This man has the commitment of sheer friccing will
I'll get back to 'flight' later.
A bit tired so may lay down for a bit in the garden. :D
Well that's great! :D
I'm all good so far thanks.
I've received some more train stuff in the post.
A J94 Loco, a GWR Royal Mail (TPO) Coach and couple of cars.
I've set up the cushions in the garden for a lie down....too much excitement, Lol
I've also updated the CWL thread for yesterday. Enjoy!
At CWL today there is a 'Fly-In' in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance (organized by our friends at Global Trek, DragonFly & Signature)
Hi there MJ! :D
Hope all is good with you.
All good with me...see above. ;D
*Camera Starts Recording*
Ok, So we're in Phaic Tăn, so that's cool.
We don't have to go to our next horrible location until tomorrow,
so we might get to enjoy Bumpattabumpah tonight!
*Camera Turns off*
It is time to announce the winners of the daily card lottery for 2021-09-18:
Congratulations to the winners!
If you also want to be considered for the daily card lottery, you should become a Keeper of the North. It doesn't take more than two minutes, and you have a chance to win any of the available legendary cards! You can also exchange endorsements and vote on resolutions to increase your chances of winning.
~ Become a Keeper of the North to enter the lottery.
~ Exchange endorsements and vote on resolutions to increase your chances of winning.
~ Win legendary cards for your collection.
Participating in The North Pacific (TNP) WA Development Program (WADP) is a great way to increase the value of your trading card collection. Through our card lottery, every day, two lucky WA nations receive cards of legendary rarity as gift, completely free!
How often does the lottery take place?
We run three lotteries per day: one emphasizing exchanging endorsements (the endotarting lottery), one emphasizing WA voting (the voting lottery), and one emphasizing consistent endorsing activity (the activity lottery). For each lotterry, we first determine the list of eligible WA nations. We then randomly draw a winner from each list. We finally randomly draw a legendary card to gift to each winner. The selected winners and cards are announced on the regional message board, and are also added to the list of winners below.
Here is what you need to do to enter each of the two daily lotteries.
We have put together three lists showing the chances each eligible nation has to win each of three daily lotteries. These lists update daily. If you are not listed, then that means that you are not eligible, which you can fix by becoming a Keeper of the North.
~ Probability of winning the voting card lottery.
~ Probability of winning the activity card lottery.
Gift cards are selected from among the list of all season 1 and season 2 legendary cards: first, a season is drawn randomly (20% chance for season 1, 80% chance for season 2), and then a card is drawn randomly from among the selected season's legendary cards with equal odds. This list comprises a total of 353 cards (184 in season 1, and 169 in season 2), including some of the most valuable cards available.
It is the end of the month, why was there no lottery today?
On the last day of the month, the lottery winners are not selected randomly. Instead, legendary cards are gifted to the winners of three top-10 categories of the WADP monthly awards. Additionally, epic cards are gifted to the winners of all awards other than the New WA Member Shout-out. Therefore, competing for the WADP monthly awards provides you with another way to win multiple free cards: up to three legendaries and five epics per month!
Legendary gift cards are selected in the same way as for the daily lottery. Epic gift cards are selected randomly from among the epic cards available in the decks of nations Card Farmer 1 to Card Farmer 2000.
The results of the lottery are announced on The North Pacific's RMB. Below you can find a list of all previous results announcements. The winners and gifted cards are also tabulated in this Google spreadsheet.
Card lottery results announcements
Are there any other ways I can get free cards?
Yes! You can join The North Pacific Cards Guild, which will allow you to take part in all sorts of card-related activities, such as collection competitions, pull events, and so on. In particular, you can request any non-legendary card you want in our Great Card Giveaway, and we will gift it to you as soon as we find it.
Additionally, you can participate in the executive government and win free legendary and epic cards through the Executive Card Rewards. To maximize the number of cards you can win, you can join the Executive Staff, Cards Guild, and North Pacific Army.
Where do the legendary cards used in the lottery come from?
The government of The North Pacific operates nations Card Farmer 1 to Card Farmer 2000, and uses them to expand the card collection of regional nation The Northern Light. This includes the legendary cards used for the lottery.
Can I help?
If you would like to contribute, please feel free to donate cards you do not need to regional nation The Northern Light. We are particularly interested in cards of common rarity, of nations that have ceased to exist, and with eight or fewer owners. Thanks in advance for your cards!
