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TOPIC | [GALA - CLOSED] Sornieth Winter Games
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[b]Entry 5: Luge[/b] Participant: [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=26844020] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/268441/26844020_350.png[/img] [/url] "What's luge?" The pearlcatcher craned his head to take in the colorful banners advertising different events. "Nothing," said the skydancer. "Boring. Satin called it the baby course, you wouldn't—" "—[size=1]oo[/size][size=2]oo[/size]oHOO[size=2]OO[/size][size=1]O[/size]—" A spiral shot by belly-up down a frozen rink, faster than any dragon could fly. A watching fae, hanging so far over the spectators' wall he was clinging to the edge with his back feet, frills and wings flared wide, bawled, "Hands-in! Hands-in-sled!" "Luge is..." the skydancer tried weakly. "Huh? Never mind." The pearlcatcher stared at the rink their clanmate had already vanished from, eyes aglow. "Where can I get in line to do [i]that?[/i]" Cameos: [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=28014366][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/280144/28014366.png[/img][/url][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=26597054][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/265971/26597054.png[/img][/url][url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=27454094][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/274541/27454094.png[/img][/url]
Entry 5: Luge

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"What's luge?" The pearlcatcher craned his head to take in the colorful banners advertising different events.

"Nothing," said the skydancer. "Boring. Satin called it the baby course, you wouldn't—"

"—oooooHOOOOO—"

A spiral shot by belly-up down a frozen rink, faster than any dragon could fly. A watching fae, hanging so far over the spectators' wall he was clinging to the edge with his back feet, frills and wings flared wide, bawled, "Hands-in! Hands-in-sled!"

"Luge is..." the skydancer tried weakly.

"Huh? Never mind." The pearlcatcher stared at the rink their clanmate had already vanished from, eyes aglow. "Where can I get in line to do that?"


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[b]Day 5, Ski Jumping[/b] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=4003481] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/40035/4003481_350.png[/img] [/url] [I][b]Moonshadow[/b] gazed down the long slope. It looked a lot bigger and steeper from up here than it did in the book...Maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all. The older [b]Arcane[/b] Tundra shifted nervously, wondering if there was still time to back out. It wasn't like he knew that much about Skiing--or jumping either for that matter. The older scholar was far more interested in observing what was in the sky than participating in anything on the ground... though his daughter HAD pointed out that technically he would be in the sky once he jumped. Somehow, though, Moonshadow doubted that his attempts at [b]Ski Jumping[/b] would ever make him a star. Still, Neptunia did not often ask for favors from her father, and she had looked so unhappy when Abracadabra broke her wing and suddenly their [b]Arcane Clan[/b] had had no one to compete in the final Event.... Moonshadow sighed. Neptunia would be heart-broken if he backed out now. And it wasn't that bad, was it? All he had to do was throw himself down this steep--very steep--hill and into the air, and hopefully not fall on his nose when he landed. How hard could it be, really?[/I]
Day 5, Ski Jumping


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Moonshadow gazed down the long slope. It looked a lot bigger and steeper from up here than it did in the book...Maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all. The older Arcane Tundra shifted nervously, wondering if there was still time to back out. It wasn't like he knew that much about Skiing--or jumping either for that matter. The older scholar was far more interested in observing what was in the sky than participating in anything on the ground... though his daughter HAD pointed out that technically he would be in the sky once he jumped. Somehow, though, Moonshadow doubted that his attempts at Ski Jumping would ever make him a star. Still, Neptunia did not often ask for favors from her father, and she had looked so unhappy when Abracadabra broke her wing and suddenly their Arcane Clan had had no one to compete in the final Event....

Moonshadow sighed. Neptunia would be heart-broken if he backed out now. And it wasn't that bad, was it? All he had to do was throw himself down this steep--very steep--hill and into the air, and hopefully not fall on his nose when he landed. How hard could it be, really?
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[b]Cross-Country Skiing[/b] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=14503312] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/145034/14503312_350.png[/img] [/url] "Cross-country skiing, huh..." Shimmerglow studied the flyers with interest. "Oh, why not? I haven't gotten much exercise since my clan started sending warriors to Boreal Wood instead of Golem Workshop for the Gala. This could be fun." Shimmerglow wrote his name on the sign-up sheet and grabbed a pair of skis. Based on the description of the event, stamina and agility would be just as important as speed. Shimmerglow decided to pace himself accordingly and hoped he would do well enough to place.
Cross-Country Skiing

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"Cross-country skiing, huh..." Shimmerglow studied the flyers with interest. "Oh, why not? I haven't gotten much exercise since my clan started sending warriors to Boreal Wood instead of Golem Workshop for the Gala. This could be fun." Shimmerglow wrote his name on the sign-up sheet and grabbed a pair of skis.

