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Pasht is one who never gives up. He first became a MUD2 wiz on NVN; then NVN disappeared. He then made wiz on IPlay, and IPlay closed its doors. Finally, he came back to GEnie and made wiz again, just before Kesmai, who were operating MUD2 for GEnie and others, shut down their "DOS" (sic!) games. Fortunately, this time around his persona survived as accounts were transferred to mud2.com. I hope that's a good omen: hopefully, this one of Pasht's wiz personae, just as the game that is its home, will survive for many years to come!

The following log  excerpt, from April 1994, tells the story of Pasht's first MUD2 wiz, on NVN. Monkeymeat was a well-known, dreaded killer in that Land; but Pasht stood his ground, in fact during the minutes leading up to this fight, it was difficult to distinguish hunter from prey.

What happened during the fight was something many present-day Internet players dread: both players lost carrier due to a system failure at NVN, and weren't able to log back into the game until way into the next reset. However, their persona stayed in the game, on auto-pilot. It is also interesting to note that at the time carrier was lost, the two players had almost identical stamina (Pasht: 51, Monkeymeat: 49).

On a technical note, Pasht's log, marked with 1, is time-stamped, as it was part of the MUD2 system log. Monkeymeat wasn't logged, his entries, marked with 2, were reconstructed from his terminal capture that he kindly submitted. This is why, after carrier was lost, only Pasht's log entries were available.


         2: (*)(*)wh pasht
         2: 1 in the place known as "beaten track near cliff".
00:17:46 1: (*)(*)wh monkeymeat
00:17:46 1: 1 in the place known as "dense forest".
         2: (*)s.k pasht
         2: Beaten track near cliff.
00:17:49 1: (*)Someone is about to attack you.
         2: (*)You attack someone.
00:17:51 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:17:51 1: You miss someone.
         2: (*)You miss someone.
         2: Someone misses you.
00:17:53 1: (*)use dagger
00:17:53 1: You are now using the dagger0 to fight!
         2: Someone has started to use something to fight!
         2: (*)use blade
00:17:55 1: (*)Someone has started to use something to fight!
         2: You are now using the blade to fight!
00:17:56 1: (*)
00:17:56 1: Automatic "who".
00:17:56 1: who
00:17:56 1: Someone misses you.
00:17:56 1: You miss someone.
         2: (*)You miss someone.
         2: Someone misses you.
00:17:56 1: (*)(Pasht the dragon-slaying mage (Player of the Month))
00:17:58 1: (*)Someone hits you (92/120).
00:17:58 1: You hit someone (5-9).
         2: (*)You hit someone (15-19).
         2: Someone hits you (102/120).
         2: (*)force pasht to "k monkeymeat wi weapon............."
         2: Your spell failed!
         2: The power of the magic has physically injured you!
         2: Furthermore, your original spell rebounds on you!
00:18:05 1: (*)eat wafer9
00:18:05 1: MMMmmm..! It tasted delicious!
00:18:05 1: You feel better already.
00:18:05 1: Your stamina is 120.
00:18:05 1: (168,437).
00:18:07 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:18:07 1: You hit someone (5-9).
         2: (*)qs
         2: You are forced to "k monkeymeat wi weapon.............".
         2: You miss someone.
         2: Someone hits you (77/120).
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: Committing suicide is too easy a way to get points..!
         2: (*)
         2: (Monkeymeat the mage)
         2: eff str 100 eff dex 98 sta 77/120 mag 71 pts 160,096 gam 160
00:18:09 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:18:09 1: You hit someone (20-29).
         2: (*)You miss someone.
         2: Someone hits you (57/120).
00:18:11 1: (*)
00:18:11 1: Automatic "who".
00:18:11 1: who
00:18:11 1: (Pasht the dragon-slaying mage (Player of the Month))
         2: (*)str
         2: Your spell worked!
         2: You have suddenly and magically become stronger!
         2: (*)eat wafer
         2: MMMmmm..! It tasted delicious!
         2: You feel better already.
         2: Your stamina is 67.
         2: (160,096).
00:18:13 1: (*)drain monkeymeat
00:18:13 1: Your spell failed!
00:18:13 1: It works on you instead!
00:18:13 1: You have suddenly and magically become less fit!
         2: (*)recall
         2: You recall shoolmultoy
00:18:15 1: (*).
00:18:15 1: Someone misses you.
00:18:15 1: You hit someone (5-9).
         2: (*)You miss someone.
         2: Someone hits you (62/120).
00:18:15 1: (*)Your spell failed!
00:18:15 1: It works on you instead!
00:18:15 1: You have suddenly and magically become less fit!
00:18:18 1: (*)qs
00:18:18 1: (Pasht the dragon-slaying mage (Player of the Month))
00:18:18 1: eff str 98 eff dex 97 sta 110/120 mag 33 pts 168,437 gam 90
         2: (*)"shoolmultoy
00:18:19 1: (*)A male voice says "shoolmultoy".
         2: A pleasant warmness courses through your veins...
         2: You feel better already.
         2: Your stamina is 90.
00:18:22 1: (*)Someone hits you (106/120).
00:18:22 1: You hit someone (10-14).
         2: (*)You hit someone (1-4).
         2: Someone hits you (78/120).
00:18:23 1: (*)"ROFL
         2: (*)A female voice says "ROFL".
         2: (*)vis pasht
         2: Your spell doesn't work.
00:18:26 1: (*)
00:18:26 1: Automatic "who".
00:18:26 1: who
00:18:26 1: Someone misses you.
00:18:26 1: You miss someone.
         2: (*)You miss someone.
         2: Someone misses you.
00:18:26 1: (*)(Pasht the dragon-slaying mage (Player of the Month))
         2: (*)qu
         2: (Monkeymeat the mage)
00:18:30 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:18:30 1: You hit someone (10-14).
         2: (*)You miss someone.
         2: Someone hits you (67/120).
00:18:34 1: (*)Someone hits you (102/120).
00:18:34 1: You miss someone.
         2: (*)You hit someone (1-4).
         2: Someone misses you.
00:18:36 1: (*)Someone hits you (98/120).
00:18:36 1: You miss someone.
         2: (*)You hit someone (1-4).
         2: Someone misses you.
         2: (*)st sack f pasht
00:18:40 1: (*)Someone has stolen something from you!
00:18:41 1: (*)
         2: You reach for something, but it leaves you more exposed in your fight...
         2: Sack0 stolen from someone.
00:18:41 1: Automatic "who".
00:18:41 1: who
00:18:41 1: (Pasht the dragon-slaying mage (Player of the Month))
00:18:42 1: (*)eat wafer
00:18:42 1: I don't know to what "wafer" you're referring.
         2: (*)eat wafer
00:18:43 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:18:43 1: You hit someone (10-14).
00:18:43 1: You hit someone (10-14).
         2: You miss someone.
         2: Someone hits you (55/120).
         2: Someone hits you (42/120).
         2: (*)MMMmmm..! It tasted delicious!
         2: You feel better already.
         2: Your stamina is 82.
         2: (160,097).
         2: (*)i
00:18:46 1: (*)Someone hits you (80/120).
00:18:46 1: You miss someone.
         2: You hit someone (15-19).
         2: Someone misses you.
         2: (*)You are carrying the following:
         2: the sack0 and the blade.
         2: The sack0 contains:
         2: the mouse, the chart, the unlit brand42, the cross, the stoppered
         2: vial4 and the closed phial1.
         2: The stoppered vial4 contains:
         2: a potion4.
         2: The closed phial1 contains:
         2: medicine.
00:18:47 1: (*)steal sack from monkeymeat
00:18:47 1: You reach for something, but it leaves you more exposed in your fight...
00:18:47 1: Someone notices your attempt to steal something...
         2: (*)Someone has tried to steal your sack0...
00:18:48 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:18:48 1: You hit someone (10-14).
00:18:48 1: Someone hits you (72/120).
00:18:48 1: Someone hits you (54/120).
         2: (*)You miss someone.
         2: Someone hits you (70/120).
         2: You hit someone (5-9).
         2: You hit someone (15-19).
00:18:49 1: (*).
00:18:49 1: You reach for something, but it leaves you more exposed in your fight...
00:18:49 1: Sack0 stolen from someone.
         2: (*)Someone has stolen something from you!
00:18:50 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:18:50 1: You hit someone (5-9).
00:18:50 1: Someone misses you.
         2: (*)You miss someone.
         2: Someone hits you (64/120).
         2: You miss someone.
         2: (*)g vial f sack
         2: I don't know to what "vial" you're referring.
00:18:52 1: (*)eat wafer
00:18:52 1: I don't know to what "wafer" you're referring.
00:18:55 1: (*)eat wafer
00:18:55 1: I don't know to what "wafer" you're referring.
00:18:57 1: (*)
00:18:57 1: Automatic "who".
00:18:57 1: who
00:18:57 1: Someone hits you (51/120).
00:18:57 1: You hit someone (1-4).
         2: You hit someone (1-4).
         2: Someone hits you (62/120).
00:18:57 1: (*)(Pasht the dragon-slaying mage (Player of the Month))
         2: (*)ql
         2: Beaten track near cliff.
         2: (*)i
00:18:59 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:18:59 1: You hit someone (10-14).
         2: You miss someone.
         2: Someone hits you (49/120).
         2: (*)You are carrying the following:
         2: the blade.
         2: (*)qs

