September 30, 2009
Chaos Storm #618


Chaos Storm #618 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!


Skirwan was an unfortunate victim of the thunderstorms and earthquakes that ominously preceded this chaos storm.

Delta Tao's "What's New" for v618:

9/30/2009 v618
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. — José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955)

* No crashes in 236 days and counting. The record is 723 days.
* Playgrounds now have 40% more play!
* You’ll have to explore to discover the rest of this Chaos Storm’s changes. Enjoy!

Posted by Para at 07:40 PM
September 24, 2009
Undead Ale


SongWren sent the following report to TMN:

Hi Para. Chicken and crew moved the portal to the Thaumaturge room again. We brought lots of mystics to investigate this time. Despite their best efforts they could not deduce the altar's design. That's when Connie Crete discovered its true intention: Summoning Beer.

I'm afraid to know what undead ale tastes like.


Posted by Para at 08:21 PM
September 20, 2009
Boulder Scratching and Demanding Orgas


Creed sent the following report to TMN:

Hail, Para!

I apologize for not doing much reporting lately. I'm afraid I've been excessively busy studying since I passed the Fifth Circle test recently. Metta Sylpha is a very demanding trainer!

Anyway, I did have a few items to pass along to you and your readers.

The first is just an oddity that I noticed. On my way to join the group fighting Van Bones and his ilk, I came across Nyla and Lonesome Dove trying to help Pendarric out of a rocky situation. What I found odd was the fact that Pendarric was alive and kicking under that heavy boulder. He was even able to help scratch his way out from under it.


In the next two sketches, you can see some of the strange new orga that came out on Labor Day weekend, apparently to protest their working conditions. (Who do they work for, one wonders??) I won't write much more about that, since Eden has already posted about the LONG battle. But in these sketches, you can also see some of the protesters' demands. Hey, I can understand if they want dental coverage. It's a nice perk.



The last two sketches show one of the best Mystic achievements ever. Sativa was having fun with illusions in TC recently. Connie Crete appeared, and ... well, you can see for yourself. What fun! Connie was quite literally in heaven, and a good time was had by all!




Posted by Para at 01:04 PM
September 19, 2009
The Return of Norm


Norm has ventured out of the library after a long period of study.

He has two new entries in his journal, describing adventures on Metz Island, relocating the mirror portal (and dealing with corridors of undine), hunting Midnight Wendeckas, and more.


Check out his new entries at his new scroll location:

September 10, 2009
Progress at the Alliance Castle Construction Site


Kayaan sent the following report to TMN:

Hey Para,

It looks like the Alliance Castle is coming along nicely; it seems like all they need to do is drop the drawbridge. However, some not-so-friendly folks seemed to have shown up and aren't too keen on a friendly conversation.



Posted by Para at 08:12 AM
September 09, 2009
Chaos Storm #615


Chaos Storm #615 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 v615:

9/9/2009 v615
Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes. — Elbert Hubbard

* No crashes in 215 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 10:55 PM
Return of The Warrior Thooming


Eden, the Warrior Thoom is back.

Check out Eden's latest journal entry:

Van Bones and the Labor Dispute

Posted by Para at 10:53 PM
Merlisk: "Disturbing News!"


Merlisk sent the following report to TMN:

Dear Paramedic,

I've seen some disturbing things in my lifetime, but yesterday took the seaweed. I'll try to be brief, but I'm all riled up so I may ramble.

1) There were lots of Mystics out and about. What the heck?! Mystics are supposed to stay in the library! But, there were so many out that my Suckarang hit one when I threw it and two more on the return trip. This is totally unacceptable.

2) My second item I have to get off my chest is shame on you healers!


Just look at this sketch here. There were tons of healers out (see my list) but they left all of the fighters in town. Shame! I know some say that fighters need more BAM! and maybe I'm starting to agree with them, but, still, shame on you healers for hunting on your own and leaving the fighters in town.


3) Lastly, I was on a hunt with Manquilor and using his Champion skills, he single-handedly flamed a snell on the Ethereal Plane. Gah! Those darn Champions are overpowered! Further proof is your recent Garr article. Champions used to be Mystics with crappy swords, but now they're just plain overpowered. We need to form a committee and look into this.

Anyway, that's all I had. I feel better already.

Kindest regards,

Posted by Para at 10:45 PM
September 06, 2009
Garr and Thaumeturge's Lair


Super Chicken sent the following report to TMN:

Greetings Paramedic! Tonight I saw one of the most amazing feats ever beheld, if not the most amazing. It all started today with a scheduled Thaumeturge's Lair hunt, in which we moved the purple portal into the final room, which can take literally months of work for a single exile to be able to enter. So after the purple portal was in place, we learned just how difficult that room is to take.




Extremely powerful fighters fell left and right!

Hours passed, some were rescued via chain runs, much Horus was needed due to the powerful flames in the room, eventually a mass depart was called . . .

It looked like the purple portal would be lost in that room until a more powerful group came the following day.

Then later that night, I was happily strolling through Ash City with Daimoth's crew, and silly little Garr sunstoned me about the scheduled hunt. And then he decided he's gonna go in to the super dangerous portal and girdle a lava cloak nuke the joint! [corrected from "girgle" -Para] I told him he's crazy and is gonna depart. I had a powerful crew earlier that was wiped out many times! Gorvin, Rellim, Pe Ell, Super Chicken, Daimoth showed up for a time, and like 30 others!







Garr soloed the super hard room with the lava cloak. I couldn't friggin beleive it . . . He even made it out alive!

Our Ash City hunt came to a screeching halt and we ran to the cloud! We entered via the mirror and cleared what was left of the room and explored the inside. It appears that next time we can clear this place, we will bring a mystic to check out a few things . . .





And that was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen in exile. Garr is a freak!

-Super Chicken

Posted by Para at 10:01 AM