Based on the description of the event, stamina and agility would be just as important as speed. Shimmerglow decided to pace himself accordingly and hoped he would do well enough to place.
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[url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=26152306] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/261524/26152306_350.png[/img] [/url] [Size=5]Speed Skating [/size] Kai fastened his skates to his feet, and took position at the starting block. There was one member of each flight in his heat, 11 total. 5 were wildclaws, 2 spirals, one snapper, one imperial, one skydancer and a bogsneak. Wildclaw had a natural advantage at speed skating, bUT it never paid to underestimate ones competiors. The horn rang out and Kai skated faster than he ever had before, hoping to cross the finish line first.


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Speed Skating
Kai fastened his skates to his feet, and took position at the starting block. There was one member of each flight in his heat, 11 total. 5 were wildclaws, 2 spirals, one snapper, one imperial, one skydancer and a bogsneak. Wildclaw had a natural advantage at speed skating, bUT it never paid to underestimate ones competiors.
The horn rang out and Kai skated faster than he ever had before, hoping to cross the finish line first.
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[center][size=6][b]Ski Jumping[/b][/size] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=30354121] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/303542/30354121_350.png[/img] [/url][/center] Despite being entirely new to the clan and still hatchling still, it was nigh impossible to stop Sylphie from entering the Ski Jumping event though it was hard to disregard that she'd been born [i]during[/i] the Gala. Still, she seemed eager and excited as [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&id=4275&tab=dragon&did=26814489]Arima[/url] quickly taught her the basics. No one expected a win here, but the entire clan came out to cheer little Sylphie on. She scanned the crowd and gave a big smile when she saw Arima waving wildly at her; Sylphie's heart swelled at the support and she couldn't help but laugh.
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Despite being entirely new to the clan and still hatchling still, it was nigh impossible to stop Sylphie from entering the Ski Jumping event though it was hard to disregard that she'd been born during the Gala. Still, she seemed eager and excited as Arima quickly taught her the basics. No one expected a win here, but the entire clan came out to cheer little Sylphie on.

She scanned the crowd and gave a big smile when she saw Arima waving wildly at her; Sylphie's heart swelled at the support and she couldn't help but laugh.
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[b]Ski Jumping[/b] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=379380][img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/3794/379380_350.png[/img][/url] Sleipnir was glad he had let his brother, Fenrir, talk him into competing in the Ski Jumping event. He hadn't tried it before this year's Sornieth Winter Games - but he had done a few practise runs and found himself to be competent on the skis, and his distances hadn't been embarrassing. Nothing to particularly celebrate, but a decent effort for a novice. Looking at the other competitors, he didn't think he was likely to win any medals. He felt a twinge of nerves at the top of the ramp, mostly because all eyes were on him for once and he wasn't used to the attention. However, he pushed that aside and quickly started his run. Flying was second nature, so the speed and the rush was nothing new to him - but angling his body the right way in the air was a challenge, and his landing was far from textbook. He almost ended up in a pile of snow! He was glad then that only Fenrir knew that he was competing, and the rest of his family and Clan were more interested in other events and therefore unlikely to have seen his ungainly finish. Once he had taken off his skis, Sleipnir went to rejoin Fenrir to watch the leaderboard and see how he had fared.
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Sleipnir was glad he had let his brother, Fenrir, talk him into competing in the Ski Jumping event. He hadn't tried it before this year's Sornieth Winter Games - but he had done a few practise runs and found himself to be competent on the skis, and his distances hadn't been embarrassing. Nothing to particularly celebrate, but a decent effort for a novice.

Looking at the other competitors, he didn't think he was likely to win any medals.

He felt a twinge of nerves at the top of the ramp, mostly because all eyes were on him for once and he wasn't used to the attention. However, he pushed that aside and quickly started his run.

Flying was second nature, so the speed and the rush was nothing new to him - but angling his body the right way in the air was a challenge, and his landing was far from textbook. He almost ended up in a pile of snow! He was glad then that only Fenrir knew that he was competing, and the rest of his family and Clan were more interested in other events and therefore unlikely to have seen his ungainly finish.

