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Gazette 2003-12-07
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              /.--.              The Avatar Gazette 
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Keep those submissions coming! I have received quite a few 
submissions from some of our very talented players as of 
late, and it only makes YOUR Avatar Gazette better! 

This is what is in store for you this month: 

Latest Avatar News 

Holiday Quest Details 

Ubercon III 

New Hero / Lord Stats by Shadowwing (Lord Alt) 

Cheese Ball Recipes by Merck and Anessa 

Gradfathered Area - Yggradisil by Lady Kyandra 

Monthly Quest by Angel Kenji 

Gazette Poll - Why do you play Avatar? by Angel Kenji 

The Goblin Raids by Lord Odhinn 

An Interview with Kylie by Ebnodon the Dreamer 

Website of the Month - Avatar Player Locator by Lord Bailey 


Latest News 

A hearty HURRAH! to Avatar's newest ArchAngel, Avendesora! 
Aven has been on the cloud for several years now, and her 
experience and enthusiasm for the game will be benefiting 
all of us in her newest role as a Virtue! Please congratulate 
Aven when you see her! 

We also have a new Acolyte! Dalthane has recently joined the 
Immortal ranks. All imms like to keep their histories a bit 
secret, but rest assured, he has a long and distinguished 
history with Avatar. Congratulations, Dalthane! 

It seems that Crom and his coders schedules' have cleared up, 
because they have been BUSY over the last couple weeks. Tons 
of new changes have rolled in, some minor, some rather big. 
I've tried to summarize them below. Take a look, and check 
out the Imm notes and www.outland.org for more information. 

Charm self now gives a different message. 
Sandstorm now has a message for the caster. 
Cyclone now has a message for the caster. 
Harmonize has a room message. 
Racial frenzy and frenzy fade messages are now different. 
Identify for lights now shows a duration message. 
Deception will have a failure message if the mobile doesn't 
have items. 
Awareness command will not even attempt if you don't have 
it practiced. 
Dark Embrace Room message works if cast self. 
Chill Touch will have appropriate damage messages. 
Create Food will not give double messages. 

Various help files have been updated and changed, and some 
outdated ones have been removed. Also, the FAQ on outland. 
org has been updated as well. Numerous new rposes have been 

And, Crom and team have come up with almost 40 new socials! 

accept, adjust, admire, air, anticipate, attention, bat, 
beam, blindfold, boast, bully, burn, calamari, flay, 
hairball, luck, origami, rubhands, scratchhead, slime, 
squint, support, sweep, tease, tie, tighten, timeout, 
torture, voodoo, whap, wonder, worry, wrap, wrist, write, 
yay, yeehaw and yowl 
Mendek recently posted a note asking players to disable 
their auto-afk triggers.  The short and simple of it is 
this: we are running on a DSL line in Snikt's home, and 
uplink speed is limited to less than normal. For every 
player that is logged in, they receive every message 
that they normally would, whether at their keyboard or 
AFK. If 10 heroes are logged in to Avatar and using 
AFK triggers, that is 10x every message they would 
normally receive. (Think about it.. every chat, nchat, 
herochat, hero infoset message, etc...) 

Prior to this note, it was not uncommon for 25 or so 
players to be AFK. That is some serious bandwidth being 
used for players who aren't even at their keyboards to 
receive the text. 

Now, this doesn't mean you can't go AFK for a few minutes 
to go to the restroom, grab a soda, even answer the phone. 
What this does ask, is that you QUIT when you have to leave 
for dinner, go to school, etc. The bandwidth you are using 
while AFK could be spared to let the game run faster for 
others. So, please, just logout. The imms don't want to 
have to lean on those who abuse AFK triggers. 

And, as a reminder, if you are able to, please help 
support Avatar. Go to www.outland.org and donate! 
This year at AVATAR, the Holiday Party will include a Secret 
Santa-type give-away.  This is basically where gifts are 
donated, and then bestowed on your fellow AVATAR players. 
We would like to be able to provide a gift for everyone 
logged on at specific times during the Holiday Parties, 
which are planned for the weekend of the 20th/21st. 

To accomplish that, we will need lots and lots of gifts! 
These gifts can take the form of tokens for renames, 
harmonizes, etc.. nicely enchanted gear, weapons or a 
piece of hard-to-find gear. 

So far, AVATAR players have been kind enough to donate 
several rename and harmonize tokens, grandfathered gear, 
a full set of hero hit gear, a couple lowmort alts, 
and even a few old ciquala staves! 

