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VOLUME SIX, ISSUE ELEVEN                                  March 13th, 1999

                             TABLE OF CONTENTS

          -                  The Editor's Note                       -
          -             Upcoming Calendar of Events                  -

          -                 The Immortal Report                      -   
          -                Prize Machine Contest!                    -
          -                    Announcements                         -
          -                 A Letter to Mertjai                      -
          -              Strolling Through the Crypt                 -  
          -            The Sounds and Silence of Canada              -
          -                  Aliana Valthalas                        -
          -                   A Declaration                          -

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/__|                         EDITOR'S NOTE                            |__\

                        Presenting Our RP Clans!

 Hello All,

 The installation of housing has brought a new and more flexible clan
 system to Legend. In addition to freely-formed PK clans, the clan
 system also allows RP clans. Anyone may join an RP clan, whether they
 are pkenabled or not, and at any level.

 I'd like to introduce you to our current crop of RP clans. For more
 information, check out the "clans rp" command.

 The Dark Alliance                    Angesley
 Tiphareth                            The Spice Girls
 The Conjurer's Guild                 Clan Lazy
 Castlerock                           The Knights Templar
 Clan Singapore                       The United Surgeons of Legend
 Agrabah Mafia                        SoMart Inc., Legend Division
 The Pathetic Mage Society            The New Player Helpers

 Consider forming -- or joining -- a RP Clan today!

                                     Love to All,

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/__|                       CALENDAR OF EVENTS                         |__\

         [All times are system time unless otherwise specified]

         <-> <-> <-> <-> <-> <->  March  <-> <-> <-> <-> <-> <->
Sunday,    March    14, 3:00 pm  - Trivia! by LadyAce, Round 12 of 12
Wednesday, March 17        Happy St. Patrick's Day!
                     6:00 pm  -  Irish Casino Game
Sunday,    March    21, midnight - Headworn Prize Item Contest Deadline 

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/__|                          NEWS AND REPORTS                        |__\

                            The Immortal Report

     Kaige sorted bugs and typos, and did various other odd jobs.


     Sandra did the usual online stuff, gave out a few warnings and
     talked with people about rules. She tried to find a missing board
     file and pkenabled a few people.

     Chocorua talked to a few people about rules, and investigated some
     suspicious activity. Dominic talked to players about rules and
     balance issues, and removed some board messages and illusions,
     mostly for the information contained therein.  Flagg did normal
     online things.  Wraith wasn't around too much last week, but did
     enable a few characters and unpurged one or two others. He went
     through boards like normal. He reimbursed some items missing from
     a house, and also started working on the help file bugs from last
     week. Zandy did the usual admin stuff: a string, talking to


     Rufus spent a lot of time working on builder-related code and
     documentation changes. He also fixed some bugs and made some
     alterations to pirates.

     Cheyla unfortunately got no work done on her area this week. She
     was online a little and kept up with the various discussions on
     boards and stuff. Croaker put in a significant amount of work on
     Greece, and continued tweaking economic type stuffs in his other
     areas. He addressed all bug reports for his areas.  Flagg mostly
     worked on the HOL update. Joule is looking at her areas's basic
     maps for logical housing areas. She's going to start reading docs
     and trying to figure out this new stuff. Kae fought with her
     testmud a LOT, but found some errors that'd been annoying her a
     while (thanks Sandra). She began to fiddle around with housing
     room descriptions and read up on the docs.

     Kheldar worked on his trade area and made a tweak to Romania. He
     asked a few questions and requested a few new builder commands
     Sabella did more work on Milan. She did a little bit more with
     extended descriptions and began the basic mob descriptions.  She
     had a little bit of on-line time, but not a lot, but helped Tad
     with some furniture strings, couple other strings, answered a
     question or two. Rusalka did more testing on Crusades and started
     testing Pittsburgh. She worked some more at the bug list for tudor
     and answered various player queries and questions on-line.

     Vannessa got Linux up and running on her system, and started
     working on her office and sent the prelim to Kaige.  Wraith didn't
     have time to do much last week. He did look at Milan for Sabella.
     LadyAce got through a big list of typo/syntax/etc fixes from
     Rusalka on crusades, and checked exits in Klein, rearranging and
     such as she went. Sandra continued testing on Crusades, sent some
     notes to LadyAce on it. She also helped Kae with a problem in her
     area file. In Pittsburgh, she added lots and lots of acts for the
     ballgame, tweaked some mob acts and damage and put in a few more
     toys to play around with. She also added a few more rooms to
     Scandanavia to allow for housing.  Details are on the welcome
     board.  Kaige helped people with building questions and made a
     number of changes and fixes in French/Indian War, the London Port,
     Arabia, San Fran, Aztecs, South Seas, and Medieval seas.


