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 VOLUME ELEVEN, NUMBER TWENTY-FOUR                 November 28, 2004
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                         TABLE OF CONTENTS
                         The Editor's Note

                       NEWS, REPORTS, UPDATES
                         Calendar of Events
           The PKill Doubles Tournament is this Monday!
          Final Contest Reminder: SEND US YOUR PROMPTS!
                        News from the PR Dept
                           Recent Updates
                      Ancient Carthage Installed

                            LEGENDITES
             New Game! Love! Uncomfortable Situations!

                             CLAN NEWS
                        Dark Congress Forms

                             PK Front

                          Get Published! 
                      A Word from Our Sponsor
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I hope everyone had a great (holiday, if you celebrated) weekend.
There's about one month left in 2004 and then we'll be celebrating
the arrival of 2005 and then the expies will be here!

Congratulations are in store for Nestor, our newest full builder, as
Carthage was installed on Friday and seems to have attracted a good
bit of tourist traffic already. Thanks to everyone who has taken the
time to note oddities and such on the bug and typo channels. This
feedback and any ideas you have for improvement for the areas is
important to the builders to create and evolve areas into useful
components of the LegendMUD world.

Just a reminder that characters sending in RP pieces and PK write-ups
receive a pink plastic prize token for their player's efforts.
Typically, I try to print only one alt's story an issue. A max of 500
words is recommended, but stories need not be that long. Many of the
early LT issues seemed to convey much more information about the
goings on in Legend's community in a much shorter space. The authors
managed this by condensing and reporting on online events and showing
interactions between the world's inhabitants. If you're interested in
seeing about seeing your writing efforts published to an even wider
audience, please see the article below titled, 'Get Published!' for
more info on a couple sites to check out.

Remember that purges are going to start up again January 1st. Purges
will happen on schedule the first day of each month and any character
that has not been played within the previous 30 days will be moved
out of the active player directory. If you have a character that you
don't play often enough but don't want to lose please ARCHIVE them.
You can see who would have been purged on November first on the 
purge list on the website.

There will be a new list posted around the first of December with the
list of chars that would have been purged on that day. We will then
change the script that handles this from logging only mode to purge
mode on January 1st, 2005.

Have a great week and please take a few minutes to cast your votes
for LegendMUD at TopMudSites.com and MudConnector.com.

-Kaige
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/__|                LegendMUD Calendar of Events                 |__\
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       [All times are system time unless otherwise specified]

                 NOVEMBER                    DECEMBER     
          Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa        Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
              1  2  3  4  5  6                  1  2  3  4
           7  8  9 10 11 12 13         5  6  7  8  9 10 11
          14 15 16 17 18 19 20        12 13 14 15 16 17 18
          21 22 23 24 25 26 27        19 20 21 22 23 24 25
          28 29 30                    26 27 28 29 30 31   

Sunday,     November  28th,    4:00 pm  Autumn Feast Social Gathering
Monday,     November  29th,    7:00 pm  PKill Doubles Tournament
Tuesday,    November  30th,   11:59 pm  Prompt Contest Entries 
                                                 Due to Natalia
Wednesday,  December   1st,   2pm-10pm  PK BattleZone (HELP BATTLEZONE
                                                       for more info)
Thursday,   December   2nd,    7:30 pm  Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,     December   5th,    6:00 pm  'Til Death Do Us Part' 
                                          -- a new game for couples, 
                                   presented by Lenore and DarkTalon
Wednesday,  December   8th,   2pm-10pm  PK BattleZone
Thursday,   December   9th,    7:30 pm  Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Wednesday,  December  15th,   2pm-10pm  PK BattleZone
Thursday,   December  16th,    7:30 pm  Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Wednesday,  December  22nd,   2pm-10pm  PK BattleZone
Thursday,   December  23rd,    7:30 pm  Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Wednesday,  December  29th,   2pm-10pm  PK BattleZone
Thursday,   December  30th,    7:30 pm  Q&A in the OOC Auditorium

Coming in December:
  More Trivia! More Social Gatherings! More PK Games and Events!
  Plus: Christmas!


