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Smitty

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May 24th, 2019

Twas the night before Winter's Day...

Your friendly neighborhood Smitty Claus here with a Christmas/Winter's day poem!


Twas the night before Winter's Day,
And all through the border,
Not a Dolyak was stirring,
Everything was in order.

The stockings were hung,
By the Champ Lord with care,
In hope that Toymaker Tixx,
Soon would be there.

The Rallians were nestled,
All snug in their beds,
While visions of Ascendeds,
Danced in their head.

Queen Jenna in her kercheif,
And I in my cap,
Has just settled our brains,
For a long Winter's Day nap.

When out by the tower,
There arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my post,
To see what was the matter.

Away down to Garri,
I flew with a flash,
Opened up Ccoms,
To call for help in a dash.

The moon on the armor,
On the patrol down below,
Gave a luster of "Celestial",
A dye we all know.

When what to my wondering eyes would appear,
But malfunctioning dolls,
And toys that cast fear.

With a little Asuran,
So lively and quick,
I knew in an instant,
It was Toymaker Tixx...

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May 24th, 2019

Night at the Races... Who will win?

Good evening, and welcome to a Night at the Races at SoR Fields. The ground is firm underfoot, and our two racers seem ready to go. We have two competitors in this leg of the event. In slot number one we have Garri's Waypoint. In slot number two, we have ET's Zerg with Golems.

The flag is up...

Aaaand their OFF...

Garri's waypoint has taken an early lead as supply was funnelled in to the hold from northern camps. ET's Zerg is taking an early pounding by the local forces.

Oh, it looks like Garri's Waypoint has taken a stumble when Trolls on the server decide to waste Garri's supply by building useless siege and starting improvements out of order!

This gives ET's Zerg a chance to start catching up and they take Hills! They have taken Hills! The Zerg has drawn closer!

The workers are being sped along now in Garri, will it be enough to take victory?

It looks like the Zerg is now right on the heels of Garri's Waypoint and has begun their attack on Water Gate.

Coming around the home stretch, its Garri's Waypoint, ET's Zerg, Garri's Waypoint, ET's Zerg...

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