Winkey sent the following report to TMN:
A brave group of exiles decided to brave the Feast of Tsrrin and walking dead to hunt the shallows of Metzetli Island. After arriving at the island's cove, they found it to be infested with large numbers of strong undead and other horrible creatures! Fighting was intense, and for some time, the exiles were resorted to fighting on the beach and retreating to the relative safety of the waters to heal and recover.
Seen above are a Corrosive Corpse (right), Jeepers Creepers (middle top), and Pumpkinhead (bottom middle).
Tricky Treaters (white) and Mortified Mummies (tan)
The deformed corpses seen here are Creeping Deaths, Creepy Crawlers, and Swimming Deaths (out in the water, not pictured).
After fighting what turned out to be the initial waves of these undead, a mysterious and powerful black feline appeared at the beach. After a brief exchange of blows, the feline appeared to be somewhat friendly towards us.
The Crypt Cat appeared to want us to follow it west into the island's interior, where we found a rather intimidating foe and were forced to retreat back to the beach.
After a brief recovery, our group turned its sights towards this new foe: a Haunted
Yorilla. This was a truly fearsome beast, whose superb accuracy was only outmatched by its crippling strength. But even this mighty beast fell beneath our group's blades.
As the exiles prepared for another sortie into Metzetli's interior, the Crypt Cat arrived at the beach once more. This time, however, the feline was much less friendly than it had appeared to be the first time it met us.
Fighting ensued, and the exiles found the great defense of the Crypt Cat combined with the other undead to be too much for us, and we were forced to retreat to the waters once more.
The one-time mysterious and peaceful Crypt Cat had turned against the exiles and would not be forgiven. The exiles chased the Crypt Cat west from the beach and eventually surrounded the beast only to have it escape once more to the west, to where it was originally leading the group of exiles.
Now several sn'ells west of the beach, the exiles found themselves in a fierce fight, with a flurry of blows being exchanged and all sorts of undead and terrors of the Feast of Tsrrin.
Fighting was violent and intense, to say the least, but the exiles appeared to take the upper hand as they vanquished foe after foe, in what could only be described as a Battle Royale for the Jungles of Metzetli Island. That is until a new foe appeared from the darkness, whose sheer hideousness turned the fight to the favor of the horde.
This Guardian of Tsrrin was a huge beast, easily larger than an adult Haremau, and covered in a mat of thick grey quills that protected its body and absorbed the blows of even the most powerful exiles. The most frightening feature of this Guardian was the huge blue eye, easily as tall as any dwarf and twice as wide as the plumpest halfling. Locking sight with this beast sent chills down the spine of even the most battle-hardened warrior.
Fleeing from this new force, the exiles ran straight into the bloody claws of the Crypt Cat who had only grown more vicious after the appearance of the Guardian of Tsrrin. The exiles quickly moved to distract the Guardian, and finished the crazed feline who, having been weakened from the previous fighting, fell to their blows in a matter of seconds.
With the Crypt Cat defeated, and the horde of undead and terrors of the Feast once again rotting on the earth, the exiles turned their attention to the Guardian, and, while fierce and hideous beyond description, the creature was unable to avoid its inevitable death.
The battle was won, and flush with excitement, the exiles celebrated their victory for oh, so short a time. For what the exiles did not realize is that the Horde of Tsrrin had one more trick up its sleeve, or rather a pair of tricks. Two more Guardians of Tsrrin flew from the jungle and took the exiles by surprise. Wounded, and in shock at the sight, the exiles quickly called for retreat and rushed to the safety of the cove.
One beast had been hard enough to fell, but two, the exiles thought, would be nigh impossible. Weary from all the fighting, the exiles decided it would be one last battle to decide the outcome of this war. Throwing caution to the wind, the exiles charged the two beasts, letting their weapons sing in the air as they came crashing down on the Guardians.
Fearsome as the first Guardian had been, these two had no horde to help them, and without the fiendish Crypt Cat to distract the exiles, it was only a matter of time until the determination of the exiles would win the day.
Victorious in battle, the exiles made one last pass of the jungle to ensure the horde had truly been defeated. One of the exiles claimed his prize, the corpse of one of the fallen Guardians, and headed to Puddleby to have this beast stuffed and mounted to commemorate the victory.
The jungle had proven now to be free of the horde, but it seemed as the Gods were not quite finished with exiles just yet, and the exiles lost their token of victory in one last cruel twist of fate...
-Recorded by Winkey, one of many that day on Metzetli Island.
Athl reports to TMN that the Feast of Tsrrin has begun. Costumes are available in the Costume Shop Tent!
Tabatha has posted to Clan Lord Sentinel about the mysterious Shadowcat Huntress.
Gloria submitted this entry to the Alliance Castle Party Picture Challenge:
Here are our entries for the Alliance Castle Contest!
