Archery, Adventure, and Aquatic Beasts

Guardians Gate (When not at Sea), Trammel, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – October 15, 2012 – by Ashlynn – The weekend was not without it’s events and there were two of note the past few days – the first a hunt for a mightly Scalis creature, and the second an archery tournament hosted by the people of Guardian’s Gate.

A Hunt for Scalis

Though that should be “a scalis”. I have discovered (not too recently) that the name scalis refers to the species and not their individual names. This makes sense of course as we have killed several of them now and they apparently have their own names which are difficult to pronounce in the Britannian tongue.

Still we fought one this friday evening past and it was not an easy battle, the thing keeping us at bay for over an hour after we had lured it to the docks of New Magincia. Eventually I was able to trap the beast with my small ship (the Blossom Cutter, which just so happened to be docked nearby!) and reinforcements were called to aid us cut the creature down.

Eventually it fell to our spells and blades but of the mythical treasures the beast was said to carry, there was no sign.

A Test of Marksmanship

The fine people of Guardian’s Gate hosted an archery tournament this weekend at their now familiar arena not far from the Tap House. Having purchased some eminently accurate magic arrows from merchant in Occlo, and having my faery bow to hand, I felt lucky and decided to enter the competition myself.

The format was double elimination and there were twelve, or perhaps fourteen entrants (I think there were a few late arrivals). There was a prize on offer of 5 million gold for the winner and prizes for runners up.

Unfortunately it seemed as though the merchant had cheated me as my arrows only won me last place or near to it. But the results were as follows:

  • 1st Place – Fruit Loop
  • 2nd Place – Lyra Slaviana
  • 3rd Place – Jericho
  • 4th Place – Se’an Silverfoot
  • 5th Place – Andromaque

Highest score of the evening went to Garun Tahl with 570pts.

Congratulations to the winners!

About Ashlynn

I play with movable type on behalf of the PaxLair Times. I sometimes move the little wooden letters around to create something resembling an article. And I come and go like the wind.
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