Flashbulbs flashed, the red carpet was rolled out, papparazzi was beaten
up and the clinking of Kaige's famous strawberry daiquiris could be heard
for miles. Yes, that most glamorous of events was upon us, the 1997 Expies!
Here for those who were unable to attend is the list of winners and
runners-up, also included is a list of write-ins which are the special
player-created categories. Thankyou to those of you who voted, and a most
special thanks from all of us to Flagg who so tirelessly offered his
services to this event.
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Expies Results! April, 1997
Elessar Memorial Award (for best history in an area)
Winner: Rusalka's Tudor England
Runner-Up: Leila's Gypsy Carnival
H. G. Wells Medal (for the place you would most like to visit if you
could time travel)
Winner: Leila's Gypsy Carnival
Runner-Up: Rusalka's Tudor England
Best Room (For description and special effects)
Winner: On the Moon (Gypsy Carnival)
Your spaceship has crashed into the eye of the great man on the moon
though he seems unaffected by the event. His other huge eye winks a
welcome hello and a broad grin spreads across his cratered face. You
notice that you too have become monochromatic; looking down at your
hands and arms you see none of their normal hue. Yet this hardly
bothers you as sprinklings of glitter and tinsel fall from the starry
sky. A strange, bright light shines in your eyes and sets the room
ablaze, removing all shadow and definition.
Runner-Up: On The Bridge of Leaps (Land of Shadows)
You stand gingerly on the bridge, each footstep making the bridge sway,
the wind gusting through the valley only making it worse. You lose your
footing and hold on for dear life, grasping at a rope that should have
given way long ago. You wonder how long you can maintain your balance?
Long enough to get across?
Winner: A cloudy grey opal ring
Runner-Up: An obviously fake beard
The Vampy for Best Mob
Winner: A rat catcher
Runner-Up: The shade of Cuchullain
The Lampy for Best Quest:
Winner: The Queen Elizibeth/Traitor Quest
Runner-Up: The Ringmaster Quest
Best Special Effect
(this award goes to the best, most creative, and most interesting use
of the mud's acts system to create a 'special effect.')
Winner: The Carnival Games
Runner-Up: The Carnival's atmosphere
Winner: THE STAR CHAMBER
With a distinct sense of foreboding, you peer through the doorway. The
room is shadowy; the only light is from the dim lamp on a round table
in the center of the room. Around the table huddle the indistinct
shapes of men. Their words are low murmurs, and fear forbids you to
move closer despite your desire to hear more.
Runner-Up: OVERCOME BY A MILLION SERPENTS
The neverending mass of slithering bodies surrounds you. A snake drops
from its resting place onto a mass of squirming bodies resulting in a
hissing and spitting in an angry frustration. Everywhere you look the
walls move, the floors move, the ceiling quivers.
Golden Squirrel Trophy
(In the early days of the mud, Fionn's vorpal squirrels caused
innumerable deaths. This award honors the mob whose design best
epitomizes the spirit of the vorpal squirrel.)
Winner: The hounds of Cullan
Runner-Up: The brickmakers
(overall writing in an area that makes it come alive)
Winner: Leila's Gypsy Carnival
Runner-Up: Rusalka's Tudor England
Winner: Leila's Gypsy Carnival
Runner-Up: Rufus' Land of Shadows
(given to the most interesting/conspicuous blooper in an area or in
Winner: Everybody who logged onto the mud connected to the same char.
Runner-Up: Being able to take the Crimson Shield out of the Shadow
Best Reason For Turning Down A Reimb Request
(given to the reason and to the immort who gave it)
Winner: I don't have load *duck* - Rufus
Runner-Up: Ask Choc. - Spencer
Immortal You Are Most Likely To Ask For Help
Runners-Up: Rufus, Rusalka, and Sandra
You feel the cool steel of scissors on the back of your neck...
Then a little mousse. A tiny brush flicks away the stray hairs. You
are blinded by a mist of hairspray and when the cloud lifts you see
your reflection in the mirror Leila holds. Your face falls.
'It's called the Friends Haircut' Leila snaps as she flounces from
the room. 'And there's no need to cry, you know'.
