November 30, 2005
Philosophical Chigger


Kira sent the following report to TMN:

Now, most people will remember the invasions that happened this zodiac: the lyfes, followed by the cobras, followed by the mongoose. But I think the lesson I'm taking away is this: even small creatures can be quite profound.


Posted by Para at 11:18 PM
Chaos Storm #418


Chaos Storm #418 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 07:03 PM
November 28, 2005
Local Geezer Pirate Challenges Pirate King


Stinkfist sent the following report to TMN:

Arrr, while lootin an pillagin Dal'noth, an ol pirate named Rotbeard approached me an me men with a challenge: face him and his crew fer treasure and assumedly supremacy of these waters.

The showdown will be shortly after high noon on Terrdi, the 76th Day of Autumn 560 (11:00 AM PST on December 10).


Posted by Para at 06:46 PM
November 27, 2005
OWE Hunter Challenge


Vequalir has posted a report at the ELF Blog on the most recent Dun'ilsar: the OWE Hunter Challenge.

Posted by Para at 04:59 AM
Mushroom Changes


Azriel reports on changes to mushrooms and other developments in the wake of the recent chaos storm in his most recent journal entry.

Posted by Para at 04:52 AM
Slug Chews Kirth


Kirth Gersen reports in his journal entry for Terrdi, 89 Summer 560 on an expedition with the Puddleby Task Force and Talin's new albino maha trophy.

Posted by Para at 04:33 AM
Chiggy Bug and the Cloud


Fiona sent the following announcement to TMN:

I wanted your readers to know that there are two University events in the next couple of days:

Dandelion has a dandy tale about "Da Helpful Chiggy Bug". The class includes a meander. This event will be held on Sunday, November 27 at 3 pm PST.

Get High! The University of Puddleby is sponsoring a Cloud Tour during the Mystic Cloud Moving event this coming Monday at 5:30 pm PST.


Posted by Para at 03:54 AM
New Leader of Puddleby Navy


Stinkfist sent the following announcement to TMN:

Arrr tha reign of terror of tha Puddleby Navy under tha leadership of Captain Stinkfist has ended! Tha new reign of terror under tha new Admiral Kalian has begun! He has served tha Pirate King well as first mate and should do well leading tha Navy. All hail yer new defender of town . . . I SAIDS ALL HAIL! DO IT ER BE KEELHAULED!

Posted by Para at 03:36 AM
Take the V.I.A. Challenge


Relkin sent the following announcement to TMN:

Neko No Kessha has challenged the clans of Puddleby to a V.I.A. (Very Important Agratis) challenge. Gathering for the challenge will start December 3rd, noon Western, 3 p.m. Eastern, on Thieves' Island.

Full rules can be found here:


Posted by Para at 03:28 AM
Looking into the Past


Norm has updated his journal for Terrdi, 20 Autumn 560 (11/26/05) with a review of events of the past four years.

Posted by Para at 03:23 AM
November 26, 2005
The Thoom is IN


I'm back after a brief trip. Regular news postings will resume shortly.

Posted by Para at 07:23 PM
November 24, 2005
Lake Leonin & Hippie Beach


K'vynn sent the following report to TMN:

On the 69th day of Summer, 560, after the chaos storm, I and a few others sensed something . . . strangely slimy in the lands. Consulting with Leonin, he went to find what I and a few other mystics had sensed. Falinea's Blade summoned a few others to assist: Charlos, Praetorius, Valtrim, Snow, and Ansset.

From the lake, going north as seen, Manquilor had his pants stolen by the orga when he fell. This left the ladies gawking, and others followed suit. They stripped their clothes off and went north against the orga in bare . . . bottoms. Ansset comments that this is the orga path he noted some time ago. Indeed, we discovered a snell north of the beach with the orga. We did not have the time to get far due to time on the members' part but enough to identify some pits and how we'd have to stage our rods in a future trip. The lake itself was a large circular lake that was found by Leonin. The "beach" was nicknamed Hippie Beach after Manquilor's lost pants.


