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grandma
December 10th, 2004, 08:14 PM
"Where young homins arrive to join the ranks
Where everywhere are seen, mages and tanks
Lies a structure without a single wall
Wherein begins the greatest journey of all
Homins shall gather to compete with the rest
To seek rewards set aside for the best"

On Sunday at 3pm/1500 EST we will have The Amazing Matis Race meeting at the YRKANIS GAZEBO (answer to above riddle)...

If you have ever read The Da Vinci Code or have seen the television show "The Amazing Race" then this event is something like that.

There are people scattered throughout the land that contain riddles which can be solved to find your path through The Amazing Matis Race. Due to the limitations of the game and our guild, this race will take place in MATIS, and will not expand into other regions. However we may hold similar events in the future contained in other regions.

These people may not be just sitting down and waiting for you, the riddlers can be part of a party hunting, or foraging...

Once a riddle has been solved and you find the next point, you or your party say "We are here part of the amazing race and seek the next riddler" or something to that effect, if you are in the correct area, the riddler will step forward, and give you a simple task to perform. Upon completion of the riddler's task, you give your token of merit from the last station to that riddler to receive your next clue and get your next token.

Anyone wanting to participate can form groups or solo the event, beware some of the riddlers may be in areas where you could have to sneak or fight your way into. We are in process of collecting a prize pool of dappers and items until the event starts, the top 3 teams will each receive a portion of the prize pool.

The prize pool may consist of a couple million dapper, armor sets, weapons, amps, and other things barring what I can collect personally and through donations until then.

grandma
December 13th, 2004, 11:24 AM
Woohoo, the event was a success, and I think that everyone who participated enjoyed themselves!

The Winners:

1st Place- Saiwin/Pharamos (1,850,000 dappers, q160 pike, q130 2h sword, q80 zorai heavy armor, q130 hp jewelry, q70 2h sword, q80 medpack dagger, q120 amplifier, q70 matis light armor, 2x q60 supreme daggers)

2nd Place - Anissa/Moonbeams/Nari (925,000 dappers, q80 tryker heavy armor, q70 1h sword, q70 shield, q70 2h sword, q110 2h sword, q80 amplifier, q70 fyros medium armor)

3rd Place - Ivarion (462,500 dappers, q70 matis heavy armor, q80 mace, q100 pike, q30 2h sword, q20 staff)

The Riddles:

[Yrkanis Gazebo - gfunk - Purple Fung]
where young homins arrive to join the ranks
where everywhere are seen, mages and tanks
lies a structure without a single wall
wherein begins the greatest journey of all
homins shall gather to compete with the rest
to seek rewards set aside for the best

[Davae Stables - Bluelily - Green Mixtexi - Perform this emote. </emote>]
where mektoubs can be quartered and fed
at the place where saga and michelle were wed
and many a homin sent cheers and sobs
nearby can be found the lowest of mobs
past the guards, townsfolk, and gate
the first riddler patiently waits

[Psykopla Knoll - MacktKnife/SquidDNA - Orange Hash Amber - bring an herbivour without the use of force]
beware when seeking to hunt this beast
the foliage around he claims his feast
provoked and he will rouse his crew
"GET OFF MY LAWN, OUT WITH YOU!"
you will be safe by sheathing your sword
the riddler nearby shall send you on forward

[The Trove - Perrako/Ravens - Blue Sarina Seeds - Find one person to demonstrate for me the art of the Elders of Atys.]
in a dangerous land where the gingos roam
and many a frippo call this place home
are houses with but one room, no windows or door
where trinkets and treasures are found on the floor
find the houses each with a red top
and there you can find your next place to stop

[Matis Arena - Zara - Prime root Silverweed - 10 q45+ gingo claws]
now sadly here, only ants wage war
long departed is the honour of yore
soon to return with many battles fought
and for this, new heroes are sought
nearby lies a large head some suggest
but inside you will find a warrior rests

[Roots Entrance - gfunk]
after leaving the cool mountain air
to their bountiful cellar did he ere
then light once again he did pursue
and now on their doorstep, he waits for you
along the path reserved for the best
you will find your rewards and conquest

[Mundane tasks]
Name the region and area in which <bossname> resides.
Say the Veni Vidi Vici website address.
Bring someone who can display for me a title of level 100.

Cuttlekin - Matis - Hidden Source
Spurlah - Matis - Heretic's Hovel
Bodokin - Matis - Psykopla Knoll
Doren - Tryker - Winds of Muse
Rey - Matis Raid Boss - Magestic Garden


[Sponsors]
Tarienka
Lasavarian
Vectron
Verzii
Lavey
Trindle
Basic
Jokara
Pheid

Zara
Perrako
Macktknife
Ravens
Bluelily
SquidDNA

images from the event: http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/images/gallery/index.php?nav=%3E2004%2012%2012%20Amazing%20Matis% 20Race

madnak
December 13th, 2004, 05:42 PM
Thanks for the event, GFunk, it was a lot of fun!

memiki
December 13th, 2004, 08:11 PM
It was great fun and enjoyed it greatly.
Thanks again for all the hard work you put into it.

waiting for the next one. :)

champ024
December 16th, 2004, 08:23 AM
The event was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed participating and i hope to see more things like this soon. Thanks so much Gfunk. :)