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    Post 25th Annual Bardfest - The Final Edition!

    Aspis' annual celebration of Elanthian culture and creativity will make its final run from July 13th through 15th & with Finals on the 24th! All aspiring performers are encouraged to pre-register to ensure that you get a coveted performance slot in Elanthia’s oldest festival.

    Register here: �� https://bit.ly/3b8v3Dh ��

    We have lots on deck for everyone joining this year's celebration of Cholen's Eve! Including but not limited to....

    • At least 3 nights of entertainment!
    • Tuning fork for the highest placing Bard, gifted by GM Estild!
    • TBD prize for the Grand Champion, if that individual is not a Bard, gifted by GM Estild!
    • Merchant services for finalists, care of Aspis!
    • Raffles, various and sundry all weeklong!
    • Encore Honors Night on 7/22 celebrating past Bardfest winners!
    • Merchant services on July 17th and the Topsy Turvy Masque on July 18th, hosted by House of Paupers!
    • FashionCon 5020 on 7/11 and 7/12 celebrating a Theatre Theme, hosted by House Sylvanfair!


    Everyone is a bard at heart - Share your performance art at Bardfest this year! Our Grand Prize will be 10 million silvers, and the winner's name will be inscribed for all time on the Bardfest Trophy on display in the Wehnimer's Landing museum, alongside all our illustrious and talented past winners. Runners-up will receive comparable sums, and all attendees are ensured several evenings of the best entertainment Elanthia has to offer!

    See our Bardfest Rules (https://gswiki.play.net/Bardfest#Bardfest_Rules) for details on how performances are judged. If you have any questions about Bardfest, the rules, or anything else, please do not hesitate to post here or seek out an Aspis officer.
    Last edited by GS4-Seomanthe; 05-24-2020 at 02:24 PM. Reason: added Fashioncon dates and Encore night
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    Roar into Bardfest Schedule

    Date: 6pm on 5/16
    Name: Roar into Bardfest!
    Location: Wehnimer's Landing, Aspis tent outside Aspis Gates
    Time:6pm Eastern


    Date: 6pm on 5/24
    Name: Roar into Bardfest!
    Location: Wehnimer's Landing, Aspis tent outside Aspis Gates
    Time:6pm Eastern


    Date: 6pm on 6/20
    Name: Roar into Bardfest!
    Location: Ta'Illistim, Aspis Tent outside the Bard Guild
    Time:6pm Eastern


    Date: 6pm on 6/28
    Name: Roar into Bardfest!
    Location: Ta'Illistim, Aspis Tent outside the Bard Guild
    Time:6pm Eastern
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    This year being the last ever Bardfest and its 25th anniversary, the Looking Glass are collaborating with Argent Aspis to celebrate the performing arts and, in particular, costume.

    Starting on Feastday, the 11th day of Koaratos (Saturday, 11th July) with a breakfast reception, there will be an informal programme of workshops, discussion groups, and other fun events, culminating on Restday evening (Sunday, 12th July) with a runway show where everyone will get the chance to demonstrate their creative and dramatic flair. The overall theme for this year’s mini-festival of fashion is “Theatre!”

    Check out https://gswiki.play.net/FashionFest_5120 for more information and look out for further announcements or forum posts in the lead up to the event.

    Any organisations or individuals wishing to host an event during the weekend, please express your interest using this registration form.
    Rohese's GS Wiki page

    You arrange yourself on the throne.

    You attend to your gold wirework circlet, carefully smoothing the hair underneath, and adopt a regal air as you survey the area.

    You think to yourself, "I got this"

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    I'm curious as to the reasons behind the decision that this will be the final Bardfest.

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    Hi Avaia,

    The main reason is that we have seen declining interest in performing each year. We are going to be working with some other interested CHE's to do a different kind of arts festival next year though
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    Team gladitorial combat. Use your entire house as the arena. Sign up 5 of your friends for bloody fun. Last teammember standing wins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS4-Seomanthe View Post
    Hi Avaia,

    The main reason is that we have seen declining interest in performing each year. We are going to be working with some other interested CHE's to do a different kind of arts festival next year though
    Unfortunate but understandable. Something tells me more people will miss it than not, but they won't think about that until it is gone.

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    Thanks to all who came out to the Roll-A-Tale today! I expanded upon the synopses I was delivering during the event because this story was hilarious and too good not to capture.

    See you all at the next Roar!

    So far we're apparently on the hunt for the golden key to the golden dormouse with a fair useless scrap of map! The mayor gave us sommat in an envelope..... which turned out to be cheese. Which we nicked from a banquet. Then we coincidentally got the key from a VERY spooky merchant who seemed very trustworthy and not at all scary. We took it to the tavern where we met our motley crew which was a halfling with a peg leg, a blue eyed witch, and a giant with a twitchy nose and a thing about cheese.

    Then unfortunately for some reason our witch cursed us to be blinded! We groped around in our blindness and inadvertently felt up.... not a daughter, but a local guardsman! He reminded us that as everyone knows, cheese cures all ailments and so we rubbed some from our envelope on our peepers and lo, our sight was returned! Suddenly with our sight restored, we realized we were before a giant dormouse who wants to know ... why have we come to bother him!? He goes on to say he was once the MOUSE KING until people came and tricked his people with cheese and sealed them away. Are we here to restore his rule??

    The vermin in the area amassed and all looked lost for us as we desperately searched our pack for something, anything to save us! Finally we happened upon the magic Nail of Snogging which we got from the witch's daughter who did not appear earlier in this tale! We brandished the nail menacingly and it WORKED.

    The vermin surrendered the rest of the map and after a quick stop for the motley crew to rather belatedly don their chainmail, we resumed our quest! We then happened upon a tent in the middle of the road and took umbrage at the incredible rudeness of the crone within to have placed it right there in the road. She likewise took umbrage at our umbrage and drew her staff! An epic witchfight commenced but at last we were DEFEATED!

    Secure in her supremecy, the witch took us inside to present us with three chests - it turns out she had the object of our quest for some reason!! She told us we could open only one chest.. one would save the world, one would destroy it, and one would make us happy. After rejecting two of the boxes, the peg-legged halfling in our motley crew used the enchanted Nail of Snogging to open the first box, which contained the golden dormouse, which the merchant and his daughter (who also did not appear in this tale) had said was priceless at some point evidently offscreen. And we were happy for a moment...until we realized that we were now all transformed into dormice golems!

    "Ah," said the crone. "So you have chosen to be happy."

    THE END
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    Roar into Bardfest today at 6pm Eastern at House Aspis
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    Bump for registration reminder! Slots are limited and are filling up fast, if you want to perform in the Final Bardfest, secure your spot now!

    Register here: �� https://bit.ly/3b8v3Dh ��
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