June 30, 2003
Unanswered Mirror Questions

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In his journal entry for 17 Autumn 550 (6/30/03), Norm addresses some of the unsolved mysteries surrounding the recent mirror opening:

The big news recently has to be the "reopening" of the South Forest mirror, although I'm still a bit unclear on how or why this has suddenly happened. There were a number of reports posted in various places about how the mirror was open once again, it seems that the key was that magical cloud that I mentioned before, when it was near the mirror's location the mirror would begin to shimmer, and when the cloud was directly overhead then exiles could pass through the mirror and reach an area on the cloud itself, complete with two mirrors, caves, ice and snow, and several edges where you can view the land below and (if not careful) plummet to your death. As if this were not all, new portals were discovered (I'm not sure where, perhaps on the cloud itself?) that provide instant transportation between two points in the lands, and the portals can be moved about by exiles. I have not yet been able to pass through the mirror myself (the cloud has wandered off and was lost in the Tanglewood last I saw), but using the portal I was able to visit the cloud-land once, where I tangled with polar bears and snow mahas.

What are your thoughts on the opening of the mirror? Why is it open now? How was it opened?

Posted by Para at 06:07 PM
Lundar Mauled

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Lundar reports on a trip by ELF to the Dark Cloud in his latest journal entry. Lundar "bearly" survived this trip, and accurately points out that ThoomCare does NOT recommend stepping off or flinging yourself off the Dark Cloud.

Posted by Para at 05:52 PM
Conaria Shows Skea Skills

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Hor has a report in his latest journal entry on some coin-hunting trips.

Posted by Para at 05:39 PM
Pit on Dark Cloud

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In his latest journal entry, Azriel has a report on a pit discovered in the land of the Dark Cloud.

Posted by Para at 05:32 PM
June 29, 2003
Fayack Passes Second Circle

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Recently returned ThoomCare healer Fayack has already become a second circle healer.

Posted by Para at 02:54 PM
Thoom Party

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A recent Thoom party in Town Center was the cause of a number of interesting Thoom and exile formations. Thanks to Bones, Dandelion, Merlisk, and several others (I lost track, there were so many!) who submitted images.

Thoomamid

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The thoomline was out of practice

Fish

Posted by Para at 01:19 PM
WarChild Passes Fifth

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WarChild has passed the fifth circle fighters' test. Congratulations!

Posted by Para at 12:38 PM
Up Where the Air Is Thin

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Sagramor has sent to TMN his new map of the lands on top of the Dark Cloud. Thanks to Sagramor and Tserr'tsee for preparing this map. Click on the link below to view the full map, updated to version 1.1:

Map: Up Where the Air Is Thin

Posted by Para at 01:07 AM
June 28, 2003
Gunslinger Reports on Portals

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Gunslinger sent the following report on the portals to TMN:

Gunslinger reporting in with info on the teleportals.

This morning there were exiles falling all over the place to a "Tremendous Impact". I had to find out what the commotion was all about at the mirror in South Forest. Upon arriving in the mirror snell I found some badly fallen exiles and a strange purple sparkling. I tried to get through the sparklies and was frozen in my spot after a few seconds. A few seconds after that, I was taken from full health down to low red and thereafter teleported to a strange snell I've never seen before with the same sparklies, except they were yellow. The snell was surrounded on north, east, and south by a fence and to the west by a running brook. In the northwest corner of the snell there was an odd white cloud hovering. When approached you could see a far way down to land from a great height. A bunch of exiles decided that skydiving would be fun but neglected to bring a parachute with them. These were the folks falling from the sky into various places, like the marsh, with a tremendous impact.

After a short time, we found we could move the portal around by running through it and getting as far as you could before you froze in your spot and teleported, the sparklies following you. Mjollnir and myself began the proccess of moving the teleportal to town, joined later by Sunoril who also assisted us. We managed to get the teleport to the west of the south forest hospital and the green sparklies in the odd cloud snell appeared in the outpost area. Eventually we got it all the way to the garden. Took about (OOC) a half hour to do this. So, when entering the purple you would be ported to yellow and vice-versa.

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The following is some information I was able to determine through some experimentation (in no particular order):

1. the portals are in our control as far as their position is concerned
2. training Mentus will help in not taking damage when using the portals (I have 10 Mentus and it is not enough, WormTongue has 25 Mentus and doesn't get hurt so i assume 20-25 is enough)
3. if you have no Mentus the portal will take your health to low red (it does mine at least)...but, upon going into the portal already on low red you will not fall
4. after using the portal you time-out, meaning that you can not get back right away; there is a 17 second delay
5. when you enter the portal you freeze in your spot after about 3-4 seconds, then you are stuck in place for 8 seconds before you port to the other side (then the 17 second delay)
6. if there is a person using the portal on one end and someone else is using it on the other, the first person in gets queued at the edge of the snell till there is space for them at the portal (it looks like one exile turning into another)

I'll report anything else I find about it as it arises.

In the meantime I believe a committee needs to be established in order to determine the best postion for each of the teleportals. As of now, there is no way to anchor them down to any particular spot.

Hands On!!
Gunslinger

Posted by Para at 05:06 AM
Darshaks and Ruen

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Ruen reports on a Darkshak invasion of Puddleby in her journal entry for 65 Summer 550.

Posted by Para at 04:47 AM
Hor at the Vermine Tree

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Hor recently paid another trip to the Vermine Tree. Read about it in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 04:38 AM
Snowy Massacre

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Aravir has a a couple of reports on the Dark Cloud. His first report describes the mirrors and portals associated with the cloud. His second report tells of a recent massacre in a snowy area in the cloud.

Posted by Para at 04:26 AM
June 25, 2003
Mirror-watching with Azriel

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Azriel reports on mirror-watching (everyone's doing it!) and on getting a Swengus ledger in his most recent journal entries.

