December 30, 2004
World of Warcraft

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Kiriel D'Sol sent this report to TMN:

"Those of you visiting the World of Warcraft should make sure to visit the lands designated as hot vacation spots for exiles from Puddleby. Visitors to Stormrage are welcome to join the Puddlebian Militia (alliance faction). Those visiting Warsong will want to join the Carnivorous Tors (horde faction). Those with a special interest in roleplaying are encouraged to join fellow Puddleby exiles in Silver Hand (alliance faction), but the guild organization is still in progress. There is also a forum at http://www.grayspirit.org/forums/ for those from Puddleby in the World of Warcraft, regardless of where they call home."

Posted by Para at 09:24 PM
December 29, 2004
Eyeball

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Jo Ma'ril reports that the person behind Eyeball the Thoom passed away on December 7, 2004.

Eyeball was among the most powerful Thoom fighters in Clan Lord and was with the game from some of the earliest days. I remember him from back when I first started playing, long ago.

I hope someone will create a statue of him that can be placed in the Memorial Garden southwest of Puddleby.

I have opened a discussion thread on Clan Lord Sentinel where others can share their thoughts about Eyeball.

To find out more about Eyeball and see some pictures of him in action, please read below.

The following is a message from Eyeball's sister:

From: William Michael
Subject: BILLY'S (EYEBALL) DEATH

BILL MICHAEL PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 7, 2004 FROM RESPIRATORY FAILURE AND COMPLICATIONS FROM MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. I HAVE FOUND MANY ADDRESSES ON HIS COMPUTER AND DO NOT KNOW HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL OF YOU, HOWEVER I'M SURE HE WOULD LIKE ALL OF YOU TO KNOW HOW HE TREASURED FRIENDSHIPS WITH SO MANY PEOPLE. THE COMPUTER WAS HIS LIFELINE TO THE WORLD. HE IS DEEPLY MISSED BY HIS FAMILY, MYSELF HIS SISTER AND OUR PARENTS. IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY ABOUT HIM I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR IT, AS I AM CONSOLED BY THE MESSAGES. THEY SAY TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS, BUT THEY DON'T TALK OF THE DEEPNESS OF THE SCAR LEFT. YOUR MESSAGE MAY HELP LESSEN MY SCAR.

SINCERELY,

BETH HOITT, BILL'S SISTER AND BEST FRIEND.

PLEASE RESPOND TO BHOITTremove@nospamCOMCAST.NET AS I WILL BE CLOSING DOWN BILLS COMPUTER SOON.

(Please remove the letters in lowercase from her e-mail address when sending a message. -Para)

I've found some images of Eyeball by searching through my archives as well as the image archives of Koric and Jo'Maril. If anyone has other, better images to display, please send them along to me and I will post them.

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Posted by Para at 09:20 PM
December 27, 2004
Frost Drake in Puddleby

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Sunblaze reports on the appearance of a Frost Drake in his journal entry for 81 Autumn 556 (December 24, 2004).

Posted by Para at 09:07 PM
Falling from the Sky

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Aravir writes in his most recent journal entry about having to jump from the Cloud because someone has locked up the portals within Puddleby Hollows.

Posted by Para at 08:55 PM
Hungover Elf/K'vynn Promoted

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Rincewind sent the following report to TMN:

"That crazy elf who let the drunken reindeer cause carnage in town center was back again, causing more mayhem. This time he'd found a Frozen Drake: a particularly vicious brute that he let loose in north town. It took many exiles to overcome it finally, being apparently tougher than any previously known drake type. A second was later spotted in the Snowy Grove, but after causing some mischief, it fled before taking much damage.

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"On an entirely unrelated matter . . . congratulations to K'vynn on his graduation to mystic! It's amazing the lengths some will go to for a free beer :D"

Lundar also has a report on K'vynn's promotion available on the ELF Blog.

Posted by Para at 03:44 PM
Bawkmas Lyfe

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Lorikeet sent the following report to TMN:

"Here's a picture of an interesting spawn in the cove. You can see why our hearts skipped a beat until we found out they were Bawkmas Lyfelidae, and not colds ;)"

Posted by Para at 03:11 PM
Borkiron Retires

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Borkiron sent the following announcement to TMN:

"Hi all,

"I've retired and won't be around Puddleby anymore. Sorry to quit, but I wasn't having much fun these days when I came out from studying, and I don't see that changing anytime soon. So, it's time to leave the clanning life.

