Aravir notes some changes to Ash Island in his latest journal entry. You'll also find some changes in the river tunnel. Eyes of Puddleby has more on changes from the chaos storm.
Farhope acted as a guide on a recent expedition to the passes. Read about this in Ruen's journal entry for 10 Winter 549.
Norm's bounty on the Juliosaur went uncollected, unfortunately. Read about this and more in the 26 Winter 549 (1/29/03) update to his journal.
Arachnoids have a new look, as shown in Hor's latest journal entry.
Chaos Storm #270 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments. If you don't want to read possible spoilers, please do not read the comments.
The most recent round of polls will soon be closing at the Puddleby Election House. Voters are asked to choose between Haze and Noah, select their least favorite full mystic, and indicate their support for candidates for Puddleby Insurance Commissioner.
Himitsu has updated her journal with some thoughts on why she has chosen to remain a mystic.
Laiy's new portrait, of Phiros and Topaz, is now available.
Is there any other recent art from Puddleby you'd like to see mentioned at TMN? Let me know in the comments.
Spiders invaded the center of Puddleby yesterday, spinning webs and attacking passersby with poisonous bites.
The spiders also hurled egg sacs towards town residents.
Click on the links below for more pictures.
Shrub tries to reason with the spider
Spiders crawl out of the webs and attack
I was invited along on a Rising Claw clan hunt today. Click on the links below to see some images of our trip to the Kismia's Island cove and glacier.
Lundar tells of a healerless hunt in the passes in his latest journal entry.
Ma'Ta Salandra of the Shael Council has posted an update on the new council's plans.
Sielk was invited by Jade to a hunt on Kismia's Island. You can read about the details in his latest journal entry.
Lundar's latest journal entry tells of Squirrel being squired to the Mystic Knight Raldin in the Temple of Falinea.
Hor meets up with a pack of angry t'rools and describes a trip to the Valley in his latest journal entry.
I recently helped on a rescue mission just past Wisher's Gate to save Kintok, who had fallen near the lake. Click on the links below for some pictures of the successful rescue.
Thooms close in to help Kani after vicious Orga attack
Polerand's pet hamsters got out of control and attacked the citizens of Puddleby, causing many casualties. Exiles gathered in the library to recover and receive healing from town healers.
Thanks to Bones for the images. Click on the link below for an enlarged image of the scene in the library.
Before Bawkmas, I helped out on this rescue in the Lava Room at the Dark Temple. The Thooms slowly fished the fallens out with chains, and then we gathered our forces to defeat the liche inside. Click on the links below to view more images.
I recently made a trip out to the secluded vacation spot of Lundar Lake. Fishing is not allowed there, unfortunately.
Poesy's journal entry for 4 Winter 549 has reports on hunting undines and myrms.
Lundar reports on an ELF meeting and subsequent hunts in his most recent journal entry.
A Valley rescue team was itself attacked and required rescue yesterday. Eventually a large rescue force descended into the Valley and helped to save all those fallen. Look below to see more pictures.
Click on the images to enlarge.
Super Chicken has left Puddleby. He may return, as he has done in the past.
Mehan reports: "While hunting on Noth with my hunting group, Falinea's Blade, we came across a little froggie. Nicknamed Herbert, Herbie for short, he worked his way into our hearts. He then proceeded to follow us around, showing a great affinity for the sylvan fighter, Clair. We took him to the pond, to the castle, and finally, to the underground. Sadly, Herbie met his end while bravely defending us from a Tuz'Noth in the underground. We'll miss you Herbie!"
The latest Full Moon Orga Camp Raid ended in failure. No stone was left behind for Zorton. Read more in Azriel's journal entry for 89 Autumn 548.
Hor's latest journal entry contains reports on a game of Capture the Flag and a trip to the Orga Outback.
Bob the Archer has updated his journal with news that he has abandoned the profession of fighter.
Aravir's latest journal entries contain reports on Darshak scouting parties and a trip to the new bear cave. Aravir also helped out with an orga rage, as reported in the 76 Autumn 548 edition of Ruen's journal.
Azriel's journal entry for 84 Autumn 548 describes some memorable moments during a recent hunt on Kismia's Island.
Hor reports on a mystic hunt in his latest journal entry.
Aravir's latest journal entries involve a dawn wendecka and Ayella and Luna performing in town.
Kirth Gersen's journal entry for 72 Autumn 548 includes accounts on hunts on Noth, Kismia's Island, and the Orga Outback.
