Hello beautiful people, The queen is back. I am announcing to you today the special royal weekender that we are going to be having on March 28th and 29th 2020. I am so excited about this. It’s a weekend tournament for the bookie trials. I started the bookie trials in 2019 with a month-long July Map Quest across the high queendom, and it was incredible. We were all searching for this lost manuscript. And then we also did a week-long one in December and that one was Exploring a new land and defeating an evil foe. This one is a little bit different again So in this one peasants across the realm far and wide will come together in March for this special occasion. You will come together as the bards, the scribes, the outlaws, and the Magi, in order to secure special privileges for your team that you can use for the most grand summer quest in July. Each of you in your teams will be competing for as many Badges of honour as possible, and you will need to prove your daring, your wit, your skill, and your charm over the course of this 48 hour Weekend read-a-thon, and also by taking part in some tournament based competitive events. The team that declare the most badges achieved, after everything is done, will receive a 2-day lead in the July month-long quest across the high queendom. It’s very exciting,
and it’s a very important skill to have in my opinion. This whole royal event will take place in my palace, in the high queendom, during the weekend. We’re going to be having royal archery tournaments, masquerade ball live challenges, and so many more competitive things that you can take part in, in order to win some really cool bookish prizes. So there’s a few things that you might need to know… Especially if you’ve never done this before. So you may not even have a team, There is a Personality test down below and you can take that you can figure out which team you are on. It is the same as the December one, so if you have taken it before then you don’t really need to take it again. I’ve not updated it because it doesn’t need updating… and then all you need to do is declare your team on social media by saying like: I’m a bard or I’m a scribe or I’m magi, and then hashtag TheBookieTrialsRW ‘RW’ ‘Royal weekender’ You can also just @TheBookieTrials and I can see everything there and I can retweet everything, and it’s just so much damn fun! You should be able to find everything that you need in the description of this video, like the achievement boards, the achievement badges I’m going to be showing you a little bit of them shortly and going through each of the badges for the teams, because they’re different per team. And you will also find links to our official twitter and also discord channel over there. So I highly recommend you actually joining those over on discord, because there are a lot of people there I think there’s just shy of a thousand people over there, and we’ve got like 2,000 or so on Twitter, which is really great. Both of those channels are like the main ones for taking part. But because we’re going to be having a lot of the live shows on YouTube, and during that time you can also just kind of follow the YouTube … keep up to date with the achievement boards and the badges And you can follow along if you’re only on YouTube So before I get into the achievement badges, there are some FAQs that I’m sure you you’ll want me to answer, so I’m going to answer them now so that you don’t lose track of them. Firstly this read-a-thon will start at Midnight in your timezone on March 28th. You can read as many books as you like, But in order to achieve the badge for a particular book you have to have completed that book. Ideally, you will start and complete the book within the weekend, but I’m not putting any major rules down We’re not going to have page count champions, So if you have just started the book and you’re not too far into it I will leave it up to you to make the decision if you want to include it or not. If you’re on page 1000 and the book is 1,100 pages then be fair… As always manga, comics, graphic novels, audiobooks, books in other languages, poetry, dramatizations ALL COUNT and you can use those as badge completions. The progress tracker will open at the end of the read-a-thon So I don’t want anybody asking for access do the tracker beforehand. You will update it once you’ve completed as many badges as you can within the 48 hours, and then I will release the link for that on March 30th. Then everybody that can select the Badges that they’ve completed. So are we excited?
Because I’m excited… like I’m really excited. I get like heart publications every time I think about this. How big it gets …and how much you guys love it. Each person has the ability to achieve eight of the badges, Four of which is shared amongst everybody, and the other four are each team based. So let’s start with the Badges that are for everybody. The first one is Oathmaker This is to share your TBR.
You can share this on a video, You can share this on Instagram, Twitter, any form of social media. Just as long as you tag me. Let me know, share it with people. I just want you to declare your TBR. The next one is Power Surge. And this is to take part in a two-hour competitive sprint. So in these two hour Sprint’s you’re going to be competing against the other teams for how many pages you can read. It’s gonna be really exciting. I’m really looking forward to this. We’ve not done it before with the bookie trials, Done like team against team reading activities. So we’re going to see how that goes, whether we do it on Twitter or discord or Livestream … probably live stream, but it’s just going to be a lot of fun. So I hope that you guys get to take part in that. The next one is Tournament Ready, which is to join a competition. So this one is separate to the Power Surge. This is one of our like masquerade ball live competitions, or royal archery competitions, and more details will come on those in March, when it actually happens. Like I want to surprise you with them. And the final Badge that everybody can achieve is Tone Champion, and this is basically just a complete one book. One book. The minimum you have to complete is one book. You can choose one! You can choose one book that has ten pages… don’t.
