Monday 20 October 2014

The 51st Kings of Spun...

In the time know as 'The Great Denial' there was much confusion. No one knows what scribe took on the grave responsibility of recording the Spunland Coronations during this period, so none can vouch for their veracity. In the 'Annals of Spun', the 51st Coronation is recorded thus:

The dark omen of the spurned Crown hung over Spunland EU; the contest did begin as the harvest blossomed but none took up the crown until it passed, whence monkeyshadow took it and held it firm until the Spun Storm did wither it away to nothing.

Re7e_SqUaLo became the first Harvest King, losing out to monkeyshadow who would have seemed the strongest contender to many, but then sam_reynolds01 decided it was time to warm his ghostly head and did so until he felt the first drops of the Spun Rain when he dropped it, as is his habit. There are those who say that the Spun Crown belongs to Sam, others just borrow it as he sees fit. solidus299 spotted his opportunity and so ended the second cycle in control.

DUB took up the challenge following the second harvest, but soon lost out to NK-NIKKLAS, then solidus299 stepped in again. Rising-Death-85- then entered the contest, proving a tenacious contender; sam_reynolds01 may have taken his crown back, and although monkeyshadow took advantage of Sam's storm drop, it was Rising-Death-85- who ended the cycle and indeed begun its succesor, indeed only he and sam_reynolds01 managed to lay claim during the fourth cycle.

And so it seemed as though Rising-Death-85- would be crowned 51st EU King of Spun, having taken the crown as soon as it spawned for the fourth time he held it until 2 minutes to the coronation moment when Imhokh did suddenly appear and claimed the crown and thus the title for his own with 14,506 Spun Points.

The dark omen of the spurned crown, having no release in the EU carried over to NA. What is there to say of this most unspun historic episode? The coronation started as did its EU sibling during a Spun Harvest, XxDeathFallsxX and goddessbunny42 both looked like serious contenders to the title, when some 20 minutes in a freezing wind rushed through spunland, as though a hole had been torn between here and the Unspun Crash Void. All were petrified, even the Spun Trees became statues and were stilled in their infinite dance.

But the Spunlings were not to be stopped so easily. Some minutes later all gathered again in Spunland, and the 51st Coronation began for the second time... WWEKILLER1989 stood statue like with the Crown as though still afflicted by the void when UncleSpun took the crown and held it for one whole cycle. 

goddessbunny42 took the lead following the second harvest, dxkills16 temporarily ended her regal ambition before lilmonstersmiler snatched the crown away only for goddessbunny42 to take it back and end the cycle victorious.

The final harvest began with lilmonstersmiler as Harvest King, but dxkills16 seized it from her, and it would seem that this were done mostly for fun than ambition as she let out a great scream when she accidentally won, and was crowned 51st NA Majesty of Spun on 18,135 Spun Points...

The 52nd Coronation was set for Tuesday the 21st of October (EU: 9pm BST, NA: 4pm PDT/ 6pm CDT/ 7pm EDT), who knew what would befall the land of Spun on that day?

Sunday 12 October 2014

The One and Only 50th King of Spun!

Pinned to the door of Spunland Mansions a ragged piece of parchment flutters feverishly in the wind, it's crumpled surface covered in spidery hand written text:

The 50th Coronation took place in the period later referred to as 'The Great Denial'. Many expected that a grim pall would suffocate the regal contest, but were proved wrong as events unfolded... Spunland EU was thriving with serious contenders, for it was well known that on this day the Orange Spun Crown would finally make its debut.

axkoula13 was the first to claim the crown, and save for one other brief shot was soon out of the match. sam_reynolds01 wasted no time in announcing his intentions, taking the crown from axkoula13 then dropping it as the Spun Storm seethed to see archking take it and end the first cycle in possession. Quick off the mark, archking became the first harvest king of the longest spun cycle of the contest. There were almost too many exchanges for any to note all of the names which went rushing by. pfasther1, madmunkid, JohnPlayer67, elruso12 and APPIE1615 all struggled with sam_reynolds01, who once more executed a storm drop to see archking seize the moment again.

