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VOLUME SIX, ISSUE THIRTY-EIGHT                        September 26th, 1999

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS

                             NEWS & REPORTS
          -                  You're Invited!                         -
          -                The Immortal Report                       -
          -                Good Deeds Revealed!                      -   

          -                   Announcements                          -
          -                The McDougan Report                       -
          -                 The Birth of Tryst                       -
          -                  Galoofing Galuf                         -
          -                    The  Hunter                           -
          -             Who?  - CLeo interviews Mitra                - 

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         [All times are system time unless otherwise specified]

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Thursday, September 30,   7:00 pm              Q & A in OOC Auditorium
           >-/\*/\-/\*/\-/\*/\-/\ October /\-/\*/\-/\*/\-/\*/\-<
Wednesday,  October  6, 3-5:00 pm              Mort-Immort Cocktail Party
Thursday,   October  7,   7:00 pm              Q & A in OOC Auditorium
Thursday,   October 14,   7:00 pm              Q & A in OOC Auditorium

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/__|                          NEWS AND REPORTS                        |__\

You are cordially invited to a Cocktail Party!

Drink cocktails!
Eat funny cocktail snacks!
Get to know some immortals!

Drop in on the the OOC Piano Lounge on Wednesday, October 6 between 3 and
5 pm CST time and join us for conversation and fun. Special door prize
drawing at 4! there or be a kumquat!

- Rusalka


                             The Immortal Report


Zandy dealt with admin issues this week, registered a couple of
descriptions.  Archived and unarchived a bunch of people, retrieved some
purged characters as well. Began work on better documenting swearing issues.

- Chocorua did a pkenable, and looked at ways to improve the description

- Dominic returned from his RL-motivated absence, and decided to return to
school. His activities this week included explaining, at great length, and
great passion, why certain words are just not good for character health.

- Sandra gave a few warnings for profanity, pkenabled a couple of people, and
answered some questions.

- Wraith went through boards and gave a warning for swearing on boards.


Sandra installed Pittsburgh, and fixed bugs there as they cropped up.  With
LadyAce's help, she fixed some currency acts problems. Sandra also worked
with Zandy, Rusalka, and Kae on issues regarding their areas, and answered
various questions about currency, the mobs in Pittsburgh, and upcoming

- Charity did lots of work on improving documentation, and worked on new
quests and features for her areas. She also did a fair bit of review work on

- Croaker continued to work on setting up his new computer, and tweaked

- Cheyla finished up her pre-testing work on Alaska and put it into testing,
and did some testing on Tudor, as well as the usual strings/restrings,

- Chimera got lots of work done on Cheyenne, including some exciting new mobs
and acts.  

- Flagg worked on finishing up some mobs for HOL, and dealt with some RL

- Joule did some work on her mobs, and did some testing on Tudor and Alaska.

- Kae tracked down some minor bugs in Cheyenne, made fixes to Malta based on
suggestions from testers, and started work on two new areas.

- LadyAce did some objects and worked on a quest for Klein, fixed bugs in
Crusades, Cheyenne, Tudor, Pittsburgh, and Denmark, and started testing

- Rufus did some research into a potential area.

- Rusalka tested Alaska, and did bugs/typo fixes to Tudor and her Tudor
update. She also did research and started work on her new area, to be done in
co-operation with Chimera and Kae.

- Wraith did some testing on Greece.


Ea! worked on the new mud machine and on fixing crashing bugs. 

- Chocorua did some planning for his areainfo project.  

- Huginn committed the first draft of his rewrite of vehicles. He fixed bug
with junk where you weren't able to junk an object that started with #., and
worked on documenting vehicles for builders to use them. He also investigated
some bugs in steal.

- Rufus did some scripting to use in trees.


LadyAce did strings/restrings/descriptions, Q & A, LT, talked with players
about a wide variety of topics, did some policy work and some planning for

- This week, we welcome Rusalka back to the PR department! This week, Rusalka
did some work promoting the mud to new players (see our ad on
mud.announce). She also answered player questions, strang strings (including
zips), restrang, archived, turned conferences on and off, sat in on part of
Q/A, and one flag hunt.

