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VOLUME THREE, ISSUE FIVE April 1, 1996
...:/:[ CONTENTS ]:\:...
-Announcement from Charity-
-P-Kill Tourny Results-
-Hera's New Desc-
-New LDL Address-
-New LT Address-
-Did You Know?-
-A Brief History of Time-
Please send your responses to articles to the Legendary Times address
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters to the editor are welcomed.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CHARITY
As of last weekend, I've retired from being an implementor. Some of you know
my recent personal history... I'd been unemployed and thus had lots of
spare time to be online and handle the day-to-day running of things. I'm
now working in a stained glass studio (some of you also know about my glass
hobby, and this job is a great chance to turn it into a career)... at any
rate I have no net access at work, and am too exhausted at the end of the
day to still give mudding or mud administrating the amount of time it'd
take. Since I'll only be here irregularly, I won't be in touch enough with
what's going on to be able to contribute to design decisions and such.
I'm still going to be maintaining my old areas and working on new areas, but
that will pretty much be the extent of my immortal contribution in the
I'll post about updates on my local boards when they occur, and will be
relying mainly on posts to those boards when I consider making changes. I'll
also be online as Warrl when I have time to play, so I won't be completely
gone. =) For desc requests you should now mudmail Ptah, and mail for the LT
should now go to email@example.com
If you have a question or problem with one of my areas, you should still
send mail to me, but otherwise please direct all questions and requests to
other gods.. you'll get a response MUCH faster that way, and pretty soon
they'll know much more about what's going on than I would.
- As of today, it is now policy for immortal characters to log off their
immortals if they are playing a clanned mortal character.
- Satsu's meeting in the OOC lounge was but the first of what we hope will
become a regular series of player-immort meetings designed to increase
communication. Here's a rundown:
- Satsu is, aside from running the pkill tourney, also going to be working
with clans to accomplish several objectives: get people more comfortable
with pkill; work with those who expressed a desire for a code of good
sportsmanship; work on getting all trans mobs and passwords revised,
balanced, and in place; and in general act as clanned liaison.
- Parrilyn is going to be running regular (probably biweekly) meetings in
the OOC. These meetings will be for the purpose of gathering player input on
features, bug reports, and for players to ask about progress on specific
bugs, etc. Note that there is *NO* guarantee that we'll be able to implement
any of the ideas that are proposed anytime soon, but we will of course
listen and consider what we see.
- Zandy has taken the position of player ombudsman. He is available to
players to report grievances against the immortals and serve as their
advocate in the case of disputes.
- Rusalka is now the roleplay imm. She'll be working with players to
promote roleplaying on Legend.
Look for more changes soon.
- Flagg's new addition to Hell is in!! Look for new mobs (including an
innkeeper and Cerebus, the canine guardian of Hell), as well as new
quests. Rumor also has it that there's a bit of magic in the new part of
- Entrance now has a wait associated with it, as it was supposed to.
- Sniper has been similarly fixed.
- Gt now works again. In addition, you'll now get a message "you tell
your group" when you use gtells.
- Hallucinations are in! You'll see them when you get stunned.
The Expie Ballots are out! Be sure to vote for your favorite death trap!
Please also note that even though we forgot to put in Zandy's name, he
_is_ eligible for nomination as "Best Immortal" and so forth. Likewise, the
April Fool's Legend stuff is also eligible for the "best special effects
category." And do let us know if you didn't get ballot so that we can send
you one :)
P-KILL TOURNEY REPORT
Due to the large number of folks registered, there was time for the team
pkill competition (however, Satsu plans to hold one later :). The tourney
took place in a paint ball arena specially constructed by Satsu and
Kaige on a seperate mud site. Satsu reports the following results for the
Round 1: Jag sniped Howard, Numa beat Joule, Tarbash beat Squid, Lori beat
Brionna, Nett beat Fatale, Jehovah beat Uzrok, Dominic beat Desperado,
Pegasus beat Marya, Maurik beat Terrorspawn, Executor beat Manic, Tempus
beat Magda, Somar beat Phineas, Sharpe beat Toranthaz, and Kazoo beat Deanna.
And Justice beat Dial.
Round 2: Jag beat Numa, Justice drew a bye, Lori beat Nett, Dominic beat
Jehovah, Pegasus beat Maurik, Executor beat Tempus, Somar drew a bye, and
Kazoo advanced by default.
Round 3: Justice defaulted, Jag beat Kazoo, Lori beat Dominic, Executor
beat Somar and Pegasus drew a bye.
