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Search for Opal Shards

Post by JewellRavenlock » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:17 pm

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To Whom It May Concern:

You are hereby invited by the Duel of Fists staff to participate in a Search for Opal Shards. The shards can be located in two ways:

1. The shards appear to be drawn to those showing prowess in hand-to-hand combat. As they were expelled by the energy released by duelers during Diamond Quest C, so too are they inevitably drawn to this same energy. As such, participating in Duel of Fist duels or other unarmed fights may generate the presence of an opal shard.

2. The shards are drawn to physical locations, within and around RhyDin, where their elemental essence is represented.

If you do find a shard, we ask that you promptly return it to a member of the Duel of Fists staff. As an incentive, we’ve created a rewards system for those who collect and return shards. Shards can either be turned in individually or a person can turn in several shards at once for a larger reward. We anticipate adding more rewards in the coming days and weeks. Prize selections are on a first-come, first-serve basis; some prizes have limited quantities that may not be replenished.

Please see the poster below for the prize options.

Sincerely,


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((For information on how this works OOC, please see this thread here!))
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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by JewellRavenlock » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:23 pm

PRIZE OPTIONS


Redeem 2 Shards
  • 100 gold coins (limit 10 redemptions per person) - One claimed by Eden Parker; two claimed by Gren Blockman
  • 1 hour training session with DoF Staff member of choice (no limit)
  • A baby chick (no limit) - Two claimed by Jaycy Ashleana; one claimed by Kayden Lee
  • Free sandwich or double-scoop sundae at Munro’s Deli and Ice Cream Shoppe (x20) - One claimed by Eden Parker
  • Meswen tree sapling for your personal garden, orchard, yard or community garden! (x6) - Three claimed by Ebon Ilnaren; one claimed by Michelle Montoya; one claimed by Karma one claimed by Mallory
  • Autographed item from 2017 IFL Champions, Real Rhydin (x5)
  • Sunset Catamaran cruise (leaving from Seaside) with romantic deckside dinner for 2 (x4) - One claimed by Ebon Ilnaren; one claimed by Eden Parker
  • Spelunking excursion for 4 in historic Battlefield Park caves (x3) - One claimed by Ebon Ilnaren
  • Roast your own coffee beans and create a custom blend (2lbs. take-home) at GoblinToez Roasters (x6) - One claimed by Eden Parker; one claimed by Matt Simon
  • Seminar: First Aid, Dueling & You, hosted by Kheldar Drasinia - date & time TBD (x10)
  • RASG Facility Tour (including Star’s End and Coventry Airbase) - guests will have the opportunity to fly a simulated sortie that recreates the attack run which formed the Dead Scar on Twilight Isle; tour conducted by Matthew Algiers Simon - date & time TBD (x5) - One claimed by Dizzy Flores
  • Fytco Toy Company - G’s Exes Collection (x1) - Claimed by Salvador Delahada

Redeem 5 Shards
  • 400 gold coins (limit 5 redemptions per person) - One claimed by Gren Blockman
  • Extra win on your record (no limit) - One claimed by Salvador Delahada, one claimed by Karma
  • Ten personal training sessions from your choice of: Domin8 Fitness, Grindhouse, Dojo of the Unrelenting Spirit, Outback Staff ((provides an extra mod for the cycle; modifiers cap at 5 for non-Emeralds; Emeralds who claim this prize cannot benefit from it directly, but can bequeath the training to a non-Emerald character of their choice)) - no limit - Claimed by Jaycy Ashleana and given to Rhiannon Brock; two claimed by Matt Simon
  • A puppy (x3) - One claimed by Renley Killian; One claimed by Ebon Ilnaren ; one claimed by Kayden Lee
  • Dinner cruise on the Overlord’s Yacht with the Overlord (x1) - Claimed by Amaris
  • 1-year membership to Rhydin Observatory Complex and Botanical Garden (x2) - One claimed by Conner Reid
  • Season tickets (2) to the Shanachie Theater (x2) - One claimed by Kayden Lee
  • Overnight stay in the Battlefield Park Baronial Manor, meals included (x2)
  • RhyDin Forest Zipline Adventure - climb sky-stairs from tree to tree, experience 10 ziplines, up to 1300m long, rappel down 2 majestic centuries-old trees, cross two sky-bridges over 150m high and 200m long! (x8) - One claimed by Myria Graziano
  • Seminar: How to Drink Too Much & Look Good Doing It, hosted by The Empress Overlady - date & time TBD (x15)
  • Free dinner and drinks at Sassy Owl Saloon (x5)
  • FytoCo Toy Company - Claire Farron Action Figure (x2)