You feel a low rumble in your chest, and soon your eyeballs are
vibrating. You turn to find the bumper of a huge monster truck just
inches from your nose. the door opens and Clutch jumps out, leaving
the engine running.
Clutch jumps back in the cab, throws the truck in gear and roars
away, leaving you choking on dust and exhaust.
(goes to the immortal whose body of work in building areas is most
worthy of the award; you can check who built what by typing AREAS
within the game)
(goes to the immortal whose work as an administrator of the mud has best
kept the mud going)
The Sadist or Award for Best Coder
(server code, not acts code. This award goes to the coder(s) and the
code that was added so please put both.)
Winner: Whois code - Ptah
Runner-Up: Reconnect code - Gail
Best Player Relations Liaison
(goes to the best PR immortal for work in RP, games, The Legendary
Times, strings, player registration, assisting players, the lecture
series, the Expies, the Q&A, the WWW pages, etc.)
Most Helpful to New Players at Legend
(Given to the player, male or female, most helpful to newbies)
Best Clan (the following are eligible)
(Given to the organization, be it pkill clan or roleplaying clan)
Runner-Up: The Coven
(given to an individual player for their past or present leadership of
Winner: Mcdougan (Clan Mcdougan)
Runner-Up: Morphine (Mercenaries)
Best Roleplaying Melodrama
(given to the best group roleplaying performance during the past year)
Winner: The Virago saga.
The coven caused Malorn and Crowe to fall in love with Virago via a
love potion. Virago denied them both and ran away. Malorn and Crowe
fought over her. She reappeared in the hands of the Coven, who killed
her only to resurrect her as a member of the Coven causing Malorn to
call on aid from the Dark Lord and rejoin the APs.
Runner-Up: Dusty's kidnapping.
Dusty gets lost at sea, looking for gold, and is kidnapped by pirates.
She sent several bottles of notes out to sea. A song was also
later heard and repeated but no sign was found. A group of adventurers
went looking for her but Guapo having gone with the group declared that
Best Supporting Roleplayer in a Melodrama
(given to the best performance by a peripherally involved character or
Winner: Guapo in Dusty's kidnapping.
Runner-Up: Malorn in the Virago saga.
Best Roleplayer (male)
(Given to the best male character roleplaying)
Best Roleplayer (female)
(Given to the best female character roleplaying)
BEST HACK 'N' SLASHER
(The Hack 'N' Slash award is given to the player whose play has shown
mastery of and great delight in the gaming aspects of the mud.)
The citizenship awards are given to the player whose presence is
regarded as most valuable on the mud, exemplifying the view of the mud
as a social microcosm.
Best Mud Citizen (male)
Best Mud Citizen (female)
(given to the best death, be it specific death on a specific time, or
string of deaths, or oft-repeated circumstance)
Winner: The many brave explorers in the first 30 min. of the
Runner-Up: Snap's being killed in the inn by the Dhurtah, who permad him
after he returned to the game.
Best Strung Item
(This award goes to the player whose use of a strung item award is most
Winner: Ulric's Necronomicon
Runner-Up: Daer's Arc of the covenant
(Goes to the best personal message used in the warcry skill.)
"I HAD TO SLEEP WITH A MOOSE FOR TWO HOURS TO GET THIS WARCRY!!!!!"
"WORSHIP ZANDY OR YE SHALL HAVE PAINFULLY LARGE BOWEL MOVEMENTS!!!"
Best Player Description
(This can be when you look at someone, their short description or the
one when you see them standing in a room.)
Short: a dishevelled, hiccupping Scot
Long : A pile of tartan rags lies in a gutter, snoring and reeking
He hiccups. That's what first draws your attention to the Scotsman
lying in the gutter here.
He is quite obviously drunk, but manages to slur his speech into
barely comprehensible syllables to inform you:
"It'sh shtriktly f'r medishindal purposhesh."
He then moves back into his own world, and crackedly sings, "You
tyke th' hiiiiiiigh road, and I'lb tyke th' low roab, and I'll
getsh t' shcotchland afore ye..."