Posted by Para at 07:25 AM
November 20, 2005
Mongo Meets Pluq


Mongo sent the following report to TMN:

Hi Paramedic,

These are both probably old news that I missed, but I stumbled across this odd spot in North Pass a week or two ago (i.e., before the last chaos storm).

And this phantasm seller was on the Northeast beach area today (his first name was Pluq I think):




Posted by Para at 08:25 AM


Wangah Rah reports on his most recent efforts at summoning in his new journal entry.

Posted by Para at 12:56 AM
November 19, 2005
v416.1 Client for PPC


Ann GM sent the following announcement to TMN:

The problem that made the v416 PPC and FAT clients crash on PPC machines has been fixed. If you're using one of those and you've been unable to run it, download the new v416.1 client.


Posted by Para at 02:04 PM
Brains, Spleens, Same Difference


Measle reports on his Tsrrin experiences in his most recent journal entry.

Posted by Para at 06:36 AM
Newbielympics Wrap-up


Himitsu has updated her journal with a report on the Newbielympics and other developments in Puddleby.

Posted by Para at 06:18 AM
Sylvans Confront Trees


Vequalir reports on a recent ELF meeting and hunt on the ELF Blog.

Posted by Para at 06:12 AM
Local Chicken Exhausts Himself with Horn


Super Chicken sent the following report to TMN:

How long has the horn been around? 9 OOC years? 10 OOC years? Well, it's been around a long time! A long time without any changes to them. Untill today! My chicken-like powers have magically changed the horn's blowyness. Bawk Bawk!!!

Chicken 3!
GMs 0!

And they smell funny too!

-Super Chicken


Posted by Para at 05:45 AM
Tara Teaches "Self-Rodding and Baking"


Fiona reports via Koppi:

"Feel the Wuv": Tara will be teaching "Self-Rodding and Baking" this Saturday, November 19, 11am PST.

Posted by Para at 05:05 AM
Field Trip to Drake Den


Fiona reports via Koppi:

Don't get burned . . . Omega is teaching "Explorations and Expeditions: a Field Trip to the Drake Den" with support from Hepta and members of Winds of Dawn this Sunday, November 20, 12:30pm PST.

Posted by Para at 04:56 AM
November 17, 2005
Harper's Bazaar


Fiona sent the following announcement to TMN:

The University of Puddleby is auctioning fine furniture items and exotic trophies as well as our house in Arbordale. The Master of Bawktions, Super Chicken, will host starting at 1 PM PST this Saturday, November 19 at the auction house. Refreshments served.

(More pictures below.)





Posted by Para at 11:58 PM
Sarir Walking on Water


Savior sent the following report to TMN:

Greetings, Para.

As I was rowing to Melabrion's Island for a hunt with Fiona, Thoom Revelor, Kayander, Measle, and Moggle, I came upon the oddest sight . . .

May your creel always be full,


Posted by Para at 11:26 PM
Tall Halfling


Revelor sent the following report to TMN:

Greetings, Paramedic.

I bring news today of a most interesting thing that I just saw. Today, a fellow healer and good friend Kahlefeldt decided to reveal her race after keeping it as a secret for all this time. Fiona and I watched as we followed her to the Town Hall and to see which one she would she would reveal herself to. After some careful thinking on her part, she revealed herself to be a Halfling. And, she was still tall. That was quite a surprise for Fiona and myself; we've never seen a Halfling who was this tall before and thus Kahlefeldt may very well be the tallest Halfling in all of the Lok'Grotons.

(Here are some sketches that I was able to take)




Posted by Para at 11:17 PM
November 16, 2005
Chaos Storm #416


Chaos Storm #416 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 05:05 PM
OWE's Hunter Competition


Torin sent TMN the following announcement:

The Order of the White Elephant hereby challenges the clans of Puddleby to participate in an Advanced Hunter competition, to take place on Saturday, November 19th at 11 AM Pacific (2 PM Eastern).

Discussion and more details can be found on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Advanced Hunter Challenge

Participating clans will meet at the docks west of Puddleby. One member of each clan is designated as its "Hunter." Each clan will have one (ooc) hour for its Hunter to kill, slaughter, dispatch, or vanquish (or help doing any of these) as many species of beasts on the Advanced Hunter List as possible. A species is determined by the exact name of the creature in the text log. Other members of a clan may aid their Hunter or harass another clan's Hunter.

