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If there ever was one event, for which to brave the snow,
To every little Monster, there is a date to know.
For ever year, tradition calls upon a man of string
To spindle up a party, just a simple little thing.
For Spindleman, a Joybringer, (likely one of the best),
Is kept alive and animated by purest happiness.
And when is there more smiles, as we're bound to remember
Than the cold but much-awaited snowy days of dear December?
For at this time, unlike no other, when happiness will thrive,
Is also just about the time when He is most alive.
With heart chock full of purpose, and eyes all-bright with joy,
Dear Spindles has imparted life to all his little toys.
Yes, deep within his dorm-room (or workshop, if you will),
Our fellow has been busy, and louder ever still.
With great amounts of carving, and tinkering, and strife,
The stringy lad has gone about giving each object life.
From bouncing balls to walking bells, and dolls with woven hair,
To motor-cars, and aero-planes, that soar into the air.
After some brief instruction, that each toy must receive,
The great Gollie O'Dalleh gave every toy their leave.
Selected as their leader, after some careful thought,
She saw to it that every toy felt homely in its box.
And once each toy was happy and as comfy as could be,
Spindles placed each and every box beneath the Christmas Tree.
Rife with anticipation, and secrets they must keep,
The little ones have often found that they just cannot sleep.
A toy of every kind there is, from Space to Wild West,
All packed in their toyboxes, each crew readies their best,
Their greatest scenes, their greatest games, and all there is to do,
And now, the only thing they miss, must logically be you.
From castle-fights to flying games, and such things known to all,
To other curiosities, such as unknown Spindleball.
They're playable by everyone, from vampires to ghouls,
As long as everyone agrees the toys create the rules.
And with the welcomed rising of the first December Sun,
The toys will be presenting their whimsy and their fun.
So come, 'tis your vacation! The teachers shouldn't mind,
Invite them too! There's no extent to wonders they might find.
For packed in every box is not just the toys themselves,
But entire lovely worlds for you to find as well!
So bounce with woven pandas, build a city, take a flight!
And have a bit of laughter until the New Year's Night.
-------The Gist Starts Here!
(Though you should really read that poem to get in the mood!)
-- There are various toy-worlds inside of toyboxes that are underneath a giant Christmas tree in the Courtyard.
--There's a Toyworld for every genre of toy you can think of. If you don't see a world you want to explore on the list, make it up!
--There are various games you can play, some of which take place in specific boxes. The toys have more fun when other people make things up, though!
--If you come across one of Spindleman's golden gifts
during your time in a world, take it to him so he can open it for you!The Gist Ends Here. But if you wanna know more, keep reading!
In order to make up for that absolutely horrid
interruption of the October celebration (though, to be fair, who can prepare for a sudden invasion of shadows and pumpkins anyway?) Spindles has decided that he would go ahead and outdo himself for December. Yes, Spindleman has gone ahead and created a myriad of Toybox worlds for the students to explore, all packed underneath a gigantic Christmas tree that has grown in the center of the courtyard overnight!
Ah-ha! But what sorts of Toyboxes are there, you might ask! For any sort of toy you may think of, there is a toybox world to suit them. You may find tinfoil robots and sparking spaceships racing between plastic stars and moons in one box, for example! Or, in another, cardboard castles and brave knights slaying wooden dragons! Let's hope the poor beasts do not set themselves on fire, however!
Overseeing it all, with the help of Spindles himself, is the head-toy Gollie O'Dalleh, a most exciteable woven doll who will not hesitate to point you in the way of something fun, should you wish it! And if you don't
wish it, well! That's just tough luck my friend, as she'd be more than happy to point you towards something fun anyway!
Oh, but what are the Holidays without a spot of cleverness? Rumor has it among the toys that Spindles has hidden some very special things
hidden in golden present boxes
throughout the toy worlds! What are they? What could they be?
Write a story, or roleplay with your friends, take a trip through the toy worlds, and if you just so happen to find one during your travels
, take it to Spindles! He'll be able to open it for you! Don't fret too much about how you get it, just make it fun, and believable, if you want to! Oh, but just don't break anything. Golly won't take that very kindly now, would she?
---------Regarding the Games
So you wish to play a bit, do you! Well that's all well and good! Good on you for being a good sport. Good! Good.
Though the toys may have their own games, dragon-slaying, ring-racing (if you can fly, that is), cattle-wrangling, and other such things, the one thing that they just love oh
much is when someone makes up a game themselves! So if you happen to come up with something clever, let me
know, and I'll let everyone else
know so they can play it too!
The current games are:Cattle Wrangling:
The primary sport of the Wild Wild Westbox! All that you have to do is herd as many cattle into their pen in time as you can! Though, it's easier said than done, especially if you've never rode a horse!Ring Racing:
The talking planes in the Hangarbox adore
this one, especially since they think they're the best at it! If you feel like trying to show them up, you'll need to figure out how to pilot something! Maybe one of the mechanics that hang around the airstrip will know a thing or two!Star Shooting:
Don't worry! The saucers in the Spacebox are professionals, they won't get too hurt! Just shoot as many as you can in time! They know what they're doing. Honest!Train Tracking:
This one might require a bit of thinking! The Evebox has more space than one might think, and the trains in it love running across the living-room floor! See how complex a track you can make, and put as many trains and intersections in it as you can! But if a crash happens, then it's game over!Tower Trouble
The toys in the Buildbox love constructing things, and the bigger that thing is, the better! But that doesn't always mean that things are stable, however, and a few 'questionable' design choices may be made here and there to see how big things can get! Design and build the tallest and strangest tower that you can with the help of the toys, and hope that they don't fall over!Boing! Boing!:
If you happen to find yourself in the Plushbox, you'll quickly realize that there's quite a bit of bouncing to be done. See how far and how high you can bounce! If you can hit the plushy pillows that the toys set out for you, you might break a few records! And even if you miss, you are of course guaranteed a soft landing.Dragon Slaying:
The cardboard forts in the Castlebox are flammable, and unfortunately the dragons there love to huff and puff and burn
their houses down! See if you can put a stop to those nasty monsters, would you?Sieeeege!:
Oh, you brought some friends to the Castlebox, did you? Why don't you set yourself up in a castle, and them in another, and see who can plunder and capture the other first! Ooh, just don't hurt each other, word has it that medieval medicine isn't all that helpful at all.Le Jeu de Stratégie!:
If you're feeling a bit more like a general than a foot-soldier, the Living Gameboard in the Warbox might have an answer to that! Play a game of Armies of the Ages
, and see if you can lead your troops, everything from Redcoats to Paratroopers to Knights to Space Marines, to victory against the other side by capturing their cities!Spindleball:
Oooooh, you want to play a game ofSpindleball
, do you? Well you'll need to gather some friends and ask about this one! Let's just say for now that it might not be what you think...