Feel free to donate items to either myself or Raskar 
at any time. The more gifts we get, the more times we 
can hold a gift exchange!  We want to cover as many time 
zones as possible! Remember, we will need gifts for ALL 
level of players! 


I'm looking for aspiring ASCII artists for submissions to 
the Gazette. ASCII art can help spice up the appearance of 
the Gazette, and for original pieces, can earn you generous 
rewards! Email a sample of your piece to gazinput@outland.org 

I hope everyone was able to attend one of the several 
Thanksgiving HOGs. 2 HOGs were held on the 27th, 3 on the 
28th. Here is a quick summary of the total stats of all the 

Total times HoG was typed.............:  22603 
Total number of deaths................:  2431 

Total number of Mortal levels gained..:  2475 
Total number of Hero levels gained....:  4258 
Total number of levels gained.........:  6733 

Most times HoG typed by one player....:  372 
Highest number of Hero levels gained..:  64 
Highest number of Mortal levels gained:  28 
Highest number of deaths..............:  56 

Thanks for providing this information, Cuendillar. 

And, I would like to wish a personal Happy Holidays to 
everyone in our Avatar family. I hope you and yours have 
a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy the celebrations, but 
please, do so in a safe manner. Do not drink and drive. 
Make sure you can come back to us on Avatar! 


Ubercon III 

We said we'd be back for more - and we meant it! UberCon III 
will be held February 27-29 at the Radisson Suites 
Meadowlands, adjacent to the Mill Creek Mall in Secaucus. 
As promised, we're planning for more guests, more dealers, 
more games, more prizes, more fun!! 

The third Ubercon will be the biggest one yet, with Gabe & 
Tycho from Penny Arcade, author and game designer MJ Young, 
fantasy and comic artist Phil Foglio and of course, Sluggy 
Freelance creator Pete Abrams and his crew returning as 
Guests of Honor! 

Visit www.ubercon.com for more information about Ubercon III! 

New Hero/Lord Stats by Shadowwing (Lord Alt) 


These are the top ten levelers at the Hero and Lord tiers 
during the last four weeks. Perhaps in four weeks, your name 
will show up here too. Good luck, and level a lot the next 
four weeks. 

Disclaimer: if you didn't show up in the list four weeks ago, 
you won't show up here. Sorry. 

Top 10ish Lord levelers          Top 10ish Hero levelers 

Last month's top levelers at Hero and Lord 

Adon         72                  Aamei        501 

This month's leaders 

Lilone       83                  Watch        464 
Tammo        79                  Deceiver     395 
Brutal       77                  Axys         307 
Lasiter      55                  RiFt         293 
Skyrift      53                  Gholam       287 
Age          52                  Azariah      270 
Twang        50                  Salim        252 
Elvatar      49                  Meragon      249 
Moiraine     45                  Cyria        245 
MEKRiTH      42                  Lebannen     233 


18 Heroes morphed in the last four weeks. Please 
congratulate the following on their success. 

Aamei, Amata, Arclight, Bailey, Blaise, DarkFang, 
Elan, Gemini, Kupo, Malicious, Rafel, Rocknes, 
Serra, Terry, Tululu, Wayland, Zaheer, and Zerek 

Lord remorts or rebuilds 

REMORTS: Notti remorted from a human into a troll, 
Benevolio and Optimus from kzinti to troll, 
Ceorl and Yanyan from lizard man to troll, 
Mandiev from dragon to lizard man, 
Ada, Ianeira, and Korgard from elf to high elf, 
and Squirtle from lizard man to demonseed. 

REBUILDS: Genocyde rebuilt from a mage to a sorceror 


There were 3 Lord deletion(s) in the last four weeks. 
Take a few moments to mourn the following: 
Amanara, Lord 116 sprite     mage 
Aneria,  Lord  27 high elf   cleric 
Dargon,  Lord  18 deep gnome cleric 

May they all find what they seek outside the realm. 