Round 4: Lori beat Jag, and Executor beat Pegasus.
Final Round: Executor beat Lori.
That makes Executor the winner of the heavyweight tourney.
In Middleweight competition:
Round 1: Mistress defaulted, Landy defaulted, Swatch beat Crash, and Agyar
Round 2: Agyar beat Swatch making him the Middleweight Champion.
In Lightweight Division:
Round 1: Keyzer beat Kelvin, Psytrac
Round 2: Faramir drew a bye, Keyzer beat Psytrac.
Round 3: Keyzer beats Faramir making Keyzer the Lightweight Champion.
Thanks to all who participated and I hope to have a team pkill tourney at
an earlier time as it seemed to be inconvenient for a number of people.
If you liked the please send me mudmail or something as I need to know
if this is something I would continue on a semi-regular basis or if it's
something that people thought was 'swell but not worth the effort.'
Hera recently became a Knight, and so has changed her long and short
descriptions accordingly. She used to be "an enormous woman" but is now
"Lady Hera" for her short. Her long once was "A majestic Greek beauty
towers over you"; it now reads "A majestic Greek Knight towers over you."
NEW LDL ADDRESS
As of March 31, 1996, the LDL has moved from firstname.lastname@example.org to
email@example.com. Until today, using either address was valid. After midnight
tonight, you must send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to post to the LDL. Of course,
LDL posts have been coming to you from zipnet for a couple of weeks, so
you can simply just "reply" to other LDL messages, which is how 99% of LDL
mail comes in anyway :>
NEW LT ADDRESS
Our new e-mail address is email@example.com. Please send all articles,
rolep;ay logs and write-ups, advertisements, letters to the editor, and so
forth to that address.
/ _ \ DID YOU KNOW ...that there's more to drink than just
/__/ \ \ water on LegendMUD?
/ / The creators can choose from the following list of liquid
/__/ types when creating drink containers and fountains:
/ \ water, beer, wine, ale, dark ale, whiskey, lemonade,
\__/ firebreather, local specialty, black cherry kool-aid,
milk, tea, coffee, blood, salt water, and cola.
/ _ \ When you drink from fountains that contain liquids other
/__/ \ \ than water you will get a message about what you are
/ / drinking. Expect to see a few new fountains around taking
/ / advantage of this small code change.
__ Also, when you fill a drink container from a fountain it
/ \ will fill with the liquid type contained by the fountain.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME
Many of our players have been somewhat lost because of the historical theme
here at LegendMUD... so we thought it might be a good idea to locate a brief
history of the world to present here in the Legendary Times to put the areas
you play in in a little bit of context. In honor of April Fool's Day, here
it is, a brief history of the world compiled by those experts on everything,
the students of the United States: 8th grade through college level. Long
The inhabitants of Egypt were called mummies. They lived in the Sarah
Dessert and traveled by Camelot. The climate of the Sarah is such that the
inhabitants have to live elsewhere, so certain areas of the dessert are
cultivated by irritation. The Egyptians built the Pyramids in the shape of
a huge triangular cube. The Pramids are a range of mountains between
France and Spain.
The Bible is full of interesting caricatures. In the first book of the
Bible, Guinesses, Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. One of
their children, Cain, asked "Am I my brother's son?" God asked Abraham to
sacrifice Issac on Mount Montezuma. Jacob, son of Issac, stole his
brother's birthmark. Jacob was a partiarch who brought up his twelve sons to
be partiarchs, but they did not take to it. One of Jacob's sons, Joseph,
gave refuse to the Israelites.
Pharaoh forced the Hebrew slaves to make bread without straw. Moses led
them to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made
without any ingredients. Afterwards, Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get
the ten commandments. David was a Hebrew king skilled at playing the liar.
He fought with the Philatelists, a race of people who lived in Biblical
times. Solomon, one of David's sons, had 500 wives and 500 porcupines.
Without the Greeks, we wouldn't have history. The Greeks invented three
kinds of columns - Corinthian, Doric and Ironic. They also had myths. A
myth is a female moth. One myth says that the mother of Achilles dipped him
in the River Stynx until he became intolerable. Achilles appears in "The
Illiad", by Homer. Homer also wrote the "Oddity", in which Penelope was the
last hardship that Ulysses endured on his journey. Actually, Homer was not
written by Homer but by another man of that name.
Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people
advice. they killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock.