Posted by Para at 12:20 AM
June 23, 2003
Party at Mirror

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Exiles are gathering in large numbers at the Mirror Circle waiting for the Dark Cloud to pass overhead.

Posted by Para at 08:43 PM
Portal in Falinea's Garden

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A portal has appeared in Falinea's Garden. This portal will take you to the South Forest Outpost, north of the ThoomCare Hospital. Thanks to WormTounge for the tip.

Posted by Para at 08:28 PM
Mirror Takes You to the Cloud

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J'nder sent TMN the following report:

A brief note. The mirror in South Forest opens when the Dark Cloud is directly overhead. The mirror takes you to the cloud. Once you've been in you can re-enter at will. People can be chained in also, but they can't re-enter unless they are chained again or the cloud is directly overhead.

When the cloud is close the mirror shimmers.

There's a lot of varied terrain up there with beasties similar to those you'd find in South Forest.

If you fall off the edge you'll end up PND.

Thorin was first to discover this place. There's a huge stone "J" on the cloud!

Posted by Para at 08:06 PM
Mirror Opens

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Breaking News

Apparently the mirror opens when the Dark Cloud is overhead. And once you enter the first time, you can enter again without the presence of the Dark Cloud. More reports forthcoming soon; please leave further information in the comments.

Posted by Para at 07:49 PM
June 22, 2003
Research of Cear'vae

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Cear'vae is conducting some research on how creatures react to certain substances. Exiles can help his research by visiting him in the basement of the healers' temple and volunteering to show the sample to various creatures. Bring a bottle.

Thanks to Liolel for this tip to TMN.

Posted by Para at 12:15 PM
June 21, 2003
Coriakin's Composing Contest #5

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Coriakin is holding a composing contest for casserole. Winner gets a steel pot. Bard quaestors are invited to enter. Find out more here:

http://www.reed.edu/~feigec/contest5.html

Posted by Para at 10:32 AM
Noids, Pathfinding, and a Cloud

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Aravir has news today of some new paths in South Forest (east field, safe trees) and of Jade Noids, Darshak, and the Dark Cloud.

Posted by Para at 09:01 AM
Dark Cloud an Ether Leakage?

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Norm has updated his journal for 67 Summer 550 (6/20/03) with news of Viola assembling an earthstone, the new Jade Noids cavern, and some thoughts on the mysterious Dark Cloud.

Posted by Para at 07:46 AM
Dark Cloud

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Babajaga has updated her journal with news of a "Dark Cloud" moving over Puddleby. Some say it is a type of ethereal anomaly.

Posted by Para at 07:40 AM
June 19, 2003
Hor Visits Portal

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Hor has a report on a visit to the Ethereal Portal in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 04:00 PM
Halfling Makeover

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Halflings are showing off a possible new look in the Fairgrounds. What do you think?

Posted by Para at 03:27 PM
June 18, 2003
Chaos Storm #290

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Chaos Storm #290 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.

Posted by Para at 10:25 PM
Fishwinkle Joins ThoomCare

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Congratulations to the newest member of ThoomCare: Fishwinkle!

Posted by Para at 10:20 PM
Wangah Rah's Research Continues

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Wangah Rah has updated his journal for 53 Summer 550 with reports on his research on orgas and on the ethereal plane.

Posted by Para at 10:07 PM
Viola Becomes Champion

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Azriel has news on Puddleby's first Champion, Viola. Check out Azriel's journal entry for 59 Summer 550 for an interview and links to visionstones.

Posted by Para at 09:48 PM
A Most Valiant Thoom

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Babajaga has updated her journal with reports on trips to Jade Noids and Melabrion's Island. Please note the compliment given to ThoomCare member Sausage in the line of duty.

Posted by Para at 09:38 PM
June 17, 2003
Sun Wyrm Hunting

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I helped out on a recent Sun Wyrm hunt in the Rocky Cavern.

Posted by Para at 06:30 PM
Vermine in the Bakery

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Aravir reports on a vermine infestation in the bakery in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 06:26 PM
June 16, 2003
Refareus vs. Sun Wyrms

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Jazz sent TMN some news of Refareus defeating three Sun Wyrms in the Arena.

A visionstone of this impressive feat is also available.

Posted by Para at 05:56 PM
Scarmis Rage (Polerand to Blame?)

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Aravir has a report on a rescue of Polerand that turned into a bloody battle with Scarmis on Ash Island.

Posted by Para at 05:24 PM
Slime Time with Hor

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Hor reports on trips to the Slime Cave and the Vermine Tree in his latest journal entry.

In other slime-related news, Azriel's latest journal entry concerns a recent slime invasion.

Posted by Para at 05:14 PM
Drablak Reports on the Ethereal Portal

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Drablak's most recent journal entry features a report on the Ethereal Portal provided by the 'Brion brothers.

Posted by Para at 05:02 PM
June 15, 2003
Myrm Rampage

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Aravir's latest journal entry contains an account of a recent myrm attack and rampage.

Ruen also has a report on the myrm rampage in her journal entry for 48 Summer 550.

Posted by Para at 08:31 PM
June 14, 2003
Return of Babajaga

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Babajaga has finally left the library. She seems to be looking somewhat like Prue these days. Thanks to Althea for the images.

Babajaga has updated her journal.

Posted by Para at 06:36 PM
Eldon GM in Fairgrounds

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Mac sent TMN a transcript of a recent chat with Eldon GM in the fairgrounds. An edited version is available below.

