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VOLUME TWO, ISSUE ELEVEN                                Feb. 13th, 1995
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             THIS IS THE LAST ISSUE OF LEGEND'S FIRST YEAR!
             TOMORROW WILL MARK ONE FULL YEAR OF LEGEND MUD
                    BEING OPEN TO THE FULL INTERNET!

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                              BUGS ET AL
                              
                         - updates to mobs -
                         -  new trans mob  -
                         - clans open now! -

                             OTHER STUFF
                             
                            - t shirts? -
                            
                            SOCIAL EVENTS
                            
                  -       the bridal shower      -
                  - Bart and Rusalka get married -

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                           VARIOUS CHANGES
                           
Various mobs including captains have been given some extra fighting abilities
to keep things lively. You may also find mobs fighting back a little better
when they are blinded.

The new trans mob for the Order of the Scroll is fixed and will be functional
at next reboot.

The trans mobs and halls are in for the Assassins and the Anti-paladins. Be
warned that this latter clan looks rather belligerent.
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                           LEGENDMUD T SHIRTS

We've decided to go ahead with t-shirts to celebrate the first year of
LegendMUD. The design is a four-color world map framed by an altered version
of the LegendMUD logo, with the words "History as it should have been" on
thr back, and on the front pocket, the LegendMUD logo.

In order for these shirts to even be possible, we are going to have to ask
for prepayment. So before we go ahead with any plans, we would like to ask
for pre-orders to determine whether we can afford this at all. Please send
email as follows if you are interested in the shirts, and please tell us
how many and what sizes:

                          rkoster3@ua1ix.ua.edu
                            Subject: T-SHIRT

Also, give some indication of the maximum you are willing to pay; the fewer
shirts that are ordered, the more each one will cost. If we can't meet a
threshold, we'll have to cancel the plans.

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The bridal shower was reputedly made more interesting by the presence of a
decidedly drunk Dusty, who led the group in singing a few raunchy songs and
in male-bashing and then passed out once or twice crying, presumably over
Greyscot. Eva described her as "annoying" but presumably Rusalka and Katya
found her less so as they volunteered to carry her to an inn after the party
was over.

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BART AND RUSALKA'S WEDDING

Parrilyn officiated; Hunter_Rose was best man; Katya was matron of honor.

Attendees included: Ramadan, Tigger, Sylia, Llew, Shelby, Forrest, Zair, 
Hayden, Chrysania, Bay_El-Lor, Angus, Azarias, an air sprite, Rory, Belnos, 
Wraith, Luki, Eretz, Dusty, Greyscot, Caesar, Ptah, Kaige, Ibn, Jove, Magiar, 
Hrothgar, Bomber, and Obmig and a stray Pookah.

The Dusty Crossroads
Crowds of people stand here hoping to catch a glimpse of the wedding party.
Confetti and streamers cover the path and a trail of confetti and balloons 
leads south from here.

A Dirt Road
A trail of confetti and balloons leads south from here.

A Light Path Through The Forest
A trail of confetti and balloons leads east from here.

A Small Cottage
A trail of confetti and balloons leads south from here.

A Game Trail In The Forest
A trail of confetti and balloons leads south from here.

Before A Stone Monolith
A festive bower of flowers, ribbons, and other small trinkets is here.
Rows and rows of chairs have been assembled here.
An apple-scented flower with feathery leaves is blooming here.
A small spring wells up from the the base of one of the stones.

Parrilyn says, 'Ok...everyone.....Quiet please.'
Eretz kisses Dusty.
Parrilyn smiles at Eretz.
Dusty raises her eyebrow at Eretz.
Bart smiles at Parrilyn and Llew.

Parrilyn says to Eretz, 'Master Bard...please begin'
Eretz raises his baton

Eretz begins to play Bride of Sligo Town on a silver flute; you are totally
captivated. The music fascinates you, and Eretz's skill at his instrument is 
astonishing. You feel transported, and when the music ends, it is almost 
painful to hear the silence.