Approximately at this moment, the NVN connection was lost. No more log information is available for Monkeymeat.

00:19:03 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:19:03 1: You miss someone.
00:19:08 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:19:08 1: You hit someone (5-9).
00:19:12 1: (*)
00:19:12 1: Automatic "who".
00:19:12 1: who
00:19:12 1: Someone misses you.
00:19:12 1: You hit someone (5-9).
00:19:19 1: (*)Someone misses you.
00:19:19 1: You hit someone (15-19).
00:19:24 1: (*)Monkeymeat the mage has suddenly become visible!
00:19:28 1: (*)
00:19:28 1: Automatic "who".
00:19:28 1: who
00:19:37 1: Monkeymeat the mage misses you.
00:19:37 1: You miss Monkeymeat the mage.
00:19:43 1: (*)Monkeymeat the mage
00:19:43 1: (Pasht the dragon-slaying mage (Player of the Month))
00:19:50 1: (*)Monkeymeat the mage misses you.
00:19:50 1: You hit Monkeymeat the mage (15-19).
00:19:58 1: (*)
00:19:58 1: Automatic "who".
00:19:58 1: who
00:20:09 1: Monkeymeat the mage hits you (34/120).
00:20:09 1: You miss Monkeymeat the mage.
00:20:13 1: (*)Monkeymeat the mage misses you.
00:20:13 1: You hit Monkeymeat the mage (5-9).
00:20:13 1: You have killed Monkeymeat the mage.
00:20:13 1: You claim the 6577pts bounty!
00:20:13 1: You have changed experience level from mage to witch.
00:20:13 1: (207,108).
00:20:13 1: Sticking into the floor is a bloodstained sacrificial blade.
00:20:13 1: Monkeymeat the mage has just copped his clogs (-5/120).
00:20:13 1: Monkeymeat the mage has just passed on.
00:20:13 1: In the distance, you hear a bell toll.
00:20:22 1: (----*)

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