Icemule Trace Mayoral Election 5118

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In Ivastaen 5118, it was announced that Icemule Trace would have the opportunity to elect a player character as mayor.

A weary fur-clad giantess steps out of the censor's office in Clovertooth Hall and closes a petrified oak door firmly behind her. With a simple twirl of her finger, a wispy key materializes and inserts itself into the lock, securing the entry before dissolving. The giantess gives a heavy sigh, readjusts the cumbersome bag slung over her shoulder, and heads east and out to greet a crowd that has already gathered to meet the candidates for Mayor in Icemule Trace's Decision 5118.

After watching the presentations, fanfare, and colorful lights intermingling with the falling snow, she turns to make a few important announcements.

A fur-clad giantess says, "Greetings, everyone. I am Lady Befionn, the Magistrate of Citizenship. I manage the Censor's Office. I imagine many of you have seen me, though few of you ask how my day is going when you pop by to check the book."

A fur-clad giantess rolls her eyes slightly through her smile.

A fur-clad giantess says, "I am going to assist Councillor Emeritus Igerone and Page of Honor Eilinora with managing the election to ensure fairness and integrity. I will help keep the campaigning clean. I will also facilitate one of the contests."

A fur-clad giantess glances at the bag slung over her shoulder that is overflowing with parchments, and you notice a slight grimace.

A fur-clad giantess says, "Because of these extra tasks, I have closed the citizenship office until the night the new Mayor is announced, on 22 Lumnea. No new citizenship applications will be processed between now and then. I simply will not have time. Only those who are citizens as of this moment will be eligible to vote on 15 - 20 Lumnea."

A fur-clad giantess says, "I will now post everyone's formal declarations of candidacy on the official trees. Please take a moment to read them. Good luck to all."

Mysterious Mhoragian

Is someone trying to meddle with the Mayoral election?

On Lumnea 13, 5118 (June 13, 2018) a mysterious Mhoragian rumormonger made her way into Town Center. She sits there now spreading gossip to anyone who cares to listen. Word has it you can ASK her about ELECTION, CANDIDATES, any of the actual candidates by name, and a few other things if you've been keeping up with the Dawn of Daukhera storyline. Is there a hint of truth to what this woman claims to know about everyone? And why a Mhoragian halfling in particular, and especially now at this crucial moment in Icemulian history? Time will most certainly tell...

Candidates

Joskin

"Icemule is a great city with many wonderful, nice people. I want to continue Nihala's work to make it the nicest, most welcoming, friendliest city in Elanthia! Everyone should feel super welcome in Icemule Trace and be able to eat the land's finest tarts and pastries. ICICLE and White Haven are super important and helpful and I would want to work very closely and happily with them. Daukhera, on the other hand, is everything Icemule is not! She is mean, murdering, and controlling. We need to band together to stop her!"

Kilded

"As Mayor of the town I'd like to see our town grow and thrive by welcoming citizens from all walks of life be they elf, dwarf, giantman, of course halfling, or any other race and profession. Many of our citizens have great ideas - the citizenship tent is fantastic and the snowman field is a lot of fun. When elected I look forward to working with ICICLE and our citizens to focus our resources on ways to improve our town and draw in new citizens. This works to both make our fair town more enjoyable and also brings in new revenue for more improvements! The more passionate and interested citizens we have the better Icemule becomes! We've also had some new faces show up in our town recently -- namely the new Queen. While I haven't spent much time with her many of our citizens have grown fond of her. She was also very helpful in introducing our town to new potion-making skills and guiding us through some recent town troubles. I will be sure to keep an eye on her so we can grow our alliance. I look forward to speaking to all of you more and learning about your wishes and ideas for our town and speaking to you more about my stance on the issues! Vote Kilded! Icemule's Sexiest Warrior!"

Neovik the Guardian of Icemule Trace

"As the potential Mayor of Icemule Trace, the success and protection of the people of this town are my highest priority. One of many steps in making Icemule a safe place is to work on establishing a formalized alliance with our neighbors for mutual military support and aid to strengthen our bonds. We will establish an organized militia like the Landing Militia that will train and work closely with the current organizations that have protected Icemule daily. We must bolster our defenses and secure funding to build weaponry that will stop any invaders in their tracks and make them think twice about picking a fight with us. A safe Icemule will increase trade and lead to the overall success and development into a much stronger Icemule! Our people should no longer have to live in fear for their survival. It’s time things change!"

Sabotage

"I would like for the town to become a true gambler's paradise. I want card games, roulette, etc. I want spas and fine dining restaurants. I want this to be a freezing cold Albatross. I also think we should get that tome unlocked and give it to me. Other than that I'm sure some glaring weakness will present itself and we'll take care of the Queen in due time."

Liaison Tawariell Andrenae

"To the good citizens of Icemule Trace, Icemule is a small town with big potential. Our sleepy little nook amongst the mountains deserves some progress and that is why I am announcing my candidacy for Mayor. I am running to bring the creative and collaborative solutions that we need for Icemule. My priorities are to rebuild our defenses, improve the Town and businesses, come to a pragmatic resolution with Queen Daukhera, and work on relations between Icemule and Wehnimer’s. As an Officer of White Haven, I stand for Hope, Service and Wisdom. With the joint effort of the Great House, MHOs and citizens alike we can work together to prosper and thrive. My door will always be open to you. Vote Tawariell Andrenae and help bring warmth back to Icemule."

