Quests & Challenges
Quests, Challenges, and Festival games
TOPIC | [EarthDom] SAND (done!)
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[center][img]https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/482612823739072524/593216585582510129/sandbanner_again.png[/img][/center] [center][size=7][font=calibri][i]a coarse and rough and irritating game[/font][/i][/size] [size=5][font=calibri](open to all flights)[/size] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/411199/41119843_350.png[/img] [size=2][i](Fig. 1: Sand, A Guardian - Guardian of the Sand*)[/i][/size][/center] Far from the rest of the Earth flight's beach festivities sits an old sailor who looks big enough to serve as a ship for a hundred much smaller old sailors. You notice that he looks unusually cranky for a dragon at a party and opt to head over, hoping to offer an ear--maybe even a paw--and cheer him up somehow. He squints at you in suspicion as you approach. Before you can do or say anything to explain your presence, however, he seems to come to the decision that you're worthy of listening to his grumbling all on his own. As that [i]is[/i] why you walked over there in the first place, you plop down and get to paying attention. "Tidelord--that's Poseidon to all the landlubbers--be encroachin' on me precious territories again. Every day without fail he sends these here waters whooshin' in all silent-like, thinkin' I won't notice it comin' up around me boots, 'n every day I fight him until they scamper away like scared hatchlings." He pauses to look out over the water and shake a paw. "BUZZ OFF!" Frowning, you ask him if he's talking about the tides. "'Course that's what I mean!" Ah. And what, exactly, does he plan to do about this, uh... this very serious threat that obviously isn't at all a normal part of nature caused by gravitational interactions between Sornieth and its moon? "Ho ho, I've got a good plan! Yes, I do. C'mere 'n let me whisper it to ye. He's got ears everywhere, he does." The Guardian pauses again, this time to glare at a passing crab, which he then kicks into the water. "BEGONE, SPY! Now, where was I? Oh, yes." You bite your lip and fidget. Honestly, you can't wait to hear this. "I'm gonna get a whole lot of sand, see." Now, you might be missing something obvious here, but... doesn't the beach already [i]have[/i] sand? Isn't that what a beach [i]is?[/i] Sand? He stares at you like you're the weird one. "It ain't ice cream. Anyhow, I'll be throwin' it out into the waters. [i]Sea[/i] how barnacle butt likes it when I turn the tables! Haha! [i]Sea![/i] Get it? ... Bah. No appreciation for good humor. Go on, young one, 'n fetch me sand, now; bring all ye can haul along. I'll make it worth the time." How? "Medals, dragon! Medals! Decorations fit for fighters. Get me sand 'n win pretty baubles. You 'n anyone else who helps." Medals? Well, then, why didn't he say so? Time to gather sand from a beach that is probably not this one! (At least, not the part of it he guards.) ------------------------------- [size=2]* Graciously supplied for this event by @/betty.[/size]
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a coarse and rough and irritating game
(open to all flights)


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(Fig. 1: Sand, A Guardian - Guardian of the Sand*)

Far from the rest of the Earth flight's beach festivities sits an old sailor who looks big enough to serve as a ship for a hundred much smaller old sailors. You notice that he looks unusually cranky for a dragon at a party and opt to head over, hoping to offer an ear--maybe even a paw--and cheer him up somehow.

He squints at you in suspicion as you approach. Before you can do or say anything to explain your presence, however, he seems to come to the decision that you're worthy of listening to his grumbling all on his own. As that is why you walked over there in the first place, you plop down and get to paying attention.

"Tidelord--that's Poseidon to all the landlubbers--be encroachin' on me precious territories again. Every day without fail he sends these here waters whooshin' in all silent-like, thinkin' I won't notice it comin' up around me boots, 'n every day I fight him until they scamper away like scared hatchlings." He pauses to look out over the water and shake a paw. "BUZZ OFF!"

Frowning, you ask him if he's talking about the tides.

"'Course that's what I mean!"

Ah. And what, exactly, does he plan to do about this, uh... this very serious threat that obviously isn't at all a normal part of nature caused by gravitational interactions between Sornieth and its moon?

"Ho ho, I've got a good plan! Yes, I do. C'mere 'n let me whisper it to ye. He's got ears everywhere, he does." The Guardian pauses again, this time to glare at a passing crab, which he then kicks into the water. "BEGONE, SPY! Now, where was I? Oh, yes."

You bite your lip and fidget. Honestly, you can't wait to hear this.

"I'm gonna get a whole lot of sand, see."

