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VOLUME EIGHT, ISSUE SIXTEEN                                   July 27, 2001
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                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

                           Calendar of Events

                            NEWS & REPORTS
                      Mayhem in Wales: A Tinyplot
                            Recent Updates
                            Q & A  Summary
     
                             LEGENDITES
                       Announcements & Clan News
                       Notes from the UnderHound
                      The Old Ways and the New Blood
                      Clwyd's Pronunciation Guide


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           [All times are system time unless otherwise specified]
    

                  +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- July -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-        
                           Summer Odyssey Continues
                         focusing on the Medieval Era!

  Saturday, July  28     1:00 pm         Murder! Mystery! Intrigue!  
       &                                 a Tinyplot in Wales
  Sunday,   July  29     1:00 pm         Wales Tinyplot Continues
 
                 +-+-+-+-+-+-+- August +-+-+-+-+-+-+-

  Thursday, August 2     7:00 pm         Q & A Session in the OOC Auditorium
  Saturday, August 4    12:00 pm         First Monthly Cesspool Lotto by  
                                         Seven Circles 
  Thursday, August 9     7:00 pm         Q & A Session in the OOC Auditorium
                   August 17-19 LegendMEET Chicago!

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                  Mayhem in Wales: A Tinyplot

Owain Glyndwr has raised the Welsh citizenry to revolution against the
English oppressors.  The border is no longer safe, with regular skirmishes.
The English in Wales are being driven out.  As a simple Welsh peasant comes
to Lincoln, chaos ensues.  Is he a spy?  Does he plot evil?  Will he live
long enough for it to matter?

Murder and war are in the air. But who would want to kill him? English
guards?  Someone who had been driven out?  A fellow welshman, holding a
grudge?  Or something else?

Plan a reason why you might want to kill him, send it to LadyAce on mudmail,
and be a suspect in this tinyplot!  Planning meetings will be held all Friday
evening, for those wanting to join in, and on Saturday at 2pm, just before
the event, the murderer will be informed.  Come and join!  Those of the
non-murderous type can investigate, in this experiment in a self-forming
tinyplot!

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    /\                          RECENT UPDATES
   /  \   
  /    \                         CODE UPDATES
 /_    _\   
   |  |     Bug/Typo Fixes
   |  |       o while deaf you will no long occasionally get garbage sent
   |  |         to you
   |__|       o showallslots config now has "empty" instead of "nothing"
    /\          as the slot name
   /  \     
  /    \    Misc Changes
 /_    _\     o afk clear now shows your messages & clears your afk buffer
   |  |       o you can now go afk without a message (tell recording mode)
   |  |       o if you're already afk and type "afk foo" it will tell you
   |  |         that you are already afk
   |__|       o water elementals can now be summoned in rooms with a only
    /\          shallow waters
   /  \       o typing reply without a message will say "reply to
  /    \        <personname> with what?"
 /_    _\     o preview <item> <shopkeeper>
   |  |       
   |  |     
   |  |                          AREA UPDATES
   |__|     
    /\      If you want to suggest specific improvements or new additions
   /  \     to existing areas please don't hesitate to submit them with
  /    \    the idea/bug/typo commands or drop mudmail to the builder
 /_    _\   currently responsible for the area (check areainfo to find
   |  |     out!) And don't limit ideas to just these three months!
   |  |     
   |  |                         Summer Odyssey
   |__|                       Medieval Era Updates
    /\      1802 ALASKA
   /  \       Improved Tanugeak's teaching acts, the polar bear should not
  /    \      attack if you're fighting something else. Elezvoi has towels
 /_    _\     again and now offers baths and there are a couple of new
   |  |       mobs around.
   |  |     HOSPITALLER MALTA
   |  |       Some problems with being stuck in customs fixed. Various
   |__|       bugs fixed.
    /\      VICEROYAL PERU
   /  \       Thanks to Chaykin's idea for dressing new characters in more
  /    \      hometown specific costumes, new characters created here
 /_    _\     should feel more at home. Some of the mobs that should
   |  |       logically assist other mobs, now do. Various bugs and typos
   |  |       fixed.
   |  |     THE ALHAMBRA, SHERWOOD, F&I WAR, and ROMANIA
   |__|       Various bugs and typos fixed.
    /\      
   /  \                      Other Area Updates
  /    \    
 /_    _\   PITTSBURGH/SAN FRANCISCO
   |  |       Some fixes for the train ride, should be able to go OOC
   |  |       afterwards now.
   |  |     CELTIC IRELAND
   |__|       Big nasty mobs should not repop immediately after they're
    /\        killed.
   /  \     
  /    \    If you find any bugs/typos or have ideas for new items, mob
 /_    _\   interactions, quest hints or anything else for any of the
   |  |     areas, please make use of the bug/idea/typo channels.
   |  |     
   |  |                      In Progress Area Updates
   |__|     
    /\      This is a new section intended to let everyone know what
   /  \     builders are working on behind the scenes. It is not a
  /    \    perfect record of progress as not all builders will make a
 /_    _\   commit (that's revision control speak for putting their
   |  |     latest version up on the machine) every week on in progress
   |  |     areas. Only those that have been updated in the previous week
   |  |     will be reflected here. Players who badger builders about
   |__|     their progress or perceived lack thereof will be flogged.
    /\      Remember, the more time spent answering questions, the longer
   /  \     that project will take to complete.
  /    \    
 /_    _\          
   |  |            Kae          Larderello (Dante's Inferno)
   |  |            Straussy     HMS Titanic
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                               RECENT TOPICS
 
 o Descs all in Welsh?                 o Stage Magic?
 o Any Info on TinyPlot?               o Improvements to Regen Rates?
 o Can Some Skills Not Break Hide?     o Prestige Plans?
 o Charms and Solitary Rooms?          o Charms Stats?
 o Why do Some Vials Poof?             o Oddness with Immolate?

