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 VOLUME TWELVE, NUMBER EIGHT                           April 11, 2005
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			   TABLE OF CONTENTS

			   The Editor's Note

                         NEWS, REPORTS, UPDATES
                     LegendMUD Calendar of Events
                            Recent Updates
                        New Immortals Announced

                              LEGENDITES
                       A Message from H&R Block
                         A New Game: Charades
                            Did You Know?

                               PK FRONT
                      The Pkill Contest Returns!

                               CLAN NEWS
                       The Avengers Clan Disbands
                    One World Alliance Clan Disbands

                         Di Nuovo alla Cucina

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 Be sure to keep voting at the forums page!  We are making some real
good progress on those mud sites and that is a Very Good Thing.
Speaking of forums, go to the articles page and check out Wren's new
treatise on how to help a newbie, it's very informative and well-
written. Also, please keep on sending in your LT submissions!

 One more note, be aware that the general (by general I mean not
including several skills including chant, augment, etc.) skill
reimbursement ends on the 15th, so reimburse'em if ya got'em now!

Until next time partners! -Huma


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/__|                LegendMUD Calendar of Events                 |__\
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                                  April
                          Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
                                          1  2
                           3  4  5  6  7  8  9
                          10 11 12 13 14 15 16
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Monday,     April  11th,               Sandra's Pk Contest begins!
Wednesday,  April  13th,    8pm-9pm    Chaykin's Tax Day Dash!
Thursday,   April  14th,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Friday,     April  15th,    8:00 pm    Charades with Herbert
Sunday,     April  17th,    2pm-10pm   PK BattleZone
Thursday,   April  21st,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,     April  24th,    2pm-10pm   PK BattleZone
Thursday,   April  28th,    7:30 pm    Q&A in the OOC Auditorium


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                            Area Updates
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Carnival: Sandra is now maintaining this area! The strong man (and his
mallet) have been improved -- be careful when fighting him.

Dante's Inferno: some of the weapons have been improved and random
stats are less common -- take another look around!

Dreamtime Australia: Somar is now maintaining this area!

French & Indian War: LadyAce is now maintaining this area!

Klein: the smith now has raw materials available. Rudolf's stock
has changed a bit.

Melbourne: Bart is now maintaining this area!

Salem: In the last LT, you were given a cypher that if decoded,
would give you a hint to a new feature in this area, that cypher
read: "Dso_cn_eGwr_itgrgisc_khsa." The answer is: It's an
alternation cypher, with every other letter (read through twice
to use all letters) forming the message. Decrypted, it reads:
Doc Griggs has new tricks.

Door updates were done in: Dreamtime Australia, Egypt

Non-q5 Weapon updates were done in: Agrabah, Carnival, Carthage, Egypt,
Greece, Dante's Inferno, WWI France

Small fixes were made in:
Agrabah, Midgaard, Carnival, French/Indian War, San Francisco,
Greece, Seoni Jungle, Legends of the Past, Melbourne, Dante's
Inferno, OOC, Pittsburgh, Boston, Viking, Dreamtime

The following in-progess areas had commits this week:
Black Forest, Industrial Hawaii, Pittsburgh Expansion, Tartarus

Published this week:
Candyland

                           Code Updates
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GENERAL

o Head shots are slightly less powerful.  Damage and stunning from
  headshots reduced.

BUG

o Earthquake no longer charges a target's worth of mana just for
  casting it.
o Crashing bugs fixed.

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  Congratulate our newest Immortals who compromise the biggest group 
we've had in years: Chaykin, Herbert, Jenna, Lenore, Lorenzo and Sasha. 
Chaykin and Herbert will be joining the PR Department, Jenna the Admin staff,
Lorenzo the coding department, and Lenore and Sasha will ply their 
trades in the building arena.

  The next round of applications have a September 1st deadline. Reading
HELP APPLICATION online gives more info. And now, a little more about 
our
newest Immortals:

Chaykin -

Chaykin's origins are shrouded in mystery. He appeared among Legend's
citizens many years ago, having apparently endured some brain- damaging
sort of trauma which left him without the gift of great intellect but
with an unflagging ignorance of his own mortality. Being the ultimate
example of mind over matter, he believed himself immortal for so long,
now he is. The player behind the mask has been playing Legend since
October 1994, grew up in Massachusetts and currently lives in New
Hampshire working as a home theater installer.

