Sonsie Says...
Rumours

It's time again for another entertaining column full of gossip. But unfortunately, I have been away and hardly know anyone well enough to gossip about them, except maybe Mohican who has broken dates with me and therefore broken my heart. This column will be just a bit different. I recently interviewed Tethys the arch-wizard and what follows is that conversation. Well, almost all of it. You know how Tethys is. I had to edit out the leers. Don't point that finger at me Tethys! Some things never change...


*"Tell me Oh, mighty arch...What are your duties?
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea blinks.
*"Too tough for ya?
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "Duties? I have no duties, just whims.".
*"Ahhhh...and silly me thought you were made arch-wiz because Viktor needed help!
*"Well, we can put THAT rumor to rest!
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "No arch needs help, least of all Viktor, he can open the PC, move the winerack, all that stuff.".
*"But...can he put the PC in the keep?
*"Better yet, can he put the PC in the winerack?
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "He can do many things, most of which I can't explain.".
*"Hmmmm, can't explain? Or won't explain?
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "For instance, I could get us a fine vintage wine.".
*glow
Your spell worked!
You have suddenly and magically started glowing!
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea beams.
*toast tethys
You can't toast people unless you're holding a drink...
*ql
Lounge bar.
There is a small drinking glass here. The drinking glass1 contains gin. A large, welcoming fire is burning merrily in the hearth.
Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea is here, probably up to no good.
*g glass
Drinking glass1 taken.
*toast tethys
You toast Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea with the gin.
*An old, stoppered, oddly-shaped bottle lies here.
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*"Are you trying to get me drunk?
*l bottle
You see a glass bottle9.
If you want to read it, try READ GLASS BOTTLE9.
The glass bottle9 contains:
scrumpy.
*cackle
OK, Sonsie the mage cackles.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "ummm, yes.".
*drink gin
Gulp gulp glug glug gulp glug SLURRRP! Down the hatch it goes!
*g bottle.op it
Glass bottle9 taken.
*The glass bottle9 opens...
*pour bottle f glass
Scrumpy poured into drinking glass1.
Not all of the scrumpy will fit in the drinking glass1, some remains in the glass bottle9.
*gi glass to tethys
Drinking glass1 given to Tethys.
Glass bottle9 given to Tethys.
*"Ok, Please tell us...What do you like best about your new position?
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "I like playing, always have, it's fun hanging out with morts and wizzes.".
*"But you hung out with them before! What makes it better being an arch?
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea asks "Hmmm, now they bootlick more?".
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*"What do you like least about your new position?
Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea exclaims "All those pesky Hails, jeese Hi works too!".
*hic
OK, Sonsie the mage hics.
*nod
OK, Sonsie the mage nods.
*:licks your boots.
You act as if Sonsie licks your boots.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea laughs.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea exclaims "thats a FODable offence young lady!".
*gasp
OK, Sonsie the mage gasps.
*"I could have sworn you said you liked it!
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "but I'll spare you on account of the gin.".
*dance tango with tethys
You invite Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea to dance the tango with you.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea accepts your offer to dance.
You dance the tango with Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea.
*cheer
Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea smiles.
*"I danced with the most powerful arch!!
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "ehem".
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea glances up.
*"Well, one of em
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea smiles.
*"Viktor doesn't seem to be much of a dancer. Is he as formidable as he seems?
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "I'm still Tet, jeese".
*An old, dignified, grandfather clock ticks away unobtrusively, its case closed.
*op clock
The grandfather clock opens at the front, widely enough for you to enter...
*ql
Lounge bar.
An old, dignified, grandfather clock ticks away unobtrusively, its case
opened. A large, welcoming fire is burning merrily in the hearth.
Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea is here, probably up to no good carrying a glass bottle9 and a drinking glass1.
*g clock.gi it to tethys
Grandfather clock taken.
*Grandfather clock given to Tethys.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "Let me put it this way, he is formidable as can be, except with his kitten who basically runs his life ;)".
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*purr
OK, Sonsie the mage purrs.
*"Can you show me an example of archly power?
*The glass bottle9 exclaims "drink me!".
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea exclaims "Oh, I forgot his wife, who in fact runs the whole damn operation!".
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea asks "Archly power huh?".
*nod
OK, Sonsie the mage nods.
Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea thinks.
*"Not regular wizzly power.
*"Like....Can you make me so invisible that even wizzes can't see me?
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea grins.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea exclaims "Sure, in fact I can make your account invisible if you like!".
*gasp
OK, Sonsie the mage gasps.
You feel rather proud to have survived so long since leaving the Elizabethan Tearoom.
(+50 = 189,865).
*"Would you let me attack Fatality in that state?
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea laughs.
*qw
Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea
Sonsie the mage
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "I don't LET or not LET anyone attack anyone, except you at the moment, bad idea to hack you right now.".
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*"Can you make yourself sooooooo big that no one could get in this room?
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea asks "I suppose so, why would I want to?".
OK, Sonsie the mage giggles.
Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "It's a cozy spot for fellow citizens to have a refreshment, I like it here.".
*"Has your rapid rise to arch-wizdom changed you in any way?
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "I guess, best ask around for that one though, I look the same to me when I can snag the mirror.".
*l tethys
Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea looks full of life, and is holding the following:
the glass bottle9 and the drinking glass1.
The glass bottle9 contains:
scrumpy.
The drinking glass1 contains:
scrumpy.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea looks at himself.
*sm
OK, Sonsie the mage smiles.
Lying nearby is a heavy, silvered looking-glass, with writing on the back.
*"Do you spend lots of time spying on the wizzes?
*g mirror
Mirror taken.
*look mirror
You see a mirror.
If you want to read it, try READ MIRROR.
You see your reflection.
*read mirror
Written on the mirror is: "If you have sufficient magical power, you may WATCH people in your mind's eye. UNWATCH to stop. ".
*watch tethys
Don't even think about it.
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*"I can't watch you!
*gi mirror to tethys
Mirror given to Tethys.
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "Lots of time, no. In fact hardly at all, they are an entirely civilized bunch.".
*"That's not what I've heard. The mortal community calls them pesky!
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea chuckles.
*"And what about the rumored wizmorts?
*"Do they exist? Or are they just our imagination?
*Tethys the arch-wizard of the sea says "What about them? Seems to me they are in the same class as leprechauns, been to the room, never seen one.".
*gr
OK, Sonsie the mage grins.
*"Thank you Tethys for taking the time to answer my questions.


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