A Wiz - but how?
Feature

by Hawumph

SO - you are in a London pub, surrounded by immortals. Yes, Tethys, Lestat and Pugsley are there, along with Havoc, my saving grace, a second mortal. And the conversation turns to .. well see for yourself. Here is the MUDmail I sent to ALL wizzes.

From: Hawumph
To: The Wizzes
Subject: How (copied to all wizzes)

Dear Wiz

From a recent conversation with such illustrious persona as Tethys Lestat and Pugsley, the topic got around to HOW did you make it finally, and were you (or actually would you after the event in case of recent wizdom) be proud of the manner of making immortality?

From which I rashly offered the ABC my services as interviewer.

So far I have accounts ranging from an online interview in detail, to I swamped the mattress!

Could I have an account of your last reset, as brief or verbose as you like? And an answer to the question - are/were you proud?

In anticipation

Thanks.

PS thats proud of the manner, not the actuality of making it!

AND the responses? Well the mail ones, in alphabetical order, go like this. Oh apart from one who felt I was insulting the act of making Wiz by my question [A sensitive wiz? Never! Ed.]. As I answered, I have been at this too long without ever achieving that to feel anything other than admiration no matter how it is done. But the wizzes present at the initial conversation sort of mentioned that with hind-sight it would have been nice if the final mortal act had been ...... Well actually my first quote says it all - see Cat's "Making Wiz - part three"!


MUDmail replies

MAIL>
From: Cat
To: Hawumph
Subject: How (copied to all wizzes)
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Making Wiz - part one

The first time I made wiz was on Iplay a while back. My last reset was rather empty of players, but I think I managed to grab a couple of lowlives to do the golem. Having killed it I ran to the swamp with all the icons (4) and started to swamp them. After the seconds I became a wiz, and had the kindness to decide that after all I really ought to share the icons out fairly, and went to the hut and dished out the remaining two. It was slightly anticlimatic as there were no other wizzes around at the time to welcome me or anything, so I abused my wiz powers to run around killing mobiles instantly until Satchi arrived and caught me at it<g>

Was I proud of it, well I was playing very defensively at the time, anticipating an attack at any time, so the question of style rather got forgotten about<g>

Making Wiz - part two

The second time I made wiz was on Mud2.com. As a high mage I was killing dwarf guards with another player (warlock?), and suddenly realised I was about 20 points from wiz, so I picked up the trophy from the latest set of guards we'd slain and went and swamped it to make wiz.

Was I proud of it, yes I think I was - for starters I was playing in a fairly busy reset I think, with another player along side me as I fought some dangerous mobiles (well dangerous if he had decided to hack me:), and the trophy was a fairly appropriate object to swamp to make wiz<g>

Making Wiz - part three

The third time was on Wireplay. My whole aim of making wiz here was to do it with style, so I was doing all the tasks pretty much every reset. In my final reset I had done the dragon and I deliberately swamped some treasure to get me very very close to the right number of points. I then (and bear in mind my persona name is CAT), slew the mouse - and made wiz in doing so.

I was bloody proud of this<g>, it was clever and I didn't cock it up by making wiz accidentaly or anything silly<g>

CAT
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MAIL>
From: Homer
To: Hawumph
Subject: How (copied to all wizzes)
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To answer your question...

My last reset was pretty unremarkable. I was just randomly swamping treasures and I think the last thing I swamped was a bottle. I wasn't out to make a name for myself with the most imaginative way of making wizdom so I'm certainly not ashamed of the way it happened. Wasn't overjoyed either I have to admit. It didn't take me long to make wiz (was playing for about 3 weeks here before I made it). It just seemed easy to me. Don't get me wrong, making wiz is a big thing and I didn't quit or anything though not many mortals saw me. I was actually one of the most active player around for a long while. Enough of my ramblings. Hope that answered your question.

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MAIL>
From: Jillithe
To: Hawumph
Subject: How (copied to all wizzes)
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Halloo Hawumph,

Hmm, my last reset. I'm afraid I forgot to keep a log of the happy event, so I'm no longer quite clear on the events. As some no doubt know, I had lost a 183k mage to the thief and decided that I had to start right back again or I'd probably have become really depressed and stopped playing for, well, a few hours at least :) So, 9 days later, I had another big fat mage. An obnoxious killer named Prophet seemed to have decided to torment me, but unluckily for him he kept arriving when I already had pointy things to stab him with, so he kept attempting to kill me through insults from the tea room. Then sometime on April 9, 1997 (or was it 1998? urgh...), I decided that today was the day, so he decided to try to FOD me from the entrance of the inn. Well, it didn't work, and I was free to keep going without having to pause to slap him with a sword now and then.