Herbert -

Hello there! My name is Herbert... I will be your new assistant
PR for the evening and would like to take this opportunity to introduce
myself. For many years I have been playing roleplaying games, this may
have something to do with imagination which I pride above almost all 
else or it could have something to do with my obsession with pushing that
STUPID red button, which almost always ends with me being splatted. As 
I said Imagination is very important to me because I also like to write,
nothing award winning or printable but small slices of impromptu
entertainment for people, tailormade for their specific likes and
dislikes. And arent the best moments in life when you can make someone
smile and forget the world, if only for a moment? So yes yes indeed, I
like imagination, writing, roleplaying and of course those mechanical
monstrosities which make our love for the game so available... 
computers.
Many moons ago I came by an Atari 2600 and it was love at first sight,
Blue Square vs Pink Square was decidedly the best, and so as I grew 
older technology grew with me and like some scary symbiot I kept up largely, 
but always as a hobby. I hope this has explained a little of who I am, what 
I like, and what I do, and I would love to invite you all to track me 
down and say Hi whenever you can, I can even help with some things so try me
out!

Jenna -

Jenna lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, dog, 2 cats and 3
fish. There used to be 4 fish, but one of the cats intervened. She 
works for a educational software/systems development company as a glorified 
Sys Admin (it gets a funky title). She was first introduced to the land of
unix 15 years ago - to play nethack. After 10 years of playing on 
Legend, she's finally immorted.

Lenore -

In real life Lenore can be found stomping around Toronto praying
for patio season. She spends her week days knee deep in html and
actionscript and in her spare time enjoys painting (her current 
favorite medium is chocolate), photography, making jewelry and feeding her 
reality tv addiction. She has been playing LegendMUD for about 6 years and was 
the GM for Intempesta Nox. She is currently working on Industrial Hawaii.

Lorenzo -

Lorenzo has stayed in Chicago, USA long enough now to call it
home. He spends days as a jack of no trades with the University of
Chicago, where most of his time is sunk into making network servers go
(and then stop, sometimes with a bang). On the side he enjoys reading,
riding, open-source software development in the public interest, though
somehow most of that time goes into maintaining a semblance of order on
some computer or other. He still prefers his Commodore 64 to whatever 
the Internet came up with last week, although he's got to admit that Google 
is onto something. He's been a player on Legend for almost five years -- 
too long to be young, but not long enough to be veteran.

Sasha -

Sasha has played Legend MUD since 1995, only taking a break to fall in
love with, and marry, her shiny-new husband! They met at Burning Man, 
woo woo, and live in NYC with 4 (rather nice) cats that she didn't want, 
but took in, because they were found sadly wandering the streets of Hell's
kitchen. She's the creative director at a big interactive firm in the
city, designing websites and such, but spends most of her time
overextending herself and obsessively planning -- her next big trip 
around the world, the renovation of her loft, big parties, her theme camp at
Burning Man, etc. Sasha's often a little stressed out, but she's nice.



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           Many has reached 100 million experience!

           Trey has reached 100 million experience!

          Kastina has reached 700 million experience!

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     A Message from H&R Block Interim CEO Brett Bretterson:


Tax Day is fast approaching and it's time to run around like a crazy
person to complete your tax filings! But there's a little problem...
you all have lost all your receipts from this year and unless you can
find them, you're going to owe a huge chunk of cheddar to the IRS! The
receipts have all been picked up by mobs, so you're gonna have to get
them back! Find ones corresponding to your tax bracket and collect
receipts worth the most money to win and stick it to the Man!

We'll be dashing around for your receipts on Wednesday April 13 at 8
pm system time, so be there or be audited!



                       Charades Games
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On Friday the 15th at 8.00pm system time I will be running a game of
charades for the first time, this is a great chance to show off your
general knowledge whilst being incredibly spammy with emotes and
socials!

For those who need a copy of the general rules of charades here is a
handy link -
http://www.cs.umd.edu/~nau/misc/charades.html

Mostly we will use the exact same system but with slightly longer round
times to accomodate for typing speeds and things, though if you feel 
like aliasing some standard things feel free to do that too.
I look forward to seeing you all there!

Herbert.


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  /  _  \   DID YOU KNOW: Bug/Idea Channel
 /__/ \  \  These two channels are the best way to get in touch with
      /  /  immortals directly concerning problems you see around the
     /  /   mud. The Bug channel is used when you see something that
    /__/    just isn't right, the Idea channel on the other hand is
    __      for when nothings wrong persay, but you think it could be
   /  \     better if your particular idea happened.
   \__/

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                   The Pkill Contest Returns!

