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Ebon Gate 5112!
Posted on 09/24/2012 08:35 AM CDT by Webstaff

Feywrot Mire was once called Liabo's Cradle, but that was long ago, well before the many wars of mortals, well before the Miasmic Verge spread out to encompass the Mire in her death grip. All that marks the area's origins are the limestone cliffs at its northern edge.

Situated northeast of New Ta'Faendryl and southeast of the base of the southern edge of the Dragonspine, a massive maze of muck and mire stretches out toward the sea. The Miasmic Verge. Here, the swamps and the bogs have taken over, covering the land with inky black waters and filling the air with roiling mist. Here, sludge can turn into a pit of death, swamp goblins boldly steal newborn babes, spirits of the long-dead creep past in every other shadow, and the trees from a soiled land trap you in their spindly limbs and boughs so that they might devour you. Here, the land, what little there is, seems to constantly move, and many a soul has lost his way, never to be seen again.

The Merchant Consortium opens the Feywrot Mire once a year for an Eve of the Reunion celebration. It is here, on an old mining stake, that a carnival troupe sets its flashy charms to work, bringing but a speck of light to the dim murk of the Mire. All around, abandoned buildings and mining equipment plague the land, which is riddled with old tunnels and watery graves and beasts -- poisonous serpents, gators, bog wights, swamp trolls, witches, and goblins -- that plague such places, each its own fodder for stories with which parents might terrorize their children.

Whether you come to see the wonders of a carnival, spend your silvers on wares from all corners of Elanthia, search out the spirits of the long-dead legends of the swamp, play a game or two to win a prize or two, drink a bit of swamp water, dig-dig-dig up putrid corpses, or quite simply explore, be warned: the Mire is dangerous, the Verge, even more-so. The Merchant Consortium cannot possibly promise to keep you safe, but for your risk, they offer entertainment, treasure, and adventure! 

Events EB 2012 

Eve of the Reunion Celebration, 5112

The Merchant Consortium of Greater Elanith invites you to join in celebrating this year's Ebon Gate event in the Feywrot Mire, located within the Miasmic Verge, an area with a long history couched in legend and lore, where there is much to discover and explore. To avoid the many "mishaps" that occur in travel through the Verge, the Merchant Consortium has built portals around Elanthia that will allow for safe passage directly into the Mire.

Event Dates and Ticket Prices (all times Eastern)

Platinum:  October 26th, 9pm  - November 2nd, 9pm (grounds open through November 11th) -- $44 (full account access)

Prime: November 2nd, 9pm - November 11th -- $44 (one character)

$55 (two characters)

$66 (three characters)

$77 (four characters)

Shattered: November 2nd, 10pm - November 11th (grounds only) -- $22 (full account access

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"Perhaps a bit of this, or a bit of that, 

some knotted string, or a flattened tack!  

You never know what could be in need, but 

an amazing prize awaits those who succeed!

Will you have the knack to gain the key?  

Come to the Feywrot Mire, and see!"

Mining the Graveyards

Many a miner passed through the true Ebon Gate whilst in the Feywrot Mire. Some considerate soul thought it proper to give their bones and prized possessions -- everything from weapons and rings to oil-stained rags and strange flasks -- a home in the graveyard, 'neath the spreading limbs of the willows. The perfect spot for burial. The perfect spot for grave-robbing.

"It's All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses..."

Carnival workers and swamp denizens alike dare never pass up a good game of Dismember Me Fondly and Entrails Toss. Several of the hosted games might be familiar, like Bubbling Brews and Sing Me An Epitaph, though there are new devilish diversions to play at, like Avoid the Noose and Swamp Scatter. Play at your own risk! Game times will be noted in the FESTIVAL listing.

Feywrot Favorites 

Try your hand at tugging your team to victory on a field of rotting ooze. Drink the night away at the Rumrunners' Tavern to win a few silvers. There's that bull's eye -- try, try, try again to hit it with a knife or an arrow! Carnival workers might beckon you to play these and other games on the new Halfway Midway!  Some will play for the thrill of the win, others for a pretty prize. Or maybe you can try your hand at Swamp Grab, where you may end up with a treat... or a trick!

Explore What Came Before

Though many of the buildings in the Mire are old and abandoned, there is one deserted cottage that is especially... odd. And what about the tunnels that run below your feet? Some are flooded, some completely collapsed, but some may hold stories of the past. Just 'ware that you don't lose your way when you wander out toward the Verge. 

