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Again, {{god|Lord77}} steps on stage, walking stiffly in his ridiculous Shakespearean style outfit and too-snug tights.  
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Things have changed since the arena was first implemented into GV. In the early days, if you tied your opponent in the arena and lost, you would add another blemish to your arena record and conversely, if you won, another victory would be added. Never would I push for tie in those days, I would always go for the win. Now, with ties affecting neither duelists’ arena records, I have often pushed for it, especially in situations where my back was against the wall, and I felt that a tie was my best option to avoid adding another loss to the hero’s arena record. The ability to send links so that others may view the matches did not exist either. There was also no such thing as sparring matches in the beginning. You could only match heros within your own level, and every match was a bloodmatch. Gloves off, every time. This created many challenges for the GV arena tournaments in their infancy.
  
"Stupid feathery hats and puffy shorts and purple tights that itch and chafe. ''‘They look good on you’'', they said. ''‘Purple is the color of kings’'', they said. Ohhhh, just you let me get to my temple and I’ll show them what ‘situation appropriate’ really means! Who comes up with this stuff, anyway?!" he grumbles. Shrugging, he resumes his narration.
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The first arena tournament that I was a part of was run by Harvest Moon and the Beluga messenger application was used to coordinate and communicate. I believe Lord Ulvolose was the god that instigated putting this HM tournament together. Beluga is now defunct, thanks to Facebook buying it with the sole purpose of harpooning the whale and shutting it down. It began in October of 2011. I understand that there was another tournament, prior to this HM tourney, so technically, it was not the first EngGV tournament although the HM tournament was the first to be widely promoted. It was actually RoE, (Rise of Evil), that had the first. Drool, Barrykay and a few others organized that one, but I know very little of that event. There have also been arena tournaments in OriGV, before any known tournaments in EngGV. The HM tournament was a 3-charge limit one in an effort to attract both paying and non-paying players. I remember there being so many unforeseen problems and that trying to see the tournament all the way through was like trying to push an elephant through the eye of a needle. I also remember understanding that the entire process would help to ensure that future tournaments would go much smoother that the first one.
  
"Aaaaaanyway....," Lord77resumes and then halts as {{god|Godofbeer}} walks in with a beer stein. As he walks in front of Lordy, Lordy gumbles, "You could have brought me one, you know..."
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One of the positive things to come from that first tourney was the “challenge a friend” sparring feature. The idea was hatched and the developers responded very quickly by implementing it into the game. Since Facebook killed the Whale, Palringo had become the group messenger app used in coordinating the matches and updates and is still used today. The next big tournament was the Summer of 2012 Tournament of Champions. Much was learned from the prior event, and this one was immensely more successful. The first of the no-holds-barred events with a field of 32 combatants. The final was {{god|God of Tasty}} vs. {{god|Little Ghost}}, LG emerging as the victor. The following two tournaments were “theme based”, and were highly successful as well. The second was the “Hunger Games” with guilds sending two members each to fight to the death. Just like the popular books, it was Slave vs Slave in the end with {{god|Safi}} emerging as the winner over guildmate {{god|V-vin}}. Then, the third matched Good vs Evil ...vs Neutral vs Chaos. Evil reigned supreme with {{god|Hairplug4men}} taking down {{god|Jimbob64}} in the final round. Some incredible matches between some of the game’s top arena competitors in all three of these GVToC events. The ''”final”'' GVToC, “Rest in Pieces”, was the mother of all gladiator tournaments. The developers provided 200 charges in prizes which were added to the victor’s winnings making it an unprecidented 700-charge 1st prize. Great prizes for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th as well. Many consolation prizes were given too. This time, there were 64 combatants and the tournament filled just in time for the designated start! In the end, {{god|SBFH}} was the last gladiator standing and he did the noblest of things by giving all of his winnings away to the organizers of the tournament.
  