(Hm, I seem to be rambling on and on without answering your question about my final reset - sorry, I'll get to it :)

OK. Finally that evening I was getting quite fat, around the 190k mark, and was just doing the usual stuff - druids, icons and such. A killer, whose name I can't remember anymore, appeared, and my friends and I decided to find and attack him but he kept hiding. Finally we caught him at the rapids and gave him a sound drubbing, which he fled from. I then decided to where him, and I hadn't noticed that my magic was low, so whereing him caused me to turn into Lady Jillithe, at the score of 200,000 points :) Oops! I had a bit of panic but crossed my fingers, shouted the magic words (PLEASE HELP ME!!!!) and became a mage once again. The game reset and I decided to leave the off-shore activities to others (well, actually I was too slow) and just sauntered around doing the things I'd enjoyed doing as a lowlife, like emptying out the villa, doing the blue room, etc. (at least that's what I think I did). Cupid shot me and so I got to make some points by kissing my pal Sdrawkcab :) Then I hopped over to the swamp with some loot from the crypt and became a witch by swamping the skull. I was congratulated by friends and immortals and then one wizard told me that now I could change my name to a REAL name. (It seems he'd thought my name was "Jilli The", and he thought that whatever came after the "the" had gotten cut off... so for future reference, the name is "Jillithe" pronounced "Jill-ith" and anyone who calls me Jilli The will receive a nice big FOD!

That's it. Long enough for ya?

Jill--*
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MAIL>
From: Macleod
To: Hawumph
Subject: How (copied to all wizzes)
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Hi Hawumph,

Well, I remember when I crossed the line...It was early September of 1993 and I had about 6 different mages chasing after me daily. I was at about 201k and doing the HH when the worst nemesis of all rolled up to me outside the hut, Bard the mage. He immediately sneered at me and bum rushed me with his BS. The fight seemed to last forever with spells going back and forth with one of my first spells finally doing the damage I need to win! I cast an IGN FOE'S CLOTH spell which lit up his bag and cape unseen by him in the flurry of spells. When he finally started getting toasted, my last hit brought him close to death and he finally fled, leaving me standing there with a pile of items, twitching in place and looking at the screen to see I was a wizard.

Amazed and now in an extremely vengeful mood, I waited for Bard to return so I could FOD him for being an ass to me for so long. :) But he never returned.

There ya go....hope it gets you a Pulitzer.... :)

MacLeod
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MAIL>
From: Mistress
To: Hawumph
Subject: How (copied to all wizzes)
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Thanks for asking, Hawumph. The truthful answer is....I don't remember doing anything spectacular. The treasure that I swamped to put me over was the druid treasure, nothing proud about that really.

I was a BL wiz prior to learning Mud2. I was a Mud2 wiz on the Iplay system, and then became one at this site, as well.

Mistress ------*
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MAIL>
From: Richard
To: Hawumph
Subject: How (copied to all wizzes)
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HAWUMPH -

I never had a "last reset", because when I first became a wiz it was as a coder - I didn't add the ability for players to make wiz by scoring points for some time after that.

Pride simply didn't come into the manner in which I became a wiz; I'm neither proud nor ashamed, it was (and, as far as I'm concerned, remains) a non-issue.

Richard
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MAIL>
From: Starfire
To: Hawumph
Subject: How (copied to all wizzes)
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My last reset was fairly uneventful. I was playing with a player called Maverick, and I still don't know who he was! He knew I was close and rather than attack me, he let me be and even helped me! What put me over was the swamping of k10, of all things. It was very exciting for me at the time and yes, I was very proud of myself at the time although probably not very exciting for anyone who may have been watching!

Starfire---*
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MAIL>
From: Tethys
To: Hawumph
Subject: How (copied to all wizzes)
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Glad to oblige however my story isn't that exciting I'm afraid. My last reset was dull as dishwater if the truth be told. And yes indeed I swamped the mattress to actually go over.

