Monday, November 11, 2013 – Relay Race
Kin House to -
1. Tyrn Lhuig (Angmar) - Wise/Shala to
2. Weathertop - Drakken/Gili to
3. Hrimbarg - Py/Maja to
4. Echad Dunnan - Wise/Shala to
5. Lhan Tarren (Dunland) - Drakken/Gili to
6. Durin’s Door - Py/Maja to
7. Thingalad - Wise/Shala to
8. Entwade - Drakken/Gili – Finish Line
We started out at the kin house…two teams, three racers per team…the Men (Wise, Drakken, & Py) using a green firework as a relay baton, against the Women (Shala, Gili, & Krusemaja aka Maja, she’ll be a recruit when we reopen recruiting) using a red firework as a relay baton.
Sar gets ready to count the starters down…5…4…1?! LOL 1 kp to Sar for jumping in to see Wise and Shala off!
1st leg…Wise and Shala from kin house to Tyrn Lhuig in Angmar and Shala rode like the wind and beat Wise by 800 meters.
2nd leg…Gili and Drakken are off to Weathertop…Drakken uses a short cut unknown to Gili and beats her by 1300 meters. So how’s that for a short cut folks…Gili has a 800 meter head start and Drakken still beats her by 1300…hmmm…;)
3rd leg…Py and Maja are off to Hrimbarg in the Misty Mountains…Py has an amazing lead because Gili’s a noob and then poor Maja got lost taking the Southern route through the Misty Mountains and the men are now ahead by about 2000 meters when Py hands off the “baton” to Wise.
4th leg…Wise and Shala are off to Echad Dunnan…Maja in her frustration says something like, “link dead would look really good on Wise about now!” lol Unbeknownst to her, she’s magic, but her “wish” misfires and hits Drakken instead…he goes link dead…Wise is 600 meters away, Maja is still 1800 meters away…Drakken is gone…Shala and Gili are cheering Maja on, hurry, hurry before he reloads! But alas, he reloads when Maja is still 500 meters away and Wise hands off his “baton” and the men are still ahead.
5th leg…Gili and Drakken are off to Lhan Tarren in Dunland. Drakken is so far ahead it’s impossible to catch him…so Gili in her infinite wisdom decides to try a shortcut…fail! Ended up at OD and had to take a huge U turn to get to Maja.
6th leg…Shala and Wise are waiting at Durin’s Door…Py has an enormous lead (about 3000 meters or so) on Maja …sigh…the women are doomed. But wait, maybe not! Py can’t find his “baton!” Woo hoo…Maja is catching up, Py is searching and searching…but where is it, did he forget to trade with Drakken before he left Dunland…let’s hope so! Maja is now 800 meters from Shala, but...sigh…Py finds it and trades to Wise, he’s off and Maja is still 700 meters away.
Side note…this is about the time Mel decides to join us all in Vent. We’re all laughing and he asks, “what’s going on?” Gili says, “Py couldn’t find his baton.” Well, you all know Mel…the jokes came pouring out and we were all laughing so hard we couldn’t breathe!! 1 kp to Mel for making us laugh like crazy people!!
7th leg…Wise and Shala are now racing to Thingalad in the Great River…Wise has about an 800 meter lead…one more leg to go to the finish…and Drakken is off…where’s Shala? Shala calls out I’m hurrying, I’m hurrying! J She arrives and Gili is off.
8th leg… Entwade is the finish line…Gili’s gotta make up some time and distance…Gili sees Drakken is taking the safe route, so she decides to go over the mountains…doing well, getting ahead, being careful not to fall too far…oops…a broken leg (44 seconds). She’s ahead of Drakken by about 500 meters…he’s catching her…oh no…race like the wind (well maybe not, 44 seconds is a really long time). The break is off, Drakken is on her heals…we’re dodging arrows, birds, and drakes…we’re neck and neck…there’s water to jump over…Gili the noob strikes again! She jumps at the wrong spot and gets unhorsed, Drakken is now ahead by seconds…there’s the finish line…we’re both unhorsed in the water again…Drakken is kneeling down to set off his fireworks…so is Gili…Drakken’s go off first by literally 2 seconds. The men’s team wins!!!!!! And showing they are good sports, the women don green outfits and pose for pics with the guys, everyone’s in green and an amazingly fun time was had by all!!!