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Sock 2

The "calm" after the storm. This should be interesting... and nice for me. I don't have to type everybody's actions out, ahahahaha! Yes.

Today's Tips:

  • Do not despair! The game is far from over, in case you are feeling disappointed. There are many chances for you to get back in the game. If your current strategies don't seem to be working, try something different.

Wahh, this is going to be a late one.


We were sitting around Mendley's main eatery, feasting for the first time in days. Seth made sure that the meal was on the house, and we had recounted our story of Mazell and the castle to what seemed like hundreds of very excited people. The crowds had since dissipated some, leaving us to converse among ourselves. Though we knew time was ticking, and Shayla was anxious to get moving, we knew that we needed a break, and time to rebuild our strenghth.

"Why should we trust you? You're really Mazell's son?" Veronica looked up with a skeptical glare.

"Shayla kept me out of jail. She believed in me. As I said, I was returning the favour. My father... he's a twisted man. I don't know what he's planning on doing, but..." he looked at Shayla with his unnaturally crystal-blue eyes, "... I really don't want to see your friends and family crushed."

Shayla grimaced. "And they will be. Do you have any idea what the might of Diamante is? I don't even want to think about it; it could be too late already!" She stood up. "We need to set off soon. I'm worried sick."

"What fools we were," my dad mused, staring off into space as if he was in his own little world. "Trying to control the Elemental Guardians as if they were merely tools? Enslaving the very forces that hold our world together? We- the human race- deserve their wrath."

Aunt Angelina looked over and gave him a frown. "Stop being so depressing. What's done is done, but our job... our destiny is to defend the life of this world. If the Elemental Guardians are allowed to seek vengeance upon humanity? Shucks, it's curtains for us. We have no choice but to fight."

Shayla looked troubled, and gave the rest of us a very desperate look.

"We must be off," Wooley said, "but I sometimes worry that by destroying these guardians... we are destroying the very bonds that hold this world together."

We left in silence, and struck off in the direction of Sly's shortcut. According to him, we'd be back at Moonward as soon as tomorrow...


Battle Window              Points upon Revival: 100
insert battle theme...

Currently in Play:
  • Sasquatch-A
  • Sasquatch-B

Action Window

Ken gains a level, reaching Level 11!
Sundoulos uses a Sneak Glove! But Sundoulos can't find Joshua anywhere... (you have the Sneak Glove returned to you.)
Weretiger Rei is confused! But Weretiger Rei is paralyzed and cannot move!
Heltje gains a level, reaching Level 6!
Shinuzzo gains a level, reaching Level 10!
Alael uses a Sneak Glove! But Joshua is nowhere to be found...
Adam gains a level, reaching Level 9!
Vyselocke gains a level, reaching Level 15!
Vyselocke uses a Sneak Glove! Vyselocke steals an item from Kharamain!
BLG gains a level, reaching Level 10!
BLG uses a Warp Stone! BLG's points are switched with Heltje!
Macstorm gains a level, reaching Level 6!
Witecat gains a level, reaching Level 7!
JuMeSyn gains a level, reaching Level 9!
Strawberry Eggs gains a level, reaching Level 9!
LufiaLvr gains a level, reaching Level 7!
Draconn gains a level, reaching Level 10!
Arpijy gains a level, reaching Level 9!
Raaj gains a level, reaching Level 16!

The Hidden Hand makes an announcement:

"Tired of seeing the SIA dominate the game? Were you glad to see that their light-based Sirius would no longer be able to do damage to the dark-based Mazell? You're not alone. Please do not let the SIA's propaganda dictate what your actions should be. The death of Sirius was meant to prevent the SIA, which had already killed Gorgant, from gaining an extra and super-effective hit against the light-vulnerable Mazell. We did all non-SIA members a favor by giving them a better chance to get in the killing strike on Mazell. Please also consider who the real threat in this game is. The "Key to Victory" dropped by Mazell will likely open the "mysterious door" that appears from time to time. However, the SIA has racked up so many kills that they likely have the Guildsman's Warehouse, enabling them to store a great number of items freely - making stealing the Key to Victory potentially impossible. And in case you're wondering which SIA members to thank for racking up so many kills, that would be ERROR and Goddess Atma. To the SIA members who are not Joshua, I have just one thing to say: There can only be one winner in this game. Think about that when you look at the Key to Victory sitting in your Warehouse. If there's going to be a Guild war between the SIA and the three of us in the Hidden Hand, then we all know who is going to win that war. It's only a matter of time before they come after you next. Therefore, I'm asking all the other Guilds to join in a united effort to bring SIA down a few notches, and I'm asking any player not in a Guild to join one other than SIA. The choice is yours. Pave their way to victory, or stop them dead in their tracks."

Kharamain casts Confuse! But Joshua is nowhere to be found!
Bainick gains a level, reaching Level 7!
Bainick attacks! Raaj suffers 17 damage!
Mike gains a level, reaching Level 8!
Ourobolus gains a level, reaching Level 10!

The Brotherhood of Lief makes an announcement:

"The Brotherhood of Lief is raising the level limit for new members today. Starting today, we will now be accepting contestants who have a total level of 8 or below."

Maggie gains a level, reaching Level 8!
MrMSty casts Libra! Kharamain's details are revealed:

Level 15
Blk 12 Src 5 Fgt 1

Experience: 575/700
Gold: 1128
Points: 1618
Last Benchmark attained: 250

Unequipped Attack Power: 16
Equipped Weapon: Wizard's Rod
Attack Power: 18

Equipped Armor: Everybody's Guard
Equipped Accessory: AEG II
Other Items: Level-Up Star, NulShock Mote, Ray Mote, Warp Stone

Aurelius casts Cure! Aurelius gains 40 bonus points!
BigWook gains a level, reaching Level 15!
BigWook uses a Sneak Glove! But Raaj evades the attack!
Tasukete uses Healing Herbs! Tasukete gains 27 bonus points!
Ice^Tiger gains a level, reaching Level 7!
Seiryu gains a level, reaching Level 9!
Seiryu is on guard.
Belthasar2 gains a level, reaching Level 9!
Genjuu uses Healing Herbs! Genjuu gains 30 bonus points!
Boojum uses a Warp Stone! Boojum's points are switched with Strawberry Eggs!
SuperKyle attacks! Tyraraven suffers 41 damage!

Tyraraven is KO'd...
All Order of Beorn members gain 1 Experience and 1 Gold!

~Sean~~ gains a level, reaching Level 9!
~Sean~~ uses a Level-Up Star! ~Sean~~ gains exactly enough Experience to reach the next level!
~Sean~~ gains another level, reaching Level 10!
Cacticus uses a Guild Permit! Cacticus creates the Action Camp!

Dracus is revived with 100 Points!

Two Sasquatches appear!

Don't go it alone!

Guild of Magus

Creator: Sandy
Type: Invite Only
You will be notified in case you are given an invitation- you may not freely join.

Order of Beorn

Creator: Sundoulos
Type: Invite Only
You will be notified in case you are given an invitation- you may not freely join.

Brotherhood of Lief

Creator: FirstAid
Type: Open
You are free to join this guild as long as your total level is 8 or less.

SOCK Intelligence Agency

Creator: Joshua
Type: Invite Only
The SIA has no open positions at this time.

The Healing Shield

Creator: Bainick
Type: Open
May freely join if the following is fulfilled:
You need to have begun the competition as Defender or Healer and have at least 2 levels combined of either to join!

The Hidden Hand

Creator: Raaj
Type: Semi-Open
The Hidden Hand intends to act as a highly coordinated and organized guild. Members must have AIM and be able to discuss SOCK nightly (on Tuesday to Friday) - preference will be given to those who are intending to become proficient in advanced or unusual classes, but others will be considered as well.

The Action Camp

Creator: Cacticus
Type: Open
The Action Camp is open to anyone who has any word in their Sock or Real name start with an A or a C.