Hayden joins in on a silver flute.
Luki joins in on a wood recorder.
Dusty joins in on a beautiful Stradivarius.
Greyscot joins in on a bone flute.

Hunter_Rose has arrived from the north.
Katya has arrived from the north.

Rusalka has arrived from the north riding a horse.
Bart beams at Rusalka delightedly.

Rusalka's pale green eyes are alight with a solemn joy, and you sense
that on this day, at least, old sorrows no longer haunt her. Wildflowers
are woven into her long, unbound hair, which radiates in a tumbled mass
about her person, its hue reflected by the copper that she wears. Her
dress and adornment are striking in their simplicity and she walks
barefoot. Yet the orb of light which she bears reminds you of her status
among the Hermetics, and although she must crane her neck upward in order to 
meet Bart's gaze, she stands tall.

Rusalka is wearing: a glowing orb of light, a twisted gold ring, a yarrow 
amulet, a pretty shawl, a chemise, a garland of flowers, a blue skirt, a pair 
of copper anklets, a bodice, a brightly colored sash, a copper bracelet, a 
bracelet of woven tormentil, a nosegay of a few marigolds, a beautiful 
amethyst earring of a swan, and a veil.

Rusalka's beauty nearly knocks you off your chair. A beautiful bride she 
makes.
Dusty plays a little descant for Rusalka on a beautiful Stradivarius.

Bart bows before Rusalka.
Rusalka blushes bright red.

Belnos says, 'Isn't she gorgeous!?!'
Bart nods his agreement with Belnos.

Hunter_Rose helps Rusalka off her horse.

Parrilyn says to Eretz, 'Thank you, Master Bard'
Eretz bows deeply.

Rusalka gulps nervously.
Bart smiles at Rusalka.
Parrilyn smiles at Rusalka and Bart.

Parrilyn speaks up to the aseembly.
Parrilyn says, 'Hello all.'

Hunter_Rose leads Rusalka slowly down the aisle.
Rusalka blushes as she sees Bart here.
Rusalka stands beside Bart.
Katya walks after Rusalka, holding her train.

Caesar weeps obnoxiously.

Parrilyn says, 'We are gathered here to witness the exchange of vows...'

Hunter_Rose brings Rusalka up to where Bart awaits.
Katya arranges Rusalka's train carefully, stepping to the side when done.

Parrilyn says, '...between two of our dear friends...'
Parrilyn says, '...Rusalka, Guild Mistress of the Hermetic Order...'
Parrilyn says, '...and Bart, a Knight Protector of the Hermetic Order and
Justiciar of the Clan Connaught.'

Hunter_Rose steps over to where Katya is, and she beams at him delightedly.

Parrilyn says, 'Who gives this woman to be wed?'

Parrilyn looks at Hunter_Rose questioningly.
Tigger and Katya both poke Hunter_Rose in the ribs.

Hunter_Rose looks up, caught off guard, and says, 'I do.'

Parrilyn smiles and thanks Hunter_Rose.
Parrilyn says to Hunter_Rose, 'You may be seated now.'

Hunter_Rose sits down on a chair.
Katya sits down on a chair and beams at Hunter_Rose delightedly.
Hunter_Rose holds Katya's hand tenderly.

Parrilyn says to Bart and Rusalka, "Please join hands."
Bart takes his beloved's hand tenderly.
Rusalka sighs wistfully at the sight of Bart.
Bart beams at Rusalka delightedly.
Katya sighs wistfully at the sight of Rusalka and Bart.

Parrilyn says to Bart and Rusulka, "Have you two brought tokens of your love 
for one another?"
Rusalka and Bart both nod solemnly.

Parrilyn says, 'May I have them?'
Tigger gives a gold wedding band to Bart.

Rusalka gives a plain gold wedding band to Parrilyn.
Bart gives a gold wedding band to Parrilyn.

Parrilyn says a small blessing over the rings, invoking the almighty one's 
favor upon the couple.

Parrilyn says to Rusalka, 'Do you promise to love and cherish Bart?'
Rusalka says to Parrilyn, 'I do.'