New Islands

Mac says, "hi Eldon"
Eldon GM is a Human, is male, is a Fighter, and is not wearing the symbol of any clan.
He is holding a greatsword and a wooden shield, and he is wearing a sungem and an Ethereal Amulet.
You concentrate on sending your message to Rincewind.
You think to Rincewind, "Eldon very quiet in the fairgrounds!"
Rincewind says, "hello Eldon"
(Eldon GM waves)
Mac ponders, "what's the shimmering?"
Eldon GM says, "Just popping in to say hi. Nothing really to say"
(Mac smiles)
Mac says, "thatís nice :)"
Eldon GM says, "I've been accused of worse. :)"
Mac says, "heh"
(Rincewind grins)
Mac asks, "nothing interesting to tease us with then?"
(Eldon GM waves)
Eldon GM says, "Well..."
Eldon GM says, "I did add over 10 new monsters last update for my new island"
Mac says, "oh"
Mac asks, "whenís that coming?"
Eldon GM says, "Bad news is that I hate doing NPC dialogs :)"
Mac says, "heh"
Daimoth ponders, "Aw, it sounds fun."
Eldon GM asks, "I mean, what do you say after the 5th NPC?"
Eldon GM says, "I wanted to create a village of people."
Mac exclaims, "so you have 10 new monsters!"
Eldon GM says, "I didn't realize I had to create a village of people :)"
(Mac smiles)
Mac says, "tell us more about the isle then :)"
Mac says, "and the new critters ;)"
Eldon GM says, "So, I decided that I'll just put hidden messages in the dialog to ensure everyone has to read all I wrote. :)"
(Skyraker waves.)
(Eldon GM waves.)
Skyraker asks, "what's going on today?"
Eldon GM ponders, "Kind of slow response for me today, so excuse my slowness"
Makhno ponders, "Which Island is that?"
Eldon GM says, "New place? Hrm....what I can tell you about it without spoiling the fun..."
Eldon GM says, "It's a primitive place. Much more so than Puddleby"
Mac asks, "maybe you can tell us about 1 or 2 off the creatures we might encounter?"
Yor says, "Strim."
(Eldon GM waves)
Eldon GM says, "They just discovered metal weapons."
Makhno ponders, "If it's as ready as Peaceton then we might see it in 5 OOC years or so."
Eldon GM says, "Unless I get hit by a bus, it won't take 5 OOC years"
Yor thinks to you, "cool =)"
Eldon GM says, "That's not for me to say. Peaceton's readiness is/was irrelevant to its opening."
Daimoth says, "New island, apparently..."
Makhno ponders, "And Bran is no longer in tha land"
Eldon GM says, "Joe didn't want such a small population divided over an even larger world than it already is."
Eldon GM says, "Feel free to rant on the Sentinel about how Joe won't market CL :)"
Eldon GM says, "I don't need to hear it now"
(Skyraker chuckles)
(Athala grins)
Makhno ponders, "Too bad, I wanted to play on the church's organ."
Eldon GM ponders, "Especially since I've told him the same thing :)"
Eldon GM ponders, "I think"
Eldon GM says, "Anyway, the new island will be mostly for midlevels."
Eldon GM says, "Some players won't like that"
Skyraker asks, "what's 'midlevels'?"
Eldon GM says, "3-4 circlers"
Viola ponders, "hmm"
Eldon GM says, "Well..."
Eldon GM says, "There will be 3 areas for high levels"
Mjollnir says, "ooooh"
Eldon GM says, "But..."
Farb says, "they're inverted"
Yor says, "Michael will like that."
(Yor grins)
Eldon GM says, "But, contrary to what's requested in the NG, it will require healer(s) and/or mystics"
Mjollnir says, "he might not like the but though"
Eldon GM says, "And it will be risky"
Mjollnir says, "he definately wonít if it requires mystics"
Farb says, "risky frisky"
Eldon GM says, "C'est la vie."
Mac ponders, "will it be worth the *&^$£ risk to quote someone ;)"
Eldon GM says, "It'll be fun"
Makhno asks, "will it be places that take more than 3 hours to go and come back?"
Eldon GM says, "Nah"
Mac ponders, "i hope not that long :("
Eldon GM says, "Assuming you can get in and live, you can leave quickly"
Mjollnir says, "sounds exciting"
Eldon GM says, "/depart is quick too :)"
Yor says, "I like risk/challenge that requires cooperastive group effort."
(Mac nods)
Yor says, "hehe"
Eldon GM says, "In fact, I'll be very disappointed if people live the first go around"
Eldon GM ponders, "Note: more vermine"
Viola ponders, "like when Noth opened :D"
Mjollnir asks, "there are rewards beyond exp/coins?"
Eldon GM says, "Hrmm..."
Makhno ponders, "and some death spriggins"
Eldon GM asks, "Like what?"
Farb says, "negative reinforcers"
Mjollnir ponders, "spriggins that donít just lighten your purse but march you to the nearest ATM"
Eldon GM says, "I think we need some megaSpriggens"
Mjollnir says, "nah the ones that got horked in the storm are bad enough"
Eldon GM says, "I won't tell you that. :)"
Eldon GM says, "In part, I'm not done with the code."
Farb ponders, "Spriggin Giants??"
(Skyraker shrugs and nods)
Mjollnir ponders, "giant Malkors"
Eldon GM says, "Well, I *am* done, but the server doesn't think so :)"
(Mjollnir shuggers)
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
Makhno ponders, "vorpal spriggins"
Yor says, "so "soon"? =)"
Eldon GM says, "hrmm..."
Ragin' Cajun ponders, "heh, Saulte..."
Eldon GM says, "Yeah..."
(Yor nods.)
Mjollnir says, "is this new area going to be one where the first group there gets a special thing? like the shovels with the foothills?"
Eldon GM says, "I could open the first part quickly, but during the last Fairground talk,"
Eldon GM says, "the players wanted it all at once"
Yor asks, "Gonna be an "event" to unveil it or will it just appear?"
Eldon GM says, "So, I decided to finish it up to 99% before completing"
(Yor nods.)
Del'Arus ponders, "players always want everything at once :)"
Eldon GM says, "So,that's taking me longer :)"
Eldon GM says, "I haven't decided, Yor"
Makhno says, "and hide it a bit too. maybe add some ocean snell to make it harder to find"
Yor asks, "Will you finally use one of those long, unused islands or brand new one?"
Eldon GM says, "Yes, Yor :)"
(Yor smiles.)
Yor says, "Drahm Jung."

