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VOLUME SEVEN, ISSUE EIGHT                                 March 13th, 2000

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS

                           Calendar of Events

                             NEWS & REPORTS

                          PK Doubles Tournament
                           Connection Analysis
                            RP Tips  Contest!

                             Morcant's Triumph
                            The McDougan Report
                              Bloody Pirates!

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          [All times are system time unless otherwise specified]

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           Thursday,  March 16,  7:00 pm        Q & A Session
           Friday,    March 17,    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
           Thursday,  March 23,  7:00 pm        Q & A Session

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/__|                          NEWS AND REPORTS                        |__\

                       The Pk Doubles Championship Report

The March 5 tournament was a popular success, with 45 participants on the
tourney port and 20-odd players listening to the play by play channel! Here
are the results:

The Featherweight Division

Toafu & Watson vs Fuego & Starcon

Round 1: Fuego kills Watson,  Fuego kills Toafu
Round 2: Fuego kills Watson, Fuego kills Toafu

*!Winners: Fuego & Starcon!*

The Lightweight Division

Battle 1: Zenith & Shadar vs Z'x & Twitch
Z'x kills Zenith, Z'x kills Shadar

Battle 2: Sabu & Galuf vs Z'x & Twitch
Sabu kills Twitch, Sabu kills Z'x

Battle 3: Sabu & Galuf vs Z'x & Twitch
Galuf kills Twitch, Sabu kills Z'x after 3 para warcries

*!Winners: Galuf & Sabu!*

The Middleweight Division

Round 1, Fight 1: Quimby & Ishmael vs Kinslayer & Visi
Ishmael kills Visi, Ishmael kills Kinslayer. Ishmael & Quimby advance.

Round 1, Fight 2: Aginor & Viagra vs Garaptor & Skullkrusher
Skullkrusher kills Viagra, Aginor kills Garaptor, Skullkrusher kills Aginor.
Skullkrusher and Garaptor advance.

Final Round, Fight 1: Skullkrusher kills Quimby, Garaptor kills Ishmael.
Skullkrusher & Garaptor win the first of two.

Final Round, Fight 2: Garaptor killed. Skullkrusher kills Quimby. Ishmael
dies to Skullkrusher.  Skullkrusher & Garaptor win the second of two.

*!Winners: Skullkrusher & Garaptor!*

The Heavyweight Division

Round 1, Fight 1: Xena & LadyDagger vs Phantoom & Magnifico
Magnifico kills Xena, Magnifico kills LadyDagger. Magnifico and Phantoom

Round 1, Fight 2: Lancelot & Archmage vs Al' & Doctorbob
Lancelot kills DoctorBob, Archmage kills Al'. Lancelot & Archmage advance.

Round 1, Fight 3: Pobby & Vith-Tir vs Witold & Straussy
Straussy kills Pobby, Witold kills Vith_Tir.  Witold & Straussy advance.

Round 1, Fight 4: Sammael & Barabas vs Nosferatu & Hitman
Hitman kills Barabas, Nosferatu kills Sammael. Hitman & Nosferatu advance.

Rount 1, Fight 5: Alejandro & MatthewBlue vs Zalbag & Destiny
MatthewBlue kills Destiny, MatthewBlue kills Zalbag.  Alejandro & MatthewBlue

Round 2 Begins

Round 2, Fight 1: Magnifico & Phantoom vs Lancelot & Archmage
Archmage kills Magnifico, Lancelot kills Phantoom. Lancelot & Archmage advance.

Round 2, Fight 2: Witold & Straussy vs Hitman & Nosferatu.
Hitman kills Witold, Nosferatu kills Straussy. Hitman & Nosferatu advance.

Alejandro & Matthewblue get a BYE

Round 3 Begins

Round 3, Fight 1: Alejandro & Matthewblue vs Lancelot & Archmage
Lancelot kills MatthewBlue, Archmage kills Alejandro. Lancelot & Archmage

Round 3, Fight 2: Hitman & Nosferatu vs Alejandro & Matthewblue
Nosferatu kills MatthewBlue, Nosferatu kills Alejandro. Hitman and Nosferatu

Final Round: Hitman & Nosferatu vs Archmage & Lancelot
Nosferatu kills Archmage, Nosferatu kills Lancelot.

*!Winners:Nosferatu & Hitman!* 

Congratulations to all who participated!


                LegendMUD February Connection Analysis

                      Peak Mortal Players 73
                       Average Peak was 60
                    Peak PK Enabled Players 23
             Pkenabled Characters represent approximately
                      21% of active players.

