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February 18, 2018
Abyss Mosey

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Connie Crete sent the following report to TMN:

Ber!

So we went ta tha mausoleum - no pitchers - and kilt everythin. Since was in tha neighborhood decided ta visit tha Abyss. Onashi and Abox werent 100% familiar unless they was and was jest bein polite. Kalian were tha ringer that made everythin go smooth. Boom - Abyss 1 cleared super fast. Then went ta Abyss 2. That Frozed Drake be purdy.

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Anyways, got Abyss 2 cleared and Kalian tooked tha looksee inta Abyss 3. Me, I yells "I aint goin" but Abox and Onashi didn't take tha hint. They falla'd in. Emphasis on Fall. Chained em back ta town fer causn got Onashi ta det-sms. That's current my record fer keelin a body. Next goal - det mms. Anyways... tooked town ta git him ta quite. and then! Tha OE came through! And we gotted him up.

So went back ta Abyss 2 with Giggles and Ina added. Abox had ta go study. Kilt lots o stuff. Ina and Tas played chicken with Abyss 3. Ima allays thinkin its wisest ta only let healers enner a packed snell. Tha inevitable happened. Got her out though. Came ta town and rested on our laurels and beer.

Beer!
-Connie

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February 15, 2018
Sentinel House and Locksmith

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My thanks to Coldy and Dashiva, who showed me around some new things in town: access to the Sentinel House and the new locksmith shop.

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February 07, 2018
Chaos Storm #1055

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Chaos Storm #1055 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments. If you don't want to read possible spoilers, please do not read any further!

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February 03, 2018
Improvements to Puddleby

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Some infrastructure improvements in Puddleby: new road and bench.

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January 24, 2018
Chaos Storm #1052

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Chaos Storm #1052 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments. If you don't want to read possible spoilers, please do not read any further!

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January 08, 2018
Chaos Storm #1049

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Chaos Storm #1049 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments. If you don't want to read possible spoilers, please do not read any further!

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January 01, 2018
Happy New Year

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Happy New Year, everyone! Best wishes from this old Thoom.

-Para

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December 21, 2017
Lots of Penguins

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From PengyGM:


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December 07, 2017
Chaos Storm #1045

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Chaos Storm #1045 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments. If you don't want to read possible spoilers, please do not read any further!

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December 06, 2017
Troublemaking Goats

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Tas Furrfoot sent the following message to TMN:

Went with Taryn's on Thursday... (last)... there is this path... but the goats were having their way with us...˝ group... goats... zu... and yors! Drabby said it might be rough. Goats put up a sign... but helped us out a bit! PengyGoats! (I think, I'll never be sure).

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Problem with the path?

-Tas Furrfoot

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Misadventure with Coldy and Gang

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Tas Furrfoot sent the following message to TMN:

Two healers and two Champs anna ranger. Misadventure to Pitch Caves? We went kinda past book3 and book1 a little ways... and survived!!! Just me 'n Dash for healerers!

Thanks for having me Misadventure!

-Tas Furrfoot

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The Rainbow Connection?

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Tas Furrfoot sent the following message to TMN:

The rainbow connection? Frogs around town?!?

-Tas Furrfoot

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K'vynn Commands All the Shares

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K'vynn sent the following report to TMN:

All the shares!!!

I go on Lori hunts sometimes. Connie says I'm too good for FB and DM now... but... I get to hunt with my wife Mirabel and all the shares shares in the lands! Muahahahaha.... all powerful, the power!!!! oh sorry, couldn't resist. Subtle power, √. Hee hee. Mew. Milk! Drink more milk!

-K'vynn

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November 26, 2017
SNN Reports: Important state of Puddleby information

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Breaking news from SNN: Important state of Puddleby information

More info and poll on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

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November 19, 2017
Stripgenerator Clan Lord Comics

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Hoggle posted on the Sentinel some great selections from the Stripgenerator comic strips he and other clanners (including Daimoth, Largo, Gorvin, Skirwan, Reckinyards, and Batkat) were creating some years ago.

