Friday, December 2, 2016

What You Missed - Nedengiving by Justin "Dresden" Theriault

[Editor's Note: photos by Andy "Nymbous" Whitty]

A Very big thank you to all those who were able to make it out on Saturday and come together as a realm and help those in need, as well as celebrate and fill our bellies! 

Immediately upon entering, it was explained to the adventurers that two types of ticket were going out; Red tickets were issued from winning carnival games, and green issued from bringing can goods or exchanging gold. These tickets could be spent on items in the auction based on color. They were then given the opportunity to gamble at New Eden Casino, Play carnival games at the Neden Rag Tag Game room, or meet with Curator Syruss and receive a guided tour of the SmithNEDian (Neden's Museum of Magical artifacts)

The museum included a magic mirror the adventurers could ask questions to, a pensieve, some sort of blue box of the law, and many other rare artifacts.


Carnival games included Ring Toss, Plinko, Shoot the Zombie (those three included a blue ribbon fragment as a prize should an adventurer get a certain ring, or score), Pin the brain on the zombie, bag toss and 3 PiƱatas. Red tickets went out all day and people spent gold after gold trying to win those precious blue ribbon pieces. 

Appetizers included meatballs, cheese and crackers, home roasted holiday nuts, two kinds of potato salad, as well as green salad and a veggie platter. 

Once everyone was seated, Lord Nymbous gave a toast to those in attendance, and promoted Sir Syruss O'Leary of Neden to Neden's first ever position of 'Duke'. 

The spread included Turkey, Ham, Baked stuffed chicken, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, two types of stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetable medley and bread rolls. Lord Nymbous carved the first slice, which went to Duke Syruss, after which Neden promptly served the hungry adventurers at their tables. Following the meal was the bardic, Tuilli and Tao went head to head and both delivered hilarity at the Lords table. Tao ended up winning and walked away with the Apple of the Lords' eye (literally). Ask him about it. 

Following the meal, there were tournies and post meal relaxation, and then dessert. All desserts were homemade and delicious, and the cake looked phenomenal. After dessert things got wacky (as they often do in Neden) - and a game was played where an adventurer would try to sneakily tie as many balloons as possible to an unsuspecting victim. Razmith seemed to be the target of most peoples balloon-based antics.

He didn't notice for a while.

Then the auction was held. The moment many had been waiting for! Many Artifacts were auctioned off, including a few of the Magical Variety! Tuilli, Karmha and Aveline (a new adventurer whose adventure in Neden was her first in these lands) received in house items, as well as a couple others.

All in all it was a fun filled day and I'm so thankful you all came out to celebrate with us. We managed to collect 176 cans in total that were donated!

Thanks for coming Adventurers. See you next time!

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