The Caravan of Oddities

Madam Zannebah brings her troupe to the Feywrot Mire, and she's set up their wagons for the festivities.  Come witness the astounding acts of her performers and sights you've never seen before!  Something strange always seems to happen when Madam Zannebah's wagons roll into town, don't miss the opening weekend show!

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Merchants from near and far (mostly far) have taken up temporary residence in the swamp to sell their wares during the Eve of the Reunion celebration. The wares inside range from weaponry to fusion arms to special daggers to enhancive items to fancy clothing for both men and women. Several shops will be open only to indidivuals who frequent the Isle of the Four Winds. Some of the shops you might find include:

  • Hang'em High  
  • Hair Apparent
  • Instrumentality
  • Trolling the Swamp
  • Foxfire Manor 
  • Time is the Fire
  • Tainted Toys
  • Scented like a Rose
  • Flowers for Two
  • The House of Ebon and Ivory
  • A Stony Cottage
  • The Painted Talon
  • Totally Totes
  • Hodgepodge Hole
  • From Hair to There
  • Baked Up A Treat
  • Instrumental
  • Close Yer Robe
  • A Pocket Full
  • Fen Furnishings (Premium Only)
  • The Golden Rule (Premium Only)
  • Sing Me an Epithet
  • Dashing and Slashing
  • Hunting Horns
  • A Haphazard Wooden Shack
  • Sweet Oblivion
  • Monumental Mementos
  • Zombie Snack Shack
  • Alchemist's Delight
  • The Skeptic 
  • Talisman Tent
  • That Shifty Shtick
  • Totally Runed 
  • Dark Embrace
  • A Spring in Your Step
  • Green Henna and Eggs
  • The Eternal Encounter
  • Sacred Blade
  • Ancient Defenses
  • Linen or Leather
  • Make Your Own Kind of Music
  • After Thoughts
  • Wrought From Rot
  • Buzzly's Hut
  • Saa-weet Treats
  • The Sword Swallower's Wagon
  • Can You Contain-er?
  • Illustrated Tent
  • The Affluent
  • Flights of Fancy
  • Oh Holy Night
  • Animal Hides of Fury
  • All Things Fragile
  • The Smithery
  • Vathwyn Manor
  • Sight Beyond Sight
  • A Head Above
  • Peddler's Pain
  • Off the Chain
  • Zegg’s Plunder Surplus Shanty
  • Lesser Linens
  • The Jaded Jester
  • Wrap It Up
  • Pack It In
  • It's The Thought That Counts
  • The Spider's Ilk
  • Futile Gestures
  • The Pious Panoply
  • Holly, Wood, And Vine
  • The Loot Cellar
  • Skin Deep
  • Weave and Wear
  • Frippery in the Fen
  • Make Your Mark
  • Turn it Around
  • A Fine Line Between
  • Boil and Toil
  • The Skeleton Key
  • Protective Metal
  • To the Hilt
  • Swamp Sparkles
  • Amidst the Tents
  • Whatever Will Be
  • Immortally Preserved
  • The Hair Appeal
  • Blacksmith's Courtyard
  • Requiem
  • Whistle Down the Wind
  • A Leg Up
  • Eye of the Hawk
  • Of Winged Things
  • Bits and Pieces
  • Nocking Point
  • and many more...

Merchants you may run into while visiting the festival

  • Marutra
  • Comida
  • Zoece
  • Nexel
  • Juleana
  • Blodau
  • Caranto
  • Fancio 
  • Vaudai
  • Balbaroy
  • Sophella
  • Calepher
  • Zegg
  • Pralzot 
  • Xanari
  • Kyrinthe
  • Veola
  • Mriwyn
  • Skagr
  • Johlias
  • Gioh
  • Jantiva
  • Lahke
  • Bazzelwyn
  • Gizwizit
  • Bryti
  • Skryn
  • Grefuls
  • Gweedetta
  • Godwyn
  • Buzzly 
  • Zoarin
  • Weverly
  • Eosten
  • Ianthra
  • Liraquin
  • Zanthie
  • Joola
  • Callely
  • Andagia
  • Hkala
  • Vemeon
  • Sammee
  • Duplicity
  • Rashiva
  • Brumas
  • Belopo
  • Walward

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