Exile-created Islands

Mjollnir asks, "Eldon what do you think of the idea on the newsgroup about exiles creating their own islands?"
Eldon GM says, "I've been thinking on that"
Skyraker ponders, "sounds tricky"
Athala ponders, "oooh!"
Eldon GM says, "The hard part is the ranks aspect"
Eldon GM says, "Making areas is 'easy'"
Eldon GM says, "Creating balanced spawns and risks are the 'other 90%'"
Mac ponders, "it wasnít going to give exp if i remember right, the player isles just be for fun."
Athala ponders, "Sorry."
Yor says, "You'd probably get alot of junk but I'm sure a few talented people would submit something worthwhile."
Mjollnir says, "you could make everything in the island of no experience then give no penalty for departing, a no win no lose situation"
Eldon GM asks, "So, you go there and a 'copy' of yourself is made?"
Mjollnir says, "something like that yeah"
(Mac nods)
Eldon GM asks, "So, everything gained and lost is thrown away?"
Skyraker ponders, "no win, no lose, no fun?"
Makhno asks, "something lika "wild thursday Island" ?"
Eldon GM says, "Sounds interesting"
Mac says, "something so people couldnít make loads of coins there, just have fun in wierd isles"
Eldon GM says, "Hopefully, it could be done sooner than the Mac port of NWN :)"
Mjollnir says, "then every 6 months or something you could hold a competition, everybody submits an island and the best one gets made real"
Yor says, "lol"
(Viola giggles)
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
Farb says, "CL port of NWN :D"
Mac says, "yeah i like that idea, Iímm sure between all that play you'd get one good isle ;)"
Viola ponders, "someone already made a NWN CL module"
Mjollnir says, "and rather than just GMs have a panel of GMs and players to vote on areas"
Eldon GM says, "It would have the added effect of allowing people to see how difficult it is to do things"
Farb ponders, "heh, cool!"
Mjollnir says, "heh"
Eldon GM says, "I'd love to see some of the top complainer's areas :)"
Eldon GM says, "I'd love to see some of the top complainers' areas :)"
Eldon GM says, "I'd go there and /bug things full of curse words and send it to them :)"
Yor says, "I want no part of area design. I don't envy the job. =)"
Mjollnir asks, "how would bugging work, would it get emailed to the creator?"
Eldon GM says, "I guess that's an area we'd have to modify CL to handle"
Mjollnir says, "Iíd imagine there are all sorts of things watched over by GMs that we just take for granted"
Eldon GM says, "All of the statistic gathering scripts..."
Eldon GM asks, "Think people would pay for the privilege to create?"
Mjollnir says, "probably yes"
Mac ponders, "possibly"
(McBain chuckles)
Skyraker says, "hmm"
Mac ponders, "I would"
(Athala nods)
Ragin' Cajun says, "heh, I am uncreative. So... I would not pay anything. "
Eldon GM ponders, "Not like Joe cares about the money..."
Skyraker says, "depends on the restrictions"
Mjollnir says, "if they were really serious about possibly getting their areas into the game"
McBain says, "Depends on how restrictive you were on adding the designed stuff"
Ragin' Cajun ponders, "sorta like building codes?"
Eldon GM says, "Well, if it's 'free' area (no permanent scoring of ranks), you could do what you want"
Eldon GM says, "Assuming that's what it would be"
Eldon GM says, "Well, until an area would be accepted, I think it should be totally independent"
Eldon GM says, "Nothing would count"
McBain says, "Opening an area to players and making it 'no count' means if it was released players would probbaly know it from head to toe and take away the challenge"
Mac asks, "any movement on getting the MG or OB weapons available?"
Eldon GM says, "Yes, all that exists in the image file."
Dr Funky says, "and some weird people riding frogs"
Eldon GM says, "And shame on you for snooping"
(Athala giggles)
Mjollnir says, "heh"
(Ragin' Cajun chuckles)