"Still, overall, I had a great time in Puddleby and was glad to meet so many wonderful people, which is most of the population. Be good to each other and best wishes for the future."

Posted by Para at 02:38 PM
Adventure Notes Updated

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Sielk has updated his adventure notes with two reports:

Skinning and Advanced Pathfinding Training

First Time Soloing a Young Sasquatch

Posted by Para at 02:17 PM
December 22, 2004
Merry Bawkmas

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The Bawkmas season is upon us, and I'd like to thank all the longtime contributors and readers of TMN who have helped support the site over the years with content submissions and financial backing. I've recently renewed the thoomcare.com domain for another two years and, barring any unforeseen events, fully intend to continue managing the site for at least that long, if not longer.

If you'd like to donate some money to help support the expenses of TMN (or my efforts in maintaining it), please take advantage of the PayPal link located in the right-hand column. Any donations you make are very much appreciated.

Thoom!

-Para

Posted by Para at 09:45 PM
Destine Hunts Orga Camp 1

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Creed sent TMN the following report:

"Clan Destine made its first solo foray to OC1 and into Snagglewood on Fordi, day 69 of Autumn, 556. Despite the fact that two party members were shamelessly distracted by the lure of forest green pants (and matching outfits), the hunt was a great success. Everyone had fun, and the entire clan returned to town on our own two feet (or paws, as the case may be).

"We were never here!!"

Posted by Para at 09:08 PM
Tin Ore in Demand

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Azriel reports in his most recent journal entry on the ELF Auction and the opening of the Cold and Snowy Grove.

Posted by Para at 09:01 PM
Hunting the Valley

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"The Puddleby Task Force organized a full world raid of the Valley recently. The spawns were a bit rough, and we had a few setbacks, but ultimately the exiles prevailed. We were joined shortly after this sketch by a few others, and eventually had probably 27 exiles total in the valley. Such a great time, and a wonderful way to spend some of the time when only a few exiles were out of the library. Kani took a visionstone, which I am sure he will be posting to the Repository soon."

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Posted by Para at 08:33 PM
Mystic Madness

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Creed sent the following report to TMN:

"Perhaps someone can explain this interesting mystic configuration spotted in town center a day or two ago (see above) . . .

"I think the most interesting part of the sketch is Frog's pose, staring eerily off to the northwest. Can he see something we can't?"

Posted by Para at 08:04 PM
Super Chicken Becomes a Mini

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Chance sent the following announcement to TMN:

"The Order of the Mini has a new member! Your friend and ours, Super Chicken, was officially inducted into the Order of the Mini on Merdi, day 61 of Autumn, 556. Although only Fiona and Chance were there to participate in the official induction, as shown in the sketches, the entire Clan had discussed and approved Super's membership. And they plan to celebrate en masse during Bawkmas. Congratulations, Super Chicken! Bawk! Bawk!"

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Posted by Para at 07:58 PM
Drunken Elf and the Reindeer

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Tsune sent the following report on the reindeer invasion to TMN:

"It started when an unknown person named Elf thought 'Good night!' Soon after he did this there were two earthquakes that could be felt from as far as Northwest Forest. Next, drunken reindeer started coming from north Puddleby. Drunken Elf was found in east Puddleby with more then 30 drunken reindeer. He eventually lead them away with his eggnog, which he accidentally fed them earlier, according to him. He took them all to East Field and let them go free, and then he dropped a keg of stout. I have a visionstone that started right before I saw the Elf. It ends when the keg was emptied, and the elf was gone. If you need any more information, ask me."

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Lundar has also posted a report on the invasion on the ELF Blog.

Posted by Para at 08:59 AM
Sentinel Again Attacked

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The Sentinel has unfortunately been attacked again, this time by the Santy.A worm. I haven't heard from Vagile yet, but please be aware this is likely to set back her efforts to get the Sentinel restored.