Short: a woman enshrouded by the scent of roses
Long : A woman enshrouded in a white aura and the scent of roses
At first you mistake the woman standing in front of you for a
statue. Her skin is as white and as smooth as alabaster. The only
sign that she is not a statue is that her hair falls to her knees,
is aburn in color and curly, and that her eyes are a bright and
flashing green. Her lips, blood red, form a smile as she notices
you watching her, and she shows off her fangs, startling you for a
You start to walk away, but look back over your shoulder for
another look, unable to believe at first, that she is truly not a
well made statue. You notice a small tattoo on the back of her
shoulder. A white rose and a blood red rose with the stems
entwined. You also notice on her ankle, a black stem of thorns
encircling her ankle. Under the stem of thorns are words, and you
move a bit closer to read what they say.
"Love never dies, it just gets misplaced" is what the words say,
and that is a saying she truly believes in. For she has loved
many, but has never truly been happy until now.
Winner: Terrorspawn's Santa runs you over with the sleigh DT.
Runner-Up: Terrorspawn's Hounds of Cullan DT at the crossroads, Tara.
Most Likely to Succeed
Best Automatic Line
Lagmonster brutally slays the lagmonster.
Kall gives you a firm backrub - you feel relaxed all over.
Wodan: Something is WARG
Wodan: Something has shed its wolfskin and has rejoined the human race
Tyche and his friggin warcries
Most Likely to flirt:
Most likely to lose link:
Erica McDougan, seriously - she carries at least 3 full sacks around all
the time and will not junk anything til she can't move
Kaedon with her 40+cookies and numerous toys
Best Line from a newbie:
I'll trade this coupon thing for 35 levels.
"So, how do you use tell?" --a newbie through tells.
So, why do they call this newbie Hell anyway?
Best Line From a Mobile:
[Info] Jane Hartman:"My condolences, *playername*. Now come get your corpse,
"It is NOT Your time to die! *boom*" -- Cesare
Best store stock:
Scariest newbie experience:
being kicked by Cruzeiro
Not wishing for "Worst Enemy" in the lamp quest.
Finding the Vampy
Wandering into the Underhill
Getting friendship and finding "Barney"
Funniest eq item:
Most Embarrasing room:
Mirror room in Carnival
Spammiest strung weapon:
MOST LIKELY TO DROWN
Erica McDougan again - she's drowned in front of 4 different people on 4
Really cool guy
MOST BORING ACTIVITY
killing 1100 horses in Norway to level :)
Waiting for the skyblade in the skyblade quest
waiting for that new moon! ick!
Shadowlands runs when you aren't a hitter, mage, or healer.
Waiting for your groupmate to reconnect.
Densiva and Myriad (2)
Best Commander of a Golem Army:
Kaedon and her flying horses
Funniest eq item:
Hound's severed paw
A white lab coat
A bowl of goldfish
Best pick up lines:
My all time favorite *lick*
"Yeah, what she/he said"
Best recalltag "Self" announces:
Leila (*wiggle Leila*)
Best commander in an army:
Most likely to be hugged by a total stranger....
Most Likely to Ignore your pleas for him to leave for a minute so you can
do the gold mine quest:
Most interesting events:
Chimera's DT tours after he DT's once.
Getting a 20 round stun on the Demon Kings
Hitting the STAR CHAMBER when not doing the traitor quest
Chimera's hitting Level 50 naked by doing the lamp quest
Chimera's getting stuck in the Beowulf whale without a light source
Best line from a player trying to help another out with the Beowulf quest:
"Now, you swim around and act yummy."
Most Quest Flags:
The Gimme That coupon award:
The "Golden pkill" award for most deaths:
Worst Hack and Slasher:
perhaps a low level druid
Mosht lichkely t' try t' ineffechtuabubbly Shchrifishe Me:
Mosht lichkely t' follow in hish fathrrsh footshtepsh:
MOST LIKELY TO DIE JUST AFTER LEVELLING:
MOST LIKELY TO RIDE ABOUT ON EACH OTHER : Ea! and Tad
Ea! and Tad
Best game hosted by an imm:
Best name of a conference:
RP (when you type rp, all you do is give a nice
firm poke to everyone in the room)