The 2021 RFCP Olympics

NORTHERN LIGHTS, UKAHALA—Missed the key moments of our recent tournament? Read on for a recap of the RFCP Olympics!

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After wrapping up our 4th semiannual Feddies award show, the next big thing on the horizon for RFCP seemed unclear. February came, and with it some fresh announcements, such as soldier promotions and new blogs, but nothing quite monumental.

This soon took a blazing turn when a torch was left unattended in #news.  A fire soon broke out in the server, as well as a slew of rumors about what this fire could symbolize.

The conspiracy grew until Uncle Satchmo, the Feddiegate 3.0 MVP, forced a statement from Commander Coolj regarding said torch. The Commander revealed on February 6th that the torch was not an ordinary torch, but the symbol of the Olympics!

The first ever RFCP Olympics would begin on February 8th!

While RFCP has held past army-wide contests such as the Snazzy Summer Contest in 2020, what marked this contest notably different was that soldiers could choose their own team in the same spirit as representing countries in the Olympics. 

The teams were The Bumblenators, led by Col. MicroHam, Team Erat Ipso Sacra, led by Commissar Hamster, Art Club, led by Gen. Anilia, and The Vuvuzela Raiders, led by–you guessed it–Maj. Arne

All four teams were assigned roles and private channels that could only be seen by people with said roles, and of course server Guardians.  Each soldier would be able to choose their team prior (!!!!) to the event in the #polls channel.

A schedule featuring 12 events across 6 days (two every day) accompanied the Olympics. All events took place at either 7:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. EST. A point system was implemented, in which winning a gold medal would earn 300 points, a silver medal would earn 200 points, and a bronze would earn 100 points. All medals and their points would be shared within the team, and the team with the most points would win the Olympics!

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Before the start of the competition, 28 soldiers joined each team. There were 6 soldiers each for The Bumblenators and Team Erat Ipso Sacra, and 9 each for Art Club and The Vuvuzela Raiders. Team Erat Ipso Sacra featured a blue uniform, Art Club wore Pink, The Vuvuzela Raiders wore orange and blue, and The Bumblenators wore sparkly purple–and they even had a logo!

The first event took place on the 8th of February, and it was a fun competition. Naturally, it was won by Art Club, with Anilia claiming the gold medal, while the silver went to Maj. Aqua from the Vuvuzela Raiders, and the bronze medal went to good ol’ Sgt. Krispy, from Team Erat Ipso Sacra. Also I had a stroke while drawing on my phone during the event.

Two hours later, a four-way practice battle took place, which was won by Team Erat Ipso Sacra, followed by The Vuvuzela Raiders, and then the Bumblenators, causing a tie for first place between the Vuvuzela Raiders and Team Erat Ipso Sacra.  This ended Day 1 of the competition with The Bumblenators rock bottom and Art Club in third place.

Day 2 started with the 100 Meter Scroll. While there was a general confusion about how it would play out in the beginning, the rules became more clear during the event.  On the 100 meter scroll website, you had to scroll downwards an excruciatingly long amount. The gold medal went to Aqua, who completed the scroll in just 3 seconds, prompting some controversy, and the silver medal went to his teammate Maj. Randomplayer10, both from the Vuvuzela Raiders, sending them 500 points clear off the top. Uncle Satchmo got a second bronze medal for The Bumblenators.

At 9:00 p.m., soldiers were greeted with another race, this time across Club Penguin Rewritten Island. Participants would race from the Cove all the way up to the Mountain, and then back down again. Agent Stitches was the hero of the round for Team Erat Ipso Sacra, hitting the top 3 twice and earning the Gold Medal. Retired Field Marshal JoshAfter scored a silver for the Vuvuzela Raiders and the Bumblenators received the bronze thanks to MicroHam.

Gunshot! The race begins!

Day 3 started with a tie for last place between Art Club and the Bumblenators, while Team Erat Ipso Sacra sought to dethrone the reigning Vuvuzela Raiders. A wild Jackbox party took place in voice chat at 7:00 p.m. EST, in which the Vuvuzela Raiders lighted the game up, winning 700 points and the gold medal for their efforts, while the Bumblenators won a silver medal, thus beating Art Class for third place, and lastly, Team Erat Ipso Sacra received the bronze medal.

A surfing competition on Ukahala took place 2 hours later, and participants were required to play in competition mode, take a screenshot of their score, and submit said screenshot to Commissar Hamsterlover or Commander Coolj. The deadline was 2:00 p.m. EST the following day to accommodate different time zones. The gold medal went to The Bumblenators, thanks to Colonel MicroHam, earning their first gold medal. The silver went to the Vuvuzela Raiders and the bronze went to Art Club, being their second medal in general.

Day 4 had an intense start with a typing competition from 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST, and you’d think I would do moderately well, being a blogger!  Unfortunately, not the case! The winner was Gen. Anilia from Art Club at a whopping 85 words per minute, followed by Josh from the Vuvuzela Raiders, and Team Erat Ipso Sacra rolled in for a bronze medal. Except we must report, a mysterious user named Rick Riordan beat Josh in one instance…

The Vuvuzela Raiders had already crossed the 2200 points barrier, and a victory for them could finish the other team’s chances at winning the competition, but when a Jet Pack Adventure competition for the highest score rolled around, they got their first bronze medal, as the Bumblenators won the gold, while the silver medal went to Team Erat Ipso Sacra, allowing both of teams to cross the 1100 points threshold, thus tying them for second place.

Day 5 started off with a recruiting competition, where the format changed slightly.  Instead of medals rewarding points to each team, every new soldier recruited would award the recruiter’s team with 100 points!. It lasted for a whopping 48 hours to accommodate the difficulty of recruitment as well as those in various time zones! A server called the RFCP Invite Party with the Userphone bot in it was created to make said efforts easier for teams.  Each team received their own server where they could DM recruit soldiers.

But while it happened, a dancing competition took place in Ukahala two hours after the start of the recruiting contest. The winners were Team Erat Ipso Sacra, thanks to an inspired Hamster bringing 8000 points in, followed by Random from the Vuvuzela Raiders, who didn’t do too bad with 6000 points. 

Day 6 would end the competitions with a sled racing tournament at 9:00 p.m. EST. Team Erat Ipso Sacra brought the heat to Ukahala, as Club Penguin Rewritten’s Sled Racing minigame was still under development (Ukahala 1, CPR 0). They brought the gold medal home, while the Vuvuzela Raiders in typical fashion went home with the silver, and Art Club got a bronze medal.

The Olympics Closing Ceremonies took place the 15th of February at 7:00 p.m. EST, garnering a max of 16 soldiers. The recruit points were tallied up and a count was made. The results? Well, I could tell you what they were, but I’ll let the scores speak for themselves!

Looking past the salad of reactions, the Olympics came to a close, the winners celebrated, and everyone congratulated each other.  The Vuvuzela Raiders had surpassed the competition with a whopping 2700 points!  In second place came Team Erat Ipso Sacra with their 1800 points.  The Bumblenators were in third place with 1100 points, and Art Club painted their way to last place. The Olympics proved to be a great success, raising maxes, bringing in new soldiers, and stood as an example of how RFCP loves friendly competition!  No matter who wins or loses, we always place the importance of our family first! 

What did YOU think about the first ever RFCP Olympics?  Leave us a comment below with your thoughts!

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