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 VOLUME TEN, NUMBER NINETEEN                                 June  8, 2003
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                          TABLE OF CONTENTS
                          The Editor's Note

                        NEWS, REPORTS, UPDATES
                          Calendar of Events
                            Recent Updates
                 LegendMUD May 2003 Connection Analysis
                     Summer Odyssey and the Expies
                           Recent Q&A Topics

                             LEGENDITES
                             To the Editor
                            Lost and Found

                              Clan News
                         A Hot Line From Hell

                            The PK Front
             Will Royce Family Educational Franchises Expand?
                            PKE'RS wanted!

            Mystery of Loss..Chapter 1 Section 2: By Enhander
                      The Bunny and His Adventures!
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So... what did YOU do in LegendMUD this week? Did you stick to the same
old safe and well known places? Did you stick to your same old boring
routines? Or did you strike out and do something different? Did you find
anything worth revisiting? Did you make a newbie and explore either or
both ancient hometowns to their deepest, darkest, most secret crevices?
Did you find anything new? Did you find anything that amused you?

'What?!', you say, 'Who's got time for what amounts to HOMEWORK in the
summer?' 

Ok, I'll admit it... I haven't even had time to play myself lately. I've
barely been keeping up with all the immortal type stuff that I do around
here. So yes, I know what busy means. Add in two kids who want to be
in the pool to my normal hectic schedule and you've got cause for some
major distractions.

But anyway... we've got three more full weeks in the Ancient era, so I'm
sure we can all find SOMETHING to explore and comment on as we pass
through. There should be no one chatting, 'I'm bored.' since there's
always something we haven't done in a while, and chances are, it's
changed from when you were last there.

Have a great week! And don't forget to send in your travel stories!

-Kaige
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          [All times are system time unless otherwise specified]
                    [NOTE: new time for Q&A is 7:30 pm]
 
                                JUNE 
              The theme this month is Legend Summer Odyssey, 
                     focusing on the Ancient Era!
                         S  M Tu  W Th  F  S
                         1  2  3  4  5  6  7
                         8  9 10 11 12 13 14
                        15 16 17 18 19 20 21
                        22 23 24 25 26 27 28
                        29 30

Tuesday,   June 10th         8:00 pm           Ancient Treasure Hunt
Thursday,  June 12th         7:30 pm           Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Friday,    June 13th      BEFORE UPDATE        Last Chance to Unlearn Skills
Saturday,  June 14th         noon              Level-to-five contest
Sunday,    June 15th         5:00 pm           June Tinyplot
Tuesday,   June 17th         8:00 pm           Scavenger Hunt
Thursday,  June 19th         7:30 pm           Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Thursday,  June 26th         7:30 pm           Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Saturday,  June 28th         noon              Flag Hunt
Sunday,    June 29th         5:00 pm           June PK Event, TBA

 Coming in July: Summer Odyssey continues, focusing on the medieval era!
 