Later in the thread, Hoggle supplies links to the collections and wonders if there might be more out there to find...

-Para

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November 16, 2017
Fairgrounds Chat

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Some of us gathered in the Fairgrounds last night to discuss recent concerns.

A transcription, Fishwrap-style, is included below.

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November 15, 2017
Chaos Storm #1042

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Chaos Storm #1042 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments. If you don't want to read possible spoilers, please do not read any further!

Delta Tao's "What's New" for v1042:

11/15/2017 v1042
But now the days grow short
I’m in the autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs
And it poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year.
— Ervin Drake (1919–2015)

* No significant changes this version.
* No crashes in 1,693 days, and counting. (A record!)
* Today marks the 1042nd week of the game’s existence, more or less. This means that Clan Lord has been up and running, almost continuously, for just over 20 years. Happy anniversary to us!

However... as you will have noticed, the Account Portal has been out of order for some months now. Unfortunately, we’ve concluded that, for reasons of time and resources, we are unable to revive it. This means it’s basically impossible to sign up new players, or for existing ones to modify their accounts, add new character slots, transfer characters, etc.

Moreover, we have to recognize the writing on the wall for our current Mac and Windows client apps. Both are technologically out-of-date by decades, not just years. We’ve nursed them along as much as we could, but without drastic rewrites they’re not likely to survive more than, say, 12–18 months.

Even if we had the time, skill, and resources to rewrite the clients (not to mention our associated internal world-building tools), we’re still stuck with game assets — primarily artwork and sounds — that, although they may have been acceptable or even ambitious back in the late 1990’s, are nowadays woefully inadequate. They would all have to be redone, from scratch, to look and work reasonably decently on modern hardware.

Finally, even the least observant of players will have noticed that the pace of world enhancements has lately slowed to a trickle. Many of the volunteer GMs and their helpers and the artists and contributors who had put so much time and effort into the Clan Lord world over these last 20 years or so, are now inactive. Without their enthusiastic participation, the game world stagnates.

We have enormous gratitude to all our dedicated players and wonderful collaborators. We’re interested in your thoughts; we’ve started a discussion on the Sentinel, where together we can work out the future of Clan Lord.

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A chat tonight with Pengy

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November 07, 2017
Village Hunt

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Tas Furfoot sent the following report to TMN:

Taryn hunt in Village. But we were fighter 'lite' but healer heavy (like more than 4... maybe 6? I forget!) even hadda Mystic with us, a REAL one as Connie would have put it (Drabby). I had nice things to say to SunBlaze's custume! We died lots, and Taryn delegated and made me a rod! For a while that worked pretty well, except I can't rod more than 2 things at once and we got 3+ things sometimes . . . then it went to pieces . . . kinda. We got most folks out except those who needed to leave earlier.

Same hunt: waiting patiently to rescue... Chmee, Tas, and DC next to portal to Village in east town:

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-Tas Furfoot

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November 06, 2017
Zombie Nite

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Tas Furfoot sent the following report to TMN:

There was a notice of a raffle taking place during Zombie Nite. Here are some pics. I helped Coldy keep track of what he was giving away. I got a keg of black beer which I shared with everyone afterwards (and falling to it, of course). It worked out great; everyone got something. Just enough folks and stuff to give away. Ok ok, I'm not sure Shadowmutt got anything....

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-Tas Furfoot

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A Depart Hunt

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Tas Furfoot sent the following report to TMN:

Lori, kinda, dared Connie to do a depart hunt cause Lori said to Connie, "I've never departed on your hunts.' So Connie took that as a dare. Yup, we departed by going to Ash Town. Then we went to Metz. And I found a new costume. Sorry no photos of departsville with Lori. SO i can't PROVE we did it . . . well, maybe in the logs . . . so this is us headed to Metz Forest. Two BBers, a ranger, Connie, and Lori and Tas. What could go wrong? We survived!