...New stock every week!

   Mendley Item Shop   
Item Effect Price
Antidote Cures Poison. 25 Gold
Smelling Salts Cures Confusion. 25 Gold
Weapon Protector Halves Weapon's Break% for next attack.
30 Gold
Armor Protector Halves Armor's Break% next time attacked.
30 Gold
Alarm Clock Cures Sleep. 35 Gold
Echo Herbs Cures Silence. 35 Gold
Metronome Cures Slow. 35 Gold
Healing Herbs Boosts Points by 25-40. 40 Gold
Flex Herb Cures Immobilize and Disable. 50 Gold
Gold Needle Cures Stone or Paralysis 75 Gold
Holy Water Cures Haunt or Curse. 75 Gold
Vaccine Cures Virus. 75 Gold
Shuriken If "Throw" command is known, does 2-3x unarmed attack power to one target when used, ignoring defenses.
75 Gold

   Mendley Weapon Shop   
Weapon Equipped Effect Price
Wood Sword
Fgt 1
Power 10; Break% 5
20 Gold
Mythril Sword
Fgt 3
Power 15; Break% 3
Obtained Pts + 10% while equipped.
60 Gold
Gold Sword
Fgt 6
Power 25; Break% 15
Obtained Pts + 25% while equipped.
125 Gold
Fgt 8 or Blu 4
Power 20; Break% 5
4x normal damage against undead monsters.
150 Gold
Venom Edge
Fgt 9
Power 30; Break% 5
50% chance of poisoning target
140 Gold
Diamond Sword
Fgt 10
Power 40; Break% 2
Obtained points + 10% while equipped
200 Gold
Flame Sword
Fgt 10
Power 35; Break% 3
Fire-E damage
25% chance of burning target
175 Gold
Ice Brand
Fgt 10
Power 35; Break% 3
Ice-E damage
25% chance of freezing target
175 Gold
Fgt 10
Power 35; Break% 3
Thunder-E damage
25% chance of paralyzing target
175 Gold
Crystal Sword
Fgt 13
Power 55; Break% 15
Obtained points + 25% while equipped
350 Gold
Eye Gouger
Wpn 1
Power 50; Break% 5
50% chance of blinding target
250 Gold
Iron Hammer
Wpn 2
Power 70; Break% 2
50% chance of missing; target's armor Break% + 5
350 Gold
Mad Sickle
Wpn 3
Power 55; Break% 10
25% chance of confusing target
300 Gold

   Mendley Armor Shop   
Armor Equipped Effect Price
Leather Vest
Def 1
Break% 5
Phys. Damage - 10%
20 Gold
Mythril Armor
Def 3
Break% 5
Obtained points + 10% while equipped
100 Gold
Iron Breastplate
Def 5
Break% 5
Phys. Damage - 20%
100 Gold
Mythril Shield
Def 6
Break% 3
Absorbs up to 40 points completely
80 Gold
Full Plate
Def 9
Break% 1
Phys. Damage - 25%
150 Gold
Gold Shield
Def 10
Break% 15
Absorbs up to 120 points completely
150 Gold
Fire Armor
Def 10 or Wht 15
Break% 3
Immune to Fire
100 Gold
Blizzard Armor
Def 10 or Wht 15
Break% 3
Immune to Ice
100 Gold
Thunder Armor
Def 10 or Wht 15
Break% 3
Immune to Thunder
100 Gold
Leaden Chestplate
Def 13
Break% 5
Phys. Damage - 35%
300 Gold
Arm 1
Break% 5
25% chance of breaking attacker's sword
Phys. Dmg - 10%
150 Gold
Arm 2
Break% 5
25% chance of breaking attacker's staff
Magic Dmg - 10%
150 Gold
Sentinel's Armor
Arm 3
Break% 5
Receive 1/4 normal damage while covering others.
Phys/Magic Dmg - 10%
400 Gold

