ms-granger posted an update 2 days, 11 hours ago

    Welcome to the Tidal Pool!
    If you haven’t already, go check out the rules in the picnic post. It should also be in your mentions. When you enter, please let everyone know, and again for when you leave that way everyone knows who could potentially be attacking them. (Think this kills your element of surprise? Hope you get lucky! Invisibility is a p…[Read more]

        catsforlife replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        Commenting to judge!

          uraza169 replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

          As am I!

        alexofroom66 replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        *needs the notifs*

        princezzdot replied 2 days, 6 hours ago

        I’m here!

        kittybp2 replied 2 days, 6 hours ago

        (I am not currently here, but I am commenting for notifications).

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 16 hours ago

          ^

        sandol replied 1 day, 7 hours ago

        *I shoot beams of light into Outdoorpoet’s eyes, temporarily blinding them, and use the advantage to run up behind them*

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 7 hours ago

          *I push Sandol to the ground with the wind, pinning *insert pronouns* there, and standing a few paces away, the wind growling around me*

          *leaves swirl, protecting my eyes, and I shelter myself, listening intently for Sandol’s next move, and I feel with the wind to see what they do next*

          sandol replied 1 day, 7 hours ago

          (My pronouns are she/her. What are yours?)
          *I let light pass through me so that I’m not visible, (like a Vanisher) and lunge at Outdoorpoet without being seen, stretching my hand toward *insert pronoun* flag*

        jafaristhebest replied 10 hours, 33 minutes ago

        *I enter*
        *I start writing down a command on paper while Sandol is going for Poet’s flag.*
        *I yell:* Please stand in place for at least twenty seconds!

    ms-granger posted an update 2 days, 11 hours ago

    Welcome to the Indigo Underbrush and the Echo Field!

    If you haven’t already, go check out the rules in the picnic post. It should also be in your mentions. When you enter, please let everyone know, and again for when you leave that way everyone knows who could potentially be attacking them. (Think this kills your element of surprise? Hope you g…[Read more]

        catsforlife replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        Commenting to judge once again!

          uraza169 replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

          ^^^

        alexofroom66 replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        I require the notifs

        princezzdot replied 2 days, 6 hours ago

        Hi!

        kittybp2 replied 2 days, 6 hours ago

        (I am not currently here, but I am commenting for notifications).

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 16 hours ago

          ^

        sandol replied 1 day, 7 hours ago

        *I enter the Indigo Underbrush and wait silently for another competitor to attack*

          outdoorpoet replied 5 hours, 19 minutes ago

          *I eye you and wink through my glasses*

        sandol replied 6 hours, 5 minutes ago

        I’m creeped out by the notif that brought me here:
        NOTIFICATION DATE RECEIVED ACTIONS
        and 1 others also commented on ‘s post 5 minutes ago Read | Delete

          outdoorpoet replied 5 hours, 20 minutes ago

          Ah it means someone deleted their comment

          ms-granger replied 4 hours, 38 minutes ago

          Hm, I’ve never seen that before

    ms-granger posted an update 2 days, 12 hours ago

    Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch

    If you haven’t already, go check out the rules in the picnic post. It should also be in your mentions. When you enter, please let everyone know, and again for when you leave that way everyone knows who could potentially be attacking them. (Think this kills your element of surprise? Hope you get lucky! Invisibility i…[Read more]

        delilahkitty replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        *A noise rustles through the patch*

        catsforlife replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        See all other trial posts for reading as to why I’m here

        uraza169 replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        Greetings!

        alexofroom66 replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        How many posts are there for me to need the notifs for

          ms-granger replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

          Quite a few.

        delilahkitty replied 2 days, 9 hours ago

        *A figure darts out of the clearing*

        elviaofcamelot replied 2 days, 9 hours ago

        *I enter the pumpkin patch* for anyone who’s here, I’m Elvia and my pronouns are she/her *i take up a place behind a large pumpkin*

        princezzdot replied 2 days, 6 hours ago

        Anyone want to fight or something?

          elviaofcamelot replied 1 day, 18 hours ago

          Sure why not, you seem to be the only person here

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 16 hours ago

          *I blow a stick in front of Pricezzdot, who trips and falls to the ground with a thump, and stand a good length away, concealed, it seems that it was Elvia*

        kittybp2 replied 2 days, 6 hours ago

        (I am not currently in the pumpkin patch, but I am commenting for notifications).

          princezzdot replied 1 day, 17 hours ago

          Do you want to start Elvia?