-Tas Furfoot

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October 27, 2017
Portal Moved (not) and Okra in East Field. Err...Orga.

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K'vynn sent the following report to TMN:

Hey Para!

So, Killian posted on Koppi (and Connie let me know) that if i moved the portal to CD he'd pay me 40k. Connie mentioned a commission, i didn't pay too much attention to that . . . Well, that's hard for any poor mystic to resist you know. Although, I'd been happy to move it back if paid to do so. And from what Connie told me, some groups are able to make the entire trek back to village through the Mountain, so I didn't feel too terrible about taking the money. A poor mystic has his research to do and stuff.

I finally managed to catch up with Killian; unfortunately, but maybe fortunately, Connie were misreading when to do what I needed her to do (yup, she were helping) . . . maybe I should have given her some moonshine or something . . . maybe it was cause she didn't get her cut first . . . I were thinking I'd pay her her cut after we did it . . . anyhow, long story short, I broked my stone and thus lost my mark to CD. Porting is easy. Timing is hard for a semi-sober-drunk dorf. Of course, she'll say it's all my fault and I'm not a REAL mystic, but that's OK.

So, fortunately I have a spare--but the portal remains and I was kind enough to give Killian most of his money back.

I was a bit tired from being in the library so long anyway and then there was some excitement east of town--from East Field. I scanned a few times and decided after one BBQ bolt event and Xenos repeatedly asking me where Mork was while I was fallen--I decided if i were going to find Mork, I'd need to get paid. I thought 100c was reasonable. Well, that didn't go over well, I'd have to pay for his healer services from now on if I did that or something to that tune, 500c or something. Which is fine, I'm useless anyway, right? And Stora's free, just give him a beer now and then. Besides, I was sure Mork would be fine, he always comes back up on his 4 blue hooves . . . er . . . feet. I was too tired to remain, but here was one of my scans from the safety behind the east town pf.

Hoping to get out a little more often, but timing just hasn't been good for me lately.

Milk! Kudos to ThoomCare, that old fishwrap, for still posting stories. Enjoying Connie's adventures. Would like to see Misadventure post some!!! (Open Hands).

Hope the late night party survived the orga and weren't ported and spitted and eaten in OV.

Milk! K'vynn

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Chaos Storm #1039

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Chaos Storm #1039 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments. If you don't want to read possible spoilers, please do not read any further!

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October 12, 2017
DTN what didn't happen

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Connie Crete sent the following report to TMN:

Ber!

Here's what did and didn't happen...

Our small mosey were jest askin ta git kilt. Also both Lorikeet and Fiona hates DTN with a purple passion o a thousand blazin suns so dont go when they comes outta politeness.

Got ta DTN1 and cleared it. I raised up Umbutch what that allays makes tha spawn happens. Seems tha fighterhealermystic subclass kin repeatedly raise her.

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Then Prae falled causn he's got so lil higgy and healed him up.

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What did happen I dont got pitchers fer. Basic . . . mowed through dtn1 and 2. Got cocky in 3 at tha 3/4 boundary. Departed. Went back fer round 2 and lured more o town. Got ta tha 3/4 boundary agin. Pressed inta 4. Died. Town rescued. Almost kilt town. Bah. Pesky hard ta keel town. Recovered. Played around until time. Came home. I were ultimately foiled in my quest ta depart alla town. Mebbe next time.

I'ma still workin on takin pitchers while fightin and there be sumthn bein said or a live critter in tha shot. Ya gotta suffer through my shaky camera handlin.

Ber!

-Connie

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October 08, 2017
Poor Stora

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Crius yells, "It’s 4 o’clock, and all’s well."
Stora has fallen to loneliness in Puddleby.

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October 07, 2017
Ash Mosey(s)

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Ber Para,

Our last two moseys was ta Ash. Since tha pepples on tha first mosey wasnt around fer tha second one, nobudy new we went ta tha same place twice inna row. Tha first mosey were jest fer darshak doggies. I tried ta keep healin Manj while Warp rodded and Tas healed him. I thinks we made it through 50 doggies or 2 snells dependin on how ya counts.