My second last reset I half expected to go over but I ended up a little over 203800 with only a few minutes left in the reset and my QW started reporting a pesky warlock who I'd never seen before prowling about. Of course now, safe and secure in my robes, it's clear I should have administered a dose of Valetant's special charms to said warlock. At the moment however it was 02:30 AM, my nerves were near snapped, my play was erratic to put it kindly so with an equal measure of reluctance and exhaustion I toddled off to bed.

As for whether or not I'm proud of swamping a mattress I'd have to say not particularly ;) I've tried it since and it's still fairly easy. I'll leave myself open to any armchair psychologists out there and say that if I'm in a reflective mood I tend to think more in terms of the whole wiz run more than the instant I went over.

Tet.
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Replies In Person

AND then whilst playing, several times I met (I think that should be "was met by") an immortal. And here are their stories. These game logs, by the way, are slightly edited - mainly to remove my own side comments! Oh and Boggy's ATTROCIOUS spelling! [That should be ATROCIOUS - Ed.] Sorry Boggy, but it is. I left in the one where you were so "neverous" you "couln't" spell the name of the thing you couldn't remember anyway.


Florence

Florence the bewitching witch has just arrived with a crash of thunder.
"great entrance
Florence the bewitching witch smiles.
Florence the bewitching witch has dropped you in the place known as "conference room".
Florence the bewitching witch cackles.
Hawumph settles himself comfortably for a tale of daring
Florence the bewitching witch says "Quieter here.".
l
Conference room.
You are situated in a fine, Edwardian-period conference room, its perfect acoustics and lack of distractions being ideal for private, cosy chats.
Florence the bewitching witch is here.
Florence the bewitching witch says "Ok, so basically I made it by dropping the broadsword in the swamp.".
Florence the bewitching witch says "I think Lestat had lots of elaborate plans, but they went out of the window when he had the treasure in his greasy paws.".
Hawumph the mage laughs on the floor, rolling.
Florence the bewitching witch smiles.
Florence the bewitching witch asks "So, I take it you want the leading up bit, rather than just me saying bs?".
Florence the bewitching witch giggles.
"details would be nice - but whatever
Florence the bewitching witch grins.
Florence the bewitching witch nods.
Florence the bewitching witch says "Ok, so I had been playing for the whole reset.".
Florence the bewitching witch says "I really didn't expect to do it that reset, thought I would have to play another.".
Florence the bewitching witch says "I had done the draggie, druids etc..".
Florence the bewitching witch says "But still not enough points.".
Florence the bewitching witch says "Only one other person playing, Carl, so couldn't do the golem.".
Hawumph frantically scribbles notes
Florence the bewitching witch says "Rainbow (or one of his characters, can't remember the name) came on in the last 3 minutes or so.".
Florence the bewitching witch says "So, we decided to do golem.".
Florence the bewitching witch shivers.
Hawumph listens expectantly
Florence the bewitching witch says "So, went in to fight Golem, doing ok... reset about to happen.".
Florence the bewitching witch says "So, begged for a postpone - for the first time.".
Florence the bewitching witch says "And got it".
Florence the bewitching witch smiles.
Hawumph the mage nods.
Florence the bewitching witch says "Killed the nasty ole golem, gave Carl his icon.".
Florence the bewitching witch says "And rainbow said I could keep his".
"wow - i thought all wizzes were sadists and would have wanted a second reset to gloat
Florence the bewitching witch says "So, chucked the icons in the swamp, was about to quit".
"present company excepted of course
Florence the bewitching witch giggles.
Florence the bewitching witch says "of course.".
Florence the bewitching witch grins.
Florence the bewitching witch says "Then I thought, maybe better drop fs ring and bs in swamp before I quit".
Florence the bewitching witch says "dropped them, and did it.".
Florence the bewitching witch giggles.
"cool - but quiting in swamp drops them anyway
Florence the bewitching witch says "Didn't realise i had done it straight away, until I saw a certain witch.".
Florence the bewitching witch grins.
Florence the bewitching witch asks "not so much fun, to make it as you quit though is it?".
Florence the bewitching witch smiles.
"what, no fireworks?
Florence the bewitching witch says "So, that was my tale.".
Florence the bewitching witch says "and I was a dragon-slawying witch for all of 30 seconds, before the reset.".
Florence the bewitching witch giggles.
Florence the bewitching witch says "err dragon-slaying too".
say now THAT is style
Florence the bewitching witch says "That was the thing I was most proud of.".
Florence the bewitching witch grins.