-------A Brief Guide to the Boxes
As presented by Gollie O'Dalleh, Head of the Toys, December 1st.
To my esteemed Monstrosities!
It is with great honor and pleasure that I announce to you on this most wondrous of days that we, the Toys, have prepared our games and are ready to play with you! But first, I thought that it would be a brilliant idea to tell you a bit about ourselves, before you tell us a bit about you!
It is for this reason that I have presented a list of Boxes that you currently know about below, along with a short summary of each. You must be aware that there are many more to find, however, and that I haven't told you about them all! Should you discover a box, let me know, and I'll write it down for the others to see as well! Just climb into a box in your world, and you'll pop out of a box in ours!
Oh! You may find that your outfits have changed a bit when you get to a box. You know, to keep with the themes!With Joy Most Sincere,
Gollie O'Dalleh, Ragdoll, Head of the Toys.1.) The Evebox:
Everyone knows that Christmas Eve is the most exciting night of the year, so why not celebrate it whenever you want! The toys here are classic Christmas toys, like trains and stuffed dolls, angels and Lincoln Logs, things like that. Sneak around the house in the quiet, snowy night, and hope you don't wake anyone up! You'll be toy-sized, however, so that might prove a challenge! But don't fret! A set of comfortable and colorful pajamas will keep you safe and warm!2.) The Wild Wild Westbox:
Cowboys and horses! Keep the ol' frontier towns safe from bandits and nasty old crime bosses with the help of cork-guns and faithful horses, all while sporting some slick-lookin' spur boots and wide-brimmed hats, partners! An' if ya feel like headin' out to one of the bigger towns out west, catch a ride on the old steam train! Just make sure it doesn't get looted durin' yer trip!3.) The Spacebox:
Rockets! Zooooom! Woosh! Who doesn't like space? No one, that's who! Help aliens abduct cows, and spacemen blow up asteroids! Boom! If you get lost out there, I'm sure one of the robots could help! Though, they can be a little clanky and cranky from time to time. It's hard being a beep-booper all day, you know. They've got a lot of resolve! Oh, and if said resolve, you know, runs out or something, just wind them back up. The spacesuits and jumpsuits you get'll look real great, too!4.) The Buildbox:
Ooh, they're all real smart down in the Buildbox! They make a lot of noise, but you should see what they make! All sorts of tall towers and crazy machines and all sorts of things! If it's mechanical, chances are they've got it in there! They can always use some help though, especially
when it comes to new ideas! If you can think it, I bet your stuffing they can build it! I got a hardhat and some overalls when I went in there. I felt real constructy and stuff!5.) The Plushbox:
Oh! That's where I
come from! Everyone down there's so soft and cuddly, but don't let my bias fool you, it's true! You can bounce around, knit together your own little stuffy friend, and help stitch up the little frays that might pop up here and there if a little bit of string breaks. You might even find some stuff lost in the stuffing! Oh! And you're gonna get just the cutest little fuzzy animal hats, too. You'll love them!6.) The Castlebox:
it in there! They've got all sorts'a knights, and wizards, and giant flying lizards! The only thing I don't get about it is that they all talk kinda funny. But if you can understand them, it's a great place! Oh, hey, check this out, 'my liege! There doth be the greatest of dragons, beating with great fury beyond thy north gate! I shall mobilize thy holiest of forces with great haste, and bring peace and a triumphant end to this foul danger that doth threaten our home!'
Hee! Pretty good, huh? But anyway, I think you get your choice of robes if you want, or armor, or, or woodsman jackets! Or...7.) The Warbox:
It's like a giant board game! But it's real when you jump into it! It's also reaaally big! Oh, the green army men are my favorite. And the clothes you get even kinda look like what they get, even the bucket helmets! But they're so silly, they're all like, 'raah raaah, men! Let's show those marines what for! Yeah! Oh no, send in the fighter jets! Rah-dah-dah-dah-dah, psheeeew! Oh no, our ship's been hit! Aaaagh! Vroooom, send in the tanks! Vroooooom..."8.)The Hangarbox:
Planes! Planes everywhere! And, and sky! Things look funny through the pilot goggles that you'll have, but you can still see! Mostly! I think it's the biggest box, at least as far as I've
flown! You can go anywhere! I heard some of the planes in there bragging that it's all endless and stuff, but they can be a bit full of themselves sometimes. Though, on the other hand, I don't think anyone's found the end of it yet...Maybe they're right?
Oh! But that's all I have for now. Find some more things, and then check back later!
Goodness, some of you look confused! Perhaps rightly-so, but don't fret too much! If you have any questions, just feel free to ask! Or, alternatively, just dive right in! The best way to learn is to try, is it not?