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January 23, 2021
Salandra Renounces Mystic Guild

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TMN has received word that the following note has been found posted to the sides of several buildings in Puddleby.

As of this day, Soldi, day 79 of Summer, year 623, Ma’Ta Salandra renounces her membership in the Mystic Council and the Mystic Guild of Puddleby.

(Written lower and in a slightly messier hand:)

The guild is dead.

I was there in the years after the Ripture Wars. I saw the height of life within the Guild. I saw what I thought was corruption and it drove me to what was the Shadow Council. It drove me insane.

Years later I returned full of anger and hatred. I know now that the corruption I saw before has poisoned the body. I see now the lingering death of the Guild and a Council who is without the will to stop it. It drove me to freedom.

Now I walk alone filled with despair and longing. The tendrils of that dying body no longer have purchase on my soul. I have broken a vow to those I consider friends and for that I am sorry. I pray for their escape.

Now I walk alone – Now I am truly free.

(The last words are written deeply.)

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Attempt to Place a Kyuem in Orga Camp 3

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Salandra sent the following report to TMN:

Greeting exiles!

On Saturday February 6, at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST / 7 PM GMT / 6 AM AEDT we will be attempting to place a Kyuem in Orga Camp 3. Over the next several weeks we’ll be collecting donations to build the Kyuems needed and power them once they are placed (Salandra is the point of collection). This event is open to every exile.

For more information please visit this scroll (http://maps.clanlord.net/Salandra/Information/Kyuem.html) or go to the Kyuem Event forum on the Discord.

We're going to need a lot of help to get this done. Please join the community to forward the Ethereal Story!

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January 18, 2021
Sticklord News Network. Season 1, Episode 1

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My apologies. Somehow I missed bringing attention to the inaugural relaunch of SNN. I hope more broadcasts are forthcoming.

-Para

Sticklord News Network. Season 1, Episode 1

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Here Be Dragons Mapping Guild

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Salandra sent the following announcement to TMN:

Dear exiles,

Here Be Dragons has been a hopeful project for the last few decades or so, and it's finally becoming a reality. More information can be found on our scrolls, but the general intent is to create a mapping guild that brings together the various exiles who have not only dedicated themselves to the creation of maps, but also the sharing of the knowledge of our world.

As of today, the first handful of invitations are being sent out and the first members are officially joining. Their works will be coming to our scrolls over the next days. If you are interested or know someone you think should be a member of our guild please read through our membership information and get in touch with Salandra.

Here Be Dragons

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A New Tariff on Textiles

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Grim, renowned Puddlebean painter, captured live reactions to the news from Journeyman Mystic Borzon & former Fen President Largo.

TMN received this report from Borzon and Largo today:

PUDDLEBY – Ascendancy officials have levied a new tariff on textile exports to the Lok’Groton island chain. Affronted flocks of foxy fops and fabulous fashionistas fear the fallout of this frocking fabric fee. Community conversations concerning the complexities of this clothing crackdown have commenced. The consensus? Contempt. Can our closets cope? Find out on the Discord sinstone network.

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January 12, 2021
Local Mystic Spearheads Annulus Exploration

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Poplar sent the following report to TMN:

An intrepid investigative force set out today to explore the workings of the Annulus. A formidable group of fighters, healers, and mystics made their way to the large gaping pit on Tenebrion’s island. After some discussion, they jumped down in tactical order. It was immediately apparent that this part of the EP is unhealthy for mystics. It was rather perilous for fighters and healers as well. Most were fallen within minutes. This was repeated several times. Luckily, after each foray, at least one fighter survived long enough to chain the others back to town. The chore of chaining often fell to newly-eighth circle fighter Lexa and champion extraordinaire Haffron.

Healing was provided by Darth Wader, Penthka, and Kathius. After six successive rounds of dying, chaining to TC to be healed, and re-entering TI, they were able to clear enough for science to take place.

A number of interesting phenomena were noted during the course of the investigation. The group concentrated their efforts on the west side of the annulus. Although surrounded by an invisible barrier of some sort, there seems to be some sort of path or other mechanism by which one could theoretically enter. Several exiles reported being randomly ported out of the snell and onto PI or back to the edge of the pit on TI. There was an earthquake preceding one of these random ports. Salandra, the prominent mystic, was twiddling with the friendly clouds surrounding the annulus when a large spawn of decidedly unfriendly clouds of ether appeared out of nowhere and wreaked havoc. Aspasia, Borzon, and Poplar all reported negative side effects after touching the clouds of ether. After another trip to town and back, the acclaimed ranger Biro brought along a befriended banshee and attempted to use it to probe the mysterious pathways. This resulted in her immediate porting back to PI. The remaining exiles started noticing episodes of being ported short distances from their original positions. One such instance resulted in the illustrious healer Kathius falling to an “ethereal whirlpool.”