Competitions

Contest Results
Candidate Fists of Justice Just Desserts Icy Elegance [Secret] Total
Joskin 0 5 5
Kilded 0 3 3
Neovik 5 0 5
Sabotage 1 0 1
Tawariell 3 3 6
  • The winner of each contest receives 5 extra votes toward the final tally, and the one who achieves second place receives 2 extra votes
  • If contests are judged, judges will be chosen by spinner from the crowd to ensure fairness
  • We will do our absolute best to ensure all candidates can compete simultaneously if possible, or to provide fair alternatives should scheduling conflicts arise
  • This portion of the month-long event will take place tentatively from 11 - 14 Lumnea (Monday, June 11 - Thursday, June 14)

Fists of Justice

On Lumnea 9, 5118 (June 9, 2018), Icemule mayoral candidates visited the famous Icehouse Tavern in Icemule Trace to test their brawling skills against each other.

As Icemulers love to do, they headed to the Icehouse Tavern for "Fists of Justice" to settle who is right and who is wrong. The competitors were eliminated in rounds after collapsing in a heap! Neovik was left standing at the end, claiming his victory and being named Icehouse Champion.

The results were:

1: Neovik (5 votes)

2: Tawariell (3 votes)

3: Sabotage (1 vote)

4: Joskin

5: Kilded

Just Desserts

The next contest is called "Just Desserts" and that could be a bit of a misnomer. This is game of creativity and strategy as it is a judged contest. The objective is to prepare a "gift" for Queen Daukhera that fits into the theme of "Just Desserts." The use of the terms "gift" and "Just Desserts" loosely. The candidates' "gifts" do not have to be a physical object; it could be an interpretive dance or a scavenger hunt or a quest for the Queen to complete. "Just Desserts" does not require that the candidates to bring food. They need to use their imagination and the various ways "Just Desserts" can be interpreted! They need to use what they know about her to lead her on if they need to!

Members of ICICLE will be asked to judge this contest. Candidates can earn a maximum of 15 points: 5 for originality, 5 for presentation, and 5 for relevance to the theme.

Candidates ARE allowed to ask their friends or campaign managers for help on this task. They ARE allowed to use other people for props if required. They ARE allowed to ACT your "gift" doing something like blowing up in the Queen's face... but they may not ACT that she dies.

It is rumored that the Queen will make multiple appearances this week. Her first appearance might be around 10pm elven on Tilamaires (10pm on Tuesday).

Dirvy, Laralana, and Enestrie of ICICLE served as guest judges for this competition.

The results were:

1: Joskin - with a combined vote of 13 (5 votes)

2: Tawariell - with a combined vote of 11 (3 votes)

3: Kilded - with a combined vote of 11 (1 vote)

4: Neovik - with a combined vote of 10

5: Sabotage - with a combined vote of 7

Icy Elegance

Igerone recites:

   "Candidates, if you're still around, I'll briefly explain the next contest and we will schedule it ASAP.  It is called Icy Elegance.  This time, you'll be judged by White Haven, Fenog's Regulars, and the Northern Fury.  You'll prepare an ice skating routine!"

Igerone recites:

   "You'll be judged on your costume, your execution, and again, THE THEME.  "Icy Elegance.""

Igerone recites:

   "Tonight the judges discussed at various points that the candidates did not do much to incorporate the theme into their gift.  Remember that for the next contest!"

OOC: Our next contest, "Icy Elegance," will be held at White Haven, Ice Pond on two days due to otherworldly scheduling conflicts. It is an ice skating contest! Players will have 5 minutes to use all the SOLO skating verbs available to them on an ice skating pond (https://gswiki.play.net/Ice_skating) plus SMILE and ACT. Players are also encouraged to make it a routine by singing, reciting, yelling, or whatever else might fit! Members of White Haven, Northern Fury, and Fenog's Regulars will judge this competition based on costume (5 points), execution (5 points) and theme (5 points). The theme is important to address! If you're wearing a summery gown while competing in "Icy Elegance," well... you might get docked in the theme category! Contestants who go over the 5 minute time limit will lose 1 point. As before, first place earns 5 votes, second 3, third 1. Be sure to get a pair of ice skates!

  • Competition day 1: Kilded and Neovik: Niiman, 14 Lumnea (Thursday, June 14) 10:30pm elven
  • Competition day 2: Joskin and Tawariell: Restday, 17 Lumnea (Sunday, June 17) 2:00pm elven (Sabotage has declined to participate in this contest)

[Secret]

Igerone recites:

   "I know you're all wondering about the fourth contest as well... I'll drop a clue.  It involves a bag and a thing and a person!"

Voting

  • Only IMT citizens can vote
  • The voting booths will be hauled into town and open from 15 - 20 Lumnea (Friday, June 15 - Wednesday, June 20)