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 VOLUME ELEVEN, NUMBER THREE                           February 14, 2004
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         Happy Valentine's Day! Happy 10th LegendMUD Anniversary!
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                         TABLE OF CONTENTS
                         The Editor's Note                          

                      NEWS, REPORTS, UPDATES
                        Calendar of Events
                   Expies FINAL Ballot Reminder
                       Expies & Campaigning
                      Trivia Challenge Update
                          Recent Updates

                            LEGENDITES

                             Clan News
                   Avengers Celebrate 4th Anniversary
         United Surgeons of Legend Celebrate 5th Anniversary
               Agrabah Mafia Celebrate 5th Anniversary
                The Grendels Celebrate 5th Anniversary

                            The PK Front
                             
                        Valentine's Greetings
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/__|                      The Editor's Note                          |__\
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                    Happy 10th Birthday, LegendMUD!

Wow, it is hard to believe it was ten years ago that we were sitting
around scrambling trying to finish all those little last minute details,
like making sure the areas loaded or figuring out what those skill
prereqs should be or even how those socials should be worded. And why
we were crazy enough to pick Valentine's Day... well.. all I can say is
it sounded like a plan at the time.

This year wasn't quite as frantic. Although a couple of builders, like
Cheyla and LadyAce, and the coders, like Huginn and Rufus, may have been
feeling the crunch with everything they set out to have ready for today.

They may be responsible for some of the most visible additions today,
but ALL the immortals, current and past, deserve a huge round of applause
for all that they've done to make this place have such a rich, deep
atmosphere and filled with nooks and crannies to explore.

And all the players (mortal and immortal alike), who have been around for
years building the spirit of community as well as those who are still
learning the ropes, deserve a big round of thanks and pats on the back
for helping to make this not just a great place to hang out but a place
many of us also think of as extensions of home.

Many muds never celebrate such milestones, but I'm proud to know we have
and will continue to do so.

Thanks.

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

                                FEBRUARY
                          Su M  Tu W  Th F  Sa
                           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


Saturday,  February 14,                LegendMUD's 10th Birthday
Sunday,    February 15, 2:00 pm        Trivia with Nestor
                        5:00 pm        Scavenger Hunt by Chocorua
Monday,    February 16, 6:00 pm        Gotcha with Natalia
                       11:59 pm        2003 Final Expie Ballots Due
Tuesday,   February 17, all day        Birthday Elf hunt by Kae/Cheyla
Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 pm        Flag hunt by Sandra
Thursday,  February 19, 7:30 pm        Q&A in the OOC auditorium
Friday,    February 20, TBA            LegendMUD Expies Ceremony
Saturday,  February 21, 7:00 pm        Birthday Casino by LadyAce
Thursday,  February 26, 7:30 pm        Q&A in the OOC auditorium
Saturday,  February 28, 6:00 pm        Trivia Challenge -- Finalists Showdown

Coming In March:
  Immortal Applications due March 1st
  Holi Celebration, March 6th
  The Semi-Annual Heavyweight PK Tournament
  March Madness Tinyplot
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/__|                 Expies FINAL Ballot Reminder!                   |__\
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       Return your Expies nominations ballots this coming week! 

They're due by 11:59pm on Monday, February 16th! The Nominations were our
source for the Expies ballot -- now YOU select the winners in our annual
awards ceremony.

          Don't have that final ballot for some reason? 
             You can get one sent to you by visiting:

           http://www.legendmud.org/Community/expie.php

                        Make your voice heard -- 
      forward your final ballot to expie@legendmud.org today, 
         *with a valid, unarchived character name at the top*!

Please no attachments, just hit reply or forward and fill in the blanks!
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/__|                     Expies & Campaigning                        |__\
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If you plan to participate in this year's Expies in any way, whether you
expect to win an Expie or are just nominating and voting, it is
imperative that you read this.

This is a reminder of a policy first instituted last year due to
activities in the past and complaints regarding campaigning and bribery.
We have always discouraged campaigning and bribery to win an Expie as it
is not within the spirit of the Expies. Unfortunately, despite such
discouragement, it still happens.

We will disqualify nominees that participate in campaigns and utilize
bribery to win nominations and votes. Campaigning just to disqualify
someone will result in disciplinary action against the campaigner.

