Cryer # 212

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{ ~ TEMPLE RESTORED ~ }

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After what seems like a lifetime the Temple has finally been restored to it’s former glory. Masons and decorators are still working hard to finish it and open it for events again. In the mean time a nice art gallery has been set up on the second floor to boost Mount Belle’s cultural life.
Currently shown: Series of Arts by Bambi Chicque

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{ ~ DRINKING CONTEST ~ }

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Ryder Braveheart was found boasting about his drinking skills at Cafe Belle. He claimed he could drink more than any man there and still walk home unaided. He must have missed the old man sitting in a corner by himself. Grandpa Steampunk got up and took him up on his challenge. The two men were seen drinking till early morning till Ryder suddenly asked for a water. He didn’t feel well, even after drinking a mug of water. He tried walking to the door, but apparently was too drunk to open it fast enough. He puked all over the door and left a big puddle at the front of the Cafe. Shockingly Grandpa was still standing up and even helped Ryder to his house.

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{ ~ ACCIDENT IN THE CATACOMBS ~ }

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While singing to the rubble in the catacombs to shape the maze, an Elf (known as Runa) was suddenly surrounded by creatures of the underworld.
While she ran for her life the predators got lost in the maze temporarily. Two brave residents showed up to help her. Together they managed to trap a cave troll, looking like a werewolf – though the Wolf Troll could eventually escape. It is highly recommended to not go into the Catacombs unarmed!

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{ ~ THE ABUNDANT BASKET ~ }

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The Abundant Basket Bakery has opened!
Come say hello and get your freshly baked loaf of bread, cookies or a piping hot roll from our lovely Thalia.

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{ ~ HATCHLING ~ }

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A warning: If you see a blue wee dragon hatchling, hide, or hold tight to something.
It will likely in playful manner go after your feet – that way causing you to stumble or fall.

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{ ~  GRANDPA STEAMPUNK’S CELEBRATION ~ }

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Going through the Mount Belle town registry it was found that Grandpa Steampunk is the oldest living human soul in the community. To celebrate this very special event the town plans to host a celebration, most likely in July! If you have any ideas, or wish to help set things up, please contact Ryder Braveheart. He is hoping to return a favor to the old man. (after the party for Grandpa there could be a monthly ooc party to celebrate the people who had a birthday/rezday that particular month)

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{ ~ CAFE BELLE SEEKS STAFF !!! ~ }

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The Cafe Belle has recently been renovated and needs new staff to work there.
Are you a social butterfly? Can you resist drinking all that ale we stocked?
Please contact Kyra Reiter for information.

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{ ~ SOCIAL SUNDAYS at Cafe Belle ~ }

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A fixed day to mark in your calender: Residents and Friends of the Isle of Dee Community meet every Sunday at noon SLT in Cafe Belle.

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{ ~ SUKI SILKEN FASHIONS ROBBED ~ }

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Suki Silken Fashions was robbed last night. If you have any information of the perpetrators or noticed suspicious behavior in town, please notify the town guard. Do not approach Suki, as her privacy should be respected!

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{ ~ DOCTOR OF MAGIC ARTS ~ }

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He says he is the Doctor, yet not a Physician. He weaves his staff, yet not practicing magic- so he says!
Calling it a science, he put half the city residents on alert.
Ryder Braveheart claims to have seen the Doctor step out of a box that appeared out of thin air !
Runa the Elf claims to have seen Ryder, the Doctor and the horses stepping in a box and vanish from her eyes- just to reappear!
She herself proudly claiming to be immune against the Doctors magic, but hiding behind Ryder Bravehearts back!
It shows to be pointless, so the reports from Thalia, Ryder and others,  to try hiding from the Doctor…
The Horses are back to the stables, the Doctor took lodging in the Guest house.

local artwork : The Doctor

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{ ~ M I S S I N G ~ }

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Two love birds left a dance at the Rose Garden towards the Love Grotto and are since missing.

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{ ~   TOWN GUARDS WANTED !!! ~ }

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The robbery at Suki’s made it clear more guards are needed. If you’re a decent fighter, please report to temporary mayor Runa.

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{ ~   NAME THAT PARK ~ }

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A new park has just been constructed north of town. Who can find a creative name for it?

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{ ~ FRESH SUPPLIES ~ }

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“The Raven” docked early this morning with fresh supplies. Grandpa Steampunk was seen with sailors rolling two barrels towards his home. Citizens can rest assured however that Cafe Belle stocked up on enough ale for the month. We are also happy to inform you that the following shops have new wares:  Evie’s Closet,  Fable Workshop, Fantavatar, Feyline, Goddess Fantasies, Kittycat’s Creations , Moonstruck, Oblivion, Rayheart, Suki’s Silken Fashion, Swan, Sweet Revolutions, United InshCon, Virtual Ryukyu, Wishbringer & Lilith’s Den.