          elviaofcamelot replied 1 day, 10 hours ago

          *i use my fingerglow to enlarge the pumpkin and send it into the air, bewitching it to go crashing into @/princezzdot ‘s head* sure!

        ms-granger replied 1 day, 14 hours ago

        Y’all do know you don’t have to ask someone’s permission to fight them and can just attack, right? I was not expecting this level of civility in a fight.

          princezzdot replied 1 day, 10 hours ago

          It’s a bad habit
          *I move to the side letting the pumpkin smash into the tree behind. A tide of water crashed into Elvia as I rise on a wave above her*

        princezzdot replied 1 day, 14 hours ago

        (I have re-entered the pumpkin patch from the pine Glen)
        *I get up from the ground and blast a current of water in poets direction, hitting her so hard from the back she falls on to her face. *

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 14 hours ago

          *I blow the wind around myself, forming a forcefield-ish thing, and then push the water off the ground, sending a breeze just so it splashes all over Princezzdot, the wind blowing around me, I steal her breath, pushing her to the ground*

        delilahkitty replied 1 day, 14 hours ago

        *A bee lands in a bush*

          princezzdot replied 1 day, 10 hours ago

          *I shake the water off myself and stand up. I dig a hole in the ground with a stick, making it wider with my finger glow. I send a current of water underground , ripping up the ground beneath Poet and sending her crashing into the muddy water the ground. The water pulls up trees from their roots and pushes them onto Poet*

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 7 hours ago

          *I sigh, dusting myself off, and pushing the trees flat on top of you with the wind, whipping your breath and flag away, away, into my hand, before pressing it to the ground*

        sandol replied 1 day, 8 hours ago

        Yello I’m Sandol, pronouns she/her.
        *I sneak into the Pumpkin Patch and aim beams of light at @princezzdot to trap her in a cage made of laser beams that completely surrounds her on all sides*

          princezzdot replied 1 day, 7 hours ago

          *I from a cocoon of water around myself and walk through the laser beams*

          sandol replied 1 day, 7 hours ago

          Wait, I just saw Outdoorpoet’s comment, so does that mean this match is over?

          sandol replied 14 hours, 14 minutes ago

          (I deleted my earlier comment by accident, but I guess it’ll be better to forget it happened since you seem to be fighting Outdoorpoet right now)

        ms-granger replied 1 day, 6 hours ago

        Post just made their first move towards PrincezzDot’s flag, both are still in the game.

          ms-granger replied 1 day, 6 hours ago

          Also, Sandol, if you haven’t checked out the picnic post recently i suggest you do.

          sandol replied 1 day, 5 hours ago

          Oh okay. Thanks Erin!

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 5 hours ago

          Wait whatttt
          WE had a three comment battle though, so doesn’t that mean since I got it, they’re out?

          ms-granger replied 1 day, 4 hours ago

          She had a pretty dramatic retaliation though. If the other player retaliates preventing your original attack, you can’t steal their flag.

        outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 4 hours ago

        Ahh that makes more sense
        So what determines when a defense isn’t enough for me to break through?

          ms-granger replied 1 day, 3 hours ago

          I mean. That’s kind of the difficult part. I would say something that stops you from stealing your flag, like taking it back or moving their foot, and then either sprinting away to another area of the forest, morgrifying and getting away, or counter attacking with something that would turn the tide in their favor, like, I don’t know, att…[Read more]

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 3 hours ago

          Omg you and Asha-
          Alright. Sorry for all ze questions. So I have to attack Zeezee more until we’re essentially at a point where I arise victorious as a clear winner of the three comment rule? *Sorry we’ve had a three trial long thing and I need to beat them-*

          ms-granger replied 1 day, 2 hours ago

          Yes yes yes exactly. Now go resolve your great rivalry because I need to see this action.

        outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 2 hours ago

        Alrighty. *Smiles and begins the cycle again, knocking Zeze to the ground, the wind swirilnig protectively around me, picking up leaves and sheilding me from Sandol’s rays, the water still smoking the forcefield she had made*
        *The wind pushes the two apart, holding both down, hands pinned*

          princezzdot replied 1 day, 2 hours ago

          Are you still upset about the winter trial of 2019?
          *I pull my trial cloak over my face to protect myself from the wind, a wave rises beneath pulling me out of the winds clutch. A current of water rushes at Poet, spilling into her pocket and nudging her flag out*

        outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 2 hours ago

        Yeh, I am.
        *The wind pushes the water back with renewed force, and I pull my flag back inside, knocking you over again, and pushing the water as far away from you as possible, drying it from your face, your lips, and anywhere around you, and pulling your cloak off into the night*

          princezzdot replied 1 day, 2 hours ago

          Elk thanks a lot now I’m cold Poet. Despite preaching about being born in December, I’m cold .
          *I stand up and incase Poet in a bubble of hot water, burning into her skin as her flag slips from her pocket and floats in the water*

        outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 2 hours ago

        You’re welcome.
        *I push the water away, and pull cold water, soothing the burns, and pulling the sopping wet flag and tucking it away again*
        *I turn to you, and knock you over, sending heavy things on top of you, and ensnaring you in a tonrnado that holds you encased, unable to see outside*
        *I creep closer*

          princezzdot replied 1 day, 1 hour ago

          *I pull my shirt over my nose and mouth with my eyes scrunched shut as I feel around the tornado, I form a cocoon of water around myself and open my eyes, able to breathe again*
          *I push the cocoon out of the tornado, landing on a tree and letting the water crash over you. While, you’re down I throw my dagger at you, hitting your pocket and i…[Read more]

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 1 hour ago

          Asha says to say I’m out ’till the morning.

        outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 1 hour ago

        Until next time.
        *I disappear in a puff of smoke*

        kittybp2 replied 1 day, 1 hour ago

        @/princezzdot
        Want to fight in the Sleeping WIllows?

          princezzdot replied 14 hours, 4 minutes ago

          Yeah sure, until Poet comes back at least.
          (Or we can just fight here cause I don’t want to go looking for the sleeping willows post)

          delilahkitty replied 13 hours, 47 minutes ago

          I’m in again?

          outdoorpoet replied 13 hours, 32 minutes ago

          *appears and debates fighting Zeze*
          Maybe we should just team up

          outdoorpoet replied 13 hours, 32 minutes ago

          *I stare at the willows*

        princezzdot replied 13 hours, 13 minutes ago

        Either way is fine, just make your decision fast.
        *I tap an imaginary watch and pace in front of the willows*

          outdoorpoet replied 13 hours, 12 minutes ago

          *I sigh* Yeah you’re good child
          Let’s just see how this goes, ye?
          You a never?

        princezzdot replied 13 hours, 4 minutes ago

        Of course, I thought it was obvious.

          outdoorpoet replied 9 hours, 2 minutes ago

          *I sigh and reach for your flag and start this cycle all over, the wind ruffling through my hair, too close for your water to ********* or knock me backwards*
          *I step back again and again until we’re about a hundred feet away, then I swirl the wind around you, and hide, still protecting myself carefully*

        princezzdot replied 8 hours, 50 minutes ago

        *I rise above the wind on a wave. I send water all throughout the area ripping up trees and plants until I find Poet and pummel her with currents(

          outdoorpoet replied 8 hours, 47 minutes ago

          *I push the currents away in a battle of elements, the water rising up my winded dome and protecting it from any impact you could send my way*
          *I add another layer of force and send a ripple of wind careening across the ground, splaying you flat on your back, and tickling for your flag*

          outdoorpoet replied 8 hours, 45 minutes ago

          *it pins you there*

        princezzdot replied 8 hours, 38 minutes ago

        *I push against the wind, rising again on a current. The current rushes toward you with me riding it, as I reach out, grabbing your flag*

          outdoorpoet replied 8 hours, 28 minutes ago

          *I push your hand away*
          The whole point of this wind current is you can’t just push against it and get through that easily, you have to think about HOW.
          *I slam you backwards against the ground, cracking your head against a rock, and pushing any sources of water far away from you*
          *I lean down, stealing all the breath from your lungs, knocking you…[Read more]

        outdoorpoet replied 8 hours, 3 minutes ago

        *awaits judgement on whether Zeze is out*

          ms-granger replied 6 hours, 16 minutes ago

          …wow. Um, yeah, I’m gonna have to give that one to Poet. *summons a stretcher* Because otherwise you might have killed her. PrincezzDot, you may return at 5:00 AM Eastern Time tomorrow, and when you do, there’s a prize in the picnic section for you.

