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There were two such archery contests in the past: A Contest of Bows (from 8/20/09 through 8/29/09), and A Contest of Bows II (from 11/18/09 through 11/30/09). A third contest is part of the 2012 Adventurer Appreciation Month (September 2012). Each contest has its own section below.

General InformationEdit

The objective of the tournament is fairly straight-forward: You are given a set number of arrows to fire upon 3 targets; in the first tournament, it was 3 arrows per target for a total of 9 rounds; in the second and third tournaments, it was 4 arrows for each target for a total of 12 rounds. As a result, scores on average are higher in the second tournament due to the extra 3 rounds. Adventurers can attempt to better their scores every 2 hours.

Aside from that difference, the scoring system is largely unchanged.

NarsarynEdit

There is a one-time encounter in which you can help Narsaryn against her debtors. After completion of the event, Narsaryn will give you a Silver Archer's Charm to thank you for your assistance, and her attitude towards you drastically improves. The charm will help your score during the tournament (see below for details).

 Item 1576: Silver Archer's Charm Value: 1 gold Misc 

Encumbrance: 0
One side of this coin-sized, circular silver charm bears an etching in the likeness of a bow. This charm was given to you by Narsaryn, after you helped rid her of the bothersome Mirsurik. She claimed that the charm had only a small amount of its original power remaining, and that it would bring you luck in the archery tournament being held at Zumryn's battlegrounds.


Scoring MechanicsEdit

When you fire an arrow, you are required to roll a number from 1-100. That number is then added on to your Total Bonus to determine a score for each arrow.

The Total Bonus for each shot can be summarized below:

Total Bonus = Might Bonus + Body Bonus + Agility Bonus + (Luck*Charm Bonus) + Archery Bonus

Stat BonusesEdit

For Might, Body, and Agility, if your stat is above a certain threshold value for each target, you will get the full bonus for that shot.

Full Bonus = Stat (Might, Body, Agility)

If your stat does not meet the threshold value per target, then you will receive an alternate bonus from each stat:

Stat Bonus = (0.5)*Stat (Might, Body, Agility)


Target Stat Threshold
1 14
2 16
3 18

Charm BonusEdit

The Charm Bonus to luck applies randomly if you acquired the Silver Archer's Charm from helping Narsaryn, otherwise you will get the default luck bonus (0.5). You will usually get a message such as...You suddenly feel quite lucky...

Luckiness Text Multiplier
Default luck bonus 0.5
Somewhat lucky... 2
Quite lucky... 3
Very lucky... 4
Extremely lucky... 5
Extremely lucky... 8

Note: There was a bug with displaying the luck bonus in some cases. The bug was reported to the GM during the second contest and is believed to have been fixed. It is possible that the bug is the reason there are two different modifiers for extremely lucky.

Archery BonusEdit

Several factors contribute to the Archery Bonus: your archery level, the multiplier for the target, and whether or not you have the Silver Archer's Charm.

If your archery level meets or exceeds the threshold value for that target, you will get the full Archery multiplier for that target, otherwise, your archery multiplier will default to 0.5.

Archery Bonus = Archery*(Archery Multiplier) + Level-Specific Constant


Target Threshold Full Archery Multiplier
1 50 1.25
2 60 1.00
3 70 0.75

The Level-Specific Constant is a number that will vary depending on your archery level and whether you have the Silver Archer's Charm. The maximum for that number is 50 at level 100 archery. For more about how the scoring mechanics and archery bonus is calculated (and examples), please refer to {{ #NewWindowLink: http://www.srythforum.com/showthread.php?t=317 | this thread }} and {{ #NewWindowLink: http://www.srythforum.com/showpost.php?p=17729&postcount=54 | this post}} on the forum.

TipsEdit

  • Be sure to help out Narsaryn in a one-time event prior to starting the tournament, in order to obtain the Silver Archer's Charm.
  • Having all stats of 18 or higher helps with stat bonuses.
  • Having Archery at level 70+ allows you to get the full archery multiplier for each target.


A Contest of Bows I Edit

The first contest took place from August 20 through August 28, 2009. Prizes were awarded to the contest winners on August 29, 2009.


PrerequisitesEdit

  • Have access to Zumryn's Battlegrounds
  • Have the Archery skill
  • Pay 500 gold to participate


WalkthroughEdit

  • Select "Attempt to qualify for the tournament..."
    • Pay for the entrance fee: 500 gold.
  • Help Narsaryn deal with her debtors in order to obtain the Silver Archer's Charm.
  • Fire 9 arrows upon 3 targets. Every 2 hours, you are allowed to try again to improve your score. See the Scoring Mechanics section for more details on how the score is calculated.


RewardsEdit

For all participants:

  • 256 XP to Archery the first time you participate.
  • 256 XP to Archery after each attempt in which your new score did not exceed your old score.
  • 320 XP to Archery after each attempt in which your new score exceeded your old score.

From August 29, 2009, the top 30 places were also rewarded:

An addition General XP and AS&P XP reward is also available from holding a black orb, which depends upon the rank of the winner's score:

General XP = (31-Rank)*512
AS&P XP = (31-Rank)*128

The black orb XP rewards are also included on the table below. The formula and the numbers can be found in this {{ #NewWindowLink: http://www.srythforum.com/showpost.php?p=6429&postcount=302 | post }} and this {{ #NewWindowLink: http://www.srythforum.com/showpost.php?p=6425&postcount=300 | post }}.