     Ea! made lots of bug fixes and did some more ownership tweaking.
     He also changed redeem so that you could get pretitles, made it so
     helpfiles aren't case sensitive, fixed the bug where people would
     loose str twice sometimes if they used rem all and had a +str
     weapon, and he also made it so the coder list gets some
     information when the mud crashes.

     Chocorua updated his codebase at home.  Huginn made a small bug
     fix for steal, but has been busy due to some RL problems.  Snapper
     did a couple restrings and unarchives. He also tracked down a very
     wierd bug in his copy of the Tudor area.  Rufus spent a great deal
     of time working on system internals cleaning things up and
     hopefully speeding things up. He also added some new builder
     utilities and builder related code along with some bug fixes.
     Kaige fixed some bugs, and added some new features for builder.
     She also made it so that if you have info off, but SEEDEATH and
     SEELEVEL configurations on, you still see deaths and levels.


     LadyAce did her normal set of assignments -- LT, Q & A -- and a
     tinyplot on Saturday. She also did the standard online stuff.

     Chimera wasn't around much but ran a flaghunt, and worked offline
     on his part of the ooc expansion.  Dominic got the stock
     investment competition started, rearranged furniture in housing,
     and answered some housing-related questions.  Flagg did normal
     online things. Joule is working on a variety of games for St
     Patty's day. She did a couple of restrings and spent time morting
     to learn the changes we've made in the geography of the mud.


                           Prize Machine Contest!                

I'm running another contest for the prize machine -- this time the item
is headwear rather than shirts, but the idea is the same. 

You think up the best, most clever, attractive, or hilarious headworn
item you can, and I'll pick my favorites for inclusion in the prize
machine. As an added bonus, winners will get their design strung to
their headworn item, or a prize token to try their luck with other
people's ideas.

All entries are due by system midnight, March 21.

Send in your ideas via mudmail to....


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



It's with some pleasure that I announce my formal adoption of the child
TigerLily who has been calling me uncle since the day she accidentally
stumbled across my feet, almost knocking my glasses off with her
stuffed ... well, whatever that soiled plush animal is supposed to be.

She is a good child, as of yet unspoiled by the traits that tend to
make humanity such a pitiful species. I will not quite take kindly to
anyone causing her reason to weep.

Marcel Alexander, Esquire

*bounce unca Marcy*

Me luv unca Marcy, heesa bestest unca inna whole world!  Me was alla
lonesomes anna 'en unca come along an' make evryfink all better!

Even if he make me eat lotsa spinnich 'n' icky stuffs *grumble*
*throws spinach in the plant pot when Marcel's back is turned*

*gives an innocent, doe-eyed smile to Marcel as he turns back*


Tigerlily, aged 4 and 8-and-a-half months.


USL Lottery!

We will randomly pick 8 numbers, from 0 to 9. These numbers will have a
certain order. You can purchase as many tickets as you wish. The first
person who submits 8 numbers that match our randomly picked numbers wins
80% of the sum collected from ticket purchases. If no one matches all 8
numbers, then the first person with 7 correctly matched numbers receives
70% of the total. And so on down the line to 10%. You could be our next
winner! Talk to Mertjai to buy tickets! All other proceeds go to the
USL. Feel free to donate to the USL if you don't want a ticket (or even
if you do)!

One ticket costs 1k currently, remember you could win!!

The drawing will be conducted each Saturday!	

Mertjai Awooga, USL GM


To my Dearest Mertjai,

My love, my sweetheart, the light of my life, you and I have been
married only a short time, and yet I feel as if we have been together
forever.  When we first met, I fell in love for you instantly.  I fell
for your intellect, your wit, strength of character, and yes, for your
beauty. I also loved that you did not press for details of my past. I
asked you not to, and you respected my request.

I feel that it is time for me to come clean, to tell you what I was not
able to before. It so disturbs me that you do not know.

