BNN: Britannian Games - Day One

Autumn Sarn Jul 18 2000 2:50PM

For those looking for something to do this week, the Britannian Games are quickly becoming the only place to be. We're pleased to bring you the final results of the first evening of competition after the three person foot race and the glorious opening races of the Winner Circle Racetrack.

Gathering at the Winner's Circle, hopeful contestants ran several practice laps to get ready for the competition as they waited for the conclusion of the foot race. Much talk was in the air of Thalia, the mysterious item she was carrying on Sunday and the odd circumstances of her death. The outer rim of the track was also buzzing with news of the orc attacks and speculation of who would walk away the winner in the horse races.

Lady Temesa of the Lycaeum, attending the races with her cousin Lady Tiraste and John Cainbridge of the Mage Tower, was questioned as to the possible nature of the item but steadfastly refused to speculate on its origin without "a bit more research" and seeing the object. The professor is well known through the realm for her knowledge of history and research skill.

Geirrod Aello of the Vesper Hostel efficiently assisted Calum "Grizzly" Carter in officiating the horse races. Unfortunately there was no sign of young Miss Avalloc (a frequent sight at Mr. Aello's side) or Vincent Sphire, although both were mentioned several times over the course of the night.

Three heats were held and after a bit of confusion it was decided to signify the start of each race by the firing of a fireworks wand. At the end of the night Legolas of Yew walked off the track with first place making an unmistakable artistic-worthy finish, Mark O' of Tel'Ruid trotted in with second, and Pixel Grinner of Serpent's Hold rode home this fine summer evening with third place. Running away with first place in the relay race was Moonglow's team (Hannah, Swang, and Cynan). The second place team (Harka, Sir Lags Alot, and Cloud) came all the way north from Delucia to participate. Nujel'm should be quite pleased with its third place finish, comprised of Pixel Grinner, Doken WarHawk, and Tralop. Honorable mention goes to team four (Trinity, Myshra and Adam Sandlar), but they did not earn any points towards their city's overall score.

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Not only did each winner walk away tonight with a prize, but they also earned points towards their town team's overall score! That brings Monday evening's events to a close with the current standings:

First - Yew and Moonglow Second - Delucia and Tel'Ruid Third - Nujel'm and Serpent's Hold

Coming up at the Britannian Games:

7:30 PM CST
Archery contest at the Sturdy Bow shop
Available for teams and solo participants. No magic bows will be allowed to ensure fairness.

9:00 PM CST - 10:00 CST Empath Abbey
Lumberjacking race and Deer hunting contest

The housing commission has declared this a day to place. There will be no games on this day. Good luck!

See you all at the Games!

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