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Then tha next mosey, had a slightly bigger group and figgured we could attack Ash City. Nippy volunteered ta be tha token ranger. Kyvnn came slummin agin even though his usual new best friends werent around.

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As were standard we made it ta barrels first ta git tha retreat cleared. Then were ditherin over visitn Fluffy or goin ta houses and boats. Hah! like there's ever any question on visitn Fluffy or not.

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I tried ta git a good pitcher o tha temple, but cut off o tha disco horns causn is a big buildin.

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We made it inside and started takin tha second floor but had ta retreat. Nippy went through mustabeen 50 chains ta git us back ta town. After clairbreak, we went back causn Garrick and Onashi wasnt on tha chainride home.

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We got there and visited with Fluffy. She were super excited ta see us. After jumpin up and visitn with everyone, she were tuckered out and tooked a nap.

We came home and a good time were had by all.

Ber!

-Connie

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October 05, 2017
Chaos Storm #1036

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Chaos Storm #1036 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments. If you don't want to read possible spoilers, please do not read any further!

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September 30, 2017
Big Ol Mob

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Connie Crete sent to TMN the following report:

Ber Para.

I knows its been a while since tha last report. I gits distracted bashin and dont do so good with tha reportin pitcher takin.

Our mosey tooked us ta tha rainforest. We sumhow ended up with nearbout everybudy (Stora dont git outta town much). While technical, were (not we're fer ya grammarians) strong enough fer bigger things, is more a case o "Where aint we been inna while?". Also, didnt wanna scare Lorikeet too bad (everybudy else has internalized my plans fer keelin alla town - she jest knows innellectually) . First (tha gray pitcher) we did tha pit dive - because no one in their right mind would do a pit dive rather than go tha long way through gloamins. Then, ta keep pepples on their toes, we charged tha yorilla camp.

Tha handy thing about champeens is they gots tha ability ta brick on demand. Xrak came along causn he felt bad that we dont got no token ranger. Honest what does better is more bb'ers causn then less likely ta git bored healers. Is tha conditionin aginst red I think.

We dropped Abox off in tha water ta git home at Clairbreak and perceeded on our way. Tha grand plan were ta git ta Tepui. Thing is, um, I dunno my way around tha RF after tha Tree o Patience. It's all a big ol blur. So anyway, we were workin our way toward Tepui but got distracted by a web place that I honest aint never been. So we saw that and I were sightseein rather'n takin pichers. Then there were a secret (ta no one but me) lil tunnel that I aint never been so were sightseein rather'n takin pitchers. And then we were at Tepui. Had a grand ol time and realized we didnt got no vine ta git out tha south door. So we EPS'd home.

Fer future mobs: tha bigger ya gits tha more likely I'll be keelin ya at book2 or OS (goin tha long way through DP because I dont trust tha "its jest 3 EPS snells" route and ta keel time). These threats is gonna happen spontanious so's no point in plannin. Jest lookout anytime I has 4-5 healers and a big ol op mob. Lil op mobs is jest fer slates and Serra and RF.

Schedulin goes: (7-9 Lori time) Tues: DM/FB mosey - and stays close-ish ta town untl ifn any o DM that shows up at half past wants ta join so not so big or adventurous. Usual small causn ongoin other moseys which be way better, safer and more better larnin fer time spent. Fri: Biggest mosey o tha week fer us causn few concurrent moseys. Sun: small-tiny moseys fer mostly coinin or "where aint we been in tha last 6 git tagithers that nobudy's hunted recent.. ok, Snaggy agin"

*Disclaimer: We is technical an invite only group. But we'll invite anybudy that wants ta come. Big Huge Problem: Ima actively tryin ta keel tha party and cause a depart. Also retreatin be dun mostly when one healer's left standin what happens ta have a chain. This aint fer tha faint o heart. Nor be it fer tha departophobes.

Beer!

-Connie.


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