- Chimera answered a lot of questions for folks, did several descs and helped
another couple of people try to come up with something, strings, restrings,
and ran a few question for token games.

- Dominic ran a few games, mostly to get the feel of the Tag alternatives,
and some strings/restrings.

- Joule did some strings/restrings and answered questions, and put more work
into her new game.

- Natalia read over Malta, did strings/restrings/archivals/unarchivals,
answered loads of questions, issued warnings for various rule in fractions,
and brainstormed activities for the coming week.

- Sandra ran a Q&A and did various strings, restrings, and descriptions.

- Spencer did some strings and helped Joule with some brainstorming.

- Stile got back from vacation and got back to work, including a few
archives/unarchives and some plans for his revision to the newbie guide.


                            Good Deeds Revealed!
               Catch Someone Being Good, and Tell the World

This week's report: Gondar, about Flea, Ishtar, Vengeance, Huggy, and

This is a doozy. . .

I was wandering around a (certain place), just to see who lives there. I
wandered for a short time, and the decided to take a shot at a kill. I went
ahead and took down a small mob, which I figured I had the best chance at.
He didn't last too long; I was rather pleased with myself. . . Hey, it was my
first solo kill there!

Then, I got a big surprise. . .

As I hit my spam eq trigger to meditate, I discovered that I was missing an 
item: my backpack, in which I carry my spam eq.

I couldn't for the life of me figure out what had happened to it. . . I 
went through my scrollback, looking for the point at which it had vanished, 
to no avail. . .

I chatted a message to the effect that "Hmmm, my pack has vanished 

I immediately got responses, telling me who it most likely was. . . silly me,
I went back to find the particular mob, and I'll be damned if it didn't steal
my second pack as well! *bonk self* Well, by this time I was rather incensed,
to say the very least. I sent out a request on chat for assistance in
recovering my packs. No answer. I went back to the corpse of my last kill,
figuring I would wait until I had the mana to animate, then take my charmie
and  get my stuff back. Again and again, I requested assistance. . . no joy.
. . Eventually, I animated the corpse, and went on the attack. . . BIG
mistake! My charmie lasted almost no time, and I didn't last much longer. So
here I am, running naked through the area to get to my corpse. . . chatting that
well, I guess I can't solo that mob, and crud, I can't meditate and boy am I

Immediately, I started getting tells from players offering to recover my eq.
Flea  and Ishtar were the first to respond. Then Vengeance and Huggy.
Touchstone was looking for a detect hidden, and I told him I would as soon as
I recovered my eq. Next thing I know, all 5 of them had arrived.  Together,
they made quick work of the mob who had stolen my eq, and I got it back.

They were so good about the whole thing. . . Vengeance even chided me for
trying to take the mob on alone at 25th level. . .

This is why, even on the days when I get so frustrated I fell like I wanna
just perma and leave, I don't and stick around and do what I can to aid those
who find themselves in a fix. . .

Gondar the Gray

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Lancelot has reached 100 million experience!


                          The McDougan Report

Thish week we hae informashion aboot Rummy McDougan, Shon of Shkye McDougan.

Tae wit, he ish un.

If ye shee him, buy him a scotch, gie him haggish, and play bagpipesh feer
him.  Troosht me.

In otheer newsh, Hashtur, Katarina, Huma, Lemming, Shtick, Silencio, Skye,
Laurana, and all the oother Mishing McDougansh should be kept an eye oot
feer.  Any infeermatioon leadin' tae their recapture weel be much rewardeed.

Er, weel, remeetchin at leasht.

-McDougan(Thalgenel varietchy)


                           The Birth of Tryst

So. Here I find myself, in my prime, with a child and no husband - I must
remember to give thanks for that one to the God of the Church of Crotchless,
Thong and Edible underwear one of these days.

Anyway, I was going to write about the birth of Tryst - I think I like the
name Tryst, has a certain ring to it. Ronnie was there at the birth too, I
almost wish he weren't, but it was someone to curse and throw crockery at so
I let him stay. He tried to calm me down saying it at least wasn't painful to
get the baby in there which made me go into another volley of name-calling.
He just giggled at me, getting to be slightly unhinged.

