IRC Activities in Emerald Cup Posted June 4 · Report reply The first IRC activity for Emerald Cup: Heroes versus Villains will be in #slytherin this Saturday, 8 June at 2:30 AM HOL time (Friday, 7 June at 9:30 PM EDT). We'll be running Wiki Races! Because I haven't had much extra time lately, here is a slightly modified description of Wiki Races originally written by Will Lestrange for our first ever Emerald Cup: Quote Here's how it works: 1) At the start of the game, I will announce two terms which correspond to Wikipedia pages (e.g. Wicked and Mathematics). The first term will be "Emerald Cup" themed. 2) Participants will try to find a chain of links off of Wikipedia, starting from the first term and ending at the second term. In this case, one could go Wicked -> Kansas -> Intelligent design -> Scientific theory -> Mathematics. 3) The winner will submit their answer to me; once it's approved I will share the name of the winner (and the answer) with the rest of the players. 4) The winner then proposes the next challenge: if the previous chain started at A and ended at B, the new chain will start at B and end at C, where C is chosen by the winner. (For example, the winner could ask us to start at Mathematics and end at Green anaconda.) NOTE: All standard HOL rules apply for this game; all destination links should point to HOL-appropriate pages. You will receive 10 emerald shards for participating in Wiki Races and an additional 5 emerald shards for each race you win. You get to decide whether you want your emerald shards to help out the Heroes or the Villains. Those who are unable to attend Wiki Races can still try to make chains after the event. I will make a forum post with a list of the starting and ending points of each race. These people will get 2 emerald shards for each chain submitted (up to a maximum of 10 emerald shards).