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 VOLUME TWELVE, NUMBER SIXTEEN                        October 5, 2005
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                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

			   The Editor's Note

                     LegendMUD Calender of Events

                            RECENT UPDATES
                             Area Updates
                             Code Updates

                              LEGENDITES
                              Clan News
                      LegendMUD Connection Analysis

                           A Union Announced
                The Legendary Times of the Legendary Past!
                      Zqviimias Autobiography Part 1



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 Don't forget to check out the forums at www.legendmud.org/forum we've
got some interesting convos going on over there and of course while you
are there you could always vote for us at any of the wonderful MUD
connection websites we've so graciously provided you with links for.

 -Huma


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/__|                   LegendMUD Calendar of Events              |__\
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                               October
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                        30 31



Sunday,      October  9th,    7:00 pm     Complete the Sentence with
                                          Chaykin
Wednesday,   October  12th,   7:30 pm     Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Wednesday,   October  19th,   7:30 pm     Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,      October  23rd,   7:00 pm     Complete the Sentence with
                                          Chaykin
Wednesday,   October  26th,   7:30 pm     Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Monday,      October  31st,   all day     Halloween


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                            Area Updates
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Alaska: some of the fight act behaviors should be more logical, Inuit
language quest should be a little more logical to complete.

Arabia: some of the spammy or illogical behaviors cleaned up

Beowulf: the meadhall now includes a welcome board

Casablanca: some room description cleanup

Crusades: Saladin's assassin is tougher now.

Malta: banner of St. John is improved based on player comment (Folks, 
keep
on pointing out items that just aren't as good as they should be!). 
Shade
should behave better.

Tartarus: Memories are now easier - players can take several if needed.
When killed by a memory, corpses will now trans out of Hypnos palace. 
You
cannot dash anymore into the Hypnos room.

Small fixes were made and typos smashed in:
Abbey, Crusades, Klein, Dante's Inferno, London, Tortuga

The following in-progress areas saw commits this week:
Black Forest, Dartmoor, Industrial Hawaii, Pittsburgh Expansion, Silk 
Road

Lowbie eq discounts and the new material spec were applied in:
Dreamtime Australia, the Savanna, Sherwood

As you can see, lots of progress is being made on new areas lately!

                             Code Updates
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GENERAL

o Adds mood command for setting your general mood.  Using the
  general mood name will still work.

BUG

o Legless mobs won't give messages about standing.
o Crashing bug fixed.
o Stat bug fixed where occasionally upon login, your stats wouldn't
  change until you had logged off and back in again.
o Spellbook studying will be more reliable with older spellbooks now.
o Crashing bug fixed.

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           -=*Sakki has reached 200 million experience!*=-

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    - * - -=*Rowane has reached 500 million experience!+=- - * -
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                           Clan News

    Milano Famiglia Clan disbanded on 3 October, 2005 by the GM.


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                  LegendMUD Connection Analysis

                       Peak Mortal Players 38
                         Average Peak was 28
                    Peak PKOK Enabled Players 24
                    Peak PKE Enabled Players 8
             PKEnabled Characters represent approximately
                       8% of active players.
             PKOKenabled Characters represent approximately
                       61% of active players.

                   Peak Accept All Characters 5
             Accept All Characters represent approximately
   3% of all active characters and 5% of active pkok enabled 
characters.

The first two tables below show the Average Mortal Players,  Average
PKOK Enabled Players, and the number that were "Accept All" 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
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              avg  15 14 13 11  9  9  9 10 11 12 14 15
              pkok  8  7  7  7  6  6  6  6  7  8  9  9
              aas   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
              pke   1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1


              hour 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
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              avg  15 17 19 21 22 21 21 20 20 19 19 18
              pkok  9 10 12 13 14 13 13 12 12 11 11 11
              aas   0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0
              pke   1  1  1  1  2  2  2  2  2  2  1  1


              day   MON  TUE  WED  THU  FRI  SAT  SUN
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              avg    14   14   18   16   16   16   15
              pke     1    0    2    1    1    1    0
              pkok    9    8   11   10   10    9    8
              aas     0    0    0    0    0    0    0



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                      Announcing The Union of
                  Zqviimia Schilderknaddargeres and
               Terrance Charles Archibald Chamberlain III
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Good citizens, on behalf of the House of Chamberlain and the family of
Ms Schilderknaddargeres, I welcome each and every one of you to the
union of Lord Terrance, Steward of Castle Archibald, and Lady Zqviimia.