        princezzdot replied 6 hours, 11 minutes ago

        Did you tag me somewhere Erin? I saw you did, but when I clicked on the notification it just took me to my mentions

          kittybp2 replied 6 hours, 10 minutes ago

          Check the picnic post

          outdoorpoet replied 6 hours, 9 minutes ago

          It was because you got a prize, on the Indigo Brush thing i think?
          And muahhaaha
          I feel like we should team up when you come back-
          NOw that our rivalry is settled-

          ms-granger replied 4 hours, 36 minutes ago

          Yeah it’s just your prize

        princezzdot replied 6 hours, 8 minutes ago

        Yeah I guess it’s even now lol. We can plot on discord. 5 am tomorrow then? If you’re not up it’s fine

          outdoorpoet replied 6 hours, 7 minutes ago

          XD i shan’t be up at 5am, but yes we can plot mauahha
          That was very fun so far.

        princezzdot replied 6 hours, 5 minutes ago

        I mean it will be 2 am for me so I probably won’t be up either so scratch that

    ms-granger posted an update 2 days, 12 hours ago

    *it’s sunset, and you’re standing just outside the Blue Forest. There’s a lovely set of sleeping bags, picnic blankets, and food set out in the clearing*

    Welcome, everyone, the 5th biannual Trial by Tale, Winter 2021!!

    First off, let me introduce our judges: @catsforlife , who apparently now goes by “Ze unicorn queen person.” Please address h…[Read more]

        uraza169 replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        *poofs into existence*
        Happy Trial!
        *poofs out of existence*

          ms-granger replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

          Shoot I forgot to tags the judges in the pumpkin patch and indigo underbrush go comment on them.

        delilahkitty replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        *Walks in and out*

        catsforlife replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        Do not refer to me as the unicorn queen, I have a full title which has something to do with Candyland

        alexofroom66 replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

        Aloha people! Happy winter trial!

        princezzdot replied 2 days, 6 hours ago

        Hi guys!

        kittybp2 replied 2 days, 6 hours ago

        *I walk up to the ever team (my team) first and shake each of their hands.*
        I know that we will fight our hardest and do our best to win against those darn evil nevers.
        *Next I walk up to the nevers and shake each of their hands*
        I know we are fighting on the opposite side, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t respect each other. Especially because…[Read more]

          princezzdot replied 2 days, 5 hours ago

          *I reluctantly shake hands*

          outdoorpoet replied 1 day, 16 hours ago

          *I smile at Bailey and shake her hand*

        ms-granger replied 2 days, 6 hours ago

        Since Cats has started trapping fairly early, I am also giving out bonus prizes! The first one goes to…
        *drumroll*
        *wheel-spinning noises*
        @sandol !
        You won a Titanium shield! Very handy. Can probably block dagger strikes fairly easily, not too heavy, and if you use it, you earn 2 points!

          sandol replied 1 day, 5 hours ago

          WOOHOOO LET’S GO

        ladyofthebooksge replied 2 days, 5 hours ago

        Ooh nice!
        *enters the carnivorous shrubs and cyan caves*
        And is mogrification allowed?

          catsforlife replied 2 days, 5 hours ago

          Mogrif ovation is indeed allowed

          ladyofthebooksge replied 1 day, 13 hours ago

          Got it, thanks!

        ms-granger replied 1 day, 13 hours ago

        *wheel noises*
        Another prize goes to @pastelmaddiearts !!
        You win a single-use teleportation program! *hands you a small rock* just drop it and imagine where you’d like to go. You get 2 points if you use it.

          delilahkitty replied 1 day, 12 hours ago

          My mentions are glitching help you mentioned me but I can’t see it-

          ms-granger replied 1 day, 12 hours ago

          I did? It might be in a comment. I don’t think I did? Don’t worry about it

        sandol replied 1 day, 8 hours ago

        *arrives*

        ms-granger replied 1 day, 5 hours ago

        *more wheel noises*
        The wheel has chosen @teamjoanne to win a healing potion! Single use, restores you to full health, curing cuts, bruises, broken bones, 2 points when you use it.

          delilahkitty replied 10 hours, 7 minutes ago

          Can I be in again??

          ms-granger replied 9 hours, 51 minutes ago

          Oh, yes you’re good

        kittybp2 replied 10 hours, 2 minutes ago

        Ya, you’re in already Delilah
        It was like 9:45 mst that you could re-join.

        ms-granger replied 6 hours, 27 minutes ago

        No one is using their bonuses so my only solution is to give out more. *spins wheel, which is actually just a random number generator* @princezzdot ! You win a smoke bomb! Great for obscuring your escape or whatever else and you get two points for using it.

    ms-granger posted an update 3 days, 2 hours ago

    @elviaofcamelot
    @arnum1234
    @rayrayhannah

    Hello, Mind-control/possession group!
    (That makes no sense out of context I’m sorry I’ll explain.)

