Welcome to the group episode, this opening entry will be providing information for writers, so they can partake and hopefully not get caught out.
I will be running a timetable of events, to give people time to write conversations, but keep the episode moving along so it actually finishes:
· 2nd September: Episode Starts, invitations will be sent out to players who wish to participate and allow time to write them arriving and any pre-event interactions they wish to have.
· 9th September: Celebration starts. People to show up to the event and mingle. Drinks and nibbles will be provided, though if you wish to bring along a local delicacy from your homes, go for it.
· 16th September: Mid celebration speech from Royal Household, transition into a formal dance event.
· 23rd September: Closing of the evening events with a finale. Final farewells and players to wrap up.
· 30th September: Episode finishes, closed.
Yes, these are all on a Monday, and it will be evening European time that the next phase will begin. No, I will not wait for you to finish your little bit of story. I will be writing as the Royal Household, Casa De Rescida, as well as Casa De Silva.
The event will be taking place (in game) during the summer months. The night will be quite warm.
I would also check with players out of the episode (discord, in game, etc) if they’re available to interact with. Since there will be a lot of people there, reply to the individual talking to you, rather than the episode as a whole. It’s easier for readers to follow that way.
The first part of the episode will take place over a 3 month period, between receiving the invitations and the Celebration itself, including the week before. All the events after the 9th to the 23rd will happen in the one evening of the celebration, and the final 23rd to 30th will be farewells and the week after, until the episode ends.
There will be two messages that the various groups can receive the personal invite, and the larger announcement. If you want to invite specific peoples, nobles, royal family etc, use the former. Should you wish to play visitors and others interested in the event, use the latter.
The Specific Invites
To our most esteemed friends, greetings.
You are cordially invited to the celebration of the 80th year since the birth of his Royal Majesty, Emmanuel II, Head of Casa De Rescida, King of Vallenia, at the Crown Palace in the city of Aranca.
The celebration will be held on the night of the September 9th of our current year.
It is hoped that you may attend, on the advice of his family and advisors, his Majesty’s last public event, and to celebrate a past of friendship shared and mark a future of prosperity yet forged.
May your journeys be safe.
The Crown’s Decree
By the Authority of the Crown, as approved by the Greater Council, let it be known;
On September 9th of this good year, The City of Aranca will host, the celebrations of the 80th year since the birth of his Royal Majesty, Emmanuel II of Casa De Rescida, King of Vallenia. He wishes that these festivities be enjoyed by all his citizens. It has been ordered by the Lesser Council, that a street celebration will be held so that all may join in this most joyous occasion.
As a part of the upcoming celebrations, all fees for mooring at the City of Aranca shall be waived for the week prior and the week after. Furthermore, market taxes and fees for goods and services traded shall be also waived during this period.