A Tale In the Desert 8:Current events

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Mystery Fish and Prizes

Started August 18th at 6PM, last 24hrs

Mystery Fish and Prizes

Greatness of the Past

Greatness of the Past

A Date for Gambling

A Date For Gambling

Hunt for Herbs Again!

Read the rules and information at Hunt for Herbs Again!.

Father's Fishing Derby

Many fathers enjoy some peace and quiet once in a while. Some meditate, others take to beer brewing, but many like to go fish. Let's give them this opportunity for this year's Father's Day.

Of course anyone can join in as well, but please be quiet so you don't scare the fish away!


Duration: 45 hours.

Start: Friday, June 15, 7pm GMT (8pm BST, 9pm CET, 3pm EST, noon PST).

End: Sunday, June 17, 4pm GMT (5pm BST, 6pm CET, noon EST, 9am PST).


More information can be found here: Father's Fishing Derby.


Whip It, Don't Tip It!

Whip a bull from start to finish line as fast as you can! Make sure to bring your Stockwhip.

Race Dates:

Part 1: Saturday June 2nd 2018 at 7 pm GMT
Part 2: Sunday June 3rd 2018 at 3 pm GMT

Details and Registration Page Whip It, Don't Tip It!

Note: You must register on this page to participate

A Fishy Census

Four fishing contests starting on May 12.

Part 1: Abdju and Tilapia (May 12 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT)

The scholars of the Great Universities of Art and Music want to gather details about the population of fish in our rivers and seas while you prepare to stuff and mount your biggest catches as trophies.

Please focus on Abdju and Tilapia while the census is running. Catch as much as you can and as big as you can.

Rewards for your help will be:

For biggest Abdju (and same for biggest Tilapia):

  • 1 Beachcomber's Fly Rod to the winner
  • 5 Barrels to the top 8
  • 100 Carrots to top 50

For most Abdju (and same for biggest Tilapia):

  • 1 Beachcomber's Fly Rod to the winner
  • 5 Baskets to the top 8
  • 100 Cabbage to top 50

Participation (you need to catch at least 1 of these fish):

  • 10 Salt
  • 8 Whisperer's Fly Rod by Lottery
  • 8 Topaz Light Boxes by Lottery
  • 1 Token of Ra by Lottery
  • 1 Microphone Part by Lottery

Clarification on TIES:

  • Top prize will be handed out by lottery among the tied for best.
  • Suppose top scores for biggest fish are 9, 8, 7, 7, 7. Top 3 prizes will ONLY go to scores 9 and 8.

Part 2: Catfish and Phagrus (May 12 from 11 pm - midnight EDT)

Please focus on Catfish and Phagrus while the census is running. Catch as much as you can and as big as you can.

Rewards for your help will be:

For biggest Catfish (and same for biggest Phagrus):

  • 1 Beachcomber's Fly Rod to the winner
  • 5 Barrels to the top 8
  • 100 Onions to top 50

For most Catfish (and same for biggest Phagrus):

  • 1 Beachcomber's Fly Rod to the winner
  • 5 Baskets to the top 8
  • 100 Leeks to top 50

Participation (you need to catch at least 1 of these fish):

  • 10 Glass Jars
  • 8 Whisperer's Fly Rod by Lottery
  • 8 Sapphire Light Boxes by Lottery

Clarification on TIES:

  • Top prize will be handed out by lottery among the tied for best.
  • Suppose top scores for biggest fish are 9, 8, 7, 7, 7. Top 3 prizes will ONLY go to scores 9 and 8.

Part 3: Carp and Perch (May 13 7-8 a.m. EDT)

Please focus on Carp and Perch while the census is running. Catch as much as you can and as big as you can.

Rewards for your help will be:

For biggest Carp (and same for biggest Perch):

  • 1 Beachcomber's Fly Rod to the winner
  • 5 Barrels to the top 8
  • 100 Carrots to top 50

For most Carp (and same for biggest Perch):

  • 1 Beachcomber's Fly Rod to the winner
  • 5 Baskets to the top 8
  • 100 Cabbage to top 50

Participation (you need to catch at least 1 of these fish):

  • 10 Salt
  • 8 Whisperer's Fly Rod by Lottery
  • 8 Ruby Light Boxes by Lottery

Clarification on TIES:

  • Top prize will be handed out by lottery among the tied for best.
  • Suppose top scores for biggest fish are 9, 8, 7, 7, 7. Top 3 prizes will ONLY go to scores 9 and 8.