Looking forward again, he snaps his script and starts narrating again.
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I am sad that the original incarnation of the Godville Tournament of Champions has come to an end, but the future of the Godville arena is very bright with ambitious players such as {{god|LHR Bad Karma}} taking the reins from HP4M and leading the way to what is sure to be a brilliant future for the GVToC. The upcoming “Valentine’s Day Massacre” is certain to be as successful as its predecessors and I hope we continue to get the same participation and support from all of the great arena lovers of Godville.
 
 
"So, the strangeness continued with a [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=90#post_176038 luau] and Azz’s visit to his homeland [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=109#post_179364 Mardi], closely followed by a [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=112#post_181417 V-Day party] which led to Susan’s… [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=117#post_182436 departure],” Lord77’s voice trails off, a catch forming in his throat.  Motionless for a moment, he steps to the stage, steals GoB's beer stein and quickly downs it. Handing back the empty stein, he rubs his eyes and again looks at the papers finally announcing, "I'm not reading this anymore..."
 
 
 
Tossing the papers aside, he takes a chair {{god|Azzageddi}} is setting up, places it next to {{god|Susan Sto Helit}}, sits down and takes her hand in his. Susan smiles at him and squeezes his hand as she says, "That’s OK.".
 
 
 
As {{god|The Almighty Anne}} and a now-empty stein (and unhappy about it) carrying Godofbeer take seats in the other chairs, Azzaggeddi clears his throat to break the silence.
 
 
 
Azzageddi: "Well, yes, we did go through some... complicated times. But a lot of good has come out of it, too. [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=117#post_182429 Nyrini joined us] when Susan left, and let's not forget the creation of our adorable little [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=120#post_183524 Twilight]!"
 
 
 
Susan: "Ah, yes. They are [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=138#post_203671 living with you now], aren’t they? How are they getting along? I know that life with Nyri isn’t exactly a smooth ride."
 
 
 
Azzageddi: "Well, it can be... challenging, yes. Just the other day, she [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=140#post_205957 blew up one of my monks--with coffee]. But that was just an accident!"
 
 
 
Lord77: "Remember when Susan [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=100#post_177397 blew up Never More?] That one was NOT an accident."
 
 
 
''(Group laugh)''
 
 
 
Susan: "You became a cattle baron [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=101#post_177556 not long after that]." ''(chuckles at the memory)'' "Even wanted to [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=107#post_178836 ride Binky]!" ''(noticing Lord77’s sad expression)'' "What is wrong, dear?"
 
 
 
Lord77: "I just remembered someone else who blew up."
 
 
 
Susan: "Oh… [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=84#post_174083 Your  drinking buddy]..."
 
 
 
GoB: "Hey, I thought ''I'' was his drinking buddy!"
 
 
 
Susan: Very well, his ''first'' drinking buddy, the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=83#post_173360 Rabid Walrus]."
 
 
 
Azzageddi: "Well, him and his friends made fine chili! Hey, wasn’t that right around the time [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=107#post_178672 Ravey joined us]?"
 
 
 
Susan: "Yes, he had a rather… [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=83#post_173392 unique way of dealing with the walruses]."
 
 
 
Lord77: "Unique?! He kept changing realities on us?! That’s why Azz had to make that new law [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=85#post_174501 blocking use of non-members’ magic] in our guild!"
 
 
 
Azzageddi: "Well, by the time he became a member, he’d straightened up, and he’s helped us many times since then. Like [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=133#post_194045 stopping that demon invasion]. And hey--" ''(looking Lord77 straight in the eye)'' "--remember the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=142#post_209179 ''Godbinder'']?" 
 
 
 
Lord77: "Ok, Ok, the kid’s got some neat tricks, I’ll give him that..."
 
 
 
GoB: "Hey, speaking of Godbinder, where’s that [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=110#post_180853 grumpy father of yours]?"
 
 
 
Lord77: ''(shrugs)'' "I don’t know! I haven’t laid eyes on him since he [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=148#post_210557 found my mother]."
 
 
 
GoB: "Well, that’s too bad. He may be a grumpy sack of old bones but he did [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=149#post_211142 give me that sweet axe-guitar]."
 
