Friday Shard Hunt

May 28, 2014 By: Tamais Category: Lake Austin News

The city of Skara Brae would like to invite you to the first Friday Hunt.  The hunt is Friday, May 30th.  We will meet at the Shattered Skull, 8pm CST.  After all, hunts are better after a few drinks.  This week the hunt will be as many of the Mondain’s Legacy peerless.  We will begin with Mel.  The others depend on the keys we can get.  As the city trade deals are expensive (2 mil a week), it has been suggested that the gold from the hunts be donated to the different cities.  This week the gold would go to the City of Britain.

Governor Rowan of Skara Brae

(Player Event) Shard Public Auction

April 21, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News

On Saturday, 10th May at 3pm Eastern, the representatives of the King’s Council will be holding a shard public auction in order to give the people of Siege an opportunity to trade goods, promote shard interaction, and raise money for town treasuries. If successful, the event could become a biannual event at the start of each governorship term of office (or conceivably even twice per term). This thread is intended to give advance notice of the auction; further details and the official list of lots for sale will come in May.

Venue & auctioneer

The auction will take place at Gilfane Arena and I will be acting as auctioneer. Kattasrophe is working as chief assistant and will be organizing complementary activities.

Commission & donations

The auctioneer will levy a charge of 5% on all lots sold and the money so raised [the “Town Fund”] will be split equally between the seven towns involved (Jhelom, Minoc, Moonglow, New Magincia, Skara Brae, Trinsic, Vesper). If any member of the public wishes to contribute further, then they are welcome to make additional contributions in four possible ways:

a) By donating an item(s) entirely to the Town Fund, in which case 100% of the auction sale price will go into the fund.

b) By donating an item(s) to ONE particular town, in which case the remaining 95% of the sale price will go directly to the specified town.

c) By donating an item to York’s new player vendor subsidy program, in which case the remaining 95% of the sale price will go directly to this cause.

d) By donating a lump some of cash to the Town Fund or to specified town(s). This is no different than giving cash directly to the town heralds, except that your donation will appear in the official accounts and will therefore be recorded for posterity.

Reserve Price

Items submitted for sale may be assigned a minimum price that the seller is willing to accept, although items may be rejected if the auctioneer views the reserve as unreasonably high and unlikely to lead to a sale.

Advanced bids

To aid those unable to attend the live event or find a suitable proxy, the auctioneer will take private bids in advance of the sale. Further details on this service will be posted nearer the event.

Submitting items for sale

To raise interest and awareness for the auction, the public is encouraged to announce items for sale as soon as possible. However, as the auction house will not be taking receipt of goods until May, anything so announced/listed is not final and could be withdrawn by the seller.

To submit your items, PM me here. Be sure to include any reserve prices you wish to assign the goods, although these could be changed later. All items are presumed to be for the benefit of the seller unless otherwise stated. If you wish to donate the entire proceeds of an item to one of the causes (Town Fund, individual town, subsidy program), please clearly state this. Items donated to a cause will state the name of the donor unless anonymity is specifically requested. General items for sale will not list the name of the seller unless it is necessary to do so.

If you are intending to sell low-priced items, please try and group them together where possible. What constitutes a “low price” is unclear at this point. Once official submissions are taken in May, we should have a better idea of the amount of items that are likely to be for sale and what to set the minimum requirements at.

Official accounts

A record of sale prices and all monies raised will be published after the auction. The auctioneer will deposit the money raised for each town directly with the heralds in the presence of Kattasrophe and/or another creditable witness.

Confidentiality & liability

All reserve prices, advance bids and other privileged information from sellers will be kept in confidence by the auctioneer except in the event of a new auctioneer having to be appointed due to illness or force majeure.

Final responsibility for items being sold, monies raised thereon, and the conduct of the auction, lies with the auctioneer and not the members of the King’s Council.

If anyone can suggest an amusing name for this type of auction, “Townaid” or something, please do so.

Provisional Sale List (21st April) Shall be updated here weekly, but for a more updated list/more information please see items

Standard items (5% commission to Town Fund, remainder to seller)

120 mysticism scroll
120 focus scroll
120 taming scroll
120 throwing scroll
120 tactics scroll
120 veterinary scroll
120 parrying scroll
120 necromancy scroll
120 anatomy scroll
120 fencing scroll

25 stat scroll x 2
+5 Exodus stat scroll

Hygieia’s Amulet [replica] (+10% alchemy bonus)

Primeval Lich eight piece rack set
Primeval Lich executioner’s axe deed
Primeval Lich glowing red corp rune

Soulstone fragment token x2

Deed to a guildstone – NEWMAN PROVISIONERS [TNP]
Academic Bookcases x 2

Town Fund donations (100% of sale price to Town Fund)