In her journal entry for 65 Autumn 548, Ruen reports on a rescue on Ash Island, hunting in South Forest, and a gift from Santa Chicken.
In his journal entry for 71 Autumn 548 (1/18/03), Norm critiques the T'rool construction methods in the Noth Underground and reports that he found an uli flower in the Meadow.
Voting for the official name of the snowy area west of the Kismia's Island Cove has begun. You can vote in the Puddleby Election House.
Minja Linfra says, "#290: What is your choice for the name of the KI snowy area? (Vote "e" to vote for not naming it)"
Minja Linfra says, "a: Snowy Cove"
Minja Linfra says, "b: Snowy Dale"
Minja Linfra says, "c: Snowy Glen"
Minja Linfra says, "d: Glacial Cove"
Minja Linfra says, "e: None of the above"
A group of exiles encountered a friendly pony named Mr. Jinx on Kizmia's Isle. The pony seemed rather fond of Manx and followed her throughout the isle, even choosing to help out the party by chaining a fallen Sielk through much of the island till the party could obtain enough healer assistance for him. There is a visionstone available for those who would like a closer view.
Archemar sends along this picture of a Thoomamid in town. He challenges exiles to identify the Thooms in the picture.
Haze has made the Clan Lord Macro Archive available again. Thanks to Haze! The archive has also been added to the list of permanent links on the right side ("Macros" is one of the most commonly searched for phrases on TMN.)
Lundar reports that arrangements are being made to trade teleportation stones to the 'Brions:
"Currently the supporters of the trade are organizing two meetings with the 'Brions. Both will be open to the public to attend. The first meeting will be used to resolve the issue of portal security, and any other issues that exiles may have. The second meeting will be more a ceremony than anything else, during which the stones will be formally handed over to the 'Brions."
Read more about it in the Winds of Dawn Clan Forum.
Those of you interested in music and becoming a bard should be sure to check out Coriakin's Music. Coriakin's pages contain a wealth of information and tutorials. Another valuable resource is Rakster, a library of music maintained by Tonle. Clan Lord Tune Helper is an essential tool for bards and non-bards too.
Himitsu has updated Eyes of Puddleby with information on the latest Chaos Storm. (Some information here may spoil things for those of you looking to find out things on your own, so reader beware.)
In Himitsu Chi's latest journal entry, she reports on a Winds of Dawn clan meeting and shares some thoughts about the Mystic Council.
In his latest journal entry, Hor reports on a skinning contest including him and other exiles. Exiles can organize such contests with Skorr Brightfur on West Beach.
Azriel's journal entry for 60 Autumn 548 describes in detail a hunt on Kismia's Island that ended with the coming of today's Chaos Storm.
Chaos Storm #268 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments. If you don't want to read possible spoilers, please do not read the comments.
I'm pleased to announce that Kiriel D'Sol and Odesseus have joined the staff of the ThoomCare Media Network as contributors. Thanks to both of them for agreeing to help out.
Poesy's latest journal entry (15 Autumn 548) describes her trip to the Drake Den and to the bear cave of Northwest Forest.
Azriel reports in his latest journal entry (56 Autumn 548) on a visit to Kizmia's Isle and his attempts to learn the newly in-demand path north of the whirlpool.
I had a little accident on the way to rescue Odesseus in the New Bear Cave. Thanks to Devil, Raiine, Astor and Caelith for some much-needed help.
Lundar has an extensive report on the ELF versus OWE Dun'ilsar in his most recent journal entry.
A large battle was fought today with the Darshak at sea and on Ash Island.
Hor has a report on today's events.
Aravir has a report on the battle also.
Update (January 13, 2003):
Lundar now has a report on the Darshak Horde event.
Ruen has a report in her journal entry for 48 Autumn 548.
Lundar reports on a successful FMOCR in his latest journal entry.
Norm has placed a 1000 coin bounty on the Juliosaur. Read about it in his journal entry for 42 Autumn 548 (1/11/03).
Bounties do not last forever, so you might want to start hunting Juliosaur sooner rather than later.
Kirth Gersen reports in his journal entry for 43 Autumn 548 on a gift he recently received, a trip to the ethereal plane, and the grief he recently received when he started wearing some inexpensive clothing.
Azriel's journal entry for 38 Autumn 548 contains some thoughts on the recent changes to the Coliseum. "It was fun, but less fun than it has been in the past," he says.
TMN is pleased to host the official (Pengy-approved) naming contest for the snowy area just past the Kismia's Island cove.
