January 27, 2008
Orga and Death Vermine Invasion


Puddleby was recently under siege by various Orga and Death Vermine.

East Field was completely overtaken. Puddleby was for a period of time overrun by the Orga.

An Orga Ire rampaged through town and could not be defeated by exile forces.


Posted by Para at 08:00 AM
Fen Presidency FAQ 2.0


Q: Does one have to be a Fen to be nominated or elected as Fen President?

A: No.

Q: Does one have to be a Fen to vote for Fen President?

A: No, definitely not. All exiles should participate!

Q: Who selects the nominees for Fen President?

A: Stop asking so many questions and study up on the candidates. Your vote matters!

Q: Didn't Largo become president and make Relkin vice president?

A: Largo was never elected. Largo never officially became Fen President.

Q: Why isn't Relkin a candidate?

A: Every Fen Presidential election is packed with various conspiracies. Welcome to the first one.

Posted by Para at 07:21 AM
Fen Presidential Election Coming Up


What's that smell in the air? Sniff, sniff, boy, it stinks. It could only be one thing: Puddleby politics! You know what that means: it's time for Fen Presidential Elections.

Balloting for the office of Fen President will begin soon.

453: Who has your support for the office of Fen President?
Phineas, a.k.a. Fen-eas
None of the above

sentinel_by_kani.png Further discussion on the Clan Lord Sentinel

Fen Presidential Hall of Fame:

Fen President Manx making her famous "Dungheap Address"

Fen Vice President Largo filling space and consuming resources

Fen President Valtrim exploring new worlds inside his mind

Fen President Lorikeet running through town naked

Posted by Para at 12:33 AM
January 26, 2008
Salad the Alley Cat


Salandra sent the following report to TMN:


I'm writing you to report of a new ally in the fight against evil! Recently, "Salad" the Alley Cat has appeared in town and has taken to clearing Puddleby of all kinds of monsters. I drew this sketch of Salad earlier. So far I've seen Salad killing everything from rats to Darshak!


Posted by Para at 08:48 AM
Sentinel Makes a Sound


The Sentinel now makes a strange and ominous sound.

Posted by Para at 12:07 AM
January 25, 2008
New Angry Myrms


New types of powerful myrms have appeared in the hive and are venturing into Puddleby.

Posted by Para at 10:55 PM
January 24, 2008
Arianrhod: Myrms, Darshak, a Chicken, and More


Arianrhod has updated her journal with new entries:

My Journey to Puddleby
Super Chicken, Darshak and Dying (my hair)
Dear Diary . . . It's the Anniversary



Posted by Para at 04:08 AM
Thoom Crest/Rill Controversy


Eden reports in her journal on a controversy in town about the inability to dye the female Thoom crest (also known as a rill).

Posted by Para at 03:40 AM
January 23, 2008
Lugubrion Exploration Group Trip 3 & 4 Report


Eden has posted her report on Lugubrion Exploration Group (LEG) Trip 3. and Lugubrion Exploration Group (LEG) Trip 4. She has also posted transcripts of the discussions with Lugubrion.


sentinel_by_kani.png Discussion on Clan Lord Sentinel.

Posted by Para at 11:58 PM
Dongle Drops Earthstones; Elindir' Joins OWE


Hunter sent the following report to TMN:

-Hail Para!

Dongle asked me to take a couple pictures and forward them to you, so here they are. He strutted into town saying he found some ore, then proceeded to drop several Earthstones. The next day he left even more on the ground in town center. Apparently there's a rather large hole in his sack.


In other news, Elindir' has joined OWE. Read more about it on OWE News.



Posted by Para at 11:47 PM
Gloamings Pathway


Elindir' sent the following report to TMN:

Hello Paramedic.

Recently, a small Metz group hunting inside the Gloamings cave found a new path that requires full Trillbane (or close to it) to open. At the end of the river, there is a small crevice where this path lays.

"Talin squeezes between the stalagmites."

Immediately after entering the path, we found ourselves outside of the Metz island. This path is an easy exit out of the Gloamings cave!



Posted by Para at 11:24 PM
Chaos Storm #530


Chaos Storm #530 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 09:08 PM
January 17, 2008
Thooms Needed for Exploration of Lugubrion's Keep


The all-Thoom Lugubrion Exploration Group is recruiting for a new mission. Read about the details in Eden's journal.

sentinel_by_kani.png Discussion on Clan Lord Sentinel.

Posted by Para at 06:09 AM
January 15, 2008
Gloria's New Journal


Gloria has started a new journal. Her first entry is a report on an expedition with Borkiron, Brahtz, and Super Chicken.

Posted by Para at 08:45 AM
January 13, 2008
Proximus Ledger for Nohurt


ThoomCare member Nohurt sent the following announcement to TMN:

Dear Para,

I am quite pleased to report that today, Terrdi, Day 48 of Summer, 569I, Nohurt have obtained my Proximus Ledger ;-D

Happy Day,

Posted by Para at 11:28 PM
January 10, 2008
Wangah Rah Repromoted


Xepel reports on the Clan Lord Sentinel that Wangah Rah has been repromoted to full mystic status.

Posted by Para at 09:44 PM
Darshak Activity on TI Continues


Azriel has posted his report on Chaos Storm 527: Continued Darshak activity on Tenebrion's Island, including the construction of new outposts and docks, the presence of supply and troop ships, and a now-abandoned tunnel; the large hole in the area east of Flander's Field that leads to the Annulus in the Ethereal Plane; and a PTF trip to the Thaumaturge's Lair under Ash Island.