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SR RP: HTG Chapter 1: Gathering Pack Part one
The bone chilling wind blew through the sails. A downpour of what felt like snowmen's tears pounded the deck as freezing waves crashed against the hull. Uytim Ghonzago, Commander of the Sea Wolves, gazes upon a dark, cloud covered sky.
"Hey, Captain! You never finished telling me the story about your father. Take a break and come join us, Jarid's rambling is enough to make a man suicidal ", Varin Acardi hands over a half full bottle of beer and tries to reassure his friend "I'm sure they'll be here in the morning, no point in waiting all night."
Uytim stares into the distance, thinking of his men who were supposed to be here yesterday. He takes a deep breath and turns to his second in command, "Eh, why not?" Varin taps his captain's back and walks him towards the kitchen. A group of drunken crew members sit in a circle around a large, hairy old man with a curly long beard. Good old Jarid.
"And they never figured out who took their horses neither!",Jarid cackles. "Boys , looks like the big man's came for a story. Henric! Grab our captain a chair." The men arrange their seats to make room for Uytim and Varin. Uytim hangs his soaked fur coat around the chair and takes a seat. As Jarid Vecklehiemmer starts up another story of his troubled youth, Varin interrupts, "No no, I think you've bored the crew to death already. Let's hear a tale from the boss man." Jarid glares at Varin and sits back in his chair, sipping from his rum.
"None of you know much of anything about my father, other than he was a mercenary, as I am now. My family lived most of their lives on at sea. Mother was a kind, patient and hardworking woman with a warm heart. She was always a light in the darkness. Me and my brother looked to her for comfort every time our old man went to battle. My father was a courageous, stubborn, and intelligent man with a sense of honour, also taller than most. He was simply intimidating. His face usually looked as if he would kill someone for looking at him the wrong way. But, once you got to know him, you would see that deep down he was a very compassionate person. Before leaving the ship, my father would always tell us how much loved us. My mother was his crown jewel, me and my brother were his little warriors. The man wasn't one to sugarcoat though. Me and my brother learned from an early age of how cruel our world really was."
Uytim pauses for a drink and continues. "One day, my father was preparing for an important job. Once in a lifetime reward he told my mother before he left. But then, all of a sudden, he stopped and looked to the sky. It was a beautiful day, no cloud in sight. My father returned his gaze back to the ship, at us, with a look of determination. He rushed back, and grabbed me and brother, pulling us close for what would be our last hug. He pulled out a sword engraved with a language none of us spoke and gave it to my brother. Then he took his golden spear marked with runes off his back and handed it to me. I felt a shock, immediately dropping his spear. I could barely lift it back up, a spear heavy in weight and a feel of ancientness. He put his hands on our shoulders and told us "My sons, these are not just weapons. They are your shield to protect yourselves and others, your lifeline when in trouble. Let these remind you of who you are and what you stand for. Those you fight with and for! Do not ever let these be lost. I love you boys and your mother. Protect each other to the end." Our ship was ambushed at the docks shortly after. We did as our father told us, protecting each other to the end. My brother died fighting, as many did that day. The ship left to avoid being raided again, leaving my father behind. Eventually we returned, but with no sign of my father."
"Well . . . .that might be the most depressin steery told tonight, Cap."-Jarid drunkenly jokes, waving for another bottle. "After aher steery loike that,*burp*, I tink yous need er drink er two. Er 5"- Jarid says with a smile(Though he already looked to have had enough drinks when Uytim and Varin walked in.) The captain grabs his coat and puts his wet chair back at it's table while saying, "Boys, what you all really need is some sleep. We've got a big day tomorrow. Every man and woman must be rested and ready for the journey ahead."
Jarid does his best to stand up and salute without looking like a penguin who forgot how to walk. "Ov cyourse Cap! We'll be ready!"
TO BE CONTINUED
Aerilia's weather update:†It is currently 8.5 degrees right now, and feels like 3.5 degrees. With overnight temperatures falling to around 8 degrees.
Sunday is forecasted to be a cloudly 15 degrees. With a very high chance of showers, most likely from late morning. And winds of 25 to 50 km/h.
Saturday's maximum temperature was 14 degrees. And reached a low of 7.9 degrees. With 5.6 mm of rain recorded.
At one point, they did not update the map till Wednesday.