    So, for the Trial by Tale, you all have listed your talents as some sort of mind control or body hopping/possession type thing where you control other people’s actions.

    If this isn’t your first trial,…[Read more]

        rayrayhannah replied 2 days, 17 hours ago

        That seems fair… but can I just change my talent? I would like to be a caller. That’s when I have the ability to call or summon inanimate objects into one’s hand at will. So like if I need a sword, boom sword will come.

          rayrayhannah replied 2 days, 14 hours ago

          Yes, i have to be able to see the item. I can’t pull something from my house.

          ms-granger replied 2 days, 12 hours ago

          Oops deleted my comment. That’s perfect, I’ll switch it.

          rayrayhannah replied 2 days, 11 hours ago

          Great, thanks

        arnum1234 replied 2 days, 15 hours ago

        Ok, that’s ok with me I’m just participating for fun anyway! Spade has cannons to take care- I mean, yeah that works! Around how much time though?

        elviaofcamelot replied 2 days, 15 hours ago

        I think that’s totally fair, I completely understand. Could we maybe say a limit on people we can use it on, like we can only use it on 2 people per 16 hours, or something (sorry those were really random figures)

          arnum1234 replied 2 days, 15 hours ago

          I like that, and if it’s ok I would like to do so.

          elviaofcamelot replied 2 days, 14 hours ago

          It’s really up to you though. I do have quite a few ideas for weapons and other tricks so I don’t mind if the time is shorter

          elviaofcamelot replied 2 days, 14 hours ago

          GAHHH I mean longer

          ms-granger replied 2 days, 12 hours ago

          I think 2 for 24 hours would be easiest, if that’s all right with you. Easier math, you know?

          elviaofcamelot replied 2 days, 9 hours ago

          Yup, I think the the clock was at 16 so that’s the first thing that came to mind but 24 hours is good

    ms-granger posted an update 4 days, 9 hours ago

    @PastelMaddieArts
    @cat2020
    @sophiethequeengoddess

    Hi guys! You’re all tagged because the Trial by Tale judges are hoping to help you figure out your talents! In the trial, your talents are probably the most useful tool to defeat opponents. So hopefully we can come up with something good for you guys. PastelMaddieArts, (can I call you Maddie?) y…[Read more]

        sophiethequeengoddess replied 4 days, 8 hours ago

        I can summon starlight and use it to fight!

        pastelmaddiearts replied 4 days, 8 hours ago

        Oki!! So first of all, you can call me Maddie, second, I have this DESC I wanna use:
        Hewo! My name is Maddie. I’m a pokemon trainer from Angel Falls City and my main pokemon partner is Mochi. I like to draw, play videogames and spend time with my friends/family. You can see me play Roblox, splatoon, pokemon, rping or just casually drawing. I d…[Read more]

          ms-granger replied 4 days, 3 hours ago

          You can make up a talent, you know. Just pick something that’s good for fighting other people with and is plausible in the SGE universe. (I do have a couple people using ideas from Avatar and Keeper of the Lost Cities, but it’s similar enough to what the characters can do.) would it help if I linked you to an earlier trial, or showed you some of…[Read more]

    ms-granger posted an update 1 week, 4 days ago

    @sapphy
    @uraza169
    @catsforlife
    (If @royalfudge and @thecoven4ever are occasionally around and see this I miss you guys, feel free to drop an opinion in)

    Anyway, what are we doing about trial flags this year? I thought we had a sort of plan but I’ve forgotten it. I thought we threw around just blue flags? So you couldn’t be eliminated for 24 hou…[Read more]

        catsforlife replied 1 week, 4 days ago

        1. I have no idea. Flags could be useful for the 24 hours out if we could keep arguing to a minimum
        2. 16th week works for me I think, if it works for y’all
        3. Arena could be a fun bonus event if people wanna keep going after the week
        4. I would say yes except we all know everyone would just vote for themselves or their best friends

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 3 days ago

          1. Well we all know that’s impossible. Sigh.
          2. Brilliant.
          3. Ohhh I like that idea. So if the action dies down or something we can do an event but otherwise we’ll save them for after the trial’s over if people want to keep going. I agree.
          4. Okay yeah fair point.

          catsforlife replied 1 week, 3 days ago

          1. Sadly yes but we could always do that “Judges have last say” thing again
          4. We could try to do sportsmanship points if we do judges vote, one to tan Ev and one to a Nev

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 3 days ago

          1. Okay. What if we did 12 hours instead? Slightly less annoying?
          4. Sounds good. Only problem is there’s four of us, so it’s be hard to get a majority, but maybe if we discuss it beforehand it’ll work.

          catsforlife replied 1 week, 3 days ago

          1. That could work as long as someone is awake for them to get back in
          4. Maybe some of the picnic people can vote

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 3 days ago

          Oh I agree! Picnic people should vote.

          catsforlife replied 1 week, 3 days ago

          So is and picnic people will vote on one person from each team for sportsmanship points?