Unresolved Quests

Viola asks, "Eldon, what do you think of the champion "ore hogging" quest?"
Dr Funky asks, "so why can't we shoot arrows at the darshak?"
Mac ponders, "frog riding!"
Ragin' Cajun ponders, "Viola is guilty!"
McBain says, "hrm"
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
(Mac looks for the image editing app)
Mjollnir asks, "what ever happened to those big pink dinosaurs you used to see in the zoo all the time?"
(Malkor envisions a 30-sn'ell spriggin palace complex with patrolling greater deaths for his submission.)
Hista says, "wasn't there a posting in newsgroup about that some time ago and the answer was: Talk to AnnGM. She gave an answer how to help GMs in imo 4 Steps of importance"
Eldon GM says, "I think there may be other ways of doing that 'quest'"
Eldon GM asks, "4 steps?"
Viola says, "seems running passes for ore is the way to get an earthstone :\"
Eldon GM says, "Sorry, reword that Hista"
Dr Funky says, "we need grey hair"
Eldon GM says, "I don't"
Mjollnir says, "until Arena Master returns and tells us what weve been doing wrong"
Dr Funky says, "I do"
Hista says, "4 ways to help. i cannot remember all but some were scripting and mapmaking"
Eldon GM asks, "You sure?"
Dr Funky says, "yeah"
Mjollnir says, "oh the so you want to help make Clanlord post on the sentinel"
Hista says, "and imo nobody talked to her"
Eldon GM asks, "I mean, are you sure that Arena Master is needed to pass?"
Mjollnir says, "no but i figured he'd be able to tell us where we were going wrong"
Viola says, "I know he is not"
McBain says, "Think they meant he could give more info"
Dr Funky says, "well he's conveyed the only information about champions so far"
Eldon GM asks, "Remember when we talked recently about how some GMs like involved quests?"
Mjollnir says, "he told us they were a quest reward from Master somebody or other"
Mjollnir says, "Martlet I think"
Mac ponders, "player driven?"
Hista says, "Areana Master is looking for Master Martlet"
Mjollnir says, "no heís looking for the Lady beneath to reverse her curse"
Eldon GM says, "I'll defer those Q's to Joe"
Malkor asks, "What do you need to become a Champion besides the book, bell, and candle?"
Eldon GM says, "I don't want to step on his toes"
Hista says, "and Lady Beneatzh was sending him the snakes as curse because he stole something"
(Mac grins)
Ragin' Cajun says, "Haha"
(Malkor gasps.)
Skyraker says, "book, bell, and candle? hahahaha"
McBain ponders, "Joe needs to work on rangers!"
Mjollnir says, "he stone the atkite and the darkite from her"
Hista says, "yes"
Dr Funky says, "and blood mages"
Ragin' Cajun ponders, "no, bloodmages!"
Malkor ponders, "Aw."
Hista says, "thats it"
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
McBain exclaims, "Go step on his toes and tell him to work on rangers!"
Pide Piper thinks, "Rincewind has fallen to a Hunter's Lyfelidae, anybody helping him"
Dr Funky says, "and blood mages"
Eldon GM says, "My understanding is that everything is currently in that is needed."
SnowLion exclaims, "Aw, Malkor lost his lucky charms!"
Mjollnir says, "strangely enough our blacksmiths now know how to refine ites without ever talking to him"
J'jh thinks, "hes ok (-:"
(Malkor watches his riches vanish before his eyes.)
Rincewind thinks, "no....where are you all! ?"
Eldon GM says, "We fussed at the GMs that had unresolved quests."
Noa ponders, "How rich is Malkor?"
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
Eldon GM says, "Joe said it was all in"
Dr Funky says, "too rich"
Sincah ponders, "That's a lot of GMs"
Ragin' Cajun asks, "bloodmages?"
Mjollnir ponders, "weve heard that one before"
Eldon GM says, "BloodMages will be last from what I heard"
Sincah ponders, "In * working"
Ragin' Cajun says, "ah"
SnowLion says, "Ya, thought so"
Mac ponders, "mirrors quest active still too?"
Ragin' Cajun ponders, "saving the BEST for last! :)"
Hista asks, "Champion stuff is all in?"
Eldon GM says, "Rangers...well, it's not in because it's not 100% done"
Hista says, "not all subclasses that is"
(SnowLion smiles.)
Viola says, "not all, Hista"
Mjollnir asks, "hows work going on the healer Sub Classes?"
Hista says, "just Champs"
Noa asks, "How about mystic subclasses?"
Malkor asks, "Eldon, is it true that beyond the mirror lies an earthstone storeroom?"
Dr Funky says, "and a fifth circle healer test"
Ragin' Cajun says, "haha"
Eldon GM says, "To my knowledge, healer subclasses are planned but not being worked on"
Mjollnir says, "bah"
Dr Funky asks, "what are they?"
Ragin' Cajun asks, "what would healer subclasses be?"
Sincah ponders, "Better be a sexy subclass"
Eldon GM says, "No clue"
Dr Funky says, "oy"
Hista says, "Eldon: personaly I did not find any clue how to find earthstones beside letting it refine in the fighter hall."
Noa asks, "Drug Lord?"
(Athala grins)
Eldon GM says, "Moon/moon, moon/sun, moon/earth :)"
Ragin' Cajun says, "ahaha"
Hista says, "or a way to make it go faster and with less ore"
Mjollnir says, "so not related to training styles then"
McBain says, "I'd guess they will open it to suggestions, like with fihter subclasses"
Dr Funky says, "the truth is revealed"
Eldon GM says, "I spoke to MirrorGM recently"
Mjollnir ponders, "i wonder if healers and fighters will get to input about the Mystic subclasses"
McBain says, "did it take long to wake em up? heh"
Eldon GM says, "I told him that his quest was too obscure :)"
Yor asks, "he's alive?"
Mac says, "heh"
Sincah says, "Good."
Mjollnir says, "thats putting it mildly"
(Yor grins)
Makhno ponders, "MirrorGM MirrorGm on the wall, tell me ∑"
(Malkor grins.)
Athala says, "=)"
Sincah ponders, "MirrorGM is probably Teeny from the Simpsons ... damn"
Eldon GM says, "I'm hoping that spurred him to put alternative methods in"
(McBain chuckles)
Hista ponders, "Obscure... that was a hint!"
Ragin' Cajun says, "If we get some kinda clue while trying to open it, we can figure it out eventually."
Malkor says, "Give us a reason to devote ourselves to the problem of the mirrors again."
(Yor): This quest seems impassable.
Eldon GM says, "We'll see."
(Malkor laughs.)
(Hista snips with her finger)
McBain asks, "How about nothGM?"
Mjollnir says, "its probably standing on one leg wearing nothing but a feather and sacrifying a goat on the full moon that does it"
(Yor grins)
Malkor says, "Will it be possible for people to complete the Champion quest without knowing how they did it? That would be lame."
Mac says, "heh"
Ragin' Cajun says, "haha"
Eldon GM says, "I think Polerand has all the answers. I blame him."
Athala says, "=)"
(SnowLion grins)
Noa ponders, "Who has an earthstone?"
Dr Funky says, "exactly"
Yor ponders, "Polerand!#!#"
Ragin' Cajun says, "Or convincing Snowlion to put on Slyph's chain mail bikini that would open it. :)"