Parrilyn says to Rusalka, 'Do you promise to be faithful to him and to be at 
his side in times of good and bad?'
Rusalka says to Parrilyn, 'I do.'

Parrilyn smiles at Rusalka.
Bart smiles happily.
Dusty sniffs sadly.

Parrilyn says to Bart, 'Do you promise to love and cherish Rusalka?'
Bart says, 'I do '
Rusalka sniffs.

Parrilyn says to Bart, 'Do you promise to be faithful to her and to be at her 
side in times of goood and bad?'
Bart says, 'I do, with all my heart and soul.'

Katya pulls out her handkerchief and dabs at her eyes.
Hunter_Rose puts his arm around Katya and holds her dearly to him.
Bay_El-Lor tries to unobstrusively wipe away a tear.
Eretz sighs loudly.
Chrysania smiles at Bart.
Forrest sniffs sadly.
Tigger comforts Forrest.
Forrest cries on Tigger's shoulder.

Parrilyn says to Bart and Rusalka, 'Do you both promise to teach your children 
the teachings of Sulieman?
Rusalka says to Parrilyn, 'Truly, I do'
Bart says to Rusalka, 'I do'

Dusty says, 'Suleiman?'
Angus snorts derisively.
Chrysania whispers quietly to Dusty.
Hayden whispers quietly to Dusty.
Dusty doesn't care if he's Solomon... she wants to know if the kids are having 
music lessons.
Bart chuckles politely.
Rusalka nods her agreement with Dusty.
Eretz chuckles politely.
Hunter_Rose smiles at Dusty.
Chrysania giggles.
Rusalka says to Dusty, 'Violin at age 3'
Katya beams at Dusty delightedly.
Dusty giggles.
Dusty smiles at Rusalka.

Parrilyn gives a gold wedding band to Rusalka.
Parrilyn gives a gold wedding band to Bart.

Parrilyn says to Rusalka, 'Please place the ring upon Bart's finger as a sign 
of your devotion.'
Rusalka places the ring on Bart's left ring finger.
Bart now wears a gold wedding band on his left finger.

Parrilyn says to Bart, 'Please place the ring upon Rusalka's finger as a sign 
of your devotion.'
Bart holds Rusalka's left hand.
Bart places the wedding band upon her finger.
Rusalka now wears a gold wedding band on her left finger.
Rusalka holds Bart's hand.

Parrilyn says, 'Now that you two have sworn devotion to one another'
Parrilyn says, 'I say that you are joined as husband and wife...'
Parrilyn says, 'Go in the ways of Sulieman.'
Parrilyn yells, 'May I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Bart'

Rusalka removes her veil.
Rusalka kisses Bart tenderly.
Bart hugs Rusalka.
Bart kisses Rusalka tenderly.

Everyone goes wild cheering, some sniffing back tears of joy.
Rice falls down from the heavens around the happy couple.
Several people toss more rice at the happy couple.

Belnos yells, 'Hooray for Bart!!'
Belnos yells, 'Hooray for Rusalka'

Hayden begins to play Oh Happy Day on a silver flute; you are totally
captivated. The music fascinates you, and Hayden's skill at his instrument is 
astonishing. You feel transported, and when the music ends, it is almost 
painful to hear the silence.

Ibn yodels daintily.

Rusalka smiles happily.
Bart and Rusalka share a warm and loving embrace, how sweet!

Eretz plays Oh Happy Day on a silver flute--he is quite good at it.
Everyone crowds around Bart and Rusalka hugging, congratulating and offering 
best wishes for their happiness.
Ramadan plays the Hokey Pokey on a silver flute.
Hayden yells, 'HURRAY FOR RUSALKA AND BART !'

Bart says, 'WAIT!!!'

Parrilyn raises her eyebrow at Bart.
Bart says, 'Please be still for a moment :)'
Eretz says, 'SHHHHH...'
Parrilyn says, 'Please everyone...._NO SPAM_...and let Bart speak!'