Clans wishing to form an alliance should notify the judge before the start of the competition. Allied clans will share the points for one place. Allied clans should agree on a way to split the points before the competition. If no point distribution method is declared by an alliance, points will be split proportionately to the number of participants from each clan, with any odd point going to the clan that provides the Hunter.

Numbers of beasts slain will be calculated by scanning each Hunter's text log and comparing with the Advanced Hunter List. Each Hunter must also make a visionstone. A judge will announce by sunstone when the Hunters have to start and stop recording.

In the event of a tie, the number of vanquishes, kills, and dispatches will be tallied. A vanquish counts for 3 tiebreaker points, a kill is 2 tiebreaker points, and a dispatch is 1 tiebreaker point. If a Hunter kills more than one of a species with different kill messages, the message with the most experience will be the one counted for the tiebreaker.

Advanced Hunter List

Big Red Orgas
Tree Giants
Advanced Arachnoids (unique to Jade, Pitch, or Slate caves)*
Undine wearing robes

* Any Arachnoid normally found in the original Noids cave does not count, even if it is encountered in the Jade, Pitch, or Slate caves. Black Widows are considered Advanced Arachnoids.

Order or the White Elephant

Posted by Para at 04:26 AM
Cloud Moving Service


Himitsu sent the following announcement to TMN:

On November 28th starting at 5 PM Pacific Time, mystics will be coming together to help bring the Cloud to the Mirror to provide access to everyone that wants it. If there's enough interest, we will also move the Cloud to that mountain peak to get people parachutes as well.

Read more at the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Posted by Para at 04:10 AM
November 13, 2005
Newbielympics: Closing Ceremonies


Today the 4th Newbielympics came to an end at the Closing Ceremonies. The winners of Delirium's Marathon Item Hunt were announced first - Cena came in 1st, followed by Largo, Rusty Ironbeard and Vixis. Then the winners of the Newbielympics Participant Drawing were announced. All new exiles who participated in any Newbielympics event qualified to win and most of this year's participants went home with an additional prize. There are still many of the drawing winners who haven't yet received their prize. Please check the Winds of Dawn Forum for a complete list of winners and where to go to pick up your prize.

The Winds of Dawn would like to make a special thank you to Falken for donating his worldly goods to the prize fund and making this a very successful Newbielympics!

Posted by Kiriel at 01:26 PM
Windows Client Beta Test


Ann GM sent the following announcement to TMN:

The Windows client developed by Arindal is in the final stages of testing, and we're accepting applications for beta testers this weekend. If you play Clan Lord under Windows (or if you used to play, have an active account, and would play again if you had a client), you are eligible to become a beta tester. Read the full details in the announcement on the Sentinel.

-Ann GM

Posted by Para at 11:02 AM
November 12, 2005
Judder and Tremolite


Bakunan sent the following report to TMN:

Hail Paramedic!

The Luckus ranks are paying off. I've managed to trip over both judder and tremolite ore.

(Spoiler Warning: do not read below if you do not want to find out more about judder and tremolite.)


They were found (far apart) in places where iron ore has been found before. (Can't explain why I haven't seen it before, or why I found both in the span of a few days.)

Still no idea what a judder ingot or a piece of tremolite look like. Or what they are used for. But maybe people want to know how to identify the ore?


Posted by Para at 11:44 PM
Fall Into the Gap


Zynx sent the following report to TMN:

Heya Para.

While working on part of my hunting routine, a romp through Northwest Forest, I encountered something of grave concern to me. A piece of one of the bridges in NWF had come loose, creating a gaping hole! I very nearly fell in! I picked up the piece of the bridge, in the form of a log of wood and I am intending to conduct repairs on my next run through. Still, things like this should be looking into; we can't have rotting bridges on our hands!