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The adventurers decided that enough science had been conducted for one day and that a larger force would be needed to investigate further. They retreated to town and celebrated their several near escapes.

-Poplar

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January 09, 2021
Chaos Storm #1206

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Chaos Storm #1206 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments.

Delta Tao's "What's New" for v1206:

1/6/2021 v1206
No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again. — Buddha

  • When asked what was new this update, the creators smirked knowingly, yet spoke not a word. So... your guess is as good as mine?
  • The virtual machine that hosts the Clan Lord game server froze, unexpectedly & inexplicably, on 19 Dec., which made the game inaccessible for about 90 minutes. Sorry about that! We’re awarding some free ranks to everyone as consolation.
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December 10, 2020
Chaos Storm #1201

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Chaos Storm #1201 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments.

Delta Tao's "What's New" for v1201:

12/2/2020 v1201
Celebrate the idea that you don’t fit in. Find your own fit. Stay unique. — Betsey Johnson (b. 1942)

  • Season’s Beatings!
  • Like poorly wrapped Bawkmas gifts, all changes to this update are secret.
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November 29, 2020
Bard Concert Time!

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The next Bard Concert is scheduled for:

TODAY! Right now!

Sunday, November 29, 2020 at noon PDT, 3PM EDT.

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November 16, 2020
Kori Running for Fen President

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Totem sent the following report to TMN:

Kori, local ranger and advocate for the extermination of Jade Arachnoids, announced his candidacy for the Office of the Fen Presidency in a small gathering in Town Center today.

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Kori made promises to include "MORE RANKS, MORE COINS, MORE MUSIC, and MORE MILK!!”. Kori was not not available for questions following the announcement, but promised more information about his platform in the coming days.

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Shortly after the announcement, a campaign poster appeared in local message boards.

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Kori appears to be the youngest candidate to ever run for the Office of the Fen Presidency.

-Totem

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November 11, 2020
Chaos Storm #1197

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Chaos Storm #1197 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments.

Delta Tao's "What's New" for v1197:

11/4/2020 v1197
Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult. — Albert Camus (1913–1960)

  • All changes this update are either secret or too obvious to mention here. (But not both.)
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October 15, 2020
Chaos Storm #1193

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Chaos Storm #1193 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments.

Delta Tao's "What's New" for v1193:

10/7/2020 v1193
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed. There ain’t much credit in that. — Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

  • Spooky new areas. We hope they’ll be a smashing success!
  • Testing out some buffs to blood inferno. Big increase to overall power, as well as a buff to the ability to clear lower level junk.
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September 29, 2020
Largo Reports on the Bard Concert

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"It's true!" —Largo

Largo sent the following report to TMN:

Another bard concert has come and gone!

Though the competition from Borzon, Xepel, Coriakin, and Nippy was fierce, Aspasia won Snacks’ composition contest with her excellent piece "Historical Importance,” a chronicle of the fateful day 56 years ago that I got a new shirt.

Pirate has archived visionstones of the entire concert on The Puddleby Listener.

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"Xepel is forced to admit the truth" —Largo

As winner of Snacks’ competition, Aspasia will judge the next contest and has chosen its theme. Via Koppi: "Submissions must be a solo, duet, or trio inspired by the Feast of Tsrinn. Bonus points will be given for songs with lyrics!"

The next bard concert will be held at the Puddleby Playhouse in west town on OOC October 25 at 9PM Eastern; 6PM Pacific; 1AM GMT. Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume.

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September 27, 2020
Bard Concert Time

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The next Bard Concert is scheduled for:

TODAY!

Sunday, September 27, 2020 at noon PDT, 3PM EDT.

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September 24, 2020
Exiles Remembered

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Exiles gather in memory of those who have passed

Thanks to Dandelion and Largo for organizing the Memorial Gathering.

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Memorial statue for Tonoto

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September 22, 2020
Memorial Garden Gathering

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Largo sent the following report to TMN:

Tomorrow marks 15 years since Tyndall's passing. He was loved very much in life, and his memory is kept close and cherished by many.

