Not a favorite moment, per say, but certainly a memorable one: "So if you see a drunk townie named Eric, treat him like you would the bear; raise your arms and loudly say 'HI ERIC' while slowly backing away"
The deer-in-the-headlights look of all the players wedged in the tavern doorway trying to figure out what was going on when the echo started.
Staff reactions to Ebonine, who to be fair does look like a member of a My Chemical Romance cover band that exclusively plays Halloween parties.
"Dad, come on" *whispers* "That's her DAD?"
"Glory to our kind"
"Hey Alaric, blink us in!" *angry scourge sounds*
"I just got back from marshaling a couch fight" "Umm...clarify?"
Cleaning house at the Manu Festival.
"THIS is your will?!"
"Excuse me, dear staffers, did someone just arrest one of my death bois?" "In my defense--"
Warden Theresa Sangyal | Seraphina Brewers | Estellise DeMaire | Ayrina Llewellyn | Dutchess Greta Svartorn | Lady Sakura Adenoue | The Maiden of the Spring | Mizuali Rao | Edith Crowe | Professor Ruquaya Zeyman | Sister Leanne Yates | Jori Machkino | Olivia Pietro | Karin Kirvalis | Sabeen Torosian | Councillor Farrah Yasimi | Mother Almaya | Ebonine Grimm | First Light of Inspiration | Talia Re'yish
Buckle up kids it's going to be a long post, this event had a lot of great moments.
Wally being racist at Innovation and complaining that he keeps breaking into his house to cook and clean.
The whole 'jack boxing saga Me after gathering the participants: "Okay so the trick to destroying a 'jack" Wally: "Ratmir, don't tell them how to blow up my 'jack!" Me: "If you didn't want me to teach people to destroy rusty you shouldn't have lent me your book!"
Later at the fight pit Wally pressuring me into fighting Me: "I thought you didn't want me to blow it up?" Wally: "Fight it don't blow it up!" Me: "I have 2 speeds!"
Getting to play team CTF for lord Shaxx
Talking about Destiny when Aliyah'Vihaan comes over: "We need someone to make a sign to say "do not lick the blight heart" Me: "Why the fuck do we need a sign for that!?"
Lupo walking up to me: "Hey so you know I have a spare parts bin at the cabin if you want something to fiddle around with"
Talking to Vraaj in the tavern everyone has suddenly left Vraaj: "This feels like the time where we get attacked in the tavern, we should go outside" *look around slightly despondent* Vraaj: "is your stuff in that pile of weapons?" Me: "My stuff IS that pile of weapons"
*standing outside the tavern Sat night* *notices a strange pale lady approaching* *starts getting nervous as she has begun walking directly at me*
Wally trying to convince Wayne to pay him to bust the crafter's union.
Wally: "Where did these delicious sour treats come from?" Me: I picked those up at the Green Wall. Wally: "The Green Wall..." *his face lights up as he realizes what I mean* "Ah yes, I love the Green Wall! There's one near my home, in fact, and I visit often." Me: "These were picked up at the Green Wall near your home, actually!" Wally: "Ah yes, I'm there at least once per week. Love the Green Wall."
Marten to Wally after drinking the vodka: "Cough like a bitch!"
Watching the couch transform into an animal, then watching Marten and Alaric have to fight the couch, including Marten using Strength to throw its corpse out of the Knight's Rest.
Also Marten throwing the weasel conglomerate at me over the curtain, then finding out that throwing it back perfectly draped it over one of the rafters, where it remained for the rest of the weekend. (Why the fuck did it have three heads and like six legs???)
Being rescued from the Destiny conversation in order to create the sign telling people not to lick the blight heart.
Spending the whole weekend doing the accounting for the Crafter's Union, then finding out my bookkeeping was perfect at end of event. Also apparently my ledger is only legible to me, so I guess that's added security.
Sleeping through the beginning of the Shock Doctor finale only to be woken by a very loud "AREA 5 ..." from Jeff. Running all the way across the camp to get into the fight, only to go down from friendly fire. Also rescuing everyone outside the cabin where the shock doctor was being tortured because I was the last expeditioner who actually had stats. You're all welcome for the perks of my exhaustion lol
Getting a chance to play with all the phys rep tools I brought with Marten while we examined Ceroon's arm.
Being woken by Alaric and Marten discussing the Destiny plot in the middle of the night, then having Alaric direct the conversation to me as soon as he realized I was vaguely awake. I'm still unsure if he was yelling to me the details for 10 minutes or two hours, but it was a lot of details for 3 am.
10 AM Sunday: "KAVURI! DESTINY TIME!" (*Momentary confusion by me that Nick isn't yelling at Marten instead*) "Right...now?" *popping my head out from behind the curtain still wearing a sweatshirt, glasses, and zero makeup.* "Oh well...go put your face on. Then it's time!" *races through getting ready, with joint effort by Marten to get me painted and ready to roll. Hustle over to the tavern and there's Jhaz...with no makeup, ears, etc. while drinking his coffee.* Me, glaring at Jhaz: "You lazy ho."
I'm sure there's so much more that I'm forgetting. What a great event!
"I think I understand that Wally and Innovation's relationship is just Deva and Rashaad 6 years ago."
Marten and I finding the first numbered box for shock doctor, being in the dark on the right of the building, and the box whirs and lights up, sending the two of us like cats twisting hard to see what was about. Then nearly knocking Jhaz's teeth in with the door as we were both scared shitless of whatever could be beyond the door.
"wait you TOOK that??"
Following Rusty through a small hole felt oddly familiar... like we had done something similar in another universe in another time... Great to see Alex Kent!
"He licked the what?" "He licked the heart in my blight garden..." "The Blight Heart? In your Blight... What?" "Blight Garden, yes." "WHY IN ALL OF THE GODS NAMES DO YOU HAVE A BLIGHT GARDEN?"
Tarot cards are too accurate.
Realizing that Cassandra WAS there, as the Thaumaturgists, and ONLY the Thaumaturgists reacted realizing she was incanting in real time. The last time I moved my body in tandem with Mike Bach like that we brought down a Corrupted Maiden.
"Rashaad you're replacing Alaric in the Destiny thing!" "My destiny is staying in this bed..."