For those of you who hadn’t noticed, I was extremely excited about the Shiny Stories contest in the Rift forums. I worked really hard over several weeks, fine-tuning my rough draft, double-checking spelling and artifact names, and on the second to last day, I was finally satisfied. Here is my entry:
I’d meant to notify everyone that I would be in Ireland from the 3rd to the 10th, then it slipped my mind, what with Carnival grinding and such. I have returned from my week-long trip (which was great!!), and will distribute codes to the winners through the forums sometime this evening.
I’d like to say, that since I have a few extra, I have decided to give the six participants a code each—no one overlooked this time ’round. Congrats and thanks to everyone who participated! 😀
Hello, ladies and gents!
As part of the Trion Creator Program, I have a few codes to give away over Easter, so get your wardrobes ready!
For those interested in winning themselves a 5th Anniversay Racing Snail mount, between now and April 10th… What would your character wear to experience the Carnival of the Ascended festivities?
As you can imagine, I have been busy working on my real-life writing lately, and sort of focusing on a dimension project when I have free time. The writing workshop I attend has published its newest anthology, so I needed to sort all that out before I could think of writing here.
Plus, that great competition launched by Brasse and Seshatar has kept me busy too… It’s so fun! I think, even once the competition is over, I will be writing more of those, that’s how fun they are.
However, another thing that I’ve been pondering these last few weeks, is how much I wish we had more “people” NPCs to work with in dimensions.
Have you all seen this? Build a short story by using the names of artifacts! How cool is that! What a great idea! I absolutely cannot wait to see what people come up with! Click the link for the full rules and guidelines.
In light of there being only two participants, both have won a lovely 5th Anniversary Racing Snail. Google’s Random Number Generator was foiled again. 😉 Congrats to Atys and Oochee—honestly, thanks for participating!
Since I really do still want to honor these creations, stay tuned for another musical instrument-themed dimension giveaway in a couple of days. So… Start your dimension touring engines!
(Incidentally, my hope with these giveaways is to get people out and touring old, beloved dims, those that are no longer on the weekly list, those that have somewhat been forgotten… Feel free to suggest your own pianos and organs to friends looking to score themselves a mount. Or maybe swap one of your own creations with that of a friend, and both participate.)
It got me to thinking about how I could see a whole bunch of dimensional pianos, and how I could involve everyone in this musical bliss at the same time. And presto! The answer came recently with the arrival of a whole new set of 5th Anniversary Racing Snail codes on behalf of the Trion Creator Program. What convenient timing!.
Whilst I’m on the subject of fairies, what with my last post about Mullewappp… I don’t know if all these outfits are inspired by the wardrobe options, or if the current options are catered to players’ preferences, but I sure do see a lot of faery and pirate costumes around Telara.
Other than in Tempest Bay, I don’t manage to take many snapshots, because people are always on the go, but here are a few that caught my eye..
Once upon a time, there was a young girl by the name of Aurora. She was hidden away in a lovely little cottage in the woods, and raised by her fairy godmothers: Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather.
The story does not speak of a fourth little fairy, who was rather forward for her era and positively loved playing Rift—her name was Mullewappp.
[Updated March 01, 2018]
The first time Zavira saw a lady wandering Tempest Bay in a lovely gown covered in dots, she knew she had to have one. She asked the lady for her tailor’s information, but the lady was not Mathosian, and alas, they could not communicate.
Zavira being who she is, began to hunt down every single tailor in the city, and when that failed, she traveled far and wide in search of the beautiful dress. Naturally, in her hunt, she found many pretty dresses, which she added post-haste to her wardrobe, but her search for that spotted gown was proving fruitless.
One day, I myself was doing a bit of research, and happened to stumble over the proverbial pebble that would release the landslide… I forwarded my findings to Gwedhiel, who passed them on to Zavira, and the story—luckily—has a happy ending.
N.B.: Spoiler alert! Reading below provides steps, tricks, and how-to’s to get the Polka Dot Wedding Garb, and earn some achievements in the process.