Rank Prize (Adventurer Tokens) General XP (Orb) AS&P XP (Orb)
1 64 15,360 3,840
2 48 14,848 3,712
3 40 14,336 3,584
4 36 13,824 3,456
5 32 13,312 3,328
6 28 12,800 3,200
7 24 12,288 3,072
8 20 11,776 2,944
9 18 11,264 2,816
10 16 10,752 2,688
11 16 10,240 2,560
12 16 9,728 2,432
13 16 9,216 2,304
14 16 8,704 2,176
15 12 8,192 2,048
Rank Prize (Adventurer Tokens) General XP (Orb) AS&P XP (Orb)
16 12 7,680 1,920
17 12 7,168 1,792
18 12 6,656 1,664
19 12 6,144 1,536
20 12 5,632 1,408
21 12 5,120 1,280
22 12 4,608 1,152
23 8 4,096 1,024
24 8 3,582 896
25 8 3,072 768
26 8 2,560 640
27 8 2,480 512
28 8 1,536 384
29 8 1,024 256
30 8 512 128


Official List of WinnersEdit

Rank Adventurer Score
1 Joddelle (rgutzmer) 3,094
2 Aleric (ganedan) 2,999
3 Magical (havoc) 2,997
4 Garet Jax (dhammett) 2,994
5 Elendil (Theodril) 2,954
6 AerylSilverheels (larswyrdson) 2,953
7 Trent (racey) 2,885
8 Spencer Lionking (Durgin) 2,882
9 Rocku (Pho) 2,860
10 Carl (rjkellar) 2,783
11 Rommel (rangerlord) 2,770
11 Gravegorel (gabringel) 2,770
12 Thordon (smv1973) 2,756
13 Myshella (ellis) 2,742
13 Apellon (mlzh) 2,742
14 Shadowblack (shadowblack) 2,709
Rank Adventurer Score
15 Galen (birdman) 2,699
16 Marissa (paladin) 2,690
17 SCOUT (scout1idf) 2,681
18 Nathair Ap Dubh (Makhazarhael) 2,653
19 Furious George (raleights) 2,646
20 Durge (racey) 2,631
21 Bounty Hunter (BountyHunter) 2,613
22 BillyDaKid (BillyDakid) 2,612
23 Ironhaft (grod) 2,609
24 Rhia (doolipalally) 2,602
25 Dranikos (Dranikos) 2,572
26 Kakashi (Pho) 2,566
27 Judge Fury (Badstench) 2,563
28 Cuwvin (kalkin) 2,550
29 ROKMOKKRAPPA (barn42) 2,541
30 Kid Nroun (jesphulin) 2,519

A Contest of Bows II Edit

This second contest took place from November 18 through November 30, 2009. Prizes were awarded to the contest winners on December 1, 2009. There is a {{ #NewWindowLink: http://srythforum.com/showthread.php?t=598%7Cspecific forum thread}} for it.


PrerequisitesEdit


WalkthroughEdit

  • Pay for the entrance fee: 1000 gold.
  • Help Narsaryn deal with her debtors in order to obtain the Silver Archer's Charm if you didn't do so in the first tournament.
  • Fire 12 arrows upon 3 targets. Every 2 hours, you are allowed to try again to improve your score. See the Scoring Mechanics section for more details on how the score is calculated.


RewardsEdit

For all participants:

  • 128 XP to Archery the first time you participate.
  • 128 XP to Archery after each attempt in which your new score did not exceed your old score.
  • 192 XP to Archery after each attempt in which your new score exceeded your old score.

In addition, from December 3 onward, all participants who scored 3300+ on the second archery tournament won a free Grand Ashen Bow that is reputed to give special bonuses to the user on Archery checks and random rolls involving archery. Those who did not score more than 3300+ could still acquire a bow if they paid Zumryn 10,000 gold.

 Item 1677: Grand Ashen Bow (Superior) Value: 7,500 gold Weapon, Bow 

Encumbrance: 8
This magnificent bow, crafted out of a solid length of sturdy black ash wood, is an instrument certain to complement the hand of even the most jaded archer.
An intricate engraving that masterfully depicts (chosen engraving) adorns the face of the bow.
This bow will provide its wielder with special bonuses when a skill check against archery or a random number selection involving archery is required.


From December 1, 2009, the top 20 places were also rewarded:

For holding a black orb handed to you by Zumryn:

Rank Prize (Adventurer Tokens)
1 64
2 48
3 40
4 36
5 32
6 28
7 24
8 20
9 18
10 16
Rank Prize (Adventurer Tokens)
11 16
12 16
13 16
14 16
15 16
16 16
17 16
18 16
19 16
20 16


Official List of WinnersEdit

Rank Adventurer Score
1 Clue (clumaster) 3,834
2 Trent (racey) 3,813
3 SCOUT (scout1idf) 3,802
4 Judge Fury (Badstench) 3,752
5 BillyDaKid (BillyDakid) 3,746
6 Shadowblack (shadowblack) 3,726
7 Rommel (rangerlord) 3,700
8 Ironhaft (grod) 3,699
9 Dranikos (Dranikos) 3,689
10 Thordon (smv1973) 3,660
11 Garet Jax (dhammet) 3,641
12 Spencer Lionking (Durgin) 3,638
13 Valin Dupre (Skarnkai) 3,622
14 Mordi (birch19) 3,597
15 Nathair Ap Dubh (Makhazarhael) 3,582
16 Alanne (thinman) 3,577
17 Lexis (randomlord) 3,567
17 Altaria (wetheril) 3,567
18 Magical (havoc) 3,559
19 Aleric (ganedan) 3,549
20 Fred (jimyred) 3,544

A Contest of Bows III Edit

Took place between September 19 and September 30, 2012. Associated {{ #NewWindowLink: http://srythforum.com/showthread.php?t=2404 | forum thread }}.

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