspiration from a common theme. The theme for this year is Growth. The world around us is full of growth. The green canopies of a forest. Fields of crops dancing in the wind. The raising of a family. The expanding borders of a town. The process of overcoming our personal challenges. How will your game embody Growth?

For more details and official rules, go here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sf5xCyRDNRI3T89zQF1KqAxkD4mJShAwadioEfzVlTM/edit?usp=sharing

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Council of War

With the Risen Kingdom driven from our world and the portal to their home plane firmly under our control, the time has come to plan our next moves against the Fallen King and his forces. Captain Orion will be convening a Council of War during the feast, and all who wish to participate are welcome to do so. To avoid conflicting with the various other activities which will be happening throughout the day, the exact time and location of the Council will be announced day-of.

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Bards of the Realms,

Forget the competition. Forget the Title. To better recognize your effort and talent, starting this year we will have something bigger and better in store for you!

Everyone who performs at this year's Feast of Chimeron's Bardic Exhibition (in any bardic discipline) will be rewarded with a sash and the very first of our new yearly Bardic Badges, each unique and obtainable by performing at our annual Feast of Chimeron. Only those performing at this year's feast will be gifted the hand-made beauties that are this year's inaugural sash! Plain sashes will be given to those who first demonstrate their art at future Feasts of Chimeron.

Please contact Cressida (lilgeek@comcast.net) if you intend to perform; this will help us ensure we have enough sashes for all of our wonderful bards!

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Fanciest of ladies and finest of gentlemen,

Are you looking for the opportunity to strut your stuff? This year, Chimeron will be hosting a garb competition to celebrate not only the finest and fairest of us all, but also adventurers just starting out down the path of fashion. The competition will consist of three categories: found item outfits, repurposed pieces, and pattern-based creations. More details on the rules will soon be announced .

To peruse the rules, please follow the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zYQMy4TRqOYAiyZg_s_J2RamCBPfH56V71k9Gy2cOFY/edit?usp=sharing

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Highbridge Classes

Highbridge University will be sponsoring a few instructors to run Correspondence Courses at this year's Feast of Chimeron! Attendees of the Feast will be able to sign up for courses day of, on a first come, first served basis. 

Instructors may submit complete course proposals through 4/20/19 to Lady Indana Ward ((OOC: Elyse Donnelly)). Once the course list has settled, it will be announced to the public with any further requisite details.


At this time, the following courses have been confirmed:

Game Theory 202: Tournament Poker
Armorcrafting 101: Bracers 
So You Want To Be A Herald
WISDOM 122: Questing Skills - Beyond Spells and Sword
WISDOM 105: Rune Solving
A History of Vandor

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Game Theory 202: Tournament Poker – Earning gold by making the prize pool. 
Taught by: Tao Ya Kang 
Number of students: 1-10 
Number of sessions: 1
Length of session: 1 hour 
Scheduled: Noon to 1 pm 

You know how to play poker, but you never seem to cash in the tournaments, time to change a few small things about your tournament game. No prerequisites but general knowledge of poker (hold em) is necessary.



Armorcrafting 101: Bracers
Taught by: Druid King Hygar of Voraniss
Number of student: 4 to 6 (may add additional spots depending on demand, sign up ASAP!)
Number of sessions: 1
Length of Session: 2 hours
Scheduled: 4 pm to 6 pm 

Recommended for adventurers new to leatherworking or those who want to sharpen their skills.

Description of the class: This hands-on class will walk students through the process for crafting a set of bracers for themselves, delving into a range of topics from design to cutting to molding and assembling. Additional content will include edging, tooling, and decorative options to turn your armor from functional to fierce! We will not likely have time to cover dyeing or painting, but students should leave the class with a pair of bracers ready to turn aside blades. 

Note: There will be an associated material cost to this class, likely $10 to $20 depending on design and hardware chosen.