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{ ~   SOMETHING FISHY ~ }

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Fishermen have reported a high amount of fish on the west coast of Mount Belle. Money’s tight for everyone. If you want to eat free on Fridays, go fishing!

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{ ~ FREE TAROT READING ~ }

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Are you uncertain of your future? Daily life seems like a drag? Want to know what’s in the stars for you? There’s a nice lady living right by the horse stables, her name is Diva. If you catch her at home, or sitting on her terrace, make sure to let her read your cards. She does it as a favor to her community. Free.

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{ ~  UNWANTED GUESTS IN MOUNT BELLE ~ }

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As Mount Belle is welcoming new residents and shops, the local community begins to thrive and the economy is on the rise again. However two town guards noticed some unwanted guests when they heard strange noises near the horse stables. The stallions seemed restless too. As one of the guards pushed a stack of hay aside a dark creature jumped out at him, making him fall on the ground. The other one helped him up quickly and they pursued the villain into an adjacent building. There they discovered a number of flour bags had been torn open and the flour was sliding out. as the dark creature disappeared into a hole in the wall, the guards realized they had an important report to make. We have a rat infestation!

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{ ~ Four Lovely English Cottages ~ }

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We offer lovely Cottages, exclusively designed by Wishbringer, as private homes.

Default:  150 prim allowance / 300 L$ / Week

Bonus: your private area in sky !
Privacy dream bubble with 24 different scenes to choose from.

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{ ~ Horse or Boat ~ }

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Explore the Charming Isle of Dee per horse or per boat.
Both are free to use by everyone.

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{ ~ HORSE RIDING SCANDAL ~ }

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The horse track might be unsafe for inexperienced riders. A resident by the name of Ziara had an accident a few days ago riding on the track near the park. As her horse started sliding in the mud, she lost control of her animal and they ended up a few meters lower in the mud. Ziara broke her ankle. Mayor Runa is trying to reach a settlement, but so far it is uncertain whether charges will be pressed. Fortunately, as if by divine intervention, the horse was unharmed. Let this be a warning for all to be responsible when riding.

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{ ~ GRANDMA STEERPIKE’S CREPE RECIPE ~ }

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7 to 10 Crepes: 200 g rising flour, 500 ml milk, 30 g sugar, 1 package of vanilla sugar, 4 eggs, a spoon of oil, butter, a pinch of salt.

Put the flour and sugar in a bowl and add the sugar. Make a little hole in the middle and add the eggs. Start adding 1/3 of the milk and mix it. As you mix everything, add the rest of the milk and a pinch of salt. A spoon of oil is a good idea so you need less butter during cooking. Make sure you mix everything thoroughly till you have the dough!

Make sure the skillet has been buttered and is hot before you start. Pour a little ladle of dough in the skillet and as soon as the dough is no longer fluid on top, turn the crepe and cook the other side briefly. Put the crepes that are ready on a place and cover them with an upside down plate to keep them warm longer.

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{ ~ DIVA’S MEAD RECIPE ~ }

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Basic medium mead (1 gallon)

2.5 – 3 lbs honey
1 packet of wine yeast (though I’ve used bakers yeast,
which works – though probably not as well)
A handful of sultanas (golden raisins?)
Water

1 cooking pot big enough to hold a (UK) gallon, with a
lid
1 (UK) gallon demijohn x 2
1 airlock
Tubing to siphon liquid from one demijohn to the other

Sterilise all equipment and rinse it.

Pour the honey into your cooking pot, then add enough
water to bring it up to a gallon. Throw in the sultanas

OPTIONAL
At this stage you could add a few slices of lemon, maybe
some sliced ginger (ginger mead is great!), a cinnamon
stick – whatever takes your fancy.

Heat until the honey is fully dissolved in the water (I
usually bring it to the boil, but it’s probably not
necessary), then allow to cool and sit, covered,  for a
few hours, before adding the yeast. Leave it for another
24 hours, then strain through a sieve into the first
demi-john. Fit the airlock, and put away in a dark
cupboard for a couple of months, or until it stops
bubbling.

Siphon the mead off its lees (the cloudy bit at the
bottom) into the second demijohn, fit the bubble lock
and leave (if you can) for another 6 months before
bottling – do not bottle if there are any signs of
continuing fermentation!

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About Runa The Wild Elf

Wild Elf, nut addict, sleepless, silly
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