Wednesday 19 November 2014

Kings of Spunmas

With a sudden blast of snow Spunmas swept in early. The Spunling Ghosts of Spun'oween were banished suddenly as the inky blackness of the spun sky turned a warm red and the land drew on its winter coat of white. One whole month early the season changed. Was it the tumultuous events of autumn which wrought this premature change, or simply some unspun bug in the spinning of the spun?

With winter came the dulling of memory and the slowing of the scribes of Spun. Sleighbells soothed the weary souls like the Spun Doctor's prescription for badly aching teeth, it is time to forget whispered the land of Spun, time to make merry in the face of the long winter night ahead.

The 54th Kings of Spun were crowned in just such circumstances. In a quiet Spunland EU it seemed as though olympiacos4ever would claim the first spun'mas crown, but the changing of the seasons had summoned the veterans of Spun and for simple curiosity of Crowns new, sam_reynolds01 took the title for his own. Across the Great Atlantic the mighty abhraham_us took his due, despite a busy Spunland and even sam_reynoldsUS too.

The 55th EU Coronation was as quiet as it's predecessor. VeiledNeo made her debut in the snow and almost accidentally won, instead xCandyBabex found her head adorned with the Crown at the anointing hour and so became the 55th EU King of Spun - perhaps unknowingly? Spunland NA was thronged with fine contenders and many were the heads to wear the crown, but dxkills16 won the day with an impressive 40,842 Spun Points.

The unexpected season and all the clamoring over the future ensured that few noticed the final pipeline work drawing to completion. The Secret Spunland Crown would spawn at last and other small changes creep into Spunland, or at least would, once Spunmas passed.

And so came to pass the 56th EU coronation. Quiet again and dominated by JohnPlayer67, who for a time must have thought that he would win, but sam_reynolds01 was there to claim the very latest of the crowns. And then again some hours later he re-appeared on the other side of the mighty pond, identical in wearing his lately won Uncle Spun Head. The Spunland which greeted Sam was packed with keen contenders, so much so that this was not the only instance in creation.

Fearsome was the competition as old and new locked horns over the highest Spun prize. Darth-Matt92 was  the surest of them all; gliding, glitching on his skateboard across the snow, he surely held the crown the longest. ReccaWolf put on a proud display and dxkills16 in her Spun'mas tree finery lead spinning Uncle Spun in the dizziest of dances, but sam_reynoldsUS it was who once more claimed the crown, indeed the Secret Crown for the second time that very spun eve. Simultaneously in another Spunland lilmonstersmiler became the 56th NA Majesty of Spun.

And so once more the snow drifts down. Spunmas is set for two whole months, who knows what the New Year may bring? As always the Coronations would continue on a Tuesday...

Spunland EU 9 - 9.30pm GMT, Spunland NA: 4 -4.30pm EST, 6 - 6.30pm CST and 7- 7.30pm EST.

Stay warm & Spun

Monday 3 November 2014

Majesties of Spuno'ween

How creepy and unspun to stand ashivering in the inky blackness without a single soul in Spunland EU as the contest started... Was it the seasonal changing of the clocks, or simply the darkness of the times. Who knows. Then under008 spawned but paid no heed. madmunkid could wait no longer and seized the crown. He breathed a long sigh of relief as others began to pop in one by one, and more-so when hotbunny4life took the crown for her own.  When the first harvest passed she took the crown again and held it for the whole spun cycle.

The second harvest saw madmunkid as Harvest King until hotbunny4life made her claim. sam_reynolds01 more fitting than ever as a Spunling Ghost reminded all of his prescence as he took the crown for a brief jaunt before dropping it with the onset of the next Spun Storm. hotbunny4life swept it back up.

remember06 took the crown of the final harvest, hotbunny4life snatched it back then began a fierce tussle as Benawat grabbed it and hotbunny4life took it back but then Benawat reclaimed! sam_reynolds01, by his own admission stole the crown from Benawat whilst trying to plant a seed, then dropped it to see hotbunny4life make good her moment and be crowned EU Majesty of Spuno'ween!

Spunland NA was quite a different matter. UncleSpun spawned to find neoflags fluttering in the spuno'ween darkness and the contest began with mighty dxkills16, Happy Spunling mascot of neotopia (some say) in possession of the crown as a Spun Storm drew to a close. UncleSpun could not let the crown lay unclaimed and so became first Harvest King of the contest. goddessbunny42 took the regal prize from him and retained it until the end of the Spun Cycle.

The second full cycle saw many heads wear the crown. Serenity777Angel was the first, followed by JamCarOne. Then dxkills16 for the simple spun fun of it took the crown for a time then dropped it. UncleSpun could not resist and grabbed the spurned crown, to lose it for the second time to goddessbunny42. Ren_Echo, master wordsmith of Spun seized it next, with dxkills16 shortly after reminding him who was boss, then lilmonstersmiler made her first play of the match.

The final harvest started and lilmonstersmiler took the fresh spawned crown and held it, to become NA Majesty of Spuno'ween with 23,852 Spun Points!

The 54th Coronation would take place on the 4th of November - when no one knew what to expect of Spunland - would it be Spuno'ween, Spunmas or just plain Spunland? Either way the time was set for 9pm GMT in the EU and 4pm PST/7pm EST in North America!

52nd Kings of Spun

The tumultuous events which took place during the period of The Great Denial clearly took their toll on the cataloging of The Kings of Spun, indeed it seems as though both the 52nd and 53rd coronations were recorded together and there are more than a few hints that perhaps the scribe actually took part in the contest...

Spunland EU, 52nd Coronation. RisingDeath-85- began the contest that he would go on to win. ahmad0321 may have been the first Harvest King, and although madmunkid may have seized the crown next, RisingDeath-85- soon took it back again. Then sam_reynolds01 joined the contest and ran with it until the first storm started whence he dropped the  crown. Marilua_99 was next, followed by MiiSs-Brunette, but RisingDeath-85-regained possession by the cycle's end.

ahmad0321 claimed the Harvest King title again on the second harvest, but the cycle was dominated by the struggle between RisingDeath-85- and Imhokh, with RisingDeath-85- coming out on top, Not to be outdone RisingDeath-85- went straight on to be first with the Crown following the harvest, then Imhokh briefly staked his claim followed by sam_reynolds01, with RisingDeath-85- once again ending the cycle in possession.

The final cycle saw Bicaer take the crown, then madmunkid. MiiSs-Brunette made one last attempt to win, but RisingDeath-85- snatched it away and as the clock struck was crowned 52nd EU King of Spun on 31,225 points.

UncleSpun began the 52nd coronation contest in Spunland NA, ReccaWolf made the first of many good plays to take it second, and even managed to reclaim the crown from sam_reynoldsUS when he claimed his first of the match.

UncleSpun became the first harvest king, WAR-HAWK1973 relieved him of the crown, then goddessbunny42 made her sole successful play of the contest. ReccaWolf grabbed it then lost to sam_reynoldsUS who went on to drop it as the next storm rolled in, leaving ReccaWolf to reclaim it. From the beginning of the next harvest to the end of the cycle's storm ReccaWolf impressively managed to stay in control.

The final harvest began with UncleSpun once more, boofi13 took the crown next with ReccaWolf shortly after, looking for all as though he would win until from out of nowhere (or perhaps that should read Underspun) abhraham_us seized the crown to win with 73,407 Spun points - one of the highest recorded scores ever!