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    /\                            CODE UPDATES
   /  \     
  /    \    BUG FIXES:
 /_    _\    o Stops people from getting 0 dollars in change when they
   |  |        buy something with the exact amount of money.
   |  |      o Puts the PKE checks for check_wall before the PKOK ones...
   |  |        since if they're not accepting it would then let the other
   |__|        guy over the wall in an instant and ignore the PKE vs PKE
    /\         checks. Thanks to Rowane for pointing this one out!
   /  \      o A couple internal memory and syntax issues fixed.
  /    \    
 /_    _\   TYPO FIXES
   |  |      o valor - recooperate should be recuperate
   |  |      o when valor is used in a battle it says enenmy
   |  |     
   |__|     
    /\                          HELP FILE UPDATES
   /  \     
  /    \    General Topics:
 /_    _\      MUNDANE, UPDATES
   |  |     
   |  |     Skill Topics:
   |  |          COURAGE/VALOR/IRON WILL
   |__|     
    /\      
   /  \                           AREA UPDATES 
  /    \    
 /_    _\   Paul in the Wild Boar Tavern (OOC) will be offering skill            
   |  |     reimb packages for ONE MORE WEEK until June 13th, 2003. There            
   |  |     are three options to choose from: INSPIRE, BOWMAN and CHANT            
   |  |     which take all the appropriate skills if known. All 1st            
   |__|     circle spellwords are reimbed at 1 practice per word and all            
    /\      2nd circle words wil be reimbed 2 practices. ASK PAUL UNLEARN            
   /  \     for character specific info.            
  /    \                
 /_    _\               
   |  |                          SUMMER ODYSSEY            
   |  |                        ANCIENT ERA UPDATES            
   |  |                 
   |__|     If you want to suggest specific improvements or new additions            
    /\      to existing areas please don't hesitate to submit them on the            
   /  \     idea/bug/typo channels or drop mudmail to the builder            
  /    \    currently responsible for the area (check AREAINFO to find            
 /_    _\   out!) And please don't limit your ideas and suggestions to            
   |  |     just these three months!            
   |  |                 
   |  |     ARABIAN NIGHTS            
   |__|          Fixed the crashing problem if you succumb to greed.            
    /\           Yusuf's shaving acts fixed. Official isn't as pleased            
   /  \          with bad performances. Various minor bugs and typos            
  /    \         fixed.            
 /_    _\               
   |  |     ANCIENT EGYPT            
   |  |          Holylight checks, adds in some little newbie random +1            
   |  |          or +2 stat items, and a few typos fixed.            
   |__|                 
    /\      ANCIENT GREECE            
   /  \          A number of items were brought into spec... Rent was            
  /    \         changed on those that called for a significant rent            
 /_    _\        reduction. Some did not change rent at all and appeared            
   |  |          to have been low without the negative aspect additions.            
   |  |          Cockatrice and Calydonian boar have new fight specials.            
   |  |          Room near Nemean lion occupancy size changed to allow 2            
   |__|          others to walk in since the exits are all NO_SHOOT.            
    /\           There are now boats available on 2 waterlocked areas -            
   /  \          new boats added. Most if not all items that were both            
  /    \         MAGIC and MEND are now one or the other. Dogfish should            
 /_    _\        now return to the water if they manage to get on land.            
   |  |          XP tweaked slightly on the dogfish. Teiresias should be            
   |  |          a little bit more patient when summoned now. Attempts to            
   |  |          fix the wrong person getting the blessing of Hades.            
   |__|          Various minor bugs and typos fixed.            
    /\                  
   /  \     ANCIENT NAZCA            
  /    \         Zapped a few mobs with HOLYLIGHT that didn't need it.            
 /_    _\        Buitres are claustrophobic. Condor has a new swooping            
   |  |          attack. Various minor bugs and typos fixed.            
   |  |                 
   |  |     AZTECS            
   |__|          Zapped HOLYLIGHT on a few mobs that didn't need it.            
    /\           There is now a BANKER in the area. Various minor bugs            
   /  \          and typos fixed.            
  /    \    
 /_    _\   BEOWULF            
   |  |          Zapped a few mobs with HOLYLIGHT that didn't need it.            
   |  |          Various minor bugs and typos fixed.            
   |  |     
   |__|     CELTIC IRELAND            
    /\           Be careful when attacking the gate guard, he may have            
   /  \          help. Some changes to how Queen Megwan will behave when            
  /    \         under attack.            
 /_    _\   
   |  |     ROMAN BRITAIN            
   |  |          Tavern wench no longer sighs in response to just about            
   |  |          anything said. Various minor bugs fixed.            
   |__|     
    /\                          Other Area Updates                        
   /  \                 
  /    \    THE OOC            
 /_    _\        Fixed an act in the elevator. Filet mignon is now         
   |  |          available in the restaurant. A few keywords added and          
   |  |          typos fixed.                 
   |  |                 
   |__|     THE CRUSADES            
    /\           Adds some acts to Turkish sentries and to some of the     
   /  \          people in Antioch. Caravan guards should defend their            
  /    \         leader instead of vice versa. Some of the money has been         
 /_    _\        reallocated in Mosul. Ibn Rashid's xp tweaked. Some                 
   |  |          keywords, descs, and room flags fixed. Makes a quiver          
   |  |          for the crusades crossbow.                   
   |  |                 
   |__|     KLEINSTADT            
    /\           Charmed mobs will be less useful for killing shopkeepers  
   /  \          and some quest mobs.                      
  /    \                
 /_    _\   CASABLANCA, VICEROYAL PERU, WWI SOMME, WWII North Africa       
   |  |          Various typos fixed.                 
   |  |     
   |  |                    In Progress Area Updates
   |__|     
    /\      This section is intended to share what builders are working
   /  \     on behind the scenes. It is not a perfect record of progress
  /    \    as all builders do not commit updates every week. Badgering
 /_    _\   builders about their progress will get you flogged. 
   |  |     
   |  |             Kae           Larderello (Dante's Hell)
   |  |             LadyAce       Kleinstadt (Update)
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                 LegendMUD May 2003 Connection Analysis

        **** Note that PKE numbers will be skewed this month
             as they were only tracked from the 16th-31st    ****

                        Peak Mortal Players 54
                          Average Peak was 38

                     Peak PKOK Enabled Players 26
              PKOKenabled Characters represent approximately
                        40% of active players.