Redeem 10 Shards
  • Challenge grant for non-Emeralds (Emeralds can/must transfer this grant to a non-Emerald of their choice - Grants must be used by the end of the Spring Cycle) - no limit: Three claimed by Tasslehofl Momus
  • Four-day vacation to the Tianani islands (x1) - Claimed by Eden Parker
  • Long weekend on Overlord Isle with meals included (Jewell isn’t cooking) (x1)
  • 5 opportunity tickets (raffle) to create a permanent dueling ring in the Outback (no limit) - One claimed by Eden Parker
  • Tour of the Red Orc Brewery (x3)
  • A cloak made from Great Red Wyvern scales. The scales provide fire resistance and the cloak is enchanted to mask its wearer from being sensed by wyverns and lesser dragons. (x1) - Claimed by Michelle Montoya
  • Selection of one item from the famed Battlefield Park Armory (x4)
  • Fytco Toy Company - Jake Thrash Action Figure (x1)

Redeem 15 Shards
  • 10 opportunity tickets (raffle) to create a permanent dueling ring in the Outback (no limit) - One claimed by Rachael Blackthorn
  • VIP access to Fashion Week, including two seats at the Heavenly Boutique runway show and invitations to pre-show & after-show parties (x1)
  • 12 vouchers for having your fortune told at The Lyceum
  • Dinner for a week at Black Magic Burger (x5)
  • Fytco Toy Company - Matt & Koy Action Figures (package autographed by both Matt & Koy) (x1)

Redeem 20 Shards
  • Design a custom limited-run brew with Jake Thrash, to be produced and sold by the Red Orc Brewery (x1) - Claimed by Koyliak VanDuran-Simon
  • 15 opportunity tickets (raffle) to create a permanent dueling ring in the Outback (no limit)
  • DoF Staff will pay off your debts at The Line (x1)
  • A custom ordered piece of jewelry from Renegade Regalia, Inc. (x2)
  • 366 pies (one a day for the year) from Bak’d (x2)
  • A year’s supply of meat from The Matadero Carnicería (x2)
  • Pair of season tickets for the Kitsune Lions baseball team’s home games at Kitsune Stadium (x2) - Claimed by Matt Simon
((NOTE: The prizes from player run businesses were not donated but purchased by DoF staff unless otherwise agreed to and offered by the players in control of those settings. If anyone would like their business removed from this list, please let me know. Apologies for not consulting everyone before including an item from different businesses.))
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April 9th: Search for the Shards #craftnight #fightnight

Post by Tippletoe » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:30 pm

Tippletoe Timbers & Jewell Ravenlock Present:
Search for the Shards #craftnight #fightnight
April 9th 8-10ET at the Arena


Tippletoe Timbers has heard of the shattered opals, and that shards that can be collected and turned in for prizes! Duel of Fists staff are offering everything from Fytco Toy Company toys to paying off all your debts at The Line (and considering March Madness, that may not be such a bad idea). In the spirit of the Opal Shards, Tippletoe Timbers & Jewell Ravenlock have teamed up to run a #craftnight #fightnight.

#craftnight
Imitation Gemstones: Did you know that you can make imitation gemstones? Lea Istenli will be at the crafting table to show you how using colored polymer clay, nail polish, glaze, and other crafting tools.

Bead Jewellery: Artisan beads and various types of rope, cord, and twine will be provided for you to make bracelets, necklaces or other beaded jewellery.

Rock Painting: Tippletoe has found a nice selection of rocks from The Wilds for you to paint (maybe like an opal)! There is acrylic pain and a special glitter glue to make it sparkle. Feel free to make a Kindness Rock and share it with someone in need or hide it for someone to find!

Note: Tippletoe Timbers & Jewell Ravenlock do not officially recommend you trying to super glue or glitter glue the opals together. Trust us.



#fightnight
We’ve heard that fighting in fists makes opal shards appear! For every fight you have in Duel of Fists during our #fightnight Jewell Ravenlock will buy you a drink. And if you win your match, you’re likely to find a shard that you can turn in for prizes! To help harness the elements of the opals our Keepers from Twilight Isle have helped to enchant five rings with the various elements.

