Due next month is the annual October ball, Maxwell Prince of Chattanooga is
sponsoring the event, below is the text of the announcement.
"Denizens of Atlanta,
Greetings and salutations from Benvolio, Seneschal of
Chattanooga, on behalf of His Majesty Maxwell, Prince of Chattanooga, High Lord
of Lookout Mountain, August Master of the Ruby Falls, and Beneficient Patron of
the Arts! I bring before you this proclamation that you might prepare yourselves
for the grand festivities which will soon be visited upon you, for your own most
Imperial Imperator Antonin Artoud has extended his hospitality to Maxwell and
his entourage this coming month, so that we might hold our traditional October
Ball in your most fair and populous metropolis! This year, as in years past, we
have arranged for the amusement of your Imperator and our own Prince a Grand
Contest for all of Atlanta's subjects. Unlike past years, however, this year the
contest must be entered in teams of four. The Contest shall consist of five
individual challenges, which I shall enumerate here.
The Test of Lore
In this most ancient of challenges, the
team's wit and knowledge of classical materials will be put to the test.
The Test of Strength
To complete the Test of Strength, the
team must select a champion to face their own reflection from the Mirror of
The Test of Artifice
A staple of the Halloween Ball, this
event is a simple costume contest, which will be judged for Most Amusing, Most
Alluring, Most Frightening, and Best in Show.
The Test of Diplomacy
This test shall consist of a game
requiring cooperation between the teams, the details of which shall be dispensed
as the game is commenced.
The Test of Intelligence
Each team shall be given a complex logic
problem at the outset of the festivities. The sooner the correct answer is
deduced, the higher
the team shall be judged. Be warned, however, that this is the most
difficult of the tests - it is entirely possible that no
team shall divine the correct answer at all.
Prince Maxwell and his entourage shall be on hand to
administer the Challenges in person, and prizes shall be selected from among his
personal trove of antiques and artifacts. Several favors
have been pulled in to ensure smooth running and satisfactory rewards for
the event, as well.
Prepare yourselves, then, for in three weeks time
Maxwell's October Ball shall come to Atlanta!
Seneschal of Chattanooga
Elder of Clan Toreador
Duke of the Eastern Neapolitan Marches"