Chapter I - Nightmares of Novia Even before the sun could appear on the horizon to announce the new dawn, the clouds have covered every corner of the firmament. It was one of the darkest and grayest mornings in Novia. And by midday, this depressing grayness seemed to penetrate the minds of all creatures. Well, perhaps not all creatures... The Satyrs seemed to care little. The Kobolds... well, why would creatures who live in warrens care about the sunlight anyway, right? But the humans. They certainly felt that something was changing. And even though nobody knew what it was, every man, woman and child was haunted by this uncomfortable feeling crawling under their skin. Some virtuous Avatars decided to consult a wise elven mage for him to solve this sinister mystery. The old mage listened to the urgent request silently and, without comment, pulled out his crystal orb. "I will help you, Avatars, for this threat may also affect the fate of the Elves. I shall try to catch a glimpse of the future, but beware, my powers are limited, and I can only see fragments and possible futures. Because like clay, time is melleable." He closed his eyes holding his wrinkled old hands above the crystal orb and spoke... "An unknown power is unfolding somewhere in Novia. When the time is upon us, it will open an invisible portal and vile creatures will trespass the world of the living to disturb our peace. I cannot see who or what is causing theses anomalies but the creatures who will appear in our lands might hold the answer. You have to find these creatures, Avatars. You must find them all. Be ready for the creatures to appear on December 1st, 550PC. Be ready, at the place that the crystal orb discloses to you..." EVENT DESCRIPTION: This is a non-competitive event that will take place in the forum as well as ingame throughout the next weeks. During this time, a story will be told in the forum and the Community will have the chance to participate in some key-events of this story ingame, and by doing so, influence the story as it's being told. To find out where, when and how the story continues, the participants have to pay attention on the details of the story or riddles that may come up as the story progresses. The event begins with chapter 1 (see above). Several posts will follow continuing the story, but it will not be disclosed when the next post will come. Hint: The crystal orb of the elven mage may actually disclose more hints about the first event location in the following days. This event includes RP-, PvE- as well as PvP. PARTICIPATION RULES: The event is open to everyone. This thread is only for Avatars who want to participate. Comments/questions about the event and speculations and discussions about the unfolding story are welcome. Offtopic discussions and posts that do not contribute in any way will be removed. The CMs might (or not) answer to some questions or give hints. DISCLAIMER: This event is the first of its kind and may be seen as an experiment. The event is held for the sake of mutual entertainment and fun. There are no prizes to be won. This event is supported by various Community members and is possible thanks to their contributions. Characters, dates, occurrences and other details of this story are not related to the original lore of Shroud of the Avatar.