Boggy

Someone powerful cackles.
sip tea
You watch the world go by.
Hawumph the mage bows.
"hi - hope you are well ?
A male voice says "so you want to know how i made wiz".
"please but not anonymously !
Boggy the lazy wizard materialises from nowhere.
Hawumph the mage waves.
Boggy the lazy wizard bows.
Boggy the lazy wizard gives you a great big pat!
(+8 = 141,272).
Hawumph setlles in for a good listen
Boggy the lazy wizard says "might be your turn soon".
"yeah sure - lets do the old ONLY 60k to go bit shall we
Hawumph the mage grins.
Boggy the lazy wizard chuckles.
Boggy the lazy wizard asks "shall we go to the conference room ?".
Hawumph the mage nods.
You are magically transported, and find yourself in the place known as "conference room".
Boggy the lazy wizard has just arrived with a crash of thunder.
Conference room.
You are situated in a fine, Edwardian-period conference room, its perfect acoustics and lack of distractions being ideal for private, cosy chats.
Boggy the lazy wizard is here watching you.
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
"i like it in here
Boggy the lazy wizard grins.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "sorry".
Boggy the lazy wizard blushes.
"sorry?
Boggy the lazy wizard says "didn't mean to type that".
A cheerful fire is burning in the fireplace.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "thats better".
"at least for you typos are no longer fatal :-)
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "i can still remeber going down in the swamp on 186k".
Hawumph mutters about a certain eat wef moment
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
"oh the sarcophagus thing?
"oh my god - you mean you typed down?
Boggy the lazy wizard says "nar was just on the way to get the crown and slipped from x to d".
"doh!
Boggy the lazy wizard chuckles.
"cost you much?
Boggy the lazy wizard says "around 6k i think but losing the crown and everything else not sure".
"hehe maybe we should have special mud keyboards made with wide apart keys to stop that :-)
Boggy the lazy wizard grins.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "have an fe which stops you doing silly things".
"but its part of the joy - the "i dont believe i did that" feeling!
"anyway - the big event?
Boggy the lazy wizard says "ok not sure where to start i suppose i should start at the start of the last reset".
Hawumph the mage nods.
"as i recall it you were taking some killer flak around that time too
Boggy the lazy wizard says "there was a few attempts on me at the time. one sec just loading up the log probley help".
Hawumph the mage grins.
val all
For you, treasure is worth 100% of its minimum value.
Your value is 28,329 points.
The value of Boggy the lazy wizard is 1,003,960 points.
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
"woah nice val. never tried that before - i am impressed
Boggy the lazy wizard asks "want to try for it ?".
"do i LOOK stupid - no dont answer that one
Boggy the lazy wizard laughs.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "ok started on 201296".
i'd do a level but the target is impressed in my brain now
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "bet you wonder what happens when you do level at wiz".
say i never thought of it
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "yea anyway unlike most people i hadn;t done the last min wiz run i'd left myself a whole day to get ready for the last reset".
Boggy the lazy wizard says "which maybe wasn't to wise as i got no sleep".
Hawumph the mage grins.
"nerves?
Boggy the lazy wizard nods.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "i've had a few close mages before".
Boggy the lazy wizard says "being on 201 as well".
Hawumph the mage gulps.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "anyway started the reset my normal way collecting kit but whereing warlock and mages a lot this time didn't want to take any chances".
Boggy the lazy wizard says "my ideal way of making wiz was feeding the dragon but i wasn't brave enough at the time".
"my ambition too - appropriately
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "so i thought why not eat the food of the gods to go over but knowing me I was so neverous i just couln't spell it to where it".
Boggy the lazy wizard chuckles.
Hawumph the mage grins.
Boggy the lazy wizard thinks, whats the name of it now
Hawumph prompts you with ambrosia
Boggy the lazy wizard grins.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "yea thats it".
Boggy the lazy wizard waves his ambrosia.
l boggy
Boggy the lazy wizard looks full of life, and is holding the following:
    the ambrosia.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "so i though i'd try and swamp the most valuable t in the land".
"which at the time was you!
Boggy the lazy wizard chuckles.
Boggy the lazy wizard waves his crown.
l boggy
Boggy the lazy wizard looks full of life, and is holding the following:
    the crown and the ambrosia.
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
Hawumph the mage drools.
Boggy the lazy wizard grins.
"so thats how wizzes get all their points to dote etc.
Boggy the lazy wizard laughs.
"auto get crown from wherever.dr t
Boggy the lazy wizard dotes on you.
(+100 = 141,372).
"isnt the hh a little dangerous for that period in your life - takes your mind off pursuit
Boggy the lazy wizard says "i was tempted to kill the hh as i ran around with it thinking if i kill this i've made it".
Hawumph the mage nods.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "anyway made it with 212 secs to spare".
say bah - fast too - i hate you
Boggy the lazy wizard laughs.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "i normally average about that well until i made wiz".
Boggy the lazy wizard says "takes seconds now".
Boggy the lazy wizard says "not that i need it".
Hawumph the mage nods.
"so hh done - time to head for the swamp huh?
Boggy the lazy wizard nods.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "here i'll just show you somthink".
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "hope this works".
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.

