The Battle of Falstan Lake

Hello Fantasy Lovers,

Yesterday we had another AFFL meeting and attempted another round of our Shadow Throne Tracking Challenge.  Depending on your point of view it either went extremely well or extremely bad.  I chose a member called Travis to run out and hid somewhere on campus.  We only gave him four minutes, as we thought it would allow us to catch up to him easier than the eight minutes we gave Rachel the first time we tried this game.  The shorter time did not seem to help us, as we did not find Travis until after our club meeting was over 40 minutes later!   I’m still not convinced that Travis was ever planning on coming out of his hiding place.

But here are few shots from his point of view in the best spot to hide ever…

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Oddly haunting aren’t they?

After giving up the hunt for Travis we decided to try one quick round of our Battle of Falstan Lake idea.  I have to say that I am really proud of this idea and in the first attempts it seems to have worked out fairly well.  I’m sure you have all read The Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen, if not go read the whole Ascendance Trilogy right now, if you have I hope you remember the Battle of Falstan Lake.

Here is an introduction to what we were up to in this challenge…

And here is a video of a few of our early attempts to blow the dam…

Now I also tried to capture some of the throws using the slo-mo tool on my camera phone.  I then went about attempting to make a video with those files at home. It seemed to work, but then my computer froze and I lost the video.  But don’t despair, I tried again and have some great footage from our Grand Finale.  Check it out…

So we had some fun, well all except Travis, who won the Tracking Challenge but spent the meeting staring at the back side of a bush.

See you next week.

Read on,

Mr. H


Posted on May 8, 2014, in AFFL Activities and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Totally awesome – AFFL wins again! And hey Travis, way to take one for the team! Thanks all for reading!

  2. To your question, Mr. H, you must be logged into a wcpss email account to see the slow motion pictures.

  3. Are we still doing the water balloon Queens Cross this week?

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