Eldon Pushes the Wrong Buttons

Mjollnir says, "heh"
SnowLion says, "erk"
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
(Yor laughs.)
Eldon GM says, "Oh my"
Sincah ponders, "Uh oh"
Sincah ponders, "Bah"
(Sincah coughs.)
(Malkor raises an eyebrow.)
Dr Funky says, "this could get ugly quick"
Mjollnir ponders, "i think that killed everybody"
Ragin' Cajun says, "haha"
(Noa lowers an eyebrow.)
Athala says, "You know what might be fun? ... *grins* Is if we had a swimming pool. =)"
Sincah ponders, "Lava pool"
Mjollnir says, "weíd have to learn how to swim then"
Typ says, "ah long time no see Eldon GM"
Eldon GM says, "You have a Bath House"
(Athala nods)
Dr Funky says, "he's going to start shooting lightning any second"
Athala says, "true."
Noa says, "There is a swimming pool..."
Hista says, "and an pool"
Mjollnir says, "yeah strangely enough though you lie on top of the water"
Dr Funky says, "and bathrooms"
Hista says, "saltwater"
Typ says, "lol"
Makhno ponders, "isn't there a pool in Husus house too?"
Mjollnir says, "heh"
Noa ponders, "yes"
Athala says, "Oh. =)"
Ragin' Cajun says, "Put piranas in em! :)"
McBain says, "heh"
Mjollnir asks, "wha?"
Eldon GM exclaims, "doh!"
Sincah says, "Cute."
SnowLion exclaims, "heh!"
(Hista smiles.)
Typ yells, "WYRM!! ^_^"
Dr Funky says, "we should be able to get horses"
Sincah asks, "Do they do any tricks?"
(Malkor thinks that was the wrong one.)
Noa says, "That's not a pool."
Eldon GM says, "heh"
Athala says, "=)"
Dr Funky says, "no"
Eldon GM says, "That's not supposed to happen"
Mjollnir ponders, "is anybody recording this?"
Dr Funky says, "I am now"
Ragin' Cajun says, "Eldon GM exclaims, "doh!""
(SnowLion grins)
Mjollnir says, "Fairgrounds bloopers 1"
(Athala grins)
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
Eldon GM says, "grr"
Mjollnir says, "hehe"
Ragin' Cajun says, "heh"
Yor ponders, "Coming soon to FOX"
SnowLion says, "Hee"
(Mac smiles)
Sincah says, "Assuming it's not intentional. Could be throwing us off."
(Dr Funky falls down laughing)
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
Sincah says, "Next thing you know we're knee-deep in Yor blood"
Sincah ponders, "Sorry Yor."
Dr Funky says, "yeah"
Viola ponders, "is that a large demonic vermine?"
Eldon GM asks, "One more try?"
(Athala nods)
Dr Funky says, "ok"
(Yor grins)
Yor says, "sure"
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
Athala says, "=)"
Eldon GM exclaims, "ta da!"
Mac says, "heh"
Sala Dragon is no longer Clanning.
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
SnowLion says, "hehe"
Sincah ponders, "All that paranoid for nothin"
Athala says, "=)"
Eldon GM says, "Your swimming ool"
(Athala swims)
Malkor says, "it's probably infested with demonic vermine."
Eldon GM says, "There's no 'P' in it. Keep it that way"
Sincah says, "Heh"
Ragin' Cajun says, "haha"
(Malkor chuckles.)
Typ ponders, "see how easy to please us?"
Eldon GM ponders, "Note: 630 is not 603"
Mjollnir says, "heh"
Sincah ponders, "Just replace the mirror with a big pool ..."
(Athala floats in the water.)
Typ ponders, "now.. add some JAW in that pool.. heh"
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
(Typ): ^vvvvvvv^
Typ says, "sup yor"
Yor says, "Strim, Typ."
Typ says, "ah"
Mjollnir says, "heh"
Eldon GM says, "da da"
Ragin' Cajun says, "LOL"
(Yor growls in anger.)
Malkor ponders, "∑"
Typ says, "cool"
SnowLion says, "eep"
Yor exclaims, "Ig'ha!!!"
Makhno ponders, "landshark"
Typ says, "thanks eldon"
SnowLion says, "hehe"
Typ thinks, "/yell BLOODY WYRMY!!!"
(Eldon GM): Landshark!
SnowLion exclaims, "Get 'im!"
Malkor says, "Okay, that's pretty good, Eldon, but I bet you couldn't generate a bag of pixie dust right here."
SnowLion conks the Megamouth with a greymyr rock candy.
Yor ponders, "Candygram."
McBain ponders, "wee"
SnowLion says, "The bastard took my rock candy! =p"
Ragin' Cajun ponders, "get about 30 of those. "
(Yor laughs.)
SnowLion says, "hehe"
Athala says, "=)"
(Typ): ^vvvvvvv^
McBain ponders, "naw 500 dark verm!"
SnowLion ponders, "Down to 4 now!!"
Mjollnir asks, "any progress on the idea of gardening?"
Ragin' Cajun ponders, "seems like it."
Noa says, "It's in: kudzu."
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
Luther says, "How about the two rings idea..."
(Ragin' Cajun grins.)
Dr Funky exclaims, "Kudzu invasion!"
Mjollnir says, "or making potions outside of the alchemy shop"
Sincah asks, "How about throwable tomatoes?"
Ragin' Cajun ponders, "attack of the killer zu!"
Typ asks, "how about money+exp chest invasion?"
Sincah says, "That's the real important thing."
(Skyraker sighs)
Hista asks, "Eldon: is the earthstone "quest" ment to end in ore whoring?"
Eldon GM posts a sign.
Malkor's stash of of Pixie Dust.
SnowLion says, "Need some greater deaths"
Sincah says, "Heh"
Mjollnir says, "heh"
SnowLion exclaims, "Hehe!"
Ragin' Cajun says, "LOL"
(Yor laughs.)
(Athala giggles)
Luther says, "could get rid of the "shoulder" carry barrels"
Zyfir is no longer Clanning.
Malkor's stash of of Pixie Dust.
Ragin' Cajun says, "hehe"
(Malkor takes out a knife and tries to rip through the bag.)
(Dr Funky grins)
Luther says, "then would have a slot for the second ring, that would be ONLY for wedding rings and such"
Mjollnir asks, "how about more bags like potion bandoleers?"
Malkor's stash of of Pixie Dust.
Sincah ponders, "No muscles, won't work"
Malkor ponders, "Damn. He's good."
Ragin' Cajun ponders, "what a tease, poor Malkor"
Malkor's stash of of Pixie Dust.
Luther says, "the shoulder slot seems kinda pointless to me"
Eldon GM says, "Second ring slot noted."
Eldon GM says, "New 'bags' are being considered."