Chromis and Oxyrynchus (May 13 from 3-4 p.m. EDT)

The scholars of the Great Universities of Art and Music want to gather details about the population of fish in our rivers and seas while you prepare to stuff and mount your biggest catches as trophies.

Please focus on Chromis and Oxyrynchus while the census is running. Catch as much as you can and as big as you can.

Rewards for your help will be:

For biggest Chromis (and same for biggest Oxyrynchus):

  • 1 Beachcomber's Fly Rod to the winner
  • 5 Barrels to the top 8
  • 100 Onions to top 50

For most Chromis (and same for biggest Oxyrynchus):

  • 1 Beachcomber's Fly Rod to the winner
  • 5 Baskets to the top 8
  • 100 Leeks to top 50

Participation (you need to catch at least 1 of these fish):

  • 10 Glass Jars
  • 8 Whisperer's Fly Rod by Lottery
  • 8 Amethyst Light Boxes by Lottery

Clarification on TIES:

  • Top prize will be handed out by lottery among the tied for best.
  • Suppose top scores for biggest fish are 9, 8, 7, 7, 7. Top 3 prizes will ONLY go to scores 9 and 8.

Give Us Your Best BS!

Blacksmithing contest open to anyone with a hammer and an anvil and some metal. The recommended amount is 20 debens (of any metal) as this will allow you to craft any tool that maybe requested.

Full details about the contest and prizes here: Give_Us_Your_Best_BS!

Summary:

At the start of each event window an announcement will be made about which item to craft on your anvil. Please read the full details about how the event will run and how to report your best effort.

There are 4 (four)events each lasting one hour with first prizes of 9kQ tools along with other great items.

A Hippity Hoppin Easter Egg Hunt!

From the event calendar March 30, 2018:

Get ready for the Easter Egg Hunt.  Search high and low from one end of Egypt to the other for the brightly colored eggs.  March 30th until April 2nd.
T8 Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Eggs are scattered around Egypt. After the event opened a new set of instructions appeared.

  1. Players could donate their Easter Eggs to their Faction for a Faction based buff or improvement.
    • Meshwesh Faction could earn an increase in the number of chariots in their region.
    • Hyksos Faction could earn a decreased cost of Hyksos Faction Buildings
    • Kush Faction could earn a speed buff on Kush controlled roadways
  2. Players could donate their Easter Eggs to the University of Architecture to learn how to create stable bonfires (for all factions).
  3. Players could donate their Easter Eggs to the U Progress to open up 3 additional tests.

A latter clarification by Malard, only one of the above would win the bonus.

Players could choose to keep their Easter Eggs for themselves. Opening up the Easter Eggs players got:

  • 3 male and 3 female rabbits

Event Winner: Structural Reinforcement of Bonfires

Quarry Your Hearts Out!

Full details of the event and prizes awarded: Quarry Your Hearts Out!

Day of the Duck!

From the event calendar March 21, 2018:

Every year the Citizens of Egypt join together to celebrate the day of the Duck. Praise the Malards to be found all across Egypt for a small gift of celebration.

Only one Duckie prize per avatar.  Each hour the ducks are repopulated.  

Please do feed the ducks!

Throughout the countryside ducks and birds/pigeons appeared. Clicking on them gives an option to: Feed the Bird. The bird flies away with the message

You find a small seed amongst the scraps you're feeding the bird

Watermelon seeds:

Geb's Produce
Isis' Bounty

The event lasted 1 day.

Cheese Please!

From the event calendar:

The Scientists at the University of Worship have further instructions from the Stranger's Assistant to tease us with cheeses.

Count to ten and it's time to search. How many of the new moo product will you find?

Items found include:

  • Odd Barrel of Cheese
  • Odd Bundle of Cheese
  • Odd Chest of Cheese
  • Odd Crate of Cheese

These items could be opened using crowbars found while fishing. After dropping the Odd item, while holding the crowbar and option is available to Break Open. Doing so snaps the crowbar, but the contents of the container appear in your inventory.

Items have been reported ranging in potency from 1 to 4. Paull discovered that Istanboly (Potency 2) gave him: -3 dex, 5 speed, 2 con, 5 focus, 2 per.

Known cheese varieties

  • Halumi
  • Istanboly
  • Mish
  • Rumi

The event ran 3 times with 2 hour duration and an additional extra long fourth run of 6 hours.

Tale 8 Milestones

  • Beta 8 will end at 9 AM GMT March 1
  • Tale 8 will begin on 2nd March 2018