09/18/2021 - 09/19/2021
EMR Event Park – New Milford, PA -
Viper’s own version of the Quest at the first field to ever merge Monty Python and paintball!
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EMR Paintball was the first field to ever combine the zaniness of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ with paintball to create one of the most unique paintball events ever! In 2001, with blessings from Blue himself, Viper Paintball created their own version of this by combining the movie elements with a mission-based scenario system. The result was Viper’s ‘Quest for the Grail” and, over the years, it has become our most requested theme. This year Viper Paintball will be bringing the Quest to the field where the concept of the concept of a Monty Python paintball game was born.
Inhabitants – The castle is inhabited only by women (and/or possibly men in drag), whose life must seem very dull and quiet compared to yours. They are but eight score young blondes, all between sixteen and nineteen-and-a-half, cut off in this castle, with no one to protect them. But enough of that.
What to expect – Scattered about the playing field will be assorted paddles of different colors. When you approach the castle you should display your paddle and let them see what color it is. Their reaction will be based solely on this color. They may attack you, befriend you, offer you hospitality, or possibly even reward you with something valuable. The reaction to these colors will change every hour or so. All of the maidens’ valuables are secured in a vault, so if you expect to be rewarded you should avoid outright attacks.
The Black Knight
Inhabitant – The (moderately) dangerous “Black Knight.”
What to expect – The Black Knight will engage anyone who attempts to pass through his wood. He will continue to fight as long as he is able. The ONLY way to completely subdue him is with a shot to his center torso. Once he is eliminated, he is bound by normal rules of insertion. However, you can hinder him by “shooting off” his limbs. If you shoot him in an appendage he must cease to use it. ie: Shoot him in the left leg and he must hop or stand only on his right. Shoot his right leg and he must sit. Shoot him in his gun hand and he must shoot with the other hand, etc…
The Bridge of Death
Inhabitant – The Bridgekeeper – He is NOT to be fired upon unless he fires at you first! Failure to abide by this will result in disciplinary action.
What to expect – “Bridge of Death” crosses the “Gorge of Eternal Peril.” If you wish to cross you will need to have someone in your party answer three questions. If you answer them correctly you will not only be allowed to cross the bridge freely, but your side will also be awarded game tokens. If you answer incorrectly you will face great peril.
The French Castle
Inhabitants – The offensive Frenchmen
What to expect – You may be taunted, have animals catapulted at you, or both. Feel free to taunt back, or even throw the animals back at them. But, remember; keep it clean, fun, and good-spirited.
The Killer Rabbit – Intermittently throughout the event
What to expect – The Killer Rabbit will be easily recognizable. The only way to eliminate it is with a “Holy Hand Grenade.” These will be located hidden about the field (kind of like Easter Eggs). If you are shot be the Killer Rabbit normal elimination rules apply. If you eliminate the Killer Rabbit you should escort it to the command center and claim your prize. With the “bunch of carrots” prop you can influence his direction of travel by throwing them between him and the direction you wish him to go. After they have been deployed the referee will retrieve them and send them to Central Command.
The Knights who say “NI!”
Inhabitants – A small number of mysterious knights
What to expect – The leader of the knights will be easily recognizable, as he will be twice as tall as the others. The only way to eliminate him is with a head shot (as long as he is in “tall mode”). All others in the group can be eliminated as normal. The choice as to whether to shoot at them or bargain with them (possibly gaining valuable props or information) is up to you (and them).
Tim the Enchanter
What to expect – He makes lots of fire and noise. Oh, and he may have answers to your questions. That is, if you can get his attention and get a straight answer from him.
What to expect – He can be found rolling his cart and calling “Bring out your dead!” If you bring him your dead you just may find that they’re “not dead yet” as he will be able to resurrect players in very limited numbers. He cannot be eliminated. However, if you choose to shoot at him it just may motivate him to be of more assistance to your enemy. Resurrections cost tokens, and the price for a resurrection may vary throughout the game.
You twit! I just said he wasn’t appearing at this event! Now sod off!
Tokens – The referees and NPCs will have special “tokens” that they will hand out as rewards for active, creative roleplaying. These can be cashed in by your commander for extra supplies and other goodies, but are not worth points toward your score. Therefore, the more you interact with the NPCs and “get into the game” the more it will benefit your side.
Coconuts – May be used by anyone, and may be acquired in various ways. When being clapped together (imitating the sound of horses hooves) you are on “horseback” and cannot fire, or be fired upon. (This includes barrel-tagging). Once you stop you must wait five seconds before you can eliminate anyone, but they may fire upon you immediately after you “dismount.” Therefore, we suggest finding an appropriate place to “dismount.” Once you are eliminated you must turn in your coconuts to the nearest referee. NO FAKE COCONUTS. EVENT COCONUTS ONLY!
Holy Hand Grenades – These are the only thing that will take out the Killer Rabbit. (He has nasty, big, pointy teeth!) These may be found on the field, or you may be able to talk some of the NPCs out of them.
- Insult objective (Assault) – All members of your party must shout at least one insult about the objective or its inhabitants (PG rated and family acceptable)
- Abuse objective (Another version of Assault) – All members of your party must approach the objective and physically kick, punch, slap, or otherwise physically attack the bunker (without damaging it)
- Dance a jig (Patrol) – You must travel between each prescribed point for a period of 20 minutes. At least one member of your party must be dancing. You may all dance if you wish. You may also take turns…as long as someone is dancing.
- Fart in their general direction (Snipe) – The prescribed number of players must go to the objective and each, in turn, must turn their hindquarters toward the objective, place their tongue between their lips, and blow very hard so as to mimic the sound of a person passing gas in a very noticeable fashion.
- Tell the other pansies to bugger off (Take & Hold) – You need to secure the area and prevent your opponents from being near the objective. This does not mean that one random enemy player running up and touching it means the mission is a failure. You simply need to have a large number of your own players in the immediate area defending it from enemy control. If the objective is a two story building you cannot enter any taped off portion of the building. (Those are reserved for the NPCs at the objective)
- Sack (Destroy) – Same as usual
- Get Nosey (Recon & Report) – Same as usual
Remember, while you are expected to run your missions as normal, doing so with complete disregard for the NPCs will result in your commander not having tokens to buy supplies. This game will still have Medics (Healers), Engineers (Builders), and Demolitions Techs (Sappers), so they will still need supplies.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Store Opens for Pre-Registration and Registration and Paint Sales
Chrono put out for Self Chrono
Compressed Air & CO2 Stations Open
General’s Meeting at REC CENTER
Compressed Air & CO2 Stations Close 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Rec. Center Closes
NOISE CURFEW – All Generators must be turned off and no Loud Noise Tolerated Anyplace-Let People Sleep
Store Opens for Pre-Registration and Registration and Paint Sales
Chronos, Compressed Air Stations, & CO2 Stations Open
Young Gunz orientation for kids 15 and under in front of main stage by Team Loyalty
Chrono at Rec Center Closes for Safety Orientation and Game Rules
MANDATORY Safety Orientation and Game Rules Given at the STAGE
Scenario Ends for the Day
Rec. Center Closes
All Generators must be turned off and no Loud Noise Tolerated Anyplace-Let People Sleep
Store, Chronos, Compressed Air Station, CO2 Station, and Paint Sales, OPEN
Scenario Resumes Play
Stand Down for Final Battle
FINAL BATTLE BRIEFING AT MAIN STAGE
Awards and Prize Giveaways at the Stage