Unique observations

Quoth the Agarwaen:

The fabric of Oerthe has been smoothed somewhat when it comes to the
phenomenon known as unique items. Most of you should notice very little
difference, unless you are the sort of person who does not pay attention.

The Hopping Plague of 646

It was the middle of Ansmonth, and the snow fell lightly under the waxing gibbous moon when the plague of frogs came to Infidian.

Their way was burned through the frost by a leading wall of lava. In a tight ramdel formation they hopped along behind him into the salt-crusted desert and down, down, down into the darkness. He lit the burrows with gigantic smouldering fireballs. The deadly flames flickered in a thousand shattered reflections on the tough shells of their prey as the frogs lashed and munched and crunched with their tongues.

<FROG TEAM 4> Your party just killed Thraxi high guard.

Between the ravenous frogs and the all-consuming lava, they left no traces of the slaughter. As they hopped back to Tantallon, all that remained was the whispering echo in the desert winds… hriibit… hrriiibit.

Name : FROG TEAM 4               Total XP : 102414     Time : 12 Mins
Members:
GrumpyCat the big belcher (nice)
Phylax the green tree frog (good)
Calcium the wall of lava (neutral)
Lalafwava the big belcher (nice)
Alot the big belcher (good)

Rabbit Hunt Final Results!

A total of 38 players (and 3 rather territorial NPCs) participated in the rabbit hunt. Among the former group, two hunters soon separated themselves the rest, vying with each other for top place while maintaining a huge lead ahead of the others. Third place changed hands many times, inspiring such lust for rabbit blood that at least one hobbit was mistakenly killed for having too many letters in common.

Ultimately, the top position was claimed and held by Pudge, who will be bestowed with the promised Fabulous Prize after he catches up on sleeping, eating, and all those other less important activities rightly set aside in order to fulfill his destiny.

The top NPC was Student, at whose hand 66 rabbits died with a confused look on their faces.

And then, with only 5 minutes before Armageddon brought an end to the hunt, while 294 invader rabbits still plagued the land:
On Moonset 14, 645 Stome [20] was killed by a little rabbit.

Final ranking and kill counts:

1 – Pudge, 2453
2 – Levek, 2021
3 – Lavalamp, 572
4 – Balthamal, 563
5 – Moab, 464
6 – Yamm, 370
7 – Pewdie, 241
8 – Winter, 204
9 – Spoo, 163
10 – Garacaius, 149

Rankings and counts for ALL participants can be found on the Adventurers’
Board in Tantallon.

Rabbit Hunt this weekend! Fabulous prize for winner!

Hippity Hoppity, hardy heroes and heroettes!

Word has reached us recently that the realm may realize a recurrence of rabbity rebellion this weekend. A plague of little rabbits has been spotted in the distance; their first scouts are expected soon after Armageddon finishes shouting about the end of the world.

In order to avert the dark times that surely await if we allow these creatures to spread unchecked, a prize, never seen before in the mortal realm, will be awarded to the player who kills the most little rabbits that form part of this invasion.*

Rabbit hunt rankings will be shouted periodically throughout the event.

Easter reboot begins this Saturday 4 April at roughly 1pm UTC, which translates to 9am Eastern US time (with Daylight Saving). The hunting will conclude at the end of the reboot, 49ish hours later.

You can also expect some Easter Egg hunts this weekend.

*Rabbits which already inhabit our world regularly do not contribute towards hunt standings.

Focused skills

Kamikaze of Balance has cautioned that some people with inherent focus in various weapon skills may experience hereditary issues as a result. The best clerics in the realm are studying a cure for this.

The adventurer board and bug boards have further information.

New Arch of Balance

Bytre has retired from the position of Arch of Balance. He has led the Balance team for over two years – no small feat, as he was simultaneously serving as Arch of Mudlib, Minister of Infrastructure, and Minister of Treasure, posts he continues to hold. We are grateful to him for his past and ongoing work.

Kamikaze has been appointed to take Bytre’s place as Arch of Balance. He brings with him many years of experience both as a player and a wizard. Kamikaze joined the wizard community in 2007 and was promoted to Creator status in 2011 following the installaton of his Hasashiyyini Compound. He is also an active member of both the QC and Balance teams, has helped with assorted fixes, and was recently appointed GM of the Scythe Guild after serving as an assistant GM for three years.

His experience, game knowledge, and dedication to Ancient Anguish are a valuable addition to both the Senate and the role of Balance Arch.

Virgision village

Hazelwood reports (after a few beers):

“I was heading back towards Tantallon one day and picked up a right
jumpy-looking fellow, who ran to the boat just as I was taking off. He
said he had just come from a village of rather angry women, who
he had to use all his charm and quick wits to keep from sticking
him full of holes.

I asked him if it was Virgision warriors he was talking about, and he
said no, isn’t that castle a little ways away from there? He’d know
to stay away from THAT place, after all.

It seems the warning might have to be applied to this village as well.”

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