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This edition of the [[Witch Trials]] were held in the field with [[Unlucky Charlie]] the scarecrow in [[Lancre]].
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This edition of the [[Witch Trials]] was held in the field with [[Unlucky Charlie]] the scarecrow in [[Lancre]].
  
 
It was organized and hosted by Caya.
 
It was organized and hosted by Caya.
  
 
It started around 9:06 pm GMT on Saturday February 27th and lasted until approximately 12:28 am GMT on the 28th.
 
It started around 9:06 pm GMT on Saturday February 27th and lasted until approximately 12:28 am GMT on the 28th.
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See also the [[Witch Trials, 2010-02-27 edited log]].
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==Sponsors==
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Black Caya HikosaSan says, "also...
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Please thank '''Nattick''', '''Grin''', '''Geryon''', '''Staria and the AM Daily''', '''citizens of Djelibeybi''', '''Fole and the Illuminated Teapot''', and '''Ixtlan of the Tanglefoot Trading Company''' for the lovely monetary donations!
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Also thank '''Nut''', '''Frazyl''', and '''Dextar''' for donating some prizes, too! Without them... I would probably be in a bigger mess than I am now :p"
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<p>[[#toc|^ Back to top]]</p>
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==Performances==
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The performances presented at the trials are recorded here per category in the order presented at the trials.
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===Mocking competition===
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Every witch was invited to perform up to two mocks which would inspire the mocked to greater efforts.
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Please be advised that some minor details of these performances have been touched up by specially trained imps to correct the imperfections introduced by the auditors of reality.
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====Almarna's godbothering mock====
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<pre>
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Elementalist Almarna Tiaam squints critically at Minister Adyton Veridicus.
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Elementalist Almarna Tiaam puts the evil eye on Minister Adyton Veridicus.
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Elementalist Almarna Tiaam loudly says: You call that godbothering, Adyton?  You call yourselves Godbotherers? I'm surprised we are not standing in the middle of a thunderstorm right now, with lighting coming down left, right and center! That is not godbothering. It's much more likely to offend the gods! You really have to be more devout and reverential if you don't want to end up as a smoking pile.
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Minister Adyton Veridicus looks determined to try harder.
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</pre>
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====Dirka's watching mock (tied 1st after Granny)====
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<pre>
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Dirka squints critically at Black Caya HikosaSan.
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Dirka puts the evil eye on Black Caya HikosaSan.
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Dirka loudly exclaims with a D'reg accent: You call that watching, Caya?  That is not watching. Our Sssld watches things very carefully, unlike you. You may as well blunder around with your eyes closed for all the watching you did. Sergeant Detritus could be in front of you pounding you with his giant rocky fists and you wouldn't even notice because you are that bad at watching!
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Black Caya HikosaSan looks determined to try harder.
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</pre>
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====Dirka's dodging mock====
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<pre>
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Dirka loudly exclaims with a D'reg accent: You call that dodging, Caya?  That's about as dodgy as Nanny Ogg trying to dodge a pint of scumble! That's getting right in the way of sharp things that is! You're supposed to dodge out of the way you daft bugger!
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Black Caya HikosaSan looks determined to try harder.
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</pre>
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====Frazyl's watching mock (tied 1st after Granny)====
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<pre>
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Literate Frazyl squints critically at Unlucky Charlie.
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Literate Frazyl puts the evil eye on Unlucky Charlie.
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Literate Frazyl loudly exclaims: You call that watching, Unlucky Charlie?  That watching is just awful. What, you think you're all safe and sound standing there like a blind bug about to be squished by a giant hand? You can't even begin to see the fangs of the tiny invisible demons making two thirds of the people in Howondaland die horribly from internal injury, and that's only halfway across the disc! Why, even Susan Sto Helit would right now have finished a long while ago counting the spots on their impossibly sharp claws (861 756 159 158 billions) and gotten a good way through beating the invasion by the Auditors of Reality! Awww, don't cry Charlie, it'll only make your sight worse. Alright, I'll give you a hint: keep your eyes open and ooooo watch out for that huge hand-shaped thing heading right for you!
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Unlucky Charlie looks determined to try harder.
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</pre>
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====Frazyl's abjuring mock (2nd after Granny)====
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<pre>
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Literate Frazyl loudly asks: You call that abjuring, Unlucky Charlie?  Are you trying to *help* me curse you? No? Are you sure? Then make your abjuring do a better job protecting you! I know that's a lot to ask but if you let anyone just waltz through you with impunity you'll be scryed, charmed, burned, choked, animated, convoked, bound, enchanted, evoked, earthed, banished, channelled, soaked, summoned, cursed and more before you know what hit you! Why, even Rincewind was better than you at abjuring and the only way he managed to survive so long is to constantly run away from anything and everything and you know how mangy and miserable that left him? Do you really want to endure that too or do you think you can bear to work a *little* bit on yourself?
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Unlucky Charlie looks determined to try harder.
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</pre>
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<p>[[#toc|^ Back to top]]</p>
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===Tricks freestyle 1-2 stages===
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This category allows witches to submit short tricks for all to see.
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The shorter trick length allows wet hennes to enter more easily without being outstaged.
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====Magdalena's My Storm Dragon (2nd after Granny)====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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Magdalena whistles a strange melodic dirge, each note hanging in the electric air.
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Magdalena holds out her hand as an enchanting blue dragon dives from the sky and shoots by her, lightning bolts crackling from her fingertips to his body.
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She smiles, electricity crackling in her eyes.
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</pre>
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====Dirka's Huggly Kittens (3rd after Granny)====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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Dirka watches as cute fuzzy spangly kittens wobble into the area, drinking freshly brewed beer, and huggle everybody lovingly.
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Dirka applauds the kittens for their delightful spangly huggly performance.
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</pre>
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====Qiuyan's Brew A Plot (1st after Granny)====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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As Qiuyan waves her hands, a tiny stage appears in the air! Three witches pop into existence; a thunderstorm brews around them. They look drenched. Silly witches! Meanwhile, a general hatches a plot to kill the king.
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Qiuyan waves her hands about. The witches meet again, waving strange ingredients they intend to brew. Crazy hags! The king is murdered; the general reigns; the kingdom descends into darkness, tormented by guilt and suspicion!
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Qiuyan's hands move even faster! The scenes flash by: armies gather; a forest besieges a castle; battle ensues! The evil general is killed! Peace is restored; the witches look glum. The actors take a bow. The tiny stage fades into nothingness. Phew!
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</pre>
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<p>[[#toc|^ Back to top]]</p>
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===Tricks freestyle 3+ stages===
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====Nefret's Storm In A Teacup (1st after Granny)====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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Nefret the Scottish clicks her fingers and summons a frightened looking wette henne to bring her a cup of tea.
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Nefret the Scottish takes the tea cup and, grumbling about the lack of biscuits, enchants the tea within.
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The tea starts to go cloudy as Nefret the Scottish binds it to her will.
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Cackling with glee, Nefret the Scottish brews a storm in a tea cup.
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The storm rises up, hovers above the wette henne and sends out a tiny bolt of lightning to singe one of her eyebrows.
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</pre>
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====Nut's Frothy Nonsense====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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Nut produces a basin filled with sugar lumps and busily begins to crush the sugar into a powder, chanting a mystical rhyme about someone called Delia.
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Nut gets an egg from her hat, then cracks it into the sugar basin and whisks it firmly, binding the sugar into its foamy matrix.
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Nut waves her free hand about with fixed concentration, heating up the air and funnelling it into the basin. All of a sudden, the basin explodes!
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Slightly embarrassedly, Nut picks the pieces of meringue out of her hair. Perhaps the more traditional method would work better.
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</pre>
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====Almarna's The summoning Of A Carriage (tied 2nd after Granny)====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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Almarna Tiaam taps her foot impatiently, looking out for the carriage as if she wants to summon it.
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Almarna Tiaam gets out a pipe, fills it with tobacco, stares at a match until it catches fire and lights the pipe.
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Almarna Tiaam paffs once or twice on her pipe, channeling the smoke through it.