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                    Announcements & Clan News

Archaon formed the Insane Asylum rp clan on July 25th.

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                 Notes from the UnderHound

     As my bestest buddy in the whole world might say, "Bon jour, mes amies!"
I'm sure none of you folks have any idea who I am, and that's not a problem
with me, I'm not much of an attention hound, and you might find it kind of
hard to notice me when you got a 6 foot tall nun with a shaved head and a
penchant for slaying undead smiling at you. I understand my station in life,
no bones about it!

     So I thought I'd give everyone the lowdown on what I've been seein',
since I think its pretty neato. And, hey, I might win the Nobel Prize for
this piece of literature...  the best part is, I REALLY saw all this weird
stuff go down!

     It all started when I was rescued by this strangely attractive butch
nun. I won't go into the details of the rescue, let's just say I was about to
be lunch for some pathetic excuses for blood-suckers who were having trouble
beating up humans for food. That was over in France, which, as it turns out,
is where my buddy is from. And I didn't ask her about her past, and she
didn't ask about mine (thank God, cause let me tell ya, MY confession would
take -forever-.)

     We wandered around for awhile. Turns out she was a bit of a rogue nun,
her convent had been burned to the ground by Saracens, so she was sort of
looking for another order. In the meantime, we sought out and beat the living
snot out of undead and other pretty darned evil critters. See, I got this
real powerful nose, and I can sniff out ANYTHING. The nun?  Well, she's got
this real powerful sword, and she can beat up ANYTHING. Together, we're
pretty tough. Well, I'm pretty tough, the nun, she's too nice sometimes.
Always asking evil things if they want to repent their sins and all. I say
just whack 'em and let God sort 'em out. But hey, she's the one with the
dogfood.

     Anyhow, we're wandering around and somehow end up in Ancient Rome...no
lie! Ancient Rome! Ain't that crazy? This nun can TRAVEL THROUGH TIME! Among
other things. It didn't take much to convert me after seeing some of the
crazy stunts this chic pulls. So what was I saying? Oh, yeah. So we end up in
Rome, and the nun (oh, her name is Trinity d'Arpajon, by the way, don't ask
me how to pronounce that last name, all I can do is woof and howl) meets up
with this pretty cool lookin' knight fella who calls himself Tancred. They
exchange some formalities, blah blah blah. I was a little skeptical at first,
but the guy just smelled GOOD, if you know what I mean. Not like some of the
scumbags who usually approach her. Turns out this knight is what they call a
Templar. He's the head of this holy order of knights who go around doing
pretty much the same stuff me and the nun had been doing. AND they were
Catholic! Big plus, cause the nun is Catholic, and all. You know, big into
Jesus and salvation and forgiveness and slaying those who oppose the greater
good. You get the picture. So they hit it off pretty well, and the next thing
you know, me and the nun are Knights of the Temple. Hell yeah! I was hopin'
to maybe get ahold of some of them wafers they pass around at mass, cause
they look like pretty tasty treats if you know what I mean, but the nun just
about ripped my ears out of my head when I investigated the possibility of
doing it, but I still think its a pretty cool gig.

     Well, there's a bunch more to tell, but the nun's got me on a pretty
tight leash and we got some work to do, so maybe if your interested I'll
write you again and tell you all about her tryin' to save the soul of this
vampire who wanted to have his curse removed!  Man, things get pretty hairy.

Until then, keep your nose clean, cause the last thing you want is me and my
best pal on your tail.

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                      The Old Ways and the New Blood

Well as some of you may remember I have been gone for a very long time. In
that time I have spent many hours training and deciding what to do with my
long lost Knight skills, only to return to a world where it seems the code
and the ideals are a simple disguise to a guild of corrupt and obscene posers
who hold none of it dear.

And so it is proper and correct that I have disavowed myself of that circle
of people and now roam the world on my own an outcast from all that was
supposed to be chivalrous.

Shandril now appears as:
a scarred and tired mercenary
An outcast mercenary rests her tired legs here a moment.

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                      Clwyd's Pronunciation Guide

There has been some difficulty understanding me, so I thought I might write up
a handy guide to Welsh phrases!

Only the most common, mind.  I'm not going into details, as the  Saeson
shouldn't be learning the poetic beauty of the Welsh language in full, as
they could never understand it!

Saesneg                           |     Cymraeg
--------------------------------------------------------
Good morning                      |     bore da
Good afternoon                    |     Prynhawn da
Good evening                      |     Noswaith dda
Good night                        |     nos da
good bye                          |     hwyl fawr
Please                            |     plesio
Thank you                         |     Diolch
Englishman/men                    |     Sais/Saeson (woman - Saenes&Saenes
Englighwoman                      |     Saesnaes/Saesnesau
Wales                             |     Cymru
Welshman/men/woman/women          |     Cymro/Cymry/Cymraes/Cymraesau
Sorry                             |     Mae'n flin 'da fi!
Congratulations                   |     llongyfarchiadau
(term of endearment)              |     bach
How are you?                      |     Shwd ych chi?
Fine                              |     Iawn

If there's anything else you can't understand, simply ask me, and I will
translate.

Diolch, Angharad Clwyd

And don't go trying these yourself!  You'll bungle the pronunciation
completely!  Leave the Welsh to the Welsh, for now!

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