Bart says, 'I have a small gift for my lady before the festivities commence.'
Bart gives whispered sweet nothings from Bart to Rusalka.
Rusalka smiles at Bart.

Hunter_Rose sighs wistfully at the sight of Bart.
Parrilyn says, 'Ahh!!'

Rusalka poses attractively and models whispered sweet nothings from Bart.
Rusalka wears whispered sweet nothings from Bart on her left ear.

Rusalka says, 'Wait. Bart, close your eyes.'
Bart closes his eyes.
Parrilyn says to Bart, 'No peeking!'

Hayden plays The Wedding Charge on a bugle.

Rusalka gets a cloak of sunlight from a large sack.
Eretz says, 'Wow!!!!!'
Greyscot cheers wildly!
Magiar says, 'Wow...' and shows her approval by clapping her hands together.
Chrysania gasps at Rusalka.
Kaige whistles appreciatively.
Tigger gasps in astonishment.
Bart looks very confused.

Rusalka says, 'Ok... You can open them.'
Rusalka gives a cloak of sunlight to Bart.
Bart gasps in astonishment.

Rory says, 'Holy hole in a donut Batman!'

Bart kisses Rusalka passionately.
Rusalka gives Bart a warm and loving embrace, how sweet!

Luki begins to play a jig on a wood recorder; you are totally captivated. The 
music fascinates you, and Luki's skill at his instrument is astonishing. You 
feel transported, and when the music ends, it is almost painful to hear the 
silence.
Magiar cheers wildly!

Hayden plays Sunshine on my Shoulder on a silver flute.

Bart gets five Bardic Verses from a large duffel bag.
Bart gives five Bardic Verses to Rusalka.

Rusalka says to Bart, 'And the nothings are wonderful!!'
Rusalka poses attractively and models whispered sweet nothings from Bart.

Parrilyn says, 'Alright everyone.....the party begins in the dun...the wedding 
party will be there after they have their portrait painted.....'
Hunter_Rose says, 'Does the painting include the family?'
Forrest says, 'I hope you find a polaroid painter!'
Greyscot says, 'Wow, the painter must be quick! '

Parrilyn says, 'Please get a safe escort out if you need it.'

The Feast Hall
A large ten tier wedding cake decorated with roses, marigolds, and ribbons is 
here making your mouth water.
A battered white porcelain drinking fountain is attached on one wall.
Someone has abandoned a cask on the ground here.
A long buffet table filled with munchies is here.
A banner hangs from the roof: "Congratulations Bart and Rusalka - from 
everyone at Clan Connaught."
A long buffet table filled with munchies contains:
    a few apples, some mincemeat pie, some breaded fish balls, 
    java oranges, and a bunch of olives.

Eretz says, 'Good evening, Ladies and Germans, And I apologize for that 
punch Klein.'

Eretz says, 'I just flew in from Bengal and boy are my arms tired!'
You hear a tha-dump-ching from somewhere.
     
Eretz says, 'But seriously, folks, its a pleasure to be here at the dun 
tonight. We celebrate the wedding of Russalka and Bart and I know you 
want to get on with the festivities.

Eretz says, 'First we have a little musical entertainment. First, a song
called "Staying Alive" in tribute to the little people--not the
elves and leprechauns, but the Newbies--and finally, "Here's to you
Rusalka and Bart," based on the Joan Baez tune.'

Eretz says 'First, we'd like to play for you our newbie version of
"Staying Alive":'

Eretz sings, accompanied by his fellow bards, 

'The mobiles try to kill us,
The storekeepers they bill us,
Its a wonder we're not always dead!
The helpfiles mislead us,
The innkeepers don't feed us,
I wish that I had stayed in bed!

'Staying Alive! Staying Alive!
Trying to do it with dagger and knive!
Only need a few xp,
Why is this happening to me!

'Link losses, they flee us,
Wild animals they tree us,
We should have spent the time at Club Med!
The use of con it fails us,
Almost any mob it nails us,
What a short and bloody life I have led!

