The Bounders of the Shire,
having received multiple reports of troubled and rough waters on the Brandywine, have scheduled a Patrol.
It will begin on Thursday, September 19th at 9pm BT*.
We will meet at the Buckland Gate in Buckland, Bree-Land.
Given the peculiar nature of events of late in Eriador,
we are posting this notice so that any who may want to assist on this patrol will help us with strength in numbers.
We hope that our patrol will be a calm walk on the beach, but we will be prepared if it is not.
Interested parties should be at the Buckland Gate at the appointed time.
((*Bywater Time ( BT), always represents server time
- Walking will be the preferred travel method, unless circumstances deem otherwise at a given time.
- This event is open to all who want to attend, but we may have to restrict certain amounts of roles (see Rescue-ees and Combatants below).
- Feel free to bring an adventurer, trader, scribe, healer, corsair, victim, or what have you.
- Regarding rescue-ees and possible combatants:
-- we will be patrolling the Brandywine on the Shire side from north of the Bridge to the ruins on the beach in Evendim.
-- please send Daffodilia a post ingame prior to noon servertime on Thursday stating your role
-- If we get a lot of folk wanting to be rescued or to act as combatants, we will group you together in clumps to be found along the way.
-- If we get too many folk wanting same, we will have to do first come, first serve, and say "sorries" to the rest, or we'll never finish the patrol route.
--RESCUE-EES: We kindly ask that you understand that we won't be able to spend an extended period of time RPing out treatment. Think triage and possibly slinging someone over a pony's back if need be sort of thing.
--COMBATANTS: The same time consideration applies. 4-5 minutes, tops. It's a brief encounter, not an epic battle someone will write a court song about. I know this won't be easy for folks who enjoy long, descriptive emoting, but please keep it in mind or your fight will be over in three actions or less. How's your inner clock? If Daffodilia pulls a frying pan out of her backpack., it's time to wrap things up. If Daffodilia attacks you with a frying pan, somebody better be ready to run away, surrender, or drop dead.
---Do not use the Spar feature with a stranger. We may have some new players with us who do not understand how sparring works, and I don't want them upset at finding themselves stuck in a spar if they accidentally accept.
---I cannot stress enough that combatants attacking the patrol MUST use open response RP, in that you leave reactions to your actions open to those you are acting against, such as X sidesteps Y's blade and slashes their dagger at Y) The patrol will ignore any RP like "X sidesteps Y's blade and strikes a killing blow to Y".
---If you want to have a pre-scripted fight with other parties (in the patrol or not), in your post stating your role please note if it is just something to be witnessed or if it is open to the patrol to take part in so I can direct the patrol accordingly. The time consideration rule still applies. If it goes on too long, I will get my frying pan out. (I suggest writing out each part in the plugin Lyrical if it's emote RP as opposed to an outright spar to keep the action running so folks aren't standing around waiting to see if there is any more action coming, and also to know I won't have to bring out the frying pan.)
---Lastly, we ask that any possible confrontations take place along the Evendim Region beach.))