Subscribe via iCal or view the calendar with any browser. 
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/__|       The PKill Doubles Tournament is this Monday!          |__\
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Everyone, levels 40-50, is welcome -- experienced or non-experienced,
with a partner or without.

            Join us at 7pm system time on Monday!

Pkill tournaments are rarely held on weekdays, so this might be a
unique chance for some of you :)

I'll restore what you bring after each fight. No invis allowed.
Lights & ammo will be provided (no tainting, no spells cast). Any
questions? Ask away!

-LA
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/__|           Contest Reminder: SEND US YOUR PROMPTS!           |__\
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                    Time has nearly run out! 
        There are only 2 days left to send in your prompts!

We are holding a contest to find new prompts for the prompt library.
Impress your friends, make your enemies jealous, and win fantastic
prizes doing it! Prizes and eternal fame are yours for the taking!

- include colors, delimiters, whatever you use for a prompt.
- combat and group prompts are also welcome.
- feel free to include a short note explaining your prompt, but
  it isn't necessary.

   Use the PROMPT SHOW, CPROMPT SHOW and GROUPFORMAT SHOW commands 
           to grab everything you need to submit!

    I can be reached at natalia@legendmud.org or via mudmail. 

  The contest closes at 11:59 pm system time November 30, 2004.

     I look forward to receiving your submissions. Thank you.

- Natalia
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      |   News from the                              Report |
      |  PLAYER RELATIONS  .oooO               Compiled by: |
      |    DEPARTMENT!     (   )   Oooo.   Sandra & LadyAce |
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What's coming up from the PR department? Christmas! The New Year! 
And all sorts of things in between now and then! We're also ramping
up for the Expies Award Ceremony, which is coming up in mid-February.
Keep an eye on events as we populate it with upcoming games and
happenings over the next week. It's not too late to send in your
entry to the prompts contest, so drop that note to Natalia today!

We hope you had fun participating in the PK game, trivia, the
Halloween festivities, and all the other events that happened over
the last month. Don't forget, the Autumn Feast is today at 4pm, and
the Doubles PK tournament is on Monday. You don't need a partner in
advance, although it's always best to line one up if you can -- that
way, you're assured of a good match for your skills.

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    /\                      CODE UPDATES
   /  \     
  /    \    GENERAL CHANGES
 /_    _\     o Using redeems will now force you to save.
   |  |       o Being attacked now stops your meditation.
   |  |       o You can now shoot in a direction
   |  |       o Shoot takes an optional location head, hand, body,
   |__|         leg which has a greater chance of doing something.
    /\        o You can snipe a few mobs that were not previously
   /  \         snipe-able. No, not the large scary ones.
  /    \      o Tainted arrows will do more damage than previously
 /_    _\       but will still be down a touch from the full amount a
   |  |         regular arrow would do.
   |  |       o If your target has the snipe effect in place, aiming
   |  |         up and shooting them will work better than it did
   |__|         previously although you still won't be able to snipe
    /\          them until the effect wears off.
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 /_    _\                 HELPFILE UPDATES
   |  |     
   |  |     There were no help file updates this week.
   |  |     
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    /\      
   /  \                     AREA UPDATES
  /    \    
 /_    _\   If you want to suggest specific improvements or new
   |  |     additions to existing areas please don't hesitate to
   |  |     submit them with the idea/bug/typo commands or drop
   |  |     mudmail to the builder currently responsible for the area
   |__|     (check AREAINFO to find out!).
    /\      
   /  \     Thanks to everyone that submitted bug/typo/idea reports!
  /    \    
 /_    _\   BEOWULF
   |  |          Fix for the pike shape -- affects handled correctly
   |  |          now.
   |  |     
   |__|     INFERNO
    /\           Fixes an endless loop on the boatmen.
   /  \     
  /    \    1802 ALASKA, AFRICAN SAVANNA and ZANZIBAR, THE ALHAMBRA,
 /_    _\   ANASAZI AMERICA, ANCIENT EGYPT, ANCIENT GREECE, ANCIENT
   |  |     NAZCA, ARABIAN NIGHTS, AZTECS, BENGAL, CASABLANCA, CELTIC
   |  |     IRELAND, THE CRUSADES, FRENCH INDIAN WAR, HOSPITALLER
   |  |     MALTA, KLEINSTADT, MEDIEVAL SEAS, THE OOC, PARIS
   |__|     EXPANSION, PITTSBURGH, PORT OF LONDON, ROMAN BRITAIN and
    /\      PICTISH COUNTRY, ROMANIA, SALEM, SAN FRANCISCO, SEONI
   /  \     JUNGLE, SHERWOOD, SOUTH SEAS, ST. DENIS ABBEY, TORTUGA,
  /    \    TUDOR LONDON, VICEROYAL PERU, VIKING SKANDINAVIA, and WWI
 /_    _\   SOMME
   |  |          All these areas saw some internal changes and a few
   |  |          of them also saw minor fixes as well.
   |  |     
   |__|     
    /\                     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 progress gets you flogged.
   |  |     
   |__|             Nestor        Ancient Carthage is now installed