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 3 days ago

          Yes, I like it.

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 3 days ago

          Thought: what if we, as the judges, nominated like, 3 Evers 3 Nevers to for the prize and then the picnic crew gets to vote?

          catsforlife replied 1 week, 2 days ago

          That sounds good to me

    ms-granger posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Just catching up on some question-answering.

    @sandol We give out weapons as random prizes throughout the trial, a bit like the parachutes in the hunger games, if you’ve read it. I think we had spears, twin daggers, a cool sword, among other cool prizes. You also start with one dagger.

    @kittydogreaper2 I’m sorry, we don’t have a separate team…[Read more]

        ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        Neglected to mention: yes, this is for the trial by tale. You two asked questions on your form, so I’m answering them here.

        sophiethequeengoddess replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        Um, can I do it? I’m a on team Never!

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          Of course! Could you fill out this form?
          https://forms.gle/Emm29Dra7ACQFuVj8

          sophiethequeengoddess replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          I can’t click on links.

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          Oh, um, okay, sorry about that! I’ll put you down.

        outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        Wait I want to be on team- you know I should take the quizzes again. not sure if I’m a NEver or Ever, but PLEASE TAGS

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          I have you on team ever on the form. You sticking with that?

        sandol replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        Oh ‘kay, thanks for answering my question!

          outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago

          I think so.

        princezzdot replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago

        I’m so excited!

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          I’m glad! The nevers need you, there’s only 3 more of them right now. So tell your friends and spoes to sign up! We could use more than 11 competitors!

        outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        You know… I’ll be a never. They need peeps lo. WE WILL WIN.

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          Disappointing to hear, but okay.

        outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        ???

          princezzdot replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          Erin is team Ever, which hasn’t won in YEARS

        outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        loam. I guess I’ll have to bring some glory to Thea’s old championship XDXD

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          Hey, even Cats admitted we might have a chance here. And it’s not just years, they haven’t won EVER. Nevers are on a 4-trial win streak. (Also, feel like I need to clarify—I promise I’m impartial as possible, so as much as I want my Evers to win, you don’t get any slack.) Anyway, crossing my fingers this is our year, at least in one category.…[Read more]

          catsforlife replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          (Erin and Eliot are basically incapable of cutting anyone slack, just saying)

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks ago

          (Wait, but aren’t we usually the nice judges?)

        outdoorpoet replied 2 weeks ago

        This is going to be so fun. Don’t worry, we’ll keep the championship alive, Erin. WE’ll win instead XDXD

        rayrayhannah replied 1 week, 6 days ago

        Can I join? This sounds like fun. I’m a never

          delilahkitty replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          HA Rayne I’m Ever-WE WILL WIN

          rayrayhannah replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          NO NEVERS WILL KICK YOUR BUTTSSSS

        outdoorpoet replied 1 week, 6 days ago

        *glares at Erin menacingly*
        Another one bites the dust.
        *I toss my hair*
        We are SO going to win. And alsoo… I think I’m 50/50, do I’m DEFINITELY gonna be a Never for this trial.

          delilahkitty replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          *I toss my hair too* You have NO idea what my approved talent for the TBT is, missy, HA!!

          rayrayhannah replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          Neither do you D… neither do you 😉

          delilahkitty replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          *Grins craftily*

          sandol replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          Evers rule
          We are the best thing that ever happened to this school
          This is our year to win, be prepared for ridicule

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          This. ^

          rayrayhannah replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          No.

        ms-granger replied 1 week, 6 days ago

        Wow this got hot fast.

        And I’ve got you down, RayRayHannah! (Do you use just Ray? Just Hannah? Sorry)

          rayrayhannah replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          You can call me Rayne! Rayray is my nickname, and I don’t go by Hannah. But no one calls me by my nickname 😂 so yeah Rayne is fine!

