PAY IT FORWARD HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
Savina / Dec 01, 2021
~KINDNESS CHANGES EVERYTHING~
“Kindness is one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another. If someone is in need, lend them a helping hand. Do not wait for a thank you. True kindness lies within the act of giving without expectation of something in return.”
~Merry Christmas Vanquish~
This Holiday Season I’ll once again be celebrating the spirit of Christmas and enjoying the fun and memories that Christmas brings. I will be counting down the days to Christmas by performing Random Acts of Kindness each day between now and January 1. I’ve found that there is more joy in giving than in receiving, and I’m not referring to just gifts. I’m talking about that feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment we get, when we help, counsel, spend time with others, or can gift them something they need. These small acts of kindness bring large amounts of joy to both parties. Paying it forward, lifts my spirits and puts a smile on my face each time I do it! Random Acts of Kindness that leave people smiling and happier than I found them is my goal for this holiday season.
~PAY IT FORWARD HOLIDAY CHALLENGE~
What does this all have to do with Vanquish you ask? I call it the “Pay it Forward Holiday Challenge” I’m challenging all of Vanquish to go out into Tamriel and/or your own family or city and “Pay it Forward” each day with me. I want to share with all of you the joy, paying it forward with a random act of kindness each day can bring. Go on smile at that co-worker that you really don’t care much for and say, “Good Morning”! Take some of those 1000’s of mats you have in your craft bag and find a new player and say, “Hi could you use 50 of these?” Step outside your comfort zone and when someone in guild chat is asking for help running a dungeon…fill that last spot for them and help them out. Randomly pick someone on the guild list every day and send them a mail with some gift item you think they might need or like. Stop and help someone out in the world of Tamriel or the real world. And when people act like you are crazy or when you just don’t know how to explain what you are doing…..Just say “My guild leader, Savina, challenged me to “Pay it Forward” and you’re the recipient of me doing just that, have a nice day! /smile” You can also explain by saying “You’ve been RAK’D! (Random Act of Kindness ‘ed)
Vanquish is blessed, we are a guild with much knowledge, an abundance of resources, and members of honor and integrity. Most of us in Vanquish want for very little but have lots of items, advice, and/or time to give. So, I challenge YOU Vanquish to go out and spread some holiday spirit in the world! I hope to add to the comments here every few days what my random acts of kindness have been, and I invite you too also.
VANQUISH HOLIDAY SEASON HAPPENINGS and EVENTS
~CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PARTY~
On Dec 23nd, 2021 @ 9 PM EST/6 PM PST we will continue the “Pay it Forward” theme for our Christmas Party. We will meet at the Daggerfall bridge. Wear your best holiday attire or costume! We will invade Daggerfall and other busy towns, spreading Christmas joy! How you ask? Vanquish will be interacting with and helping members of the ESO community as we take our gift giving on the road and visit several zones! We will be interacting in zone chats, offering to craft gear, help with quest or dungeons, basically spouting Christmas joy to all we encounter. Start saving up items to randomly mail to community members in zone chat as gifts. It will be fun for us and for the community at large! Nuke describes it as, “Randomly assaulting people with free gifts”! Hope to see you all there.
Please stop by the Request forum this holiday season and contribute your own holiday wish and/or help others with theirs. Once you stop over in the request forum, you’ll get the idea and see the fun times to be had there! Please remember to mark your post complete once your wish has been fulfilled. If you are someone with the time and ability to assist in making wishes come true, please reach out and help as many as you can.
~AN ESO CHRISTMAS CAROL~
For the last 2 years Vanquish has performed “An ESO Christmas Carol” for all of you and the ESO Community to enjoy. This year Vanquish will be performing “An ESO Christmas Carol and Trial of the Ages” an ESO version of the Christmas Story by Charles Dickens along with the adaptation of the Trial by M. Brown. Yes, the play has been updated to include recent chapters along with expanded to include a Trial! There are six shows schedule in December:
Thursday, December 9th at 9:00pm EST
Saturday, December 11th at 4:00pm EST
Saturday, December 11th at 7:00pm EST
Thursday, December 16th at 9:00pm EST
Saturday, December 18th at 7:00pm EST
Saturday, December 18th at 10:00pm EST
These are on the December Events Calendar and signups are required to attend, there is only 15 seats available per show. Streaming is welcomed, we want to be able to share this production with as many people as possible.
~VANQUISH 2021 SECRET SANTA~
The @vanquishguild account will be hosting a “Vanquish 2021 Secret Santa” gift exchange. All Vanquish members are welcome to participate and share in the magic of the season. Please read the guidelines for gifting and take note of the official cutoff date and time! The gift you give can be anything that can be sent via in-game mail!
Vanquish 2021 Secret Santa Gift Exchange
WHEN: Now Dec. 1st – Dec. 24th 11:00 PM PST
Where: @vanquishguild in-game mailbox PLEASE have Secret Santa in the subject of the mail
To participate send a mail containing the gift or gifts you are giving this year to the @vanquishguild account before 11PM PST on Dec. 24th. The @vanquishguild account will mix up the names of everyone sending gifts and then return a gift, that is not your own, to each participating member.
1 – The gift or items you send must fit into 1 in-game mail. Please NO 2-part mails.
2 – If your gift involves pledging something such as crafted gear, your time, crowns, farming time, house decorating etc. you will not remain a Secret Santa! Your recipient and you will both be notified; you can contact each other to complete the gift exchange.
~BABY NEW YEAR NAKED TRIALS~
Bring in the New Year with a collection of Naked Trials! Starting off at 11:30pm EST December 31st all the way to 3am EST or until we all give into sleep. (last year it was 4am EST before we called it done) New Years from coast to coast! Bring your drinks! Lots of them! Bring your noise makers! Just do NOT bring clothes!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR VANQUISH
Always remember kindness changes everything! I hope you'll participate in the