Results of the Sapphire Gem Quest.

Elmaethor, god of the starsto Everyone

In advance of a full write up:

Last night, I ran the quest for the divine sapphire of wisdom, raising the curtain on Ordination XII with our first contender of the season.

I am pleased to announce that ILLYISM, Bard and Field Marshall of Mercinae was successful in what became a seven hour marathon of sands quests on the Battleisle.

Illyism strolled to victory over the final four consisting himself, Xion, Alarius and Xyla after demonstrating a strong performance throughout the quest; his wily strategy proving that brute strength is scarcely all that wins the day.

Prizes will be forthcoming for all strong competitors and in particular I'd like to say a big well done to all of the juniors and middling players who competed: hopefully you all have a taste for blood and battle and shall compete again.

Congratulations to Illyism on becoming the first contender in Avalon's twelfth ordination. You will find - as have all contenders before you - that this is just the beginning...

Elmaethor, god of the stars

Written and shown unedited exactly as rendered by text based game bulletin board on Avalon Online RPG and by my hand on the 19th of Ilmarael, in the year 1377.