'Staying Alive! Staying Alive!
Trying to do it with dagger and knive!
Only need a few xp,
Why is this happening to me!

Eretz says, 'Thank you, Thank you. And now--in celebration of this 
wonderful event, we'd like to play for you our version of "Here's to you
Rusalka and Bart."'

'Here's to you Rusalka and Bart,
Always together deep in our heart,
Whether you're in battle or quest,
We will always wish you the best!

'Though so many long miles apart,
What have we wished for from the start?
Friendship and some adventure we do
And we wish for love for you, too.

'In the days to come don't forget,
the times we've spent, occasions we met,
although perhaps not quite reality,
it still means much to you and to me.

'When all is done just who is to say,
that its less meaningful what we've done today?
For as well as wings of the dove,
electricity can carry love.

'Though apart by thousands of miles,
we can still trade laughter and smiles,
from Australia, east to Michigan, west,
our trust and friendship passes the test,

'So here's to you Rusalka and Bart,
With your marriage just at the start,
May your happiness only grow!
Wherever you be, wherever you go.'

Eretz says, 'AND LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BARD MARCHING BAND!!!!!'
Everyone applauds and cheers.
Eretz bows.
Eretz says, 'And now, on with the festivities!'

Parrilyn yells, 'OBMIG WOULD LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS'
Obmig buys everyone a glass of champagne.
Parrilyn yells, 'THE CHAMPAGNE TOAST'
Obmig hands out a glass of champagne to everyone.

Ramadan sings the praises of Bart's TASTE IN WOMEN!

Dusty says to Rusalka, 'That was quite nice, when's the divorce?'
Bart goes EEK! at Dusty in distress - isn't Dusty an awful person for teasing?
Sylia withdraws inward and begins chanting under her breath.
Dusty disappears suddenly.

Dusty has arrived in a puff of smoke.
Dusty tosses her hair away from her face.
Sylia tries to look innocent
Dusty slaps Sylia.
Dusty says to Bart, 'I was trying to hug you and say I was kidding, but no, 
some people would not give me the chance'
Dusty grumbles.

Obmig says, 'Does everyone have some champagne?'
Obmig WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS......

Obmig says, 'A FEW WORDS....'
Obmig says, 'BUT SERIOUSLY FOLKS...'
Obmig says, 'I Knew A VERY YOUNG BART BACK WHEN HE WAS CHASING AFTER SHEEP...'
Obmig hugs Bart.
Bart blushes bright red.
Hayden snickers softly.
Eretz rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Obmig says, 'AND'
Bart nibbles on the wedding cake - he must be hungry.

Obmig says, 'I KNEW RUS WHEN SHE WAS HAVING PROBLEMS BETWEEN CHANTING and 
CHNATNGI...'
Obmig comforts Rusalka.
Rusalka blushes bright red.
Bart and Jove roll around on the ground with laughter.
Rory giggles.

Obmig says, 'BUT !!!!'
Obmig says, 'IF I HAD TO SAY IT....'
Obmig says, 'AND I DO...'
Obmig says, 'I THINK THIS COUPLE Shall CONTINUE...'
Katya smiles at Obmig.
Obmig says, 'THROUGHOUT THE CRASHES OF ETERNITY'
Obmig says, 'IN WHAT SHOULD BE...'
Obmig says, 'ONE OF THE MOST...'
Obmig says, 'MAGICAL MARRIAGES.. I HAVE EVER SEEN.....'
Obmig says, 'SO AS DESTINY HAS BROUGHT US HERE......'
Obmig says, 'I ask you all to raise a GLASS (or more) and QUAFF IT IN THEIR 
HONOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

Jove says, 'A QUICK WORD FROM HIS FAMILY OF CLAN CONNAUGHT'
Jove says, 'BART, ITS ABOUT TIME YOU MARRIED!'

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The couple extends happy thanks to all who aided Bart in his quests.
Rusalka would also like to know who was the kind person who gave them a tree
earring as a wedding present. The name card seems to have vanished, and she
has no way of writing the thank you note.

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