Now, you might be missing something obvious here, but... doesn't the beach already have sand? Isn't that what a beach is? Sand?

He stares at you like you're the weird one. "It ain't ice cream. Anyhow, I'll be throwin' it out into the waters. Sea how barnacle butt likes it when I turn the tables! Haha! Sea! Get it? ... Bah. No appreciation for good humor. Go on, young one, 'n fetch me sand, now; bring all ye can haul along. I'll make it worth the time."

How?

"Medals, dragon! Medals! Decorations fit for fighters. Get me sand 'n win pretty baubles. You 'n anyone else who helps."

Medals? Well, then, why didn't he say so? Time to gather sand from a beach that is probably not this one! (At least, not the part of it he guards.)

* Graciously supplied for this event by @/betty.
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[center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/593203783681441803/rulesflat.png[/img][/center] [size=5][b]RULE NUMBER ONE: FIND SAND.[/b][/size] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/594442064800907287/hard_at_work.png[/img] [size=2][i]Hard at work looking for sand.[/i][/size][/center] You can find sand by digging in Ice, Light, Lightning, and Nature, or by fighting in the Woodland Path and the Waterway. I suppose you could buy it off the AH as well, but that might get a little pricey. [size=5][b]RULE NUMBER TWO: GATHER SAND.[/b][/size] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/594445065288679424/amateur.png[/img] [size=2][i]Amateurs.[/i][/size][/center] Amass obnoxious quantities of it. Pile it up. Create your own personal desert. Roll in it if you want, but probably not while you're damp, or else it might stick. [size=5][b]RULE NUMBER THREE: SEND SAND.[/b][/size] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/594446116909613057/pocket_sand.png[/img] [size=2][i]An invalid sand delivery method.[/i][/size][/center] Send sand to @Snek (accept no impostors) by PM only. CRs filled with sand will be dutifully admired and declined. This is because sand has a habit of slipping through people's fingers, and then you've got broken CRs and it becomes a big hassle for everyone. You'll know that I took the sand when the PM gets a little box by it. I will be accepting sand until 23:59 FR time on Saturday, July 13. [size=5][b]RULE NUMBER FOUR: EARN BADGES.[/b][/size] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/594448164589797386/sand_badger.png[/img] [size=2][i]I said to include a picture of a "sand [u]badge[/u]"! No R![/i][/size][/center] These are unlocked as the total amount of sand sent in by the whole group of participants grows. Every 1 item sent is equal to a pound of sand. Yes, 10,000 pounds of sand is ridiculous. Nobody said threatening the Tidelord with fistfuls of flying beach grit was a simple endeavor. Try to unlock it anyway. (Note: I [i]may[/i] adjust the badge amounts somewhat if this turns out to be way easier for everyone than I expected, just so the game isn't over on day one. If that happens I'll try my best to make sure the numbers stay achievable.) You can also earn some secret badges given at the end of the week by sending in certain special items. Don't post about them on the thread. Nobody likes a squealer. [size=5][b]RULE NUMBER FIVE: REPEAT.[/b][/size] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/594449894006325258/more_sand.png[/img] [size=2][i]She's fine. They only buried her under an inch or so of it.[/i][/size][/center]
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RULE NUMBER ONE: FIND SAND.
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Hard at work looking for sand.

You can find sand by digging in Ice, Light, Lightning, and Nature, or by fighting in the Woodland Path and the Waterway. I suppose you could buy it off the AH as well, but that might get a little pricey.


RULE NUMBER TWO: GATHER SAND.
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Amateurs.

Amass obnoxious quantities of it. Pile it up. Create your own personal desert. Roll in it if you want, but probably not while you're damp, or else it might stick.


RULE NUMBER THREE: SEND SAND.
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An invalid sand delivery method.

Send sand to @Snek (accept no impostors) by PM only. CRs filled with sand will be dutifully admired and declined. This is because sand has a habit of slipping through people's fingers, and then you've got broken CRs and it becomes a big hassle for everyone. You'll know that I took the sand when the PM gets a little box by it. I will be accepting sand until 23:59 FR time on Saturday, July 13.


RULE NUMBER FOUR: EARN BADGES.
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I said to include a picture of a "sand badge"! No R!

These are unlocked as the total amount of sand sent in by the whole group of participants grows. Every 1 item sent is equal to a pound of sand. Yes, 10,000 pounds of sand is ridiculous. Nobody said threatening the Tidelord with fistfuls of flying beach grit was a simple endeavor. Try to unlock it anyway.