What constitutes campaigning? Illusions, notes, board posts, repeated
comments on channels, and other like activity in the game encouraging
people to nominate/vote a certain way. This includes campaigning both for
and against something/someone. While you are encouraged to post
suggestions on the Expie board for nominees, it is still not allowed to
use the Expie board for campagning - post the minimum required
information necessary.

What constitutes bribery? The offering of XP, coupons, strings,
equipment, quest help, money, etc to secure someone's nomination or vote.
Please report any activities of such, preferably with logs.

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/__|                    Trivia Challenge Update                      |__\
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Week 1 Totals:                         Week 2 Totals:
  Dolor: 13                              UggaBagugga: 10
  Trygve: 10                             Somar: 6
  Siachet: 8                             L'espanaya & Siachet: 5
  Lia: 3                                 Trygve: 4
  Zedikae: 2                             Jupiter: 3
  Jupiter, Daigoro, L'espanaya: 1        Bainsol & Diamanda: 2
                                         Myrthorn & Jasra: 1

Week 3 Totals:                         Week 4 Totals:
  L'espanaya: 8                          Dolor 10
  Siachet: 8                             Trygve 6
  Dolor: 7                               CyrusHarding 5
  Zhuge: 5                               Zhuge 4
  UggaBagugga: 4                         L'espanaya 3
  Trygve: 3                              UggaBagugga, Shadamehr, Siachet,
  Cypri, Drizzt, Kaine: 2                  Brutus 2
  Neo_Tritoch, Geraden, Rictor: 1        Bainsol, Denae, Jupiter, Lia, 
                                           Percy, Somar 1

                    Week 5 Totals: 
                      CyrusHarding, Kaine, Dolor: 7
                      Trygve: 5
                      UggaBagugga: 4
                      ElGuapo, Siachet, Silence, Percy, Solent: 2
                      Lia, Enkeli, Bainsol, Duckon: 1

Our FINAL totals are:
 1. Dolor 37                         6. CyrusHarding 12                 
 2. Trygve 28                        7. Zhuge, Kaine: 9                 
 3. Siachet 25                       8. Somar 7                         
 4. UggaBagugga 20                   9. Jupiter, Lia 5                  
 5. L'espanaya 17                   10. Bainsol 4                       

Percy 3
Diamanda, Drizzt, Cypri, Shadamehr, Brutus, Silence, Solent,
ElGuapo: 2
Denae, Jasra, Myrthorn, Daigoro, Neo_Tritoch, Geraden, Rictor,
Enkeli, Duckon: 1