The years have also taken at least four other beloved members of our community from us: Baffina/Baffette, the indomitable orga slayers; Tonoto, whose maps still guide us; Eyeball, who was kindhearted and funny; K'pyn, the warrior thoom without compare.

Dandelion has called for us to come together in the Memorial Garden to celebrate the lives of these departed friends and loved ones [OOC: on Wednesday, 9/23 – 8pm Mountain/7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern/2am GMT]. All are welcome. Please bring whiskey, cigars, beer, and logs for fires if you can.

If you knew or hunted with Tyndall, Baffina/Baffette, Tonoto, Eyeball, or K'pyn, you are strongly encouraged to attend and share your memories. If you are grieving someone from outside the lands, know that this is a space where you can hold that in community. If you would like to show love and friendship to exiles who have lost beloved people, know that your presence will do that.

We realize that this is coming together on very short notice. You can help by taking a moment to use the communication avenues available to you to reach out to folks who you think would be interested in coming but won't be reached by these posts because they are currently disengaged from Clan Lord and/or social media. Thank you!

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September 11, 2020
The Remudification of Puddleby Has Begun

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image courtesy of Largo on Discord

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September 10, 2020
Coriakin on Music

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Coriakin has created some resources for learning about music in Clan Lord.

Intro to Music Making in Clan Lord

CL Instrument Intro

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September 09, 2020
Orienting a Large Shipment of New Exiles

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TMN received the following message from Largo:

Hello Paramedic,

I am writing to report that an unusually large shipment of completely new exiles recently came in from the mainland. I had anticipated some of them—Rhapsody, Morgician, Stinker, Calaye, Rota, Radianne, Crysanthe, Camio Stolas, and Neem—through the word of a contact I have at the docks. Also in attendance were HighSens and Smithers.

We set out with a very ambitious itinerary in hand to orient the baby exiles, taking them first to the Puddleby underground (where we became split up and joyously lost until K’vynn came and rescued us all with his mystic powers), then to the University to meet Boostus. At this point we ditched the ambitious itinerary and went straight to West Ash to fight Dar’shak in the horde and bell tower. After that, we landed in town to get drunk and help the babies choose their professions—congratulations to our newest healer, Rhapsody, and to our newest fighters—Neem, Morgician, Stinker, Rota, and Radianne. After that, we continued to hunt and party for several hours.

Many of us—with apologies, too many to name in full—worked hard to help orient the new exiles on Puddlebean life. Special thanks go to K’vynn, for providing all the baby exiles with sunstones, to Dandelion and Lorikeet for serving as designated top-level shepherds for the whole ordeal, to Haffron for helping me plan, and to Snacks, Rakshasa, Xepel, and Coriakin for cooperating to provide music throughout.

Special thanks also to Pirate the Bloodmage, who took a visionstone of the whole endeavor and has posted it in the library for anyone who wants to enjoy it.

Readers of TMN—if you see any of these new exiles in the lands (some of them have been back around), please take care to be extra friendly to them!

Best,
Former Fen President Largo

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September 03, 2020
They Paved Paradise?

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Largo's Resignation: The Fallout

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TMN received the following report from Lynne Arr'shan:

Dear Editor-in-Chief Paramedic,

I've been investigating Largo's resignation and interviewing exiles about town about the future of the Fen Presidency. I will continue to monitor this situation as it develops, so please consider this piece the first in a limited series about the fen presidency.

As a non-partisan journalist, I recognize my obligation to serve as a watchdog over public affairs and government. I have endeavored to keep my reporting on this matter fair and accurate. I know that inexpensive widespread visionstone technology has made times tough for print media in the Lok'Groton, so I am willing to waive my fee in this instance.

Best,
Lynne Arr'shan

***

EXILES RESPOND TO LARGO'S DECREE
By Lynne Arr'shan, unofficial, unlicensed, unauthorized, unaccredited, and completely freelance junior cub reporter for the ThoomCare Media Network

As regular readers of ThoomCare already know, Former Fen President Largo recently resigned after a storied 49-year term to 'make way for new leadership'. In response to queries from ThoomCare, KPUN, and SNN reporters, Largo expressed his commitment to the peaceful transition of power, but declined to immediately name a successor candidate to represent the Largocratic party in the next election. Largo stated that he intended to remain in the lands "as a friend, not a leader," which sources on the scene described as 'gratuitous pandering'.

