The Quest for the Holy Grail – Victory for Ockhamalot

The Quest for the Holy Grail – Victory for Ockhamalot

Only two people remained in the Quest for the Holy Grail. But that wouldn’t last long. Bob the Bold and Rianne the Remorseless were equals in this Quest. Both had killed before and both did not shy away from the idea of doing it again. But only one could win. It was not a fair battle. Bob the Bold crept up to Rianne when she was not paying attention for a second. He took her by surprise and that would prove to be fatal. Only Bob survived. He got the Grail from Rianne. The founder of Ockhamalot had regained the Grail only that morning when she killed Maura. But the control of the knights had gotten out of her hands and Bob – knowing that it had to be Rianne who was in possession of the Grail – could not think of rest before the Grail was in his hands. He won the Quest, but at a terrible cost. Twenty one knights lost their lives in less than two weeks.

Having started in the hands of Belinda the Black (Knight), the Grail was passed onto Lieke the Lovely when the Quest had barely started. The lovely knight would not commit another murder, she was of too lovely character to continue the killing after she had obtained the Grail. She could not hold on to the much desired object; Maura the Mighty took it from her after two days. Maura held on to the Grail for quite a while and tried to take out as many people that could endanger it – she killed more knights then any of the others. But it was not enough. Near the end of the Quest, when she let down her guard for just a second, Rianne the Remorseless proved worthy of her name and took the Grail from the mighty knight. The rest of it went down in history. Bob the Bold obtained the grail and the people of Ockhamalot celebrated.

The Grail brought prosperity to the town. Even when its founder Rianne was gone, the town flourished and grew more and more. Many years in the future, it was the birthplace of a man called William, who would be known for his invention of Ockham’s razor. Which in turn inspired a group of students five years ago to found an association by the same name. Ockhamalot came full circle. Thanks to the 21 knights that gave their lives, and the one that prevailed.

 


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The Quest for the Holy Grail – nearing the end

The Quest for the Holy Grail – nearing the end

Another silent day had passed. It proved to be the calm before the storm. Five knights were alive at the beginning of this day, but that didn’t last very long. Hanna the Holy was the first one to fall today. The words from a time travelling book shocked her to the core and she passed away instantly. She wouldn’t be the last. He tried to get away from it, but also Rik the Righteous did not manage to escape the fatal words. He had truly done honour to his nickname, being the last knight in the game to have not harmed a single individual – too scared to hurt an innocent person.

But Hanna and Rik were not the last people to die today. Maura the Mighty, who had caused the end of many of her fellow knights, finally lost her life herself. She was challenged with the glove and did not live to tell the tale of her heroic actions.

The Quest for the Holy Grail draws to an ending. Only two knights remain. The Grail is amongst them. Only they know who possesses it. Only they can determine how this Quest is going to end and who is going bring the Grail home to Ockhamalot. They will have to sleep with one eye open today, constantly looking over their shoulders and moving quickly to evade capture. The faith of the Grail, the faith of Ockhamalot, rests on their shoulders. Will it be the Bold or the Remorseless that succeeds in this Quest? The rest of Ockhamalot can do nothing but wait. Until the final results will be known. November 22nd, 22:00. Be prepared. Be cautious. Be there.

The Quest for the Holy Grail – a quiet weekend ends

The Quest for the Holy Grail – a quiet weekend ends

It was a quiet weekend in Ockhamalot. If there were knights out to kill at all, they did not succeed. However, with the return of Monday, the fatalities returned as well. Willemijn the Wonderful was the first one to fall today. A wizard’s wand took her life early in the afternoon.

But that wasn’t all for today. Laura the Lazy was not careful enough, feeling safe after the long weekend of silence. She passed away quickly, realizing as she fell that her safe feeling had been wishful thinking. Too late.

Five knights remain while the denouement of the Quest draws closer and closer with every passing hour. Who will survive these final days, and who will possess the Grail in the end? Knights, some final words for these last days. Be Watchful. Always.

