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Poetry Contest Winner: Lorcan's "An Archenlandish Drinking Song"

The poetry contest was incredibly close, but congratulations to Lorcan for his winning tavern ditty. To see the rest of the entries, visit our forums at: http://forums.narniamuck.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=189

"An Archenlandish Drinking Song"

Give me ale on this eve
Fill me cup to the brim
An' I'll drink, by yer leave
Of that brew, ever grim

Far from home are we now
But we're drinking away
All the troubles we've found
Down this glass, if we may

Sing with me everyone
As the moon's shinin' bright
Fer we've nothin' but fun
Even though we're a sight!

Feel free to find your Archenland character humming this tune to him/herself as s/he downs a good tankard!

Art Contest Winner: Kaazren's "Look To Me"

Look To Me

Congratulations Kaazren, for winning the 10th Anniversary Art Contest! This is his winning image, a watercolor of the characters Myrd, Jana, and their son, Tristran.

Check out the forums for the other entries at: http://forums.narniamuck.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=190

10th Anniversary Afterthoughts

I just wanted to do a little summary and acknowledgement on the Anniversary Festival. First, I want to thank all the staff for the work they put into it. Everyone helped with the generation of the Anniversary idea as well as all the different events that went on and items that were created. Especially the Game Development staff should get some thanks for all the hard work on Coghill, which had major contributions from Emilia and Paxa as well. Lydia also did a TON of work: redescribing all the rooms in Beruna, creating food, prizes, and new things to buy, and several other things that this festival couldn't have existed without. Feaelin even popped in for a while on the day itself, despite having several RL obligations right now. Wix showed up, too! I know many of us were very excited to see her, none more than we the staff.

But I also want to acknowledge how great our players were. This festival could have just been some contests and free food, but it turned out to be so much more than that. Many of you will be going home with enough new RP material to fuel weeks of RP. All of you (I believe) are going home with new relationships.
A few highlights are:
Every single one of the royals (and some other FCs, too!) logged on! Many of you got to have a personal conversation with at least one FC.
Ponderpate, Winddale, Petraverd and Glyn, and Raistlana were the winners of our various contests. All of you (even Raistlana) were very gracious winners, and I was surprised to see some interesting RP arise out of the contests themselves.
On the dancing green, Odell, Frillawit, Niffum, and Fidus ruled the roost with much singing, dancing, and drinking, which caused both some new friendships and some mischief.
Lastly, I would like to acknowledge the Wolves of both Ulfden and Winterden. A lot of repressed tension came out in the melee (the strategy of which was pretty fascinating), but some surprising friendships emerged as well.

You were all patient and friendly with one another OOCly, and true to your characters (be that in competition, grace, friendship, rivalry, drunkenness, anger, joy, or sorrow) ICly. What a truly excellent representation of what NarniaMUCK is as we remember the past 10 years.

NarniaMUCK's 10th Anniversary: One Week!

Less than one week, in fact, and have we got some great things in store! Here's a quick summary of what's to come:

COGHILL is opening, and the citizens are preparing to celebrate their Heir Apparent's new wife, Lady Honour.
TWO humans are now allowed to all players in order to populate Archenland. Request today!

NARNIA is celebrating 10 years of freedom from the White Witch with a festival at Beruna Fair. In addition to dancing, food, and special items, there will be four contests:
10:00am PST FISHING Contest with Mr. Beaver
1:00pm PST COOKING Contest with Queen Lucy
3:00pm PST MELEE Contest with High King Peter
6:00pm PST ARCHERY Contest with Queen Susan

IN the FORUMS, there are two great contests (with only one submission so far!)
An ART contest at http://forums.narniamuck.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=189
A POETRY contest at http://forums.narniamuck.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=190

I am so excited, and I hope you are, too!

Coghill; Two For the Price of Zero

WANTED:

Townspeople to populate a Medieval-esque village in the heart of Archenland. No dragons (except on every eighteenth day of every tenth month of every sixth year), we promise. This picturesque locale boasts moderate temperatures year-round, as long as you have enough money to purchase coal or an ax to chop your own wood. We guarantee you the chance to work on your figure through strict portion control and access to your own personal fitness plan; blacksmith, miller, and vintner membership options are available. Enjoy stargazing through the roof of your thatched roof cottage and take the chance to spend quality time as a family while you and your loved ones join a weed-pulling society or start your very own pest-control business.