Once he had taken off his skis, Sleipnir went to rejoin Fenrir to watch the leaderboard and see how he had fared.
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[b][size=5]Cross-Country Skiing[/size][/b] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=16073726] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/160738/16073726_350.png[/img] [/url] "Me? Really?? You can't be serious; they wouldn't let me compete!" "Don't be silly, Einvald, everyone can compete! C'mon, you'll be great." Einvald had joined the winter sports team reluctantly, hoping he wouldn't ruin things. He stepped onto the snow, expecting his foot to melt the snow and sink all the way to the ground, and nearly tripped when it didn't. "See? I told you. It's all Eternal Snow - all the events use it. It's supposed to prevent cheating, but it also means you can compete!" Einvald smiled, swallowing as another stream of lava threatened to dribble out the side of his mouth. "Cross-country, you said? Sounds straightforward." For the Snapper cross-country event, special ski poles had been devised: they strapped on Einvald's front feet like some sort of sandal, putting him at an upward angle but otherwise allowing him to use a normal walking motion to ski without too much trouble. "The trail is marked," the instructor said, pointing it out. "Just get on it, and go around it. Simple as that." Einvald nodded and set off, skis swishing across the snow, even zoning out a bit partway around the track; it was just like walking the old paths. He'd have to thank the dragon who recommended this event to him, but for the moment, he enjoyed the "walk".
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"Me? Really?? You can't be serious; they wouldn't let me compete!"
"Don't be silly, Einvald, everyone can compete! C'mon, you'll be great."
Einvald had joined the winter sports team reluctantly, hoping he wouldn't ruin things. He stepped onto the snow, expecting his foot to melt the snow and sink all the way to the ground, and nearly tripped when it didn't.
"See? I told you. It's all Eternal Snow - all the events use it. It's supposed to prevent cheating, but it also means you can compete!"
Einvald smiled, swallowing as another stream of lava threatened to dribble out the side of his mouth.
"Cross-country, you said? Sounds straightforward."

For the Snapper cross-country event, special ski poles had been devised: they strapped on Einvald's front feet like some sort of sandal, putting him at an upward angle but otherwise allowing him to use a normal walking motion to ski without too much trouble.
"The trail is marked," the instructor said, pointing it out. "Just get on it, and go around it. Simple as that."
Einvald nodded and set off, skis swishing across the snow, even zoning out a bit partway around the track; it was just like walking the old paths. He'd have to thank the dragon who recommended this event to him, but for the moment, he enjoyed the "walk".
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[center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/raf/2086025/16#post_25230261][u]Day One: Curling[/u][/url] - [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/raf/2086025/20#post_25251348][u]Day Two: Ski Jumping[/u][/url] - [u]You are now reading Day Three: Speed Skating[/u] [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=15039999] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/150400/15039999_350.png[/img] [/url] The Gala attendants turn their heads around bewildered at the cloud of smoke and increasing fog around them. The fog is created by Fireclaw's determined strides when his claw's touch the snow and melts it. ''Wow!!! The ski jumping event was AMAZING! I can't believe how much fun that was! I gotta try that again sometime, it was great to just jump down that ramp and then [i]whoosh[/i]! Gliding though the sky! Hehehe. The Gala and The Winter Games are great.'' He has finally arrived at the competition grounds, oblivious about the fact that he has left a long path of melted snow and rolling fog behind him. ''OK, today I'll be competing in the speed skating event. This'll be fun, with how fired up I'll sure show them what [b]speed[/b] is!!! Yeah!!! Now let's see... . He looks around to see where the inscription booth is. ''There it is! Well, then it's time for me to blow away the competition! Yeah... !''[/center]
Day One: Curling - Day Two: Ski Jumping - You are now reading Day Three: Speed Skating


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The Gala attendants turn their heads around bewildered at the cloud of smoke and increasing fog around them. The fog is created by Fireclaw's determined strides when his claw's touch the snow and melts it.

''Wow!!! The ski jumping event was AMAZING! I can't believe how much fun that was! I gotta try that again sometime, it was great to just jump down that ramp and then whoosh! Gliding though the sky! Hehehe. The Gala and The Winter Games are great.''

He has finally arrived at the competition grounds, oblivious about the fact that he has left a long path of melted snow and rolling fog behind him.

''OK, today I'll be competing in the speed skating event. This'll be fun, with how fired up I'll sure show them what speed is!!! Yeah!!! Now let's see... .

He looks around to see where the inscription booth is.

''There it is! Well, then it's time for me to blow away the competition! Yeah... !''
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[b]Luge[/b] (My fourth event, I missed a day) [url=http://flightrising.com/main.php?dragon=25788720] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/350/257888/25788720_350.png[/img] [/url] An eye-blindingly bright Guardian stood in the snowy landscape, eyeing the small sled nervously as he laid down in it. Most of the clan had to take one event, and Suckerpunch's usually upbeat personality disappeared when he saw the dragons speed down the path with a blur. But.. it wouldn't be so bad. He was a Guardian, he would barely be damaged anyways! And if he did get injured, he would be healed instantly. Nothing to worry about, nothing to worry about... Strapping himself into the sled, he waited to start, sucking in a breath, ready to push himself onto the steep course.
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An eye-blindingly bright Guardian stood in the snowy landscape, eyeing the small sled nervously as he laid down in it. Most of the clan had to take one event, and Suckerpunch's usually upbeat personality disappeared when he saw the dragons speed down the path with a blur. But.. it wouldn't be so bad. He was a Guardian, he would barely be damaged anyways! And if he did get injured, he would be healed instantly. Nothing to worry about, nothing to worry about...

Strapping himself into the sled, he waited to start, sucking in a breath, ready to push himself onto the steep course.
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