120 magery scroll [donated by Gilfane treasury]

Ethereal Polar Bear (9th year Vet reward) [donated by Kelmo]

Rechargeable teleporter set [donated by Baby Doll]

Mailbox [donated by Sara Dale]
Holiday flowerpot [donated by Sara Dale]

Ladder deed [donated by Sara Dale]
Fountain of Life [donated by Sara Dale]

Anchor, Figurehead, Ship’s Bell of BMV Ararat [donated by Sara Dale]

Deed for 20k arrows [donated by Bucko]

Individual town donations (5% of sale price to Town Fund, remainder to specific town/cause)

120 ninjitsu scroll (Skara Brae) [donated by Gilfane treasury]

Ethereal Tiger (15th year Vet reward) (Trinsic) [donated by Kelmo]​

(RP) Skara’s Dark Event Story Line – Part 1

March 18, 2014 By: Flair Category: Siege Perilous News, Taverns & Tales

Taking Office is daunting and organizing the fiscal side of the town is by no means glamorous but nevertheless it must be done…Skara's Dark Event Story Line-1.png
It becomes quickly apparent that there is extra inventory in the town treasury.
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Off to the tailors….
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Such resistance isn’t uncommon…
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I know… sometimes the pay isn’t worth it….
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There is way more than I expected…
Skara's Dark Event Story Line-7.png It’s time to move these items….
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To be continued….

(Player Event) The Treats Of Halloween – Oct 27th, 9:00 EST

October 25, 2013 By: Flair Category: Atlantic News


It gives me great pleasure to announce…

The Treats of Halloween!
Due to take place immediately after the Kings Meeting this Sunday 27th,
which is scheduled to finish around 9pm EST.
As soon as the meeting closes, gates will be available from the bridge to King Blackthorn’s castle and will whisk adventurers away to the first of our three challenges…
A Mazzing Madness!
Makeila and the folks from [UWF] have constructed a torturous labyrinth for our enjoyment on this evening. Can you be the first to work your way through this maddening construction of horrifying hallways and devilish doors? You will only have a single hour to succeed, and in all honesty, we do not think anyone will be savvy enough to find the end of this baffling monstrosity.
Prizes (Sponsored by Skara Brae)
1st : A rare Mesanna Jack-o-lantern (black with yellow flame).
2nd : Three developer heads on spikes.
3rd : Three carvable pumpkins with kits.
+ Prizes for all who make it through within the hour time limit.
As one the very few to have seen this maze in advance, I can say with absolute certainty-
You do not want to miss this!
Once the initial hour at the maze is up, gates will transport the party on to…
The Jack Of Lanterns
As a special treat for our guests we have booked a visit from The Jack of Lanterns! A fabled and wealthy creature, The Jack only appears during the Halloween season. He will sail into Trinsic harbor, his boat loaded down with treasures won from many a rich and witless merchant. After securing his ship, he will issue a challenge to drunkards and dignitaries alike. Play him at his favorite game “Lanterns”. Wager if you please, or not if you don’t, it makes no difference to The Jack. He will play you for the fool you are, just the same.
Prizes (Sponsored by Trinsic and you!)
The prize pool will grow with every wager lost to The Jack, who will also lay down his own treasures each match. Should a worthy challenger best The Jack, as if anyone could, they may claim the fortune amassed upon his tables.
With random invasions terrorizing our cities, the Trinsic City Guard will be setting up a temporary safe zone to protect our guests enjoying this game on the docks. And while The Jack entertains, and if the streets are clear, everyone is invited to roam the city and participate in…
The Annual ARPC
Trick or Treat
The Atlantic Role Playing Community has selected Trinsic as the host for its annual Trick or Treat event. Throughout the western half of the city several buildings will be decorated in Halloween style, and manned by people carrying heavy sacks filled to the top with both treats, and tricks. Have a stroll around our beautiful sandstone streets, visit our many establishments, and fill your packs with all things naughty and nice!
Only Lady Luck can say.

Event guide books will be available at all locations, so be sure to grab yourself a copy early in the night.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

– Soar

Skara Brae Halloween Festival – Oct 26th 2013

October 10, 2013 By: Flair Category: Atlantic News

Saturday 26th October
From 9:00pm EST to Midnight!

Brought to you through cooperation between the Cities of…
Skara Brae & Trinsic!

All citizens of the realm are invited to join us for a night of spookiness, cookiness, and laughter!

The party will kick off at the Community Center at 9:00pm sharp and continue on through to midnight and beyond.

Gates will be available from 8:45 at Haven, West Britain Bank, and Luna.
Attractions of the night include…

Four Main Events!
Five Fun Booths!
A Fulltime Bar & Bistro!