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Suddenly the carriage screeches to a halt in front of Almarna. She looks smug, extinguishes her pipe and boards the carriage.
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</pre>
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====Elspeth's Dull Day====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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Elspeth the Scottish waves her finger in the air.
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Elspeth the Scottish animatedly runs her fingers through her hair.
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Elspeth the Scottish brews the tea for a henne or three.
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Elspeth the Scottish scries some players and flies away.
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That is Elspeth's dull life for today.
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</pre>
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====Frazyl's Shadows of Bright Chaos and Dark Order====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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As Frazyl starts to chant an odd melody that contrasts loud sharp notes against soft and appeasing but clear tones the light all around seems to sharply focus into piercing lines of radiant white and pools of pure blackness.
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Keeping the melody going, Frazyl starts dancing with movements sometimes fast and erratic and sometimes languid but precise. The light and darkness focus and separate more and more until they each cover half of your world.
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You see an enchanting world passing in front of your eyes, showing vast deserts, ruins of old towers and an immense forest encroaching on remains of civilizations. In the background you seem to hear very faintly Frazyl's voice saying: Cyad of old.
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The vision of the world moves toward a vast mountain range, zooming on a large castle with one huge tower conjuring up images of the black of space and time. Then Frazyl gestures and the vision moves fast toward a huge fish-shaped island.
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Frazyl starts to twirl and the world suddenly spins backwards and in the whirlwind of changing perspective you see the land you were above is a continent soon joined by a bigger one looking like a rhino and two smaller ones in the watery ocean.
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There is a bright white flash coming from Unlucky Charlie. Unlucky Charlie seems caught in a web of lights tightly bound in black threads. As Unlucky Charlie watches, Unlucky Charlie gets pulled deeper into the web until Unlucky Charlie disappears, perhaps never to be seen again.
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</pre>
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You squint at charlie.
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Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.
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Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:
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<pre>
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As Frazyl starts to chant an odd melody that contrasts loud sharp notes against soft and appeasing but clear tones the light all around seems to sharply focus into piercing lines of radiant white and pools of pure blackness.
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Keeping the melody going, Frazyl starts dancing with movements sometimes fast and erratic and sometimes languid but precise. The light and darkness focus and separate more and more until they each cover half of your world.
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You see an enchanting world passing in front of your eyes, showing vast deserts, ruins of old towers and an immense forest encroaching on remains of civilizations. In the background you seem to hear very faintly Frazyl's voice saying: Cyad of old.
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The vision of the world moves toward a vast mountain range, zooming on a large castle with one huge tower conjuring up images of the black of space and time. Then Frazyl gestures and the vision moves fast toward a huge fish-shaped island.
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Frazyl starts to twirl and the world suddenly spins backwards and in the whirlwind of changing perspective you see the land you were above is a continent soon joined by a bigger one looking like a rhino and two smaller ones in the watery ocean.
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There is a bright white flash coming from you. You seem caught in a web of lights tightly bound in black threads. As you watch, you get pulled deeper into the web until you disappear, perhaps never to be seen again.
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</pre>
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====Mothergoose's Storytime Ii====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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MotherGoose summons the courage to tell the tale of Little Tommy, 'Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well! Who put her in? Little Tommy Lin.'
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The smell of hot rolls is conjured up as MotherGoose recites, 'Hot-cross Buns! Hot cross Buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross Buns!'
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MotherGoose closes with a tale of brewing, 'Polly, put the kettle on, Polly, put the kettle on, Polly, put the kettle on, And let's drink tea.
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MotherGoose closes the book gently, stands and takes a bow.
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</pre>
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====Wysk's Wyskbuggery====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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Wysk begins an alluring and charming escapade. She waggles her hips from side to side while shuffling her feet underneath her.
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Wysk performs a delightful spin with her arms clutched to her chest. Upon turning, she stretches her arms summoning a swarm tiny imps.
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With arms outreached, Wysk begins another spin. Faster this time. She spins faster and faster. The imps seem to bind to her, grabbing invisible threads attached to her cloak.
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The imps, almost effortlessly, lift Wysk's bulk off the ground and she shoots up into the sky. Her image dissapears amongst a cloud. A minute passes before watching her land atop her broom.
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</pre>
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====Phujuu's Biddy Laurel's Critter Courtier (tied 2nd after Granny)====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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Phujuu holds her arms up and stands perfectly still, doing her best impression of a tree rooted in the earth.
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A blue jay flying through the air stops to rest on Phujuu's hat, and she reaches slowly toward it while trying not to startle it.
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Phujuu coos charmingly at the bird while she carefully ties a sheet of cheap writing paper to its leg. Phujuu's eyes then go blank for a few seconds, before the bird flies off into the sky.
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From high in the air, a blue jay bearing a message sent by Phujuu flies down and lands in front of Unlucky Charlie, looking at him expectantly.
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</pre>
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You squint at charlie.
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Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.
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Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:
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<pre>
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Phujuu holds her arms up and stands perfectly still, doing her best impression of a tree rooted in the earth.
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A blue jay flying through the air stops to rest on Phujuu's hat, and she reaches slowly toward it while trying not to startle it.
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Phujuu coos charmingly at the bird while she carefully ties a sheet of cheap writing paper to its leg. Phujuu's eyes then go blank for a few seconds, before the bird flies off into the sky.
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From high in the air, a blue jay bearing a message sent by Phujuu flies down and lands in front of you, looking at you expectantly.
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You remove a sheet of cheap writing paper from the bird's leg, and the blue jay flies off to resume its birdly duties.
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</pre>
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<p>[[#toc|^ Back to top]]</p>
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===Tricks themed category: Valentine's day===
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====Almarna's A Valentine's Stroll (1st after Granny)====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>Elementalist Almarna Tiaam tells you to close your eyes. You get the strangest sensation, as if a force is lifting you up, floating you through the air. Keeping your eyes firmly shut, you wonder where this journey may lead you.
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Elementalist Almarna Tiaam whispers that it is safe to open your eyes again. You gasp in astonishment when you realise you are hovering above a lake. Its waters are of a deep blue, and sunlight reflects off the waves, painting ever changing golden patterns in the blue.
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Elementalist Almarna Tiaam points towards the back of the lake where a channel seems to lead through a gap between two mountains. Slightly alarmed, you notice the two of you floating towards the shore.
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Elementalist Almarna Tiaam steps onto the wet earth of the lake shore, nodding to you to do the same. She walks with you along a path, that leads to a clearing surrounded by birches. Their leaves are fluttering in a light breeze.
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Elementalist Almarna Tiaam settles down next to some dried wood in a ring of stone. As you sit down next to her, she makes some strange hand movements over it and a fire begins to crackle merrily, spreading warmth.
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You stare at the fire in surprise when the flames suddenly spell out your name and wish you a happy Valentine.</pre>
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====Sesheta's Arrow and Beau (2nd after Granny)====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep takes the fluffiest kitten, the heartiest pup, the reddest of ribbons and binds them both up.
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Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep brews the biggest of boxes, of roses and gold, licks all the soft centres before they get sold.
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Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep takes out an arrow, from her current beau, she checks all the charms and then she lets go.
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Unlucky Charlie runs in front of the arrow, exposes his backside and puts on a show.</pre>
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You squint at charlie.
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Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.
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Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:
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<pre>Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep takes the fluffiest kitten, the heartiest pup, the reddest of ribbons and binds them both up.
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Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep brews the biggest of boxes, of roses and gold, licks all the soft centres before they get sold.