                    Peak Accept All Characters 7
              Accept All Characters represent approximately
  5% of all active characters and 13% of active pkok enabled characters.

                      Peak PKE Enabled Players 9
              PKEnabled Characters represent approximately
                        4% of active players.

The first two tables below show the Average Mortal Players, Average PKOK
Enabled Players, and the average that were "Accept All" and the average
number of PKE characters connected to Legend by hour of the day as polled
approximately on the hour system time during the period noted above.

The third table shows the same averages calculated by the day of week.

               hour  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11
               ------------------------------------------
               avg  28 26 23 19 15 13 12 12 15 18 20 22
               pkok 13 11 10  8  5  4  3  3  4  5  7  8
               aas   2  2  2  1  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0
               pke   1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0


               hour 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
               ------------------------------------------
               avg  24 27 30 30 30 30 30 30 31 34 32 30
               pkok  9 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 13
               aas   0  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
               pke   0  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1


               day   MON  TUE  WED  THU  FRI  SAT  SUN
               ------------------------------------------
               avg    25   28   28   26   23   21   24
               pke     0    0    0    0    1    0    0
               pkok   10   10   11   10    9    7   10
               aas     1    1    1    1    1    1    2


           This last table shows the averages as calculated
                 by day of week and hour by hour.

                 MON          TUE          WED          THU
           AVG PK OK AA|AVG PK OK AA|AVG PK OK AA|AVG PK OK AA
        ---------------+------------+------------+------------
         0: 21  0 12  3| 30  0 14  3| 28  0 11  1| 31  0 16  3
         1: 23  0 13  6| 29  0 14  3| 29  0 11  1| 29  0 14  2
         2: 19  0 13  5| 28  0 14  4| 32  0 12  3| 23  0 10  2
         3: 21  0 12  5| 26  0 12  3| 22  0  9  2| 21  0  8  2
         4: 20  0  9  3| 21  0  8  2| 16  0  6  2| 16  0  5  1
         5: 15  0  5  2| 15  0  4  1| 13  0  4  1| 16  0  4  1
         6: 13  0  2  0| 11  0  3  0| 13  0  4  1| 14  0  3  0
         7: 13  0  2  0| 13  0  2  0| 14  0  5  1| 12  0  3  0
         8: 13  0  3  0| 16  0  3  0| 18  0  5  1| 15  0  4  0
         9: 16  0  4  0| 20  0  4  0| 22  0  6  0| 20  0  5  0
        10: 16  0  4  0| 17  0  5  0| 26  0  8  0| 24  0  7  0
        11: 24  0  7  0| 24  0  7  0| 30  0  9  1| 24  0  8  1
        12: 22  0  6  0| 29  0 10  0| 35  0 11  1| 26  0  8  0
        13: 28  0 13  1| 30  0 11  1| 33  0 11  1| 28  0 10  2
        14: 30  0 12  2| 30  0 10  1| 37  0 11  2| 32  0 13  2
        15: 28  0 10  1| 32  0 13  1| 35  0 13  2| 33  0 14  3
        16: 35  0 13  2| 39  0 14  1| 32  0 12  2| 32  0 14  2
        17: 37  0 16  2| 36  0 14  1| 32  0 13  1| 28  0 11  2
        18: 31  0 15  1| 32  0 14  1| 35  0 14  1| 30  0 12  1
        19: 32  0 17  1| 34  0 15  1| 34  0 16  1| 31  0 14  1
        20: 32  0 16  0| 39  0 17  1| 38  0 17  1| 33  0 13  2
        21: 40  0 20  1| 41  0 18  1| 36  0 17  1| 37  0 13  2
        22: 39  0 18  2| 40  0 16  1| 36  0 16  2| 33  0 13  3
        23: 30  0 13  1| 30  0 13  1| 35  0 17  3| 34  0 14  2
  