Ring of Shadow: Enchanted by Michelle Montoya, a dark fog rises up to a foot above the ground in this ring. The magic allows you to temporarily shadow walk around your opponent.

Ring of Earth: Enchanted by Rachael Blackthorne, this ring is filled with large ferns, in honour of the one that was destroyed in the Outback. The magic within this ring allows you to camouflage with your surroundings. Courtesy of the newest Keeper of Earth, twenty potted Red Gladiolus plants are available for purchase!

Ring of Ice: Enchanted by Eregor Túr Gairdín, a chill fills the boundaries of this ring and patches of ice threaten every duelist. You can use the magic here to melt or freeze the water at will or glove your hands with ice.

Ring of Fire: Enchanted by Mallory Maeda, the ring is surrounded in hot (but harmless) flames. The magic here can be used to enhance your strikes with fire hot enough to burn or create a shield of bright blue flame.

Ring of Air: Enchanted by Michelle Montoya, this ring is a foot above the ground (step ladders provided). The floating platform moves and shifts with air currents keeping it aloft. Fighters can use the magic here to levitate giving themselves extra height during their match.

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April 16th: Be Bright Like A Diamond

Post by Tippletoe » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:04 pm

Tippletoe Timbers Presents: Be Bright Like A Diamond
April 16th 8-10:30ET at the Arena


To support the Search for the Shards in the most meaningful way possible, Tippletoe Timbers invites you to come fight with past and present Diamonds in the #arena rings! We promise you at least eleven different Diamonds throughout the night. The more fists match we get, the more shards we find, the more shards we find, the more likely we can restore the opals and help those who have been affected.

With the theme Be Bright Like A Diamond everyone (fighters and spectators) is encouraged to wear their jewels, diamonds or anything that makes you shine. Let’s make the arena glitter with our bling, diamonds, and opal shards!

Our Diamond Fighters
Current Diamond
Jaycy Ashleana, Diamond LVII, LXIII, LXVII, C

Past Diamonds
Jake Thrash, Diamond III, LIX, LXXV, LXXVI, LXXVII
Matt Simon, Diamond XXVIII, XXIX, XXXI, XXXIV, XLII, XLIII, XLV, XLVI, LX, XCV
Anubis Karos, Diamond XLVII
Kheldar Drasinia, Diamond XXXVII, XLIX, L, LIII, LVIII, LXIV
Myria Graziano, Diamond LXX
Andrea Anderson, Diamond LXXII, LXXXI, XC
Lilith Anderson, Diamond XCI, XCII, XCIII, XCIV
Gren Blockman, Diamond LXXIII, LXXX, LXXXIII, XCVI
Eden Parker, Diamond XCVIII
Jewell Ravenlock, Diamond XCIX

Tentative Attendees
Dizzy Flores, Diamond XXVI
Charlie Nine, Diamond LXXXII
Hope Naharis*, LXXIX, LXXXIV, XCVII



Our Diamond Drinks
To celebrate our Diamonds we are bringing back some of our Diamond Quest C Drink Mixes, which Tippletoe Timbers will be serving at the bar.

Jaycy Ashleana After Dark
1/2 oz. Dark Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Jägermeister

The Gren Blockman Brootfloat
Pint of Broot
Vanilla ice cream

Matthew Simon RASG Shooter
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce orange liqueur
Dash lime juice

Andrea Anderson Lazy Ass Red Sangria
1 cup red wine (mild)
1/2 oz flavored vodka (fruit)
1 handful frozen fruit
¼ prosecco

Kheldar Drasinia Dad Bod-y Shot
1/2 ounce scotch (Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky)
1/2 ounce​ Tennessee whiskey (Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey)
1/2 ounce​ bourbon ​(Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey)

The Jake Thrash Badsider Bourbon and Bacon Boilermaker
1oz bourbon
1 pint Badsider
1 slice bacon

Lilith’s Hellfire
1 oz Spiced Rum
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
1 oz Ginger beer
Pilsner

Hope Naharis Royal Flush
1 1/2 oz Crown Royal
2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Raspberry Liqueur
2 oz Cranberry Juice

*We hope that Hope Naharis is found safely and can attend this event!