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Immediately before his resignation, former Fen President Largo decreed that candidacy for the position of Fen President shall no longer be restricted to Fen'neko. While this decree implies that candidacy for the office of Fen President has heretofore been restricted to fen'neko, public record clearly indicates that this is not the case. While only fen'neko have ever been elected to the office, both Stylunk (a ghorak zo) and Phineas/Fen-eas (an ostensible human) have all made their way onto past ballots through legitimate means.

It is unclear at press time whether Largo's move was the result of ham-fisted misdirection, well-intentioned incompetence, or bad information from an advisor.

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Largo's office did not respond to our request for comment, but this reporter was able to track Largo down in town center shortly before a recent Connie mosey. His hair was immaculate, and he was wearing a handsome but subdued maha pelt shirt. When pressed on the matter of his pointless and potentially obfuscatory decree, Largo flashed an angelic smile and made direct eye contact: "Sorry, I'm afraid I don't know what you're talking about… Who do you work for, again? Are you with Skirwan?"

In this reporter's entirely subjective estimation, he probably did know what I was talking about.

Regardless of the reasoning behind the decree, many exiles – especially Largocratic loyalists – have cheered the move. Inu Teisei, an exile of both sylvan and fen'neko descent who ran against Largo during the election of 572 but claims to have voted for him anyway, was thrilled at the opportunity to extend her family's political influence: "I love it – I always wondered why it was limited to just fen, so I think it's about time. I have nominated Pun'isher (to no one)." Again, the Office of Fen President has never been restricted to fen'neko.

Kitlin, a fen'neko healer and long-term Puddleby resident, offered a diplomatic perspective on the matter, emphasizing the dual importance of inclusivity and of representing fen'neko cultural experiences in Puddleby's anarchic and occasionally oblique power structure. "While it is encouraging to open the candidacy to others, I do not see how one can be a fen president without being fen. [However,] good Mr. Kensington is a thoom raised by fen. I can imagine him qualifying for being a fen president though not being fen."

Representatives from the Orga Camp, of course, have responded to the power vacuum created by Largo's resignation with calls for a Bartok candidacy. Most of the exiles I've been able to interview about this matter have been unequivocally against such a candidacy. For her part, Inu Teisei says she 'would not' support Bartok in a bid for the fen presidency, on the grounds that 'orga are just plain mean.'

Pirate, a sylvan fighter and self-described 'ally to all fens' was initially lukewarm on the idea: "if he had everyone's interests in mind, fens forward, I think he would be good." When reminded that Bartok is the Orga general who once stole Puddleby's altar and is ascendant once again after being presumed dead for many years, Pirate furrowed his brown and changed his tune: "Oh! No, that sounds terrible."

If not Bartok, though, then who? For now, Largo's untimely resignation has elevated Relkin to the office of Fen President. Relkin, in good keeping with Presidential tradition, is currently MIA. Informal non-orga nominations for candidates in the upcoming election abound in the lands. Some names that this reporter has heard floated include Zhirem, Dandelion, Coldy, Pun'isher, and D'ead – an unusually friendly group of contenders, to be sure.

With the exception of Bartok, this may be the most amicable and least contentious race in Puddlebean history.

More as this story develops.

-Lynne Arr'shan

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Chaos Storm #1188

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Chaos Storm #1188 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments.

Delta Tao's "What's New" for v1188:

9/2/2020 v1188
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. — Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910)

  • No significant changes this update, but the changes that were changed are significant.
  • For reasons that remain unexplained, in mid-month our network-facing gerbils got moved to a new cage, which they found to be distinctly cramped, noisy, noisome, and altogether an uncongenial place to live. Several days of unpleasantness and fog ensued, until we could move them back into nicer digs. We apologize for the deterioration of service; we’re awarding some free ranks to everyone to make up for it.
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August 24, 2020
SNN Reports on Largo Resignation

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SNN has posted updates connected to the evolving story of Largo's resignation.

SNN Special Report: Largo Resigns

Largo Has Fallen

(Note: The Favorites button on the upper right now links to the new SNN landing page; the old Flash site is accessible under More Clan Lord links below.)

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August 23, 2020
Orga Assault on Puddleby

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In the aftermath of Largo's resignation as Fen President, Puddleby was attacked by the Orga.