    The top 10 finalists will go on to the championship on the 28th!
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/__|                        Recent Updates                           |__\
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    /\                         CODE UPDATES
   /  \     
  /    \    MISC CHANGES
 /_    _\     o Renting will no longer clear affects in place on
   |  |         characters.
   |  |       o Medical tools, inject skill and drugs added.
   |  |       o Limans can now qualify for a surgery bonus.
   |__|       o New disguise skill added.
    /\        o You can now gain some prestige for being a successful
   /  \         surgeon.
  /    \      o Dress wound skill given functionality, creates wound
 /_    _\       dressings with proper medicine.
   |  |       o Any pk clan member can type clantimer and get clantimer
   |  |         info but only GM can change it.
   |  |       o If you log into the game glued, you'll get an appropriate
   |__|         message of whom to contact via email.
    /\        o Clan form now strips off all white space from the
   /  \         beginning and end of the clan name.
  /    \      o Invalid logins now show date and timestamps.
 /_    _\     o Adds some variety for the sweet mood.
   |  |       o Rock paper scissors. No real purpose other than another
   |  |         fun way to roll dice.
   |  |       o Cure poison now obeys the same healing checks as regular
   |__|         heals.
    /\        o Clarifies true form message for items that can't be
   /  \         repaired.
  /    \    
 /_    _\   BUG FIXES
   |  |       o Move/fight lag fixed. o You can't trade, value, or sell
   |  |         burned out lights. o Stone skin accepts "self" as a valid
   |  |         target now.
   |__|       o Better message when you elbow someone with an invisbile
    /\          helmet.
   /  \       o Some more fixes for default color resetting.
  /    \      o Etheric archer fixes so that they can fight better and
 /_    _\       have less of a chance of stealing kills from their
   |  |         master.
   |  |       o Characters who last rented in a now demolished house will
   |  |         arrive in a more appropriate room.
   |__|       o Better message if you're trying to move across water
    /\          without a boat.
   /  \       o Fixes some problems with bad secondary weapon messages
  /    \        caused by strung primary weapons.
 /_    _\     o No more free attack rounds on entranced victims.
   |  |       o Crashing bugs squashed.
   |  |       o Fixes the 'can see people moving while sleeping' bug.
   |  |       o Fixes for pke stealing.
   |__|       o Some better messages for pkok stealing.
    /\        o Experience group bonus changed so that it's an even
   /  \         progression.
  /    \      o Work to help fix the group movement bug.  When moving in
 /_    _\       a group, only the leader's mood will be shown.
   |  |       o It's now possible to reload from special quivers and
   |  |         ammunition containers.
   |  |     
   |__|     Other various internal changes were also made, mostly in
    /\      terms of tools for builders and some fixes to some acts
   /  \     commands. Some acts that did damage before may end up killing
  /    \    you now. Some experience awarded on mobs that had it set a
 /_    _\   particular way may have changed.
   |  |     
   |  |     
   |  |                          HELPFILE UPDATES
   |__|     
    /\      General Topics
   /  \       ADD-A-COLOR, ENGRAVER, EXPEL, RPS
  /    \    
 /_    _\   Skill Topics
   |  |       DISGUISE, DRESS WOUND, FIELD SURGERY, INJECT MEDICATE
   |  |     
   |  |     
   |__|                           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!
    /\      
   /  \     This is Legend's 10th anniversary and lots of updates have been made in
  /    \    celebration! The builders and coders worked hard to put in new things
 /_    _\   and imms from other departments pitched in to get everything tested.
   |  |     
   |  |     Below is the normal update summary of changes in areas, but some
   |  |     specific highlights first...
   |__|     
    /\      - LadyAce's Klein update has finally been finished and is in!
   /  \       Be sure to congratulate her on a job well done.
  /    \    
 /_    _\   - Most first and second circle words now have an additional
   |  |       teacher so be on the lookout for them. In all cases, the
   |  |       alternate teacher is in an era different from the original.
   |  |     
   |__|     - There is now a +mana quest, similar to the +HP quest
    /\        already in the game.
   /  \     
  /    \    - Disguises have been added! Not all areas have disguise
 /_    _\     sections but many do so be on the lookout. There is a
   |  |       disguise teacher in each era.
   |  |     
   |  |     - Surgeons have new toys - syringes, masks, and drugs! Look
   |__|       for new items in the Industrial era. There is at least one
    /\        teacher for the inject skill.
   /  \     
  /    \    - 1802 Alaska and the Seoni jungle both have new sections to
 /_    _\     them, so be on the lookout for changes in rooms.
   |  |     
   |  |     - A quest for a new perm lightsource has been added. Look for