               ()==|===========================>

Each week, I will tally the wins of all pk characters. This includes
PKOK as well as PKE. The one with the most kills will win a prize.

Rules(You knew there'd be some!):

-Multikills don't count. Don't be a wuss.
-The winners are subject to MY approval. If I get a lot of
 complaints about you, it sucks to be you!
-Don't complain just to complain. You're supposed to be a killer,
 suck it up and fight back, or retire and go sit in a corner.
-If you're playing the game, stay in the game! Don't let me catch
 you idling OOC or in your hall/house all day.
-You have to stick around longer than 5 minutes a day and be
 IN THE OPEN for most of that time.

I'll tally the kills every Monday for the previous week. That
means the week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.  I'll also be
sending notes to those involved in fights to make sure that they
were fair fights. No response to the note means that the fight
was fair. That means the week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

I'll post results each week here on the warboard for you all to
read over, complain about, discuss who was the wuss in a fight,
and so on.

We'll be beginning this Monday, April 11th. So get your pkillers
dusted off and get ready for some death!

-Sandra

(Editors Note:  In case any of you were wondering what the results from
the last contest were, they read like this:
35 Kills - Vendetta
24 Kills - Horror
14 Kills - Axaxaxas
13 Kills - Delandel and Chandler
11 Kills - Trousers and Static
10 Kills - Molath

Those are just the people with double digit kills and that adds up to a
tidy 131 kills between those 8 fine folks.)

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           On April 2nd, The Avengers Clan disbanded
                    due to low membership

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        On April 7th, One World Alliance Clan disbanded
                    due to low membership.

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There are currently 15 RP clans and 5 PK clans. This leaves open
slots for twelve (12) 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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                    Di Nuovo alla Cucina

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 A black Ford parked across the beaten road. That much was seen through
the kitchen window, but the darkness left the car's passengers unknown.

 "lock da doh," the orders were given immediately. "You got it, boss." 
AT stood about six foot five, somewhere around two ten. You'd be foolish 
to mess with him, not without some help. But then again, no one did 
anything without a couple guys waiting for the 'signal' from a nearby car 
anyway. It just was the way things were. Business was business. You paid 
someone for something and if you got more than you bargain for, you'd whack the
guy and get a refund.

"Dohs locked, Boss," the big guy said, confident with his work.

Shuffling of two, maybe three guys approaching had stopped.

KNOCK! KNOCK!

"Eh' wehs closed," AT said, unsure what to say.

AT could vaguely see through the door's shaped windows. Just then, the
door kicked open! AT flew to the ground, his head banging against the
wall knocking him unconscious.

"Straussy!"

Three men stepped forward into the store. There was no reply.

"Straussy Milano!"

Nothing. If he took off it was through the back door, but they wouldn't
leave without letting him know they paid him a visit.

"Light it up, boys."  They all pulled out a Thompson model 21AC from 
their long coats, each one with a custom hair-trigger. Locked and
loaded, they proceeded to let loose two clips.

DING! BWOOOW! CHING! CHANG! ZZOOOW! THHPP! RATTATATAT!

Papers, canisters, food and general store supplies flew into the air
as bullets rattled the kitchen and small dining area.

Just then, the shadow of a man with a top hat on and a cigar hanging
from his mouth appears from behind the smoke-fill room.

"What do you call this?!" The voice came from the man in the middle.
And with that, he tosses a green and black box over to the shadowy
figure. The box bears the label: 'Milano's Caffe: Ci e la Crema.' As
it hits the floor, cannolis fall out and smash all over the
glass-shattered floor. "What do you call that? Huh! What the heck
is that!"

They were indeed cannolis but this batch must have missed the
chocolate chip stage. The tempermental trio is steamed.

A cigar lights up from behind the gray haze of gun smoke and cigar 
smoke as the figure takes a drag, giving the current situation a
thought.

"Take these," the shadowy man exhales. A new green and black box
labeled 'Milano's Caffe: Ci e la Crema' is tossed across the store.
They open it up and to the delight of the three these have chocolate
chips. The leader nods to the man unknown and walks out, crunching
the broken glass on the ground as he leaves.

"Mangi," the voice says.

And with that, he slipped away.

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