                      FRI          SAT          SUN
                AVG PK OK AA|AVG PK OK AA|AVG PK OK AA
             ---------------+------------+------------
              0: 28  2 12  1| 21  0 11  4| 28  0 12  2
              1: 25  1 10  1| 22  0 11  2| 28  0 11  1
              2: 21  1  9  1| 18  0  6  1| 28  0 11  4
              3: 18  0  7  1| 19  0  8  1| 22  0  9  2
              4: 14  0  4  1| 17  0  6  1| 19  0  7  2
              5: 12  0  4  0| 14  0  4  1| 15  0  5  1
              6: 12  0  4  0| 12  0  4  1| 11  0  3  0
              7: 13  0  4  0| 12  0  3  0|  7  0  2  0
              8: 16  0  5  0| 15  0  4  0|  8  0  3  0
              9: 18  1  6  0| 18  0  5  0|  9  0  2  0
             10: 20  0  7  0| 17  0  4  0| 14  0  5  0
             11: 22  1  8  1| 19  0  6  0| 15  0  5  0
             12: 24  1 10  1| 21  0  9  1| 19  0  6  1
             13: 27  1 11  1| 21  0  9  1| 25  0 10  2
             14: 29  2 11  1| 23  0  9  1| 28  0 13  2
             15: 29  2 11  1| 27  0 10  1| 33  0 14  3
             16: 29  2 11  1| 28  0  9  0| 31  0 13  2
             17: 29  2 12  1| 22  0  7  1| 37  0 18  2
             18: 28  2 12  1| 25  0  9  0| 38  0 19  3
             19: 28  2 12  1| 28  0  9  0| 36  0 17  4
             20: 28  3 13  1| 28  0  9  0| 37  0 18  4
             21: 32  3 14  1| 27  0  7  0| 36  0 15  4
             22: 30  3 14  1| 26  0  7  1| 34  0 15  5
             23: 29  2 13  1| 26  0  8  1| 28  0 14  3

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With the Summer Odyssey, we're presented with an excellent opportunity to
think about Expies categories! With all the games, tinyplots, and area
updates, there are plenty of chances for you to think about potential
nominees.

When you participate in some or all of these games, keep BEST GAMESMASTER
(Immortal) in mind and the Fun category we often see to honor the BEST
MORTAL-RUN GAME.

When you take part in the tinyplots, consider potential nominations for
the Player categories of  BEST FE/MALE ROLEPLAYER, BEST ROLEPLAYING
MELODRAMA, and BEST SUPPORTING ROLEPLAYER!

With all of the building updates that happen during the Odyssey - and all
the exploring you're encouraged to do just for the sake of it and with
all the games, keep an eye out for those building categories. Some of
them include but aren't restricted to... H.G. WELLS MEDAL for the area
you'd most like to travel back in time to visit, BEST AREA UPDATE, BEST
SPECIAL AFFECT, and because someone out there will hit one while playing
a game or exploring, BEST DEATHTRAP.

Another category you can think about in the Immortal realm is BEST BUG -
with all these area updates going in, there's sure to be one good doozy!

And with the re-introduction of PKE, keep in mind who has the MOST
SPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT IN PKILL.

Can't remember who/what all you wanted to nominate in a category? Put it
on the Expie Board! There's 3 available to you OOC, one in the Auditorium
(ooc, w), one by the discussion board in the Immortal Office Complex
(ooc, u), and one in the Awards Lobby (ooc, n, w).

-Cheyla

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                              RECENT TOPICS

 o Bug with Stunning Headbutts       o Ranges too Random on Homunculi?
 o Cause Charmies vs Cause Charmies? o Bug with Cause Charm Limit?
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                              To the Editor

          I have noticed that I have been referred to as Robar in
          your paper more than once, latest in the story about a
          royal damsel in distress of issue 18 volume 10. This is
          of course unacceptable and I do in the future expect to
          be called by my rightful title of Sir Robar whenever my
          name is mentioned. I expect unconditional cooperation.

          Sir Robar Royce.

[[ Editor: Unfortunately, the editing process of this publication is
   consumed by the fixing of what are surely inadvertent typos and
   coming up with 'suitable' titles for pieces submitted without them.
   We regret that you feel slighted by the efforts of some of our
   volunteer reporters, yet have to wonder what you might do to
   enforce this 'unconditional cooperation.' Sounds like you're
   volunteering for a job as a copy boy, no? ]]
   
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                             Lost and Found

Found a whole pile of strings and stuff from what looks like a poofed
house near merchant on way to st dennis. If you own them, identify some
of the items, and I'll hand them back.