   Mendley Accessory Shop   
Item Effect Price
Poisona Ring Prevents Poison 150 Gold
Peace Ring Prevents Confusion. 150 Gold
Blindna Ring Prevents Blindness 150 Gold
Insomnia Ring Prevents Sleep 175 Gold
Stona Ring Prevents Stone, Paralysis 200 Gold
Black Belt Counterattack to physical attacks with equipped weapon 600 Gold

   Mendley Mote Shop   
Item Effect Price
Fire Mote 10-15 Fire Damage to one target. 20 Gold
Blizzard Mote 12-18 Ice Damage to one target. 25 Gold
Thunder Mote 15-20 Thunder Damage to one target. 30 Gold
Aero Mote 10-30 Wind Damage to one target. 40 Gold
Protect Mote Bestows Protect status on one target. 100 Gold
Shell Mote Bestows Shell status on one target. 120 Gold
NulFire Mote Protects one target from next Fire attack. 80 Gold
NulFrost Mote Protects one target from next Blizzard attack. 80 Gold
NulShock Mote Protects one target from next Thunder attack. 80 Gold
Poison Mote 75% chance of inflicting Poison status on one target. 50 Gold

   Mendley Book Shop   
Item Effect Price
Tome of Pride It's indecipherable... 400 Gold
Tome of Vocations It's indecipherable... 400 Gold

Point Benchmarks
...Spend your points on rare items!

Benchmark Prize Choice
50 pts Fighter's Sword (Fgt 2; Power 15; Break% 1)

Wizard's Rod (Blk 2; Power 3; Break% 10; MagPwr + 10%)

Point Doubler (Doubles day's Pts when used)
75 pts Defender's Shield (Def 2; Break% 5; Absorbs 20 Pts of Dmg completely)

Cleric's Robe (Wht 2; Break% 20; Wht Magic Exp. Costs - 25%)

Gold Doubler (Doubles day's Gold when used)
100 pts AGG (Accessory: Gain bonus Gold when you write in a Q&A letter)

APG (Accessory: Gain bonus Points when you write in a Q&A letter)

AEG (Accessory: Gain bonus Experience when you write in a Q&A letter)
125 pts Everybody's Mace (Weapon: No prerequisite job level; Power 10; Break% 3)

Everybody's Guard (Armor: No prerequisite job level; Break% 10; Phys. Dmg. - 10%)

Wait Mode (Item: Freezes Sock 2 in time for user's choice of between 1 and 3 days.)
150 pts Guild Permit (Allows user to create a guild.)

Level-Up Star (Grants target with exactly enough experience to reach the next level.)

Blue Mage's Medal (???)
200 pts Point Doubler (Doubles day's Points when used.)

Gold Doubler (Doubles day's Gold when used.)

Exp. Doubler (Doubles day's Exp. when used.)
250 pts Staff of Aid (Weapon: Prereq. Wht 5; Power 5; Break% 10; Doubles power of Cure spells.)

Sneak Glove (Item: Steal a random item from enemy or opponent with 75% prob.)

Warp Stone (Item: Change points with another player, chosen at random.)
300 pts Mind Break (Armor: Prereq. Def 7; Break% 15; Magic Damage - 50%)

Goldgrabber (Weapon: Prereq. Fgt 5/Mer 12/Thf 1; Power 20; Break% 2; Gain 10% of target's Gold with successful attack.)

Hawk's Eye (Accessory: If equipped, Obscure and Obscurega spells have no effect upon you.)
350 pts Everybody's Lance (Weapon: No prereqs; Power 25; Break% 3)

Everybody's Shield (Armor: No prereqs; Break% 5; Absorbs up to 50 pts of damage completely.)

Thief's Medal (???)
400 pts Deep Pocket (Accessory: Increases Item Capacity by 2.)

Sneak Glove (Item: Attempts to steal random item from target with 75% probability.)

Iron Boots (Accessory: Prevents wearer from getting knocked over.)
475 pts Exp. Tripler (Item: Triples day's Experience when used.)