Posted by Para at 12:26 AM
January 08, 2008
Tenebrion Island Chasm


Lorikeet sent the following report to TMN:

I was with a group that fought off the Darshak from the south entry of TI to the west exit. Then we decided to go to the keep. I was stunned to see what had happened to the area east of the Poppy Field in the short time since I had been there previously. The hole the Darshak apparently made when their kyuem efforts went awry has become very sinister-looking, as has the surrounding area. It is now very dark and gloomy.



Posted by Para at 08:48 PM
January 07, 2008
Malkor Repromoted


Measle reports on the Clan Lord Sentinel that Malkor has been repromoted to full mystic status.

Posted by Para at 12:36 AM
Thoom Skirwan Missing


What happened to Skirwan the Thoom? When last seen, she was working to fill in the chasm in East Field. Did she fall in? Was she pushed? Find out more at the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Could her disappearance be related to the recent incident involving Skirwan and her Zo namesake tossing Wangah Rah down the very same chasm?




Posted by Para at 12:10 AM
January 06, 2008
Darshak Cipher Discovered in Town


DeathLord reports on the Clan Lord Sentinel that a Darshak Carrier Parrot was killed in Town Center. It dropped a scroll with a coded message.


Posted by Para at 09:41 PM
January 04, 2008
Mystic Demotions

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TMN has learned that the following mystics have been demoted to journeyman mystics:

K'vynn, Malkor, Salandra, and Wangah Rah

More news as this story develops.

Further discussion on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Posted by Para at 10:31 PM
Laughing Academy Update


Inu Teisei sent the following report to TMN:

Heya Para,

Just wanted to let you know some exciting news about Laughing Academy:

1. A new edition of the LA Inquirer has been posted to:


2. Laughing Academy has a new regularly scheduled hunt on the second Sunday of each month at 4PM EST, 1PM PST, 9PM UK. The Calendar has been updated.

3. We have been busy inducting many new members into our clan. Punny has a backlog of inductees to initiate.

4. Smeester is back!!!

Happy New Year!

Posted by Para at 09:10 AM
Clearing on the Cloud


Bakunan sent the following report to TMN:

Hail Para,

Looks like the Cloud has changed a bit, as the smog at the opening has finally cleared.

Guess the no-smoking ban in the mystic control room turned out for the best.

Best regards,

P.S. I wonder if it was inspired by this image from "If Thooms Had Cameras"?

Posted by Para at 09:04 AM
Darshak Spies


Gloria sent the following report to TMN:

Hi Para,

I have been following the news through your organization, and it is a fine source of reporting for the community. I just wanted to mention that some Darshak spies were found in town recently. At first glance, they seemed like ordinary citizens of Puddleby, but they had a revealing tendency to slash at people with a knife that gave them away as spies. I wonder if the spies might try to hide within our community, masquerading as regular citizens, and then use their positions to bring ruin to Puddleby. The spies seem characterized by their green clothing.



Posted by Para at 08:44 AM
January 03, 2008
Recent Reports from Azriel


Azriel has continued to produce his excellent regular chaos storm reports during the time I've been away. Here are his most recent journal entries:

Chaos Storm 514: A PAG group visits the New Orga Outback ("The NOOB"); Andvari hunt challenge; a sorry end to a Metz hunt.

Chaos Storm 517: The Feast of Tsrrin and this year's unusual costumes and costume shops; Joel Crotchet; hunting on Kizmia's Island; exploring Metzetli Island; the final Ethereal Incursion at the Greymyr Village; Azriel's training progress; a picnic with a J'jh-kebab.

Chaos Storm 520: Bailey Barno's Carnival; the last Herald's Rune in the East Field; hunting Kizmia's Island with OWE; new access to a path to the entrance of the Foothills.


Chaos Storm 523: The Darshak invasion of Tenebrion's Island; the Necromancer problem; return of the Revour; return of the potato; Natas the Ranger; a PAG trip to the Second Pathfinding Book; the gaping hole in East Field being filled by Skirwan (no, not that Skirwan, the other Skirwan).

Posted by Para at 08:08 PM
January 02, 2008
Chaos Storm #527


Chaos Storm #527 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 09:14 PM
Thoom Exploration of Lugubrion's Keep Continues


The all-Thoom Lugubrion Exploration Group has returned from its first mission. Read about the details in Eden's journal.


Eden also reports in her journal on a large Darshak presence on Kismia's Island.


Posted by Para at 08:29 AM
Santa Chicken Comes to Town


Eden reports in her journal on the appearance of Santa Chicken in town for Bawkmas. She also tells the story of How the Chicken Stole Bawkmas.

In another recent report, Eden reports on her trainers, Natas and Mujin-kun.

Posted by Para at 08:03 AM
January 01, 2008
Lugubion's Keep: Thooms ONLY!


Eden reports in her journal on the exploration of Lugubrion's Keep. Lugubrion's Keep can only be entered by Thooms. This restricted access has made for some interesting challenges in terms of assembling exploration parties.

You can read more about the exploration of Lugubrion's Keep and the formation of the Lugubrion Exploration Group (LEG) on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Posted by Para at 11:39 PM


Eden reports in her journal on the Bawkmas holiday.

Posted by Para at 11:25 PM
Wangah Rah Applies Dark Magick to Phroon the Thoom


Eden reports in her journal on the recent and highly unusual raising of ThoomCare member and SNN reporter Phroon the Thoom.


Posted by Para at 11:10 PM
Jade Noids, Too Many Darshak


Eden reports in her journal on a Jade Noids rescue and the problem of excess Darshak on the shores on Tenebrion's Isle.


She also reports on a recent hunt to Metz and elsewhere, as well as her upcoming goals.

Posted by Para at 11:02 PM
Eden Advances


Eden has passed the fifth-circle fighter's test.

Posted by Para at 10:49 PM