Witch Trials, 2012-03-24
This edition of the Witch Trials was held in the field with Unlucky Charlie the scarecrow in Lancre.
It was organized and hosted by Nyla.
It started around 6:10 PM GMT and ended approximately an hour later.
Freestyle Tricks, 1-2 stages
Spip's Spinning Spectre
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: In 1-2 stage Free-style Tricks, we have Spip, performing Spip's Spinning Spectre. Black Spip takes Unlucky Charlie down from his pole. Black Black Spip turns her eyes on Unlucky Charlie, intent on cursing him in the worst possible way. Black Black Spip twirls and twirls, summoning something horrible to exact her vengeance upon Unlucky Charlie. A half-formed spectre crawls from under Black Spip's garments, and lunges at Unlucky Charlie. The effect is somewhat diminished by the fact that it is the spectre of a vole. And not a particularly corpulent one. Black Spip bows.
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: And next we have Elspeth, with Elspeth's Brewer. Mrs Elspeth Disease brews tea. That's news to you and me. Mrs Elspeth Disease says: Short and simple Mrs Elspeth Disease says: (really hadn't prepared for this)
Freestyle Tricks, 3-5 stages
Velma's Collective Madness
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: And for 3-5 stage Free-style Tricks, the opening Trick will be Velma's Collective Madness, by Velma. Velma draws a square in the air. She reaches into the centre of the square to draw aside a pair of imaginary curtains revealing a proscenium stage. A crew of stage hands start to arrange perches upstage. Velma draws her hands together again and a charm of finches flutters in from the wings chirping and warbling. As Velma suddenly lifts her hands a convocation of eagles swoops from the flyspace and circles above the stage. A wunch of bankers prance onto the stage blowing bubbles. Suddenly one of them trips and falls. The other bankers start crying and tearing the shirts off the stage crew to bandage their wallets. Velma closes the curtains in disgust. Velma bows.
Spip's Spectacular Quantum Thingybob
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: Next up is Spip, with Spip's Spectacular Quantum Thingybob. Black Spip looks carefully around the place, trying to divine the whereabouts of the essence of Quantum. Catching sight of a strange moth, Black Spip tries convoking it to her presence. Black Spip seems to be charming the strange butterfly, who gently lands on the tip of her index finger and brushes Black Spip's eyelashes with the tip of its left wing. Suddenly, the Quantum Butterfly takes flight, and Spip contorts her face in a mad grin. You find yourself running for cover, as a huge assortment of kitchen utensils rains down on the whole area. It must be Quantum. Black Spip bows.
Elspeth's Dull Day
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: Next up is Elspeth with Elspeth's Dull Day. Mrs Elspeth Disease says: Well mine is dull... like its name... and I think Spip's won anyway... but here goes... Mrs Elspeth Disease waves her finger in the air. Mrs Elspeth Disease animatedly runs her fingers through her hair. Mrs Elspeth Disease brews the tea for a henne or three. Mrs Elspeth Disease scries some players and flies away. That is Elspeth's dull life for today. Mrs Elspeth Disease says: I think I entered that at the last Trials, that's how old it is. :0P Mrs Elspeth Disease bows demurely.
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: Next is Springtime Poems... Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: I will be reciting a short one, created on the fly. Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: It has no title right now. Nyla recites daintily: Flowers growing, ever showing Nyla recites daintily: Up above the fresh green grass, Nyla recites daintily: Waving in the wind that's blowing Nyla recites daintily: As soft 's a kiss from a Lancre lass. Nyla bows.
Freestyle Poems Mary Mary Quite Contrary
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: Next, for Freestyle Poems, we have MotherGoose with Mary Mary Quite Contrary. Old MotherGoose sits up straight on the fence rail Old MotherGoose says with a Lancrastian accent: This is a bit of a spring poem as well. but is a recitation rather than a new work... Old MotherGoose says with a Lancrastian accent: In honor of my most recent bat.... Old MotherGoose clears her throat and speaks in a clear voice. Old MotherGoose says with a Lancrastian accent: Mary Mary Old MotherGoose says with a Lancrastian accent: Quite contrary. Old MotherGoose asks with a Lancrastian accent: How does -your- garden grow? Old MotherGoose says with a Lancrastian accent: With silver bells Old MotherGoose says with a Lancrastian accent: and cockle shells Old MotherGoose says with a Lancrastian accent: and pretty maids all in a row. Old MotherGoose smiles. Old MotherGoose bows her head
Old MotherGoose squints critically at Nyla. Old MotherGoose puts the evil eye on Nyla. Old MotherGoose loudly says with a Lancrastian accent: You call that casting, Nyla? you call that casting? That is just plucking flowers. Uhm. Why Magrat could cast faster while skipping through springtime meadows. Nanny Ogg could cast better than that and bring in the spring showers. Nyla looks determined to do better. Old MotherGoose grins.