Hawumph's Note - this next bit has been edited down - can't give away ALL the secrets now can we <g>.

(*)sc
name: (Boggy)
Captain of house "HECTORS"
sex: male
strength: 100 effective strength: 79
dexterity: 100 effective dexterity: 91
stamina: 120 max: 120
magic: 26
score: 204,432 points this game: 3,136 points value: 50,357 points
level: 10 mage
weight carried: 21kg 546g max: 100kg
objects carried: 9 max: 12
games played: 225
current site: the place known as "crypt beneath church".
No. of Tasks completed: 8 - #0 #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7
Time left until survival bonus: 12m 56s
(*)lvl
You are currently level 10 (mage). You need 368 more points to reach level 11 (wizard).
(*)sw
You are waylaid in a treacherous swamp.
(*)se
You are standing in a drier part of the swamp.
Gleaming in front of you is a magnificent crown!
(*)g t
Crown taken.
(*)s
Valetant tells you "'Tis a fact that no-one watcheth thee, and no-one tracketh thee."
(*)sh here goes ......
You shout "here goes ......"
(*)dr crown
Crown dropped.
The crown sinks...
You have completed a Task which you have done before.
(+100 = 204,532).
You have changed experience level from mage to wizard.
Boggy is now Boggy the wizard!
Innocent the white witch cheers.

Hawumph the mage drools.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "hope you have a big enough scroll buffer".
"whats a scroll buffer - i do shorthand
"and i capture EVERY reset these days
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
"still one consolation - one of my captains made it :-)
Boggy the lazy wizard grins.
Boggy the lazy wizard says "ok hope thats ok".
"funny - i expected fireworks or a joke not updating persona or something thrown in at the end
Boggy the lazy wizard smiles.
Boggy the lazy wizard asks "any questions?".
"yeah one - were you proud of the way you did it - i reckon its a yes
Boggy the lazy wizard says "yea sorry i'm lazy".
Boggy the lazy wizard giggles.
Hawumph the mage grins