Posted by Para at 08:37 AM
December 21, 2004
Santa's Sleigh

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ELF's been hunting in the newly opened snowy area off North Field and on Dal'noth Isle. Don't miss the predicament Lundar found himself in while constructing the holiday display. All this and more can be found in Siobhan Adorn's most recent post to the ELF Blog.

Posted by Para at 02:37 AM
December 19, 2004
ELF Auction Results

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Zha'aldan has posted the results of the ELF Auction to the ELF Blog.

Posted by Para at 12:42 PM
December 18, 2004
Darshak Swarming Puddleby

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Darshak invasion in progress.

Update: all clear.

Posted by Para at 10:29 PM
Return of Ayella

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Lundar reports on the return of Ayella in his most recent ELF Blog entry.

Posted by Para at 12:16 PM
Out of Business Auction

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Borkiron sent the following announcement to TMN:

"On Sunday, Dec 19 at 3 P.M., I am holding a going out of business auction. Everything must go! Among the items to be auctioned off are a short sword, orga eye, moonstone, sungem, 2 chains, wooden shield, healer cloak (white), healer shirt (white), healer 2nd circle pants (white), dark brown pants, purple shoes, and any other stuff I might have. As with the candy auction, all coins will go to the University of Puddleby. See you all there."

Posted by Para at 11:11 AM
December 17, 2004
ELF Auction

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Lundar sent the following announcement to TMN:

"Clan E'las Loth'mon Ferindril is holding an auction this upcoming Saturday (Dec. 18th) to raise money for our new clan house. We will be auctioning off a number of rare items, including a signpost, a steel pot, gold ore, and more! There will also be free doorprizes that you can win just for showing up! Please come and support our clan!"

Posted by Para at 12:11 AM
Snaggy Mosey

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Connie Crete sent the following report to TMN:

"Beer!

"Tha Snaggy Mosey class went real good.

"Taryn were tha teacherís aide and Madcat were tha guest brick. Alla tha students dun tooked tha class befer and wanted ta go straight ta tha field trip. We poked about a while and tried ta git everyone a chance ta fall lots. Hepta camed and boosted fer us and did lots o lurein too. Creed and Tsune were tha rest o tha healin staff and gotta firsthand look at mini-mob tactics. Honor gotta practice lurin since we found out he were tha least patient o tha bunch o us. Claudia, Fiona, and Haakon rounded out tha class and had ta do tha primary keelin since tha teacher were drunked.

"Toward tha end o class we decided ta run home and ended up chained ta OC. Taryn managed ta stay alive and got Gimli and Kani fer ta rescue tha class from their teacherís hubris. All in all, a good mosey."

Posted by Para at 12:02 AM
December 15, 2004
Chaos Storm #368

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Chaos Storm #368 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 02:57 PM
December 14, 2004
Egg Collecting With Azriel

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Azriel reports in his latest journal entry on expeditions to Kismia's Island and some welcome changes for kudzu farming.

Posted by Para at 10:14 PM
WoD Forum

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While we await the return of the Clan Lord Sentinel (Vagile reports that the Sentinel will not return for a few more days), I'd like to encourage you to make use of the Winds of Dawn Forum for various discussions.

Posted by Para at 10:06 PM
Orga Strike Back

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Lundar reports on the recent orga invasion in his most recent entry on the ELF Blog.

Posted by Para at 04:01 AM
Noid Hunting

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Lundar has posted to the ELF Blog a report on the most recent ELF meeting and hunt.

Posted by Para at 03:40 AM
Candy Auction

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Borkiron sent the following announcement to TMN:

"To raise funds for the University of Puddleby, I'm auctioning off 14 pieces of Feast of Tsrrin candy. They are Dark Chocolate Vermine, Orgaberry Gumdrops, Orga Eye Candy, Maha's Claws, Drake Drop, Arachnoid Teeth, Chocolate Bar, Caramel Square, Spriggin Bits, Marshfellow Candy, Tangle Taffy, Greymyr Rock Candy, Lyfe Saver, and Gingerbread Mystic.

"I think this is a complete set, but I will auction each one separately, not as a set. (If you want the whole set, well, you'll just have to bid highest on each one.) All coins from sales will go to UoP.