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Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep takes out an arrow, from her current beau, she checks all the charms and then she lets go.
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You run in front of the arrow, expose your backside and put on a show.</pre>
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====Mara's Sweet Surprise====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>
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Miss Mara summons a pink box of chocolates out of nowhere.
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Miss Mara whispers to the pink box of chocolates. It smiles and nods charmingly.
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The pink box of chocolates leaps up and gives Unlucky Charlie a big wet kiss! Mara laughs as the box disappears in a puff of chocolate-smelling smoke.
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</pre>
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You squint at charlie.
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Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.
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Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:
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<pre>
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Mara summons a pink box of chocolates out of nowhere.
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Mara whispers to the pink box of chocolates. It smiles and nods charmingly.
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The pink box of chocolates leaps up and gives you a big wet kiss! Mara laughs as the box disappears in a puff of chocolate-smelling smoke.
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</pre>
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====Qiuyan's Self Esteem Booster====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>On hearing QiuYan Gham's melodious voice, memories of beautiful dreams you've had are evoked.
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You relax, as if QiuYan Gham has binded you in a bubble of blissfulness.
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Caught up in QiuYan Gham's enchantment, you feel more cool, calm and composed.
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As the enchantment fades, you notice that Unlucky Charlie looks as if he feels really good, radiating confidence from every pore!</pre>
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You squint at charlie.
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Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.
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Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:
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<pre>
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On hearing QiuYan Gham's melodious voice, memories of beautiful dreams you've had are evoked.
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You relax, as if QiuYan Gham has binded you in a bubble of blissfulness.
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Caught up in QiuYan Gham's enchantment, you feel more cool, calm and composed.
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As the enchantment fades, you notice that you look as if you feel really good, radiating confidence from every pore!
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</pre>
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====Elspeth's Elspeth Loves Mancow (3rd after Granny)====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>Black Elspeth the Scottish scries Mancow leading a group and decides to blow his mind.
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Black Elspeth the Scottish charms him with her dashing wit and promises him a good time.
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Black Elspeth the Scottish summons her courage to ask him out.
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Elspeth will have Mancow, of that there is no doubt.</pre>
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====Dirka's The Sailor Returns====
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You gaze into the crystal ball and see:
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<pre>Dirka peeks at a woman sitting sadly on the ground. A sailor dances across the fields towards her.
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The woman and the sailor dance happily. 'Happy Valentine's Day', he says. Dirka smiles.</pre>
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<p>[[#toc|^ Back to top]]</p>
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===Fruitbat competition===
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====Nefret's Frank N Furter (1st after Granny's bat)====
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<pre>
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This is Frank N Furter, a fruitbat that Nefret the Scottish has summoned to do her bidding. 
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He looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall
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fruitbat carrying a small basket with its feet could.
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He is following Nefret the Scottish.
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He is in good shape.
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He is flying above the ground here.
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He looks well-fed.
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He appears to have an apple seed stuck in his fur.
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Wearing : a pair of midnight black spider silk stockings, a midnight black leather miniskirt,
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          a midnight black leather corset and Pearl Necklace.
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Carrying: Packed Lunch.
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His purse is tinkling with coins.
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</pre>
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====Almarna's Flederwicht====
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<pre>
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This is Flederwicht, a fruitbat that Almarna Tiaam has summoned to do her bidding. 
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He looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat
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carrying a small basket with its feet could.
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He is following Almarna Tiaam.
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He is in good shape.
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He is flying above the ground here.
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He looks well-fed.
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Carrying: Apfel, The Luggage, Federn, some honey and a small satchel.
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His purse is home to only moths!
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</pre>
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====Magdalena's Fhtagn (3rd after Granny's bat)====
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<pre>
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This is Fhtagn, a fruitbat that Magdalena has summoned to do her bidding. 
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He looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat carrying a small
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basket with its feet could.
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He is following Magdalena.
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He is in good shape.
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He is flying above the ground here.
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He looks well-fed.
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He appears to have a melon seed caught in his fur.
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Wearing : a red velvet robe and an octarine coloured velvet sash.
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Carrying: a hessian sack, a black silver studded carpetbag, a pink kitten carpetbag,
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          a large sand white and ivy green carpetbag, a black lacquer writing box and
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          a pair of tongs.
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</pre>
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====Dirka's CamelOfTheSky (3rd after Granny's bat)====
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<pre>
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Dirka gives a broomstick to CamelOfTheSky the giant fruitbat.
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This is CamelOfTheSky, a fruitbat that Dirka has summoned to do her bidding. 
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He looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat carrying a
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small basket with its feet could.
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He is following Dirka.
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He is in good shape.
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He is flapping sadly close to the ground here.
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He looks well-fed.
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Carrying: two broomsticks, Watermelon Bag, Dirka's Clothesbag, Dirka's Loot Pile,
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          an emerald-studded sword belt, Medikit, a large turquoise bottle and a staff
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          harness.
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His purse is fit to burst!
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</pre>
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====Mothergoose's Muffet (3rd after Granny's bat)====
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<pre>
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This is Muffet, a fruitbat that MotherGoose has summoned to do her bidding.  She looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat carrying a
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small basket with its feet could.
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She is following MotherGoose.
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She is in good shape.
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She is flying above the ground here.
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She looks well-fed.
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She appears to have a melon seed stuck in her fur.
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Wearing : a pale rose dotted quirm frock.
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Carrying: a cured juicy melon, a tote basket, some dried yarrow, a deep red silk backpack and some honey.
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</pre>
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====Frazyl's Ablyss (2nd after Granny's bat)====
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<pre>
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This is Ablyss, a fruitbat that Frazyl has summoned to do her bidding. 
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She looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat carrying a small
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basket with its feet could.
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She is following Frazyl.
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She is in good shape.
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She is flying above the ground here.
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She looks well-fed.
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She appears to have an apple seed stuck in her fur.
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Wearing : a pair of fur-lined leather boots, a blue furry wing cosy,
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          a pair of furry leggings, a leather skirt, a leather waistcoat, a dark green spider silk
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          scarf and a flowery bonnet.
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Winners chose their prize amongst those in the category they won in order, skipping those who were absent who got what was left.
  
