Chaos in the ranks

Once upon a time there were some evil spellcasters who decided to get together and rule the world, only because rules sucked, they just made up their own.

Then they noticed that some of them were not actually spellcasters either, so they gave up on personal comfort and decided it was enough to be chaotic. But fighters, they said, fighters cannot join.

“Why?” said the fighters. “Because!” answered Chaos, in its anti-typical fashion. Then time passed, and many rituals were had, and it was seen that there can be no getting too used to things.

One day a fighter snuck in, dressed up like someone who is not in fact a fighter, and dragging with him a particularly angry-looking dingo. It was expected that he would fit in just fine, even though or especially because it turned out his dingo was actually stolen. By someone else. And the way it smelled, it might as well have been undead. It was a magical moment, all in all.

It takes an extraordinary kind, you see.

Personal goals tracking report

Maigyn has been having unusual visitors lately. Recently she was heard
claiming she has found something to sell to people who advance unique
goals in their life.

She claims she may be interested in further development of the idea
based on early adopter feedback.

So far active trackers have been caught reporting for example the number of times they have been distracted, purges given, treasure maps, nightshades used, failed wand enchantments and cats.

The highest proficiency observed so far is the 12.345 snickers counted by Brain, indicating that the ability has been received with all the brooding seriousness it was intended to invoke! The happy author proudly reports having tinkered 21 trinkets after she started counting.

Descriptive Frosty science

Quoth the Maker:

Hi all, the much awaited update is finally here!

We now have ‘freeze all’ for bulk freezing, and doing so in the deep freezer
is cheaper, but also will automatically drop all frozen items.

Remote crate viewing is now an option! ‘fhelp fcrate’ for details.

For those without internal maps (myself included) you can now login at
the igloo if and only if you also logout there. ‘fhelp flogin’ for details.

‘fhelp directions’ for everyone else. ;)

There is a new friendlier resistance scale.

You must go ‘out’ of the igloo to leave it now, rather than ‘south’.

And most importantly we now have semi custom and situationally
appropriate titles! ‘fhelp ftitle’ for more information, and apply
Science(tm) liberally.

Cheers,
Maker

Meta-Scavengehunt winners

Quoth the Fir:

Thanks to swift-fingered Luthien, goddess of counting, we have finally
officially decreed the winners of the Meta Scavenge Hunt (sorry about
the delay, connecting logs was more brainwork than expected)!

The winner is Pumita, with 58 scavenged items proposed!
Spoo is a close second, and Levek third!

Altogether we got almost two hundred suggestions, and will be sorting
those out while we need to really figure out what is to be considered
‘easy’ or ‘hard’ to get. :)

Thanks to all who participated!

From the Poet Board: Searching

Searching, by Oroan

You wield a smile of sweetness, and but a face of stone.
Though behind those kind eyes lie a world of pain, something you truly cannot hide.
I can read you like a book, through your skin and bones.
Your body tells one story but your soul tells another.
Across the stars you gaze, searching for your lover whom which someday you may find.
Through the turmoil you may fare, keep me on your mind.

Run, Bunny Run

The Easter’s “Run, Bunny Run” event is over! The irrefutable winner is
Precision, who was active through all of the population peaks and
invented the concept of bunny ranches. He was generally making surgical
butterfly axe demolition strikes that left only smouldering craters
behind. Levek came second and Baichu third! In the end, the rampant
bunny populations were subdued but not altogether defeated.

1. Precision: 894
2. Levek: 237
3. Baichu: 117
4. Pumita: 103
5. Yamm: 59
6. Brick: 46
7. Dreamweaver: 21
8. Pulverizer: 11
9. Raederle: 7
10. Spoo, Emeritus: 6

Some Easter highlights:

Emeritus decided to spread the holiday cheer and populated the Tantallon
crossroads with skeletal and mummified bunnies. (Log in Otter’s blog,
which also has the backstory of where all the bunnies came from.)

Otter (98, excluded from list due to being an overpowered organizer)
joined forces with Precision to clear up the arctic areas of a mad
lepine infestation, and still has nightmares of bunnies that go “OMG
ZERGRUSH KEKEKEKEKE”.

Lizard guard, sergeant and mage killed altogether 22 bunnies (the Issla
do not believe in Easter bunnies), and Student studiously stopped one.
One brave bunny (descendant of the rare breed of bandanna-wearing desert
bunnies) hid in the thraxi hyf and according to tale lived there
happily ever after until the end of Easter, chatting up the high guards.

There were a handful Easter Egg hunts as well, all of which were won by
someone! At least Levek, Brick, Pandora, Precision and Otter went on mad
egg-hoarding sprees.

Necromancer update

Necromancer undead have been updated. Necromancers are now able to
affect the tone of voice and behaviour of their undead companions
by changing the things they give them to carry.

For example making the undead carry flowers will make it act more
compassionate, such as intoning “HUGS AND CUDDLES FOR MY MISTRESS”.
Making the undead carry too much alcohol will make it miss more.

There are various item combinations that will make your undead
more powerful in various ways, but we will not reveal what they are.
As a first hint, though: to make the undead last longer, you can
for example give a skeleton a bone or a mummy some bandages to carry.

Happy exploring,

–Fir

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