"My UoP Fundraising Candy Auction will be Sunday, December 19 at Taaken ArgeIt's Trading Hall, at 3 pm PST. So it will be a big auction weekend (ELF auction is on Saturday). Bring lots of coins (you have about one zodiac to go earn some) and bid, bid, bid!

"PS: This is just a drawing, I can't really juggle 14 pieces of candy."

Posted by Para at 03:23 AM
December 12, 2004
Sentinel Update

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Althea sent the following report from Vagile to TMN:

"Vagile's web host, pixelglobal.com, has been vandalized. Here is the note they posted on their website:

'We are sorry to announce that we are going offline until further notice, after suffering a major disaster in our data-center apparently caused by ruthless vandalisms. Though we were able to recover some of the accounts, some of them were unrecoverable or are not up-to-date as of the recent backup. The damage for us is impossible to restore in a timely manner.'

"Vagile doesn't have a time frame for resolution, but since this affects all her email, as well as The Sentinel, it's very high priority. However, Vagile is out of state and away from any data she could use to restore The Sentinel. She will be talking to her provider tomorrow to find out the condition of the data--whether her account is recoverable--and will take steps from there.

"On behalf of Vagile, thanks in advance to everyone for their patience as she tries to recover from this disaster."

Posted by Para at 11:45 PM
Bir Guzzyl Joins Destine

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Creed sent the following announcement to TMN:

"Clan Destine is proud to introduce the newest member of our clan: Bir Guzzyl

"Bir was inducted into Clan Destine on Gradi, day 24 of Autumn, 556. After celebrating with honey ale brewed by our own Sim, we embarked on a long and raucous GI expedition. A good time was had by all.

"Congratulations, Bir, from your new clan!

"We were never here!!"

Posted by Para at 01:06 PM
Problems at the Sentinel?

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Anyone know what's going on at Clan Lord Sentinel? Server fails to respond.

Sorry for the shortage of news lately. There have been few journal updates and few submissions to TMN.

Posted by Para at 12:55 PM
December 11, 2004
ELF Meets, Plans Auction

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Vequalir has posted the minutes from the most recent ELF meeting on the ELF Blog. ELF is planning an auction at Argelt's Trading Hall on Saturday, December 18th at 3 P.M. PST.

Posted by Para at 08:03 AM
December 08, 2004
Queen's Chamber

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Connie Crete sent the following report to TMN:

"This were from a recent hunt.

"Seems a couple o zodiacs ago, while I were boozin it up in tha liberry my huntin club went ta KI. Tha way they tells it, Luna pushed K'vynn at a lyfe so she wouldn't catch tha disease. Well, he dun got infected.

"So last zodiac we decided fer ta mosey ta tha Scarymis Queen's Chamber fer ta git him an egg causn Luna were feelin all contrite and guilty. Since I warnt at tha original hunt, they tol me I had ta hold tha critters while they attacked from tha n side.

"This here be me doin jest that. It all went good till tha queen saw me and got all spitty about things. Unfortunately, we didnt git no egg, so K'vynn's still furrier'n normal. We'll git one eventually Ima sure."

Posted by Para at 05:53 AM
December 03, 2004
Portal Moved to Camp Dred

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Fundin sent the following report to TMN:

"PAG and the guesting Califas today moved the portal from inside Pitch Cave 1 to Camp Dred. It was a hard battle and took a long time for it to be stable enough to enable the mystics to do their jobs.

"Fortunately we managed to do it and moved it back to Camp Dred. This was the quickest and safest please we could get it to (as we had a mark in Camp Dred, thanks to Valtrim and Rincewind). So, currently it's residing in Camp Dred. Whether it stays there who knows, but currently it's safe as of this posting.

"Thanks to all exiles for being patient with the original (non-PAG) people who moved it, and apologies to those who my warnings failed to reach in time."

Discussion of this topic can be found on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Posted by Para at 06:17 AM
December 02, 2004
Phantasm Guild Scrolls

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Sativa sent the following announcement to TMN:

"Our Phantasm Guild is growing, and we now have scrolls for people to learn more about us."

The Phantasm Guild seeks to understand the mysterious magic of Phantasmology, and learn to entertain and master this unique skill.

Posted by Para at 12:15 AM
December 01, 2004
Chaos Storm #366

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Chaos Storm #366 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 03:42 PM