May 30, 2006
Sativa's Phantasm Lecture


Fiona sent the following announcement to TMN:

Professor Sativa will teach "The History and Mechanics of Phantasms" this Thursday at 6 pm PDT. A field trip to Colmert's Castle will follow.


Posted by Para at 11:28 PM
May 29, 2006
Rakshasa's New Album: "Mirrors"


Rakshasa sent the following announcement to TMN:

Ahoy, Para! I've just finished putting together my new bardly record label, FowlPlay Records, where I've released my latest album, "Mirrors." Bards and others who have been clamoring for the Duck Song . . . well, that's there too. Exiles are advised to check it out at because it is quite possibly the greatest thing ever.

-Rakshasa the Great, Handsome and Mighty Bard

Posted by Para at 07:09 PM
Boo Boo is Glowing


Boo Boo Kitty sent the following report to TMN:

Heya, Para! I have some rather exciting news sponsored by Noivad the Sheriff!

(Vote for Noivad for Sheriff for all your law enforcement and community needs!)

See the full story on

If ya run across any lava bean ice cream, please save it for me.

-Boo Boo Kitty

Posted by Para at 09:21 AM


Org du Lac sent the following report to TMN:


I would just like to mention that the tradition of forming Thoom lines, though no longer as prevalent as in the past, is not forgotten!

Terrydil realized the event was newsworthy, and hogged the sketch, distracting from the combined efforts of Drablak, Xort d'Mok, Halo, Moccati, myself, and later the elusive Thoomman.

The event was spectacular enough to draw both adoring fans and bitter non-Thooms, one of whom went so far as to attack the line, and another who attempted to pose as a Thoom (but his horizontal-impairedness gave him away as an imposter).


Also, the real newsworthy sketch, is that of my stunning 857 on my sparklestone. Unfortunately, this will be my all-time record, as it disappeared without a trace afterwards.


-Org du Lac

Posted by Para at 09:13 AM
10 Things Noivad Knows For Newbies


Noivad sent the following announcement to TMN:

Attention New Exiles:

In case you're lost in this world, check out the Ten Things for Newbies scroll located at the Puddleby Police Department.

(Older Exiles are welcome to edit this scroll and add links, correct grammar, etc.)


Posted by Para at 08:50 AM
Measle Celebrates Anniversary


In his latest journal entries, Measle reports on something brewing in town and on the anniversary of his arrival.

Posted by Para at 01:04 AM


Creed sent the following report to TMN:

Hail Para,

I thought I would send a couple of brief reports from the lands.

One: since no one else has mentioned it, I simply must report on the mysterious intervention of the gods during Root's bard audition. One must view the sketch above I made to believe it.


Two: it's been a while since I've seen a Thoomline in town, but just a few days ago Terrydil got to participate in his very first Thoomline. It was a most thoomish Thoomline, and a thoom time was had by all (even though no one would join in the rival human-fen-dorf-halfing-sylvan line, but I'm not bitter).

Cheers to all,
Maker of Creed™ brand zu—used by the finest exiles in Puddleby!


Posted by Para at 12:15 AM
May 23, 2006
Halo Advances


Chance sent the following announcement to TMN:

Hail Para,

I'd like to congratulate Halo on passing his third-circle healer test and obtaining his cad. I found out about it on a small Lillypond hunt with Halo and Terrydil, and made the attached sketch.

Way to go, Halo!


Posted by Para at 10:26 PM
Chaos Storm #443


Chaos Storm #443 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 10:21 PM
May 20, 2006
Root Succeeds


Xel sent the following report to TMN:

Hey, Para.

To follow up on Root's audition, Root performed splendidly and was given a shining golden belt for his composing prowess. Attached is a sketch of him and the judging bards. Elvus made a surprise appearance, to top the craziness off!


Posted by Para at 07:43 AM
Skydiving with Miratisu


Miratisu sent the following report to TMN:

Hi, Para.

