The Javelin took place this afternoon in the Wyrmbog. Truly noble heroes will recognize the grounds as just outside the former lair of Onyxia, the dragon. The organizers did it in stages as the contestants had to meet a minimum distance to move on to the next round, until the finals which was merely a measurement at that point. There was some debating among the officials right from the get go. A Warlock wished to enter the competition and argued that her minion could wield the Javelin on her behalf. After a lengthy debate and no evidence to suggest otherwise, the entry was allowed.
The first distance was 330 feet, which all the contestants easily cleared. In an effort to move things along, the next distance was 355 feet, where we saw our first eliminations:
The markers were then moved another 10 feet to a distance of 365. Some valiant efforts, but we saw over a third of the field unable to proceed:
The semi-final round was set at 375 feet. The distance was make or break, as it nearly cut the remaining field in half. 13 competitors were eliminated this round.:
We still had a whopping 16 competitors in the final round where it was all about who could throw it the farthest.
If it weren’t a tight enough contest at this point, we had a tie for second place at 385 feet!
That means, with a whopping 387 feet, the gold medal went to the League of Arathor!!!
Congratulations again to today’s winners, and in all honesty all of the competitors. That was the fiercest and tightest event we’ve seen so far in this year’s Mogolympics. Each and every entry should be proud for bringing their best to the field today!