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: And I believe Elspeth is going to grace us with one next? Mrs Elspeth Disease says: okay I have a few so erm... I'll just pick one Mrs Elspeth Disease says: Hmmm I need to be in a group Nyla wonders if she's going to be the target again. Mrs Elspeth Disease loudly says: You call that stabbing, Nyla? I've seen better stabbing from Lotte after a few bevvies in the casino. That girl doesnae half like her alcohol, I can tell ye! Never seen a lassie so drunk! In fact, if ye dae see a lassie that inebriated maybe you should alert Iatemycat. He seems tae like tae take advantage o' drunken girls no matter who they are, an' if he's drunk enough, what they look like. He'd run off wi' Nanny Ogg given half a chance! $*$ Nyla looks determined to succeed. Mrs Elspeth Disease grins. Mrs Elspeth Disease says: I have lots Rohan says: I LIKE that mock Rohan beams at Mrs Elspeth Disease.
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: And in the category Potions, we have Old MotherGoose, performing Spring Sneezes. Old MotherGoose pulls out a purple bottle Old MotherGoose opens a packet and pours elm dust into the purple bottle Old MotherGoose opens a packet and pours daisy pollen into the purple bottle Old MotherGoose opens a packet and pours ground pepper into the purple bottle Old MotherGoose gives the bottles a good shake Old MotherGoose offers a sip to Charlie. Forces a sip into Charlie. Watches as Charlie convulses and then sneezes a mighty sneeze. Black Spip comforts Unlucky Charlie. Old MotherGoose bows. Mrs Elspeth Disease exclaims: well thought out, that witch!
The Perfect Cup of Tea
Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: Announcing Elspeth in the category Potions, with The Perfect Cup of Tea! Nyla claps her hands. Mrs Elspeth Disease juggles around her stuff and fumbles a cup. Mrs Elspeth Disease gets one sugar lump from a pocket in a rose coloured and cream white carpetbag between opening and closing it. Mrs Elspeth Disease gets a cup from a fallow field. Mrs Elspeth Disease drops five slightly rotten Gammer Smith apples. Mrs Elspeth Disease gets ten sugar lumps from a sugar basin. Mrs Elspeth Disease empties the sugar basin. Mrs Elspeth Disease puts eleven sugar lumps in the sugar basin. Mrs Elspeth Disease says: okay Mrs Elspeth Disease takes a hideous cow teapot from her carpetbag. Nyla grins. Mrs Elspeth Disease pours a drop of tea from the hideous cow teapot into the cup. Mrs Elspeth Disease waggles her cup. Mrs Elspeth Disease gets two sugar lumps from a sugar basin. Mrs Elspeth Disease empties the cup. Mrs Elspeth Disease puts two sugar lumps in the cup. Mrs Elspeth Disease says: 2 sugars... lovely Mrs Elspeth Disease waggles her hipflask. Mrs Elspeth Disease says: this has scumble in it... it's mainly apples Mrs Elspeth Disease says: mainly Nyla grins at Mrs Elspeth Disease. Mrs Elspeth Disease opens the blackened hipflask. Old MotherGoose grins. Mrs Elspeth Disease pours the blackened hipflask into the cup, spilling some in the process. Mrs Elspeth Disease goes mmmm. Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: So, the ingredients are sugar, a drop of tea, and scumble? Mrs Elspeth Disease stirs the contents of the cup with her crystal bladed dagger. Nyla cheers enthusiastically. Mrs. Elspeth Disease nodnods at Nyla. Mrs Elspeth Disease sips the cup with a look of mixed pleasure and regret. Nyla says with an Ohulan accent: Sounds good to me! Mrs Elspeth Disease exclaims: aaah perrfect! Mrs Elspeth Disease bows demurely. The lanky peasant stares slack-jawed at all the excitement. Mrs Elspeth Disease laughs at the lanky peasant. Mrs Elspeth Disease says: thank you
The winners in the tricks category were:
- 1st place: Spip with Spip's Spinning Spectre (1-2 stage freestyle)
- 2nd place: Velma with Velma's Collective Madness (3-5 stage freestyle)
- 3rd place: Elspeth with Elspeth's Dull Day (3-5 stage freestyle)
Two poems were presented:
- Spring-themed poem:
- Nyla with "Springtime Kisses"
- Freestyle poem:
- MotherGoose with "Mary Mary Quite Contrary"
In the springtime mocks category the winners were:
- 1st place: Elspeth
- 2nd place: MotherGoose
In the potions category the winners were:
- 1st place: MotherGoose demonstrated her potion, "Spring Sneezes"
- 1st place: Elspeth showed hers, "The Perfect Cup of Tea"
Both entries were so good that they ended up sharing first place.