I want you to enjoy the 48 hours? But you could technically win this whole thing with one book. For this next section. Now, we’re going to go to the specific teams, so put timestamps down below if you want to just jump to your team’s particular achievement badges,
but otherwise I’m just going to start with scribes. Let me show you your team’s achievement board, So as you can see here We have the bottom line which contains the overall badges for all teams, and the top line contains your particular scribe badges. So the first one that we have there is Uncommon Paper …and this is to read an underrated book. A book that people don’t talk about much online on booktube, Or even in the real world. Next we have a self care based Badge. I’ve included these across all because I think that they’re helpful, especially for 48 hours and it just gets you all cozy. So the scribe one is a Full Recipe: Baked something. Next we have Book Binding: Which is to read a book that has a book within the book. Some examples of this might be A Starless Sea, Ten thousand Doors of January, Middle Game, for instance… Just read my faves. Why don’t you? and the final reading challenge is cover based. So this is based solely on the aesthetics of the book cover. Now for that we have Sensational Scriptures: a book that has calligraphy on the cover. The first single achievement badge for the Magi is Expansive Lore: and this is to discover a new world. So it’s probably going to be a new series or it will be a new world within the book that you’re reading. The self care related badge before the Magi is Master your Craft: watch your favorite booktuber. Another reading badge of honor for the Magi is Clairvoyance: so this is to read one of your five star predictions. And finally, the last cover based achievement badge is Magi Might: This is to read a book that has Purple on the cover. For the outlaws, we have Tomb Raider This is to reread a favorite. For your self care based achievement badge We have Sharpen Weapons, which is to play a game. Another reading based badge of honour is Band of Misfits: and this is to read a book with multiple POVs. Which is multiple points of view. The cover based achievement badge for the outlaws is Natural Survivors This is a book that has mud, trees, plants wildlife… anything really natural and Earthen, That will achieve you the badge. And finally we have the bard achievement board. The first reading based badge of honour is Superior Inspiration: this is to read a retelling. The self care achievement badge is Song of Joy: and I want you to dance with your eyes closed. You don’t need to film yourself doing this, I just want to know that you’ve done it. I want you to bounce around and sing and dance and just shake it all out. The third badge of honoUr for the bards is Soft Heart: which is to read a book with a cinnamon roll character. This is just a softy, like a lovable, sweet, soft character. Finally the last ever achievement Badge available is Simple Soul… Which is to read a book with an illustrated cover. I am really excited and I hope that you guys are too. I hope that you enjoy this fantastic weekend that we’re going to be having, and there’s going to be a bunch of live shows, Lots of competitions, and it’s just a fantastic way of spending time with friends. I love the fact that it’s just 48 hours So it’s super condensed, and it’s gonna be really intense. A lot of fun. There’s gonna be snacks and prizes and Yeah, fun with friends. okie dokie Please follow me over on twitter, follow the instagram, make sure that you’re up-to-date with everything that’s happening… If you’re following the twitter then you can also opt to turn retweets off, and then you’ll only get the most important announcements Her Majesty The Queen. I’ll also be watching up for who’s taking part this time, because I am looking for Royals for July. So if you’re interested, if you like this then please take part. Please share as much as possible, I’m really looking to work with people who really want to like shout about it, and be super creative. I’m just really excited to get on with it with everybody. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me or any one of my queendom knights. You will see them by their twitter names. They’re normally their name and also Knight of Meadows, Knight of Embers etc.. and you can ask them any related bookie trials question. They’ll also be able on the Instagram and Twitter, answering questions there. Helping out the Queen, because sometimes it just gets a lot. But other than that, I just… yeah. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I hope that we have a wonderful time. I love you Very very very much. Please don’t forget to Like, subscribe, comment,
all that jazz. You can find me on Twitter, on Instagram, And on Goodreads. If you want to support this event, and any subsequent bookie trials events, Then please consider signing up as a patron, and joining my bookish family. My links down below.
And other than that. I love you Bye. bye bye bye. You