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Post by Dardoc Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:13 pm

Greased Pig Racing is coming to Spero!  Greased Pig Races in Spero! 1f437 

I know you are excited about this so here is how this works:

To enter one of your beloved hogs into the greased pig races you must do the following (and there are only 6 places left!)
1)      Pay the entrance fee – by buying one (and only one) of the 6 writable skins which the town of Spero has put on the market. For those of you who asked the writable skins represent the entry form, not the pig itself! 

2)    Notify me by rapid pigeon that you are entering the race. You will need to provide not only proof of payment but the following information about your pig:

  • Name of the Pig – you know what he or she is called.
  • Description of the Pig – what does he look like? Overall conformation, distinctive markings, robe (colour) traits etc.
  • Lineage of the Pig (optional) – information of where he was bred, as well as that of his dam and sire.
  • Best attribute of the pig: Pick ONE – Strength, Luck, Agility or Speed.

Registration will remain open for a week until Monday the 12th of April. The competition will proceed if at least 4 pigs have been registered.

The competition itself will take place in two phases:

Phase 1 – beauty show – all pigs will be paraded through town and shown to the people Spero. Everyone will get a chance to vote for his favourite pig! (A town vote will be started with the description of the pigs so you can select the one you like best!). Note that the owners of the pigs will not be revealed until the race itself.

Phase 2 – the race itself. Where myself and two volunteer race officials will gather in the lost cellar to oversee the race of the pigs (yes, the pigs will be racing around greased up in the tavern. We hope the barmaid won´t mind!) In practice there will be a series of challenges and rolls where the pigs with the best results will be able to compete. The pig with the best results will win. Owners of the hogs do not have to be present at the competition itself! A full accounting of the race as well as the winner will be posted in the forums.

Some of you have been asking about the mechanics of the race so here we go with some details:

The race consists of six events:

  1. Scrum at the start – Pig stat: Strength
  2. Random event!
  3. Dash down the centre of the tavern – Pig stat: Speed
  4. Tight turn behind the bar – Pig stat: Agility
  5. Random event!
  6. Foto Finish – Pig stat: Luck

For each event each pig gets to roll 1d100.
If a pig has the skill that matches the event, the pig gets a second roll and keeps the best result. 
Random events use a randomly selected stat. 
The pigs are ranked based on their total score, highest score wins. 

As you can see this is a race that is based mostly on luck - the skills of the seeker do not have an influence on the race itself. All seekers have an equal chance of winning the race!

We foresee memorable prices for the winners of the competition! If any citizen is interested in stepping forward to sponsor this event with a price do let me know.

What are you waiting for go grease up your pigs!!!  Greased Pig Races in Spero! 1f437  Greased Pig Races in Spero! 1f437  Greased Pig Races in Spero! 1f437  Greased Pig Races in Spero! 1f437

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Post by Jubilee Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:09 pm

I really like this idea and is very well thought out. May citizens of other towns travel to Spero with their pig and buy a writing skin and enter their 🐖 into the race? Or is it just for Sperovians?

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Post by Dardoc Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:46 pm

Anyone can join in! You just have to come to Spero to buy your entrance ticket is all!

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Post by Dardoc Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:58 pm

So the results are in after much excitement and a final surge forward, our contestants for the Greased Pig Races have now finished their initial show and we have a winner!

I would like to thank all of the contestants and of course the fine people of Spero who have shown a good understanding of porcine beauty to select their favourite pig!

The competition was very rough but here is the result:

Winner:

Bob: A perfectly average, ordinary pig.


Runners up (yes it was at one point a four way tie!)

Dirtybutter: A young white sow with a couple of black spots, sturdy legs and a surly look.

Chris P. Bacon: All black pig except for white boots.

Salty: A solidly colored pig, in a bizarre shade of reddish brown, large and well muscled with droopy ears, one of which was partially bitten off.



And sadly last of the pack as far as beauty goes:

Scout: An unusually hairy and stout pig with a gruff attitude.



However, we can now move to the next stage and main event of our competition - the actual greased pig race! This will be taking place this weekend at the lost cellar - Details to follow!

Congratulations to Bob and to Pan, the happy owner of a beautiful pig!

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Post by Dardoc Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:31 pm

Here we are today at the entrance of the lost cellar for Spero’s first greased pig race! All of the pigs look like they have been buttered up and are glinting with grease and look like they are ready to go! Piles of tasty cabbage await in the holding pen so lets have a look at our contestants before the race starts!

Dirty Butter is our only sow in the group, all whit with a couple of black markings she keeps giving surly looks to the other contestants, she is known for her LUCK and is running for Don Alfonso in the race today!

