"Build it and he will come"
- Field of dreams
Finally, for the first time on Cadence, and let me say in Wurm too, something you've been all dreaming about:
GRAND PRIX de BRAVE STONE VILLE
60-tile oval horse racing track, located in the northeast corner of E-14, under the name "Emperor's Crossing Hippodrome", is getting ready to host first ever horse race on Cadence. The first whole day event is scheduled for Sunday, 29th November at 22:00 GMT, so everybody can prepare well.
Finally, 5-speed horses, 90QL saddles and horse shoes, priests that can cast good Frantic charge , will be put into good use and determine who breeds the best horses in Wurm.
So, is it Carbon? Pokter? Cistacista? Aveeno? Tig? Chiibea? Which stable gives the thoroughbreds? Is it Katzenkorb? Purebreds? The Ranch? Elysium? Dystopian Bazaar? or is there some dark knight ready to mess with the favorites? Some unheard secret quiet guy from the back?
Here is your chance, horse breeders, to get that trophy, brag about and ultimately sell your prized horses higher, or even each one from the prized stable. Opportunities are endless so use it wisely !
Leather workers, blacksmiths, now you can promote as being the key part of the winning team! Just think of the opportunities!
Since it is planned to be whole day event, area around track will feature 24 2-tile boxes for horses (with gate locks provided, or you can bring your own), 12 merchant stalls so you can bring and display your wares for sale (like a fair), parking space for carts and wagons, 100-spectators capacity 5x3 tile 3-store stance for better view of races.. and many other features in future, like affinity meals, sermon groups etc...
Race rules are: 10c participation fee, 10 participants per race, 1st place wins 50% of entry fees, 2nd place 30%, 3rd place 10% (and 10% for track upkeep). Start machine is locked wooden gate (surrounded with wooden fences), which starter unlocks and the race begins. Finish line is determined with first rider to pick up gold statuette from the ground, then 2 tiles further will be silver statuette for second place pickup battle, and 2 tiles further a bronze one for 3rd place pickup. then riders present statuettes to the race judge and winners are announced. Each rider will be presented with cloth jacket and/or wool hat in different color for recognition purposes, or you can bring your own bright colored garment. PARTICIPANT FROM ALL SERVERS ARE WELCOME!
CAT1. Horseback riders
CAT2. 2-team large carts (driver, co-driver passenger)
CAT4. Wild tames riders
CAT5. Domestic animal riders
This is the first event of many to come, if they turn out to be successful. I urge all other players to make their own tracks, so we can have a Tour, a Series ,a Championship!
Images and print screens to come shortly.
All remarks, ideas, applications, critics, acknowledgments please send here, or in game to Moma PM
***FOR REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS, PLEASE PM MOMA IN GAME OR HERE BY 23rd Nov.
***IF YOU WANT TO TAKE PART AS A HELPER IN THIS INTERESTING PROJECT, ALSO PM MOMA
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And here are some pics now that the track is ready to host competitors from all over kingdom:
**The best seat in the house : A view from "Mannfred and Tahlula Grand Stand"
**Approach to the "Mannfred and Tahlula Grand Stand"
**Market area (you can bring your merchant contract and set up your stall for free)
A view from the track - final dash
A view form the Sonata Highway - make a route to Shipyard Mikomaroko-ovosh, and you'll be here in no time
Watch for thorns in the corners!!
"Mannfred and Tahlula Grand Stand"
Start line back view
Finish line pick up (there will be large bell resonators for easier pick up)
Please share, promote, come.
After a small hiccup, last night was the night history was written: for the first time on Cadence, a HORSE RACE was held on "Emperor's Crossing Hippodrome", a public venue built for various events, fairs, market gathering, parties and everything that makes this game so much fun.
With a huge gratitude to our phenomenal Bunbunn, this event was streamed on twitch, where 30-40 people followed this exciting race. All visitors got a chance to enjoy free pizza Bunbunn donated as well as some nice free gin, sponsored by Aetheria. Some merchants haggled their wares and we were all set to go.
As the crowd of 10 gathered up, we were ready to go with first ever race: thanks to the fearless competitors, and gathered crowd, we had exciting battle for GOLDEN BELL - and the winners of this race are:
Place 1 - REIGNING HORSEMAN CHAMPION - JAYTOO with horse RAIDPEARL, bred by Carbon
won a whopping 15c prize;
Place 2 - BRAVE LADY KNIGHT - BUNBUNN with horse BRISKWARRIOR, bred by Bunbunn
settled with 10c reimbursement of participation fee; (it should've been 9c but organizer was generous)
Place 3 - VALIANT SQUIRE - MSPLASSH with horse TAILSSTRONG, bred by Msplassh
got comforting 5c reward. (it should've been 3c but organizer was generous)
Jaytoo brought his beautiful supreme cart for the CAT2 race, but there were no other entries, so we were left just to look at awe as he was thundering around track in a best display of what craft and skill in this game can bring.
For the first time some of us saw man riding a Unicorn, as Ngin came in his pink armor. Unfortunately, no other participants showed in CAT3 wild tames, so hopefully next time we will have some Hellhorses along side some Unicorns and have a great race.
Everybody had a great time, a lots of fun and some excitement.
Finally, I have to pay some acknowledgments to the people who helped build this public venue:
Mannfred - Grand Stand design
Tahlula - Grand stand building
Turils - donated sprouts for outer hedges
Cococereza - donated sprouts for inner hedges
Pherikfox - terraforming Grand Stand approach
Isfasio - support
Bunbunn - media support, PR, promotion, being a good friend
Jaytoo, Bubtoo - being a good friend
Aetheria - sponsoring gin
everyone else that came to attend and compete in this event and made it possible
Please, make your own projects, make your tracks and events, let's have a Tour!
Please come here and organize your own events using this infrastructure - it's FREE!
Let's make this a seasonal event and have Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter events, fairs, parties
Hope to see you soon