The other day, I went to the Cloud with Moccati, Cena, and Amrosar II. Amrosar II had never been to the Cloud before (I think). We went to the control room and Moccati moved the Cloud to over the farms. So since it would be an easy rescue I said we should go skydiving (this was the first time I had been able to go skydiving since I got a parachute). It was fun. People who jumped later than you but without a parachute will fall past you faster than you.

We all landed in Northeast Farms. Of course, I was the only one not fallen.


Moccati "won" because he is a mystic; he was nearly unrecognizable. Amrosar II was second; he was mutilated. Cena was third; because he fell the least, he was only mangled. I sunstoned for help and Creed and Kitlin came. Unfortunately, Creed's chain broke (please help Creed repair it!) but Kayander came to chain the fallen back to Town Center, where with help from other healers, everyone was raised again.


Amrosar asked why we jumped and I said it was because I suggested it, but I didn't tell anyone that it was because I had a parachute!

So the lesson is that if anyone asks you to go skydiving, maybe they have a parachute and you don't! It would be nice if more people had parachutes so we could all go skydiving without needing a rescue; maybe there should be a parachute-buying trip sometime.

Anyway bye for now,

Posted by Para at 07:35 AM
May 19, 2006
Root's Bard Audition

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A bard audition for Root will be conducted today at 7 PM Pacific time.

Posted by Para at 07:51 AM
May 12, 2006
PAG is Recruiting


Cj parker sent the following announcement to TMN:

PAG is recruiting—wanna be a member, want to guest?

We always have an eye open for potential new members. We are looking for skilled fighters, healers and mystics, but we are quite short of healers at present. A bloodblader or (Noid) skilled ranger is also on the list, but we consider all applicants. We also take the odd guest with us on trips, if you would like to come along substone me on the day, but space is usually limited.

We try hard not to be restrictive on members, but if you know the area, you know the level of toughness we need. We would require 5th circle + for fighters or 3th circle + for healers (with cad skill). Mystics would need to be Full with good porting abilities, or good fast boosters. Specialists will be considered. Potential members will be guests while we "test them" before joining fully.

Lastly, and most importantly, is your availability the day we hunt: Thursdays. HOWEVER, we do the occasional weekend trip. Please state which (or both) you can make on your application.

7:30pm GMT/UTC
8:30pm/20:30 CET (Central European Time) (+1)
2:30pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) (-5)
1:30pm CST (Central Standard Time) (-6)
11:30am PST (Pacific Standard Time) (-8 )

You must be able to make this 60-80% of the time otherwise membership may be revoked.

Any questions about this, fire away. Please PM me with applications. If you don't have a Sentinel account, then email me at removing the word SPAM from the email address.

Previous applicants who we have had to turn down, please don't re-apply (sorry), but those who were striving to get the rank, feel free to pop me an email.

We're a nice bunch, so if you want some fun every week, then pop us an email.

Cj parker for PAG

Posted by Para at 06:53 PM
Comfy Yet Dangerous


Bakunan sent the following announcement to TMN:

So, Para, you think you are strong because you survived the Soft Cushions . . .

Cardinal Fang, bring out . . . the Comfy Chair!!

Posted by Para at 06:38 PM
Lone Healer


Creed sent the following report to TMN:

Hail Para,

I'm sure your readers are getting tired of hearing from me, but I just had to share one more bit of recent news.

The other day I had a truly terrifying experience. I was innocently hunting in the passes with some nice fighter-types when we realized that . . .

. . . I was the only healer in the lands!

Luckily for me, nothing bad happened. But it sure was freaky while it lasted.


Posted by Para at 06:25 PM
May 09, 2006
Chaos Storm #441


Chaos Storm #441 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 10:23 PM
May 07, 2006
Rhone Leaves


Creed sent the following report to TMN:

Hail Para,

It is with great sadness that Clan Destine reports our beloved Sylvan fighter, Rhone, has returned to the mainland.

