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Sunset Blitz! (An Alliance Tournament)
« on: June 23, 2017, 06:22:05 pm »


Sunset Blitz!
(Disclaimer: All lore for this event is Fan made lore and does not reflect Muse based lore)
War.
 
It is with a heavy heart than I write that word.  But it is a word that must be written.
 
On the final day of March, war broke out across the land and skies of our once proud land.  The great nations, which once prospered with collaboration and a willingness to advance mankind, has stumbled down the deep, dark rabbit hole known as selfishness and greed.
 
Just two days prior to the first shots of the war, the Cathedral Convention, tabbed as a series of talks which would hopefully stem the tides of war, was called amongst the leaders of three of the great nations: The Republic of Anglea, Chaladon, and the Fjord Baronies.  In addition, the Mercantile Guild, through unknown means, were also brought into the summit.
 
On the 6th day of July, these four factions met at Cathedral.  While each faction brought its usual diplomatic contingent to the convention, the Anglean Republic also brought a show of force, upsetting many locals who began to fear that their city would be the grounds that spawned death and destruction for years to come.
 
During the first day of the convention, progress appeared to have been made.  After emerging from behind closed doors just before sunset, chief diplomats described the meetings as hopeful and discussed some of the deals that were struck behind closed doors.  Tensions eased… until another force loomed large overhead.
 
At the dawn of the second day of the Cathedral Convention, the Baronies, which had caught wind of the Anglean military force approaching Cathedral just days prior to the convention, began displaying power of their own overhead, revealing that they, too, would not shy away from a show of force.  No less than 30 Barony airships hovered overhead in a formation that could only be described as awe-inspiring.  Their ships, huddled in a tight formation, hovered between the sun and the capital building, only letting small rays of light pass through their formation.  As the day passed, some citizens began to flee the city, fearing the worst.  Perhaps they were the smartest of all of us.
 
Yet no one could have imagine what would have happened on that third and fateful day.
 
The day started just like the previous two.  Diplomats arriving, shaking hands outside, exchanging pleasantries.  Then they walked inside.  Everything seemed normal.  Well, as normal as the entire world’s known military might staring each other down in the middle of the known world can be while diplomats decide the fate of millions.
 
 
And then, something happened.
 
A scream echoed through the chambers.
 
Then another.
 
Then several.
 
Diplomats began pouring from the capitol building, fearing for their lives.  One Republic diplomat claiming one of the Chaladonian diplomats shot their leader, another Barony diplomat proclaiming the Angleans drew first blood.  No one knows who shot first.  What we do know is the aftermath.
 
“Commence Operation Sunset Blitz.”
 
These words still haunt me as I write them.
 
Whoever said them began began the darkest day in the history of mankind.  Within seconds, Barony troops began rappelling from their airships under the cover of missile fire as Anglean soldiers began to raid the bustling city.  A Guild fleet, hastily re-equipped for war, descended onto the battlefield and began utilizing the very essence of light to burn holes through soldier and ship alike.  The Chaladonians, a normally peaceful fleet, began gassing the skies in an attempt to disable their fellow combatants, but their gasses seeped down into the city, suffocating scores of civilians.
 
It felt like hours.  But it was clearly only minutes.  By the time it was over, Cathedral became nothing more than a mass graveyard, a hill of gear and bones for which the great nations quickly opted to stand on to sell their war to the masses.  A fitting scene for a novel detailing the harbinger of the end of days.  But alas, this was no fairy tale, only a nightmare come to life.
 
Now, one week later, the great nations of the world have begun formulating plans to execute and subsequently counter the greatest atrocity in the history of mankind.  Citizens everywhere began volunteering for glory and nation, for death and destruction, for fame and wealth, for peace and tranquility.
 
The great war is upon us.  Pray for us all.



Event Synopsis

Good day, fellow Guns of Icarus Alliance players!  Welcome to the dawn of a new event: Sunset Blitz!  This Alliance event will test your wit and push you to the very edge of your comfort zone as you attempt to play out the events of the aftermath of Operation Sunset Blitz.

For the Full List of Rules and a Q&A CLICK HERE
 
What is Sunset Blitz?

Put simply, Sunset Blitz is a four-week event meant to test your ability to quickly navigate and complete each of these four disciplines of Alliance: Assault, Defense, Infiltration, and Search & Destroy. Each team will consist of a single ship comprised of four members, which then declare their allegiance to one of the SIX nations. 
 
Your goal is to complete all four disciplines of Alliance in the fastest time possible, on the difficulty mode of “Hard”.  Each week will cover one discipline, allowing everyone a chance to practice on that week’s event.  Each match will have a maximum timer of 15 minutes, with a 5 minute overtime.  Successful runs that exceed 15 minutes (but within the 5 minute overtime) will be recorded as 15 minutes.  Failed runs will result in a time of 20 minutes. All matches will be force closed at the maximum time of 20 minutes regardless of completion.
 
During each week of the tournament, each team will have two tries to post their best time, team's choice on map.  Only the better time of the two runs will count.  The timer will start when the referee loads into the match.  The timer will stop the moment the objective is complete.
 
The best overall combined time as a fraction of weeks played at the conclusion of week 4 will be declared the champion of Sunset Blitz!


Sign Ups
Signups for each event will be posted on Sunday and conclude on Friday evening at 11:59PM EDT for each week.  Matches will begin promptly at 2:00pm EDT/6:00pm UTC/11:00am PST/7:00pm GMT/8:00pm CET (World Clock). All following matches do not start at a set time, so it is best to be in game and ready to go for the entire duration of the event. First team to sign up will run first and descend based on sign up position.