The first two tables below show the Average Mortal Players and Average
PK Enabled Players connected to Legend by hour of the day as polled
approximately on the hour system time during the period noted above.
The third table shows the same averages calculated by the day of week.

              hour  0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11
              avg  41 36 30 27 24 22 17 18 20 23 24 31
              pke   7  6  5  3  5  4  2  2  2  4  4  4

              hour 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
              avg  29 34 34 42 41 46 44 46 50 53 50 51
              pke   4  5  5  8  9 10  7  9 10 11 11 12

              day   MON  TUE  WED  THU  FRI  SAT  SUN
              avg    35   32   37   36   35   38   39
              pke     7    7    7    7    7    9    9


                 - - - * * * Role Play Tips Contest * * * - - -

Got your attitude all sorted out? Know how to write really cool RP triggers
and when to use them? Manage to stay IC even when dying or DT'ing? In short,
think you really got it all down where it matters? This is your chance to
make something off your skills.

Not everyone is a role-play expert, and not everyone feel comfortable asking
more experienced role-players for tips and ideas. Now we're asking you to
write up your best tip and send it in for this contest. Describe your tip in
approx. 5-50 lines (please, no more, other people want to write in the LT
too!). Send it to The best three entries (judged by an
informal gathering of caffeine-overdosed immortals) will be rewarded a prize

Tips may include anything - a listing of your favorite role-play triggers -
how to introduce yourself to new people - how to keep game statistics and
data IC when discussing them - how to write up a cool description - how to
use moods and socials for maximum effect - you name it, we print it.


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I have found that with the help of Xerox, my beloved, that I no longer live 
within the shadows and that I no longer need to live inthe illusion of the 
Everliving Queen of Telosia.  I shall be known as:

 a beautiful scholar (short)
 A beautiful scholar stands here, reading her books. (long desc)


Krillen has reached 100 million experience!
TheThing has reached 100 million experience!


                                Clan News

It is my pleasure to welcome Sister Gangrene back into the sisterhood of
the Grand Coven after a period of  long absence. She has been missed.

Marcel Alexander, Esquire.

The Defenders of the Old Code Clan was disbanded by Serpent_Mage. There are
currently 18 RP clans and 8 PK clans.


                                 My Outlook

I came to this realm looking for something new, as well as looking for my
misbegotten parents.  I found them, naturally, but things were a bit
different.  They were divorced and my mother is going to marry this guy named

It's not as though I'm opposed to him marrying her, but I'll never call him
father, Aginor is my only father.

Just a general complaint, why can't I find a pack of cigarrettes when I need

I know I sound pretty low-born, but that's just who I am:  Daimon Shadowmage,
cronic smoker and ruthless villian, also a player of the game of Houses.
Deal with it, people.

-- Daimon Shadowmage.

       <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> 

                         Morcant's Triumph

Greetings Legendites,

Just letting you know that I decided to definately rid my island of these
whinning peasants known as Britons.  I'm currently using the services of a
Lindisfarne scribe so he can write down what I wanted to tell you. Indeed,
I've never learned how to write, which is not a flaw when you are constantly
away, battling, killing and rampaging.

Let it be known, that I, Morcant, son of Morccen, War chief of the Saxons,
have permanently killed the annoying brat know as the Briton Boy. I was
getting tired with Eanmund, who was constantly letting him flee back to his
pathetic hut in the woods.

Eanmund's been warned for his lack of performance and the Briton Boy
beheaded. I now wear the severed head around my waist as a trophy.

Morcant ap Morccen

Nota Bene from the scribe : Help! Help! I have his axe over my head as I'm
writing, I'm afraid these are my last words..God Bless y... *slash*

       <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> 

                            The McDougan Report

In the shixth shentury Bee Shee, Cyaxares invited a greet noomber o'
Shcythiansh wha hed taken o'er Pershia tae a banquet, goot them droonk, and
then shlaughtered them, akkerdin tae Herodotus.  Noo, Akkerdin tae the
Anglo-shakshon Cronichle, the Shcythiansh eventually moved tae a wee plashe
cauled Shcotland, where they became knoown ash pichtsh.
    In the 8th shentury, Kenneth MacAlpine, a Shcot, deshided tae conquer
the pictsh.  He invited the Pictish leadersh tae a banquet, got them droonk,
and shlaughtered them.
    Thish wash repeated later, after the shcotsh and pictsh hed intermarried
enoof fer it tae be practichal ageen.

    Noo, wi' aul tha' gettin them droonk and shlaughterin gaein aroond, ish
oonly natchral tha' eventually the Pictish blood wad shearch fer a sholution
tae it.  Noo, the McDoogan clan ish droonk alreedy, can dreenk mashive
amoontsh, and dunnae pash oot in the nairmal run o' thingsh.  We can ushe
our weeponsh befeer a banquet and dreenkin sheshion joosht ash weel ash
afteer.  Shae ish oonly logichal we came aroond, aye?

