May 31, 2007
Chaos Storm #496

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Chaos Storm #496 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 07:18 AM
May 30, 2007
Exiles Battle Noids

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MaryJane sent the following report to TMN:

Beer Para!

Just wanted to share with you a couple of sketches from the Noid invasion the other day. A band of exiles fought them all the way from Southern East Farms back to the Noids Cavern, but then several of us fell when trying to secure the cavern. For awhile, all looked bleak as it seemed that more exiles were fallen than were standing.

Eventually, though, the tide turned, partly due to Sielk and Tip'II departing and coming back to fight valiantly for our rescue.

Thanks to all the exiles who were there.

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Posted by Para at 06:56 PM
Aravir Advances

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Aravir reports in his most recent journal entry on passing the fourth-circle fighters' test.

Posted by Para at 06:49 PM
Measle Gets Taken Away

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In his latest journal entry, Measle celebrates his anniversary as an exile.

Posted by Para at 06:44 PM
May 29, 2007
Visionstone of Zomeo and Thoomiet

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Measle reports on the Clan Lord Sentinel that a visionstone of the Puddleby Players production of Zomeo and Thoomiet is now available, thanks to Gremlins.

Posted by Para at 07:44 AM
May 28, 2007
KI Incursion Not a Success

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Exiles failed to plant a kyeum in time to stop the ethereal incursion on Kismia Island. On the other hand, the incursion party survived and did not have to depart, and the ethereal forces of the sn'ell were eliminated.

Posted by Para at 08:54 PM
Exiles Gather on KI

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Exiles are now gathering to fight the incoming Kismia Island ethereal incursion.

Posted by Para at 06:50 PM
May 27, 2007
Ethereal Incursion Not Repelled on Devil's Island

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Pe Ell reports on the Clan Lord Sentinel that exiles failed to stop the recent ethereal incursion on Devil's Island.

Posted by Para at 07:05 PM
Incoming Ethereal Incursion: Kismia Island

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Asenath reports:

The next ethereal disturbance will be on KI, 1N of FA, before noon on Day 12 of Winter (Mon 5/28 ~9-11 PM EDT)

(via Koppi)

Posted by Para at 03:11 PM
Who Needs Fighters?

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Helios sent the following report to TMN:

During a very successfuly incursion into the Undine hut a Wraith happened upon our group. Without any fighters present, felling this monster became quite a feat! After swinging our blades aimlessly for some time, we finally managed to land a few strikes and finish the job.

Here's a quick sketch to show what happens when you get on the wrong side of four healers and a mystic.

-Helios

Posted by Para at 01:32 PM
May 20, 2007
A Day at the Abyss

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Torin reports on PAG's trip to the Abyss today in his most recent report for OWE news.

Posted by Para at 07:47 PM
Para's Archives: The Letter A

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Hey, how about I dig up and post just a few images from Para's Archives. Today's images were all filed under the letter A.

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Althea's got a cough. I have no idea what Pengy's doing out there. Sorry about your head, Odesseus.

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Althea's pony.

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Cheese! Note that undine sneaking up on the happy group in Alchemist's Folly.

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Fruitless wall humping in Alchemist's Folly.

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Whoops.

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Incoming!

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Ann GM gives everyone the power of thooming.

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The Astral Gumball.

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Meteors are naturally attracted to Ann.

Posted by Para at 12:31 PM
Twilight Temple

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Hunter reports on the Twilight temple on Metz Island on OWE News. Torin follows up with more news about this mysterious temple and speculation about a Greymyr generation apparatus that can be found inside.

Posted by Para at 11:54 AM
MaryJane Fell into a Burning Ring of Fire

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MaryJane sent the following report to TMN:

Just a note to say hello from the ring of fire. Lorikeet gave everyone a bit of fever during our regular Purple Haze Hunt. This is what happens when we managed to keep the Ethereal Plane stabilized for a little bit.

Beer
-MJ

Posted by Para at 11:49 AM
Noids, Wyrms, and an Utsanna Haremau

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Torin's most recent reports on OWE News include:

Deathtrap Noids, Earth Wyrms, and the Ash Island Ethereal Incursion
Hunting Kismia's Island
An Utsanna Haremau at Metz Beach

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Posted by Para at 11:44 AM
May 15, 2007
Spectacle at the Pentacle

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In his most recent journal entry, Measle reports on the aftermath of the ethereal incursion on Ash Island and some unusual activity at the pentacle.

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Posted by Para at 07:55 PM
May 13, 2007
Exiles Defeat Ash Incursion

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Exiles have defeated the forces of ether on Ash Island in the most recent incursion.

Posted by Para at 07:25 PM
Ethereal Incursion: Ash Island

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Ethereal Incursion in progress in Ash Island. Puddleby needs your help!

Update:

We are getting worked over.

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Posted by Para at 11:03 AM
Checking on Chi'Kun

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Status report on the project to build a statue to chicken glory:

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Posted by Para at 08:27 AM
May 12, 2007
Incoming Ethereal Incursion: Ash Island

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Asenath reports:

An ethereal incursion will occur on Ash Island, 1N of DC, Midday on 39 Autumn (Sun 13th ~2PM EDT)."

(via Koppi)

Posted by Para at 04:46 PM
The Sheriff's New Clothes

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Hunter reports on OWE News that Puddleby's Sheriff, Noivad, may be an invisible cross-dresser.