A further monetary prize is also awarded:
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===Monetary prize===
:Each first place winner gets 35 royals
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In addition to object prizes, monetary prizes were also awarded.
:Each second place winner gets 30 royals
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:Each third place winner gets 25 royals
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:For each competition, the 1st place winner won 35 royals.
:Every contestants who didn't win gets 10 royals
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:For each competition, the 2nd place winner won 30 royals.
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There will also be a raffle for all participants (picking from a hat in real life) of a few other prizes and hats to be distributed.
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Third place after Granny: '''Dirka's Huggly Kittens'''
 
Third place after Granny: '''Dirka's Huggly Kittens'''
 
:prize: A furry Pinkfish doll
 
:prize: A furry Pinkfish doll
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===Tricks freestyle 3+ stages===
 
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Second place after Granny: Tie between '''Almarna's The Summoning Of A Carriage''' and '''Phujuu's Biddy Laurel's Critter Courtier'''
 
Second place after Granny: Tie between '''Almarna's The Summoning Of A Carriage''' and '''Phujuu's Biddy Laurel's Critter Courtier'''
 
:prize: Phujuu chose the flat cap, Almarna couldn't be there but got a charged Worm sword
 
:prize: Phujuu chose the flat cap, Almarna couldn't be there but got a charged Worm sword
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===Tricks themed category: Valentine's day===
 
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Third place after Granny: '''Elspeth's Elspeth Loves Mancow'''
 
Third place after Granny: '''Elspeth's Elspeth Loves Mancow'''
 
:prize: A prize set of 8 charge blue ring, elegant ring, and blue crystal brooch
 
:prize: A prize set of 8 charge blue ring, elegant ring, and blue crystal brooch
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:Dirka won the guess closer to the number game and chose a prize set consisting of a 11 charge blue ring, bubble earrings, and an elegant ring
 
:Dirka won the guess closer to the number game and chose a prize set consisting of a 11 charge blue ring, bubble earrings, and an elegant ring
  
Second place after Granny: '''Frazyl's abjuring mock'''
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Third place after Granny: '''Frazyl's abjuring mock'''
 
:prize: Since she won both tie and second place, she got both remaining prizes: A pair of black leather (dex) gloves and a chocolate sword
 
:prize: Since she won both tie and second place, she got both remaining prizes: A pair of black leather (dex) gloves and a chocolate sword
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Third place after Granny: A three-way tie between '''Magdalena's Fhtagn''', '''Dirka's CamelOfTheSky''' and '''Mothergoose's Muffet'''
 
Third place after Granny: A three-way tie between '''Magdalena's Fhtagn''', '''Dirka's CamelOfTheSky''' and '''Mothergoose's Muffet'''
 
:prize: A grflx set divided amongst the winners to be settled later
 
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*[[Witch Trials, 2010-02-27 edited log]]
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*[https://discworld.starturtle.net/lpc/secure/newspaper.c?type=article&paper=AM+Daily&edition=115&article=12 ''The Pulse'' article in Edition 115 of the AM Daily]
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*[https://discworld.starturtle.net/lpc/secure/newspaper.c?type=article&paper=AM+Daily&edition=116&article=2 ''Witch Trials'' article in Edition 116 of the AM Daily]
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[[Category:Events]]

Latest revision as of 17:26, 30 November 2020

This edition of the Witch Trials was held in the field with Unlucky Charlie the scarecrow in Lancre.

It was organized and hosted by Caya.

It started around 9:06 pm GMT on Saturday February 27th and lasted until approximately 12:28 am GMT on the 28th.

See also the Witch Trials, 2010-02-27 edited log.