 
 
Azzageddi: "Which Nyrini then proceeded to [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=150#post_211229 defile with a pop song]. Amazing how that girl managed to get back on her feet after [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=142#post_209418 being impaled by the Godbinder]."
 
 
 
Lord77: "Yeah... That one was a close call."
 
 
 
Susan: ''(squeezing Lord77’s hand)'' "He is gone now."
 
 
 
''(The group falls silent at the memory of the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=142#post_209976 Godbinder’s destruction].)''
 
 
 
Anne: "Hey, speaking of Nyri and singing, remember that stormy day when everyone broke into [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=124#post_188145 spontaneous singing]?"
 
 
 
Azzageddi: "How could we forget the effects of the ‘Almighty Anne’s Reality Distortion Field’? That’s how [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=120#post_183789 Twilight got her three gifts]!"
 
 
 
Susan: ''(looking confused)'' "Come again?"
 
 
 
Anne: "Oh, Azz, Mitzi and I are Twilight’s godparents. So, we gave her three gifts."
 
 
 
Lord77: ''(looking at Azzageddi and chuckling)'' "You’re a fairy godmother?"
 
 
 
Azzageddi: "Sure. Wanna see my wings?" ''(winks)'' "It probably didn’t help that the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=143#post_210113 Watch House got raided] by pirates while we were dealing with the... you know..."
 
 
 
Anne: "All I’m saying is, NEVER [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=142#post_208510 leave me in charge] again!"
 
 
 
Susan: "But you did such a good job of it, Anne."
 
 
 
Anne: "Right... Well, I’m just glad our [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=131#post_192663 allies at sowing Sun] came in to help."
 
 
 
Lord77: "If you think of releasing a [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=143#post_210148 small zoo of rabid animals] as help..."
 
 
 
Anne: "Um… that was not so much our Allies fault as mine… But I didn’t see you coming up with anything better!!"
 
 
 
Lord77: "I wasn’t even there!!"
 
 
 
Azzageddi: ''(raising his voice to settle things down)'' “WELL, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED ''(lowers voice again)'', no matter how dark or funny our stories are, writing for the AMCW has always been a blast."
 
 
 
Lord77: "A true life-changing experience."
 
 
 
GoB: "A unique adventure. I wouldn’t trade it for anything."
 
 
 
Anne: "It’s better an an afternoon with the chocolate hippos! No seriously, it’s been lovely"
 
 
 
Susan: "And our adventures have sprouted [http://godsnbunnies.blogspot.pt/2013/04/a-tall-dark-skinned-man-leans-on.html new worlds]. And even new gods. I wonder what they're doing right now?"
 
 
 
Azzageddi: Remember how it was to be that young?
 
 
 
Lord77: And screwed up?...
 
 
 
''(The gods rise from their seats and step off of the stage.)''
 
 
 
Susan: "As for us, my friends, it is time we get back to the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/1181?page=1 AMCW] and return to our task of keeping Godville on its toes. Please, feel free to come by and join in the madness. We will be waiting for you."
 
 
 
''The end''
 
 
 
''Thank you to our good friends at [[Ankh-Morpork City Watch]] for finishing the telling of their guild’s history! As part of our quest to <s>conquer</s> get to know our neighbors, we hope to look at many more guilds in upcoming issues. If you’d like to share a bit of your guild’s history, contact one of the Weekly Harvest staff.''
 
 
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| [[File:DomCooks.JPG|thumbnail|What? Flame-broiled ''is'' cooking!]] '''In case you didn’t know… Our very own War Lord of the Moon has a passion for evil cuisine. Sit back and enjoy our newest feature in the Weekly Harvest, brought to you by {{god|Domerthos}}!'''
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|Dear Harvest Weekly Reader,
 
 
'''An Evil Breakfast'''
 
 
 
You, surely, have asked yourself more than once: “How can I have myself an evil breakfast?” Ask no longer! With these simple recipes, you will <s>go to jail</s> have lots of fun and won’t have to ask yourself “Am I <s>crazy</s> evil enough to be a member of [[Harvest Moon]]?"
 