In the Olympic Games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled the biscuits, and
threw the java. The reward to the victor was a coral wreath. The
government of Athen was democratic because the people took the law into
their own hands. There were no wars in Greece, as the mountains were so high
that they couldn't climb over to see what their neighbors were doing. When
they fought the Parisians, the Greeks were outnumbered because the Persians
had more men.
Eventually, the Ramons conquered the Geeks. History call people Romans
because they never stayed in one place for very long. At Roman banquets,
the guests wore garlic in their hair. Julius Caesar extinguished himself on
the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March killed him because they thought
he was going to be made king. Nero was a cruel tyrany who would torture his
poor subjects by playing the fiddle to them.
Then came the Middle Ages. King Alfred conquered the Dames, King Arthur
lived in the Age of Shivery, King Harlod mustarded his troops before the
Battle of Hastings, Joan of Arc was cannonized by George Bernard Shaw, and
the victims of the Black Death grew boobs on their necks. Finally, the
Magna Carta provided that no free man should be hanged twice for the same
In midevil times most of the people were alliterate. The greatest
writer of the time was Chaucer, who wrote many poems and verse and also
wrote literature. Another tale tells of William Tell, who shot an arrow
through an apple while standing on his son's head.
The Renaissance was an age in which more individuals felt the value of
their human being. Martin Luther was nailed to the church door at
Wittenberg for selling papal indulgences. He died a horrible death, being
excommunicated by a bull. It was the painter Donatello's interest in the
female nude that made him the father of the Renaissance. It was an age of
great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented the Bible. Sir Walter
Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes. Another
important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Francis Drake
circumcised the world with a 100-foot clipper.
The government of England was a limited mockery. Henry VIII found
walking difficult because he had an abbess on his knee. Queen Elizabeth was
the "Virgin Queen." As a queen she was a success. When Elizabeth exposed
herself before her troops, they all shouted "hurrah." Then her navy went
out and defeated the Spanish Armadillo.
The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespear.
Shakespear never made much money and is famous only because of his plays.
He lived in Windsor with his merry wives, writing tragedies, comedies and
errors. In one of Shakespear's famous plays, Hamlet rations out his
situation by relieving himself in a long soliloquy. In another, Lady
Macbeth tries to convince Macbeth to kill the King by attacking his manhood.
Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroic couplet. Writing at the same
time as Shakespear was Miquel Cervantes. He wrote "Donkey Hote". The next
great author was John Milton. Milton wrote "Paradise Lost." Then his wife
dies and he wrote "Paradise Regained."
During the Renaissance America began. Christopher Columbus was a great
navigator who discovered America while cursing about the Atlantic. His
ships were called the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Fe. Later the Pilgrims
crossed the Ocean, and the was called the Pilgrim's Progress. When they
landed at Plymouth Rock, they were greeted by Indians, who came down the
hill rolling their was hoops before them. The Indian squabs carried
porposies on their back. Many of the Indian heroes were killed, along with
their cabooses, which proved very fatal to them. The winter of 1620 was a
hard one for the settlers. Many people died and many babies were born.
Captain John Smith was responsible for all this.
One of the causes of the Revolutionary Wars was the English put tacks in
their tea. Also, the colonists would send their pacels through the post
without stamps. During the War, Red Coats and Paul Revere was throwing
balls over stone walls. The dogs were barking and the peacocks crowing.
Finally, the colonists won the War and no longer had to pay for taxis.
Delegates from the original thirteen states formed the Contented
Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a Virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers
of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin had gone to Boston carrying
all his clothes in his pocket and a loaf of bread under each arm. He
invented electricity by rubbing cats backwards and declared "a horse divided
against itself cannot stand." Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead.
George Washington married Matha Curtis and in due time became the Father
of Our Country. Them the Constitution of the United States was adopted to
secure domestic hostility. Under the Constitution the people enjoyed the
right to keep bare arms.
Abraham Lincoln became America's greatest Precedent. Lincoln's mother
died in infancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own
hands. When Lincoln was President, he wore only a tall silk hat. He said,
"In onion there is strength." Abraham Lincoln write the Gettysburg address
while traveling from Washington to Gettysburg on the back of an envelope.
He also signed the Emasculation Proclamation, and the Fourteenth Amendment
gave the ex-Negroes citizenship. But the Clue Clux Clan would torcher and
lynch the ex-Negroes and other innocent victims. On the night of April 14,
1865, Lincoln went to the theater and got shot in his seat by one of the
actors in a moving picture show. The believed assinator was John Wilkes
Booth, a supposedly insane actor. This ruined Booth's career.