Posted by Para at 03:17 PM
Local Zo a Gambling Addict?

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Does Yor have a gambling addiction? Hunter has the story on OWE News.

Posted by Para at 03:09 PM
Loathings, Angry Toks, and Deathroots

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Torin and Hunter report in OWE News on some nasty Orga Loathings, a bad time to hunt the Tok'Han egg room, and a bad time with Deathroots.

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Posted by Para at 03:02 PM
Chaos Storm #493

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Chaos Storm #493 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 02:36 PM
May 11, 2007
Chaos Storm #493 Delayed

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Chaos Storm #493 has been delayed. Find out more on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Update:

The v493 update will be taking place at a convenient time on Saturday, May 12.

Posted by Para at 12:02 AM
May 10, 2007
Zomeo and Thoomiet

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Measle sent the following announcement to TMN:

G'day Para,

Puddleby Players are pleased to announce the staging of their latest play on Sat May 19th, 1pm PDT, 3pm CDT, 4pm EDT, 9pm GMT/UK, 10pm Paris, Sun 6am Aus-Sydney

Is that enough timezones for you?

Read more about it on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Cheers,
-Measle

Posted by Para at 11:40 PM
May 06, 2007
SNN News Bulletin #3

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SNN broadcast #3 is now live, featuring Phroon the Thoom as anchor.

Posted by Para at 10:50 PM
May 05, 2007
Chicken Ambivalence?

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So far, Fowlbane and Tenders don't seem to indicate much movement on the proposal to build a statue to chicken glory in the Petting Zoo. Is this a sign of exile ambivalence on the issue?

Perhaps we'll know more after the Chaos Storm.

Posted by Para at 05:54 PM
Camp Dred Incursion Report

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What follows is a collection of images from the recent Camp Dred Ethereal Incursion.

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Exiles constructed a massive defensive wall of kudzu.

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Exiles worked hard to secure the surrounding area against auxiliary invasions. The orga were not happy to have us around. In this image, Yor receives some well-earned thanks.

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Despite the best of precautions, even experienced exiles are vulnerable to unfortunate incidents.

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Mary Jane explains the plan.

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Hoggle and Yor double-team an Ethereal Cloud.

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Intense fighting began from the start.

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We make a strategic retreat. A selfless exile (I think it's Jive) bravely insists on being left behind to act as a wall to keep the ethereal invaders away.

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The survivors leap to the east.

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Healers and chainers survey the damage and take steps to prepare another assault to the west. This cycle repeated several times during the incursion. A couple of times, only a scant few remained standing.

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Those few survivors of the ethereal onslaughts would heal the fallen and then slowly fetch via chain the fallen to the west.

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Exiles burst forth to engage the ethereal forces again.

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Merlisk dispatches a kuzdu with a knockout punch.

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The defensive wall required constant maintenance.

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Yor initiates a tactical move.

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When the wall broke down, it endangered our rear guard.

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The solution was the reapplication of fresh kudzu, before it was too late.

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Merlisk and I show typical Thoom cool-headedness by sitting down during the battle.

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Exiles drop down along the east side of the sn'ell to inspect the kyeum.

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The ethereal portal, from which poured the ethereal flow, was on the west side of the sn'ell.

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An Ethereal Cloud chases me.

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Ethereal Clouds can be very persistent.

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A fresh spawn of ethereal monsters can cause extraordinary damage in a very short period of time.

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Another strategic retreat.

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Merlisk chains a bunch of fallens on his way out.

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Ethereal forces trap Rhys and Yor as we scramble out of the sn'ell.

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A wide shot showing just what we were facing.

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I pop back into the sn'ell just a little bit too early.

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Yeah, you could see that coming.

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The kyeum is almost ready.

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A spawn gets behind the kudzu line.

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The kyeum fires up, sealing the sn'ell from further ethereal invasion.

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Dongle makes the traditional "We Win" salute.

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This is when exiles are typically powerfully drawn toward throwing themselves into the portal despite the dangers within. I didn't stick around to see that this time.

Posted by Para at 04:54 PM
May 02, 2007
April Fools and a Forge

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Torin and Hunter report in OWE News on Yorbots, pink attack vermine, an Uli run, and escorting Asenath to the EP Forge.

April Fool's

A Day of Errands

Posted by Para at 11:30 PM
New Banner from Phineas

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Thanks to those of you who have donated using the PayPal link. That helps me a lot to pay for the hosting and other expenses of the site.

And thanks to Phineas, who has created some new banners for the site. The first one is up today!

-Para

Posted by Para at 08:56 AM
May 01, 2007
Five Years of TMN

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TMN is five years old today. My thanks to all the contributors (there are far too many to list here) who have helped make this project a success. My thanks also to the readers who keep coming back day after day. And, of course, my thanks to Delta Tao, Joe and all the GMs, who continue to make this all worthwhile.

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What eventually became TMN got its start a little over seven years ago as the Fishwrap, a peculiar in-character newsletter that I sent out originally via USENET (in comp.sys.mac.games.adventure) and then later via Yahoo Groups. I've started to move the old Fishwraps into backdated entries here at TMN, so they'll be searchable in the archives. That's going to take some time to complete. I've never sworn off producing new Fishwraps, so there still may be some new ones in the future.

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Thanks, everyone.

-Para

Posted by Para at 12:01 AM