The Open Days of Menzo

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The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Aysa » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:04 pm

I was flipping through my source book for Menzo... and during the summer months, they have something called "Open Days".

This celebration is like a week-long Trade Fair, inviting visitors into the city so that the merchants can sell their wares, business deals can be made, and so that guests to the city can see the wonder and awe of the City of Spiders. I would like to do something like this, but I want to make sure there would be a turn out for it.

Any thoughts? Observations? Comments?
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Eechi » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:22 pm

This sounds like a fun event. The drow could also host a tournament at this time as well.. give some from the surface a reason to come to Menzo without being killed on sight!
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Post by Aysa » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:21 pm

Eechi wrote:This sounds like a fun event. The drow could also host a tournament at this time as well.. give some from the surface a reason to come to Menzo without being killed on sight!
I definitely like the sparring contest... which would allow for the Noble Houses to demonstrate the prowess of their military/guards. Vierva would serve as the Historian of sorts, to weave a tale of Lolth Lore (unless a bard would care to do this).

Though, several things of note... safe passage would only exist within the walls of Menzo. And that olive branch would only extend to everyone BUT elves and orcs. I don't see there being much tolerance for their presence. But humans, dwarves, gnomes, halflings -- I could see the invitation being sent.
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Post by Myn » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:42 am

I would love to see this happen.
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Aysa » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:26 am

I'm working out the details now...

A sparring contest (where the different noble houses are encouraged to submit a participant as well as outsiders) -- trying to find the right area. Was thinking maybe the Moss Beds.

I would like to see a buffet style of food at the Warmfires Inn...

Drow Lore / Tale Telling would be done near the Ruling Council...

Shops would be highlighted somewhere -- I may make a map or something.

Any other suggestions?
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Post by Duranamir » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:59 am

Loving this idea. :)

Though i would suggest not using the ruling council area as that is restricted to nobles only. Maybe pick one of the inns for that or spider books ?

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Post by Aysa » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:09 pm

Duranamir wrote:Loving this idea. :)

Though i would suggest not using the ruling council area as that is restricted to nobles only. Maybe pick one of the inns for that or spider books ?

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The only reason why I suggested some place like the Ruling Council or outside Baenre Compound is because technically, Open Days opens up many doors to the city. Noble houses invite guests into their homes for meals and celebration. But... I'll see if there's another place.

After all, if the food is in the West Wall district, that's "old school" noble area... so they do get to see that aspect of it.
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Aysa » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:10 pm

So what day(s) work for people?

Do we want to do an all day affair like on the weekend? Saturday? Sunday?

Or do we want to choose like a Tuesday or a Wednesday, to give enough time for people to prepare -- and simply make it a three hour (tour) event?
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Post by Eechi » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:20 pm

I would suggest having times for each event.

Some people may want to show up and beat up some drow players for the tournament but not make the story telling portion.

Some may want to come to just socialize and check out the shops on their own time.

A Saturday or Sunday would probably work best as we can start earlier and it gives overseas people the chance to join in.
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Atraos » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:23 pm

Sounds like fun......Fridays are historically Drow days.

I am stuck to UK day times only so an all day event would work for me but obviously majority rules.
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Atraos » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:25 pm

Just on this...Can I suggest that Tier Breche is closed off to non Drow if it isnt already.



Oh.....If any Elves come in....Id be prepared for a good friendly welcome....Invited or not :)
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Post by Dranso » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:16 pm

Thanksgiving week 24th-28th would be good for me. Although I think that's probably a little soon. The second half of December will be good for me as well.

Also, what's the policy on super evil half elves attending?
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Post by Aysa » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:23 pm

Dranso wrote:Also, what's the policy on super evil half elves attending?
I don't think there would be an issue, other than the fact that you're a half-blood, and I wouldn't expect the culture to change just because of Open Days. But I don't think you'd be killed on sight.
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Post by Aysa » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:25 pm

Atraos wrote:Just on this...Can I suggest that Tier Breche is closed off to non Drow if it isnt already.
I don't know if I have that ability, but I have no objections to this request. There has to be some kind of "lock" in place because newbies can't get up there until they're a certain level.
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Aysa » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:28 pm

Eechi wrote:I would suggest having times for each event.

Some people may want to show up and beat up some drow players for the tournament but not make the story telling portion.

Some may want to come to just socialize and check out the shops on their own time.

A Saturday or Sunday would probably work best as we can start earlier and it gives overseas people the chance to join in.
I like this idea, so we'll plan for a Saturday / Sunday. And I believe someone else wanted November 28th-ish... so that works as it's the Saturday after Turkey Day. So we'll make that the date... I still want to get with Armgo folk to see if they want to do something... and then a sprinkling of Xorlarrin and Tlabbar folk to see if they got / want to plan anything.
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Aysa » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:29 pm

Duranamir wrote:Loving this idea. :)

Though i would suggest not using the ruling council area as that is restricted to nobles only. Maybe pick one of the inns for that or spider books ?

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Ok... I think I can shift stuff from the Ruling Council to Narbondel's Shadow -- it would be a good "landmark" for Menzo.
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Aysa » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:38 pm

The Day has been set for the Open Days of Menzoberranzan!

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/f ... h=23&am=55

More details are to follow...
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Siria » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:32 pm

Hopefully my internet will return next week so I MIGHT be able to send my little commoner mage out there. I really like this idea and would love to be there. Thanks for organizing this!
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Aysa » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:29 pm

FYI...

The sparring tournament will begin at noon on that Saturday, and we will bracket those who are planning on participating then.

Please note: It could be warrior vs wizard, rogue vs priestess, or any combinations - no classes are excluded. Obviously, with spellcasters being included - magic is not off limits. This is a no holds barred event!

The sparring tournament will take place at the Ruins of House Do'Urden.

I suppose depending on the turn out, we might break it down by levels (0-20, 21-40, 40+) -- though I suspect that most low level folk won't be able to make the IC journey down to Menzo.
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Re: The Open Days of Menzo

Post by Aysa » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:46 pm

This is just a reminder... this Saturday (Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!) ... Open Days will begin at noon EST. The tournament will begin at 1pm EST (please come early so that we can register and organize the brackets for the tournament).
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