Here are documented the posts regarding this witch trials.
Some empty lines might have been removed to make the messages easier to read.
Bulletin Boards: Frog WITCH TRIALS Note #35 by Nyla at Sun Jan 1 22:34:46 2012 [EST] on board frog Hello everyone! I'll be holding the Witch Trials on the 7th of January, at the site of Unlucky Charlie in Lancre Town. I'm new to this, having never held one before, so please forgive any stupidities I may commit. If anyone more familiar with this would care to help me, her offer would not be turned away. These are the performances I have so far: 1) Themed Tricks - Happy Hogswatch! (Tricks based on Christmas and New Year's) 2) 1-2 stage free-style Tricks 3) 3-5 stage free-style Tricks 4) Hogswatch poems 5) Free-style Mocks 6) Hogswatch Mocks (I look forward to seeing anything festively scathing!) 7) Potions (Just a short description of a potion a witch makes up, explaining its use, appearance and anything else about it) I don't think I'm going to post the prizes, so that they can be SURprizes. I also have the idea that people can come and sell things if they care to. Sweeties, herbs, hatpins, baskets, flowers, anything they want to get rid of or just feel like selling for roleplay reasons. Again, I am completely new at this, and would very much appreciate advice. Thanks, and sorry for not giving you more of a warning. If anyone would like to suggest different dates or anything let me know. And I'll think about the times for the performances and post them here. --- Nyla
Bulletin Boards: Frog TRIALS TIME Note #40 by Nyla at Tue Jan 3 18:33:36 2012 [EST] on board frog Okay, how does it sound to everyone for the Trials to start on 6:00 Sunday the 8th EST?
Bulletin Boards: Witchesguild NEW DATE FOR WITCH TRIALS Note #10 by Nyla at Fri Feb 17 14:55:38 2012 [EST] on board witchesguild Okay! Now, I highly doubt that the power outages will happen in March, so the date on which the Witch Trials will happen is MARCH 24 AT 6:00 PM GMT. The categories are: 1) Themed Tricks - Spring 2) 1-2 stage Free-style Tricks 3) 3-5 stage Free-style Tricks 4) Springtime poems 5) Free-style Mocks 6) Springtime Mocks (try and give someone happy flowery malicious encouragement!) 7) Potions (just a short description of a potion you make up) Again, I'm not going to state the prizes. Hope to see you there! -- Nyla P.S. By the way, if anyone wants to, he/she is welcome to be selling things like (non-healing) tea, hag stones, and herbs at the Trials.
Bulletin Boards: Witchesguild Reminder about Witch Trials Note #9 by Nyla at Fri Mar 23 14:50:30 2012 [EST] on board witchesguild Hello everyone, Just a reminder that the Trials will be happening at 6:00 PM GMT tomorrow (Saturday). I hope to see you there. Also, for anyone who a) forgot to write a Trick/Mock, b) isn't a high enough level to write a Trick/Mock, or c) didn't realise that the Trials were happening is still able to participate; you can write a springtime-themed poem, and/or the ingredients, appearance and purpose of a potion that you make up, and say these details to the audience. It would make things slightly easier, if you are planning anything for tomorrow, if you could let me know. However, it's not necessary.
Bulletin Boards: Witchesguild Re:#2 Reminder about Witch Trials Note #8 by Nyla at Sun Mar 25 23:57:13 2012 [EST] on board witchesguild On Sun Mar 25 00:50:23 2012, Qiuyan wrote: > On Fri Mar 23 14:50:30 2012 [EST], Nyla wrote: > > Stuff about the Trial > > > Alas, I could not make it as it was at an inconvenient time for me. > > I wonder who were there, who the participants were and what Tricks they > presented, as well as who the winners were (besides Granny). > > Any full logs about? :P > > Please post a followup here, mudmail me or send tells. :) > > -- > Qiuyan I am still working on the logs, and recovering mentally from the excitement. Do you have a suggestion on where to post the logs? The winners in the category Tricks were Spip with Spip's Spinning Spectre, First Place; Velma with Velma's Collective Madness, Second Place; and Elspeth with Elspeth's Dull Day, Third Place. In Poems, the people who entered were Nyla (with "Springtime Kisses") and MotherGoose (with "Mary Mary Quite Contrary"). For Mocks there was Elspeth, who took First Place, and MotherGoose, who got Second Place. And in Potions, MotherGoose demonstrated her potion, "Spring Sneezes," and Elspeth showed hers, "The Perfect Cup of Tea." After the Trials, we all nibbled on cupcakes and cookies, and sipped tea. There was supposed to be scumble, but a wizard (I won't give names) drank it all before the Trials were over. --- Nyla