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author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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YPP Weekend Blockades, October 28-29: Carve a real pumpkin, get fake prizes. Not as bad a bad deal as it sounds.
Sat 2017-10-28 13:14:54 (in context)

OK so! Blockade schedule. But first, a confession: The Friday Fictionette for Oct 27 is late and, due to bad time management in the face of scheduling conflicts including traveling circumstances, won't see the light of day until Sunday, October 28. And by traveling circumstances, I mean I will be getting on a train this afternoon and won't have reliable wifi until I get to Chicago tomorrow afternoon. I will be recording the MP3 in my sleeper roomette most likely somewhere between Omaha and Galesburg. There should be some amusing and entirely irrelevant background noises, possibly including the sound of the Snowball iCE mike falling over.

There. I have confessed. I feel better now. Onward!

So we're in the midst of the annual YPP Pumpkin Carving Contest. Real pumpkins, really carved. Pixelated prizes. If pumpkins are not an option for you, the rules specify a hierarchy of replacement vegetables:

Obtain a real pumpkin. If pumpkins are not available where you live, you can try any type of gourd, squash, etc. If those aren't available, you may use a melon.

I admit I am disappointed there's no mention of turnips.

I am also, by the way, totally amused at the public statement by Flag Bang. Click through to their Flag page to see it. It's not just me, right? Y'all get the joke? Don't you? *Sigh* Nevermind.

Standard reminders: Schedule is given in Pirate Time, or U.S. Pacific. Player flags link to Yoweb information pages; Brigand King Flags link to Yppedia Brigand King pages. BK amassed power given in parenthetical numbers, like so: (14). For more info about jobbing contacts, jobber pay, and Event Blockade battle board configuration, check the Blockade tab of your ocean's Notice Board. To get hired, apply under the Voyages tab.

Doubloon Ocean Blockades

*** Saturday, October 28 ***

12:00 p.m. - Kirin Island, Meridian Ocean
Brigand King holds the island!
Defender: The Jade Empire (1)
Attacker: Till The End of Time

12:00 p.m. - Caravanserai Island, Emerald Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: Black Flag
Attacker: Ice Wyrm's Brood (4)

4:54 p.m. - Hubble's Eye, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Symonds Says
Attacker: Illuminatti

6:32 p.m. - Paihia Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Spoon Republic
Attacker: Bang

8:06 p.m. - Scrimshaw Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Knockout
Attacker: Minions

*** Sunday, October 29 ***

10:00 a.m. - Gauntlet Island, Emerald Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: Symonds Says
Attacker: Fleet of his Imperial Scaled Highness (3)

Subscription Ocean Blockades

*** Saturday, October 28 ***

5:09 p.m. - Jorvik Island, Cerulean Ocean
Defender: Dies Irae
Attacker: Pirates Empire of Whisky

*** Sunday, October 29 ***

10:00 a.m. - Delta Island, Cerulean Ocean
Defender: Babylon
Attacker: Tyranny

10:18 a.m. - Labyrinth Moors, Cerulean Ocean
Defender: Pirates Empire of Whisky
Attacker: Red Ribbon Army