I reclined in my office, feet up on my desk, boots unlaced. My arms were up, my hands locked behind my head. I still wore the red Santa hat, and a large smile was etched on my face as I skimmed the Scope and other various news sources from across New Eden.
All around the galaxy people were being nice to each other: good will gestures, ceasefires, races embracing even a moment’s respite from the otherwise harsh life our universe offered. It was good to see the media focusing on these things, if only for a few days.
I was exhausted. Corporate duties, military responsibilities, political maneuvering; it had left me drained. I couldn’t wait to simply unwind for a few days.
An unexpected knock at my door nearly felled me from my chair. It was Leo. “What are you still doing here, Leo?” I asked.
“Got us one more contract arrivin’ lad.” Leo said. I double checked the records. There were no more contracts coming in.
“You sure?” I asked, confused.
“Aye I am.” Leo handed me the datasheet, and I quickly scanned to see who the sender was. It was signed Santa Claus. My eyebrow immediately raised, but before I could say anything harsh to Leo, he spoke.
“Twasn’t me, Colonel, and I doubts it be any of your crew. Either someone’s be sending ya a good yank, or ya gots a gift from the fat man.”
I let it go. For once in my life, I didn’t rant. I stood up, put my arm around Leo’s shoulder, and walked from the flight deck office to see the gift that had been left under my tree for me.
Merry Christmas New Eden!
ADVENT DAY 24
PRIZE: This is it folks! Today is the final day of Roc’s Advent Celebration. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I’ve had, and in all honesty, it really did get my Christmas Spirit going. I’m still waiting on some of the donations that were volunteered, so please, once again, if you’ve said you’d donate, do so.
And here is today’s prize list:
- $100 Racial Theme Pack from the EVE Online Store, care of CCP
- Mystery Fit Retribution
- T2 Shield Purge Fit Arbitrator
- 1 Year FREE Hosting at Lone Trek Hosting
- 20,000 Units, winner’s choice, Federation Navy hybrid charge
- 200 million ISK
- Cameo appearance in a fiction piece by Roc Wieler
- Cynabal Cruiser
- PLEX, care of CCP
Holy jumping Jesus!!! I really hope that gets people participating today.
TASK: I’ve warned you all twice now during these festivities what was coming for today’s task. It’s the mother of all tasks for some, while others might find it easy.
YOU WILL HAVE TWO DAYS TO DO THIS TASK
So here it is:
Create a holiday video for your fellow Eve Online players
I don’t care how you do it, where you link to, or what it’s of, but you’re going to need to make a video today to win all that sweetness in the grand prize package.
Post your link in the comments below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will post the Grand Prize Winner SAT DEC 26 th 10 AM EST.
Ok, let’s cut to the chase. I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas, and I look forward to seeing you all again in the new year. I’ve had a fun time doing these contests, and I hope everyone else enjoyed participating in them. There are a lot of interesting things in the works this coming year for me, and I hope you’ll all stick around to see them unfold.
I received good video entries at the adventcelebration email address, which will be defunct after this contest, as well as those posted here, but for sheer epic awesomeness, the winner of the grand prize is Miningzen. Please email me your character name and race so I can get your grand prize package put together.
Merry Christmas everyone!