The Gilded Lion Summer Festival IV
Echoes of Ragnarok: Midgard
June 23, 2018
Event starts 12:00 PM, on Saturday June 23, 2018.
Event ends 9:00 PM, on Saturday June 23, 2018.
Place: West Stafford Fire Department Pavilion - Stafford Springs, CT.
Cost: $20 paid pre reg.
Lani Jones -- email@example.com
To the mighty warriors who triumphed over the Black Death,
Slowly, over the course of the last few years, it seems we have become aware of each
other's existence. I would like to take this opportunity, therefore, to introduce myself
formally and to be clear to you about my intentions and my place in the world.
My name is Thorafin, Jarl of the Western Peninsula of Midgard. It is my aim to prevent
From what I understand, you're aware of the story of our worlds. You know that the
invasion of the Black Death coincided with the onset of the sacred final battle. You
know that the battle ceased as the ichor spilled over the land and the denizens
of all the planes of Norlund turned their attention from the end of the world to fight this
enemy that would erase our very existence. Of course we lost much to that invasion,
and there is much rebuilding to do, but thanks to all of you we survived and something
of our civilization remains intact.
Ragnarok, as you know, was meant to be the sacred ending and rebirth of our world.
Some of my detractors claim that I am shunning the workings of fate by standing in
opposition of it. Those words injure me. I am a faithful man and I lived my life believing
in the plans of the gods. But the gods, themselves, fell to the Black Death. The Allfather
is erased from existence. The Vigrid is a decimated wasteland. The prophecies refer to
men and monsters and places that no longer exist. I am not shunning fate. Fate gave
up on us long ago.
My goal is this. To take what's left of these broken lands and build an existence in
which we can still thrive. Everything we once knew about our role in the world is now
wrong, so we must forge our own way forward rather than dwell on a past that we
can't change. The surviving men and women of Midgard and even those from the other
worlds have made their way to my lands, urged on by the hope of piecing their lives
back together, pledging their strength to my cause. The work that I do here is kind and
it is just.
I know that I stand in opposition to many, including you. Rather than continue to clash
with the great heroes who defeated the Black Death, instead I seek an accord with you
all. This summer, in the midst of Solmanudur, my people and I have planned a festival
to revel in what we have accomplished since we began our mission of rebuilding. I
would like to invite you all to journey over the Vanfrost that you built and join with us
not in battle but in celebration. Compete in games and break bread with my subjects
and allow me the privilege of doing honor to the great heroes that saved the world. It is
my sincere hope that we can seek a common understanding with each other.
In hope of a better world,
This event will deviate from the norm just a little and in the spirit of open
communication we want to make sure everyone is informed about the day.
The goal this year is to create an immersive environment of being at a festival in
Midgard. There is a lot to be learned about the state of Norlund and the mystery of
beginning Ragnarok if you participate fully in that environment. The theme of the day
is one of fun and games. There will be a large variety of Norlund games to be played,
both physical and strategy-based.
There will be some combat games as well. Playing these games is meant to be
enjoyable and engaging in its own right but there is also an overall theme that goes
along with being as successful as possible at as many of them as possible.
The Loki chests will certainly return, but expect the challenge of opening them to be
more in depth and requiring greater communication and cooperation than ever before.
Loki's aid will be very worth it but you're going to have to think bigger to get access to
it this time.
As usual at the Summer Festival we will be feeding you both lunch and dinner so don't
be afraid to come to the event hungry! Reg dietary restrictions by June 10th, please.
It is our intent that all players at this event series always feel informed and engaged. To
that end, all relevant plot information, including synopses of previous events, can
always be found under the Our Quests page on the Rhiassa web page
This event has a 40 person player cap to maximize our ability to entertain all of our
guests. Pre-reg must be done through the RealmsNET system. Pre-regges must be
paid. Names will only appear on RealmsNET after payment has been received.
This is, without exception, a dry and drug-free site.