The Dueling Glove and Blade

Eldon GM shows his dueling glove to everyone.
J'nder says, "cool"
Dr Funky says, "ah the dueling items"
(K'Pyn nods.)
Malkor asks, "Eldon, can I try that out?"
Dr Funky says, "herd bout' those"
SnowLion asks, "ooh get to slap people now?"
Eldon GM says, "You can be hit if you're wearing a glove only by someone wearing both the glove and blade"
(Noa glove slaps K'Pyn.)
Malkor says, "I promise not to steal it."
(Malkor grins impishly.)
Makhno ponders, "ok, you use the blade for the duel, but what is the glove for?"
Dr Funky says, "slapping"
Xyn D'El asks, "so it's not likely to be useful w/ specialty weapons?"
Leinis says, "the duel"
Mjollnir asks, "slapping people in the face?"
Luther ponders, "I hope there is a big delay in time you can put on take off..."
Mac ponders, "To show you open to pvp"
Eldon GM ponders, "Malkor would put both up on PuddeBay in 2 minutes"
K'Pyn says, "itís so there are two components at play"
(Eldon GM nods)
(J'nder grins)
Luther asks, "will there be a big delay eldon?"
J'nder exclaims, "Hi Veer!"
McBain ponders, "where do we get em?"
(Veer waves.)
Luther says, "don't want people taking them off mid battle"
(Athala waves)
Athala says, "=)"
Typ asks, "when can we attack like the locks do or the AMS?"
Mac says, "heh"
Veer ponders, "buncha bugs here!"
Eldon GM says, "Well, there's no use being a tester unless others have them too :)"
K'Pyn says, "yes...that is one of the tweaks already brought up"
(Veer gets out a fly swatter.)
Farb ponders, "this glove will self destruct in.."
Eldon GM says, "Use a weapon of your choice, Typ"
(J'nder blows kisses)
Typ asks, "?"
Typ asks, "how?"
Eldon GM says, "I'll be keeping an eye on the items"
Malkor says, "It's okay. I'll suffer the difficulties of being an early adopter."
Typ says, "i wanna throw fire too"
Typ says, "or huge rocks"
Eldon GM says, "So, I reserve the right to revoke them at any time"
Dr Funky exclaims, "I want a flamethrower!"
Typ says, "heh"
(Malkor wonders if they should be sold as a pair or individually marketed.)
Farb ponders, "flyswatter"
Eldon GM says, "Actually, I'll probaby just turn them into clubs :)"
NightBird thinks, "again? when are the drakes just gonna attack and get it over with?"
Eldon GM says, "BTW, feel free to /bug that that Drake noise is annoying"
Kani thinks, "Drake heard in N plains... they're loud now."
Typ says, "LOL"
K'Pyn says, "good idea"
(Athala giggles)
Dr Funky thinks, "heard it in fairgrounds"
Leinis thinks, "and in fairgrounds"
Luther ponders, "ah figured that was planned"
Eldon GM ponders, "It is on purpose but still annoying"
Vizer thinks, "Drake. It's what's for dinner."
Mjollnir says, "oh"
SnowLion says, "hehe"
(Veer hands NightBird a fly swatter.)
Leinis asks, "hey could you tell us what is happenening with the drakes?"
Omega thinks, "the other white meat!"
NightBird says, "thanks Veer"
Skyraker says, "speaking of annoying sounds ..."
Mjollnir asks, "has the bug in the auction house been fixed?"
(NightBird swats)
Xyn D'El ponders, "heh"
NightBird says, "er."
(Farb chuckles)
Athala says, "=("
NightBird says, "heh"
Dr Funky says, "eep"
Hista says, "i would like to see an orga that heals his brothers when wounded."
Farb says, "6/10/03 5:31:15p Farb has fallen to backwards incompatibility."
(Malkor laughs.)
NightBird says, "hah"
Talin says, "lol"
SnowLion says, "hehe"
(Leinis laughs)
Typ says, "LOL"
(J'nder grins)
McBain ponders, "isn't that eldon's pet peeve?"
Dr Funky says, "sounds nasty"
Veer asks, "how about monsters that run away when they are hurt?"
(Emer chuckles quietly)
Eldon GM says, "He keeps /bug'ging things backwards :)"
Farb ponders, "./bug gniyonna si esion ekard taht"
Mjollnir says, "heh"

Posted by Para at 10:38 AM
Grave of West

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Ruen reports in her journal entry for 36 Summer 550 on a visit to the grave of West and on a rescue in the passes.

Posted by Para at 04:41 AM
Dueling Blade Raffle

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Aravir reports on a dueling blade raffle in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 04:36 AM
Azriel Visits Jade Noids

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Azriel has a report on the Jade Noid cavern.

Posted by Para at 04:18 AM
Ethereal Portal

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Lundar has a report on the Ethereal Portal provided by the 'Brion brothers.

Posted by Para at 04:10 AM
Meshra Invasion

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Wayfarer provided TMN with this report on a meshra invasion:

There was a meshra invasion of the town yesterday. Exiles quickly drove them back, but several new kinds of meshra were seen: Warriors and Defenders in particular. Here are a couple of sketches I managed to make in between falling:

Meshra invasion

The red ones are Meshra Defenders, if I remember right. Warriors are blue.