Grumpy

(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) tells you "I hear you were looking for me..".
"story of how you made it over?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) tells you "This is going to cost you.. ;)".
"sure - how many pints?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) tells you "cackle".
grumpy if its blood you want - sorry there seems to be a queue
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) tells you "where you wanna do it?".
"conf room?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) tells you "sure".
You are magically transported, and find yourself in the place known as "conference room".
Conference room.
With a face that would turn the basilisk to stone, (Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) is here, complaining about all those pesky mortals sipping tea.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) waves.
Hawumph the mage grins.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "damn tricky question..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) asks "Where do you want to start?".
"i heard it was lestat at the end - but any highlights!
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "the last reset was the most nerve-racking.."
"at what points did you start it?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "However, I thought the previous reset was more fun".
"hehe ok both - great
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I started the last one at about 194k".
"expecting to do it in 1 go?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "well..the previous reset, it was almost done, a few stam points away in fact.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Well, I had started previous reset on about 175k...".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Saw a particularily mean Mage who was after my blood.".
"who did you kill?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Egoyan, I think was his name..no..he survived.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "He and Sass decided to try me out".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I reckoned that he'd try an assault as soon as he could".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "not sure if all of this can be printed..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "ok..I cast a few offensive spells on him..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "had a track on him all the time.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) smiles.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I had 15 minutes advantage.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "pillared, 5 or 6 wfs, vials all done.".
Hawumph the mage nods.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "anyway, he was nw of railway track, in dense forest, sleeping to recharge - careless really.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Sass was in gobs".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I bit the bullet, and went for him".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I attacked him, fight was almost over when Sass popped in with the LS.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "he fled almost as soon as Sass attacked..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "sass kept me busy till he slept up, and then he reattacked..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "they were taking it in turns".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "got about 7k in flees from Egoyan..had him to within 2 stam of death, I was told later.".
Hawumph the mage groans.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "he fled, qq'ed in the end..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I couldn't believe it".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I had all my kit gone at this stage, was down to about 20 stam".
Hawumph the mage gulps.
"30 and i am out of there
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I tried the reattack, he was too quick on the flee".
Hawumph the mage clucks.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I reckoned it was worth a try".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I was getting fed up of getting the crap beat out of me".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) smiles.
Hawumph the mage grins.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "anyway, I missed the following reset - needed a beer or two".
"you did beer and went back? that must have been the beer!
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "as it turned out, they didn't play it either.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) chuckles.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "no, I had two small beers..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "was being ultra cautious".
"thank god for that
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "last reset wasn't too bad - until the end".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I managed to do tasks with no great difficulty".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "went to get an item for the druids, it was missing..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I think.I.was up to 200k and announcements were being broadcast about how near I was to Immortality".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I was attacked a couple of times".
"hehe - no pressure or anything
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "no, nice sorts, these Wizzes.".
"no its not wizzes - they dont interfere - i have been told that
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "early in the reset, Lestat said hi".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I had screwed up..".
Hawumph the mage wonders.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "went for wf9 without a site..".
Hawumph the mage groans.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "z's blocking on the way out..".
Hawumph the mage nods.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "anyway, there I was, cursing my stupidity, and Lestat pops up with a quick assault".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "wastes a wf on me.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "in fact, I think I managed to get 3 wfs in total that reset.".
say only 3?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "another Sorc was also prowling around".
Hawumph the mage nods.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Alita was the other Sorc, never saw her before".
say aw why?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Another Mage was also on..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "He never bothered me..Fury, I think.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Lestat was in heaven - two mages..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) chuckles.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Ok, after I did the draggy, I managed to get rid of the wolf, and find myself a nice safe room to rest up".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I was on about 202k at this stage..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "unfortunatley, I had a problem here..couldn't track, where, etc..".
"i suppose the question "were you nervous" is a bit daft?
*(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "so, I popped out, did a WH LESTAT, and back in again".
*(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "umm..there was a little bit of a puddle forming..".
"no that was the beer
Hawumph the mage grins.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) grins.
*(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "As soon as I popped out to check where Lestat was..he was there, waiting for me..".
"wow he is just SO lucky
*(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I just missed him".
*(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) sighs.
*(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "he had somehow or other come into possession of the LS".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "anyway, there I was, stewing in my juices when I got a message from "someone*.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Help me, root room..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "fighting lestat..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "it was make or break then".
"hehe
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I didn't have enough T to go over.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I did a quick o.....k mm f wp".
"mermaid?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "he was synned as mm in that version, before mermaid".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "next thing, I was in the thick of it.".
"wouldn't the smart move be to wait and sneak the last bit?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Alita comes running in..".
Hawumph the mage gulps.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "It would have been..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "But, I didn't want to do it that way.".
"oh boy - man with a mission
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I'd been careful most of my time as a Mage.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I had enough of it".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Anyway, Alita runs in, and runs out..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "she had mistyped the dirs, I'd guess.".
Hawumph the mage rolls on the floor, laughing.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "phew".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "'just as Alita comes in again..the final hit to Lestat..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) exclaims "game over!".
"you killed him?
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I was assisting another Mage..".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) cackles.
"ok way to go
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Fury had attacked..asked for help".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I went to help".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I didn't think it would be enough".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "desparate times call for desperate measures.".
Hawumph the mage grins.
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "after the kill, I was on.204,953.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Alita was there, madly typing k grumpy f p...".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "just enough, didn't want to overdo it.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) winks.
"wow i am buzzing - i wont bother to ask question two of you
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "go ahead.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "the one about the pride is hard to answer."
"ok - were you proud (that's what the mail said) <g>
"I think you should be
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "Well, it was a nice way to go over, I agree."
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "to be honest, I was dead chuffed.".
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) says "I never was buzzing as much in my life playing Mud, as I was that night."
Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) asks "happy with that anyway?"
"happy - i am ecstatic!
(Grumpy the cantankerous wizard) cackles.


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