 
 
<br><br>'''''Drinks'''''
 
 
 
Have you ever wondered what evil overlords <s>with obvious mental disorders</s> are drinking with their breakfast? This is it!
 
 
 
'''''Penguin Smoothie:'''''
 
 
 
''What you need:''
 
#3 Penguins of different kinds
 
#A blender
 
#250g sugar
 
#1L fresh blood (whatever species you prefer)
 
#An empty glass (1.5 L)
 
 
 
''How to prepare:''
 
#Remove the penguin’s heads and cut the bodies in small strips so that they fit in the mixer (you can do whatever you want with the bones - leave them in for extra calcium!).
 
#Add the other ingredients and blend on High for around 5 minutes.
 
#Pour into the glass and serve!
 
 
 
<br><br>'''''Food'''''
 
 
 
Obviously, the staple of your breakfast diet as an <s>absolutely mad person who will definitely go to jail one day</s> evil overlord is... ''(drum roll)''
 
 
 
'''Kitten Sammiches:'''
 
 
 
''What you'll need:''
 
#Kittens, kittens and more kittens.
 
#Oil for cooking (we recommend peanut oil).
 
#Bread slices (white, wheat, rye, heffalump - your choice!).
 
#Mayonnaise or other dressing.
 
#Lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes (optional - spinach and other veggies can be substituted).
 
#Cheese (optional but highly recommended. ''Note: kitten tastes great with Muenster.'').
 
#A trap and/or weapon (to get the kittens).
 
#A sharp knife.
 
  
''How to prepare:''
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I have said it on the forums but I have not said it individually to all of you. Thank all of you guys for making me feel that this paper was well worth it during its heyday. I would like to continue doing special editions for significant Godville events. A weekly paper was too hard on my staff of excellent co-creators.  
#Ready your weapon and go kitten hunting.
 
#After you have the little beasts, tie or skewer to a spit and rotate them over an open flame to get rid of the fur.
 
#Using a sharp knife, cut the meat off in strips. Make them as thick or thin as you like.
 
#Saute in a pan with oil at 90°C until done to your liking.
 
#Slice the vegetables and place them on the bread slices.
 
#Add the kitten-meat.
 
#Add mayo or dressing and cheese.
 
  
And your Kitten Sammich is ready to eat! Of course there are many ways to make a Kitten Sammich but this is how I do it. One alternate method is to broil the kitten meat and cheese on the bread and serve as an open-faced Sammich.
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I want to thank Bad Karma for taking the reins of the Tournament of Champions! He is going to do a fine job because he has the best staff available helping him: mine. I am also joining the Valentine's Day Massacre and hope to see all of my friends and top gladiators participate.  
  
Now, your evil overlord breakfast <s>that will land you into jail for numerous reasons</s> is ready to serve to your friends! By the way, don’t tell them what it is... it's more fun that way! ;) And, if they don't like it... well... just send them on a free tour of Frank's lab…
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This game is full of talented people and I am more than excited to see what all of you guys create next.
  
''We hope to bring you many more fun recipes in coming weeks! Send your ideas to {{god|Domerthos}} or any member of the Weekly Harvest staff.''
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|'''Diolo''' – 66th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “yo me llamo Ralph!”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/destruction?page=1#p_8 8th position] in the [[pantheon of destruction]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Sir Diolo}}. He is a huge fan of Los Adminos’s pubs.
 
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|'''Mr Murda Mo''' – 75th-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Ouija, are you with me? ”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/destruction?page=1#p_60 60th position] in the [[pantheon of destruction]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Mr Ouija}}. He is known for his disarming smile and ability to wake even the most exhausted comrades with his laughter.
 
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|'''Lol Buddy''' - 73rd-level adventurer, member of the “[[Harvest Moon]]” guild, with the motto “Moon of the Night Sky ☾”, stands at the [http://godvillegame.com/pantheon/show/savings?page=2#p_157 157th position] in the [[pantheon of savings]] under the vigilant supervision of the god {{god|Zeerty}}. All she ever wanted was a little love and affection.
 