The second harvest should have told all but the dullest of observers how this day would end; archking executed a Harvest King claim to soon lose the crown to sam_reynolds01, even at this point none could best sam's spun score but westyboy1999 seized the opportunity of sam's storm drop to end the third cycle victorious, and as archking often has, went on to claim the Harvest King position on the passing of the storm. madmunkid ended westyboy1999's ambition and in turn was ejected from the contest by JohnPlayer67. Imhokh, majesty of old reminded all of his form by taking the prize from JohnPlayer67, but then surely none were surprised when sam_reynolds01 effortlessly claimed the crown once more and evincing his storm aversion dropped it for archking to have one final turn.

peerhoofd was last Harvest King of the contest, then sam_reynolds01 made his final claim - none could stop his rush to victory, and so it was that he was crowned the 50th EU King of Spun with 56,408 Spun Points.

Many former Kings arrived in Spunland NA to test their mettle and claim the Orange Spun Crown as their own. WVSTEALTH was the first to try, but was easily best by UncleSpun himself before he was trounced by XxDeathFallsxX in giant football form. bestscreenname claimed next, but WVSTEALTH having revived his score won the first cycle.

The first Spun Harvest saw XxDeathFallsxX take back the crown, then past majesties Akina8373 and dxkills16 joined the fray, although XxDeathFallsxX put up a stern fight and WVSTEALTH staked his claim too, it was Akina8373 who brought the first full cycle to a close, and went on to start the third. Then sam_reynoldsUS stepped in. Somehow UncleSpun claimed next, was it from a storm drop or did he really have a greater score than the EU King? Few knew and less most likely cared as lilmonstersmiler swiftly put paid to UncleSpun's misconstrued regal ambition. Akina8373 and XxDeathFallsxX fought out the remainder of the cycle, with Akina8373 winning out.

lilmonstersmiler claimed the crown following the third harvest until Animestar5 intervened. Akina8373, dxkills16 and WVSTEALTH tussled their way through the remainder of the cycle, with XxDeathFallsxX beating them all to end in regal command.

Newcomer Aisha_Dangereuse swept up the freshly spawned crown as the final harvest began. Akina8373 easily snatched it away and then sam_reynoldsUS with the an unbeatable confidence and 55,059 Spun Points took what was clearly his, and was crowned 50th NA King of Spun. For the second time in the history of Spunland one King reigned in both territories, for the second time that King was Sam Reynolds, and for the second time ever the Orange Spun Crown was won!

Perhaps it was the momentous occasion which resulted in all 5 crowns being present; Spuno'ween, 4th of July, White, Purple and Orange were seen upon the heads of the erstwhile Spun Majesties as they celebrated Sam's historic win (dxkills16, smokingpistol, lilmonstersmiler, sam_reynoldsUS, abhraham_us and Ren_Echo). And so ended the Coronation of the 50th King of Spun!

The 51st Coronation contest would come to pass just one week later, on the 14th of October (4 - 4.30pm PDT/ 7- 7.30pm EDT in North America and 9 - 9.30pm BST in the EU), when the Orange Crown we see it's second coronation...

Saturday 4 October 2014

Endings, Beginnings and the 49th Kings of Spun...

On that day Uncle Spun was rudely awoken by the bell. It had been such a long time since he had heard it ring that he had quite forgotten what it sounded like. As it happens it sounds a lot like the siren which heralds the start of a Spunland harvest. Who could possibly be at the door? Indeed so perturbed by this he was he did not realise that for the first time in a month he had experienced a dreamless sleep. No cats or boxes or whispers of the queen, just sound, peaceful sleep.

There was no one at the door, but laying on the Spun Welcome mat was a red envelope. His little Spun heart skipped a beat as he read the terrible title of the letter 'Notice of Eviction'.

Due to the escalating costs of existence and sundry other issues this world will expire 178 days from now. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Yours regretfully, The Management.