Tian

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                          The record for jackpots on prize tokens
       L|J(_)             apparently is co-held by Raphadhu of the 
   )    | (")      (      Spotted Horse Lodge who managed to hit three
   ,(.  |`/ \- y  (,`)    in a row the other day. Lucky her, a complete
  )' (' | \ /\/  ) (.     collection of colored toe socks! To the best
 (' ),) | _W_   (,)' ).   of this writer's knowledge, only Fraegis
  A Hot Line From Hell    Ferrin and Ronnie Valthalas have pulled this
                          stunt previously, both years ago.

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There are currently 22 RP clans and 2 PK clan. This leaves open slots
for eight (8) more clans to form. For more information, read HELP CLAN and
see the clan information list via the CLANS command while logged into the
game. For a basic handbook and reference guide for players interested in
starting and running a clan, we recommend that before you even type FORM,
you visit: http://www.legendmud.org/Reference/gm.html.

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           Will Royce Family Educational Franchises Expand with 
               Sir Robar's Reform School for Young Hoydens?

'Get more candy', Sir Robar noted to himself, and get some it takes more
than a second to chew. He was still a bit shaken over the incident.
Ripped apart by a cute little girl in her frenzy for more candy.

It was quite amazing how much strength such a little girl could muster,
he had found himself lying on his back more than once toppled over by the
creature. Fighting back, of course, was out of the question - she was
just a girl, and he was a Knight, after all.

Luckily, the girl had decided that he was indeed out of candy, which was
probably the only reason he was still breathing.

It was easy to tell that this misbehaved, misguided little wildcat was
one of that Marcel's crowd. But with a bit of candy and some kind words
he was sure he could charm this girl as well - and she would grow up some
day.

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                            PKE'RS wanted!

Hey, if you're a rogue or looking to get involved with PKE then send me
a tell or drop me a note. I am looking for people to help boost the PKE
population and make PKE as fun as it could possibly be. I know you may
have reservations but take it from a person who has pk'd here for years,
all the harshness of PKE is a rarity indeed, most times it's all about
the fun. So drop me a note if you're looking for a clan to join so you
too can get involved in the fun.

Cheap

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All but one of The Wardens of the King were seen out in the middle of the
action this past week. The Necromancers fielded the next largest number of
members with about one quarter of their members involved. The Grendels had
the next highest number of active members this week with about half their
members involved in skirmishes. A pair of Knights of Legend were also seen
on the fields of honor. The Seven Circles, Infernals, The Syndicate, The
Avengers, the Insitute of Healing Arts and Clan Smashum all had one member
that was involved in pkill activities this past week.

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In the past week there were 86 pk-related deaths involving 46 different
characters. Of those 46 characters, 13 of them were accept all at the
time. There were 36 pke vs pke battles that ended in death. There are 31
PKE characters total. So come on, let's get YOUR name up in lights! We
can't report on it if you don't tell us about it!

If you witnessed or commit any glorious or nefarious deeds, send a short
report to us at the LT. If you are looking for a fight, recruiting, or
anything else related to PK (not necessarily PK Clan related), send it
in! It's free AND you'll get a prize token! Be a celebrity, the envy of
all your friends! Tick off your enemies or just tell your side of the
story! The possibilities are endless -- act today!!
 
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        o O | Wonder what folks are   |
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            Mystery of Loss..Chapter 1 Section 2: By Enhander

...The room was dark, in the exception for a large white light on the
ceiling. I arose from my bed to see what was causing this bright light.
As I began to walk toward it, it seemed that I had fallen out of time. No
matter how close I thought I got to the light, it would get that much
further away. After what seemed to be hours of flying toward the light,
there was a blinding flash, and then darkness...

I awoke from my slumber in a startle. I found myself on the cold wooden
floor in a sweat. I stayed there for a few moments pondering the dream.
After collecting my thoughts I stood up and sat at the foot of the bed.
Moments later there was a knock at the door. The old man came in slowly
and began to speak.

Old Man: "Ah, good you're up. Did you have a nightmare?"

I told him a bit about the dream; his response was quite interesting.

Old Man: "It seems that something traumatic has happened at some point in
your life. Can you recall anything that happened?"

I explained my situation to a certain extent. The old man nodded and
continued.

Old Man: "Your not from here, are you? From this Planet I mean."