The Quest for the Holy Grail – the events of day four

The Quest for the Holy Grail – the events of day four

Yet again, a day passed in the town of Ockhamalot. The hunt for the Grail is getting more heated every day, with less people surviving the search every day. Did the knights know what to expect when they started? Lieke the Lovely did learn something today, and she didn’t take it well. Intrigued by knowledge from the future, she died instantly when another knight read her a line from a Quantum Mechanics book.

She joined the many knights that have already passed to the other side – some of them not even having caught a glimpse of the Holy target they were after. Did Noor the Notable manage to get her hands of much desired object? If so, she did not manage to hold on to it. She was shown the glove that has already proved fatal so many times this quest.

Night falls over Ockhamalot. What will the weekend bring? Will the knights take the time to relax and let their guard down? Or will the go in hiding now that it is so easy to do so? A new day will tell.

The Quest for  the Holy Grail – day three

The Quest for the Holy Grail – day three

After the busy day yesterday, Ockhamalot fell very silent today. Were the knights more careful and as a result evaded capture? Or were they tired and took a break from hunting for their suspects? We cannot be sure. However, not all knights were safe today. Unfortunately for Michelle the Magnificent, even in the safety of her own home was not enough to protect her. The night had barely fallen when she got enchanted by a magic wand. She did not live to tell the tale.

Sébastian the Sly’s cunning nature might have prevented his capture, or he just have been hard to find in the first place. In any case, this not so well trusted knight, was challenged to a duel today. Taking up the challenge was to no avail, he lost his life while defending himself.

All the while, the location of the Grail is still unknown. Did it change hands? Or was it safe today from the grasping hands of those that long for power? Only nine knights are left now. Their future is still uncertain.

The Quest for the Holy Grail – the end of day two

The Quest for the Holy Grail – the end of day two

Night is a time when the knights of Ockhamalot are sleeping, resting from the excitement of the finished day. However, night had only just fallen when one knight approached Victor the Virtuous. The knights face was unclear, unlike its voice, which clearly spoke: “Stories of old have made it known to us that there was once a Duke called Theseus, Ruler of Athens, Lord and Governor.” It was the first line from the Knight’s Tale from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. It was the last thing knight Victor would ever hear. However, not long after the mysterious knight had left, another knight appeared. This time Belinda the Black was the unfortunate victim. She never saw the knight with the mirror coming.

The first day proved quite deadly for six of the knights, but a new day did not bring any respite. Anna the Arcane did not prove to be mysterious enough, or she might be just plain unlucky. She was enchanted by a wizard early in the morning. Around the lunchtime Knights games, more blood was shed. It did not only prove a nice lunch activity, but also an excellent time frame for disabling other knights. Marieke the Mischievous, Mike the Malevolent and Cas the Crafty were not prepared for the challenge of the glove. But this was still not enough. Later in the day, Tim the Timid was the last one challenged with a thrown glove. Unfortunately, he did not survive either.

At the end of the second day of the quest, already half the knights have fallen. Was the original keeper of the Grail one of them? The grail may have changed hands today, but it is just as likely that it didn’t. Many of the knights who killed today got revenged. Watch your back, knights, or else you might lose the grail not long after obtaining it…

The Quest for the Holy Grail – one day passes

The Quest for the Holy Grail – one day passes

The Quest for the Holy Grail is not yet a day old, and already four brave knights have fallen. Yorick the Youngster proved to be too young to take up the quest and was the first to fall, having not survived the challenge of the thrown glove. But he wasn’t the only one; two more knights were challenged in a similar way, and both Chantal the Chieftain and Jaap the Jaunty did not survive the challenge posed onto them. However, theirs were not the final losses the knighthood of Ockhamalot suffered today. Bastiaan the Berserk encountered and fell at the hand of a magic wand.

But of course the main question is: where is the grail? Did it change hands this first day? Or did the holder of the Grail keep a strong grip on it? Only time will tell…