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Ring in the New Year with a Look Back at PaxLair in Year 2004 Print
Written by Neo Of Lothlore   
Friday, 31 December 2004
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PICTORIAL: 2004 IN REVIEW

 

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The year of 2004 was a bit of a change for the City of PaxLair.

Quests, events, meetings, plays, wars, diplomacy with other striving communities and news reports all flourished for the first time since the old days. Three impressive outposts were established, the Ministry Council was reformed and Chancellory created to provide everyone with the kind of political-roleplaying that PaxLair is famous for. Dragons Watch and Army of the Dragon became closely affiliated with PaxLair, and the bond continues this day.

As we move into the new year of 2005, where PaxLair will celebrate seven years of existence on the Felucca moon, I thought a pictorial look back on this year's events would be most appropriate.

Enjoy!


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Early January, 2004

The old PaxLair Inn fell in early January. The Inn was owned by Catherine for many years and was home to many famous Paxlairians over the years.


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January 19th, 2004

The PaxLair 6th Anniversary Celebration is frequented by many, including PKs from the [NfC] guild. After plenty of death, spirits were regained and a powerful speech was given by Mayor emeritus Winfield.


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February 12th, 2004

PaxLair hosts its first ever Doom hunt. Uncoordination and death is forefront, but this hunt provides a good learning lesson for a year's worth of highly successful hunts.


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February 18th, 2004

Thanks to the help of Gamemaster Carbon, PaxLair's Fire Monument had its flame restored. Several blessings around town were also fixed.


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February 23rd, 2004

A bagball matchup between the PaxLair PeeKayS and the Mythndale White Wyrms is set for March 1st. Uniform colors are modelled and chosen at the weekly meeting the week prior.


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March 1st, 2004

The PaxLair-Mythndale Bagball matchup is held at the Bagball Stadium in Silvervale, and the PaxLair PeeKayS face an overwhelming loss at the hands of the Mythndale White Wyrms!

Several rule discrepancies are to blame including the weight of the bagball and the ability to drag it. A rematch was challenged by Mayor Minsk but alas it never happened.


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March 4th, 2004

A series of season-long Gatekeeper quests begin with a short quest to seal a fissure out at sea.


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March 4th, 2004

The Gatekeeper tells questors to "Keep the Message", which was the mantra LRU, after the first short quest.


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March 8th, 2004

PaxLair meeting attendees visit the twin cities of Luna and Umbra to examine the conflict first-hand between Paladins and Necromancers. A few months later the Twin Towers of Chivalry and Necromancy are setup in PaxLair.


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March 15th, 2004

A mock bar brawl is staged between Wizzie and Neo Of Lothlore while touring the Drunken Bull Roadhouse in Malas with the PaxLair meeting attendees.


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March 18th, 2004

Adventurers meet the wandering scribe while at a net toss in Buc's Den, Trammel. The scribe had written a book titled "Strange Shifting" where an odd flash of light and sound were heard, followed by the mantra ATRA SOPOR spoken by a passing spirit. The Gatekeeper perhaps?


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March 25th, 2004

Adventurers follow the Gatekeeper through the old dungeon of Deceit. In this frame Sibelius makes his way across a bridge.


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March 29th, 2004

JEG of The Hemp Clan returns to PaxLair to announce a special event at Humility Village in the coming weeks.


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April 5th, 2004

The Hemp Clan's special event turns out to be a farewell celebration with a giant champagne toast. THC then collapsed all of their houses and gave away all of their possessions!


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May 17th, 2004

Leader of ATD, John McBain requests a close alliance with PaxLair. PaxLair citizens begin to attend ATD and Dragons Watch events and the reverse.


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May 24th, 2004

Just one of the many times PaxLair attended the Red Wolf Cafe's events, as part of a community co-operation initiative. In this frame a Naked Dungeon Escape has taken place.


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June 10th, 2004

"The Band" PaxLair Town Hall is constructed and christened in front of a large audience. Meetings from this point on were held at the Town Hall's Auditorium and unfriendlies were kept to watch from the windows at the back.


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June 24th, 2004

The Last Man Standing PvP Contest is held atop the Order tower in PaxLair as part of the Chesapeake Summer Festival.


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July 1st, 2004

The Gatekeeper appears to Zog the Fishmonger and Neo Of Lothlore atop the Town Hall and warns of an important event...


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July 1st, 2004

The Gatekeeper is seen in physical form after the Underworld Gate springs out from the soil near the northern Britannian coastline!! Adventurers are invited inside and are given the task of collecting items for a special forge.


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July 8th, 2004

After being kidnapped for several weeks, John McBain of ATD is returned safely to Dragons Watch where he appoints Primus as Mayor.


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Month of August, 2004

After much discussion and negotiation, the City of Dragons Watch becomes an outpost of PaxLair. Minsk is declared overall Mayor and Army of the Dragon becomes a citizen guild of PaxLair.


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Sept. 28th - Oct. 10th, 2004

PaxLair hosts a pilgrimage across Chesapeake and visits such noteworthy places as Umbra, the Falconers Inn, and Silvervale.


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November 1st, 2004

The PaxLair Chancellory holds its first meeting, and John Duke is appointed Minister of Diplomacy.


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November 20th, 2004

A PaxLair Outpost on the Tokuno Islands is founded, with a Tea House as its center! Many other buildings are acquired too including an Armory, Gardens, Inn, Stables and twin temples of Order and Chaos.

Within a few days the Tea House sprung a leek and a replica of the Spring of Courage appeared at its middle! It soon became corrupted with fire and ash though, and hasn't yet changed back.


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December 7th, 2004

Another PaxLair Outpost opens, this one at the Malas Orc Fort where several citizens own homes. A weekly meeting is held at the main building, the auditorium in this frame.


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December 7th, 2004

Because of Guildmaster John McBain's absence in a far away land, King Id is appointed as the new GM of Army of the Dragon.


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December 13th, 2004

Farewells are said to our friend and ally Valiant Kurgan, Lord of Corwyn who has chosen to leave the realm.


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December 20th, 2004

The Year's events are rounded out with the annual Orcmas Party - this one held outdoors at the new Orc Village east of PaxLair, Felucca.


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December 28th, 2004

The Year of 2004 was filled with many moments of joy, fun, and at times uncertainty. Now a new year is upon us, three successful outposts and one parent town stand behind a group of hard-working and dedicated citizens keeping things interesting and alive!

Two-thousand-and-five is just around the corner, as well as the celebration of PaxLair's 7th Birthday!

Happy New Year Everyone! Have a good one!!

Neo Of Lothlore


 
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