A collector’s haven

You hear some excited chattering coming from the far east.
A Gemynd peacekeeper shouts: Where did my pants go? They were one of a kind!
Diggan shouts: Nooo! My boat in a firebreather bottle! It is lost!
Tossink muses: One man’s treasures are another one’s… collection?
You sense the world has gotten bigger.

An entrepeneurial opossum is establishing a museum in the far east. She
is looking for donations of extraordinary items. For those with a
competitive streak, she has established some top lists of contributors.

We will report further developments as they develop.

Fir would like to add that remarks about the scoring and later expansion are on the suggestion board.

Mystery of the Dragon-Mage Revealed

by Investigative Reporter Formwolf
with minor embellishments by Pihlaja

For years and years, scholars of Anguish have struggled to explain a
strange phenomenon taking place at the Fub’s Fortress: A mage in service
of Fub is reportedly able to morph into a dragon, and has even been seen
together with a dragon egg.

But how can that be, when he is clearly human, and not just that, he is
also despite his typical magely good looks still looking quite pointedly
male?

Our Investigative Reporter has found a very reliable account of this
under the table of the Hobbitat Pub. It reveals that the mage and a red
dragon had a fiery love affair until the Knights brutally put an end to
their happiness, egged on by the bloodthirsty Bartholomew.

So the mage showed up to the site, too late to save his lover but he
valiantly broke through the lines of Knights in a desperate effort to
save the offspring that their forbidden love had created. He barely
escaped with his life to Fub’s fortress under the guise of a huge dragon
to raise the egg he had rescued.

Sadly, their idyllic family life seems to be often interrupted by
unaccepting adventures showing up to disrupt it. It is really not very
easy being a single father of a baby dragon.

To queries about whether the red dragon is certifiably female then, we
encourage the reader to try to ask it to let you check more closely.

A 2nd on Topmudsites – welcome, newcomers!

Ancient Anguish has been ranked 2nd on Topmudsites for about a month now, thanks to an energetic campaign reminding people to vote!

New players keep wandering in as a result at a regular pace – welcome to AA, we are happy to see you!

Cooking by recipe

Dear adventurers,

As some of you might already have found out, Weli, the head cook of
Morin farm, has developed a tasty new shifa recipe. It has been praised
by those lucky enough to have tasted it, from random expert inn patrons
from the Gold Cat to the Smoking Roc.

In an interview Weli has also expressed a willingness to help curious
visitors with the actual work to make it as long as they help out a bit
in his kitchen. “I love learning new recipes myself, so getting lots of
visitors with interests in cooking sounds great for me!”

Enjoy,

–Fir

PS. More recipes are coming, submit your favourite recipe idea today!

Agarwaen Knight GM

As announced by Bytre, Knight of Drin:

Friends, Knights, and Anguishmen, lend me your ears!

The great and valiant Mendebar, who has served as our GuildMaster for nearly 8 years, has retired. I do not come to bury Mendebar, but to praise him!

As a Knight Wizard, Mendebar became an assistant GM in late 2006, and was elevated to GuildMaster in late 2007. During his tenure, he not only served as the wizard advocate of the Knights, but also contributed some projects including the “dragon slayer” list, enhanced the Knight’s shop, and reworked the guild titles.

With Mendebar’s retirement, Agarwaen has been raised to the post of Knight Guildmaster. Agarwaen was a knight from his humble beginnings on Ancient Anguish over a score of years past. He has remained connected to the knights during his tenure as a wizard, has coded for the Knights, and has many ideas for new features and enhancements. Please reach out to him with your ideas for the future of the Guild.

Canticle 36.0 is out

Get your copy at the paperboy!

The Elf Rogue Rhapsody

The Elf Rogue Rhapsody, by Moab

Somebody once told me the orcs were gonna roll me,
Cuz tasty elfs shouldn’t be ro-ogues.
He was lookin kinda dumb with his finger and his thumb
In the shape of a scythe on his forehead.
And…
The marks start coming, and they don’t stop coming,
I head to Nepeth then I hit the ground running,
Never made sense not to live for theft,
You snag an earbag, then plant it on Neff,

So much to do, so much to see,
So what’s wrong with bashing with Elvie?
You’ll never know if you don’t tank,
Grab the Staff of Tarran and then you can spank!

Hey now, you’re an elf rogue, get your stab on, go steal
Hey, now, you got bountied, get your sneak on, then kill!
All those earbags are go-o-old,
Only crazy e-elves break the mo-o-old.

Brog’s a cool guy, but Boki is cooler,
You might get scalped later than sooner,
But old Moriyokiri begs to differ,
Cuz them hunga-mungas change the picture

Law’s tolerance is getting pretty thin,
The water’s awful hot for an elf so thin
My bounty’s getting big, how about yours?
That’s the way I like it so I never get bored

Somebody once asked ‘Will you ever get some sense
And make alt an that’s an o-orc?’
I said nope, orcs are for dopes,
Follow me around and I’ll show you the ropes
As for me, I admire MrKrinkle,
Now if you’ll excuse me I gotta go tinkle

Well, the marks start coming and they don’t stop coming
Stop to bribe Brog and then I hit the ground running
Never made sense not to live for theft,
You snag an earbag, then plant it on Neff,
So much to do, so much to see,
So what’s with bashing with Elvie?
You’ll never know if you don’t tank,
Grab the Staff of Tarran and then you can spank!

Hey now, you’re an elf rogue, get your stab on, go steal
Hey, now, you got bountied, get your sneak on, then kill!
All those earbags are go-o-old,
Only crazy e-elves break the mo-o-old.

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