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Posted: Jan 1 2018, 02:34 AM
Coordination on Ice
Though originally made to be a one-time event in order to show off the new invention of Ice Skates, another has taken it upon herself to organize the competition once again. With the assistance and support of the creator and many other supporters, Shae Ledoux has organized the Ice Skating competition to take place another year! As the event organizer, the reigning champion is taking on a role as an announcer and guest judge this time around, but is happy to sit on the sidelines and watch others compete.
Results will be posted 2/28; contest entries must be posted by 2/17.
Northeast of Ashfield City, where the balmy rainforest begins morphing into the frozen, naked deciduous forest, there is a lake about the size of a soccer field. Until recently, it was visited only by the local wildlife and a few travelers lucky enough to happen upon it. Now it is the site of an exciting new winter event, and even in the dead of the coldest season it is teeming with life. Human life. As early as a month before the contest's set date, people began gathering at the lake to practice with the new footwear.
It seems this lake is almost precisely on the border of the Western and Eastern portions of the Great Forest. On the west side of the lake, the vine-covered and canopied trees hold the majority, though they don't seem as thick and dark and foreboding here; on the east side of the lake, however a variety of mostly leafless trees sneak in and hold the majority by a small margin.
A simple wooden lean-to on the Western side of the lake is where Isbrand herself has set up her shop. Renting the ice skates is free during the course of this event that she is putting on, though she is more than willing to sell you a pair if you want to own them. A few food vendors have set up around the lean-to as well, making money off the hungry wannabe-ice-skating-stars.
A few camps have been set up in the surrounding woods, mostly on the western side as the trees there are thicker and closer together and block the chilling winter winds easier. Many people are coming together to share a campfire or a tent; perhaps you will make a new friend here?
The dramatic increase of human activity has frightened off the majority of the wildlife, but there are still some certain species that can be found hanging around, particularly normal- and ice-types. Wild Pokemon may be spawned in your topics if you request.
The main event, of course, is the ice skating contest! All players are welcome to participate. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place. There will also be opportunities to earn PP! All of the information regarding the contest can be found here.
As you may have realized, this event is not being held in a city and thus logic would dictate that your character must travel there. However, in order to ensure all players can participate at least a little bit, traveling is optional, to an extent. To compete in the contest, you do not have to post travel topics or use supply packs. If you want your character to socialize with other characters or perhaps interact with NPCs or wild Pokemon, you must have your character travel here. To make it more manageable, though, no matter where your character is coming from only ONE supply pack is required to get here, and you don't have to worry about supply packs for the journey back.