Posted by Para at 11:18 PM
Smog Monster


Bakunan sent the following report to TMN:

Hedorah, the flying smog monster, visited Town Center (although Crius calls it a medium slime monster). It hovers out of reach. It cannot be hit by man, Zo, or beast. (Hoggle brought a bear.) Lava cloak didn't affect it. It flies over fences and buildings. As you can see in my visionstone drawing, it couldn't be lured away either.

Saffire warned about it on the CL Informer, so it has been around at least 5 (OOC) hours.



Connie Crete sent the following report to TMN:


Woked up way early causn Cena and Ronja be gitn married this weekend. Anyway, dun overslept, but that be another story.

In town there were a medium slime monster. 'cordin ta Ragin, there been a slime invasion in tha wee hours o tha mornin and one were left. Thisun be like a lesserspectre slime monster. Caint zu, zoo, duellin blade, or regular axe it. Caint lead it outta town. I figgures it'll git bored and go home eventuallike.



Posted by Para at 09:26 AM
November 11, 2005
Newbielympics: Cear'vae Sampling Contest


Today's Newbielympics event was the Cear'vae Sampling Contest. Largo came in first, followed closely by Miratisu and Clauwz.

Tomorrow's events are the Marathon Item Hunt starting at 11:30am PST (GMT-8) and the Trivia Contest at 2pm PST (GMT-8). Full Newbielympics schedule available.

Posted by Kiriel at 03:16 PM
New Sketches from Raul


Raul has updated his journal with some new sketches.

Posted by Para at 12:00 AM
November 10, 2005
Return of Wangah Rah


Wangah Rah sent the following announcement to TMN:


I've returned to the lands after several years of orga captivity and have begun a journal which exiles may follow as they please. Lei'tar!

-Wangah Rah

Posted by Para at 11:35 PM
Newbielympics: Foot Race and Pushball


Today's Newbielympics events were the Foot Race and the Indoor Pushball competition. In the Foot Race Clauwz came in 1st, followed by Rusty Ironbeard. Measle and Jea N'golia made it to the semi-finals. In the Indoor Pushball competition the Pants team of Largo, Clauwz and Miratisu played a fierce game and won against the Cloaks team of Kahlefeldt, Asklepios and Sirus.

Tomorrow's event is the Cear'vae Contest at at 2pm PST (GMT-8). Full Newbielympics schedule available.

Posted by Kiriel at 07:58 PM
November 09, 2005
Newbielympics: Underground Run and Marathon Foot Race


Today's Newbielympics events were the Underground Run and the Marathon Foot Race. Jea N'golia made her Newbielympics debut with a 1st place finish at the Underground Run, followed by Cena and Clauwz, then Largo. In the Marathon Foot race, Asklepios came in 1st, followed by Miratisu and then Crazy Ox.

Tomorrow's events are the Foot Race at 2pm PST (GMT-8) and the Indoor Pushball at 7pm PST (GMT-8). Full Newbielympics schedule available.

Posted by Kiriel at 07:57 PM
November 08, 2005
Squonk Passes Fifth


Rael the Squonk has passed the fifth-circle fighters' test.

Posted by Para at 11:27 PM
Newbielympics: Boat Race and Clue Hunt


Today's Newbielympics events were the boat race and the clue hunt. For the boat race Largo came in first, followed by a tie of Miratisu and Clauwz for second. For the clue hunt, Miratisu came in first, followed by Clauwz and then Kayander Mere.

Tomorrow's events are the Underground Run at 12pm PST (GMT-8) and the Marathon Foot Race at 7pm PST (GMT-8). Full Newbielympics schedule available.

Posted by Kiriel at 08:45 PM
November 07, 2005
Newbielympics: Falling and Hide and Seek


Today's Newbielympics events were the falling contest and the hide and seek. For the falling contest, Mr Bigglesworth came in first, followed by Largo, Miratisu and Ilena. For the hide and seek Kahlefeldt and Largo tied and Kahlefeldt won the sudden death round! Sirus came in 3rd, followed by Ratchet, Clauwz and Maximus. My apologies for the lack of a picture from either event, if anyone has one to send please do :)

Tomorrow's events are the Boat Race at 2pm PST (GMT-8) and the Clue Hunt at 7pm PST (GMT-8). Full Newbielympics schedule available.