((If you are a Diamond and would like to attend but are not yet listed, please PM Tippletoe Timbers or send Anne Ellis#0253 a DM on Discord and I’ll add you to the list. Do you know of past Diamonds who might be interested? Feel free to link them to this post and/or send them my contact info! If you want to post your bejewelled outfits here, on this thread, feel free to do that too!))
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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by Delahada » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:38 pm

Salvador turned in all of his shards because he didn't want to touch any of them. Thankfully, Matt was kind enough to keep a tally for him. Apparently he had earned 9 total during the final Panther's Claw Tournament.

5 spent to put an extra win on his record.

2 spent to buy Fytco Toy Company - G’s Exes Collection

The final 2 shards were left as a bonus donation to the very next person to turn in their own and collect on prizes, since he didn't want anything else.
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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by Tippletoe » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:51 pm

The arena was *sparkling*. Literally. Twinkling lights all around the rafters and sky-boxes gave the normally violent place an enchanted aura. There may have been a little glamour and a little illusion to help it along. Illuminated by the flicker of candles Diamond center-piece models of various *Diamond* Fighters of the outback sat on the tables. Beside the staircase to the Red Dragon Inn was a table setup with memorabilia and give-away's representing various Diamonds and IFL teams. Wolves Den Bistro had set out a catering table along the back by the bar with finger foods, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts while the bar-tenders (including Tippletoe Timbers) were ready to serve Diamond Quest C Drink Specials. The opal rings from last week were still enchanted, ready for fighters to embrace Earth, Air, Fire, Water or Shadow.

Tippletoe "Fiddle-Knives" Timbers dressed up for tonights even in white and diamonds... with only a hint of purple!





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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by JewellRavenlock » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:12 pm

The Empress, Diamond 99, dressed appropriately for the evening:

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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by A Common Cur » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:39 pm

When coming by to turn in the shards he had picked up during IFL, Renley Killian discovered the two that were left behind. After having the list of available redeemable items read off to him, he decided to claim one of the donated shards so that he could bring his total number up to five. He exchanged them all, then, for a puppy and went on his way.
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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by Amaris » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:05 pm

She had 6 she turned in them all in but only claimed the Dinner cruise on the Overlord’s Yacht with the Overlord grinning while she asked for it
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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by Ebon Ilnaren » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:45 pm

Ebon turned in his shards and received a number of ransoms rewards.

For two shards each, he received three Meswen tree saplings, one for the Manor, one for Rhi and Gory, and one for Pearl and Velen. (6)

A pair of shards went for one of the spelunking expeditions for four in Battlefield Park, while another earned him and Phen a romantic catamaran dinner cruise. (4)

Finally, he used his last 5 shardss for... a puppy. Olivia had said she wanted another one to keep their oldest dog feeling young.
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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by Michelle Montoya » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:09 pm

Since there was still one remaining shard from Sal (and likely more from when she fought him at the DQ), she made an accounting with Matt Simon that brought her up to 12 shards.

Ten shards were used to claim the cloak made from Great Red Wyvern scales.

Two shards (one of her own and the one from Sal), were used to claim a Meswen tree sapling, which was planted by Dex Montoya's grave in Atrebla.
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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by Tasslehofl Momus » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:55 pm

For those who were paying attention at that particular moment, a book appeared.
It's binding was leathered, but there was something off about it...

It seemed to hover a moment then a scream tore the air before it left.

A note was left behind... the parchment pitch black, and the words scrawled in molten silver.

"The Dreamer has taken the Dragon home.
The Dragon has nothing left to give to this place.

The items which he collected during this... event
Shall be turned in for Challenge Rights.

One shall be given to Caleb Feren
With a request to "deal with it".

One shall be given to Eregor
With a request to "endure"

One shall be given to Strawberry Armstrong
With a request to "have fun"".
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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by Jaycy Ashleana » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:08 pm

The paper had been buried for several days; it'd been posted but then "lost" a few days before DQ 101.

Ten personal training sessions from your choice of: Domin8 Fitness, Grindhouse, Dojo of the Unrelenting Spirit, Outback Staff, to be redeemed for Rhi Brock.

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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by Jaycy Ashleana » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:22 pm

Subsequently, another note from the redhead found its way to the board.

I want 2 baby chicks. I'm hungry.

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Re: Search for Opal Shards

Post by Strawberry » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:41 pm

Karma redeemed 7 of her 8 tallied shards for 1 win to her record and 1 Meswen tree sapling which was taken to an undisclosed location to be planted and tended to.
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