Please congratulate 77 characters who reached Hero 15+ 

Aela, Aggie, Archeraplyxa, Arn, Asriel, Ayla, Barricade, 
Bliss, Caellin, Caya, Comisky, Dared, Dino, Draeger, 
DragonZ, Elwar, Emera, Erion, Eskria, Esoteric, Farot, 
Galiandre, GALOMiR, Genocyde, Glarg, Gol, Grebolica, 
Greymure, Grwst, Havok, Huntley, IceSnake, Jaqzitu, Kadar, 
Karkus, Karla, Keto, Klagg, Kye, Lander, Learnem, Leroth, 
Leviathin, Lokijin, Maglak, Makaap, Mcmurtry, Memnoch, 
Menik, Nalina, Novacaine, Oaf, Psyche, Riffraf, Ruddiger, 
Scarface, Scoop, Seralyn, Smashy, Sorlan, Soullost, 
Spanishflare, Spunky, Sunset, Thrend, Thwack, Tinuviel, 
Tlean, Urple, Usagi, Utena, Vinniemac, Vorg, Vrodish, Yuki, 
ZOBjr, and Zyzzx 

May you all have continued success and happiness at the 
Hero tier. 

FAILED MORPHS: Ainia, Coleoptera, Emah, Erin, Imam, 
Prosatanos, Pyki, Quecha, Ramko, Restless, RIvAk, Seraphyn, 
Starwind, Xuken, and Zoltar 


1 character(s) departed the realm. 
Take a moment to mourn the following: 

Osheite, Hero 753 drow archer 
May he find what he seeks outside the realm. 


Holiday Recipes 

Anessa and Merck were both kind enough to share a few of 
their holiday recipes with us. Take a look below, but be 
careful not to drool on your keyboard. I think I'm going to 
have a go at one of those Ham and Cheese balls! 

Ham and Cheese ball by Anessa 

1 small can deviled ham 
1 sm package cream cheese 
1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese 
1 small can diced green chilies 

Mix together, and chill until able to work into a ball form. 
Roll in finely chopped walnuts, chill. 


From Merck: 
Here are a couple of ideas...but I don't know what kind of 
cheese you like. It sounds as if Anessa's cheese ball has a 
bit of a bite to it already so we'll try some thing else. 
I've included a couple ideas that may or may not work *cackle*. 


Here is one with blue cheese (for those that really like 
blue cheese) 

1 cup sour cream 
1/2 8 oz brick of cream cheese 
1 cup blue cheese, crumbled 
2 tablespoons roasted garlic minced 
1/4 cup finely chopped onion 
1/2 teaspoon cayenne 
1 teaspoon salt. 

Blend all ingredients together until well blended. chill for 
at least an hour (over night is good too). 
Works well with veggies OR crackers like wheat thins 

Here is one with cream cheese 

1 cup cream cheese 
1/2 cup sour cream 
2 green onions finely chopped 
1 tablespoon minced garlic 
1 teaspoon chopped rosemary (fresh) 
1 teaspoon chopped thyme (fresh) 
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro (fresh) 
salt and pepper to taste 

blend all ingredients together until smooth, refrigerate a 
couple hours (or over night). 

If you want to get fancy you can serve them in a "bread 
bowl." Just get a small round rustic bread, cut off the top 
and hollow out the center and put the cheese dip in that. 
It looks cool, so people will think you worked harder. 
In the cream cheese dip you can substitute goat cheese if 
you'd like but it has to be soft. 


Grandfathered Areas and Items 
Yggdrasil by Lady Kyandra 

In a recent issue of the gazette, Kenji was mourning areas 
that have gone. I think we all remember those fondly. 

I remember The World Tree, better known as Yggdrasil. It was 
originally written by Glop and was loaded, if I remember 
correctly, around level 10. It was replaced several years 
ago by Grunka's Kombat Skool, written by Yevaud. 

Why was this area one of my favorite mortal areas? I am 
not sure. Maybe it was my own Norse ancestry that lead it 
to intrigue me so. Maybe it was just its simple layout and 
structure. Either way, every lowmort I had back then ran 

The mobs there were simple animals, some were hidden, and 
many were the ones actually based in the myth of the world 
tree. There were Hollyphants and planetars, dretch demons 
and casme, babau and yagnodemons, kostchtchie and nabassue. 
Most were demonic and evil, a few, like the solar and cloud 
dragon were good aligned. Oh and we can't forget the wemics, 
frost giants and the gorgimera. 

There was little gear of real value there. Polearms and cold 
iron hammers, bastard swords, and looking glasses. My favorite 
piece of gear, that I should have grabbed before it went away, 
was the cast iron girth. It was negative int. I could have 
added to my collection of negative int gear. If I look at 
the stock area, it says there were detect potions there, 
sadly, it has been so long, I do not remember if there were. 
There were also the hollyphant tusk wands and crystal sleeves 
which were invisible and many didn't know they were there. 