Meanwhile in Europe, the enlightenment was a reasonable time. Voltare
invented electricity and also wrote a book called "Candy". Gravity was
invented by Issac Walton. It is chiefly noticeable in the Autumn, when the
apples are flaling off the trees.
Bach was the most famous composer in the world, and so was Handel.
Handel was half German, half Italian and half English. He was very large.
Bach died from 1750 to the present. Beethoven wrote music even though he
was deaf. He was so deaf he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the
forest even when everyone was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827
and later died for
France was in a very serious state. The French Revolution was
accomplished before it happened. The Marseillaise was the theme song of the
French Revolution, and it catapulted into Napoleon. During the Napoleonic
Wars, the crowned heads of Europe were trembling in their shoes. Then the
Spanish gorrilas came down from the hills and nipped at Napoleon's flanks.
Napoleon became ill with bladder problems and was very tense and
unrestrained. He wanted an heir to inheret his power, but since Josephine
was a baroness, she couldn't bear him any children.
The sun never set on the British Empire because the British Empire is in
the East and the sun sets in the West. Queen Victoria was the longest
queen. She sat on a thorn for 63 years. He reclining years and finally the
end of her life were exemplatory of a great personality. Her death was the
final event which ended her reign.
The nineteenth century was a time of many great inventions and thoughts.
The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up.
Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick Raper, which did the work of a
hundred men. Samuel Morse invented a code for telepathy. Louis Pastuer
discovered a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturailst who wrote the
"Organ of the Species". Madman Curie discovered radium. And Karl Marx
became one of the Marx Brothers.
The First World War, cause by the assignation of the Arch-Duck by a
surf, ushered in a new error in the anals of human history.
--compiled by Richard Lederer, St. Paul's School
o O | Wonder what folks are |
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Rumors have it that a war is brewing 'twixt the Secretives and the Order
of the Scroll...as well as between the Order and the Coven (maybe it has
something to do with Sharpe and Justice's announced wedding?)...we've
also heard that clan GM's recently met to discuss pk policies and clan
Clan MacLaren seems pretty shaken up lately. In the past few weeks, a
"false" MacLaren has been claiming kinship with the clan, a claim which
was publically refuted by the returned Kendrik....Kendrik has returned?
Indeed! Read on, gentle reader! Not only has he returned, but he's been
working rather hard at lining up some suitors for a not altogether happy
Northstar (apparently, she'd prefer to have more control over the selection
process)...so far, the suitor list includes Malorn, Arturos, Angst, and
Pol, who reportedly already cleared Hell as part of his quest. Landy
recently got booted out of the MacLarens, though not before proposing
marriage to Fatale, who fist accepted, then broke it off (rumor has it
that she desired a different MacLaren member..). Frodo got turned into a
vampire after one two many visit to London...
We've had a rather long list of retirees/permadeaths in the past few....Tao
has retired...Kretch has retired...Magda has retired...Alistaire has
retired...Sabella was permakilled...eesh! Maybe we need a Legend cemetary!
Eimer and Dial recently got married..Northstar stood up for them and
Parrilyn presided (reports indicate that it was a "lovely" ceremony :)
Wedding bells were also heard for Killer and Sandra. Rusalka performed
the druidic ceremony, which was held in a mysty bit of Ireland...
Agrippa seems to be back, and has been leaving all sorts of posts
announcing his undying love for the (married) Mitra. No response from her
yet, though, so far as we've heard. We did hear that Mitra got
accidentally listed under the "Best GM" category for the Expies ballot
(She sent us a note saying that it was "awfully flattering" but that "you
should vote for Toranthaz instead").
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Alistaire, druid of Lohr, recently made the following announcement to
People of legend, may i have your attention? It was 16 years ago when I
was green behind the ears, a child of Ireland, and a child of nature.
On my travels I came upon someone named Zen, whose guidance and teachings
I took to heart as she taught me the ways of both the warrior and of the
druid. As most of you know, I think I got the druid stuff down, the
warrior stuff just never came... *shrug* For many years I travelled in
the company of good friends, allies... Malorn, Satsu, Gerry, to name a
few... and of course, my dear departed wife, Isobel whom forever touched
my heart. It was that death that made me seek out another finding as a
true druid, and I found then the druids of Lohr, and within their ranks I
grew to the highest position. It is now my choice that Gerry Cowan shall
become the Archdruid of Lohr, and uphold its beliefs and teaching. I have
come to an impass in my life... one where i need to move on. Know in my
heart that all I have crossed I have remembered dearly. My soul will
forever continue to live in the hearts and the souls of the trees, the
animals, and the people of Ireland.