Apply today in person at Coghill Manor House, or send your references to Lord Shar and Lady Elriya. Spaces are filling fast, so sign up now. Read more »

NarniaMUCK's 10th Anniversary

Well, friends, many of you should have heard whispers and rumors about our Anniversary event occurring on Saturday, July 9th. Here's the skinny on what's going on and why it's happening:
NarniaMUCK has been around for 10 years! I know-- we were delightedly surprised when we realized this, too! It's hard to pin down an exact date for when to say the game began: when RP started really happening, when the first room was built, when Aslan was created... there are too many good options. So we decided to take the esteemed Wixenstyx's birthday (for our newer players, Wix is our longest running headwiz)-- July 5th-- and call the closest available weekend the anniversary date. Independence Day Weekend being out for obvious reasons, July 9th it was.
Now to the good stuff. What you really want to know, I'm sure, is what exactly is HAPPENING on July 9th.
In the forums, we plan to have some art and poetry contests, on which Melody or myself will be giving details shortly.
As Bucki has hinted at in her post "The Book and the Nook*, Coghill will be opening in Archenland in preparation for a very special event yet to be released (her post can be found at: http://www.narniamuck.org/news/game-development-news/building-news/2011/...).
Since NarniaMUCK has been around 10 years, that means that the White Witch has been dead 10 years on our Narnia timeline. For that reason, Narnia is holding a great celebration festival in Beruna Fair. There will be martial contests for you warrior characters as well several other contests for our more peaceful creatures, along with special items, dancing, and more. Several Featured Characters, including Lucy and Mr. Beaver, are scheduled to be present as well. Be sure to start prepping your character to make it to Narnia now!

We are very excited for this anniversary event, and hope to see all our beloved players present and enjoying the festivities. While we love building, developing, planning, and scheming, our great pleasure is derived from learning that you all appreciate the outcome of our work. Thanks for respectful attitudes, dedication to the game and each other, and clever, believable writing these last ten years. Let's set off another ten well.

April Fools Contest Results!

An overdue congratulations to Dalia and Niffum for tying in the April Fool's Day contest by noticing the most crazy changes! Thank you to all our contest participants and be sure to try again next year!

March Review

NarniaMUCK Players:

If you see a staffer as you wander around NarniaMUCK, don't forget to thank them for the work they did during March. The staff achieved many things during the last month!

Probably the biggest and still on everyone's minds is all the hard work they put in to make April Fool's Day fun and great. I think all of that work paid off--I observed many fun times being had by players and staff alike.

They've also been working hard on another project--one we've not talked about much yet so it probably hasn't been on your radar--Coghill. A combination of construction project, code tweaking and writing, story writing, a lot of hard work has gone into it throughout March and before. I'm eager to share details with you...but I wouldn't want to spoil your first experience of Coghill.1 Wink

In addition to the big projects, there are so many tiny things we fixed in March it'd be hard to remember them all, much less list them all. Mining problems, new products for stores, new recipes, border costs that were incorrectly set, helping new guests, helping new players, documentation updated, exits fixed, ... this list could go on for a while. Those of you that have been helped by staff directly can probably think of specific instances better than I can!

So be sure to thank them for everything they've done! Wait. I want to be first: Thank you, Staff of NarniaMUCK for everything you've done in March!2

Feaelin

  • 1. Okay, maybe one or two. I'm pretty certain there's buildings. And some rooms in those buildings...hope I'm not giving away too much!
  • 2. Ha! Beat all the players to it. Oh. Except the ones that already have used the compliment command (in the game type: compliment Thank you, Feaelin!) before I even posted this. Rats! Foiled again!

April Fool's Day 2011 Ends!

I hope everyone had a great time yesterday! I know the staff had a great time dreaming up ways to transform NarniaMUCK for April Fool's Day.

Our normal NarniaMUCK server is back up at the normal ports. Just as a reminder: Read more »

Wood-Crafting Contest Winner: Astera!

Congratulations to Astera for her winning contest submission to the Wood-Craft category in the Archenland Festival: wardrobes! You will now find wardrobes available in carpentry shops in both the "common" variety and "elaborate" variety for all your clothing storage needs. Thank you Astera, for your excellent submission idea!

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