16th PaxLair Anniversary opens! Governor’s Speech

PaxLair City, Felucca, Chesapeake (PaxLair Times) – January 14, 2014 – by Winfield – Many people came to the opening ceremonies of the 16th PaxLair Anniversary at the historic Mage Tower in PaxLair City tonight (Tuesday, January 14, 2014).  This kicked off a 5 day event schedule through Sunday, January 19th — the official PaxLair Anniversary Day.  The schedule is published on the PaxLair Enjin Portal and in other places.

Governor Winfield opened the ceremonies with a speech.  He said:

Welcome everyone to PaxLair’s 16th Anniversary!!

I’m Governor Winfield, leader of the PaxLair Statehood. Good evening everyone!

16 years ago this week — PaxLair was formed by The Band with the creation of this tower and several other buildings in this meadow. Each year we’ve met during this week to celebrate all that has happened and that will happen. We celebrate 16 years of people coming and going and coming back again.

At the beginning, PaxLair was just a single town. It wasn’t a guild town — it was a crossroads town right here. Our founding guild, called The Band, welcomed many people and guilds to live here and throughout this area. We had Kobolds, Knights, Craftsmen, Vampires, Orcs, Evil and Good. We were not all connected by ways we are today in our alliance, and we were not all on friendly terms either. So our entire connection was being in this place called PaxLair. To talk, we had to come to the pub. To get goods, we had to come to the shop. This caused a lot of foot traffic here, all day long.

We faired well in this meadow for years while the world was smaller. We combatted the murderers while holding events outside. We had a guard force who regularly came to keep us safe. We worked a lot with other towns, sharing events and good cheer.

When the Realm expanded with Trammel, then again with Malas, and then again with Tokuno, we spread out more, and did more! We’ve had towns or outposts on every facet in this Realm.

We honor all the towns and outposts of today and the past. PaxLair City!!! Dragons Watch!!! PaxOku!!! Nidaros!!! And Aryslan which is making a comeback!!!

From the Past, our ruined towns and outposts… Old DW Outpost and PaxLair Auditorium! PaxLocus, PaxLane, and Port Baldmor!

We honor our allied towns too… Gyldenfeld, Pitmuck, and Tranquility!!!

We honor many allied guilds with us such as Code of Honor, Great Horny Toads, Army of the Dragon.

And we honor great cities of Britannia which we work with very often… Trinsic, Yew, Minoc, Vesper, Moonglow, Jhelom, Britain, Skara Brae, and New Magincia and we do visit Cove on regular outings too!

We also honor those who do special things each week and day like Badger with his Tuesday Adventures!! And Ashlynn who keeps our Times and Portal information flowing!! The goblins who keep us laughing!! And DW who keeps us adventuring, crafting, and working with EMs!!

So over the past 16 years, we’ve pretty much been all over the place, and know a great many people. I think we continue to garner friendship and respect of many people on this Shard and beyond.

Whew…. There are so many people to thank for years of involvement in PaxLair, it is hard to mention everyone. And each week it seems more people join us and more veterans return.

I thank each and every one of you and all those who could not be here tonight. I thank you for a great 16 years of PaxLair. To celebrate, we have an action-packed week of events through Sunday. Sunday night is the actually Anniversary Day with a Dinner and a longer speech! *looks around and smiles* Well, hopefully not longer, but will talk about ideas for our future.

I thank you for listening to me. Let the Anniversary Begin!!

16th PaxLair Anniversary Starts at the Mage Tower in PaxLair City

16th PaxLair Anniversary Starts at the Mage Tower in PaxLair City

About Winfield

I am the Governor of the PaxLair Statehood. Our Statehood has four cities on the Chesapeake Shard: Dragons Watch, Nidaros, PaxLair City, and PaxOku. I'm an old mage and fisherman who's been around since the beginning of the Realm [1997].
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