-Thalgenael McDoogan.  Och, the wondersh o' shpontanioush generatioon froom

       <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> <-I-> 

                                Bloody Pirates

As I walked back into the USL shop, I was wringing the water out of my
clothes when Mertjai popped her head from behind the counter.  "What happened
to you Mel?!  You're soaking wet!"

"Oh, they said there'd be treasure galore.   They said it'd be a foon
adventure.  It wus all roobish as I almost got meself killed in the
Carribean.  Bloody pirates," I grumbled as I pulled off my Nike Air Max
running shoes and emptied the water.

"Bad day, I suppose, huh?"

I plopped myself in one of the chairs and sat down shivering in the cold.
"Bad day?!  Yah, ya could say that."

"Well, what happened anyway?" Mertjai asked as she brought over a towel for

I bundled myself up in the towel and tried to warm myself in front of the
fire.  "Ya see, it all started after I 'ad loonch in Tortuga.  I wus on me
way down ta the beach when I boomped inta a huge group oov people along the
way.  I asked them where they wus goin', and the leader replied that they wus
lookin' for pirate's treasure hidden away soomwhere on Turtle Island.  He
also needed the help oov a medic.  So bein' a nice girl, I decided ta coom
and help.  It wusn't like I 'ad anythin' better ta do anyway."

"Pirate's treasure?  Was it for a chest full of doubloons?"  Mertjai asked as
she poured a cup of tea for me.

"Thanks.  Nah, it wus for a bloody ring! Our leader wus talkin' about 'ow
that ring 'ad soom sort oov magic, and that there wus lots oov gold for the
rest oov oos in return," I said before taking a sip of the tea.

"A magical ring?  Sounds interesting, but why such a big group for a silly

"Now that's the thing, the place wus said ta be haunted by the spirits oov
the pirates that hid the treasure away.  I thought it wus roobish oontil we
got ta the secret den.  It wus a tricky cavern that had ocean water drifting
in and out.  We figured out that every hour the water would rise oop ta the
top oov the cavern then drop back ta a very low level.  So we used a huge
raft and kept track oov the water level so we could hurry back ta the edge
oov the cavern."

"So what about the spirits?  Did they exist?"

"Oh, that wus the spookiest thing ever!  Froom all over the place, skeletons
came out oov nowhere, attackin' all oov oos left and right.  I wus so scared
I almost dropped me scalpel inta the water."

"Poor thing," Mertjai said with a pout.

"Well, I eventually got used ta it, oontill we came ta the end oov the
cavern.  We found the whole loot all over a mossy bank.  There wus literally
piles oov gold all over, and in the middle wus a boonch oov bones with a
glowing ring on it's hand.  As our leader tried ta pry off the ring froom the
bony hand, the pile oov bones came alive, and cursed oos all for tryin' ta
steal a pirate captain's treasure."

"Omigod!  Did anyone get hurt?"

"Nah, we eventually killed 'im off with only a few deep cuts that I wus 
able ta take care oov.  After I bandaged oop the last injury, everyone wus 
in a festive mood.  They wus splittin' the gold and stoofin' the loot in 
their bags and pockets while our leader wus all 'appy about his new ring.  
That wus when I could've sworn I heard a rumblin' noise echoing through the 
cavern. As soon as I turned around, I saw a huge wall oov water rooshin' 
toward me!  I took a deep breath and braced meself as we wus knocked off the 
raft.  When I opened me eyes I saw the lot oov 'em gagging, tryin' ta swim 
oop for air while others were fightin' each other for a place ta hold on ta 
the raft.  Our leader wus the only one still on the raft, and 'e wus kickin' 
everyone off the bloody thing.  Served 'im right ta get smashed between the 
raft and the ceiling when the water level quickly rose oop," I said as a 
paused for another sip of tea.

"Eww, did everyone drown?"

"Well, the water level began to drop down and I gasped for the air pocket 
in the cavern.  When I looked around, everyone else wusn't movin', joost 
bobbing oop and down.  Since most oov 'em were luggin' around the gold, they 
didn't 'ave a snowball's chance in hell ta survive the flood.  I wusn't even 
able ta save one soul."  I sunk my head into my hands as Mertjai came up and 
hugged me reassuringly.

"There wasn't anything you could do about it, Mel."

"I know, I know," I said with a sigh, "Oy, remind me ta never go searchin' 
for pirate's treasure ever again...especially in nice clothes."

"Sure thing, Mel, sure thing," Mertjai replied with a giggle.

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