Contents

Sponsors

Black Caya HikosaSan says, "also...

Please thank Nattick, Grin, Geryon, Staria and the AM Daily, citizens of Djelibeybi, Fole and the Illuminated Teapot, and Ixtlan of the Tanglefoot Trading Company for the lovely monetary donations!

Also thank Nut, Frazyl, and Dextar for donating some prizes, too! Without them... I would probably be in a bigger mess than I am now :p"

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Performances

The performances presented at the trials are recorded here per category in the order presented at the trials.

Mocking competition

Every witch was invited to perform up to two mocks which would inspire the mocked to greater efforts.

Please be advised that some minor details of these performances have been touched up by specially trained imps to correct the imperfections introduced by the auditors of reality.

Almarna's godbothering mock

Elementalist Almarna Tiaam squints critically at Minister Adyton Veridicus.

Elementalist Almarna Tiaam puts the evil eye on Minister Adyton Veridicus.

Elementalist Almarna Tiaam loudly says: You call that godbothering, Adyton?  You call yourselves Godbotherers? I'm surprised we are not standing in the middle of a thunderstorm right now, with lighting coming down left, right and center! That is not godbothering. It's much more likely to offend the gods! You really have to be more devout and reverential if you don't want to end up as a smoking pile.

Minister Adyton Veridicus looks determined to try harder.

Dirka's watching mock (tied 1st after Granny)

Dirka squints critically at Black Caya HikosaSan.

Dirka puts the evil eye on Black Caya HikosaSan.

Dirka loudly exclaims with a D'reg accent: You call that watching, Caya?  That is not watching. Our Sssld watches things very carefully, unlike you. You may as well blunder around with your eyes closed for all the watching you did. Sergeant Detritus could be in front of you pounding you with his giant rocky fists and you wouldn't even notice because you are that bad at watching!

Black Caya HikosaSan looks determined to try harder.

Dirka's dodging mock

Dirka loudly exclaims with a D'reg accent: You call that dodging, Caya?  That's about as dodgy as Nanny Ogg trying to dodge a pint of scumble! That's getting right in the way of sharp things that is! You're supposed to dodge out of the way you daft bugger!

Black Caya HikosaSan looks determined to try harder.

Frazyl's watching mock (tied 1st after Granny)

Literate Frazyl squints critically at Unlucky Charlie.

Literate Frazyl puts the evil eye on Unlucky Charlie.

Literate Frazyl loudly exclaims: You call that watching, Unlucky Charlie?  That watching is just awful. What, you think you're all safe and sound standing there like a blind bug about to be squished by a giant hand? You can't even begin to see the fangs of the tiny invisible demons making two thirds of the people in Howondaland die horribly from internal injury, and that's only halfway across the disc! Why, even Susan Sto Helit would right now have finished a long while ago counting the spots on their impossibly sharp claws (861 756 159 158 billions) and gotten a good way through beating the invasion by the Auditors of Reality! Awww, don't cry Charlie, it'll only make your sight worse. Alright, I'll give you a hint: keep your eyes open and ooooo watch out for that huge hand-shaped thing heading right for you!

Unlucky Charlie looks determined to try harder.

Frazyl's abjuring mock (2nd after Granny)

Literate Frazyl loudly asks: You call that abjuring, Unlucky Charlie?  Are you trying to *help* me curse you? No? Are you sure? Then make your abjuring do a better job protecting you! I know that's a lot to ask but if you let anyone just waltz through you with impunity you'll be scryed, charmed, burned, choked, animated, convoked, bound, enchanted, evoked, earthed, banished, channelled, soaked, summoned, cursed and more before you know what hit you! Why, even Rincewind was better than you at abjuring and the only way he managed to survive so long is to constantly run away from anything and everything and you know how mangy and miserable that left him? Do you really want to endure that too or do you think you can bear to work a *little* bit on yourself?

Unlucky Charlie looks determined to try harder.

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Tricks freestyle 1-2 stages

This category allows witches to submit short tricks for all to see.

The shorter trick length allows wet hennes to enter more easily without being outstaged.

Magdalena's My Storm Dragon (2nd after Granny)

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Magdalena whistles a strange melodic dirge, each note hanging in the electric air.
Magdalena holds out her hand as an enchanting blue dragon dives from the sky and shoots by her, lightning bolts crackling from her fingertips to his body.
She smiles, electricity crackling in her eyes.

Dirka's Huggly Kittens (3rd after Granny)

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Dirka watches as cute fuzzy spangly kittens wobble into the area, drinking freshly brewed beer, and huggle everybody lovingly.
Dirka applauds the kittens for their delightful spangly huggly performance.

Qiuyan's Brew A Plot (1st after Granny)

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

As Qiuyan waves her hands, a tiny stage appears in the air! Three witches pop into existence; a thunderstorm brews around them. They look drenched. Silly witches! Meanwhile, a general hatches a plot to kill the king.
Qiuyan waves her hands about. The witches meet again, waving strange ingredients they intend to brew. Crazy hags! The king is murdered; the general reigns; the kingdom descends into darkness, tormented by guilt and suspicion!
Qiuyan's hands move even faster! The scenes flash by: armies gather; a forest besieges a castle; battle ensues! The evil general is killed! Peace is restored; the witches look glum. The actors take a bow. The tiny stage fades into nothingness. Phew!

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Tricks freestyle 3+ stages

Nefret's Storm In A Teacup (1st after Granny)

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Nefret the Scottish clicks her fingers and summons a frightened looking wette henne to bring her a cup of tea.
Nefret the Scottish takes the tea cup and, grumbling about the lack of biscuits, enchants the tea within.
The tea starts to go cloudy as Nefret the Scottish binds it to her will.
Cackling with glee, Nefret the Scottish brews a storm in a tea cup.
The storm rises up, hovers above the wette henne and sends out a tiny bolt of lightning to singe one of her eyebrows.

Nut's Frothy Nonsense

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Nut produces a basin filled with sugar lumps and busily begins to crush the sugar into a powder, chanting a mystical rhyme about someone called Delia.
Nut gets an egg from her hat, then cracks it into the sugar basin and whisks it firmly, binding the sugar into its foamy matrix.
Nut waves her free hand about with fixed concentration, heating up the air and funnelling it into the basin. All of a sudden, the basin explodes!
Slightly embarrassedly, Nut picks the pieces of meringue out of her hair. Perhaps the more traditional method would work better.

