Feast of the Leviathan XIX
The Blessings of Family
January 14, 2017
- Site opens at 11:00am and event begins at 12:00pm. Event ends at 9:00pm.
- JN Webster Boy Scout Camp - Ashford, CT.
- $25, Preregistration through RealmsNet before January 1st. $30 afterwards and at the door. Kids under 15, $15. Kids under 10, free.
Contact People / Event Holders:
Jason Rosa - Eventholder
2 Webber Rd
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
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Lani Grayson - Feastocrat
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Greetings, my friends,
The first snow of the season is falling as I pen this message, a
welcome reminder that the time for the Feast of the
Leviathan is fast upon us. As usual, the planning has begun in
earnest to welcome you all to Rhiassa and have you
partake of the hospitality we always seek to offer for this
I have celebrated Leviathan with all of you since I first arrived
in these Realms, and each passing year has brought
us new friends and new reasons to rejoice. Perhaps this has never
been so true, however, as for this coming year's
feast. Lady Areni and I will take the opportunity to formally
introduce our firstborn son to the Realms and bestow
upon him his name before our assembled friends and allies. It is
the happiest of occasions, and we sincerely
welcome all of you to help us elate in the newest addition to our
And it is in honor of family that we throw this year's Feast of
Leviathan, for there is little that can be regarded as so
essential in the world. In the traditions I was born to, Leviathan
is the time of year where we are asked to celebrate
with those who are most important to us and remember how vital
those bonds are. Something, sadly, we
sometimes forget to do. To honor these intentions, Sir Gwen will
be preparing an amazing array of dishes that are
meant to be eaten and shared together in kinship at your tables.
So as usual, when the new year arrives, plan to meet us in
Southland, Rhiassa. Come for games of strategy and
tournaments of skill. Come to peruse vendor's shops and to try
your luck at casino tables. Come to eat lovingly
prepared foods and raise your glasses high with one another. And,
please, come to help us celebrate the arrival of
our son, and the continued strength that can be recognized in all
of our families.
For, whether they be family born or family found, nothing in this
world can bring us greater joy.
Leviathan with you,
Lord Sir Aeston and Lady Dame Areni Stromgate
Please preregister any dietary restrictions that you have before 12/31. Otherwise we may not be able to cater to your needs.
Some important things to note:
1) Much like last year, we will be allowing nations to reserve
tables based on their expected seating needs. Each table has
sufficient seating for six. In order to reserve tables, we require
two paid per-registrations per table you would like to reserve as
well as a nation/group name to go with the reservation. Please
coordinate with your group and if you pre-reg with paypal, please
include the reservation info in your notes.
2) Servants: We are always in need of servants, both experienced
and new, to help the day run successfully. Servants get free entry
into the festivities and are also paid a wage in gold for their
day's work. Please respond individually if you would like to apply
3) Servant Competition: Last year we tried to reprise an old
Realms tradition of having the servants compete for your favor,
this year its back again. Each table will have a small bowl of red
gems at it. If you find your service to be exemplary throughout
the day, please, along with your customary tips, give one of the
red gems to your servant to increase their score in this
4) Feast Gear and Table Decor: Please plan to leave your feast
gear at home this year. We will be providing a fully decorated
banquet hall with place settings. Tables will already be decorated
with tablecloths and centerpieces but you are welcome to bring
your own decor as well.
5) Vendors: There is a great deal of room for vendors to set up
this year. All are welcome. Please send me a note expressing your
intent to come as well as an idea of the number of tables that you
will need. The Rhiassa Shop, the Gilded Lion, will be there with
our stock of Realms board games. Remember, at Feast of the
Leviathan, Wooden Scales are worth double at the Rhiassa Shop!
6) Carnival: The Gilded Lion Carnival will return this year with
its various games! One gold will get you three tokens to play
games with and tickets that you win can be cashed in for prizes or
for a raffle to win gold!
7) Table Games: To assist in the "family" atmosphere we are
focusing on this year, each dining table will have on it a couple
of family games that you are welcome to play with your friends and
nation members. A variety of small casual dice, card, and strategy
games will be there for you to enjoy at your leisure. Feel free to
trade with other tables, as well, so you can experience all of them.
8) Merchant Barons: Inspired by something we tried at Leviathan
over a decade ago, this year we are introducing a new game called
Merchant Barons of Rhiassa. In this persistent game participants
will each receive a bag of coins with unknown values. The goal is
to trade with other participants in a favorable way so as to end
up with the highest value in your bag at the end of the day. We'll
have enough for 50 people to play and we would love to fill
the game up to it's max!
9) Casino: Sir Tao has graciously agreed to set out the full
Blackwood Clontarf Casino once again this year, so come prepared
to gamble. Once again this year, this may be the largest casino
that has ever been set up in the Realms.
10) Combat Tournaments: Like last year, the Feast of the Leviathan
staff will be offering a small array of group combat tournaments
for those who feel like dusting off their armor a bit in the
11) Non-Combat Tournaments: As usual, we will have an extensive
set of puzzles that are sure to keep everyone busy and engaged
throughout the day. There will also be the familiar Leviathan
mainstays such as the bardic, riddle, and drawing tournaments and
a newbie trivia tournament as well. And that's not all. We will be
running a few board game tournaments including a new "giant"
version of an old favorite.
12) Adventurers Guild: The Adventurers Guild will be making an
appearance for a few hours this year, They will be offering a few
short quests which require the expertise of the Realms' finest
heroes, and of course they will pay well for those services.
13) Big Game Hunt: The Nation of Gau Dring will be back again this
year with a monster for you to fight! Wager your gold and your
lives as you engage in gladiatorial-style combat with some savage
beast in the Monster Hunt!
14) Heroes of the Western Flank: A couple years ago we began a
tradition of showing our appreciation to the members of the Realms
for their service to the community as NPCs. Once again this year
we will be asking those of you who have NPCd in the past year to
fill out a questionnaire, and as thanks, participate in a raffle
for a variety of prizes.
15) Children: Children are more than welcome at Feast of the
Leviathan. Any child 10 and under is admitted for free and
children 15 and under have a reduced admission of $15. There will
be a play area set up for young children, with foam flooring, in a
safe corner of the hall.
16) View Awards: Feast of the Leviathan is proud, as always, to
host the View awards! Please don't forget to vote at RealmsNET.
The view awards will happen near the end of the day right after
This is a dry site. No alcohol may be brought on site for any reason.
All real world laws are strictly enforced at this site and camp staff
will involve the authorities if necessary. No pets are allowed on site.