Please submit your nominations for a name in the comments. Nominations for names will be open through Tuesday, January 14. After that, a poll will be conducted to determine the most popular name, and the winning name will become the official name.
Hor's latest journal entry features a chain rescue by Kintok.
Azriel reports in his latest journal entry (34 Autumn 548) on a slight setback in his training of others and on a nostalgic coin-hunting tour.
Breaking news: Juliosaur is in town center, in Mai's Garden. Exiles are engaged in battle with it.
Update: exiles surrounded it in Mai's Garden, and damaged it to more than 50% of its health. At that point it burrowed into the ground and escaped.
Aravir has more on the attack of the Juliosaur.
Kirth Gersen offers a report on his recent hunts, including trips to the Valley and Melabrion's Island, in his journal entry for 34 Autumn 548.
Ruen's journal entry for 19 Autumn 548 contains an account of her joining E'las Loth'mon Ferindril.
In his journal entry for 27 Autumn 548, Kirth Gersen reports on reaching a new level with his Horus training.
Lundar reports on an ELF meeting and hunt on Dal'Noth Isle in his latest journal entry.
In his latest journal entry, Hor hunts potatoes and joins up with a Valley hunt (seen above.)
Ruen reports in her journal entry for 15 Autumn 548 on winning an auction and going on a successful hunt.
Bones the Thoom sent along some pictures of a recent Thoom Council meeting. To see more, read below.
The assembled Thooms answered questions from exiles in town center and discussed Thoom business.
Unfortunately, Thoom Council attendance has declined in recent years, as the number of exiles in Puddleby seems to be shrinking. Past meetings were often significantly larger, as can be seen in this old picture from the TMN archives:
Summer 541 Thoom Council Meeting
Led Boots sends along these impressions of life as a new mystic. Look below to see more.
Top: Business as usual in town.
Bottom: Led Boots finds killer birds blocking his path to Pyr's hut.
In her journal entry for 8 Autumn 548, Ruen writes of training with Xepel the Aqua-Sylvan and of the difficulties of matching the size of a hunting group with the challenges presented by different hunting grounds.
Poesy is now sharing her journal with her foster sister Peony. Peony has a new entry up for 13 Autumn 548.
Lundar has two new journal entries:
1) An investigation of the drake den in the wake of the recent town center drake attack
2) An ELF hunt encounters many swamp ferals
Himitsu reports on a Winds of Dawn meeting in the Snowy Grove in her latest journal entry.
Aravir's latest journal entries concern Groar and a wandering greymyr.
Azriel's journal entries for 6-7 Autumn 548 include extensive accounts of hunts on Kismia Island (with a Saber Owl sighting) and Hatred Hollow, as well some interesting new observations about fighter training.
ThoomCare member Larno has been made a Knight by Sleipnir.
"Sir Larno, Knight of the Fish of the True and Gentle Knighthood"
Drablak's latest journal entry describes a trip to the Valley and his new membership in the Sun Dragon Clan.
A drake attacked three exiles in the center of Puddleby yesterday. All three were scooped up in the drake's claws and carried away to his lair on Devil's Island. A rescue party gathered to save the exiles from what appeared to be the drake's plans to eat them.
It is highly unusual for a drake to be bold enough to attack the center of town in this fashion.
For more pictures, see below.
I recently participated in a hunt/rescue at the cove on the east side of Kismia's Island. Elise was trapped for a while behind some kudzu during some particularly strong lyfe attacks. More pictures are below; click on the images to enlarge.
Drablak has two new journal entries: one is a retrospective of recent events, and the other has the story of Bawkmas as told by Keemhan.
Poesy has a new journal. Recent entries describe the Bawkmas celebrations and hunts in the Snowy Dale. Poesy's journal has been added to the list of permanent journal links on the right side of TMN.
Rael the Squonk sent along this commentary on changing shoe fashions in Puddleby.
Rincewind sent the following report to TMN:
"Saw this birdy flying around south of the trees on Alice's beach on Kismia's Island soon after the last chaos storm. Never seen anything like it before; alas, we could not get a name for it."
Aravir reports on a skristal available for raffle in his latest journal entry.
Ruen's latest journal entry ("Bawkmas 548") provides details of her adventures over the Bawkmas holiday. Seen above: Ayella shows her new Starbuck harp to TMN affliates Kirth Gersen and Ruen. Mr. Gersen has turned his charm up to 11 for the occasion.
Norm reports on an Axell sighting and on a rescue in the lava room in his journal entry for 2 Autumn 548 (1/1/03).
Hor's latest journal entry offers reports on hunting Melabrion's Isle.