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VOLUME FIVE, ISSUE SIX                                        November 7, 1997
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                              TABLE OF CONTENTS:


                              The Editor's Note.
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                  Petal's wrap up of the fortnight that was.

                                From the Imps.
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            In which our esteemed implementors discuss their weeks.

                       Departmental News and Updates.
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      A report which aims to keep YOU up to date on the work done in the
                            various departments.

                               News and Reports.
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     This week we have all the information about the FUNKY GAMES FESTIVAL
            which is going to be held from the 15th to the 16th!
      Sandra reports on the winners of the Halloween costume competition.
             There is a call for submissions for new Pkill clans!


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Well its good to be back!!!
In the time since issue 5 of the LT we had 3 weeks of downtime due to
a serious breach of security. Kaige, Ptah, and Ea! (amongst others)
worked tirelessly so that the down time was minimised, and for that
they have all of our thanks.

To celebrate the return of LegendMUD the Pr department is organising a
huge games day. This will take place from midnight on November the 15th
and continue onto midnight of the 16th (well that is the plan at the moment)
The festivities of the day will include the third annual Pkill tourney
as well as a couple of trivias, a huge scavenger hunt, the first annual
LegendMUD essay contest, and all your old favourites. So head on over, and 
maybe you will pick yourselves up a coupon or two!!

I'm sure you will all agree with me when I say that the hugest news of 
recent times has got to be Petal's promotion to full PR. Petal's hours of
tireless devotion to the citizens of LegendMUD, along with her beautifully
crafted literary genius which is displayed in the LT each week have finally
been recognised. I realise that you all will be celebrating very hard at 
this news, but please, take a moment out from your festivities to 
congratulate her.

In other huge PR department news, It is with great pleasure that Rusalka
announces that Tad will become the newest member of the great PR family.
He will be available to do all the usual PR type things, as well as running
his Animal Crackers games, and RP contests and Tiny plots.

Anyways, I hope to see you all at the huge festival of games over the
weekend, and I wish all the competitors luck. Until next time,
Happy Mudding!!!!
-Petal

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I Spent much time helping Ea! get things back in shape for getting the
mud back up and running.
Spent time talking with the department heads about current status and
plans for moving forward.
-Kaige

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                             ADMINISTRATION
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Kept their collective eyes and ears well tuned to the channels and the
boards in their ever-vigilant role as mud administrators.
They posted a note about accepting new clan proposals and setting up a 
meeting with current GMs.
 

                           PLAYER RELATIONS
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This week we all did the usual online work including helping newbies,
restrings/strings, registers and clanning. In addition to this, the PR
department had a meeting this week to discuss the direction that the
department was heading, and to work on a couple of large projects 
including the Huge festival of games (taking place on the 15th to the
16th of November). Other big news of the week is that Petal has been
given a promotion and is now 'Full PR', and that Tad has joined the PR
team. Tad will be responsible for running games and RP plots.


                              BUILDING
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The building department has a number of major accomplishments this
month:

-Added new tools to make building more efficient and to allow builders
to do a wider variety of things (contributors to this effort include
Rufus, Charity, and Kaige).

-Improved existing areas: Flagg made some fixes and enhancements to the
Inferno, Kheldar worked on some revisions to Romania, and Deanna made
some fixes to Melbourne.

-Moved new areas further along in the various stages of production --
there's at least one area in each stage right now: Kheldar is polishing
up Sinbad, and LadyAce is polishing up Crusades, to prepare for
testing. Leila has made a lot of progress on London, which will also be
ready for immortal testing soon. Croaker finished writing, and moved
his Peloponnesian Isles area into immortal testing mode. Deanna worked
more on her Dreamtime area, which is nearly out of immortal testing.
Zandy's Anasazi area moved out of testing mode, and has been submitted
for imp approval. Look forward to adventuring in these areas in the
near future!
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                        HALLOWEEN COMPETITION
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On Halloween, Ea!, LadyAce and Sandra ran a costume contest with
prizes for first and second place in three categories - Funniest,
Most original, and Scariest.
The results were: For funniest costume, the winners were the group of
Dede, L'Espanaya, Tancred, Chaos and Diabolique as the Spice Zombies.
Second place went to Starbiter as Tad.
For Most original, the winner was Starbiter as Tad. Second place went
to Marauder as a Drug dealer.
For Scariest, the winner was Sheer as a witch. Second place went to
Belmat as Death.
Congrats to all that won, and thanks to everyone that played. You all
had great costumes.