Meshra Matriarch

Here Rincewind, Jacob and Bladebringer have managed to trap the Meshra Matriarch. She growled a lot, but wouldn't talk to us. Soon after this, she was defeated.

In a related story. Aravir reports on seeing an unusual number of Meshra Babies recently.

Posted by Para at 04:05 AM
June 11, 2003
Sertificates

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Aravir's latest journal entry reports on gift certificates available at the bakery and on a court case involving Goblin and Daimoth.

Posted by Para at 11:51 PM
Dueling Blade and Glove

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Finnias and Wormtongue recently brought TMN news of the new dueling blade and glove.

Finnias asks, "Want info on how they work?"
Paramedic says, "Yes, please"
Phineas exclaims, "That's an exciting weapon!"
Finnias says, "When one has the glove equipped, one can be hit by the blade..."
Finnias says, "but one cannot use the blade without the glove on as well"
Zephyrus ponders, "in simple terms, you can fight in town center"
Paramedic says, "hm"
WormTounge says, "Great for small duels in public."
Paramedic says, "I see"
Finnias says, "The key is you must be wearing the glove to be hit or to hit"
WormTounge says, "Just watch that the Sentinel doesn't see!"

Paramedic asks, "When did these appear? where do you get them?"
Finnias says, "I had them smuggled in..."
Finnias says, "but could only get 2."
Finnias says, "We spoke with Smythus..."
Finnias says, "and he will attempt to reproduce them."
Paramedic says, "hm"

Drib'thgin asks, "So, Finnias, can monsters be attacked with the blade as well?"
Finnias says, "Yes..."
Drib'thgin says, "hmm"
Finnias says, "but it is a flimsy weapon, does little damage."
Drib'thgin asks, "What would you compare its balance use to?"
Finnias says, "Somewhere between a dagger and a rapier"
Finnias says, "It hits like a club"
(WormTounge chuckles.)

Posted by Para at 06:39 PM
New Pathfinding Moderators

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Drablak and Fundin are the new moderators of the Clan Lord Pathfinding message group. This discussion group forum has a long history and is highly recommended for those interested in finding out more about pathfinding.

Posted by Para at 06:18 PM
Rescue in Jade Noids

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Hor has a report on a rescue in the newly discovered Jade Noids area.

Posted by Para at 06:00 PM
Winds of Dawn Visits Vermine Tree

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Himitsu has a report on a recent Winds of Dawn clan meeting and trip to the Vermine Tree.

Posted by Para at 05:54 PM
Azriel Emerges from Library

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Azriel has a report on his experiences since the latest chaos storm in his latest journal entry, dated 30 Summer 550.

Posted by Para at 05:47 PM
June 09, 2003
Sylvans Hunt Vermine

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Lundar reports on a expedition by ELF to the Vermine Tree in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 06:22 PM
Tor to Become Gitor

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Ruen reports in her latest journal entry on getting a Tor shell.

Posted by Para at 06:12 PM
Bard Audition Results

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Aravir reports on the recent bard auditions in a recent journal entry. Congratulations to ThoomCare member Fayack, who became a bard questor!

Posted by Para at 05:57 PM
Jade Noids

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Lundar has a report on the new arachnoid cavern known as "Jade Noids" in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 05:46 PM
Edarian Adventures

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Hor writes of recent adventures with the Edarian clan in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 04:37 AM
June 07, 2003
Drakes Heard

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Aravir reports on drake cries heard over a wide area of Puddleby Island in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 12:31 AM
Hendrux Missing

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Poesy sent the following report to TMN:

It seems that Hendrux has gone missing! I find this terribly worrying since he was supposed to have my Torjo for me before the bard auditions. (3pm PDT Saturday, come sit in!) Valtrim tried to locate him, and said he was not on Puddleby Island. As much as I complain about Hendrux rejecting all my hard-gotten bard parts, I am sort of fond of him and hope nothing too bad has happened. Or maybe it being 4:10 in the morning (Puddleby time) he's just off in bed somewhere.

- Poesy

Posted by Para at 12:21 AM
June 06, 2003
Slyph's Macro Generator

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Slyph has created a macro generator page. You can use it to build the following customized macros:

Caduceus & Mercurial Staff Macro
Sungem Macro

Posted by Para at 05:01 AM
Wendies and Orga

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Sielk reports on taking the 6th Circle test and settiing a new personal skinning record in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 03:41 AM
Rocks and Orgas

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Norm reports on ore-hunting and fighting orgas in the Coliseum in his journal entry for Lundi, 5 Summer 550 (6/5/03).

Posted by Para at 03:29 AM
Vermine Tree

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Aravir has a report on the Vermine Tree in his latest journal entry.

Ruen also reports on the Vermine Tree and on her experiences as a bard quaestor in her journal entries for 4 and 8 Summer 550.

Posted by Para at 03:23 AM
New Town Hall

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Warder submitted the following report to TMN:

New Town Hall!

They renovated the town hall where you reveal your race and where Crius hangs.

Warder

Posted by Para at 02:42 AM
June 05, 2003
Sylvans and Slime

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Lundar reports on ELF expeditions to the slime and noid caves in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 10:26 PM
Auctioning an Uli

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Hor reports on auctioning an Uli Flower among other things in his latest journal entry.

Posted by Para at 10:19 PM
Chaos Storm #288

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Chaos Storm #288 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.

Posted by Kiriel at 10:59 AM
Bards Attacked in Town

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Aravir reports in his latest journal entry that Abyssal Hunters attacked bards in Town Center.

Posted by Para at 06:19 AM
June 01, 2003
Cat in Jail

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Sognus sent this image and the following report to TMN:

I found it in jail.

Um... what else can I say?

- Sognus

Posted by Para at 04:59 PM
No Stone

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In today's FMOCR, Orga Camp 4 was successfully taken, but no stone was recovered. Thanks to Xel for the image.

Posted by Para at 11:38 AM