We will miss him very much. We'd like to pass along his farewell message to the clan, with his permission, to be posted for everyone to read who is interested.



Subject: Farewell!
Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 03:53:24 +0000

Clan Destine . . .

It has been a long and great ride to the end. As promised a small selection of pictures and more. Rhone and Eden are not to be sold nor the account itself. I gave away all my gear including the bloodblade, which I have trained for the past year of Clan Lord, 250 ranks. I could two hit the GW in the 4th test with my characters health on yellow. I was strong there. I forgot to mention I turned Oot into a halfling. Haha

Ok- bye now.
-Ex-Exile and Clan Destine Fighter






Posted by Para at 09:27 PM
No Normal Flowers


Creed sent the following report to TMN:

Hail Para,

Could you please post the above sketch that I made in Fat Alice's hut a day or two ago? I was wondering if any other exiles have seen these strange flowers, and if so, whether someone can shed more light on them.


Posted by Para at 09:07 PM
May 05, 2006
Zo Method, Part II


Borkiron sent the following report to TMN:

Heya Para,

A while ago, I wrote in about using the Zo Method to pass my second circle healer test.

At that time, I didn't try it for my third-circle test and passed anyway. However, recently, I decided to retake my third-circle test using this method.

Now because of the time limit on the test, I knew I couldn't kill everything in the test. However, I decided that to kill one Night Wendecka would do as a proof of concept. Outside of the test, there would be no time limit, so if I could kill one Night Wendy, I could also kill three if necessary.

As you can see, I succeeded. Also, I didn't trap the Greymyr again and took hits from it (as well as one of the surviving Night Wendies) while raising Glory.

Some folks might ask, what is the point of this? Since in a real situation, healers would probably chain the fallen away, or lead the monsters away and lose them before returning to heal, or cad the fallen, or ask a fighter to kill the monsters instead, or something else, but not kill everything themselves. The point is that it's possible to do it if you wanted to.

If there was a real situation with someone fallen with three Night Wendies and a Greymyr, it's possible for a healer with no chain and no cad to solo rescue by killing the three Night Wendies, then blocking the Greymyr with his or her own body while raising the fallen. This doesn't mean you'd want to do it, or that it's smart to do it, or even that it makes sense to try (because new monsters would probably come in the meantime), but it's possible. This ability will come in useful in many less dangerous situations.

Anyway, for anyone who's interested, I made a visionstone of my test; it's now available at the Puddleby Visionstone Repository.


Posted by Para at 05:21 PM
New Art by Brune


A new piece of art created by Brune is on exhibit at the Puddleby Museum.

Posted by Para at 08:36 AM
Chicken Returns; Klio Qualifies


Chance sent the following report to TMN:

Hail, Para!

The Minis have been quite active of late, and I am proud to be able to bring more Mini-related news to the masses (who are no doubt hungry for it, ahem. Anyway . . . ).

We were thrilled when Maquiladora finally crawled out of the library into the light of day, and felt doubly blessed when our lil' chicken friend—a.k.a. Super Chicken —also made an appearance. He even joined his Mini Sisters and our guest, Kathy, in a hunt on the cloud!

He also instigated a GrabFoot™, in Town Center, of course


and demonstrated his morphin' powers.



We are also pleased to report that the Lady Klio has qualified for goss training! The image below shows a number of Minis celebrating in the smithy along with some friends.


The last sketch I am submitting is included because it's just funny. That's all I have to say about that.



Posted by Para at 06:45 AM
May 01, 2006
Four Years of TMN


TMN is celebrating its fourth anniversary today. It's been a great four years for It's hard to believe it's been that long, and even harder to believe that the very first issue of Fishwrap Magazine came out just a little over six years ago. Thanks to Delta Tao for Clan Lord, and thanks to all of you who have visited and helped to support the site over the years.



Posted by Para at 12:00 AM