most long overdue greetings, my dear monarch!
so far, 2 well attended events have been hosted by your beloved friends, lovwyrm and flameus.
the first event was centered around adventuring, which you know is not this person's strong suit. i was no help in tracking down and conquering any of the named creatures that were our quarry. the task was to defeat a top boss of every tier. our group did not win that event, despite showing early progess by slaying bessie and dimebach. it was, nevertheless, a good time (as evident by the mass hugfest in kion) and a productive one, as i was able to attune to several much needed destinations. the hosts provided many tasty treats and warming drinks for the weary contestants. i wish to extend my most sincere apologies to all orderites, as i have misplaced my notes and cannot remember which team won, but all the combatants were mighty and left many a corpse in their wake!
the second event started with a fashion show. many of the attendees brought out their best clothes and diva struts!
i arrived in time to see lupussan begin with a ruby celestial robe outfit. he next modeled a holiday themed 'helper' ensemble, followed by a different celestial robe, and finally throwing a sexy vibe with some kute boxers!
guathale was next with a lovely show of cultural clothing, modeling how the different racial apparel looks on non traditional races. he showed us 3 different celestial robes; ruby, sapphire, and gold. he showed us both holiday outfits; claus and helper. guathale showed us some antique armour as well as 3 different common looks. he then modeled the town looks for us, starting with aughendell, and continuing in order; kirasanct, new rachival, tazoon, and ending with he and sinoe modeling kion wear.
sinoe arrived next, and my queen, could she not be your twin? the same regal bearing, the same royal coloring.....but i digress!
honored lovwyrm next chose to show us some dragon masks. i regret that i was not as close as i would have liked to be, so the details may not come across. lovwyrm showed us the woodland, wolf, snowdragon, shark, parrot, celestial, butterfly, paper bag, and the ancient helm masks. i was later able to get a nicer view of the parrot mask.
next came cixi, who struted her stuff excellently in her copper colored mithral armour that complemented her fairness.
mimy started by showing us her claus ensemble, then revealed the outfits she uses to stay so in shape! she has a nice simple outfit for serious workouts, and a more playful pumkpin themed one for other times!
fortunately, i was able to get nice and close to flameus for his parade of dragon masks, which is well worth the trouble! masks are a great gift of the gods, and each one is itself a work of art. flameus modeled a wolf, magma, killer, ghost, and a 2 year old 'skull' mask.
there was one more model - saucy. unfortunately, the imps in my image device ran out of paint, and i was unable to reload in time to get pictures of her, to my great regret.
after the fashion show, we took some brief refreshment and then our hosts split the group into 2 teams. each team was tasked to complete the 8 unfinished snowmen we had been using for a runway. each team had to fetch water and snowballs from nearby mahagra and craft the resources into winter holiday decorations. slowly but surely, the 2 teams worked until the snowmen were done.
even after all that, there was still more fun to come! disintergrate led us to his favorite ice skating area!
we all made our way to kirasanct and grouped up for the run. we made our way northward, and almost made our way unchallenged thru the fortress. i say almost, because just as the last member of the group made it thru the far gates, a marrow guard attacked us. even tho we suffered casualities, our enthusiastic sense of fun was undiminished and we continued in high spirits.
we made our destination without further incident and proceeded to skate away. disintergrate taught those of us who didn't know how to skate, and we all helped watch out for that ice hog, valkor, and his party crashing bodyguards. one of his buddies did start some stuff, and i got myself killed trying to get a closeup, but the baddie was taken care of and i got back on my feet for some more skating! even the draggies got into the fun!
all good things must end, my queen, and so it was with the latest gnomekindle celebration. lovwyrm promises a few more to come, and i will try to be more diligent in reporting the festivities!
until i have more to say, my beloved reine du fromage, i hope you remain in excellent health!