I was generally pleased with the turn out and participation in the torchquest today. We had a good starting field which got whittled down a little as time went on.
People got used to the restrictions of no mounts, no flight, no portals, no running fairly quickly, though there were a few bursts of speed that sabotaged successes at inopportune moments.
One such moment occurred as both Malak and Lleu neared the finish line, Malak added a burst too much speed and his torch went out right at the finish line allowing Lleu to tie up with him.
In a final, tie breaking race from the Giant's island home to the Rockpool in Greenwood, Malak managed to beat Lleu and win the Torchquest.
Congratulations to the two of them for some well run races and for their knowledge of Avalon geography.
Special mention goes to Naiari who showed dogged determination to continue the races even when her torch was extinguished by attacks from others.
Thanks to all who participated.
Proteus, god of the sea
Written by my hand on the 7th of Cloudburst, in the year 1310.