I stalled a moment to think of what to say. He looked at me as to say
"Don't Lie to me." I nodded in affirmation and told him where I was from,
and what I thought had happened.

Old Man: "My my.. You say it was completely destroyed??? What foul demon
would do such a thing?"

I shook my head. I told him that as the battle commenced I was knocked
out and when I woke, I was on this planet. I asked him questions about
where I was at.

Old Man: "Well my boy, your on the Planet Earth."

I recalled looking at star charts when I was at the academy. I asked him
if this was the Milky Way.

Old Man: "Why Yes, you know your solar system."

About that time the old man's wife walked in.

Old Woman: "Well, its nice to see you awake. How are you?"

I told her I was fine.

Old Woman: "Dinner is ready, I hope you like steak!"

The old woman smiled happily. I wondered what this steak was. I curiously
walked into the dining area and sat down. The old woman walked over to
the stove and filled a plate full of dark looking meat. I have to say; It
did smell very good. A few moments after she sat the plate down the old
man began a conversation.

Old Man: "Well my boy, we don't even know your name."

I stopped for a moment and told him my military title: 'Enhander
Phoenixblade, 1st Rank Saiyan General, 456th squadron.'

Old Woman: "Well that's interesting, my name is Kimberly, and that's
Joe." Old Man: "Yes, we've lived on this mountain for 22 years so far.
Hasn't treated us wrong so far."

The couple smiled.

Old Man: "All except for the stupid kids who bother us every weekend.
They've threatened to kill us before."

I suddenly rose in my chair and began to ask questions about this "gang".

Old Man: "Ah, they come every now and.."

As he was talking, there was a shatter outside. He got up to get his
shotgun off the mantle but I stopped him. I told him that I would take
care of it. I stepped outside to find about 20 mid-aged youths with guns.

Gang Leader: "Where's the old man, we have a bone to pick with him!"

I told them that they would be dealing with me.

Gang Leader: "Heh, We'll take you out and then get the old man."

I grinned slightly. The group raised their guns and began to fire. I
stood seemingly motionless to them. After they stopped I rose one hand
and dropped the shells. A stunned look appeared on their faces.

Gang Leader: "Ho..How?!"

Apparently the human race was much weaker than ours, I quickly displaced
the group. A fair amount ran away. I walked back in the house and told
the couple they wouldn't have to worry about them anymore.

Old Man: "Thank You so much! You are now considered our son, our house is
yours!"

I nodded in gratitude and finished the meal.

                          To be Continued...

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                      The Bunny and His Adventures!

Once upon a time...there was a little blue dust bunny. The bunny belonged
to a young man named Wyth. One day, Wyth lost his bunny on the way to a
friend's house and he thought he lost it forever. But little did he know
that his bunny would travel a long way and soon return. A couple of
months after the bunny was dropped, it traveled all the way to London.
For a little bunny that's a long way and London seemed like a big place.
The bunny decided that since he came such a long way, he would never seen
Wyth again. He figured that he needed a home...and his favorite place in
London was Curio shop, and when the shop was closed, he either went to
Outfitters' or the postal office! One day, when the bunny was fairly
grown, he decided to go for a walk. He walked, and walked, and walked,
and walked. He ended up in a strange place called Ruan, which is a place
near Abbey. Suddenly, he had a flashback! He remembered that day when
Wyth took him to a friend. The friend lived in Ruan! The bunny ran all
the way until he didn't know where to go! There were three doors around
him and he had NO clue which one was the right door! From out of no
where, he chose door #1. Though he chose poorly, he didn't give up. Next,
he chose door #2. It was also wrong! Eagerly, he opened door #3 and there
it was Lilac's and Gad's Cottage! This was the place where he would
reunite with his owner! Shortly, a little girl entered the cottage. Her
name was Jasra. She was a close friend to Wyth. He ran up to her and
hugged her. Later, he introduced himself. He asked her to reunite him
with Wyth. Kindly, the young Princess agreed only if he would introduce
her to Wyth. He agreed. That night, Jasra asked Wyth to meet with her and
he did. That was a time to see! Everybody was so happy! The bunny loved
to see Wyth again and Wyth loved the bunny! As Wyth and the bunny were
getting ready to head home, Jasra interrupted them. She glanced at the
bunny, suspiciously. He suddenly remembered that he owed a promise to
Jasra! He did as he was to. Jasra met Wyth and they stayed friends
forever. As for the bunny...he found himself a friend afterward and
everybody lived happily ever after!

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