We have not discussed your first fiance, Wynter. I know it pains you to
hear his name, but I must mention him here.  I met him on one occasion,
he was a good man. He loved you. He did not deserve his end. As for the
man who ended his life, Skateboarder, I knew him. I knew him well.

I know not what the consequences will be for my confession, but it must
be done. May the Gods help me and give me guidance.

Mertjai, I was the lover of the man who killed Wynter.  Skateboarder
and I were together for many months. This pains me so! Only after the
death of your fiance did I realize the true nature of my lover. I
fled.  I shunned him. I wanted nothing to do with such a man! I felt
deep and true sympathy for you. This is why I sought you out to give
you my condolences, to offer a shoulder to cry on. Then, I was in love
with you, and I could not bring myself to tell you this horrible

You and your family, the Awooga, have been so good to me. I feel
terrible that I was not more open with you. I hope that you will find
it in your heart to forgive me, to allow me the honor of standing at
your side. Please remember I love you.



                        Strolling Through the Crypt

It was a dark night, as I was walking through the Abbey crypt when I
saw it. A spellsinger and a gunman walking through some secret
passage.  I was quite terrified as I slipped into the shadows and began
to hide.  The bigger of the two went through the passage, and only the
dark gunman was left. As this man lit a match to start a small fire, I
noticed how young he was, and how easily I could kill him. I began
quietly sneaking through the shadows of the dark and dim crypt. As I
neared his back I heard movement, so I quickly rolled back into the
shadows and started to hide again. As I looked, it was again the
spellslinger, followed by some psychotic man with a chainsaw. I knew I
was no match for the three, so I waited.

When the three left, I simply had to know who they were, and what was
beyond the hidden passage. So I quietly moved the door and picked the
lock open. When I opened the door I was very amazed at what I saw. But
I must admit, the poster of Elvira made me laugh. There was a small
pentagram lying on top of the dark alter, I quickly shoved it into my
pocket. That's when I heard a very distant sound, I quickly got a piece
of paper from my bag, and wrote a single word on it, then placed it
where I had found the pentagram. I then quickly left, and went to a
much more peaceful setting in the trees of Tara.

The note read as follows:



                     The Sounds and Silence of Canada

Though quiet this place may seem,
Compared to the bustle of England
And the hustle of Spain,
'Tis quite the noisy place
When one listens to the silence.

Peepers create a cacophony of noise,
Broken only by the occasional owl's hoot
Or a spring rain's lulling patter.

Crickets chirp in the summer's eve,
Companions to the winking lights of fireflies.
Fish jump and splash among the slopping waters of the river,
An occasional sound heard from the swaying dock
On a balmy summer night.

The loud bellows of a moose's call
Echo upon the wind rustling the leaves
On a cool afternoon in the fall.

With the winter comes the soft sound
Of snow falling to the ground,
Glowing with the pale pinks and greens
Of the rippling northern lights.

It may be silence to the ears of a foreigner,
Used to the rattling of wagon wheels
And vendors calling out their wares.
But to me, it is the sound of home.

Mice of Angesley


                            Aliana Valthalas

She walked in through the east, the shadows humming around her with a
force beyond that of human comprehension. The spirit of the
underworld's evil was in her eyes, and she was drunk with the power to
strike fear in the hearts of those lesser beings. She was the Daughter
of the Darkness herself.

She took no mercy on her prisoners, who consisted of Knights, Shotokai,
and anyone who happened to get in her way on a bad day. The Light was
what she lived to destroy, and she got wonderful delight in this. Pure
evil ran in her veins in the place of blood. Her brilliant smile was
deceiving. A lucky few got a second glance, the rest, not even a

She has high standards, and a man has yet to walk the earth where he
can capture her heart. Her spirit, however evil, can never be
contained, so I recommend you do not try. Doing so can only result in
failure and possibly even death, should you push the limit. Dark energy
crackles around her like fireworks, and you know that the Dark Lord is
pleased with her.

She is proud, and will never be taken down without a fight, if at all.
She has no weakness, and yet, her heart is not all stone. She leaves
one small dime-sized section open for her future love. She already
knows who it will be, for she is a child prophetess. Until then, it is
filled by her tiny hedgehog, Breana, whom she adopted and who goes with
her every where.