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| [[File:Bruise.JPG|thumb|left|Creepy much?]]Get to know a member of [[Harvest Moon]]! This week's guest is: {{God|Bruise}}
 
* '''Q:''' How did you choose HM?
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' I clicked 'guilds' on the forum, saw 'Harvest Moon', read 'evil guild', clicked 'add to shopping cart'.}}
 
* '''Q:''' Where does your hero hide his coin purse?
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' He hides his coin purse like he thinks he is drug smuggling... Enough said about that.}}
 
* '''Q:''' Name something you and your hero have in common.
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' He is invincible.}}
 
* '''Q:''' What toppings do you like on your kitten sammiches?
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' When I make 'kitten sammiches', I go for exotic flavours. I usually cut up 3 bananas after I've marinated the kitten pieces in vodka and place them on top. Then I place the sammich in a tub full of olive oil and freeze it. This is left for 34.7 days. When it is finished, I melt it and place cheese on top of my sammich. I then use a bunsen burner to melt the cheese on. After that, I serve it with a glass of milk and eat.}}
 
* '''Q:''' Where would your hero go on their first date… assuming they ever get one?
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Nando’s Chicken Restaurant... well, that's where I usually go.}}
 
* '''Q:''' If you could change one thing about the City of Godville, what would it be?
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' The name. It should, clearly, be named after the greatest hero ever. 'Swollenville' has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?}}
 
''What would you like to know about your [[Harvest Moon]] guild mates? Submit your questions to any member of the Weekly Harvest staff!'
 
 
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| [[File:BadKarma.JPG|thumb|left|When he’s good he’s very good, and when he’s bad he’s Karma.]]{{god|Hairplug4men}} sat down with new tournament organizer, {{god|LHR Bad Karma}} to get a little insight into what makes him tick.  
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* '''Q:''' Tell us a little something about your art?
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* '''HP:''' Being an idol to many, who besides {{god|Hairplug4men}} do you idolize?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' As you may know, I am an artist of several kinds. I can do drawing, painting, composing and playing music, conning, fighting and singing, to mention some. The only arts I don't master are cooking and ladder-climbing.}}
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* {{color|maroon||'''BK:''' I'm not sure I'd use the term idolize, but there have been many that have encouraged me to be active in the community. The first will always be {{god|Nexus}}.  He taught me much of what I know about the game mechanics back in my first few months of playing. He was also the first to give me arena tips, and pushed me to sign up for the Tournament of Champions. There have been many members of the [[League of Adjudicators]] that have supported me over the years. I'd also have to mention my friends over in the [[Ankh-Morpork City Watch]] and [[Guild Name]].  And a big tip of the hat to people like {{god|Vorpal}}, {{god|Morrigan Dahlia}}, {{god|Dogess}}, {{god|Rodrigo Augustus}}, and many others. And sure, let's toss Hairplug in there too.}}
* '''Q:''' How did you perfect so many skills?
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* '''HP:''' What arena moment is your most memorable?
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Mostly through long and arduous training journeys (especially for the art of mathematics).}}
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''At this point, the Starving Artist put a sock on his hand to show off his skills in the art of ventriloquism.''
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* '''Q:''' Why do you fight heroes?
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* {{color|maroon||'''Sock:''' Well, that is a good question with many answers - or rather one answer that consists of many reasons. There are several reasons the artist holding me fights heroes. Number one: As a drawing artist and painter, dead bodies are extremely useful for posing. Number two: He's admitted to not mastering cooking, right? Because of that, he gets hungry enough that even heroes taste gourmet. Number three: It's great training in the art of slaughtering. Not that he hasn't already mastered it.}}
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* '''HP:''' What inspired you to resurrect the ToC?
* '''Q:''' Have you tried dating? Maybe you can get a monster wife who can cook.
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* {{color|maroon||'''BK:''' I don't feel like I'm resurrecting the ToC. After 4 very successful tournaments, the ToC was very much alive and kicking when I found it, hitchhiking on the highway. I'm just giving it a lift. Honestly, with such motivated people helping out I feel like I'm just along for the ride. After competing (and having a good time doing it) in the last 3 ToCs I want to do my part in seeing it continue. These tournaments promote community here in Godville. They encourage us to make connections and to find new friends.  For a game as social as GV, those are some pretty important things.}}
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Of course I could, I am a master in the art of seduction. However, I have yet to find a suitable wife.<br>'''Sock:''' Just admit it, ma-- monster, you've failed because dating counts as a form of ladder-climbing!<br>'''A:''' It is not!<br>'''Sock:''' You may say so, but don't forget that I'm you - oops, I'm not supposed to say that - and you are a master in the art of illogical logic.}}
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''All of us here at the Weekly Harvest would like to say a big “Thank you!” to {{god|LHR Bad Karma}} for picking up the torch and running with it. We’re looking forward to seeing where it goes!''
* '''Q:''' Do you have any tips for aspiring artists?
 