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Fishwrap Transcript: The Largo Resignation Address

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What follows is a Fishwrap Transcript of Largo's Resignation Address. Before resigning, Largo issued a decree that henceforth, the Fen President need not be a Fen.

Cassia Allin says, "Greetings, Lord Paramedic."
Cassia Allin says, "Welcome to the Alliance Castle."
Cassia Allin says, "You'll need to 'hail the tower' if you wish to enter."
Largo exclaims, "The press is here!"
(Largo dusts off his shirt.)
Largo exclaims, "Wonderful to see you!"
Largo is sharing experiences with you.
Paramedic asks, "Are you holding this shindig inside?"
Paramedic says, "And good to see you too"
Largo says, "I was thinking in front for dramatic effect."
Largo asks, "Would it play better if we did it inside?"
Paramedic says, "here works I think"
Largo says, "Good, good."
Paramedic says, "Huh"
Paramedic says, "is it supposed to be inaccessible?”
Largo yells, "Hail the tower!"
Paramedic says, "I have forgotten"
Paramedic says, "Oh"
Largo says, "They're just very dramatic about the whole thing."
(Jamboree smiles)
Skirwan leaps down from some rocks.
Silky says, "heya"
Largo exclaims, "Hi Silky!"
(Skirwan waves.)
Silky says, "wow good people around :)"
(Paramedic smiles)
Largo thinks, "We are gathering in front of Alliance Castle for my brief remarks. All are welcome to join! If you're having a tough time finding it, come to West farms and someone will show you the way."
Paramedic says, "Puddleby's elite is showing up"
Largo exclaims, "The cream of the crop!"
Largo exclaims, "And Skirwan!"
Paramedic says, "aged exiles"
Fearr exclaims, "Rawr!"
(Largo nods!)
Silky says, "we are so old :)"
Largo exclaims, "SO old!"
Largo exclaims, "Hi Fearr!"
Paramedic says, "So old..."
Silky says, "yeah..."
(Skirwan ignores the outgoing Fen President's twitterings.)
(Largo ignores Skirwans ignoring.)
Largo says, "One moment! Pun'isher is lost."
Kathius thinks, "Mork fallen to Gorvin for quite some time now."
Skirwan says, "No more lost than most of his supporters, I fear."
D'Ead thinks, "typical"
Paramedic says, "People don't remember where the Alliance Castle is"
Kathius thinks, "is there an arena or something?"
Fearr exclaims, "Fearr is always an option!"
Sabin Figaro thinks, "may need to depart"
Paramedic says, "This castle was always a white elephant"
•You seem to heal more effectively.
Paramedic says, "A Puddleby boondoggle"
Skirwan thinks, "SNN reports: Largocratic rally delayed as Fen President Largo's campaign staff get lost on the way."
D'Ead thinks, "he was fallen in town yesterday"
Largo exclaims, "But here it is!"
K'vynn is now Clanning.
Silky says, "ahah"
Inu Teisei is sharing experiences with you.
(Largo rolls his eyes at Skirwan's perpetual heckling.)
(Ryder waves)
Largo exclaims, "Hi Ryder!"
(Jamboree waves.)
Skirwan says, "Ryder's like a zodiac old and HE knows the way."
(Inu Teisei waves)
(Paramedic prepares a hand-crank camera with a fish on the side)
(Largo puts his notes in order.)
Ryder says, "i found this place a few weeks back with snacks"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN reports" Largogrataic rally coverage underway"
Fearr exclaims, "Rawr Borzon!"
Silky says, "Hello Kvynn"
Largo exclaims, "!"
Ryder says, "sometimes i do something that appears to be useful."
Largo says, "That's a good trick, K'vynn."
Ruuk ponders, "beer"
K'vynn is sharing experiences with you.
K'vynn says, "Malkor taught me that one."
Largo asks, "Let's get this started?"
Largo says, "Thank you all very much for joining me here today."
Largo says, "It's wonderful to see so many old faces, and some new ones too."
Largo says, "I have two statements to make. I could have just sent them directly to the papers, but I like attention."
Largo says, "I'm sure you all sympathize."
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN reports: Largo addresses the SRO crowd in front of the picturesque Castle grounds"
Skirwan ponders, "story checks out so far"
Largo says, "First, I will issue a Presidential decree."
K'vynn ponders, "SRO crowd?"
(Paramedic raises eyebrow)
Pun'isher ponders, "standing room only"
Inu Teisei says, "ooh decree"
Skirwan thinks, "SNN: KPUN reports standing room only... while lying on the ground."
(K'vynn isn't president, yet.)
Largo says, "From here on forward, candidacy for the position of Fen President will be open to all citizens of Puddleby, not just fen'neko."
Inu Teisei exclaims, "yay!"
Largo says, "If anyone wishes to challenge this decree, I will defend it in court."
K'vynn asks, "does that not make them a fen President then?"
Inu Teisei says, "It's Punny vs Skirwan vs Mighty Largo"
Silky says, "aahah"
Inu Teisei ponders, "will all fen be their servants?"
Largo exclaims, "Great question, K'vynn!"
K'vynn ponders, "Fen President vs President."
Silky says, "The end of fen supremacy"
Paramedic says, "Thoom"
(K'vynn purrs ahead.)
Largo says, "With that said and done --"