To enter the area, you started at a room, called literally, 
the Entrance to Yggdrasil. If you went down, you found the 
evil mobs, if you climbed upward, the good aligned. The ones 
at the top were harder too. 

*Smile* It was one of my favorite lowmort areas, and one I 
will always miss. 

Kyandra ni'Sharabet 

Last Month's Trivia Quest 

If you haven't noticed, life as a player looking for a quest 
has seriously picked up! Thanks to our busy Quest Staff and 
Immortal Kariya, we are now averaging several quests a day, 
as opposed to a few months ago, when it might have been a 
once-a-month deal. Thanks to all of the Quest Team for their 
awesome work! 

Last month, Doolen and Kerdor were the only two correct 
submissions to the item trivia quest. Good job, guys. I 
hope the reward was worth the effort! I had asked players 
to list the items most commonly associated with each mob. 
Here were the correct responses: 

Grunka - Goblin Boots of Fleeing 
Vernon - Moonblade Dagger 
One-eye (Orphanage) - Scarlet Silk Sash 
Mad Kzin - Head of Jubal, Insanity Token 
Snow White - Heart of Gold 
Foaming Lunatic - Scales of Justice 
High Priest of Snikt - Claws of Snikt 
Aramus - Midnight Boots, Dagger Shadowfang, vest of Shadow 
Dragon hide 
Savia - Shard of Durrite 
Half-Orken Man (Dessicated Farmland) - burning lavalier, 


Monthly Gazette Quest 

This month, the quest is rather simple. Those recipes above 
got me thinking about my own holiday cheese ball, Kzinti 
style! I have an old family recipe here for a Kzn Cheese 
Ball. If you can get me these ingredients, I'll give you 
an Angel Bless. This contest will run anytime I am on, for 
the whole month of December. Low mortal characters only, 
please! (No Heroes or Lords) 

Bread (any kind) 
a hunk of cheese 
Rabbit meat (can be a carcass, chunk of meat, or flayed) 
a carrot 

Bring these four items to Kenji, and I'll give you an Angel 


Gazette Poll by Angel Kenji 

I recently polled the question "What do you most like to do 
while on Avatar?" on Debonair's Avatar Boards. 

Almost 200 people visited the poll, but only 32 voted. Still, 
32 votes gives us a good idea of what our players love most 
about Avatar. Here were the poll results. 

Gain Levels [2] ** (6.25%) 
Running/Grouping [8] ******** (25%) 
Soloing [1] * (3.13%) 
Socializing [9] ********* (28.13%) 
Enchanting gear sets [2] ** (6.25%) 
Exploring new areas [0] (0%) 
Role Playing [0] (0%) 
Try new race/classes [0] (0%) 
Quests/contests [4] **** (12.50%) 
Misc [6] ****** (18.75%) 

Just from the numbers, it looks like running/grouping and 
socializing are the two most popular things to do on Avatar. 
And that makes sense. Muds are an online version of 
traditional tabletop role-playing games. The best parts of 
playing D&D years ago for me were getting together with 
friends, ordering a pizza, and smashing the heck out of some 

I was more intrigued by some of the responses out there, when 
I probed our players to give a bit of detail. I'd like to 
share some of those below. 

ArchAngel Felinda said "A major part of being an Angel is the 
social aspect, whether it's with other Angel and Imms, or 
with newbie lowmorts, or even with heroes and lords. The 
reason you'll see me mostly in my Angel rather than my 
alts is because that's what I most enjoy doing." 

I like what Akmetra said; "I like socializing, finding people 
with er.. common interests, shall we say. It is nice to find 
another lonely person online, and brighten up each other's 
day. Thanks a lot... you know who you all are." 

Lady Kyandra seconds that, saying "Avatar has produced a lot 
of friendships, special ones. It's what an online community 
is all about, no?" I couldn't agree more. 

Anessa enjoys running quests, and loves watching the players 
have fun, which is what she does with the Quest Team. 

Lord Samchay enjoys running and leading lord groups. He 
especially likes 'pushing the envelope' by 'trying the same 
run with fewer people, etc.' 