She is not a temptress: she refuses to waste her time on men looking
for a midnight fling. She has her dignity. She has a remarkable fighter
spirit, and she never lets her guard down. There are only two people
she truly trusts: her father, and Aisha Said. She is a beautiful
creature, but looks can kill. Should you happen upon this mysterious
and breath-taking creature, and if you are evil, you will be a
companion to her. If you are good, well, you have my pity.

--An anonymous scribe, transcript dated the month of Arhayan, and
titled simply "Aliana Valthalas"


                             A Declaration

"I'm glad you could all come today" says a tall figure in a bizarre
apparel. His face is painted half blue and half black, draped in a dark
blue cape, and heis  wearing a hideously short kilt that displays his
total lack of underwear to its fullest. "For today, I must announce
something thats probably very important! We, as the Enforcers to the
Dark Lord, are going to WAR!" This last statement is greeted with
absolutely no applause, cheering, or even heckling from the crowd
before him. Mostly because this crowd is composed entirely of stuffed
dummies and chairs that have buckets painted with smiling faces on

"We have gone to war many times in our short history, but never before
on such a scale as this! For today, we go to war with them ALL! Every
last light blind nonbeliever and hypocrite there is!" he proclaims
loudly, strutting back and forth while bellowing in a bogus highlands
accent, "from the Knights to Hermetics, from Mercenary to Shotokai, and
everyone in between! They can take our lives, but they can never take
our poster of Elvira, so go forth and KILL THEM!"

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Hello everyone!  

     This week, after being absent for a couple of months, 
I am back and I interviewed Jairzu, known as "A just enforcer".
Enjoy the reading!

Name: Jairzu
Occupation: NPH member (New Player Helper) and fighter.

Q - 'How did you become a New Player Helper?'
A - 'Stradivari contacted me and asked me to join in.  It was because 
even not being a NPH, I help people around, cause I remember what it
was like to be a newbie or just simply inexperienced.'

Q - 'If I gave you a million coins right now, what would you 
do with them?'
A - 'I even remember what it was being a low lev char...
*shudder*  I really don't know, sometimes I give some away, sometimes
I just spend it on foolishness... never have hoarded a fortune. I just
keep some in the bank for those eventual DT.'

Q - 'What was the most challenging thing you had to do in life?'
A - 'I have to say: 1- helping out a complete newbie, who wanted to 
soak up everything in one day!, 2- Getting all my eq back after
a DT at lev 44.'

Q - 'If you were a kitchen's utensil, what would you be and why?'
A - 'Definitely a spoon.  Its the most useful of all, can eat solids 
and liquids with it, u can use it as a blunt knife and a stirrer.
The others are limited.'

Q - 'An old philosophical thought...  "If a tree falls in the woods, but 
there is no one to hear it fall, does it still make noise?"  What is 
your answer?'
A - 'It sure makes noise... reality is not dependent on the observer, 
reality is.'

Q - 'To what animal/plant would you compare your soul to?'
A - 'Have to be a German Shepherd.  It's not just any dog.  German 
Shepherds are utterly loyal to those who give them their affection, 
impartial to those who are indifferent to it, and very wrathful to 
those who hurt the first ones.'

Q - 'What is your personal opinion of the Dark Lord?'
A - 'Who's the Dark Lord?'
Writer's note: 'Let's hope he doesn't have to find out the hard way.'

Q - 'If you could have the house of your dreams, what would it look 
A - 'Simple, but very comfortable.  One or two rooms at the most, all 
furnished up in wood, warm and comfortable carpets and cushions.'

Q - 'If I could grant you a wish, what would it be?'
A - 'I'll just have to answer as I do on my birthdays... Nothing. 
*likes people to give him what they want not what he expects from
them* *shrug*'

Q - 'A piece of advice for our readers?'
A - 'Be nice to other people, because if not you'll be friendless and 
that's the worst thing that can happen to a person!'

That concludes another edition of "WHO?".  I would like to remind you 
that most of the people interviewed were picked randomly.  

I am open to interviewing people on requests as long as there is a good 
reason (example: the person is well known, is a GM, is an old legend 
player, is a person who achieved something extraordinary or other 
valuable reasons).  I do give myself the right to decline requests if be 
needed, but doubt I will decline any. 

Do not forget that you may send in some questions that you would like me 
to ask to my guest.  Just take a piece of paper, write them down, and 
mud mail it to me.

Until next time...  May luck be on your path forever!
Legendary Times is published by the immortals of LegendMUD. Please send all
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