Shard of the Week: Archon Back to School Season is Here
Are You Ready for Archon Back to School Season?
An Archon’s school supply list can appear simple enough, a box of pencils here, a quadricorder there…
But studies show 65% percent of Archons live at or below the Æmber poverty level. This is according to data from “Take That, Smartypants”, a Brobnar group that addresses the crucible’s greatest community challenges.
When calculated and analyzed, that simple shopping list can be a set back for any bio-engineering parent.
Often costing as much as much as 140 shards!
I was recently contacted by William Ogopogo, a parent who expressed concern over his child’s supply list from Babble Elementary.
“Cost too high. They say child act up in school, but no can afford collar of subordination.”
So we put it to the test:
4 Digital Binders
3 Packets of Digi-viders
2 Sets of Colored Pencils
1 Biomatrix Calculator
1 Collar of Subordination
3 ‘Key-Colored’ Highlighters
1 Memory Chip
7 Packs of loose-leaf paper
The costs were indeed very high, and all together we spent almost 120 Æmber.
One concerned mother, by the name of Mother, had this to say:
“01001001 00100000 01101011 01101110 01101111 01110111 00100000 01110011 01110000 01101111 01101001 01101100 01100101 01110010 01110011 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100100 01101111 01101110 01110100.”
Her daughter, also named Daughter, chimed in with this valid point:
“01010100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01110010 01110100 01101001 01100011 01100101 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110000 01110010 01101111 01101111 01100110 00101110 00100000.”
And we couldn’t agree more.
That’s not including Æmber costs of other items students are required to buy via the school store.
The costs are adding up, and that’s only for one little rapscal.
But there are some ways to save that won’t break the pocket universe…
Experts say take stock before you leave home. Figure out what you already have, and what you need. Hideaway holes and oubliettes around the house can be tricky, and things easily get lost there.
Other ways include signing up for rewards programs to maximize your rewards.
For example, Pip Pip’s offers five percent back on all purchases.
One scowly caper had this to add:
“Murken’s Emporium has a printing machine that sometimes distributes counterfeit coupons. It’s been saving alot of money for me and my little niff.”
We aren’t sure this is the best way to go. But whatever works for the elves of shadows, right?
It may just be easier to wait until the Septober clearance sales. Keep your list handy and grab any items you still need. Gotta be ready for the new standardized testing this year!
But the most important part… how will the students get to school?
How about with this never before seen spoiler card? It’s sure to them where no students have gone before!
Special thanks to FFG for giving me the opportunity to unveil this incredible new Star Alliance artifact! And thanks to the community for the continued support.
Until next time… one to beam up…