Posted by Kiriel at 07:47 PM
Chicken Toots His Own Horn


Super Chicken sent the following report to TMN:

Ah, it's good to be hornie!

After buying Kerrah's horn, I've been using it. TO THE MAX! It seems to have the unfortunate effect of brass poisoning though.


I see you over there laughing, Pengy GM! I'll get you!

Bawk bawk!

-Super Chicken

Posted by Para at 09:21 AM
Athos' Salve Discovery


Drablak sent the following report to TMN:

Hello Para,

Today Athos made quite a discovery! In a old laboratory, he found a red healing salve.

After showing it to K'vynn and me, we explored a bit and K'vynn found a cluster of mutated spores.


Athos then gave the salve to an alchemist, Griggs, who went to the alchemy hut and donated it for analysis.


After analysis, it was discovered that the ingredients were an uli and a mutated spore, and Griggs was successful in making such a salve right away.


We then proceeded to test the salve. We asked a healer to be our test subject and Kira bravely offered to fall for us. And just as we thought, the red healing salve worked on fallen Kira!


So the red healing salve works on fallen healers. This is a great news for Puddleby! Thanks to Athos for donating the rare salve that will now be helpful to all of Puddleby!


Posted by Para at 08:40 AM
November 06, 2005
Newbielympics: Mystic Push and Foot Race


Today's Newbielympics events were the mystic push and the foot race. The team of Roadhog, Sirus, Miratisu and Finegas came in first for the mystic push. For the foot race, Ratchet came in first followed by Frozen Ham. Bains and Clauwz also made it to the semi-finals.

Tomorrow's events are the Falling Contest at 1pm PST (GMT-8) and the HIde and Seek at 6pm PST (GMT-8). Full Newbielympics schedule available.

Posted by Kiriel at 08:11 PM
November 05, 2005
Newbielympics: Indoor Pushball


Today's Newbielympics events were the opening ceremonies and indoor pushball. There were two teams for pushball - the Killer Smurfs (Nynaeve, Miratisu and Asklepios) and the Blood Fens (Ratchet, Cena, Sirus and Largo who replaced Sirus mid event). It was a close fight but the Blood Fens came from behind to win.

Tomorrow's events are the Mystic Push at 2pm PST (GMT-8) and the Foot Race at 7pm PST (GMT-8). Full Newbielympics schedule available.

Posted by Kiriel at 03:45 PM
Healer Ledger Holders Panel


Fiona reports via Koppi:

Healer Ledger Holders Panel Interrogated, er, Moderated by Slyph

J'nder (Eva), J'jh (Sespus), Mephisto (Higgrus), Lorikeet (Horus and Respia)

Today! Saturday, November 5 at Noon PST

(Would someone please make a visionstone or transcript? I will unfortunately be unable to attend. -Para)

Posted by Para at 02:58 AM
November 03, 2005
Peril Advances


Creed sent the following announcement to TMN:

I'd like to report that my good friend Peril, a mild-mannered Zo fighter, recently passed her second-circle test. Congratulations peril!



Posted by Para at 01:25 AM
Almost But Not Quite


In his latest journal entry, Azriel reports on the progress of the Pitch Assault Group and some developments in the Meshra Caverns.

Posted by Para at 12:57 AM
Para Goes to Peaceton


I'm heading out.

Posted by Para at 12:32 AM
Mystic Academy Rocked


Super Chicken sent the following report to TMN:

Oh no! Something happened to the Mystic Academy! And the mystics aren't saying anything! How will Puddleby live without our ever-so-useful mystics!

-Super Chicken

Posted by Para at 12:24 AM
November 02, 2005
Chaos Storm #414


Chaos Storm #414 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 07:53 PM
November 01, 2005
The Newbielympics are Coming!


The Newbielympics are coming to town! They will take place between November 5th and November 13th. For more information, see the Newbielympics scroll. This year's Newbielympics prize fund has had a very large donation from the Falken Goodbye Fund. We are encouraging other clans and organizations to schedule their own special events in tandem with the Newbielympics, so see a Winds of Dawn clan member if you want to set something up.

Posted by Kiriel at 11:21 AM