And with that, my friends, I bid you all a good life, a good day, and may
your visions become real and your reality lie within the magic inherant
in the nature of this vast and strange world.
He bowed. The following info message then appeared:
[Info]: Alistaire killed by a druid of Lohr, as a sacrifice and service
in the name of the dieties of nature.
[Info]: Alistaire is permanently DEAD
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We now bring you the Legendary Times exclusive account of Kendrik's
re-emergence into Legend:
Yet again, Tad was blinking in astonishment at the sight of his late
father. He sighed and wondered what his father's ghost had to say this
"I cans see yu... how comes I cannae touch you?" Tad asked Kendrik.
"Cause I am dead child," the shade replied. Tad burst into tears.
"But e'en ifn yu trieded real hard?" Tad continued, sniffing sadly.
Tad's Uncle Darby leaned close to comfort the lad. "He's a shade now,
child..." Darby explauned.
"The Dark lord finally got me," the shade moaned. It suddenly seemed to
think of something.
"Mebbe," Tad asked it, "ifn Oncle Darby Magickd yu?"
The ectoplasm of the shade gathered in a look of thoughtful
concentration. "Mebbe..." it moaned... "I might not need Darby." It
concentrated some more.
Darby sighed and noted that he wasn't quite that good with his magic.
Tad sniffs sadly.
Kendrik's ghost furrowed its brow
Tad tried to make his Da' real by b'lievin, while Darby chanted a spell
to aid his late brother.
Suddenly, the ghost screamed in agony as its (his?) soul flickered between
realities. Slowly, the ectoplasm became flesh...having fought his way out
of the depths, the newly emerged Kendrik collapsed.
After a few silent moments, Tad tentatively reached out a hand
tentatively to touch his Da'. At the same time, Kendrik tried to touch
his Tad, and touched flesh for the first time in....well, a very long time.
Tad cried on Kendrik's shoulder and they hugged, to the utter amazement
"DA'!" Tad spoke in a melancholy tone..."Yu's REAL!"
"That I am son, love brought me back," Kendrik answered.
Meanwhile, Darby had decided to test Kendrik's reality by tackling him
to the ground. It worked. Darby laughed in astonishment.
"I live once again," announced Kendrik.
"I loves yu, Da!" Tad happily told him.
"I love you too Tad,' Kendrik answered. He turned to Darby, saying "And
you too brother."
"Yu's... 'live?" Tad asked, still incredulous.
Darby gasped once more at Kendrik. "You're back, lad!" Darby exclaimed.
Kendrik agreed. "I am back."
"Alive and well, thirsty too," he continued, wondering whether scotch
would taste the same as he remembered.
Tad grabbed hold of his Da's leg and clung to it tightly.
Kendrik suddenly looked very, very overwhelemed. He quietly fainted.
Tad caught his DA'. Looking worriedly at Darby, he asked "He isnae...Ded?
Guessing what remedy would be needed, Darby conjured a Scotch on the
rocks, whereupon Kendrik abrubtly woke up and grabbed it, quaffing it
down in one gulp.
"I thotted I hadded losted yu 'gain!" plaintivlely told his father.
Tad wiped a few tears from his eyes.
"Ye just have to be able to brew a poof-not-dead potion, laddie..." Darby
explained to his nephew.
"Nay, Darby just had to speak my language," Kendrik informed his son.
Kendrik ruffled Darby's hair playfully.
Kendrik suddenly realized that he was "nekkid," and the party
hurridly departed to search out some spare clothes from Tad and Darby's
wardrobes. As they left, one could hear Tad exacting a promise from Kendrik
that "yu won ne'er leave 'gain."
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My apologies to all those whose' rp events I've left out. Due to a
number of recent RL commitments, I havn't been around as much as I
usually am, and so have missed seeing or hearing about a number of
events. Please note that we welcome all send-in accounts from
players..basically, it's up to you all to make sure that your name
is in the LT. I'd also be interested in hearing from any who are
interested in reporting rp events for the LT in a more regular fashion
(do note that we need either unbiased stories, or ones that freely admit
it :). We also welcome articles on various and sundry Legendary topics.
Legendary Times is put out by the gods of LegendMUD. Please send all
replies/additions to to our address at firstname.lastname@example.org for
inclusion in the next edition. We, however, reserve the right to moderate
this discussion, and may object to some submissions. If you feel we have
wrongly omitted one of your messages, please talk to Rusalka online or
through EMail and see if she did indeed receive it in the first place.