   |  |       unique ways to create light in the New World.
   |__|     
    /\      Beware - some mob specials that couldn't kill you before now
   /  \     can. Take caution with fights.
  /    \    
 /_    _\   Weather in general should be more stable in areas that use
   |  |     generic weather.
   |  |     
   |  |     1802 ALASKA
   |__|          New section and new items added to the area. Doctor
    /\           Milov has changed slightly, be sure to pay attention to
   /  \          what he says to you.
  /    \    AFRICAN SAVANNA
 /_    _\        A few typo fixes and adds in a post-title quest.
   |  |     ALHAMBRA
   |  |          Various bug/typo fixes. Weather should be more stable.
   |  |     ANASAZI
   |__|          Area-specific weather added.
    /\      ANCIENT EGYPT
   /  \          Weather should be more stable.
  /    \    ARABIAN NIGHTS
 /_    _\        Various bug/typo fixes. Weather should be more stable.
   |  |     AZTECS
   |  |          Weather should be more stable.
   |  |     BENGAL
   |__|          Weaponeer sells a war board.
    /\      BEOWULF
   /  \          Danish fishermen should clean up their fish better.
  /    \    CELTIC IRELAND
 /_    _\        Various bug/typo fixes. Some mobs are a little more
   |  |          responsive. Weather should be more stable.
   |  |          Oonagh and Finarra have changed slightly, take caution.
   |  |     GENERIC ANIMALS
   |__|          Various bug/typo fixes. Attempts to make low-level birds
    /\           and puppies fight a bit easier. Boosts xp on a couple
   /  \          higher level mobs, can skin mink.
  /    \    FRENCH INDIAN WAR
 /_    _\        Various bug/typo fixes. New candles are available at the
   |  |          candlemaker.
   |  |     HOSPITALLER MALTA
   |  |          New mob added. Various bug/typo fixes.
   |__|     LAND OF SHADOWS
    /\           Some tweaks to the event.
   /  \     LEGENDS OF THE PAST
  /    \         Various bug/typo fixes. Updates to Arkenstone and
 /_    _\        Mercenary.
   |  |     MISC
   |  |          Balls of light now cost rent, skeletons/zombies/dancing
   |  |          swords can go underwater easier. Some typo fixes.
   |__|          Some fixes to fight messages.
    /\      PICTISH COUNTRY
   /  \          Erc maqq Coluann tweaked some. Warboard placed outside
  /    \         the Challenge Wood.
 /_    _\   PIRATE'S DEN
   |  |          Re-tweaks Northside, tweaks Southside jailors,
   |  |          waterfalls and darts have been changed. New mob and
   |  |          items added.
   |__|     PORT OF LONDON
    /\           Dogs eat dropped food items now.
   /  \          Change to what the nurse teaches. She has more variety
  /    \         in her sellables. Various bug/typo fixes. Disguises.
 /_    _\        Small mini-quest added. The bobby is less tolerant of
   |  |          physical abuse.
   |  |     The OOC
   |  |          Updates the sticker on the prize machine.
   |__|     ROMANIA
    /\           Custom weather. Fixes to dreams. Various bug/typo fixes.
   /  \     SAN FRANCISCO
  /    \         Weather should be more stable. Sailors do different 
 /_    _\        things randomly.
   |  |     SEONI JUNGLE
   |  |          Changes how the flooded cavern works. Vairous bug/typo
   |  |          fixes. Careful when fighting Purun Bhagat, he has
   |__|          changed some. New section of area.
    /\      SHERWOOD
   /  \          Various bug/typo fixes. Adds in St Dunstan's well.
  /    \         Speech is more reflective of area. Forage section added.
 /_    _\   SOUTH SEAS
   |  |          Adds in a couple exit descs. Master Li has changed
   |  |          slightly. Various bug/typo fixes.
   |  |     ST DENNIS ABBEY
   |__|          Cellarer will tug on peoples sleeves asking for
    /\           donations. Update to gems.
   /  \     
  /    \    1930's PITTSBURGH, ABORIGINAL DEAMTIME, ALHAMBRA, ANCIENT ANDES,
 /_    _\   ANCIENT EGYPT, ANCIENT GREECE, ANCIENT INDIA, ANCIENT NAZCA,
   |  |     ANCIENT SEAS, ARABIAN NIGHTS, AZTECS, BENGAL, BEOWULF, BLACK
   |  |     FOREST, BOSTON, CASABLANCA, GENERIC ANIMALS, GYPSY CARNIVAL,
   |  |     LAND OF SHADOWS, LIMBO, MEDIEVAL ANDES, MEDIEVAL SEAS, MELBOURNE,
   |__|     MISC, PARIS OPERA, PICTISH COUNTRY, PIRATE CARRIBEAN, PIRATE'S
    /\      DEN, PR, ROMAN BRITAIN, SALEM, TEA ROUTE, THE CRUSADES, TUDOR
   /  \     LONDON, VICEROYAL LIMA, VIKING SKANDINAVIA, WW1 SOMME
  /    \         Various bug/typo fixes and other additions
 /_    _\   
   |  |                    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.
   /  \     
  /    \         Kaige         1950's Americana
 /_    _\        Nestor        Ancient Carthage
   |  |          Kaige         El Dorado
   |  |          Firefly       Japan
   |  |          Kae           Larderello (Dante's Inferno)
   |__|          Rufus         SL Expansion
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               Axis has reached 100 million experience!
               Lilac has reached 200 million experience!
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     /__|                     Clan News                          |__\
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The Avengers celebrated their 4th Anniversary of forming on February 9th.