Bullseye (Armor: Blu 5; Break% 5; 50% prob. that any monster attack will be directed at wearer.)

Magnetic Apron (Armor: Mer 5; Break% 5; 50% prob. of obtaining any items used against you.)
550 pts Gold Tripler (Item: Triples day's Gold when used.)

White Magic Staff (Weapon: Wht 8; Power 5; Break% 10; White Magic Exp Costs -50%)

Black Magic Staff (Weapon: Blk 8; Power 5; Break% 10; Black Magic Exp Costs -50%)
625 pts Point Tripler (Item: Triples day's Points when used.)

Thiefknife (Weapon: Thf 5; Power 20; Break% 5; 25% prob. of stealing with successful attack)

Quickening Armor (Armor: Def 15; Break% 20; Eva + 25%, Can make a bonus guess on one question each day.)
700 pts Reliant Blade (Weapon: Fgt 14; Power 60; Break% 1)

Blazing Cloak (Armor: Blk 14; Break% 5; Absorbs Fire Damage, Doubles Power of Fire Magic)

Super Sneak Glove (Item: Steals user's choice of a random item, equipped weapon, or equipped armor of target with 75% probability.)
775 pts Tome of Vocations (???)

Bonus Blade (Weapon: Wpn 5; Power 50; Break% 2; If Target's Armor breaks with attack, gain half their current Experience as bonus.)

Countercrit Armband (Armor: Arm 5; Break% 5; Critical hits are cancelled and countered with a critical hit.)

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Yesterday's Answers

a) Ashe or c) Raine (100 Experience)
Who said a question can't have two possible answers? (Yeah, you all know that I totally didn't mean to do that, but it's too late now. Take the Experience and run!)

d) You would die. (120 points)
The game? Kerplunk. In Dragon Quest VIII, if you cast Kerplunk, you die in order to revive fully all of your other allies. And there you go.

Today's Questions
Today's Consolation Points: 20

On Final Fantasy Jeopardy, a game show with all the same rules as the normal Jeopardy game show, a clue reads as follows:

"This character was alive and 'kicking' until the very end, when he sacrificed himself in a tower to save dwarfkind. As it turns out, it wasn't the end after all."

Which of the following responses is correct?
(100 Points)

a) "Galuf"
b) "Tellah"
c) "Yang"
d) "Edge"
e) None of the above

Which of the following Final Fantasy themes is chiefly in a minor key?
(120 points)

a) Holding My Thoughts in my Heart
b) Fragments of Memories
c) Eiko's Theme
d) Lulu's Theme
e) Penelo's Theme

Submission Form

Honesty is important! Don't spoil the game. Keep in mind that masqueraders will be obvious, since two submissions under the same name will cause me to fire an e-mail to the true competitor based on my records, where I can verify their actions. Anybody caught cheating in this manner will be immediately removed from the competition!

Please fill out your nickname and your actions for the day! Place your answer choices in the respective boxes (don't worry about being precise with wording or anything), and write your action in the action box. You can equip or unequip stuff once per day without taking your action up, too. Examples of actions could be "I want to attack Li'l Ant!" or "I want to buy two Eye Dropses!" or "I want to buy a Wood Sword and Smelling Salts, and I want to equip the Wood Sword!"

Today's Guess(es) for the first question:
Today's Guess(es) for the second question:
Actions for today:

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1 Arpijy
Fgt Lv 9
Points 2164