* {{color|maroon||'''A:''' Don't starve.<br>'''Sock:''' And get a sock friend as soon as you can.}}
 
''At this point, the Starving Artist started stuffing a brick into the sock while staring at the interviewer and salivating. We think he can run faster than the beast and should return next week. If you have a burning question for a Godville [[monster]], or a particular [[monster]] you’d like to know more about, submit your questions or ideas to the HMWH staff. Thank you.''
 
 
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|<br>'''PERSONAL:''' We met at Molotov's Cocktail Bar. You grabbed my butt and I told you if you did it again, I’d kill you. You did it again. Now I need your address. Call me? 555-YUR-DEAD   
 
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Post your answer for your chance to shine in the next Sock Puppet Play at [[Sowing Sun]]! Good luck!
 
 
 
'''This Week’s Riddle:'''
 
 
 
''I change shapes and vary in color.''<br>
 
''Yet whole you'll find me stronger than ever.''<br>
 
''The ocean moves, the breeze sings, those seeking guidance come to me.''<br>
 
''Who am I?''<br>
 
 
 
<br><sub>'''How to play:''' <br> 1. The riddle will be posted here (and only here) in The Weekly Harvest. <br> 2. Answers should be posted on [[Hidden Shadows]] [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/2056 guild forum.] <br> 3. You have 3 guesses. Once you’ve used those 3, you will be unable to guess again. <br> 4. If the riddle goes unanswered for five days, anyone can guess regardless of number of previous guesses. <br> 5. The answer will be posted the day of the new riddle if there isn’t a winner. <br> 6. The winner will get a spot in the [[Sowing Sun]] Sunday sock puppet play!</sub>
 
 
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''Find the Plagiarized Phrase that Pays!''
 
 
 
'''Hint:''' The page it can be found on is [[Death]].
 
 
 
<br><sub>'''How to play:''' <br> 1. A phrase from a godwiki page is hidden inside this issue of the Weekly Harvest. Find the phrase and copy/paste it, along with the title of the section in which you found it, as a forum post in the [http://godvillegame.com/forums/show_topic/546 Harvest Moon Forum]. <br> 2. The first god/dess to correctly identify the phrase will win four (4) charges ''and'' be automatically entered to play in the '''Over the Moon Championship''', held monthly on Palringo. <br> 3. The winner of the Championship (based on a different game show each month) will receive 45 charges!!
 
 
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{{god|Hairplug4men}} who hit (and then passed) his 1000th win in the arena this week! Holy singed hero, Batman! That’s a lotta fightin’! We’re super proud of you, HP!! Here’s to 1000 more!
 
 
 
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Special Edition:
Tournament of Champions: Valentine’s Day Massacre

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Hey, greenhorns! Wanna fight? • #45

The Godville Tournament of Champions:
a Brief History

Will you be our Valentine? Mwahahahaha!

By: GodVorpal 

Things have changed since the arena was first implemented into GV. In the early days, if you tied your opponent in the arena and lost, you would add another blemish to your arena record and conversely, if you won, another victory would be added. Never would I push for tie in those days, I would always go for the win. Now, with ties affecting neither duelists’ arena records, I have often pushed for it, especially in situations where my back was against the wall, and I felt that a tie was my best option to avoid adding another loss to the hero’s arena record. The ability to send links so that others may view the matches did not exist either. There was also no such thing as sparring matches in the beginning. You could only match heros within your own level, and every match was a bloodmatch. Gloves off, every time. This created many challenges for the GV arena tournaments in their infancy.