Almarna's The summoning Of A Carriage (tied 2nd after Granny)

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Almarna Tiaam taps her foot impatiently, looking out for the carriage as if she wants to summon it.
Almarna Tiaam gets out a pipe, fills it with tobacco, stares at a match until it catches fire and lights the pipe.
Almarna Tiaam paffs once or twice on her pipe, channeling the smoke through it.
Suddenly the carriage screeches to a halt in front of Almarna. She looks smug, extinguishes her pipe and boards the carriage.

Elspeth's Dull Day

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Elspeth the Scottish waves her finger in the air.
Elspeth the Scottish animatedly runs her fingers through her hair.
Elspeth the Scottish brews the tea for a henne or three.
Elspeth the Scottish scries some players and flies away.
That is Elspeth's dull life for today.

Frazyl's Shadows of Bright Chaos and Dark Order

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

As Frazyl starts to chant an odd melody that contrasts loud sharp notes against soft and appeasing but clear tones the light all around seems to sharply focus into piercing lines of radiant white and pools of pure blackness.
Keeping the melody going, Frazyl starts dancing with movements sometimes fast and erratic and sometimes languid but precise. The light and darkness focus and separate more and more until they each cover half of your world.
You see an enchanting world passing in front of your eyes, showing vast deserts, ruins of old towers and an immense forest encroaching on remains of civilizations. In the background you seem to hear very faintly Frazyl's voice saying: Cyad of old.
The vision of the world moves toward a vast mountain range, zooming on a large castle with one huge tower conjuring up images of the black of space and time. Then Frazyl gestures and the vision moves fast toward a huge fish-shaped island.
Frazyl starts to twirl and the world suddenly spins backwards and in the whirlwind of changing perspective you see the land you were above is a continent soon joined by a bigger one looking like a rhino and two smaller ones in the watery ocean.
There is a bright white flash coming from Unlucky Charlie. Unlucky Charlie seems caught in a web of lights tightly bound in black threads. As Unlucky Charlie watches, Unlucky Charlie gets pulled deeper into the web until Unlucky Charlie disappears, perhaps never to be seen again.

You squint at charlie.

Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.

Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:

As Frazyl starts to chant an odd melody that contrasts loud sharp notes against soft and appeasing but clear tones the light all around seems to sharply focus into piercing lines of radiant white and pools of pure blackness.
Keeping the melody going, Frazyl starts dancing with movements sometimes fast and erratic and sometimes languid but precise. The light and darkness focus and separate more and more until they each cover half of your world.
You see an enchanting world passing in front of your eyes, showing vast deserts, ruins of old towers and an immense forest encroaching on remains of civilizations. In the background you seem to hear very faintly Frazyl's voice saying: Cyad of old.
The vision of the world moves toward a vast mountain range, zooming on a large castle with one huge tower conjuring up images of the black of space and time. Then Frazyl gestures and the vision moves fast toward a huge fish-shaped island.
Frazyl starts to twirl and the world suddenly spins backwards and in the whirlwind of changing perspective you see the land you were above is a continent soon joined by a bigger one looking like a rhino and two smaller ones in the watery ocean.
There is a bright white flash coming from you. You seem caught in a web of lights tightly bound in black threads. As you watch, you get pulled deeper into the web until you disappear, perhaps never to be seen again.

Mothergoose's Storytime Ii

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

MotherGoose summons the courage to tell the tale of Little Tommy, 'Ding, dong, bell, Pussy's in the well! Who put her in? Little Tommy Lin.'
The smell of hot rolls is conjured up as MotherGoose recites, 'Hot-cross Buns! Hot cross Buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross Buns!'
MotherGoose closes with a tale of brewing, 'Polly, put the kettle on, Polly, put the kettle on, Polly, put the kettle on, And let's drink tea.
MotherGoose closes the book gently, stands and takes a bow.

Wysk's Wyskbuggery

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Wysk begins an alluring and charming escapade. She waggles her hips from side to side while shuffling her feet underneath her.
Wysk performs a delightful spin with her arms clutched to her chest. Upon turning, she stretches her arms summoning a swarm tiny imps.
With arms outreached, Wysk begins another spin. Faster this time. She spins faster and faster. The imps seem to bind to her, grabbing invisible threads attached to her cloak.
The imps, almost effortlessly, lift Wysk's bulk off the ground and she shoots up into the sky. Her image dissapears amongst a cloud. A minute passes before watching her land atop her broom.

Phujuu's Biddy Laurel's Critter Courtier (tied 2nd after Granny)

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Phujuu holds her arms up and stands perfectly still, doing her best impression of a tree rooted in the earth.
A blue jay flying through the air stops to rest on Phujuu's hat, and she reaches slowly toward it while trying not to startle it.
Phujuu coos charmingly at the bird while she carefully ties a sheet of cheap writing paper to its leg. Phujuu's eyes then go blank for a few seconds, before the bird flies off into the sky.
From high in the air, a blue jay bearing a message sent by Phujuu flies down and lands in front of Unlucky Charlie, looking at him expectantly.

You squint at charlie.

Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.

Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:

Phujuu holds her arms up and stands perfectly still, doing her best impression of a tree rooted in the earth.
A blue jay flying through the air stops to rest on Phujuu's hat, and she reaches slowly toward it while trying not to startle it.
Phujuu coos charmingly at the bird while she carefully ties a sheet of cheap writing paper to its leg. Phujuu's eyes then go blank for a few seconds, before the bird flies off into the sky.
From high in the air, a blue jay bearing a message sent by Phujuu flies down and lands in front of you, looking at you expectantly.
You remove a sheet of cheap writing paper from the bird's leg, and the blue jay flies off to resume its birdly duties.