Lord Bendar has a different take on it. He enjoys creating 
gear sets to help others out. One of Avatar's most visible 
auctioneers, Bendar said, "I'm not really into having the 
"best" set of gear around; I do it mostly to help others. 
That's why I (or an alt) am on auction at least once a day, 
and I think it is why A LOT of people poll me for help. I 
love it, makes me feel like I am doing something to help 
someone else escape."  He also stated "Oh fyi I have tried 
a few other muds, but nothing compares to AVATAR ...that is 
why I stay." 

All in all, there are many reasons why we each play Avatar. 
Some of us enjoy running. Some are there only for the social 
aspect. For most of us, it changes from day to day. Lord 
Mindesto said "at one time or another, every single one of 
those options were a reason I played Avatar." And to quote 
Sleight, "I picked Misc. Sorta thought about choosing 
socializing, but then I thought- a bit of these three: 
grouping, socializing, and questing." 

What is your reason for coming back to Avatar each day? Why 
do you log on? I'd love to hear it. Send me a note on board 
2 or drop me an email at gazinput@outland.org  I'll continue 
to post these in the Gazette in the future. Thanks to all 
who participated, and keep looking to the Avatar Boards for 
more Gazette Polls! 

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The Goblin Raids by Lord Odhinn 

I woke up in a clearing beneath a great tree.  An ancient 
shaman was looking over me, as if guarding me against anything 
that might harm me.  Getting up from the ground, I checked to 
see if I had all my equipment.  I remember being hit over 
the head in a bar in Solace, then waking up here.  I found 
that I had all my equipment, but no money.  The shaman looked 
at me and smiled, then pointed south.  Off in the distance, 
I could see the top of a large tower. I asked if he meant for 
me to go there, and the shaman nodded. Reluctantly, I gathered 
myself and set off toward the wicked-looking tower. 

Arriving at the tower, I found that it was in shambles.  The 
normally smooth surface had been hacked and hewn, until every 
entrance had been buried under rubble.  There was a man sitting 
beside the temple, obviously hoping to get in. The man looked 
at me, and nodded his head.  He then asked me if I could help 
him.  He didn't have a weapon, but wanted to get a pickaxe 
from the goblins who had did the damage to the tower.  He said 
that if I went in and killed the goblins, and brought him a 
pickaxe, he would give me 300 gold coins for the axe and 50 gold 
for each goblin head.  Since I had already realized that I had 
no money, I agreed to his terms. 

I returned to the shaman beneath the great tree, and asked 
him if he knew where I could find the goblins.  He pointed 
east, toward a large mountain in the distance.  Following his 
directions, I found myself climbing along a narrow path up the 
mountain, until I stood in front of a large cave. 

I ventured into the cave, expecting to be ambushed by a horde 
of goblins at virtually any moment.  What I saw held me amazed 
and in awe.  Goblins were sleeping and staggering here and there; 
almost none noticed my arrival, or seemed to care very much if 
they did.  I took this as a good sign, and proceeded to venture 
deeper into the cave, searching for a pick axe, and a reason to 
begin the slaughter.  I got nearly all the way to the back of 
the cave before it happened. 

Seemingly out of nowhere, I was hit in the side of the head, 
with what felt like a large wooden club.  Picking myself up 
from the ground, I saw a rather large orc materialize before my 
eyes.  He looked upon me in apparent anger. Raising his club 
over his head, he began a downward strike, that would crush me 
into the stone floor, and possibly further into hell itself. 

In fear for my life, I quickly rolled to my left, and kicked 
off the wall with both of my legs, effectively jettisoning 
myself under the great orc's wide-spread legs.  I knew that I 
only had a few seconds before the huge oaf could turn around, 
so I went swiftly into action.  Jumping to my feet as fast 
as I could, I drew my sword with a sharp metallic chirp.  I 
spun the blade around in my hands, until the point pointed 
down, raised the sword, and plunged sharply downwards, just in 
time to stab it through his mouth, and out the base of his spine. 

A sickly gurgle escaped the goblin, then its body slumped 
downwards, letting the sword slide cleanly out of the wound. 
The crash of the body hitting the ground was unmistakable, even 
more so was the sound of his gigantic club clashing and 
clattering upon the stone floor.  Adrenaline rushed through my 
veins, as I realized that the sound may have alerted others. 
Without sheathing my now bloody sword, I continued quickly into 
the next room, unprepared for what awaited me next. 

Standing before me were 4 goblins.  One was obviously a king, 
which was obvious from the crown on top of its head.  Two 
others were obviously guards, judging from the fact that they 
held actual metal blades, and wore some rather shoddy leather 
armor.  The last goblin seemed to be the king's personal servant, 
judging from the fact that it was pouring some dark liquid into 
the king's cup. 