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                     Welcome to the Lands of Dido!

Ancient Carthage is an area for every levels and I hope you will all
find fun and adventure there.

Be careful where you step in though. Some places are dangerous and my
advice is to do things when you're only know what you're doing ;)

See you soon in the Lands of the Phoenicians!

- Nestor
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/__|  LEGENDITES: Information Regarding the People of Our World  |__\
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               Vanion has reached 500 million experience!

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                NEW GAME! LOVE! UNCOMFORTABLE SITUATIONS! 
                     LAUGHTER! STUFF! MORE STUFF!

Do you know your significant other? I mean really know them. Could
you say what their favorite color is? Whether they're good or evil?
Where they prefer to time trans? 

               It's time for both of you to find out!

Join Lenore and Darktalon for our new game for couples! You'll be
asked to answer questions to test your knowledge of your husband,
wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, to see how solid that relationship
really is. When it's all over, you may end up closer, you may end up
spending the night on the couch...but whichever couples know each
other the best will win fabulous prizes! Join us on Sunday, December
5 at 6 pm system time, and bring your partner!

                     Couples only please!
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  /__|                     Clan News                          |__\
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                       Dark Congress Forms

The Dark Congress was formed on Saturday, November 27, 2004.

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There are currently 21 RP clans and 3 PK clans. 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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If you witness 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 PKill (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! Get YOUR name up in lights! We
can't report it if you don't tell us!

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                          Get Published!

You've just finished a marvellous LT article and you're about to send
it in for publication -- but wait! Did you know that there may be
other outlets interested in your article as well? You can reach a
wider audience if you publish your work on other sites -- in addition
to the LT, of course!

Many different websites accept the same types of articles we run in
the LT -- fiction, non-fiction, commentary about roleplay, and so
forth. Some of them will let you include a banner for Legend if you
publish on their site. We'd appreciate the publicity, and you'd get a
wider audience for your talent and hard work -- a perfect
combination! Make sure you let them know whether the article has been
published in the LT, some places prefer to be the first place to
publish something (in that case, make it an LT article for the future
:]).

Here are some places to consider:

RPGTimes
  Published as an e-zine, RPGTimes publishes fiction and non-fiction
  as well as reviews and artwork.

TopMUDSites
  Yup, this source of rankings for muds also publishes articles about
  general mud-related topics. Vote for us while you're there!

Speculative Vision
  If you don't like the looks of those sites, try this one for links
  to all kinds of other places for publication.

Know of any others? Please let us know!

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                      A Word from Our Sponsor

                The Tyrian Pleasures Inn, Carthage

Welcome to the biggest, brand new inn in Carthage. Merchants from all
over the Mediterranean sea gather here to make important deals. The
main room is small but warm and we provide private cubicles where
wealthy tradesmen may conclude important transactions.

I, Hasdrubal, the innkeeper, can provide you with a modest but hearty
fare. You can choose from a variety of cheese, seasonal fruit, and
sourdough bread. However, my grilled chicken pieces are succulent and
marinated to perfection and have tempted many a wealthy merchant to
part with more gold coins than he cared to later admit.

So, come to Carthage, Queen Dido has done wonders with the little
colony she started here near Byrsa Hill. In the last dozen years or
so, she has attracted many architects, poets and soldiers who have
all participated in building the most powerful colony of the
Phoenician empire of merchants.

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