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Tricks themed category: Valentine's day

Almarna's A Valentine's Stroll (1st after Granny)

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Elementalist Almarna Tiaam tells you to close your eyes. You get the strangest sensation, as if a force is lifting you up, floating you through the air. Keeping your eyes firmly shut, you wonder where this journey may lead you.
Elementalist Almarna Tiaam whispers that it is safe to open your eyes again. You gasp in astonishment when you realise you are hovering above a lake. Its waters are of a deep blue, and sunlight reflects off the waves, painting ever changing golden patterns in the blue.
Elementalist Almarna Tiaam points towards the back of the lake where a channel seems to lead through a gap between two mountains. Slightly alarmed, you notice the two of you floating towards the shore.
Elementalist Almarna Tiaam steps onto the wet earth of the lake shore, nodding to you to do the same. She walks with you along a path, that leads to a clearing surrounded by birches. Their leaves are fluttering in a light breeze.
Elementalist Almarna Tiaam settles down next to some dried wood in a ring of stone. As you sit down next to her, she makes some strange hand movements over it and a fire begins to crackle merrily, spreading warmth.
You stare at the fire in surprise when the flames suddenly spell out your name and wish you a happy Valentine.

Sesheta's Arrow and Beau (2nd after Granny)

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep takes the fluffiest kitten, the heartiest pup, the reddest of ribbons and binds them both up.
Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep brews the biggest of boxes, of roses and gold, licks all the soft centres before they get sold.
Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep takes out an arrow, from her current beau, she checks all the charms and then she lets go.
Unlucky Charlie runs in front of the arrow, exposes his backside and puts on a show.

You squint at charlie.

Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.

Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:

Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep takes the fluffiest kitten, the heartiest pup, the reddest of ribbons and binds them both up.
Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep brews the biggest of boxes, of roses and gold, licks all the soft centres before they get sold.
Sesheta the cute fluffy sheep takes out an arrow, from her current beau, she checks all the charms and then she lets go.
You run in front of the arrow, expose your backside and put on a show.

Mara's Sweet Surprise

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Miss Mara summons a pink box of chocolates out of nowhere.
Miss Mara whispers to the pink box of chocolates. It smiles and nods charmingly.
The pink box of chocolates leaps up and gives Unlucky Charlie a big wet kiss! Mara laughs as the box disappears in a puff of chocolate-smelling smoke.

You squint at charlie.

Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.

Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:

Mara summons a pink box of chocolates out of nowhere.
Mara whispers to the pink box of chocolates. It smiles and nods charmingly.
The pink box of chocolates leaps up and gives you a big wet kiss! Mara laughs as the box disappears in a puff of chocolate-smelling smoke.

Qiuyan's Self Esteem Booster

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

On hearing QiuYan Gham's melodious voice, memories of beautiful dreams you've had are evoked.
You relax, as if QiuYan Gham has binded you in a bubble of blissfulness.
Caught up in QiuYan Gham's enchantment, you feel more cool, calm and composed.
As the enchantment fades, you notice that Unlucky Charlie looks as if he feels really good, radiating confidence from every pore!

You squint at charlie.

Unlucky Charlie fidgets uncomfortably.

Unlucky Charlie finally tells you: This is what I saw:

On hearing QiuYan Gham's melodious voice, memories of beautiful dreams you've had are evoked.
You relax, as if QiuYan Gham has binded you in a bubble of blissfulness.
Caught up in QiuYan Gham's enchantment, you feel more cool, calm and composed.
As the enchantment fades, you notice that you look as if you feel really good, radiating confidence from every pore!

Elspeth's Elspeth Loves Mancow (3rd after Granny)

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Black Elspeth the Scottish scries Mancow leading a group and decides to blow his mind.
Black Elspeth the Scottish charms him with her dashing wit and promises him a good time.
Black Elspeth the Scottish summons her courage to ask him out.
Elspeth will have Mancow, of that there is no doubt.

Dirka's The Sailor Returns

You gaze into the crystal ball and see:

Dirka peeks at a woman sitting sadly on the ground. A sailor dances across the fields towards her.
The woman and the sailor dance happily. 'Happy Valentine's Day', he says. Dirka smiles.

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Fruitbat competition

Nefret's Frank N Furter (1st after Granny's bat)

This is Frank N Furter, a fruitbat that Nefret the Scottish has summoned to do her bidding.  
He looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall
fruitbat carrying a small basket with its feet could.
He is following Nefret the Scottish.
He is in good shape.
He is flying above the ground here.
He looks well-fed.
He appears to have an apple seed stuck in his fur.
Wearing : a pair of midnight black spider silk stockings, a midnight black leather miniskirt, 
          a midnight black leather corset and Pearl Necklace.
Carrying: Packed Lunch.
His purse is tinkling with coins.

Almarna's Flederwicht

This is Flederwicht, a fruitbat that Almarna Tiaam has summoned to do her bidding.  
He looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat
carrying a small basket with its feet could.
He is following Almarna Tiaam.
He is in good shape.
He is flying above the ground here.
He looks well-fed.
Carrying: Apfel, The Luggage, Federn, some honey and a small satchel.
His purse is home to only moths!

Magdalena's Fhtagn (3rd after Granny's bat)

This is Fhtagn, a fruitbat that Magdalena has summoned to do her bidding.  
He looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat carrying a small
basket with its feet could.
He is following Magdalena.
He is in good shape.
He is flying above the ground here.
He looks well-fed.
He appears to have a melon seed caught in his fur.
Wearing : a red velvet robe and an octarine coloured velvet sash.
Carrying: a hessian sack, a black silver studded carpetbag, a pink kitten carpetbag, 
          a large sand white and ivy green carpetbag, a black lacquer writing box and
          a pair of tongs.

Dirka's CamelOfTheSky (3rd after Granny's bat)

Dirka gives a broomstick to CamelOfTheSky the giant fruitbat.
This is CamelOfTheSky, a fruitbat that Dirka has summoned to do her bidding.  
He looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat carrying a
small basket with its feet could.
He is following Dirka.
He is in good shape.
He is flapping sadly close to the ground here.
He looks well-fed.
Carrying: two broomsticks, Watermelon Bag, Dirka's Clothesbag, Dirka's Loot Pile, 
          an emerald-studded sword belt, Medikit, a large turquoise bottle and a staff
          harness.
His purse is fit to burst!

Mothergoose's Muffet (3rd after Granny's bat)

This is Muffet, a fruitbat that MotherGoose has summoned to do her bidding.  She looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat carrying a
small basket with its feet could.
She is following MotherGoose.
She is in good shape.
She is flying above the ground here.
She looks well-fed.
She appears to have a melon seed stuck in her fur.
Wearing : a pale rose dotted quirm frock.
Carrying: a cured juicy melon, a tote basket, some dried yarrow, a deep red silk backpack and some honey.