  • A : The Community Center.
  • B : The Raffle Booth.
  • C : The Shattered Skull Tavern. (Puzzle Booth)
  • D : The Mages’ Menagerie (Fortunes Told)
  • E : Trick Or Treat!
  • F : Jack Of Lanterns Challenge.

Event Program
Festival Opening & Welcoming Speech.Time : 9:00
Place : Skara Brae Community Center

Join us as Governor Sage sets the night in motion at the Community Center. It’s the perfect place to get yourself orientated. Be sure to pick up an event program so you won’t miss the multitude of attractions around the city!

The Scarecrow Design Competition.Time : 9:30 – 9:50 (Set up period). 10:45 (Results)
Place : Scarecrow Manor & The Community Center (Gates between the two will be provided)
Requirements : Your own materials. Design must include a scarecrow, either deeded or hand-built.

Flex your interior deco muscles with this artictic challenge. All competitors will be given 20 miniutes and a 3×3 space in which they can build their orgianlly designed display. The scene can include anything you like but must be halloween themed and include a scarecrow. You can use a deeded scarecrow or design one by hand with any materials you wish. Entries will be judged by a panel of guest judges. Winners will be announced along with the results of Costume & Story Competition in the Community Center at around 10:45. Pre-registration is a good idea as new entries may not be accepted on the night if positions are full. Reply here to put your name down.

Prizes : T.B.A.

Costume Competition.Time : 10:00 – 11:00
Place : Community Center
Requirements : A self-designed costume.

Do you have a flair for putting together creepy outfits? Come strut your stuff and enter the Costume Competition! For a chance at winning one of the fantastic prizes all you need to do is take the stage in your original costume and tell our panel of guest judges a little bit about it. Again, pre-registration is the way to go as time is limited. Reply here with your name to register.

Prizes : T.B.A.

A Mazing Madness!Time : 11:00 – 11:59:59
Place : The Community Center
Requirements : Your feet. Your brain (optional).

Makeila and the folks from [UWF] have constructed a torturous labrynth for our enjoyment on this evening. Can you be the first to work your way through this maddening construction of horrifying hallways and devilish doors? You will not even have a full hour to succeed, and in all honesty, we don’t think anyone will be savy enough to find the end of this baffling beastie.

Prizes : T.B.A.

Midnight Rompus!Time : Midnight.
Place : The Community Center
Requirements : A combat ready character. (PvM)

With Soar working on this event, did you really expect to make it home without a fight? We close the night by sending our guests on a combat challenge usually reserved for a select few. No more shall be disclosed… *fade to creepy music*

Entertainment Booths*All booths are open throughout the entire event*

The Bar & BistroPlace : The Shattered Skull Tavern.

Need a moment to rest, or have a question about the festival? This is the place to go. All night long the Bar & Bistro will be serving food and drinks to honored guests. Sit for a while, have a drink, try a few brain-bending puzzles, or just chat with other faire goers. There is always an open seat and friendly smile waiting for you at the Tavern.

The Halloween RafflePlace : In front of the Community Center.

At some time during the evening, we recommend when you first arrive, head on over to the raffle booth and grab yourself a complimentary ticket. There are lots of prizes to be had, and drawings will be happening every hour! Tune into to the event chat channel for number announcements and winners. All tickets are valid for all draws.

Jack Of LanternsPlace : Skara Brae Docks

As a special treat for our guests we have booked a visit from The Jack Of Lanterns! A fabled and wealthy creature, Jack only appears during the Halloween season. He sails into port with his boat loaded down with treasures won from many a rich and witless merchant. Then he challenges the town citizens and dignitaries to a round of his favorite game “Lanterns”. Wagger if you please, or not if you don’t. It makes no difference to Jack. He’ll play you for the fool you are, just the same.

The Fortune TellerPlace : Mages’ Menagerie

Come and have your fortune read by by an expert in the unseen arts. Will your future be filled with love, fame, and riches? Will you be cast to the streets without a coin to your shamed and broken name? Or perhaps you would just like to know if you’ll even make it through the night? All will be revealed…

The Puzzling BoothPlace : The Shattered Skull Tavern

Get your puzzler over to this one if you are into challenges of the mind. Should you have the intellect and speed to solve the horrifically tricky puzzles before anyone else, you win the prize! A new puzzle will be handed out every 30 mintues, for a total of five conundrums spread over the entire evening. Medical attention will be on hand for those who cannot handle the pressure.

Trick Or Treat?Place : Front of Falconer’s Inn

Which will be it be? There is only one way to find out. Visit this booth located close to the docks and yell “Trick or treat!” to one of the stall keepers. Everyone comes away with something, but if it shall be naughty or nice, only Lady Luck can decide.

See You There!!