When: 9 October 2005, 4:00pm System Time (CST)
Where: Kleinstadt, Sankt Ursalas Kirche, Der Kirchaltar

Do attend if at all possible, and note that the greatest gift of all is
your presence. Immediately following the ceremony, an informal 
reception
will be held at Der Phoenix. All are welcome to join in the festivities
to celebrate this special day for both Lord Terrance and Lady Zqviimia.



            The Legendary Times of the Legendary Past!
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    Been playing for a long time and want to remember the days of old? 
A
newer player who always wonders what all those old geezer losers are
talking about?

    Well wonder no more, this new section will contain an excerpt from 
an
older LT that's hopefully informative (or at least funny) and a link to 
go
check out the whole thing if you'd like.  Our first edition of this new
article comes from Volume 4, Issue 8 from April 1, 1997 the article is
titled "What the BlueBird of Happiness Dropped on My Desk!" I chose 
this
particular part because it involves me.... eating intestines and that's
something I really just couldn't pass up.

"Our winged sneak was sick to its stomach recently, when it observed 
Huma
eating the intestines of Fraegis in public. Given the delicate matter 
of
the case, and the fact that our bluebird spent two hours at a very 
private
place, doing something very private and embarrassing, we have no
information as to the reason for this, nor the further developments of 
the
case. We hope Fraegis doesn't miss his organs too much, but then, 
vampires
are notoriously hard to get rid of, aren't they?"

If you'd like to read more check out the whole issue at the below 
address.

http://www.legendmud.org/Community/lt_indices/Vol4/LTv4n8.html


              Zqviimias Autobiography Part 1

    It was shortly after divorcing my 4th husband that I decided to 
write
an autobiography.  The name Zqviimia Schildnerknaddargeres was given to 
me
by my agent, Harold.  Jane Smith is my original name.  I was born on
October 9, 1964 in small little Joseph, Oregon.  My mother worked 3
part-time jobs to support us so I barely saw her.  I never met my 
father;
though I heard my grandparents say he was a drunk nobody who didn't 
want
to admit to having an affair with my mother.  My grandma Jo and grandpa
John raised me, with no energy I might add, and so my official 
baby-sitter
was the television. Yes, I grew up marveling at the Stars and all their
glamour.
    At age 7 I knew I wanted to be an actress and live like Grace Kelly
and John Wayne.  I thought to myself, surely their lives are a lot more
interesting than that of a 7 year old living in nowhere-land.  Shortly
afterwards, my mother married a stock broker by the name of Peter 
Donker,
(don't ask me how my mother and him met) and we moved to Los Angeles.  
My
step-father took an interest to my fantasies and began auditioning me 
for
small commercials.  I made a few of the cuts and before I knew it, I 
was
playing the part of 'little happy kid' eating peanut butter on some 
(now
when I think it) really corny commercial.
    After a few commercials, I auditioned for random parts and rose
through the ranks of "Actress-hood" from commercial kid to Soap Opera
Star.  My role on All My Children was so-and-so's daughter, a 
high-school
drop out with a mean temper and a prosthetic leg.  Ironically, my high
school grades reflected that of my character's along with the drama and
soul-searching of your average teenager.  Okay, I admit to doing 
heroine
for a while.  Los Angeles is filled with enough dealers to supply the
entire city twice over and luckily for me, I had a few friends who had
connections.  To my dismay, my mother found out and threw me in a rehab
center.  I missed a lot of school that year and the tabloids ate up the
news of a drug-using Star.  Although the road for me seemed grim at the
time, I knew I would make it.

This concludes part 1 of Zqviimia's Autobiography.


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