THAT Dublin '99 MUDmeet Quiz
HAVING won Tobias' improvised late night MUD2
mini-quiz at the Edinburgh '98 MUDmeet, Hawumph was collared by Grumpy to devise a Pub
Quiz to warm up the meet in Dublin. Hawumph proved a formidable Quiz Master. His humour
and tricky questions, combined with the freely flowing Guinness, kicked off the meet.
To realise the full flavour of the quiz, please
consume several pints of Guinness, then attempt to answer WITHOUT the benefit of
notes. You may however confer with others.
[Rather than scan an original quiz paper, the questions
below have been re-typed in attempt at making this page printer-friendly...]
- Where or when do you see the message "No, Tarzan not in jungle now, Tarzan in Land.
Tarzan go back to treehouse."
- Where in Mud 2 is there a reference to Mud 1
- For you, treasure is worth 132% of its minimum value. A shiny, new-looking penny dated
1891 has been placed here. What is it worth?
- What is the name of the ring you cannot wear?
- How many leather items are there in the game, and name them.
Mobiles - their descriptions and their movements
In each case, a word describing the mobile, and a word describing its
movement, has been removed. Simply fill in the blanks.
- Before you stands a [ B L A N K
The ram [ B
L A N K ] off.
- A [ B L A N K ]
zombie (zombie0) stands in your way!
The zombie0 [ B L A N K ] itself off.
- An [ B L A N K ],
black rat (rat5) bares its razor-sharp incisors at you.
The rat5 [ B L A N K ] off.
- A [ B L A N K ]
mouse squeaks on the floor nearby.
The mouse [ B L A N K ] off.
- A [ B L A N K ] ox
lumbers past nearby.
The ox [
B L A N K ] away.
- A slightly [ B L A N K ]
old man is standing here.
The man [ B L A N K ] off.
Wizards, Witches and Gravestones
Below is a list of some current gravestones from Mud2.com and the wiz
epitaphs. Some give a name, some a name and title (tip - its going to be Wizard, Witch or
Arch Wizard!), and some name, common prefix, and perhaps title?. Please provide the
missing details, which can be of the form (ps this isnt one of the answers!)
2. Crysania the Witch
3. Crysania the ruby-eyed Witch
4. Boris the mad Witch
Scoring - 3 points for a fully correct answer, 2 if 1 detail is either
omitted or an extra added, 1 if 2 details are omitted or added, 0 for a fully incorrect
answer. Thus, to use the real epitaph for our example, which is (though not from mud2.com)
Standing here is the tomb of Crysania the witch, inscribed: "Her
trials are over, she had completed the test. Quithain Magus.".
Points for answers. 2 points for the first, only the witch is missing. 3
points for the second, its perfect. 2 points for the third, an extra prefix crept in
there. And 1 point for answer 4, after all the title is correct if a wild guess <g>.
- A small, lichen covered headstone marks this unkempt grave. You can just make out a
carving of a rose and the words "[ B L A N K ], Christmas
- Inscribed on a modestly austere tombstone here is the name, [ B L A N K ]
- The ashes of [ B L A N K ]
are scattered in an odd pattern here.
- Towering before you stands the beheaded memorial of [ B L A N K ]
- Here lies [ B L A N K ].
She died with no blood on her hands.
- You have stumbled upon the tombstone of [ B L A N K ]. Inscribed is the
warning "Some-times the dragon wins." You feel cold chills move up your spine.
- A standing stone marked with sinister Ogham writing lurks coldly over the resting place
of [ B L A N K ]
- Inscribed on a small black tombstone here are these words, "My Quest fulfilled, my
mortal life stilled. [ B L A N K
- A bleak vision rises in your mind; In a misty graveyard, in a hidden vault; [ B L A N K ], sleeping on the
shores of hell.
- You encounter the final resting place of [ B L A N K ]. Chiselled on the
plain granite tombstone is the enigmatic phrase "Draggy West!"
- A cracked ceramic tombstone stands here, marking the grave of [ B L A N K ]. Upon it are
carved the words: "Thief: 1, [
B L A N K ]: 17,003 and counting"
- A solitary daffodil decorates this beautifully tended plot. The simple legend, carved
into an otherwise plain headstone, reads "[ B L A N K ], June 97".
- Towering above you is the blood-stained tombstone of [ B L A N K ], covered in the
black accoutrements of demon lore and inscribed: "Till death do us part".
- Before you stands a large marble likeness of [ B L A N K ]. Inscribed upon
its base are the words: "Live by the sword, die by the sword".
- A single V here marks the grave of [ B L A N K ]
- You discover the granite menhir bearing the final testimony of [ B L A N K ]: "Fas est et
ab hoste doceri"
BONUS - What does the Latin mean, and who was
it written by? 5 points for the Latin, 1 for who by!
Wizards, Witches and Gravestones
A list for those that need one!
|2. RICHARD (Polly)
35. Ender (Crab)
What is written should be read!
Or - What is written on the following items?
- Cardboard box0
- Cardboard box1
- Paperweight (this has 2 messages on it!)
- Abstract painting (just the text not the drawing)
- Tomb room.
Above you, a set of narrow stairs leads upwards out of the tomb. To the south is a
scraped-out passage, above which is scrawled in crimson [ B L A N K ]
From A to B - know your Land!
Or - do you know it?
Starting from the first location, travelling in the directions given, you
arrive where? Assume you are carrying nothing and all doors are open for you.
- Treacherous swamp - n.n.n.e.ne.e.e.n.
- Ford across river - e.u.u.n.sw.w.w.w.w.w.
- Entrance to monastery - n.d.e.n.n.n.n.e.e.n.
- Fuming swamp - w.n.n.nw.n.w.d.d.s.se.s.e.se.ne.n.se.e.s.e.
- Ground floor of scriptorium - u.sw.s.w.nw.sw.e.s.w.w.n.w.sw.s.se.e.n.e.n.ne.e.n.ne.o
- Headland - n.nw.nw.w.n.n.e.d
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