Welcome to the world of Avatar - a constantly evolving, dynamic and fun world which offers possibly the most friendly and helpful newbie guidance on the 'net. As you progress, the challenge increases so that even veteran power mudders are never bored for long.
Our staff has been working on our system for over 11 years, and have continued striving to provide a superior gaming environment which is appropriate for all ages and walks of life.
Want to connect? Fire up your favorite telnet client (or MUD client) and connect to avatar.outland.org port 3000, or just follow this link.
March 5th, around 11pm system time, we encountered an issue with pfiles. Existing files could not be found when logging in. The issue has disappeared after a reboot.
However, for those that created a pfile with their existing name during the 30-ish minutes that we had the problem might find that the 'new' pfile overwrote the old one (meaning you're lvl 2)
If you were affected and are now lvl 2 or so, contact a host+ immortal
Or contact the request team through the website /email@example.com
We can restore your character using a backup from earlier in the day.
It is with heavy heart I write of the passing of Queen Liecia. She was murdered - stabbed in broad daylight! This was the scene...
Northwestern Side Street [Exits: east south->closed west]
Narrow houses line the street to the east and west as they face the north wall. With hardly any difference as you look from house to house, you wonder how people know which home is theirs.
The body of Queen Liecia lies here.
I will pay handsomely for information. Please speak with Carlotta.
Theileus, King of Midgaard
Quest note: This quest is for players who can participate in the Midgaard Patrol Quest (34-38) and have done the previous patrol quests. This quest features a unique unbound object as a prize. Others can also explore the city for various changes - mobs will react to low morts and heroes.
[see 2/10/2014 addition at end of post re: commemorative item - click read more]
When I was a junior immortal, DaWiz was the boggie man. He was the keeper of the code of Avatar, rarely seen on channels, and I was terrified of him. He was the one that when a new immortal made host, gave the speech about not breaking things and when you inevitably did something stupid and the mud crashed, you felt about 2 inches tall. He really wasnâ€™t mean. But we so didnâ€™t want to disappoint him.
Later, one day, we bonded over a gemstone - specifically over reddish man-made corundum, or a man-made ruby. He had found this place that made them so that they were perfect but they were technically still rubies or sapphires (any color of corundum other than pinkish red). He eventually had this really awesome piece made for his wife and I saw it (in pictures at least) before she did. It was beautiful.
We later met at an Ubercon, one of the latter ones, where Kariya drug me over to introduce the peace loving hippy (me) to the gun toting redneck (DaWiz) (those were pretty close to Kariyaâ€™s words, if I am not mistaken.) I was by this time long past being afraid of him and proud to call him friend.
He worked diligently and hard to keep avatarâ€™s code clean. He designed and created the first mobprog. And he created the hero quest otherwise known as The Ultimate Dragon.
On February 9, 2014, slightly after midnight local time, Glen Vaughn, who we all knew as DaWiz, left this world. He passed away from lung cancer, in his own words, brought upon by over 50 years of smoking. He leaves behind his family, and his first grandchild born last year. And he leaves behind his Avatar family, who over more than 18 years learned to love and respect him.
Requiescat in pace my friend. The Summerland is better place with you there. And Iâ€™m sure you will keep the code clean and the servers running smoothly.
Mortals, Heroes - come celebrate the return of Prince Amalric! But do be swift - there are not many spots left to register. When those fill up, you are out of luck. The Feast will take place in the Antechamber to the Midgaard Throne Room - speak with the chamberlains to enter.
The Midgaardian Masonry is pround to present the newest addition to Midgaard - new estates for dignitaries and nobility alike. Due to the influx of visitors drawn by the return of Prince Amalric and the impending Feast Days, the King has decreed this change necessary.
Unfortunately, this required the razing of certain Housing units (including but not limited to shacks and domiciles). But Progress is Future!
By decree of King Theileus,
Midgaard Masonry Guild
(Please see HELP DIGNITARY QUARTERS OF MIDGAARD. This helpfile includes recommended level ranges and also warnings about the less than permanent nature of objects found within. Note this area includes storyline questing for xp.
Certain objects which might have been lost in the razing will be replaced in the near future.)
The letter is addressed to all low mortals and heroes of Midgaardia, as well as various racial dignitaries (Elves, Dwarves, Trogs, and similar).
Breaking open the red wax seal you read...
It is with great joy that I write of the return of my son, Prince Amalric, who had been away studying. On his 16th birthday he has returned to my wife and I. We cannot be more pleased to have him back with us in the safe confines of Midgaard.
In preparation for his safe return we have given the Throne Room a much needed lift in design. We hope that you might be able to join us at a later date for a feast to celebrate this wonderful news.
King Theileus of Midgaard
Queen Liecia of Midgaard
Added the following maps:
1. Morgan Vale
2. Elven Foothills
3. Added map for Tilly to sell: White Stone Road / Mountain Path. (This change overwrites the 'path to Mt. Durr' map.) Also: Tilly no longer sells two redundant maps, but they still exist.
Minor changes to DC
Elemental giants and Chromatic Dragons can now do DC, provided they have never successfully done a giant or dragon quest before. (Any problems, drop a line.)
The holidays are once again over. (Downfall, login screens, Christmas trees, and Christmas spirits in various recalls are now gone.)
New maps - Elemental Valley, Westwood, Oak Circle, and Sarphyre Court. Elemental Valley has also had a tweak to level range - instead of 6-7 it is now 6-10. You will see a somewhat subtle increase in mob density. Feel free to create a low mort and check it out!
Kariya and I will be running two official HoGs for the holidays. You might however see some other mini HoGs here and there.
The two official HoG times on Wednesday the 25th are:
9:00 - 10:00AM EST
4:00 - 5:00PM EST
Both HoGs are Mortal, Hero and Lord. No sends will be available. CRs are iffy and at the discretion of Imms/Angels present - Kariya or I will start and end the 9am HoG but will not be around much otherwise.
The Great Conjunction returns for the holidays - and new ascii map
Witch's forest now has an ascii map and a word map, as well as a suggested level range in the base helpfile. Check it out.
It is that time of year again... The Great Conjunction!
Once every few years, the Realms of Avatar experience an alignment of heavenly bodies, known as The Great Conjunction. The three planets, Acilese, Theris and Merringhand join together in the sky in a single blazing point of light. The event is celebrated across the lands and it is known as a time of rebirth and renewel, the end of one age and the start of another. Sometimes vows are taken at this time, it being seen as a propitious occassion.
Read more at GREAT CONJUNCTION
The spirits found at well known gathering places will occasionally give you minor gifts to celebrate the season, if the day of the month is right. This festive celebration was written by Izanagi.
Riviat Mar 06 2014 04:05 If your pfile is now lvl 2, please see a Host+ Imm or contact Requests team via the website link or email firstname.lastname@example.org so your pfile can be restored from the most recent backup
Riviat Mar 06 2014 04:04 There was a temporary issue around 11pm system time on March 5 which has now been resolved. If you were online at the time, your pfile may have been affected.
Belanor Mar 04 2014 06:48 We're getting back in the ranking on TMS! Keep up the good work!
Kariya Feb 10 2014 16:06 So long DaWiz. *bows in respect*