The first arena tournament that I was a part of was run by Harvest Moon and the Beluga messenger application was used to coordinate and communicate. I believe Lord Ulvolose was the god that instigated putting this HM tournament together. Beluga is now defunct, thanks to Facebook buying it with the sole purpose of harpooning the whale and shutting it down. It began in October of 2011. I understand that there was another tournament, prior to this HM tourney, so technically, it was not the first EngGV tournament although the HM tournament was the first to be widely promoted. It was actually RoE, (Rise of Evil), that had the first. Drool, Barrykay and a few others organized that one, but I know very little of that event. There have also been arena tournaments in OriGV, before any known tournaments in EngGV. The HM tournament was a 3-charge limit one in an effort to attract both paying and non-paying players. I remember there being so many unforeseen problems and that trying to see the tournament all the way through was like trying to push an elephant through the eye of a needle. I also remember understanding that the entire process would help to ensure that future tournaments would go much smoother that the first one.

One of the positive things to come from that first tourney was the “challenge a friend” sparring feature. The idea was hatched and the developers responded very quickly by implementing it into the game. Since Facebook killed the Whale, Palringo had become the group messenger app used in coordinating the matches and updates and is still used today. The next big tournament was the Summer of 2012 Tournament of Champions. Much was learned from the prior event, and this one was immensely more successful. The first of the no-holds-barred events with a field of 32 combatants. The final was GodGod of Tasty  vs. GodLittle Ghost , LG emerging as the victor. The following two tournaments were “theme based”, and were highly successful as well. The second was the “Hunger Games” with guilds sending two members each to fight to the death. Just like the popular books, it was Slave vs Slave in the end with GodSafi  emerging as the winner over guildmate GodV-vin . Then, the third matched Good vs Evil ...vs Neutral vs Chaos. Evil reigned supreme with GodHairplug4men  taking down GodJimbob64  in the final round. Some incredible matches between some of the game’s top arena competitors in all three of these GVToC events. The ”final” GVToC, “Rest in Pieces”, was the mother of all gladiator tournaments. The developers provided 200 charges in prizes which were added to the victor’s winnings making it an unprecidented 700-charge 1st prize. Great prizes for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th as well. Many consolation prizes were given too. This time, there were 64 combatants and the tournament filled just in time for the designated start! In the end, GodSBFH  was the last gladiator standing and he did the noblest of things by giving all of his winnings away to the organizers of the tournament.

I am sad that the original incarnation of the Godville Tournament of Champions has come to an end, but the future of the Godville arena is very bright with ambitious players such as GodLHR Bad Karma  taking the reins from HP4M and leading the way to what is sure to be a brilliant future for the GVToC. The upcoming “Valentine’s Day Massacre” is certain to be as successful as its predecessors and I hope we continue to get the same participation and support from all of the great arena lovers of Godville.

Letter from the Publisher

Dear Harvest Weekly Reader,

I have said it on the forums but I have not said it individually to all of you. Thank all of you guys for making me feel that this paper was well worth it during its heyday. I would like to continue doing special editions for significant Godville events. A weekly paper was too hard on my staff of excellent co-creators.

I want to thank Bad Karma for taking the reins of the Tournament of Champions! He is going to do a fine job because he has the best staff available helping him: mine. I am also joining the Valentine's Day Massacre and hope to see all of my friends and top gladiators participate.

This game is full of talented people and I am more than excited to see what all of you guys create next.

