Feast of Blackwood 2022

September 23 - September 25, 2022

Site was Watutca Boy Scout Camp - Northwood, NH.

Event Holders were Matt Butler, Keith Cronyn, Benjamin Lacasse.

Event Description
People of the Realms, Our portal-bound neighbors in the land of Domai have been left reeling in the aftermath of last years’ happenings.  Hard times is a dangerous understatement, having watched our friends across the veil lose leaders, friends and some of the very balance that leads their way of life.  We here in the Kingdom of Blackwood, in an effort to aid the people and lands, have reached out to any willing to speak with us on their side. We’ve so far managed to arrange a meeting between the Realms and the people of Fall and Summer in hopes that they may guide us in the most effective ways to remedy their ailes.
	Since we as well as any know that the journey to the lands of Domai is one that is complicated and fickle, the Kingdom of Blackwood has decided that the time has come once again for us to celebrate all of our allies and hold Feast of Blackwood, Concord of the Warplands!  Join us in Acteon for food and great company, and allow the staff of Prince Saegan’s Castle Black Stag host and entertain you while you assist our dear friends in Domai. 
	As an extra draw in an important year,  Sir Pilpus and Sir Kara will be hosting a Bardic Tournament on Feast Sunday.  All Art is welcome and will be performed for the feast hall to watch before Court.  Thematically, we'd like to see artful celebrations of nature- but we're excited to spectate whatever you bring us!
In that same vein, Sir Tao will be hosting a poker tournament at Feast of Blackwood on Sunday. 50 gold buy-in, 6000 chips. There is one 50 gold rebuy when you are at 1000 chips or less in the first hour, or at the end of the first hour anyone who has not done a rebuy may do one add-on 50 gold for an additional 6000 chips. Rebuys will not be available after the first hour. When you first buy in, you will be given an opportunity to buy 1000 extra chips for 5 gold. This 5 gold will go directly to the dealer as a tip. standard blinds will be used. Tournament will last 3 hours and will start when we have 8 people signed up.
	For those interested in assisting the people of Domai in the lead up to the Feast, Blackwood and Domai have established the Concord of the Warplands, a network of scrying pools that will allow you to communicate with people from Domai as needed.  We encourage you to reach out to your friends there so that you can come as prepared as you can possibly be, come the meeting with Fall and Summer.
	We look forward to your company and assistance in these trying time and can’t wait to celebrate another year of kinship with you all.
Event Wrap-up
        As the last of the traveler's meander out of Castle Blackstag, an unseasonable Icy Chill besets the still green grass.  The full bellies and hearts of Blackwood and its compatriots will stave off the cold for tonight, but a year of hardship certainly lies ahead. The portals to Domai that once permeated all of the lands have sealed themselves shut, but the blistering cold serves is a sign that the fates of our planes are bound, and the faint but ever present maniacal laughter carried on the wind is a reminder of the great enemy who we must fell together. Corruption knows no rest, but united, we are ever vigilant.  Through even the harshest winters, together we shall prevail.
        The Feast of Blackwood Staff would like to extend its sincerest thank yous to everyone who helped make this weekend happen- NPCs, PCs and everyone behind the scene who poured their time, funds and effort into creating the climax of The 4 Kingdoms plot and the delicious feast that followed.  
        To our PCs: This year was a particularly difficult year for a wide variety of reasons, and seeing the community come together on an unfamiliar event site and breathe life into the labor of love that is this event is a joy we can hardly express in words.  Seeing your unique and nuanced interactions in the world we’ve aspired to lay at your feet never ceases to amaze us and this year was no different.  The absence of even 1 person in this year's adventuring party could’ve drastically impacted the outcome of the quests and seeing how you as a collective took our setting and made it a story is debt we can never repay.  Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to all of your future endeavors in the lands of Blackwood and Domai.
        To Our NPCs:  You are the bones and tendons that turn our pen and paper into a one of a kind experience.  We can’t thank you enough for donating your time and energy to making our vision reality and allowing us to share our stories with all our friends. This event was all hands on deck the whole way through and every single one of you delivered in spades which is something we as a staff recognize and are extremely grateful for.  We hope we get the chance to pay you the same kindness you’ve paid us in the future as we create more fun and engaging events!
        Last but not least, To Our Crew: Of all the roles this year, Crew was the most demanding.  From our Crafting Studio to the NPC Ops to our Kitchen staff, there wasn’t a single body that didn’t bring their absolute A-Game to make this event happen.  We quite literally spent every second of this weekend and the weeks/months prior, turning ink into experience in real time.  Despite the pressure you all excelled and because of your efforts, We as a community got to share Feast of Blackwood 2022 and enjoy it together.
        We hope that this event left you itching for more, because it certainly did for us and we look forward to delivering you more fun quests and food for as long as you’ll have us! Thank you again, and we’ll see you (hopefully) very soon!!
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