The battle that began next was fierce.  The two guards advanced 
upon me, yelling for other guards to come.  Their long daggers 
met my sword in a heart-wrenching crash that could be heard 
throughout the caves. 

For the next hour, I fought against the hordes of goblins. 
They seemed to be endless.  As I killed one, three more would 
take his place.  They moved around me, to block my path to the 
king.  Eventually, their numbers seemed to dwindle noticeably 

I finally hacked through the last remaining defenders, and 
approached the king. After all I had been through in the last 
few hours, there was no way I was going to let him live.  The 
pathetic king sat there, as I carefully took aim, and lopped off 
its ugly head.  Looking around me, I realize there was no way 
I could carry all the heads of the slain back, so I opted to 
just carry one, the head of the king.  But just in case, I 
chopped off the right ears of all the corpses, and strung them 
on a rope I craftily twisted of goblin hair . 

I wandered through the rest of the chambers of the caves, 
until I finally found the pickaxe I had been looking for.  Then 
I left the caves, without ever seeing another goblin. My walk 
back to the tower seemed to whiz by, as I calculated how much 
money I was owed.  It was not until after I had claimed my three 
thousand gold in prize, and had prepared to travel back to 
Solace, that I noticed the injuries I had sustained in the battle. 
I managed to barely make it back to the shaman under the tree, 
before the loss of blood forced me to pass out. 


----- Interview With ---------------------------------- 
-----     Kylie      -------- A role-play interview, -- 
----------------------------- By Ebnodon the Dreamer -- 

Hello everyone! 

This week, Kylie...  Is she a singer or a warrior? It seems 
no one really knows as she can do about just anything... 
Perhaps not everything to perfection, but hey... We all try 
to be perfect! Happy reading! 

Ebnodon the Dreamer 


Mud name: Kylie Santos Kilina, 'The Great Purger of Things.' 
Mud age: 68 years old, 102 hours. 
Race: Troll 
Class: Warrior 

Q: What is your favorite color? 
A: Pothole brown. 

Q: What is your favorite war cry? 
A: Guess what's wedged in me! And it's making me angry!!! 

Q: What is your favorite meal? 
A: I don't eat, I'm on the zone diet. 

Q: What is the worse thing that ever happened to you? 
A: Marrying another female. 

Q: If I could grant you one wish, what would it be? 
A: Oh I wish I had my sprite cleric back. 

Q: What is the best thing that ever happened to you? 
A: On the mud, getting msetted to 'Queen Kylie'. 

Q: Who is one of your best friends here? Why? 
A: Zaffer. He plvls me. 

Q: Do you think the atmosphere has changed much on Avatar? How? 
A: I think it's become whinier. :P  Like people not doing much 
for people, and a lot of the older players that I knew have left 
so I guess I miss them. 

Q: What would you like to see implemented? 
A: Realistically I just want lord spells back. :P 

Q: A few words of advice for our players? 
A: If the game causes you stress, it's become too big a 
portion of your life. 


Website of the Month - Avatar Player Locator by Lord Bailey 

One of the things that has always fascinated me about Avatar 
is the diversity of our playerbase. It has been a great joy 
of mine to make friends with players from all over the world. 
I feel honored to count among my friends, people from the UK, 
Netherlands, Australia, Canada and Singapore, just to name 
a few. 

Lord Bailey has provided a very unique resource in his 
Avatar Player Locator website. Here, you can register your 
own listing, with your character name, real name (optional) 
and your location. Bailey then provides a graphical listing 
of all the players in Avatar. 

Obviously, being based in the Eastern US, players from the 
States are a bit predominant. However, it may surprise you 
to see how many players are from Canada. Or Australia! 

Take a look at Lord Bailey's website, and if you haven't 
already, register yourself today! 

This is the new Avatar Gazette. It is published with the 
permission and cooperation of the Avatar staff by Angel Kenji. 
(Original concept by Asamaro and Dizzy.) 

The Gazette is written in plain vanilla ASCII text to ensure 
that everyone can enjoy it regardless of computer type. 

To subscribe to the Gazette, send internet e-mail to 
gazette-request@outland.org. In the body of your 
email put: 

subscribe username@hostname (MudName - RealName) 
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Apr 24 2024 14:27
Owl successfully morphs from Hero 433 to become Lord Owl.
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