Sincerely, GodHairplug4men 

Get to Know a Deity

When he’s good he’s very good, and when he’s bad he’s Karma.
GodHairplug4men  sat down with new tournament organizer, GodLHR Bad Karma  to get a little insight into what makes him tick.
  • HP: Being an idol to many, who besides GodHairplug4men  do you idolize?
  • BK: I'm not sure I'd use the term idolize, but there have been many that have encouraged me to be active in the community. The first will always be GodNexus . He taught me much of what I know about the game mechanics back in my first few months of playing. He was also the first to give me arena tips, and pushed me to sign up for the Tournament of Champions. There have been many members of the League of Adjudicators that have supported me over the years. I'd also have to mention my friends over in the Ankh-Morpork City Watch and Guild Name. And a big tip of the hat to people like GodVorpal , GodMorrigan Dahlia , GodDogess , GodRodrigo Augustus , and many others. And sure, let's toss Hairplug in there too.
  • HP: What arena moment is your most memorable?
  • BK: There was a fight I had, long ago. I don't remember who I was fighting, but it was back before my temple was finished. I'd sent my hero to the arena, then forgot to check until maybe 10 minutes later. I'd matched, and my opponent was beating the stuffing out of my hero. I want to say it was maybe 8 or 9 steps in by the time I got there. My hero's health was down to around 100, his opponent twice that.
    First thing I did was hit the punish button, since I only had a few seconds to decide. Backfire, of course. My hero's health was at 2.
    I went straight to healing, and, after a few minutes, was able to get my health back up and evened things out with my opponent.
    It's been 2 years or so, and I'm old so memory may be failing, but I think the fight went about 40 steps before I pulled out a victory.
  • HP: Gladiators always remember that time they came back from 2, yours was even more tantalizing, being that you backfired on your first action.
  • BK: I don't think I'd have used "tantalizing" at the time though. More like "extreme annoyance" followed by obscenities.
  • HP: What inspired you to resurrect the ToC?
  • BK: I don't feel like I'm resurrecting the ToC. After 4 very successful tournaments, the ToC was very much alive and kicking when I found it, hitchhiking on the highway. I'm just giving it a lift. Honestly, with such motivated people helping out I feel like I'm just along for the ride. After competing (and having a good time doing it) in the last 3 ToCs I want to do my part in seeing it continue. These tournaments promote community here in Godville. They encourage us to make connections and to find new friends. For a game as social as GV, those are some pretty important things.

All of us here at the Weekly Harvest would like to say a big “Thank you!” to GodLHR Bad Karma  for picking up the torch and running with it. We’re looking forward to seeing where it goes!

Classifieds

Selling Evil Since Day 898 g.e.
FOR SALE: Tournament souvenirs!! Get last year's souvenirs while they are hot! Used post cards, used jockstraps, used bandaids and more! Visit the Black Market booth outside seating section 666 at the Godville Arena today!

NOVELTIES: Get your novelty swollen-flesh fingers! Cheer on your favorite hero with a piece of your second favorite hero! Brought to you by the same doctors geniuses who brought you “Head in a Jar”, “Name that Organ” and the founded the popular “Build-A-Hero” workshops seen all over Godville. Get them before the flesh rots while supplies last!

WANTED: Vendors wanted! If you have experience with drunken-fool spectators, we want you as a beer vendor for the Valentine's Day Massacre tournament! Contact the event organizers today!

FOR SALE: Cheat codes! Get them while they are hot. All the best and some of the rest of the best arena cheat codes! Perfect for the hero who doesn't belong in this tournament. Call 666-URA-SCKR today! subLimited time offer, expires on Feb. 14, 2014 or when this scam gets shut down. Cost is 22 charges. Please have your credit card handy when you call!

Special Announcements

We Want YOU!

Attention all Gladiators: Sign up today to fight in the upcoming Tournament of Champions! This will be an open tournament and we’re aiming to have more competitors than ever before for this no-holds-barred tourney. Post in the forum (the GV National Tourney is wrapping up, but don’t let that stop you!) or contact GodLHR Bad Karma , GodDogess , GodHairplug4men  or GodVorpal  for more information.


It’ll be raining men… and women. Raining heroes in general, really.

Special Thanks to our Special Edition staff: Bellatrixie the Strange, Doctor Frank-n-Furter, Hairplug4men, LHR Bad Karma and Vorpal.
Past Issues Of the Weekly Harvest