In the left tower are Atlantix and Arctix. In the right tower are Athl and Zippo. In the center are Rastafarian, Exinferis, Biro, Var, Diotima, Cinderella, and Gloria.
I have provided two sketches because both seemed equally good, and I couldn't pick one over the other.
Yappy GM is the first to respond to the Alliance Castle Party Picture Challenge.
Still waiting for others to respond to the challenge.
Send me a picture of you and your friends waving from the Alliance Castle, and I'll post it on TMN!
Chaos Storm #726 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 v726:
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. — André Gide (1869–1951)
* Development continues on two, maybe three new projects.
* You’ll have to explore to discover this Chaos Storm’s changes.
* No crashes in 323 days and counting. The record is 723 days.
Athl has become an honorary member of Neko No Kessha.
Find out more at the NNK scrolls.
Guinness sent the following report to TMN:
I am going to be offering a course on how to write music. I'll be starting off with the very basics of the basics, so if you know nothing at all but have wanted to try then please come on out! Anyone of any skill is welcome.
I intend to have the first class at this time: (Sunday, the 23rd at 13:00 PDT / 16:00 EDT / 20:00 UTC)
If you can't make it, no worries! I'll keep running classes till everyone knows what they need to know!
More information and updates will be on the Sentinel.
Hope to see you out there!
Athl sent the following report to TMN:
Boy, have I got a story for you! A small group of us were sitting in town relaxing when we all began to feel a little stronger and wiser; it was as if our minds had expanded!
Suddenly, out of nowhere, Stora then announced that he had spiders in his head...
I thought perhaps he'd had a little too much to drink, or had begun experimenting with other substances and we all had a good laugh.
Not long after that Stora fell to the ground face first as small spiders started pouring out of his ears—and fast! We managed to kill them off quite quickly and bandaged up his head.
It didn't hold them off for very long; the next time even some mammoth arachne squeezed out. It's quite difficult to put into words and I'm still confused by what I saw. Unfortunately some things cannot be unseen.
When it was all over, Stora didn't really have much to say for himself, although he appeared seemingly unharmed by the ordeal. I'm naturally a little concerned about him now. If you see Stora around town, please keep an eye on him.
Below is a rough transcript and some sketches.
Stora says, "My head is full of spiders."
Athl asks, "Haha, Stora!?"
Donk says, "LOL"
Hrothgrim says, "Stora.."
Athl ponders, "No wonder he doesn't make good conversation at the dinner table.."
(Stora shakes his head)
Donk says, "hahaha"
Hrothgrim exclaims, "AHH!"
Athl says, "Stora needs to keep his mind shut."
Donk says, "now that was funny"
(Hrothgrim looks in stora's ears for more..)
(Athl tightly binds cloth around Stora's head.)
(Hrothgrim peeks under the cloth)
Stora says, "Thankee lad, they're leakin' out me ears."
Athl ponders, "Lucky he doesn't have a dirty mind. Oh wait."
Donk ponders, "nude spiders???"
Stora feels his head rattling.
Donk says, "uhoh"
Athl exclaims, "Battle stations!"
(Hrothgrim hides behind athl)
Athl asks, "Where is gremlins when you need him?"
Donk thinks, "need a gremlins!"
Stora ponders, "Ugh."
Chaos Storm #723 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 v723:
We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. — Chuang Tzu (389–286 BC)
* Development continues on a new project.
* You’ll have to explore to discover this Chaos Storm’s changes.
* No crashes in 302 days and counting. The record is 723 days.
Creed sent the following report to TMN:
I just wanted to share a bit of fun with you from the last OWE Open Hunt.
We had a big crowd this week, which was great, and a number of attendees who don't usually join in. So it was a lot of fun and a little bit chaotic, too! :-) A couple of the exiles who joined us on this trip to the Glen Castle had never been before, so they got to see a lot of new things.
One of the "newbies" (to Glen, that is) was Rath, who was entranced by all of the stewpots left on the firepits throughout the castle. Unfortunately, as you can see by these sketches—although he was warned none of this food was edible—well, he ate it anyway.
So far we have not seen any ill effects, but if you do happen to come upon Rath with a tummyache, you'll know why. Please get him to your nearest healer!
P.S. All are welcome every week to join the Open Hunt! The destination is decided by vote/discussion/acclamation. We meet in TC at 11:30 a.m. Pacific on Sundays.
Connie Crete sent the following announcement to TMN:
In case Daimoth fergits ta tell ya:
Koppi says Daimoth says "ORGA STRONGHOLD EXPEDITION, scheduled for SATURDAY the 8th at 2PM PST. Be a part of HISTORY."
Most prolly Daimoth be gint a better pitcher but I were thinkin fer ta advertise fer pepples what read tha paper and liked ta lookit tha pitchers and do tha puzzles on tha back.