To Sign up CLICK HERE

    Please post:
    • Team Name
    • Point of Contacts: In Game Name
    • Team Logo
    • Players Name (Not Required but makes giving prizes easier)

    Schedule
      The weekly schedule will be as follows:
      • July 15: Assault
      • July 22: Defense
      • July 29: Search & Destroy
      • August 5: Infiltration

      Prizes!

      Yep!  We’ve got prizes.  Lots and lots of prizes.  Just gettin’ our Oprah on.  But you want to know what you can win.  Well, here’s the prize list!
       
      Compete in one week, and earn the title “Sunset Soldier” and a dye to be chosen at the end of the tournament!

      Compete in all four weeks, and earn the title “Sunset Warrior” and two random dyes to be chosen  at the end of the tournament!

      Win a week, and earn the title “Harbinger of Dusk”, one jet black dye, one jet black paint, 1,000 war coins, and event lore written by Lysanya!

      Win the overall tournament, and earn the title “Harbinger of Night”, two jet black dyes (maximum 10 distributed), two jet black paints (maximum 10 distributed), 5,000 war coins, and exclusive lore written by Lysanya!





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      Re: Sunset Blitz! (An Alliance Tournament)
      « Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 06:52:22 pm »
      Due to inconsistencies and causing possible confusion, the map rule has been changed so that a SET MAP will be given each week instead of being given a choice. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience.

      The map for Week 1 Assault will be: Parous Glen

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      Re: Sunset Blitz! (An Alliance Tournament)
      « Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 03:54:28 pm »
      WEEK 1: Assault: Parous Glen: Hard

      4th Place:
      The Chocolate Shoulders
         - Runner Up Time: 5:59.25
         - Best Time: 5:14.47
       

      3rd Place:
       Half'n'Half
          - Runner Up Time: 5:24.12
          - Best Time: 4:25.49
         

      2nd Place:
        Stranger Things
          - Runner Up Time: 3:38.56
          - Best Time: 3:10.69
         

      1st Place:
        Fashion Ryders
           - Runner Up Time: 3:38.42
           - Best Time: 2:55.73
         

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      Re: Sunset Blitz! (An Alliance Tournament)
      « Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 12:44:46 pm »
      Week 2: Defense: Voyager's Cove: Hard

      5th Place:
        Half'n'Half
           - Runner up Time: 9:22.97
           - Best Time: 8:33.34
       
      4th Place:
        Chocolate Shoulders
           - Runner up Time: 8:42.32
           - Best Time: 8:15.47

      3rd Place:
        Team Bumble
           - Runner up Time: 8:15.15
           - Best Time: 7:50.02

      2nd Place:
         Fashion Ryders
            - Runner up Time: 7:51.13
            - Best Time: 7:18.68

      1st Place:
        Stranger Things
           - Runner up Time: 8:37.70
           - Best Time: 6:47.45

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      Re: Sunset Blitz! (An Alliance Tournament)
      « Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 05:58:20 pm »
      Week 3: Search and Destroy: Burning Valley: Hard

      6th Place:
        Chocolate Shoulders
           - Runner up Time: 12:26.20
           - Best Time: 7:34.83

      5th Place:
        Team Bumble
           - Runner up Time: 11:43.32
           - Best Time: 6:09.68
       
      4th Place:
        AI Crewmen
           - Runner up Time: 5:30.22
           - Best Time: 5:28.41

      3rd Place:
        Half'n'Half
           - Runner up Time: 5:23.45
           - Best Time: 5:14.71

      2nd Place:
         Fashion Ryders
            - Runner up Time: 7:18.53
            - Best Time: 4:12.13

      1st Place:
        Stranger Things
           - Runner up Time: 5:05.66
           - Best Time: 4:07.75

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      Re: Sunset Blitz! (An Alliance Tournament)
      « Reply #5 on: August 06, 2017, 01:28:47 pm »
      Week 4: Infiltration: Blood Narrows: Hard
      Finale!

      6th Place:
        Chocolate Shoulders
           - Runner up Time: Failed
           - Best Time: 5:13.5                                                                                     

      5th Place:
        SunSet Masters Get Speedy
           - Runner up Time: Failed
           - Best Time: 4:12.73
       
      4th Place:
        Half'n'Half
           - Runner up Time: 4:04.70
           - Best Time: 3:42.00

      3rd Place:
        Hell Drivers
           - Runner up Time: 3:31.09
           - Best Time: 3:28.07

      2nd Place:
         Fashion Ryders
            - Runner up Time: Failed
            - Best Time: 3:00.13

      1st Place:
        Stranger Things
           - Runner up Time: Failed
           - Best Time: 2:59.09

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      Re: Sunset Blitz! (An Alliance Tournament)
      « Reply #6 on: August 06, 2017, 01:48:32 pm »



      CONGRATULATIONS STRANGER THINGS!!!!
      The Champions of SunSet Blitz

      On behalf of the organizing team for SunSet Blitz we would like to thank everyone who helped make SunSet Blitz a success. We would like to thank every team that participated in the competition who fought hard each week and never stopped surprising us: Chocolate Shoulders, Half'n'Half, Fashion Ryders, Stranger Things, SunSet Masters Get Speedy (AI Crewmen), Team Bumble and Hell Divers. We would like to thank our casters Soul Strung and Nat Nyls. We would also like to thank B'Elanna for all our Facebook posts, Lysanya for the wonderful lore and posts in game and Ayetach and Nat Nyls for our various logos and overlays.