April 30, 2009


Stonehand sent the following report to TMN:

From the forgotten archives located deep within the library comes a startling discovery.

An ancient recording of traditional Thoomsong has been uncovered by a tiny Dwarf named Stonehand.

This important historical find will surely resonate through the ages.

Pump tha tunes!

Posted by Para at 12:28 AM
April 29, 2009
Acting Troupe Needs Backdrops


Measle sent the following report to TMN:

G'day Puddleby,

Puddleby Players, Lok Groton's foremost acting troupe needs backdrops. The one we already own is very impressive but its hard to do scene changes when you only have one set.

Specifically we're after a mine/mountainous backdrop and a beach/shipboard/nautical type one.

Nonetheless, we'll be happy with fields, castle interiors, deep space, or wherever your artistic bent takes you. Just forward your pictures to me, Eldon, or any of the Puddleby Players. You don't have to be a brilliant artist and we're not fussy art critics.

Thanks arty people.



Posted by Para at 11:54 PM
April 24, 2009
Fishylish: Hares, the Glen, and a Poem


Fishylish has updated her journal with the following new entries:

Bad Hare Day
Peril in the Glen
A little poem


Posted by Para at 01:48 PM
Poultry Produces Map of Ash


Puddleby's favorite poultry, Super Chicken, has created a map of the new Ash Island forest.

Spoiler Warning! Some of you may consider this map a spoiler that could ruin your fun of exploration. If you feel that way, please do not read further, and do not click on the map.

Super Chicken sent the following report to TMN:

Greetings fellow exiles! I kept getting lost in New Ash Forest and no one else knew their way around, so I've been mapping it! So here it is, Chicken's ugly map of New Ash Island's forest!

P.S. This map will be updated as I explore more and more! Oh, and don't enter super depart land without a huge group.

Ash Map by Super Chicken (possible spoilers)

-Super Chicken

Posted by Para at 01:36 PM
April 23, 2009
Fen President Largo "Overwhelmed"


Fen President Largo reports in his most recent journal entry that he is "overwhelmed."

Posted by Para at 03:03 PM
Cammie Reports: "Dwarves Lookin Good this Season!"


Cammie sent the following report to TMN:

Greetings Para,

I bring you a report on the latest fashion craze, colored Dwarf helmets! Here's Hoggle lookin' fierce in black:


Gandor and BKC brightening up the Foothills in red and blue:


I don't have a sketch of the shop's interior, since I have a tail and not a helmet, but I hear the prices are a bit steep. I have to say I think they are worth it, if Puddleby's dorfs can bear to part with their coins! =)


Posted by Para at 02:53 PM
Cammie: More Cribs, More Greymyrs


Cammie has updated her journal with the following entries:

Entry the Fifty-third: Puddleby Cribs, Part two: Better Closets and Gardens!
Entry the Fifty-fourth: Cammie's Story—MAP rocks Greymyr Village!


Posted by Para at 12:41 PM
How Purple Can One Dwarf Be?


Stonehand sent the following report to TMN:

In the wake of the recent influx of fashionable Dwarves to the Lok'Groton island chain, exiles have been asking, "How purple can one dwarf be?"

Today Stonehand, sporting one of the exciting new helmet options for fashionable Dwarves, has finally answered that question, redefining the very limits of what was once considered purple.

Stonehand asked that special thanks go out to Mondegreen and Snorri for their efforts in attaining this new frontier in the realm of purpleitudeness.

Here are some fashion exciting sketches taken of Stonie McHandingson (or "Stonehand" to his friends) posing with the new helmet outside Dark Temple.


Posted by Para at 12:29 PM
April 15, 2009
Chaos Storm #594


Chaos Storm #594 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 any further!

Delta Tao's "What's New" for v594:

4/15/2009 v594
To please universally was the object of his life; but to tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. — Edmund Burke (1729–97)

* Some gerbils were cured of astigmatism.
* Law enforcement is more flexible... in a manner of speaking.
* More options for fashion conscious dwarves.
* Lots of really obscure bugs were fixed. You probably won’t even notice most of them. But please do keep those /BUG reports coming!
* By popular demand, fighter sub-subclass testing has been extended.
* No crashes in 69 days and counting. The record is 723 days.
* You’ll have to explore to discover the rest of this Chaos Storm’s changes. Enjoy!

Posted by Para at 08:19 PM
April 12, 2009
Fishylish: Awards for Artists, Living on the Edge


Fishylish has updated her journal with news of an award ceremony honoring artists and architects of Puddleby. Check out her new entries:

Living on the Edge
Award Ceremony



Posted by Para at 05:25 PM
April 11, 2009
Geraldus Makes a Discovery in the Cloud Control Room


Chance sent the following report:

Hail, Para!

I have a very exciting EXCLUSIVE breaking news item for you. Daangrus Diggins, the construction worker in the cloud control room, has finally completed his project and broken through the control room floor!

Dwarf healer Geraldus is apparently the first to discover this long-awaited news and to descend the ladder into the brand-new snell revealed below. After a brief exploration, he sunstoned Taryn, Koraleva, and I to come and share the excitement. Currently what is found there is a new viewpoint to see what part of Puddleby is below the cloud. I took numerous sketches and have attached many of them with this note.

As you can see, Geraldus decided to take the first leap from the new viewpoint. Koraleva, Taryn, and I followed. I startled a few birds as I plummeted through the clouds, but I survived the fall and hurried back to town to make this report.