Later in the evening, the three also ran a pumpkin hunt where 100
pumpkins and that ever sneaky Great Pumpkin were hidden throughout the
mud just waiting to be found. Prizes went to the 3 players with the
most pumpkins, and the one that found the Great Pumpkin.
Winners were Chimera with 21 pumpkins, Dede with 17, and MrBlack with 13.
Morphine found the Great pumpkin hiding in Maev's place.

Congrats to the winners!
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             A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR NEW PKILL CLANS
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For the next 2 months, we will be accepting applications for new clans.
There will be at least two accepted. Your proposal should include all
of the following: 
+  2 room descriptions (one outdoor, one indoor), 
+  Trans mobs (1 from each era that's below level 35, and 1 from each
   era that's above level 35)
+  Guardian mob
+  Token
+  Password 
+  A list of 5 members that want to join.

NOTE: I will not accept clans without some sort of rp theme, just as
existing clans have. And you'll be expected to follow the theme.
Mail proposals to sandra@mud.sig.net by the deadline of Dec 20th


                            THE TRIVIA REPORT
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Notice:  Next week's Trivia will be the last in this 12 week cycle
before the 2nd Great Trivia Blow-out !!!!!!!

Trivia results 10/29

Nhoj 1st in a tiebreaker over...
Voloya 2nd
Jen-Creature, Nym, BabyBlu, Siegfried tied for 3rd!

Trivia held 11/5

Voloya 1st
Buffalmacco second
Zelda third
Nym fourth
Shalindra, Morphine tied for 5th


Sample questions:

1)  If Dilbert lived with a parakeet, what would it be named ?
2)  What is a columbarium ?
3)  Name this Iranian who was a tag-team partner to Nicolia Volkov.  
4)  When Wagner wrote the Ring of the Nibelungen, he combined the German
    epic the Nibelungenlied with this Norse saga.  
5)  This and a six-pack make a good evening of entertainment in the 
    summer in the Deep South.

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(Answers appear at the end of this edition of the LT)

- Croaker


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What follows is some of the information you will need to know for the 
Games Fest which is taking place on from the 15th to the 16th of
November. The two things that you need to be working on RIGHT NOW! are
your entry in the first annual LegendMUD essay competition, and also
entering the Pkill Tourney! Other events that are planned for the huge 
games blowout like Rusalka's funky scavenger hunt and Petal's and
Greyscot's trivia game you do not need to sign up for.


                              ESSAY CONTEST!!!
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The Legendary times is proud to announce LegendMUD's first ever short 
story/essay contest!!!
The theme of this year's contest is:
 
"WHAT I DID IN THE 3 WEEKS THAT LEGEND WENT DOWN"

RULES:
Entries must be less than 300 words.
Entries should be sent to the LT by no later than the 14th of November.
(This only gives you one week!)
The winning entries will be printed in the next edition of the Legendary
Times, and there will be a reading of the winning entries during the games
night in the auditorium in OOC
The contest will be judged by Tad, Starbiter and myself, and our judgement 
is final.
First prize is a COLOUR COUPON! There will be other prizes for the runners up.


                       THIRD ANNUAL PKILL TOURNEY!
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Ok! You've all asked for it, so here it is! LegendMUD's third pkill
tourney!
As before, we'll hold it on a separate port, which will be announced
closer to the date of the tourney.
The tourney will be held at 5pm central time, on November 16th.

We will have 4 categories:
featherweight - 10-19
lightweight 20-29
middleweight 30-39
heavyweight 40-50

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all three categories.
If time allows, we'll again have a 'free-for-all' afterwards.
Mudmail me your entry by November 10th! Please mail it from the 
character you'll be using, and put what level you plan to be on the 15th.
 
Player files will be copied that afternoon.
Any questions can be forwarded to me.

-Sandra

TRIVIA ANSWERS
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1)  Parakeetbert
2)  Building where cremated remains are stored
3)  The Iron Sheik 
4)  The Saga of the Volsungs
5)  A bug zapper

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Legendary Times is published by the gods of LegendMUD. Please send all
replies/additions to our address at lt@mud.aus.sig.net for inclusion in the
next edition. We, however, reserve the right to moderate this discussion, and
may object to some submissions.
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