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VOLUME THIRTEEN, ISSUE SIX                             April 11, 2005

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS

                      LegendMUD Calendar of Events

                             RECENT UPDATES
                              Area Updates
                              Code Updates

                           Vote for LegendMUD!

                   The Seven Circles sponsers an Event
                        Nadia comes to a Realization

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

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Wednesday, April 12th,  7:30 pm     Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,    April 16th,  6:00 pm     Complete the Sentence with Chaykin
Wednesday, April 19th,  7:30 pm     Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Monday,    April 24th,  7:30 pm     Somar's Trivia!
Wednesday, April 26th,  7:30 pm     Q&A in the OOC Auditorium
Sunday,    April 30th,  6:00 pm     Complete the Sentence with Chaykin

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                             Area Updates
This week we've got little fixes all over the place -- lots of 
contributors on the commit board this time, which is always great to 

French & Indian War: longhouse repop is back to its old speed

Crusades: The captain of the guard had another risk/reward tweak. A
certain chasm is now mysteriously lit (no change in how it works, 

London: Risk/reward tweak to Big Jim

Silk Road: Merchants will now eat their inventory at death. A few 

Spell-supporting areafiles: Imps no longer talk about chalices, and can 
dismissed. They no longer respond to 'leave' though.

The following areas had small updates and typo fixes done:
1802 Alaska, Carnival, Dante's Inferno, Carthage, Crusades, Dartmoor,
Generics, Seoni Jungle, Nazca, Silk Road, South Seas, Viceroyal Lima

The following in-progress areas had commits this week:
Industrial Hawaii, the Pyramid

                             Code Updates
o A charmy landing a killing blow should count toward the pkill counter
   of the charmed critter's master.

o A leader executing makeleader now follows new leader *if* old leader
   is not following anyone else (is "following self").  If old leader 
   following someone, they continue to do so.

   Previously, makeleader made all group members who are following
   someone follow the new leader.  Now we only change those who are
   following the old leader.  Anyone following someone else will not
   follow new leader.

o Added a 'timers' command that shows you your outstanding timers. This
   will also appear as part of the 'status' display.

o Vicious backstab now adds 100 damage to a backstab instead of 
   the damage a backstab would have done.

o Vicious backstab should go off every time. Before it was causing an
   auto-hit, but if the original swing would have missed, it wouldn't
   have added the extra damage.

o Vicious backstab will now echo to others in the room.

o Fast Poultice is no longer a fast command and will queue up properly.

o More attempts to synchronize the backstab timers between the attacker
   and the attackee -- please be aware that there's some abmiguity in
   the duration on the attacker, so you may still get a 'no longer 
   message before the target can be backstabbed again

o Backstabbing a stunned person will no longer increase the backstab
   timer on the attacker unless it's the first backstab and there is
   no timer present

o You can no longer quaff flaming vials

o You can no longer throw cursed objects

o Additional crash bugs fixed

o Statement and Inquiry are now fast commands

o PK damage position adjusted in the new score display

o The way secondary attack items are handled has been changed in a 
   of fundamental ways. This should have *no* effect on how they 
   however, so if there is any strangeness, please report it.

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/__|  LEGENDITES: Information Regarding the People of Our World  |__\

               Dolor has reached 100 million experience!
                Joel has reached 100 million experience!
               Masha has reached 100 million experience!
             MysteryMan has reached 100 million experience!
               Serrik has reached 100 million experience!
                Tal has reached 100 million experience!

             -=Nadia has reached 200 million experience!=-

                         Vote For LegendMUD!

I know sometimes you might find yourself thinking, 'It'd be cool if
I had more people to pk with,' or 'If only there were more rpers 
Well, you CAN help more new players find Legend!

Most mudders looking for a new mud use the mud ranking websites as 
guide: Mud Connector, TopMudSites &c. Naturally, the highest-ranked 
get the most people checking them out to see what all the fuss is 
That's where you come in!

Many of you visit the forum page at at
least once a day. Right up at the top there's a VOTE! link you can 
on, and that submits your vote to Mud Connector and increases our
rankings! Even better, there's a gold "vote" button front and center 
takes you to similar links for other mud ranking sites.

Voting is REALLY easy; most of them involve only a click or two. So 
every day! You'll get more players checking us out, which means more
rpers, more pkers, more everybody.

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        An upcoming event sponsored by The Seven Circles:

Money? Power? Fame? The Seven Circles is hosting a lottery that starts
today (well, the date of publication for those that don't check their
inboxes daily). Tickets, which can be bought from any Circles member, 
100 dollars each. On the 22nd of April, the winner will be drawn, at 
time receiving a wallet filled with the collections.

                    Nadia comes to a Realization

I recently left my husband. Not the brightest thing I've done. Then 
what was the last intelligent action of mine? All I've ever been good 
is making mistakes. I'm just imperfect, weak.... fallible! I can do no
right. My main mistake...downfall...whatever? I love love too much. I 
come to realize I'll do anything to gain the affection of another.

Yet after this realization, I refuse to change my ways. I still flirt 
men, I continue to smirk. I flash them a grin and flutter my lashes, 
they're entranced with my eyes. At least that's what I'm told, and I 
this to my advantage, while paying attention to only a select few.

I'll admit that I'm lustful, and that I belong in the Second Circle of
Hell. I'm not wondering what's next anymore, because I know exactly 
going to happen. After months, I'm finally able to call the Seven 
home, even with my fallibility. And I just hope Hell is ready for me,
because I'm finally ready for it.

I am Mistress Nadia Lynn Marie, a fallible romantic.

And when you glance at me within a room, you shall see:

A chocolate-eyed flirt stands here, a lustful grin playing on her lips.

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