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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 --

Event Description:

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 Ragnarok.

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,
Jarl Thorafin

Rules Changes/Notes:

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.

Other Notes:

This is, without exception, a dry and drug-free site.