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Largo says, "I hereby tender my resignation as Fen President."
Skirwan ponders, "Ahhh. That feels good on my knee."
(K'vynn senses something)
(Inu Teisei cries)
Paramedic exclaims, "!!!"
Largo exclaims, "It's been a wonderful and very long term!"
Borzon ponders, "About time."
(K'vynn purrs ahead.)
Largo exclaims, "We've accomplished a lot over the years!"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN reports: Largo Resigns!"
Inu Teisei asks, "Does this mean you're leaving the lands?"
Largo exclaims, "Absolutely not!"
Inu Teisei exclaims, "Yay!"
Silky says, "you'd better not"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN reports: But vows to stay!"
Paramedic asks, "Does this mean you're coming back to the lands?"
Largo says, "I've been gone for a long time, we all know that."
Largo exclaims, "Yes!"
Silky says, "nice"
Pun'isher ponders, "its like he never left"
Inu Teisei says, "Double yay"
Largo says, "As a friend, not a leader."
(Fearr purrs.)
(Aspasia smiles.)
Paramedic says, "How can we miss him if he won't go away"
Burrito is now Clanning.
K'vynn's parrot flaps its wings.
K'vynn exclaims, "!"

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(Largo is drenched.)
K'vynn ponders, "a storm i can't calm."
Paramedic says, "Rain on me"
Inu Teisei asks, "So do we get to start the Largo Army?"
Skirwan says, "Odd weather we're having."
(Aspasia opens up a parasol.)
Fearr ponders, "Is that the cry"
Silky says, "my yearly shower"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN reports: Thunderous applause!"
Silky says, "yay"
Ruuk says, "ugh a weird microcosm"
(K'vynn didn't bring his rain cloak.)
Inu Teisei says, "lol"
Largo exclaims, "My parade!"
Paramedic says, "I forgot how bad wet fen fur smells"
(Inu Teisei laughs at the rain)
Silky says, "lol"
(Inu Teisei is Rolling on the floor laughing)
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: when will he end this rain?"
(Inu Teisei recovers her composure)
Largo says, "Well. That's unexpected."
(K'vynn twitches the end of his tail)
Inu Teisei says, "time for soap"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: charismatic crowd is clouded"
(Largo raises his voice over the thunder.)
Aspasia says, "Clearly the land weeps for the end of the Largocracy."
Largo says, "I will take your questions now, if there are any."
Paramedic says, "It's raining on the Largo parade"
(K'vynn flattens his ears)
Largo exclaims, "Maybe so!"
Largo exclaims, "It's time for some new leadership, though!"
K'vynn ponders, "that was a short speech."
(Paramedic raises a flipper)
Silky says, "resignation always sad"
Inu Teisei thinks, "Who want's to join the Largo Army?"
Largo asks, "Yes, Paramedic?"
Skirwan asks, "What assistance will you be offering your successor to ensure a smooth transition of power?"
(K'vynn looks up.)
Paramedic says, "and who do you recommend for the next Fen President"
K'vynn ponders, "wee hours of darkness."
(Fearr eyes his wet fur)
K'vynn ponders, "thunder and lightning and rain... an omen?"
Largo says, "I am not prepared to make an endorsement today."
Largo says, "We will have to see who steps up."
Largo says, "There are a number of wonderful exiles who'd be perfect for the position."
Pun'isher says, "KPUN: Largo will endorse a candidate soon"
Largo ponders, "And some who wouldn't be."
(Largo glances at Skirwan.)
Inu Teisei says, "lol"
Skirwan asks, "But you are committed to supporting the winner of a free and democratic election?"
(Paramedic writes down "Largo endorses no one, inviting chaos")
Largo says, "Obviously."
(Ryder raises his hand)
Largo asks, "Yes, Ryder?"
Skirwan ponders, "will support... anyone... who wins..."
(Skirwan takes notes.)
Inu Teisei thinks, "Fen president for life largo lives on, as just god Largo"
Ryder asks, "as a newcomer to the island, how does the voting procedure work?"
Silky says, "hehe"
Largo exclaims, "Excellent question!"
(Paramedic smiles)
Pun'isher exclaims, "KPUN: Largo commits to counting the votes himself!"
Largo says, "A mysterious council puts forward a list of candidates to the ballot hall in town."
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: Largo commits to counting the votes himself!"
Largo says, "Then we all vote. I've never had much knowledge of that part of things."
(K'vynn noes Inu stepped up.)
Inu Teisei says, "lol"
Pun'isher ponders, "there is one for the blooper reel"
(K'vynn notes Inu stepped up.)
(Paramedic raises a flipper)
Skirwan asks, "Largo, any comments about rumors of a potential Bartok run? Would you support a victorious Fen President Bartok?"
Inu Teisei says, "um no"
Largo asks, "Isn't Bartok dead?"
Largo asks, "Yes, Paramedic?"
Skirwan says, "Heck if I know."
Paramedic asks, "Where have you been all this time??"
(Inu Teisei tries to escape)
(K'vynn believes Inu is an excellent Candidate.)
