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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2012 at 23:28
Congrats to all those who have entered -- I am glad I am not a judge, because there are so many and such a wide variety of excellent choices.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2012 at 22:03
Thanks for all of your entries everyone. We won't take any more after this point. I'll be back soon with an announcement of our winner. 

Now off to reading... :)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2012 at 12:33
To be in Illy or not to be:
That is the question

In the beginning, Illy was quite entertaining
An exciting world of building and conquering
But for a few weeks now I have been wondering
Should I continue playing Illy?

It's now taking days to build my buildings
And my real life is getting quite challenging
To which I cannot help but think,
Should I continue playing Illy?

One morning as I was contemplating
In the global chat,players were discussing,
"What do I do to grow fast?" asks a newbie;
To which a veteran answered this:

"Here in Illy everyone plays at their own pace
It is a game where patience pays.
If you need help just give us a shout
You can be sure that one of us will help out."

With a community that gives so much support
I've decided to be in Illy and not to abort
I know I have chosen a long road to travel
But in the end, I think I won't be in frazzle.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2012 at 10:58
Originally posted by Kumomoto Kumomoto wrote:

There once was a dwarf from Nantucket...


Curses foiled again ....Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2012 at 00:49
(From the year 834) This excerpt was recently discovered among the chief librarian’s archives at Port Tal in an ancient book titled “Secrets of the Lost: An Anthology.”  The original account was taken from Quixpan’s personal journal and was transcribed by the Order of Allembine to ensure accuracy.
Authenticity has not yet been verified.



“Quixpan Wavechaser’s Final Voyage”

Upon the great north wind, my anchorite ship doth sail.
The ocean beckons me with salty breeze and gale.

I hear the sirens’ song, with melody so fair,
Its tune enchanteth me; I sail, not knowing where.

The briny deep doth move.  The shore bids us farewell.
Demersae turn in fear as raging tempests swell.

Small waves begin to stir and clouds bow down to see
As darkness veils my eyes...mesmerizing me.

Beyond the lonely isle of Tenaril’s sullen keep,
Euphonic arias beguile, enticing me to sleep.

Demonic forces speed this journey towards the west;
Beyond the coral reef where harpies make their nest.

Above the jagged cliffs, a screech doth break the song
These wicked sirens sang all this while long.

Coldness fills my body; down my spine, a chill.
My wits at once return...but screams grow louder still.

Awakened from this daze, we hastily change our course.
Alas, it is too late.  We strike the reef with force.

Horrific beasts descend; their shrieking has increased.
They prey upon the men.  I behold the gruesome feast.

Now in the air we hear another song of old.
It soars upon the wind.  Great power, it doth hold.

This is the song of dragons...of merchants and of kings.
The song conceals the ship from all these monstrous beings.

The reef gives up its claim over this poor battered ship.
We sail towards the north to cease from our long trip.

A stillness shrouds our lives, we struggle with the pain.
We rest here at Port Tal; us few who now remain.

Can we carry on?  This pang becomes a crutch.
At dawn, we will set sail...these men who lost so much,

There is a winding river.  It will take this ship afar.
I chart for us a course just north of Tallimar;

I give you these instructions as well as an account
Of what events transpired...from what I can recount.

My journey takes me back, across the treacherous sea.
The siren’s song still sings within my memory.

It beckons me to find a place of utter bliss.
My senses tell me no...but by mind cannot resist.

The song sings ever on, and so I will set sail.
I leave you this account knowing my journey will fail.

My only hope right now, is to join those departed friends,
I expect to see them soon...when at last the siren’s song ends.




"Side? I am on nobody's side because nobody is on my side" ~LoTR

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2012 at 23:04
Gonzalo's Haiku (on reflection)

Gold - not all there is
Friends, company, craic and beer
Good time in Elgea
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2012 at 22:56
In Illy the beer is too weak
when war calls the outlook is bleak
at the end of the day 
I'd have no other way
although you may call me a freak
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2012 at 22:26

Stormcrow visited global chat again yesterday

One too many people asked THAT question

One that starts with "When ..." and ends with whine

Never again will I mention a release date in advance, he vowed for the hundredth time

(All of us hope that

This time he doesn't really

Mean it

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2012 at 22:02
Who had such a long sword....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2012 at 21:57
There once was a dwarf from Nantucket...
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