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          I see. Rayne it is.

          outdoorpoet replied 1 week, 6 days ago

          Nope.

        princessofthecoven replied 1 week, 4 days ago

        Can I join please? I’m an Ever.

          ms-granger replied 1 week, 4 days ago

          Of course! Could you fill out the form? (It’s in the second comment on this post I believe.)

          It’s not a Google doc so you don’t need a gmail or anything.

          princessofthecoven replied 1 week, 4 days ago

          Oki!

    ms-granger posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Trial by Tale is coming soon!

    Hello spoes! This is an advertisement for the TbT, coming in January! January starts tomorrow! (Or half an hour ago depending on where you live.)

    We’re aiming for the second-third week in January, which is coming up fast. Want to get in on the action, or simply want to cheer on you friends from the picnic? Then y…[Read more]

        delilahkitty replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        I already did :mrgreen:

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          Yep, I got you!

          Just, quick question, actually. Would you be willing to go with just 1 talent? I get that your SGE persona has all the elvin talents like Sophie Foster, but in the tbt, we have to keep talents fairly limited because it’s generally a lot more fun. (It’s kinda a tragedy of the commons. No one has any motivation to limit their pow…[Read more]

        delilahkitty replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        Okay! So I promise not to use my other talents? Maybe?

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          That would be excellent. As much as I want the Evers to win for the fishing first time in five fiddling trials It just prevents so many arguments, and as a judge, that’s a relief.

          delilahkitty replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          LOL

    ms-granger posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    @sandol

    Can I pick up Six of Swans? Or will you do it with me? Because I really like it and am suddenly super excited about it and was considering doing my own but yours is really good. I probably don’t have a lot of time either but maybe with us both reminding each other and throwing around ideas we could do it? Up to you.

        sandol replied 1 month, 1 week ago

        Yes, we should do it together! That will help a lot.

          ms-granger replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          Aw awesome! *excitedly jumps up and down* Maybe we could talk through ideas and then we each take either Sophie or Agatha’s or whoever’s point of view we’re doing?

          So, what was you vision?

          sandol replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          I didn’t have very much of the plot worked out, but this is what I had:
          Agatha is taken by the Grisha to the Little Palace to hone her Sun Summoner powers, and they sail to Ravka onboard a ship across the Savage Sea/True Sea. The ship belongs to a privateer known as Sturmhond (*wink* *wink*), and they become friends, but Agatha doesn’t yet know…[Read more]

        ms-granger replied 1 month, 1 week ago

        Ohhh it’s during the shadow and bone trilogy, and in the middle of Crooked Kingdom? Dang, okay, that’s more complicated then I thought. I thought it was after the Ruin and Rising, after Crooked Kingdom, but before King of Scars, but you did mention Pekka Rollins and he kinda ends after Crooked Kingdom. I feel like Kaz would have some crazy epi…[Read more]

          sandol replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          Those are all great ideas! So far, we have this:
          – Agatha sails to Ravka, the Grisha tell her that they are still searching for Sophie, meets Nikolai/Sturmhond
          – Sophie survives for a day or two on her own in Ketterdam, until she runs out of money. She has a few run-ins with the street gangs or the Fjerdans who are hunting her, then she meets Kaz…[Read more]

          ms-granger replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          (I’m just gonna respond to each of your bullets in order)

          -check! I fishing love sturmhond almost as much as I love Kaz Brekker. This bit is going to be so much fun to write.
          -I think Kaz would probably seek her out, possibly through Inej— gasp! What if the story takes place right at the end of Crooked Kingdom, before Kuwei leaves and Mat…[Read more]

          sandol replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          YESSS THIS WILL BE SO FUNN TO WRITEEE EYIIII

        ms-granger replied 1 month, 1 week ago

        I’m so excited! So where do we start? Agatha on Sturmhond’s ship, Sophie stowing away on some other ship?

          sandol replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          We could start there. Do you want to split the chapter into two POVs or dedicate an entire chapter to each character’s perspective? For writing, we could plan the scenes out together, or we could just list the main points that need to be covered in each chapter/POV and the writer could decide the details, or we could try something else. Also, what…[Read more]

          ms-granger replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          I like splitting the chapter like you did in your last post, but it’s up to you!
          And yeah, that sounds good.