Largo exclaims, "It's a long and sordid story, Paramedic!"
Inu Teisei exclaims, "trapped!"
Largo exclaims, "But I'm glad you asked!"
Skirwan says, "Wow. Orga voters come out and you guys just kill 'em."
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: orga hecklers invade the castle in attempts to thwart the election"
Inu Teisei says, "I am president of Largo Army, self appointed."
Tumarr says, "sorry"
Borzon ponders, "Voter oppression?"
K'vynn ponders, "a coup."
Tumarr says, "reflex"
Largo asks, "Next question?"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: In an apparent coup, chickens"
Paramedic says, "hm"
(Borzon raises his hand.)
Skirwan asks, "Why now, Largo? Why not much, much sooner?"
K'vynn ponders, "did someone bring a pet?"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: Inu bravely fights orga hecklers"
Largo asks, "Yes, Borzon?"
(Largo ignores Skirwan.)
Paramedic ponders, "is the Alliance Castle usually infested with Orga?"
Skirwan thinks, "SNN: KPUN continues to support the suppression of Orga voters."
K'vynn asks, "why are we not in the safety of the castle?"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: Largo supports Orga-nic participants"
Largo thinks, "Is everything alright in town? We're being pestered by Orga at the castle."
Borzon asks, "How did you choose this place for specific speech?"
Ruuk asks, "How long was your term Largo?"
Borzon asks, "Is it to distract the masses from an what can only be described as a disastrous term?"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: Invasion....or privacy at castle"
Inu Teisei thinks, "I am not KPUN, I am self-annointed president or newly formed Largo Army for Largo worshipers"
Largo says, "For optics, mostly."
Largo asks, "Who has described my term as disastrous?"
K'vynn ponders, "ouch."
(Borzon writes down "distracting".)
Largo asks, "Besides you?"
(Skirwan raises a hand.)
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: Largo will pay his supporters with cat nip"
(K'vynn notes dissenting.)
K'vynn says, "hmmm"
Borzon says, "You're the one answering questions, not me."
K'vynn's parrot nips him with its beak.
K'vynn ponders, "ow!"
Largo says, "Clearly."
(K'vynn tries not to show he's in pain.)
(Inu Teisei mews at K'vynn)
Largo asks, "Any other questions?"
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: You radio station with "All fax-similied!""
Paramedic says, "When do you break out the refreshments?”
Largo sets down his heavy pretzel box.
Paramedic says, "Now you're talking"
Largo exclaims, "It's a long and sordid story, Paramedic! But I'm glad you asked!"
(Pun'isher partakes in pretzels)
(Inu Teisei steps away)
Inu Teisei ponders, "must watch my girlish figure"
Pun'isher takes a pretzel from the box.
Largo sets down his heavy ale keg, deftly fitting a spigot into the bunghole.
(K'vynn came for the 'nip.)
Paramedic exclaims, "Even the snacks are long and sordid!"
(Borzon writes down "stale pretzels".)
Pun'isher crunches on a pretzel.
Largo sets down his heavy stout keg, deftly fitting a spigot into the bunghole.
(K'vynn flattens his ears)
Silky says, "not sure I understand why you resign once you are back"
Largo pours himself a perfect mug of cold stout.
Largo raises his stout in a hearty toast.
Pun'isher pours herself a perfect mug of cold stout.
Pun'isher raises her stout in a hearty toast.
Inu Teisei asks, "why is the Alliance castle bridge up and not down?"
Largo exclaims, "It's time for new leadership!"
Pun'isher raises her stout in a hearty toast.
Pun'isher raises her stout in a hearty toast.
Al Ive says, "to free himself up for the emperor position"
Largo says, "Better to resign than to be driven out."
Pun'isher raises her stout in a hearty toast.
Pun'isher raises her stout in a hearty toast.
(K'vynn bows.)
Largo raises his stout in a hearty toast.
Pun'isher raises her stout in a hearty toast.
Silky says, ":)"
Largo exclaims, "Excuse me!"
Silky pours herself a perfect mug of cold ale.
(K'vynn purrs.)
Pun'isher raises her stout in a hearty toast.
Silky raises her ale on high, and drains it in one gulp.
Al Ive pours himself a perfect mug of cold stout.
Al Ive pours himself a perfect mug of cold ale.
Skirwan says, "It's a castle. If we just left the door open all the time it wouldn't be very secure."
Pun'isher raises her stout in a hearty toast.
(Silky raises her mug: A la santé de Largo)
Pun'isher thinks, "KPUN: Largo gracious, generous, and with impeccable manners"
Largo exclaims, "Cheers!"
Largo raises his stout on high, and drains it in one gulp.
Skirwan takes a pretzel from the box.
Pun'isher raises her stout on high, and drains it in one gulp.
Skirwan crunches on a pretzel.
(K'vynn notes Largo's tactic of getting the pea... er.. people, drunk and full.)
Largo says, "I'm going to squeeze to the east to lay out more snacks."
Skirwan says, "Not a bad pretzel, Largo."

