The Search for The Emptiest Platitude

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The Search for The Emptiest Platitude

Post by Neleya » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:39 am

Shar is the Goddess of the unending, infinite Void. Among the many things that the Void enjoys consuming are empty platitudes. In the name of Her Holy Emptiness, we invite all of Faerun to send us your emptiest platitudes in the form of a word, a phrase, or even a full-blown letter. At the end of the season, all of them will be put up for display, and the emptiest one, along with the author (if revealed), will be honoured with a celebration (and a hundred platinum coins, easy money).

You know how to reach us. Be subtle, Faerun.
OOC: In case you don't actually know how to get us, you may write on the piece of rice paper (it is parchment) found within straw dolls. Don't forget to sign off with your name if you want! The dolls can be purchased at The Ferryman's Refuge, which are located at Waterdeep and Zhentil Keep's piers. Submission deadline is the end of this July.

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Re: The Search for The Emptiest Platitude

Post by Neleya » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:41 am

Two more days! Submit the emptiest platitude you can imagine through a doll!

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Re: The Search for The Emptiest Platitude

Post by Neleya » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:34 am

Faerun, you have spoken your emptiest words of wisdom. Now cast your votes.

Just down the road from the South Gate of Waterdeep is Platitude Lane. An exhibition has been set up there to display the emptiest of platitudes submitted. Take a doll, walk down Platitude Lane and choose a flower from your most favoured platitude's crate. Place the flower in the doll, and sail it away in any significant body of liquid. Fountains, blood of your enemies, you name it. Together, we will find our Emptiest Platitude.
OOC: Please vote only once per character. Voting closes at the end of 18th August, Sunday. I will do my best to replenish/replace the exhibition and signs ASAP if they poof.

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Re: The Search for The Emptiest Platitude

Post by Neleya » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:26 am

The affront to the Church has been undone, and Platitude Lane has been restored. Voting may now resume.

Worry not if the flowers seem to have changed - all that is material is a mere illusion...

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Re: The Search for The Emptiest Platitude

Post by Neleya » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:17 am

Voting ends in one day! Check out Platitude Lane before it returns to The Void for good!

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Re: The Search for The Emptiest Platitude

Post by Neleya » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:00 pm

Voting is closed! All participants will be notified shortly.

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Platitude Party

Post by Neleya » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:04 am

The search has been concluded, and two platitudes have tied for being the Emptiest!

The Church of Shar welcomes your most cynical foot to be put forward for a party in honour of the two Emptiest Platitudes and the jaded brilliance of their authors: Zilvaere of Bakerus and Flamemage Summer Silversong.

At this party, meet associates old or new as you partake in the meaningless activity of solving fictional puzzles for rewards both praiseworthy and puzzling. All unclaimed rewards will be sacrificed to the Void after. Should both our authors be able to attend, the party will be split equally into two groups:

TEAM ZILVAERE vs TEAM SUMMER

You need bring nothing but some of your wits, and the location will be confirmed nearer to the date.

OOC: It'll be 14 September, Saturday nightish for most of us. See you there! https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ ... T00&p1=%3A

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Platitude Party

Post by Neleya » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:48 pm

Want to play alongside a Legend? Want to see them burn? Come tickle your brain with some puzzles with us at the Platitude Party in celebration with Platitude Legends, Zilvaere of Bakerus and Flamemage Summer Silversong!

The adventurer traffic may be low these days, but the value of networking is forever. Follow the signs on the road leading south of Waterdeep just before the event for the meeting place.

OOC: This is happening on Saturday night at this time. Dust off your toon if you have the time, and need to collect friends to fistbump later!

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Re: The Search for The Emptiest Platitude

Post by Neleya » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:27 am

Thank you all for coming! Zilvaere was the ultimate winner of the puzzle-solving, but we all know Summer is that one person on Wheel of Fortune that solves the puzzle from just two letters.

We did some lateral-thinking puzzles and solved some mysterious circumstances, and these are snippets from the event. I don't think we'll ever order albatross soup from the menu now.
Summer says to Aranemon 'No.'
Summer says to Zilvaere 'No.'
Summer says to Aranemon 'No.'
Summer says to Zilvaere 'Yes.'
Summer says to Zilvaere 'No.'
Summer says to Aranemon 'Yes.'
Summer says to Zilvaere 'No.'
Summer says to Zilvaere 'Not relevant.'
Summer says to Aranemon 'You are so wrong your descendants are wrong as well.'
OOC: For an idea of how lateral-thinking puzzles are conducted, see a video of Albatross Soup here! You can just listen to the audio as well.

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