Scout is an unusually hairy and stout pig with a gruff attitude, you could be excused for thinking his sire was a boar! Having been the ugly duckling in our beauty contest we believe he now has something to prove. He is known for his LUCK and is running for Jubilee at the race today!

Chris P. Bacon as the black pig of the lot he will be easy to follow in the race, with those little white trotters of his pumping all the way to victory perhaps? He too is known for his LUCK and is running for TheChemist in the race today!

Salty is well muscled and it shows, this reddish brown hog is larger than most and ready to go, one of his ears looks like it was partially chewed off and he is not going to back down from a fight! He is known for his STRENGTH and is running for Ed Jenkins in the race today!

Bob is an ordinary pig. Just a normal ordinary pig but this is something that people really seem to love and appreciate. Our most beautiful pig as elected by the fine people of Spero now has a chance to win a double crown! Already he has shown himself to be not as ordinary as he looks. He is known for his AGILITY and is running for Pan in the race today!

Our trusted Hammer of Spero Wailer is here today to act as race official and ensure that all goes well during the race, amongst the crowd we spot some familiar faces notably Filbert, the last of the famed pig whisperers of Spero, Jubilee come all the way from Azetyth to encourage her hog and FileXX44 who looks as excited as all of us to see the pigs race!

Dardoc of Spero, master of ceremonies opens the gate of the holding pen and the race is on!!!!!

And they are off ‘-  all of the pigs push and shove to get through the gate first clearly knowing where they are going, except for Scout who does not quite seem to understand that the race has already started! They push and shove past the gate and all that greasing sure seems to have worked because Dirty Butter pushes up ahead!

As they run into the bar room crowded with patrons and spectators the barmaid is surprised by the speed of the pigs as they race past her! Chris P. Bacon dashes forward right between her legs leaving everyone behind while Scout remembers that this is in fact a race and Salty stops to slop up a puddle of beer on the way (clearly he has been learning from his master)!

Now in the center of the tap room they all wildly dash down the middle trotters pounding the oinking of the individual pigs turning into a thunderous, well oink. While the hogs push and shove against their greased up bodies it is Dirty Butter our sow that dashes up ahead of the pack all the hogs are now in pursuit!

Taking a tight turn behind the bar is going to require a solid footing and wow impressive how Dirty Butter manages to keep ahead of the pack of hogs while Chris P. Bacon manages to shove his way to second place and Scout seems to fall behind maybe he is saving his energy for the end?

Oh no Udgar! Trying to get a good look at the race Udgar trips as he always does and falls right in front of the race course! They are going to have to push past him! Dirty Butter veers to the right, still in the lead, while Scout sees a chance and veers to the left. Salty charges Udgar with the might of a wild boar while Chris P. Bacon squeals in surprise and Bob squeals in harmony! (Not only is he a beautiful pig he is a very gifted one!)

Now the pigs are just before the end of the race! They have just to dash into the holding pen where the tasty cabbage awaits! Dirty Butter seems to start to loose ground as the hogs keep up their pursuit… except for Bob? What are you doing Bob this is not a beauty pageant! Bob decides to slow down to strut his stuff while Scout and Salty are neck and neck jostling to try to take over Dirty Butter before the end and...

The results are in!!!

Winner – Dirty Butter! 
Runner up – Scout
Third place – Salty
Fourth place – Chris P. Bacon
Last place – Bob

Thank you so much to all of our contestants, to our kind Sponsors (Lord Arogandor, Moon and the Town of Spero) and to our loving public! We will now feast and enjoy some much needed refreshment and beer in the tavern!


Prizes for both events are as follows:

Beauty Contest

  • Winner - Bob - 20 tokens and a commemorative staff
  • Runners up - Dirtybutter, Salty and Bacon - 5 tokens each.
  • Loser - Scout - gets a spear for roasting...



Greased Pig Race

  • Winner - Dirty butter: 50 corn and a commemorative staff
  • Runner up - Scout: 20 corn
  • Loser - Bob - gets a spear for roasting...

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Post by EdJenkins Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:09 pm

Spero is the BEST TOWN

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Post by Jubilee Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:01 am

What an exciting event! *Standing Ovation*

Three cheers for the organizer and master of ceremonies, Dardoc!
Hip, hip, Hooray!
Hip, hip, Hooray!
Hip, hip, Hooray!

And three cheers for acting race official, Wailer!

Hip, hip, Hooray!
Hip, hip, Hooray!
Hip, hip, Hooray!

And three Cheers for the Sponsors! Lord Aro, Moon and the Town of Spero) 


Hip, hip, Hooray!

Hip, hip, Hooray!
Hip, hip, Hooray!

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