RealmsCraft Questing 3 On Squarer Tides

February 06, 2021 (An unofficial virtual Realms Event)

Event Description
#### IC:
Hello, Realms adventurers!
Many of you may recall the mysterious lairs full of undead discovered under Chimeron last August. The Militia has evidence suggesting the culprit fled to uncharted islands off the southern coast of the Realms.

This is off the beaten path for most adventurers, so I have secured passage for 3 parties of up to 8 adventurers to explore different areas of the island group in exchange for assistance with a minor task at each destination. One party will join an explorer who is hunting for a lost artifact in the ocean, another will help the local trade merchants' guild investigate a disruption to trade from a nearby island colony, and the third party will venture out to an island that isn't known to be inhabited on behalf of a group of settlers looking for a new home.

All three parties will set sail on February 6th. If you're interested in joining any of these expeditions, please inform me of your intent before the end of January. We'll want to sort out who among you are joining each expedition in advance. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

Sir Saka Keeneye
Warlord of Chimeron


#### OOC:
Everyone who wants to play needs to fill out this short form to register:

You can join the RealmsCraft Discord server with this URL:

For those who haven't played at a prior RealmsCraft quest, our goal is for first-time players and Minecraft veterans alike to have a fun time playing through the quest! This is a free, virtual, unofficial Realms event using the Java version of Minecraft, and Discord for voice chat. We have 3 loaner accounts for folks who don't have a copy of the game yet! While there is no event fee, you will need access to a computer to play.

We've built an IC Realms quest for 6-8 players at a time, and we've also designed classes of custom PC and NPC abilities to bring Minecraft gameplay a little closer to the Realms' system. We'll open the server in advance so you can set up your character, test out controls, try the custom Realms player abilities, fight some basic monsters (or each other) in the practice arena, and run through the tutorial we've set up for folks who are new to Minecraft.

This quest should take about an hour and a half to complete, but that is likely to vary with your party's size and experience with Realms quests and playing games like Minecraft. You'll have a maximum of two hours, beginning at your designated start time.


| Registered Characters        | Quest Time   |
| ---------------------------- | ------------ |
|1. Griffin                    | 3pm |
|2. Vee                        | 6pm |
|3. Viktor or alt              | 3pm |
|4. Rita Thunderwalker         | 12pm |
|5. Vanduke                    | 3pm |
|6. Larry Saurus               | 6pm |
|7. King Alexander Cecil       | 6pm |
|8. Rox Foulpuke               | 6pm |
|9. Anton                      | 3pm |
|10. Alias                     | 3pm |
|11. Sir Dagger of Blackwood   | 6pm |
|12. Kovaks                    | 3pm |
|13. Bright                    | 6pm |
|14. David the Red             | 3pm |
|15. Stahl                     | 12pm |
|16. Rowan                     | 12pm |
|17. Gordon Lightfoot          | 12pm |
|18. Cc Lightfoot              | 12pm |
|19. Grindin Starbrook         | 12pm |
|20. Skade                     | 12pm |
|21. Loken                     | 12pm |
|22. Bogen                     | 3pm  |
|23. Rosetta                   | 6pm |
|24. Allister the Red          | 6pm |

#### Questing Parties:

##### 12pm-2pm:
Rita, Stahl, Rowan, Gordon, Cc, Grindin, Skade, Loken
##### 3pm-5pm:
Griffin, Viktor/Alt, Vanduke, Anton, Alias, Kovaks, David, Bogen
##### 6pm-8pm:
Vee, Dagger, Cecil, Bright, Larry, Rox, Rosetta, Allister

Each of the three quests will emphasize different components of the traditional questing experience. Registered players can access special channels on the RealmsCraft Discord server to start deciding together which party is going on each expedition.

Players may be able to join additional quests if there are spots remaining 24 hours prior to the event. Details will be handled on the RealmsCraft Discord server.
Event Wrap-up
Hello, fellow Realm adventurers! As many of you likely know, the RealmsCraft Questing team (now 5 people!) ran our third virtual event, "On Squarer Tides" this past Saturday. This time around, we built three separate 2+ hour quests in vanilla Minecraft with lots of custom effects, abilities, puzzles, environments, enemies, NPCs, and unique encounter mechanics.

This was the second installment in a plotline investigating and shutting down the nefarious deeds of a mysteriously powerful necromancer. This time the trail led to several out-of-the-way islands off the southern coast of the Realms. Altogether, the three 8-person crews were successful in helping the folks who gave them passage among the islands, killing two of the necromancer's cronies, destroying some sort of phylactery-type object, and retrieving different map fragments that we hope will lead the investigation closer to the necromancer's base of operations!

This event was a fun challenge for us to create, and we hope those of you who played enjoyed facing the gauntlets we threw down! Our goal for each of the three quests was to emphasize a different aspect of the classic Realms formula: puzzles, combat, and role-playing and we'd love to hear what folks liked and disliked about that approach or any other parts of the event. Please fill out our short-ish post-event survey available at 

We're looking forward to running at least one more event in this series, and hope to "see" you there!
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