(Note: I may adjust the badge amounts somewhat if this turns out to be way easier for everyone than I expected, just so the game isn't over on day one. If that happens I'll try my best to make sure the numbers stay achievable.)

You can also earn some secret badges given at the end of the week by sending in certain special items. Don't post about them on the thread. Nobody likes a squealer.


RULE NUMBER FIVE: REPEAT.
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She's fine. They only buried her under an inch or so of it.
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[center][img]https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/482612823739072524/593216534831169562/badgeflat.png[/img][/center] [quote][center]The Walrus and the Carpenter were walking close at hand. They wept like anything to see such quantities of sand.[/quote] [columns][center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/597338115299999755/100_pounds.png[/img] [size=2]100 pounds of sand[/size][nextcol] [color=transparent]====[/color][nextcol] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/597338630918504469/250_pounds.png[/img] [size=2]250 pounds of sand[/size][nextcol] [color=transparent]====[/color][nextcol] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/597446759286833171/500_pounds.png[/img] [size=2]500 pounds of sand[/size][nextcol] [color=transparent]====[/color][nextcol] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/597446766929117204/750_pounds.png[/img] [size=2]750 pounds of sand[/size][/columns] [columns][center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/597446769525129216/1000_pounds.png[/img] [size=2]1000 pounds of sand[/size][nextcol] [color=transparent]====[/color][nextcol] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/597490832295198750/2500_pounds.png[/img] [size=2]2500 pounds of sand[/size][nextcol] [color=transparent]====[/color][nextcol] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/597494945514913938/5000_pounds.png[/img] [size=2]5000 pounds of sand[/size][nextcol] [color=transparent]====[/color][nextcol] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/599863364985815064/6000_pounds_A.png[/img] [size=2]6000 pounds of sand[/size][/columns] [columns][center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/599863366344769537/7000_pounds_A.png[/img] [size=2]7000 pounds of sand[/size][nextcol] [color=transparent]====[/color][nextcol] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/599863369104621568/8000_pounds_A.png[/img] [size=2]8000 pounds of sand[/size][nextcol] [color=transparent]====[/color][nextcol] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/599863371134664715/9000_pounds_A.png[/img] [size=2]9000 pounds of sand[/size][nextcol] [color=transparent]====[/color][nextcol] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/482612823739072524/599863373139542028/10000_pounds_A.png[/img] [size=2]10000 pounds of sand[/size][/columns] [quote=Secret Badge #1][center]If you speak ill of another, do not speak it. Write it in the sand near the water’s edge. Answer: SALT[/quote] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/240897260882362378/599290822596493323/secret_badge_1.png[/img] [size=2]On the right track, but not quite there. Earned by: TheOtherKirby, RennyRosie, JJStarrNerdGirl, Yukitsukihana, Delcat, ???[/center] [quote=Secret Badge #2][center]If you believe that, I have oceanfront property in the Carrion Canyon to sell you. Answer: SAND SUCKER[/quote] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/240897260882362378/599290824840314985/secret_badge_2.png[/img] [size=2]There's a new one born every minute. Earned by: TheOtherKirby, JJStarrNerdGirl, Gloomy, Yukitsukihana, Scatterspark, Rulanir, Sublimevoide, Delcat, ClockConnoisseur, ???[/size][/center] [quote=Secret Badge #3][center]You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach. Answer: GIANT SAND DOLLAR[/quote] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/240897260882362378/599290827336056852/secret_badge_3.png[/img] [size=2]Won't be noticed by a metal detector. Earned by: Gender, Gloomy, Scatterspark, Yukitsukihana, ???[/size][/center] [quote=Secret Badge #4][center]We will admit that, out of the mud or sand which is found on the seashore or the beds of our rivers, at low water, shellfish or testaceous animals come forth. Answer: ANY KIND OF CRAB ITEM[/quote] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/240897260882362378/599290828652937217/secret_badge_4.png[/img] [size=2]Given for acting on behalf of the enemy. Earned by: Yukitsukihana, Scatterspark, Delcat, TheOtherKirby, Kuikka, ???, TigressRising[/size][/center] [quote=Secret Badge #5][center]Are you tired of sand being kicked in your face? I promise you new muscles in days! Answer: ANY OF THE FOUR MUSSELS ITEMS[/quote] [center][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/240897260882362378/599290830775124011/secret_badge_5.png[/img] [size=2]Dragons cannot live on air alone. Earned by: Gender, JJStarrNerdGirl, Yukitsukihana, Sublimevoide, TheOtherKirby, Rulanir, Scatterspark, ???[/size][/center]
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Quote:
The Walrus and the Carpenter were walking close at hand.
They wept like anything to see such quantities of sand.
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100 pounds of sand
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250 pounds of sand
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500 pounds of sand
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750 pounds of sand
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1000 pounds of sand
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2500 pounds of sand
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5000 pounds of sand
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6000 pounds of sand
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7000 pounds of sand
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8000 pounds of sand
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9000 pounds of sand
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10000 pounds of sand

Secret Badge #1 wrote:
If you speak ill of another, do not speak it.
Write it in the sand near the water’s edge.

