The Call has gone out far and wide across the universe. The incredible Glass Bead Game is to be played for the first time in a thousand years in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on 6 July 2012, coinciding with the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Essex.
Two great Champions, Boreas Zephyr and Marina Mightier are coming to Essex to compete for the title of 2012 Champion of The Game. In two marathon journeys around the whole county visiting towns and events, each Champion must collect enough giant beads to enable them to play - and win - The Game.
To find out more about Marina Mightier or Boreas Zephyr click on the champion icons above.
Marina: coming from, or of, the sea.
Mightier: having, characterised by, or showing superior power or strength.
Marina Mightier is known for her cunning and her ability to outwit all previous players who have tried to claim her position as reigning champion. She has proved a slippery customer in the past, avoiding all publicity.
Marina will be arriving by boat in Harwich on Friday 18 May, this visit to the county is the first by a reigning champion of The Game. Marina, described as “a veritable sorceress of the sea, and the cleverest woman ever to play the Game” according to ‘Mythical Monthly’, a major universal magazine, has requested that a thousand litres of water a day are made available to her and her entourage.
Marina leaves most of her family behind, on the far side of the universe, but she will bring her little sister along to keep her company. Marina’s hearing isn’t good, which is why she uses an ear trumpet, and her sister often translates for her. Marina has a fondness for Hobnobs, and the salt crystals that gather on her skin and hair are reputed to sparkle in the sun.
Get in touch with Marina:
Her personal Facebook page: facebook.com/marina.mightier
Boreas: The ancient Greek personification of the north wind
Zephyr: The west wind
Boreas Zephyr, nicknamed the Social Messenger because of his fleetness of foot and his fondness for Facebook, will be arriving at Stansted Airport on Tuesday 22 May. We understand that he is expecting to be greeted, with a full ceremonial welcome as was given to President Obama when he touched down at the same airport. Zephyr’s coach is a former champion of the Glass Bead Game himself, and has been protecting his protégé from the glare of the world’s press up until now.
Boreas is known to have shocked other players on his journey to the championship with the speed of his moves and the surprising special effects that he sometimes uses to bamboozle his opponents, but can he keep within the new rules? Journalists and photographers will be welcome at the Arrival of Boreas Zephyr.
Get in touch with Boreas:
His personal Facebook page: facebook.com/boreas.zephyr