A History of Vandor:
Taught by: Avendar 
Length of Session: 30 Minutes 
Scheduled: 4 pm to 4:30 pm 

The history and church of Vandor,  god of protection and vengeance. The class will cover cover the history, tenets, and church structure. 


So You Want To Be A Herald:
Taught by: Dame Phee
Class Type: Lecture with Practical Applications.
Preferred Class Size: 2-5
Scheduled: 2 pm to 3 pm 

It takes a lot of guts to be a hero, but public speaking can still be a daunting challenge for even the most grizzled adventurer! Whether you're a seasoned herald or a new group wanting to know just why any nation would need one, this is a class for you. Dame Phoenix Rose, Court Herald of Chimeron, will walk you through tips, tricks, and just how to get that proper crowd-grabbing opening call. Notebooks are suggested!



WISDOM 122: Questing Skills - Beyond Spells and Swords
Taught by: Kovaks
Number of Students: 1 to 12
Number of Sessions: 1 to 2
Length of Session: 1 hour
Scheduled: 1 pm to 2 pm 

Longest running class at Highbridge!
There's a lot that goes on during a quest. Not everyone can be on (or healing) the front line all the time. This class will discuss aspects of questing other than combat and magic, and will teach skills that anyone can use to assist on a quest. This class will take the form of a discussion seminar with some hands-on components. All are welcome. No prerequisites.


WISDOM 105: Rune Solving
Taught by: Kovaks
Number of Students: 1 to 10
Number of Sessions: 1 to 2
Length of Session: 1 hour
Scheduled: 3pm to 4 pm 

Runes are one of the most common style of puzzles you are likely to encounter when adventuring. Learn how to approach and solve rune encryption puzzles, from the easiest to the hardest in Realms history.

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Royal Court
As usual, King Alexander Cecil will hold Court after most of the day's festivities, to be followed by the dessert course and final opportunities to celebrate and socialize for the evening.
Event Wrap-up
Feast of Chimeron XXVII has successfully come and gone. As always, this event was only possible because so many people came together to help.

First, I would like to thank all of the players who came out to the event yesterday and engaged in the provided content, including submitting entries to the garb competition, to the game competition and by providing bardics for our entertainment. 

I’d like to thank Melissa M. for planning and executing an amazing feast. Thank you to  Kelsey, Ken, Jerry, Hannah, Athena, Rose, Katrina, Megan, Crystal and Mike for helping prepare and serve the food. A big thank you to Ken, Athena, Eric, Ted, Rose, Pat and  Mike for tirelessly washing dishes all day.

Thank you to the people who provided entertainment at the event. Thank you to Aaron M. for running his Gi Portal Mod, to Steven M. for running his Gaia Quest as well as managing the Chimeron Casino. Thank you to Maryanne, Mikey and Pat for NPCing for Steven. Thank you to Becky and Katrina for dealing at the casino. Thank you to Jennifer G. for keeping the hord of little one's entertained with Rhiassan Cub Care. Thank you to Kim for running the garb competition, and to Ryan for running the game design competition, as well as organizing the War Council. Thank you to Crystal for spearheading the Bardics. Thank you to Tao for running a Stacked Deck Tournament. Thank you to Megan M. and Arthur G. for bringing their shops.

In addition to those content providers, I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered to run a Highbridge Correspondence Course. Thank you to Tao for running Game Theory 202, Becky for running Rune Solving and Questing Skills, to Phee for running So you want to be a Herald, to Tom for running A History of Vandor, and to Derek for running Armor Crafting 101: Bracers

Thank you so much to Aaron for coordinating the cleanup after the event, to Nick and Alyssa for powering through a heap of dishes at the end and to Pat, Eric, Kelsey, Mike, Athena, Ryan, Crystal and Christie for staying to the very end of cleanup. 

To anyone I missed, I’m sincerely sorry, but thank you so much for your help and contribution!

And finally, thank you to Chimeron as a whole, who without your help this event would not have happened.

Until Next Year!


Elyse
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