Where is Algernon?
Rieger and his intern Agratis Risa have developed a new system for monitoring developments in the lands while you are in the library. Access to this information is available via Web page and via Widget. Find out more here:
Clan Lord Sentinel has an ongoing discussion of the project.
The E'las Loth'mon Ferindril Treehouse hs been robbed of furniture and trophies worth a total of 20,000 to 30,000 coins. Read more about one of Puddleby's biggest robberies in Fleming's most recent post to the ELF Blog.
Gaz sent the following report to TMN:
Early Morning, Lundi, day 90 of Summer, 559.
A group of exiles was working their way through the arachnoid caverns in East Forest when something went wrong. A stronger-than-usual presence of 'noids started pushing the players back. There were reports that in addition to the usual denizens of the East Forest Noid Caverns there were many kinds of arachnoids usually only seen in the Foothills. The 'noids chased exiles through East Forest, all the way to Puddleby, where they proceeded to lay siege to town. Exiles repeatedly fought their way from Town Center, where a hospital was set up in the library, to East Field, only to be chased back to Town Center again. Eventually, after several hours of fighting, exiles prevailed.
One upside of the event: many exiles managed to have a fallen 'noid stuffed and mounted.
Poesy reports on the bakery shrine renovation in her most recent journal entry.
Largo sent the following report to TMN:
I was just minding my own business the other day, when I heard some idiot screaming over his sunstone that there were drakes in the Fairgrounds. Naturally, this interested me, so I took a sip from my flask and was on my way.
Well, the rumours were true. We had about four different kinds of drakes. Even with Puddleby's finest, we didn't stand a chance against four Frost Drakes (and several others), and they flew off before long.
After they flew off, we figured that'd be the end of it. Ha! Soon after the drakes took their leave, we were assaulted by about three different types of chickens, ranging from "Chicken" to "Killer Chicken".
But that wasn't the end of it. No, far from it. Mary Jane seemed to have gained the ability to use lightning, and was flaunting it, killing everyone in sight who didn't share her (and the ones who did).
Eventually, the gods revived us, just in time to top the event off with butterflies. Honestly, the gods have a strange sense of humor.
In his latest journal entry, Raul also reports on this fowl event in the Fairgrounds.
In his latest journal entry, Azriel reports on reaching the required proficiency to become a Champion, his Fell Blade training, and Kensington turning into a all-seeing-eye Thoom.
Chaos Storm #404 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.
Omega sent the following report to TMN:
An odd thing happened in the Coliseum today. I was defeated by three Boloks . . . I did kill one and got others yellow, but I did not leave the ring when I fell. As you see, Clyde used me as a shield. Anyone else have this happen to them?
Xel sent the following announcement to TMN:
Right on the heels of the recent bard concert, there are going to be some auditions on Thursday, August 25th, at noon PST/3PM EST. Hope to see some other folks there!
Lummox sent the following report to TMN:
Well, well! Look what I ran into while visiting Haricot's kitchen!
Perhaps the Sous-Chef was unable to get them into his pots?
Bard Orphkin sent the following announcement to TMN:
My fellow bards and I will be sponsoring a concert on Soldi, the 68th day of Summer at 4:00 PM. [That's Saturday, August 20, at 2:00 PM PDT, which is 5:00 PM EDT, 20:00 GMT, 22:00 in London, and 7:00 AM Sunday in Sydney. See http://www.timezoneconverter.com/ if you need help converting to other time zones.]
This concert will feature the entries from a composition contest that ended recently, plus whatever other music attending bards wish to play. We'll also be announcing the winners of the contest, including a special Audience Favorite award, so come listen and cheer!
on behalf of the Bards' Guild
Connie Crete sent the following report to TMN:
So Taryn were doin a "how daid be I" 'spiriment. Found out she had a green thumb.
Creed sent the following report to TMN:
Chance asked me to pass along this sketch of another odd incident that happened on a recent hunt. She had gone to RC with Maquiladora, Fiona, and Revelor to pound on some wyrms, and at one point the whole group had to make a hasty exit. Revelor fell just inside the entrance and was chained out. Much to all of our surprise, we saw that he was literally "dead on his feet"—he was fallen, but standing up!
He stayed standing the whole time Maqui was healing him. He also told us this has happened to him before. We all found it amusing—just a little bit of fun on a challenging hunt.
[Editor's note: We've reported on this mysterious phenomenon before. -Para]
Aravir reports on a trip to the Dark Temple in his most recent journal entry.
Measle reports on passing a fighters' test and provides more commentary on the Puddleby social scene in his most recent journal entry.
Super Chicken sent the following report to TMN:
The mannequin at the dye shop has been replaced by rotating chickens. Now we may all bask in the glory of chickenhood without me being around!
Super Chicken sent the following report to TMN:
Since the dawn of man, we have had many questions. Where did we come from? What is the purpose of life? If a Baltoise jumped off the Cloud, would it survive? Well, today the answer to one of the greatest questions ever is finally known! Yes, a Baltoise can jump off the Cloud and survive; the Baltoise's health goes down to red, but it can survive!
Chaos Storm #402 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.
Azriel reports on finding an Earthstone, the ongoing search for Tremolite and Judder, and other topics in his most recent journal entry.
to become a Bard!
Xepel, Xel, and the rest of the Bard's Guild welcome you to audition! Head over to the Sentinel's Bard's Guild Auditions discussion for details!
Mjollnir sent the following announcement to TMN:
The green portal from town has been moved to the South Forest Hospital for the week in order to provide people with access to the Cloud.
The purple portal is still in position in Camp Dred; people just have to walk a little further to get there.
I ask people not to remove the portal from the Hospital for any great length of time for now (I may arrange to move it further south to run a trip to Faleen Sfoft's Peak to buy parachutes later in the week); please refrain from bringing it back to town yet.
The portal WILL be moved back to town soon (OOC: either this weekend or next Monday).
If the cloud moves away from the mirror, please see your local mystic about repositioning it.
Brune sent the following report to TMN:
Greetings, Paramedic and other TMN staffers!
I just passed the 6th circle healer test (OOC: 8/6/05). I don't think it could have been cut any closer! I will file a complaint with the Healer Test Animal Committee. One of the beasts got in a late blow.
I think Glory snickered.
Clan Hunter has challenged the clans of the Lok'groton to a contest of "Hide and Rescue."
OOC Time: Saturday, August 13, 2005 12:15 PM PDT/3:15 PM EDT.
In his latest journal entry, Drablak writes about beginning an investigation into the people who constructed the Cloud.
Super Chicken sent the following message to TMN:
Armor helps chicken pass 5th circle test! I was probably 100 ranks off from being able to pass 5th, but borrowing Hoggle's full set of armor put me over the top and I finished my 5th circle test with under 15 seconds to go on 3% health! The armor really just barely put me over the top! The moral of the story: everyone should borrow something from Hoggle!
Creed sent the following report to TMN:
It seems that the previously reported Sea Chicken is not the only strange phenomenon appearing in the lands.
Antha, a young healer of my acquaintance, made a sketch of a Sea Meshra, which has been swimming about in the surf near the western docks for several days now. Very odd!
On her way to the tailors' shop, Antha came across another sight—not a surprising one, but worth reporting on. The person asleep on the job under the tree is our own Kahn St'ple—snoring on the job! If the only law in town weren't Kahn's own twin, perhaps something would be done about this!
Super Chicken and the Order of the Mini are organizing an auction on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 12:00 noon PDT. Furniture, trophies, and many other items will be available.
Super Chicken says, "It's a public auction. Anyone can sell!"
Read more about the auction at the Clan Lord Sentinel.