Happy Hour for Release 49, 50, and 51 - Winter is past the solstice and Yuletide and as the days grow longer and brighter, we too are embarking on paths to new areas that are dedicated to showing newcomers that arrive on Novia how to live and thrive in this new world. We are visiting towns and places to bring stories, news, critique of the arts, music, dancing and otherwise unplanned mayhem each Wednesday at 8 PM (NBT/Central). We will be touring areas that are near where new Outlanders arrive and have extended services and housing to them. If you find one that I have not identified, please drop me a line and we can arrange for a trip to that area, also. Thank you! Schedule of Events! Spoiler: Happy Hours of Release 49 Rest of Release 49: Jan 10 - S Mart Factorium (near Resolute) @ 8 PM - Governed by @Vladamir Begemot , the Factorium is an industrial center designed in mind to allow new Outlanders to assist in the automation of goods production for pay and skill assistance. Please join us for a drink as we take a look at the "putting out system" and what Vladamir envisions with his Player Owned Town. Hope to see you there! Jan 17 - Feeling under the weather on Flu Week (not associated with Shark Week) Jan 24 - Dragon Tavern in Jade Valley - Fresh off the airship, and not looking so green as last week, Stryker will travel back to Jade Valley, home of Governor @Mal Hari and the Jade Empire, one of the guilds of the Phoenix Republic area of cities. While he may have his own special brew of fizzy water from Soltown, please stop in for a refreshing drink yourself! Spoiler: Happy Hours of Release 50 Release 50: Jan 31 - Knight's Watch (nested with Kingsport) @ 8 PM - Governed by @Astor Cerberus as a new player housing community, Knight's Watch is one of several POTs dedicated to offering new players a taste of the housing experience. We will be gathering Wednesday for Happy Hour to see how it all comes together while over a drink or two of your favorite beverage! Feb 7 - Fish Fry Park and Fish Tale Theatre in Yew @ 8 PM - In the western areas of North Paladis lies the hidden township of Yew. Settled by the elves and humans, the town becomes uncloaked by the mists during certain astral events. A few of the residents have recently taken to focusing on the sport of fishing in Yew and have dedicated some of the housing area to make public spaces to spotlight such. Down in the lower areas, @Sol Stormlin and others have made a park to celebrate the feasts of fishing tournaments as sponsored by @Merv DeGriff and hosting great fishermen such as @Winfield and @Sean Silverfoot of PaxLair. Across the street in a hollow log house is the Fish Tale Theatre, where one can boast of great fishing epics. We will gather there Wednesday to investigate Yew and hope to see you there! Feb 14 - Ordanis Mortis - Valentines Day at 8 PM - We are at the Sequanna Brasserie tonight at 8 PM for Happy Hour to celebrate the day of love and remember all those who loved us when we were new into the world. Feb 21 - Hangover week - I am working late tonight and as such we will continue the rabble rabble next week. I think we are due a visit to @Fionwyn Wyldemane ’s POT. Release 51: Feb 28 - Serenity Isle @ 8 PM - We are traveling to the island home of Duchess @Fionwyn Wyldemane and stroll through the wonderful garden and cultural center that has been set up. Serenity Isle is located near PaxLair in Spindrift Bay along its southern shoreline. The island's significance is also linked to the aspect of Love (Sequanna) in the PaxLair cities and guilds interconnection. Hope to see you there! March 7 - Spring Break time in Celestial Garden @ 8 PM - That's right! We traveling to the tropical shores of Celestial Gardens, home of @EclipseMaiden and one of the many places where the Deco Divas talents are on full display! So, its a beach party time to relax and listen to the ocean lap upon the shores, carrying the worries away... Hope to see you there! March 14 - The Big Texas Gathering March 21 - End of the Release Happy Hour in Beran’s Reach at the Bear Tavern @ 8 PM Central US- It is almost the end of the world, so we will go out in style facing all the odds and troll Gustball players (if they show) - Governor @Duke Vallas [BEAR] probably will have no idea this was spontaneously planned, but we will try to summon him with our chants of fame, glory and beer! Beran’s Reach is located just north of Brittany into the Regalas region on the way to Northwood. Hope to see you there! Release 52 (Launch is Go!): March 28th - Happy Hour celebrates the impact of Launch at The Hearth of Britannia in Kingsport @ 8 PM NBT (US Central) - While it is not Valemark, we shall go back and trace the origins of spirits past to bring us up to date on where the years have led us on this pub-crawl. We have had quite a history and intend to make more with new friends and fellow tavern mates. Hope to see you there! A Q2 specific thread will appear next week as we plan future events for The Burly Mustache in Owl's Head, and PaxLair, and the 4th anniversary celebration of Happy Hour gatherings!