The United Surgeons of Legend and the Agrabah Mafia will celebrate their
5th Anniversaries tomorrow, on February 15th.

The Grendels will celebrate their 5th anniversary of forming on February
22nd.

LadyDagger, GM of the Avengers, had these words to say:

          Avengers is celebrating 4 years of being a clan.
          We are currently recruiting any  new memebers
          so if you think of us drop me a note
          Thanks
          LadyDagger GM

When asked for a few words about the USL, Mertjai LaRue had the following
to say:

          To celebrate the United Surgeon of Legend's fifth
          anniversary, we take a peek into the usually busy
          headquarters of the USL, to go where no man has gone
          before, except for the thousands of patients that have
          been there over the years anyway. While rumors of baby
          eating, sheltering dark guppies, vampire elves, juniper
          addicted druids and slacking Nazi officers, and
          patients being stitched up in a nice crochet pattern
          are still rampant, the head of the USL, General Doctor
          Mertjai LaRue, assures that a twelve step program has
          been implemented for all the non existent strange
          habits of the clan that there is no proof of and never
          will be! Never! Yes. Well.

          Regardless of those hovering rumors, the USL welcomes
          all practicing doctors of various backgrounds, planets
          and skill. For those whose surgical skills only go as
          far as the little "Play dough" doctor set they had as a
          child, an affiliated order, the Thugs, welcomes all
          else who wish to be part of the large USL family, and
          whose Mafia connections may not be inferred.

GMs for the Agrabah Mafia and the Grendels were unavailable for comment.

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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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Two weeks ago, the Grendels had the most members involved in pk
skirmishes. They were closely followed by the Knights of Legend. The
Underworld and the Lords of Justice each had a pair of members out in the
field as well. The following clans each had one member involved in pkill:
The Necromancers, the Infernals and the Seven Circles.

Two weeks ago there were 15 pk-related deaths involving 32 different
characters. Of those 20 characters, 5 of them were accept all and 9 of
them were PKE at the time. There were 7 pke vs pke battles that ended in
death. There were 80 PKE characters and 913 PKOK characters.

This past week, the Grendels once again had the most members out in the
field getting their hands dirty. The Underword and the Lords of the Just
had the next highest number of members engaged in pkill activities. The
Infernals and the Seven Circles both had a pair of members out furthering
their cause. The following clans each had one member involved in a pkill
incident this past week: the Agrabah Mafia, the Society of Allies, the
Institute of Healing Arts and the Order of the Scroll.

This past week there were 62 pk-related deaths involving 43 different
characters. Of those 43 characters, 28 of them were accept all and 18 of
them were PKE at the time. There were 27 pke vs pke battles that ended in
death. There are 80 PKE characters and 920 PKOK characters. So come on,
get YOUR name up in lights! We can't report it if you don't tell us!

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 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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   @>----->----->-----    VALENTINE'S GREETINGS     -----<-----<-----<@
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Roses are Red,          |                        | Thanks to everyone for
Violets are Blue,       | Happy Valentine's Day  | being a part of and for
Sugar is sweet,         |          and           | helping to make Legend
But skunks STILL smell  |   Happy 10th Birthday  | the great place it is
   better than you!     |       LegendMUD!       | through all these years.
Mobs for Clean PCs Soc. |                        |               - Kaige
------------------------+-----------+------------+------------------------
Lady Kyla,                          |        Feeling lonely?
                                    |        Feeling blue?
This Valentines day, I wish you     |        Is Valentines Day,
nothing but the best, and of course |        Getting to you?
happiness. If you're ever in need   |
of anything, don't hesitate to ask. |        Got some spare coins?
                                    |        Don't know what to do?
                      Xena          |        Give them to Briarwen,
                                    |        The busty barmaid for you!
------------------------+-----------+-------------------------------------
Sweet Denstra, spending my wealth and keeping your in-laws off my back,
alluring Sheyda, desert rose of such spicy frailty, breath-taking Freja,
so torn by ethics and morality, adorable Mitra, so up and about and full
of life and purple, loyal Emrysia, so often in need of a shoulder to cry
on, and ... anyone else who feel they shouldn't have been forgotten – 
Happy Valentine's. Silly American custom, but there you go.