When the baby was out and I got to hold him I shot Ronnie a look and told him
not to expect my baby to take his name just because he is the father, I think
there's enough Valthalas bastards running around.  I'm not so sure how he
felt about that, but it is after all not my job to worry about his feelings.

I really have to say some thanks for that...
-smooch diary- Later /Bethra


Galoofing Galuf, 
Oh what shall I do,
You make demons cry, 
And won't tell me why.

You stomp on Fred's toes,
Laugh when he dies.
Then cut off my hair, 
Ignoring my cries.

And when I ask why you hate 
poor old Fred, faithful friend,
You yell "Spawn of Satan,
most Evil Incarnate!"

So I ask what is Satan
(do give me a break, it's been
three thousand years since I last knew a date)
You scowl at me, roar at me, shaking your fist.

Oh Galoofing Galuf, you call yourself good,
But to tell you the truth,
You're simply, extremely, 
and very uncouth!
- Mitra (sometime employer of Fred, your friendly Neighborhood Demon)


                              The Hunter

The hunter Valthalas tensed, the smell of his prey everywhere it seemed. The
water held the taste of it's spoor and blood. It must be close, and upstream.
He stood from where he was crouched by the river, and took off through the
forest, slinking quietly through the leaves and branches, mindless of the odd
withering which stole over the plants as he passed.

Trails of his prey were clear in the mostly untouched forest. Every bent
blade of grass and every small indent in the spongy earth had its own tale to
tell. This would be a difficult one to take down, for it was obvious that
they had grown powerful. The time for their end had come, for it was written
in his dreams themselves.

He burst into a clearing, the pale moonlight floating down and covering the
grass like a soft silver blanket. He had found them at last! His prey sat,
undefended back turned to Ronnie. With a growl, he pounced.

His prey tried to turn, but it was too late. The vampire crashed into the
unwary victim, his fingernails growing into sharp claws that tore the skin
and sought out the vitals. Starting to chuckle, Ronnie sunk his teeth into
his prey's neck. This had been too easy, way too easy. Where was the fight he
had seen so many times before while hunting this one?

His rage slaked, Ronnie tossed the limp body of teddy bear aside, its
stuffing leaking out through many different punctures and tears. Now, he
thought, I must find his companion, the dreaded giant panda with a bowtie...


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        /    __  __  __   __  __   ______    WHY?          WHERE?     /
       /    / / / / / /  / / / /  / __  /          WHEN?             /
      /    / / / / / /  / /_/ /  / / / /  WHAT?           WITH?     /
     /    / / / / / /  / __  /  / / / /                            /
    /    /  \/  \/ /  / / / /  / /_/ /   We've got the answers!   /
   /     \________/  /_/ /_/  /_____/                            /
  /                                     - By the angel CLeo -   /


For you all this week, I've interviewed Mitra.  It will give you a chance to
know a bit more about her.  I hope you enjoy the reading!

Full name: Mitra Ajami
Occupation: houseguest

Q - 'What is your favorite meal?'
A - 'Chocolate covered cherries!'

Q - 'What is one of the things you really like?'
A - 'Nice clothing... Something in mauve silk.  Preferably dry-cleanable.'

Q - 'Where would you never want to go for a trip?'
A - 'Back to Asarte's Temple. A bit of a bore, really...'

Q - 'What is one of the best dreams you ever had?'
A - 'That I ran away from the Temple and found myself in this amazing place 
that has purple eyeshadow. Oh wait, that's my life :P  '

Q - 'What is one of the worst dreams you ever had?'
A - 'That I was drinking coffee... and liking it!'

Q - 'What would you say irritates you the most?'
A - 'Unreliable fly spells.'

Q - 'If you could compare yourself to a kitchen utensil, what would it be?'
A - 'A curling iron.'

Q - 'If you were to invent a new word, what would it be?'
A - '"floop" as in, "Mitra floops!"'

Q - 'If I could grant you a wish, what would it be?'
A - 'To remember why exactly all you lovely people seem to know me.'

Q - 'A few words of advice for our readers?'

A - 'The best way to avoid stress in one's daily affairs is to avoid being
personally involved in your own life.'

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