Three times his head spun round completely. 'This world will expire 178 days from now'. By our Gracious Majesty, what could this mean? Like a wind-up toy Uncle Spun traversed the Mansion colliding from one wall to the other until he found himself in the basement where toiled the Sceptical Duke of Spun.

'What ails you Spun?'

A single orange tear rolled down his rounded face as he passed the awful message to the Duke.

'Hmm. You knew this moment would come. We all did, If not today, maybe tomorrow or the day beyond.'

Uncle Spun could not respond. He knew it to be true, the dreams, the graffiti, the yearning for a time machine and all of the other smaller ominous omens. The end was nigh.
'Wait here'. The Duke began to rummage among his great machines and soon returned with a bruised and soiled envelope. This is for you.

With a trepidation approaching terror Uncle Spun opened the greasy envelope and for the second time that day his heart skipped a beat.

My Dearest Uncle Spun,

I know the day you read this will seem the saddest you have known, but remember that every ending is but the prelude to a beginning, just as the Spunflowers must die that another harvest may follow, so it is with all things.

I know you will have fulfilled your duties with diligence and decorum, and my only regret is that I never made it back to see our spunderful world and all it's beautiful Spunlings. Enlist all those you can to build a brave and better future, and perhaps one day we may dance again under Spun skies. Until then, may the Spun be always with you...

Your ever admiring Queen of Spun x

The little robo quivered, sobbed and shook, for ultimately that is all he really was - a little white robo with a great purple top hat and a spunificent moustache. And it is well that he was, for once those tears were dry it would be back to his duties. There were 178 days left and not a one of them should be wasted.

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When the 49th Coronation rolled around Spunland EU was as busy as ever. MiiSs-Brunette claimed the crown as a Spun Storm raged, then perhaps as a sign of the changing times madmunkid swept in to become the first Harvest King, but not for long; poetic justice electrified the air as Spunling smartly snatched it. sun-black1234, sam_reynolds01 and archking all managed claims before MisSs-Brunette ended the first spun cycle in possession once more.

The same spuntastic cast  played out the second cycle with archking beginning and sun-black1234 ending. In the third we had many newcomers, GAMEZXSTE was our third harvest king, then RAZAN1105 made his debut before madmunkid struck again only to be beat once more by Spunling. sam_reynolds01 reminded all of his powers before discarding the crown as the next storm began, hotbunny4life saw her chance but soon lost out to the spuntastically named neotopian who in turn yielded to archking.

The final cycle was dominated by Spunling, with sam_reynolds01 being the only other contender and so Spunling was crowned 49th EU Spun Majesty on 43,245  Spun points. All Hail!

Across the Great Atlantic in Spunland NA all things spun were even busier. So many were the names and swift the swapping of the crown that it was almost impossible to take it all down, for this apologies. Gamechamp3x got us started, followed by snakewalker then goddessbunny42 - who from where one observed seemed to have the Spun Crown in the sky!

quansalters was the first Harvest King, then destroyuall1418 made their first play before goddessbunny42 snatched the crown back only to lose it swiftly after to the Ren_Echo - the mightiest Spunsmith of them all! The second cycle brought Tevin-The-Gamer to the claiming and dxkills16 but once again Ren_Echo ended the cycle victorious. The third saw more exchanges of the crown than previously ever seen, at least 12 times it changed heads REBEL-RU2 took the harvest title, then the throng was joined by many others among them sam_reynoldsUS, Orbizart, fireball, isaacalvarez and XxDeathFallsxX. XxDeathFallsxX claimed Harvest King of the fourth, then Orbizart fought a valiantly with goddessbunny42 and sam_reynoldsUS, but ultimately lost out to dxkills16.

The fifth harvest, a thing so rarely seen was owned by dxkills16, who triumphed most convincingly on a spuntastic 36,960 Spun Points, becoming the 49th NA Majesty of Spun! All Hail!

Next week will be the 50th Coronation, and marking this momentous occasion will be the advent of the Orange Spun Crown! Tuesday, 7th October, Spunland EU 9 - 9.30pm BST and Spunland NA 4-4.30pm PDT/ 7-7.30pm EDT. Until then, Stay Spun!