          Ohhh exciting! Sophie has to disguise herself to get away from the fjerdans and Agatha. Zoya, David, and Genya probably put on disguises too because of the massive grisha sIave trade in Ketterdam.

        sandol replied 1 month, 1 week ago

        Should we begin writing?

        ms-granger replied 1 month, 1 week ago

        Aw dang my comment didn’t post! I was wondering why you didn’t answer. Anyway, sure! Who’s POV do you want?

          sandol replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          I’m fine with any of them! Do you have a preference?

          ms-granger replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          Well, since you’re asking… Agatha? Please?

          sandol replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          Sure! I’ll write for Sophie

          ms-granger replied 1 month, 1 week ago

          Yay! Sorry I just really love Genya and David and Zoya soooooo

        sandol replied 1 month ago

        I’m sorry I’m late, I’ll get the pov out soon!

          ms-granger replied 1 month ago

          Yeah I had better get to work.

        sandol replied 1 month ago

        FOUR
        Sophie

        Sophie gazed out at the vast, cold gray waves of the Savage Sea – or the True Sea, as everyone in this port city seemed to call it. Several large cargo ships were anchored in the harbor, packed with shipments of dried orange jurda blossoms. As well as mercher ships, there were a few tourist boats (though who would want to jaunt to this…[Read more]

          ms-granger replied 1 month ago

          Oh I love it! I’m about halfway through mine now. I’ll try to incorporate things you mentioned so it’s obvious they’re in the same harbor without explicitly saying so.

          sandol replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Thanks, and okay!

          ms-granger replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          Agathacd
          “Genya, you’ve got disguises?”
          “Indeed I do,” the girl in red replied and pulled out a large, lumpy bag, which seemed to be full of clothes. So this was Genya. Agatha had determined the one in blue, who had just spoken, was Zoya, and the boy in purple was David. They seemed to know her name, so it felt odd to ask for theirs. They had…[Read more]

          ms-granger replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          (Okay I’m not sure how the “cd”appeared at the beginning there ignore that. )

          sandol replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

          That was really good! Do you want to post the chapter, or should I do it?

        ms-granger replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago

        You should, being your story and all.

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          So, I think our chapter went well! (Sorry this didn’t post last time.) what’s next?

          sandol replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          I was thinking Sophie would arrive in Ketterdam, afford to stay one night at an inn by selling her glass slippers, and then has to get more money by finding a temporary job. She avoids anything related to the gangs and keeps her head down working as an assistant seamstress for a shop, but the salary is barely enough to keep her afloat. She decides…[Read more]

          sandol replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          What do you think of it?

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          Sophie’s looks fantastic, really fun to write. Agatha’s got a good plot going too, do you think that should be all one chapter? And do we want Sophie to arrive at the little palace before the darkling/Rafal? Because we probably want her there for the big reveal.

          sandol replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

          Oh right! Yes, Sophie should be there, so the reveal has to happen later. Maybe they can each get their own chapter, since it’s going to be pretty long. I can write Sophie’s POV up until she decides to go to the canal costume shops, and you could start writing from when she enters the Barrel, unless you want the other chapter half.

        ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 4 days ago

        Oh yeah sure I like that idea (dang you give me all the best sections to write why do you do that.)

          sandol replied 2 weeks, 3 days ago

          (I’m stalling because I don’t know how to make her talk to Kaz)

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 3 days ago

          (Ah so you’re letting me write Kaz okay got it. Not that I didn’t want to write Kaz I absolutely want to write Kaz.)

        sandol replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

        FIVE
        Sophie

        Three weeks.
        That was how much time passed while Sophie shivered in the dank, dark belly of a cargo ship, surviving on measly rations of crackers and water without a single cucumber to sustain her poor skin. When the sailors shouted that they had seen land, a completely different girl emerged from the hold than the frightened princess…[Read more]

          sandol replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          (I just realized that I don’t know your nickname or pronouns. Lots of people call me Dee or Dae for short.)

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          That was great! I’ll pick up from there, with Inej capturing her and the beginning of a meeting with Kaz then. You can call me Erin, and I use “she.”

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago

          Ohhhh I just realized you used the Kaz quote right there at the end. I like that line.

          sandol replied 2 weeks ago

          Thank you! I also use she/her. I could quote Kaz every day of my life and never run out of interesting things to say.

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks ago

          Proposal: we don’t tell anyone who wrote what half or where we each started and see if they can guess.

          sandol replied 2 weeks ago

          Yes, we should do that!

          ms-granger replied 2 weeks ago

          I feel like it should be really easy but our tags don’t exactly study our writing styles and the the only comparison they have is the last chapter sooo it might be a challenge.

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