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Fen President Largo Resigns

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DEVELOPING STORY

Fen President Largo has resigned.

Immediately after the announcement, Puddleby was attacked by Orga.

Posted by Para at 12:33 PM | Comments (1)
August 08, 2020
Chaos Storm #1184

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Chaos Storm #1184 has swept the Lok'Groton island chain. Please post any changes you have observed and wish to share with others in the comments.

Delta Tao's "What's New" for v1184:

8/5/2020 v1184
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. — Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

  • Everything this update is secret. Shhh!
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August 04, 2020
The Return of Largo

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TMN received the following press release from the Office of Fen President Largo:

FEN PRESIDENT LARGO TO OFFER REMARKS AFTER LONG & UNEXPLAINED ABSENCE
massive kegger and strike on Dar’shak outposts will follow the rare and unprecedented address

(Puddleby, Lok’Groton, Autumn 8, 621) Following a decades-long absence from Puddleby, Fen President Largo will deliver remarks in front of Alliance Castle on [August 23rd, 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific].

Extensive refreshments will be provided, and bards are heartily encouraged to attend. Following Largo’s remarks, a brief Q&A, and the communal decommission of several choice kegs of beer, a strategic and decisive raid will be conducted against key Dar’shak power centers on Ash Island.

Known for his charm, humility, and outstanding fashion sense, Largo is variously affiliated with the Puddleby Players, Astrum Lumini, Bane of the Black Heart, and the few remaining fragments of the Nox Sorora. His greatest claim to fame, though, is his political career.

Largo notoriously served under Manx as the first-ever Fen Vice President before ascending to the office of the Fen Presidency in Autumn 572. The strategic alliance that he brokered with Tyris Drakesblood's pirate rebels against the Dar'shak Theocracy serves as one highlight to his single extraordinarily long and storied term, though he is also known to have signed several permits and purchased a handful of new shirts.

Largo recently returned to Puddleby after many years of unannounced absence, and has not yet offered comment or explanation as to his whereabouts during that time.

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Please direct press inquiries to Largo via sunstone.

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The press packet also included the following flattering images of Largo.

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August 02, 2020
Fen President Spotted

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image from Haffron on Discord

Long-missing Fen President Largo has been spotted in Town Center.

He vanished before taking questions from journalists.

Posted by Para at 03:35 PM | Comments (1)