                                            Marcel Alexander, Esquire.  
------------------------+-----------+------------+------------------------
                                    | Jiriki,
Dear Sprout,                        |
                                    | I love you more than I did the day
Thanks for everything, especially   | we wed. My heart grows to lean more
the friendship. The past three years| on you with each passing day.  My
wouldn't have meant as much without | father could have had no better
your moments in them.               | student, and I could have had no
                                    | better husband than you.
With love and appreciation,         |
      Pele.                         |                             Cahira
                                    |
------------------------------------+-------------------------------------
Lyu,                    | To my hooded love, 
                        | 
It was wonderful to     | Your presence in my life makes it worth living,  
finally be in contact   | Your unfaltering love makes my heart worth giving.
with you again after so | The eyes that shine in the moonlight so bright,
much time!              | Look through my soul and say all will be right.
                        | Our wedding will come, and all shall see,
Congratulations to you  | That a more perfect match there will never be.
And Natalie on your     | You shall be my wife, and I shall be your man,
upcoming marriage       | And I shall love you more than any other can.
especially.             | 
                        |         All my love,
             Julie      |                Your wanderer
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Chocorua -                          | Sir Robar Royce, 
                                    | 
It has been ten years already       | Your shining white teeth,
somehow, and even though this wasn't| Your stunning physique,
written quite so many years ago, it | Your polished bronze armor,
still holds true as much today as it| Your gold pants with a pleat.
did then.                           | 
                                    | They drive me crazy,
Love always, Cheyla                 | They drive me wild,
                                    | For you I'd do anything,
The Rose of Love                    | Even bear you a child!
                                    | 
The memory,                         | Your skill with the sword;
Preserved                           | Your opponent goes down.
In a dried rose,                    | My heart skips a beat,
Exists forever,                     | Whenever you drown.
Of candle-lit baths                 | 
And shared midnight dreams;         | When I look at you,
Of joyous moments                   | This burning desire,
And needful lessons                 | Makes me want to cry,
Of life...                          | I'm a damsel - on fire!
Still so much to learn,             | 
To live for.                        |                 Signed,
The rose is                         |               A damsel in distress.
Our friendship,                     |-------------------------------------
The love we've shared,              | 
The love we have                    | To the sexiest manager in
For each other.                     | Professional Wrestling:
And like a rose,                    | 
It has many forms,                  | Thank you for being my manager, and
Various stages,                     | accompanying me to each podunk town
Different colors.                   | in the sticks as fabulously as you
And though its brightness fades,    | do to the major pay-per-view events.
The memory lasts forever.           | 
In us,                              | In the words of Jackie Gleason...
For a lifetime;                     | 'Baby, You're the Greatest!'
In the rose,                        | 
An eternity.                        | Domingo  
                                    | 
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                        | 
To my Haley, may her    | My dearest and most beloved Kaine...
soul rest gently with   |                                                
the Lord,               | How long we had been close, together in the    
                        | dungeons of Carian Trag. You watched my prowess
My love, I envy your    | as I slunk amidst the others, winning them over
being in the presence   | with my wild ways. I saw the glimmer of want in
of the Lord, and look   | your eyes, as I did all the rest.              
forward to the day that | 
we might again be       | And now we have found each other again, here in
together, in His        | our new home. After I am done with Soze's dog, 
eternal kingdom.        | I have my eyes set on you my suave preacher 
                        | companion.
I think of you always.  |  
                        | Yours in passion,
My love is yours, in    |            Stripes, dungeon rat extraordinaire
life and beyond.        +-------------------------------------------------
                        | I ain't much with words 'an stuff, but this be
              Judah     | from the heart...
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Becca, Thank you for    | Yer a gift from the gods, an' there couldn't be
inviting me to have such| a better kvinne fer ta be the ma fer my little
an honored spot in      | ones neither.
things to come. It means| 
a lot to me that you    | Jeg elsker Deg, Syrin, min skjonn kone!
hold my friendship to   | 
have such value.        | Gaddie
     Thank you...  J    |
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To Ibrahim

May we soon again enjoy scones, tea, and each other's company... The
heartaches of the past and pains of old age are eased by your presence.

                                                           Lady Mice  
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