2 LufiaLvr
Wht Lv 7
Points 2001

3 Knighttrain
Blk Lv 13
Points 1721

4 Genjuu
Blk Lv 10
Points 1714

5 Alael
Fgt Lv 11
Points 1700

Blk Lv 17
Points 1665

7 Kharamain
Blk Lv 15
Points 1618

8 Alexander MD
Fgt Lv 9
Points 1613

9 CW
Fgt Lv 12
Points 1582

10 Leaper
Blu Lv 13
Points 1560

11 Sandy
Blk Lv 12
Points 1526

12 FoxKelfonne
Blk Lv 11
Points 1521

13 MrMSty
Blk Lv 15
Points 1493

14 Ken
Blk Lv 11
Points 1402

15 Shinuzzo
Def Lv 10
Points 1335

16 Seiryu
Def Lv 9
Points 1331

17 BLG
Blk Lv 10
Points 1303

18 Arros Raikou
Fgt Lv 8
Points 1296

19 Carabbit
Wht Lv 13
Points 1273

20 Jess
Wht Lv 10
Points 1221

21 Ice^Tiger
Blk Lv 7
Points 1153

22 Leviathan
Fgt Lv 9
Points 1146

23 Brian J. Blottie
Fgt Lv 12
Points 1060

24 JuMeSyn
Wht Lv 9
Points 1054

25 Purelunatic
Fgt Lv 6
Points 1050

26 Flamethrower
Blk Lv 9
Points 1039

27 Goddess Atma
Fgt Lv 17
Points 1037

28 Nightwolf
Blk Lv 12
Points 1031

29 Lost Boricua
Blk Lv 12
Points 1000

30 Cacticus
Wht Lv 9
Points 915

31 BigWook
Wht Lv 15
Points 885

32 Gaijin
Blk Lv 9
Points 872

33 Xlash
Fgt Lv 12
Points 867

34 Draconn
Fgt Lv 11
Points 794

35 Maggie
Blk Lv 8
Points 787

36 Straadin
Def Lv 9
Points 784

37 Raaj
Blk Lv 16
Points 752

38 Sundoulos
Fgt Lv 10
Points 730

39 SuperKyle
Fgt Lv 11
Points 718

40 Thinkfreemind
Fgt Lv 6
Points 706

41 Fang
Def Lv 9
Points 688

42 Witecat
Def Lv 7
Points 687

43 Prism
Wht Lv 9
Points 678

44 Koala Bob
Blk Lv 11
Points 647

45 UFJ
Wht Lv 11
Points 643

46 Ourobolus
Blk Lv 10
Points 623

47 The Dark Chevalier
Blk Lv 7
Points 610

48 DMJ
Fgt Lv 10
Points 610

49 Aurelius
Wht Lv 10
Points 560

50 Macstorm
Def Lv 6
Points 539

51 Shadow Chancellor
Wht Lv 10
Points 529

52 Mike
Fgt Lv 8
Points 502

53 Vyselocke
Def Lv 15
Points 501

54 Boojum
Blk Lv 11
Points 499

55 FirstAid
Wht Lv 11
Points 474

56 Weretiger Rei
Wht Lv 6
Points 468

57 Bainick
Def Lv 7
Points 449

58 Adam
Fgt Lv 9
Points 447

59 ~Sean~~
Fgt Lv 10
Points 412

60 Kolphyre
Fgt Lv 12
Points 399

61 Tasukete
Blk Lv 9
Points 351

62 Timbit
Fgt Lv 8
Points 351

63 Jeffrey
Def Lv 4
Points 310

64 Jeremy V.
Def Lv 7
Points 300

65 Belthasar2
Fgt Lv 9
Points 291

66 Slashlen
Fgt Lv 16
Points 288

67 Waterfiend33
Fgt Lv 8
Points 221

68 Cloud_2049
Wht Lv 3
Points 203

69 Heltje
Fgt Lv 6
Points 122

70 IceNine
Blk Lv 5
Points 115

71 Dracus
Fgt Lv 3
Points 100

72 Patternscribe
Fgt Lv 1
Points 100

73 Strawberry Eggs
Blk Lv 9
Points 91

74 Killa B
Fgt Lv 1
Points 85

75 Frammy
Fgt Lv 1
Points 75

76 Jwcooley
Fgt Lv 1
Points 75

77 Ziphakiel Valkrist
Def Lv 1
Points 40

78 ProtoMan
xxx Lv 1
Points 10

79 Bucket
Def Lv 3
Points 4

80 Tyraraven
Fgt Lv 4
Points 0

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