Royal Race Around the World

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This is a page about the (now ended) Cities Festival 2008.

Royal Race Around the World.

Cities Festival 2008!

Kaos Dragon wins with the amazing time of 40 minutes!

And gains 12s apregen as I just discovered it was in minutes and so 10s can't really be done!


  • First prize included a 12 second AP reduction, a Rainbow Wand, 100,000 gold pieces, 100 Kudos, 100 Glories, a Walking Stick, and a Magic Milking Stool.
    Second prize (and others?) included 100 Glories, a Bottle of Sparkling Wine and 4 Lengths of Bunting.
  • Second prize: 6 second AP reduction, Measure of Serenity 50,000GP, 50 Kudos, 50 Glories
  • Third prize: 3 second AP reduction, Measure of Serenity 25,000GP, 25 Kudos, 25 Glories
  • 4th to 10%: Measure of Serenity 10,000GP

(Quarter of a million in prize money.. I hope the economy can take it)

  • First: Sgt. Duke Kaos Dragon MD (37 minutes)
Nicely done mate! Syagrius 14:51, 9 August 2008 (BST)
  • Second: Sgt. Duke hollyhamster MD (1 hour 1 minute)
  • Third: Wizard naath MD (1 hour 10 minutes)
  • Fourth: Sgt. Duke andrewsi MD (1 hour 17 minutes)
  • Fifth: Sgt. Duke Scrumbucket MD (1 hour 23 minutes)
  • Sixth: Shaman LimeHan (1 hour 48 minutes) (I had to bloody fix my survey vessel partway through! I did steal XXXXXXXXXX's wizard hat and dug up some treasure *though!)
  • Seventh: Sgt. Duke Cthu1hu MD (2 hours 1 minute)
  • Eighth: Wizard macksting (3 hours 19 minutes)
  • Ninth: Sgt. Duke gonzometro MD (4 hours 45 minutes)
  • Tenth: Wizard TerrorRemedy (19 hrs 21 minutes)
  • Eleventh: Cpl. Duke Eusebia MD (29 hrs 34 minutes)

Not yet finished: Didbert, granite, Stein

You can see the commentary for first to third place (ie a slightly cut down IRC log) here!


  • Golden Condor and teleporting (talismans etc) will END your attempt, although you can restart it from 14N
  • Prize will be given when 'King notices someone won.
  • All players may complete the race for 100 Glory.
  • At noon Saturday (unless the 'King is very hungover) it will be activated and then crossing 14N will enter you in the race (you'll get a message).
  • You must go all the way around the world either North or South.
  • You'll get 3 messages at checkpoints roughly 10% 50% and 90% of the way round.
  • These messages will also be sent to the IRC channel so people can follow your progress.
  • You must wear the bling to be in the race.
  • Racing blings can't be unequipped until the race ends. After that they are a spiffy reminder.
  • Racing blings prevent you from being summoned. This will stop working after the race!!
  • Taxi's, Tube, normal equipped vehicles and the Ticket to Oz are acceptable means of transport. As is riding on a vehicle of another player...

Players who have Racing Bling

  • granite -ketchup
  • hollyhamster
  • Kaos Dragon
  • TerrorRemedy
  • andrewsi
  • LimeHan -- I'm starting from the Throne Room and going south! =D
  • Scrumbucket (I understand the race has already started (and been won?) but it would still be fun to run the course!)
      • not won at all, the messages were just me the announcement system! Elseware
  • gonzometro
  • Cthu1hu
  • Sertularian
  • Stien
  • macksting
please sign me up! although I'm late Eusebia 22:10, 8 August 2008 (BST)
sign me up! (as naath) --naath 22:18, 8 August 2008 (BST)
Signing up. Isambard 02:04, 9 August 2008 (BST)
Here eyo? -Stien 06:13, 9 August 2008 (BST)
I'll sign up - Didbert 11:18, 9 August 2008 (BST)
I'll sign up Billz8 20:27, 3 August 2008 (BST)
I'll sign up for this Corellis 18:24, 5 August 2008 (EST)
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