Congratulations to Geraldus for this discovery!









Posted by Para at 08:02 PM
Cammie: One of Those Days, Metzetli Island


Cammie has updated her journal with the following entries:

Entry the Fifty-first: Ever have one of those days, part two!
Entry the Fifty-second: Rumble in the Jungle!


Posted by Para at 03:54 PM
New Kisa Sketches: Green Prince and More


Kisa has updated her journal with the following entries:

Congrats me
Green prince
Beast prince

Posted by Para at 03:37 PM
Fishylish: Orga Invasion, Ha'and Island, Baking


Fishylish has updated her journal with the following new entries:

The Dred Army
A day in the life (of the ridiculous)
Yet another day



Posted by Para at 08:00 AM
April 10, 2009
Greater Death Solo; Lava Cloak Testing


Quinix sent the following report to TMN:

I have a few pictures from today. Hopefully you'll find them interesting!

Greater Death solo, with the help of Pe Ell and several others:



Testing the Lava Cloak, with Bladebringer and Atlantix's help:


Posted by Para at 05:40 PM
Think Pink


Ayelwen sent the following report to TMN:

Think Pink!!

Town got a little crazy after an . . . unnamed person decided to paint the town! The town posed for a photo but it took a little coaxing from . . . um . . . someone to get Kerrah to stand still for the portrait. Beware, there's a Pink Painther on the loose!

Posted by Para at 05:18 PM
Conquering Book 2


Kerrah sent the following report to TMN:

Hello Para,

A few evenings ago, I was on a lazy Kizmia hunt, when Shobaffum asked me if I knew of any Book 1 hunts coming up. One thing led to another and . . . we found ourselves on a hunt not only to Book 1 (where Shobaffum began training), but to Book 2 as well, where several exiles needed to train.


Having never made it all the way to Book 2, I was both excited and nervous to be embarking on such a journey. But after a relatively short travel time of 8 Puddle-hours, we successfully conquered all the Pitch Cave snells leading to Book 2.


As you can see from the images, our group was comprised of a small yet talented group of healers, fighters, and everyone's favorite human Akea-boosting mystic, Ansset.


Upon reaching Book 2, Prince Valiant and WormTounge began studying the book. They made the sticky journey through the webs to Book 2 themselves; I didn't want to get more webs in my paws, so I have no images.


This journey was a smashing success due to the efforts of all involved . . . here is the roster of attendees:

Althea: Fashionable Sylvan and foil to Daimoth.
Ansset: Expert Mystic, porter, snell scanner, and Akea-booster.
Cecil: Resident stubborn vanilla fighter, jokester, and deep thinker.
Daimoth: Humble leader. Okay, not humble, but he earned it. Expert leadership was integral to our success.
Dandelion: Horus expert, technicolor partner in fen crime with Kerrah, and all around ray of sunshine.
Darnok: Higgy expert, and excellent healer, when the poor thing wasn't busy crashing at inopportune times.
Daunte: Token Ranger so Shobaffum wasn't lonely, and excellent noid-killer-helper.
Gorvin: Second Lieutenant to Daimoth, pitch hitter (get it?!)
Kerrah: Coordinator, and other stuff.
Mehan: Backup Horus, sarcastic Zo, and catcher of the webs.
Prince Valiant: Dashing Champion, current student of Book 2, and all around upstanding fellow.
Sensual Clam: Darling bloodblader, and source of comic relief.
Shobaffum: Current student of Book 1, token Ranger so Daunte wasn't lonely, great killer, and excellent armrest.
Theo: Fellow horn-tooter along with Daimoth, although he's way too talkative.
And last but not least...
WormTounge: Healer, current student of Book 2, and enterprising salesman.

A huge thank you to everyone who made this possible!


Posted by Para at 08:49 AM
April 04, 2009
Return of the Newbielympics


The Newbielympics are returning. They will take place between Monday, April 13th and Sunday, April 19th.

sentinel_by_kani.png Find out more on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Posted by Para at 05:11 PM
Gateway in Fairgrounds


A mysterious gateway has appeared in the Fairgrounds.



The gateway leads to a new PVP/Capture the Flag environment, with choices of various sub-subclasses to be used inside.

More information on the Clan Lord Sentinel.



Posted by Para at 10:56 AM
Sielk on the Boardwalk


Sielk has posted a new entry in his journal:

Playing Games on the Boardwalk

Posted by Para at 02:14 AM
OWE Reports: Ash, Barrens, Book One


Torin has added some new entries to OWE News:

New Ash
Return to the Barrens
Book 1 Interlude

Posted by Para at 02:08 AM
New Kisa Sketches: Kani, Shiner, Chicken, and More


Kisa has updated her journal with the following entries:

Shiner’s tragedy
A blunder
Japanese language class
Beware the Chicken
janguru ha itsumo HAREMAU
A failed riding

Posted by Para at 02:01 AM
Birds, Fish, and Fighting for Fashion


Fishylish has posted some new entries to her journal:

A bad day for birds (and fish)
Fashion Warriors


Posted by Para at 01:31 AM
April 03, 2009
TMN Twitter


TMN will be experimenting with sending out some updates via Twitter.

Posted by Para at 09:11 PM
April 01, 2009
Rift in Puddleby


A mysterious rift has appeared in town.

Posted by Para at 05:34 AM