Answer: SALT
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On the right track, but not quite there.

Earned by: TheOtherKirby, RennyRosie, JJStarrNerdGirl, Yukitsukihana, Delcat, ???

Secret Badge #2 wrote:
If you believe that, I have oceanfront property
in the Carrion Canyon to sell you.

Answer: SAND SUCKER
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There's a new one born every minute.

Earned by: TheOtherKirby, JJStarrNerdGirl, Gloomy, Yukitsukihana, Scatterspark, Rulanir, Sublimevoide, Delcat, ClockConnoisseur, ???

Secret Badge #3 wrote:
You'll never find your gold on a sandy beach.

Answer: GIANT SAND DOLLAR
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Won't be noticed by a metal detector.

Earned by: Gender, Gloomy, Scatterspark, Yukitsukihana, ???

Secret Badge #4 wrote:
We will admit that, out of the mud or sand which is found
on the seashore or the beds of our rivers, at low water,
shellfish or testaceous animals come forth.

Answer: ANY KIND OF CRAB ITEM
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Given for acting on behalf of the enemy.

Earned by: Yukitsukihana, Scatterspark, Delcat, TheOtherKirby, Kuikka, ???, TigressRising

Secret Badge #5 wrote:
Are you tired of sand being kicked in your face?
I promise you new muscles in days!

Answer: ANY OF THE FOUR MUSSELS ITEMS
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Dragons cannot live on air alone.

Earned by: Gender, JJStarrNerdGirl, Yukitsukihana, Sublimevoide, TheOtherKirby, Rulanir, Scatterspark, ???
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Ready?

Set...

GO!
Ready?

Set...

GO!
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[center][img]https://media.giphy.com/media/V9Thh1iGRP4Lm/giphy.gif[/img][/center] I am so ready
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I am so ready
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I would disapprove of the Sand Guardian bad-mouthing Tidepapa, but I find his antics too amusing to hold a grudge. Sending in some sand!
I would disapprove of the Sand Guardian bad-mouthing Tidepapa, but I find his antics too amusing to hold a grudge. Sending in some sand!
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[img]https://66.media.tumblr.com/4c0c48515026d8ac38f1698ae4331b92/tumblr_ptvkkg1zrY1rz49fvo1_400.gif[/img] Oh no, this is fun... here's some sand from local Delmarva!
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Oh no, this is fun... here's some sand from local Delmarva!
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I laughed too hard at the invalid delivery method.
I laughed too hard at the invalid delivery method.
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[quote name="tigressRising" date="2019-07-07 04:01:07" ] I would disapprove of the Sand Guardian bad-mouthing Tidepapa, but I find his antics too amusing to hold a grudge. Sending in some sand! [/quote] Don't worry! Your secret is safe with us! Sand might be digging through the piles of sand sent by Water clans to make sure there aren't bottles of water or other reinforcements hidden inside, but he's just being [s]paranoid[/s] overcautious... [quote name="Lameforgers" date="2019-07-07 06:58:45" ] I laughed too hard at the invalid delivery method. [/quote] We've got to be clear about these things! Can't have inexperienced dragons flinging their sand in all willy-nilly. They might not get it very far out into the ocean, after all. Best to just ship it over and let Sand throw it in himself.
tigressRising wrote on 2019-07-07 04:01:07:
I would disapprove of the Sand Guardian bad-mouthing Tidepapa, but I find his antics too amusing to hold a grudge. Sending in some sand!

Don't worry! Your secret is safe with us! Sand might be digging through the piles of sand sent by Water clans to make sure there aren't bottles of water or other reinforcements hidden inside, but he's just being paranoid overcautious...
Lameforgers wrote on 2019-07-07 06:58:45:
I laughed too hard at the invalid delivery method.

We've got to be clear about these things! Can't have inexperienced dragons flinging their sand in all willy-nilly. They might not get it very far out into the ocean, after all. Best to just ship it over and let Sand throw it in himself.
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