Frazyl's Ablyss (2nd after Granny's bat)

This is Ablyss, a fruitbat that Frazyl has summoned to do her bidding.  
She looks cute, in a way that only a two foot tall fruitbat carrying a small
basket with its feet could.
She is following Frazyl.
She is in good shape.
She is flying above the ground here.
She looks well-fed.
She appears to have an apple seed stuck in her fur.
Wearing : a pair of fur-lined leather boots, a blue furry wing cosy, 
          a pair of furry leggings, a leather skirt, a leather waistcoat, a dark green spider silk
          scarf and a flowery bonnet.
Carrying: a striped frog, Bone Flower, a small basket and a black silk backpack.

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Winners

Winners chose their prize amongst those in the category they won in order, skipping those who were absent who got what was left.

Monetary prize

In addition to object prizes, monetary prizes were also awarded.

For each competition, the 1st place winner won 35 royals.
For each competition, the 2nd place winner won 30 royals.
For each competition, the 3rd place winner won 25 royals.
For each competition, those who took part and came after the first three positions won 10 royals.

For those who tied, the monetary prize is divided amongst them.

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Custom hats

Furthermore, custom witches hats were distributed to all the participants.

Raffle

There will also be a raffle for all participants (picking from a hat in real life) of a few other prizes.

Tricks freestyle 1-2 stages

First place: Esmeralda Weatherwax's trick

First place after Granny: Qiuyan's Brew A Plot

prize: A small compact and 20 handfuls of purple powder

Second place after Granny: Magdalena's My Storm Dragon

prize: A bronze helm

Third place after Granny: Dirka's Huggly Kittens

prize: A furry Pinkfish doll

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Tricks freestyle 3+ stages

First place: Esmeralda Weatherwax's trick

First place after Granny: Nefret's Storm In a Teacup

prize: A moonstone ring that is a permalight

Second place after Granny: Tie between Almarna's The Summoning Of A Carriage and Phujuu's Biddy Laurel's Critter Courtier

prize: Phujuu chose the flat cap, Almarna couldn't be there but got a charged Worm sword

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Tricks themed category: Valentine's day

First place: Esmeralda Weatherwax's trick

First place after Granny: Almarna's A Valentine's stroll

prize: She couldn't be there but got 2 thief's daggers with scabbards

Second place after Granny: Sesheta's Arrow and Beau

prize: A pair of iron (str) gauntlets

Third place after Granny: Elspeth's Elspeth Loves Mancow

prize: A prize set of 8 charge blue ring, elegant ring, and blue crystal brooch

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Mocking Competition

First place: Esmeralda Weatherwax's innate ability to mock others

First place after Granny: Tie between Dirka's dodging mock and Frazyl's watching mock

prize: While both offered the first choice to the other, a decision had to be made.
Dirka won the guess closer to the number game and chose a prize set consisting of a 11 charge blue ring, bubble earrings, and an elegant ring

Third place after Granny: Frazyl's abjuring mock

prize: Since she won both tie and second place, she got both remaining prizes: A pair of black leather (dex) gloves and a chocolate sword

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Fruitbat competition

First place: Esmeralda Weatherwax's invisible bat

First place after Granny: Nefret's Frank N Furter

prize: 2 tiger fangs

Second place after Granny: Frazyl's Ablyss

prize: A prize set of 1000 smelly seeds and 1000 sugar lumps

Third place after Granny: A three-way tie between Magdalena's Fhtagn, Dirka's CamelOfTheSky and Mothergoose's Muffet

prize: A grflx set divided amongst the winners to be settled later

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Last revised announcement post

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Witch Trials 2010! There's still time!

Note #20 by Caya at Sun Feb 21 22:24:51 2010 [EST] on board witchesguild

Wotchers all! This is a repost since it is near scrolling off! This also includes the update about mocks! This is not limited to only skilled witches! Newbies can also participate!
Witch Trials are set for Saturday, February 27 at 21:00 GMT! They will be held in Lancre Town where Charlie hangs in his lonesome (awww). Here are the time conversions for some time zones:
Pacific time (ex: California) - 13:00 or 1:00PM on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010
EST (ex: New York, New Jersey) - 16:00 or 4:00PM on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010
GMT (ex: London) - 21:00 or 9:00PM on Saturday, Feb 27, 2010
Sydney, Australia - 8:00AM on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010
So! If you have an entry, please mudmail me by the 22th confirming you want to make something (give specific details of categories) and the 26th for the name of the trick/fruitbat and skill for mock with the rest of the details needed (see below). I can take last minute entries, but please don't force me to do so many last minute ones. :(
We have many amazing sponsors that I huggle lots and lots for not making me empty my bank account! Please thank Nattick, Grin, Geryon, Staria and the AM Daily, citizens of Djelibeybi, Fole and the Illuminated Teapot, and Ixtlan of the Tanglefoot Trading Company for the lovely monetary donations! Also thank Nut, Frazyl, and Dextar for donating some prizes, too!
This year's trials will be somewhat different from the previous trials. We will have 3 competitions!

Tricks (only 1 freestyle trick and 1 themed trick max!)

Freestyle 1-2 stages
Freestyle 3+ stages
Theme (any amount of stages)
---This year's theme is: Valentine's Day

Mocking Competition (2 mock submissions max!)

Freestyle (there were not enough submissions, so I changed the category)
Only rule is that you need to mock a valid skill. You can't just mock something like Caya-ing or something.

Best-Dressed Fruitbat

There are no categories and it will be freestyle. Even though it says best-dressed, it can also be what they are carrying, their name, etc. It is possible that a person will vote based on everything they see!
I am aware there are witches who believe in only having naked bats, but it is all for good fun! You can even submit your naked bat if you want! We shall just have a competition where people will vote for the bat they like the most (traditionalists can vote on traditional nakedness)!


Your name, the competition you are entering, and, depending on the competition:
Tricks: name of the trick, what category you are entering in, summary of what your trick is about
Mocks: what category, what skill you are mocking
Fruitbat: name of fruitbat
There may be changes in the competition due to how many we have that participates this year. Please stay tuned for updates! If this gives you any motivation, the plan is that first place will get at least 10 royals IN ADDITION to an item of choice! We will go by order of who wins to get the prizes. Also, applicants will still get a reward if they do not win!


Caya HikosaSan
Is in over her head >_<
(Caya edited this message at Mon Feb 22 03:24:51 2010.)

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